By John Solomon
How the government's punishing of the exposure of official wrongdoing can linger for years
Independent voices from the TWT Communities
A tour bus driver who prosecutors said was all but asleep at the wheel was acquitted Friday of manslaughter and negligent homicide in a crash last year that killed 15 gamblers on their way from a Connecticut casino to New York City.
The driver of a tour bus that crashed on a New York City highway while returning from a quick overnight trip to a casino, killing 15, has been indicted on manslaughter charges, a law enforcement official said Thursday.
Investigators looking into a weekend tour bus crash in New York that killed 15 people are focusing on the driver, a man with a decades-old manslaughter conviction who was not supposed to be driving because he had not resolved several traffic tickets.
Full beards are still banned, but police in the mountain town of Durango are now allowed to have goatees, though the department won't say why the change was made.
A 70-year-old man who died Monday became the 15th fatality from the gruesome weekend crash of a tour bus returning to New York's Chinatown from a Connecticut casino.
Passengers and witnesses to a New York bus crash that killed 14 people are contradicting the driver's story that he was clipped by a tractor-trailer before the accident, a law-enforcement source said Sunday.
Passengers and witnesses to a horrific New York City crash that sheared the top off a bus and killed 14 people told investigators that the driver's account of getting clipped by a tractor-trailer didn't match up to what they felt and saw before the vehicle slid off the road and into a sign pole.
He said a tractor-trailer cut him off, causing him to swerve and hit a guardrail.
Williams argued throughout the trial that he had been awake and alert, and said the crash was not the result of reckless behavior or extreme exhaustion.