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Ban on drivers holding cellphones heads to SC Senate floor

Jan. 19, 2022 19:03 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A bill that would make it illegal for drivers to hold a cellphone in their hands in South Carolina is heading to the Senate floor. The proposal passed the Senate Transportation Committee on Wednesday, moving a debate that has repeatedly failed in the House...

Stalemates, court battles could squeeze primary election

Jan. 07, 2022 18:42 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — More extreme time pressures could push the bounds of how Pennsylvania's elections are run in 2022, with wide-open races for a U.S. Senate seat and the governor's office driving voter interest and partisan stalemates in the statehouse sowing uncertainty. It is...

Number of Nebraska traffic deaths declines 5% in 2021

Jan. 02, 2022 13:25 PM EST

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The number of people killed in crashes along Nebraska roads declined last year. The Omaha World-Herald reports that 220 people had died in crashes on the state's roads in 2021 as of Friday morning. The Nebraska Department of Transportation's Highway Safety...

State police traffic stops drop by half since pandemic began

Dec. 11, 2021 15:24 PM EST

MIDDLETOWN, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut State Police are pulling over law-breaking drivers at less than half the rate they were at the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic, according to new data. Troopers pulled over about 76,000 motorists in 2020, compared with about 157,000 in...

Editorial Roundup: Indiana

Nov. 30, 2021 14:16 PM EST

KPC News. Nov. 28, 2021. Editorial: State lawmakers should drop vaccine mandate ban This past week, Indiana lawmakers failed to reach a consensus in an effort to rush through legislation enacting a statewide ban on vaccine mandates. ...

Wyoming pulls away in overtime to beat Washington 77-72

Nov. 19, 2021 02:11 AM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — Graham Ike scored a season-high 26 points, Hunter Maldonado added 24 points, and Wyoming pulled away in overtime for a 77-72 win over Washington on Thursday night. Ike was dominant in the first half before foul trouble caused him to sit much of the...

Congress mandates new car technology to stop drunken driving

Nov. 09, 2021 15:38 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress has created a new requirement for automakers: Find a high-tech way to keep drunken people from driving cars. It’s one of the mandates along with a burst of new spending aimed at improving auto safety amid escalating road fatalities in the $1...