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Disasters and Accidents

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  • List of buildings at risk in big earthquake to be released to city

    List of buildings at risk in big earthquake to be released to city
    Ending a three-month standoff, University of California researchers announced Friday they will give Los Angeles officials the addresses of about 1,500 old concrete buildings that are potentially at risk of collapse during a major earthquake. The move is...
  • In reversal, quake researchers to turn over list of concrete buildings

    In reversal, quake researchers to turn over list of concrete buildings
    In a reversal, University of California researchers will give Los Angeles officials the addresses of about 1,500 old concrete buildings that are potentially at risk of collapse during a major earthquake. The move, announced Friday, is significant...
  • Sundance Film Review: 'God's Pocket'

    A human corpse is on the receiving end of much of the so-called humor in "God's Pocket," but it's the movie that feels dead on arrival, a strained and tedious pileup of small-town stupidity that might more honestly have been titled "Sad Sacks 'R' Us."...
  • Stats reflect Glendale traffic dangers

    Last year was devastating for pedestrians in Glendale as traffic-related fatalities saw a 400% jump from 2012. Fatalities jumped to eight last year, which is substantial compared to 2012 when police logged only two traffic-related deaths, according to...
  • Glenbrook H.S. security cameras made available to first responders

    Glenbrook H.S. security cameras made available to first responders
    Live video from Glenbrook South High School's surveillance cameras will be available to Glenview police officers, firefighters and paramedics during emergency situations under an agreement approved Jan. 13 by the Glenbrook District 225 school board. The...
  • Injuries reported at Omaha plant collapse; some possibly trapped

    Injuries reported at Omaha plant collapse; some possibly trapped
    An Omaha plant that produces animal nutritional supplements partially collapsed after an explosion Monday, injuring several employees and perhaps trapping others. In a tweet, local police said: “#OPD praying for workers and families of all...
  • 10 workers hurt, some killed in Omaha plant disaster

    An industrial accident in Omaha sent at least 10 workers to the hospital and killed some when an animal feed plant collapsed after an apparent explosion, officials said Monday. Interim Omaha Fire Chief Bernie Kanger said at an afternoon news conference:...
  • Omaha fire chief: Fatalities at animal feed plant accident

    A fire and structural collapse at an animal feed processing plant killed some people and injured at least 10 workers, four critically, the Omaha fire chief said Monday.  Officials had said earlier that the fire at the International Nutrition plant may...
  • Lake Zurich, Mundelein, Grayslake police blotter: Jan. 21

    Lake Zurich, Mundelein, Grayslake police blotter: Jan. 21
    The following items were taken from police reports: Lake Zurich •A 26-year-old Lake Zurich man was arrested on Jan. 13 at 12:57 p.m. on South Old Rand Road at Surryse Road. He was charged with unlawful use of an electronic device, driving without...
  • 2 killed and 10 injured in accident at Omaha feed plant

    A fire and structural collapse at an animal feed processing plant killed two people and injured 10 others, four critically, Omaha authorities said Monday. Officials had said the fire at the International Nutrition plant could have been precipitated by...
  • Chevy Spark only subcompact car to pass insurance group crash test

    Chevy Spark only subcompact car to pass insurance group crash test
    Of the 11 economy cars crash-tested by the leading insurance industry group, 10 failed a new safety standard for front-end collisions.  Only the Chevrolet Spark earned an “acceptable” grade on the test, in which 25% of the front end, on...