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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
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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
7

Ahead of Hurricane Ida, Mississippi police find goat, dog and car abandoned at empty bank

Local officials in Moss Point, Mississippi, warned locals to get prepared ahead of Hurricane Ida. According to the local police department, one person apparently took some unusual steps ahead of the storm.

The Moss Point Police Department posted a picture on its Facebook page of a goat, a dog and an empty pickup truck at an abandoned bank’s drive-thru. The goat was tied to one of the pillars, although the dog appeared to be free.

“Things are getting a little weird,” the police department wrote. “If you relocated your goat to the abandoned bank on Kreole Avenue for safe shelter, please come back for it.”

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The post continued, “If you are the owner of a grey Nissan Titan at same location, goat is eating your bumper. Please come move your vehicle.”

Several locals commented on the post to let the police department know that they were willing to take the animals in to keep them safe during the storm. According to an update from the police department, the goat was eventually rescued.

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The police also believe that the dog was a stray and that it eventually ran away. No update has been provided for the car, however.

Ida was downgraded to a tropical depression Monday afternoon after making landfall Sunday near Port Fourchon, Louisiana, as an “extremely dangerous” Category 4 hurricane. Millions have been left without power, and at least one person is dead, FOX News reported.

Moss Point was struck by flooding due to the hurricane. The police department posted warnings on its Facebook and announced that several roads were flooded, including roads that don’t normally flood.

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The department also reminded locals that emergency workers were having trouble making it to calls, and may not be able to respond to calls from drivers stranded on flooded streets.

The storm prompted evacuations, and not just for humans.

A large group of dogs and cats were airlifted to Delaware after being evacuated from Louisiana. Officials from Brandywine Valley SPCA confirmed to FOX 29 that over 100 dogs and cats were airlifted to a shelter in New Castle County on Saturday. Many of the animals had come from the Tangipahoa Parish Animal Shelter.

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The flight was thanks to Wings of Rescue, which had been sponsored by Petco Love and the ASPCA. The animals will be made adoptable at the Brandywine Valley SPCA.

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
10

Police Investigating a Motor Vehicle Crash Involving a 17-Year-Old Riding a Scooter in Waldorf | Southern Maryland News Net

On August 6, 2021,  at approximately 1:50 a.m., officers from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office responded to the area of Billingsley Road near Sunridge Lane in Waldorf for the report of a motor vehicle crash.

A preliminary investigation showed the victim, age 17, was operating a motorized scooter, which did not have operating lights, in the travel portion of Billingsley Road. He was accompanied by his two brothers, also age 17. The siblings were operating a motorized scooter and a bicycle on the roadway.

The victim, who was wearing dark clothing, was in the slow lane of Billingsley Road and his siblings were in a turn lane. The victim’s brothers saw an oncoming car and tried to warn their brother, but he was wearing earphones and did not hear them.

As the victim continued riding eastbound on Billingsley, he was struck by the vehicle.

The driver immediately stopped and rendered aid until emergency workers arrived.

The victim was transported to a hospital with critical injuries.

Anyone with additional information should contact PFC D. Walker at 301-609-3251. The investigation is continuing.








Aug
2021
9

Girl dies in bicycle crash in South Bay, police say

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A young girl died Saturday after losing control of her bicycle and hitting a concrete wall in San Jose, police said.

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A young girl died Saturday after losing control of her bicycle and hitting a concrete wall in San Jose, police said.

The girl lost control while riding downhill on Valroy Drive in the La Colina neighborhood at about 3 p.m., according to the San Jose Police Department. She hit a raised curb on Curie Drive and was launched into a concrete retaining wall, causing a severe head injury.

The girl was not wearing a helmet, police said.

Authorities transported her to a local hospital, where she succumbed to her injuries. The Santa Clara County Coroner’s Office was investigating to confirm the girl’s identity and notify next of kin, police said.

Police said Saturday’s incident was the city’s 36th traffic fatality this year.

Anyone with information can contact Detective Bowen of the San Jose Police Department’s Traffic Investigations Unit at 408-277-4654.

Jessica Flores is a San Francisco Chronicle staff writer. Email: jessica.flores@sfchronicle.com Twitter: @jesssmflores

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
2

Austin Police ram vehicle that drove through active crash scene

AUSTIN (KXAN) — As police were investigating a fatal crash on Loop 360 early Friday morning, someone in an SUV broke through barricades and tried to drive through the crash scene. APD used one of its vehicles to bring the SUV to a stop just short of a tow truck facing what would be oncoming traffic, were the road open.

Mike Pohl, owner of Chote’s Wrecker Service, estimates about 75% of the time he’s out on a scene, whether that be on the side of the road helping a motorist or at a more serious crash where the road is completely shut down, someone neglects to move over, slow down or yield to responders.

He says at this point, he doesn’t turn his back to traffic.

“There’s people that have families, people are waiting at home for these drivers to come home whether it’s a police officer, tow truck driver,” he said. “They’re doing a dangerous job, so they’re having to focus on what they’re doing on that job while they’re out on the road, so they can’t completely always be paying attention for a car that might come running into them.”

KXAN crews watched APD talk to the person in the SUV and then let them drive away. APD said the driver of the SUV has not been charged at this time, but that could change at a later date.

Slow down, move over

Under Texas law, if you are driving past an emergency vehicle or tow truck on the road you must either move over a lane or slow down to 20 miles an hour below the posted speed limit or less.

If you’re in a residential area where the speed limit is less than 25 miles an hour, you need to slow down to 5 miles an hour.

Not following those rules is a misdemeanor offense in the state of Texas and can carry a $500 fine. That charge can be worse if you injure or kill someone.

“Get over a lane, slow it down,” Pohl said.

