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  • Tornado, severe storms hit Mississippi after 16 die in three states

    Tornado, severe storms hit Mississippi after 16 die in three states
    MAYFLOWER, Ark. -- Even as Arkansas tried to recover from a series of storms that killed 16 people in three states, parts of Mississippi braced for the next outbreak of tornadoes and other deadly weather on Monday. Most of Mississippi, from Yazoo City...
  • C. City updating its tree inventory

    Cooper City is enlisting volunteers to catalog trees in public spaces, parks and along swales to help with maintenance and record keeping in the event of a major storm. "We're really hoping to accomplish two things: giving public works the information...
  • Arkansas assesses tornado damage as storms keep moving east

    Parkwood Meadows subdivision is the sort of place where neighbors know one another. Their children play at a communal basketball hoop set up in the street. But on Sunday, a fierce tornado leveled more than three dozen of its single-story brick homes....
  • New flood maps affect few York residents

    YORK — New coastal flood maps produced by the Federal Emergency Management Agency may require about 260 York County property owners who are now included in a high-risk flood zone to get flood insurance for the first time. The new maps, which update...
  • Applications for CERT training sought

    The Newport Beach Fire Department is taking applications for its spring round of Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) classes, which start in March. CERT classes teach attendees how to respond to disasters, covering topics such as fire suppression,...
  • Chris Christie blames federal government for slow Sandy recovery

    PORT MONMOUTH, N.J. – Perhaps borrowing a bit of stagecraft from his idol,  Bruce Springsteen, Gov. Chris Christie let a 3-year-old girl ask the last question at a town hall meeting Thursday. “Our house is still broken,” said Nicole...
  • L.A. apartment tenants would pay full quake retrofit costs under plan

    L.A. apartment tenants would pay full quake retrofit costs under plan
    A Los Angeles City Council member wants to allow owners who seismically retrofit apartment buildings to pass on the costs to tenants. Councilman Bernard C. Parks said he wants the city to explore exempting these apartment owners from the city's rent-...
  • Lisle bouncing back from floods, mayor says

    Lisle bouncing back from floods, mayor says
    Last April's flooding, the worst on record in Lisle, set the community back, but Mayor Joseph Broda said in his annual state-of-the-city address that things are moving in the right direction. "We are on sound footing right now, but we have challenges...
  • L.A. Fire Department dramatically overhauls response to shootings

    L.A. Fire Department dramatically overhauls response to shootings
    Los Angeles fire officials are dramatically changing how rescuers respond to mass shootings after a gunman with a high-powered rifle mortally wounded a federal security officer in a shooting rampage last month at LAX. The new goal is to have Los Angeles...
  • Wheaton mayor reflects on year 'marked by progress'

     Wheaton mayor reflects on year 'marked by progress'
    Wheaton Mayor Mike Gresk summed up 2013 as a year of progress for the city. During a State of the City address on Jan. 16 at Arrowhead Golf Club, Gresk rattled off a number of new landmark projects over the past year and pointed to an upswing for the...
  • With '#Sandy,' photographers phone it in

    Last October, as Hurricane Sandy was approaching the Eastern Seaboard, photographer Benjamin Lowy, on assignment for Time magazine, ventured out to Coney Island to capture the swells coming in from the surge. A man had waded into the crashing waves,...