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Interstate 70 reopens in St. Louis after water main break

Jan. 24, 2021 11:25 AM EST

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A section of Interstate 70 that was closed in St. Louis after a water main break stalled several vehicles on the highway has reopened. The St. Louis Fire Department said the highway was closed Saturday evening after water flowed across the road. Firefighters had to rescue a family of five...

2 men killed in crash on Interstate 80 in eastern Nebraska

Jan. 24, 2021 11:12 AM EST

GRETNA, Neb. (AP) — Two people were killed and a third person was critically hurt in a crash on Interstate 80 near Gretna on Saturday after snow fell in the area. The Sarpy County Sheriff's office said the crash happened near the Nebraska Highway 370 exit around 3 p.m. Saturday. Authorities said an...

7 train cars derail on Cincinnati railroad bridge, leak fuel

Jan. 24, 2021 11:11 AM EST

CINCINNATI, Ohio (AP) — Seven train cars derailed on a railroad bridge in Cincinnati, leaking fuel and bringing down power lines, authorities said. The Cincinnati Fire Department said fire crews responding to a report of a butane leak Sunday morning found the train derailed on the CSX Railroad bridge in...

Florida air traffic tower closes after worker gets virus

Jan. 24, 2021 10:28 AM EST

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The air traffic control tower of a Florida airport has been closed after a worker tested positive for the new coronavirus. The Federal Aviation Administration posted on its website that the air traffic control tower at St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport was closed after...

Trooper suffers minor injuries after his squad was struck

Jan. 24, 2021 10:25 AM EST

ARDEN HILLS, Minn. (AP) — Authorities say a state trooper tending to a crash suffered minor injuries after his squad car was struck Saturday night on Interstate-694 in Arden Hills. Patrol Lt. Gordon Shank said both crashes occurred while it was snowing, but he did not say whether the wintry conditions...

Monument for bicyclists killed in Nevada last month unveiled

Jan. 24, 2021 9:47 AM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A monument for five bicyclists killed last month in a highway crash near Searchlight has been unveiled. The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports that the memorial is a five-person tandem bicycle painted white. The memorial revealed Saturday will stay in the Summerlin area for at least a month...

Traffic signals around Maine to be upgraded with new tech

Jan. 24, 2021 9:15 AM EST

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Dozens of traffic signals around Maine will be upgraded with a boost from the Federal Highway Administration. The Maine Department of Transportation is set to receive about $3.5 million to replace 43 traffic signal controllers. Republican U.S. Sen. Susan Collins, the chair of the...

Elderly man dead after being hit by motorcycle

Jan. 23, 2021 6:10 PM EST

MILFORD, Del. (AP) — Authorities in Delaware are investigating the death of an elderly man who was struck by a motorcycle while trying to cross a road outside his home. State police said the accident happened shortly before 6 p.m. Friday. Investigators said 85-year-old K.C. Hurry of Milford had pulled into...

This photo provided by the Mohave County Sheriff's Office shows a Las Vegas-based tour that rolled over in northwestern Arizona on Friday, Jan. 22, 2021. One person died, and two were critically injured. The cause of the rollover is under investigation. (Mohave County Sheriff's Office via AP)

Arizona sheriff's office investigating fatal tour bus crash

Jan. 23, 2021 4:07 PM EST

KINGMAN, Ariz. (AP) — An Arizona sheriff's office was investigating a tour bus crash that killed one person and injured dozens of others, including five seriously, officials said Saturday. The Las Vegas-based bus crashed Friday and rolled over in northwestern Arizona while headed to a Grand Canyon...

2 plane crashes with 8 people in South Florida, no injuries

Jan. 23, 2021 2:21 PM EST

MARATHON, Fla. (AP) — Emergency workers and campers rescued eight people from two separate small plane crashes in South Florida. In the first crash, campers on Friday helped bring to shore four people who were in a single-engine Piper Saratoga that crashed near Cape Sable, the southernmost point of the...