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  • Homes Destroyed, People Missing And 767,000 Without Power After Irene

    Homes Destroyed, People Missing And 767,000 Without Power After Irene
    At least 25 homes in East Haven were destroyed, one person has died, others are missing and more than half the state is without power after Tropical Storm Irene tore through Connecticut Sunday. East Haven mayor April Capone said that at least 25 homes in...
  • Michigan man charged with attempted murder in Amtrak stabbings

    Michigan man charged with attempted murder in Amtrak stabbings
    A 44-year-old Michigan man has been charged with four counts of attempted murder after he slashed several people aboard an Amtrak train in Michigan, police said Saturday. Michael Darnell Williams of Saginaw was arrested after officers used a stun gun to...
  • Author tells story of Chicago's transportation past

    Author tells story of Chicago's transportation past
    When it comes to transportation, the Chicago region has a bad case of terminal neglect. It goes far beyond the shabby condition of Union Station, which if it were an airport would have one of the 10 highest passenger totals in the United States. The...
  • Suicide by train rate puts spotlight on Metra

    Suicide by train rate puts spotlight on Metra
    Signs on railway station platforms in Boston, New York and Toronto are intended to offer help to anyone who is emotionally distressed or suicidal — a last-ditch effort to keep people from taking a final, fatal step onto the train tracks....
  • Roadwork drives some common questions

    Roadwork drives some common questions
    There's road construction pretty much everywhere you look in South Florida. And along with it are questions from commuters baffled by express lanes, traffic signals and SunPass. To help you navigate through the ongoing work, here are the answers to...
  • Newport News police release sketch of rape suspect

    Newport News police release sketch of rape suspect
    Newport News police have released a composite sketch of a man suspected to have raped a Michigan woman near Huntington Park in April after giving her a ride from Virginia Beach.     About 11 p.m. April 16, a 31-year-old Michigan woman at a bus stop on...
  • Pedestrian struck, killed by train in Aberdeen

    Pedestrian struck, killed by train in Aberdeen
    A pedestrian was struck and killed by a Norfolk Southern freight train late Saturday in Aberdeen. A man was on the Amtrak tracks in the 300 block of South Phildelphia Boulevard just before midnight Saturday when he was hit by a freight train heading...
  • Del Mar opens, and horse racing is just part of the party

    Del Mar opens, and horse racing is just part of the party
    DEL MAR — It was still morning, but the line for drinks spilled out of the dining car as the Amtrak train snaked down the coast bound for Del Mar on Thursday. Summer in San Diego can't really start without the Del Mar opener and, for many on the...
  • Seniors on the Go: Will U.S. railroad service ever get better?

    Seniors on the Go: Will U.S. railroad service ever get better?
    "I just returned from a trip to Europe, and really enjoyed riding the high-speed Eurostar and TGV. Why can't we have something like that here in the U.S.?" So asked a reader, and the fundamental answer is simple: The United States, as a nation, does not...
  • Here's what's up in Indy

    Here's what's up in Indy
    "This is not the city I grew up in," said Alyssa Starr Newerth, director of advancement at Indy Reads Books, a locally owned bookshop. "So much has changed. People love this city so much now — you can feel it." There is a feeling that Indianapolis...
  • Kevin Hunt: Rocky Hill Spa Closes: What About My Gift Card?

    Kevin Hunt: Rocky Hill Spa Closes: What About My Gift Card?
    Q: "My daughter gave me a birthday gift card worth $50 to a spa on the Silas Deane Highway in Rocky Hill. Several weeks ago, I tried calling to schedule an appointment and the phone was no longer in service. When I drove to the spa, the building space was...