Sunday, August 31 2014 5:20 AM EDT2014-08-31 09:20:57 GMT
Under cover of darkness, 40 Filipino peacekeepers made a daring escape after being surrounded and under fire for seven hours by Syrian rebels in the Golan Heights, Philippine officials said Sunday, leaving 44...Full Story >
Under cover of darkness, 40 Filipino peacekeepers made a daring escape after being surrounded and under fire for seven hours by Syrian rebels in the Golan Heights, Philippine officials said Sunday, leaving 44 Fijian troops...Full Story >
Sunday, August 31 2014 2:52 AM EDT2014-08-31 06:52:12 GMT
An Afghan spokesman says 23 people were killed when a passenger van and a fuel tanker collided in western Afghanistan.Full Story >
A van slammed into a fuel tanker in western Afghanistan on Sunday, killing 23 people in the latest horrific accident in a country with poorly maintained roads and often reckless driving.Full Story >
LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - A tire failure caused a chartered school bus to crash into a barrier wall along Interstate 64. Six people were still hospitalized at University Hospital and one person was still being treated at Kosair Children's Hospital as of Wednesday evening.
Commonwealth Bus Services owned and operated the bus involved in the accident, according to Kentucky State Police Commercial Vehicle Enforcement. JCPS hired the Commonwealth to transport Waggener High School upperclassmen to and from colleges throughout Kentucky during day trips.
"They are just now making contact with the company. It's taken them this long to track down the company owner," Officer Scott Koch said.
Chartered buses like the one involved in Tuesday's accident are subject to random roadside inspections by Commercial Vehicle Enforcement officers. Koch said contract buses could go a lifetime and never be inspected by the state because it's not required by state or federal law.
However, an annual inspection report must be on board commercial vehicles at all times. Investigators are still searching for that important document. "Our officers haven't been able to locate that inspection report on the bus," Koch said.
A federal database reveals Commonwealth Bus Services is in good standing. A Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration report does not list an fatal, injury or at-fault accidents in the last two years. Commonwealth is rated as satisfactory - one of three ratings the FMCSA designates. If a company is rated unsatisfactory it cannot operate. A conditional rating indicates a company is on probation.
Twelve patients were taken to University, 11 from the bus and one more from another vehicle. No one faced life threatening injuries.
Saturday, August 30 2014 9:57 PM EDT2014-08-31 01:57:07 GMT
A New York teenager has died after he crashed a lamborghini into a guard rail while taking it for a test drive. According to FOX News, 18-year-old Samuel Shepard was driving on a county road in MountFull Story >
A New York teenager has died after he crashed a lamborghini into a guard rail while taking it for a test drive.Full Story >
Saturday, August 30 2014 9:34 PM EDT2014-08-31 01:34:11 GMT
The Coast Guard says the pilot of a small airplane lost consciousness while flying and the plane crashed into the Atlantic Ocean off the Virginia coast.Full Story >
A pilot lost consciousness and the plane drifted into restricted airspace over the nation's capital, scrambling fighter jets that stayed with the small aircraft until it ran out of fuel and crashed Saturday.Full Story >