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California regulators nix rules limiting carmaker liability

Published: Friday, December 01, 2017 @ 3:55 PM
Updated: Friday, December 01, 2017 @ 3:55 PM


            FILE - In this Tuesday, June 13, 2017, file photo, a self-driving Chevrolet Bolt EV that is in General Motors Co.'s autonomous vehicle development program appears on display at GM's Orion Assembly in Lake Orion, Mich. California regulators have nixed a plan to let self-driving car manufacturers evade liability for crashes if the vehicle hasn’t been maintained according to manufacturer specifications. (Jose Juarez/Detroit News via AP, File)
FILE - In this Tuesday, June 13, 2017, file photo, a self-driving Chevrolet Bolt EV that is in General Motors Co.'s autonomous vehicle development program appears on display at GM's Orion Assembly in Lake Orion, Mich. California regulators have nixed a plan to let self-driving car manufacturers evade liability for crashes if the vehicle hasn’t been maintained according to manufacturer specifications. (Jose Juarez/Detroit News via AP, File)

California regulators have nixed a plan to let self-driving car manufacturers evade liability for crashes if the vehicle hasn't been maintained according to manufacturer specifications.

The new rules released this week delete a provision suggested by General Motors. California Department of Motor Vehicles spokeswoman Jessica Gonzalez said the change came after a review of comments on the plan.

John Simpson of the nonprofit advocacy group Consumer Watchdog called the change a "major victory for consumers."

The rules could have absolved car makers of accident responsibility if a car owner hadn't cleaned his sensors appropriately, said Simpson, the group's privacy and technology director.

GM spokeswoman Laura Toole said the automaker appreciated the department's transparency and added that the company is "pleased be part of the process."

The department is taking comments on the latest changes until Dec. 15. The final regulations are expected to be enacted early next year.

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Waffle House shooting: 4 dead after nude gunman opens fire in Tennessee, police say

Published: Sunday, April 22, 2018 @ 8:12 AM
Updated: Sunday, April 22, 2018 @ 7:52 AM

Travis Reinking. (Photo via Metro Nashville Police Department)
Metro Nashville Police Department
Travis Reinking. (Photo via Metro Nashville Police Department)(Metro Nashville Police Department)

At least four people are dead after a shooting at a Waffle House in Antioch, Tennessee.

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Firefighters battling flames at Dayton Duplex

Published: Sunday, April 22, 2018 @ 6:45 AM

SCENE: Fire breaks out at Dayton duplex

Firefighters are on scene of a working two-story duplex fire where flames were reportedly showing in Dayton.

Crews were dispatched around 6:20 a.m. to the 200 block of Warren Street.

Buckeye Street at Warren Street is closed.

We are hearing reports that adjacent buildings are being evacuated.

We will update this story as we learn more.

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WHIO Reports: West Dayton redevelopment

Published: Friday, April 20, 2018 @ 5:17 PM

Good Samaritan Hospital closing by end of 2018

This edition of WHIO Reports will take a closer look at examining the economy of Dayton’s west side, it’s problems and strengths…and focus on development efforts in the wake of job loss, urban decay and the impending closure of Good Sam Hospital.

Guests include: Derrick Forward, President, Dayton NAACP; Shenise Turner- Sloss, Neighborhoods over Politics and Rev. Branford Brown, Executive Director, Miami Valley Urban League

WHIO Reports airs at 11:30 a.m. on April 22, 2018.

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Two-vehicle injury accident causes I-75 shutdown for nearly 3 hours in Dayton

Published: Sunday, April 22, 2018 @ 3:32 AM
Updated: Sunday, April 22, 2018 @ 6:05 AM

UPDATE @ 6:50 a.m.:

The two-vehicle injury accident that occurred on northbound Interstate 75 Sunday morning is under investigation, according to police.

All three of the adult males involved in the crash were taken to an area hospital with unknown conditions, according to Sgt. Cash of the Dayton Police Department.

One of the occupants involved was described as being in “pretty bad shape.”

It was not clear what exactly happened in the Sunday morning crash but the Crash Reconstruction Unit is attempting to piece it together, Cash said.

UPDATE @ 5:28 a.m.:

All of Interstate 75 is now open after a vehicle accident caused a nearly three hour shutdown.

UPDATE @ 5:22 a.m.:

The left two lanes at northbound Interstate 75 are open between State Route 4 and Stanley Avenue after a two-vehicle accident shut the road down for nearly three hours.

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The right lane remains closed.

INITIAL REPORT:

Northbound Interstate 75 is closed between State Route 4 and Stanley Avenue after a two-vehicle accident in Dayton Sunday.

Crews were dispatched around 2:45 a.m. to the accident.

We are working to learn more and will update this page as information becomes available. 

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