| Aug 27, 2014
| 7:22 PM
Simplicity appears to be the name of the game at Hoover High.
Second-year coach Matt Andersen has a small, but determined group setting its sights on limiting mistakes, playing together and, perhaps paramount, being able to compete.
| Aug 28, 2014
| 10:11 PM
GLENDALE — After one game, Hoover High second-year football Coach Matt Andersen isn’t about to panic.
Hoover started its campaign Thursday night, looking to win its third straight season-opening game and end an eight-game losing streak....
| Jul 31, 2014
| 11:55 PM
Earlier this summer, Park Forest had microbursts causing a lot of tree damage. How are microbursts different from tornadoes?
— Norma Friedemann, Evanston
Microbursts are surges of rain-cooled air that plunge...
| Aug 26, 2014
Could a tornado be invisible? Clean air is not visible.
— Jason White
It's possible. Airborne dirt and debris carried aloft by a tornado's winds make the funnel visible. Videos of tornadoes in action show that such...
| Aug 6, 2014
| 5:30 PM
Sharks, stones, cows, trucks and a girl from Kansas.
Twisters have sucked up their fair share of animate and inanimate objects alike, and audiences have chased them since the time of Dorothy and Toto.
Tornadoes find their latest Hollywood role in...
| Aug 8, 2014
| 7:53 AM
It should be a steamy hot weekend with "feels-like" temps reaching 100 degrees or more. There also is a good chance of storms, mainly in the afternoons, today through Sunday.
South Florida's Friday forecast calls for a mix of sun and clouds with highs...
| Aug 7, 2014
| 12:30 PM
Steven Quale loves a good disaster film. He whetted his appetite as the second unit director on "Titanic" and "Avatar," and claimed the director's chair for 2011's "Final Destination 5." Born in Evanston, Ill., the 48-year-old helmer returned to his...
| Aug 7, 2014
| 5:00 PM
It starts with the distant sound of thunder. But those tempests won't stay distant for long, oh no. This film isn't called "Into the Storm" for nothing.
Basically a B picture with a sizable effects budget, "Into the Storm" knows you bought your ticket...
| Aug 9, 2014
| 5:13 PM
Fire Chief Bill Dunn received an emergency call a little after 4 a.m. on Thursday. A building in Carl Junction, Mo., was burning. He raced to the scene, not knowing which building it was.
“When I saw it, I thought to myself, 'Oh my Lord, not...
| Aug 5, 2014
| 6:30 PM
New York City couldn't muster as much as a breeze at the world premiere of New Line Cinema's cli-fi action thriller "Into the Storm" at the AMC Lincoln Square on Monday night. This was probably good for the attendance, since several of the movie's stars...
| Aug 7, 2014
Like "The Passion of Joan of Arc," "Ma and Pa Kettle at Waikiki" and "Dude, Where's My Car?" "Into the Storm" is a movie. And like the wind, this particular movie blows tall, unstable columns of hot air willy-nilly.
In the spirit of "Sharknado" and...