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Police Make Arrests, Say Atlanta Highway Fire Was Intentional

Homeless man accused of starting blaze under I-85

(Newser) - Two men and one woman have been arrested in connection with a massive fire that could leave traffic in Atlanta snarled for months. Basil Eleby, the man believed to have intentionally started a blaze that caused an overpass on Interstate 85 to collapse, was booked on suspicion of first-degree criminal... More »

Atlanta Wakes to Traffic Nightmare After I-85 Collapse

Heavily traveled interstate closed for foreseeable future after fire

(Newser) - "This is about as serious a transportation crisis as we can imagine," Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed said Thursday night after a massive fire caused an elevated section of Interstate 85 to collapse. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution sees a "traffic mess" for Friday and the foreseeable future, with alternate... More »

Family of 5 Wiped Out in Highway Wreck

SUV hit tractor-trailer on I-75

(Newser) - Relatives are mourning an entire family wiped out in a horrific crash early Sunday on Interstate 75 in northern Florida. Police say parents Nathan and Lynda Russell and children La'Nyah 15, and Natayah, 10, were pronounced dead at the scene after their SUV veered off the road and hit... More »

Couple's Last 2 Kids Born on Same Exit Ramp

Nebraska couple couldn't quite make it to midwife's clinic

(Newser) - More than coincidence? A Nebraska couple's last two children were born on the very same exit ramp as they drove excitedly to a midwife's clinic, the Omaha World-Herald reports. On Thursday, husband Hugh Kam had to actually catch the baby when it was born in the family Lexus... More »

Winter Storms Bring 100-Car Pileup in Fargo

Major highways closed as some areas get 2 feet of snow

(Newser) - A blizzard in North Dakota led to a 100-vehicle pileup on I-94, KFYR-TV reports. Drivers were stranded for hours near Fargo with visibility less than 10 feet in some areas. “It was a little surreal there for a while,” said one observer. No life-threatening injuries have been reported.... More »

Plane Lands on Interstate

Nobody injured in rush-hour emergency touchdown

(Newser) - The pilot of a Piper Saratoga emerged unscathed after landing his small plane on an interstate highway north of downtown Atlanta during rush hour yesterday. No cars were hit but traffic was backed up for miles, CNN reports. The FAA says it hasn't yet determined the cause of the emergency... More »

Loose Zebra Causes Havoc in Atlanta

Ringling Bros. circus animal apprehended on congested highway

(Newser) - An escaped Ringling Brothers circus zebra led police on a mile-long high-speed chase yesterday in Atlanta, interfering with traffic on the city’s already congested Interstate. The episode lasted about 40 minutes, the AP reports. “All of a sudden a freaking zebra comes running down the street like a... More »

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