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Monday
Dec052011

Two Wounded, One Dead in Shooting at Dallas' Union Station

Spencer Platt/Getty Images(DALLAS) -- A shooting at Dallas' Union Station Monday left one person dead and two others wounded, including a police officer.

On an Amtrak train bound for Chicago, Deputy Police Chief Randy Blankenbaker said three plainclothes officers approached a man who appeared suspicious and had a pistol, WFAA-TV reports.  The confrontation resulted in shots being fired, wounding 29-year-old passenger Paul Railey in the shoulder and a Dallas police officer -- who has not been named -- in the hand, according to WFAA.  The suspect, also unidentified by authorities, was shot during the confrontation and died at the scene.

Emergency responders transported both Railey and the wounded police officer to a local hospital to be treated for non-life-threatening injuries.

Police would not immediately release details about the events leading up to the shooting.

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Monday
Feb072011

Amtrak, N.J. Senators Plan New Tunnel Across the Hudson

Photo Courtesy - Getty Images(TRENTON, N.J.) --  Amtrak executives and New Jersey senators Monday will announce a plan to build a new, trans-Hudson tunnel after a similar plan was not approved by Gov. Chris Christie last year, reports The Star-Ledger.

The tunnel, known as the Gateway, would be similar to the ARC Tunnel Christie turned down last year, but would have connections to new tracks at Penn Station. The previous plan was criticized for its lack of connections to other transportation hubs in Manhattan.
 
"I’m in my late 60s, and I was just hoping and praying I’d see the day when there would be another Hudson River tunnel," New Jersey transportation expert Martin E. Robins told The Star-Ledger. "My hopes have been rekindled."

Before the project can go forward, however, officials will have to figure out a way to pay for the $10 billion tunnel. Amtrack is also expected to ask for federal funding to conduct a study on the plan.

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