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Investigators: Woman walking in Omaha street fatally hit

Jan. 21, 2022 10:33 AM EST

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A woman who was walking the traffic lanes of a busy Omaha street late at night died after being hit by a car, authorities said. The crash happened just after 10 p.m. Thursday on Maple Street near the intersection of 95th Street, television station WOWT reported....

Lake-effect snowfall closes schools in northwest Indiana

Jan. 21, 2022 07:47 AM EST

MICHIGAN CITY, Ind. (AP) — College campuses and schools in northwestern Indiana closed Thursday after a winter storm dumped several inches of lake-effect snow on parts of the region. Closings included Ivy Tech Community College campuses in in Michigan City and LaPorte, Purdue...

Oklahoma Highway Patrol chase ends with a fatal shooting

Jan. 20, 2022 18:31 PM EST

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A 39-year-old man suspected of shooting at cars on a Tulsa, Oklahoma, interstate was shot dead after an early morning Oklahoma Highway Patrol chase Thursday, the patrol said. According to a patrol statement, a motorist was reported shooting from his vehicle at...

The Carolinas and Virginia brace for blast of ice, snow

Jan. 20, 2022 16:34 PM EST

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — The Carolinas and Virginia were bracing for more winter weather on Thursday, with officials urging drivers to stay off potentially icy roads and schools canceling classes in coastal areas that don't frequently see frozen precipitation. The governors of North...

Germany criticizes Czech tycoon's 257 mph Autobahn ride

Jan. 19, 2022 11:18 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's Transport Ministry has criticized a stunt that saw a Czech millionaire drive his high-powered sportscar along a public highway at speeds of up to 414 kilometers per hour (257 mph). A video posted online this month shows Radim Passer pushing his Bugatti...

Felony charges are 1st in a fatal crash involving Autopilot

Jan. 18, 2022 14:42 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — California prosecutors have filed two counts of vehicular manslaughter against the driver of a Tesla on Autopilot who ran a red light, slammed into another car and killed two people in 2019. The defendant appears to be the first person to be charged with a felony in...

Ice road on large northern Minnesota lake opens for 2nd year

Jan. 17, 2022 13:27 PM EST

WARROAD, Minn. (AP) — A 37-mile ice highway in Minnesota that takes motorists across the mammoth Lake of the Woods to the northernmost point in the contiguous United States is open for the second straight year, with a toll of $250 per vehicle. The road, which costs an estimated...

Snow, ice blast through South with powerful winter storm

Jan. 16, 2022 22:36 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — A dangerous winter storm combining high winds and ice swept through parts of the U.S. Southeast on Sunday, knocking out power, felling trees and fences and coating roads with a treacherous, frigid glaze. Tens of thousands of customers were without power in Georgia,...

I-95 motorists in Conn. mystified by 'singing road'

Jan. 16, 2022 17:10 PM EST

STONINGTON, Conn. (AP) — It’s been compared to the sound of a pod of humpback whales, or the soundtrack from a horror movie. The unusual noises on a stretch of Interstate 95 in southeastern Connecticut have gotten it dubbed “the singing road" or “the singing highway,” and...

Major winter storm: South braces for big blast of snow, ice

Jan. 15, 2022 19:17 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Forecasts of snow and ice as far south as Georgia have put a big part of the Southeast on an emergency preparedness footing as shoppers scoured store shelves for storm supplies and crews raced to treat highways and roads as a major winter storm approached from the Midwest. ...