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Jeffree Star hospitalized after Wyoming car crash

Apr. 16, 2021 18:06 PM EDT

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — YouTube personality, businessman and musician Jeffree Star was hospitalized after a car crash in Wyoming. Star veered off a slushy road in the Casper area Friday morning and overturned his Rolls Royce, according to the Wyoming Highway Patrol. ...

Driver gets lengthy sentence for head-on crash that killed 3

Apr. 16, 2021 17:22 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Delaware man who was speeding and under the influence of drugs when his car crashed head-on into an SUV in Philadelphia, killing three people, was sentenced Friday to 37 1/2 to 76 years in prison. Keith Campbell, 32 received the sentence after he...

Police: Phoenix freeway closure prompted by gunfire, wreck

Apr. 16, 2021 17:15 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Part of a Phoenix freeway was closed for about four hours Friday after a man driving a speeding car shot at a police motorcycle officer during an attempted traffic stop and then was involved in a three-vehicle collision off the freeway while trying to get away, police said. ...

State lawmaker charged with drunken driving, resisting cops

Apr. 16, 2021 16:46 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A state lawmaker was charged with drunken driving, resisting police officers and other crimes stemming from an April 6 crash along Interstate 96 in Livingston County, prosecutors said Friday. Rep. Jewell Jones, a 26-year-old Inkster Democrat in his...

Lincoln teen dies several days after 2-vehicle crash

Apr. 16, 2021 13:48 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Police continue to investigate a crash last week that led to the death days later of a Lincoln Southeast High School student. Kennedy Bowles, 18, of Lincoln, was taken off life support on Wednesday, four days after the Saturday night crash that...

Video shows earlier traffic stop of soldier in Virginia town

Apr. 16, 2021 12:24 PM EDT

WINDSOR, Va. (AP) — A Black soldier who'd been pulled over and pepper sprayed by police in a small Virginia town had been stopped the month before by the same police department. The Virginian-Pilot reported Thursday that Windsor police briefly posted video of the...

Driver hits squad car, flees scene, crashes vehicle

Apr. 16, 2021 08:54 AM EDT

GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) — A driver is accused of striking an unoccupied police squad car in Grand Forks and leading officers on a chase before crashing her vehicle. According to police, the 35-year-old Buxton woman hit the squad car at the Ambassador Motel about 9 p.m....

In North Carolina, a fish falls onto a trucker's windshield

Apr. 16, 2021 08:40 AM EDT

HIGH POINT, N.C. (AP) — A truck was rolling down a highway in North Carolina when its windshield was struck by a fish. The Charlotte Observer reported Friday that the unlucky fish had been caught by a hungry bird and then dropped from the sky. The...

Convicted DUI driver charged in deadly California crash

Apr. 15, 2021 19:38 PM EDT

MARTINEZ, Calif. (AP) — A man who was on probation for drunken driving has been charged with murder for a Northern California crash that killed two people, including a 7-year-old girl, and injured four others. Christian Vargas, 24, was charged Thursday with two murder...

Judge halts disgraced police chief from taking council post

Apr. 15, 2021 19:26 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — A Delaware judge has issued a ruling that temporarily prevents a former small-town police chief who was convicted of official misconduct from taking office as a town commissioner. Thursday’s ruling by Superior Court Judge Jan Jurden came barely one...