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  • Police declare London Tube train explosion a terrorist attack

    September 15, 2017 5:34 AM

    LONDON (AP) - The Latest on an incident at a subway station in London (all times local): 10:25 a.m. London's Metropolitan Police says a fire on the London subway has been declared a "terrorist incident." The force says counterterrorism officers are leading the investigation... more »
  • Consultants sought to plan for proposed commuter train along I-10

    August 17, 2017 10:32 AM

    BATON ROUGE – A consultant will be hired in the next six weeks or so to plan and design passenger rail stations for a rail line that could one day connect the Capital City with the Crescent City. Despite there being nearly $500,000 for concept planning, there's no concrete... more »
  • $7.5M federal grant pays half of $15M railroad restoration

    August 6, 2017 1:00 PM

    GRENADA, Miss. - A $7.5 million federal grant will help restore rail service across part of Mississippi, aided by a $4.3 million state loan and $3.2 million in private money. The U.S. Department of Transportation announced Thursday that it's awarding the grant to rehabilitate 90 miles of a... more »
  • Substance leaking from train not hazardous, officials say

    July 12, 2017 11:06 AM

    BATON ROUGE – Multiple fire departments responded to reports a white substance leaking from a freight train that rolled through the region Wednesday. Reports started earlier in the day when callers reported seeing something coming from a train in Livingston Parish. Authorities in Baton Rouge received similar complaints and... more »
  • Train derailed on LA 1 in Port Allen; no injuries

    June 7, 2017 11:50 AM

    PORT ALLEN – Crews are responding to a derailed train on LA 1 at Avenue G in Port Allen. According to the Port Allen Police Department the train was not carrying anything hazardous. The train was carrying wood pellets. The Port Allen Fire Department says there are no... more »
  • Surviving victim of Portland train attack out of hospital

    May 30, 2017 12:14 PM

    PORTLAND - The lone surviving victim of a triple stabbing aboard a Portland light-rail train has been released from the hospital. Micah Fletcher suffered a neck wound Friday after coming to the defense of two young women who were verbally abused by a man before he allegedly stabbed Fletcher and... more »
  • Train crashed into vehicle in Boutte; no injuries

    May 18, 2017 2:00 PM

    BOUTTE – A train crashed into a vehicle that lost one of its wheels in Boutte on Thursday morning. According to the St. Charles Parish Sheriff's Office, the crash occurred on Thursday around 7:30 a.m. on Paul Maillard Road. Deputies learned the crash involved a Ford Explorer that was... more »
  • Railroad companies: Don't take prom pics, selfies on tracks

    April 25, 2017 2:53 PM

    Transportation officials and railroad companies are sounding a warning: Active railroad tracks are a bad backdrop for prom pictures or selfies. With the season for graduations and prom portraits underway, North Carolina's transportation and public school agencies this month are urging high school yearbook staff advisers to reject student photos... more »
  • Train clips mirror; driver opens door, loses it, too

    April 24, 2017 8:48 PM

    LAKE CHARLES - Police in southwest Louisiana say that after a train clipped a side mirror from a 2016 Volvo, the driver lost the whole door when he pulled up to a second intersection and opened it to try to tell the crew. Lake Charles police Cpl. Shaun Touchet says... more »
  • Freight train carrying hazardous materials derails, leaks

    March 7, 2017 10:33 PM

    NEWBURGH, N.Y. - A CSX freight train carrying hazardous materials has derailed in New York's Hudson Valley, spilling sulfuric acid. The lead locomotive of the 77-car train ended up straddling both lanes of a two-lane road in Newburgh, 60 miles north of New York City. State police say two crew... more »
  • Witness: 'Body pieces were thrown everywhere' in Biloxi charter bus crash

    March 7, 2017 4:19 PM

    BILOXI - A witness says the conductor of a freight train was slowing down and trying to stop before colliding with a charter bus, but still slammed into it. Four people were killed and more than three dozen injured in the Tuesday afternoon collision in Biloxi, Mississippi. Biloxi native Mark... more »
  • Three hurt after train crashes into 18-wheeler on Highway 1

    February 6, 2017 1:29 PM

    PLAQUEMINE- A train hit an 18-wheeler truck on Highway 1 at Industrial Boulevard around noon Monday. According to a witness, the train pushed the truck a quarter mile down the track before coming to a stop. Three were taken from the scene by EMS with moderate injuries. No... more »
  • Police: New Jersey woman charged after throwing child on train tracks

