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Another Antique for my Railroad

Milepost 856 Unless this is among one of your first visits to my little corner of the Internet blogesphere, you know that I have a thing for interlocking towers. Not sure why, but they just are fascinating to me. I’ve only been in two in my life and by that time, they were...
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Northern California wildfire destroys 10 homes

A DC-10 Air Tanker makes a drop on the Sand Fire at the middle fork of the Cosumnes River in Northern California as firefighters standby to protect a home on Saturday, July 26, 2014. Hundreds of firefighters are working in rugged terrain and triple-digit temperatures. (AP...

Official: Storms destroy E. Tenn homes, no deaths

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Powerful storms raking across several states in the eastern U.S. on Sunday have destroyed at least 10 homes in Tennessee, and there were no immediate reports of any deaths or injuries, authorities said. Spokeswoman Gina Breeding with the office of...
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Family of 5 shot dead in Maine, gun recovered

A body is moved from a crime scene at an apartment complex where five members of a family, including three children, were found dead authorities said Sunday, July 27, 2014, in Saco, Maine. Investigators said a family friend had contacted a worker at the apartment complex worried...
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Small plane crash on Fla. beach: 1 dead, 1 injured

This Sunday, July 27, 2014, photo provided by the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office shows emergency personnel at the scene of a small plane crash in Caspersen Beach in Venice, Fla. Authorities say a father was killed and his daughter seriously injured while walking on the...
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Man dies after lightning strikes 14 in California

Pedestrians and beachgoers stand on the shore near Venice Beach as lifeguards, right, bring in a swimmer rescued from the water after a lightening strike Sunday July 27, 2014 in Los Angeles. Authorities said lightning struck 14 people, leaving two critically injured, as rare...

Ohio Adds 244K Jobs Under Kasich; Recovery Slow

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ask politician, pundit and voter alike and they will tell you the same thing: The November election is about jobs. Job growth is both a key economic indicator and an easy issue for politicians to talk about when campaigning. Yet when the claims of Republican...

Robbery reported at Findlay restaurant

Findlay police are investigating a robbery at the Tokyo Japanese Steakhouse restaurant at the Findlay Village Mall late Saturday night. According to city police, an employee was locking up the restaurant at around 11:18 p.m. when he was approrached by a young male wearing a black...

Plane Crash in Van Buren Kills Two

Two people are dead following an early morning plane crash in Van Buren. 911 dispatchers told media partner WTOL the accident occurred near the intersection of County Road 18 and County Road 216. Two people inside the plane were killed. Their identities have not yet been...
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Widow: Man who died in NYPD custody wasn’t violent

Esaw Garner, wife of Eric Garner, left, speaks alongside the Rev. Al Sharpton during a rally at the National Action Network headquarters, Saturday, July 26, 2014, in New York. Eric Garner, 43, died on Thursday, July 18, during an arrest in Staten Island, when a plain-clothes...
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