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Disasters and Accidents

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  • Missing pilot in collision of planes over San Pablo Bay presumed dead

    The pilot whose Cessna plunged into San Pablo Bay near San Francisco on Sunday after a collision with another plane is presumed dead. The Cessna's wreckage was located Monday afternoon in about 13 feet of water about 1.5 miles off the Richmond shoreline...
  • Police reports: Report of suspicious man crouched near house

    Police reports: Report of suspicious man crouched near house
    The following items were taken from Glenview police reports: •A suspicious man was crouched near the front door of a home on the 1000 block of Queens Lane on April 16. •A passenger's hair was pulled and cheek was scratched during a ride home...
  • Pedestrian struck by SUV dies of injuries

    Pedestrian struck by SUV dies of injuries
    The 87-year-old Burbank pedestrian who was struck by an SUV on Thursday morning died of her injuries the following night, police said. The woman, identified as Rosa Rivera, was struck just before 9 a.m. Thursday while crossing the driveway of a...
  • Renting a car for your European trip

    Renting a car for your European trip
    Even with Europe's super-efficient public transportation system, there are times when it makes sense to rent a car. Having your own wheels is ideal for getting to more remote or rural places (that aren't covered as well by public transportation): England'...
  • Truck driver killed in crash near Palatine had heart attack

    Truck driver killed in crash near Palatine had heart attack
    A truck driver from Chicago who died in a crash Monday night near Palatine had a heart attack, an autopsy shows. The semi truck traveling on Lake Cook Road near Old Hicks Road at 7:25 p.m. Monday veered off into a ditch and struck a fence, said Cook...
  • Two female pedestrians struck by vehicle in Burbank

    Two female pedestrians struck by vehicle in Burbank
    Two female pedestrians were hospitalized Monday night after being struck by a sedan while reportedly crossing the street illegally, police said. At 8:45 p.m., the two women reportedly ran across Virginia Avenue at Olive Avenue, heading southbound from...
  • Highway officials urge safety in flooding

    Highway officials urge safety in flooding
    State Highway Administration crews are clearing storm drains ahead of heavy rains forecast Tuesday night and Wednesday, urging drivers to slow down and avoid deep water. A flash flood watch will be in effect across most of Maryland starting at 6 p.m....
  • Skokie man dies in crash on Dempster Street

    Skokie man dies in crash on Dempster Street
    A 30-year-old Skokie man died following injuries he sustained from being hit by a car Sunday evening while crossing Dempster Street in Skokie, authorities said. Police responded to the crash around 9 p.m. in the 3400 block of Dempster Street,...
  • Big-rig driver arrested on suspicion of drunk driving after fire

    Big-rig driver arrested on suspicion of drunk driving after fire
    The driver of a big-rig that caught fire on the southbound Golden State (5) Freeway Monday afternoon — temporarily shutting down four freeway lanes and causing traffic delays — was arrested after the incident on suspicion of drunk driving,...
  • Insurance co. sues Will County, 12 towns over flood damage

    Insurance co. sues Will County, 12 towns over flood damage
    An insurance company is suing Will County and 12 county municipalities, alleging that the governments did not do enough to prevent and mitigate flood damage caused by the heavy rains of April 2013. The lawsuit, by Illinois Farmers Insurance Company...
  • Heat wave, Santa Ana winds spark brush fire in Ventura County

    Heat wave, Santa Ana winds spark brush fire in Ventura County
    High temperatures and fierce Santa Ana winds fueled a brush fire that broke out in Santa Paula on Tuesday. The blaze was burning in an orchard, the Ventura County Fire Department said, and more than 85 firefighters were on the scene. No structures...