| Jul 21, 2014
| 9:17 AM
Authorities are letting residents return home Monday morning after a train derailment and fuel spill in Slinger, Wis., prompted an evacuation Sunday night, authorities said.
Three locomotives and several railcars belonging to a Canadian National Railway...
| May 2, 2014
| 3:10 PM
Nearly a tanker's worth of crude oil may have spilled into the James River or burned off after a train derailment in Virginia this week, but authorities have not detected any serious environmental impacts.
“At this time we expect downstream...
| Sep 27, 2014
| 5:14 PM
In the days after a train carrying highly flammable oil to Yorktown plunged off its tracks in downtown Lynchburg, dumping 15 cars into the James River and sparking a fire so intense that emergency crews had to simply let it burn itself out, federal...
| Sep 8, 2014
| 3:42 PM
With derailments, near accidents and safety lapses occurring at railroads in numerous states, Sen. Richard Blumenthal predicts that senators from all regions of the country — and both political parties — will embrace his proposal for reforming...
| Sep 20, 2014
| 7:46 PM
Shortly after Bill Shaw Jr. stepped into a West Virginia gas station, his life was suddenly and irreversibly altered.
The union ironworker was working as a welder on an interstate highway bridge project in December 2004 and had stopped to have his...
| Sep 18, 2014
Firemen send water onto flames at Marathon Cartage Co., in Santa Fe Springs....
| Sep 23, 2014
| 9:05 PM
A smoky, stubborn blaze that enveloped the Port of Los Angeles in a cloud of toxic soot challenged firefighters who turned to fireboats and scuba divers to attack the creosote-soaked World War II-era wooden pylons that smoldered on the waterline.
| Sep 25, 2014
| 9:55 PM
Gov. Jerry Brown on Thursday signed into law bills requiring most health plans to cover a variety of contraceptive methods, banning forced or coerced sterilizations of inmates in California prisons and giving felons behind bars easier access to DNA...
| Sep 25, 2014
| 8:19 AM
Three people were treated at South Lake Hospital emergency room on Wednesday morning, following a multiple-car crash.
All of the injuries were non-life threatening, the Clermont Police Department reports.
It happened at 8:45 a.m. on Wednesday, when...
| Sep 25, 2014
| 11:05 AM
William "Billy" Mitchell is the South Windsor Chamber of Commerce's 2014 Business Person of the Year. He is the owner of Environmental Services, Inc (ESI). Mitchell was honored during a ceremony at the Chamber's 46th Annual Dinner Meeting on Sept. 25....
| Apr 30, 2014
| 1:06 PM
Flames and thick black smoke rose into the air after a train derailed Wednesday afternoon along a river in downtown Lynchburg, Va., toppling more than a dozen oil tanker cars and plunging several into the water.
At least three of the oil tankers were...