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Adam Hollingsworth, the Dreadhead Cowboy, rides his horse down the local lanes of the Dan Ryan Expressway with motorcycles and motorists to support Kids Lives Matter, Monday, Sept. 21, 2020. (Todd Panagopoulos/Chicago Tribune via AP)

Horseman takes ride on Chicago expressway, tying up traffic

Sep. 21, 2020 10:31 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A man who calls himself the ``Dread Head Cowboy” was taken into custody after riding his horse on Chicago’s Dan Ryan Expressway during the height of the Monday evening rush hour. Adam Hollingsworth was escorted by a phalanx of motorcyclists as he rode his horse on the...

Woman ordered to face DUI trial in crash that killed 2 teens

Sep. 21, 2020 5:59 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A local judge on Monday ordered a Las Vegas woman to face trial on felony charges alleging she drove under the influence of alcohol and drugs when her car struck and killed two 16-year-old girls in a crosswalk. Ebone Laneice Whitaker, 38, waived a preliminary hearing of evidence in the...

Work underway to rebuild 2 Interstate 89 bridges

Sep. 20, 2020 2:28 PM EDT

WEST LEBANON, N.H. (AP) — Work to rebuild two Interstate 89 bridges over the Connecticut River is underway but drivers will not encounter major changes for at least a year, New Hampshire transportation officials said. Site work on the $43.8 million project started this past week. The first task is to...

Coastal flooding along N.C. Outer Banks closes roads

Sep. 20, 2020 2:01 PM EDT

RODANTHE, N.C. (AP) — Portions of the primary road linking North Carolina’s Outer Banks barrier islands to the mainland were closed on Sunday due to coastal flooding from high tides and Hurricane Teddy. Traffic on North Carolina Highway 12 was halted on long stretches on Hatteras and Ocracoke...

NC man among five who died in Delaware weekend collisions

Sep. 20, 2020 1:21 PM EDT

NEWARK, Del. (AP) — Police identified on Sunday the five motorists who died in a pair of head-on collisions on Delaware roads during the weekend. The three who died from the two-vehicle wreck early Saturday on Old Baltimore Pike in Newark were Francisco Rodriguez, 35, of Newark; Kelvin Mwangi, 26, of New...

Farm workers, drivers reminded of harvest safety measures

Sep. 20, 2020 9:09 AM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois drivers and workers in the agriculture industry can take safety precautions during the busy fall harvest season, state officials said this week. Tractor roll-over accidents on farms or roadways are a leading cause of deaths in the industry. The Illinois Department of...

Police: 5 dead in 2 accidents on Delaware roads

Sep. 19, 2020 3:01 PM EDT

NEWARK, Del. (AP) — Five motorists died from a pair of head-on collisions in Delaware just five hours apart, Delaware State Police said on Saturday. Three men were killed and another man was seriously injured when a Hyundai sedan traveling east on Old Baltimore Pike in Newark about 2 a.m. Saturday crossed...

$21M federal grant to help improve I-495-MassPike junction

Sep. 19, 2020 10:30 AM EDT

HOPKINTON, Mass. (AP) — The U.S. Department of Transportation has awarded a $21 million grant to help overhaul and improve the heavily traveled interchange of Interstate 495 and the Massachusetts Turnpike in Hopkinton. The grant announced recently by the state's Congressional delegation is aimed at...

Multi-vehicle crash on Indiana highway leaves 2 dead, 3 hurt

Sep. 16, 2020 10:56 PM EDT

AUBURN, Ind. (AP) — Three people were killed and three others hurt Wednesday when the driver of a semitrailer failed to slow for congested traffic and slammed into several vehicles on a northeastern Indiana highway. The 70-year-old truck driver from Angola, Indiana, rear-ended a GMC SUV, a Ford SUV and a...

FILE - In this Dec. 5, 2019, file photo, authorities investigate the scene of a shooting in Miramar, Fla., that left four people, including a UPS driver, dead. The family of Frank Ordonez the UPS driver slain during the police shootout, have filed a lawsuit Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020, against several law enforcement agencies. The say that officers acted negligently when they opened fire on two robbers who were holding him hostage inside his van. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson, File)

Family of UPS driver slain in police shootout files lawsuit

Sep. 16, 2020 1:37 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A family is suing over the fatal December shooting of a Florida UPS driver who was taken hostage by two robbers and killed in a torrent of gunfire after he and the suspects got stuck in rush-hour traffic. Attorneys representing the two young daughters of driver Frank Ordonez,...