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10:04 am
Fri August 29, 2014

Search and Rescue Continues in Augusta County

Credit Garrett Beck, Deerfield Va. This photo was taken at Marble Valley Farms.

A search continues for the pilot of a Massachusetts National Guard aircraft that went down Wednesday in a mountainous section of Augusta County this morning. 

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Investigation Continues
9:32 am
Fri August 29, 2014

Decorated Combat Veteran Killed in Augusta Crash

After exhaustive search efforts, the body of the pilot of the F-15 that crashed in Augusta County Wednesday has been located and officials have now released the pilot's identify.

Lt. Col. Morris "Moose"  Fontenot Jr. served with the 104th Fighter Wing as the full-time Wing Inspector General, responsible for the implementation of the Air Force Inspection System and as an F-15 instructor pilot with more than 2,300 flight hours. 

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11:55 am
Wed August 27, 2014

Search & Rescue Continues in Augusta County

Credit Garrett Beck, Deerfield Va. This photo was taken at Marble Valley Farms.

Law enforcement officers and volunteers searched through the night for the pilot of a Massachusetts National Guard aircraft that went down Wednesday in a mountainous section of Augusta County.  

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5:10 pm
Thu July 24, 2014

Federal Rulings on Crude Oil Rail Shipments

Credit LuAnn Hunt, City of Lynchburg, via Associated Press

Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine are applauding action by the U-S Department of Transportation aimed at improving the safety of crude oil rail shipments.

The action follows the derailment of 17 cars in downtown Lynchburg a few months ago.

The Department of Transportation’s proposed regulations are available for review and the public has 60 days to offer comment on them.

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Part 4 of 5
12:41 pm
Mon June 30, 2014

Rail Safety: Tracks & Inspections

Credit City of Lynchburg

Within hours of a rail crash in Lynchburg on April 30, inspectors for the state and federal governments and CSX were on the scene – trying to figure out why 17 cars derailed and one ruptured – producing flames, smoke and a significant oil spill. 

Getting official answers could take 18 months, but there are clues that suggest a cause for the accident and a future course of action to improve rail safety. 

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