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January 12, 2019 11:45 PM At least 5 dead in crashes after massive winter storm dumps snow on Midwest

In Kansas City, where the Chiefs were hosting the Indianapolis Colts on Saturday, about 8 inches of snow had fallen by early afternoon. The snow had tapered off by the time the game started midafternoon, but stadium crews worked for hours before the game to clear the stadium’s lot, field and seats in anticipation of a full house for the playoff game. At least 9

January 11, 2019 7:50 PM Police: Driver crashes trying ‘Bird Box’ blindfold challenge

SALT LAKE CITY - Police say a Utah teenager crashed into another car when she covered her eyes as part of the so-called “Bird Box Challenge.” Layton police Lt. Travis Lyman said Friday that the 17-year-old drifted into oncoming traffic and hit another car after she pulled a hat over her eyes to emulate “Bird Box,” a Sandra Bullock movie on Netflix where 15

January 9, 2019 12:46 PM Remorse will resonate in sentencing of driver in Broncos crash, says legal expert

A legal expert says she would be astounded if a judge handed the maximum sentence to a semitruck driver who has pleaded guilty to all 29 charges stemming from a devastating collision with a bus carrying the Humboldt Broncos junior hockey team. Jaskirat Singh Sidhu pleaded guilty in Melfort, Sask., court Tuesday to 16 counts of dangerous driving causing 10

January 8, 2019 3:48 PM Truck driver in Humboldt Broncos crash pleads guilty to all charges

The bus was travelling north on Highway 35 and the semi was westbound on Highway 335, which has a stop sign. A safety review of the rural crossroads done by a consulting firm for the Saskatchewan government was released last month. It said sight lines are a safety concern at the spot. A stand of trees, mostly on private property, obstructs the view of drivers 13

January 3, 2019 4:33 PM Canadian court slams Uber’s arbitration process

“Uber drivers have a strong claim to be treated as employees,” said Mr. Heller’s lawyer Michael Wright. The question of whether contract workers should be treated as employees has roiled Silicon Valley for years. Having a flexible fleet of contract driver, delivery or repair workers has helped keep costs low for companies like Uber, Instacart Inc. and Amazon 11

December 20, 2018 10:17 PM Three-year-old girl who was run over in Prince George will make full recovery

PRINCE GEORGE, B.C.—A three-year-old girl whose midsection was run over by an SUV in Prince George, B.C., is expected to make a full recovery. Investigators say a woman in the SUV jumped over a meridian and travelled against the flow of traffic before entering the parking lot. The toddler was standing near a parent who was tending to a younger child 17

December 10, 2018 3:50 PM Alleged impaired driver gives hamburger to officer instead of licence

VICTORIA—A Victoria police constable says officers had a “very scary” encounter with an alleged impaired driver during a roadside check. Const. Cody Lapierre says on Twitter that the man tried to give his hamburger to the officer instead of his driver’s licence. Lapierre says the incident happened on Friday night and the man was so impaired he could 12

December 10, 2018 2:36 PM GoFundMe page raising money for family of murdered Mississauga boy

The 14-year-old’s dead body was found several hours later in Meadow Park, near Southdown Rd. and Truscott Dr., not far from his home Friday morning with obvious signs of trauma. Three days after the brutal killing, the Driver-Martin family is struggling to pay for the child’s funeral, a family friend says. “Riley’s body was found alone and cold early 11

December 3, 2018 10:41 PM Man testifies he ‘accidentally lost control’ when he killed a stranger with a stolen van, blames his heroin addiction

“I was the driver, I knew what happened that day,” he continued. “What happened was that I lost control, of mis-paying attention driving dangerously, and (the collision) accidentally, coincidentally happened and you’re making stuff up.” Mohammad-Daud told jurors that on his “life and heart” he did not kill Doyle intentionally — and would never lie about 28

November 30, 2018 7:26 PM Back-to-back earthquakes shake Alaska, shattering roads and windows

“It’s one of those things where in your head, you think, ‘OK, it’s going to stop,’ and you say that to yourself so many times in your head that finally you think, ‘OK, maybe this isn’t going to stop,’” he said. Soon after the shaking ended, the school bus pulled up and the children boarded, but the driver stopped at a bridge and refused to go across 31