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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
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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
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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.

Sep
2021
3

Man dies in Upstate single-vehicle crash, coroner says

Man dies in single-vehicle crash in Oconee County, coroner says

Crash happened on Martin Creek Road near JP Stevens Road



LOOK AS WE GET INTO TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY. PATRICK: WE’RE FOLLOWING BREAKING NEWS OVERNIGHT. A CAR HIT D ANKILLED A PEDESTRIAN IN GREENVILLE COUY.NT DESTINY: THE CRASH HAPPENED JUST AFTER 10 SUNDAY NIGHT ON AUGUSTA ROAD. TROOPERS SAY A PERSON WAS CROSSING THE ROAD NEAR EMILY LANE WHEN A CAR CRASHED INTO TH.EM THE PEDESTRIAN DIED ATHE T SCENE. THE DRIVER WAS NOTUR HT. PATRICK: BREAKING NE OWSUT OF OCONEE COUNTY. A MAN DIED IN AN OVERNIGHT CRASH. THE CORONER SAYS THE CSHRA HAPPENED JUST AFTER 11:00 SUNDAY NIGHT ON MARTIN CREEK ROAD NEAR J.P. STEVENS RD.OA HE SAYS 53-YEAR-OLD RORTBE ABRAHAM OF CLEMSON WAS THROWN FROM HIS VEHICLE AND DIED. TROOPERS SAY HE WAS NOT WEARING A SEAT BT.EL STARTING TODAY, STUDENTS WILL BE REQUIRED TO WEAR A FACE MASK ON SCHOOL BUSES. DESTINY: OUR DANIEL ROBIONNS JOINS US LIVE NOW FROM THE GREENVILLE COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT WITH THE REASON BEHIND THE CHAN.GE GOOD MORNING. DANIEL: DESTINY, PATRICK. THE ANSAD YS TYHE MADE THEIR DECISION AFTER REVIENG DATA INCH SOOLS WITH THE RISE IN CASES. THE DISTCTRI SAYS THESE ADDED PRECAUTIONS ARE TO HELP EPKE THE TRANSMISSION RATES OF THE VIRUS LOW INTO KEEP THE SCHOOL DISTRICTS OPEN SAFELY. THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION SAYS IT WILL EQUIP ALL STATE-OWDNE SCHOOL BUSES WITH AN ADEQUATE SUPPLY OF FACE COVERINGS TTHA ARE IN LINE WITH CDC REQUIREMENTS. SCHOOL LEADERS SAY IF A STUDENT GETS ON A SCHOOL BUS WITHOUT A FACE COVERING, THE BUS DRIVER SHOULD OFFER THE STUDENT A MASK. HOWEVER NO STUDENT SHOULD BE NIEDDE TRANSPORTATION FOR FAILING TO ADHERE TO THE CDC OR DER. THE DISTRICT SAYS THEY WILL FOLLOW THAT ORDER AND ARE EXPANDING BE SIX FEET DISTANCE REQUIREMENT IN BETWEEN STUDENTS TO HELP WITH AVOIDING VICOD-19 CASES ACROSS THE ENTIRE DISTRICT. YOU CAN READ MORE ABOUT THE REQUIREMENT AND THE RESPONSE ON OUR WEBSITE WYFF4.COM. , LIVE IN GREENVILLE THIS MORNING, DANIEL ROBINSON, WYFF NEWS 4. DESTINY: TOMORROW, THE SOUTH CAROLINA SUPREME COURT WILL HEAR TWO CHALLENGES TO THSTE ATE’S REFUSAL TO LET SCHOOL DISTRICTS REQUIRE MASKS. THEY THREATENED TO HOLD BUDGET FROM SCHOOLS. SCHOOLS ARE — ARGNGUI THAT REQUIRING OR BANNING MASKS HAS NO PLACE IN THE BUDGET. THE DISTRICT SAYS THIS IS BECAUSE OF THE NUMBER OF VICOD-19 CASES AND QUARANTINES. MAYLAND EARLY COLLEGE LLWI CONTINUE ON A REGULAR SCHEDULE, BUT FOR THE OTHER SCHOOLS, THE DISTRICT SAYS STUDENTS WILL PICK UP DEVICES TODAY. THEY WL ILHAVE REMOTE INSTRUCTION TUESDAY THROUGH THURSD.AY THERE WILL BE A TEACHER WORKDAY ON FRIDAY. STUDENTS ARE SET TO RETURN NEXT TUESDAY. PATRK:IC STARTING TODAY AT DMV’S IN SOUTH CAROLINA COME ALL SKILLS TEST FOR REGULAR LICENSE APPLICANTS WLIL BE BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. AND BEGINNING SEPTEMBER 7TH, THE DMV WILL BE GIVING A MODIFDIE SKILLS TEST. APPLICANTS WILL BE IN THE CAR ALONE. THE EXAMINER WILL WATCH FROM

