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  • Chattanooga school bus driver......and only got his license to drive the vehicle in April

    11/23/2016 12:00:23 PM PST · by Morgana · 45 replies
    dailymail.uk ^ | November 23, 2016 | Khaleda Rahman For Dailymail.com
    FULL TITLE: Chattanooga school bus driver was involved in another collision just two months ago - and only got his license to drive the vehicle in April The school bus driver charged after a crash that killed five children was involved in another collision just two months ago – and only got his license to drive a school bus in April. Johnthony Walker, 24, was arrested and charged after with five counts of vehicular homicide after the collision in Chattanooga, Tennessee, on Monday. Five Woodmore Elementary students - three fourth-graders, a first-grader and a boy in kindergarten – died in...
  • Grieving mother of three bus crash victims says she REPEATEDLY warned school that the arrested....

    11/23/2016 3:31:01 AM PST · by Morgana · 111 replies
    dailymail.uk ^ | November 22, 2016 | Khaleda Rahman and Valerie Edwards For Dailymail.com
    FULL TITLE: Grieving mother of three bus crash victims says she REPEATEDLY warned school that the arrested driver would 'drink on the bus, cuss and speed' The heartbroken mother-of three children who were victims in a school bus crash has spoken out about her attempts to report the bus driver for reckless driving. Jasmine Mateen said that since the school year started in August, her children have come home each day complaining about their bus driver. 'I have been calling complaining about this bus driver since August,' she told NBC News. Mateen said she called the Board of Education and...
  • Tennessee bus driver charged in crash that left 6 dead, including 5 children

    11/22/2016 3:33:59 AM PST · by metmom · 84 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | November 22, 2016
    A Tennessee school bus driver was arrested and faces charges including vehicular homicide in a deadly crash that killed at least six people, including five children, police said in a news conference late Monday. Chattanooga police Chief Fred Fletcher said that 24-year-old Johnthony Walker was charged with five counts of vehicular homicide. Walker was also charged with reckless driving and reckless endangerment. Fletcher called the afternoon crash “every public safety professional’s worst nightmare.” He said earlier that investigators were looking at speed “very, very strongly” as a factor in the accident.
  • Witness: DNC tour bus dumps human waste into storm drain

    10/18/2016 11:15:45 PM PDT · by Morgana · 20 replies
    cbs46.com ^ | October 18, 2016 | By WGCL Digital Team
    LAWRENCEVILLE, GA (CBS46) - Lawrenceville police are investigating a claim that involves a Democratic National Committee tour bus illegally dumping human waste in between campaign stops. The incident occurred on Grayson Highway, Tuesday morning. Police say when they arrived on the scene, toilet paper was scattered everywhere and there was a foul smell. A Lawrenceville businessman took several photos of the tour bus dumping waste into the storm drain. You can see in the pictures, a liquid coming from the bottom of the bus. According to the witness, a HAZMAT crew had to be called to the location. CBS46 reached...
  • Md. bus driver honored for her bravery on a burning bus

    09/28/2016 4:56:19 PM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 8 replies
    WTOP News (Washington DC) ^ | September 28, 2016 7:31 pm | Megan Cloherty | @ClohertyWTOP
    LANHAM, Md. — The Prince George’s County Public School system has been rocked by allegations of abused students and teacher misconduct. But the scene Wednesday was celebratory as students, teachers and school officials at two schools came together to honor a bus driver who risked her life for kids on board a bus when it caught fire earlier this month. Students at Robert Goddard Montessori and Glen Arden Woods Elementary pulled out all the stops Wednesday for bus driver Renita Smith, who evacuated 20 children from the burning bus and went back into the flames to make sure everyone...
  • Chinese Company Tests Giant Bus That Drives Over Cars

    08/05/2016 3:22:40 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 16 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | August 05, 2016 | Steven Overly
    <p>TEB-1 has a spacious passenger compartment measuring 72 feet long by 26 feet wide.</p> <p>Every urban commuter laments the twice-a-day headache of traffic congestion and the often disappointing alternatives that mass transit offers.</p> <p>A Chinese company has officially rolled out one potential solution: the TEB-1, or Transit Elevated Bus. The giant "flying" bus, as some have called it, straddles two lanes of traffic and stands nearly 16 feet tall so that it can pass over cars on the roadway below. While still a long way from mass production, the TEB-1 could one day alleviate major traffic woes in China and other countries with crowded metropolitan areas.</p>
  • Media Fails To Report Gang Firebombing Paris Bus While Yelling ‘Allah Akbar [VIDEO]

