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Angry Parents Rape and Kill 'Innocent Man': Reports

Dmitry Chikvarkin was apparently accused of pedophilia

(Newser) - A Russian mother allegedly gathered her lover and three male friends to rape and kill a man wrongly accused of pedophilia, Metro reports. According to Russian newspapers—and Western tabloids that picked up the story—parents in the town of Verkhnyaya Pyshma let a truck driver, Dmitry Chikvarkin, take their... More »

Trump Launches 'Massive' Vaccine Project

Truck drivers' horns interrupt Rose Garden speakers

(Newser) - Describing "a massive scientific industrial and logistical endeavor unlike anything our country has seen since the Manhattan Project," President Trump promised Friday that a new project will deliver a coronavirus vaccine quickly. Trump detailed Operation Warp Speed, a partnership with the private sector, in the Rose Garden and... More »

Tennessee Authorities Think They've Nabbed a Serial Killer

Suspect Clark Perry Baldwin identified through genetic genealogy

(Newser) - Authorities in Tennessee believe they've nabbed a serial killer. Clark Perry Baldwin, a 59-year-old former truck driver, was arrested in Iowa Wednesday and charged in the 1991 death of a 24-weeks-pregnant woman in Tennessee. In March 1991, Pamela McCall was been found strangled in Spring Hill, Tenn., a few... More »

She'd Given Birth 3 Days Earlier. That Didn't Stop Her Heroism

Holly McNally, other Good Samaritans helped rescue on-fire truck driver after fuel tanker crash

(Newser) - An Indianapolis-area mom had quite the week, with a relatively quiet Tuesday and Wednesday bookended by the birth of her fourth child and a heroic rescue. The Indianapolis Star reports that Holly McNally, 35, delivered baby Connor on Monday after only a half-hour or so of labor. Connor has had... More »

Truck Driver in Biker Crash Could Get Deported

Mass. license for Volodymyr Zhukovskyy ought to have been suspended after drunk driving arrest

(Newser) - The 23-year-old truck driver charged with killing seven bikers in a horrific crash in New Hampshire shouldn't have been on the road. Ukrainian national and permanent resident Volodymyr Zhukovskyy, who police say plowed into the bikers with his Dodge 2500 pickup towing a flatbed trailer, was arrested for drunken... More »

Driver Claims No Brakes in 'Unbelievable' Crash

Aguilera-Mederos, 23, is charged with vehicular homicide

(Newser) - A truck driver who plowed into stalled traffic and sparked a huge crash has been charged with four counts of vehicular homicide, police tell NBC News . Rogel Lazaro Aguilera-Mederos, 23, was carrying lumber in Denver on Thursday when his semi hit Interstate 70 traffic stymied by an earlier accident. "... More »

10 Immigrants Died in a Truck. The Driver Just Pleaded Guilty

James Matthew Bradley Jr. could face life in prison at sentencing

(Newser) - The driver of a semitrailer packed with at least 39 immigrants, 10 of whom died, pleaded guilty Monday to making the deadly smuggling run. James Matthew Bradley Jr., 61, pleaded Monday in federal court in San Antonio to one conspiracy count and a count of transporting the immigrants resulting in... More »

Truck Deaths: Driver Says He Didn't Know He Carried People

James M. Bradley Jr. charged with transporting immigrants in US illegally

(Newser) - The tragedy is extreme—now 10 people dead after being contained in a stiflingly hot tractor-trailer parked at a San Antonio Walmart—and so too is the potential sentence for James M. Bradley Jr. In advance of his Monday appearance in federal court, the 60-year-old driver of the truck... More »

Trucker Worked 16-Hour Days for as Little as 67 Cents a Week

And there are hundreds, if not thousands, like him

(Newser) - Imagine working a 100-hour week and when payday comes around being told by your employer you owe money. That's a real possibility for hundreds—if not thousands—of truck drivers—many of them poor immigrants who don't speak English—working the ports of Los Angeles. USA Today —... More »

The Jobs That Bots Will Take Over First

Translators and truck drivers, beware

(Newser) - It’s not a question of "if," but "when" artificial intelligence will be able to perform your job better than you do, reports the MIT Technology Review . So when is when? That depends on what you do. According to 352 AI experts surveyed by researchers at the... More »

