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Five Sue Driver of Trash Truck Struck by GOP Train in 2018

Two years after a train carrying Republican members of Congress collided with a garbage truck, five passengers have filed lawsuits against the driver, trash company and train conductor. Dana Naylor Jr., 32, was acquitted of involuntary manslaughter after a trial …

Father of Man Hurt in GOP Train Crash in Virginia Sues Over Crossing

The father of a man injured when a trash truck he was riding in was struck by a train full of Republican lawmakers is suing over the crossing where the collision happened. Charlottesville TV stations WCAV and WVIR report Dennis …

Virginia Man Charged in Boat Crash that Killed Friend

A grand jury has indicted a Virginia man in a boat crashed that killed his friend. The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports authorities say 32-year-old John Randolph Hooper was indicted on a charge of involuntary manslaughter while operating the boat under the …

Penn State Frat Video Shows Pledges Being Plied with Alcohol

Security video shot in the basement of a Penn State fraternity house the night a pledge was fatally injured during an evening of hazing and drinking was played in court on Monday and shows fraternity members plying pledges with alcohol. …

Doctor Says Penn State Pledge May Have Lived If Help Was Called Sooner

A forensic pathologist testified Friday that injuries that killed a Penn State fraternity pledge last year might not have been fatal if fraternity members had summoned help more quickly. Dr. Harry Kamerow took the stand in a preliminary hearing to …

Amtrak Engineer Ordered to Stand Trial in Philadelphia Crash

Amtrak engineer Brandon Bostian sat stunned Tuesday as a judge reinstated twice-rejected criminal charges and ordered him to stand trial for a deadly 2015 train wreck in Philadelphia. Judge Kathryn S. Lewis ruled that another judge erred in dismissing the …

Judge Tosses Most Serious Charges in Penn State Frat Death

A judge threw out involuntary manslaughter and aggravated assault charges Friday against members of a Penn State fraternity in the alcohol-related hazing death of a pledge, ordering 12 of the young men to stand trial on less serious counts. The …

Penn State Fraternity Brothers Due in Court in Pledge Death Case

Members of a Penn State fraternity facing charges related to the death earlier this year of a pledge after a night of heavy drinking are due in court Monday for a hearing about whether there’s enough evidence to head to …

Fraternity, 18 Members Charged in Penn State Student’s Death

Eighteen Penn State fraternity brothers have been charged with crimes ranging up to involuntary manslaughter in the death of a pledge who authorities say repeatedly fell down a flight of stairs after he and others were made to run a …