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  • Oil train disaster fund grows with Irving Oil's contribution

    A proposed settlement fund for victims of a fiery oil train derailment that killed 47 people across the border in Quebec has grown to $270 million (U.S.) with a contribution from Irving Oil, a bankruptcy trustee said Monday. A court filing Friday in...
  • Allman film director: Ga. train crash 'my responsibility'

    The director of an ill-fated movie about singer Gregg Allman said Friday that it's "ultimately my responsibility" that his crew ended up on a Georgia railroad bridge in the path of a freight train that killed a camera assistant. "Midnight Rider" director...
  • 9-year-old Galion boy dies when father's car hit by train

    The Ohio State Highway Patrol says a Galion man was injured and his 9-year-old son was killed when their vehicle was struck by a train while crossing the tracks in Morrow County. Forty-two-year-old Benjamin Berry was traveling southbound on Twp. Rd. 32...
  • Regulators seek information from company on mine proposal

    Montana regulators won't move forward on a proposal for a major new coal mine until sponsor Arch Coal Inc. addresses hundreds of deficiencies in its application, the state Department of Environmental Quality said Friday. The St. Louis-based company's...
  • Virginia, CSX offer advice for crude-by-rail accidents

     Virginia, CSX offer advice for crude-by-rail accidents
    A big lesson from the crude oil train that derailed in Lynchburg last April, sparked a raging fire and spilled fuel into the James River is this: Get ready for the next one. Not that emergency response experts are predicting another derailment in...
  • Director of Allman film pleads guilty in train crash death

    A year after a freight train plowed into crew members for a movie about singer Gregg Allman, killing a young camera assistant, the film's director was sentenced to two years in jail Monday as part of a plea deal. In a rare case of a filmmaker being...
  • Cedar Lake mother grieves over death of 13-year-old son hit by train

    Cedar Lake mother grieves over death of 13-year-old son hit by train
    Jeffery Bellinger told his mother he just wanted to enjoy the spring-like weather Tuesday when he asked for permission to walk home from Hanover Middle School. Jeffery, 13, called about 3 p.m. to see if he could make the trek from the school at 10631...
  • Karen Darch highlights downtown, public safety in State of the Village

    Karen Darch highlights downtown, public safety in State of the Village
    Strong fiscal health, progressive public safety efforts and a growing vibrancy in Barrington's downtown were some of the key topics Barrington Village President Karen Darch addressed in her annual State of the Village address on March 16. Reflecting...
  • Geneva man found guilty of murder in wife's death

    Geneva man found guilty of murder in wife's death
    A Kane County jury late Monday night found a Geneva man guilty of killing his wife in July and leaving her body along railroad tracks near the couple's home. Prosecutors had accused Shadwick King, 47, of strangling 32-year-old Kathleen King in a jealous...
  • Donnelly urges Indiana, feds to work together on Amtrak line

    Democratic U.S. Sen. Joe Donnelly is urging Indiana and a federal agency to resolve issues threatening an Amtrak line that links Indianapolis and Chicago. The Indiana senator said in a letter sent Wednesday to the Federal Railroad Administration and...
  • Guilty verdict ends Geneva's first murder trial in 40 years

    Guilty verdict ends Geneva's first murder trial in 40 years
    When he began investigating Geneva's first homicide in 40 years, Geneva Police Det. Robert Pech had only been a detective for six months. That's when 32-year-old Kathleen King's lifeless body was found on a set of Union Pacific railroad tracks near...