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  • Truck driver indicted over fatal wreck with lawmakers' train

    06/11/2018 10:48:14 AM PDT · by buckalfa · 10 replies
    WVNS TV59 ^ | June 11, 2018 | WVNSTV
    <p>CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — A garbage-truck driver who drove into the path of an Amtrak train carrying Republican members of Congress, resulting in a wreck that left a co-worker dead, has been indicted on charges of involuntary manslaughter and being under the influence.</p>
  • Distraught Meghan Markle pleads with her troubled father to walk her down the aisle

    05/14/2018 10:12:13 PM PDT · by ZagFan · 80 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 5-14-2018 | Rebecca English
    Meghan Markle pleaded with her father to walk her down the aisle after he apparently pulled out of Saturday's wedding because of the faked photographs row. Friends said the bride-to-be was distraught after troubled Thomas Markle, 73, said he wanted to save her further embarrassment, following reports that he colluded with a paparazzi photographer to stage a series of pictures in the run-up to the wedding.
  • Hillary Clinton: I Am a ‘Rorschach Test’ for Women Worldwide

    03/30/2018 10:07:33 AM PDT · by C19fan · 119 replies
    Breitbart ^ | March 30, 2018 | Charlie Spiering
    Failed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton believes her experience in politics serves as a model for women around the world. “I have often thought that I am a kind of a Rorschach test for people who are trying to make sense, not just of me personally, but of women’s roles and women’s expanded opportunities, in not only America but around the world,” she said during a paid college speech at Rutgers University.
  • NTSB releases preliminary report on Virginia train crash involving Congress members

    02/21/2018 11:35:17 AM PST · by csvset · 83 replies
    WTKR ^ | 21 Feb 2018 | Staff
    CROZET, Va. – A train carrying dozens of Republican members of Congress, including House Speaker Paul Ryan, to their legislative retreat in West Virginia hit a truck on January 31, 2017 leaving one person dead. Wednesday the National Transportation Safety Board released a preliminary investigation into the crash. They said around 11:15 a.m., a 2018 Freightliner truck equipped with a McNeilus Truck & Manufacturing refuse body was traveling southbound on Lanetown Road in Albemarle County near Crozet, Virginia. The refuse truck, operated by Time Disposal LLC, had a 30-year-old driver and two passengers as it drove towards a highway–railroad grade...
  • Amtrak train breaks apart at 125 mph [MD]

    02/06/2018 10:52:56 AM PST · by Red Badger · 101 replies
    nypost.com ^ | 02/06/2018 | By Danielle Furfaro
    <p>A high-speed Amtrak train bound for Penn Station broke apart as it was cruising through Maryland on Tuesday, sources told The Post. Modal Trigger A high-speed Amtrak train bound for Penn Station broke apart as it was moving at top speed through Maryland.</p>
  • Amtrak, CSX train collision in South Carolina leaves 2 dead, over 100 injured, officials say

    02/04/2018 8:45:16 AM PST · by libstripper · 16 replies
    Fox News ^ | Feb. 4, 2018 | Travis Fedschun, Bradford Betz
    Two Amtrak personnel were killed and over 100 others were injured when an Amtrak passenger train collided with a parked CSX freight train early Sunday just outside the capital of South Carolina, officials said.
  • Amtrak passenger train collides with freight train in SC, injuries reported

    02/04/2018 2:37:21 AM PST · by LiveFreeOrDie2001 · 100 replies
    ABC ^ | 2/4/2018 | ABC
    An Amtrak passenger train collided with a freight train in South Carolina early Sunday morning, causing injuries, the national passenger railroad service said. Amtrak said in a statement, "Amtrak Train 91, operating between New York and Miami, came in contact with a CSX freight train at around 2:35 am in Cayce, South Carolina." The statement continued, "The lead engine derailed, as well as some passenger cars. There were 8 crew members and approximately 139 passengers, with injuries reported. Local authorities are on the scene responding. More information will be provided as available."
  • Stephen King apologizes for mocking Republicans in train wreck

