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  • Doctor testifies that Geneva man did not strangle wife

    Doctor testifies that Geneva man did not strangle wife
    If you ask Dr. Larry Blum, there's no indication that Kathleen King's dead body was "dumped" on a set of Union Pacific railroad tracks near her Geneva home last year. There's no indication that she took her last breath anywhere but on those tracks, he...
  • Crude-oil train wrecks raise questions about safety claims

    Crude-oil train wrecks raise questions about safety claims
    Four accidents in the last month involving trains hauling crude oil across North America have sent flames shooting hundreds of feet into the sky, leaving some experts worried that public safety risks have been gravely underestimated. Crude trains have...
  • Abandoned railroad tracks eyed for lakefront redevelopment

    Abandoned railroad tracks eyed for lakefront redevelopment
    A 3.6-mile stretch of nearly-abandoned railroad tracks described as "squarely within the footprint" of Waukegan's lakefront redevelopment area is in line to be torn up and transferred to the city under a petition filed with federal authorities this week...
  • Canada to propose tougher oil tank car standards

    The Canadian government has proposed tough new standards for rail tank cars used to transport crude oil in response to a string of fiery crashes. The proposal, posted online Wednesday by Transport Canada, would require the cars to have outer "jackets," a...
  • Truck driver in Amtrak crash in NC has history of violations

    The truck driver whose failure to maneuver an oversized rig through a railroad crossing derailed an Amtrak train and injured 55 people this week is a convicted felon with a long history of traffic citations, court records show. John Devin Black, 43,...
  • Truck driver in Amtrak crash has history of violations

    Federal regulations require motor carriers to conduct background investigations before hiring truckers, but the companies have wide discretion when deciding whether to hire someone with poor driving records or criminal convictions. The driver of an...
  • Muncie approves $3.5M to create train-horn quiet zones

    Muncie city officials have approved about $3.5 million in contracts with two railroad companies to establish a zone free from train horn noise in the city's downtown area. The Board of Works and Public Safety approved construction contracts Wednesday...
  • Oil-loading facility sanctioned in Washington rail car spill

    WASHINGTON The Federal Railroad Administration has issued a violation against a North Dakota loading facility over a leaking oil car in northwest Washington state that initially wasn't reported to state officials for a month. The leak was discovered at...
  • New policy worries states supporting short Amtrak routes

    The leader of a coalition of states that foot most of the costs of Amtrak's short passenger routes says its members are awaiting answers from a federal agency about a new policy Indiana cited in its decision to end a line between Indianapolis and Chicago....
  • Correction: Oil Train Derailment-Illinois story

    In a story March 5 about a train derailment in northern Illinois, The Associated Press erroneously reported the capacity of older tank cars involved in some accidents. The capacity is 30,000 gallons per car, not 70,000 gallons. A corrected version of the...
  • New federal policy led Indiana to end Chicago-Indianapolis Amtrak route

    New federal policy led Indiana to end Chicago-Indianapolis Amtrak route
    The leader of a coalition of states that foots most of the costs of Amtrak's short passenger routes says its members are awaiting answers from a federal agency about a new policy Indiana cited in its decision to end a line between Indianapolis and...