| Jan 15, 2011
| 8:36 AM
A railroad official say two men are dead after being struck by freight trains in separate Washington crashes early Saturday.
Burlington Northern Santa Fe spokesman Gus Melonas says the collisions occurred about a half hour, and many miles, apart. He...
| Jan 19, 2011
| 12:34 PM
Two mudslides that blocked the Burlington Northern Santa Fe railroad track between Everett and Mukilteo have been removed.
The slide was 7 feet deep and 30 feet wide according to Burlington-Northern-Santa Fe.
Spokesman Gus Melonas (muh-LOH'-nus)...
| 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...
| Feb 14, 2011
| 5:49 AM
Metra's own testing of toxic diesel exhaust inside its passenger coaches shows the transit agency's pollution problems are more extensive and worrisome than it has publicly disclosed, according to records obtained by the Tribune.
A summary of tests...
| Feb 15, 2011
| 6:03 PM
Cold temperatures and isolated thunderstorms are on tap for tonight. These storms can produce hail, lightning and gusty winds.
Q13 FOX News Chief Meteorologist Walter Kelley says to expect power outages or downed trees when one of these storms moves...
| Feb 28, 2011
| 8:46 AM
After a full day of clearing away the wreckage and off loading 60 thousand gallons of Sodium hydroxide, trains are once again rolling on the Burlington Northern Santa Fe railroad in University Place.
The northbound tracks reopened about 8pm Sunday night,...
| Jul 1, 2011
| 3:30 PM
After weeks of nervous waiting, water is moving from the banks of the Missouri River to the streets of Parkville, and it's creeping closer to businesses.
"Just a couple days ago, there wasn't any water where we are right now. so it's something we need to...
| Nov 20, 2010
Metra has completed testing the air quality on the first of its train lines in response to a Tribune investigation that found the amount of diesel soot lingering in the air steadily increases as commuters walk deeper into Union Station or the Ogilvie...
| Dec 10, 2010
| 2:05 PM
Get ready for heavy rains and possible flooding this weekend. Flood watches and warnings are in effect for parts of Western Washington.
Crews are bracing for the heavy rainfall and they're keeping an eye on possible flooded rivers and street flooding...
| Jul 28, 2012
| 9:26 PM
Motorists planning to travel on Sand Canyon Avenue, just south of the Santa Ana (5) Freeway in Irvine, will want to pick an alternate route this week.
There will be a construction-related road closure between Oak Canyon and Laguna Canyon roads.
| Apr 18, 2012
| 4:59 AM
NEW YORK -- Iconic investor Warren Buffett announced Tuesday that he has been diagnosed with stage I prostate cancer in a letter to shareholders of his firm Berkshire Hathaway.
Buffett, 81, said his "condition is not remotely life-threatening or even...