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Abingdon townhouse fire caused by cigarette left in couch, Fire Marshal's Office says
An Abingdon townhouse suffered an estimated $105,000 in damage Thursday morning from a fire that started because a burning cigarette had been left on a couch, according to the Office of the State Fire Marshal. The two-story structure is in the middle of a group of townhouses in the 100 block of...
-1 points by Baltimore Sun | Harford County Maryland Firefighter Volunteer fire department Pickup truck Bel Air Harford County Maryland Cigarette Rooms Amtrak
Toronto: Arri Group Launches Filmmaker Support Program
Germany’s Arri Group is launching a support program for international filmmakers at the Toronto Intl. Film Festival. The Munich-based company, whose operations range from motion picture camera and lighting system to film production and post-production activities, said Sept. 8 that its International Support Program initiative would assist filmmakers who are working on “distinctive projects with an... Read more »
87 points by Variety | Film Board of directors New York City Los Angeles Amtrak Post-production Film production Toronto
2 main streets in South Bend closed since May reopen
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) - Two primary streets in South Bend closed since May have reopened. Mayor Pete Buttigieg (BOO'-tah-juhj) and other city officials on Thursday removed a barricade, reopening Michigan Street, which goes through downtown South Bend. That street and Main Street were closed to install roundabouts and to ...
1 points by The Washington Times | Street Washington D.C. City Chicago Amtrak The Streets The Washington Times Indiana
Nashville woman upset over Obama spits on black transit officer
The transit security guard had asked Angela Fiume, 63, to leave Riverfront Station when she blew up over not finding clear directions to a bus or train on Tuesday.
2959 points by Daily News | African American United States Race Barack Obama Democratic Party Week-day names Black people Amtrak
Amtrak train strikes, kills pedestrian in Northbrook
A pedestrian was struck and killed by a train near the Northbrook Metra station shortly after 4 p.m. today, a Northbrook spokeswoman said.As emergency personnel investigate the death of the pedestrian, identified only as female, traffic is being directed by police away from the area of Shermer...
-1 points by Chicago Tribune | Milwaukee District/North Line Metra Union Station Public transport Train station Amtrak Traffic Train
Metra: Trains delayed after pedestrian struck by Amtrak train
Metra trains on the Milwaukee District North Line were delayed Thursday afternoon after a pedestrian was reportedly struck by an Amtrak train.
13 points by Chicago Sun-Times | Metra Milwaukee District/North Line Union Station Chicago Amtrak Public transport Chicago Milwaukee St. Paul and Pacific Railroad Northbrook
Detroit News NFL picks: Week 1
Our staff writers pick the NFL games for Week 1 against the point spread.        
-1 points by The Detroit News | National Football League Major League Baseball Amtrak U.S. state National Basketball Association Super Bowl Chicago National Hockey League
Report: 2 dead after train hits truck in Wayne
Police say the crash happened as the truck tried to go around crossing gates that were down.        
-1 points by Detroit Free Press | Amtrak Michigan Automobile Chicago Detroit WWJ Illinois Report
2 killed in train-vehicle crash in Wayne
One man, one woman dead; 90 passengers and crew members aboard Amtrak train were unhurt        
-1 points by The Detroit News | Amtrak Michigan Detroit Illinois Chicago Police Death According to Jim
Report: 2 dead after Amtrak train, truck collide in Wayne
Police say the crash happened as the truck tried to go around crossing gates that were down.        
-1 points by Detroit Free Press | Amtrak Michigan Automobile Chicago Detroit WWJ Illinois Report
Police: 2 in truck dead after crash involving Amtrak train
WAYNE, Mich. (AP) - Authorities say two people have died after the truck they were in was struck by a passenger train in suburban Detroit. Police say the crash happened Wednesday night at a railroad crossing in Wayne as the truck tried to go around crossing gates that were down. ...
-1 points by The Washington Times | Associated Press Michigan Bowl Championship Series Washington D.C. College football National Collegiate Athletic Association The Washington Times Amtrak
Report: 2 dead after Amtrak train hits truck in Wayne
According to WWJ, a truck was attempting to go around the crossing gates.        
46 points by Detroit Free Press | Amtrak Michigan Leo White Transport Jess Robbins Florida Woman Detroit
Here’s this week’s NFL games on DirecTV’s Sunday Ticket
Here are the channel numbers for DirecTV’s NFL Sunday Ticket package for Sunday’s morning and afternoon games. Remember, the channel will be blacked out if it is available on a local network affiliate.
