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Woman pleads no contest crash that killed sleeping mother

Oct. 21, 2020 7:48 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A woman whose car smashed into a South Los Angeles apartment building, killing a woman as she slept next to her young daughter, has pleaded no contest to manslaughter and drunken driving charges. Connie Jo Howard, 60, entered pleas Tuesday to gross vehicular manslaughter while...

Videos unclear on whether cruiser led moped rider to crash

Oct. 21, 2020 5:42 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Police released two new videos Wednesday showing events just before a crash that seriously injured a Black man on a moped that was being followed by a Providence police cruiser — but neither helped resolve whether the cruiser struck the moped, as witnesses have said. Jhamal...

Editorial Roundup: Pennsylvania

Oct. 21, 2020 5:13 PM EDT

Recent editorials of statewide and national interest from Pennsylvania’s newspapers: Pay attention: Pa. is poised to fall off a budget cliff The Philadelphia Inquirer Oct. 20 Pennsylvania is staring at a fiscal cliff. It’s easy but perilous to ignore state budget minutiae amid a contentious...

Law enforcement personnel work at the scene of a crash involving a school bus in New Windsor, N.Y. Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020. (AP Photo/Paul Kazdan)

3 injured after school bus collides with truck in upstate NY

Oct. 21, 2020 1:01 PM EDT

NEW WINDSOR, N.Y. (AP) — A child and two adults were hospitalized in critical condition after a school bus collided with a tree service truck on the way to an elementary school Wednesday morning in upstate New York, police said. Deputy Police Chief Michael Farbent in the Hudson Valley town of New Windsor...

SC deputy killed after traffic stop, altercation on highway

Oct. 21, 2020 8:51 AM EDT

GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina sheriff's deputy was killed and several other people were injured in a roadway altercation that began with a traffic stop on Interstate 85, authorities said. Greenville County Sheriff Hobart Lewis told a news conference that Sgt. Conley Jumper, 52, died in the...

3-car crash in Glendale leaves woman, teenage boy dead

Oct. 21, 2020 12:07 AM EDT

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Police in Glendale are investigating a multi-vehicle crash that killed a woman and a teenage boy. They said officers responded to a crash involving three cars late Saturday. Police investigators said it appears one of the vehicles hit another car from behind and pushed it into...

Denver police release images in fatal car-scooter crash

Oct. 20, 2020 7:23 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Denver police on Tuesday asked the public for help identifying people seen in a car suspected of hitting and killing a man who was riding an electric scooter downtown last month. The damaged Chevrolet Cobalt suspected of hitting and killing Chris Patton, 26, of Los Angeles on Sept. 7, was...

Bystanders, police pull elderly couple from sinking car

Oct. 20, 2020 4:15 PM EDT

LINDENHURST, N.Y. (AP) — Bystanders helped rescue an elderly couple from a sinking car Monday after it careened into a Long Island canal, police said. Seven people, including two police officers, jumped into the water to save the couple in a rescue that was captured on security video. The good Samaritans...

School bus crashes in Arizona; Driver accused of impairment

Oct. 20, 2020 3:31 PM EDT

WILLIAMS, Ariz. (AP) — A school bus driver has been arrested for allegedly driving impaired after a crash injured several children in northern Arizona. Coconino County Sheriff’s officials said 65-year-old Charles Hoag was taken into custody after Monday’s crash in Williams. They said the...

Carjacking dies after being shot, crashing in St. Louis

Oct. 20, 2020 1:44 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A 25-year-old carjacking suspect is dead after being shot shortly after the crime and crashing the stolen car. St. Louis police say the incident happened about 4 p.m. Monday in the Grand Center neighborhood. As police were investigating the crime against the 29-year-old female victim, they...