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Disasters and Accidents

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  • 'Complete streets' allow for safety of all who use roadways

    In 2012, the most recent year for which data are available, 69 pedestrians and cyclists were killed in the Orlando metropolitan area — lives cut tragically short because we have failed to make common-sense, low-cost investments in safety. The sad...
  • Apartment fire displaces 2 dozen families in Celebration

    Apartment fire displaces 2 dozen families in Celebration
    A "massive" apartment fire apparently started by lightning has displaced about two dozen families in Celebration. The fire broke out about 3:15 p.m. at Evander Square apartments, officials said. Firefighters several hours later were still fighting the...
  • Traffic: S.R. 528, I-4, S.R. 408 all congested

    Traffic: S.R. 528, I-4, S.R. 408 all congested
    Traffic is congested on the BeachLine Expressway this rush hour. The eastbound side is slow from the Interstate 4 ramp to Florida's Turnpike. A crash also is blocking the eastbound lanes near State Road 520 in east Orange County. Other trouble spots...
  • Highland Park runners returning to Boston Marathon

    Highland Park runners returning to Boston Marathon
    News footage of the fateful day shows Volker Fischer coasting into the finish of the 2013 Boston Marathon, wearing black shirt and shorts, tall black socks and black sunglasses, bib number 19793. As the 61-year-old Highland Park resident crosses the...
  • Fatal bus crash: El Monte High victim mourned at school vigil

    Fatal bus crash: El Monte High victim mourned at school vigil
    Friends and family of a teen killed last week when a FedEx truck slammed into a charter bus full of prospective college students gathered for an emotional vigil Monday night at El Monte High School. Adrian Castro, 19, was courteous and stubborn in his...
  • North Shore runners returning to Boston Marathon

    North Shore runners returning to Boston Marathon
    In the wake of the bombings at last year's Boston Marathon, Julie Pfeffer of Highland Park remained determined to return in 2014 to show her support for those who were hurt or killed in the attack. But when her niece, Lexie Kamerman, 27, was killed in a...
  • Texas town eyes new fertilizer plant a year after deadly blast

    WEST, Texas (Reuters) - Not far from an enormous crater where a fertilizer plant stood before an explosion there killed 15 people, lifeless and uprooted trees surround boarded-up homes spray-painted with "OK." A year ago, that designation was meant to...
  • Weather: Severe storms knock out traffic signals, bring down tree limbs

    Weather: Severe storms knock out traffic signals, bring down tree limbs
    A line of severe thunderstorms pounded Orlando on Tuesday afternoon, knocking out power to downtown-area traffic lights and bringing down tree limbs. The strongest measured wind from the system was recorded in Kissimmee at 46 mph, said National Weather...
  • Charter bus, FedEx drivers in fiery crash had clean driving records

    The drivers of a FedEx freight truck and charter bus that collided head-on last week in Northern California, killing 10, had clean driving records, according to the California Department of Motor Vehicles. The bus company, Silverado Stages, identified...
  • Car comparison: Three cheapest subcompacts on the market

    Car comparison: Three cheapest subcompacts on the market
    Cars cost a lot of money. With an average sales price of about $32,000, we know a new car is out of reach for many. The automakers know this too, which is why they continue to roll out bottom-rung cars for buyers on way-below-average budgets. The...
  • In the Pipeline: 'Ghost bikes' mark earthly tragedies

    In the Pipeline: 'Ghost bikes' mark earthly tragedies
    It started in 2003, in St. Louis, after a man named Patrick Van Der Tuin saw a bicyclist fatally struck by a car. At the accident site, Van Der Tuin placed a bicycle painted white and a hand-painted sign that read "Cyclist Struck Here." The tribute...