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  • State fines BART $210,000 for lapses that led to rail worker deaths

    SAN FRANCISCO -- State workplace safety regulators cited the Bay Area Rapid Transit District on Thursday for three "willful serious safety violations" that resulted in two workers being struck and killed by a fast-moving train in Walnut Creek last...
  • Injured firefighters in restaurant crash aided civilians, chiefs say

    Injured firefighters in restaurant crash aided civilians, chiefs say
    After two fire trucks collided in Monterey Park on Wednesday, sending one of them crashing into a restaurant, the firefighters climbed out and immediately set about rescuing injured civilians, officials said Thursday. The fire chiefs for the Monterey...
  • 911 calls convey panic, chaos after fatal bus crash

    911 calls convey panic, chaos after fatal bus crash
    Emergency 911 calls released Thursday by the CHP convey chaos and confusion in the moments after a FedEx truck collided head-on with a tour bus full of students, killing 10 people. In one of the calls, from a passenger who had just fled the burning bus,...
  • 911 calls describe chaos in aftermath of deadly bus crash

    911 calls describe chaos in aftermath of deadly bus crash
    Emergency 911 calls released Thursday by the CHP convey the chaos and confusion in the moments after a FedEx truck collided head-on with a tour bus full of students, killing 10 people and injuring dozens of others. In one of the calls, from a...
  • Traffic: Single-vehicle crash on BW Parkway

    Traffic: Single-vehicle crash on BW Parkway
    A single-vehicle crash on the Baltimore Washington Parkway North in Hanover has closed the northbound right traffic lane and northbound right shoulder at MD 100 at 8:45 a.m. Friday, according to the state Department of Transportation. A single-vehicle...
  • South Korean ferry rescue efforts failing to find survivors

    South Korean ferry rescue efforts failing to find survivors
    SEOUL — Divers struggled against strong currents and murky waters Friday morning in an effort to locate 271 people reported missing after a ferry sank off South Korea’s southwestern coast. Water and weather conditions were making it...
  • Man struck, killed by Metra train in La Grange

    Man struck, killed by Metra train in La Grange
    A 66-year-old man was fatally struck by a Metra train as he apparently tried to cross the train tracks in west suburban La Grange on Tuesday evening, authorities said. The man was struck about 7:25 p.m. by an express train headed outbound from Chicago on...
  • UFC's Jon Jones ready to return to dominant ways

    Jon Jones isn’t in the business of keeping everyone happy anymore. The personable Ultimate Fighting Championship light-heavyweight champion was subjected to criticism from those who believed he didn’t deserve the unanimous-decision victory...
  • Traffic: Multi-vehicle crash on I-4 blocking traffic

    Traffic: Multi-vehicle crash on I-4 blocking traffic
    A multi-vehicle crash in Volusia County on eastbound Interstate 4 is blocking traffic right now. The crash is at Exit 129 (US-92) near Daytona Beach. Traffic is backed up to Mile Marker 128. The left lane is blocked. Check back regularly for traffic...
  • Texting drivers deserve more than a fine

     Texting drivers deserve more than a fine
    The other day I saw something happen on the road. A woman was driving a nice, new, cream-colored luxury SUV with gold trim in the lane to my left. She was a young woman, blonde, ponytail, big sunglasses. I've seen men do what she was about to do....
  • 5 hurt as collision sends truck into South Side building

    5 hurt as collision sends truck into South Side building
    Five people were hurt this afternoon when two vehicles collided on the South Side and one of them struck a building, authorities said. Officials responded about 2:30 p.m. to a traffic crash at the intersection of East 71st Street and South Dr. Martin...