Philadelphia train may have been hit by projectile before it crashed

May 16, 2015

Philadelphia train may have been hit by projectile before it crashed

The Amtrak train that derailed in Philadelphia on Tuesday and a separate commuter train in the vicinity may have been hit by projectiles of some kind shortly before the wreck, a U.S. transportation official said Friday, after investigators interviewed members of the Amtrak crew. ...

May 14, 2015

Amtrak derailment occurred near site of 1943 train wreck

Tuesday’s derailment in Philadelphia that killed at least six people and injured scores more was not the first time a train had come off the rails along that stretch of track. On Sept. 6, 1943, a crowded train carrying 541 passengers derailed while traveling ...

May 9, 2015

Crime doesn't spray: Man pepper-sprays self during robbery

A man is in jail after authorities say he foiled his own robbery by accidentally pepper-spraying himself. The Register-Herald reports that 43-year-old Michael Kevin Meadows of West Virginia was arrested Wednesday for attempted robbery. Authorities say a man went into a pharmacy in Beaver ...