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Disasters and Accidents

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  • 'Suspicious' fire in historic Elgin Tower Building

    'Suspicious' fire in historic Elgin Tower Building
    Elgin fire officials are investigating whether arson is the cause of a small fire at the Tower Building, an art deco high-rise that has marked the city's skyline since 1929. Someone passing by the building at 100 E. Chicago St. around 7:45 p.m. Sunday...
  • Officials: Proviso East H.S. closed following extra-alarm fire

    Officials: Proviso East H.S. closed following extra-alarm fire
    Officials said this afternoon that classes at Proviso East High School are canceled Monday and Tuesday following an extra-alarm fire that damaged at least 10 rooms at the school. The fire broke out about 9 p.m. Saturday on the second level of the high...
  • Woman dies following Oak Park crash

    A 79-year-old woman died after a car she was in hit a tree in Oak Park Sunday morning, authorities said. The woman, identifed as Ethel Baskins, of the 900 block of West 51st Street in Chicago, was pronounced dead at 8:44 a.m. at Loyola University...
  • No injuries from extra-alarm fire at Proviso East H.S. in Maywood

    No injuries from extra-alarm fire at Proviso East H.S. in Maywood
    An extra-alarm fire broke out at Proviso East High School in Maywood on Saturday evening, causing damage and startling families gathered for a school play. No injuries were reported. The fire was reported at about 9 p.m. at the west suburban high...
  • Ice cream man assaulted, accused of killing child with truck in South L.A.

    An ice cream truck driver was assaulted in South L.A. after he allegedly hit and killed a child with his truck Wednesday night. The incident happened about 7:10 p.m. in the 200 block of East 97th Street, police said. The unidentified child was...
  • Overturned fuel tanker ignites fire in Boyle Heights

    Overturned fuel tanker ignites fire in Boyle Heights
    A flaming tanker truck that threatened a Boyle Heights neighborhood Friday has been extinguished, but not before a river of fuel flowing from the big rig caught fire and burned a building. The building, said Fire Department spokesman Brian Humphrey, was...
  • Police identify victim in Delray crash and shooting

    – A 23-year-old man is dead after a wild shooting and car crash in downtown Delray Beach. The investigation shut down Atlantic Avenue Thursday night and police were still working the scene Friday. It happened at Atlantic and Eighth Avenue West...
  • Organizer of South Korea concert where 16 died kills himself

    Organizer of South Korea concert where 16 died kills himself
    The organizer of a South Korean concert where 16 people died Friday evening has been found dead after committing suicide, police told the local media. Police said the man, surnamed Oh, 37, was found dead Saturday in Seongnam, a suburb south of Seoul,...
  • Two charged in fatal hit-and-run of pedestrian in wheelchair

    Two charged in fatal hit-and-run of pedestrian in wheelchair
    Los Angeles County prosecutors have charged the driver of a Cadillac SUV with fatally striking a man in a wheelchair last month in Pacoima and fleeing the scene. Tatiana Cacho, 24, of Pacoima was arrested after detectives received anonymous tips from...
  • Maryland car wreck leaves five dead, three hurt

    A two-car crash left five people, including two children, dead and two others seriously injured in a Maryland suburb, police said. Occupants of both cars were killed after a Mercedes slammed into an Acura that was stopped at a red light about 9:40 p.m....
  • Woman found seriously injured outside burning car on O.C. toll road

    Woman found seriously injured outside burning car on O.C. toll road
    The Orange County Fire Authority said a 50-year-old woman was found seriously burned on an Aliso Viejo toll road Tuesday night outside of her smoldering car. The incident occurred about 8:40 p.m. on the San Joaquin Hills (73) toll road near the Glenwood...