Most Active Stories
- Protesters Dispute Possible Immigration Reform Outside Mexican Consulate
- Wal-Mart CEO Of Domestic Operations To Resign Next Month
- Former KLRE Manager Madison Hodges Dies
- Sandy Hook And Shooting Simulators Factor In School Safety Conference
- UPDATE: LR Air Force Base Reopens After Scare Prompts Lockdown
Local & Regional News
Tue December 10, 2013
Ashdown Council Allows Mayor To Talk With About Deadly KCS Rail Crossings
Ashdown city council members say Mayor Carroll McLarty can talk with Kansas City Southern railroad officials about plans to close some crossings in the city.
The railroad has suggested closing at least two of the town's crossings, where four people have died in train-vehicle accidents since 2009.
The Texarkana Gazette reported Tuesday that McLarty told council members that they owed it to the public to do so something.
Council Member Tina Chandler says she herself had been distracted at the crossings and that anyone on the council could have been killed by a train. A 41-year-old woman died last month.
The railroad said it is willing to work with the city and state to address safety the crossings, including upgrades for gates and flashing lights.