    08/03/2016 11:56:01 PM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 21 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | Aug. 3, 2016 | Alex Pfeiffer
    American media has been noticeably silent about the Molotov cocktail firebombing of a bus in Paris last week by a large gang which yelled ‘Allah Akbar.’ The attack happened just after midnight on July 28 in the Paris neighborhood of Saint-Denis. Video shows a roadblock stopping the bus in the street and then a group of young males proceeding to throw Molotov cocktails into the city bus. The bus bursts into flames and burns down into a metal hull. French publication Figaro reported that gang members told the bus driver and five passengers to get out of the bus before...
  • Arab bus driver shut door on haredi woman to 'help her die'

    05/17/2016 4:43:35 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 27 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 17/5/16 | Tova Dvorin
    A bus driver attempted to close the bus doors on a haredi woman and her baby to "help her die," in a shocking incident reported by haredi radio station Kol Hai this week. The Kiryat Sefer woman had been on her way home from Bnei Brak at about 11:00 pm last month when the incident occurred. "I entered the 230 bus line from the back door with my 1 year-old," the woman recounted. "The driver closed the door on us. I stayed there with my baby - we were half in, half out of the bus." "I knocked and yelled...
  • Apple Shuttle Bus Fire Closes Down All Lanes on SB I-280 in Menlo Park

    04/06/2016 11:45:47 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 21 replies
    A shuttle bus carrying Apple employees from San Francisco to Cupertino caught fire this morning in unincorporated San Mateo County near Menlo Park, a California Highway Patrol spokesman said. The fire was reported at 6:40 a.m. on southbound Interstate Highway 280 at Sand Hill Road, CHP Officer Art Montiel said. The rear left side of the bus caught fire. Montiel did not know what caused the fire. No one was injured. Two lanes of the highway were closed for more than an hour and reopened at about 8 a.m. No other vehicle was involved in the incident, Montiel said. The...
  • SUNY Albany students who claimed racial attack on bus could face charges

    02/25/2016 8:04:58 AM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 31 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 02/25/16 | Jason Silverstein
    Three SUNY Albany students who claimed they were victims of a racially motivated attack on a city bus might face charges themselves after surveillance footage apparently debunked their story.... The three students, who are all black women, initially said up to a dozen white classmates spewed racial insults and ganged up on them. But the video, which has not been released to the public, shows one of the alleged victims throwing the first punch, as well as one alleged victim using a slur against a white passenger...the footage shows no evidence of racism directed at the students.
  • Irate smoking woman hijacks NYC bus

    02/23/2016 11:32:31 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 13 replies
    CBS ^ | February 23, 2016
    The driver of an M-101 bus saw the woman smoking and asked her to put out the cigarette and get off, MTA spokesman Kevin Ortiz said. The woman became irate, so the driver called for another bus to come to transfer the passengers, Ortiz said. As the driver was outside moving passengers to the second bus, Ortiz said the woman jumped into the driver’s seat and sped off.
  • FL school caught busing students to Clinton rally

    02/16/2016 2:03:01 PM PST · by Red Badger · 49 replies
    www.theamericanmirror.com ^ | February 16, 2016 | By John Cardillo
    Bill Clinton had a larger audience in Riviera Beach, Florida Monday, courtesy of Palm Beach County taxpayers. A producer for my radio show, Bethany Bowra, was on hand at the event at the Port of Palm Beach Cruise Terminal and provided this account: I was standing on the corner outside the Bill Clinton event in Riviera Beach, Florida, on Monday, when a school bus labeled “Palm Beach County District Schools #0253” pulled in filled with students wearing band uniforms and cheerleading outfits. The kids got off the bus at the front of the event with their instruments and the bus...
  • Tour of Ted Cruz's Campaign Bus

    02/01/2016 11:41:20 PM PST · by WhiskeyX · 2 replies
    YouTube ^ | Jan 10, 2016 | kxan
    Ted took Phil Prazan on a tour of the bus that he and his staff rides from city to city on the campaign trail.
  • 'Suspicious device' on NJ Transit bus was a clock, police say

