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  • Fire burns more than 800 acres in northern San Diego County

    Fire burns more than 800 acres in northern San Diego County
    The brushfire that erupted in the Rancho Bernardo area Tuesday has burned more than 800 acres but no structures have been damaged, according to the San Diego Fire and Rescue Department. With the blaze, dubbed the Bernardo fire, being fought by...
  • Flood warnings in Cook, Lake counties, schools closed

    Flood warnings in Cook, Lake counties, schools closed
    Cook and Lake counties are under a flood warning this morning following storms that swamped some northern suburbs with up to 4 inches of rain and forced the closing of schools in Lake Bluff. The flood warning was issued after reports of "significant...
  • New Naperville sculpture memorializes 1946 train wreck

    New Naperville sculpture memorializes 1946 train wreck
    A sculpture dedicated Saturday serves as a memorial to those killed and a way to honor the community members who stepped up to help 68 years ago when trains crashed at the Naperville station. 'Tragedy to Triumph' is the title of a sculpture unveiled...
  • Brush fire burns more than 800 acres in northern San Diego County

    SAN DIEGO -- Driven by hot, dry winds, a brush fire in northern San Diego County burned more than 800 acres, but an aggressive response by firefighters was credited with preventing the flames from damaging any homes. "We think we have a pretty good...
  • Volunteers to help with police work in Lisle

    Volunteers to help with police work in Lisle
    In an effort to better serve and involve the community, the village of Lisle is instituting a new program for citizens to help with police operations. Approved by trustees in early April, Volunteers 4 Lisle will provide opportunities for 12 people to...
  • Traffic: Collision on outer loop of I-695

    Traffic: Collision on outer loop of I-695
    A collision on the outer loop of Interstate 695 in Lochearn prior to I-795 has closed the outer loop left shoulder at 8:53 a.m. on Wednesday, according to the state Department of Transportation. A single-vehicle crash with injury on the outer loop of I-...
  • 9 sent to hospital after school bus, van crash

    9 sent to hospital after school bus, van crash
    A van and a school bus collided in Pompano Beach Monday, sending nine people to a hospital with injuries that were not life-threatening, a city official said. The crash happened just before 7 a.m. at Northwest Eighth Street and Northwest Third Avenue,...
  • Climate report warns of more heat waves, flooding for Md.

    Climate report warns of more heat waves, flooding for Md.
    Maryland and the rest of the Northeast face more heat waves and smog, heavier downpours and storm-driven flooding that could damage Baltimore's port, according to a new report released by the Obama administration. The third National Climate Assessment,...
  • Liability for quake losses a big concern for L.A. property owners

    Liability for quake losses a big concern for L.A. property owners
    It was three days before Christmas when a magnitude 6.5 earthquake rocked the Central Coast in 2003. Cracking like a bullwhip from the mountains, the shaking felt like an explosion in Paso Robles' historic downtown. Two women working at a clothing store...
  • Update: All lanes reopened following cement truck crash on 5 Freeway in Glendale

    [Update 10:55 a.m.] All lanes of the southbound Golden State (5) Freeway were reopened at about 10:35 a.m. Monday after a cement truck crashed, trapping and seriously injuring the driver, officials said. The driver, whose name was not immediately...
  • Gregg Allman sues producers of 'Midnight Rider'

    Further clouding efforts to revive production of the movie "Midnight Rider," Gregg Allman now says the movie's producers don't have the right to tell his story. The rock and blues singer, and a founder member of Allman Brothers Band, has filed a lawsuit...