Sep
2021
2

Police find 75-year-old man dead inside vehicle submerged in Daytona Beach retention pond

Police are looking for information after a man was found dead inside a vehicle submerged in a Daytona Beach retention pond.First responders were called to the intersection of Tournament Drive andChampions Drive on Sunday afternoon where they discovered a 2021 Ford Explorer completely submerged in water.Inside the vehicle was 75-year-old Wayne A. Martin, a resident of LPGA International.Medics attempted to revive Martin without success. “Investigators believe Martin was driving the Ford east on Tournament at alegal speed when the vehicle ran the stop sign at Champions without anyapparent attempt to slow down. It then went over a curb, off the road and into the retention pond located east of the intersection,” a release states. Police said he may have had a medical episode while driving. Anyone who saw what happened or has information about it is asked tocontact Officer Ryan Forrest at 386-671-5447.

Police are looking for information after a man was found dead inside a vehicle submerged in a Daytona Beach retention pond.

First responders were called to the intersection of Tournament Drive and
Champions Drive on Sunday afternoon where they discovered a 2021 Ford Explorer completely submerged in water.

Inside the vehicle was 75-year-old Wayne A. Martin, a resident of LPGA International.

Medics attempted to revive Martin without success.

“Investigators believe Martin was driving the Ford east on Tournament at a
legal speed when the vehicle ran the stop sign at Champions without any
apparent attempt to slow down. It then went over a curb, off the road and into the retention pond located east of the intersection,” a release states.

Police said he may have had a medical episode while driving.

Anyone who saw what happened or has information about it is asked to
contact Officer Ryan Forrest at 386-671-5447.

Aug
2021
26

Macy man sentenced for interstate transportation of a stolen vehicle | News

A man convicted of stealing a vehicle last December will spend the next year in prison.

Acting U.S. Attorney Jan Sharp announced that 20-year-old Lonnie Woodhull of Macy was sentenced Friday in federal court in Omaha for interstate transportation of a stolen vehicle in violation of the Dyer Act.

Chief U.S. District Judge Robert Rossiter Jr. sentenced Woodhull to an incarceration term of 12 months and one day. After his release from prison, he will begin a three-year term of supervised release.

On Dec. 18, 2020, Woodhull stole a black 2007 Chevrolet Tahoe in Sioux City, Iowa, and drove across the state line to South Sioux City, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office. The Dakota County Sheriff’s Office attempted to stop the Tahoe, which at times was traveling more than 100 mph.

Woodhull drove through Winnebago and arrived at the entrance to Macy on the Omaha Reservation before crashing through a COVID checkpoint barricade, almost striking two tribal workers manning the roadblock.

He was arrested by tribal police and later confessed to stealing the vehicle in Iowa and driving to Nebraska.

The case was primarily investigated by Omaha Nation Law Enforcement Services and the FBI.

Aug
2021
17

Man hit, killed by vehicle driven by carjacking suspect at gas station, officials say

SAN ANTONIO – A man attempting to change his tire at a gas station on the South Side was carjacked and then killed, according to San Antonio police.