1 points by Las Vegas Review-Journal | National Football League NFL Sunday Ticket Amtrak Super Bowl National Basketball Association Chicago Major League Baseball Fox Broadcasting Company
Capsules: Terriers win OT thriller over North Dakota
FARGO, N.D. – Boston Bruins prospect Charlie McAvoy scored midway through the second overtime on a feed from freshman Clayton Keller to lift Boston University to a 4-3 win over defending national champion North Dakota in the semifinals of the NCAA West Regional on Friday.BU (24-11-3), which was outs...
-1 points by Concord Monitor | Ice hockey North Dakota National Hockey League Boston Amtrak Massachusetts English-language films U.S. state
Northeast Corridor train service disrupted by Penn Station derailment
An Amtrak train jumped the tracks at New York's Penn Station, halting service into the key station and disrupting travel along the busy Northeast Corridor.
-1 points by The Philadelphia Inquirer | Amtrak Northeast Corridor Acela Express Northeast Corridor Line New Jersey Transit Silver Meteor Crescent Pennsylvania Station
All Aboard! Why did Maryland ride rails to NCAA women’s regional?
Brenda Frese always wants to give her team new experiences.
-1 points by Daily News | Amtrak Connecticut Acela Express Northeast Corridor Philadelphia New York City New Jersey Stamford Connecticut
FBI searches for teen feared to have been fed to alligators
The FBI searched a remote location in South Carolina Friday in connection with the disappearance a teenage girl who investigators believe was abducted nearly eight years ago. A jury heard testimony last summer that a jailhouse snitch told the FBI that in 2009 the body of 17-year-old Brittannee Drexel was fed to alligators after she...
-1 points by New York Post | South Carolina Myrtle Beach South Carolina Federal Bureau of Investigation Horry County South Carolina Georgetown South Carolina U.S. Route 17 in South Carolina Amtrak Georgetown County South Carolina
17-year-old shot in head in Oakland
A 17-year-old boy was shot in the head Friday afternoon in the Oakland neighborhood on the South Side.
-1 points by Chicago Sun-Times | Chicago Cook County Illinois John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County Illinois Medical District University of Pittsburgh Developmental psychology Amtrak
All Aboard! Maryland women ride rails to NCAA regional
ABOARD AMTRAK REGIONAL 174 (AP) — Brenda Frese always wants to give her team new experiences.
-1 points by Arizona Daily Star | Amtrak Connecticut New Haven Line Northeast Corridor Acela Express NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Championship Basketball New Haven Connecticut
The Latest: Kansas cruising toward Elite 8 with blowout
Top-seeded Kansas is cruising toward its third straight NCAA Tournament blowout         
-1 points by Arizona Republic | Missouri Kansas City Missouri Sprint Center Kansas Amtrak Matt Painter Sprint Nextel U.S. state
The Latest: Swanigan playing outside, hitting 3s for Purdue
Biggie Swanigan is taking his big boy game outside         
-2 points by Arizona Republic | Missouri Kansas City Missouri Sprint Center Kansas Amtrak Matt Painter Sprint Nextel U.S. state
NCAA Tournament live scoring
Check out the latest scores in the NCAA Tournament.        
-2 points by The Detroit News | Missouri Kansas Amtrak U.S. state City Oregon Minnesota Missouri River
The Latest: Kansas has friendly crowd, halftime lead
Purdue coach Matt Painter said Kansas deserved to have a homecourt advantage, playing just down the road from campus in Kansas City, because of what the Jayhawks accomplished this year         
-2 points by Arizona Republic | Kansas Missouri Kansas City Missouri Kansas City Metropolitan Area Amtrak Sprint Center Midwestern United States NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Championship
Oregon advances to Elite 8 with win over Michigan
Tyler Dorsey scored 20 points and made the go-ahead layup with 1:08 left, and third-seeded Oregon ended No. 7 Michigan’s dramatic postseason run with a 69-68 victory in a Midwest Regional semifinal on Thursday night.
1 points by Las Vegas Review-Journal | Rebound Big Ten Conference Amtrak Kansas Wilt Chamberlain NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Championship Basketball terminology The Run
Harford County priests remember Cardinal Keeler for his outreach, 'tireless' work ethic
The Rev. Jack Ward, the pastor of the St. Francis de Sales and Prince of Peace Catholic parishes in Abingdon and Edgewood, respectively, spent three years as the priest-secretary of the late Cardinal William H. Keeler. "He was an incredibly tireless worker," Ward recalled Thursday. Cardinal Keeler,...
-1 points by Baltimore Sun | Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Baltimore Bishop William Henry Keeler Parish Philip Neri The Wire Amtrak
No. 3 Oregon ends Michigan's emotional run to advance to Elite Eight
The Ducks and Wolverines went back and forth all game in a Sweet 16 thriller.         