Truck Driver Didn't Want to Work, Ran Cars Off Road: Cops

Danny Gonzalez says he just 'snapped'

(Newser) - We all have days we don't want to work, but not all of us react the way Danny L. Gonzalez allegedly did in Kentucky Friday. Police were called with reports of a timber-hauling semi-truck driving recklessly on Interstate 65 and even running cars off the road around 6:30am,... More »

Alleged 'Serial Killer' Truck Driver Pleads Not Guilty

He's charged with multiple rapes and murders dating back to 1997

(Newser) - "Robert Rembert is a serial killer," prosecutor Timothy McGinty tells NBC News . "So far, we know he's purposefully executed five people." The 45-year-old truck driver pleaded not guilty to 25 felony charges Friday in connection with the deaths of four people in the Cleveland area... More »

Trucker in Tracy Morgan Crash Up 28 Straight Hours

NTSB says driver fatigue played big role in accident

(Newser) - How are your reflexes after you've been awake for 28 straight hours? The NTSB says the driver of the truck that smashed into Tracy Morgan's limo was in that exact predicament, reports ABC News . Kevin Roper, 35, drove 800 miles from his home in Georgia to Delaware, where... More »

Cops: Mom Sold Daughter's Virginity for Rent Money

Detectives say Washington woman needed $400

(Newser) - She wanted rent money. He wanted sex. The deal: He could sleep with her 14-year-old daughter for $400, according to law enforcement officials. The Washington State Patrol says it arrested 38-year-old Bryan Murphy on Friday in Oklahoma for allegedly working out such a deal with his girlfriend, Raw Story reports.... More »

Lottery Luck Strikes Twice for Maryland Truck Driver

39-year-old dad won $250K in 2005

(Newser) - A Maryland truck driver has won his second lottery in a decade. The 39-year-old—who has remained anonymous—claimed his $2.85 million Multi-Match winnings on Saturday, the Baltimore Sun reports. "It's great to be back," he said. The man apparently pops into stores along his route... More »

Wife's Calls Save Man Pinned Under Frozen Truck

Trapped trucker survived 8 hours in the cold

(Newser) - A Florida truck driver who became trapped under his vehicle in sub-zero temperatures at an Indiana truck stop very early on Monday survived thanks to a wife who wouldn't stop calling. Tim Rutledge, 53, went under his truck to loosen ice from his brake pads when the vehicle shifted... More »

Truckers Plan Own Shutdown on DC Beltway

They'll fill 3 lanes over alleged Constitutional violations

(Newser) - Protesting truckers are planning a shutdown of their own—on Washington's beltway. Starting on Friday morning, they intend to fill the road "three lanes deep" with tractor-trailers, an organizer of "Truckers Ride for the Constitution" tells US News and World Report . In a demonstration against what they... More »

Driver Sues FedEx, Says Was Fired for Russian Accent

Ex-trucker says company discriminated, didn't give him chance to prove his English

(Newser) - A Utah truck driver alleges FedEx fired him because of his Russian accent, even though he offered to appear before corporate higher-ups to demonstrate his English-speaking abilities. Ismail Aliyev has filed a federal discrimination lawsuit against FedEx and the long-haul contractor that employed him. Aliyev says his trouble started months... More »

Utah Truck Crash Frees 25M Bees

Stung trucker says he'll think twice before hauling hives again

(Newser) - Some 25 million bees swarmed a highway in southern Utah after a truck carrying 460 hives from South Dakota to California toppled over on a sharp bend. The driver and his wife were stung around a dozen times each after first responders pulled them out of the vehicle. More than... More »

Feds Ban Texting by Truck, Bus Drivers

Under rules, effective immediately, fines run as high as $2,750

(Newser) - Drivers of trucks and buses who text behind the wheel will be subject to thousands of dollars in fines, Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood announced today. The federal prohibition, which takes effect immediately, applies only to commercial vehicles. But distracted driving is one of LaHood's top issues, CNN reports. "This... More »

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