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  • Riders ignore woman with head trapped between subway doors

    04/06/2017 3:21:39 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 34 replies
    NY Post ^ | April 6, 2017 | Danielle Furfaro and Natalie Musumeci
    A disturbing online video shows a straphanger wedged between subway doors from the neck up as passersby casually walk past her on the platform. The woman found herself caught in between the doors of a No. 4 train at around 12:45 p.m. Tuesday as the train reached the end of the line at the Woodlawn station in the Bronx, transit sources said. Apparently realizing too late that the train was at its last stop and had already emptied out, the woman rushed for the doors and became trapped, sources said. The woman, who was standing inside the train car, can...
  • 71-year-old woman beaten in subway elevator after victim told attacker how to parent: NYPD

    03/13/2017 4:47:00 PM PDT · by kevcol · 68 replies
    PIX 11 ^ | March 8, 2017 | Chris Brito
    Cops say the dispute was over the 71-year-old woman telling the other woman to the effect that she should "teach her (child) to wait for others to get off before you getting on the elevator." . . . NYPD describes the woman to be about 28 years old, 5 feet 6 inches tall, with dark complexion, braids. She was last seen wearing a green jacket, blue jeans, black sneakers, black hoodie, glasses and a tan bag.
  • DNA Test Shows Subway’s Oven-Roasted Chicken Is Only 50 Percent Chicken

    02/28/2017 7:07:32 AM PST · by Red Badger · 102 replies
    losangeles.cbslocal.com ^ | February 27, 2017 11:24 PM | Staff
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — If you think that chicken sandwich you ordered at Subway did not fully taste like fowl, you may have been right. According to a Canadian study, a DNA test showed only half of Subway’s oven-roasted patty is made with real chicken. Subway was among five fast-food restaurants, whose chicken the Canadian Broadcast Corporation had tested. The results showed the Oven Roasted Chicken patties averaged 53.6 percent chicken DNA while the Sweet Onion Chicken Teriyaki strips came in at 42.8 percent. The sandwich chain refuted the results of the DNA test in a released statement: “SUBWAY Canada...
  • Chicken at Subway only contains about 50 percent chicken DNA, tests show

    02/27/2017 4:07:49 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 111 replies
    KDVR ^ | February 27, 2017 | Anica Padilla
    The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation had researchers at Trent University’s Wildlife Forensic DNA Laboratory test the chicken from several fast food chains, including McDonald’s, Wendy’s, A&W, Tim Hortons and Subway. Most of the scores were between 85 and 90 percent chicken DNA. Except at Subway. The oven roasted chicken scored 53.6 percent chicken DNA and the Sweet Onion Chicken Teriyaki (chicken strips) had just 42.8 percent chicken DNA, according to the CBC Marketplace investigation. ... So what else is in the meat? According to the DNA testing, it’s soy.
  • Train passengers in Sweden have ‘breathing problems’ after liquid thrown on them

    02/21/2017 3:59:13 PM PST · by protest1 · 50 replies
    The Daily Express ^ | 23:11, Tue, Feb 21, 2017 | Dion Dassanayake, Patrick Christys & Aletha Adu
    TRAIN passengers were left with breathing problems in Sweden tonight after a masked man threw liquid on them as the carriage doors slammed shut - trapping them inside. The attack happened on a subway train at Sankt Eriksplan station in Stockholm, where emergency services rushed to the scene. One passenger onboard said commuters were left in a state of panic, most suffering from breathing problems and others desperately rushing for the exits. Reports initially stated the man threw a rucksack into the carriage, but Swedish police have confirmed it was a noxious liquid instead – the motives behind the incident...
  • Nearly a century after the planning started, a New York subway arrives

    01/03/2017 6:23:14 AM PST · by C19fan · 5 replies
    LA Times ^ | January 1, 2017 | Barbara Demick
    When planning started for the Second Avenue subway, Woodrow Wilson was president of the United States and people were driving the Ford Model T. The subway fare was 5 cents. On Sunday, nearly a century later, one of the most star-crossed infrastructure projects in the United States opened to gasps of disbelief.
  • Prague railway employee says he'll 'cut off head' of Jewish man

