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Metro-North Found Liable In 2015 Northern Westchester Crash That Killed 6 Metro-North Found Liable In 2015 Northern Westchester Crash That Killed 6
Metro-North Found Liable In 2015 Northern Westchester Crash That Killed 6 A jury has decided to hold Metro-North Railroad liable for a 2015 crash in Northern Westchester that killed six people and injured more than a dozen others.  The decision in the liability trial regarding the crash, which happened in Valhalla in February 2015, was reached on Tuesday, July 17.  Earlier Report - Deadliest Metro-North Crash Claimed, Changed Lives, But Crossing Unchanged On the day of the crash, Feb. 3, 2015, 49-year-old Ellen Brody of Edgemont had left her job in Chappaqua before encountering a traffic jam along the Taconic State Parkway in Mount Pleasant that f…
Metro-North Train Becomes Tangled In Wires, Causing Delays, Small Fire In Norwalk Metro-North Train Becomes Tangled In Wires, Causing Delays, Small Fire In Norwalk
Metro-North Train Becomes Tangled In Wires, Causing Delays, Small Fire In Norwalk A Metro-North train got tangled in overhead power wires in Fairfield County, causing a small brush fire and stopping the train, causing delays. The incident occurred in Norwalk around 4:45 p.m. Monday, May 20, on an eastbound train near Moore Place, carrying passengers who had become entangled in the overhead wires that supply operational power to the train. According to Deputy Chief Jonathan Maggio of the Norwalk Fire Department, the circuit breaker for the track detected the fault and de-energized it automatically.  Maggio said a small brush fire was extinguished adjacent …
Fairfield County Man Struck, Killed By Metro-North Train In NY Fairfield County Man Struck, Killed By Metro-North Train In NY
Fairfield County Man Struck, Killed By Metro-North Train In NY The identity has been released of a man who was killed after being struck by a Metro-North train in the Hudson Valley.  The incident happened on the railroad's Harlem Line in Dutchess County at around 5:30 p.m. Friday, April 19, at the Appalachian Trail station in Pawling, according to the MTA. On Sunday morning, April 21, MTA Deputy Communications Director Aaron Donovan identified the man who was struck as being from Connecticut: Fairfield County resident James Hare, age 62, of Newtown. Original report - Person Struck, Killed By Metro-North Train In Hudson Valle…
ID Released For Northern Westchester Resident Struck, Killed By Metro-North Train ID Released For Northern Westchester Resident Struck, Killed By Metro-North Train
ID Released For Northern Westchester Resident Struck, Killed By Metro-North Train The identity has been released of a local resident who was killed after being struck by a Metro-North train near a station in Northern Westchester County. New, updated report: Update: Man Killed By Train In Northern Westchester Was Beloved Author Of 2 Novels The incident happened on Friday, Dec. 8 around 9 a.m., when the person on the tracks at Chappaqua station was struck by a Harlem Line train, according to a MTA spokesperson. On Saturday, Dec. 9, the MTA identified the person as 42-year-old David B. Gerrard, a resident of Chappaqua. As a result of the incident, Harlem Line trains …
ID Released For Person Struck, Killed By Stamford-Bound Metro-North Train ID Released For Person Struck, Killed By Stamford-Bound Metro-North Train
ID Released For Person Struck, Killed By Stamford-Bound Metro-North Train The identity has been released of a person who was killed after being struck by a train at a station in New York. The incident happened around 2 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 6 in Westchester County when the man trespassing on tracks at the Port Chester station was struck by the Stamford-bound Metro-North  train on Track 3, according to an MTA spokesperson.  The man struck was later declared dead.  Early Thursday afternoon, Dec. 7, the MTA identified the man as 59-year-old Mamaroneck resident Gabriel Rocael Barrios. Original report: Person Fatally Struck By Train In West…
Person Fatally Struck By Stamford-Bound Metro-North Train Person Fatally Struck By Stamford-Bound Metro-North Train
Person Fatally Struck By Stamford-Bound Metro-North Train Click here for a new, updated story: ID Released For Person Struck, Killed By Metro-North Train A person was fatally struck by a Metro-North train in an early morning incident at a station in New York that caused service delays, officials announced. The incident happened in Westchester County on Wednesday, Dec. 6 just after 2 a.m., when a person trespassing on tracks at the Port Chester station was struck by a Stamford-bound Metro-North Railroad train on Track 3, according to an MTA spokesperson.  The person struck was later declared dead, officials said. The person has no…