    12/10/2015 8:43:48 PM PST · by arl295 · 12 replies
    NJ Advance Media ^ | December 10, 2015 | Alex Napoliello
    MARLBORO — The suspicious device that prompted an evacuation of an NJ Transit bus Thursday morning on Route 9 was a small travel clock, police said. The bus was on its way to Lakewood from Newark when Marlboro police stopped it at around 8:30 a.m. on Route 9 near Robertsville Road, said Jim Smith, a NJ Transit spokesman. As passengers were exiting the bus at various stops along the route, several people alerted the driver that they noticed a suspicious device on the lap of a man, Marlboro police chief Bruce Hall said. Hall said the man had just got...
  • 20 hurt as San Francisco double-decker tour bus careens out of control

    11/13/2015 6:42:23 PM PST · by markomalley · 22 replies
    A double-decker tourist bus careened wildly out of control Friday in San Francisco's crowded Union Square, running down a bicyclist, at least two pedestrians and striking several cars before it plowed into scaffolding lining a construction site. Twenty people were hurt, including six critically. Twelve people suffered minor injuries in the crash that happened just before 3 p.m., San Francisco Fire Chief Joanne Hayes-White said. The others suffered moderate injuries. Union Square was crowded with shoppers and tourists when, according to eyewitnesses, the bus came roaring across two city blocks at a high rate of speed. It struck several moving...
  • Bystanders lift double-decker bus off unicyclist (Video)

    05/29/2015 11:30:48 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 21 replies
    Airdrieecho.com ^ | 5-29-2015
    About 100 people in London swarmed a double-decker bus to lift it off a unicyclist who'd been run down during rush hour Thursday evening. Police said the man was taken to hospital with serious injuries. Witness Kyra Sam told the U.K. Standard she was walking to the Walthamstow market when she heard screams. "I'm really amazed at the strength of Walthamstow. No one hesitated to push the bus off, I was in shock. "Everyone really came together to help. It was really nice to see that in the face of something so awful." A witness posted a video of the...
  • 2 students shot on school bus on Westside; police questioning 2 persons of interest

    05/14/2015 9:13:00 PM PDT · by SWAMPSNIPER · 10 replies
    WOKV ^ | 05/14/15 | WOKV
    Jacksonville FL---Duval County Public Schools confirmed that two female students were shot in a school bus at 118th Street and Ortega Farms Boulevard on Thursday afternoon.
  • Girl, 4, sneaks out, hops bus in search of 3 a.m. slushie

    03/28/2015 9:44:48 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 37 replies
    WTOP.com ^ | 03/28/2015 | Associated Press
    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A 4-year-old girl has grabbed her purple raincoat, slipped out of her house at 3 a.m. and hopped a Philadelphia bus in search of a snack. Bus driver Harlan Jenifer says the girl swung her legs in a seat as she chanted, “All I want is a slushie.”
  • Democrat: Republicans putting Lynch at 'back of the bus'

    03/18/2015 10:07:07 AM PDT · by AT7Saluki · 46 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 3/18/15 | ERICA WERNER
    The second-ranking Senate Democrat on Wednesday accused Republicans of putting the president's attorney general nominee "in the back of the bus" by delaying her confirmation. Sen. Dick Durbin of Illinois made the comment on the Senate floor as he criticized the GOP over its handling of Loretta Lynch's nomination. She would become the nation's first black female attorney general, replacing Eric Holder, the first African-American in the job.
  • Israel bus attack: Tel Aviv passengers stabbed

    01/20/2015 10:45:49 PM PST · by Nextrush · 17 replies
    BBC News ^ | 1/21/2015 | BBC
    Israeli police say they have shot an attacker who stabbed at least nine people on a bus in central Tel Aviv. The stabbing incident occurred on the Maariv bridge, police said, adding that the stabbings took place both in and outside the bus. At least two of the victims were in a critical condition......
  • At least 10 killed when Texas prison bus hit by train: reports

