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Audit: Unit inspecting Mich. school buses understaffed
Review says state inspectors relied too heavily on school districts to say problems were fixed       
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Spokesman: Driver shot at US-Mexico border remains alive
NOGALES, Ariz. (AP) - A federal government spokesman says truck driver remains alive after being shot and wounded by officers and a Border Patrol agent at an Arizona port of entry along the U.S.-Mexico border. Customers and Border Protection says the truck driver was shot Thursday at the Mariposa crossing ...
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State Police JFK Barrack in Perryville to host safety fair Saturday, Sept. 10, to benefit Maryland Food Bank
In honor of Hunger Action Month, emergency first responders in Harford, Cecil and Baltimore counties will do their part in the fight against hunger by hosting the 2016 Safety Fair at the Maryland State Police JFK Barrack in Perryville Saturday. The event is part of a statewide partnership between...
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Driver dies after being pinned between truck, trailer
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - Authorities say a driver has died after being pinned between his truck and a trailer he was hooking to it at a south Omaha meatpacking plant. Police and medics were called around 3 p.m. Thursday to the facility operated by Greater Omaha. Police spokesman Michael Pecha ...
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Audit: Unit inspecting Michigan school buses understaffed
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) - An audit says the Michigan State Police division that inspects school buses is understaffed and has failed to ensure problems are fixed. The Michigan Office of the Auditor General looked at the Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Division, which keeps tabs on the condition of thousands of ...
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Sandy Springs landscapers robbed while working

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Police seek man suspected of exposing himself in school lot
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - Omaha police are looking for a man they believe exposed himself to three Millard North High School students in separate incidents. Police say that all of the incidents happened Wednesday afternoon. One teen told police she was in the school's parking lot around 4:30 p.m. when ...
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Three men dead in Natore road accident
A collision between a bus and two trucks has left three dead in Natore.
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5 Interstate 94 crashes in Fargo area snarl morning traffic
FARGO, N.D. (AP) - Five crashes on Interstate 94 in the Fargo area in a span of 20 minutes snarled morning traffic. The Highway Patrol says the incidents began shortly before 8 a.m. when a motorcycle rear-ended a pickup truck. Traffic delays followed the initial crash, causing four additional chain-reaction ...
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NY State Police ID NJ woman killed in crash on Route 17
MAMAKATING, N.Y. (AP) - Authorities have released the name of the woman who was killed when the car she was riding in slammed into the rear of a tractor-trailer on an upstate New York highway. State police say Alekos Patentas, of Holmdel, New Jersey, was driving a BMW west on ...
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Eid holidaymakers suffer as journey gets stuck in traffic snarls
Lengthy traffic congestion – the common nuisance that turns journey of Eid holidaymakers into a nightmare every year – is back again to haunt travellers.
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Suspect in custody after brief police chase in NE Houston
A man was taken into custody early Thursday morning after he led police on a brief chase in a stolen pickup in northeast Houston.
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12 hurt in Woodlawn bus crash
Twelve people were hurt in a bus crash Tuesday afternoon in the South Side Woodlawn neighborhood.
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Motorcyclist killed in Harvey crash
A 30-year-old motorcyclist from the south suburbs was killed in a crash Sunday afternoon in Harvey.
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1 killed after truck hits tree in South Jersey
One person was killed after a pickup truck crashed into a tree in Burlington County early Tuesday. The crash happened just before 4:45 a.m. on Riverton Road near Chatham Court in Cinnaminson, Burlington County dispatchers said.
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Man, 69, killed in Delco crash
A 69-year-old man was killed Tuesday morning in a car crash in Upper Darby, police said.The victim was behind the wheel of Lexus about 6:30 a.m. when he pulled out from Belfield Avenue onto Township Line Road (Route 1) to make a left hand turn.
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Aurora Crime Blotter: Sapling pushed over in spite
A man believes members of his HOA knocked down a spaling in his yard in this week's Aurora Crime Blotter.
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Man killed in hit-and-run crash

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Truck driver sought in hit-and-run killing man

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No injuries reported when truck carrying steel beams tips: cops
Waitress Kristin Fransk was taking an order Wednesday morning when she felt something that reminded her of living in her home state of California. This wasn't a ground shock of the natural disaster variety — it was a tractor trailer loaded with scrap steel beams tipping over, she said. The semi-truck...
