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  • How to help victims of the north central Illinois tornadoes

    People wanting to help victims of the tornadoes that struck north central Illinois can contact the following local and national organizations accepting donations. —The Salvation Army is accepting monetary donations online at donate....
  • Illinois tornado that killed 2, destroyed town packed EF4 punch

    Illinois tornado that killed 2, destroyed town packed EF4 punch
    The day after tornadoes scoured parts of seven counties in north central Illinois, killing two women in a small town that was destroyed, National Weather Service meteorologists sought to explain exactly what happened. What they found underscored the...
  • Red Cross, fire department to install smoke alarms

    Red Cross, fire department to install smoke alarms
    The American Red Cross of the Greater Chesapeake Region and Anne Arundel County Fire Department are going door-to-door this week to install smoke detectors. The initiative is part of the Red Cross' Home Fire Campaign, which is aimed at reducing deaths...
  • A need to give back, and other stories in the storms' wake

    A need to give back, and other stories in the storms' wake
    In November 2013, the Peoria suburb of Washington experienced the devastation the tiny town of Fairdale endured Thursday night. In the weeks and months after the Washington twister, which killed one resident and destroyed nearly 750 homes, people from all...
  • Annual Harley Davidson blood drive in York; memorial for Vince Miles

    Annual Harley Davidson blood drive in York; memorial for Vince Miles
    The American Red Cross is teaming up with Hampton Roads Harley Davidson for the 20th annual Harley Davidson blood drive. This year, the drive is held in memory of long-time Harley Davidson employee, Vince Miles who passed away in late 2014. Miles was...
  • Father, son race from tornado: 'We're alive. I can't say much more than that'

    Father, son race from tornado: 'We're alive. I can't say much more than that'
    Nathan Henson was getting ready to go to sleep Thursday evening at his home just outside the small Illinois community of Fairdale when the house began to shake. Henson, 23, and his father stepped out onto a small balcony and watched as a tornado leveled...
  • York is the healthiest locality in the region

    York is the healthiest locality in the region
    Where you live affects your health. Each year, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute, publish a ranking of all the localities in the U.S. regarding "health factors" and "health outcomes."...
  • Fire in Jersey City spreads to 3 homes, displaces 33

    More than 30 people have been displaced after fire swept through three homes in Jersey City. The fire broke out in a home on Seidler Street around 1 a.m. Friday. Public Safety spokeswoman Carly Baldwin tells The Jersey Journal (http://bit.ly/1HZ1YoQ )...
  • Obama says decision nears on Cuba terror designation

    PANAMA CITY President Barack Obama said Thursday that the State Department has made its long-awaited recommendation on whether to remove Cuba from the U.S. list of state sponsors of terrorism, but he gave no hint of what had been recommended or on when...
  • Homicides in El Salvador reach record as gang violence grows

    El Salvador had more homicides in March than any other single month in a decade, a dark milestone that some attribute to the collapse of a gang truce and one that could mark a trend of greater violence to come. Data from the National Civil Police show...
  • Desperation for Americans in Yemen as US refuses to mount rescue

    WASHINGTON A Michigan family with two toddlers and an infant was stranded in Yemen after being forced from its home by rebel gunmen. A California woman tried to flee through an arrangement with the embassy of Djibouti, but failed. A mother of four from...