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  • Accidently on Purpose

    By Jim Gorzelany CTW Features Economic woes and double-digit unemployment are being blamed for a rash of staged auto accidents by criminals against unsuspecting motorists to line their pockets through fraudulent insurance claims. Ten people were...
  • 23 firefighters, 11 civilians hurt in 5-alarm blaze in NYC home

    23 firefighters, 11 civilians hurt in 5-alarm blaze in NYC home
    A five-alarm blaze ripped through a New York City home and left 34 people injured, including 23 firefighters, as rescue crews spent eight hours battling a blaze early Thursday. One person remained in critical condition and 33 others were treated for...
  • Marine jet crash forces residents of 8 homes to flee

    Authorities said residents were able to get out of homes in Imperial County on Wednesday after a Marine Harrier jet crashed into a neighborhood in the city of Imperial. Two homes caught fire but everyone in the houses escaped, the city's Fire Chief Tony...
  • No injuries in crash of military jet into homes in Imperial County

    A Marine jet crashed into homes in the city of Imperial in Imperial County but there were no casualties, the city's fire chief said Wednesday evening. Two homes caught fire but everyone in the homes escaped, said Chief Tony Rouhotas. The AV-8B Harrier...
  • Kansas City house explosion injures five, two critically

    A house explosion on a residential street in Kansas City, Mo., Wednesday evening has left five people injured, two of them in critical condition, police said. Firefighters responded to an explosion in the 7100 block of Tennessee Avenue, a small block...
  • CHP: Driver says brakes failed before car hit 3 teen girls

    CHP: Driver says brakes failed before car hit 3 teen girls
    A driver who hit three teenagers walking across a North Hollywood street Wednesday says his car's brakes failed, the California Highway Patrol says. One of the 14-year-old girls was on life support with head trauma, another suffered a dislocated hip and...
  • Three teens critically injured after car hits them in North Hollywood

    Three teens critically injured after car hits them in North Hollywood
    Three teenage girls were critically injured Wednesday after being struck by a car in North Hollywood, authorities said.  The girls were reportedly in a crosswalk near 11482 Magnolia Blvd. when a man driving a compact car hit them, said Los Angeles...
  • Driver kept going after hitting 3 girls in North Hollywood, CHP says

    Driver kept going after hitting 3 girls in North Hollywood, CHP says
    Three 14-year-old girls were walking back to their North Hollywood school Wednesday when they were struck by a driver who didn't stop after he hit them, a CHP official said.  The girls, reportedly students at Oakwood School, were walking back to the...
  • 125 years after Johnstown flood, U.S. dams need expensive fix

    125 years after Johnstown flood, U.S. dams need expensive fix
    The last Friday in May dawned wet and stayed that way. Merchants in blue-collar Johnstown, Pa., hauled their wares to their buildings’ upper stories to wait out the expected flooding. Families moved furniture and stockpiled supplies. But nothing...
  • Northbrook, Glenview get hit with heavy rains

    Northbrook, Glenview get hit with heavy rains
    Heavy rains last night resulted in flooded roads and basements in some northern suburbs, including Glenview and Northbrook. The National Weather Service's flood warning remains in effect until 12:30 p.m. today. Glenview recorded 2.89 inches of rain in...
  • Fueled by Santa Ana winds, Etiwanda fire burns 1,000 acres

    Fueled by Santa Ana winds, Etiwanda fire burns 1,000 acres
    Erratic Santa Ana winds whipped through an already hot, dry Southern California on Wednesday, spreading flame with the gusts. More than 1,600 homes were evacuated and several schools closed shortly after the Etiwanda fire broke out about 8 a.m. above...