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Train carrying GOP lawmakers to policy retreat hits truck

WASHINGTON/January 31, 2018(AP)(STL.News)— A chartered train carrying dozens of GOP lawmakers to a Republican retreat in West Virginia struck a garbage truck south of Charlottesville, Virginia, on Wednesday. No lawmakers were believed injured, but it at least one person in the truck was said to be seriously injured. “We’re fine, but our train hit a … Continue reading Train carrying GOP lawmakers to policy retreat hits truck

Video: Train crew not using electronic devices before crash

SEATTLE /December 22, 2017 (AP)(STL.NEWS) — Video from the cab of the Amtrak train that hurtled off the tracks in Washington state, killing three people and injuring dozens, shows that the engineer did not appear to be using a cellphone or any other personal electronic device just before the derailment, federal investigators said Friday. The … Continue reading Video: Train crew not using electronic devices before crash

Lane Train: Kiffin and FAU leave no doubt, beat Akron 50-3

BOCA RATON, Fla. /December 20, 2017 (AP)(STL.NEWS) — Lane Kiffin’s  first bowl game at Florida Atlantic was the perfect microcosm of his first season with the Owls. Slow start. Super finish. And the future could be even better. Devin Singletary ran for 124 yards and three touchdowns, Jason Driskel accounted for four scores and FAU … Continue reading Lane Train: Kiffin and FAU leave no doubt, beat Akron 50-3

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

Bi-State Plans Added Security for MetroLink

ST. Louis, MO/May 3, 2017 (STL.News) The Bi-State Development Corporation has approved a new fiscal year budget that allocates $20 million to increase security on the MetroLink system. The funds would be used to put a law enforcement officer on every MetroLink car and at each station.  It would also pay for a study about … Continue reading Bi-State Plans Added Security for MetroLink

Train hits bus, killing 3; rescuers cut through wreckage

BILOXI, Miss./March 7, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — A freight train smashed into a charter bus in Biloxi, Mississippi, on Tuesday, pushing the bus 300 feet down the tracks and leaving at least three people dead, authorities said. Rescuers spent more than an hour removing passengers, cutting through the bus’s heavily damaged frame to extract the last … Continue reading Train hits bus, killing 3; rescuers cut through wreckage