    02/02/2018 7:41:44 AM PST · by Red Badger · 51 replies
    ew.com ^ | February 02, 2018 AT 09:45 AM EST | James Hibberd
    Those who follow him on Twitter know that horror author Stephen King has been a rather tough and consistent critic of Donald Trump and the GOP. But on Thursday that iconic IT author posted a tweet that he ended up walking back. First, King fired off a snark tweet about the West Virginia accident where a train carrying dozens of members of Congress, including House Speaker Paul Ryan, hit a truck on the way to a Republican retreat: Stephen Kingā€¸Verified account @StephenKing A trainload of Republicans on their way to a pricey retreat hit a garbage truck. My friend Russ...
  • Classless liberals react to deadly crash involving Republicans

    02/01/2018 1:26:00 AM PST · by markomalley · 20 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 2/1/18 | Ethel C. Fenig
    Just when you thought Democrats and other liberals couldn't sink any lower in their polluted swamp, pow! they prove you wrong, wallowing deeper in their filthy slime. Tuesday night, the Democrats who grudgingly appeared for the State of the Union address refused to applaud President Donald J. Trump's (R) supposedly neutral references to the brave military, the importance of family or the low minority unemployment rate.  Apparently triggered by positive chants of "USA! USA! USA!", Rep Luis Gutierrez (D-Obama's once home city and state of Chicago, IL) stalked out. After the speech, the Democrats and their fellow resisters then denounced...
  • Liberal author Jonathan Tasini celebrates fatal GOP train accident: ‘God is working hard today’

    01/31/2018 4:19:40 PM PST · by Kaslin · 37 replies
    Fox News. com ^ | January 31, 2018 | Brian Flood
    Author and self-proclaimed CNN “talking head” Jonathan Tasini took to Twitter on Wednesday to declare that “God is working hard today to clean up the stink” because a “train full of Goopers” slammed into a dump truck moments after the news broke that GOP lawmakers were in a collision that resulted in at least one death. A train carrying members of Congress to a Republican retreat in West Virginia hit a truck on the same morning that South Carolina Republican Rep. Trey Gowdy announced that he is retiring from Congress at the end of his term. Tasini, who penned a...
  • Train Carrying Republican Senators and Representatives to Post-SOTU Retreat Has "Incident"

    01/31/2018 8:44:19 AM PST · by Strac6 · 92 replies
    Fox News TV
    From FOX: Details very sketchy now. Train headed to Greenbriar, WV (Mt. Weather) Some sort of "incident" Details to follow.
  • Train carrying GOP congressmen to retreat in accident

    01/31/2018 8:48:06 AM PST · by markomalley · 147 replies
    WBAL ^ | 1-31-18
    A train carrying members of Congress to a GOP retreat in West Virginia, according to reports. Rep. Dr. Roger Marshall, of Kansas' 1st District, said the train"carrying members and spouses hit something." He said he is treating those who are injured."
  • BREAKING: Train Carrying Lawmakers to GOP Retreat Collides With a Dump Truck;

    01/31/2018 9:27:09 AM PST · by Kaslin · 53 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 31, 2018 | Cortney O'Brien
    UPDATE: Local news reports there has been at least one fatality and another in critical condition. NOW: Amtrak train collides with garbage truck in Crozet. Nurse on scene reports at least one fatality and at least one in critical condition. NBC29 is on scene and will bring you more details as we get them. pic.twitter.com/eU0uYL0JQxā€” NBC29 (@NBC29) January 31, 2018 ***Original Post***The annual Republican retreat is set to take place Wednesday in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia. However, there appears to have been an accident as the lawmakers were en route. NEWS: Per a GOP aide (via a member on...
  • Liberal Pundits Joke About Deadly GOP Train Crash

