Monday, May 20 2013 9:15 PM EDT2013-05-21 01:15:38 GMT
A massive tornado touched down to the southwest of Oklahoma City Monday afternoon. Starting out as a classic funnel it quickly became a giant half-mile wide wedge tornado as it proceeded east north eastMore >>
A massive tornado touched down to the southwest of Oklahoma City Monday afternoon.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 12:50 PM EDT2013-05-21 16:50:22 GMT
MOORE, OK (RNN) – In one of the few positive stories to come from the deadly tornadoes in Oklahoma, an elderly woman was reunited with a four-legged friend she thought was dead. Barbara Garcia, a residentMore >>
Elderly resident Barbara Garcia frantically called for her dog after the tornado had leveled her house, but with no success.More >>
Friday, May 17 2013 7:16 PM EDT2013-05-17 23:16:53 GMT
One person has died in a crash near Harrisonville, MO, Thursday evening. The crash happened on Missouri Highway 7 and Walker Road. It involved a car and a tractor-trailer. Harrisonville is in Cass County.More >>
Savannah Nash celebrated her 16th birthday last week. She died Thursday when her car slammed into a semi while she was texting during her first time driving by herself.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 10:56 AM EDT2013-05-21 14:56:05 GMT
A North Carolina woman is charged with trying to poison five family members after one of them refused to share some cheese with her. A statement from the Nash County Sheriff's Office said 24-year-oldMore >>
A North Carolina woman is charged with trying to poison five family members after one of them refused to share some cheese with her.More >>
The Charlotte Area Transit System just learned that it will receive $4 million from the Federal Transit Administration's FY2012 State of Good Repair Fund.
CATS will purchase six additional hybrid buses to add to the thirteen already in the fleet.
"This will allow CATS to replace older buses with newer, clean technology," said Larry Kopf, Chief Operations Planning Officer for CATS. "The additional hybrid technology buses that we will purchase with these funds help reduce emissions, save on fuel costs, extend the brake life and reduce long term maintenance costs."
CATS plans to use the new buses on all routes across the city. Transit buses using hybrid electric technology produce 90 percent fewer particulate, hydrocarbon and carbon monoxide emissions and up to 95 percent reduction in Nitrous Oxides. Maintenance costs for the hybrid electric are 10 percent less than maintenance costs on the diesel buses. Hybrid electric buses also deliver a 20 to 40 percent improvement in fuel economy over diesel buses and quieter sound levels equal to passenger car operations.
To learn more about CATS and its services, call 704-336-7433 or visit us on the web at www.ridetransit.org.