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Northbound I-17 in Phoenix reopens after fiery big-rig wreck

May. 20, 2022 16:00 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — A fiery fatal crash involving two big rigs closed part of a Phoenix freeway during the Friday morning commute. The Arizona Department of Public Safety said at least one person was killed in the crash on northbound Interstate 17 near Deer Valley Road at about 4 a.m.,...

Bay City's Liberty Bridge not expected to open by July 4

May. 20, 2022 12:19 PM EDT

BAY CITY, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan bridge is not expected to open in time for a popular fireworks display due to problems found by crews repairing the span. The Liberty Bridge in Bay City currently is closed to all traffic, WNEM-TV reported Thursday. “Our goal was...

Driver must stand trial for deadly Tesla crash in California

May. 20, 2022 01:32 AM EDT

COMPTON, Calif. (AP) — The driver of a Tesla operating on autopilot must stand trial for a crash that killed two people in a Los Angeles suburb, a judge ruled Thursday. There is enough evidence to try Kevin George Aziz Riad, 27, on two counts of vehicular manslaughter, a Los...

Prosecutor: Officer who shot armed motorist was justified

May. 19, 2022 06:20 AM EDT

CORYDON, Ind. (AP) — A southern Indiana police officer who fatally shot a stranded motorist who opened fire on him was justified in doing so, a prosecutor said Wednesday. The Palmyra reserve police officer nearly was struck by a shotgun blast fired by Justin Moore, 31, of...

Pennsylvania judge halts bridge tolling plans, for now

May. 18, 2022 18:22 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A judge has ordered a temporary halt to Gov. Tom Wolf’s plan to toll as many as nine major bridges on interstates in Pennsylvania, siding Wednesday with Cumberland County and a handful of municipalities that are challenging the process as both illegal and...

Nearly 43,000 people died on US roads last year, agency says

May. 17, 2022 18:08 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Nearly 43,000 people were killed on U.S. roads last year, the highest number in 16 years as Americans returned to the roads after the coronavirus pandemic forced many to stay at home. The 10.5% jump over 2020 numbers was the largest percentage increase since the...

Mail suspended for some northern Mainers due to potholes

May. 17, 2022 15:32 PM EDT

DYER BROOK, Maine (AP) — Residents of a town in far northern Maine are experiencing trouble with mail delivery that officials blame on roads full of potholes. Officials with the postal service told Dyer Brook officials last week that mail carriers were suspending deliveries because...

Buttigieg sends $5B to cities for safety as road deaths soar

May. 16, 2022 13:42 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — With upcoming data showing traffic deaths soaring, the Biden administration is steering $5 billion in federal aid to cities and localities to address the growing crisis by slowing down cars, carving out bike paths and wider sidewalks and nudging commuters to public transit. ...

Serbia's capital Belgrade paralyzed by numerous bomb threats

May. 16, 2022 12:05 PM EDT

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Belgrade was targeted by a series of bomb threats on Monday, including threats against schools, bridges, restaurants and a soccer match, bringing rush hour traffic to a standstill in the Serbian capital. Police said in a statement that no explosive devices...

Editorial Roundup: Ohio

May. 16, 2022 07:11 AM EDT

Cleveland Plain Dealer. May 15, 2022. Editorial: Statehouse misinformation on bail hurts justice on many levels Less than two years after Ohio amended Criminal Rule 46 in a bipartisan process to reduce the use of cash bail so those without means don’t unfairly stew...