-1 points by Arizona Republic | Rebound Basketball terminology Kansas Amtrak Wilt Chamberlain Tim Duncan Michigan Free throw
Oregon hangs on to edge Michigan in NCAA Tournament Sweet 16 round
Oregon has beaten Michigan 69-68 to move on to the Elite Eight. Tyler Dorsey scored 20 points in a game that was back and forth throughout.
-1 points by The Denver Post | Rebound Big Ten Conference Amtrak Kansas Wilt Chamberlain NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Championship Basketball terminology The Run
Missing woman found after Good Samaritan sends tip
A missing Westchester woman last seen in Manhattan was found when a Good Samaritan recognized her at LaGuardia Airport and called police, officials said. Veronica Hallock, 24, had been missing since Tuesday when she took a Metro North train into the city without telling her family, who reported her missing. She was last seen in...
12 points by New York Post | New York City Manhattan Metro-North Railroad Grand Central Terminal New York City Subway Amtrak Hudson River Public transport
1 killed; 1 hurt after car stuck on tracks is hit by train
FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Authorities say one person has died after a car broke down on train tracks in North Carolina and was hit by an oncoming train.
-2 points by Arizona Daily Star | North Carolina South Carolina Raleigh North Carolina Fayetteville North Carolina Carolina Hurricanes Carolina Panthers Amtrak Charlotte North Carolina
Open or Closed for Presidents' Day
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-2 points by The Philadelphia Inquirer | Philadelphia New Jersey PATCO Speedline Amtrak Atlantic City Line New Jersey Transit SEPTA Camden New Jersey
The day after the big storm — life goes on in L.A.
Clean up and typical Saturday activities at the beach       
12 points by USA Today | California Amtrak Los Angeles County California California Polytechnic State University Los Angeles Los Angeles International Airport Chicago Santa Monica California
50,000 L.A. residents are still without power, and Amtrak is expected to resume service Saturday night
Live updates: Strongest storm in years moves into L.A. area Feb. 18, 2017, 3:44 p.m. The strongest storm to hit Southern California in several years has brought torrential rain, flash flooding and powerful winds to the area. A flash flood watch has been issued for Santa Barbara, Ventura and Los...
28 points by Los Angeles Times | Amtrak Union Pacific Railroad Los Angeles Pacific Surfliner San Luis Obispo California Missouri Pacific Railroad California Polytechnic State University Storm
Amtrak suspends service between Los Angeles and San Luis Obispo
Live updates: Strongest storm in years moves into L.A. area Feb. 18, 2017, 11:18 a.m. The strongest storm to hit Southern California in several years has brought torrential rain, flash flooding and powerful winds to the area. A flash flood watch has been issued for Santa Barbara, Ventura and Los...
20 points by Los Angeles Times | California California State Route 1 Amtrak Pacific Surfliner Southern California Los Angeles County seats in California U.S. Route 101 in California
Warehouse fire that suspended train service under control
LINDEN, N.J. (AP) - A fire at an abandoned warehouse that caused New Jersey Transit to suspend service for hours is now under control. Hazardous materials caught fire at the vacant building in Linden just after 10 p.m. Wednesday. Officials say it was brought under control at around 4:30 a.m. ...
-2 points by The Washington Times | New Jersey Northeast Corridor New Jersey Transit Northeast Corridor Line Newark New Jersey Port Authority Trans-Hudson Newark Light Rail Amtrak
Man shot by Amtrak officer near Union Station dies, Chicago police say
A Minneapolis man who was shot by Amtrak police near Chicago's Union Station has died. Chicago Police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi says 25-year-old Chad Robertson died Wednesday, one week after being shot. Robertson was taking a bus from Memphis, Tennessee, to Minneapolis and was on a stopover in...
353 points by Chicago Tribune | Amtrak Saint Paul Minnesota Star Tribune St. Paul Pioneer Press Tennessee Mississippi River
Man dies after being shot by Amtrak cop outside Union Station
A 25-year-old Minnesota man has died a week after being shot by an Amtrak police officer outside Union Station.
559 points by Chicago Sun-Times | Cook County Illinois Police Police brutality Chicago Chicago Police Department John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County Amtrak Constable
Denver homicides in 2016
Murder in America’s largest cities The table shows 2015 and 2016 (projected*) murder data for the 30 largest cities in the U.S., as reported by the Brennan Center for Justice. Data was unavailable for the following cities, which are not included in the table: Phoenix (6th largest), Jacksonville (12), Indianapolis (14), Columbus (15), Fort Worth […]
6 points by The Denver Post | Amtrak U.S. state Cities in Texas National Basketball Association County seats in Texas Jay-Z Portland Trail Blazers The Table
Winter Park Express ski train hosts 15,000 riders in first half of the season
The Winter Park Express ski train has ferried more than 15,000 passengers between Denver and Winter Park ski area in the first-half of its debut season.
