David Schaper

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After Cold, Icy Winters, Lake Michigan Is Rising Rapidly

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Just two years after dropping to a record low, Lake Michigan's water level is rebounding at a near record rate. It's good news for restoring the habitat, but not so good for some who live on the lake.


Busy Travel Weekend Raises Concerns About Transportation Infrastructure

Thursday, July 02, 2015

Expect heavy traffic and busy airports if traveling this Independence Day weekend. Travel industry groups say with unemployment down and wages ticking up, more Americans will be on the move.


Justice Department Investigates Airlines For Possible Price Collusion

Thursday, July 02, 2015

The department is investigating whether U.S. airlines worked together to keep ticket prices high. Prosecutors want to know if they held back competition by limiting flights and seating capacity.


Funerals Begin At Emanuel AME Church For Bible Study Shooting Victims

Friday, June 26, 2015

President Obama will be in Charleston for the funeral of Clementa Pinckney. The pastor of the church, who was also a state senator, was among 9 members gunned down last week during a Bible study.


Bible Study Resumes At Emanuel AME Church 1 Week After Massacre

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Members of the Bible study gathered Wednesday night in the same room where 21-year-old Dylann Roof allegedly opened fire one week ago killing 9 people. The first two funerals are held Thursday.


S.C. Lawmakers Vote To Consider Removing Confederate Flag

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

The South Carolina House has approved a measure that allows them to consider removing the Confederate flag from the State House grounds. Legislators convened a session Tuesday to pass a state budget.


S.C. Governor Calls For Removal Of State Capitol's Confederate Flag

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Gov. Nikki Haley on Monday called for the Confederate flag to be removed from the state capitol, following the shooting last week at the historic black church in Charleston. Nine people died.


Charleston, S.C., Mass Shooting Renews Debate Over Confederate Flag

Monday, June 22, 2015

Since the shooting deaths of nine African-Americans in Charleston, S.C., people across the state are debating the Confederate flag's place on the state house grounds.


Battle Over New Oil Train Standards Pits Safety Against Cost

Friday, June 19, 2015

Against the backdrop of several fiery derailments, safety advocates are questioning whether new federal rules meant to prevent incidents go far enough. Opponents say the new rules are too costly.


Both Catholics, Non-Catholics Applaud Pope For Bold Remarks On Climate Change

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Catholics across the nation are reacting to a sweeping encyclical issued by Pope Francis on the issue of climate change. The 184-page papal letter explains that it is a global problem with far reaching environmental and social ramifications.


Parties Say They Trust Hastert Judge's Impartiality

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Judge Thomas Durkin had donated money to Hastert's reelection campaigns and worked with people involved in the case. He offered to let another judge take over but both sides want him to stay.


Former House Speaker Hastert Pleads Not Guilty In Hush Money Case

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert is accused by federal prosecutors of illegally structuring bank withdrawals to evade reporting requirements, and then lying about it to the FBI.


Dennis Hastert Pleads Not Guilty In Federal Court

Tuesday, June 09, 2015

Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert plead not guilty in federal court Tuesday on charges he violated banking laws and lied about it to the FBI.


Most Commuter Rails Won't Meet Deadline For Mandated Safety Systems

Wednesday, June 03, 2015

Most commuter trains are several years away from implementing Positive Train Control system to prevent derailment. With Americans taking 490 million commuter rail trips last year, the stakes are high.


Former House Speaker J. Dennis Hastert Indicted By Federal Grand Jury

Thursday, May 28, 2015

The longest-serving Republican speaker was indicted Thursday for illegally structuring cash withdrawals from bank accounts to conceal payments to someone he committed "prior misconduct" against.


Amtrak Train Derailment Highlights Delays Installing Safety Controls

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

The delay in installing the automated control system that may have prevented last week's Amtrak derailment in Philadelphia is being blamed on not enough funding and complex design issues.


Red Tape Slows Control System That Could Have Saved Speeding Train

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Investigators say the control network would have prevented this week's crash, and Amtrak vows to have it implemented by the 2016 deadline. But technical and bureaucratic hurdles are holding others up.

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NTSB Probe Focuses On Speed In Amtrak Derailment In Philadelphia

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Investigators want to know why the Amtrak train that derailed Tuesday night was traveling at a speed of over 100 miles an hour into a curve where the speed limit is just 50.


NTSB Continues Investigation Into Derailed Amtrak Train

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

An Amtrak train derailed in Philadelphia Tuesday night, killing at least seven people and injuring more than 200. The NTSB says the train was traveling at over 100 mph when it derailed.


Illinois High Court Tosses Out State's Pension Fix

Friday, May 08, 2015

In a move to repair the nation's worst government pension crisis, lawmakers eliminated promised benefit increases. The justices ruled the action would leave pensions "diminished or impaired."