Person Fatally Struck By New Haven Line Metro-North Train Person Fatally Struck By New Haven Line Metro-North Train
Person Fatally Struck By New Haven Line Metro-North Train A person was killed after being struck by a Metro-North train at a Westchester station, officials said. The incident happened on Wednesday, Oct. 18 around 5:40 p.m., when an unauthorized person on the tracks at Port Chester station was fatally struck by a westbound New Haven Line train, MTA officials said. The person's name has not yet been released. An investigation is ongoing. The incident caused delays of up to an hour on the New Haven Line on Wednesday evening, in addition to some cancellations. Normal service eventually resumed around 9:30 p.m. This is a developing story. Check back …
Ceiling Collapse Closes Section Of Stamford Train Station, 1 Injured Ceiling Collapse Closes Section Of Stamford Train Station, 1 Injured
Ceiling Collapse Closes Section Of Stamford Train Station, 1 Injured A portion of a suspended concrete ceiling over a stairway vestibule at the Stamford Train Station collapsed, sending riders scrambling to get out of the way. The incident took place around 5:30 p.m., Wednesday, May 31 on the Station Place side of the station (Tracks 4 and 2) and the stairway between the platform and the lower concourse tunnel, said Stamford Deputy Fire Chief John Pritchard.  Stamford firefighters responded to the scene and determined that there was a partial ceiling collapse near an escalator that is currently being replaced by the Connecticut State Department of Transport…
New Update: 43-Year-Old Fairfield Woman Struck, Killed By Metro-North Train On Easter Sunday New Update: 43-Year-Old Fairfield Woman Struck, Killed By Metro-North Train On Easter Sunday
New Update: 43-Year-Old Fairfield Woman Struck, Killed By Metro-North Train On Easter Sunday A woman was killed after being struck by a Metro-North train on Easter. The incident happened early Sunday afternoon, April 9 in Fairfield County near the station in the town of Fairfield, according to MTA officials. The woman has now been identified as Jamie Ann Lynn, age 43, of Fairfield. Earlier report: Person Struck By Train In Fairfield No criminality is suspected during the incident, officials said. An investigation is ongoing.
Person Struck By Train In Fairfield Person Struck By Train In Fairfield
Person Struck By Train In Fairfield Updated story: 43-Year-Old Fairfield Woman Struck, Killed By Metro-North Train On Easter Sunday There were hour-long delays on the Metro-North New Haven line after a person was struck by a train in Fairfield County. The incident happened early Easter Sunday afternoon, April 9 near the station in the town of Fairfield. The MTA has not yet released information on the person's condition. Check back to Daily Voice for updates.
Person Fatally Struck By Metro-North Train Causing New Haven Line Delays Person Fatally Struck By Metro-North Train Causing New Haven Line Delays
Person Fatally Struck By Metro-North Train Causing New Haven Line Delays Click here for an updated story: ID Released For Man Struck, Killed By Metro-North Train In Westchester Metro-North officials are investigating the death of a person who was fatally struck by a train in Westchester.  The incident happened on Thursday, April 6 around 1:20 p.m. at Harrison Station, when an unauthorized person on the tracks was hit and killed by a train that had been heading to Grand Central Station from New Haven, according to MTA spokesperson Meghan Keegan.  As a result of the incident, the New Haven Line is now experiencing delays of 10 to 15 minutes.&n…
New Update: Metro-North Service Resumes After Train Derails Near New Canaan Station New Update: Metro-North Service Resumes After Train Derails Near New Canaan Station
New Update: Metro-North Service Resumes After Train Derails Near New Canaan Station This story has been updated. MTA service has resumed along the New Canaan branch following a train derailment. The derailment took place around 7:25 a.m., Tuesday, Feb. 14 at the Elm Street station, causing heavier than normal traffic in the area of Elm Street and Park Street due to the ongoing investigation, said the New Canaan Police. Train service on the New Canaan branch resumed with the 4:39 p.m. train from Stamford to New Canaan.  The non-passenger train that derailed near New Canaan has been cleared. Earlier report: Train Derails Near New Canaan Station The MTA Police h…
37-Year-Old Struck, Killed By Metro-North Train In New Haven 37-Year-Old Struck, Killed By Metro-North Train In New Haven
37-Year-Old Struck, Killed By Metro-North Train In New Haven A 37-year-old man was struck and killed by a train in New Haven. The man was found dead around 6:30 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 11, along the tracks behind the New Haven Fire Department's training academy on Ella T. Grasso Blvd., said Aaron Donovan, a spokesman for the MTA.  An investigation determined that the man -- identified as Hispanic -- was struck at approximately 6:15 p.m. by Amtrak Train No. 140, which is the 12:25 p.m. departure from Washington, D.C., scheduled to arrive at Springfield, Massachusetts, at 8:03 p.m., Donovan said. Metro-North customers were advised to expect delays o…