44 points by The Denver Post | Locomotive Amtrak Rail transport Union Pacific Railroad Winter Park Resort Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad Public transport California Zephyr
Metra: Pedestrian struck by train near Long Lake
A person was struck by a Metra train on the Milwaukee District North line late Monday near the Long Lake station in the northwest suburbs.
12 points by Chicago Sun-Times | Metra Milwaukee District/North Line Public transport Train Train station Chicago Union Station Amtrak
Defending champion Villanova receives early No. 1 seed
The Sports Xchange Villanova, the defending college basketball national champion, was selected as the No. 1 overall seed by the NCAA Tournament selection committee.
9 points by UPI | NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Championship United States U.S. state Associated Press Amtrak Midwestern United States National Collegiate Athletic Association Kentucky
Unarmed Minneapolis man shot and paralyzed by Amtrak officer
An unarmed Minneapolis man was left paralyzed after he was shot by an Amtrak police officer during a layover in Chicago.
613 points by Daily News | Police Cook County Illinois Amtrak Police brutality Chicago Constable Police officer Train station
Amtrak cops put on restricted duty as family of wounded man demands answers
On the same day Amtrak officials announced they had put police officers involved in a shooting near Union Station on restricted duty, relatives of the Minneapolis man hurt in the incident demanded answers. The Amtrak police officers involved in the Wednesday night shooting in the 300 block of South...
133 points by Chicago Tribune | Amtrak Cook County Illinois Chicago Felony Police Robbery Amtrak Police John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County
Bullet train agency cleared to buy two parcels in downtown Los Angeles
The California bullet train agency received clearance Friday to buy its first pieces of property in Los Angeles, two parcels along the Hollywood Freeway in downtown Los Angeles. The state Public Works Board authorized the acquisition, allowing the California High-Speed Rail Authority to purchase...
823 points by Los Angeles Times | California High-Speed Rail Amtrak Metrolink High-speed rail Rail transport Train station Union Station Los Angeles
Metra train strikes pedestrian near Cicero
A pedestrian was struck by a Metra train Friday evening near west suburban Cicero.
6 points by Chicago Sun-Times | Metra Chicago Downers Grove Illinois BNSF Railway Line Public transport Train Train station Amtrak
17 freight train cars tumble into flooded Northern California river after derailment
A freight train derailed in the Sacramento Valley Friday, sending 17 cars full of food tumbling into the Cosumnes River, authorities said. The train derailed before 1 p.m. as it passed over an inlet near Highway 99 and Dillard Road south of Elk Grove, said Cosumnes Fire Department Battalion Chief...
517 points by Los Angeles Times | Sacramento California Locomotive Union Pacific Railroad Missouri Pacific Railroad Amtrak Nevada California Sacramento metropolitan area
Amtrak train stalled 5 hours in Bronx; wire problem blamed
NEW YORK (AP) — Passengers aboard a Boston-bound Amtrak train said Friday they were stuck in New York City overnight for about five hours without heat.
-2 points by Arizona Daily Star | Amtrak Boston Acela Express Public transport Downeaster Lake Shore Limited Providence/Stoughton Line New York City
Man shot by Amtrak police outside Union Station paralyzed
Chad Robertson, a 25-year-old father of two, was unarmed when he was shot, family members say.
2412 points by Chicago Sun-Times | Chicago Amtrak Cook County Illinois Chicago Sun-Times Police Police brutality Washington D.C. Chicago Tribune
The Latest: Mudslide halts Seattle to Everett train service
SEATTLE (AP) - The Latest on a winter snow and ice storm in Washington (all times local): 5:15 p.m. A mudslide in north Seattle has canceled Sound Transit commuter rail service and Amtrak train passenger service between Seattle and Everett. Sound Transit officials said Thursday afternoon that service would resume ...
-2 points by The Washington Times | Washington King County Washington Cascade Range New York State Thruway Rail transport Commuter rail Amtrak Public transport
No weapon found after man shot by Amtrak cop near Union Station
As of Thursday afternoon, Chicago police, the agency leading the criminal investigation of the incident, had not found a weapon belonging to the man.
10 points by Chicago Sun-Times | Police Chicago Amtrak American films Mayor of Chicago Illinois Medical District Chicago Loop English-language films
1 wounded in police-involved shooting near Union Station
One person was wounded in a police-involved shooting Wednesday evening near Union Station, authorities said. The shooting, which involved an Amtrak police officer shooting someone, took place near Van Buren and Canal Streets about 8:45 p.m. One person was taken in serious-to-critical condition...
218 points by Chicago Tribune | Police Chicago Police brutality Mayor of Chicago Amtrak Chicago Transit Authority Birmingham Chicago Police Department