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A sticky spill: Semi carrying honey overturns in Indiana

Aug. 9, 2020 12:16 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Crews were cleaning up a sticky mess Sunday after a semi truck carrying honey overturned on an Indianapolis highway ramp. The incident happened around 8 a.m. Sunday on the ramp leading from Interstate 70 eastbound to Interstate 65 northbound, according to authorities. Indiana State...

Colorado trucker sentenced in Kansas crash that killed 5

Aug. 7, 2020 7:18 PM EDT

LEAVENWORTH, Kan. (AP) — A truck driver from Colorado was sentenced Friday to five years in jail for causing a crash that killed five people when his semi-trailer truck plowed into three cars on a Kansas interstate. Kenny Ford, 59, of Greeley, Colorado, pleaded no contest in January to five counts of...

Study: Most Minneapolis police stops involved Black drivers

Aug. 7, 2020 1:26 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Black drivers accounted for nearly 80% of police searches and routine traffic stops in predominantly white Minneapolis, according to a public defender's study using city policy data. From June 2019 to May 2020, the study found Black and East African drivers were more often searched when...

West Virginia city to close road to cars Sunday

Aug. 7, 2020 4:48 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Charleston Mayor Amy Shuler Goodwin has announced that Kanawha Avenue will close Sunday for foot traffic and socially distant exercise. The avenue will close from 37th Street to 57th Street from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday, according to a Thursday news release. The closure comes...

Sinkhole no longer poses danger, engineering study says

Aug. 6, 2020 5:00 PM EDT

BLACK HAWK, S.D. (AP) — A sinkhole near an interstate in Black Hawk that forced some residents to evacuate their homes no longer poses danger based on an engineering study that did not find any voids under the road, the South Dakota Department of Transportation says. DOT hired Rapid City-based FMG...

Tugboats remove barge that got stuck under Philly bridge

Aug. 6, 2020 2:39 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Tugboats have hauled away a barge that broke loose during Tropical Storm Isaias and lodged itself under a bridge. The Vine Street Expressway Bridge reopened Thursday to Interstate 676 traffic in both directions after the barge was freed. The issue had forced drivers to find alternate...

AAA: Partially automated driving systems don't always work

Aug. 6, 2020 9:10 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Two tests by AAA during the past two years show that partially automated driving systems don’t always function properly, so the auto club is recommending that car companies limit their use. Researchers with AAA recently tested systems from five manufacturers over a distance of 4,000...

FILE - In this July 17, 2020 file photo the federal prison complex in Terre Haute, Ind., is shown. Anti-death penalty activists Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020, asked a judge to order Indiana State Police to stop blocking roads to a prison where federal executions have resumed after a 17-year pause, arguing the roadblocks set up unconstitutional no-protest zones and impede protesters' free-speech rights. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy, File)

Anti-death penalty groups sue, say roadblocks impede speech

Aug. 4, 2020 6:09 PM EDT

Anti-death penalty activists asked a judge in a Tuesday lawsuit to order Indiana State Police to stop blocking roads to a prison where federal executions have resumed after a 17-year pause, arguing that the roadblocks constitute unconstitutional no-protest zones and impede protesters’ free-speech rights. ...

A motorist passes through a New Jersey Turnpike toll plaza, Friday, July 31, 2020, in Carneys Point, N.J. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Virus takes toll on New Jersey highway revenues

Aug. 4, 2020 10:54 AM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The coronavirus pandemic's far-reaching effects on New Jersey's finances have begun taking a toll on the New Jersey Turnpike and Garden State Parkway. The New Jersey Turnpike Authority, which oversees both roadways, posted the latest financial data for the first half of the year...

Traffic control measures planned for NASCAR race day

Aug. 1, 2020 8:09 AM EDT

LOUDON, N.H. (AP) — Traffic control measures will be in place as race fans head to and from the New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Sunday's NASCAR Cup Series Foxwoods Resort Casino 310 starts at 3 p.m., meaning the greatest congestion in the late afternoon and early evening. That morning, Route 106 will be one...