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Tour Bus Crashes on NY Thruway Injures 57, Some Seriously

NEW YORK (AP) — A tour bus bound for Niagara Falls ran off the New York State Thruway and rolled over in central New York, sending more than 50 people to hospitals, state police and a hospital said. The bus …

Nevada Highway Damaged by Largest Area Quake in 65 Years

LAS VEGAS — The cracked main highway between Las Vegas and Reno reopened Friday, 10 hours after a predawn magnitude 6.5 earthquake that a researcher called the largest to strike the remote area of western Nevada in 65 years. No …

New Hampshire Bill Would Require Troopers to Wear Body Cameras

New Hampshire lawmakers will vote next session on whether to require state police to wear body cameras, a practice that police departments across the country are examining following the fatal police shooting of an unarmed 18-year-old in Ferguson, Missouri. Republican …

Illinois State Police Catch Shaving, Texting Drivers

Illinois State Police say a man who was shaving was one of dozens of people stopped by officers patrolling a Chicago expressway for distracted drivers. While state troopers only issued the shaver a warning, spokeswoman Monique Bond say about 130 …

Alabama Highway Deaths Down 2nd Straight Month

State troopers say highway traffic deaths are down in Alabama for the second straight month. The Alabama Department of Public Safety says 29 people died in wrecks investigated by state troopers in August. That compares to 47 deaths in July …

Wyoming and Utah Troopers Push Child Safety

State troopers from both the Wyoming Highway Patrol and the Utah Highway Patrol recently worked together to check children’s safety seats and replaced some of them. Troopers from both states worked together with the Safe Kids Uinta County group recently …

North Carolina Troopers Write 13,667 Speeding Tickets in Week

State troopers wrote more than 13,000 tickets for speeding during a week-long operation targeting motorists on North Carolina highways. The N.C. Highway Patrol ended its Operation Slow Down campaign on Easter. During the campaign, the patrol said its troopers issued …

Stun Guns Used in Vermont 50 Times in 18 Months

Records show Vermont State Police troopers fired electronic stun guns 10 times in past 18 months at people threatening suicide or at others experiencing a mental health crisis. State police say the weapons were deployed a total of 50 times …

Vermont High Court Rules State Police Can Be Sued

Two Vermont State Police troopers who went to the wrong house when asked the check on the welfare of an elderly woman can be sued over her death from hypothermia, the state Supreme Court has ruled. Troopers Travis Valcourt and …