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Forecasters: California Storm Could Bring ‘Historic’ Rain

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A powerful storm roared ashore Sunday in Northern California, flooding highways, toppling trees and causing mud flows in areas burned bare by recent fires as forecasters predict record-breaking rainfall. Drenching rain and strong winds accompanied the …

At Least 7 Killed in 20-Car Pileup in Utah During Sandstorm

KANOSH, Utah (AP) — At least seven people were killed in a 20-vehicle pileup during a sandstorm Sunday afternoon, Utah Highway Patrol said. The crashes happened on Interstate 15 near the town of Kanosh, according to a news release. Several …

South Dakota’s Top Attorney Says Found Body Day After Crash

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — South Dakota Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg said in a statement late Monday that he realized he had struck and killed a man walking along a rural stretch of highway only after returning to the scene the …

He Died Fleeing a Hurricane, Nobody Has Claimed his Body

WHITEVILLE, N.C. — Shannon Godwin was putting plywood on the windows of his home the day before Hurricane Florence was expected to make landfall when he got the call. The Columbus County 911 center was on the line: A man …

North Dakota Patrol Plans Extra Enforcement Over Holidays

The North Dakota Highway Patrol plans stepped-up traffic enforcement and a radio safety campaign over the holidays. Patrol Col. James Prochniak says the radio campaign will focus safety messages on the slogan, “The Choice is Yours.” The Bismarck Tribune reports …

Texting and Driving Enforcement Challenges N.D. Highway Patrol

While the number of citations given by state troopers for texting and driving has steadily increased in Minnesota, the North Dakota Highway Patrol says enforcing its own recently enacted texting law has been a challenge. The North Dakota Highway Patrol …

Nevada Highway Patrol Troopers on Big Rigs in Las Vegas

The Nevada Highway Patrol is putting troopers in the cab of big rigs around Las Vegas this week for an enforcement effort aimed at increasing traffic safety around large trucks and buses. Trooper Loy Hixson says the “Badge on Board” …