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Experience of Trainee an Issue in Metro-North Co-Worker’s Death

Documents from federal investigators show managers at Metro-North Railroad questioned the experience of a trainee who reopened a track without proper approval shortly before a track foreman was killed in Connecticut last year. The Journal News reports Stephen Neville, deputy …

New York City Sandy Home Repair Effort Making Progress

A program to help city homeowners with Superstorm Sandy home-repair efforts has made progress following an overhaul, and is aiming to count up to 1,000 construction starts and 1,500 reimbursement checks by the end of the year, New York City …

Pennsylvania Burglar Stole $10,000 in Change From Home

State police say someone got away with a lot of change when they burglarized a rural western Pennsylvania home. About $10,000 worth. Troopers from the Punxsutawney barracks say the North Mahoning Township homeowner discovered the money missing in late September …

Zurich to Mark 2 Year Sandy Anniversary With 24 Hour Home Build

Volunteers from Zurich North America, St. Bernard Project and Friends of Rockaway will work 24 straight hours on rebuilding a home damaged two years ago by Superstorm Sandy. The rebuild is scheduled to begin at 2 p.m. Tuesday, October, 28 …

NTSB Set to Release Final Report on Maryland Derailment

Federal regulators are set to release their final report in a fiery 2013 crash between a freight train and a dump truck that caused an explosive derailment and rattled homes a half-mile away. Police have said the truck driver who …

New Jersey Sea Wall 75 Percent Finished

A steel sea wall designed to protect two of the Jersey shore communities hit hardest by Superstorm Sandy is nearing completion. New Jersey officials say the 4-mile-long sea wall in Mantoloking and Brick is 75 percent finished, and should be …

University of Pennsylvania Study to Track Ambler’s Asbestos Legacy

Joe Amento, a lifelong resident of Ambler, was 53 when he died of a rare cancer with one main cause – exposure to asbestos. He was fine at Christmas 2002. In January, a pain in his side kept him awake …

Pennsylvania County’s Horse and Buggy Crashes Decline

Nothing says “Lancaster County” like the sight and sound of a lathered horse pulling a square, black buggy down the road. The county undoubtedly has more of the horse-powered vehicles than any other in Pennsylvania, based on population data. And …

Penn State Board to Meet on Disputed FBI Report

Penn State’s board plans next week to discuss the Freeh report, a document regarding the school’s response to the Jerry Sandusky molestation scandal that has divided the university and its alumni since it was issued more than two years ago. …

Rhode Island to Raise Pedestrian Bridge

With silt building up in the Providence River and dredging costs expected to rise, planners are looking instead at raising a pedestrian bridge linking parks on both sides. The Providence Journal reports that the I-195 Redevelopment District Commission is preparing …

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