Police believe two sisters are the brains behind a home invasion in Holt earlier this month. Police say two Lansing men broke into a home in the 1800 block of Schoolcraft, tied-up the homeowner, and stoleget more >>
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A woman who once appeared on the Dr. Phil show for having an overweight child was back in court on Thursday. Amanda Redman faces charges for rolling on top her 27-day-old daughter and suffocating theget more >>
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Carpet, held together with tape, is more than 20 years old.get more >>
This May 22, 2013 picture shows Jory Green, one of the three men who helped rescue a woman by breaking windows out of a pickup truck that slammed into a home on Jolly near Cedar.
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Three passersby broke out windows to help rescue the victim pinned insideget more >>
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A supreme court ruling may pave the way for changing Michigan law for medical marijuana card holders, caught driving under the influence.get more >>
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Mayor Bernero decided to veto city council's entire budget for the 2014 fiscal year, a move that upset some council members.get more >>
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Chicago-bound Amtrak Train 351 collided with a semi-truck and near Jackson in Leoni Township Wednesday morning shortly before 8:30 a.m. A semi was stalled on the tracks near the intersection of Michigan and Portage Roads, just east of Jackson, causing the collision.
There were about 70 passengers and 5 crew members on the train, which was headed from Pontiac to Chicago. The train left Pontiac just after 6 a.m. It was supposed to arrive at 8:24 a.m. in Jackson and just before 11:30 a.m. in Chicago.
After the collision, the 8-car train fell on its side. The engine and 2 other cars derailed. Fortunately, no one was severely injured in the accident.
Passengers on the train had quite the shock when the accident happened.
"I was actually sleeping on the second cart that didn't derail and I woke up and heard 5 huge bangs and was lifted up out of my seat and I turned to the side and looked out the window and [the derailed car] almost hit us and knocked us off as well," said Michael Robinson, passenger.
"I initially heard the big bang and looked up and saw the food cart in front of us swaying back and forth and it got worse and worse and then we began to sway," said Christopher Dengate, passenger.
About 50 displaced passengers were dropped off by buses at the Amtrak Station after the derailment. It was a hectic day at the station, but Amtrak officials worked fast to get things under control and everything back on track.
Brian Karhoff has worked at that Amtrak station for 38 years. Within an hour of passengers arriving to the station from the scene, Karhoff and his crew were able to get people back on buses and on their way.
"Indian Hills provided two buses from here, one to Battle Creek then to Chicago…then one from Kalamazoo to Chicago," said Karhoff.
Karhoff was quick to acknowledge the efforts of everyone involved.
"Coordination between emergency dispatch, Jackson Ambulance…everything just seemed to click…and went off as smooth as it could with something like this," said Karhoff.
Over at Allegiance hospital, the staff didn't know what to expect when they got the news.
"Great response from all of our departments, our staff. We were prepared for the worst," said Brian Kossman, a nurse supervisor at Allegiance Health, "We had 4 trauma bays all situated and ready to go. You have to prepare for the worst…and hope for the best and this was the best."
Hospital officials say they had 12 patients show up all with minor injuries such as neck and back pain. The majority of those patients were discharged by 1 p.m.
The driver of the semi was also hurt. He was taken to a local hospital. Police say his injuries are not life-threatening. The train apparently hit the trailer of the semi, not the cab.
Wednesday night, crews are still working to fix the tracks and clean up the scene. Train service was delayed and disrupted throughout central Michigan all day. Officials hope to open the crossing and rail line sometime Thursday.
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