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  • Hampton Roads gets ready for earthquake drill Thursday morning

    Hampton Roads gets ready for earthquake drill Thursday morning
    At precisely 10:16 Thursday morning, Anita Jennings will be ducking under a sturdy library table to ride out an earthquake. She won't be alone. Jennings is one of about 2 million people expected to join in this year's Great SouthEast ShakeOut...
  • Ebola is much less scary than Hollywood's 'Contagion.' Or is it?

    While disposing of a body in a mass grave, one man in a hazmat suit turns to another and asks, "When did we run out of body bags?" "Two days ago." Fortunately, the scene is only from the movie "Contagion," though it's probably close enough to what is...
  • Mathews passes 'bare minimum' flood ordinance

    MATHEWS — An update to Mathews County's Floodplain Management Ordinance was finally passed Tuesday night with what officials referred to as bare minimum requirements. The Mathews County Board of Supervisors held a second public hearing Tuesday for...
  • Atlantic City's housing market can't catch break

    ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — It was a more optimistic time 11 years ago when David Welsh, a city tree-trimmer in search of a house, heard of one about to go on the market and raced over to make an offer. After haggling, Welsh was able to buy the 1925...
  • Atlantic City struggles to recover from failed casinos, Hurricane Sandy

    ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. It was a more optimistic time 11 years ago when David Welsh, a city tree trimmer in search of a house, heard of one about to go on the market and raced over to make an offer. After haggling, Welsh was able to buy the 1925 two-story...
  • Wildfire near Lake Tahoe now 67% contained; 6 homes destroyed

    Wildfire near Lake Tahoe now 67% contained; 6 homes destroyed
    Firefighters were gaining ground late Saturday in the battle against a wildfire in Placer County near Lake Tahoe that has destroyed several homes and is threatening 400 more. The Applegate fire was 67% contained as of Saturday evening, according to...
  • New Community Emergency Response Team class begins in South Windsor

    Connecticut towns have experienced some rough few years weather-wise, with the unprecedented October 2011 snowstorm and hurricanes Irene and Sandy not that far behind us. Without heat or electricity, gas for vehicles, and, in many cases, water from the...
  • Caggiano runs for commissioner

    Election time is around the corner and three candidates qualified for the one seat up for grabs in the general election for Margate Commission. First-timer Anthony Caggiano is running against current Mayor Lesa Peerman and resident Eddie Decristofaro....
  • Fire rescue hires 7 new recruits with grant money

    Delray Beach Fire Rescue is expanding its ranks with seven new recruits and the cost won't touch the city's coffers. The positions are covered for two years by a grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency. "Delray Beach Fire Rescue is very...
  • Wildfire near Lake Tahoe destroys six homes, threatens 1,000 more

    Wildfire near Lake Tahoe destroys six homes, threatens 1,000 more
    A wildfire burning through dense forest in Northern California has destroyed six homes and threatens 1,000 others, officials said. The Applegate fire in Placer County has burned 420 acres and was 30% contained overnight. The blaze started Wednesday...
  • Newport News seeks emergency response volunteers

    The city is looking for volunteers to join its Community Emergency Response Team. CERT training teaches residents basic emergency skills, then integrates them into the emergency response capability for their area, according to a city news release. If an...