    January 29, 2017 12:59 PM

    BURLINGTON, N.J. - A woman who allegedly threw a 5-year-old girl onto the tracks as a train was approaching has been charged with attempted murder. Police in Burlington, New Jersey, went to the light rail platform around 8:30 p.m. Friday after a New Jersey Transit bus driver reported a suspicious... more »
  • 2 BNSF Railway workers killed on tracks in SW South Dakota

    January 17, 2017 8:25 PM

    EDGEMONT, S.D. - Two BNSF Railway employees have been struck and killed by a train near Edgemont in southwestern South Dakota. A company statement says the accident happened around 10:15 a.m. Tuesday. The Rapid City Journal reports the scene is just north of where the tracks cross under U.S. Highway... more »
  • 20-year-old LSU student killed after struck by train in Tuscaloosa

    January 10, 2017 10:31 AM

    TUSCALOOSA – A 20-year-old LSU student was hit by a train early Tuesday morning in Tuscaloosa. According to ABC 33 in Birmingham, Katie Keogh was walking with several others on 10th Avenue in Tuscaloosa when they tried to beat a Norfolk Southern train. According to the Associated Press, pedestrians... more »
  • US official says 300 US Marines will deploy in Afghanistan

    January 8, 2017 12:49 PM

    KABUL, Afghanistan - Approximately 300 United States Marines will be deployed to train, advise and assist Afghan security forces in the southern province of Helmand. A Resolute Support Mission spokesman, U.S. Navy Capt. Bill Salvin in Afghanistan, said Sunday that the deployment will take place in the spring. Salvin said... more »
  • DOTD launches railroad safety campaign for January

    January 4, 2017 2:19 PM

    BATON ROUGE – The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development is launching a railroad safety campaign this month to focus on the message of "Do Not Stop on the Tracks." The campaign will run from Jan. 2 to the 21st and will aim to educate drivers and pedestrians on... more »
  • Over 100 suffer minor injuries in NYC train accident

    January 4, 2017 10:54 AM

    NEW YORK - New York City authorities say more than 100 people suffered minor injuries when a Long Island Rail Road train hit a bumping block at a Brooklyn station. Fire officials at the scene Wednesday said metal that appeared to be from a rail pierced the bottom of the... more »
  • Indian police say 38 injured in train accident

    December 27, 2016 9:48 PM

    LUCKNOW, India - Police say at least 38 people were injured when 14 coaches of a train derailed in northern India. Superintendent of Police Prabhakar Chaudhary says the accident happened early Wednesday near Kanpur, a city in Uttar Pradesh state. The cause was not immediately known. Ahmed Javed, the state's... more »
  • Funds put train station upgrades on track in 3 states

    December 25, 2016 2:12 PM

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - Some of Alabama's largest cities are getting federal help for projects that involve upgrading their train stations or developing new ones. Al.com reports that Birmingham, Mobile, Anniston and Tuscaloosa are each getting a share of $728,957 in grants for Alabama. Also receiving grants are Baton Rouge, Gonzales... more »
  • CSX train hits, kills Florida child, 2; injures baby sitter

    December 12, 2016 8:22 PM

    ZEPHYRHILLS, Fla. - Authorities say a CSX train struck a 2-year-old boy and his baby sitter who were walking on the tracks northeast of Tampa, Florida, killing the child. Pasco County Sheriff's Office said in a news release that Hunter Fink was walking with his 4-year-old sister, their baby sitter... more »
  • 7 killed, 29 injured in Bulgarian tanker train explosion

    December 10, 2016 11:38 AM

    SOFIA, Bulgaria - A derailed tanker train exploded Saturday and decimated a village in northeastern Bulgaria, killing seven people and leaving least 29 injured, many with severe burns, the Interior Ministry said. Authorities said about 50 buildings in the village of Hitrino were destroyed when containers of gas exploded at... more »
  • 115 dead as train derails in north India; some still trapped

    November 20, 2016 11:28 AM

    PUKHRAYAN, India - At least 115 people were killed when an overnight passenger train rolled off the track in northern India early Sunday, with rescuers working into the night to pull people out of the mangled coaches, police said. The death toll was expected to rise further because rescue... more »
  • 'Girl on the Train' steamrolls Parker's 'Birth of a Nation'

    October 9, 2016 1:16 PM

    NEW YORK - Propelled by the popularity of Paula Hawkins' best-seller, the adaptation of "The Girl on the Train" led North American theaters in ticket sales with $24.7 million, according to studio estimates Sunday. Less successful was Nate Parker's Nat Turner biopic "The Birth of a Nation," which opened with... more »
  • New York Governor: Trains side-swiped each other, causing derailment