    12/20/2016 3:10:25 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 3 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 20/12/16
    The company operating Prague’s subway is investigating a complaint alleging one of its employees threatened to “cut off the head” of a Jewish passenger wearing a kippah. The incident was reported last week by a member of Prague’s Beit Simcha Reform Community, Petr Papousek, president of the Federation of Jewish Communities in the Czech Republic, told JTA Tuesday. The Prague Public Transit Company, he said, “is taking the complaint very seriously, and is investigating the details of the incident in order to draw conclusions on the behavior of the employee in question,” Papousek said. He did not identify the complainant,...
  • Subway Accused of Hiding Jared Fogle’s Perversion for Years

    10/24/2016 2:54:31 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 27 replies
    New York Post ^ | October 24, 2016 | David K. Li
    The ex-wife of disgraced Subway pitchman Jared Fogle filed a lawsuit Monday against the sandwich company, claiming it knew for years about Fogle’s desire for underage girls. Katie McLaughlin’s civil action, filed in Hamilton County, Indiana, said Subway received reports on three separate occasions — the first as early as 2004 — about Fogle’s sexual desire for young girls but did nothing to stop it. McLaughlin, who married Fogle in 2010, said the pitchman — who claimed to have lost hundreds of pounds by eating Subway sandwiches and walking — propositioned an underage girl for sex in 2004 at a...
  • Mexico City's Plan To Fight Sexual Assault: Whistles On The Subway

    10/22/2016 8:11:26 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 32 replies
    NPR Morning Edition ^ | October 21, 20164:35 AM ET | Carrie Kahn
    Mexico City’s Mayor Miguel Angel Mancera is handing out plastic whistles. A half-million of them. At three bucks a pop, he’s hoping that women will use the whistles to scare off harassers on the packed public transportation system. When the plan was announced this summer, it received a flurry of scathing criticism and mocking memes on social media. But city officials are moving forward and have been handing out the whistles by the thousands at subway and bus stops. […] So far, the critics of the whistle plan have been making the most noise. Since he began handing out the...
  • Woman Charged After Releasing Crickets On Subway Car

    09/30/2016 10:46:54 AM PDT · by mainestategop · 14 replies
    A woman has been charged after letting crickets and worms loose on a D Train in what she said was a piece of performance art. Actress Zaida Pugh was charged with misdemeanor reckless endangerment, among other counts. She is accused of causing panic by setting the insects and worms free inside a subway car on Wednesday of last week. Pugh’s stunt freaked out a lot of straphangers. In the chaos, someone pulled the emergency brake and the train came to a screeching halt on the Manhattan Bridge, where it ended up stuck for half an hour. Passenger Ezra Mechaber tweeted:...
  • Pregnant Olivia Wilde Blasts Subway Riders for not Giving up Seats

    09/15/2016 7:03:10 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 101 replies
    New York Post ^ | September 14, 2016 | Lindsey Kupfer
    Don’t mess with pregnant Olivia Wilde. “NBD, able-bodied 🚇 [train] riders who won’t give your seat to a GIANT preggo,” she sarcastically tweeted on Wednesday. “I’ll just stand riiiiight next to your head and pray I go into labor.”
  • Unfinished metro tunnel collapses in Iran, 3 workers dead

    09/07/2016 7:33:13 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 7, 2016 2:29 PM EDT
    Iranian media say a metro tunnel that was under construction in Tehran has collapsed, killing at least three workers. The semi-official Fars news agency and other outlets say 16 workers survived Wednesday’s cave-in, including six who were taken to the hospital for treatment. Rescuers are still searching for one worker. …
  • Jared Fogle: Parents 'failed to properly supervise' victim

    09/02/2016 6:22:27 PM PDT · by Morgana · 20 replies
    theindychannel.com ^ | 9.2.2016 | Jordan Fischer
    INDIANAPOLIS -- Jared Fogle's attorneys filed a motion Thursday claiming the parents of one of his victims share responsibility for the crime because they "failed to properly supervise" her. In the complaint, Fogle asks for the two unnamed parents of "Jane Doe" – one of his victims who filed a federal lawsuit against him in March – to be added as third-party defendants in the suit, asserting they "may be liable for all or part of the Plaintiff's claims against him."
  • Jared Fogle Sues Victim’s Parents, Blames Them For Her Drug Abuse