The incident happened around 10:52 p.m., Saturday, at a Texaco gas station in the 2400 block of Palo Alto.

Police said the 65-year-old man was changing a flat tire on his vehicle when the suspect, Jose Gonzales, 36, approached him.

Gonzales eventually left the scene but came back a short time later and got into the passenger side of the man’s vehicle, according to authorities.

Officials said Gonzales put the vehicle in reverse as the man walked from the driver’s side to the passenger side in front of the vehicle. That’s when Gonzales hit the gas and turned the vehicle into the man’s direction, fatally striking him.

Gonzales crashed the vehicle into the side of the gas station before going inside of the store, stripping down to his underwear, damaging several items and grabbing money from the cash register when he was confronted by officers, SAPD said.

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According to police, Gonzales was “non-compliant” and “aggressive.” Officers deployed a taser twice but it had no effect.

Gonzales allegedly kicked two officers when they were trying to arrest him, causing them minor injuries, according to officials.

Eventually, Gonzales was handcuffed before being taken to University Hospital for treatment of injuries.

After being released, he was booked for murder and two counts of assault on a public servant.

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Aug
2021
12

While having medical emergency, man drove off I-235 crashing vehicle

Police: While having medical emergency, man drove off I-235 crashing vehicle



THE HEAT BREAKS AND WHAT THE STATE FAIR LOOKS LIKE IN YOUR STORM TEAM FORECAST. LAA: BREAKING FROM DES MOINES, A R CRASHED ON THE STREET BELOW AT 35TH STREET. THAT IS WEST OF DOWNTOWN. KCCI’S CHRIS’S LIVE THERE WITH THE LATEST IN THE INVESTIGATION. >> WE KNOW A MAN IS IN CRITICAL CONDITION FOLLOWING THIS CRA.SH THEY WEER JUST TOWING HIS CAR AWAY RIGHT NOW THAT FLEW OFF THE INTERSTATE, JUST OFF TO 35. GIVING A LOOK, YOU CAN SEE WHERE THIS CAR CAME OFF THE INTERSTATE HEADING EAST BOUND ON 235. YOU CAN SEE THE DEBRIS AND DAMA.GE THAT CAR HIT THIS OTHER CAR, ANOTHER WOMAN WAS INSIDE THAT CAR. NOW POLICE SAY THEY BELIEVE TTHA MAN WAS HAVING A MEDICAL EREMGENCY. TAKE A LOOK AT SOME VIDEO THAT WE SHOT EARLIER. ALL OF THIS HAPPENING JUST BEFORE 8:30 TONIGHT. AGAIN, POLICE DO BELIEVE IT WAS A MEDICAL ISSUE TTHA HURT THAT MAN AS HE WAS DRIVING WITHIH S WIFE. HE WAS COMING ONTO ROLLINS HERE ON THE WEST SIDE OF DES MOINES. THE DES MOINES FIRE DEPARTMENT SAYS THAT THAT MAN’S PLIGHT IS OK, SO WAS THE WOMANN I THE FORD ESCAPE. WE TALKED TO A WOMANHO W LIVES ACROSS FROM THIS. SHE HEARD A LOUD BANG. SOON AFTER SHE CAME OUT TO SEE WHAT WAS,HE S CALLED 911 AND SHE SAW NEIGHBORS IMMEDIATELY RUSHING INTO HELP, PERFORM CPR ON THE MAN, TAKE A LISTEN. >> SEVERAL NEIGHBORS. THERE WAS LOA T OF PEOPLE THAT CAME ALONG. IN IT WAS A TERRIBLE SITUATION. >> BACK LIVE OUT HERE ON THE SCENE AS TYHE ARE TAKING THE NISSAN AWAY THAT WAS INVOLVED IN THE CRASH, WE HAVE NOT GOTTEN ANY ADDITIONAL UPDESAT ON THE MAN’S CONDITION, WE DO KNOW AT LAST CHECK THAT HE WASN I CRITICAL CONDITION TONIGHT. FIRE DEPARTMENT OFFICIALS WERE ABLE TO SAY WHICH HOSPITAL HE WAS TAKEN TO, BUT HE WAS TAKEN AS A TRAUMA PATIENT. WE WILLRING B YOU ANY UPDATES AS SOON AWES LEARN THEM ON THE MOLEBI APP, AS WELL AS ON KCCI 8 NEWS.

