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    Rhode Island State Police say their annual roadcheck operation netted close to 800 violations over a three-day period.

    State police and inspectors from local police departments inspected more than 400 commercial vehicles between Tuesday and Thursday. Inspectors found more than 565 vehicle violations and 116 driver violations.

    State police say 62 vehicles were taken out of service for issues such as flat tires, inoperable turn signals or inoperable air breaks.

    Twenty-four drivers were taken out of service for violations such as driving too many hours or not maintaining proper log books.

    Colorado Man Charged With Five Counts of Murder in Deaths of Wife and Daughters

    [NATL] Colorado Man Charged With Five Counts of Murder in Deaths of Wife and Daughters

    Christopher Lee Watts was charged with five counts of murder Monday for the deaths of his wife Shanann Watts and their two daughters Bella and Celeste. Watts had initially pleaded publicly that his wife and daughters had gone missing. Their bodies were discovered on the property of the oil and natural gas company Watts worked for. The D.A. said that it's "too early" to discuss whether prosecutors would seek the death penalty.

    (Published Monday, Aug. 20, 2018)

    The operation is sponsored by the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance, and it is designed to make sure commercial vehicles do not pose a danger to other motorists.

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