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Pedestrian struck by vehicle in Roseville
An early morning accident has caused police to shut down all northbound lanes on Gratiot south of Masonic in Roseville       
-1 points by The Detroit News | Traffic Transport
Police: Man shot while driving on SB Lodge in Detroit
The man was driving around 12:20 a.m. when he heard shots and exited at the Livernois exit on the city’s west side       
-1 points by The Detroit News | Automobile English-language films Transport Police Traffic Michigan State University Driving
Bangladesh ministers, VIPs warned against driving on wrong side
The government has warned of tough legal actions against anyone caught driving on the wrong lane, even if the offender is a minister, an MP or a VIP.
208 points by | Traffic Transport Bangladesh Dhaka Member of Parliament Freeway Scouting Rover Scout
Dozens stranded overnight in cable cars high above French Alps
A series of cable cars carrying tourists stopped working at high altitude over the Mont Blanc massif in the Alps on Thursday, prompting a major rescue operation and leaving 45 people trapped in midair overnight, France’s interior minister said.
-1 points by Las Vegas Review-Journal | Chamonix Mont Blanc Courmayeur Rescue France Mont Blanc Massif Aiguille du Midi Transport
Dozens of tourists stranded in cable cars 10,000 above the Alps
PARIS — A series of cable cars carrying tourists stopped working at high altitude over the Mont Blanc massif in the Alps on Thursday, prompting a major rescue operation and leaving 45 people trapped in midair overnight, France’s interior minister said. Four helicopters were deployed after 110 people became stuck when the cable cars stalled...
78 points by New York Post | Chamonix Mont Blanc Courmayeur Rescue France Mont Blanc Massif Aiguille du Midi Transport
New York party promoter says suicide attempt was ‘spur of the moment’
Domonique Echeverria lost her arm and leg when she jumped in front of a moving J train last November.
78 points by New York Post | Train station Railway platform James St. James Disco Bloodbath Public transport Transport Train Suicide
5-year-old boy missed first day of school after being left on bus

165 points by Atlanta Journal Constitution | School bus The Doors Bus Berks County Pennsylvania Transport Bus transport
Sandy Springs landscapers robbed while working

-1 points by Atlanta Journal Constitution | Truck Automobile English-language films Thought Diesel engine Gun Man Transport
Bike lanes give cyclists free ride at expense of drivers, urban planning
Have we reached "peak driving"? It's the question of the year among urban planning and transportation wonks. Car sales remain strong, yet when corrected for population gain and other factors it turns out the average American family for the first time in decades possesses fewer than two cars, drives...
-1 points by Chicago Tribune | Road Chicago Automobile Train station Driving Bicycle Transport Driver's license
Police: Man exposed himself twice in Chicago Lawn
Police are searching for a man who exposed himself to a female two days in a row this week in the Chicago Lawn neighborhood on the Southwest Side.
2 points by Chicago Sun-Times | Police Chicago Transport United Kingdom Hispanic and Latino Americans African American Race White people
Central Arkansas agency gets federal funding for bus service
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - A central Arkansas agency is receiving more than $1.6 million in federal funding to improve bus services. The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Transit Administration announced on Thursday nearly $211 million in funding nationwide as part of its bus and bus facilities grant program. The ...
-1 points by The Washington Times | Public transport Bus Natural gas Public transport bus service Transport Bus stop Washington D.C. Arkansas
Bicyclist critically injured in Portage Park crash
A bicyclist was critically injured in a Portage Park neighborhood crash Tuesday afternoon on the Northwest Side.
2 points by Chicago Sun-Times | Automobile Sustainable transport Cycling Blue Line Transport Lake Michigan Chicago Bicycle
Man shot during South Side robbery
A man was shot during a robbery Tuesday night in the Lake Meadows neighborhood on the South Side.
3 points by Chicago Sun-Times | Transport Wound Chicago
Woman dead after freight train hits car in Pennsylvania
HALIFAX, Pa. (AP) - Authorities say a woman was killed in a collision between a freight train and a car at a railroad crossing in central Pennsylvania.
