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Traffic fatalities continued to surge in first half of 2016

WASHINGTON (AP) — Traffic fatalities were up 9 percent in the first six months of this year compared to the same period last year, continuing a surge in deaths that began two years ago as the economy improved and travel picked up, according to preliminary estimates released Tuesday by the National Safety Council. 432 more words

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Family mourns the death of Kunia crash victim, called a considerate man

It’s been an emotional 24 hours for the families of the two people who died in a crash in Kunia Saturday afternoon.

Family members identify one of them, the driver, as Jose Molina, 32, of Pearl City. 378 more words

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When a "scratched" racehorse is actually dead

Cross-posted from Horse Racing Wrongs
by PATRICK BATTUELLO

It’s hard to say how many fatal paddock fractures and “sudden cardiac events” occur just prior to scheduled races, for these deaths are typically buried as mere “vet scratches” on the official race charts. 82 more words

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Victims identified in fiery Brockville-area crash

Ontario Provincial Police have released the identities of two men killed in a fiery crash on Highway 2 outside of Brockville on Aug. 4.

Scott Lockyer, 45, of Augusta Township was identified as the driver of the vehicle, while Adam Hrehirchuk, 22, of Winnipeg, was a passenger in the vehicle. 50 more words

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At least 16 dead in hot air balloon crash in Central Texas

LOCKHART, Texas (AP) — At least 16 people died in the hot air balloon crash in Central Texas, the National Transportation Safety Board said Sunday, cautioning that investigators haven’t officially determined the exact number of passengers and what caused the worst such disaster in U.S. 838 more words

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Charles Kenwood-The Next Generation

In over a century of flight in Nebraska, many planes have dropped out of the sky and many people have been killed. But from 1920 to 1927, before contractors took over the mail, no air mail pilots died in Nebraska. 657 more words

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