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ADVANCE FOR PUBLICATION ON SATURDAY, JAN. 18, AND THEREAFTER - In this Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020, photo, Mhiretab Tsegaye, 16, smiles at Lincoln High School in Sioux Falls, S.D. He is thankful for the support he has received during his recovery from a tragic car accident. The fatal accident in November 2019 killed his friend Barry Grieve and left Tsegaye with life-threatening injuries. (Abigail Dollins/The Argus Leader via AP)

'Trying to get through': Teen returns to school after crash

Jan. 18, 2020 1:01 AM EST

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Mhiretab "Tab" Tsegaye doesn't remember the night of Nov. 5. He doesn't remember hopping into Barry Grieve's Jeep after watching a volleyball game at Lincoln High School. Nor does he remember the drizzle that turned to ice on roads and bridges around Sioux Falls after the sun set....

No jail time for distracted driver who killed 2 cyclists

Jan. 17, 2020 7:42 PM EST

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida woman who ran her car into a group of bicyclists in 2018, killing two people, will avoid jail time. Nicole Vanderweit, 34, pleaded no contest this week to careless driving in Broward County court, the Sun Sentinel reported. In addition to having her license suspended...

North Carolina teen accused of shooting at cars

Jan. 17, 2020 7:08 PM EST

WILSON, N.C. (AP) — A teenager has been accused of shooting at cars on a North Carolina highway, authorities said. The Wilson County Sheriff's Office said on Friday that the unidentified 14-year-old will be charged in juvenile court with 20 counts of discharging a barreled weapon into an occupied vehicle...

FILE- This Sept. 30, 2016, file photo shows the logo of the Tesla model S at the Paris Auto Show in Paris, France.  The U.S. government's auto safety agency is looking into allegations that all three of Tesla's electric vehicles can suddenly accelerate on their own. An unidentified person petitioned the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration asking for an investigation into the problem. The agency says the allegations include about 500,000 Tesla Model 3, Model S and Model X vehicles from the 2013 through 2019 model years. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena, File)

US agency examining Tesla unintended acceleration complaint

Jan. 17, 2020 6:24 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — The U.S. government's auto safety agency is looking into allegations that all three of Tesla's electric vehicle models can suddenly accelerate on their own. Brian Sparks of Berkeley, California, petitioned the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration asking for an investigation. An...

Police say woman drove into oncoming car as test of faith

Jan. 17, 2020 4:30 PM EST

WEATHERLY, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania woman drove into the path of an oncoming vehicle as a way to test her faith, then exhibited no concern about the people who were injured in the crash, state police said. Bail was revoked this week for Nadejda Reilly, 31, of Drums, who is charged with aggravated assault...

Man pleads guilty to wrong-way crash that killed 2

Jan. 17, 2020 4:09 PM EST

STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut man pleaded guilty in a fatal wrong-way crash that killed two people and will be sentenced to a decade in prison. Anthony Domond, 35, of Stamford, appeared before Judge Gary White on Wednesday and pleaded guilty to two counts of first-degree manslaughter, The Advocate...

DPS: Passenger killed after vehicle bolts from traffic stop

Jan. 17, 2020 4:07 PM EST

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Impairment is believed to be a factor in a crash in which a passenger was fatally injured Friday after a wrong-way vehicle bolted from a traffic stop in Tucson, the state Department of Public Safety said. A trooper early Friday spotted the vehicle going the wrong way on an Interstate...

9-year-old boy dies after semi hits disabled pickup

Jan. 17, 2020 3:50 PM EST

BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — A semi tractor-trailer hit a disabled pickup on the side of the road in southwestern Montana, killing a 9-year-old boy, the Montana Highway Patrol said Friday. The pickup hit two elk on U.S. Highway 287 near Cameron, south of Ennis, on Thursday night. The truck was sitting partially...

Woman killed in crash is honored with dog rescue flight

Jan. 17, 2020 3:49 PM EST

MORRISTOWN, N.J. (AP) — An unseasonably warm January breeze enveloped Becky Burton as she stood on the tarmac at Morristown Municipal Airport on Sunday afternoon, waiting to help unload a shipment of 55 shelter dogs about to arrive on a Wings of Rescue flight. As a vice president at St. Hubert's Animal...

Washington state man killed by vehicle on Las Vegas sidewalk

Jan. 17, 2020 3:13 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Authorities in Las Vegas have identified a Washington state man who was struck and killed by a vehicle while walking on a sidewalk not far from McCarran International Airport. The Clark County coroner said Friday that Daniel Arredondo Garcia, 53, of Yakima, Washington, died of blunt force...