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Black ice blamed for 2 crashes on I-95 in Northeast Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 03/21/2015 - 19:14

Black ice blamed for 2 crashes on I-95 in Northeast PhiladelphiaBlack ice is being blamed for two separate crashes on I-95 in the Northeast Philadelphia early Saturday morning.


AccuWeather: Snow Moves Out, Slush Freezes Solid Overnight, Warmer on Saturday

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 03/21/2015 - 18:46

 Turning Milder!Meteorologist Chris Sowers is tracking a brief warm up for the first full day of spring.


Machete-Wielding Man Shot at New Orleans Airport

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 03/21/2015 - 18:44
The suspect was also carrying a can of wasp spray.

AccuWeather: Snow Moves Out, Slush Freezes Solid Tonight

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 03/21/2015 - 18:43

 Turning Milder!Meteorologist Chris Sowers is tracking a brief warm up for the first full day of spring.


Cab jumps curb, hits 4 in NYC; man, girl killed; 2 injured

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 03/21/2015 - 18:42
NEW YORK (AP) — Police say a taxi hurtled onto a sidewalk and hit four people waiting at a New York City bus stop, killing a man and a 5-year-old girl and injuring two other people.

Quotations in the News

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 03/21/2015 - 18:39
"It was pandemonium after that. I took cover. I didn't want to become part of the story." — Phillip Green, 33, of Houston, after shots rang out at New Orleans international airport when a man wielding a machete attacked TSA agents, authorities say.

Convicted in girl's running death, grandma faces death

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 03/21/2015 - 18:10

FILE - This file photo released by the Etowah County Sheriff's Dept. on Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2012 shows Joyce Hardin Garrard, 46. A jury convicted 49-year-old Joyce Hardin Garrard late Friday March 20. 2015 in the February 2012 death of Savannah Hardin, siding with prosecutors who depicted Garrard as a "drill sergeant from hell," a domineering taskmaster so enraged over a lie about candy that she made the girl run until she dropped. The sentencing phase _ a mini-trial within the trial _ is to begin Monday, the judge said. (AP Photo/Etowah County Sheriff's Office)GADSDEN, Ala. (AP) — Jurors who convicted an Alabama woman in the running death of her 9-year-old granddaughter soon must decide whether to recommend she should die for the crime or spend the rest of her life in prison.


Tech glitch causes false notices to Oregon crime victims

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 03/21/2015 - 16:06
(Reuters) - A technical glitch on Friday evening caused an Oregon Department of Corrections (DOC) notification system to issue thousands of alerts to crime victims that the perpetrators would soon be released, according to officials and the Oregonian newspaper. The department said in a statement that its Victim Information Notification Everyday, or VINE system, malfunctioned during routine maintenance sending "numerous notifications to victims in error." The statement added that contractor Appriss was working to repair the problem and would send out an alert to everyone who received a false notification. Local broadcaster KGW-TV reported that one notification said infamous convicted murderer Ward Weaver III, who was serving a life sentence following his 2004 conviction for killing two teenage girls, was slated for release. "It's very upsetting." The system allows victims and members of the public to track scheduled release dates for inmates of county jails and state adult and youth correctional facilities as well as those who are on community supervision.

Allman film director: Ga. train crash 'my responsibility'

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 03/21/2015 - 14:37

FILE - In this Oct. 1, 2013 file photo, film director Randall Miller arrives at the west coast special screening of "CBGB" at ArcLight Hollywood in Los Angeles. Miller, the director of an ill-fated movie about singer Gregg Allman said Friday March 20, 2015 that it's "ultimately my responsibility" that his crew ended up on a Georgia railroad bridge in the path of a freight train that killed a camera assistant. (Photo by Paul A. Hebert/Invision/AP, File)SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — The director of an ill-fated movie about singer Gregg Allman said Friday that it's "ultimately my responsibility" that his crew ended up on a Georgia railroad bridge in the path of a freight train that killed a camera assistant.


Wisconsin federal judge finds state abortion law unconstitutional

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 03/21/2015 - 14:33
(Reuters) - A federal judge in Wisconsin ruled as unconstitutional on Friday a state law requiring any doctor performing an abortion to have privileges to admit patients to a nearby hospital. U.S. District Judge William Conley temporarily blocked the law in August 2013, which requires doctors to have admitting privileges at a hospital located within 30 miles (50 km) of his or her practice, shortly after Republican Governor Scott Walker signed it into law. Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin and Affiliated Medical Services, the state's two abortion providers, challenged the measure in court, saying it could force abortion clinics in Appleton and Milwaukee to close. "The marginal benefit to women's health of requiring hospital admitting privileges, if any, is substantially outweighed by the burden this requirement will have on women's health outcomes due to restricted access to abortions in Wisconsin," Conley wrote.

