NORTHAMPTON -- Massachusetts State Police found an improvised explosive device in a vehicle at the Three County Fairgrounds in Northampton Friday, officials confirmed Saturday. Jennifer Mieth, of the State Fire Marshal's Office, said the Massachusetts State Police Bomb Squad was called to assist Northampton Police in responding to the small explosive device located in a car at the fairgrounds. Mieth said the the bomb squad assigned to the State Fire Marshal's Office rendered the device, which was like a "homemade firework," safe. Northampton Police Lt. Alan Borowski said officers found the IED during a search of the vehicle, which had been involved in an earlier pursuit with South Hadley, Holyoke and Northampton Police. Borowski said police responded to a call from South Hadley law enforcement around 8 p.m. and pursued the vehicle before being called off. The vehicle was later spotted by an officer working at the Northampton fairgrounds, who alerted police … [Read more...] about Explosive device found in car at Northampton fairgrounds, officials report
It returned last week but there’s one Car Share character who’s got everyone speculating...Elsie. Peter Kay has teamed up again with Sian Gibson for the new run of characters John and Kayleigh’s story which has seen their friendship flourish during their morning commute to work. Following the huge success of the 2015 first series, which was co-written by the pair and won a BAFTA for best scripted comedy, viewers have been waiting patiently for more. Set in John’s car, against a backdrop of forgotten 80s and 90s classics, John and Kayleigh’s banter seemed to be on the verge of sparking a major romance as the first series played out. But it was Kayleigh’s friend Elsie that had everyone talking as Car Share returned to our screens once again last week. We saw her get dressed up as Smurfette for a work do before getting rather tipsy and proceeding to flirt with John over a Pot Noodle during the taxi ride home after she asked him to stop by the side of … [Read more...] about Who plays Elsie in Peter Kay’s Car Share?
Today is the most dangerous day of the year to drive, new figures suggest. Saturday 26 May is the day when most drivers are likely to be involved in a motoring accident in the UK, according to Endsleigh Insurance Services. The insurer is now warning to drivers to stay safe on the road, urging them to take extra care this weekend. In a report, Endsleigh found 21-year-old male drivers from the South East, are most likely to be involved in road traffic incidents on 26 May – a day which in 2017, saw more road traffic claims than any other. It also found that owners of Vauxhalls are most likely to be involved in an incident, with Fords, Volkswagens and Peugeots also featuring highly on the list. People in the South East made 19% of all claims in 2017, with the Midlands named as the second most dangerous region for drivers, with 17% of claims made. In contrast it found those newest to driving were the most cautious in 2017, as 17-year-olds were involved in fewer than 1% of … [Read more...] about Why today is the most dangerous day of the year to drive your car
A pensioner has died after being hit by a car in Uddington . Officers from Police Scotland are appealing for information after the fatal road crash yesterday morning. The 79-year-old woman was struck by a blue Vauxhall Astra as she was crossing Old Edinburgh Road near to Langside Avenue. Paramedics attended the scene and the woman was taken to Wishaw General Hospital where she later died. The victim was later named as Margaret McGinnes. Relatives are aware. A report will be submitted to the Procurator Fiscal. Constable Jim Dewar from the Divisional Road Policing Unit based at Motherwell said: “We are appealing to anyone who may have noticed a blue Vauxhall Astra driving on or near to Old Edinburgh Road on Friday morning to get in touch. “Anyone with information is asked to contact the Divisional Road Policing Unit based at Motherwell via 101, quoting incident number 0958 of Friday 25 May 2018.” … [Read more...] about Police plea as pensioner dies after being hit by car in Uddingston
Fiat Chrysler is recalling 4.8 million vehicles in the USA because in some circumstances, drivers may not be able to turn off the cruise control.Owners have been told not to use the function until they get software upgrades.If that automatic acceleration happens at the same time as a short-circuit in the car's electrical system, a driver could be unable to switch off cruise control.The recall affects 15 models from as early as the 2014 model year to brand new vehicles and includes top sellers like the Jeep Grand Cherokee and Wrangler SUVs, Ram's 1500 pickup and Chrysler's Pacifica minivan. In the event that cruise control can not be disengaged while driving, owners should firmly and steadily apply the brakes and shift the transmission to Neutral, placing the vehicle in Park once it has stopped.The owner, who was not identified in the agency's complaint database, wrote that the cruise control would not disengage by tapping the brakes or turning off the button.But it had one report of a … [Read more...] about Fiat Chrysler recalls 4.8 million U.S. cars