-1 points by The Philadelphia Inquirer | Pennsylvania Transport Harrisburg Pennsylvania Dauphin County Pennsylvania Automobile Walking English-language films Freeway
Suspect in Queens fatal stabbing arrested after he walked by cops
The man charged with fatally stabbing a NYPD cop’s aunt in Queens walked right into detectives investigating her murder, police said.
13 points by Daily News | Walking Week-day names Road Sustainable transport Transport Automobile
Report: 2 dead after Amtrak train hits truck in Wayne
According to WWJ, a truck was attempting to go around the crossing gates.        
46 points by Detroit Free Press | Amtrak Michigan Leo White Transport Jess Robbins Florida Woman Detroit
Menorah stolen from Somerton synagogue

-1 points by The Philadelphia Inquirer | Synagogue Religion Road Transport Crime Theft
They actually exist and can drive

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Man, 74, killed in rollover crash
MARLBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) - Police say a Massachusetts was killed after the car he was driving veered off the road and rolled over. The crash happened around 3:30 p.m. Tuesday in Marlborough. Police say 74-year-old Peter Norton was driving on Elm Street when his car struck a mailbox, crashed through ...
-1 points by The Washington Times | Wood English-language films Interstate 495 Transport
Man shot multiple times in West Englewood
A man was shot Friday evening in the West Englewood neighborhood on the South Side.
-1 points by Chicago Sun-Times | Chicago Transport Community areas of Chicago Cook County Illinois John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County Road Native Americans in the United States Illinois Medical District
Belarus to get Russian Mi-8 helicopters in April
Russian Helicopters, a subsidiary of Russia's state-owned Rostec, is preparing to deliver a second batch of Mi-8 aircraft to Belarus in April.
-1 points by UPI | Russia United Press International Transport Belarus Helicopter Military helicopter Russian language Weapon
Police: Car was going 100 m.p.h. before plunging into Kalamazoo River
A car which crashed into the Kalamazoo River last week was traveling nearly 100 m.p.h. seconds before it hit a bridge.        
-2 points by Detroit Free Press | Road English-language films Event data recorder Street Kalamazoo Michigan Transport Speed Driving
Man carjacked at Route 59 gas station, Naperville police say
A 40-year-old man driving a 2013 Lexus was carjacked early Friday morning near Route 59 and Brookdale Road, Naperville police said. Officers were called to the BP station at 1983 Brookdale Road in reference to a Mundelein man who said he was approached at about 5 a.m. by a man who pointed a handgun...
-1 points by Chicago Tribune | Sting Transport Automobile Firearm Police
Man surrenders in North Side SWAT incident
A man surrendered to Chicago police SWAT officers Thursday after barricading himself inside a home in the Magnolia Glen neighborhood for about three hours, police said. The man is being transported to a hospital for an evaluation. Officers responded to a call of a person with a gun in the 5600...
-1 points by Chicago Tribune | SWAT Police Firearm Transport United States
Road worker killed patching potholes, another injured in Taylor
Two workers who were part of a pothole patching crew were struck by another county vehicle.        
-2 points by Detroit Free Press | Wayne County Michigan Metro Detroit Detroit Utah English-language films Cities in Michigan American films Transport
MTA to close 3 Brooklyn R train stations for 6-month renovations
Three R train stations in Brooklyn are getting makeovers this year, and it'll force riders to use other stops for six months, the MTA said.
-1 points by Daily News | Public transport New York City Subway Bus Train station Minibus Transport Tram New York City
Belgium arrests man trying to speed into crowded shopping area
Antwerp Belgium police say a car tried to enter a shopping street at high speed, according to media reports.
-1 points by Pittsburgh Post-Gazette | Antwerp Walking Automobile Transport English-language films Crime Vehicle The Driver
Man shot dead in Duarte drive-by attack with wife at his side
Authorities are continuing to search for suspects in the fatal drive-by shooting of a 39-year-old man Saturday night on a residential street in Duarte, officials said. The victim was identified as Kirinda Lavar Morehead of Duarte, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s officials. Morehead was...
