Vehicle fires

June 03, 2018 - 7:58 am
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romanian authorities are investigating after a journalist's car was set on fire in the southwestern city of Timisoara. Nobody was injured. Journalist Dragos Bota told the Associated Press on Sunday the fire that happened at night was "a Mafia-style act of intimidation."...
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May 23, 2018 - 1:13 pm
LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) — Authorities say a fire that damaged the entrance of a Pennsylvania city hall and another fire that destroyed a vehicle nearby are being investigated as possible arson. The Lancaster city fire department and police responded at about 3:45 a.m. Wednesday to extinguish the flames...
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May 18, 2018 - 10:34 am
BERLIN (AP) — A major road tunnel in the Swiss Alps has been closed after a fire aboard a German bus that left two people suffering from the effects of smoke inhalation. Swiss police in Graubuenden canton (state) said the bus caught fire in the San Bernardino tunnel just after 1 p.m. on Friday...
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In this Friday, May 11, 2018, photo released by the South Jordan Police Department shows a traffic collision involving a Tesla Model S sedan with a Fire Department mechanic truck stopped at a red light in South Jordan, Utah. Witnesses indicated the Tesla Model S did not brake prior to impact. Police Sgt. Samuel Winkler said the car's air bags were activated and that the Tesla's 28-year-old driver suffered a broken right ankle, while the driver of the mechanic truck didn't require treatment. Police in a Salt Lake City suburb say it's not immediately known whether a Tesla Model S sedan's semi-autonomous Autopilot driving system was in use when it rear-ended a truck apparently without braking before impact at approximately 60 mph. (South Jordan Police Department via AP)
May 14, 2018 - 7:30 pm
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The driver of a Tesla electric car had the vehicle's semi-autonomous Autopilot mode engaged when she slammed into the back of a Utah fire truck over the weekend, in the latest crash involving a car with self-driving features. The 28-year-old driver of the car told police in...
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Ryan Preece celebrates after winning a NASCAR Xfinity Series auto race on Saturday, April 14, 2018, in Bristol, Tenn. (AP Photo/Wade Payne)
April 14, 2018 - 5:15 pm
BRISTOL, Tenn. (AP) — Ryan Preece was willing to risk just about anything in hopes of bolstering his racing career. That meant going into major debt last year for a chance to run a few races on the Xfinity Series. But Preece's investment in himself paid off big time Saturday as the full-time NASCAR...
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A burnt double-decker bus is seen in Tak province, Thailand, Friday, March 30, 2018. Police say a fire on a bus carrying migrant workers to Thai factories has killed 20 people. It occurred in a western province along the border with Myanmar, and reports say the workers were from there. Police said the driver told police the fire started in the middle of the bus and spread quickly, trapping victims at the back of the bus.(Daily News via AP)
March 30, 2018 - 12:34 am
BANGKOK (AP) — A fire on a double-decker bus carrying migrant workers killed 20 people early Friday a week after another high death toll showed the continuing dangers of Thailand's roads. The fire was reported to police around 1:30 a.m. in Tak province in western Thailand along the border with...
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March 28, 2018 - 7:42 pm
PATERSON, N.J. (AP) — A man has been convicted in a double homicide involving a burning car owned by a woman who often appeared on "Real Housewives of New Jersey." NorthJersey.com reports Gerry Thomas was convicted Wednesday of two counts of felony murder and aggravated arson and attempted robbery...
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Alando May, 7, shovels a path to the front door, while his grandmother, Virginia Slattery clears her driveway in Lewiston, Maine on Thursday, March 8, 2018. A nor'easter that's sweeping across the Northeast has dumped as much as 19 inches of snow and caused more than 20,000 power outages in Maine. (Andree Kehn /Sun Journal via AP)
March 08, 2018 - 2:13 pm
BOSTON (AP) — The Latest on the recovery from a second powerful storm that rumbled through the Northeast (all times local): 2 p.m. Authorities say a man died in New Jersey after he drove his car around some traffic cones meant to warn motorists to stay away from a downed live wire. Police in...
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March 05, 2018 - 2:14 am
EASTON, Pa. (AP) — Police have arrested a Pennsylvania man who they say opened fire at people sitting in a parked car. Officers were called to the scene in Easton around 11 a.m. Sunday after receiving reports of shots fired following a domestic argument. Police say 25-year-old Kevin Holton shot...
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This undated photo provided by the Whitfield County Sheriff’s Office shows Jesse Randal Davidson. Social studies teacher Davidson barricaded himself inside a classroom at Dalton High School in Dalton, Ga., Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018, and fired a handgun, sending students running outside or hunkering down in darkened gym locker rooms, authorities said. (Whitfield County Sheriff’s Office via AP)
March 02, 2018 - 1:38 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — A Georgia teacher accused of firing a handgun in his classroom had three rifles taken away after setting the family car ablaze at his home two years ago, according to a sheriff's report obtained Friday by The Associated Press. But authorities responsible for protecting his workplace...
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