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Woman pleads guilty to crash that killed white supremacist

Feb. 20, 2020 9:53 PM EST

NEWPORT, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky woman pleaded guilty on Thursday to manslaughter in a car crash that killed a white supremacist leader. Emily Sherry, 24, entered her plea in the April 2018 death of Robert Ransdell, 37. Sherry was driving under the influence on Interstate 275 when she veered into oncoming...

FILE - In this Monday, Feb. 3, 2020, file photo, emergency crews respond to a scene where a vehicle hit several Moore High School students in Moore, Okla. A third member of a suburban Oklahoma City high school cross-country team who was struck by a speeding pickup truck earlier this month has died. Kolby Crum, 18, died Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020, at the University of Oklahoma Medical Center, said hospital spokeswoman April Sandefer. (Chris Landsberger/The Oklahoman via AP, File)

Third student-runner who was struck by speeding truck dies

Feb. 15, 2020 1:50 PM EST

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A third member of a suburban Oklahoma City high school cross-country team who was struck by a speeding pickup truck earlier this month has died. Kolby Crum, 18, died Saturday at the University of Oklahoma Medical Center, said hospital spokeswoman April Sandefer. Crum was among seven...

'Perfume cloud' helps German police sniff out drunk driver

Feb. 15, 2020 9:12 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — He just didn't smell right. German police say they nabbed a drunk driver who tried to flee a traffic stop after finding him hiding behind a hedge “in a cloud of perfume.” Police in the southwestern town of Speyer said Saturday that officers saw the 26-year-old man pass them at...

This undated booking photo provided by the Tempe Police Department shows Raymond Tang. Tang, described as a disgruntled former Waymo driver has been arrested on suspicion of deliberately crashing a passenger car into one of the company's vans with self-driving capabilities near Phoenix last month, authorities said Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020.(Tempe Police Department via AP)

Ex-Waymo driver accused of deliberately causing crash

Feb. 13, 2020 6:28 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — A man described as a disgruntled former Waymo driver has been arrested on suspicion of deliberately crashing a passenger car into one of the company’s vans with self-driving capabilities near Phoenix, authorities said Thursday. Tempe police said Raymond Tang, 31, was booked into jail...

In this April 17, 2019, photo, Timothy Williams, walking behind his attorney Philip Scardino, leaves Harris County Criminal Court at Law No. 9 in Houston. Texas prosecutors have dropped a driving while intoxicated charge filed against the rumpled, scruffy-faced actor featured on commercials for the travel booking site Trivago. The case against William, 53,  was dismissed Monday, Feb. 10, 2020, after Williams completed the alcohol education courses and community service required for pretrial diversion of first-time DWI offender, a spokesman for the Harris County District Attorney's Office told the Houston Chronicle. ( Jon Shapley/Houston Chronicle via AP)

Drunken-driving count dropped against actor in Trivago ads

Feb. 11, 2020 7:14 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — Texas prosecutors have dropped a driving while intoxicated charge filed against the actor featured on commercials for the travel booking site Trivago with a perpetual five o'clock shadow. The case against Timothy William, 53, was dismissed Monday after Williams completed the alcohol...

FILE - In this Feb. 3, 2020, file photo from the Cleveland County Sheriff's Office shows Max Leroy Townsen. Moore, Okla., Police Sgt. Jeremy Lewis told The Associated by phone Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020, that a pickup truck driven by Townsend, was traveling 79 miles per hour in a 25 mile per hour zone on Feb. 2, 2020, when it struck members of the high school's cross-country team on a sidewalk outside the suburban Oklahoma City school. Townsen has been charged with manslaughter in the deaths of two suburban Oklahoma City high school cross-country athletes whom he hit. (Cleveland County Sheriff's Office via AP, File)

Police: Driver traveling 79 mph when Oklahoma students hit

Feb. 11, 2020 1:17 PM EST

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A pickup truck was traveling 79 mph (127 kph) in a 25 mph (40 kph) zone when it struck members of a high school cross-country team on a sidewalk in suburban Oklahoma City, killing two and injuring the others, a police sergeant said Tuesday. A police report said the driver, Max Leroy...

Authorities: Intoxicated wrong-way driver hits deputy's car

Feb. 10, 2020 1:06 PM EST

VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — Authorities say a sheriff’s deputy in Clark County, Washington, was hurt after driving into the path of an intoxicated driver to stop him from going the wrong way on Interstate 5. The Washington State Patrol said Deputy Gregory Agar drove into the path of the wrong-way driver...

This Feb. 3, 2020 photo from the Cleveland County Sheriff's Office shows Max Leroy Townsen. Two Oklahoma high school students remain in critical condition after being struck by a pickup truck that killed one girl and injured three other students. Police arrested 57-year-old Townsend and say he was driving the truck that struck members of a high school cross country team in suburban Oklahoma City. (Cleveland County Sheriff's Office via AP)

Man who ran down 2 students faces manslaughter charges

Feb. 7, 2020 3:48 PM EST

MOORE, Okla. (AP) — A man was charged with manslaughter Friday in the deaths of two suburban Oklahoma City high school cross-country athletes whom he hit with his truck as they ran on a sidewalk just a day after his own son was killed in a traffic accident. Max Leroy Townsend, 57, is accused of running...

Maryland man who killed 3 in DUI crash sent back to prison

Feb. 4, 2020 8:29 AM EST

ROCKVILLE, MD. (AP) — A Maryland man convicted in a 2011 drunken driving crash that killed three of his friends was sentenced to seven more years in prison on Monday after investigators found he tried to drive under the influence numerous times and removed a device from his car that would monitor his...

A woman pauses with a young girl near flowers placed at the scene where seven children were hit on a footpath by a four-wheel drive in the Sydney suburb of Oatlands, Sunday, Feb. 2, 2020. A 29-year-old man has been charged with 20 offences including manslaughter and high-range drink driving after four children were killed in Sydney on Saturday night. (Joel Carrett/AAP Image via AP)

Driver charged after 4 children killed on Sydney sidewalk

Feb. 2, 2020 5:09 AM EST

SYDNEY (AP) — An allegedly drunken driver has been charged with 20 offenses including manslaughter after a SUV struck seven children on a Sydney sidewalk, killing four and seriously injuring a fifth. The children were walking to buy ice cream when they were struck Saturday evening by a vehicle driven by...