8 points by Los Angeles Times | Sheriff Coroner Police Los Angeles County California County Automobile Transport San Bernardino County California
Car-tab fees up after passage of transportation package
SEATTLE (AP) - Some drivers in King, Pierce, and Snohomish Counties are experiencing sticker shock with the latest round of car-tab renewal bills arriving in the mail. KOMO TV reports (http://bit.ly/2kL9q0J ) the increase in fees is connected to the passage of Sound Transit 3, a transportation package approved by ...
-2 points by The Washington Times | KOMO-TV Election Transport English-language films Snohomish County Washington Seattle British films Tony Blair
Man shot during argument in Pilsen
A man was shot early Sunday in the Pilsen neighborhood on the South Side.
1 points by Chicago Sun-Times | Chicago Police John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County Cook County Illinois Illinois Medical District Transport
Man in critical condition after police-involved shooting
Cops shot a man in Brooklyn early Sunday after he walked into a bodega and demanded cash, authorities said. Police said the man entered the Garden Deli and Grill at Irving Avenue and Starr Street in Bushwick at around 1 a.m. “He had a gun,” a shaken store employee told The Post. “He tried to...
1 points by New York Post | Transport Firearm Crime Gun Woodhull Medical and Mental Health Center Shot glass Irving Wallace Brooklyn
Man, 26, wounded in Wrightwood drive-by shooting
A man was shot Saturday night in the Wrightwood neighborhood on the Southwest Side.
1 points by Chicago Sun-Times | Transport New Mexico San Antonio Southwestern United States
Police: Virginia man dies in accident while working on car
FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) - Police in Virginia say a man has died after an accident while working on his car. Fairfax County Police say they were called Saturday to Prince Way in Centreville for a report of an unresponsive man and a car that struck a townhouse. Police say a ...
-2 points by The Washington Times | Fairfax County Virginia Automobile Virginia Steering Transport Washington D.C. Death Diesel engine
Blue Island cops injured pursuing alleged car thieves
Two Blue Island police officers were injured early Saturday morning after crashing into a vehicle allegedly being driven by armed robbers, police said. The incident began at about 12:45 a.m. when three suspects stole a black Infinity at gunpoint in the 1400 block of West 127th Street in Calumet...
-2 points by Chicago Tribune | Cook County Illinois Robbery Chicago metropolitan area Theft Transport
Two cars swallowed by 20-foot sinkhole in Los Angeles
Daniel UriaFeb. 18 (UPI) -- Two cars fell into a 20-foot sinkhole filled with rushing water in California as the state was pounded by a powerful rainstorm.
28 points by UPI | United Press International Automobile Transport Vehicle Vehicles American films Airbag Credibility
New Jersey man, in Chicago to visit family, reported missing
Police are looking for a 53-year-old man who went missing Friday from the South Shore neighborhood on the South Side.
7 points by Chicago Sun-Times | Chicago Pennsylvania Transport Denim New Jersey Police Train station Kentucky
Wabash Tunnel to remain open to all vehicles to relieve rush-hour traffic
After years of operating only for high-occupancy vehicles or with a waiver to allow all vehicles on a limited basis, the Wabash Tunnel on the South Side is now permanently open as a rush-hour shortcut for all vehicles.
