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    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Tropical Storm Fay left behind a mess around Philadelphia. Eyewitness News was in Fairmount Park by Belmont Avenue, where a downed tree caused a traffic headache. Download The New And Improved CBS Philly App! Cars were only getting by on the outside lane. (credit: CBS3) The tree apparently also knocked down some wires. If you’re driving, avoid that area.
    SUMMIT COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4)– Travelers along Interstate 70 will have some delays next week at the Eisenhower Tunnel. There will also be lane closures while the fire suppression system is tested. (credit: CDOT) The testing will be conducted by the Colorado Department of Transportation Sunday, July 12 through Thursday, July 16. CDOT said the annual testing is crucial in ensuring the system is properly working in the event a fire breaks out in the tunnel. Additional Information from CDOT: The...
    Self-described “theme park journalist” Carlye Wisel tried to report on the reopening of Orlando’s Walt Disney World, but never got past the jam-packed line to get in, instead reporting on the crush in several social media dispatches. Disney announced the reopening in late June, and has stuck with the plan despite record surges in the state after instituting a raft of precautions. Wisel, whose bio describes her as the “go-to magazine reporter for all things Disney,” began tweeting Saturday...
    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indiana Family and Social Services Administration has reopened Division of Family Resources offices in all 92 counties for Hoosiers preferring in-person service. The offices had been closed to the public since March 20 in an effort to help limit the spread of the coronavirus. FSSA had been processing applications for food and cash assistance and health coverage virtually and continues to strongly encourage Hoosiers to apply for benefits or check the status of their cases either...
    DENVER (CBS4) – The Oromo Community of Colorado blocked traffic during a protest in Denver on Friday afternoon. Organizers says they want to raise awareness about the recent killing of a prominent Ethiopian activist and musician. (credit: CBS) The shooting of 34-year-old Haacaaluu Hundeessaa sparked violent demonstrations in Ethiopia, killing at least 239 people. Ethiopia’s attorney general says two people have been arrested in connection with the shooting and a third is on the run. The official says the two...
    BERKELEY (KPIX 5) — Berkeley could become the first city in the country where unarmed transportation workers will conduct traffic stops. The city leaders will vote next week whether or not to take traffic enforcement responsibilities out of the hands of police officers. Berkeley Mayor Jesse Arreguín said the idea is to have police officers focus on violent crime. They would no longer pull people over. He said the idea is part of a larger conversation on re-imagining public safety....
    SUMMIT COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4)– Travelers along Interstate 70 will have some delays next week at the Eisenhower Tunnel. There will also be lane closures while the fire suppression system is tested. (credit: CDOT) The testing will be conducted by the Colorado Department of Transportation Sunday, July 12 through Thursday, July 16. CDOT said the annual testing is crucial in ensuring the system is properly working in the event a fire breaks out in the tunnel. Additional Information from CDOT: The...
    A MASSACHUSETTS police department believes on of its own officers altered a traffic sign to say, The SAFETY OF ALL LIVES MATTER. After sharing an image of the sign on Facebook, Paul Brodeur, the mayor of Melrose, ordered an investigation into the tampering of the traffic sign. 2 A traffic sign was altered to say The Safety of All Lives MatterCredit: Facebook The Melrose Police Department has opened an investigation and revealed that they own the sign and believe one...
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Baltimore City’s Department of Transportation is asking for the public’s input in which streets should be made safer from traffic. It’s all part of the Slow Street initiative. The program blocks off certain roads to allow for safe, socially distant walking or essential exercise. Starting on Monday, you can submit a nomination online for a street to be closed except for local traffic. There have been similar closures happen at Druid Hill Park, Lake Montebello and Patterson Park.
    The mayor and police chief of a Massachusetts city are apologizing to residents for a phrase seen on an electronic traffic sign. What was on it, you ask? Profanity? Sexual innuendo? Anti-Semitism? Nope. The offending message read, The Safety of All Lives Matter, WCVB-TV reported.What are the details?Melrose Police Chief Michael Lyle told the station a traffic officer was ordered to change the signs wording from a reminder that fireworks are illegal to a more general traffic safety message....
    WEST RIDGE — Work has begun on a massive project to rebuild Howard Street in West Ridge and Rogers Park, with construction planned to last for more than a year. Crews on Monday began work on the project near Howard Street and California Avenue. It’s the first portion of the street’s rebuilding scheduled to stretch into Fall 2021. Evanston and Chicago are partnering on the reconstruction of the arterial border street connecting the two cities. The work will...
    MILTON, N.H. (AP) — A four-vehicle crash on the Spaulding Turnpike sent two people to the hospital, New Hampshire State Police said. A pickup truck heading north rear-ended an SUV, which struck a Jeep, which in turn hit another vehicle on Thursday, police said. The accident happened in Milton between exits 16 and 17. An SUV driver and a passenger in the Jeep were taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, police said. The turnpike was closed in the area...