Police: While having medical emergency, man drove off I-235 crashing vehicle

The Des Moines Police Department is investigating a vehicle crash near I-235.The crash happened Sunday evening at 35th Street and Rollins Avenue. DMPD told KCCI that the man driving was possibly having a medical event when he flew off the interstate and crashed at the intersection.First responders performed CPR on the man and took him to a local hospital, according to the Des Moines Fire Department. The man’s spouse was in the car, but authorities said she was not hurt. Another vehicle was struck during the incident, but that driver was also not hurt. Authorities are continuing to investigate the cause of the crash. Check back to KCCI for updates as this story develops.

Aug
2021
4

Man shot by Comal County deputy after trying to run them over with his vehicle, police say

SAN ANTONIOUpdate: The suspect was identified as Nicholas Ryan Norton, 32.

Original story: A man was shot by a Comal County deputy after trying to run them over with his vehicle following a high-speed chase across county lines, according to police.

The incident began around 2:30 a.m., Saturday, in New Braunfels on West Laurel and Howard Street when the deputy pulled over the man for a traffic violation.

The man, 32, sped away from the deputy, nearly striking them with his vehicle, and a high-speed chase ensued, beginning in New Braunfels and ending inside of the bus yard at VIA headquarters in San Antonio, according to SAPD.

The man came into the parking lot of the VIA terminal, reached a dead-end, and started to ram his vehicle toward the Comal deputies’ marked vehicles, officials said.

Police said the man then tried to run over deputies with his vehicle, prompting the deputies and a Comal County Constable to fire gunshots toward him.

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The man eventually stopped his vehicle on the north end of the VIA parking lot and deputies were able to take him into custody. He was shot in his left and right arms, police said.

Police said the man was taken to University Hospital in stable condition with non-life threatening injuries. No officers or deputies were injured in the incident.

The man will be booked by proxy for two counts of aggravated assault on a peace officer and one count of evading arrest in a vehicle.

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Aug
2021
3

Motorized bicycle chase leads to Mattoon man facing firearm, drug charges | Crime and Courts



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MATTOON — A man driving a motorized bicycle led police on a chase on Thursday that ultimately led to firearm and drug charges being filed against him in court, authorities said. 

The Coles County State’s Attorney’s Office filed felony charges of methamphetamine delivery, possession of a controlled substance, felon in possession of a firearm, and armed violence against Kyle R. Stewart, 32, of Mattoon on Friday following his arrest by the Mattoon Police Department.

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According to police, the arrest occurred after Stewart fled on a motorized bicycle during a traffic stop. Police said Stewart subsequently wrecked the bicycle and fled the accident scene on foot. He was apprehended several blocks away at 12:13 p.m. in the 400 block of North 17th Street.

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Police said officers located a firearm with an extended magazine, multiple bags of methamphetamine, and prescription pills on and near the bicycle. Stewart has previous felony convictions and was on parole at the time through the Illinois Department of Corrections.

After his arrest, Stewart was taken to the Coles County jail. During a court hearing on Friday, Stewart’s bond was set at a level at which he would need to post $25,000 bond in order to be released from custody. Stephanie Corum was appointed to serve as the defense attorney for Stewart, whose preliminary hearing is set for Aug. 16.

Jul
2021
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Michigan man pleads guilty to crashing into, killing bicycle-riding teenager

STANDISH, MI — An East Tawas man has pleaded guilty-as-charged to crashing into a bicycle-riding teenager, fatally injuring him in the process.

