| Jun 25, 2012
| 2:43 PM
It was a bad weekend in Goodwell, Oklahoma. Two Union Pacific Railroad freight trains crashed, in the Oklahoma panhandle Sunday morning, creating a field of debris that looked like something out of a Hollywood movie.
The crash sparked a diesel fire...
| Sep 12, 2012
| 8:41 PM
The Army Corps of Engineers and its contractors are working extra hours in an effort to complete levee repairs before winter rains set in.
In Marysville a two thousand foot section of levee protecting the city from the Feather and Yuba Rivers is being...
| Mar 18, 2013
| 6:48 AM
GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Ariz. - Most trails in this colorful and iconic national park are tough up-and-down trails. You hike down into the canyon and then hike back up out of the canyon.
But the Widforss Trail on the North Rim is different: It's a...
| Nov 23, 2012
| 8:11 AM
Travelers headed to Las Vegas for some weekend fun may soon be able to begin their debauchery five hours earlier, if a proposed passenger train line between Southern California and Sin City materializes as planned next year.
Las Vegas Railway Express...
| Nov 16, 2012
| 4:29 PM
MIDLAND, Texas -- As the Union Pacific freight train barreled toward the veterans parade trailer crossing the tracks in Midland, Texas, Army Sgt. Joshua Michael, 34, reacted on instincts.
As witnesses and police later put it, Michaels hero mode kicked...
| Dec 4, 2011
| 12:21 PM
Elden Hughes, a crusader for wild places and a leader of the Sierra Club's battles to protect desert wilderness from development and abuse, has died. He was 80.
Hughes, who died of prostate cancer early Sunday at his home in Joshua Tree, Calif., was a...
| Dec 7, 2010
John A. "Jack" Kyser, the dean of Los Angeles economists who spoke as an expert on Southern California to observers around the world, has died. He was 76.
Kyser was found dead of unknown causes Monday at his Downey home, said a longtime friend, Wally...
| Oct 11, 2011
| 4:34 PM
A part of Millsdale Road on the city's south side closed today for road construction. Millsdale, between Patterson Road to the Union Pacific Railroad tracks, …...
| Oct 21, 2011
| 4:34 PM
Evanston city officials gave a guided tour of the city’s Metra facilities Friday morning for the rail agency’s new executive director. Alex Clifford, who was …...
| Oct 25, 2011
| 4:34 PM
The Elmhurst Police Department, along with the Union Pacific Railroad and Metra, will conduct a railroad safety blitz during the morning commute, from 5:30 a.m. …...
| Nov 18, 2011
| 4:34 AM
Railroad crossings in Des Plaines will close starting today for repair work, officials said. The Union Pacific Railroad crossing on Oakton Street, between Wolf and …...