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Buick Announces MSRP for 2012 LaCrosse with eAssist

Buick Announces MSRP for 2012 LaCrosse with eAssist

Posted at 6:15 PM, Friday September 23, 2011 by David Lux
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Green ArrowDelivering a hybrid-like fuel-efficiency rating of 37 mpg highway, the new 2012 Buick LaCrosse with eAssist will feature a starting price of $29,960 (and an $860 destination charge).... full story
Cadillac CTS-V Wagon is Robb Report's "Best of the Best"

Cadillac CTS-V Wagon is Robb Report's "Best of the Best"

Posted at 10:00 PM, Tuesday September 6, 2011 by David Lux
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Green ArrowWhile many media outlets publish their own lists of the year’s top vehicles, the entries among the “Best of the Best” from the Robb Report are a little different. As one would expect from a luxury publication that reports on the lifestyles of the rich and famous, the vehicles here are from marques like Ferrari, Aston Martin, Bentley and Porsche—and Cadillac: That’s right, the dramatically designed Cadillac CTS-V Wago... full story
Kia Optima Hybrid to Start at Just $26,500

Kia Optima Hybrid to Start at Just $26,500

Posted at 11:00 PM, Friday July 29, 2011 by David Lux
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Green ArrowDelivering high style and high levels of content—along with impressively high EPA ratings—the all-new Kia Optima Hybrid is debuting with an MSRP of $26,500—that’s more than $1,900 less than a Ford Fusion Hybrid.... full story
Des Moines Joins List Of Camera Cities

Des Moines Joins List Of Camera Cities

Posted at 3:30 PM, Monday July 18, 2011 by Tim Healey
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Green ArrowDes Moines added red-light cameras about 15 days ago, and the city has already nabbed close to 500 violators. The city has issued 474 tickets totaling nearly $30,000, mostly at five of the city's most dangerous intersections. The cameras generate a lot of debate centering on whether they're being used to promote safety or generate revenue, but in Des Moines, officials insist it's about safety.... full story
Buick Envisions the Future of the SUV

Buick Envisions the Future of the SUV

Posted at 9:00 PM, Friday July 15, 2011 by David Lux
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Green ArrowWith fuel prices continuing to rise, it was only a matter of time before some automaker introduced a new concept of what an SUV should be—and it turns out that the time is now, and that the automaker is Buick. And the concept? The new Buick Envision, which was introduced at the recent “Auto Shanghai 2011,” one of the premiere auto shows of the world’s largest auto markets.... full story
Kia Sorento Ready to Up its Game for 2012

Kia Sorento Ready to Up its Game for 2012

Posted at 11:15 PM, Friday July 1, 2011 by David Lux
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Green ArrowAfter a record-breaking sales year in 2010, the made-in-America Kia Sorento already has set a new all-time monthly sales record in 2011 and is now looking to attract even more buyers. A key to accomplishing this goal? A notable refresh for the 2012 model year that will add cutting-edge technologies both under the hood and inside the cabin.... full story
2012 Impreza to be Most Fuel-Efficient AWD Car in America

2012 Impreza to be Most Fuel-Efficient AWD Car in America

Posted at 12:00 PM, Friday June 24, 2011 by David Lux
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Green ArrowShowcasing a 30 percent increase in fuel economy over the previous model, the all-new 2012 Subaru Impreza is expected to set a new benchmark for vehicles in its segment, with EPA ratings of 27 mpg city/36 mpg highway—making it the most fuel-efficient all-wheel-drive car in America.... full story
Hawaii Will Welcome First U.S. Sales of All-Electric Mitsubishi i

Hawaii Will Welcome First U.S. Sales of All-Electric Mitsubishi i

Posted at 8:00 AM, Friday June 17, 2011 by David Lux
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Green ArrowMitsubishi Motors North America has selected the state of Hawaii to be the first U.S. market to offer the Mitsubishi i electric vehicle, which will set a new benchmark for EV affordability when it goes on sale there this fall.... full story
Consumer Reports Testers Elated by the Elantra

Consumer Reports Testers Elated by the Elantra

Posted at 5:30 AM, Saturday June 4, 2011 by David Lux
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Green ArrowOne of the country’s top independent sources for automotive quality information—Consumers Reports—recently put a quartet of today’s new compact sedans through their paces, and just one earned the publication’s coveted “recommended” status: The all-new Hyundai Elantra.... full story
DUI Arrests Up In Oregon

DUI Arrests Up In Oregon

Posted at 8:00 PM, Tuesday May 31, 2011 by Tim Healey
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Green ArrowDUI arrests rose in Oregon over the holiday weekend, while fatalities dropped.... full story
Connecticut Troopers Issue More Than 2,000 Tickets Over Holiday

Connecticut Troopers Issue More Than 2,000 Tickets Over Holiday

Posted at 3:00 PM, Tuesday May 31, 2011 by Tim Healey
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Green ArrowIn a holiday speeding crackdown, Connecticut police nabbed over 2,000 speeders.... full story
Speed Limit to be raised by 5 MPH in the City of Montclair

Speed Limit to be raised by 5 MPH in the City of Montclair

Posted at 2:00 PM, Tuesday May 31, 2011 by Steve Kirtz
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Green ArrowThe speed limit can be increased in many parts of the city of Montclair in a month’s time. A meeting was held among the council members of the city this month in which the ordinance was approved. An engineering and traffic survey was conducted which decided on the increase of the speed limit on the roads. ... full story
Will Norton, Joplin teen’s Body Found in the Pond after Been Swept by the Saturday Tornado in Missouri

Will Norton, Joplin teen’s Body Found in the Pond after Been Swept by the Saturday Tornado in Missouri

Posted at 1:00 PM, Monday May 30, 2011 by Steve Kirtz
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Green ArrowThe body of the teenager Will Norton has been discovered who was missing after being swept away in the disastrous tornado in Missouri. The teen was coming back home after celebrating his school graduation program. He was a student at Joplin High School and his SUV crashed while returning back from the school event. His body was discovered in a pond, a little distance away from the place where his SUV crashed. ... full story
Atascadero: DUI Checkpoints on Friday’s to Lessen Drunken Driving Cases

Atascadero: DUI Checkpoints on Friday’s to Lessen Drunken Driving Cases

Posted at 5:00 AM, Monday May 30, 2011 by Steve Kirtz
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Green ArrowThe Atascadero Police Department is planning to set a traffic checkpoint on Fridays at any unidentified location in the city. It will aim at keeping a check on unlicensed drivers and those who drive under the effect of alcohol. The DUI and the driving license checkpoint will be installed between 6:30 P.M. to 12:30 A.M. ... full story
E-Ticket System to Speed Up Ticketing Process to be implemented in Westminster

E-Ticket System to Speed Up Ticketing Process to be implemented in Westminster

Posted at 2:00 AM, Monday May 30, 2011 by Steve Kirtz
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Green ArrowPolice Officer First Class Matt Myers takes around 5 minutes to write a ticket manually while issuing the traffic ticket at a traffic stop. If the new electronic ticket system is installed by the Westminster police, it will reduce the time to issue a ticket. It will be beneficial for Myers as he will be able to manage the tickets and traffic more efficiently while saving time. ... full story