Automotive accidents

McHenry County Sheriff Bill Primm speaks during a news conference, Thursday, March 7, 2019, at the Rockford Police Department District 3 Headquarters in Rockford, Ill. Floyd E. Brown suspected of fatally shooting a sheriff’s deputy and wounding a woman at an Illinois hotel was taken into custody Thursday after an hours-long standoff that began when he crashed his vehicle along an interstate highway, authorities said. (Scott P. Yates/Rockford Register Star via AP)
March 07, 2019 - 6:04 pm
ROCKFORD, Ill. (AP) — The Latest on a shooting at an Illinois hotel (all times local): 7:10 p.m. A man suspected of fatally shooting an Illinois sheriff's deputy has been charged with first-degree murder. Prosecutors in Winnebago County in northern Illinois had issued a warrant against Floyd E...
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FILE - In this Feb. 23, 2019, file photo, Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim speaks at a news conference after the team's NCAA college basketball game against Duke, in Syracuse, N.Y. A New Yorker who was fatally struck by a vehicle driven by Syracuse University’s basketball coach is being remembered as family man who loved life. A funeral will be held on Thursday evening, Feb. 28 for Jorge Jimenez. Police say Coach Jim Boeheim accidentally struck Jimenez on Feb. 20 while trying to avoid a disabled vehicle. (AP Photo/Nick Lisi, File)
March 07, 2019 - 1:31 pm
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Syracuse basketball coach Jim Boeheim will not be charged in last month's fatal highway accident and the case is closed. Boeheim was "not reckless," Onondaga County District Attorney William Fitzpatrick said Thursday. Fitzpatrick added his decision came after reviewing the...
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New Orleans Police examine damaged cars and bicycles on Esplanade Avenue in New Orleans after a car struck multiple people, killing several and injuring others following the Endymion Mardi Gras parade on Saturday, March 2, 2019. (Michael DeMocker/NOLA.com/The Times-Picayune via AP)
March 03, 2019 - 11:15 am
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A driver suspected of killing two people and injuring seven others, most of them on bikes, as large crowds gathered in New Orleans for Mardi Gras told police after the deadly crash, "I have a drinking problem," according to a police report. New Orleans police said Tashonty Toney...
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FILE - In this Feb. 23, 2019, file photo, Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim speaks at a news conference after the team's NCAA college basketball game against Duke, in Syracuse, N.Y. A New Yorker who was fatally struck by a vehicle driven by Syracuse University’s basketball coach is being remembered as family man who loved life. A funeral will be held on Thursday evening, Feb. 28 for Jorge Jimenez. Police say Coach Jim Boeheim accidentally struck Jimenez on Feb. 20 while trying to avoid a disabled vehicle. (AP Photo/Nick Lisi, File)
February 28, 2019 - 7:38 pm
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — A New Yorker who was fatally struck by a vehicle driven by Syracuse University's basketball coach was remembered as family man who loved life. The funeral for 51-year-old Jorge Jimenez was held in Syracuse Thursday evening. Area businesses donated the funeral costs. Police say...
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FILE - In this Dec. 26, 2018 file photo, pedestrians are silhouetted against wet pavement as they walk in the Country Club Plaza shopping district in Kansas City, Mo. The number of pedestrians killed on U.S. roads last year was the highest in 28 years, according to a report from a safety organization. Using data reported by states, the Governors Highway Safety Association estimates that 6,227 pedestrians were killed last year. That’s up 4 percent from 2017 and 35 percent since 2008. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)
February 28, 2019 - 1:36 pm
DETROIT (AP) — The number of pedestrians killed on U.S. roads last year was the highest in 28 years, an increase due in part to driver and walker distraction, alcohol and drug impairment and more SUVs on the road, a safety organization report says. Using data reported by states for the first half...
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Emergency personnel look over a train that derailed after striking a vehicle in Westbury, N.Y., Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2019. Two commuter trains traveling in opposite directions collided with a vehicle on the tracks in Westbury, killing all three occupants in the vehicle before one of the trains derailed and tore into a concrete platform Tuesday night, according to officials. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
February 27, 2019 - 10:53 am
WESTBURY, N.Y. (AP) — A witness told police that the driver who caused a deadly crash by trying to go around a lowered railroad gate on New York's Long Island was fleeing the scene of an earlier crash, a police official said Wednesday. "The witness said that individual was involved in an accident...
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People look at a damaged train inside Ramsis train station in Cairo, Egypt, Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2019. An Egyptian medical official said at least 20 people have been killed and dozens injured after a railcar rammed into a barrier inside the station causing an explosion of the fuel tank and triggering a huge blaze that engulfed that part of the station. The head of the Cairo Railroad Hospital said the death toll is expected to rise further. (AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty)
February 27, 2019 - 4:57 am
CAIRO (AP) — A locomotive crashed into a barrier at Cairo's main train station at high speed on Wednesday, causing its fuel tank to explode and triggering a huge fire, leaving at least 25 people dead, officials said. Railway officials said the single railcar was traveling too fast when it collided...
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Firefighters work the scene of a collision involving a Manhattan-bound commuter train and a vehicle in Westbury, N.Y., Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2019. The Long Island Rail Road says service was suspended Tuesday evening in both directions on the Ronkonkoma and Huntington/Port Jefferson branches. (Howard Schnapp/Newsday via AP)
February 26, 2019 - 8:42 pm
WESTBURY, N.Y. (AP) — Two commuter trains traveling in opposite directions collided with a vehicle on the tracks in Westbury, killing all three occupants in the vehicle before one of the trains derailed and tore into a concrete platform Tuesday night, according to officials. Nassau County Police...
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Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim, right, and his son Buddy Boeheim, left, sit on the bench in the final minutes of the team's NCAA college basketball game against Duke in Syracuse, N.Y., Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019. Duke won 75-65. (AP Photo/Nick Lisi)
February 26, 2019 - 6:39 pm
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Onondaga County District Attorney William Fitzpatrick says the investigation into the fatal crash last week involving Syracuse men's basketball coach Jim Boeheim is nearly complete and speed was not a factor. Fitzpatrick told The Associated Press on Tuesday night the accident...
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February 26, 2019 - 4:34 pm
HUGER, S.C. (AP) — A man fired on police for more than 30 minutes in South Carolina, using a handgun, rifle and shotgun while running from hiding spot to hiding spot before he was shot and killed by officers, authorities said Tuesday. No officers were hurt, even though the first deputy on the scene...
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