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Two charged after Cleveland federal agents seize more than 200 pounds of cocaine
Two men face federal drug charges following their arrest Saturday in bust that saw state and federal officials seize more than 200 pounds of cocaine on Cleveland's East Side. CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Two men face federal drug charges following their arrest Saturday in bust that saw state and federal officials seize more than 200 pounds of cocaine on Cleveland's East Side. Antonio Navarro-Gaytan, 64, and Alejandro Cota-Luna, 28, each face a drug-conspiracy charge. Agents from a Drug Enforcement Administration task force found the cocaine in a secret compartment below a semi trailer in a parking lot in the 17800 block of St. Clair Avenue.  Their arrest came after California DEA agents tipped off local agents about a large shipment of drugs headed to Cleveland, according to an affidavit released by the U.S. Attorney's Office. Both men declined to make statements to investigators after their arrests, the affidavit says. They made their initial appearances Wednesday afternoon in front of Magistrate Judge William Baughman. Preliminary and detention hearings are scheduled for next week. Both men spoke through a translator and were appointed attorneys. The U.S. Attorney's Office says both men are Mexican nationals. The affidavit says Navarro-Gaytan was stopped at the U.S.-Mexico border in April 2010 while hauling a trailer with cement patio furniture and nearly 40 pounds of marijuana. He was not criminally prosecuted by U.S. officials at the time. The bust is the largest cocaine seizure in Cleveland in more than a decade. Terry Gilbert, Navarro-Gaytan's court-appointed attorney, said he did not know enough about the case to comment. Carolyn Kucharski, Cota-Luna's federal public defender, declined to comment. According to the affidavit: After California agents passed on information, law enforcement here surveyed the address and the semi that was westbound on the Ohio Turnpike. Agents saw Navarro-Gaytan and Cota-Luna meet up with the semi when it arrived at the St. Clair Avenue address. Both men worked beneath the truck with what appeared to be a hidden compartment. A Highway Patrol trooper stopped the car later on Interstate 90 for speeding. When questioned, both men gave different stories. Troopers searched the car and found tools they believed were used to open and re-seal the secret compartment. They also found a ledger that, while mostly written in Spanish, had the address where the men met up with the semi. Agents let them go and got a warrant to search the semi on St. Clair Avenue. They found 92 bricks of cocaine. Each weighed a little more than two pounds. After this discovery, both men were arrested at a hotel near Cleveland-Hopkins International Airport. If you would like to comment on this story, please visit Wednesday's crime and courts comment section.
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Man injured in March traffic accident has died, police say
An 81-year-old man who was injured in a March traffic accident has died, Las Vegas police said Wednesday. Las Vegas resident Stanley Betts was seriously injured March 27 after a collision with another vehicle ejected him from his pickup truck.
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Trump pretends to drive big-rig truck as health care bill stalls
With his healthcare bill running out of gas, President Trump is trying to keep on truckin’.
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Officials: Turkey crossing I-93 doesn’t get to the other side, dies
New Hampshire Fish and Game officials say a tractor-trailer driver suffered minor injuries after a 19-pound turkey crashed through his windshield on Interstate 93.Conservation officer Chris McKee said the adult turkey ended up in the cab of the trailer on Tuesday in Londonderry when it had apparentl...
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President Trump hops into a truck cab
While meeting people in the trucking industry, President Trump had the opportunity to hop into the cab of a big rig.
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Trump: 'America depends' on truck drivers
President Trump met with CEOs from the truck driving industry and several truck drivers during a meeting about Obamacare.
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2 dead, 1 injured in shooting outside South LA liquor store
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Police say two people are dead and one is injure after a shooting outside outside a liquor store in South Los Angeles. LAPD spokesman Officer Tony Im says two people were pronounced dead at the scene and one was taken to a hospital. Police have released ...
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Pedestrian killed trying to cross North Freeway
A man died Saturday night while trying to cross the road in northern Harris County, according to authorities.
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1 dead, 1 critical in crash with city of Oklahoma City bus
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Authorities say one person is dead and a second was critically injured when the vehicle they were in collided with a city of Oklahoma City bus. Fire Battalion Chief Benny Fulkerson says the crash occurred Friday northwest of downtown Oklahoma City. Police at the scene told ...
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Trucker apologizes for crash that killed 5 people on I-55, sentenced to 10 years
A 53-year-old Indiana trucker could spend less than three more years in prison for a 2014 crash that killed five people on Interstate 55. Will County Judge David Carlson on Thursday sentenced Francisco Espinal-Quiroz to 10 years in prison for the crash. Under state sentencing laws and credit for...
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No injuries reported after Dan Ryan gunfire
Shots were fired on the Dan Ryan Expressway early Thursday, Illinois state police said. No injuries were reported after the shots were fired about 3:05 a.m. in the outbound lanes of the expressway near 63rd Street. Police initially said a semi tractor trailer had been shot, but later said that...
