Rachel Lynn Aldrich

Rachel is a World Journalism Institute graduate. Follow Rachel on Twitter @Rachel_Lynn_A.

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Limo manager charged in deadly accident

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 10/11/18, 11:06 am

Limousine service operator Nauman Hussain, 28, was charged Wednesday with criminally negligent homicide in a crash in upstate New York that killed 20 people Saturday. Hussain, who operates the company his father owns, pleaded not guilty to the charges and left the court after posting a $150,000 bond.

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Michael bulldozes across the South

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich & Lynde Langdon
Posted 10/10/18, 06:06 pm

UPDATE: Hurricane Michael, now a Category 3 storm, was crossing into southeastern Alabama and southwest Georgia late Wednesday afternoon while still thrashing the Florida Panhandle with rain and wind. The hurricane made landfall as a Category 4 storm near Mexico Beach, Fla., about midday Wednesday. As the day wore on, Florida Gov. Rick Scott tweeted to residents, “I urge all Floridians in the Panhandle to continue sheltering in place, and [listen] to local authorities.

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Family and friends identified in deadly limo crash

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 10/09/18, 11:27 am

Authorities have identified most of the victims in Saturday’s limousine crash in Schoharie, N.Y., filling in a picture of a family gathering that ended in tragedy. The limo was taking a group of family and friends to a brewery in Cooperstown, N.Y., to celebrate Amy Steenburg’s 30th birthday when it ran a stop sign and crashed into a parked SUV, killing all 18 in the limo and two pedestrians.

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