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Indiana panel backs ban on drivers using handheld phones

Feb. 18, 2020 3:54 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A proposal to ban drivers from using handheld cellphones on Indiana roads is advancing in the state Legislature. A state Senate committee voted 8-1 Tuesday to endorse the bill that only permits cellphone use with hands-free or voice-operated technology, except in emergencies. It would...

Police: Suspect in fatal hit-and-run in Tempe now in custody

Feb. 18, 2020 3:00 PM EST

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Police in Tempe say a suspect in a hit-and-run that killed a female pedestrian and injured a man has been arrested. They say 36-year-old Clyde Thatcher has been booked into a Phoenix jail on suspicion of several charges including manslaughter, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and...

Emergency personnel work to free two live cattle from an overturned tractor-trailer on I-40 near Thomasville Road, N.C. Hwy 109, in Winston-Salem, Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020. The one-vehicle wreck happened around 3:20 a.m. There were about 40 cattle on board. At least 10 were brought out alive. Many of the cattle died on the scene while others were euthanized because of injuries. (Walt Unks/Winston-Salem Journal via AP)

Truck carrying 41 cattle overturns, killing some of the cows

Feb. 18, 2020 2:51 PM EST

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — A truck that was carrying 41 cattle has crashed on a North Carolina highway, and at least some of the animals on board have died. The Winston-Salem Journal reports that the crash occurred about 3:20 a.m. Tuesday on Interstate 40. State police said that the driver of the truck...

Crossing guard hit and killed in Kansas City, Kansas

Feb. 18, 2020 2:00 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — A crossing guard attempting to stop traffic for children going to an elementary school on Tuesday was hit and killed by a vehicle, Kansas City, Kansas police said. The guard was struck early Tuesday near Christ the King Parish School in Kansas City, Kansas. No children were...

Man gets 11 years for drunken driving crash death of cousin

Feb. 18, 2020 12:46 PM EST

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) — A northwest Iowa man has been given 11 years in prison for the drunken driving death of a cousin last year. The Sioux City Journal reported that Darrick Toel was sentenced Monday. He'd pleaded guilty to vehicular homicide while driving recklessly and to operating while intoxicated....

Wyoming man pleads not guilty to killing girlfriend

Feb. 18, 2020 12:41 PM EST

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A Wyoming man who has suffered two traumatic brain injuries has denied charges that he killed his girlfriend during an argument in which she returned a ring he gave her. Joseph Underwood, 40, pleaded not guilty Thursday to first-degree murder in the death of Angela Elizondo, 40, of...

1 person dead when high speed train hits car in Florida

Feb. 18, 2020 12:02 PM EST

POMPANO BEACH, Fla. (AP) — One person died Tuesday morning when a car was hit by a high speed train in South Florida, officials said. The Brightline train, which operates between Miami and West Palm Beach, struck the car at an intersection in Pompano Beach about 10:12 a.m. Tuesday, said sheriff's...

Man dead after crashing car into Mesa house

Feb. 18, 2020 10:27 AM EST

MESA, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities say a man is dead after crashing into a home in Mesa. AZFamily.com reports the crash happened early Monday morning near Lindsay and Broadway roads. According to Mesa firefighters, the man suffered a medical crisis which led to the crash. They pronounced him dead at the scene....

Driver dies when car goes out of control, rolls, hits tree

Feb. 18, 2020 10:06 AM EST

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — An 18-year-old died Tuesday after the car she was driving went out of control and rolled in northeast Omaha, police said. The crash occurred around 1:25 a.m. when the car ran off the roadway, rolled and then struck a tree, police said. The driver was pronounced dead at the scene. Police...

Police say wrong-way driver crash killed 2 people in Omaha

Feb. 18, 2020 7:14 AM EST

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Two people were killed early Tuesday when a southbound vehicle collided with a northbound vehicle on U.S. Highway 75 in Omaha, police said. The wrong-way-driver crash occurred a little after 2 a.m., police said. Traffic was diverted to city streets when the highway was closed for...