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California truck driver killed in hit-and-run in Streamwood
A truck driver from California was struck and killed on Tuesday in a hit-and-run crash in northwest suburban Streamwood.
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Second CVS this week hit in smash-and-grab attempt
Unknown suspects rammed the entrance of another CVS pharmacy with a pickup truck early Wednesday morning for the second time this week, leaving behind the vehicle running idle in nearby bushes.
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'Which way is the city?' Lost helicopter lands on highway to ask for directions (VIDEO)
An Mi-8 gunship made a spectacular landing on a highway in Kazakhstan, blocking a truck convoy. To the astonishment of the drivers, a crew member then got out and started asking for directions to the closest city. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Police: Man wounded in officer-involved shooting in Indiana
VINCENNES, Ind. (AP) - Authorities say a man who was being sought for a parole violation has been shot and wounded after being spotted by police in southwestern Indiana. State police say the officer-involved shooting happened around 9 p.m. Tuesday in the parking lot of a gas station in Vincennes. ...
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No jail for Reno man who drove truck into crowd of protesters
A Reno man who seriously injured a woman after driving his truck through a crowd of people who were rallying for Native American rights under the city’s famous arch has escaped jail time.
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Man fails to win woman’s heart by throwing his dog at her
Sometimes people have a funny way of showing they like someone. Case in point? This Florida man who threw his dog out a car window at woman he thought was attractive. Howard Van Sweringen, 41, is facing charges of aggravated battery after ramming into the woman’s truck, and tossing his dog through his car window to...
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Freezing-thawing cycle creates sinkhole that closes Avon street for least a week
A large sinkhole opened up Monday beneath Swift Gulch Road in Avon, closing a portion of the street for at least a week. It’s the biggest problem reported so far in the area’s late winter/early spring return to the freeze/thaw cycle.
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Girl escapes attempted kidnapping, Montgomery County deputies say
A quick-thinking Montgomery County girl managed to escape from a man who tried to pull her into his car, authorities said Monday.
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Mercedes to stop selling gas-powered Smart car in U.S.
The gas-powered version of the nation's smallest car is about to start disappearing         
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Plow truck driver accused of striking bridge while driving drunk
New Hampshire State Police say a plow truck driver was arrested on a drunken driving charge after striking a bridge in Alstead over the weekend.Police said the commercial plow truck struck the bridge early Saturday on Route 123 and lost its “wing” plow blade. The truck didn’t stop.A trooper found th...
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2-year-old girl among 2 injured in South Side crash
A 2-year-old girl was among two people injured in a crash early Sunday on the South Side.
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Dramatic video shows big rig toppled by high winds crushing cop car on Wyoming highway
Dramatic video of a tractor-trailer toppling onto a Wyoming Highway Patrol car shows just how windy it can get on the high plains. The truck was driving on Interstate 80 in southern Wyoming on Tuesday when it blew over onto the parked patrol car. No one was inside the patrol car, and Patrol Lt....
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N.C. trucker dies after fall off Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel
Andrew V. PestanoFeb. 10 (UPI) -- Joseph Chen, a 47-year-old North Carolina truck driver, died after his tractor trailer hauling seafood went over the side of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel.
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At Chicago Auto Show, trucks and SUVs hit the gas
Automakers roll out new, bigger and more expensive trucks and SUVs at Chicago Auto Show        
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Wife: Driver who went over bridge was ' an awesome husband'
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — The wife of a man who died when his tractor-trailer plunged off a bridge into the Chesapeake Bay says "he was an awesome husband."
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Fla. father gets 2 years of probation in hot-car death
Steven Lillie pleaded guilty to leaving a child unattended in a motor vehicle in child's 2014 death.       
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Fire officials: 2 rescued after SUV plunges into icy pond
BIDDEFORD, Maine (AP) - Firefighters in Maine have rescued two people after their sport utility vehicle went off a bridge and crashed into an ice-covered pond. Biddeford Deputy Fire Chief Kevin Duross tells The Portland Press Herald the SUV left the road shortly before noon Thursday, went down an embankment ...
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2 tons of pot disguised as limes seized at the border
Authorities uncovered a sweet and sticky surprise at a Texas border crossing last week.       
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Prosecutor: Trucker shoots himself in police parking lot
READINGTON TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) - Authorities say a truck driver pulled his rig into the Readington Township police parking lot and shot himself. The shooting occurred around 9 p.m. Tuesday. The man, whose name was not released, was transported to Robert Wood Johnson Hospital. Officials have not released any information ...
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