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Man accused in road rage killing 'too violent' to make court

Sep. 15, 2021 18:01 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The initial court appearance scheduled Wednesday for a Chicago man accused of fatally shooting a motorist on a Twin Cities highway in an apparent road rage incident was postponed after authorities said the defendant was too agitated to proceed. ...

Project to expand, improve I-17 north of Phoenix advances

Sep. 15, 2021 00:27 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — State transportation officials have begun negotiating with a construction and engineering consortium for a massive project to expand and improve Interstate 17 in the hill country north of metro Phoenix. The Department of Transportation said it has...

Free rides take $104M toll on Pennsylvania Turnpike finances

Sep. 14, 2021 16:58 PM EDT

CARLISLE, Pa. (AP) — More than $104 million in Pennsylvania Turnpike tolls went uncollected last year as the agency fully converted to all-electronic tolling, with the millions of motorists who don't use E-ZPass having a nearly 1 in 2 chance of riding without paying under the...

NTSB chief: focus on road safety must shift to entire system

Sep. 13, 2021 11:38 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The new chairman of the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board wants governments and businesses to change the way they look at highway safety, considering the whole system rather than individual driver behavior. Jennifer Homendy, nominated by President...

Man, 45, found shot to death in vehicle on Chicago freeway

Sep. 13, 2021 09:30 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A 45-year-old man has been found shot to death in a vehicle on a Chicago freeway. Fire officials said state police responded about 2 a.m. Monday to the shooting in the southbound lanes of the Bishop Ford Freeway on the city’s South Side, WLS-TV...

IndyCar surges out west for 3-race championship close

Sep. 10, 2021 14:40 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The spotlight is on IndyCar as the supercharged open-wheel series takes its season to the wire with a nail-biting championship race and a potential changing of the guard both atop the standings and across the grid. Pato O'Ward takes a 10-point...

Body of man found on interstate in Sauk County

Sep. 10, 2021 10:25 AM EDT

LAKE DELTON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin State Patrol says the death of a man whose body was found on Interstate 90/94 in Sauk County is under investigation. Authorities were notified shortly after midnight Friday that there was a person down in the eastbound lanes of...

Roadwork closing US 60 between Superior, Miami for 5 days

Sep. 10, 2021 00:15 AM EDT

GLOBE, Ariz. (AP) — U.S. Highway 60 between the mining communities of Superior and Miami will be closed most of next week to align the roadway with a new bridge, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation. The highway in the mountains southeast of metro...

Bolsonaro seeks to placate truckers snarling Brazil highways

Sep. 09, 2021 17:51 PM EDT

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Protesting truckers snarled traffic along highways in many Brazilian states on Thursday as President Jair Bolsonaro asked them to stand down and later published an unusual statement backpedaling his comments that inflamed political tensions. ...

Section of I-70 to close for Missouri Marine's procession

Sep. 07, 2021 14:26 PM EDT

ST. CHARLES, Mo. (AP) — Several miles of westbound traffic on Interstate 70 in suburban St. Louis will close briefly Wednesday as the remains of a Marine killed in Afghanistan are escorted from Lambert Airport to a funeral home. Lance Cpl. Jared Schmitz was among 13...