Mr. Wagoner Makes It To Washington, Driving Volt Mule To Morning Senate…

There's General Motors CEO Rick Wagoner, stepping from a Chevrolet Malibu hybrid last night at his hotel in Washington to the flashing bulbs of the paparazzi after driving from Detroit to testify at Congressional hearings for an auto industry not-a-bailout. If the not-so-Big Three automakers have learned anything… » 12/04/08 8:20am 12/04/08 8:20am

Car Thief Gets Parking Ticket, Owner Gets Fine

A victim of car theft in Washington DC is being pestered by a collection agency to pay up on an 18-month-old parking ticket written while the car was on it's leave of absence from its rightful owner. Steve Steinberg has vowed never to pay the $205 fine and is wondering why the car didn't come up as stolen when the… » 4/10/08 1:15pm 4/10/08 1:15pm

D.C. Street Sweepers Giving Out Parking Tickets

Think it's embarrassing getting a parking ticket from the sweet old meter maid? Soon you'll have a new foe. Street sweepers in the Washington, D.C. area will be equipped with the means to scan and photograph cars parked in street sweeping zones. The bill to equip the street sweepers was passed unanimously in the D.C.… » 4/02/08 3:00pm 4/02/08 3:00pm

Maryland Street Racing Crash Leaves 8 Dead, One Crumpled Crown Vic

A white Ford Crown Victoria plowed into a group of street-racing fans on a highway about 20 miles south of Washington, D.C. on Saturday, killing eight people and scattering bodies in the early morning darkness. In addition to the fatalities, at least five other spectators were injured of the 50 or so people gathered… » 2/17/08 1:03pm 2/17/08 1:03pm

Texting While Driving Law Goes In Effect Today In Washington State,…

OMG! Whatever you have to tell your BFF Payal better wait as the police in Washington State are now empowered to ticket your ass. A law designed to curb composing text messages went into effect on Tuesday. Penalties range from $124 for a driver texting or emailing to $175 if that texting leads to an accident. IMHO,… » 1/03/08 9:45am 1/03/08 9:45am

World's Best Dad: Kids Repo'ed With Car While Dad Snacks

This sort of reminds us of an episode of CHiPs where a kid gets accidentally kidnapped when someone steals a car, except this is much funnier. A Spokane man left his kids locked in his 1996 Ford Explorer momentarily while he ran in for doughnuts, which is a good reason to abandon kids. It apparently takes dad a while… » 11/15/07 5:00pm 11/15/07 5:00pm

Shotgun Proves Sub-Optimal For Busting Nut

You know how it's always the last lugnut you can't remove when you're in a hurry to get the Lincoln rolling again? You try every leverage trick known to Archimedes, hose everything down with Liquid Wrench, the works, but that obstinate nut just won't turn. Now, most of us would probably get an impact wrench involved… » 11/13/07 8:00am 11/13/07 8:00am

Cops Keeping $277K Seized From Traffic Stop, To Buy Darkest Glasses Ever

If you're driving around with hundreds of thousands of dollars in a briefcase you might want to come up with an excuse before you get on the freeway. A 35-year-old British Columbia man was stopped by Washington State Troopers in Seattle and was unable to explain where the money came from. We're going to go out on a… » 11/08/07 6:00pm 11/08/07 6:00pm

Holy Cow! Flying Cow Crushes Minivan

It's been a while since we've taken a physics course, so we can't be sure what the total force of 600 pounds of live beef falling 200 feet is, but we're fairly certain that we don't want it falling on us. A Spokane, Washington couple had this exact experience while driving their minivan near the popular Lake Chelan… » 11/07/07 10:30am 11/07/07 10:30am