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Person killed, Salem officer shot in ankle after foot chase

Oct. 29, 2020 4:40 PM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — A person was killed and a police officer was hurt after shots were fired Thursday morning in Salem, according to police. A patrol officer was working on a traffic investigation when a vehicle crashed just before 10 a.m., Salem police said. The driver of the vehicle ran from the scene,...

Washington Metropolitan Police Department police officers push back demonstrators outside of the fourth district police station in Washington, Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020. Demonstrators gathered at the police station in protest over a fatal a crash involving a moped driver who died when he police were attempting to pull him over. The crash happened last Friday. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)

DC releases bodycam footage from fatal crash amid protests

Oct. 29, 2020 4:13 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Police in the nation's capital on Thursday released body camera footage from a fatal vehicle accident during a police chase that has sparked two days of protests and clashes. Karon Hylton, 20, died in a hospital after his moped crashed into a car Friday night while he was being pursued...

Arkansas man killed in 2-vehicle crash in eastern Nebraska

Oct. 29, 2020 3:33 PM EDT

BLAIR, Neb. (AP) — An Arkansas man has died in a two-vehicle crash in eastern Nebraska, according to the Washington County Sheriff's Office. The crash happened just before noon Tuesday on U.S. Highway 75 south of Blair, the Omaha World-Herald reported. The sheriff's office said it was caused when a pickup...

Girl killed, father critically injured in Wichita crash

Oct. 29, 2020 1:09 PM EDT

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A 14-year-old girl was killed and her father critically injured in a two-vehicle crash in Wichita, police there said. The crash happened just before noon Wednesday in northwest Wichita, police said. Police said a red car being driven by the father of the girl was speeding when it hit a...

Father, 5-year-old daughter killed in Kenosha County crash

Oct. 29, 2020 11:35 AM EDT

KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) — A father and his 5-year-old daughter have died in a highway collision with a semi in Kenosha County, according to sheriff's officials. A Mini Cooper driven by the 43-year-old Kenosha man was traveling at a high rate of speed on county Highway Q in Bristol about 8:30 p.m. Wednesday...

Child killed, mother injured by hit-and-run driver

Oct. 29, 2020 9:11 AM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Police are looking for the driver who struck a woman and her young daughter, killing the child, in Milwaukee. Authorities say the two were struck by a reckless driver traveling at high speeds on the city's northwest side about 8 p.m. Wednesday. Police say the 7-year-old girl died of her...

FILE - This Oct. 27, 2016, file photo provided by the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office shows Leslie Merritt Jr., who was once charged in some of metro Phoenix's freeway shootings during the summer of 2015. A civil trial is scheduled to begin Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020, in a false-arrest lawsuit filed against the Arizona Department of Public Safety by Merritt, who was jailed for seven months on charges in four of the 11 shootings. His case was dismissed after ballistics evidence against him came under heavy criticism. (Maricopa County Sheriff's Office via AP, File)

Trial begins in suit over metro Phoenix's freeway attacks

Oct. 28, 2020 7:24 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona Department of Public Safety has never accepted responsibility for falsely arresting a landscaper in shootings five years ago on metro Phoenix’s freeways that terrorized motorists, even after the case was dismissed amid heavy criticism of its ballistic evidence, the...

FILE - In this June 24, 2019, file photo, Volodymyr Zhukovskyy, of West Springfield, Mass., stands during his arraignment in district court in Springfield, Mass. In a trove of documents released Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020, by federal investigators related to a June 21, 2019, crash, Zhukovskyy, the pickup truck driver charged with causing the deaths of seven motorcyclists, told authorities he had drug problem, regularly used heroin and cocaine but believed he was not impaired at the time of the crash. (Don Treeger/The Republican via AP, Pool, File)

NTSB release details in crash that killed 7 motorcyclists

Oct. 28, 2020 7:04 PM EDT

The pickup truck driver charged with causing the deaths of seven motorcyclists in New Hampshire last year told authorities he had drug problem, regularly used heroin and cocaine but believed he was not impaired at the time of the crash. The admission by Volodymyr Zhukovskyy was included in a trove of documents...

This photo provided by the Tennessee Highway Patrol shows the scene of deadly crash involving a utility vehicle and a school bus carrying children on Tuesday evening, Oct. 27, 2020, in Decatur, Tenn. (Tennessee Highway Patrol via AP)

NTSB investigating crash that killed school bus driver, girl

Oct. 28, 2020 6:37 PM EDT

DECATUR, Tenn. (AP) — Federal and state authorities on Wednesday investigated a crash between a school bus carrying 24 children and a utility vehicle that killed the bus driver and a 7-year-old girl in eastern Tennessee. Eight other children were injured when the utility vehicle and the bus collided on...

Maryland teen driver hits police cruisers during chase

Oct. 28, 2020 2:53 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A Maryland motorist trying to elude police struck several patrol cars and was taken into custody after a foot chase, authorities said. Anne Arundel County police said in a news release that a patrol officer stopped to check on a driver who appeared passed out in a car on Wednesday,...