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A Year After a Deadly Disaster, Fears Grow About the Danger of Crude Oil Shipped By Rail
The U.S. is producing more oil than it has in decades-and much of that oil is being transported by railroads that travel through crowded cities When 21-year-old mother Kahdejah Johnson was told two years ago that she'd secured a spot at the Ezra Prentice Homes, a quiet housing project in Albany, she felt confident she'd found a stable home to raise ... (more)
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Wed Jul 09, 2014
280 New Apartments Heading To Timberlake Road In Lynchburg
Traffic along Timberlake Road is already busy. But now, throw in a few hundred more drivers, right across the street from the Kroger shopping center.
MAP: 25 Million Americans Live Within The 'Blast Zone' Of An Oil Train Explosion
In this image made available by the City of Lynchburg, shows several CSX tanker cars carrying crude oil in flames after derailing in downtown Lynchburg, Va., Wednesday, April 30, 2014.
Tue Jul 08, 2014
25 million people are in the oil train Blast Zone. Are you?
On April 30th, a train carrying highly-flammable oil derailed and exploded in downtown Lynchburg, Virginia, sparking a massive fire, forcing the evacuation of hundreds, and spilling toxic crude into the James River.
Mon Jul 07, 2014
The Miami Herald
Rockefeller asks Obama to speed up crude oil tank car upgrades
Sen. Jay Rockefeller, D-W.Va., asked President Barack Obama on Monday to use his executive power to make immediate improvements to the safety of tank cars carrying crude oil.
Outside linebacker Damien Dozier commits to the Hokies
Andy Bitter is the Virginia Tech football beat writer for the Roanoke Times. Andy began covering the Hokies in October 2011 after spending three years covering Auburn for the Columbus Ledger-Enquirer.
Sun Jul 06, 2014
Lynchburg woman, daughter rescue stricken driver
ADVANCE FOR MONDAY JULY 7 AND THEREAFTER This Friday June 6, 2014 photo shows Georgia Bea taking a break on the front porch in Lynchburg, Va.
Sat Jul 05, 2014
Fireworks Vendors Ready To Pack Up
Lynchburg, VA- It is your last chance to buy fireworks from local vendors. Many are offering sales to help get rid of some of their product load.
Fri Jul 04, 2014
Wall Street Journal
Two Oil-Tank Train Cars Derail in Canada
Two crude-carrying cars on a train operated by Canadian National Railway Ltd. derailed in central Alberta early Friday, according to the railway company and a local official.
National Public Radio
Safety Changes Are Small Comfort When Oil Trains Pass
A fiery oil train derailment in Canada killed 47 people a year ago, prompting regulators and railroads in the U.S. to make changes.
Thu Jul 03, 2014
Rain Complicates Plans for Lynchburg July 4th Celebrations
Lynchburg, VA- Storms complicated plans for a couple July fourth celebrations Thursday night.
Burlington Times News
Country music's Phil Vassar plans Carousel Festival show
Award-winning country musician Phil Vassar will headline this year's Carousel Festival from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sept.
Sun Jun 29, 2014
20 dead, more trapped in 2 India building collapses
The death toll in two building collapses in different cities in India climbed to at least 20, with more victims trapped in the rubble, Indian officials said Sunday.
Fri Jun 27, 2014
Wall Street Journal
Consumer Inflation Hits Highest Level Since 2012, Near Fed's 2% Target
A key measure of consumer inflation has accelerated in recent months, a development that could influence the Federal Reserve 's calculus for raising short-term interest rates.
Thu Jun 26, 2014
Two Shooting Scenes in Giusto Murder, Prosecutors Say
In a bond hearing Thursday, prosecutors revealed that of the eight people arrested in connection with the death of Lawrence Giusto, they believe the fatal shots were fired by April Bateman.
Fed's Lacker says reverse repos should only be used as backstop
The Fed's policy of reverse repurchase agreements should only be used as a temporary fix and not a part of a long-term strategy, a top Fed official said on Thursday.
Wed Jun 25, 2014
Construction Begins on 501 in Lynchburg
If you've been out on 501 recently, you probably noticed quite a bit of traffic.
ABC 13 Investigates Virginia's Child Care Regulations in Light of Incident in NC
Lynchburg, VA - After hearing that a daycare was the front for and alleged porn operation in North Carolina, it may make many nervous about leaving you're their children when you go to work.
Shots Fired At Party Possible Motive For Lynchburg Murder
Lynchburg Deputy Commonwealth's Attorney Chuck Felmlee said in court the shooting of 20-year old Lawrence Giusto was in "retaliation".
Hillsborough Middle School Student Takes Second Place In EngineerGirl Essay Contest
Hillsborough Middle School student Diana Voronin took second place in the National Academy of Engineering's annual EngineerGirl essay competition.