2 Stabbed On CT Metro-North Train 2 Stabbed On CT Metro-North Train
2 Stabbed On CT Metro-North Train Two men were stabbed on a Connecticut Metro-North train. The incident took place in New Haven County around 4 p.m., Monday, Aug. 22, in Naugatuck. According to the Naugatuck Police, officers were dispatched to the Naugatuck Train Station to investigate a stabbing that had occurred on an MTA train en route from the Waterbury Station.  Upon boarding the train, officers discovered two men who were believed to be involved in an altercation on the train and sustained stab wounds, Naugatuck Police said. The men were secured and treated for their injuries which are belie…
Person Falls On Tracks, Hit By Train At Fairfield County Train Station Person Falls On Tracks, Hit By Train At Fairfield County Train Station
Person Falls On Tracks, Hit By Train At Fairfield County Train Station A person who fell on the tracks at a Fairfield County train station was struck by a train. The incident took place at the Bridgeport Train Station around 9:10 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 13. According to the MTA, the person fell on the tracks and was struck by a train from New Haven traveling to Grand Central Station. Police, fire, EMS, and MTA police are on the scene, said Scott Appleby, director of Emergency Management for Bridgeport. No further information as to the extent of injuries at this time.  Service is currently delayed up to 55 minutes, MTA said. This is an active incident and…
ID Released For Local Man Struck, Killed By NY-Bound Train In Fairfield County ID Released For Local Man Struck, Killed By NY-Bound Train In Fairfield County
ID Released For Local Man Struck, Killed By Ny-bound Train In Fairfield County A man who was killed after being struck by a train in Fairfield County has been identified. Scott James Harrington, age 59, of Riverside, a hamlet of Greenwich, was struck near the Cos Cob station by a New York-bound train around 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 3, confirmed MTA officials. Harrington was reportedly an employee at J.P. Morgan.  The train engineer was briefly hospitalized following the incident, officials said. The incident is under investigation by the MTA. 
Woman Rescued After Falling Between Train, Platform At Station In Fairfield County Woman Rescued After Falling Between Train, Platform At Station In Fairfield County
Woman Rescued After Falling Between Train, Platform At Station In Fairfield County A woman received minor injuries after falling between an MTA train and the platform in Fairfield County. The incident took place in Stamford around 8:10 pm., Tuesday, July 5 at the Springdale Train Station.  Upon realizing what happened, the Metro-North conductor and engineer quickly de-energized and secured the train in order to allow for safe patient access to first arriving first responders, said Tom Gloersen, of the Stamford Fire Department. According to Gloersen, responding crews were able to gain access to the injured woman, place her in a stokes basket, and remove her fro…
ID Released For 38-Year-Old Struck, Killed By Train In Fairfield County ID Released For 38-Year-Old Struck, Killed By Train In Fairfield County
ID Released For 38-Year-Old Struck, Killed By Train In Fairfield County Investigators have released the name of a the first of two men fatally struck by a train in Fairfield County in the span of less than 12 hours. Hartford County resident Michael Haden Crouse, age 38, of Newington, was struck and killed in the area of the Cos Cob station at approximately 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 4, an MTA spokesperson said. Original story - Man Hit, Killed By Train In Greenwich, Officials Say Crouse was struck near the Mianus River Bridge, according to the MTA. The strike was not criminal in nature, the spokesperson said, nor did it appear to be accidental. It caused del…
ID Released For Man Fatally Struck By Train In Fairfield County ID Released For Man Fatally Struck By Train In Fairfield County
ID Released For Man Fatally Struck By Train In Fairfield County MTA officials have released the name of a 54-year-old Westchester man who was struck and killed by a train in Fairfield County. New Rochelle resident Noel Smith was struck at approximately 1:30 a.m. on Thursday, May 5, MTA spokesperson Aaron Donovan said, outside of the Stamford Metro-North station. It is unclear what caused Smith to be on the tracks at the time he was struck. Donovan said the investigation into the fatal strike is ongoing, but is not believed to be criminal in nature. Related story - Man Hit, Killed By Train In Greenwich, Officials Say
