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Minneapolis cop charged in chase that killed innocent driver

Oct. 22, 2021 15:30 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Minneapolis police officer has been charged with manslaughter and vehicular homicide for a crash in July that killed an innocent motorist while the officer was pursuing a stolen vehicle, a prosecutor announced Friday. Officer Brian Cummings was...

Police: Gunman killed, 2 officers wounded in shootout

Oct. 22, 2021 14:35 PM EDT

DORAL, Fla. (AP) — Two Florida police officers were wounded Friday morning during a shootout before returning fire and killing the gunman, officials said. Both Doral police officers were expected to survive, police spokesman Rey Valdes said. The...

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

Oct. 22, 2021 12:59 PM EDT

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. Here are the facts: ___ Unvaccinated FEMA...

Two killed in South Dakota crash were from Rapid City

Oct. 22, 2021 12:59 PM EDT

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — The South Dakota Department of Public Safety says two people who died in a traffic crash last weekend near Rapid City were local residents. Mark Cook Jr., 31, and Kayla Hamer, 30, were killed when their compact SUV Kia Niro collided with a GMC...

Georgia to spend $3.6M on new I-16 bridge at crash site

Oct. 22, 2021 10:45 AM EDT

SOPERTON, Ga. (AP) — Georgia highway officials have awarded a $3.58 million contract to replace an Interstate 16 bridge that was demolished after a truck hit it in July. The state Department of Transportation announced Thursday that Georgia Bridge and Concrete has been...

Tennessee officers fatally shoot man after pursuit on I-75

Oct. 22, 2021 09:47 AM EDT

CARYVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Police in Tennessee fatally shot a man while attempting to take him into custody after a pursuit on Interstate 75, authorities said. Officers attempted to stop a car traveling along the Appalachian Highway in Caryville in connection to a robbery...

Pedestrian struck and killed by CT Transit bus in New Haven

Oct. 22, 2021 07:47 AM EDT

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — A pedestrian was fatally struck by a bus in New Haven, police said. The victim, a 40-year-old woman, was hit by a CT Transit bus shortly after 6:30 p.m. Thursday on Chapel Street between Orange and Church streets, New Haven police said. ...

Germany: Train driver hit by falling branch in storm dies

Oct. 22, 2021 04:46 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — A train driver in Germany has died after being hit by a falling branch during a storm that swept across a swath of central Europe, police said Friday. The 50-year-old man had stopped his train near Templin, north of Berlin, on Thursday to help a colleague...

Teen sentenced to juvenile camp for fatal Lamborghini crash

Oct. 21, 2021 21:49 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A teen driver was sentenced on Thursday to seven to nine months in a juvenile camp after crashing his father’s Lamborghini and killing another motorist. Monique Munoz, 32, died at the scene of the collision Feb. 17 near the Westwood area of Los...

Nevada governor found at-fault in weekend crash in Las Vegas

Oct. 21, 2021 21:44 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak was found at-fault, and he and another driver were each ticketed for traffic infractions following a two-car crash during the weekend in Las Vegas, according to a police report. The Democratic governor, who was driving alone...