Saturday, August 23 2014 1:15 PM EDT2014-08-23 17:15:26 GMT
A senior Hamas leader says the group signed a pledge to back any Palestinian bid to join the International Criminal Court. Such a step could expose Israel - as well as Hamas - to war crimes investigations.More >>
Witnesses say an Israeli airstrike has collapsed a 12-story apartment tower in central Gaza City.More >>
Saturday, August 23 2014 12:52 PM EDT2014-08-23 16:52:38 GMT
Anita LaFay Washington (Source: Millbrook Police Department)
The Millbrook Police Department has made an arrest for the murder of 49-year-old Anita L. Washington. After conducting an investigation, Police arrested 27-year-old Sedrick Clayton in connection withMore >>
The Millbrook Police Department has made an arrest for the murder of 49-year-old Anita L. Washington. After conducting an investigation, Police arrested 27-year-old Sedrick Clayton in connection with the murder. Clayton is the victim's son.More >>
Saturday, August 23 2014 12:36 PM EDT2014-08-23 16:36:09 GMT
Iceland's Meteorological Office is reporting a surge in seismic activity at the restless Bardarbunga volcano, but sees no evidence yet of any eruptions.More >>
Iceland's Bardarbunga volcano began erupting Saturday under the country's largest glacier after a week of seismic activity rattled the area with thousands of earthquakes, the country's Meteorological Office said.More >>
Crash activity reports from
the Alabama Department of Public Safety show the number of people who died in
vehicle crashes where seat belts were available and were not wearing seat belts
increased from last month.
According to preliminary
traffic crash data, there were 45 people killed in vehicle crashes investigated
by state troopers in Alabama in April 2013 compared to 42 in March. Of that
number, 37 were in vehicles where seat belts were available, and 26 victims
were not wearing seat belts up from 20 in March. That's six more deaths.
"Too many people continue to
die in crashes because they are not wearing seat belts," said Transportation
Director John Cooper. "It's a proven fact that buckling up every time we get
behind the wheel or ride as a passenger helps save lives. Buckling up in the
front seat as well as the back seat can help improve your chances of surviving
The latest information from
the Alabama Department of Public Safety shows 157 people were killed thus far
in 2013. Of that number, 132 were in vehicles where seat belts were available
and 82 victims were not restrained.
Preliminary data from crashes
investigated by Alabama State Troopers indicates 59 percent of all traffic
fatalities in 2012 were not wearing seat belts at the time of their deaths. For
2012, 513 people died in crashes investigated by troopers on Alabama's rural,
state, U.S. and interstate highways. Of those, 424 were in vehicles where seat
belts were available, and 251 were not wearing seat belts. Crash data from
crashes investigated by local law enforcement won't be compiled until later this
year. The annual average of fatality victims not wearing seat belts during the
past five years is an alarming 60 percent.
and ALDOT are jointly releasing to the public each month the number of
unrestrained fatalities in crashes investigated by troopers in an effort to
improve seat belt use and decrease deaths on Alabama highways.