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Railway Transportation

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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Derailments put oil train expansion in the crosshairs

    WASHINGTON After a BNSF Railway oil train derailed and burst into flames Thursday near Galena, Ill., at least one community group has asked the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to suspend permits for rail expansions along the upper Mississippi River. Of...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Giving the Southland a big lift

    Giving the Southland a big lift
    You might say that John "Jack" Lanigan Sr. has a new "pair of shoes," ones that comes with lifts. He started Mi-Jack Products more than 60 years ago in the basement of his home, and today the company's self-propelled gantry cranes are at work around the...
  • Recent editorials published in Indiana newspapers

    Evansville Courier & Press. March 16, 2015. Should have stuck with Common Core It strikes us now — and it really has for months — that Indiana's educational hierarchy could have saved money and trouble by sticking with Common Core, or at...
  • NY congressman asking feds to investigate railroad crossings

    Federal regulators should do a "deep dive" investigation aimed at reducing deaths and injuries at railroad crossings, a New York congressman said Tuesday. Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney said he will ask the Federal Railroad Administration this week to...
  • King takes stand; jury begins deliberating in Geneva murder trial

     King takes stand; jury begins deliberating in Geneva murder trial
    Shadwick King took the stand in his defense Monday morning and told a standing-room-only courtroom he did not kill his wife. When asked about Kathleen King, the father of three began tearing up. He described her as "funny, smart and caring." "She's...
  • Orlando-to-New Orleans passenger rail line proposed in bipartisan bill

    Orlando-to-New Orleans passenger rail line proposed in bipartisan bill
    PANAMA CITY — Efforts to restore a passenger rail line between Orlando and New Orleans received a nod from Congress last week as representatives approved a bipartisan bill that would launch a study to explore the feasibility of the service....