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  • Sens. Warner and Kaine call for safer rail shipments for volatile crude oil

    Sens. Warner and Kaine call for safer rail shipments for volatile crude oil
    Sens. Mark Warner and Tim Kaine are calling for safer rail shipments of crude oil and better communication with first-responders after the train derailment in downtown Lynchburg that spilled 20,000 gallons of crude into the James River. In a letter...
  • Gov. McAuliffe in Lynchburg to thank first-responders for work on oil train derailment

    Gov. McAuliffe in Lynchburg to thank first-responders for work on oil train derailment
    Gov. Terry McAuliffe was set to be in Lynchburg Friday morning to thank first responders from last week’s oil train derailment and get briefed on ongoing cleanup efforts, his office says. A mile-long CSX tanker train carrying Bakken crude from...
  • In the shadow of Midway

       The United airliner fell from the sky, dropping like a bomb onto a Midway-area neighborhood. Forty-five people were killed, including two on the ground who thought they were safe at home.     The 1972 United crash was the last major commercial...
  • In the 1950s, 2 horrific Midway crashes stunned Chicago

    In the 1950s, 2 horrific Midway crashes stunned Chicago
    In 1972, a United airliner fell from the sky, dropping like a bomb onto a Midway-area neighborhood. Forty-five people were killed, including two on the ground who thought they were safe at home. The United crash was the last major commercial airline...
  • Rosedale train derailment creates explosion that broke windows; smoke visible for miles

    Rosedale train derailment creates explosion that broke windows; smoke visible for miles
    A freight train smacked into a truck carrying garbage and careened off the tracks in Rosedale Tuesday afternoon, triggering an explosion felt throughout the region and sending up a plume of black smoke visible for miles. Authorities identified the...
  • Two Allentown blasts chillingly similar

    Two Allentown blasts chillingly similar
    The sickening sound heard Wednesday evening was exactly the same as that heard on the evening of Feb. 19, 1999. In 1999, I was working late in The Morning Call's Allentown office when it sounded as if something very heavy had been dropped on the...
  • 5-Alarm Fire Destroys Historic Church Preparing For Its 100th Anniversary

    5-Alarm Fire Destroys Historic Church Preparing For Its 100th Anniversary
    Half a day after fire broke out at a New Rochelle church, firefighters remain on scene, battling one of the biggest blazes in this Westchester County city's history. Despite the fact that the fire destroyed their building, the congregation of Union...
  • Carport collapses on luxury cars

    SOUTH GLENDALE— Crews were still investigating how an outside carport buckled and crashed onto at least eight vehicles Sunday night. The carport collapsed onto the vehicles — some of which were new high-end luxury models with paper license...
  • Man who lost his penis in industrial accident files suit

  • Woman rescued seconds before home collapses

    Ron Shockley was working on a damaged cable in Park Forest when he heard a loud blast that shook his work tent. Then a woman began screaming. He and a co-worker ran three blocks toward the sound of the explosion and saw a woman in a nightgown standing...
  • More than 30 Baltimore police officers charged, suspended in towing scheme

    More than 30 Baltimore police officers charged, suspended in towing scheme
    Seventeen Baltimore police officers were charged Wednesday — and more than a dozen others suspended — in an extortion scheme in which officers are accused of receiving thousands of dollars in kickbacks for steering accident victims to a towing...