An 11-year-old Florida girl was killed by an Amtrak train on Wednesday while she was crossing the tracks, Fox News reported.
Yazmin White was walking home from a convenience store and trying to cross over the railroad tracks in Haines City, investigators said, when the conductor on the approaching train saw her.
The conductor blew the horn and began braking the train, but Yazmin apparently did not notice the train approaching, according to Polk County detectives.
“He continuously blew the horn for about a quarter of a mile, all the while he’s trying to stop the train,” Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd said to Fox 13 News. This gave Yazmin less than 30 seconds to respond, investigators said.
The conductor said she was looking down at her phone, and evidence from after the crash showed that she was wearing headphones at the time, detectives said.
The Amtrak train, containing 12 passenger cars and
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An altercation on the L train in New York City resulted in one racist traveller being ejected from the subway by his fellow passengers, according to Gothamist.
After an argument over personal space, a self-proclaimed NYU law graduate (who was openly drinking a Bud Light Lime-A-Rita) began spouting racial slurs at his interlocutors. Other passengers intervened and placed themselves between the intoxicated rider and those he continued to argue with. When the train arrived at the Bedford Avenue L train subway stop in Brooklyn, he was physically tossed out the doors of the car by angry riders. One woman threw a container of soup at him as he attempted to engage in a physical fight with the crowd.
Video of the incident was caught by passengers and has been going viral on social media. It has been viewed over 150,000 times:
“Understandably, this woman of color and a couple other folks as you
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Rick Best was one of the victims stabbed and killed in the MAX train attack. Portland police say that Best’s personal items—his backpack and wedding ring—were stolen during the attack. The man allegedly involved in the theft has just been apprehended.
According to KOIN, the family of Best (pictured below) realized his items were missing while making funeral arrangements on Thursday. Portland Police reviewed surveillance video from the May 26 crime scene and spotted a man on tape carrying the backpack off the train.
On Friday, they apprehended the suspect.
Best was a 53-year-old Army veteran and father of four. Best, along with another victim, were stabbed to death by a man spewing hate speech on the MAX train. The man accused in the incident has been charged for multiple crimes including aggravated murder, assault and intimidation. He was arraigned a few days ago.
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The man accused of stabbing multiple people on a Portland MAX train has been arraigned. 35-year-old Jeremy Christian was arrested for killing two people and injuring a third. According to Oregon Live, Christian admitted to his crimes, allegedly telling police, “I stabbed the two motherf*ckers in the neck and I’m happy now. I’m happy now.”
“Get stabbed in the neck if you hate free speech … I can die in prison a happy man,” the suspect told police while in custody following the crime.
On Friday night, Christian reportedly harassed riders of the Portland train by shouting insults at two Muslim women and acting erratically. When 23-year-old Taliesin Myrddin Namkai Meche tried to defuse the situation, Christian allegedly began stabbing people. Namkai Meche and Rick Best, a 53-year-old Army veteran, were killed in the incident. A 21-year-old man survived his injuries.
Christian has been charged of nine crimes: two counts of aggravated murder, attempted aggravated
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