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Suspect dead, trooper injured after chase, shooting in Vegas

Jul. 27, 2021 21:32 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Nevada Highway Patrol trooper was struck and critically injured trying to lay spike strips to stop a vehicle chase on a busy freeway near the Las Vegas Strip, and the driver of the vehicle that hit him was fatally shot, authorities said Tuesday. ...

Thunderstorms drench Vegas area, close Nye County offices

Jul. 26, 2021 18:11 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Thunderstorms were rumbling Monday west of the Las Vegas area, where a deluge prompted the closure of public facilities in rural Pahrump in what a county official called a bid to keep motorists off flooded roads. About 1.7 inch (4.3 centimeters) of rain...

Congested New Jersey port roads targeted with DOT grant

Jul. 26, 2021 16:00 PM EDT

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Some of the most congested roads in New Jersey are at the port complex in Newark and Elizabeth, where trucks roll through nonstop to pick up and drop off shipping containers at the nation's second-busiest port. With container volume in the New...

A rush to judgment raises questions about bridge inspections

Jul. 25, 2021 00:15 AM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Monty Frazier was on leave when he received the phone call that ended his career. It was May 11, and the 51-year-old father of three had taken the week off from his job as a heavy bridge inspector with ArDOT, the Arkansas Department of...

Traffic snarled after overpass debris falls onto I-90

Jul. 24, 2021 13:56 PM EDT

CHARLTON, Mass. (AP) — Multiple lanes of Interstate 90 eastbound have been shut down in Charlton after debris from an overpass fell onto the roadway on Saturday, according to Massachusetts State Police. Eastbound traffic was backed up for five miles Saturday morning...

Man on Florida interstate hit by multiple vehicles, dies

Jul. 24, 2021 10:45 AM EDT

DELAND, Fla. (AP) — A man in a travel lane of Interstate 95 in Florida died Saturday after being struck by multiple vehicles, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. The man was first struck by a southbound car in Volusia County just before 6 a.m.. The vehicle didn't...

Louisiana auxiliary deputy, 82, killed working at crash site

Jul. 23, 2021 20:56 PM EDT

SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — An 82-year-old auxiliary sheriff’s deputy died Friday in Louisiana when his parked patrol vehicle was struck from behind by a car as the deputy diverted traffic near the earlier crash of two trucks on an interstate, authorities said. Caddo...

I-40 bridge in Tennessee likely won't reopen until August

Jul. 23, 2021 18:47 PM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Department of Transportation now says it will likely be early August before the Interstate 40 bridge between Arkansas and Tennessee can reopen to traffic. Contractors are working on phase 3 of the repairs that began after a crack was...

Violence, protests overshadow Mass for slain Haitian leader

Jul. 22, 2021 20:54 PM EDT

CAP-HAITIEN, Haiti (AP) — Demonstrations in Cap-Haitien turned violent on Thursday as gunshots rang out while supporters of slain President Jovenel Moïse blocked roads and demanded justice while threatening to disrupt his upcoming funeral. A heavily armed police convoy...

Nebraska patrol says 3 killed in crash were siblings

Jul. 22, 2021 14:08 PM EDT

WAHOO, Neb. (AP) — An 18-year-old driver and two children killed in a crash in eastern Nebraska were siblings from Wahoo, the Nebraska State Patrol said. The crash happened around 7 p.m. Tuesday at a rural intersection north of Wahoo, killing 18-year-old Monica Chohon,...