| May 11, 2014
| 7:32 PM
Q: I live on the south side of Allentown. I believe it was a year ago when the bridge on Albert Street after the Chapel Avenue split was closed. I was wondering if there were any plans to reopen the bridge any time soon. Albert Street is a handy...
| Jul 3, 2014
| 9:44 AM
North Carolina’s fragile Outer Banks braced Thursday for what the local tourism industry hopes will be a glancing blow from Hurricane Arthur that will disrupt Fourth of July holiday plans, but not cause major damage or upheaval.
| Jul 3, 2014
| 10:06 PM
Wielding 100-mph winds and punishing rain, Hurricane Arthur made landfall late Thursday at Cape Lookout, N.C., threatening severe flooding and wind damage as it disrupted the July 4 holiday for a quarter-million beachgoers.
The first named storm of...
| Aug 24, 2014
| 8:46 PM
When Annie V. Bechtel died in 1915, her husband, Howard P. Bechtel, took off from Berks County and headed to California, leaving behind eight children to be split up and raised by relatives.
Those eight children reunited as adults in 1934 when they held...
| Aug 13, 2014
| 11:42 AM
Some records are broken. Others are smashed beyond belief. The rain that hit the New York City suburbs late Tuesday and early Wednesday clearly fell into the latter category, dumping a remarkable 13.1 inches of rain in just a few hours.
| Jul 29, 2014
| 7:21 PM
— Sen. Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania sought unsuccessfully Tuesday to skip most environmental reviews for road and bridge repairs triggered by natural disasters, describing the review process as time-consuming and costly.
Opponents said there is...
| Jul 26, 2013
| 8:56 AM
A couple years ago, Nabil Sabio Azadi crashed on Heather Feather's couch for about three weeks. He was her friend's brother, and he'd made it to New York just in time for Hurricane Irene.
This piece first ran in Printers Row...
| Jan 13, 2014
| 6:11 PM
Her shoes are made special, with scores of tiny spikes to grip the ice, and they never seem to last long enough.
The steel runners for her sled cost more than $6,000 and the airlines charge $100 each way to carry her equipment to international races....
| Jan 26, 2014
| 4:15 AM
In August 1635, Connecticut consisted of a tiny settlement in Wethersfield and a crude fort in Old Saybrook. This was probably a good thing. It limited the devastation when the Great Colonial Hurricane arrived.
The ocean surge from this welcome-to-the-...
| May 7, 2013
The state Public Utility Commission issued a report today to state lawmakers about how electric companies performed during Hurricane Sandy. Overall, the commission gave utilities high marks, but suggested areas for improvement. Utilities turned to...
| May 14, 2012
| 6:46 AM
CHARLESTON, S.C. — Charleston may have a reputation for expensive (and often starched) elegance, but there are options for vacationers who want to kick back at a low-pressure Lowcountry beach. Welcome to Folly Beach.
—In a nutshell...