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Disasters and Accidents

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  • Sky-high fare rivals fractured pelvis on pain meter

    Sky-high fare rivals fractured pelvis on pain meter
    Question: My husband flew to Denver to participate in a bicycle trip around Yellowstone Park. The round-trip airfare was $422. He suffered a fracture of the pelvis. To get him home from Cody, Wyo., the airline charged us a total of $1,362. I am so stunned...
  • Atheists bash Pope Francis' use of prayer for disaster victims

    Atheists bash Pope Francis' use of prayer for disaster victims
    A New Jersey-based atheist organization is castigating the work of Pope Francis and others who respond to natural disasters with prayer, Bibles and rosaries. American Atheists announced Monday that it was unveiling digital billboards in the central part...
  • Video captures deadly 70-car pileup on icy Wisconsin highway

    Video captures deadly 70-car pileup on icy Wisconsin highway
    The cause of a deadly pileup involving at least 70 cars and trucks caught in whiteout conditions in Germantown, Wis., might never be known. But stunning video of the precise moment the pileup began serves as a warning to drivers to slow down in snowy,...
  • Celebrities tweet the L.A. earthquake

    When an earthquake rocks Los Angeles, celebrities ride it out and then tweet it out. The shallow, 4.4-magnitude earthquake, which struck at 6:25 a.m. Monday, was felt widely and woke up social media. The temblor, which caused no apparent major damage or...
  • Naperville trucking company wins ruling to return to road

    Naperville trucking company wins ruling to return to road
    A Naperville trucking company involved in a January wreck that killed a Tollway worker and injured a state trooper can return to the highways, a judge ruled Wednesday. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration earlier this month declared the...
  • 2 dead, 3 hurt after fire consumes Naperville home

    2 dead, 3 hurt after fire consumes Naperville home
    Two people were found dead and two remain hospitalized following a house fire in Naperville this morning. A neighbor called 911 at about 6:50 a.m. and reported a fire at a two-story home in the 1200 block of Field Court, according to Naperville Fire...
  • Victims in fatal Naperville house fire identified

    Victims in fatal Naperville house fire identified
    The DuPage County coroner has identified the victims of a fatal Naperville fire as Thomas and Janet Lambert. The two were killed as a fire ripped through their home on Field Court on Dec. 18, causing the second floor to collapse into the basement....
  • Lawsuit filed by trooper hurt in crash that killed worker

    Lawsuit filed by trooper hurt in crash that killed worker
    The Illinois state trooper injured last month after a semitrailer plowed into emergency vehicles along Interstate 88, killing an Illinois Tollway worker, filed a lawsuit Monday against the truck driver and the company that employed him. Trooper...
  • Naperville apartment fire leaves 1 dead

    Naperville apartment fire leaves 1 dead
    A fire in a Naperville apartment building Thursday night left one person dead, fire officials said. Authorities rushed to the three-story building in the 100 block of Douglas Avenue just after 11:30 p.m. Thursday, the Naperville Fire Department said...
  • Authorities: Death of man hit by train ruled suicide

    Authorities: Death of man hit by train ruled suicide
    An autopsy determined the death of a 49-year-old Winnetka man who was struck by a train near a Glencoe Metra station last week was a suicide, authorities said. A Wednesday autopsy determined David DiPaolo, of the 1100 block of Tower Road in Winnetka,...
  • No one hurt in Oak Park blaze affecting three homes

    No one hurt in Oak Park blaze affecting three homes
    No one was hurt but three single-family homes were damaged, one beyond repair, in a Sunday morning fire in west suburban Oak Park, officials said. Firefighters were called to the 800 block of Clinton Avenue about 4:18 a.m. Sunday after receiving a 911...