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Local man charged after stealing back own car

A Newnan man accused of stealing his own car is behind bars after a police chase. Jacob Alexander Whitehurst, 44, is charged with fleeing from police, reckless driving, theft by taking, no proof of insurance, burglary, criminal damage to property and driving with suspended registration. On Sept. 18, police were...
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Man speeding in stolen Kia crashes, dies on Tucson's southeast side

A man driving a stolen Kia crashed and died on Tucson’s south east side Saturday morning. Tucson police were called to the intersection of South Kolb and East Valencia roads at 10 a.m. after reports of a serious, single-car crash. When they arrived on scene, they found a 2004 Kia Amanti and the car’s driver, 31-year-old George Walter Dubose, ejected from the vehicle.
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Montgomery man, woman killed in Monday Crenshaw County crash

A man and a woman from Montgomery died early Monday morning in a wreck in Crenshaw County, authorities said. Daniel Honoria Garcia Ramirez, 33, and 27-year-old Lucia Santis Diaz were pronounced dead at the scene of the crash around 5:40 a.m. Monday on U.S. 331 near the 64-mile marker, about eight miles north of Lucerne, said Alabama Law Enforcement Agency Cpl. Jeremy Burkett.
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Charles County Sheriff's Office Recovers Stolen Firearm after Suspect Flees during Attempted Traffic Stop

On September 14 at 1:30 a.m., a patrol officer was in the area of Smallwood Drive at St. Charles Parkway when a computer check alerted him that the registration plate on a Nissan sedan that was being operated in front of him did not belong on that car and was actually registered to a Kia. The officer attempted to initiate a traffic stop, but the driver accelerated and fled.

2022 Kia Sorento PHEV pricing confirmed

Late last month, Kia officially revealed pricing on its 2022 Sorento models, except for pricing on the plug-in hybrid version. Kia has now confirmed pricing on the two available Sorento PHEV trim levels that will be sold in the US. It’s worth noting that the MSRPs don’t count the destination and handling charge of $1175.

Can power grids survive the transition to electric vehicles?

The electrification of the automotive industry represents one of the most dramatic shifts in energy consumption behavior in human history. Over the next two decades, electrified powertrains will become the dominant choice for light vehicles. In 2016, 4.4% of all light vehicles manufactured worldwide used battery electric or hybrid powertrains...

Hyundai Ioniq 6 Delayed For Updates & Restyle

The Hyundai Ioniq 6 will join the Ioniq 5 that debuted earlier this year, but when? Autocar suggests Hyundai has put the Ioniq 6 on hold until sometime next year. That’s partly because converting the company’s Asan factory to manufacture electric cars has not proceeded as quickly as hoped, according to a report by Autocar.

Kia’s Sorento Beats Toyota To 3-Row PHEV Crossover Market

Kia has taken a page from Toyota’s Prime series to offer a three-row plug-in hybrid-electric crossover. Plug-in hybrid-electric vehicle (PHEV) crossovers make good sense to shoppers who want to have a vehicle that can operate on electric power only for the majority of their trips, but also be a great road trip vehicle that never needs to charge. Toyota’s RAV4 Prime is one of the fastest-selling vehicles in America this year, and steep dealer markups have proven that buyers see great value in such a versatile vehicle type. However, the RAV4 Prime is only offered with two rows. Now Kia offers a similar vehicle, but with three rows and a bit more space.

Michaela Onyenwere Named Kia WNBA Rookie of the Month for September

NEW YORK – SEPTEMBER 20, 2021 – The WNBA announced today that New York Liberty rookie forward Michaela Onyenwere has earned Kia WNBA Rookie of the Month award for September. This marks Michaela’s fourth consecutive Rookie of the Month honor, and as the only rookie this season to garner the award, she now joins A’ja Wilson (2018), Breanna Stewart (2016), Elena Delle Donne (2013), and Tina Charles (2010) as one of only five players to have swept the award since it was instituted in 2010.
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2021 Tinglewood Festival draws 5,000

MONTEVALLO – Nearly 5,000 people flocked to Montevallo’s Orr Park on Saturday, Sept. 11 for the long-awaited return of the city’s all-woodworking art festival. After the COVID-19 pandemic prompted organizers to cancel last year’s Tinglewood Festival, residents were ready for the 2021 edition of the outdoor event, which carries the tagline “Shavings, Smoke and Sound.”

2022 Kia Niro EV Offers Perfect Option to Unavailable Chevy Bolt and Bolt EUV

Kia confirms the Niro returns for 2022 and provides updates on its features. The Kia Niro EV has always been one of this vehicle tester’s favorite overall vehicles. When Kia gave us a Niro EV to test we promptly drove the Niro EV to the nearest Tesla dealership and drove it back to back with the Tesla Model 3 SR+. Objectively, both vehicles are similar in size, performance, and EV range. Subjectively, we left thinking that if we were choosing an affordable EV the Niro would be on our list and the Model 3 would probably not be.

Volkswagen Atlas is the Maytag of SUVs

Trust me, heart-pounding passion is never a part of the decision-making when it comes to buying a new fridge-freezer. And while you might opt for stainless-steel instead of snowy-white for the front, generally sleek styling and cool, hip design aren’t major fridge-freezer considerations either. You want it to be reliable...

Aces star Kelsey Plum named WNBA Western Conference Player of the Month

LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -- Aces guard Kelsey Plum has been named the Kia WNBA Western Conference Player of the Month for the month of September, and Player of the Week for games played from September 13-19. The Aces went 3-0 on the week and locked up the number two seed in the WNBA Playoffs. Plum averaged 24.3 points, 4.0 rebounds and 3.0 assists per game, while making 56.8 percent of her field goal attempts, 52.6 percent of her three-pointers and 100.0 percent of her free throws.

Jonquel Jones Receives Kia WNBA Player of the Month

Jones earns recognition for second straight month and third time this season. The WNBA announced today that Jonquel Jones was named Kia WNBA Eastern Conference Player of the Month. This is the third time during the 2021 season she has been awarded player of the month and fourth time over her five-year career.

The Automobile Barcelona 2021 already heats up… “plugs”

From the 2nd to the 10th of October, 23 automobile producers will meet on the Fira de Barcelona to indicate all their novelties. The frequent denominator, electrification. In simply over per week, a brand new version of the Automobile Barcelona will probably be kicked off. Yet another pattern that the scenario, little by little, is returning to regular. A lot in order that the honest’s advertising managers have chosen a motto in line with the occasions: “Phantasm returns.”