Articles Tagged With ‘Amtrak’

Good Samaritans come to officer’s aid in Lompoc

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Department is crediting two men for coming to the aid of a deputy who was being attacked by a drunken suspect last week. On Monday, the deputy responded to a request to remove a “belligerent... (Continue reading)

Train strikes San Luis Obispo woman

An Amtrak passenger train collided with a woman in San Luis Obispo Friday evening, leaving her in critical condition. Shortly after 8 p.m., the northbound train struck the woman about a half-mile south of Orcutt Road, according to the San... (Continue reading)

Assault with a deadly fork?

Paso Robles police boarded an Amtrak train Saturday and arrested a passenger for stabbing another traveler with a fork. Amtrak operators called the police around 5:30 p.m. Saturday after a fight broke out on a northbound train headed for Paso... (Continue reading)

Los Osos man dies while driving a bus

A 42-year-old Los Osos man died while driving an Amtrak bus on Friday morning. The driver, Gordon Chadwick, apparently had a heart attack while driving the bus from Santa Maria to Hanford. Shortly after he left Santa Maria, the bus... (Continue reading)

Train hits man in Pismo Beach

An Amtrak train hit a 22-year-old man who was crossing the tracks near U.S. Highway 101 and Five Cities Drive in Pismo Beach on Tuesday. Shortly before 6 p.m., Pismo Beach police officers arrived to find the injured man near... (Continue reading)

Amtrak to allow passengers to pack guns

Amtrak will allow passengers to bring guns on most trains starting next month.  [Sacramento Bee] The change, pushed by gun rights advocates and ordered by Congress, aligns Amtrak’s firearms policy with air travel rules that allow unloaded guns to be... (Continue reading)

Senator wants guns on Amtrak trains

A Republican U.S. senator, trying to force Amtrak to allow train passengers to carry guns on board–or face shutdown, has obtained the support of the Government Accountability Office (GAO). [Raw Story] The GAO ruled last week that an amendment inserted... (Continue reading)