    01/14/2015 9:15:17 AM PST · by bgill · 42 replies
    yahoo ^ | Jan. 14, 2015 | Reuters
    A Texas prison bus carrying 15 people veered off a road and was hit by train on Wednesday, prison officials said, with local media saying at least 10 people were killed in the accident. The bus with 12 inmates and three corrections officers was traveling from Abilene to El Paso when it skidded off a highway and ended up on railroad tracks, the Texas Department of Criminal Justice said based on preliminary reports. The accident took place near the western Texas city of Odessa.
  • Former MTA bus driver charged in mass attack on family

    10/20/2014 11:59:37 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 23 replies
    WBAL TV ^ | 10/20/14
    Police: Family of 3 beaten up by several teens after argument with bus driver BALTIMORE —A former Maryland Transit Administration bus driver is facing several charges after a family claimed she got several teens to beat them up after one of the victims got into an argument with her. GIBSON-FISHER FAMILY Gibson-Fisher family Logan Fisher, Kristina Gibson and Christopher Fisher VIEW LARGE Mobile users tap here to watch video Former MTA bus driver Karen Murphy left district court in northwest Baltimore on Thursday after her first court appearance to answer to multiple charges of assault and conspiracy. Court documents said...
  • Cape Cod, South Shore Residents Concerned About Traveling Bus Owned by Sex Offender

    11/19/2014 12:02:31 PM PST · by Morgana · 17 replies
    Boston Magazine ^ | November 18, 2014 | Steve Annear
    A minibus that belongs to a registered sex offender, and is painted with pastel colors and the words “God Bus” on the back, has residents in parts of Cape Cod and the South Shore on edge, with some going as far as trying to track the vehicle owner’s every move. The bus, owned by John J. Stangl, a registered level three sex offender who is listed as “homeless” in Hyannis, has been spotted in Kingston, Plymouth, and Yarmouth during the course of the week. The white vehicle is plastered with bumper stickers, and patterned curtains cover the windows. The words...
  • Niagara University Women's Basketball Team Rescued After Being Stranded for 24 Hours

    11/19/2014 6:27:22 AM PST · by Kartographer · 16 replies
    ABC News ^ | 11/19/14
    Dozens of vehicles, including a bus carrying the Niagara University women’s basketball team, were stranded, and even snow plows got stuck in the deep snow. "It started to get bad fast at about 2 a.m. [Tuesday morning] and we came to a dead stop and haven't moved since," Niagara coach Kendra Faustin told The Associated Press in a phone interview Tuesday night. "It was a rough weekend for us on the court and it just won't end."
  • Obama Repeats: You Can’t Get Ebola on a Bus—Day After Bus Quarantined in D.C.

    10/20/2014 6:38:18 PM PDT · by Nachum · 30 replies
    cns news ^ | 10/20/14 | Brittany M. Hughes
    (CNSNews.com) - On Saturday--one day after a bus that had departed from the Pentagon was quarantined on Capitol Hill in an Ebola false alarm--President Barack Obama issued a video message to Americans telling them that "you cannot get it [Ebola] from just riding on a plane or a bus." “Ebola is actually a difficult disease to catch. It's not transmitted through the air like the flu," Obama said in his weekly video message. "You cannot get it from just riding on a plane or a bus." But on Friday, a bus was quarantined on Virginia Avenue, SE, in the Capitol...
  • $40 Million Transit Waste

    09/05/2014 1:20:08 PM PDT · by MichCapCon · 11 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 9/3/2014 | Anne Schieber
    Taxpayers spent $40 million for a new "rapid" bus line in Grand Rapids that takes twice as long as a car and only beats the old bus line by one minute.
  • Australia: Anti-Semites Attack School Bus, Shout 'Kill the Jews'

    08/06/2014 7:45:41 AM PDT · by Nachum · 26 replies
    inn ^ | 8/6/14 | Ari Soffer
    A group of drunken anti-Semites terrorized a school bus filled with Jewish students in Australia, shouting Nazi slogans and threatening to murder everyone on board on Wednesday. Speaking to Australia's Daily Telegraph, mother Jackie Blackburn said her 12, 10 and eight-year-old daughters, who were on their way home from Mount Sinai, Mariah and Emanuel kindergarten in Bondi, were left "traumatized" by the attack. She said she was alerted to the incident after her daughter called her hysterical with fear. "She said: ‘Hey Mummy, please help us, there are eight strange men who have been let on to a school bus...
  • Video: Woman Tries To Light Bus Passenger's Hair Ablaze

