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2 hrs ago | Weirton Daily Times

Freight train industry will miss deadline

Only one-fifth of its track will be equipped with mandatory safety technology to prevent the most catastrophic kinds of collisions and derailments by the deadline set by Congress, the freight railroad industry said Wednesday.

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Related Topix: Business News, Federal Communications Commission

Sat Apr 19, 2014

Let's be smart

Two dead in truck-train collision in Estonia

One of the fatalities was a passenger on the train operated by the Estonian national railway corporation - Elron - when it bound for the second largest city Tartu, and the other was in the truck.

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Related Topix: Europe, World News, Estonia,

KTVK Phoenix

Woman hit by light rail train talks about accident, recovery

For the first time, a Valley mother who was hit and nearly killed by a light rail train in March spoke about her recollection of the accident and road to recovery.

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Cowichan News Leader

Dateline Cowichan: Depression-stalled Paldi mill starts work

Sylvestra Modeste of Duncan, one of the best of the Cowichan knitters, goes over some lumpy yarn to make it smooth for knitting Cowichan sweaters.

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Related Topix: Canada, Life, Hobbies, Knitting

KHQ-TV Spokane

Regional Headlines: Keystone Pipeline Delay; 13 Sherpas Dead in...

Firefighters Prepare For 2014 Wildfire Season - Wildfire season is just about here, and the Missoula Fire Department and Missoula Rural Fire District are already gearing up.

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Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Wildfire, Fire, Avalanche, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Ron Wyden, Democrat

East Bay Express

Friday Must Reads: Cal-OSHA Fines BART for Worker Deaths During...

Cal-OSHA noted that a BART manager who was training another non-union employee to drive trains during the strike was seated in a passenger car and could not even see the track when the train struck and killed the two workers.

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Related Topix: Environmental Law, Law, OSHA

Fri Apr 18, 2014

Examiner.com

Train selfie: Man bonked in head in viral train selfie video, but is it real?

A train selfie - showing a previously unknown Canadian dude named Jared Michael - is blowing up on the Internet this week.

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Related Topix: North America, Canada, World News,

WIVB-TV Buffalo

Witness: train was malfunctioning before fire

Buffalo fire investigators believe a rash of brush fires along CSX tracks, from the Eastside to Black Rock, was touched off by a malfunctioning train, and now a witness is telling a story that would support the investigators.

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Related Topix: Buffalo, NY, CSX, Railroads, Retail, KSS Retail, Kohls, Natural Disasters, Wildfire, Fire

KTVN Reno

US tells jury Egyptian imam pursued global terror

A national fraternity group has closed its University of Mississippi chapter after three members were accused of tying a noose around the neck of a statue of the first black student to enroll in the then-all white... A national fraternity group has closed its University of Mississippi chapter after three members were accused of tying a noose around ... (more)

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Related Topix: Prison, University of Mississippi, Education Etc.

KRMG-AM Tulsa

1 injured in car-train collision in Norman

Television station KOCO reports that the collision at North Flood Avenue and Lexington Street occurred about 10:20 a.m. The train was traveling northbound at the time of the collision and the crash is snarling traffic in the area.

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Related Topix: Norman, OK

KTVU Oakland

Caltrans workers injured in Highway 80 accident

Two subcontractors working on a lane restriping project on eastbound Interstate Highway 80 late Thursday night were struck and injured by an alleged drunk driver, according to the California Highway Patrol.

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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.

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

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Related Topix: Kids, Family, Tennessee

Newsday

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)

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Related Topix: Mineola, NY, Locust Valley, NY

Tri-cityherald.com

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.

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

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