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Police: 2 people on motorcycle due in Torrington crash

Apr. 25, 2019 8:27 AM EDT

TORRINGTON, Conn. (AP) — Police in Connecticut say two people on a motorcycle have died in a collision with a pair of passenger vehicles. Torrington police say the motorcycle was traveling east on Route 4 at about 6:30 p.m. Wednesday when it crossed the double yellow line and hit the rear quarter panel of...

Driver sentenced to 3½ years in prison in fatal crash

Apr. 25, 2019 6:59 AM EDT

MOORHEAD, Minn. (AP) — A northwestern Minnesota man has been sentenced to 3½ years in prison for a traffic crash that killed a 2-year-old boy. Forty-two-year-old Jeremy Sagvold was behind the wheel in January 2018 when he crashed in Moorhead and killed Zaiden Engen Ness. The boy's parents were also in...

Reagan National Airport to host full-scale emergency drill

Apr. 25, 2019 4:46 AM EDT

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — Reagan National Airport will host a full-scale airport emergency drill this weekend. The drill is required every three years by the Federal Aviation Administration. The exercise gives first responders, regional officials, mutual aid organizations and the media the opportunity to...

Kentucky teacher accused of DUI, crashing at school

Apr. 25, 2019 2:42 AM EDT

PAINT LICK, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky teacher is accused of drunkenly driving to her job in Paint Lick and getting into a crash at the school. The Lexington Herald-Leader reports 39-year-old Belinda Vance was arrested at Paint Lick Elementary School on Wednesday on charges including driving under the...

Veteran held on attempted murder counts after car hits crowd

Apr. 25, 2019 1:22 AM EDT

SUNNYVALE, Calif. (AP) — A former U.S. Army sharpshooter with a history of PTSD plowed his car at high speed into a group of pedestrians in a quiet Silicon Valley suburb, injuring eight people including three children, and then told authorities that he intentionally hit them but has not said why. Police in...

$21M awarded to family of woman killed in police chase

Apr. 25, 2019 1:12 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A jury has awarded more than $21 million to the family of a Chicago mother of five who was killed during a police chase. Thirty-seven-year-old Maria Carrion-Adame was killed and members of her family injured when a minivan slammed into their vehicle on Dec. 12, 2015. Her family alleged in a...

60-year-old woman fatally hit by car in Phoenix identified

Apr. 25, 2019 12:21 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Phoenix police are investigating the death of a woman after she was hit by a car. Sgt. Tommy Thompson says the Tuesday night collision was near 27th Street and Thomas Road. Police say 60-year-old Hewlett Epperson was crossing the middle of the street outside a crosswalk when she was struck...

Pilot killed in crash of flying wing aircraft identified

Apr. 24, 2019 9:05 PM EDT

NORCO, Calif. (AP) — Authorities have identified the pilot who died when a last-of-its-kind flying wing aircraft crashed and burned at a Southern California prison. The Northrop N-9M crashed on Monday in the exercise yard at the California Rehabilitation Center in Norco, east of Los Angeles. The Riverside...

The Latest: Police: Driver who hurt 8 didn't express remorse

Apr. 24, 2019 8:00 PM EDT

SUNNYVALE, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on eight people injured in Northern California after a car plows into them (all times local): 4:50 p.m. Police say a driver who veered into a crosswalk and injured eight pedestrians in California did not say why he did it but indicated the act was intentional. Sunnyvale...

Truck blows tire, crashes through suburban Detroit home

Apr. 24, 2019 6:35 PM EDT

MACOMB TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — An unoccupied suburban Detroit home suffered major structural damage when a semitrailer barreled through it after one of the truck's tires blew out. The Macomb County sheriff's office says the truck also damaged several headstones Wednesday afternoon before coming to a stop in...