    October 9, 2016 12:37 PM

    NEW HYDE PARK, N.Y. - New York's governor says a work train and a commuter train "side-swiped" one another, causing a derailment that injured 33 people. Gov. Andrew Cuomo says Sunday it appears a train doing maintenance work somehow violated the clearance space of a Long Island Rail Road train.... more »
  • Service at damaged station to resume after crash

    October 7, 2016 2:53 PM

    NEWARK, N.J. - Rail service at a New Jersey transit station damaged after a deadly train crash will resume next week. New Jersey Transit says a portion of the Hoboken Terminal will reopen Monday morning. Investigators say the train was traveling twice the speed limit when it crashed into the... more »
  • 66-year-old man struck by train after attempting to cross track on his bicycle

    September 27, 2016 10:15 PM

    NEW IBERIA - A 66-year-old man was struck by a train late this afternoon when he attempted to cross at a non-roadway crossing area of the track. The Iberia Parish Sheriff's Office said around 4:22 p.m. Tuesday, deputies located the victim, 66-year-old Eddie Livingston on the north side of... more »
  • Train, vehicle collision in Sorrento Monday

    September 12, 2016 6:52 PM

    SORRENTO – Highway 22 in Sorrento near the railroad tracks was closed due to an accident involving a train and car for most of Monday evening. According to sources, a car tried to beat the train and was hit. Sources said one person was trapped in the car, but... more »
  • DC Metro train derails, 1 passenger evaluated for injury

    July 29, 2016 7:23 AM

    ARLINGTON, Va. - Metro says a train has derailed in northern Virginia and fire officials say one of about 75 passengers on the train is being evaluated for a minor injury. Metro tweets that the train derailed at the East Falls Church Metro station Friday morning. The derailment is causing... more »
  • 1 injured, 3 missing in Texas train wreckage

    June 28, 2016 11:19 AM

    AMARILLO - A BNSF Railway spokesman says emergency personnel are searching for three crew members missing in the wreckage of a two-train collision in the Texas Panhandle. Spokesman Joe Faust said Tuesday that each train was carrying two crew members. He says one man jumped before the trains collided and... more »
  • City releases new information on street car plan Play Video

    June 7, 2016 4:49 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The city has selected a proposed route design and more specific stops for the proposed street car that would connect downtown and LSU. Information released by the mayor's office Tuesday shows a line built around a three mile, two-way tram route traveling north and south in... more »
  • Two siblings dead after train strikes car near White Castle

    June 2, 2016 1:22 PM

    WHITE CASTLE - Deputies reported two siblings are dead Thursday afternoon after a train crashed into a truck in Dorseyville near White Castle. The siblings identified are 41-year-old Byron Henderson and 42-year-old Myra Henderson, according to the Iberville Parish Sheriff's Office. Investigators said the train tracks run parallel... more »
  • ATV rider killed after crash with train in Plaquemine

    May 20, 2016 5:07 PM

    PLAQUEMINE - Sheriff’s deputies in Iberville Parish confirm a 24-year-old man died at the scene of a crash involving an ATV and a train Friday morning in Plaquemine. Police have yet to identify the victim of the wreck who was pronounced dead at the scene by the parish coroner.... more »
  • 3 dead after train-truck collision in Mississippi

    May 19, 2016 12:24 AM

    FLORA, MS - Authorities say a father and two children were killed instantly when their pickup truck and an Amtrak train collided in a small Mississippi town. Amtrak spokeswoman Christina Leeds said in a statement the Chicago-bound train hit the vehicle around 6:11 p.m. Wednesday. The collision happened in Flora,... more »
  • After 34 years, Livingston train derailment cleanup finished Play Video

    April 19, 2016 5:32 PM

    LIVINGSTON - After a fiery train derailment nearly 34 years ago, the Town of Livingston is finally finished with remediation to rid the ground of a cancer-causing chemical. Mayor Derral Jones says the mile-long derailment is still the biggest story to ever come out of Livingston. Jones was the town's... more »
  • Train, truck towing car collide in Port Allen, 1 injured

    March 3, 2016 8:51 PM

    PORT ALLEN - First responders are on the scene of a crash involving a train and a truck towing a car in Port Allen. The accident happened Thursday afternoon on Hwy. 190 near the Cajun Circus Casino. Sources confirm a patient was transported to the hospital with non-life threatening... more »
  • Man arrested for causing December train crash in Gonzales

    February 24, 2016 12:17 PM

    GONZALES - Police say they arrested a Baton Rouge man accused of causing a train collision in Gonzales back in December. 39-year-old Harry White was booked on charges of driving while intoxicated and reckless operation after he was arrested on Monday. According to Gonzales PD, White was traveling... more »
  • Train hits, kills Slidell teen walking to school