5 points by Pittsburgh Post-Gazette | Transport Tunnel Rush hour New York City São Paulo Road Road pricing Congestion pricing
Millennials changing views on car payments: The rise of car leases
"There is a greater percentage of people who view car ownership as a monthly payment like their cell phone or cable or Wi-Fi," says Jessica Caldwell, executive director of strategic analytics at Edmunds.com. Car payments have morphed from a temporary nuisance into a permanent part of many people's budgets.  Whether that's a bad thing depends on what you do with the rest of your money. One-third of millennial car buyers chose a lease last year, which helped push auto lease volume to a record of 4.3 million and 31% of all new auto purchases, according to market research by Edmunds.com. "There is a greater percentage of people who view car ownership as a monthly payment like their cell phone or cable or Wi-Fi," says Jessica Caldwell, executive director of strategic analytics at Edmunds.com. "It's just the way we live our lives." Lease payments are typically lower than monthly loan payments for the same car, and leasing is less expensive than buying new cars every two or three years. But leasing is far from frugal, especially compared with paying off a car within five years and owning it for a few more. People who lease don't get a break from payments or build equity toward the next purchase. But younger buyers in particular are more likely to view cars as technology that needs to be continually upgraded, Caldwell says. "It used to be cars didn't change that much in five years. Now they do," she says. (Even Consumer Reports, which typically recommends buying over leasing, suggests leasing electric cars because the technology is changing so fast.) The upsides of leasing Fear of repair bills contributes to the leasing trend as well. Many people would rather have constant payments and continually drive newer cars than be surprised by repair costs -- especially in an era when 46% of households don't have $400 in savings to cover an emergency, according to the Federal Reserve. "Your costs with a lease, while higher, are also more predictable," says Alex Klein, vice president for data science for Autolist, a new and used car search engine. Younger buyers also are less convinced they'll need a car five years from now, Klein says. "There's more flexibility about the idea of car ownership," Klein says. "In two or three years, I may get around in an autonomous Uber." Millennial car owners plan to own their cars for less time than their Generation X predecessors, an Autolist study of 3,383 vehicle owners found. Forty-seven percent of those aged 25 to 39 in 2016 said they'd keep their cars five years or less, compared with 41% of those 40 to 54. One-third of the older crowd intended to keep their vehicles for 10 years or more, compared with just one-quarter of millennials. Leasing certainly can be a better financial choice than some other financing options. Auto loans that stretch six years or more mean buyers often face big repair bills while they're still making payments. Buyers often owe more on the loan than the car is worth for most of the loan term, and interest rates tend to be higher than for shorter loans. Too many of these buyers wind up trading in their cars before they've paid off their loans, rolling their negative equity into their next vehicle at even higher interest rates. Among car buyers who traded in a vehicle last year, 29.9% rolled an average of $5,193.79 in unpaid debt into their new loans, Edmunds.com found. A decade earlier, the comparable figures were 26.4% and $3,997.36 of negative equity. If you're leaning toward leasing, here's what you need to keep in mind: Don't overspend. Any car payment, whether on a loan or a lease, needs to fit in with more important financial priorities such as saving for retirement and paying off debt. If your payment pushes your "must-have" expenses -- such as shelter, transportation, food, utilities, insurance and other minimum loan payments -- to over 50% of your after-tax income, you probably can't afford it. Consider buying a less expensive new car or a reliable older model instead. Have a cushion. Car repairs are typically covered under warranty when you lease, but you may face extra charges at the end for excessive mileage, bald tires or wear and tear, especially if you are not leasing another vehicle of the same make. If you've modified the vehicle in any way, those alterations have to be removed. Negotiate hard. Experts recommend that you negotiate the purchase price of the car as if you plan to buy it, and discuss leasing only after you get a firm price. Down payment, mileage allowance and after-lease purchase price can be haggled, as well. Liz Weston is a certified financial planner and columnist at NerdWallet, a personal finance website, and author of "Your Credit Score." Email: [email protected] Twitter: @lizweston. This article was written by NerdWallet and was originally published by The Associated Press. The article The Never-Ending Car Payment originally appeared on NerdWallet. More from NerdWallet Here's How to Raise Your Credit Score 100 Points How to Pay Off Debt How to Build a Budget
11 points by The Plain Dealer | Automobile Electric vehicle Vehicle Vehicles Automobiles Walking Transport Renault
Man shot in car in Northeast Baltimore on Friday night
A 37-year-old man was shot in the arm and body Friday night in the 1500 block of Montpelier St., according to Baltimore police. The victim was in his car when he pulled over on Montpelier Street in Northeast Baltimore. An unknown man walked up to the car and shot him about 9:35 p.m., police said....