    09/02/2016 12:21:32 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 77 replies
    New York Post ^ | September 2, 2016 | Joe Tacopino
    Disgraced former Subway pitchman Jared Fogle is suing the parents of one of his victims, claiming they — not him — are responsible for the girl’s descent into self-harm and drug abuse. SNIP filed the complaint Thursday after the girl blamed him for her distress in a compensation claim this year, SNIP
  • ‘Like a Furnace’: New Yorkers Sweat It Out as Reports of Hot Subway Cars Rise

    08/22/2016 9:39:59 AM PDT · by C19fan · 31 replies
    NY Times ^ | August 21, 2016 | Emma G. Fitzsimmons
    In the sweaty days of August, when stifling subway platforms become almost unbearable, riders are even more anxious than usual for their trains to arrive so they can cool off inside. Unless, of course, the air-conditioning on board is broken. They are known as hot cars, and Tracey-Ann Johnson found herself stepping onto one on a northbound No. 1 train in Manhattan on Sunday after brunch.
  • Subway sandwich chain worker accused of drugging police officer's drink

    08/09/2016 6:07:04 PM PDT · by SargeK · 51 replies
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  • 'Mass Hysteria' Causes Stampede at NYC Subway Station: NYPD

    06/21/2016 8:21:20 PM PDT · by ifinnegan · 43 replies
    NBC4 New York ^ | 6/21/16 | Lori Bordonaro
    "All they said was just, 'Run, run, run, run,'" one commuter recalled. "People getting stampeded, getting trampled, bags flying. It's crazy right now" Dozens of commuters ran out of a crowded Manhattan subway station Tuesday morning after one straphanger thought someone claimed to have a gun, according to the NYPD. Straphangers stampeded out of the Central Park North - 110th Street subway station in Harlem at about 9 a.m. in what police are calling mass hysteria. Authorities said the commotion spurred from a fight between two people on a 2 train. It's not clear what led straphangers to believe someone...
  • Teen girls pummel elderly woman waiting for subway

    06/03/2016 5:43:26 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 30 replies
    New York Post ^ | June 3, 2016 | Amanda Woods
    Two teenage girls beat up a 78-year-old woman in a Brooklyn subway station Thursday afternoon, cops said. The girls approached the elderly woman on the southbound platform of the Franklin Avenue C train station in Bedford Stuyvesant at about 3:30 p.m. They began arguing with her, according to police. Then they punched and kicked her multiple times all over her body – including her head and face – before making a quick getaway on an incoming train.
  • Subway Is In Big Trouble

    05/06/2016 6:31:27 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 128 replies
    breaking911 ^ | May 3, 2016 | T. Grant Benson
    Subway Revenue Drops as It Closes Hundreds of U.S. Restaurants Subway Restaurants revenue fell in 2015 for the second straight year, a sign one of the fast-food industry’s stalwarts is losing ground to newer chains. Revenue dropped 4.3 percent to $1.11 billion last year, according to the company’s Franchise Disclosure Document, which was filed with the Minnesota Department of Commerce last week. Subway owner Doctor’s Associates Inc. also is slowing its pace of new restaurant openings and shuttering hundreds of underperforming locations. Fast-casual chains such as Panera Bread Co. have been taking share from Subway restaurants in the U.S., bringing...
  • Woman Pushed Aside So Clinton Can Enter Subway

    04/13/2016 3:29:15 PM PDT · by McGruff · 33 replies
    MRC TV ^ | April 13, 2016 | Alan Moore
    The other day Hillary Clinton went to the New York Subway for a photo-op. She was subsequently criticized for not knowing how to use the MetroCard needed to enter. But she also committed another faux pas that went almost unnoticed: She cut in line! If this was anyone but someone with a Secret Service detail, there would have been some angry words exchanged. Oh, this poor girl: [short video at link]