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 >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 11:19 PM EDT2013-05-19 03:19:44 GMT
The Charlotte Bobcats are in the process of changing their name to "Hornets," a source with knowledge of the situation told CBSSports.com's Will Brinson, including arranging digital assets that wouldMore >>
The Charlotte Bobcats are in the process of changing their name to "Hornets," a source with knowledge of the situation told CBSSports.com's Will Brinson, including arranging digital assets that would allow a return to their original nickname.More >>
Sunday, May 19 2013 7:59 AM EDT2013-05-19 11:59:01 GMT
Health officials are worried cases from a salmonella outbreak traced to a Fayetteville hotel may have spread nationwide. Officials say that 51 people who ate at the Holiday Inn Bordeaux's banquet facilitiesMore >>
Health officials are worried cases from a salmonella outbreak traced to a Fayetteville hotel may have spread nationwide.More >>
Tuesday afternoon, investigators released the name of a man killed Monday afternoon when a train hit him.
The accident happened January 28 at about 1:00 p.m. It was the second deadly train-involved crash in less than 24 hours. You can read about the first accident here.
49-year-old William Floyd Jones of Hyde Street in Concord was killed.
Investigators say Jones was traveling southbound on the tracks near 3600 South Ridge Avenue in Concord, when a Norfolk-Southern train also traveling southbound hit him.
It's not clear why Jones was on the tracks.
In the wake of these recent accidents, the North Carolina Department of Transportation sent a reminder for drivers and pedestrians to use caution at railroad crossings, and stay off the tracks.
Trains are big and heavy and cannot stop quickly. In fact,
it can take up to 1-1.5 miles for a train to come to a stop after brakes are
applied. For this reason, motorists and pedestrians are reminded:
Expect a train on the
tracks at any time from any direction.
Never race a train to a
Never try to drive
around the crossing gates or other barriers.
If your car stalls on
the tracks, get out and call the police or local emergency officials.
Never walk or ride a
bike on or near the railroad tracks – it's against the law.
Tracks are not a trail,
a shortcut or a place to rest.
Never play on railroad
information, please check NCDOT's BeRailSafe
program, which provides information to educate adults, kids, motorists and
pedestrians about the importance of staying off railroad tracks.