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Rekor Systems Announces Selection of Waycare Technologies by Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development for Pilot Program to Reduce State Traffic Congestion and Crashes
California homeless camp fire damages 2 bridges, disrupts public transportation
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Oregon Transportation Commission, wary of I-5 Rose Quarter project’s growing price tag, grants conditional approval
Woman dies after being hit by car in North Windham Friday night
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Rekor Systems Announces Selection of Waycare Technologies by Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development for Pilot Program to Reduce State Traffic Congestion and Crashes California homeless camp fire damages 2 bridges, disrupts public transportation Austin finishes half of its bicycle network, expects to complete entire 400-mile system by 2025 The Top 10 Automotive Concepts that automotive enthusiasts will be itching to see on the road! Oregon Transportation Commission, wary of I-5 Rose Quarter project’s growing price tag, grants conditional approval Woman dies after being hit by car in North Windham Friday night Silk-FAW Continues To Poach Italy’s Automotive Talent, As Lamborghini’s Katia Bassi Joins As Managing Director Transportation Department cracks down on airlines withholding refunds for canceled flights Bear gets trapped in car, destroys interior Cycling apparel company adding full-service bike repair to visitor center
Sep
2021
9

Man charged after stealing vehicle from Oakdale Mall parking lot

JOHNSON CITY (WBNG) — The Johnson City Police Department said one person has been arrested after trying to steal a vehicle from the Wegmans’ parking lot and stealing and fleeing with a vehicle from the Oakdale Mall parking lot.

According to a news release, Johnson City Police charged 26-year-old Brandon Hamilton with two counts of robbery in the first degree, a class B felony.

Police said officers responded to Wegmans on Sept. 5 for a report of a man that tried to steal an occupied vehicle and assault a victim there. They said while officers were responding to the incident at Wegmans, they were advised that a man had assaulted a female and stole her vehicle from the Oakdale Mall parking lot.

Officers discovered that the suspect at Wegmans threatened the victim and demanded that he get out of his vehicle. They said after he failed to steal the vehicle, he attempted to assault the victim before he fled on foot.

At the Oakdale Mall parking lot, police said the suspect forcibly removed a woman from her vehicle, pepper-sprayed her, and then fled the scene in her vehicle.

The Vestal Police Department received a suspicious person report and officers with Vestal Police arrived at a location on Underwood Road and found the vehicle that was stolen from the Oakdale Mall parking lot.

Authorities noted that Vestal Police found the suspect and detained him in relation to the incidents at Wegmans and Oakdale Mall parking lots.

Johnson City Police said it was determined that the suspect was responsible for the incidents.

Hamilton was processed and taken to the Broome County Correction Facility for arraignment and remanded to the county jail.

Aug
2021
3

Massachusetts car shoppers being charged above sticker price for new vehicles

The old rules for new car prices have apparently been left in the dust, as a shortage of cars combined with record demand has customers feeling boxed in. In many cases, new cars are selling for well over the sticker price.With his lease ending this fall, Anthony DeMarco has been car shopping at North Shore car dealerships to explore his options, and he was floored with what the salesperson told him: the vehicle would cost well more than the sticker price on the window. DeMarco said the salesperson added $5,000 to the manufacturer’s suggested retail price, also known as the sticker price. Like so many car shoppers, DeMarco is not used to paying the full sticker price. “I think what consumers are discovering right now, is the ‘S’ in MSRP stands for suggested,” Kevin Roberts with CarGurus.com says. Roberts says the current situation is as simple as supply and demand. With a global computer chip shortage hindering new car production and record demand during the pandemic, dealers can get the higher prices, and it is perfectly legal. “That is not an implicit price guarantee, it’s a suggested price from the manufacturer,” Roberts says.New cars selling for over the sticker price are just the latest quirk in an overheated car market. “It’s likely going to be a more difficult vehicle environment at least through the rest of this year,” Roberts says.

The old rules for new car prices have apparently been left in the dust, as a shortage of cars combined with record demand has customers feeling boxed in. In many cases, new cars are selling for well over the sticker price.

With his lease ending this fall, Anthony DeMarco has been car shopping at North Shore car dealerships to explore his options, and he was floored with what the salesperson told him: the vehicle would cost well more than the sticker price on the window.

