| Jul 14, 2014
As many as 40 crude oil trains, each carrying a million or more gallons of the flammable liquid involved in several recent fiery derailments, roll through the Chicago area weekly, documents obtained by the Tribune show.
Although mile-long trains hauling...
| Jul 21, 2014
| 5:38 PM
Two young men were killed Monday afternoon when they were hit by a freight train at the Emmaus-Upper Milford Township border, Lehigh County Coroner Scott Grim said.
According to police radio reports, the two were hit about 3:30 p.m. by an eastbound...
| Jul 22, 2014
| 4:10 AM
Hampton Roads professionals have been named to the Virginia Port Authority Board, the Board for Architects, the Council on Aging and the Governor's Advisory Council on Revenue Estimates.
Here are the local board appointments recently announced by Gov....
| Jul 22, 2014
| 6:10 PM
Hoping to avoid the dangers of walking along busy Chestnut Street, two young men working at an Emmaus landscaping business probably thought they were taking the "safer" shortcut from their job site to the bus that would take them home to Allentown,...
| Jun 27, 2014
| 5:39 PM
From the sidewalk in front of her apartment in Cicero, Yolanda Foster can see long freight trains and an endless line of trucks rumbling day and night through the sprawling rail yard across the street.
What she can't see are the clouds of microscopic...
| Jun 3, 2014
| 6:37 AM
We focused on board of visitors appointments at Christopher Newport University here, but here's full list of Gov. Terry McAuliffe's appointments.
Just a cut and paste from the governor's announcement yesterday. There are a number of notables....
| Jun 11, 2014
| 2:38 PM
State and federal transportation officials studying the replacement of an aged rail tunnel beneath Baltimore are opening the discussion to local residents and Amtrak and MARC commuters.
The 1.4-mile Baltimore & Potomac Tunnel, considered a key bottleneck...
| May 19, 2014
| 2:10 PM
A $10,000 reward is being offered for information about the theft of more than a dozen semiautomatic assault rifles from a freight container at a rail yard in Chicago's Englewood neighborhood earlier this month.
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco,...
| May 23, 2014
| 5:50 AM
Windsor is a small town at the crossroads of U.S. routes 258 and 460 in the center of Isle of Wight County.
"Corrowaugh" was the first recorded name for what would later become Windsor.
Corrowaugh was established as a post office in 1852, with mail...
| May 9, 2014
| 11:46 AM
Part of a shipment of semiautomatic assault rifles was stolen this week from a freight train container at a rail yard in Chicago’s Englewood neighborhood, federal authorities and a railroad spokesman said.
The 13 Smith & Wesson M&P15 Sport...
| Jan 20, 2014
| 8:27 AM
Police continue to interview a 24-year-old man in connection with the beating and choking of a 39-year-old Norfolk Southern police officer near a Southwest Side Metra station late Sunday night.
The officer, who lost consciousness during the attack,...