| Oct 30, 2011
| 1:16 AM
A woman sitting on train tracks was hit by an eastbound Metra train and died in Naperville just before midnight Saturday, police said.
The woman hasn't been identified by police, who said she was sitting about 500 feet east of the Loomis Street...
| Nov 2, 2011
| 8:44 AM
By Chris Mueller
The Daily Republic
TRIPP — Even as massive new grain-loading facilities are developed near Kimball, a company in Tripp has plans to build another such facility at Napa Junction.
Dakota Plains Ag Center has acquired land...
| Sep 13, 2011
| 6:48 AM
A miscommunication with a deaf person led police to erroneously believe a bomb threat was being made on a Metra train Monday night, leading to an emergency response, authorities said.
Riverside police said this morning a Metra conductor flagged down a...
| Sep 15, 2011
| 8:14 PM
Metra's Burlington Northern Santa Fe service was shut down for almost 3 hours this evening after a pedestrian was struck and killed by a train, officials said.
The man died, according to a release from Naperville Police. His name was being withheld...
| Sep 22, 2011
| 4:06 AM
A disabled freight train that blocked Metra trains on the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Line for more than an hour has been moved and commuter service has resumed.
The first five trains of the morning were either halted in face of the disabled freight...
| Oct 7, 2011
| 8:26 AM
By Anna Jauhola
The Daily Republic
Oct. 07--KIMBALL — Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway is negotiating to operate massive trains on the state-owned rail line that runs from Mitchell to Chamberlain.
The trains, known as shuttles, would consist...
| Oct 14, 2011
| 1:05 AM
KIMBALL, Oct. 7 - Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway is negotiating to operate massive trains on the state-owned rail line that runs from Mitchell to Chamberlain.
The trains, known as shuttles, would consist of 110 cars dedicated to quickly moving...
| May 11, 2011
| 11:25 AM
The Sedgwick County sheriff's office in conjunction with the Burlington Northern Santa Fe railroad, Wichita Police Department, and the Kansas Highway Ppatrol conducted Operation "Cops On Rails/Officer On the Train" in Wichita on May 10, 2011.
| Dec 28, 2011
| 7:25 PM
The Kansas Star Casino near Mulvane has been burning things up since it opened Monday, with thousands of people flocking to the slot machines and gaming tables.
If there is ever an actual fire at the casino, the mostly volunteer Mulvane Fire Department...
| Jan 3, 2012
PIERRE — The past three days, we’ve gone through 10 suggestions for improvements in South Dakota government for 2012. Today, we’ll look at the final three in this reporter’s dozen that deal with railroad taxes, the future of South...
| May 25, 2011
| 8:21 PM
A pedestrian was struck and killed by a freight train in Naperville tonight, police said.
At 7:13 p.m. police received a call of a person, reportedly a male, struck by a freight train on Burlington Northern Santa Fe tracks near the Naperville Metra...