    06/29/2014 7:50:34 PM PDT · by Morgana · 23 replies
    MARYSVILLE, Wash. – A bus ride almost turns into a hair-raising experience for one Washington woman. Police say Robin Myers sat down behind a former friend on the Community Transit bus in Marysville on Monday. In bus surveillance video released by the transit agency later in the week, it seems Myers tried to light the woman's hair on fire using a canister of hairspray and a lighter. A man sitting next to the victim saw what was happening and used his hand to put out the fire.
  • CCSO: Surveillance video shows students throwing rocks, food from school bus

    05/24/2014 7:35:51 PM PDT · by Morgana · 13 replies
    WCSC ^ | Philip Weiss
    CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - Charleston County deputies say eight students have been arrested after they were caught on surveillance video throwing rocks and food at passing cars while on their school bus. According to an incident report, Durham Bus Services notified Septima Clark Academy that several students on bus 529 threw items at a passing vehicles on May 8, causing damage to a truck. Officers arrived on the scene to find a dent on victim's passenger side roof/window area and "food splashed across the grill, hood, and windshield." Deputies say none of the students on the bus admitted to throwing...
  • Manhattan Man Files Lawsuit Against City, Others For $2 Undecillion

    05/20/2014 12:15:48 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 21 replies
    CBS New York ^ | May 20, 2014
    This may just be the biggest lawsuit of all time. Anton Purisima, 62, filed a lawsuit last month in Manhattan for $2 undecillion. That’s the number 2 followed by 36 zeros — otherwise known as more money than there is on Earth. The suit involves a series of events, including allegedly being bitten by a rabid dog on a city bus and a couple taking unauthorized photos of him while being treated at a local hospital. In addition to suing the city and the MTA, Purisima is also suing two New York hospitals, Kmart, LaGuardia Airport, a bakery and even...
  • Video: Black Teens Assault White Student on School Bus

    05/01/2014 7:24:52 AM PDT · by stevie_d_64 · 123 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 30 Apr 2014 | Colin Flaherty
    This week near Dover, Delaware, a viral video appears to show another instance of black-on-white violence among high school students. The shaky cell phone video shows a group of black teenage boys punching, knocking down, and kicking a white teenage boy, leaving him dazed and confused on the school bus floor.
  • Watch this: bus bully gets taste of own medicine during attack

    04/16/2014 6:49:03 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 47 replies
    FOX 25 (Oklahoma City) ^ | April 14, 2014 | Jay Dillon
    A cell phone video shows a bullied boy receiving a bus beating from a girl on a school bus before he's pushed too far and fights back. However, it's it's surprisingly compassionate act at the end that may surprise you. The video, originally uploaded to YouTube but pulled down, was reuploaded to LiveLeak. The girl in the video can be seen standing over him, pulling his hair, and slapping him in the face.
  • Student killed in bus crash died saving others from the smoke and flames

    04/16/2014 12:07:40 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 5 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | April 15, 2014 | Mike Krumboltz
    Ismael Jimenez, a teenager who was killed in last week's bus crash in California, died a hero. The 18-year-old high school student perished while helping save fellow passengers after a FedEx truck crashed into the bus they were riding on a highway near Orland, Calif., according to officials from Jimenez's high school.
  • California bus crash: 5 students among 10 killed; at least 30 injured

    04/11/2014 8:28:59 AM PDT · by dila813 · 14 replies
    http://www.drudgereport.com/ ^ | April 11, 2014 | Howard Blume, Paige St. John and Chris Megerian
    LA Times Story via Drudge since I can't link to a story directly.
  • Sarah Palin Is Selling Her Tour Bus: Want to Take a Look Inside?

