Pacific Northwest

PORTLAND, Ore.  | Tractor operator dies trying to suppress Oregon wildfire

PORTLAND, Ore.  —A tractor operator who was killed in a wildfire that scorched 70 square miles (181 kilometers) in little more than 24 hours in the Pacific Northwest appears to have died trying to restrain it, police said. The blaze east of Portland, Oregon, and near the city of The Dalles started Tuesday and spread … Continue reading PORTLAND, Ore.  | Tractor operator dies trying to suppress Oregon wildfire

Engineer says he misjudged train location in fatal wreck

SEATTLE/January 25, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — An engineer told investigators he misjudged the location of an Amtrak train before it derailed in Washington state on a new high-speed route while traveling at nearly 80 mph — more than twice the speed limit around a curve, the National Transportation Safety Board disclosed Thursday. In an NTSB summary of … Continue reading Engineer says he misjudged train location in fatal wreck

The Latest: Cold causing delays for Boston’s transit system

BOSTON/December 29, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) —  The Latest on a deep freeze across the country. (all times local): 3:15 p.m. The frigid conditions in Boston are taking their toll on the nation’s fifth-largest transit system. The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority has spent heavily to winterize what’s known as the “T” since it was crippled by record-breaking … Continue reading The Latest: Cold causing delays for Boston’s transit system