FILE - in a Wednesday, June 21, 2017 file photo, Democratic nominee for the House of Delegates 13th district seat, Danica Roem, answers a question during an interview, in Manassas, Va. Roem made history when she became the first transgender woman elected to a state legislature. In the process, she made a northern Virginia highway famous by relentlessly touting her plan to fix the clogged road. Some transportation officials, though, say Roem’s preferred fix won’t do nearly enough to solve the problem. (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File)
December 17, 2017 - 9:49 am
MANASSAS, Va. (AP) — A dreary, congested Virginia highway has reaped an unexpected measure of fame through its role in a historic legislative campaign. Last month, Danica Roem became the nation's first openly transgender person elected and seated in a state legislature. She credits her victory to...
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December 14, 2017 - 2:49 am
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Contractors are ending the daytime closures on the Business Interstate 40 Improvement Project. The N.C. Department of Transportation said in a news release that the contractor doubled its shifts over the last month, accelerating the work from 45 days to 16 days to aid...
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December 12, 2017 - 6:28 am
ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — The United States Forest Service says motorists traveling through the Nantahala and Pisgah national forests should watch for snow- and ice-covered roads. A news release from the forest service says although temperatures have risen above freezing and snow has melted from most...
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Worshippers link arms to avoid slipping as they walk along a snow-covered walkway to St. Richard Catholic Church to attend morning services, Friday, Dec. 8, 2017, in Jackson, Miss. The forecast called for a wintry mix of precipitation across several Deep South states. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
December 08, 2017 - 7:54 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — The Latest on winter weather impacting a wide swath of the South (all times local): 7:45 p.m. More than a quarter-million electrical customers across the South lack power after a snowstorm and could face a cold night as temperatures plunge. The number of outages is highest in Georgia...
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Allen and Cooper Alexander, 4, spin around while sledding down a hill Friday Dec. 8, 2017, in Vicksburg, Miss. Heavy snow fell across several Southern states Friday. (Courtland Wells/The Vicksburg Post via AP)
December 08, 2017 - 6:56 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Snowfall blanketed parts of the Deep South on Friday, delighting schoolchildren with an unexpected holiday but also reviving panicky memories for many adults of past storms that trapped commuters on interstates for hours. Businesses closed and commuters left work early as snow mixed...
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December 08, 2017 - 4:29 pm
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The Latest on winter weather in South Carolina (all times local): 4:25 p.m. Authorities say snow falling across northern South Carolina is snarling traffic and led to a number of schools closing early. The National Weather Service says 1 to 2 inches (2 to 5 centimeters) of...
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December 01, 2017 - 11:40 am
MIAMI (AP) — The Florida Highway Patrol says a truck driver was fatally shot during an apparent road rage incident as rush hour was winding down on Miami's Palmetto Expressway. Trooper Joe Sanchez tells news outlets there was an altercation between the man who was driving a tractor-trailer and a...
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November 27, 2017 - 1:44 pm
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Work on the Business Interstate 40 improvement project is about to begin in the North Carolina Triad. The Winston-Salem Journal reports Doug Forbes, construction manager of the Business 40 improvement project, says workers will be narrowing the highway down to one lane in...
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November 09, 2017 - 12:54 pm
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Some Montana drivers got Thanksgiving turkeys instead of tickets when they were pulled over by traffic officers. The Billings Gazette reports that officers with the Billings Police Department checked for outstanding warrants Wednesday after pulling over drivers for traffic...
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FILE - In this Sunday, Jan. 8, 2017, file photo, a Chrysler Pacifica hybrid outfitted with Waymo's suite of sensors and radar is shown at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. Waymo is testing vehicles on public roads with only an employee in the back seat. The testing started Oct. 19 with an automated Chrysler Pacifica minivan in the Phoenix suburb of Chandler, Ariz. It’s a major step toward vehicles driving themselves without human backups on public roads. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)
November 07, 2017 - 6:53 pm
DETROIT (AP) — A self-driving car company created by Google is pulling the human backup driver from behind the steering wheel and will test vehicles on public roads with only an employee in the back seat. The move by Waymo started Oct. 19 with an automated Chrysler Pacifica minivan in the Phoenix...
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