    January 20, 2016 5:31 PM

    SLIDELL - Slidell Police are concluding their investigation into a train incident that took the life of a teenager from Slidell on Wednesday morning, calling the event a “tragic accident.” 16-year-old James Pulsifer, of Slidell, was pronounced dead at the scene by the St. Tammany Parish Coroner’s Office. ... more »
  • 5th person dies following train crash in New Iberia

    December 28, 2015 10:06 AM

    NEW IBERIA- Louisiana State Police say the death toll is now five from a wreck last week in which a passenger train hit a car in New Iberia. One occupant of the car remains hospitalized. Master Trooper Brooks David said in a news release Sunday night that 49-year-old Stephen Leblanc... more »
  • State Police: 3 dead in car-train wreck in Iberia

    December 23, 2015 9:04 AM

    NEW IBERIA- Louisiana State Police confirm three people were killed in a single vehicle crash involving an Amtrak passenger train. Master Trooper Brooks David says three others were transported Tuesday to hospitals but the extent of their injuries was not immediately known. David says all of the deceased and injured... more »
  • Sugar cane tractor collides with train

    December 17, 2015 2:53 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A train collided with a sugar cane farmer's tractor in Iberville Parish Thursday, according to the sheriff's office. Sheriff Brett Stassi said nobody was hurt in the collision. The collision happened on Catherine Road at LA 1 just after 1 p.m. according to the sheriff's... more »
  • Police identify driver hit by train in Gonzales

    December 15, 2015 4:46 PM

    GONZALES - Police have identified the driver who was hospitalized after his truck was hit by a train in Gonzales Monday morning. Gonzales Police say 38-year-old Harry L. White of Baton Rouge was crossing the railroad tracks on Felix Street when his pickup truck was hit by an oncoming... more »
  • Train carrying LSU fans collides with truck in Alabama

    November 6, 2015 4:59 PM

    BESSEMER, Ala. - An Amtrak train carrying dozens of LSU fans collided with a dump truck in Alabama Friday. It happened in the town of Bessemer, which is between Tuscaloosa and Birmingham. The collision killed the dump truck driver, according to ABC 33/40 in Alabama. LSU fan Amy... more »
  • No passengers hurt after train hits 18-wheeler

    November 3, 2015 5:08 PM

    PONCHATOULA - Authorities said no one was hurt after a passenger train and 18-wheeler collided Tuesday afternoon in Tangipahoa Parish. The collision happened on US 51 at I-55 around 3 p.m. according to the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office. State Police are on the scene assisting the sheriff's office,... more »
  • Train hero missed college rampage due to TV show

    October 2, 2015 4:01 PM

    ROSEBURG, Ore. - One of three young Americans who stopped a gunman on a Paris-bound train this summer would have been at an Oregon community college where a shooter killed nine people if he had not been rehearsing for ABC's "Dancing With the Stars." ABC News reported Friday that... more »
  • Train clips car in Port Allen Thursday night

    October 1, 2015 10:22 PM

    PORT ALLEN - A driver and her young passengers were in a car hit by a train here Thursday night. The crash happened at the crossing on Avenue A. Witnesses said the train clipped the rear of the vehicle. Multiple law enforcement agencies and first responders were... more »
  • Area leaders push for passenger rail service Play Video

    September 16, 2015 6:03 PM

    GONZALES - Area leaders met today to show their support for a passenger rail service. It would build stations in Gonzales, Baton Rouge, Kenner and New Orleans. Despite the overwhelming support, leaders have not disclosed how much the system would cost. A March 2014 study estimates the service would... more »
  • New Orleans-to-Baton Rouge commuter railway championed

    September 16, 2015 4:22 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Parish leaders along the busy industrial corridor between Baton Rouge and New Orleans are championing the idea of creating a railway commuter line to connect the state's two largest cities and economic hubs. Gathering in Gonzales on Wednesday, parish presidents and representatives from seven parishes along the... more »
  • Baton Rouge-New Orleans rail supported by governor hopefuls

    September 4, 2015 5:01 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - High speed rail transportation linking Baton Rouge, New Orleans and points in between was endorsed by the four major candidates for governor in their latest forum. Public Service Commissioner Scott Angelle, Lt. Gov. Jay Dardenne and Sen. David Vitter, all Republicans, and Democratic state Rep. John... more »
  • French official: 2 Americans subdued train gunman

