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  • Lynx driver: 2.5 million miles without major crash

    Lynx driver: 2.5 million miles without major crash
    Alvin Randall has driven a bus for Lynx for nearly 33 years, covering some 2.5 million miles. In all that time, he's had only two minor fender benders, neither of which caused injuries and with damage coming in at a few hundred dollars, Lynx officials...
  • Two Tennessee school buses crash, killing 3

    A crash involving two school buses killed two children and one adult Tuesday afternoon in Knoxville, Tenn., police said.  The crash occurred along Asheville Highway, school district officials confirmed. A district spokeswoman said the buses were from...
  • Minor School Bus Crash On I-91

    Minor School Bus Crash On I-91
    ROCKY HILL — Troopers are investigating a minor collision on I-91 Tuesday that involved a school bus and a car, state police said. The accident happened about 8 a.m. on I-91 north, near exit 23, said Lt. J. Paul Vance, state police spokesman....
  • West Palm boy struck by police cruiser recovering, his father says

    West Palm boy struck by police cruiser recovering, his father says
    Raymundo Perez told police he had yelled at his son numerous times for darting off the bus and sprinting across the street, police said. But the parent's warnings weren't enough as 11-year-old Freddy Perez, of West Palm Beach, ran off a Palm Tran bus...
  • $400K bail for motorist in fatal NW Side crash

    $400K bail for motorist in fatal NW Side crash
    A judge Thursday set bail at $400,000 for a man charged with aggravated DUI after a 62-year-old woman who'd just gotten off a bus was struck and killed Tuesday on the city’s Northwest Side in the Belmont Cragin neighborhood. Judge Laura...
  • Delays reported on Metra West Line after train hits semi

    Delays reported on Metra West Line after train hits semi
    A Union Pacific West Line Metra train struck a semitruck Thursday afternoon in the West Garfield Park neighborhood, causing temporary delays, officials said. While no injuries were reported, Chicago Fire Department paramedics responded to the scene...
  • 7 hurt after car crashes into building in East Garfield Park

    7 hurt after car crashes into building in East Garfield Park
    Seven people were injured when a car crashed into a building in the East Garfield Park neighborhood on the West Side early Tuesday, authorities said. The two-car crash, which involved a CTA bus and a white sedan, happened around 12:15 a.m. in the 3900...
  • CHP looks at whether driver fatigue was a factor in fatal bus crash

    Authorities are looking into how many hours a tour bus driver had been behind the wheel Sunday when he crashed twice in Northern California, with the second accident killing one man and injuring 30 other passengers. The California Highway Patrol said...
  • Bus crashed twice in one day: Police ID passenger who died

    Bus crashed twice in one day: Police ID passenger who died
    A tour bus crashed twice on Sunday in Northern California -- the second time killing one man and injuring 30 other passengers -- and an investigation is underway. The CHP said Monday the fact that the bus crashed into a Denny's before the later deadly...
  • Traffic: Emergency roadwork closes MD 198 in Laurel

    Traffic: Emergency roadwork closes MD 198 in Laurel
    All eastbound traffic on MD 198 in Laurel at Old Portland Road is closed due to emergency roadwork at 8:28 a.m. on Wednesday, according to the state Department of Transportation. A two-vehicle incident on Interstate 95 South in White Marsh at the MD 43...
  • After Tough Break, Wolf Pack's Skapski Has Turned It Around

    HARTFORD — At age 15, Mackenzie Skapski was living and breathing hockey. Skapski was a goalie for the Fraser Valley Bruins, a midget hockey team based in Abbotsford, B.C. He was a rising star in the youth hockey ranks and viewed a budding...