A postal truck driver was shot to death early Monday on a highway near downtown Dallas, officials said.
The Dallas Police Department said in a news release the shooting happened around 2:20 a.m. in the eastbound lanes of Interstate 30 near the interchange with Interstate 35E.
When authorities arrived at the scene, they found the worker — identified as 58-year-old Tony Mosby — dead in the cab of a truck that was riddled with bullets, according to FOX4.
The U.S. Postal Service is offering $50,000 to anyone with information that leads to an arrest in the shooting.
Dallas Police closed a part of the highway for several hours to investigate the shooting, unload the postal truck, and tow it away from the scene.
In a separate incident earlier this month, authorities said a Dallas Police squad car was shot at around 2:10 a.m. on Feb. 8 about one mile from the shooting on Monday.
“At this this point in the investigation there is no evidence linking these two crimes,” police said.
Investigators say no arrests have been made and that they’re still trying to determine a motive in the shooting. The victim’s name has also not yet been released.
The Dallas Police Department and United States Postal Inspectors are investigating the shooting, and are asking anyone with information to contact them.
The U.S. Postal Service operates two large mail sorting and processing complexes nearby, Amanda McMurrey, an inspector with the U.S. Postal Inspection Service — the law enforcement and security arm of the USPS — told the Associated Press. She said the federal agency is working with Dallas police in the investigation.
McMurrey had no immediate information on the employee’s route, but she said it wasn’t unusual for a postal service worker to be on the job before dawn.
“It is routine for postal employees to be making deliveries to stations and other post offices at that time,” McMurrey said.
The Dallas Main Post Office, which includes a processing and distribution plant, is on the north side of I-30, she said. A USPS National Distribution Center is located on the south side of the highway, a main route connecting Dallas and Fort Worth.
Any charges in the slaying would be referred to federal prosecutors because the victim worked for a U.S. government agency, according to McMurrey.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
Dutch government resigns over childcare subsidies scandal | World News
The Dutch government led by Prime Minister Mark Rutte has resigned over a childcare subsidies scandal.
Mr Rutte, who leads the conservative People’s Party for Freedom and Democracy as part of a four-party ruling coalition, stepped down following a cabinet meeting.
In a statement, Mr Rutte said: “We are of one mind that if the whole system has failed, we all must take responsibility, and that has led to the conclusion that I have just offered the king, the resignation of the entire Cabinet.”
He added that he would continue to work to compensate affected parents.
The other parties in the Netherlands’ leadership had called for Mr Rutte to go after an inquiry labelled the mismanagement a decade of “unprecedented injustice”.
The report found last month that around 10,000 families had been made to repay tens of thousands of euros of subsidies after being wrongly accused of fraud.
This lead to cases of unemployment, bankruptcy and divorce.
Previously, €500m (£445m) had been earmarked to compensate around 20,000 families.
Janet Ramesar, a parent who was waiting for the news of Mr Rutte’s resignation, said: “It’s important for me because it is the government acknowledging, ‘we have made a mistake and we are taking responsibility,’ because it’s quite something what happened to us.”
Parliamentary elections are due to be held on 17 March, with the current government expected to stay on until then in a caretaker role.
Mr Rutte is expected to lead his party to the polls, with polling suggesting it will win the most seats and in the driving position to form the next coalition.
Lodewijk Asscher, has already stepped down as the leader of the Dutch Labour Party.
While he is not in the current coalition, he had been involved in a previous government.
Mr Rutte’s resignation to King Willem-Alexander is the first government collapse in the country since 2012.
Then, it was again Mr Rutte at the helm, although that dissolution was due to disagreements over austerity measures.
The Netherlands is currently amid its tightest lockdown of the pandemic, and Mr Rutte has been considering tighter action.
Angel Cabrera: Golfer arrested in Brazil for extradition, police say | World News
South America’s most successful golfer, Angel Cabrera, has been arrested in Brazil for extradition to his native Argentina to face charges over several alleged crimes.
The two-time major title winner, who was on Interpol’s red code list, was held by federal officers in Rio de Janeiro.
A police statement said an arrest was made in an upper class area of the city, but did not name the suspect, describing him only as a 51-year-old Argentine.
Two federal police sources based in Rio separately confirmed that Cabrera was the detained man, the Associated Press said.
The arrest was authorised by Brazil’s top court and the man will be held until he is returned to Argentina, the police statement said.
Officials in Argentina have charged a suspect with assault, theft, illegal intimidation and repeated disrespect to authorities between 2016 and last year, the statement added.
Cabrera’s former wife, Silva Rivadero, filed two charges against the golfer, Argentinian media reported earlier this month.
Another former partner of his, Cecilia Torres, had also made claims against the golfer, the reports added.
Cabrera won the US Open in 2007 and the Masters two years later and has tournament victories on both the PGA and European tours.
He has most recently been active on the PGA Tour Champions circuit for players aged over 50.
New York bus crash: Nine injured after vehicle plunges 49ft off bridge and into underpass | US News
At least nine people were left needing hospital treatment after a bus fell 15m (49ft) off a bridge and into an underpass in New York.
The articulated passenger transport – like a bendy bus – crashed at about 11pm local time on Thursday.
The nine people rescued suffered non-life threatening injuries, according to the Fire Department of the City of New York (FDNY), with the driver believed to be among them.
Photos from the scene showed the blue bus with its front half broken through a railing and touching the tarmac below.
The back end of the vehicle is seen stationary on the level above, with the two ends held together by the torn articulation.
In a video from the crash, which happened in the Bronx, people can be heard saying the scene was “like in a movie”.
Superheroes like Spiderman have often been seen stopping public transport from plunging to the roads below in New York.
A spokesman from the police said the bus driver was “unable to navigate the roadway and went off the road”.
FDNY deputy chief Paul Hopper, who oversaw the medical side of the incident, said: “The bus fell approximately 50ft [15.2m] onto the access road.
“The patients suffered injuries consistent with a fall from such a great height.”
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