DeMarco said the salesperson added $5,000 to the manufacturer’s suggested retail price, also known as the sticker price.

Like so many car shoppers, DeMarco is not used to paying the full sticker price.

“I think what consumers are discovering right now, is the ‘S’ in MSRP stands for suggested,” Kevin Roberts with CarGurus.com says.

Roberts says the current situation is as simple as supply and demand.

With a global computer chip shortage hindering new car production and record demand during the pandemic, dealers can get the higher prices, and it is perfectly legal.

“That is not an implicit price guarantee, it’s a suggested price from the manufacturer,” Roberts says.

New cars selling for over the sticker price are just the latest quirk in an overheated car market.

“It’s likely going to be a more difficult vehicle environment at least through the rest of this year,” Roberts says.

Jul
2021
20

Woman charged with speeding, striking police vehicle south of Dewey

A Magnolia woman faces charges after police said she crashed into a Delaware State Police vehicle July 18 south of Dewey Beach.

Angela Robinson, 44, was driving a 2017 Lexus ES350 at 3:10 a.m. going northbound in the left lane of Route 1 near Conquest Road when she struck a fully marked Delaware State Police Tahoe operated by an 11-year veteran who was also driving in the left lane, said Sr. Cpl. Jason Hatchell of the Delaware State Police.

Hatchell said Robinson was traveling at a high rate of speed when she struck the rear of the state police Tahoe, causing the Lexus to exit the roadway. The Lexus slid through the grass center median, rotated counterclockwise about 90 degrees, and came to a rest in the median, Hatchell said. As a result of the impact, he said, the state police Tahoe was violently pushed forward until coming to rest in the northbound shoulder of Route 1. The trooper and Robinson were the sole occupants in their respective vehicles. The trooper was transported to Beebe Medical Center for nonlife-threatening injuries.

Robinson was not injured as a result of the collision. During the investigation, Hatchell said, police determined Robinson was operating her vehicle under the influence. She was transported to Troop 7 where she was charged with second-degree vehicular assault, driving a vehicle under the influence of alcohol, driving a vehicle at unreasonable or imprudent speed, and failure to have insurance identification in possession. She was arraigned in Justice of the Peace Court 3 and committed to to Delores J. Baylor Women’s Correctional Institution in default of $3,300 cash bond.

The northbound lanes of Route 1 were closed for about three hours while the collision was investigated and the roadway was cleared.

Anyone with information regarding this collision should contact Cpl./3 Argo with the Delaware State Police Troop 7 Collision Reconstruction Unit by calling 302-703-3264, or Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333 or delaware.crimestoppersweb.com.

Jun
2021
20

Boyfriend of woman found shot to death in wrecked car is charged with murder

Prosecutors have formally charged Terence Vos, a parolee and alleged gang member, of fatally shooting his girlfriend before crashing the car they were in on I-80. (Salt Lake City Police Department)

SALT LAKE CITY — Prosecutors have formally charged a parolee accused of fatally shooting his girlfriend, crashing the car they were in on I-80, and then tossing parts of a gun from an overpass in May.

Terence Trent Vos, 31, faces a charge of aggravated murder, a first-degree felony and capital offense, in the death of Shandon Nicole Scott, 32.

Troopers arrived at the scene of the crash just before 3 a.m. on May 1 to find Vos “running around the vehicle” and noted he “would not calm down,” according to charging documents filed Monday. Detectives found the wounded Scott in the car and spotted her ID, purse and credit cards scattered along the side of the freeway.

An autopsy found Scott had been shot 12 times, including in the heart and right lung. At a vigil after her death, friends of Scott described Vos as abusive toward her.

No attorney was listed for Vos in court records as of Monday. He’s being held in the Utah State Prison.

While police were attempting to revive Scott, Vos ran away and was apprehended a short time later, prosecutors say. He allegedly told police his girlfriend “had been shot and he was trying to take her to the hospital.” He showed officers where the shooting happened, pointed out a shell casing and a pool of blood, and said he couldn’t remember what he’d done with the gun, the charges say.

