The overturning of an 18-wheeler on the short, dangerous strip of elevated highway in downtown San Antonio known as the Finesilver Curve on Jan. 9 could have been a fatal tragedy. And it was completely predictable. This time, no one died or was seriously hurt, but Texas Department of Transportation officials say an average of one big rig per month topples over on the tightly-angled, 25 mph curve where traffic on Interstate 35 South enters Interstate 10 West. Injuries are common for both truck drivers and auto passengers, and the traffic delays monumental, with some drivers trapped for hours behind overturned trucks on the “connector ramp” 30 feet above the street level entrance of the historic Finesilver Building. In December 1999, the driver of a tanker truck survived a crash that spilled some 4,500 gallons of hydrochloric acid on the Finesilver Curve, causing the evacuation of thousands from a three-square-mile area and sending 11 people to hospitals with burning eyes and … [Read more...] about San Antonio’s notorious ‘Finesilver Curve’ bedevils trucks, defies easy solution
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Produced by Alvin Patrick and Sarah Prior In the early morning hours of Oct. 17, 2010, Danroy "DJ" Henry, a Pace University football player, was shot dead by Pleasantville, N.Y., police officer Aaron Hess. That event triggered a seven-year journey for DJ's family as they searched for answers. "We're not anti-police," Danroy Henry, Sr., DJ's father, tells CBS News special correspondent James Brown. "We're just trying to understand what the facts tell us. Was it a justified shooting or was it not justified? Because if it wasn't – it was murder." "People believed fervently that they knew what happened," says Brian Sokoloff, who represents Hess. "And whenever you hear of a case like this, you can't believe first impressions." DJ was out celebrating with his teammates at a bar after a homecoming game when other patrons got into a fight. Police say that DJ was parked in a fire lane in front of the bar and when he was asked to move, he allegedly sped towards Officer Hess, propelling … [Read more...] about Defending DJ: Was the fatal shooting of a Pace University football player justified?
Viet Nam News Khánh Dương There is no doubt that drunk driving is a killer disease. Drunk drivers kill themselves and kill others. The driver of a four-seat BMW car ran out of control on streets of HCM City last week and crashed into several motorbikes and a taxi waiting at a red light at Hàng Xanh intersection in Bình Thạnh District. One motorbike driver was killed on the spot after being trapped under the car and dragged along the street. Five others were injured. One is in critical condition at the moment with brain damage. The female driver behind the wheel, Nguyễn Thị Nga, confessed to police she had been drinking at her restaurant. While driving home, she could not control her speed. Her alcohol level was identified at 0.94 mg per litre of breath, making her drunk. Bình Thạnh District police yesterday launched legal proceedings and temporarily detained Nga. Lawyers said Nga faces three to 10 years in jail, in … [Read more...] about Drunk driving is not a mistake, it’s a crime
Helicopter crew assesses hurricane damage at Panama City beach Hurricane Michael left downed power lines, fallen trees, and debris strewn across neighborhoods in Panama City Beach, Florida, after the storm spun north on Thursday, October 11. The beachfront town is about 30 miles northwest of Mexico Beach. By Up Next × SHARE Hurricane Michael left downed power lines, fallen trees, and debris strewn across neighborhoods in Panama City Beach, Florida, after the storm spun north on Thursday, October 11. The beachfront town is about 30 miles northwest of Mexico Beach. By National & International The Latest: Body in Florida raises South’s death toll to 14 The Associated Press LinkedIn Google+ Pinterest Reddit Print Order Reprint of this Story October 12, 2018 09:17 PM PANAMA CITY, Fla. The Latest on the aftermath of Hurricane Michael (all times local): 6:20 p.m. Florida emergency officials say they have … [Read more...] about The Latest: Body in Florida raises South’s death toll to 14
With Breanne Deppisch and Joanie Greve. THE BIG IDEA: Hillary Clinton is not over it. “Let me just get this out of the way: No, I’m not over it. I still think about the 2016 election. I still regret the mistakes I made,” the failed Democratic nominee told graduating seniors at Yale University on Sunday afternoon. “Right now, we’re living through a full-fledged crisis in our democracy,” she told 1,360 seniors. “Now there are not tanks in the streets, but what’s happening right now goes to the heart of who we are as a nation. I say this not as a Democrat who lost an election but as an American afraid of losing a country.” -- The former secretary of state opened with a cascade of jokes related to the election. “I am thrilled for all of you, even the three of you who live in Michigan and didn’t request your absentee ballots in time,” she said. As a tradition, Yalies wear humorous and playful hats during the Class … [Read more...] about The Daily 202: Hillary Clinton warns of ‘a full-fledged crisis in our democracy’ at Yale