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  • Runaway lumber-filled railcar rolls through 12 Midvalley intersections before stopping

    Runaway lumber-filled railcar rolls through 12 Midvalley intersections before stopping
    A runaway railroad car packed with lumber rolled through the Midvalley and into Scranton on Thursday.
  • Lawyers sanctioned over misconduct with BP damage claims

    A federal judge has barred three lawyers — including one who worked inside a court-supervised facility — from handling damage claims over BP's 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill because they allegedly set up a system of payments to help speed...

    Tracks reopen where oil train derailed in West Virginia

    A rail line has reopened in southern West Virginia where an oil train derailed earlier this month. A statement from multiple agencies responding to the fiery derailment said crews restored the tracks and reopened the line for commerce Thursday afternoon....

    Tracks where oil train derailed in W.Va. reopen

    A rail line where an oil train derailed has reopened in southern West Virginia. A statement from multiple agencies responding to the fiery derailment said crews restored the tracks and reopened the line for commerce on Thursday afternoon. Cleanup...

    Preparedness key to West Virginia derailment response

    SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. Emergency personnel responding to an oil train derailment in West Virginia last week applied lessons learned from a rail disaster more than three decades ago, and likely prevented a bad situation from becoming much worse. This...