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Benefit for two MTA Officers to take place at Mulcahy's

Wantagh - On July 21, 2018, a benefit will take place midday at Mulcahy's Pub and Concert Hall, in an effort to raise funds for two of the MTA's finest officers.

Review: Alan Jackson brings 'Honky Tonk Highway Tour' to Albany, New York Special

Albany - On April 28, veteran country star Alan Jackson brought his "Honky Tonk Highway Tour" to the Times Union Center in Albany, New York.

City in Norway building highway for bees

Oslo - Oslo, the capital of Norway, is in the process of creating what is known as a "bee highway," which will provide them with a safe route through the city.

Highway tunnel closed by overheated reindeer in Norway

Hammerfest - Norway is experiencing unusually high summer temperatures at present and on Monday, authorities were forced to close part of a motorway in the Arctic north, after reindeer sought shady refuge in a road tunnel.

Quebec woman guilty in 2 deaths after helping ducks on highway

Montreal - A Quebec woman has been found guilty in causing the deaths of a motorcyclist and his daughter after stopping her car on a Montreal-area highway to help a group of ducklings.

Raging rivers and streams force evacuations in southern Alberta

Calgary - Raging rivers and streams from heavy consistent rain falling for days has forced evacuations in Calgary and numerous communities in southern Alberta. The current floods of 2013 are far worse than in 2005 when Calgary was hit with days of heavy rain.

Beating the icy winter roads with beet juice

With the declining supply of road salt and the higher prices, many communities are switching to a more cost efficient, and yet environmentally friendly solution.

Video: Russian Su-24 fighter jet buzzes highway drivers

Imagine. There you are, just driving along the highway, minding your own business, when a supersonic warplane swoops literally right above your head.

UK police close highway in e-cigarette terror scare on bus

The highway was cordoned off and a bus evacuated as a result of reports of "suspicious activity" due to vapor coming from a passenger's bag.

Virginia Dept. of Transportation proposes new toll on I-95

Emporia - The Virginia Dept. of Transportation (VDOT) is proposing a new toll on I-95. If approved on the federal level, cars and trucks traveling on this busy interstate highway would be charged when driving both directions.

10 people die in horrific Florida highway car crashes

At least 10 people died in a horrific string of car crashes caused by smoke from a fire that affected visibility along the Interstate 75 in north Florida. Nine people died on the scene, one died later, and a hospital is treating 20 people for injuries.

9-year-old girl trapped in car for almost 2 days after wreck

Cove City - A nine-year-old girl was found alive Sunday after being trapped in a wrecked car for more than 40 hours, surviving on Pop-Tarts and Gatorade.

Canadian man charged for firing shots on highway

A man, who is accused of firing off a gun while on a highway in Saskatchewan, is now facing a range of charges brought against him.

Filipino gov't officials to discuss expressway toll fare increase

Manila - Philippine President Benigno Aquino III and other government officials are scheduled to discuss the almost simultaneous increase on toll prices and taxi fares this coming Thursday.

3 dead in highway road accident in Nueva Ecija, Philippines

Manila - Three people died in the early hours of Wednesday morning when an ambulance collided with three motorcycles along the Maharlika Highway in the town of Bongabon in Nueva Ecija, a province in the Philippines.

Ontario's Hwy 402 closed Tuesday, 300 people stranded in snow Special

Ontario's four-lane highway joining London and Sarnia has been closed. Lambton County has declared a state of emergency and school buses are being canceled throughout the region.

407 ETR adds lanes in Toronto area

Toronto - With 18 kilometres of new lanes 407ETR says that customers can expect a fast and reliable all-electronic, barrier-free toll highway.

Toddler filmed crawling onto busy motorway

Antalya - Security cameras captured footage of a toddler crawling onto a busy motorway in Turkey and then sitting on the road as traffic went around him.

World Cup fans' plane forced to land on highway in South Africa

Bloemfontein - A light aircraft carrying passengers to the England-Germany World Cup match in Bloemfontein has landed on the main national road 20 kilometres short of the city after having a technical problem.

Tom Brokaw finds American Character Along Highway 50 Special

In his informative, hard-hitting & eye-opening new primetime special American Character Along Highway 50, Tom Brokaw, one of the icons of television newscasting & reporting, talks about what he discovered when he hit the open roads of the United States.

Driver in 8-Death Crash Had Used Alcohol and Drugs

Officials confirmed today that the driver of the minivan which was traveling the wrong way on the Taconic State Parkway in New York when it hit another vehicle head-on, killing 8 people in the process, had both alcohol and drugs in her system.

4 Children Amongst 8 Killed After 3-Vehicle Crash in New York

A minivan traveling south, in the northbound lanes of the Taconic State Parkway in New York, collided with 2 other vehicles this afternoon, causing the deaths of 8 people, 5 of them occupants of the minivan.

Clean Energy Generated from Highways?

Finding alternative sources of energy may not be easy for some, but sometimes it's where the rubber meets the road. Entrepreneurs are taking note, experimenting with small wind turbines lining the roads, solar arrays, and speed bumps.

Elephant Dies In Auto Accident

An unfortunate bus driver found an unfortunate pachyderm on a highway in Mexico. Neither the bus driver or the elephant were wearing seat belts.

Motorists Stranded After Major Accident Over Waterway Bridge Closed Down Highway

Coastal communities are unique in that they share a love for the water. But for many residents, the cons of coastal habitation aren't revealed until something horrible happens. This proved true after a major accident closed down a Texas coastal bridge.

World's Longest Highway Tunnel Coming to New York

New York will boast the world’s longest highway tunnel under the West end of Long Island Sound. At 16 miles long, this tunnel will connect travelers between Long Island and New England so people can avoid crowded New York City highways.

Boston's $14.8B Big Dig finally complete

After $14.8 billion dollars spent on this tunnel, the citizens of Boston, Massachusetts will finally have the "Big Dig" Tunnel available to them. Though this should be a cause for celebration it's not getting that type of attention.

Traffic Backed Up On Toronto's 401 After Body Found

Traffic on the 401 was backed up on Friday after a body was found laying beside the road. The victim was spotted by a high school student riding in her father's car at around 10 am. The body was spotted on the southbound Don Valley Parkway in Toronto.

China to build Highway on Mt. Everest

China will build a highway connecting the base camp of Mt. Everest and Tingri County of Xigaze Prefecture. The improved $20 Million dollar highway will help ease the path of those carrying Olympic torch and help tourists and mountaineers.

Plane Crash Lands on Highway

I have often wondered, while driving, obviously very bored at the time, what would happen if an aeroplane landed on the highway. Well it has happened, and fortunately no-one was injured.
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Officials work at the scene of a multi-vehicle wreck on Interstate 75 at Paynes Prairie on Sunday, Jan. 29, 2012, south of Gainesville, Fla.
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We stopped for lunch at this cafe on the mountain road, with a view of Lake Sopanca
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Van in ditch, driver gone, beer inside
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A road trip in Alberta, Canada
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Manila's South Luzon Expressway (SLEX)
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The Broadway Extension highway in Oklahoma City
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Highway A12 at exit Bunnik N229
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Getting stopped by a traffic cop
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A section of the highway collapsed after a fireworks truck exploded in China.
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On a road trip in Canada near Crowsnest Pass, Alta.
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