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mbbirdy/Getty Images (NEW YORK) — “Free Palestine” was written on the gun belonging to a woman who opened fire at celebrity pastor Joel Osteen’s Lakewood Church in Houston, according to a law enforcement official briefed on the investigation. However, a motive behind the Sunday afternoon shooting has not been determined. Sources said investigators are feverishly […]

Environmentalist Scott Smith test samples around the East Palestine train derailment. (ABC News) (OHIO) — In the one year since the toxic train derailment in East Palestine, Ohio, where 11 cars carrying hazardous materials spilled toxins into the environment, many of the residents still haven’t returned home. The spill forced hundreds of nearby residents out […]

Win McNamee/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) — Some East Palestine, Ohio, residents are still grappling with the aftershock of last month’s train derailment, with one mother offering compelling testimony about how the incident traumatized her young child. The night of the incident, a “huge fireball” was visible from East Palestine resident Misti Allison’s driveway, she testified to the […]

ABC News (WASHINGTON) — Ohio Sen. Sherrod Brown on Sunday touted the need for new bipartisan rail safety legislation weeks after the toxic train derailment in East Palestine sparked an uproar over existing regulations and precautions for rail companies. “It shouldn’t take a rail disaster to get us working together like that. And that’s what […]

Florian Roden / EyeEm/Getty Images (EAST PALESTINE, Ohio) — A town hall in East Palestine, Ohio became heated as an exasperated and furious crowd shouted their frustrations at state and federal officials and a Norfolk Southern representative. It’s been four weeks since a Norfolk Southern train derailed in the town on the Ohio-Pennsylvania border, releasing […]

Angelo Merendino/Getty Images (EAST PALESTINE, Ohio) — A freight train carrying hazardous materials derailed on Feb. 3 near East Palestine, Ohio, sending toxic chemicals into the air, soil and creeks in the area. The incident has caused lingering concerns and anxiety for residents of the town, located near the Ohio-Pennsylvania border, as well as increased […]

Florian Roden / EyeEm/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) — Federal investigators on Thursday released a preliminary report into the derailment of a Norfolk Southern train carrying toxic chemicals in East Palestine, Ohio, earlier this month. Detailing the report at a Washington, D.C., news conference, chairwoman Jennifer Homendy said “we know what derailed the train” and addressed the […]

fhm/Getty Images (EAST PALESTINE, Ohio) — Ben Ratner has spent a lot of time thinking about what it would be like to survive a freight train chemical disaster. After all, he appeared in a movie about it. In 2020, Ratner and some family members traveled from his home in East Palestine, Ohio, to a nearby […]