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NTSB Schedules Hearing on Goodwell,OK Train Wreck
The National Transportation Safety Board plans a hearing on a head-on train collision in the Oklahoma Panhandle. It's set for February 26th in Washington, D.C.
According to the Associated Press, the crash between eastbound and westbound Union Pacific trains near Goodwell, Oklahoma killed three of four crew members on the two trains. It happened on June 24th of last year.
A fourth crew member was hurt but did survive.
Crews say he jumped from one of the trains just before the crash.
An NTSB preliminary report said the eastbound train was traveling at 64 miles per hour and the westbound train at 38 miles per hour when they slammed into each other. The speed limit is 70 miles per hour.
The NTSB has said it's analyzing recorders found in the wreckage to determine if the crews were receiving signals properly.
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Posted: Wednesday, February 13 2013, 07:04 AM CST
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Habitat for Humanity to donate to tornado victims
June 17, 2013 20:23 GMT
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- Central Oklahoma Habitat for Humanity says it will donate proceeds from sales at its Renovation Station stores in Oklahoma City to help pay for construction and repairs of homes of the May tornado victims.
Habitat said Monday that all proceeds through Aug. 31 will be donated to the project. Habitat is also soliciting donations to help rebuild or repair homes damaged by the tornadoes in the Oklahoma City metro area.
Renovation Stations are retail stores operated by Habitat for Humanity that sell new and used building supplies, material, appliances, furniture and other household items. There are two in Oklahoma City -- one in north Oklahoma City and the other on the city's southwest side.
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