Jul
2021
23

Vehicle submerged in Colorado pool inspires perfect response from local police

Police in Lakewood say the incident occurred when a teen driver accidentally put the vehicle in reverse. (Lakewood Police)

LAKEWOOD, Colo. (KDVR) – No one was hurt after a vehicle ended up in a pool in Colorado on Thursday afternoon.

Police in Lakewood say the incident occurred when a teen driver accidentally put the vehicle — an Infiniti — in reverse. The driver and the adult passenger got out safely. The teen driver has been cited for careless driving.

Police thanked fire crews for helping with the follow-up work, as well as a local towing company that assisted officers in getting the car out of the water.

The incident, while serious, also inspired a few “carpool” jokes on Twitter. But the Lakewood Police offered up their own knee-slapper, which they deemed to be the best possible one-liner.

“Just FYI, the best line for this is ‘Check out our new Infiniti Pool.’ Everyone else is battling for second place.”

Jul
2021
22

DC police ask for help to ID vehicle used in shooting death of 6-year-old

D.C. Police Chief Robert Contee asked for the public’s help in identifying a silver sedan used in a Friday night drive-by shooting that left six-year-old Nyiah Courtney dead.

D.C. Police Chief Robert Contee, flanked by D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser at a Saturday afternoon news conference, asked for the public’s help to identify a silver sedan used in a Friday night drive-by shooting that left six-year-old Nyiah Courtney dead.

The vehicle of interest D.C. police are asking for the public’s help in identifying. (Courtesy D.C. Police)

Contee also said a reward no less than $60,000 is being offered to anyone who can provide information leading to an arrest in the crime that killed the girl and wounded five others.

“Together we will do whatever it takes to close this case in a swift and professional manner,” Contee said.

Contee said Nyiah would have been starting the first grade this fall. “And now that won’t happen,” he said.

He urged the community to come together to curb the ongoing gun violence in the city.

“We have a collective responsibility to ensure our children have every opportunity to be safe from violence. I am asking that we all stand together and say no more. I am sick and tired of being sick and tired,” Contee said.

Police released a video Saturday showing a silver sedan driving through the intersection of Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X avenues in Congress Heights at approximately 11 p.m. Friday. Contee described the event as “a drive-by shooting.”

In total, six people were shot, including Nyiah Courtney, who was taken to a hospital where she would be pronounced dead. Three men and two women were also taken to area hospitals with non-life-threatening injuries.

Contee and Bowser urged city residents to help police identify the owner of the vehicle, its driver and other passengers.

“We ask that people take a moment to see if they recognize the car and provide tips or information to bring closure for Nyiah,” Contee said.

Justice for Nyiah was the news conference theme.

“We know from past instances that the community can help us close cases by sharing information or simply reposting images,” he added.

The FBI and the ATF are partnering with D.C. police to help identify the shooter. The agencies also contributed towards the reward.

During the news conference officials acknowledged they did not yet know what the motive for the shooting was.

Community members attending the news conference said they wanted more from the police.

“I charged the police with a simple thing,” Bowser said. “What I believe is we don’t let people get away with murder in our town. We have to stand up against it. We don’t let anybody get away with murder. And we don’t do street justice because then other innocent people get caught up in it. Law enforcement is responsible for arresting and ensuring justice.”

Contee pleaded with the

Jul
2021
21

Kansas City police say officers shot at man when vehicle continued to approach them during traffic stop

FIRES. ALRIGHT KATIE. THANK YOU BREAKING NEWS FROM OVERNIGHT IN KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI POLICE SHOT AT A PERSON DURING A TRAFFIC STOP IN THE NORTHEAST SIDE OF TOWN. THIS HAPPENED JUST AFTER MIDNIGHT NEAR INDEPENDENCE AVENUE AND EWING POLICE TRIED TO LLPU OVER A CAR THERE, BUT THAT VEHICLE APPROACHED OFFICERS DROVE TOWARD THEM AND THEY SHOT AT IT THE CAR THEN DROVE OFFPSTO WINCHESTER THE MAN INSIDE GOT OUT AND RAN AFTER A SHORT CHASE POLICE DID TAKE HIM INTO CUSTODY EMS ALSO RESPONDED FATHER THAT THAT MAN WASOT N HIT BY GUNFIRE OR OTHERWISE INJURED. AND RELEASED HIM BACK INTO POLICE CUSTODY DETECTIVES ARE NOW INVESTIGATING THE M

Kansas City police say officers shot at man when vehicle continued to approach them during traffic stop

The Kansas City Police Department said officers shot at a man when a vehicle continued to approach them during a traffic stop early Sunday morning on the city’s northeast side.KCPD said the incident happened just after midnight Sunday morning near Independence and Ewing avenues. Police said they tried to pull over a car, but the vehicle approached officers, and then they shot at it.Police said the car drove off, stopping near 12th Street and Winchester Avenue, when the man inside got out and ran.After a short chase, police said they took the man into custody. EMS responded to the scene, found the man was not hit by gunfire or injured, and then released him back into police custody.Detectives are investigating the moments that led up to officers firing their weapons.

The Kansas City Police Department said officers shot at a man when a vehicle continued to approach them during a traffic stop early Sunday morning on the city’s northeast side.

KCPD said the incident happened just after midnight Sunday morning near Independence and Ewing avenues. Police said they tried to pull over a car, but the vehicle approached officers, and then they shot at it.

Police said the car drove off, stopping near 12th Street and Winchester Avenue, when the man inside got out and ran.

After a short chase, police said they took the man into custody. EMS responded to the scene, found the man was not hit by gunfire or injured, and then released him back into police custody.

Detectives are investigating the moments that led up to officers firing their weapons.

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.