Sunday, April 20 2014 10:03 PM EDT2014-04-21 02:03:21 GMT
The confirmed death toll from South Korea's ferry disaster rose past 50 on Sunday as divers finally found a way inside the sunken vessel, quickly discovering more than a dozen bodies in what almost certainly is...Full Story >
Divers continued the grim work of recovering bodies from inside a sunken South Korean ferry Monday, securing a new entryway into the wreck, as a newly released transcript showed the ship was crippled by confusion and...Full Story >
Sunday, April 20 2014 9:23 PM EDT2014-04-21 01:23:00 GMT
Tens of thousands gathered for a weekend of Colorado cannabis-themed festivals and entertainment. (Source: MGN)
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Tens of thousands of revelers raised joints, pipes and vaporizer devices to the sky Sunday at a central Denver park in a defiant toast to the April 20 pot holiday, a once-underground celebration that stepped into the...Full Story >
Sunday, April 20 2014 9:03 PM EDT2014-04-21 01:03:50 GMT
Former midddleweight boxer Rubin Carter has died. (Source: Flickr)
Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, the boxer whose wrongful murder conviction became an international symbol of racial injustice, has died at 76.Full Story >
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LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - It may not be the reason people go to the zoo, but it sure has been missed. Tuesday for the first time in four years, people hopped on the train at the Louisville Zoo.
Visitors say they've felt the lack of the train since it derailed in June 2009, causing 22 people on board to be taken to area hospitals. State investigators determined the train was going too fast, it was not in good condition and the operator was not properly trained.
Now the tradition of the train is back. It's been running since 1969 with now a four-year hiatus.
When Amy Brooks Hoffmann and her family showed up Tuesday at the Louisville Zoo, right away they heard something was different. Tuesday, the whistle of the new train to circle the tracks welcomed riders for what the zoo is calling a "soft opening"
"So that we can make sure we're providing the very best customer service," said Louisville Zoo Director John Walczak.
He says while it may be the first time zoo visitors are riding the new train, it's not the first time for passengers. Staff members have been riding for weeks to make sure the training and safety upgrades are flawless.
"We've hired a training consultant, an expert who has done this for over 30 years throughout the attraction's profession," Walczak said. "All of our staff have been tested and trained. We're really, really proud of every step that we've taken to make sure that this ride is going to be an enjoyable, fun experience."
"I feel very confident in the administration and the staff here at the zoo," said Brooks Hoffman. "I know they're good people. I think it was a terrible, unfortunate accident a few years ago. I used to ride the train when I was a girl so it's fun to bring my boys here today."
Walczak said in addition to a new train and new training of staff, each train will now have two people on board: a conductor and an engineer. The zoo feels these type of redundancies will keep another accident from happening.
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Thursday, April 17 2014 5:59 PM EDT2014-04-17 21:59:41 GMT
Many families celebrate the Easter season with a traditional egg hunt. The same is true for the Cincinnati Zoo's newest family. The Cincinnati Zoo's gorilla family - one-year-old Gladys, Jomo the silverback,Full Story >
Many families celebrate the Easter season with a traditional egg hunt. The same is true for the Cincinnati Zoo's newest family.Full Story >
Friday, April 11 2014 7:07 PM EDT2014-04-11 23:07:05 GMT
Ever wonder what goes on in the kitchen of your favorite restaurants? We’ve gathered details about the Tampa Bay restaurants that received the most violations during inspections conducted from March 31 to April 4, 2014.Full Story >
Ever wonder what goes on in the kitchen of your favorite restaurants? We’ve gathered details about the Tampa Bay restaurants that received the most violations during inspections conducted from March 31 to April 4, 2014. Full Story >
Friday, April 18 2014 10:46 PM EDT2014-04-19 02:46:03 GMT
Clermont County Sheriffs are investigating after a man was killed in a lawn mower accident on Friday evening. Officers say the incident happened around 7:15 p.m. Friday at in the 1800 block of Route 52. AirFull Story >
Clermont County Sheriffs are investigating after a man was killed in a lawn mower accident on Friday evening.Full Story >
Friday, April 18 2014 9:53 PM EDT2014-04-19 01:53:24 GMT
The police department's statements detail their use of GPS tracking, surveillance and the help of tips from the public that led to the eventual arrest of Mohammed Whitaker, the man suspected of being theFull Story >
Court documents detail how new-age technology, old-fashioned police work and observant eyewitnesses led to the capture of the man that authorities say was responsible for a string of highway shootings that terrorized the area.Full Story >
Thursday, April 10 2014 6:53 AM EDT2014-04-10 10:53:05 GMT
A Harrison County affidavit WLOX obtained said a young girl's diary detailed the relationship between former officer Patrick Klis and a 15-year-old girl. WLOX also found online pictures of Klis and a young girl.Full Story >
WLOX News has uncovered new details about what led investigators to arrest a Long Beach Police officer for three counts of sexual battery involving a minor. A Harrison County affidavit WLOX obtained said a young girl's diary detailed the relationship between former officer Patrick Klis and a 15-year-old girl. WLOX also found online pictures of Klis and a young girl.Full Story >
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