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Police officer dies after being struck by wrong-way driver

Jan. 21, 2022 20:08 PM EST

ELK GROVE, Calif. (AP) — A police officer riding his police motorcycle to work was killed Friday after being struck by a drunk man driving the wrong way on a Sacramento highway, officials said. Officer Ty Lenehan, a six-year veteran of the Elk Grove Police Department, was riding...

Police: Truck with 100 monkeys crashes, some of them missing

Jan. 21, 2022 18:51 PM EST

DANVILLE, Pa. (AP) — A truck carrying about 100 monkeys was involved in a crash Friday in Pennsylvania, state police said as authorities searched for at least three of the monkeys that appeared to have escaped the vehicle. The truck carrying the animals crashed with a dump truck in...

Driver accused in fatal crash in Acadia asks for plea

Jan. 21, 2022 17:22 PM EST

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The driver charged with manslaughter and drunken driving in a crash in Acadia National Park that killed three people has asked for a plea hearing in a court filing. A jury trial for Praneeth Manubolu had been scheduled to begin next month, the Portland Press...

1 killed, 1 hurt in hit-and-run collision, man arrested

Jan. 21, 2022 17:14 PM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A 22-year-old man is facing manslaughter and other charges after police say he ran from a vehicle collision that killed one person and injured another in Portland. At around 11:30 p.m. Thursday officers responded to a report of a crash in southeast Portland,...

NTSB: Paraglider not on controller's radar before collision

Jan. 21, 2022 17:09 PM EST

FULSHEAR, Texas (AP) — The location and altitude of a powered paraglider were not on an air traffic controller’s radar display when a small plane was placed on a collision course with it near Houston, federal investigators said Friday. In a preliminary report, National...

Wrong-way driver hits state police unit during I-10 pursuit

Jan. 21, 2022 15:32 PM EST

GONZALES, La. (AP) — A Louisiana man faces several charges, including DWI, after leading state troopers on a chase going the wrong way on Interstate 10 before crashing into a state police patrol unit. Louisiana State Police said Steven O'Neill, 33, of Metairie, was arrested early...

US blocks flights by Chinese airlines in escalating dispute

Jan. 21, 2022 15:31 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States moved Friday to block 44 flights to the U.S. by Chinese airlines in retaliation for China forcing the cancellation of flights by U.S. airlines. The Transportation Department order affecting four Chinese airlines is the latest development in a...

Tractor trailer driver dies after rig goes off Interstate 90

Jan. 21, 2022 15:14 PM EST

BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — A semitractor-trailer went off Interstate 90 just east of Bozeman and into the median before going down an embankment and across a county road that runs under the interstate, killing the driver, the Montana Highway Patrol said Friday. The cab of the truck...

Memphis officer dies in crash; other driver also killed

Jan. 21, 2022 13:55 PM EST

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — An on-duty Tennessee police officer was killed in a crash with another vehicle whose driver also died, authorities said. The collision happened at about 2:30 a.m. Thursday while the officer was responding to a call in southeast Memphis, officials told news...

Marines ID victims in fatal truck crash in North Carolina

Jan. 21, 2022 13:52 PM EST

CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. (AP) — Officials have identified the U.S. Marines killed when the truck they and others were riding in overturned and ejected them near their base in North Carolina. A news release from the 2nd Marine Logistics Group on Friday identified the victims as Lance Cpl....