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Officials ID 4 victims killed in airplane crash in Texas

Sep. 21, 2020 11:34 PM EDT

HILLTOP LAKES, Texas (AP) — Texas officials on Monday released the names of four people from Louisiana who authorities said were killed when their single-engine airplane crashed in a Texas pasture while attempting an emergency landing. The crash happened Sunday morning near the airport in Hilltop Lakes,...

Adam Hollingsworth, the Dreadhead Cowboy, rides his horse down the local lanes of the Dan Ryan Expressway with motorcycles and motorists to support Kids Lives Matter, Monday, Sept. 21, 2020. (Todd Panagopoulos/Chicago Tribune via AP)

Horseman takes ride on Chicago expressway, tying up traffic

Sep. 21, 2020 10:31 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A man who calls himself the ``Dread Head Cowboy” was taken into custody after riding his horse on Chicago’s Dan Ryan Expressway during the height of the Monday evening rush hour. Adam Hollingsworth was escorted by a phalanx of motorcyclists as he rode his horse on the...

2 off-duty EMTs killed in car collision with another driver

Sep. 21, 2020 8:37 PM EDT

SUFFERN, N.Y. (AP) — Two off-duty emergency responders were killed when the car they were in collided with a tractor-trailer on the New York State Thruway early Monday, authorities said. New York State Police said Moshe Herzog, 27, of Spring Valley, New York, was driving southbound on the roadway shortly...

FILE - This undated file photo provided by his family in September 2020 shows Ronald A. Greene. A Louisiana state trooper has been critically injured in a single-vehicle crash hours after learning he faced firing for his role in the in-custody death of Greene in 2019. (Family photo via AP, File)

Trooper wounded in crash faced firing in Black man's death

Sep. 21, 2020 7:04 PM EDT

A Louisiana state trooper was critically injured early Monday in a single-vehicle highway crash that came hours after learning he would be fired for his role last year in the in-custody death of a Black man. Master Trooper Chris Hollingsworth received word Sunday that State Police intended to terminate him...

Woman ordered to face DUI trial in crash that killed 2 teens

Sep. 21, 2020 5:59 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A local judge on Monday ordered a Las Vegas woman to face trial on felony charges alleging she drove under the influence of alcohol and drugs when her car struck and killed two 16-year-old girls in a crosswalk. Ebone Laneice Whitaker, 38, waived a preliminary hearing of evidence in the...

Authorities identify third victim in Cessna plane crash

Sep. 21, 2020 5:31 PM EDT

GREY CLOUD ISLAND TOWNSHIP, Minn. (AP) — Authorities have identified the third victim who died when a single-engine plane crashed into a quarry lake in Washington County on Sept. 13. The Ramsey County Medical Examiner on Monday said 30-year-old Grace Addae, of Eden Prairie, was aboard the Cessna plane that...

This Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020 photo provided by the San Joaquin County Sheriff's Office shows a World War II era plane that crashed in Stockton, Calif. on Saturday night, sending two people to the hospital and severely damaging the plane. The multi-engine North American B-25 crashed Saturday evening a few miles southeast of the Stockton Metropolitan Airport, Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Allen Kenitzer said. (San Joaquin County Sheriff's Office via AP)

2 hospitalized after WW2-era plane crashes near Stockton

Sep. 21, 2020 4:39 PM EDT

STOCKTON, Calif. (AP) — Two people were hospitalized after a World War II-era plane crashed in a field in central California over the weekend, officials said. The multi-engine North American B-25 crashed Saturday evening a few miles southeast of the Stockton Metropolitan Airport, Federal Aviation...

Pocatello man killed while trying to flag down help on road

Sep. 21, 2020 1:15 PM EDT

POCATELLO, Idaho (AP) — Police say a Pocatello man was hit and killed while he was trying to flag down help on Interstate 15 late Sunday night. The Idaho State Police says 24-year-old Andrew Delacruz was involved in a rollover crash on the Old Malad Highway on Saturday. After the crash, he climbed up a...

Teen driver topped 100 mph before crash killed 2, police say

Sep. 21, 2020 12:21 PM EDT

SOUTHFIELD, Mich. (AP) — A SUV carrying six teenagers was traveling at more than 100 mph in suburban Detroit before the vehicle jumped a curb and crashed in a wooded area, killing two, police said Monday. The chief in Southfield offered details about the Friday night crash involving students from Oak Park...

FILE - In this Sept. 9, 2019, file photo, a Moran tugboat nears the stern of the capsizing vessel Golden Ray near St. Simons Sound off the coast of Georgia. The salvage team is seeking a federal permit to surround the shipwreck with a giant mesh barrier to contain any debris when they cut the ship apart. Salvage workers coming to the Georgia coast to cut apart and remove the cargo ship that overturned will be isolated at a nearby resort to protect them from the coronavirus, officials said Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2020. (AP Photo/Stephen B. Morton, File)

`Smooth travel' observed before ship capsized off Georgia

Sep. 21, 2020 12:18 PM EDT

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — A tugboat captain who helped push the ill-fated cargo ship Golden Ray from the docks as it left a Georgia seaport said Monday he observed only “smooth travel” before the giant vessel overturned. Clifton Gorden was the latest of several witnesses to tell federal...