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Man killed in Seattle after being struck by rail car

Nov. 18, 2019 1:39 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — Authorities say a man was killed when was struck by a rail car in Seattle's Industrial District. KOMO reports police and medics responded to the scene around 9:10 a.m. Monday after receiving reports of a pedestrian being struck by a train. The victim was found with severe injuries. Medics...

Florida high-speed train strikes SUV, kills woman

Nov. 16, 2019 1:03 PM EST

AVENTURA, Fla. (AP) — Florida authorities say a woman died when her SUV was hit by a high-speed train at a railroad crossing. Authorities told news outlets that a woman was driving a Mercedes SUV Friday afternoon near the suburb of Aventura and was trying to cross the tracks when a Brightline train struck...

Lawmakers hear list of complaints as they probe transit woes

Nov. 13, 2019 8:00 PM EST

HOBOKEN, N.J. (AP) — Balky apps, bus windows that don’t shut, rude staff and delayed and overcrowded trains were among a lengthy litany of complaints New Jersey lawmakers heard from advocates and commuters Wednesday night as they kicked off a probe of the state’s troubled transit system. The...

Woman hurt in NJ Transit crash settles for $1.5 million

Nov. 13, 2019 5:54 PM EST

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A woman injured in the fatal crash of a New Jersey Transit train in 2016 has settled a lawsuit for $1.5 million. LaTonya Story was aboard the train that crashed at Hoboken Terminal, killing one and injuring more than 100 others. Her lawsuit said she suffered injuries to her spine and is...

Man fatally struck by highspeed train in South Florida

Nov. 13, 2019 11:24 AM EST

DEERFIELD BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A highspeed train fatally struck a person who was on the railroad tracks in South Florida. Broward County Sheriff’s deputies were called to the scene Wednesday morning in Deerfield Beach. Rescuers pronounced the man dead at the scene. A Brightline train was stopped on...

1 killed, 1 hurt in Louisiana train crash

Nov. 12, 2019 8:09 PM EST

KENNER, La. (AP) — One person is dead and another injured after a train collision in suburban New Orleans. The crash happened Tuesday in Kenner around 2:20 p.m. WVUE-TV reports Kenner police say a white truck tried to cross the tracks when the crossing guard was down. Police say a man died at an area...

Deep cuts rule Juliana Hatfield's Police covers album

Nov. 12, 2019 4:20 PM EST

Juliana Hatfield, "Juliana Hatfield Sings The Police" (American Laundromat Records) One way to assess a covers record is whether its appeal stretches beyond fans of the re-interpreter to fans of the original performers. In the case of "Juliana Hatfield Sings The Police," both camps should be pleased. Part of the...

Trains collide in Bangladesh, killing at least 16

Nov. 12, 2019 4:53 AM EST

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Two trains collided in eastern Bangladesh on Tuesday, killing at least 16 people and injuring scores, officials said. Local police chief Shayamal Kanti Das said the collision took place when the Udayan Express and Turna Nishita trains approached each other on the same track from...

Tracks reopen after train cars derail in Pennsylvania

Nov. 11, 2019 8:04 AM EST

HEMPFIELD, Pa. (AP) — Railroad workers have reopened the tracks after nearly a dozen rail cars derailed in western Pennsylvania. Norfolk Southern says full service was restored early Sunday. Three Norfolk Southern trains were involved in the Friday derailment just west of the Georges Station Road bridge in...

Brother of Michigan State star dies after being hit by train

Nov. 10, 2019 7:11 PM EST

ALBION, Mich. (AP) — The brother of Michigan State basketball star Cassius Winston has died after being struck by an Amtrak train Saturday night. Scott Kipp, Albion's Chief of Public Safety, confirmed Sunday that Zachary Winston died after being hit by a westbound train in Albion. Zachary Winston, of...