Pedestrian struck and killed
by train in Florida
LONGWOOD, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man walking his bicycle in between train tracks was struck and killed by an Amtrak train.
Authorities said that 53-year-old Mane Yee was killed Sunday morning in Seminole County. Seminole County is located in central Florida.
The Florida Highway Patrol said the train operator used his horn to warn Yee, but that he failed to get out of the way.
Authorities issued a statement saying none of the approximately 100 passengers on the train were hurt.
The Highway Patrol says that the crash remains under investigation.
Effort to build floating maritime
NEWPORT, Vt. (AP) — The effort to buy a boat in northern Vermont to transform it into a floating maritime museum has moved one step forward.
The board of directors of Memphremagog Community Maritime announced that they have been awarded non-profit status and are now eligible for grants and tax-deductible donations. The Caledonian-Record reports the group received a $100,000 donation and they are halfway toward matching that with other donations.
That $200,000 would go toward the down payment needed to buy the Northern Star tour boat whenever it comes up for auction as expected later this month. The group says it wants to turn the boat into a tour boat and floating maritime museum for the Lake Memphremagog community.
Police: Pair guns down 3 men
inside White Castle in Detroit
DETROIT (AP) — Authorities say three young men were shot to death in a White Castle on Detroit’s west side.
Officer Vanessa Burt says two men entered the restaurant at around 12:25 a.m. Sunday and shot the three victims, who were ages 25, 24 and 20. Investigators have no information on the assailants.
The restaurant’s windows had bullet holes and handguns were recovered at the scene.
It wasn’t immediately known if the victims were customers or workers at the restaurant.
The restaurant is normally open 24 hours but was closed later Sunday. Signs said it would reopen Monday morning.