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  • No serious impacts after Virginia oil train derailment, officials say

    No serious impacts after Virginia oil train derailment, officials say
    Nearly a tanker's worth of crude oil may have spilled into the James River or burned off after a train derailment in Virginia this week, but authorities have not detected any serious environmental impacts.  “At this time we expect downstream...
  • Oil train derailment in Lynchburg, Va., raises safety questions

    Oil train derailment in Lynchburg, Va., raises safety questions
    A train hauling crude oil that derailed Wednesday near downtown Lynchburg, Va., sending a giant fireball and acrid smoke into the sky, raised further concerns about public safety as railroads sharply increase the amount of oil they transport. About 15...
  • Man killed in McHenry County crash

    Man killed in McHenry County crash
    A 31-year-old man was killed early Sunday morning in a single-vehicle crash in unincorporated McHenry County near northwest suburban Marengo, officials said. Quinn G. Gieseke of Woodstock was killed when his 2005 GMC Sierra pickup truck crashed in the...
  • House along Fox River burns after propane blast

    House along Fox River burns after propane blast
    Firefighters were on the scene of a fire in an unincorporated area near northwest suburban Crystal Lake today, battling a blaze a neighbor said was caused when a propane gas grill tank exploded. Tom Schulze, who lives four doors down from the home where...
  • Car crashes through window of Morton Grove salon

    Car crashes through window of Morton Grove salon
    Customers of a beauty supply store in Morton Grove escaped injury this afternoon when a car plowed through the front window, authorities said. The driver, a 31-year-old female, was trying to park her car about 1:15 p.m. in a strip mall in the 7900 block...
  • Florida closer to regulating parasailing after latest accident

    Florida closer to regulating parasailing after latest accident
    Visitors and residents love the quiet and the spectacular view that comes from parasailing over the Atlantic Ocean off the Broward and Palm Beach county coasts. But the experience can also turn deadly. "I thought the worst thing that could happen is you...
  • Las Olas goes flashy for traffic safety

    Las Olas goes flashy for traffic safety
    Leave it to trendy Las Olas Boulevard to be the site of a traffic-safety innovation that promises to save lives of pedestrians and alter the way South Florida's motorists drive on downtown streets. Fort Lauderdale officials announced its new LED...
  • Baltimore Arabbers on edge after rash of run-ins with cars

    Baltimore Arabbers on edge after rash of run-ins with cars
    As three Arabbers rode through South Baltimore on their horse-drawn fruit cart, a Chevrolet Impala barreled toward them. The men jumped off just before the car slammed their wagon into a utility pole, spilling watermelons and cantaloupes across the...
  • Water conservation's other benefit: It's a power saver

    Water conservation's other benefit: It's a power saver
    California's drought has everyone talking about ways to save water. Gov. Jerry Brown has implored residents to reduce their consumption by 20%. One writer suggested Angelenos share showers. A nonprofit is encouraging people not to waste even ice cubes...
  • White House sounds another climate change warning, gives shout out to Broward's Kristin Jacobs

    White House sounds another climate change warning, gives shout out to Broward's Kristin Jacobs
    The Obama administration's issue of the day Tuesday is climate change. Efforts include bringing in selected weathercasters from around the country, including John Morales from Miami's WTVJ-Ch. 6, to broadcast about the issue. And the administration...
  • Two Corvettes recovered from sinkhole

    Two Corvettes recovered from sinkhole
    Two classic Corvettes were safely recovered from a giant sinkhole Monday at the National Corvette Museum in Kentucky, WBKO reports.  A 2009 ZR1 Blue Devil was the first of the eight cars removed from the giant sinkhole that swallowed the vehicles Feb....