Transportation

by / on March 26, 2015 at 9:15 am

‘Most Interesting Man in World’ fails as carpool lane ruse

FIFE, Wash. (AP) — A Washington State Patrol trooper says it’s by far the best carpool scam he’s seen, but it didn’t work. A motorcycle trooper parked along Interstate 5 near Tacoma on Monday afternoon spotted a driver and a rather unusual “passenger” pass by him in the carpool lane. When the trooper stopped the car, he discovered the “passenger” […]

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by / on March 24, 2015 at 2:30 pm

Pope Francis Accepts a Pizza While Riding in the Popemobile

This restaurant pulled off the ultimate delivery. Employees with Pizzeria Don Ernesto in Naples, Italy, had heard that Pope Francis enjoys pizza, so the restaurant prepared a pie: a white and yellow pizza featuring yellow cherry tomatoes and buffalo mozzarella. Restaurant co-owner Enzo Cacialli delivered the pizza to the pontiff Sunday while Pope Francis was riding in the Popemobile. Video […]

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by / on March 20, 2015 at 12:30 pm

2 immigrants hidden inside speaker box rescued

SARITA, Texas – Two people were rescued by U.S. Border Patrol agents after being found in the trunk of a car at the Sarita Border Patrol Checkpoint, U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials said. The incident happened around 4:45 p.m. Wednesday, when agents from the Kingsville Station encountered a woman, who border patrol officials said is a U.S. citizen, who […]

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by / on March 18, 2015 at 9:30 am

Texas man steals ambulance, crashes into fence

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — A Texas man was arrested after police say he commandeered an ambulance at knifepoint and reached speeds of 70 mph along city streets before crashing into a fence. Investigators say the emergency lights were flashing as 29-year-old Kenneth Golightly of Fort Worth sped away Wednesday after ordering two EMTs from the ambulance. Police say the […]

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by / on March 17, 2015 at 2:15 pm

‘Foolish Dangerous’ MBTA Stunt Lands Teen in Jail

  On the wrong side of the tracks? Most people take the stairs around. But not this teen, whose “foolish dangerous stunt” landed him in jail, according to MBTA Transit Police. At about 7:45 p.m. Sunday, Patrik Finnerty, of Braintree, allegedly crossed over the northbound tracks at Andrew Square Station in South Boston, then climbed over the dividing wall, and […]

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by / on March 12, 2015 at 9:13 pm

Man accidentally shoots self to death while riding bicycle

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Police in St. Petersburg, Florida, say a man died after accidentally shooting himself while riding a bicycle. Officials say 25-year-old Troy Earle Smith Jr. of St. Petersburg was found Thursday afternoon suffering from a gunshot wound to the chest. He was taken to a nearby hospital, where he was pronounced dead. After speaking with a […]

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by / on March 12, 2015 at 10:15 am

Two Danbury men vandalize car outside police station

Two men entered the Danbury police department lobby just after 2 p.m. on Monday, exited through a side door near the parking deck and proceeded to illegally enter and kick a car in the lot, respectively, police said. Danbury residents Daryl Mourning, 23, and Jahun Danzy, 18, were seen coming into the Main Street side of the building by a […]

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by / on March 11, 2015 at 8:30 am

Online suitor stole woman’s car during first date

WATERFORD TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a man who allegedly stole a woman’s car during their first date last month has been captured.

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by / on March 10, 2015 at 4:29 pm

Texting woman walks into path of train…

LAKELAND | A Lakeland woman survived walking into a moving CSX train on Kentucky Avenue on Monday afternoon.

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