Another driver who saw the crashed car and pulled over to help told police he had seen Vos get out of the car and start “running all over the place while saying that they got shot.” Vos threw something over the freeway wall, according to the driver, and unsuccessfully tried to take his car.

Vos is a former Public Enemy No. 1 of the Salt Lake Metro Gang Unit. He has been arrested in the past in several shootings in Salt Lake City, and was twice convicted of discharging a gun from the freeway in 2006.

Vos was granted parole last year, but a warrant was issued for his arrest on Feb. 3, according to records from the Utah Board of Pardons and Parole.

Prosecutors have requested he be held without bail, saying he’s a flight risk and danger to the public. They have not indicated whether Vos wrecked the vehicle on purpose.

Unified police have said Scott was shot at a townhome complex at 700 East and 2700 South just moments before police responded to the crash.

Neighbors reported hearing pounding about 2:45 a.m. and hearing a man and woman fighting, with the woman screaming and pleading with someone not to hurt her before gunshots rang out, the charges say.

Later, in a phone call he made from jail, Vos mentioned having a fight with someone before saying “I don’t

May
2020
11

Judge sets $500,000 bail for four charged in Bozeman-area vehicle break-in cases

BOZEMAN — Elmer Edison, Xavier Taylor, Joshua Blair, and Andrea Monroe are in police custody after what officials are calling felony lane gang after a series of car break ins and other thefts.

“They’d already booked reservations in Billings at an AirBNB. So, after they were done with this area, they were in route to Billings to conduct a crime spree there,” said prosecutor Jaydan Johnson.

All four co-defendants made an appearance in court Monday morning after they were arrested by Bozeman police last Friday at an AirBNB home.

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PICTURED TOP LEFT: ELMER EDISON, BOTTOM LEFT: JOSHUA BLAIR, TOP RIGHT: XAVIER TAYLOR, NOT PICTURED ANDREA MONROE.

“These vehicle break ins and thefts started last week, primarily at trailheads within the county, local parks within the city of Bozeman,” explained Detective Sergeant Joseph Swanson with the Bozeman Police Department.

Unoccupied vehicles in public places, and it didn’t matter whether the vehicles were locked or unlocked.

“Primarily what we were seeing is unlocked vehicles were being entered and property was being taken such as: driver’s licenses, checkbooks, financial instruments, and the vehicles that were locked unfortunately, their windows were broken out,” Sergeant Swanson said.

Sergeant Swanson says these four people were identified after a series of tips and sightings from witnesses.

“It’s very unusual for law enforcement to intercept an entire crew. But they were staying at an AirBNB. They had license plates. They had wigs. They had items from the stolen vehicles,” Johnson explained.

Bond was set at $500,000 for each person, which came as a surprise to a couple of them.

“My bond is set at $500,000 due to the circumstances that’s going on in the world right now?” asked Taylor.

“Sir, I have a baby on the way. I have a baby on the way,” pleaded Blair.

All four co-defendants will have their preliminary hearings in district court on May 22nd.

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May
2020
10

Police: Ship Bottom Beach Patrol vehicle hits two Pennsylvania girls; driver charged with reckless driving

A Ship Bottom Beach Patrol vehicle struck a pair of teenage girls from Pennsylvania who were laying on the New Jersey beach a little after 1 p.m. on Saturday afternoon, local authorities said on Facebook. The incident occurred at the 26th Street Beach of the Ocean County town, which is located on Long Beach Island.

The girls’ names were not provided, but Ship Bottom police said that the victims were a 14-year-old female from Fleetwood, Berks County and a 15-year-old female from Leestwood. The two girls were taken to Jersey Shore Medical Center in Neptune City, Monmouth County where they were treated and eventually released from the hospital.

The driver of the vehicle, 22-year-old John Purdon of Barnegat, Ocean County, was charged with reckless driving pending a court date.

The town also issued a statement on its Facebook page on Saturday to send well wishes to the two female victims and their families.

Ship Bottom’s beaches are only open to residents and property owners of the town for walking or jogging purposes due to the coronavirus pandemic. Many other Jersey Shore towns have taken similar measures to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 across the region.

Residents and property owners of the town were given “disaster reentry” placards that must be shown to local authorities when asked, according to the Associated Press. It’s unclear if the girls had a placard with them while on the beach.

