October 23, 2020

Two women are dead after single-vehicle crash in Johnson County, police say

Two women are dead after an apparent single-vehicle crash Tuesday afternoon on U.S. 31 in Edinburgh, according to the Johnson County Sheriff’s Department.

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Rita Britton, 68, of Franklin, and Vicki Alexander, 75, of Greenwood, died after their car crashed into a ditch between Ind. 252 and County Road 650S shortly before 2 p.m. 

A witness on the scene told police he was traveling south on U.S. 31 when he saw a vehicle swerve across the yellow line several times. The vehicle then appeared to overcorrect and “ended up sliding across 2 lanes of travel and hitting a ditch at a very high rate of speed,” according to an accident report. 



a group of people sitting in a yard: Rita Britton, 68, of Franklin, died and Vicki Alexander, 75, of Greenwood, is in serious condition after their car crashed into a ditch between State Road 252 and County Road 650S in Edinburgh shortly before 2 p.m.


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Rita Britton, 68, of Franklin, died and Vicki Alexander, 75, of Greenwood, is in serious condition after their car crashed

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2 women die after car crash in Johnson County

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Two women are dead after an apparent single-vehicle crash Tuesday afternoon on U.S. 31 in Edinburgh, according to the Johnson County Sheriff’s Department.

Rita Britton, 68, of Franklin, and Vicki Alexander, 75, of Greenwood, died after their car crashed into a ditch between Ind. 252 and County Road 650S shortly before 2 p.m. 

A witness on the scene told police he was traveling south on U.S. 31 when he saw a vehicle swerve across the yellow line several times. The vehicle then appeared to overcorrect and “ended up sliding across 2 lanes of travel and hitting a ditch at a very high rate of speed,” according to an accident report. 

Another witness said the car appeared to be going 90 mph prior to the crash. The posted speed limit in the

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Batavia woman struck by car, killed in Brown County Saturday

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A 37-year-old woman is dead after being hit by a car in Brown County on Saturday, according to the Ohio State Highway Patrol. 

The incident happened around 7:52 p.m. Troopers say a woman was walking northbound lane on U.S. 68 when the driver of a 2019 Chevrolet Silverado hit her. Missy L. Dickerson, of Batavia, was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver, Seth Smalley, 37, of Mount Orab, was wearing a seatbelt and was not injured. 

Troopers say Dickerson was

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Braham woman killed in 5-vehicle crash in Isanti County

A 75-year-old woman from Braham, Minn., was killed Friday evening in a five-vehicle crash in Isanti County.

Cheryl R. Thull was in a 2017 Ford Escape driven by Arnold J. Thull, 78, of Bethel, that was westbound on Heritage Boulevard just before 6 p.m. Friday, according to the State Patrol. As the Thulls’ vehicle approached a red light at the intersection with Hwy. 65, it came into contact with a 2013 Dodge Durango, which in turn hit a 2005 Buick LaSabre.

The Ford Escape then rolled, coming into contact with a 2018 Chevy Equinox that was pushed into a 2010 Honda Accord.

All five vehicles came to rest in the intersection.

Cheryl Thull died at the scene, the patrol said. Arnold Thull was taken to HCMC in Minneapolis with life-threatening injuries.

The other four vehicles’ drivers, who were alone in their vehicles, were not hurt. All involved were wearing seat

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Shots fired at vehicle of off-duty Harris County deputy working security job

Shots were fired Thursday night at the vehicle of an off-duty Harris County Sheriff’s Office deputy as he patrolled a west Houston apartment complex where he works an extra security job, officials said.

An unknown suspect fired shots at the unmarked police vehicle, striking it multiple times but missing the deputy, around 8:40 p.m. at an apartment complex on the 2100 block of Hayes Road in Briarforest, said Major Tony Huynh of the sheriff’s office.

The deputy, who was in full  uniform, had a conversation with an unknown person, got into his car and was driving around a corner when the shots were fired, Huynh said.

The deputy was not injured. He has been a police officer for eight years and employed by the sheriff’s office for five years.

“I’m upset and disappointed by the hateful and cowardly actions of the shooter(s),” Sheriff Ed Gonzalez tweeted Friday morning. “The attack

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Lorain police investigating fatal bicycle crash | Lorain County

A 40-year-old Lorain man died after losing control and falling off of his bicycle Oct. 6 in Lorain.

