| May 5, 2014
| 1:12 PM
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...
| May 9, 2014
| 8:54 AM
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...
| Dec 8, 2012
| 10:00 PM
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...
| Dec 8, 2012
| 10:00 PM
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...
| May 29, 2013
| 9:20 AM
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...
| Feb 10, 2011
| 4:13 PM
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...
| Feb 14, 2011
| 2:03 PM
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...
| Feb 16, 2011
| 6:18 PM
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...
| Feb 22, 2011
| 3:13 PM
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...
| Feb 23, 2011
| 8:02 PM
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...