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  • Woman was half naked on husband's lap during fatal crash

    Woman was half naked on husband's lap during fatal crash
    A Florida woman was naked from the waist down sitting on her husband's lap when he crashed their car into a canal, according to the Sun-Sentinel. The crash that killed Amanda Notebaert happened in March in Loxahatchee. The couple, both naked from the...
  • Passenger of US Airways flight takes video, selfie of crash in Philadelphia

    Passenger of US Airways flight takes video, selfie of crash in Philadelphia
    Amid the chaos of the US Airways jet that crashed in Philadelphia Thursday evening -- one passenger saw an opportune time to take an epic selfie, along with some compelling video.  "So my plane just crashed...," @han_horan tweeted at 6:35 p.m....
  • Video: Airborne pickup truck nearly hits deputies

    Video: Airborne pickup truck nearly hits deputies
    It was a close call for Iowa deputies who were nearly hit by an airborne pickup truck while they were pulled over investigating a crash, WPTV is reporting. A semi that failed to slow down while approaching the crash scene rear ended a pickup truck and...
  • Trapped construction worker saved from fire in dramatic rescue

    Trapped construction worker saved from fire in dramatic rescue
    Firefighters saved a construction worker who was trapped on a balcony moments before the massive fire caused part of the building to collapse -- and the whole thing was caught on video. The under-construction Houston high-rise apartment caught fire...
  • Watch: Driver crashes into CVS, narrowly misses shopper

    Watch: Driver crashes into CVS, narrowly misses shopper
    An 80-year-old shopper at a CVS in Winter Haven avoided being seriously hurt after a car came crashing through the store Wednesday. According to the Lakeland Ledger, Adrienne Watkins, 80, was shopping Wednesday afternoon when a 2008 Chevrolet Impala...
  • With region all aboard, SunRail arrives: Editorial

    This morning, the first wave of official passengers boards Central Florida's new commuter train line. Riders will notice brightly painted locomotives bearing a sunshiny logo that reads "SunRail." SunRail — short for the Little Engine That Could....
  • SunRail delayed after train hits landscape trailer in Longwood

    SunRail delayed after train hits landscape trailer in Longwood
    The SunRail commuter line hit a snag Wednesday when one of its trains hit a utility trailer near the Longwood station, causing delays for the new service. No one was hurt in the crash, which happened about 5:30 p.m., but there was a delay of nearly two...
  • Motorist in SunRail crash ticketed

    Motorist in SunRail crash ticketed
    A lawn care worker who caused SunRail's first crash last week received a ticket for trying to drive across railroad tracks without enough space for safe passage. A utility trailer towed behind Juan Martinez's pickup was hit by a SunRail train at about...
  • Seniors on the Go: Airline safety -- where are we?

    Seniors on the Go: Airline safety -- where are we?
    "How safe is air travel?" The relentless media obsession with the mystery of Malaysia Airlines flight 370 again focuses attention on the broad question of airline safety. And despite the apparent tragic fate of the flight 370 passengers, last week's...
  • Water shortage divides Californians on solutions and blame

    Water shortage divides Californians on solutions and blame
    The vast majority of Californians believe, unsurprisingly, that the state is in the throes of a serious water crisis. But many disagree about what can be done about it. About 54% of Golden State voters believe farmers could cut down on their water...
  • Pedestrian dies after being hit by Metra train

    Pedestrian dies after being hit by Metra train
    A pedestrian died after being hit by a Metra train near the border between Palatine and Inverness this afternoon, a spokesman for the agency said. The pedestrian was struck and killed about 3:30 p.m. at Baldwin Road near Northwest Highway, said...