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  • Two Bethlehem fires displace 37 people

    Two Bethlehem fires displace 37 people
    Two fires in Bethlehem kept firefighters busy Monday, including one blaze that displaced 31 people. The Bethlehem Fire Department was dispatched to 1039 Mechanic St. shortly before 5 p.m. for a report of flames and smoke pouring from the three-story...
  • Families displaced after Pen Argyl fire

    Families displaced after Pen Argyl fire
    Two families were displaced Sunday after a fire in Pen Argyl. The fire started at about 1:30 p.m. at a four-unit apartment building at East Pennsylvania and Schanck avenues. Dean Parsons, chief of Lookout Fire Co. No. 1, said it started on a gas grill...
  • Home fire displaces four in Newport News Sunday

    Four people were displaced after a fire at their home in Newport News Sunday afternoon, fire officials said.  Dispatchers received the call about a house fire on the 800 block of 31st Street in Newport News just before 4 p.m. Sunday afternoon, according...
  • Beatrice Gordon HicksSeptember 30, 1917 - August 19, 2014

    Beatrice Gordon Hicks<br/>September 30, 1917 - August 19, 2014
    Beatrice Gordon Hicks, 96, of Little Rock, Arkansas, widow of Thomas Nelson Hicks, passed away on Tuesday, August 19, 2014. She was a loving wife and mother, and a passionate and dedicated nurse. Bea was born on September 30, 1917 in Prescott, Arkansas,...
  • Silence surrounds Colombia's 92,000 disappeared: ICRC

    BOGOTA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - More than 92,000 Colombians have disappeared during 50 years of war and at the hands of drug gangs, and the government needs to step up efforts to find missing people, the Red Cross said. Every day nine people are...
  • Napa quake: Gov. Brown asks for federal disaster declaration

    Napa quake: Gov. Brown asks for federal disaster declaration
    Gov. Jerry Brown has officially requested that President Obama declare a disaster for the counties affected by the 6.0 magnitude earthquake that struck near Napa, Calif., last month. The Aug. 24 quake resulted in more than 280 injuries, devastated...
  • Officials investigate extra-alarm fire that destroyed Oak Park home

    Officials investigate extra-alarm fire that destroyed Oak Park home
    No one was injured but damage was extensive when an extra-alarm fire spread from a house to an apartment building Wednesday morning in Oak Park, authorities said. The fire, which gutted the house and damaged 15 apartments, was reported about 4:45 a.m. in...
  • Young lifeguards honored by Red Cross

    Young lifeguards honored by Red Cross
    It was the first day of camp, a busy day at the swimming pool of the Baltimore Jewish Community Center in Owings Mills. Amid the happy splashing, lifeguard Jalina Ray spotted something that didn't look right. She got the attention of fellow lifeguard...
  • World War I Posters Focus Of Anniversary Exhibits

    World War I Posters Focus Of Anniversary Exhibits
    The assassination of Austrian archduke Franz Ferdinand, which is officially recognized as the start of World War I, was 100 years ago this year. So World War I is the predominant theme in historical exhibits in 2014 (even though the United States didn't...
  • In Bel Air, the luxury of disaster readiness

     In Bel Air, the luxury of disaster readiness
    Tucked beneath green tennis courts in a hidden corner of Bel Air Crest, a 10-by-20 shed holds enough emergency equipment to stock a small hardware store — a 13,000-watt tri-fuel generator, a satellite phone and neatly organized boxes of medical...
  • 1 injured, family displaced in South Side fire

    1 injured, family displaced in South Side fire
    One man was injured and several people displaced by a house fire in the Gresham neighborhood this evening, authorities said. Fire crews were called to the 8900 block of South Paulina Street a little after 7 p.m. Crews found a fire in the basement of a...