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  • Teen dies after hit by Metra train near Taft High School

    Teen dies after hit by Metra train near Taft High School
    A 17-year-old Northwest Side boy was struck and killed by a Metra train while walking to Taft High School on Friday morning, officials said. Erik Lucansky was trying to cross the tracks at Avondale and Bryn Mawr avenues in the Old Norwood Park...
  • Baltimore Arabbers on edge after rash of run-ins with cars

    Baltimore Arabbers on edge after rash of run-ins with cars
    As three Arabbers rode through South Baltimore on their horse-drawn fruit cart, a Chevrolet Impala barreled toward them. The men jumped off just before the car slammed their wagon into a utility pole, spilling watermelons and cantaloupes across the...
  • 'Pattern' of problems seen in GM cars, but regulators declined to act

    'Pattern' of problems seen in GM cars, but regulators declined to act
    WASHINGTON — Federal regulators twice declined to investigate faulty ignition switches in General Motors Co. cars that led to 13 deaths — even though one official found "a pattern" of problems, according to a new congressional report. The...
  • Man hands police beer instead of drivers license

    Memo: When a police officer pulls you over and asks to see your drivers license, don’t hand over a beer instead. It's not likely to help your case. That’s what police say happened early Saturday in Dunwoody, Ga., reports ajc.com. Police said...
  • Woman injured after Amtrak train hits station wagon in Riverside

    Woman injured after Amtrak train hits station wagon in Riverside
    A woman was injured this afternoon after the station wagon she was driving was struck by an outbound Amtrak train in West Suburban Riverside, police said. The accident happened at 2:39 p.m. at the grade crossing on Harlem Avenue, said Riverside Police...
  • 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...
  • Cops: Woman had marijuana in system when homeless man killed in crash

    Cops: Woman had marijuana in system when homeless man killed in crash
    A Montgomery woman had marijuana in her system when she struck and killed a pedestrian in February in Aurora, police said today. After receiving the results of a blood test, Cherise Wardlow was charged with aggravated driving under the influence...
  • Man's hand severed when plane, lawn mower collide

    Man's hand severed when plane, lawn mower collide
    Two things you’d probably not expect to ever collide did on Saturday: A plane and a lawn mower, charlotteobserver.com reports. A plane landing at the Taylorsville Airport Saturday morning hit and seriously injured a man who was mowing the grass...
  • Woman was half naked on husband's lap during fatal crash

    Woman was half naked on husband's lap during fatal crash
    A Florida woman was naked from the waist down sitting on her husband's lap when he crashed their car into a canal, according to the Sun-Sentinel. The crash that killed Amanda Notebaert happened in March in Loxahatchee. The couple, both naked from the...
  • Passenger of US Airways flight takes video, selfie of crash in Philadelphia

    Passenger of US Airways flight takes video, selfie of crash in Philadelphia
    Amid the chaos of the US Airways jet that crashed in Philadelphia Thursday evening -- one passenger saw an opportune time to take an epic selfie, along with some compelling video.  "So my plane just crashed...," @han_horan tweeted at 6:35 p.m....
  • Video: Airborne pickup truck nearly hits deputies

    Video: Airborne pickup truck nearly hits deputies
    It was a close call for Iowa deputies who were nearly hit by an airborne pickup truck while they were pulled over investigating a crash, WPTV is reporting. A semi that failed to slow down while approaching the crash scene rear ended a pickup truck and...