September 13, 2012 |
A suspected drunk driver lost control of his fast-moving car and crashed into a Las Vegas bus stop, killing at least four people and injuring eight, authorities said Thursday. The car, carrying the driver and some passengers, was traveling so fast through the intersection at Decatur Boulevard and Spring Mountain Road that it flew into the air then crashed into the bus stop, Las Vegas police Sgt. Richard Strader told reporters. The car was traveling east on Spring Mountain about 6:30 a.m. when it bottomed out and went into the air, officials said.
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August 13, 2012 |
The accident that claimed 13-year-old Julia Cukier Siegler happened fast, and it replays on an infinite loop in her mother's mind. "Julia was pressing the button, waiting," said Jody Cukier Siegler. "I could see her blond hair dancing between the branches of the eucalyptus tree. The bus driver motioned. I see the blond hair leave the branches. The bus goes through the light, and I hear Julia being hit. " About 7:20 a.m. on Feb. 26, 2010, the Harvard-Westlake Middle School eighth-grader stepped into the crosswalk on Sunset Boulevard at Cliffwood Avenue, against a red light, to catch her eastbound school bus. The side mirror of a passing SUV clipped her, spinning her to the ground.
April 20, 2012 |
NEW YORK — Gone are the quiet streets and the loading docks, replaced with hordes of shoppers ducking into stores selling scented body butter, premium denim and high-end furniture. But one thing remains unchanged on the narrow stretch of Prince Street in SoHo: the haunting memory of Etan Patz, a 6-year-old boy who left for school one morning in 1979 and never came back. It is one of this city's — and the nation's — most chilling unsolved mysteries, a case many had forgotten or never knew about until Thursday, when police and FBI agents began searching the basement of a building on the same block as the little boy's apartment.
May 31, 2011 |
It's still unclear whether Sarah Palin's road trip is an educational family tour of historical America or a dry run for her potential Republican presidential bid. But Monday, two things became clear: She will not shy away from unscripted encounters, and she isn't going let anyone know in advance where she's going as she wends her way across the country this summer. In an impromptu news conference Monday evening in the parking lot of her Gettysburg hotel shortly after taking a four-mile run in steaming heat, Palin said she thought the current crop of Republican presidential contenders is "strong" and that any campaign she might wage "would definitely be unconventional and nontraditional, yes, knowing us, yeah, it would have to be. " And that was as far as she would go, leaving the former Alaska governor's intentions, like much of her bus tour, a mystery.
July 8, 2010 |
Since iconoclastic actor-writer-producer-director-artist Dennis Hopper died in May after a long battle with prostate cancer, screenings of his 1969 masterwork, "Easy Rider," have been popping up around town. However, the Silent Movie Theatre is the first to schedule a tribute screening series to Hopper. "Dennis Hopper: Wasn't Born to Follow," kicks off Friday evening with "Easy Rider," which marked his directorial debut, and the 1971 documentary "The American Dreamer," which chronicles his post-"Easy Rider" success and the making of his next film, the ill-fated "The Last Movie."
July 7, 2010 |
A disgruntled bus driver stopped his vehicle and allegedly sprayed gunfire Tuesday on a construction crew he was transporting to a work site south of Cairo, killing six laborers and wounding 16, security officials said. A security official told the state-run Middle East News Agency that Mahmoud Taha Swellem was driving 22 people, including a finance manager and a department head, to a site near Giza when he suddenly took out an automatic weapon and opened fire. Swellem, who had worked for the company for 20 years, was arrested at the scene.