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2 years 8 months ago

Stranded subway riders forgotten

NEW YORK (AP) - A transit official has admitted that subway passengers left stranded on a train for hours during last year's blizzard had been forgotten. New York City Transit President Thomas F. Prendergast testified Tuesday at a City Council hearing on winter preparedness. Among other things, he...

3 years 8 months ago

Cold blast strands motorists in Indiana

WANATAH, Ind. (AP) - Authorities are frantically searching for an untold number of motorists in snow-covered northwest Indiana who have been trapped in their cars in biting temperatures. LaPorte County sheriff's Deputy Andy Hynek said Monday officials don't know how many people were stranded, but that some had been...

3 years 11 months ago

Zoo's sky ride fixed, open for business

Two days after the Mountaineer Sky Ride at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo came to an abrupt halt, stranding people who had to be rescued, it's again open to riders. A replacement wire was installed Friday morning and all safety inspections were completed without any issues.

4 years 2 weeks ago

US Army begins relief missions in Pakistan

U.S. Army helicopters have flown their first relief missions in Pakistan's flood-ravaged northwest. An Associated Press reporter saw four U.S. Chinooks evacuating hundreds of people stranded for days in a mountain town in the upper reaches of the Swat Valley. A U.S. Embassy spokesman said Thursday the choppers...

4 years 3 months ago

Most ash-stranded Europeans to be home by Monday

European airlines and government officials says most tourists stranded by the volcanic ash crisis will be home by Monday. A week of airspace closures caused by ash spewed by Iceland's Eyjafjallajokull volcano prompted the worst breakdown in civil aviation for decades, with about 100,000 flights canceled. British authorities said about...

4 years 4 months ago

Two rescued from fair ride

Two people stranded high in the air aboard a stalled fair ride have been rescued after nearly an hour. A fire department spokeswoman says a call came in at 1:54 p.m. Tuesday to report the stalled ride at the Miami-Dade County Fair. News footage showed the seemingly calm riders...

4 years 4 months ago

Search and Rescue warns hikers

El Paso County Search and Rescue is warning hikers and recreational 4 wheelers to be prepared for a long wait if they go out tonight or tomorrow morning. An impending snow storm is expected to make conditions hazardous. Steve Sperry with El Paso County Search and Rescue released a...

4 years 7 months ago

Gov't imposes 3-hour limit on tarmac strandings

The Transportation Department is ordering airlines to let passengers stuck in stranded airplanes to deplane after three hours. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood on Monday announced the three-hour limit and other new passenger protections long sought by consumer advocates. From January to June this year, 613 planes were delayed on tarmacs...

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