Mother Dies After Falling Off Train Platform In Fairfield County Mother Dies After Falling Off Train Platform In Fairfield County
Mother Dies After Falling Off Train Platform In Fairfield County A 34-year-old Fairfield County mother died days after she and her infant fell off a train platform. The incident took place around 1:20 p.m., Monday, April 25 at the Stamford Train Station. James Gill, the state’s chief medical examiner, confirmed Monday, May 2, that Jessica Perez died over the weekend, just days after she and her 10-month-old son were injured when the two fell from a platform. A cause and manner of death are still pending further studies, the ME's office said. Perez suffered a suspected medical episode, that may have caused the fall, officials said. The infant, who was …
10 Shot, 16 Injured On NYC Subway By Suspect Possibly Wearing Gas Mask, Vest 10 Shot, 16 Injured On NYC Subway By Suspect Possibly Wearing Gas Mask, Vest
10 Shot, 16 Injured On NYC Subway By Suspect Possibly Wearing Gas Mask, Vest Click here for a new, updated story: Police ID Suspected Gunman In Rush-Hour NYC Subway Attack This story has been updated. Ten people were shot on the platform of a New York City subway station during the morning commute and 18 were injured on Tuesday, April 12, according to authorities. A male suspect, reportedly wearing a gas mask and construction vest, fled the scene in Brooklyn at Sunset Park in the area of 36th Street and 4th Avenue after events unfolded just before 8:30 a.m. The suspect is described as being Black, around 5-foot-5, heavy set, wearing a green vest and a gray swea…
ID Released For Man Struck, Killed By Train In Fairfield County ID Released For Man Struck, Killed By Train In Fairfield County
ID Released For Man Struck, Killed By Train In Fairfield County Authorities have identified the man who was fatally struck by a Metro-North train in Fairfield County over the weekend. The man was hit by a westbound train at the Greenwich Metro-North station at about 10:15 a.m. on Sunday, April 10, MTA previously announced.  MTA Police have identified the man as 26-year-old Tyrell Kelvin Grant, of Manhattan, according to an update from MTA spokesperson Aaron Donovan on Monday, April 11. Police are investigating the incident as non-accidental and non-criminal in nature, MTA said. Earlier report - Person Struck, Killed By Metro-North…
Metro-North President Named Interim Leader Of LIRR Metro-North President Named Interim Leader Of LIRR
Metro-North President Named Interim Leader Of Lirr Longtime Long Island Rail Road President Phillip Eng announced that he will be stepping down after decades in New York State Public Service and he will be temporarily replaced by a familiar face. Eng, a Smithtown resident who has been working in public service for nearly 39 years, announced on Thursday, Feb. 10 that he was retiring in a letter sent to MTA Chairman and CEO Janno Lieber. “I can retire knowing that I leave the LIRR well-positioned for continued success with a dedicated management team and a tenacious workforce who are delivering the best train performance in LIRR history while…
Person Struck, Killed By Train In Fairfield County Person Struck, Killed By Train In Fairfield County
Person Struck, Killed By Train In Fairfield County A person was struck and killed after jumping in front of a train in Fairfield County, authorities said. The unidentified person was hit around 6:30 a.m., Tuesday, Feb. 1 at the Stamford Train Station, said the MTA. The person was pronounced dead on the scene, they added. As a result, the 5:40 a.m. train from Waterbury to Stamford was canceled at South Norwalk, however, customers were accommodated by the 6:11 a.m. train from Danbury to Grand Central Terminal and the 6:16 a.m. train from New Haven to Grand Central Terminal, MTA officials said. There were minor train delays as a result. MTA…
Arrest Made In Connection To Fatal Fairfield County Shooting Arrest Made In Connection To Fatal Fairfield County Shooting
Arrest Made In Connection To Fatal Fairfield County Shooting A man has been charged with the death of a 49-year-old Fairfield County resident who was gunned down on a city street last year. Ernest Rosario, age 20, of Harlem, was arrested on Thursday, Sept. 16 in connection with the Dec. 2020 murder of Jeffrey Vanech, of Stamford. Vancech was found shot multiple times while he sat in a car at the corner of Henry and Cedar streets, according to Lt. Tom Scanlon of the Stamford Police. Rosario, who was wanted on a warrant, was nabbed when Officer Timothy Speer, spotted him walking in the area of the Stamford train station. Officer Speer detained R…
COVID-19: These States Giving Away Guns, Trucks, Pot As Incentives To Get Vaccinated COVID-19: These States Giving Away Guns, Trucks, Pot As Incentives To Get Vaccinated
