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13 road repair projects are coming soon to highways in LA area, Long Beach

By Courtney Tompkins|

Elon Musk says he has ‘verbal approval’ for a northeast U.S. Hyperloop transit system

Elon Musk’s passion for tunnels as vast transportation networks is drawing suitors, but in typical Musk fashion he’s stingy with details. The SpaceX CEO, worth more than $13 billion, tweeted Thursday morning that he scored “...

By Sandy Mazza|

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  • Helicopter crashes

    Helicopter crashes on street in Sherman Oaks; 4 injured, including teen girl

    A helicopter crash-landed on a residential street in Sherman Oaks on Friday without hitting any homes or people on the ground, and all aboard — three adults and a 16-year-old girl — walked away with only minor injuries, authorities said. The chopper, a Robinson R44II owned by a Van-Nuys based company that offers aerial tours and charter services, made a “hard landing” just after noon in the 15000 block of Valleyheart Drive, said Battalion Chief Daniel Curry...

  • Movie industry

    Railroad to pay $3.9 million for train death of film worker

    SAVANNAH, Ga. — A railroad owner plans to appeal a jury’s decision that it must pay $3.9 million to the family of a movie worker killed on a Georgia railroad trestle in 2014, a spokesman for the company said. The jury in Savannah decided in a civil verdict Monday that CSX Transportation shared in the blame for the deadly freight train collision even though the film crew was trespassing. The parents of Sarah Jones sued CSX in Chatham County State Court, saying the...

    By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press|

  • Automotive accidents

    Victim of fatal Winnetka accident ID’d

    WINNETKA >> The Coroner’s Office today released the name of a 42-year-old motorist killed in Winnetka in a high-speed three-vehicle crash that was blamed on a drunk driver and left four people injured. She was Rosario Chavez, 42, of Northridge, said Lt. Larry Dietz of the coroner’s office. The crash was reported at 2:09 a.m. Thursday in the area of Roscoe Boulevard and Irondale Avenue, according to the Los Angeles Police Department’s Valley Traffic...

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  • Driverless cars

    Tesla driver recants, says Autopilot not to blame for crash

    DETROIT >> A Tesla driver says his car’s partially self-driving Autopilot system wasn’t responsible for a crash in Minnesota, despite what he initially told investigators. In its police report obtained Monday by The Associated Press, the Kandiyohi County Sheriff’s Office said David Clark, 58, blamed Autopilot for a crash Saturday evening in Hawick, Minnesota. Clark initially told deputies that when he engaged the Autopilot feature, the car suddenly...

    By Dee-Ann Durbin The Associated Press|

  • Legal settlements

    Jury awards $3.9M to family of film worker killed by train

    SAVANNAH, GA. >> A jury awarded $3.9 million Monday to the family of a movie worker killed on a Georgia railroad bridge in 2014, finding the railroad’s owner shared in the blame for the deadly freight train collision even though the film crew was trespassing. The parents of Sarah Jones sued CSX Transportation in Chatham County State Court, saying the railroad shared in the blame for their daughter’s death. The 27-year-old camera assistant died in the crash Feb. 20,...

    By Russ Bynum The Associated Press|

  • Automotive accidents

    5 airlifted to area hospitals following solo-vehicle crash near Santa Clarita

    A solo-vehicle crash near Santa Clarita resulted in five occupants being airlifted to area hospitals Sunday, according to the California Highway Patrol. The incident, which was reported at 12:16 p.m., occurred off of Sierra Highway about five miles into Rowher Flats, an off-road vehicle park, said CHP Officer Alex Rubio. Three people were airlifted to Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center, while two others were airlifted to Northridge Hospital Medical Center, Rubio...

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  • Plane crashes

    Marine from Ventura who died in Mississippi military crash remembered as a respected peer

    A staff sergeant from Ventura County was among the 16 servicemen identified Friday who died when the U.S. Marine aircraft they were flying in crashed in Mississippi earlier this week. The crash occurred Monday when the...

  • Plane crashes

    1 dead in El Monte plane crash

    EL MONTE >> A pilot died Friday when his small plane crashed while taking off at the San Gabriel Valley Airport in El Monte. The plane appeared to experience engine problems. “Witnesses said somewhere between 100 feet to 200 feet off the ground, the (engine) noise ceased,” said Patrick Jones, air safety investigator with the National Transportation Safety Board. Witnesses saw the plane making a left turn and “descend uncontrollably,” he...

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  • Legal proceedings

    Walnut trucker pleads not guilty in Gorman crash that killed 6

    SAN FERNANDO >> A commercial truck driver pleaded not guilty today to charges stemming from the deaths of two women and four children who were killed last summer when the truck crashed into their disabled van on the 5 Freeway in the Gorman area. Richard Lopez, 70, of Walnut, is charged with six misdemeanor counts of vehicular manslaughter and one misdemeanor count of failing to comply with California Highway Patrol rules regarding hours of service for drivers, according to the...

    City News Service|

  • Plane crashes

    At least 16 die in military plane crash in rural Mississippi

    ITTA BENA, Miss. (AP) — A U.S. military plane used for refueling crashed into a soybean field in rural Mississippi, killing at least 16 people aboard in a fiery wreck and spreading debris for miles, officials said. Leflore County Emergency Management Agency Director Frank Randle told reporters at a briefing late Monday that 16 bodies had been recovered after the KC-130 spiraled into the ground about 85 miles (135 kilometers) north of Jackson in the Mississippi Delta. A witness...

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