Emergency crews had to contend with two separate collisions over the noon hour on Wednesday on Highway 401. One happened at the County Road 45 overpass in Cobourg as a tractor trailer went throug the cement barrier of the construction zone. The driver told Northumberland Today he believed a tire blew on the transport causing him to lose control and ride along the cement barrier. Though the driver was shaken up, he wasn't seriously hurt nor were any construction workers. At 11:53 a.m. Firefighters responded to the westbound off-ramp at 11:58 a.m. for a report of another collision. A witness said a car was traveling at a high speed on the off-ramp and spun out taking out several small signs, after which the driver started to enter the highway in the wrong direction before another car blocked him. Northumberland OPP closed the westbound on-ramp for several hours until the debris was cleared from the transport. Pete Fisher/Northumberland Today/Postmedia Network

Two 401 crashes keep emergency crews busy

Northumberland Today's Pete Fisher was at the scenes today as a pair of crashes happened just before noon on Highway 401 near Cobourg. Hamilton Township and Cobourg crews attended.

Spruced-up arena ready for winter: Cramahe CAO

COLBORNE -- The entire Keeler Centre arena has been painted and is ready for another winter season, new Cramahe Twp. Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) Craig Brooks reported to council Sept. 20. The ice was scheduled to go in Sunday, Sept. 24 and was expected to take most of the week to be ready. The Zamboni has been checked and is operating well f

A black man reportedly acting erratically at a strip mall in suburban San Diego was shot and killed by police after pulling an object from his pocket, pointing it at officers and assuming a “shooting stance,” authorities said. (El Cajon Police Department handout)

Police shoot, kill man in San Diego area

The fatal police shooting of a Ugandan refugee who drew something from his pocket and extended his hands in a “shooting stance” happened about a minute after officers in a San Diego suburb arrived at the scene where a mentally unstable man was reportedly walking in traffic, a police spokesman said Wednesday.

Lilly Chapman, 8, cries after being reunited with her father, John Chapman at Oakdale Baptist Church on Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2016, in Townville, S.C. Students were evacuated to the church following a shooting at Townville Elementary School. A teenager opened fire at a South Carolina elementary school on Wednesday. (AP Photo/Rainier Ehrhardt)

3 hurt in South Carolina school shooting

A teenager killed his father at their home Wednesday before going to a nearby elementary school and opening fire with a handgun, wounding two students and a teacher, authorities said.

Nathan Carman arrives in a small boat at the US Coast Guard station in Boston, Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2016. Carman spent a week at sea in a life raft before being rescued by a passing freighter. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

Man lost at sea a suspect in grandfather's death

A 22-year-old man rescued in the Atlantic after floating on a life raft for a week had been a suspect in the 2013 slaying of his grandfather, deepening the mystery surrounding his ordeal and the apparent death of his mother at sea.

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