-2 points by Baltimore Sun | English-language films American films Transport
24-year-old man shot in Gresham
A 24-year-old man was shot Friday night in the Gresham neighborhood on the South Side.
2 points by Chicago Sun-Times | Polish American Transport Cook County Illinois Shot glass Brother Rice High School
Chicago Police vehicle crashes into Little Village building
A Chicago Police officer crashed their vehicle into a building Friday night in the Little Village neighborhood.
1 points by Chicago Sun-Times | Transport Rock music Crashed
Body found in submerged vehicle in Victorville
Live updates: Strongest storm in years moves into L.A. area Feb. 17, 2017, 8:22 p.m. The strongest storm to hit Southern California in several years has brought torrential rain, flash flooding and powerful winds to the area. A flash flood watch has been issued for Santa Barbara, Ventura and Los...
4 points by Los Angeles Times | The Strongest San Bernardino County California La Paz Tropical cyclone Transport San Bernardino California Estadio Hernando Siles Water
Montgomery police officer critical, woman stable after crash
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - A Montgomery police officer and a woman were hurt in a two-vehicle crash in Montgomery. It happened Friday about 1 p.m. Police Chief Ernest Finley tells WSFA-TV (http://bit.ly/2m5QDyl ) the injured officer was identified as 22-year-old Carlos Taylor, who's been on the force for two years. ...
-2 points by The Washington Times | Police Law enforcement agency English-language films Constable Montgomery Alabama Alabama Federal Bureau of Investigation Transport
The Latest: Concrete truck among 8 vehicles in freeway crash
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) - The Latest on a freeway crash in Scottsdale (all times local): 9:15 a.m. A collision involving a concrete truck and seven other vehicles closed a Scottsdale freeway during the Friday morning commute, causing a huge traffic backup. The state Department of Transportation says there's no immediate ...
-2 points by The Washington Times | Transport Automobile Road Traffic Arizona Interstate Highway System Scottsdale Arizona Phoenix Arizona
Woman fights back when man tries to hijack car on West Side
A man tried to hijack a female victim's car but ran away after she fought back Wednesday afternoon in the Ukrainian Village neighborhood.
1 points by Chicago Sun-Times | Transport Near North Side Chicago Automobile Hoodie Walking Film noir Vehicle West Town Chicago
Belmont man in critical condition after snowmobile accident
A Belmont man is in the hospital with life-threatening injuries after a snowmobile incident.New Hampshire Fish and Game and Belmont fire officials said Thursday that they received a report of the incident at 10:30 p.m. Wednesday. Belmont police and fire departments were provided snowmobiles by other...
1 points by Concord Monitor | American films New Hampshire Snow English-language films Snowmobile Lake Winnipesaukee Transport Ski
Man, 22, shot in Lawndale
A man was shot Thursday evening in the Lawndale neighborhood on the Southwest Side.
1 points by Chicago Sun-Times | Texas Transport Dallas San Antonio Southwestern United States
Bystander saves three men from fiery crash in Houston's Fifth Ward
A bystander saved three men from a fiery crash Wednesday night that left two of the three men injured and the other unharmed, according to ABC 13 and a Houston Police Department report.
13 points by The Houston Chronicle | English-language films 2000s American television series American films Transport The Driver Women's National Basketball Association The Corner
Man fatally shot on Northwest Side
A 24-year-old man was fatally shot in the Northwest Side neighborhood of Kilbourn Park early Thursday, police said. Officers responding to a call of a person shot just after 5:40 a.m. found him on the ground in the 4000 block of West Melrose Street, police said. He had been shot in the chest and...
1669 points by Chicago Tribune | Humans Transport
Man shot to death in Avondale
A man was shot to death Thursday morning in the Avondale neighborhood on the Northwest Side, according to Chicago Police.
903 points by Chicago Sun-Times | Transport Wound Injuries Diet Death According to Jim Humans Automobile