Federal Investigators

SPRINGFIELD, Ill | Illinois agency says it didn’t keep records on inmate death

SPRINGFIELD, Ill — Illinois prison officials say they can’t disclose information about the death of an inmate that led to the suspension of several staff members because the department didn’t maintain a copy of the records before sending them to federal investigators. Former federal prosecutors and detectives were surprised by the Illinois Department of Corrections’ … Continue reading SPRINGFIELD, Ill | Illinois agency says it didn’t keep records on inmate death

SEATAC, Wash. | The Latest: Man had security clearance to be among aircraft

SEATAC, Wash. — The Latest on a plane stolen from Sea-Tac International Airport in Washington state (all times local): 11:45 a.m. Authorities say the man who stole an empty Horizon Air turboprop plane from Sea-Tac International Airport in Seattle was a 3.5-year Horizon employee and had clearance to be among aircraft. Authorities on Saturday also … Continue reading SEATAC, Wash. | The Latest: Man had security clearance to be among aircraft

Feds: Engine crack caused 2015 British Airways incident

Federal investigators say a fatigue crack in the left engine compressor on a British Airways jet was to blame for an aborted takeoff and fire at a Las Vegas airport in 2015. One flight attendant was seriously injured in the Sept. 8, 2015, incident at McCarran International Airport. All 157 passengers and 13 crew members … Continue reading Feds: Engine crack caused 2015 British Airways incident

DETROIT | Feds: Uber self-driving SUV saw pedestrian but didn’t brake

DETROIT (AP) — Federal investigators say the autonomous Uber SUV that struck and killed an Arizona pedestrian in March spotted the woman about six seconds before hitting her, but didn’t stop because emergency braking was disabled. In a preliminary report on the crash, the National Transportation Safety Board said Thursday that emergency braking maneuvers are … Continue reading DETROIT | Feds: Uber self-driving SUV saw pedestrian but didn’t brake

DETROIT | Tesla, Feds clash over release of fatal crash information

DETROIT| April 12, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)Federal investigators say they have booted electric car maker Tesla Inc. from a group that’s investigating a fatal crash in California that involved an SUV using the company’s Autopilot system. The National Transportation Safety Board said it removed Tesla as a party to the investigation after the company prematurely made information … Continue reading DETROIT | Tesla, Feds clash over release of fatal crash information

Amtrak train on new route hurtles onto highway, kills 3

DUPONT, Wash. /December 19, 2017 (AP)(STL.NEWS) — An Amtrak train making the first-ever run along a faster new route hurtled off an overpass south of Seattle on Monday and spilled some of its cars onto the highway below, killing at least three people, injuring dozens and crushing two vehicles, authorities said. Attention quickly turned to … Continue reading Amtrak train on new route hurtles onto highway, kills 3

The Latest: NTSB: Derailed train going 80 mph in 30 mph zone

DUPONT, Wash. /December 19, 2017 (AP)(STL.NEWS) — The Latest on an Amtrak train derailment in Washington state (all times local): 11:52 p.m. Federal investigators  say the Amtrak train that derailed south of Seattle was traveling at 80 mph in a 30 mph zone. Bella Dinh-Zarr, an NTSB board member, said at a Monday night news … Continue reading The Latest: NTSB: Derailed train going 80 mph in 30 mph zone

Federal Investigators Release Findings Of Box Company Explosion

ST. LOUIS, MO/May 25, 2017 (STL.News) The federal investigation continues into the deadly explosion at the Loy Lange Box Company in south St. Louis in April. On Thursday morning, members of the U.S. Chemical Safety Board held a news conference in downtown St. Louis, where they released an update into the investigation.  The findings were … Continue reading Federal Investigators Release Findings Of Box Company Explosion