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3 hrs ago | 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.

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

7 hrs ago | 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.

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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.

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Related Topix: Explosion

WTEN-TV Albany

One killed in Glenville accident

Caitlin Callahan, 19, of Glenville, was driving when her car left the pavement and struck a concrete wall that supports the railroad overpass west of Bruce Drive.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime, Glenville, NY, Columbia County, NY

SanLuisObispo.com

Atascadero woman injured after truck overturns in Paso Robles

An Atascadero woman received major injuries Monday afternoon after her pickup truck drifted off the roadway in Paso Robles and overturned.

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Related Topix: Paso Robles, CA, Templeton, CA

Hollywood Reporter

'Midnight Rider' Accident: Sheriff's Office to Present Case to D.A. Next Week

At that point, it will be determined whether charges will be filed regarding the death of Sarah Jones, the camera assistant who was struck and killed by a train during production on the Gregg Allman biopic.

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Related Topix: Entertainment

CBS Local

Man Dies After Being Hit By Train In Latrobe

Quakenbush was found face down on the tracks and the coroner will perform toxicology tests to determine if alcohol or drugs were involved.

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Related Topix: Sports

Guitar World

New Book, 'Crazy Train,' Revisits the 'High Life and...

Crazy Train: The High Life and Tragic Death of Randy Rhoads by Joel McIver - featuring a foreword by Zakk Wylde and an afterword by Yngwie Malmsteen - is available now at the Guitar World Online Store.

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Related Topix: Metal, Randy Rhoads, Pop/Rock, Quiet Riot, Ozzy Osbourne

Mon Apr 14, 2014

The Oregonian

6 things you should know about the Pacific Northwest's largest oil train terminal

The Port of Vancouver's rail loop would be used to unload 360,000 barrels of oil daily from trains.

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Related Topix: Vancouver, WA, Construction, Tesoro

The Orlando Sentinel

Man killed in head-on train crash

A Belleview man, who was walking on railroad tracks as a train barreled toward him, was killed Monday morning, Marion County deputies say.

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New Canaan News-Review

Commuter survey captures riders' ire

In a new survey, 90 percent of Metro-North commuters pointed to the railroad's leaders as a root cause of the late trains, crowded conditions and other problems that have often made going to work on the New Haven Line an ordeal in the past year.

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Related Topix: Bridgeport, CT

MDJonline.com

Police: Blast in Nigerian capital kills 71

A massive explosion ripped through a bus station during the morning rush hour in Nigeria's capital, killing at least 71 people and wounding 124 in a bombing that marked the bloodiest terrorist attack ever in Abuja.

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Related Topix: Nigeria, World News, Africa, Explosion, Terrorism,

Post and Courier

Man fatally struck by train in Goose Creek, authorities say

The wreck occurred around 10 p.m. near Hollywood Boulevard and Highway 52, according to a Goose Creek police report.

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Related Topix: Goose Creek, SC, Berkeley County, SC, Suicide

KTVU Oakland

Motorcyclist killed in crash on light-rail tracks

A motorcyclist was killed Sunday morning in Milpitas after colliding with a car on top of Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority light rail train tracks, police said.

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Related Topix: Milpitas, CA

Sun Apr 13, 2014

Northern Michigan News

Feds revisit safety rules after Calif. bus crash

Federal transportation authorities are investigating ways to minimize death and injuries in bus crashes following the fiery wreck leaving 10 dead when a FedEx truck slammed into a bus carrying high school students in Northern California.

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Related Topix: Education Etc., Orland, CA

The Age

Vandals cop drenching as passengers fight back

That's it for another day of Melbourne Express , thanks for joining us. I'll see you tomorrow morning from 6 until 9. Cheers.

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Related Topix: Chile, World News,

Washington Times

Parents sue BNSF, UND fraternity in son's death

The parents of a University of North Dakota student who died as a result of an accident in a rail yard two years ago in eastern North Dakota have sued a railroad company and a fraternity.

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Related Topix: University of North Dakota, Pi Kappa Alpha, Student Society, Fraternities

Fife Now

100 years since disaster on Burntisland railway

At 4.50 a.m. on that date in 1914, the 3.55 a.m. Edinburgh to Aberdeen , collided with a Carlise to Dundee goods train which was being shunted from the main line into the goods yard to allow the express to pass.

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Related Topix: Fife County, Scotland, United Kingdom,

OttawaHerald.com

Man leaving work killed in motorcycle wreck

A typically busy portion of Davis Road was closed for about an hour late Tuesday afternoon but caused few traffic disruptions after a 33-year-old Osawatomie man leaving work was killed in a motorcycle wreck near the Ottawa Industrial Park.

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Related Topix: Osawatomie, KS, Ottawa, KS, Franklin County, KS

WFMZ

Train derailment under investigation in Northampton County

It was a frightening scene in Northampton County after multiple train cars run off the tracks, narrowly missing homes and a popular restaurant in Upper Mount Bethel Township.

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

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