    03/10/2014 11:35:10 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 38 replies
    The Blaze ^ | March 10, 2014 | Becket Adams
    Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin and her husband, Todd, have decided to ditch their current tour bus and are looking to downsize to something “Grandma Sarah” feels “more comfortable driving.” The vehicle they’re selling, a 2004 Country Coach Lexa, was used extensively during Palin’s travels on her “One Nation” bus tour and her “Sarah Palin’s Alaska” television show. The asking price was listed at $279,000.
  • Bible saves bus driver from racial attack [Stops 2 bullets from black teens on 'polar bear' hunt]

    02/24/2014 10:50:49 AM PST · by Errant · 51 replies
    WND ^ | 24 February 2014 | Colin Flaherty
    Only the presence of a Bible over his heart saved the life of a Dayton, Ohio, bus driver who is in the hospital today with injuries suffered during a form of black mob violence called a “polar bear attack.” Police say the bus driver is lucky to be alive after three black “teenagers” stabbed and shot him. A Bible over the bus driver’s heart stopped two bullets and allowed him to fight off a knife attack from his assailants. One additional bullet struck him in the leg. They also stabbed him in the arm. The attack came this morning at...
  • Fatal shooting near bus punctuates violent day in Oakland

    02/21/2014 6:19:38 AM PST · by artichokegrower · 8 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | February 21, 2014 | Henry K. Lee
    SAN FRANCISCO -- A chaotic gunbattle in East Oakland left one man dead and another injured, and a bullet hit the windshield of a passing AC Transit bus, police said. The incident capped a violent day in Oakland in which three other people were injured in shootings.
  • Explosion on tourist bus in Sinai kills four near Israeli border

    02/16/2014 9:36:39 PM PST · by VanShuyten · 6 replies
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | 2/16/2014 | Yaakov Lappin
    An explosion tore through a bus carrying South Korean Christian tourists from Sinai to the Israeli border on Sunday, killing four people and wounding around 15. Excerpt per Reuters
  • Driver Fired After Brawl With HS Student While Bus Was In Motion (video)

    02/12/2014 4:20:41 PM PST · by Libloather · 27 replies
    Fox News ^ | 2/12/14
    Crazy video shows a fight that broke out between a bus driver and a passenger while the bus was in motion. It happened on a Wisconsin city bus in January, after a passenger started a fight with the bus driver. The driver, Scotty Wells, has since been fired for leaving the wheel. The surveillance video shows Wells confronting a 17-year-old high school student boarding the bus. In the police report, Wells claimed he had asked for the boy’s information after allegedly having problems with him on previous rides, including vulgar language.
  • Tommy

    01/02/2014 5:11:40 PM PST · by Marie · 20 replies
    Killing.org ^ | Runyard Kipling
    I WENT into a public 'ouse to get a pint o' beer, The publican 'e up an' sez, " We serve no red-coats here." The girls be'ind the bar they laughed an' giggled fit to die, I outs into the street again an' to myself sez I: O it's Tommy this, an' Tommy that, an' " Tommy, go away " ; But it's " Thank you, Mister Atkins," when the band begins to play The band begins to play, my boys, the band begins to play, O it's " Thank you, Mister Atkins," when the band begins to play. I...
  • MK, Police Chief Link Bus Bomb to 'Peace Talks'

    12/22/2013 1:04:25 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 4 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 22/12/13 | Gil Ronen
    MK Orit Struk of the Jewish Home (Bayit Yehudi) party called on the Israeli government to stop releasing Arab terrorist murderers from jail, following the terror attack Sunday on a bus in Bat Yam, south of Tel Aviv. The release of the murderers has been presented to the public as a “gesture” accompanying “peace talks” with the Palestinian Authority (PA). "The release of terrorists is the fuel on the fire of the terrorism that is returning to our streets,” MK Struk said. “I call on the government to stop the release of terrorists and bring back sanity, responsibility and security...
  • Suspected 'Black Widow' suicide bomber kills 6 in southern Russia (near 2014 Winter Olympics)

    10/21/2013 11:19:13 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 18 replies
    Long War Journal ^ | October 21, 2013 | By Lisa Lundquist
    A suspected "Black Widow" female suicide bomber attacked a bus in the southern Russia city of Volgograd today, not far from Sochi, the site of the February 2014 Winter Olympics. The attack is the first such incident in the region in over a year. According to Russia's Federal Investigative Committee, a 30-year-old Dagestani woman named Naida Asiyalova boarded the bus at a stop, then detonated shortly afterward in an explosion that killed at least six people and wounded 32 others. There are thought to have been about 40 people on the bus. Identity documents found near the blast site indicated...
  • Activists Block Bus In Protest Near San Francisco Immigration Office