Glitch triggers erroneous notices to Ore. crime victims

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 03/21/2015 - 14:27
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — A "major technical glitch" in Oregon's crime victim notification system triggered thousands of false notices Friday evening about the release of inmates, including one on a notorious killer, officials and news reports said.

California man pleads guilty to fatal Halloween hit-and-run

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 03/21/2015 - 13:53

Jaquinn Ramone Bell is seen in an undated picture released by the Santa Ana Police Department in Santa Ana, California(Reuters) - A man who struck and killed three 13-year-old California girls as they were trick-or-treating last Halloween and then fled in his damaged sport utility vehicle pleaded guilty on Friday to several felony charges, prosecutors said. Jaquinn Ramone Bell, 32, was convicted of three felony vehicular manslaughter counts, one felony fatal hit-and-run charge, a misdemeanor for driving with a suspended license, and received a sentencing enhancement for leaving the scene, the Orange County District Attorney's Office said in a statement. Twin sisters Lexia and Lexandra Perez and their friend Andrea Gonzales, all 13, were wearing costumes and carrying bags of candy as they crossed a street in Santa Ana, some 40 miles (65 km) southeast of Los Angeles, when they were struck by the SUV last Halloween evening.


Officer shoots man who attacked TSA agents at New Orleans airport

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 03/21/2015 - 13:12
By Jonathan Kaminsky NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) - A law enforcement officer shot a man who attacked several Transportation Security Administration (TSA) agents while armed with a machete and wasp spray at a New Orleans airport on Friday night, officials said. Jefferson Parish Sheriff Newell Normand said the man, who he identified as 62-year-old Richard White, approached an agent at a boarding pass screening area in the Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport and sprayed the officer in the face around 8 p.m. local time (0100 GMT). The shots struck White in the chest, face and thigh and hit the fleeing TSA agent in the arm, the sheriff's office said in a statement. The TSA agent's injuries were not life-threatening, the statement said.

Richard Ford, half-brother of late president, dies at 90

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 03/21/2015 - 12:30
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — The youngest half-brother of late President Gerald Ford has died. He was 90.

3 injured in 2-car crash in East Oak Lane

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 03/21/2015 - 11:45

3 injured in 2-car crash in East Oak LaneThree people were injured in a crash in Philadelphia's East Oak Lane section.


Pit bull in Northeast Philadelphia attack accused of violent history

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 03/21/2015 - 11:30

Pit bull in Northeast Philadelphia attack accused of violent historyA mother and her children were attacked by a pit bull they recently adopted in Northeast Philadelphia this week and according to another family, this isn't the first time the same dog has attacked.


6 vehicles damaged in car carrier fire in New Castle

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 03/21/2015 - 11:30

6 vehicles damaged in car carrier fire in New CastleSix new vehicles were heavily damaged when a car carrier caught fire on Route 295 in New Castle, Delaware.


VIDEO: Sharrie Williams reports on spring snow

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 03/21/2015 - 11:19

 Sharrie Williams reports on spring snowSharrie Williams reports on spring snow across the region.


Jury convicts grandmother of capital murder in child's death

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 03/21/2015 - 10:42

Joyce Hardin Garrard walks to the Etowah County Judicial Building from the Etowah County Detention Center in Gadsden, Ala. Tuesday, March 10, 2015. Garrard is on trial for capital murder in the death of her 9-year-old granddaughter Savannah Hardin. Prosecutors say Garrard forced her granddaughter to run sprints as punishment for telling a lie about eating candy bars from a school fundraiser. (AP Photo/AL.com, Frank Couch) MAGS OUTGADSDEN, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama jury convicted a woman of capital murder in the running death of her 9-year-old granddaughter on Friday, rejecting claims that she didn't mean to harm the girl while she was punishing the child for a lie.


Tribal court orders April election for Navajo president

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 03/21/2015 - 10:37
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — The Navajo Nation's high court ordered the tribe Friday to hold a long overdue presidential contest without further delay.