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Safety Must Become a Priority in the Oil Patch

Emergency medical crews in North Dakota’s Oil Patch describe the challenges they face as “crazy” or “overwhelming” and “like a war zone.” Those descriptions, from reports compiled by state emergency medical services officials, document an exploding demand for services triggered …

Traffic Accident Kills 21 People in Pakistan

A government health official says 21 people have been killed in a collision between a bus and a passenger van in southern Pakistan. Sagheer Ahmed says the vehicles were traveling to the city of Karachi from Thatta, 80 miles (130 …

Tennessee City Motorists File $6M Suit Over Traffic Cameras

Tennessee Motorists are suing Bluff City for $6 million over its traffic cameras. Chris Cawood and Jonathan Proffitt claim the city and Arizona-based American Traffic Solutions Inc. are conspiring to violate the federal Fair Debt Collections Act, state law and …

FAA’s New Air Traffic System Hits Turbulence

The government’s program to modernize the nation’s air traffic control system has run into serious problems that threaten to increase its cost and delay its completion, a government watchdog said. The Federal Aviation Administration’s program to replace the current air …

Traffic Deaths Rising in South Carolina

The Department of Public Safety says the number of traffic deaths is rising in South Carolina after three years of declines. The Greenville News reported Monday that the agency reports 581 people died on the state’s roads between Jan. 1 …

$450,000 Settlement in Wisconsin Traffic Death Lawsuit

A civil lawsuit filed in Pepin County by three children who lost their mother in a traffic crash has been settled out of court. Records show Michelle Nelson’s children will receive a total of $450,000 from Countryside Cooperative Transport of …

Police, Courts Weigh-in on Traffic Cams in Nogales, Arizona

Nogales police are awaiting approval for traffic enforcement cameras at key intersections. Police Chief Jeffrey Kirkham tells the Nogales International the cameras are needed because of overloaded trucks barreling through town. More than 900 traffic infractions were recorded at eight …

Griffin O’Neal Hospitalized After Traffic Crash in California

Authorities say Griffin O’Neal, the 46-year-old son of actor Ryan O’Neal, was hospitalized after a traffic collision in San Diego County. San Diego police Sgt. David Jennings says Griffin O’Neal was behind the wheel of a car heading east Tuesday …

Alaskan Highway Deaths Up This Year

The number of traffic fatalities on Alaska highways is up from last year. The Department of Public Safety said that as of Monday, there had been 40 fatalities, nearly a dozen more than at the same time each in 2009 …

Mourning Cited in Fla. for Leaving Scene of Traffic Crash

Former NBA star Alonzo Mourning is being cited by police for leaving the scene of a traffic crash last week. The Florida Highway Patrol issued a report Monday saying that Mourning is being issued a notice to appear in court …