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Scrap metal from overturned truck flattens dozens of tires

Jul. 23, 2019 5:47 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Scrap metal from an overturned tractor-trailer has flattened dozens of tires on cars on an Ohio interstate. Authorities said the accident happened Tuesday afternoon on Interstate 77 in Cleveland near Interstate 490, causing the highway to shut down. No injuries were reported. Cleveland...

Officials: 2 killed in crash near Offutt Air Force Base

Jul. 23, 2019 5:36 PM EDT

BELLEVUE, Neb. (AP) — Eastern Nebraska officials say two men are dead following a crash near Bellevue. The Sarpy County Sheriff's office says in a news release that the crash happened around 10:40 a.m. Tuesday on Highway 34 south of Offutt Air Force Base. Officials say the crash occurred when a westbound...

Medford doctor drowns in boating accident

Jul. 23, 2019 5:22 PM EDT

MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) — A man who drowned Monday has been identified as 54-year-old Jon Van Valkenburg of Medford. The Jackson County Medical Examiner's Office determined he died due to accidental drowning. The Mail Tribune reports Van Valkenburg had been fishing with his son in a raft on the Rogue River,...

Tucson woman gets 20-year prison term in fatal hit-and-run

Jul. 23, 2019 5:02 PM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A Tucson woman accused of driving impaired in a fatal hit-and-run crash in 2017 has been sentenced to 20 years in prison. Pima County prosecutors say 32-year-old Erin Eman was sentenced Monday. In May, Eman pleaded guilty to the second-degree murder charge and various other offenses...

Deadly 2018 Amtrak crash caused by safety oversights, delays

Jul. 23, 2019 4:51 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Federal safety officials ruled Tuesday yet another fatal train crash in the United States has been caused by easy-to-fix human errors. The National Transportation Safety Board determined the crash of an Amtrak train into a parked train on a side track near Columbia, South Carolina, in...

The Latest: CSX agrees on blame for deadly 2018 Amtrak crash

Jul. 23, 2019 4:49 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The Latest on the investigation into a deadly 2018 Amtrak crash in South Carolina (all times local): 4:30 p.m. CSX is agreeing with federal officials who say the company and one of its train crews were responsible for an Amtrak crash that killed two people and hurt nearly 100...

Police captain injured while leading funeral procession

Jul. 23, 2019 4:33 PM EDT

WOODBRIDGE, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey police captain was critically injured after he was struck on his motorcycle while leading a funeral procession. NJ.com reports that Capt. William Boggier was taken to University Hospital's intensive care unit in Newark after the crash during a procession Tuesday in...

Deschutes County sheriff's deputy dies in crash

Jul. 23, 2019 4:25 PM EDT

BEND, Ore. (AP) — A Deschutes County sheriff's deputy has been killed in a motorcycle crash in Wheeler County. The Oregon State Police said Tuesday that 48-year-old Christopher Jones was driving on Highway 207 when his motorcycle went off the road and crashed. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Jones had...

Charges thrown out again in deadly Philadelphia Amtrak crash

Jul. 23, 2019 3:24 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — For the second time, a judge threw out all charges Tuesday against an Amtrak engineer for his role in a high-speed derailment in Philadelphia that killed eight people, saying: "The law recognizes we're all human." Common Pleas Judge Barbara McDermott rejected the involuntary...

Trooper injured after car hits patrol vehicle in Las Vegas

Jul. 23, 2019 2:13 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Authorities are investigating if alcohol was a factor after a car struck a Nevada Highway Patrol vehicle, causing the SUV to flip. Nevada Highway Patrol says the trooper and the other driver were taken to a hospital for minor injuries after the early Tuesday crash near downtown Las Vegas....