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May
2020
3

Kansas City woman charged with running man over with vehicle multiple times

Kansas City woman charged with running man over with vehicle multiple times


A Kansas City, Missouri, woman has been charged with attacking two people on Saturday with a vehicle, killing one man after running him over multiple times and injuring another person.Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker said Sasha A. Waloke faces second-degree murder charges, first-degree assault charges and two counts of armed criminal action.According to court records filed Monday, Kansas City police responded to the area of 30th and York in Kansas City on a disturbance call on April 25. When police arrived at the scene, they found a man, identified by police as Larry A. Green, in the road dead and another woman said she had been struck by a vehicle.Witnesses told police that Waloke had been in a disturbance. Police said Waloke and others were observed beating Green with a shovel. Police said Waloke then got into a Cadillac and ran into and over Green. One witness told police Waloke hit Green 21 times.

A Kansas City, Missouri, woman has been charged with attacking two people on Saturday with a vehicle, killing one man after running him over multiple times and injuring another person.

Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker said Sasha A. Waloke faces second-degree murder charges, first-degree assault charges and two counts of armed criminal action.

According to court records filed Monday, Kansas City police responded to the area of 30th and York in Kansas City on a disturbance call on April 25.

When police arrived at the scene, they found a man, identified by police as Larry A. Green, in the road dead and another woman said she had been struck by a vehicle.

Witnesses told police that Waloke had been in a disturbance. Police said Waloke and others were observed beating Green with a shovel. Police said Waloke then got into a Cadillac and ran into and over Green. One witness told police Waloke hit Green 21 times.

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Apr
2020
9

Charleroi officer charged, accused of stealing pills and cash from a stolen vehicle

THE WEEK COMING UP IN JUST A FEW MINUTES. ANDREW: THANK YOU. BREAKING TONIGHT, A CHARLEROI POLICE OFFICER IS CHARGED AFTER STATE POLICE SAY HE TOOK OXYCOTIN PILLS AND $47 FROM A STOLEN VEHICLE. THEY SAY ON MARCH 30, HE ADMITTED TO TAKING THE EVIDENCE AFTER RESPONDING TO A CALL ABOUT THAT VEHICLE THREE DAYS EARLIE TROOPERS ADD THAT THEY STARTED LOOKING INTO GARDNER AFTER THEY SAY THEY RECEIVED INFORMATION ABOUT HIM FROM A DEADLY DRUG OVERDOSE IN PERRYOPOLIS IN JANUARY. THEY SAY HE THEN SUBMITTED FALSIFIED REPORTS ON THAT INCIDENT. GARDNER HAS BEEN SUSPENDED WITH PAY BY CHARLEROI COUNCIL PENDING FURTHER INVESTIGATION. GARDNER IS ALSO THE POLICE C

Charleroi officer charged, accused of stealing pills and cash from a stolen vehicle

Officer William Gardner has also been suspended


A Charleroi police officer is facing charges after being accused of stealing Oxycontin pills and $47 in cash from a stolen vehicle.The alleged incident happened on March 27 when, according to state police, officer William Garden was dispatched to a suspicious vehicle that was reported to be stolen.Police said after taking the pills and cash, Gardner allegedly falsified reports on the incident.State police said they interviewed Gardner and he allegedly admitted to the theft.Gardner, who works with the Charleroi Regional Police Department, has been placed on administrative leave and, according to the department, will remain on leave as the investigation and potential filing of criminal charges progresses.Charleroi police said as this is a pending criminal and personnel matter, no further comment will be made at this time.

A Charleroi police officer is facing charges after being accused of stealing Oxycontin pills and $47 in cash from a stolen vehicle.

The alleged incident happened on March 27 when, according to state police, officer William Garden was dispatched to a suspicious vehicle that was reported to be stolen.

Police said after taking the pills and cash, Gardner allegedly falsified reports on the incident.

State police said they interviewed Gardner and he allegedly admitted to the theft.

Gardner, who works with the Charleroi Regional Police Department, has been placed on administrative leave and, according to the department, will remain on leave as the investigation and potential filing of criminal charges progresses.

Charleroi police said as this is a pending criminal and personnel matter, no further comment will be made at this time.

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