    01/31/2018 11:08:23 AM PST · by markomalley · 30 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 1-31-18
    Liberal pundits are making jokes about the fact that a train filled with Republican congressmen collided into a trash truck, despite the fact that one person died during the incident. The train crash occurred Wednesday morning in Virginia, and it was initially unknown if any of the congressmen were injured in the accident. The train reportedly slammed into a trash truck that made its way onto the tracks. One person in the truck was reported dead while two were reported injured–there were no serious injuries to any of the train passengers, which included young children. Before it was clear that...
  • Per Twitter: Leftist Journalist Celebrates GOPers' Deadly Train Crash

    01/31/2018 11:16:45 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 38 replies
    Link to his post, which he has since deleted: https://twitter.com/jonathantasini/status/958765928602157056
  • UPDATE: White House confirms one fatality, says no lawmakers seriously hurt in train crash

    01/31/2018 10:03:28 AM PST · by Morgana · 122 replies
    WSAZ ^ | Jan 31, 2018 | WSAZ
    The White House is confirming one fatality and one serious injury after a chartered train carrying Republican lawmakers to a retreat in West Virginia hit a garbage truck. White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders says there are no serious injuries among members of Congress or congressional staff. Sanders says President Donald Trump has been fully briefed on the matter and is receiving regular updates. The train carrying the lawmakers hit a garbage truck south of Charlottesville, Virginia. Lawmakers are heading to their annual legislative retreat at the Greenbrier resort in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia.
  • The more we learn about Amtrak derailment the stranger it gets

    12/31/2017 8:58:50 AM PST · by oh8eleven · 141 replies
    The Hill ^ | 31 December 2017 | Russell G. Quimby
    The National Transportation Safety Board investigating the accident, which killed three people and injured more than 50 others, is still trying to determine the probable cause and prevent such accidents in the future. It appears that there were two people in the lead locomotive control cab of the train who were both injured and hospitalized: an instructor engineer, and another engineer who was learning the territory and qualifying to operate the train along the route.
  • NTSB: Amtrak train was going 78 mph at impact; crew not using electronic devices

    12/22/2017 8:57:32 AM PST · by outpostinmass2 · 67 replies
    WASHINGTON, D.C. -- An initial review of the data recorders and cameras on board the Amtrak train that derailed in DuPont on Monday suggests the train was going 78 mph in the moments before impact -- nearly 50 miles over the speed limit at that location -- and that the crew realized the speed was too high moments before, the NTSB announced Friday. Among the preliminary review, investigators concluded that the crew was not observed to be using any electronic devices before the crash, and that six seconds before impact, the engineer made a comment about going too fast. Investigators...
  • Amtrak train derailment draws comparisons to Philadelphia Amtrak derailment in 2015

    12/19/2017 5:49:28 AM PST · by COBOL2Java · 39 replies
    ABC Action News (Philadelphia) ^ | Monday, December 18, 2017 05:48PM | Sarah Bloomquist
    PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) -- Many students are heading home for the holiday, and they were concerned given Monday's Amtrak derailment south of Seattle. "It's actually a little scary because my mom sent it to me and I am getting ready to go on the train," said Temple student Brandon Odems. "I think it's crazy and I really feel for those people and their families." Many couldn't help but think of the derailment of Amtrak train 188 here in Philadelphia just two and a half years ago. An attorney, who represented many of those victims, says he has a good guess as...
  • Curve where Amtrak train derailed in Washington has speed limit of 30 mph

    12/18/2017 6:00:15 PM PST · by Mariner · 197 replies
    The Seattle Times ^ | December 18th, 2017 | By Mike Baker , David Gutman and Mike Lindblom
    The Amtrak train that derailed Monday morning on its inaugural trip through a faster railway route was supposed to slow dramatically before entering the curve where the crash occurred. The speed limit at the curve where the train crosses Interstate 5 is 30 miles per hour, said state transportation department spokeswoman Barbara LaBoe, while the speed limit on most of the track is 79 mph. She said speed-limit signs are posted two miles before the lowered speed zone and then just before the zone. “Engineers are trained to slow trains according to posted speeds,” she said. Daniel Konzelman, who was...