    10/18/2013 4:00:06 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 15 replies
    CBS San Francisco ^ | 18 Oct 2013
    SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — Dozens of protesters surrounded a bus believed to be filled with immigrants slated for deportation at the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services office in San Francisco, a protest organizer said Thursday. The protesters included dozens of undocumented immigrants and immigrants’ rights advocates who rallied for the expansion of a national movement to pressure President Barack Obama to halt immigrant deportations, according to Jon Rodney, a spokesman for the California Immigrant Policy Center. “We are not going to wait for Congress anymore. We are not going to wait for Obama. This is a humanitarian crisis, two...
  • Bus driver refuses to drive special needs child

    10/11/2013 5:54:38 PM PDT · by Morgana · 26 replies
    KOAT ^ | Laura Thoren
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. —An Albuquerque mother says a school bus driver will no longer allow her daughter, who has cerebral palsy, to board the special needs bus. Related Carol Montoya told KOAT Action 7 News she received a threatening text message from the driver, after Montoya made it clear her daughter Valarie, a second-grader at Chaparral Elementary, requires extra attention and special care. "I guess she was fed up," Montoya said of the driver, "and she told me my daughter has too many medical problems that she couldn't handle." Montoya said she received an obscenity-laced text message from the driver that...
  • NC church bus involved in crash in Tenn., 6 fatalities reported

    10/02/2013 1:21:26 PM PDT · by deoetdoctrinae · 4 replies
    FOX 8 ^ | 10-2-2013 | staff
    A wreck on Wednesday involving a tractor-trailer, a church bus from Statesville and a passenger vehicle resulted in multiple fatalities and injuries, the Tennessee Highway Patrol confirmed.
  • Bus rider gets beaten up for fending off woman's harasser

    09/28/2013 6:46:44 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 28 replies
    South Florida Sun-Sentinel ^ | September 28, 2013
    Jimmie Singleton's act of chivalry aboard a Broward County Transit bus cost him three broken ribs, a busted nose and a partially collapsed lung.
  • 6 Killed as Canada Bus Strikes Passenger Train

    09/18/2013 3:55:27 PM PDT · by Morgana · 16 replies
    ABC ^ | AP
    assengers screamed "Stop! Stop!" seconds before their bus crashed through a crossing barrier and into a commuter train during morning rush hour in Canada's capital on Wednesday, killing six people and injuring 34. "He smoked the train," witness Mark Cogan said of the bus driver, who was among those killed. "He went through the guard rail and just hammered the train, and then it was just mayhem." It was not immediately clear what caused the bus to smash through the lowered barrier at a crossing in suburban Ottawa. The front of the double-decker bus was ripped away by the impact,...
  • Mayor of Hamlin, WV asked to resign as pastor after deputies use church bus

    09/11/2013 5:19:41 AM PDT · by Morgana · 24 replies
    WOWK ^ | Jessie Shafer
    Hamlin, WV - The mayor of Hamlin, WV was asked to resign as pastor of his church after he let Lincoln County Sheriff's deputies use the church bus in a drug bust. Chris Wilkinson has a few jobs in Lincoln County. He's the mayor, the Chief of Police, and up until Monday, was the pastor of Morningstar Community Church. After being pastor for ten years, he said his congregation asked him to resign. He said the Lincoln County Sheriff's Department asked him if they could use the church's bus last Thursday. Nine officers needed to get to a meth bust...
  • Nevada could face suit for dumping patients in California (Greyhound therapy)

    08/21/2013 3:27:57 PM PDT · by Libloather · 51 replies
    SF Gate ^ | 8/20/13 | John Coté
    San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera is demanding that Nevada reimburse California cities and counties for treatment of about 500 indigent psychiatric patients who were given one-way bus tickets to the Golden State in recent years. Those costs include about $500,000 that Herrera says San Francisco spent on medical care, housing and other aid for 20 people shipped here in a practice sometimes called Greyhound therapy.
  • Metro bus driver shot in downtown Seattle

    08/12/2013 9:37:18 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 32 replies
    Seattle P. I. ^ | 8/12/13
    The King County Sheriff's Office confirmed Monday morning that a shooting occurred on a Metro bus in downtown Seattle. The suspect, who was shot by officers, is now in custody. The Seattle Police Department tweeted that the shooter fired at a Metro driver....