Mark Elliott, 63, on Wednesday, July 14, appeared before Arenac County District Judge Richard E. Vollbach Jr. and pleaded guilty to moving violation causing death. The charge is a one-year misdemeanor.

Elliott’s charge stems from a crash that occurred the afternoon of Aug. 31 at the intersection of U.S. 23 and Beach Road in East Tawas. Michigan State Police troopers arrived at the crash scene to find a northbound 2019 Dodge Ram driven by Elliott had crashed into a bicycle ridden by 16-year-old Dohnovan X. Newcome.

Newcome had been riding his bike through a crosswalk when the Ram struck him, police previously said.

Newcome was taken from the scene to a hospital, where he died of his wounds.

Elliott was prosecuted by the Michigan Attorney General’s Office, as local prosecutors had recused themselves due to a familiarity with Elliott and requested a special prosecutor handle the case.

“While no court outcome will ever offset the pain inflicted on Dohnovan’s family and friends, Mr. Elliott’s admission of guilt in this tragic case avoids a drawn-out trial,” said Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel. “It is my hope this plea provides a sense of justice and relief for Dohnovan’s loved ones.”

Newcome was a junior at Oscoda High School at the time of his death, according to his obituary. Earlier on the day of his death, he had begun the automotive program at the IRESA Tech Center in Tawas City.

“Dohnovan was enthralled with everything about cars and was so excited about learning even more through the Tech Center program,” his obituary reads. “He used his 16 years to the fullest and had wisdom and compassion beyond his years!”

Newcome enjoyed playing soccer, working on computers, playing car games on his Xbox and spending time outdoors, including cross-country skiing. As a youngster, he hunted and collected bugs. In his teen years, he taught himself how to play guitar.

“He developed a love for the band Metallica and discovered that he and his mom had the same taste in heavy metal music, both secular and Christian,” his obituary continues. Newcome was a member of the Oscoda Baptist Church and volunteered at the Oscoda Wurtsmith Airport’s Air Museum.

Judge Vollbach is to sentence Elliott at 9:30 a.m. on Aug. 12.

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Jul
2021
23

Chippewa Falls man helps others one bicycle at a time

CHIPPEWA FALLS, Wis. (WEAU) -Bicycling helped him on the road to recovery after a car crash in 2014. Today he’s using that passion to help others.

“40…45..50…55…60…65…66. 466.” Michael Van Dusseldorp counts the tick marks on the wall of his garage turned bicycle shop called New Life Recyclery.

The marks represent the number of bicycles he has fixed since starting in March.

“Once I get something in my head I just go for it, and that’s kind of what this turned into, and I was like I love this, and honestly now nothing else matters because this is where my heart’s at,” Van Dusseldorp said.

Van Dusseldorp takes bicycles in just about any state. If he can’t fix it up, he can try to use its parts to repair a different bike.

After fixing one up, the next step is to give it to someone in need.

“You can give someone a bus pass, but a bus pass too, it expires or buses only go to certain spots,” Van Dusseldorp said. “With this, they have a bike that is their own. They actually own something which gives them that kind of sense of pride, and it allows them to go anywhere.”

This mobility is a chance at a fresh start.

That’s something bikes helped Van Dusseldorp with after experiencing head trauma from a car crash.

“I was constantly in pain, and just laying in bed feeling sorry for myself, and it got worse and worse which made my depression worse and worse because I felt useless,” Van Dusseldorp said. “It wasn’t until I started doing bikes, and I obviously have to ride and test them and make sure they are okay after I fix them, and I started doing that, and I was like oh, I actually feel kind of better.”

One bicycle at a time, Van Dusseldorp said his greater goal is to let those who may be homeless know that someone cares.

New Life Recyclery is expanding its services.

It also offers food, tents, work boots and more for those experiencing homelessness.

To find out more or for details on how you can help, click HERE.

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