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  1. Abandoned hunting dogs showing up in northeastern NCRead the original story

    Yesterday | The Daily Advance

    ... but added he is expected to survive. Still, Rainbow Rescue officials said "Bones" epitomizes a growing problem in Halifax and surrounding counties: Some hunters abandon hounds that don't hunt well and leave them to starve when hunting season ends. ...

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  2. Abandoned hunting dogs showing up in northeastern NCRead the original story

    Yesterday | Rocky Mount Telegram

    ... but added he is expected to survive. Still, Rainbow Rescue officials said "Bones" epitomizes a growing problem in Halifax and surrounding counties: Some hunters abandon hounds that don't hunt well and leave them to starve when hunting season ends. ...

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  3. Truck driver involved in train derailment had long list of traffic violationsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Mar 12 | Examiner.com

    Although no charged have been filed against John Devin Black, 43, the truck driver who caused an Amtrak train headed for New York City to derail near Halifax, NC he has been cited numerous times for speeding and driving with a revoked license, as well as having been arrested and d charged with exceeding the allowable weight limit on his load by police in Illinois. In addition, the Associated Press confirmed that he also served time in jail for felony child abuse in North Carolina in 1997, with other convictions including assaulting a woman, violating a domestic violence protection order and repeatedly writing worthless checks.

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  4. NC: Truck Driver in Amtrak Crash Has History of ViolationsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Mar 12 | Mass Transit

    A truck passes over the train tracks near a sign listing an emergency number for railroad problems on Tuesday, March 10, 2015, in Halifax, N.C. A train collided with a truck, Monday injuring 55 people. The truck with a state trooper escort become stuck in the crossing but no calls were made to Amtrak about the problem, even though the sign should have been visible to the truck driver.

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  5. Officials: Tractor-Trailer Hit by Train in North Carolina was Too Big for HighwayRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Mar 11 | Insurance Journal West

    ... to another with this enormous load when the passenger train came roaring around a curve in the tiny community of Halifax, N.C. A special state permit enabled the transport company to exceed length and weight limits as it hauled the electrical ...

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  6. News of the day from across the nation, March 12Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Mar 11 | SFGate

    ... to maneuver an oversized rig through a railroad crossing derailed an Amtrak train and injured 55 people this week in Halifax, N.C., is a convicted felon with a long history of traffic citations, court records show. John Devin Black, 43, has been ...

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  7. Truck driver in Amtrak crash in NC has history of violationsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Mar 11 | TheCourier.com

    A truck passes over the train tracks near a sign listing an emergency number for railroad problems on Tuesday, March 10, 2015, in Halifax, N.C. A train collided with a truck, Monday injuring 55 people.

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  8. Investigators seek cause of Amtrak crash that injured 55Read the original story

    Wednesday Mar 11 | Rocky Mount Telegram

    A truck passes over the train tracks near a sign listing an emergency number for railroad problems on Tuesday, March 10, 2015, in Halifax, N.C. A train collided with a truck, Monday injuring 55 people. The truck with a state trooper escort become stuck in the crossing but no calls were made to Amtrak about the problem, even though the sign should have been visible to the truck driver.

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  9. NC: 55 Hurt as Train Hits TruckRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Mar 11 | Mass Transit

    March 10--HALIFAX, N.C. -- An Amtrak train and a tractor-trailer collided about 12:15 p.m. Monday at the intersection of U.S. 301 and N.C. 903 in Halifax County, injuring at least 55 people. A preliminary investigation shows the driver of the oversized tractor-trailer attempted to negotiate a left turn at an intersection located right before a railroad crossing, according to the N.C. Highway Patrol.

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  10. NC: Rails Expert: Driver, Trooper Could Have Avoided Train CrashRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Mar 11 | Mass Transit

    In this frame grab from video provided by WTVD-11, authorities respond to a collision between an Amtrak passenger train and a truck, Monday, March 9, 2015, in Halifax County, N.C. According to Halifax County Sheriff Wes Tripp, none of the injuries appeared to be life-threatening. A northbound Amtrak train collided with an oversized truck carrying an electrical building when the truck got stuck on the tracks at the intersection of U.S. Hwy 301 and NC Hwy 903 in Halifax, NC on March 9, 2015.

