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Disasters and Accidents

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  • Man in fatal DUI crash was nearly 3 times over the legal limit, prosecutors say

    Man in fatal DUI crash was nearly 3 times over the legal limit, prosecutors say
    A south suburban man was charged with aggravated driving under the influence causing death after the car he was driving early Saturday crashed into a divider between the Chicago Skyway and the Dan Ryan Expressway, resulting in the death of a passenger...
  • Discovery Cancels 'Everest Jump Live' in Light of Deadly Avalanche

    After Mt. Everest suffered its deadliest avalanche early Friday which killed 13 people, Discovery Channel has cancelled "Everest Jump Live," scheduled for May 11. "In light of the overwhelming tragedy at Mt Everest and respect for the families of the...
  • READER SUBMITTED: Thank You

    April 3, brought a terrible loss to two longtime businesses in Torrington and as Chief I wish we could have achieved a better outcome. As bad as this fire was I take great pride in the effort put forth by members of the Torrington Fire Service and value...
  • At least six people displaced by Bangor fire

    At least half a dozen people were displaced by a Sunday afternoon fire that damaged a twin home in Bangor, a fire official said. The fire at 127 Pennsylvania Avenue near North 1st Street, was reported shortly before 1:30 p.m. Firefighters had...
  • Runner's revenge: Marathoners take back the streets of Boston

    Runner's revenge: Marathoners take back the streets of Boston
    Jon Hughes was two blocks away and 32 floors up, but his hotel room still jiggled when the bomb went off. "What was that?" he asked his wife, Betsy. They looked out their window and saw thousands of people running away from the Boston Marathon. A year...
  • Man charged in Bethlehem Township truck-into-house crash

    Man charged in Bethlehem Township truck-into-house crash
    An Easton man is taking the blame for a Bethlehem Township crash last week that resulted in a tractor-trailer slamming into a house, township police said. Steven Vazquez-Rosado, 25, of the 600 block of Berwick Street, faces charges of causing damage to...
  • Foreign-exchange student killed in crash near UCF

    Foreign-exchange student killed in crash near UCF
    A French foreign-exchange student was hit by a car and killed overnight near the UCF campus. Geoffrey Pimpernelle, 22, of France died at the scene of the crash, which happened just before 2:15 a.m. Sunday at the intersection of University Boulevard and...
  • Discovery cancels Mount Everest jump

    Discovery cancels Mount Everest jump
    There will be no leap off Mount Everest on live television. Discovery Channel on Sunday announced it had canceled the telecast. In a statement, the channel said: "In light of the overwhelming tragedy at Mt. Everest and respect for the families of...
  • Sleeping California teen killed when car plows into apartment

    Sleeping California teen killed when car plows into apartment
    (Reuters) - A 16-year-old girl asleep in her bed was killed early Sunday when a suspected drunk driver careened into an apartment building in southern California, law enforcement officials said. The crash occurred at 3:15 a.m. local time in Palmdale,...
  • Brother, sister, both four, die in New York house fire on Easter morning

    Brother, sister, both four, die in New York house fire on Easter morning
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - A house fire that left two young children dead early Easter Sunday in New York City was sparked accidentally, possibly by a child playing with a lighter or matches, emergency officials said. The 4-year-old half-siblings, a boy and...
  • Villages sinkhole filled in; homes to be restored

    A large sinkhole that opened up under two homes in the Villages on Saturday night has been filled. Once an engineer approves, both homes will be fit to be occupied again in the near future, according to Meredith Tucker of Helicon Property Restoration,...