    August 21, 2015 4:21 PM

    WASHINGTON - The Pentagon says one U.S. military service member was injured Friday, apparently while trying to subdue a gunman who opened fire on a high-speed train traveling from Amsterdam to Paris. The Pentagon says the service member does not have life-threatening injuries. Officials say three people were injured overall... more »
  • Gun store offers free class to women with restraining orders Play Video

    August 11, 2015 7:49 PM

    BATON ROUGE - One gun store is offering free training to women who have restraining orders against abusive men. The owners of Precision Firearms and Indoor Range said they reached the decision because they're upset with the recent killing of Geismar resident Monica Johnson. Authorities said Johnson was... more »
  • Train accident closes Airline Highway near South Choctaw Drive

    July 31, 2015 5:55 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Airline Highway was briefly closed in both directions near South Choctaw Drive due to an accident involving a train. The Department of Transportation and Development reported that traffic was backed up for more than two miles to Plank Road on US 61 South and Tom Drive... more »
  • Tilted train closes parts of LA 1 near Plaquemine

    July 29, 2015 1:58 PM

    PLAQUEMINE - Traffic officials closed LA 1 between Addis and Plaquemine after a train tilted on its tracks early Wednesday afternoon. A Union Pacific spokesperson said the incident happened within the train yard at Dow Chemical after 12:30 p.m. Service roads in the area connected to LA 1... more »
  • Gonzales master plan would take advantage of commuter train

    June 29, 2015 9:23 AM

    GONZALES- The draft of a new master plan for the city of Gonzales calls for turning the oldest section of the city into a renewed downtown. Gonzales officials hope to capitalize on a commuter train line that may one day go through the city. They also are looking at... more »
  • Man on bike hit by train, loses foot

    June 3, 2015 11:40 AM

    SCHRIEVER - Sheriff's deputies said a man riding a bicycle fell on a set of train tracks in Terrebonne Parish and was hit by a cargo train Sheriff Jerry Larpenter said the man was riding his bike at Burlington Court in Schriever around 8:30 a.m. when he fell on... more »
  • Walker may shut down railroad crossings Play Video

    June 2, 2015 6:21 PM

    WALKER - City of Walker council members will decide Monday on whether to permanently shut down two railroad crossings. Crossings on Sunset Lane and Mayer Street are the only ones without warning lights or cross arms to warn drivers of oncoming trains. Walker Mayor Rick Ramsey says the pending... more »
  • Chief: Police station too close to busy train track Play Video

    May 21, 2015 11:48 PM

    AMITE - The police chief is tired of the city being railroaded by the railroad, so he wants to move the police department away from the train tracks in downtown. "If I'm getting stabbed, I don't wanna tell 'em to 'hold on a minute,'" Chief Jerry Trabona joked in... more »
  • Railroad investigating WBR derailment Play Video

    May 20, 2015 4:22 PM

    ADDIS - Railroad crews spent Wednesday repairing damage after a train derailment in West Baton Rouge Parish. The derailment happened around 4 p.m. Tuesday near Peter Messina Road and caused 35 households to evacuate the area. Union Pacific Railroad is investigating the derailment of the six rail cars. ... more »
  • Laplace man killed by train, leaves mystery behind

    May 20, 2015 11:28 AM

    PRAIRIEVILLE - Sheriff's investigators identified a man who was hit and killed by a train early Wednesday morning in Ascension Parish. Lt. Col. Bobby Webre with the sheriff's office said Bontrion Toliver, 24, of Laplace was killed when the train hit him around 3:45 a.m. Webre said Toliver was... more »
  • Evacuation order lifted after Addis train derailment Play Video

    May 19, 2015 4:47 PM

    ADDIS - A handful of families were forced from their homes had to stay with friends, relatives, or a hotel provided by the railroad following an evacuation order issued Tuesday night when rail cars jumped the tracks and overturned. The overnight evacuation was ordered at 7 p.m. for people... more »
  • Amtrak trains heading south out of NYC again

    May 18, 2015 7:51 AM

    PHILADELPHIA- Amtrak trains are moving south out of New York again first time since the deadly crash last week. The first train left the Manhattan station about 5:30 a.m. Monday. Amtrak officials had said that trains along the busy Northeast Corridor from Washington to Boston would resume service Monday in... more »
  • Amtrak train traveling from Philadelphia to New York derails

    May 12, 2015 10:33 PM

    PHILADELPHIA, PA - An Amtrak train has crashed in Philadelphia, and several people appear to be injured. Train 188 was traveling from Washington, D.C., to New York City on Tuesday night when it crashed. The front of the train was going into a turn when it shook. An Associated Press... more »

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