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Deschutes County sheriff's deputy dies in crash

Jul. 23, 2019 4:25 PM EDT

BEND, Ore. (AP) — A Deschutes County sheriff's deputy has been killed in a motorcycle crash in Wheeler County. The Oregon State Police said Tuesday that 48-year-old Christopher Jones was driving on Highway 207 when his motorcycle went off the road and crashed. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Jones had...

Massachusetts investigates company tied to motorcycle deaths

Jul. 23, 2019 12:33 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The Massachusetts attorney general's office has opened an investigation into the trucking company that employed the driver charged in the deaths of seven motorcyclists in New Hampshire. A spokeswoman for Attorney General Maura Healey confirmed Tuesday an investigation into Westfield Transport...

Sydney police find drug haul in van that hit police cars

Jul. 23, 2019 2:28 AM EDT

SYDNEY (AP) — A driver has been charged after methamphetamine valued at more than $140 million was found in a van that crashed into police cars parked outside a Sydney police station, police said on Tuesday. A Toyota HiAce van hit the cars outside the Eastwood Police Station on Monday morning, causing...

Man wanted in woman's death killed in shootout with police

Jul. 22, 2019 8:23 PM EDT

WESSON, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi man wanted in a woman's death was killed Monday in a shootout with officers trying to arrest him. Shawan Allen died after he opened fire on officers entering a mobile home to arrest him near Wesson, about 40 miles (65 kilometers) south of Jackson, Copiah County Sheriff...

Police investigate if crashed car was partially self-driving

Jul. 22, 2019 6:04 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A woman was arrested after running a red light in a rented Tesla in San Francisco and causing a crash that killed a tourist and left his wife critically injured, authorities said Monday. Officers were investigating whether the Tesla, which was rented through the peer-to-peer car rental...

Motorcyclist dies in collision with wild turkey

Jul. 22, 2019 3:32 PM EDT

MORO, Ore. (AP) — Police say a motorcyclist died after being hit by a wild turkey in the north central Oregon. Oregon State Police say the crash happened Sunday two miles north of Moro on U.S. 97. Vanesa Gunther of Junction City died at the scene. Troopers said an initial investigation shows the turkey...

Lawmakers suspend inquiry into motor vehicle agency

Jul. 22, 2019 3:25 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts lawmakers opened and then abruptly suspended their inquiry Monday into troubles at the state motor vehicle department that were exposed by a crash that killed seven motorcyclists. The Legislature's Joint Committee on Transportation voted to recess just minutes into its oversight...

Correction: Alaska Plane Down story

Jul. 22, 2019 2:06 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — In a story July 19 about a fatal plane accident in Alaska, The Associated Press, relying on information from Alaska State Troopers, reported erroneously the last name of a Maryland killed in the accident. The victim's name was Joseph Patanella, not Joseph Patenella. A corrected...

Man whose wife was struck and killed by vehicle sues FBI

Jul. 21, 2019 11:31 AM EDT

NORTH HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut man says in a $35 million lawsuit filed against the federal government that an off-duty police officer who struck and killed his wife with a vehicle last year worked for the FBI at the time. The New Haven Register reports that Edward Wilczynski, of North Haven, whose...

5 killed in 3-vehicle traffic accident in South Texas

Jul. 20, 2019 9:27 PM EDT

VICTORIA, Texas (AP) — Authorities say five people have been killed and seven injured in a three-vehicle accident in South Texas. The Department of Public Safety says the crash happened around 11 a.m. Saturday on U.S. 59, 5 miles (8 kilometers) northeast of Victoria. Sgt. Ruben San Miguel says...