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1 killed, 3 injured by fallen tree on Georgia interstate

Jun. 21, 2019 3:45 PM EDT

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — A large tree fell onto a darkened stretch of interstate highway near the Georgia coast before dawn Friday, causing a chain-reaction crash that killed one woman and injured three others. The tall pine blocked two northbound lanes of Interstate 95 when it toppled at about 1:30 a.m.,...

12-foot gator hit by truck captured on Florida interstate

Jun. 21, 2019 6:52 AM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A trapper in Florida has seen his fair share of alligators, but the one he captured on Interstate 10 was one of the biggest. News outlets report that the gator was about 12 feet long (3.66 meters), weighed about 463 pounds (210 kilograms), and was causing a real hazard for drivers....

I-94 in Wisconsin reopens following fiery, fatal crash

Jun. 20, 2019 7:37 AM EDT

MOUNT PLEASANT, Wis. (AP) — Interstate 94 has reopened in southeastern Wisconsin after a fiery, fatal crash involving two semis and several other vehicles closed lanes in both directions. The Racine County Sheriff's Office says the northbound lanes reopened early Thursday after repairs were made to the...

2 killed when semitrailers explode on I-94 in Wisconsin

Jun. 19, 2019 7:28 PM EDT

MOUNT PLEASANT, Wis. (AP) — Two semitrailers exploded into flames Wednesday on an interstate in southeastern Wisconsin, killing both drivers and setting other vehicles on fire, authorities said. Racine County Sheriff Christopher Schmaling said one trailer was southbound on Interstate 94 around 11 a.m. when...

The Latest: 2 dead in semitrailer explosion in Wisconsin

Jun. 19, 2019 5:57 PM EDT

MOUNT PLEASANT, Wis. (AP) — The Latest on a fiery semitrailer crash on I-94 in Wisconsin (all times local): 4:55 p.m. Wisconsin authorities say the drivers of two semitrailers are dead after one hit a construction barrier on an interstate and caused a chain reaction that caused explosions and set fire to...

Interstate 29 open north of St. Joseph to Iowa

Jun. 19, 2019 8:34 AM EDT

ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (AP) — Transportation officials say Interstate 29 in northwest Missouri and southwest Iowa has been reopened as flood waters recede. The interstate has been closed since May 29 because of flooding and flood-related damage. The St. Joseph News-Press reports traffic will restricted to one...

EU court declares Germany's highway tolls illegal

Jun. 18, 2019 6:44 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — The European Court of Justice ruled Tuesday that highway tolls in Germany are illegal because they unfairly penalize drivers from other European Union countries. The Luxembourg court's ruling means Germany will have to drop or revise its highway toll system. The case was brought by Austria,...

New Alaska park bridge aimed at limiting bear encounters

Jun. 14, 2019 5:20 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The National Park Service has completed a project to relieve an Alaska traffic jam. A new elevated bridge and boardwalk across the Brooks River in Katmai National Park and Preserve has replaced a river-level bridge that was often closed to human tourists because it was occupied by...

The Latest: Trump impressed with protests, doesn't take side

Jun. 12, 2019 4:21 PM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Latest on the protests in Hong Kong over proposed extradition legislation (all times local): 3:30 a.m. U.S. President Donald Trump is impressed with the number of protesters who took to the streets of Hong Kong, calling it as big a demonstration as he has ever seen but he's avoiding...

Police kill man after shots fired at vehicles on interstate

Jun. 10, 2019 5:44 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Police in Oklahoma City say they fatally shot a man who was shooting at vehicles along an interstate. Investigators say at least four vehicles on Interstate 35 were struck by gunfire Monday morning before police and the shooter exchanged fire. There have been no reports of injuries to...