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3 hrs ago | Times Herald-Record

U.S. senator: Metro-North fined $552,000 over past decade

Metro-North, the nation's second-largest commuter railroad, has been fined $552,000 over the past decade for safety violations and defects, U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal said Friday.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Senator Richard Blumenthal

7 hrs ago | Times Herald-Record

Port Jervis man killed by train in Newburgh

City police are investigating the death of a Port Jervis man who was struck and killed by a CSX train Tuesday morning.


Related Topix: Port Jervis, NY

Thu Apr 17, 2014

Alabama Live

Driver of BMW hit by train could face charges for leaving scene of Huntsville accident

The driver of a dark-colored BMW 5 Series left the scene after his car was hit by an oncoming train while stopped on the tracks near Pratt Avenue and Meridian Street in Huntsville, police said.


Related Topix: Huntsville, AL

West Australian

Exclusive - GM says recalled cars safe, but has not tested for knee-bump danger

General Motors says that cars being recalled because of faulty ignition switches can be driven safely before repairs, based on more than 80 tests, but the automaker has not addressed a problem long known to potentially shut off the engine: a simple bump from a driver's knee.


Sacramento Bee Newspaper

Capitol Alert: Dickinson bill seeks crude oil train emergency preparedness

Pointing to the catastrophic derailment in Quebec of a train transporting oil and similar accidents, Assemblyman Roger Dickinson , D-Sacramento, has unveiled legislation to get emergency responders more information about crude-carrying trains that roll through California.


Related Topix: Sacramento, CA, Boat Disaster

Bay Guardian

BART fined $210,000 for accident killing two workers

The California Occupational Safety and Health Administration is fining Bay Area Rapid Transit $210,000 for three "willful/serious" safety violations connected to the death of two transit workers, citing a lack of safety measures at BART as the fault of their deaths.


Related Topix: OSHA, Environmental Law, Law

WXOW-TV La Crosse

Police: Mom drove into river trying to kill 3 kids

Cheryl Miller and Pamella Jackson had planned to celebrate the end of the 1971 school year by gathering with classmates at a quarry along a gravel road.


Related Topix: Kids, Family, Tennessee


Truck driver Raymond Ragen found guilty of manslaughter in fatal school bus crash

Raymond Ragen, left, 44, of Mineola, was found in guilty in the July 23, 2012 crash, pictured right, that killed mini-school-bus driver Jorge Guevara, 45. The family of a school bus driver who died in a 2012 collision in Locust Valley got some relief from their anguish when a Nassau jury yesterday found cement truck driver Raymond Ragen guilty of ... (more)


Related Topix: Mineola, NY, Locust Valley, NY

Railway improvements under way near Mesa

The project is part of BNSF Railway Co.' s $5 billion in new capital projects planned this year in its 28-state service area, which includes 32,000 miles of track.


Related Topix: Mesa, WA, Pasco, WA, Spokane, WA

KPLC-TV Lake Charles

Official: Young girl injured in accident at Railroad Days Festival

An official with the state Fire Marshal's Office told KPLC they are investigating an incident that happened Friday night at the Louisiana Railroad Days Festival in DeQuincy.


Related Topix: DeQuincy, LA


Train cars up-righted after accident

How do you move a 240,000 pound train car? It's a question engineers had to answer after a Saturday train derailment in upper Northampton County.


Related Topix: Northampton County, PA, Wyoming County, PA

KTVU Oakland

One person reportedly killed in Peninsula boating accident

The body of a person who reportedly died in an apparent boating accident was recovered in San Francisco Bay waters near Redwood City Wednesday evening.


Related Topix: Redwood City, CA, San Mateo County, CA, Marina, CA

Wed Apr 16, 2014

Pasadena Star-News

Monterey Park fire truck collision injures 15, one critically

MONTEREY PARK >> Six firefighters and nine civilians were injured, one of them critically, Wednesday after two fire engines collided in a Monterey Park intersection, sending one of them careening into a dim sum restaurant, authorities said.


Related Topix: Monterey Park, CA, Fire, Alhambra, CA

WCAX-TV Burlington

Cement trucker convicted in NY bus driver's death

A Long Island cement truck driver has been convicted of manslaughter and assault for crashing into an overpass and a school bus in 2012, killing the driver.


Related Topix: Truckers, Mineola, NY, Locust Valley, NY

The Modesto Bee

Freight train industry to miss safety deadline

The Association of American Railroads said in a report that about 20 percent of the approximately 60,000 miles of track being equipped with the technology will meet the deadline of Dec. 31, 2015.


Related Topix: Business News, Federal Communications Commission

Burlington Times News

Train service halted in Burlington due to car crash

Alamance EMS and Burlington fire and police were working the scene of an accident near the intersection of East Market and James streets in Burlington.



Pedestrian hit and killed by FrontRunner train

The Davis County Police Department reported the accident around 8:00 p.m. Tuesday.


Related Topix: Davis County, UT, Sunset, UT, Clearfield, UT

Bangor Daily News

Maine not prepared for a Quebec-type crude accident on rail lines

The wreckage of a train is pictured after an explosion in Lac-Megantic, in this file picture taken July 6, 2013.


Related Topix: Susan Collins, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Maine, Canada, Jackman, ME, Fire

Daily Mail

'Drunk driver' dragged 300ft after car collides with moving train...

'Drunk driver' dragged 300ft after car collides with moving train walks away from wreckage... before knocking on strangers' doors asking for somewhere to sleep A drunk driver who was dragged 300ft after his car collided with a moving train managed to free himself from the wreckage before knocking on strangers' doors to ask for a place to sleep.


Tue Apr 15, 2014

CBS Local

Residents Who Recorded West Plant Explosion Tell Story Behind Video

It was around 7:30 p.m. on April 17, 2013. Derrick Hurtt had just picked up his then 12-year-old daughter, Khloey, from their church in West, when they spotted a rising plume of dark smoke, and went to check it out.


Related Topix: Explosion