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  11. Amtrak apparently not warned about tractor-trailer with oversized load before N.C. crashRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Mar 11 | Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen

    HALIFAX, N.C. - There was time enough to warn train dispatchers as a 127-ton tractor-trailer, so big and heavy that it required a special permit and a state trooper escort, tried to negotiate a difficult turn across the tracks. But there's no indication anyone alerted Amtrak before a passenger train slammed into the truck Monday in North Carolina, injuring 55 people.

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  12. Permit let rig in N.C. wreck exceed size, weight limitRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Mar 11 | Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen

    HALIFAX, N.C. - The 127-ton tractor-trailer that derailed an Amtrak train at a railroad crossing in North Carolina was about three times the size and weight of a standard 18-wheeler, so huge it required a Highway Patrol escort, and so tall that it had to take back roads around some Interstate overpasses.

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  13. McCrory budget offers $71M in savings with new efficienciesRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Mar 11 | The Robesonian

    ... parks could lose some of their financial clout because they would no longer be a part of DENR. An historic site in Halifax, also within Bryant's district and under control of Cultural Resources, has been struggling financially in recent years, she ...

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  14. Investigators gather evidence in crash between Amtrak train and oversized tractor-trailerRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Mar 11 | 680News

    A truck passes over the train tracks near a sign listing an emergency number for railroad problems on Tuesday, March 10, 2015, in Halifax, N.C. A train collided with a truck, Monday injuring 55 people. The truck with a state trooper escort become stuck in the crossing but no calls were made to Amtrak about the problem, even though the sign should have been visible to the truck driver.

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  15. Amtrak train hit tractor-trailer too big for I-95Read the original story

    Wednesday Mar 11 | The Daily Advance

    In this frame grab from video provided by WTVD-11, authorities respond to a collision between an Amtrak passenger train and a truck, Monday, March 9, 2015, in Halifax County, N.C. According to Halifax County Sheriff Wes Tripp, none of the injuries appeared to be life-threatening. In this frame grab from video provided by WTVD-11, authorities respond to a collision between an Amtrak passenger train and a truck, Monday, March 9, 2015, in Halifax County, N.C. According to Halifax County Sheriff Wes Tripp, none of the injuries appeared to be life-threatening.

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  16. Rails expert: Driver, trooper could have avoided train crashRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Mar 10 | Concord Monitor

    A northbound Amtrak train collided with an oversized truck carrying an electrical building when the truck got stuck on the tracks at the intersection of U.S. Hwy 301 and NC Hwy 903 in Halifax, NC on March 9, 2015. Over 200 passengers were on the train bound for New York.

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  17. McCrory budget to test if lawmakers back reformsRead the original story

    Tuesday Mar 10 | Rocky Mount Telegram

    ... parks could lose some of their financial clout because they would no longer be a part of DENR. An historic site in Halifax, also within Bryant's district and under control of Cultural Resources, has been struggling financially in recent years, she ...

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  18. News of the day from across the nation, March 11Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Mar 10 | SFGate

    ... so big that it required a special permit and a state trooper escort, got stuck at a difficult railroad crossing in Halifax, N.C., with time enough to warn train dispatchers. But there's no indication anyone alerted Amtrak before a passenger train ...

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  19. Amtrak train hit NJ-bound tractor-trailerRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Mar 10 | Asbury Park Press

    ... an electrical building when the truck got stuck on the tracks at the intersection of U.S. Hwy 301 and NC Hwy 903 in Halifax, NC on March 9, 2015. Over 200 passengers were on the train bound for New York. Some were injured but N.C. Highway Patrol ...

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  20. State, federal guidelines should have helped avert Amtrak crashRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Mar 10 | McClatchy

    The emergency number was posted at the crossing and printed in materials both drivers should have possessed, and their training should have told them when to call it and where to find it. The driver of the truck was attempting to cross a CSX track in Halifax, N.C., when it became stuck making a turn .

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