    LIVERMORE (KPIX) — Firefighters brought a wildfire under control early Friday after a big rig crash ignited a blaze that spread along I-580 near Livermore, forcing the busy freeway to be shut down for several hours. The blaze was triggered shortly after midnight by a big rig crash. Flames ignited in the grassy area between the eastbound and westbound lanes in the Altamont Pass and then jumped to a nearby hillside. Read more at CBSSanFrancisco.com. 
    LIVERMORE (CBS SF) — Firefighters brought a wildfire under control early Friday after a big rig crash ignited a blaze that spread along I-580 near Livermore, forcing the busy freeway to be shut down for several hours. The blaze was triggered shortly after midnight by a big rig crash. Flames ignited in the grassy area between the eastbound and westbound lanes and then jumped to a nearby hillside. Fueled by strong winds, the fire quickly spread to more thn 100...
    During the stay-at-home order necessitated by COVID-19, commuting by car in Colorado was a breeze because the roads were practically deserted — and even after this edict was lifted, traffic volume remained low for weeks. But now, vehicles are back with a vengeance, and theyre accompanied by a creeping suspicion that driving in Denver, which never lacked for challenges, has actually gotten worse. No, youre not imagining things. J. Skyler McKinley, the director of public relations and governmental affairs for AAA...
    Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York City BY HOWARD SCHNEIDER U.S. states that have driven a record surge in coronavirus cases may now be slipping backward in their economic recovery, as cellphone data shows retail visits in a clutch of high case-growth locations falling below the rest of the country. In Arizona, Texas, Florida, Georgia and South Carolina, which had edged ahead of other states during their drive...
    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – It’s a term you may have not heard before but it’s one the City of Pittsburgh is using in order to address the problem of speeding. “Traffic Calming Devices.” Better known as speed humps. They are rising out of more and more streets in Pittsburgh. Last year, they were put in along Beechwood Boulevard and drivers were treating the street like an obstacle course, swerving into bike lanes in an attempt to avoid them...
    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – It’s a term you may have not heard before but it’s one the City of Pittsburgh is using in order to address the problem of speeding. “Traffic Calming Devices.” Better known as speed humps. They are rising out of more and more streets in Pittsburgh. Last year, they were put in along Beechwood Boulevard and drivers were treating the street like an obstacle course, swerving into bike lanes in an attempt to avoid them...
    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Drivers in the East End are starting to see the start of the traffic circle pilot program. Pittsburgh’s first “neighborhood traffic circles” have opened on North Euclid Avenue. This is all part of a month-long program by the city, in an effort to slow down traffic. They will be at four intersections in the city. If they are deemed to be successful, the city will install permanent traffic circles on North Euclid in...
    BERKELEY, Calif. (KGO) -- In the East Bay, in whats believed to be a first in the nation proposal, the City of Berkeley has proposed ending police traffic enforcement.Next week, Berkeleys City Council will vote on a proposal to create a Department of Transportation and use employees in that department to make traffic stops instead of Berkeley Police officers.RELATED: SF supervisor introduces CAREN Act to outlaw racially motivated 911 callsMost traffic stops dont really warrant a police officer, said Darrel...
    PHOENIX (AP) — A man convicted in the 2007 fatal shooting of a Glendale police officer is no longer facing the death penalty. The Arizona Republic reported Thursday that the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office has decided against seeking the death penalty for 46-year-old Bryan Wayne Hulsey, whose resentencing is scheduled for October. The Arizona Supreme Court vacated Hulsey’s death sentence in 2018. He was convicted in 2014 of first-degree murder in the death of Officer Anthony Holly and attempted first-degree...
    BERKELEY — If you run a red light in Berkeley or commit some other traffic no-no, you soon won’t have to worry about getting stopped by a police officer. But you better hope that person from the city’s transportation department was looking the other way and didn’t spot you. That’s because Berkeley could become the first city in the nation where unarmed transportation employees, not police officers, will be making routine traffic stops. It’s part of the city’s effort to...
    BOSTON (AP) — A look at developments in Massachusetts related to the national reckoning with racism and police brutality: ___ DRIVER CITED IN PROTEST INCIDENT Police in the Boston suburb of Newton have cited a man for driving his pickup truck through a group of young Black Lives Matter demonstrators. The man, identified only as a 55-year-old Needham resident, was cited for operating a motor vehicle so as to endanger and failure to use care when starting a motor vehicle,...
    An Austin police officer appeared to grope a woman pulled over for a traffic violation in a video that trended on social media this week. ATXFlowdown/Facebook In a video that trended on social media Tuesday, an Austin police officer appears to grope the womans breasts while performing a search, even as she demanded a female officer. In a statement, the Austin Police Department said the officer acted appropriately since the encounter was recorded and another officer was present....
    The mayor of a Massachusetts town apologized Wednesday for an electronic road sign saying “all lives matter” and vowed to find out why the message was displayed. Melrose Mayor Paul Brodeur ordered the message, which said “the safety of all lives matter,” to be taken down immediately, he tweeted Wednesday. The electronic sign was put up on Main Street and appeared to belong to the Melrose Police Department, according to the photo that Brodeur posted. “I have just been made...