Police are looking for a pair of suspects seen on video using a flatbed truck to steal a new truck from a dealership’s lot last month. It happened January 30th at the Sarasota Ford dealership near downtown Sarasota -- just a couple of blocks from the Sarasota Police headquarters. According to Sarasota Police¸ the two suspects arrived in the flatbed truck¸ backed up to a new Ford F-450 valued at $76¸000¸ and quickly pulled the truck onto the flatbed and fled.
A Nashville family is begging others to heed their costly loss¸ which authorities are saying was caused by a popular 2015 Christmas present. Local and state fire officials say hoverboards are to blame for two fires over the past month in Nashville – including one that destroyed a $1 million home last month¸ leaving the Fox family without a home. At 11:40 a.m. on Jan. 9¸ two teenagers – a 14-year-old boy and a 16-year-old girl – hid upstairs in a home on Radcliff Drive after hearing noises downstairs¸ Nashville Fire Department spokesman Brian Haas said Tuesday.
Several fire crews battled a large fire at an apartment complex in Pine Bluff for several hours Wednesday morning. The fire was reported at 9:43 a.m. at the Country Club Plaza apartments at 42nd Avenue and Cherry Street. Huge flames and black billowing smoke can be seen coming from the buildings. Fire officials say a man cooking on his electric stove is what started the blaze. He is reportedly the one who called 911. The Red Cross also responded to the scene to help displaced apartment residents.
A sheriff’s deputy and a civilian pilot helping with the arrest of a man in Central California were killed when their single-engine plane crashed near Springville in Tulare County¸ authorities said. Tulare County Sheriff Mike Boudreaux confirmed Deputy Scott Ballantyne and pilot James Chavez died when the two-seater plane crashed and burst into flames after hitting the side of a mountain. Boudreaux said the aircraft¸ which belonged to the Tulare County Sherriff’s Office¸ was leaving an area near Springville after assisting deputies in the arrest of a suspect who had brandished a weapon when the plane crashed.
General Motors is recalling more than 473¸000 trucks and SUVs in the U.S. and Canada because the brake pedals can come loose and fail to work properly. The recall covers certain 2015 and 2016 Chevrolet Silverado HD¸ GMC Sierra HD and Chevrolet Tahoe police vehicles. GM says a nut on the brake pedal pivot mechanism can come loose¸ causing the pedal to loosen and possibly become inoperative. The company says it has no reports of crashes or injuries due to the problem.
In Jokkmokk¸ a tiny hamlet just north of the Arctic Circle in Sweden¸ where temperatures can dip to 50 below¸ Volvo Cars’ self-driving XC90 sport-utility vehicle met its match: frozen flakes that caked on radar sensors essential to reading the road. Suddenly¸ the SUV was blind.“It’s really difficult¸ especially when you have the snow smoke from the car in front¸” said Marcus Rothoff¸ director of Volvo’s autonomous-driving program. “A bit of ice¸ you can manage. But when it starts building up¸ you just lose functionality.”
Emergency crews are hard at work cleaning up tons of soda ash that spilled near American Falls after a 31-car train wreck on Wednesday. The Union Pacific freight train was traveling on the Nampa subdivision rail line¸ near Fish Hatchery Road when it wrecked at about 7:15 a.m. The derailment occurred about 100 yards west of a rail road crossing. No one was injured and the cause of the crash is under investigation¸ Power County Sheriff Jim Jeffries said. Union Pacific officials told EastIdahoNews.com the cars were loaded with soda ash¸ which spilled along the crash site.
All 42 crew members on board a fishing vessel that caught fire are safe after a Coast Guard aircraft and an oil tanker rushed toward the scene¸ officials said on Wednesday. The captain and eight others were able to suppress the fire and restart the generator on board the U.S.-flagged American Eagle¸ the Coast Guard said. The other crew members were rescued by a Tuvalu-flagged tanker that came to the scene to help. The incident occurred about 1¸800 miles south of Hawaii.
Hawaii¸ New Hampshire¸ New York¸ and Los Angeles are all considering mandatory gun liability insurance for gun owners. Should the four states manage to implement the legislation¸ violators could face fines of up to $10¸000. The gun liability insurance measures are similar to a provision in a bill proposed last year in Congress by Rep. Carolyn Maloney¸ D-New York. Maloney’s “Firearm Risk Protection Act” would require individuals to secure proof of liability insurance before they can purchase a firearm; failure to produce proof would result in a fine.
Honda is recalling about 45¸000 newly redesigned Civic compact cars in the U.S. and Canada because the engines can fail and stall while being driven. The recall affects 2016 Civics equipped with 2-liter four-cylinder engines. Documents filed by Canadian safety regulators say that a circular clip around the pistons may be missing or was improperly installed at the factory. That can cause a pin on the piston to rub against the engine block and possibly cause engine failure or a fire. It was unclear if any crashes¸ fires or injuries had happened.