| Aug 27, 2014
| 5:50 PM
ST. LOUIS Now that the unrest in Ferguson apparently has subsided, the bills soon will come due.
For two weeks, law enforcement agencies from those in small cities all the way to the Missouri Highway Patrol and the state's National Guard sent officers...
| Aug 27, 2014
| 10:02 AM
MATHEWS – Mathews County's draft Floodplain Management Ordinance, including an additional one-foot freeboard requirement, will be open for public comment next month.
After tabling action in July, the Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to advertise...
| Aug 26, 2014
| 6:27 AM
The Gloucester Board of Supervisors is holding several public hearings at its Sept. 2 meeting.
The first will gather input on the county’s updated Floodplain Management Plan.
The ordinance is proposed to comply with FEMA requirements so that the...
| Aug 4, 2014
| 9:10 AM
A ban on drinking tap water in Toledo was lifted early Monday after tests showed that toxins were no longer at dangerous levels from algae on Lake Erie, the mayor's office said.
"Our water is safe," Mayor Michael Collins said at a Monday news conference...
| Aug 15, 2014
| 8:00 AM
Most college kids really don't care about luxury when they travel; what they want is a cool experience. That's the philosophy behind a travel website for students called Hovelstay.com, which bills itself as "a new anti-luxury listing site."
| Aug 25, 2014
| 4:18 PM
The success of an early warning system during Sunday's 6.0 magnitude Napa earthquake is generating more support for the fledgling network.
Scientists at UC Berkeley released a video showing the system sending an alert to their computers when the quake...
| Aug 24, 2014
Two surprises cropped up in a new survey on perceptions about sea level rise in Hampton Roads: Fewer people than last year believe flooding has increased and, when it does flood, they believe their homeowner's insurance will cover it.
Wrong on both...
| Aug 22, 2014
| 2:44 PM
Thousands of Palm Beach County homes are removed from flood zones in a preliminary federal plan, county officials said.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency posted the proposed maps Friday evening on the agency's new Flood Map Service Center. The...
| Aug 22, 2014
| 2:11 PM
Thousands of Palm Beach County homes will be taken out of flood zone maps in a preliminary federal plan, county officials said.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency on Friday evening posted the proposed maps for the county on the agency's new Flood...
| Aug 21, 2014
| 10:25 AM
UPDATE: The Federal Emergency Management Agency said Thursday that the the digital maps of the preliminary Palm Beach County flood zone were mailed the day after the paper maps were mailed.
"The county and communities are free to post them on their...
| Aug 19, 2014
| 9:37 PM
A wildfire burning near Yosemite National Park is threatening 500 homes, has triggered 13,000 evacuation orders and prompted the Madera County sheriff to declare a local emergency.
The fast-moving Junction fire had burned 612 acres and was 35%...