1 of 5 View 5 Items Jennie Sorensen South Jordan police are investigating after windows on three vehicles were shot out, possibly using a slingshot and ball bearings, near Bangerter Highway and 11400 South on Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018, about 7:30 p.m. Anyone with information about the incidents is asked to call 801-840-4000. SOUTH JORDAN — Motorists at what has become a dangerous intersection over the past month faced a different challenge Wednesday. About 7:30 p.m., three vehicles traveling south on the Bangerter Highway near 11400 South had their passenger-side windows shot out by a quarter-inch steel ball bearing, possibly shot from a slingshot, said South Jordan Police Lt. Matt Pennington. One passenger was hit but suffered very minor injuries, he said. The intersection at 11400 South and Bangerter, which has been under heavy construction for the past month, has already been the scene of several recent serious crashes. "You're dealing with a … [Read more...] about 3 vehicles shot by slingshot on Bangerter Highway, police say
by Rebecca Fishbein in News on Nov 1, 2017 10:20 am Officials have identified the man suspected of driving a truck down the West Side Highway bike path in Manhattan on Tuesday afternoon, killing eight people and injuring at least 11. Sayfullo Saipov, 29, is accused of carrying out what Mayor Bill de Blasio confirmed yesterday was a "cowardly act of terror", consistent with similar acts of violence in connection with the Islamic State abroad, though so far police have disclosed no direct link between Saipov and the jihadist militant group. Five of the eight victims in yesterday's terror attack in Lower Manhattan were tourists from Argentina, in town to celebrate their 30th high school reunion. Argentine officials have identified the men as Hernán Mendoza, Diego Angelini, Alejandro Pagnucco, Ariel Erlij and Hernán Ferruchi. Several others traveling with them were injured in the attack, but are expected to survive. The group is pictured below: Éste es el grupo de … [Read more...] about Argentine, Belgian Tourists Among Dead & Injured In West Side Highway Terror Attack
by Rebecca Fishbein in News on Oct 31, 2017 6:07 pm At a press conference Tuesday afternoon, Mayor Bill de Blasio and Governor Andrew Cuomo confirmed that officials are currently investigating today's deadly incident on the West Side Highway as a terrorist attack. "Based on information we have at this moment, this was an act of terror," de Blasio told reporters. "A particularly cowardly act of terror aimed at innocent civilians." Officials say eight people are confirmed dead and eleven others are injured, though all of the wounded are expected to survive. According to Police Commissioner James P. O'Neill, at around 3:05 p.m., an unnamed 29-year-old man drove a rented Home Depot pickup truck onto the West Side Highway bike path at Houston Street, striking pedestrians and cyclists. The suspect then turned the truck southbound and drove it until he collided with a school bus at Chambers Street. O'Neill said that as the suspect exited the truck he displayed what looked like two … [Read more...] about De Blasio Declares Deadly West Side Highway Attack ‘Act Of Terror’
Watching for the roadside sign that the Arizona Department of Transportation has erected in the satanists' honor is certainly one way to make the drive to Tucson less boring. But that blue-and-white ADOT sign (which is near milepost 194, if you're wondering) isn't even the weirdest of its genre. For some reason, Arizona specializes in strange Adopt a Highway sponsorships. On Interstate 8 outside of Yuma, for instance, you pass "In Memory of Jerry Garcia (1942-1995)," which is often plastered with Deadhead stickers and honors the litter-gathering efforts of the Grateful Dead Club of Yuma. And on the vertiginous drive to Jerome, a sign informs you that the road you're slowly creeping up has been adopted by Psychedelic Mariachi, even though the band changed its name to Latin Express more than a decade ago. Most Adopt a Highway signs are more mundane than that, but there's something delightful about the diversity of the groups that … [Read more...] about Arizona: The World Leader in Weird Adopt a Highway Signs?
This story is developing. The FBI is searching the woods off the Highway 153 exit of Amnicola Highway. The Tennessee Highway Patrol and Chattanooga Police are on scene controlling traffic. Authorities have parts of the woods taped off with yellow caution tape. The FBI is searching the woods off the... Photo by Shelly Bradbury /Times Free Press. The FBI is searching the woods off the Highway 153 exit of Amnicola Highway. The Tennessee Highway Patrol and Chattanooga Police are on scene controlling traffic. Authorities have parts of the woods taped off with yellow caution tape. This area is a new focus for the FBI, and has not previously been a part of the investigation into two attacks on military installations in Chattanooga by a 24-year-old gunman who fatally shot four servicemembers before falling in a hail of police gunfire. Agents brought a K-9 unit to the exit ramp used by the gunman in his journey from his first target on Lee Highway to his … [Read more...] about FBI searches woods at intersection of Highway 153 and Amnicola