| Jul 16, 2013
| 5:07 PM
Update 5 p.m.: Investigators with the National Transporation Safety Board are looking into what caused a fiery train derailment in Hays early Tuesday morning.
Three crew members were on board when the accident occurred at 8th and Vine around 1:25 a.m....
| Aug 13, 2013
| 4:50 PM
A man whose car got stuck on train tracks Saturday at a rail crossing that's closed for safety upgrades may have been driving drunk, according to police.
Officers on patrol spotted the vehicle stranded at a rail crossing at Broadway and Brazil Street,...
| Aug 10, 2013
| 11:55 AM
Update 3:40 p.m.: A southbound Union Pacific freight train was stopped while police officials worked to remove a vehicle that became stuck on train tracks in Glendale early Saturday morning and its driver arrested on suspicion of drunk driving,...
| Aug 9, 2013
| 12:44 PM
The return of "Breaking Bad" is the TV event this weekend, a surprisingly busy one across the TV landscape.
I've reviewed "Breaking Bad" elsewhere, but it's a terrific hour with a memorable performance by Dean Norris as Hank, Walt White's anguished...
| Aug 8, 2013
| 8:34 AM
A train derailment caused 1,500 tons of smelly, decaying chicken meal to be spilled in Hays last month, and Union Pacific contractors have been trying to get rid of it ever since.
Chicken meal is an ingredient used in cat food. Since the spill, residents...
| Aug 8, 2013
| 5:00 AM
I always find it amusing how people that buy into less desirable neighborhoods are quick to complain when the thing that made their home less wanted — and cheaper — gets even worse ("Study finds planned CSX transfer station could have negative...
| Aug 3, 2013
| 7:34 PM
About 25 people protested outside a railyard on Chicago’s Near West Side as part of a labor action under way at a small Bedford Park-based locomotive service company.
Workers at Mobile Rail Solutions walked off the job Wednesday after three...
| Aug 4, 2013
| 4:52 AM
The talk shows could make the most headlines in a big week for reality series and dramatic premieres.
President Barack Obama visits "The Tonight Show With Jay Leno" at 11:35 p.m. Tuesday on NBC. Patti LaBelle will be the musical guest. This week, Leno...
| Aug 3, 2013
| 4:44 AM
AMES, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa man is being hailed as a hero for pushing an elderly couple's stalled car from a railroad crossing with a freight train bearing down on them.
Chris Ihle, 38, said he was returning from lunch Wednesday and had just...
| Jul 29, 2013
| 1:23 PM
It has been called the last of the giant freight locomotives, a lumbering behemoth known as the “Big Boy 4014.” For half a century it has been on display at the Los Angeles County Fairgrounds in Pomona, drawing railroad buffs from around...
| Jul 26, 2013
| 6:51 AM
Lightning is likely to blame for a fire that caused extensive damage to the roof of a middle school gym in McPherson County overnight.
Superintendent of Canton-Galva Schools Bill Seidl tells us they believe lightning struck the Canton-Galva Middle...