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Public Transportation Disasters

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  • 90-year-old Tinley man sinks 1st hole-in-one

    90-year-old Tinley man sinks 1st hole-in-one
    Every Wednesday, Norman Wyman goes to Lincoln Oaks Golf Course where he plays with a group of friends he calls "fellas." On Sept. 17, at the 13th hole, he struck the ball with an 11-wood and bent over to pick up his tee. As he did, one of Wyman's pals...
  • Animal shelter finds new home after crash

    Animal shelter finds new home after crash
    Christy Anderson smuggled a dog, scheduled to be euthanized, in her Southern Illinois University dorm room 12 years ago. She found someone to adopt it. Today, the Park Ridge resident is the founder and executive director of Wright-Way Rescue, which...
  • Exhibits, Theater Performances, Shows & Concerts

    Exhibits, Theater Performances, Shows & Concerts
    SCHOOL OF CREATIVE ARTS SHOWCASE Through Sept. 28. A multimedia exhibit showcasing drawings, paintings, collage, mixed media and photographs by adult and youth students and instructors. 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday, and 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, at...
  • Inspectors find scores of defects on CSX rails across the state

    Inspectors find scores of defects on CSX rails across the state
    In the days after a train carrying highly flammable oil to Yorktown plunged off its tracks in downtown Lynchburg, dumping 15 cars into the James River and sparking a fire so intense that emergency crews had to simply let it burn itself out, federal...
  • In Wales, a Bethlehem pilot is honored for World War II sacrifice

    In Wales, a Bethlehem pilot is honored for World War II sacrifice
    Douglas Brown graduated from Lehigh University in 1941, about six months before the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor plunged America into World War II. The only son of a Lehigh professor of European history and an English mother, he belonged to an...
  • Accountability slow to reach rural hospitals

    Accountability slow to reach rural hospitals
    Crawford Memorial Hospital, in rural Robinson, Ill., is the only hospital for miles around. Just like elsewhere, Crawford's doctors deliver babies, perform routine operations and see thousands of patients in the emergency room. But Crawford, along...
  • 4 killed in crash of bus carrying Texas women's college softball team

    Four members of the North Central Texas College women's softball team were killed Friday night when a tractor-trailer crossed a highway median in Oklahoma and struck a bus carrying the team back home, authorities said. The collision happened just...
  • Duda plays role of hero in Mets' win

    The Sports Xchange By Jerry Beach, The Sports Xchange Duda plays role of hero in Mets' win NEW YORK -- Lucas Duda isn't one to show the type of emotion he displayed Saturday night. Then again, before Saturday night, the New York Mets' first baseman had...
  • 4 dead, dozen injured in college bus crash in Oklahoma

    4 dead, dozen injured in college bus crash in Oklahoma
    Four female college softball players were killed and a dozen others were injured when their bus was involved in a crash on an Oklahoma highway late on Friday. The crash occurred around 9 p.m. local time (8 p.m. EDT) when a semi truck crossed over a...
  • MTA Police Say Trespasser Dies After Being Hit By Train Near Fairfield Station

    MTA Police Say Trespasser Dies After Being Hit By Train Near Fairfield Station
    FAIRFIELD — MTA police said a trespasser was struck and killed by a Metro-North train about 8 p.m. Saturday near the Fairfield Metro station. MTA police in the railroad's New Haven-based police office confirmed the fatality but had no other...
  • Four killed in Texas college van crash

    The Sports Xchange Four killed in Texas college van crash A tractor-trailer into the side of North Central Texas College softball team's van on a southern Oklahoma highway Friday night and killed four members of the team, according to the Associated...