vehicles

How your car could start the next big wildfire

MEDFORD, Ore. — Ray Egbert says he’s had a number of people stop by his Medford exhaust shop, “J & L Muffler,” with the same problem during fire season… a catalytic converter that’s no longer working. If you don’t know what a catalytic converter …

Vehicles stuck in snow while tree hunting

Jackson County, Ore.- Jackson County Search and Rescue has dealt with five separate incidents this weekend of cars getting stuck in the snow while tree hunting. Right now, snow is accumulating about six thousand feet. Jackson County Sheriff’s Sgt. Shawn Richards says …

Head-on crash in Merlin

Merlin, Ore. – One person was transported to the hospital after a head-on crash in Merlin Monday. According to Rural Metro Fire, fire and ambulance crews responded to a crash and possible fire on Robertson Bridge Road around 11:30 Monday morning. Firefighters …

Cars swallowed by China sinkhole

Ruijin City, Jiangxi Province, China (CNN) — Four cars and a tree collapsed into a sinkhole this weekend in Eastern China. The hole was more than 16-feet long and nearly nine feet deep. One witness was having lunch across the street, and …

GM settles criminal case

(NBC News) General Motors has agreed to pay $900 million to resolve criminal charges connected to defective ignition switches. Under the agreement, federal wire fraud charges and charges to scheme and conceal information will be dropped after three years if GM cooperates …