Bangor Maine State Police | AP This undated photo released by the Maine State Police, shows Det. Benjamin Campbell, who was fatally injured Wednesday, April 3, 2019, when a wheel came loose from a logging truck and struck him as he was assisting with a disabled vehicle alongside Interstate 95 in Maine. By Nick Sambides Jr., BDN Staff • April 5, 2019 1:00 am Related Stories First responders pay respects to Maine State Police Detective Ben Campbell Detective killed on I-95 would always ‘see the good in people’ As a procession of emergency responders followed the body of Maine State Police Detective Ben Campbell from Augusta to Millinocket on Thursday, many questions remained about his death — including why two wheels detached from a passing truck trailer and how common such wheel detachments are. An autopsy was completed on the 31-year-old Campbell, who was killed when a wheel that had detached from a logging truck trailer struck him as … [Read more...] about Key question about Detective Campbell’s death: Why did wheels detach from logging trailer?
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The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation and the Pennsylvania Turnpike Authority have announced lower speed limits and restrictions on some vehicles due to the winter storm.Starting early Tuesday morning, PennDOT will lower speed limits to 45 miles per hour on many interstates and state roads. The turnpike is also imposing a 45 mph limit on the toll road starting Tuesday morning. Forecasters are calling for up to 6 inches of snow along with some ice, so travelers can expect a messy commute Tuesday.State officials are advising motorists to closely monitor weather forecasts and conditions as a storm brings mixed precipitation types to much of the state, with many areas expected to see precipitation during the Monday evening and Tuesday morning rush hours.“Our crews have been and will continue to treat roadways through the storm, and the public are our partners in handling this storm,” PennDOT Secretary Leslie S. Richards said in a news release. “I want to remind … [Read more...] about Storm prompts vehicle restrictions, lower speed limits on many roads across Pa.
By Jim Radcliffe | [email protected] | Orange County RegisterPUBLISHED: October 20, 2018 at 6:03 am | UPDATED: October 20, 2018 at 6:03 am Q. In Los Angeles County, a friend of mine who is a contractor received a ticket for not having his company name on his truck. Is that right? – Gloria Rankin, Huntington Beach A. Maybe. Trucking laws are quite complex, so Honk spent enough time on the phone with expert Ron Mack to raise a redwood from seedling to the size of the Gen. Sherman Tree up north. Many commercial trucks weighing 10,001 or more pounds – the weight of the tractor, the trailer, the load and even the driver – must have three identifiers on the sides: company name, a number assigned by the state or the federal government, and the gross-vehicle weight rating. Makes it easier for the authorities to ensure the truckers are following the law. Those identifiers aren’t just for semis – a tractor and empty trailer might weigh about … [Read more...] about Some trucks need the company name on the side, others don’t
A tractor trailer is stopped and weighed by State Police on Partition Street last week on its way to the Dunn construction and demolition debris landfill in Rensselaer. Several trucks were ticketed for being heavier than allowed under state transportation law. less A tractor trailer is stopped and weighed by State Police on Partition Street last week on its way to the Dunn construction and demolition debris landfill in Rensselaer. Several trucks were ticketed for being ... more Photo: Photo Provided Photo: Photo Provided Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 A tractor trailer is stopped and weighed by State Police on Partition Street last week on its way to the Dunn construction and demolition debris landfill in Rensselaer. Several trucks were ticketed for being heavier than allowed under state transportation law. less A … [Read more...] about State Police crack down on trucks bound for Rensselaer dump
Today’s podcast focuses on story ideas and how to find great ones.Read the stories mentioned in the podcast here:Still shiningBy Lane DeGregory / Times Staff WriterOn the south side of the city pier, across from the hot dog stand, the old man parks his pushcart. He pulls out a metal folding chair, ties two corduroy cushions on the seat, unloads an amplifier, a microphone, a fistful of cords. Then he takes out his battered guitar.It's a sunny Friday, about 2 p.m. A light breeze is rippling the bay. Sea-green trolleys are clanging by. Hundreds of people are parading past the old man.Fake feathers sprout from his red straw cowboy hat; striped paper clips and painted hearts circle its blue ribbon brim. Thick, square glasses magnify his milky gray eyes. His nose is long, his ears oversized. His head looks too heavy for his body. It seems to sink into his stooped shoulders, maybe from the weight of his hat.He says he's just under 5 foot 6. (Just six inches under.) All angles and … [Read more...] about Episode 7: Finding great ideas, part one