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This Morning's Stories: A City Derailed

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LAist is really, well, just flummoxed with yesterday's senseless metrolink tragedy so although there are a few other interesting local stories in the papers today, we're going to focus solely on what The Los Angeles Times is calling the Tragedy on the Rails.

Times Coverage:
Chain Reaction Kills 11
Survival a Matter of Chance
A Troubled Past, A Startling Action
Concern Grows Over Rail Suicides
Rescuers Work Among Carnage
For Victims, A Deadly Last Ride
Trains Lineup May Have Added to Risk

Los Angeles Daily News:
Could Any Safety Procedures Have Prevented This Tragedy?
Metrolink Crash a Scene of Blood, Sweat and Tears
Post 9/11 Drills Helped Train Crash Response (*LAist Note: interesting story, bad headline structure)
Grief Radiates Through Region
Costco Workers First to the Rescue

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Also, the LAFD blog posts about the death of one of their own. Julia Bennett, a senior clerk typist for the Bureau of Fire Prevention and Public Safety died as a passenger on one of the trains.

In this regular column, we do plan on covering the local weeklies as well as our two major papers (and maybe a college paper or two) but maybe we're missing out. Is there a good local paper (with a working website) that you think we should be looking at? Please let us know.

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