| May 2, 2014
| 3:10 PM
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...
| Apr 30, 2014
| 7:11 PM
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.
| Mar 31, 2014
| 8:38 AM
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...
| Apr 9, 2014
| 4:34 PM
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...
| Apr 25, 2014
| 4:25 PM
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...
| Jul 28, 2013
| 12:50 PM
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...
| Apr 30, 2014
| 2:35 PM
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...
| Mar 5, 2014
| 2:00 AM
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...
| Mar 3, 2014
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...
| May 6, 2014
| 7:06 AM
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...
| Mar 4, 2014
| 9:18 AM
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....