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Amtrak Philadelphia Derailment Caused by Windshield Hit?

Amtrak Philadelphia Derailment Caused by Windshield Hit?

A passenger who was travelling in another train, on the same route as the Amtrak Train 188, told an NBC News reporter that an object had hit his train and shattered a window. Amtrak Train 188 is the same train that derailed in Philadelphia Tuesday night. A student from Johns Hopkins, Justin Landis, also stated […]

Amtrak Train Windshield Being Investigated After Philadelphia Derailment

Amtrak Train Windshield Being Investigated After Philadelphia Derailment

The FBI is investigating the Amtrak derailment in Philadelphia. The FBI will be examining the train’s windshield, as a follow-up to a report suggesting that the windshield could have been hit by an object before the crash occurred, according to the NTSB. The NTSB requested the assistance of the FBI to investigate the train, particularly […]

Penn State University’s Computer Network Hit by Hackers

Penn State University’s Computer Network Hit by Hackers

Penn State University’s computer network at the College of Engineering has reportedly been attacked by China-based hackers. The university said that the hackers stole usernames and passwords issued by the college. The university had been notified about the security breach by the FBI last November and at the time the attack was still underway. Administrators […]

Amtrak Train Disaster Addressed by President Obama [Video]

Amtrak Train Disaster Addressed by President Obama [Video]

The Amtrak train disaster that occurred in Philadelphia on Tuesday, May 12 was addressed today, May 14 by United States President Barack Obama. Not only did he address his condolences for those who lost a friend or loved one in the tragedy, but he also addressed what steps needed to be taken in order to […]

Shooting in Pennsylvania Leaves Man Injured

Shooting in Pennsylvania Leaves Man Injured

At least one man was reported injured after a shooting in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. The police responded to a dispatch call for the incident near the intersection of North 6th and Radnor Streets at around 3:30 p.m. ET today. The victim is either 22 or 23 years of age, according to the police and was shot […]

Freight Train Derailed 10 Cars Turned Over

Freight Train Derailed 10 Cars Turned Over

Hazelwood, is a suburb of Pittsburgh that has approximately 4,300 residents, where there has been the derailment of a freight train. Emergency dispatchers say the freight train derailed at the 4100 block of Second Avenue at 10 a.m. At least 10 of the freight cars derailed and turned over. Some of the derailed cars included […]

Amtrak Train That Derailed Was Going 107 Miles Per Hour

Amtrak Train That Derailed Was Going 107 Miles Per Hour

Further investigation of the Amtrak derailment from video surveillance around the scene of the accident has indicated that the 662-foot-long train was traveling at a speed of around 107 miles per hour. This is the speed at which the train was going right before it arrived at the curve near Frankford Station in Port Richmond. An […]

CEO Missing After Amtrak Derailment

CEO Missing After Amtrak Derailment

Rachel Jacobs, CEO has not yet been found after the Amtrak train derailed Tuesday. The co-founder of ApprenNet, Karl Okamoto spoke to CNN reporter, David Shortell on Wednesday. Okamoto said that CEO Jacobs has not been heard from since leaving a meeting to get on the Amtrak train to New York to go home. Jacobs […]

Amtrak Derailment Investigation Reveals No Foul Play as of Now

Amtrak Derailment Investigation Reveals No Foul Play as of Now

At around 9:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 13, 2015, an Amtrak train heading from Washington, D.C., to New York City derailed in Port Richmond just outside of Frankford Junction in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The train was carrying 243 passengers on board, including the driver and four other crew members. The initial count at the time of […]

New Amtrak Update: Six Are Dead More People to Be Found

New Amtrak Update: Six Are Dead More People to Be Found

Latest Update: At least six people are dead and dozens more were injured when an Amtrak train with 238 passengers and five crew members on board, derailed in Philadelphia Tuesday. Authorities have said that the number 188 Northeast Regional Train was going from Washington to New York and crashed at 9:30 p.m. 65 people were […]

Train Derailment in Philadelphia: Statement Released by DOT

Train Derailment in Philadelphia: Statement Released by DOT

A statement has been released from the U.S. Department Transporation (DOT) regarding the deadly train derailment in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on Tuesday. U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx stated, “A tragic accident occurred tonight.” He urges the public to stay out of the way to allow first responders and police officers to assist those wounded in the train […]

Amtrak Train Derailment Shuts Down Service Between New York and Philadelphia

Amtrak Train Derailment Shuts Down Service Between New York and Philadelphia

An Amtrak train having derailed has led to the shut down of service between New York and Philadelphia. At least 50 people have been confirmed as injured as a result. There was 200 people on the train when it derailed, and it was traveling from Washington to New York. More than a few hospitals in […]

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