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  • Metrolink launches new train control safety system

    Metrolink launches new train control safety system
    In a ceremony that remembered victims of the deadly Chatsworth crash in 2008, the Metrolink passenger railroad Thursday launched a state-of-the-art safety system along sections of its 512-mile network in Southern California. The rollout of "positive...
  • UCI student arrested after CHP pursuit in L.A.

    UCI student arrested after CHP pursuit in L.A.
    An international student at UC Irvine led authorities on a pursuit Thursday night that at times reached 122 mph, according to the California Highway Patrol. Yuan Zhou, 18, was arrested around 9:15 p.m. after a CHP cruiser maneuvered to stop the car on...
  • New Safety Standards Proposed For Car Seats To Protect Children In Side-Impact Crashes

    New Safety Standards Proposed For Car Seats To Protect Children In Side-Impact Crashes
    Statistics are prompting change on the road. According to the U.S. Department of Transportation's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), side-impact car crashes kill at least five small children and leave about 60 with serious injuries...
  • Train hits, kills crew member filming Gregg Allman biopic

    Train hits, kills crew member filming Gregg Allman biopic
    A 27-year-old member of a crew filming a biopic about Southern rock musician Gregg Allman was struck and killed by freight train this week in southeast Georgia. Investigators Friday were collecting video, emails and statements to figure out who might be...
  • Passenger train hits truck left on tracks in Vista; driver arrested

    Passenger train hits truck left on tracks in Vista; driver arrested
    A man in Vista was arrested Thursday night after leaving his truck on the railroad tracks, where it was hit by a train and sustained "major damage," the San Diego County Sheriff's Department said. The man, whose name was not released, was arrested on...
  • UPDATE: Investigators Seek Answers to 'Midnight Rider' Train Accident

    Updated 1:15 p.m. PST: Investigators in Georgia are trying to determine the circumstances that led to a fatal train accident that killed a crew member on the set of the Gregg Allman biopic "Midnight Rider" near Savannah, Ga., on Thursday. The victim...
  • 3 arrested after police pursue stolen vehicle on Bishop Ford

    3 arrested after police pursue stolen vehicle on Bishop Ford
    Three people are facing charges after they were found in a stolen vehicle and led Calumet City police on a chase that ended after they crashed the car into two police vehicles in Chicago, police said. The pursuit began at about 2:30 when the owner of the...
  • Uptick in bicyclist deaths keeps Ghost Bike volunteers busy

    Anthony Navarro worked with solemn purpose and a box of tools, stripping the old discarded bicycle of its gear shifts, brakes and chain. He cut his finger, wiped a drop of blood on his pants and kept going. "It helps me with my anger when I'm doing it,"...
  • Six hurt in chain-reaction crashes that shut I-55

    Six hurt in chain-reaction crashes that shut I-55
    A series of chain reaction accidents involving at least 10 vehicles and injuring six people snarled traffic for miles on northbound Interstate 55 in Will County earlier today, according to police. Two fire departments and multiple ambulances responded...
  • Philip Seymour Hoffman, a theatrically charged talent

    Philip Seymour Hoffman, a theatrically charged talent
    As a theater actor, Philip Seymour Hoffman commanded a pile-driving force. He didn’t start softly and build. He came out of the blocks in a fury and steadily ratcheted up to an apoplectic finish. Writing in the Village Voice about his...
  • Orland Park, Homer Glen police blotter: Feb. 4

    Orland Park, Homer Glen police blotter: Feb. 4
    The following items were taken from police reports: Orland Park A 47-year-old Orland Park woman was charged with retail theft for taking merchandise retailing for $106.58 from Michael's Arts and Crafts, 15102 LaGrange Road, on Jan. 19. An 18-year-...