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Ex: Man Who Killed Trooper Hated Police

Trooper may have been trying to make small talk at Greyhound station

(Newser) - More information is emerging about the shooter and Virginia state trooper killed in Thursday's violence at a Greyhound bus station in Richmond. The AP reports 37-year-old Chad Dermyer, a former Marine, was participating in a counterterrorism exercise at the bus station with a dozen or so other troopers. Part... More »

Greyhound Bus Flips on Side, Kills 2

At least 8 others sent to hospital

(Newser) - A Greyhound bus rolled onto its side during a rainy Tuesday morning commute in Northern California, killing two women and sending at least eight others to the hospital, authorities said. Several victims suffered minor injuries and were treated at the scene in San Jose or were ferried to a hospital... More »

Cops: Train Thief Stole Bus, Wants to Steal Plane

NYC man has been arrested 29 times

(Newser) - Notorious train thief Darius McCollum has returned to a life of crime, and few modes of transport are safe, police say. The 50-year-old was arrested on Wednesday behind the wheel of a stolen Greyhound bus in Brooklyn, NBC New York reports. The bus, which was apparently stolen from a Port... More »

Greyhound Bus Crash Kills 1, Injures 18

Bus collides with car on Indiana highway

(Newser) - Authorities say a Greyhound bus and car collided on a highway near Indiana's border with Ohio, killing one person and injuring at least 18 others. A Wayne County spokesman says the accident happened this morning on interstate 70 near Richmond, which is about 70 miles east of Indianapolis. More »

Bus Passengers Subdue Attacker, Prevent Crash

Greyhound in Arizona nearly went into oncoming traffic

(Newser) - A bizarre incident on a Greyhound bus in Arizona resulted in injuries to more than 20 people, but police say quick-thinking passengers prevented it from being much, much worse. A 25-year-old man on the bus is accused of attacking the driver just before 2am as they traveled on I-10 near... More »

34 Injured When Greyhound Bus Flips

All expected to survive accident in Ohio

(Newser) - Another major bus accident in the news: A Greyhound bus went off an interstate in Ohio overnight and ended up on its side in a cornfield, reports AP . The most recent account says 34 of the 52 people aboard were taken to hospitals, though the Cincinnati Enquirer says none of... More »

'A Thousand Roaches' Infest Greyhound Bus Ride

Passengers freak after leaving Atlantic City

(Newser) - Talk about nasty: A bus full of Greyhound travelers suddenly found roaches dropping from the ceiling and scurrying up their clothes yesterday, CNN reports. "There's like a thousand roaches," said a passenger on the ill-fated trip. "And when I say infested, I mean infested. People were... More »

Oops! Now Baldwin Insults Greyhound

Bus company not too pleased he dragged it into his American Airlines mess

(Newser) - Alec Baldwin, scourge of travel companies everywhere: American Airlines is mad at him , flight attendants want him off their planes , and now Greyhound has a bone to pick with the actor. In his apology to passengers that ran on the Huffington Post, he noted that flight attendants like the one... More »

Bull Semen Shuts Tennessee Highway

Steaming canisters alarm motorists

(Newser) - A load of bull semen packed in liquid nitrogen caused a scare and closed a highway near Nashville on Tuesday after it fell out of a Greyhound bus. Motorists called emergency services after seeing the large, steaming canisters and smelling a foul odor, reports WKRN . The highway was reopened after... More »

Greyhound Bus Crash Sends 14 to Hospital

Driver lost control in the passing lane, say police

(Newser) - The driver of a Greyhound bus bound for St. Louis from New York City lost control on the Pennsylvania Turnpike early today, sending the bus careering across the highway and up an embankment before it landed on its side on the interstate. The crash sent at least 14 people to... More »

Medical Student Charged With Killing 14 Dogs

Cops respond after tip that Italian greyhounds were disappearing

(Newser) - A Michigan medical student is being charged with torturing and killing up to 14 dogs he purchased in the last nine months. Police checked on David Thompson, 24, after a tipster complained that he was bringing in a large number of dogs, mostly Italian greyhounds, that were never seen again.... More »

Greyhound Bus Hijacker Nailed

Incident ends without injury after passenger alerts police

(Newser) - A bus hijacking in North Carolina last night ended without injury when cops pounced on an armed man threatening to blow up the vehicle. The hijacker boarded the Richmond–Raleigh bus along a North Carolina highway and ordered the driver to relinquish the vehicle, AP reports. The gunman allowed everybody... More »

6 Dead, Many Injured in Calif. Greyhound Bus Crash

Driver swerved to avoid earlier minivan pileup

(Newser) - A Greyhound bus carrying 35 people heading to Sacramento from Los Angeles crashed on a highway in California's Central Valley early this morning, killing six and injuring many others. The bus driver swerved to avoid another crash involving an overturned minivan, slammed into the concrete center divider, and then hit... More »

Passenger Surrenders After Bus Bomb Scare

9-hour standoff ends peacefully

(Newser) - A 9-hour standoff with a passenger on a Maine to New York Greyhound bus ended peacefully last night when the man surrendered to police. The standoff in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, began when a passenger called 911 to report an explosive device. The driver and 16 passengers left the bus after... More »

US Prisons Leave Driving to Greyhound

Convicts unescorted in transfers; feds say there's little risk

(Newser) - Federal convicts regularly transfer themselves between prisons unescorted, riding public transportation without a guard in sight, WFAA-TV reports. Some 5,300 have switched prisons on their own since April 2006; 54,000 have headed to halfway houses. And in 2003-05, 77 escaped while en route. “It’s an inherent... More »

Greyhound Bus Killer Found Mentally Ill

Man who decapitated traveler committed to mental hospital

(Newser) - The man who beheaded and partly cannibalized a passenger aboard a Greyhound bus last July was found not criminally responsible and will be committed to a mental institution, reports the Globe and Mail. Prosecution and defense both argued that Vince Li was tormented by voices he believed came from God... More »

Vote Greyhound for First Pooch

Loyal, cuddly and in need of a political push

(Newser) - So the Obamas are looking for a hypoallergenic rescue dog? Well, Jezebel has just the breed for them: Greyhound. Today known mostly as racing dogs, Greyhounds have a proud history. They were protected by law in the Middle Ages, they appear in Chaucer, Shakespeare and the Simpsons, and are the... More »

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