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  • FEMA approves aid for wildfires in Yosemite and Central California

    The Federal Emergency Management Agency has agreed to help cover California's costs fighting a fire burning toward Yosemite National Park and another burning in the Central Valley. The FEMA grants can help with up to 75% of the state’s costs for...
  • Lake County Public Works warning residents about the risks of flooding

    Lake County Public Works warning residents about the risks of flooding
    Lake County may not be a coastal county, right up against the ocean. But that doesn’t mean county residents are not vulnerable to the potential risks of flooding, county leaders note. With hurricane system lasting until Nov. 30, and September...
  • Tips for navigating flooded roadways

    Tips for navigating flooded roadways
    Don’t do it. We’ve all been warned yet most drivers have tested the unknown depths of standing water. “Water level is deceiving and people think they can get through two feet of water,” said Monique Bond, spokesperson for the...
  • Evacuations ordered as wildfires rage in California's forests

    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%...
  • California Gov. Brown declares state of emergency as wildfires rage

    California Gov. Brown declares state of emergency as wildfires rage
    California Gov. Jerry Brown has declared a state of emergency for two Northern California counties overwhelmed by wildfires that have burned tens of thousands of acres and hundreds of homes. The emergency declarations cover El Dorado and Siskiyou...
  • Man arrested on suspicion of arson in out-of-control King fire

    A 37-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of deliberately starting the huge King fire in Northern California, which exploded in size overnight and now threatens thousands of homes, authorities confirmed Thursday. Wayne Huntsman was booked...
  • Massive Northern California fire outrunning firefighters

    In a summer of destructive blazes across Central and Northern California, the King fire — burning out of control in the forest east of Sacramento — has officials particularly alarmed. The fire exploded in a matter of hours into the second-...
  • State Police Serve New Search Warrant At Tolland Town Hall

    TOLLAND — State police have executed another search warrant at Tolland Town Hall, this time seizing financial records related to projects approved by Public Works Director Clement Langlois. The purpose of the search warrant was to obtain records...
  • Meet MacArthur's new 'genius grant' winners

    Meet MacArthur's new 'genius grant' winners
    An attorney who champions the rights of Native American women on reservations. A poet who translates Arabic texts into English, bridging a cultural divide. A computer scientist whose work makes cloud computing more secure and its data more valuable...
  • Double solar storms headed to Earth raise disruption concerns

    Double solar storms headed to Earth raise disruption concerns
    A rare double burst of magnetically charged solar storms will hit Earth Thursday night and Friday, raising concerns that GPS signals, radio communications and power transmissions could be disrupted, officials said on Thursday. Individually, the storms,...
  • Rescue dog is Fire Department's new member

    Rescue dog is Fire Department's new member
    At Firehouse 47 in Fort Lauderdale, a federally-certified search and rescue dog — and his human firefighter partner — are at the ready when disaster strikes. Firefighter paramedic Rolando Busto's canine partner, RIT, a three-year-old...