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Transportation Disasters

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  • Traffic: Street flooding, crashes snarl morning commute

    Traffic: Street flooding, crashes snarl morning commute
    On the day after the Baltimore area experienced record levels of rainfall and a street collapse, Thursday morning's commute was snarled with accidents and road closures on major thoroughfares and secondary roads. Many of the incidents occurred in...
  • CSX train carrying about 8,000 tons of coal derails in Bowie

    CSX train carrying about 8,000 tons of coal derails in Bowie
    A CSX freight train carrying about 8,000 tons of coal partially derailed in Bowie early Thursday morning, according to CSX officials and the Prince George's County Fire & EMS Department. The incident marked the third major Mid-Atlantic incident for the...
  • NTSB begins inquiry of fiery crude oil train derailment in Virginia

    NTSB begins inquiry of fiery crude oil train derailment in Virginia
    A 105-car train stocked with Bakken shale crude oil was traveling slower than the 25-mph speed limit when 13 tankers near the front tumbled off a Virginia railroad track, causing a fire whose heat could be felt high atop neighboring skyscrapers, an...
  • Mailbag: Meeting demeaned the homeless

    Re. "Plan for destitute draws crowd," April 25: Were I a stranger from, let's say Indiana, and wandered into that City Council meeting on housing the homeless, I would have expected the town's downtown to be a virtual slaughterhouse, a bloody abattoir....
  • David Gordon selected mayor

    David Gordon selected mayor
    After eight years of serving on the Burbank City Council, David Gordon was selected — for the first time — to serve as the city’s mayor. Gordon has been elected three times in the last eight years yet has been passed over multiple...
  • Head on crash snarls traffic in West Boca

    Head on crash snarls traffic in West Boca
    A head-on crash on Lyons Road near Escondido Way East shut down a southbound lane around 3 p.m. Thursday in West Boca. Palm Beach County sheriffs office deputies are at the scene. It is unknown if there are any injuries. An SUV involved in the crash...
  • Off-duty police officer killed in 91 Freeway crash

    Off-duty police officer killed in 91 Freeway crash
    An off-duty San Bernardino police officer was killed in morning traffic Thursday when the motorcycle he was riding crashed on the 91 Freeway outside Corona. The fatal crashed occurred at 9:06 a.m. in the eastbound lanes of the 91, east of the 15...
  • D.A. won't charge party bus owner for fatal freeway fall

    The owner of a party bus will not face felony manslaughter charges stemming from the death of a man who fell off the bus and died last year, the Los Angeles County district attorney's office said Thursday. The California Highway Patrol had recommended...
  • Privacy fence kicked down in Aberdeen [Harford police blotter]

    Privacy fence kicked down in Aberdeen [Harford police blotter]
    Maryland State Police and Harford Sheriff's Office report: Aberdeen Derrick J. Ware, 29, of the 100 block of West Inca Street, was arrested on a bench warrant Tuesday in a case in which he is charged with second-degree assault. Randy Bowens, 47,...
  • Man tries stealing child's bike, injures himself instead

    Man tries stealing child's bike, injures himself instead
    A Glendale man attempted to steal and ride off on a child’s bicycle this week, but didn’t get very far after falling and injuring himself, police said. Wesley Hogan, 32, pleaded not guilty Wednesday to burglary and drug charges stemming...
  • Some high school senior pranks go too far, resulting in arrests

    Some high school senior pranks go too far, resulting in arrests
    Taking naps in weird places. Leaving cars where they don’t belong. Using water and plastic wrap¬†in downright annoying ways. All normal senior pranks. Peeing in the hallways? Not so much. This week's end-of-year celebration involving urination at...