Covid-19: These States Giving Away Guns, Trucks, Pot As Incentives To Get Vaccinated Some states are getting creative as they look to incentivize Americans to go out and get the COVID-19 vaccine. Across the country, states are offering lottery tickets, free drinks, vacations, custom weapons, scholarships, and even marijuana as the race continues to meet President Joe Biden’s promise of getting 70 percent of adults at least partially vaccinated by Independence Day. In Connecticut, the state’s Restaurant Association is partnering with Gov. Ned Lamont to launch its #CTDrinksOnUs campaign, where participating restaurants provide complimentary drinks to vaccinated patrons. New …
Bomb Threats Shut Down Train Station, Large Office Building In Fairfield County Bomb Threats Shut Down Train Station, Large Office Building In Fairfield County
Bomb Threats Shut Down Train Station, Large Office Building In Fairfield County A Fairfield County train station and another building have been evacuated after separate bomb threats. The first call came into the Bridgeport Emergency Command Center just before 10 a.m., Wednesday, May 19, saying the bomb would go off at the Bridgeport Train Station, at 525 Water St., in 10 minutes, said the Bridgeport Fire Department. The building was immediately evacuated and MTA officials said train travel is being delayed by up to 25 minutes as of 10:30 a.m. The building is being searched by K-9 dogs and police, according to Scott Appleby, director of Emergency Management.&…
45-Year-Old Dead After Jumping From Metro-North Train 45-Year-Old Dead After Jumping From Metro-North Train
45-Year-Old Dead After Jumping From Metro-North Train This story has been updated. Train service has resumed after a 45-year-old man jumped from a Metro-North train. The incident took place at approximately 11:27 a.m., Thursday, May 6, as the westbound train was traveling in Fairfield County between Westport and East Norwalk, said Aaron Donovan, spokesman for the MTA. The individual was pronounced dead at the scene.  Metro-North service resumed on the New Haven Line at Green's Farms, Westport, and East Norwalk at 1:18 p.m. with the train departing New Haven and the 1:03 p.m. train departing Grand Central Terminal. The train, carrying 1…
New Cuomo Scandal: Gov Accused Of Giving Special Access To Family, Friends For COVID Testing New Cuomo Scandal: Gov Accused Of Giving Special Access To Family, Friends For COVID Testing
New Cuomo Scandal: Gov Accused Of Giving Special Access To Family, Friends For COVID Testing New calls for Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s resignation are ringing loudly following the latest report alleging that he prioritized friends, family, and VIPs in getting tested for COVID-19 at the outset of the outbreak last year. The newest controversy for Cuomo comes amid a new report that he used state resources to prioritize testing for certain parties, including his siblings, mother, and influential people with ties to the administration at a time when COVID-19 tests were scarce. Among the new allegations is that a New York State Police trooper was sent to Chris Cuomo’s South Hampton home more th…
Metro-North Service Suspended As Snow Becomes Heavier During Nor'easter Metro-North Service Suspended As Snow Becomes Heavier During Nor'easter
Metro-North Service Suspended As Snow Becomes Heavier During Nor'easter Metro-North trains will be temporarily suspending service as the rate of snowfall during the Nor'easter has become heavier, creating potential travel hazards. MTA officials announced that with major snow accumulation and high winds creating increasingly hazardous travel conditions, Metro-North will shut down service with the last trains departing Grand Central Terminal at approximately 3 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 1. The last scheduled arrivals into Grand Central will be at approximately 4 p.m. According to the MTA, the last departures on Monday will be:  Hudson Line
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Worker Suspended For Calling In Sick To Attend Capitol Riots, MTA Says Worker Suspended For Calling In Sick To Attend Capitol Riots, MTA Says
Worker Suspended For Calling In Sick To Attend Capitol Riots, MTA Says A Metro-North worker who lives and works in the Hudson Valley who allegedly called in sick to be part of the pro-Trump riots at the United States Capitol has been suspended. The worker, Dutchess County resident Will Pepe, age 31, of Beacon, works as a laborer at Metro-North’s rail yard in Putnam County, in Brewster, as first reported by the New York Post. Ken Lovett, senior adviser to MTA chairman and CEO, said the suspension is effective immediately without pay and that Pepe "will be disciplined in accordance with his collective bargaining agreement pending an investigation." A …