Crews working on Metrorail train car after partial derailment in NW MiamiDade

first_img Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. NORTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, FLA. (WSVN) – Crews are working to re-rail a Metrorail train car less than a day after it partially derailed between stations in Northwest Miami-Dade, leaving 30 people stranded.7News cameras captured crews using a crane to lift the car onto the rails near Northwest 41st Street and 23rd Avenue, Saturday afternoon.The train was leaving from the Miami International Airport on Friday evening when, passengers said, they heard a loud noise.Transit officials said the train was transitioning tracks when it hit a concrete barrier east of the Earlington Heights Station.Twenty-eight commuters and two employees were stuck for about an hour before crews arrived.No one was hurt.The cause of the partial derailment is still under investigation. last_img read more

How are Alaska State Troopers coping with lower staffing

first_imgAn Alaska State Trooper cruiser parked on Nome’s Front Street in January 2015. (Photo by Matthew F. Smith/ KNOM)The Alaska State Troopers face a dilemma. They take on some of Alaska’s toughest cases and are seeing increased demand. But even as state budget shortfalls have forced  cuts, the agency is struggling to keep the troopers it already has. How are the troopers coping with staffing issues? Will public safety suffer?LISTEN HEREHOST: Lori TownsendGUESTS:Col. Hans Brinke – division director, Alaska State TroopersSgt. Doug Massie – union president, Department of Public Safety chapter, Public Safety Employees AssociationParticipate:Call 550-8422 (Anchorage) or 1-800-478-8255 (statewide) during the live broadcastPost your comment before, during or after the live broadcast (comments may be read on air).Send email to talk@alaskapublic.org (comments may be read on air)LIVE Broadcast: Tuesday, April 3, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. on APRN stations statewide.SUBSCRIBE: Get Talk of Alaska updates automatically by email, RSS or podcast.last_img read more