The Missouri governor shortens the DWI prison sentence of former Chiefs assistant coach Britt Reid

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Missouri Gov. Mike Parson on Friday shortened the prison sentence of former Kansas City Chiefs assistant coach Britt Reid for a drunken driving crash that seriously injured a 5-year-old girl. Parson’s commutation converted the remainder of Reid’s three-year prison sentence to house arrest, subject to several conditions. Reid had been sentenced … Read more

Firetruck plows through furniture shop on Long Island, injuring 4

NEW YORK — A firetruck plowed through the facade of a furniture store on New York’s Long Island on Friday, injuring four people and destroying much of the building’s exterior. A store employee and three firefighters inside the truck were hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries, a Rockville Centre Police Department spokesperson said. Video shared on social … Read more

Truck driver pulled to safety after crash leaves vehicle dangling over bridge

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The driver of a semi-truck was pulled to safety Friday by firefighters following a crash that left the vehicle dangling over a bridge across the Ohio River. The three-vehicle crash on the George Rogers Clark Memorial Bridge connecting Louisville, Kentucky to southern Indiana was reported around noon, Louisville Fire Chief Brian O’Neill … Read more

Family of Cuban dissident who died in mysterious car crash sues accused American diplomat-turned-spy

MIAMI — The widow of a prominent Cuban dissident killed in a mysterious car crash has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against a former U.S. ambassador suspected of working for Cuba, accusing the former diplomat of sharing intelligence that emboldened Cuba’s communist leaders to assassinate a chief opponent. Oswaldo Payá died in 2012 when his … Read more

NTSB report casts doubt on driver’s claim that truck’s steering locked in crash that killed cyclists

GOODYEAR, Ariz. — A newly released report on last year’s fatal crash involving a pickup truck and a group of bicyclists near Phoenix has cast doubts about the driver’s claim that the vehicle’s steering locked up. The National Transportation Safety Board released a report Tuesday on the Feb. 25, 2023, crash on a Goodyear bridge … Read more

Toyota recalling 381,000 Tacoma pickups because parts can fall off rear axles, increasing crash risk

FILE – The Toyota Motor Corp. logo is seen, May 11, 2022, at a dealer in Tokyo. In a statement issued Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2024, Toyota announced it is recalling about 381,000 Tacoma midsize pickup trucks in the U.S. because a part can separate from the rear axle, increasing the risk of a crash. The … Read more

Officials honor Mississippi National Guardsmen killed in helicopter crash

BOONEVILLE, Miss. — Officials held a procession Monday for two Mississippi National Guardsmen who died Friday in a helicopter crash. The ceremony began at a hospital in Booneville, Mississippi, near where the helicopter plummeted into a wooded area during a training flight. It continued south along Highway 45 to Pearl, where autopsies will be conducted. … Read more

Kansas man pleads guilty to causing crash that killed officer, pedestrian and K-9 last February

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A Kansas man has pleaded guilty to smashing into a Kansas City, Missouri, patrol car last year and killing an officer, his K-9 partner and a pedestrian. Jerron Lightfoot of Tonganoxie, Kansas, pleaded guilty Friday to two counts of involuntary manslaughter and admitted speeding through a red light before the crash, … Read more

US investigators provide data on the helicopter crash that killed 6, including a Nigerian bank CEO

LOS ANGELES — A helicopter that was carrying the CEO of one of Nigeria’s largest banks and five others left a shallow crater and a trail of debris when it crashed in Southern California’s Mojave Desert earlier this month, according to investigators with the National Transportation Safety Board. The agency on Friday released a preliminary … Read more