Michael Mac Mahan succumbed to his injuries from the fall, according to a news release from the Lorain Police Department. 

At 1:07 pm., Lorain officers responded to the intersection of Fulton Road and East 28th Street for a serious injury crash involving a bicycle.

An initial investigation determined a motorized Huffy mountain bike, equipped with a 50cc engine, was traveling north on Fulton Road approaching East 28th Street, the release said.

Upon approach to the intersection, Mac Mahan lost control during a left-hand turn, ran off the left side of the road and collided with a utility pole, according to the release.

At impact, he was ejected off of the bike, stuck the utility pole and came to a final rest on the side walk.

Mac Mahan was transported by helicopter to

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Orlando teens arrested after leading police on vehicle pursuit from Tampa to Osceola County

Three Orlando teens were arrested Wednesday afternoon after leading law enforcement on a vehicle pursuit from Tampa to Osceola County, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

The incident began around 1 p.m. when Tampa police called FHP to pursue a stolen Honda SUV involved in a burglary, said FHP Sgt. Steve Gaskins. The SUV got onto Interstate 4 and FHP troopers took over the pursuit when the teens got into Pok County.

The teens got off I-4 at the U.S. 27 exit and headed north as a Polk County Sheriff’s helicopter followed from above and troopers on the ground stayed several miles behind, Gaskins said. The teens went east on U.S. 192 when they ran a red light and hit a pickup truck going north on Westside Boulevard near the Four Corners area in Osceola County, Gaskins said. Two other vehicles also were involved in the crash.

Troopers arrested

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Bicycle-themed scavenger hunt pushes more people to pedal in Pinellas County

SAFETY HARBOR, Fla. — Why walk or drive when you can pedal, according to Forward Pinellas. The agency says the number of people bicycling in Tampa Bay has reached record numbers during the pandemic.

“Since 1890, biking has not been as popular as it is right now,” said Angela Ryan, with Forward Pinellas.

Ryan’s favorite mode of transportation involves two wheels, some spokes and a pair of handlebars.

“Bikes are a solution to cities’ traffic problems, bikes are a solution to parking issues, they are also really important for our physical health and the health of our environment,” said Ryan.

Cycling on the Pinellas Trail alone has gone up an average of 100,000 riders a month during the pandemic.

Forward Pinellas is trying to expand on this growth by creating a scavenger hunt made for pedaling.

“So we developed a two-week-long scavenger hunt with 20 different locations throughout Safety Harbor,”

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Bernie Sanders criticizes economy under Trump in Macomb County car rally for Joe Biden

WARREN, MI – Bernie Sanders started his afternoon in the more progressive Michigan city of Ann Arbor.



a close up of a flag: Violet Anderson displays a Joe Biden flag on her car before a campaign event for Joe Biden where Sen. Bernie Sanders is scheduled to speak, in the parking lot of Macomb Community College, on Monday Oct. 5, 2020 in Warren.


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Violet Anderson displays a Joe Biden flag on her car before a campaign event for Joe Biden where Sen. Bernie Sanders is scheduled to speak, in the parking lot of Macomb Community College, on Monday Oct. 5, 2020 in Warren.

He spent the early evening in Macomb County, which President Donald Trump won for Republicans by nearly 50,000 votes in 2016.

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In his second southeast Michigan stump speech for Joe Biden on Oct. 5, Sanders spoke to people sitting in about 180 cars outside Macomb Community College, 14500 Twelve Mile Road in Warren.

Sanders pointed to the post-pandemic economy under Trump as reasons for the county to vote for Biden on Nov. 3. He said the

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Two found stabbed in car in Middlesex County, cops say

Two people were found stabbed in a vehicle in South Brunswick following an altercation on Sunday.



a car parked on the side of a road: South Brunswick police


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Officers arrived at the corner of Bard Drive and White Oak Court around 7:40 p.m. after getting a 911 call about a stabbing, according to South Brunswick police Lt. Gene Rickle.

The victims were brought to a local hospital and are in stable condition.

Rickle said the dispute that led to the stabbing took place in the area of the apartment complex and that there is no threat to the general public. He declined to offer a description of the suspects or provide additional information, adding that the investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information is asked to call Sgt. Mike Pellino or Det. Rick Delucia at 732-329-4646.

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