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  • Red Cross recognizes East Hartford with Emergency Preparedness Award

    The American Red Cross Connecticut Chapter has recognized Mayor Marcia A. Leclerc and the Town of East Hartford for the work they have done to become the "model" for emergency preparedness in the state of Connecticut. The Mayor was schedueld to receive...
  • TV show reunites Cambodian families scattered by Khmer Rouge

    Palms clasped together, tears welling in her eyes, Sam Somaly looked into the camera and issued a desperate plea to three siblings she had not seen in nearly 40 years — family lost a lifetime ago to a nightmare that still haunts Cambodia today....
  • Death toll reaches 11 in Vanuatu, where Cyclone Pam damage limits rescuer access

    Death toll reaches 11 in Vanuatu, where Cyclone Pam damage limits rescuer access
    The United Nations revised the death toll caused by Cyclone Pam, which tore through the South Pacific island nation of Vanuatu, downward from 24 to 11 Tuesday, as relief workers struggled to reach the country’s remote outer islands. The storm...
  • We must remember what the Nazis did at Terezin

    Above the gate we passed though at the Terezin concentration camp in August was the phrase made infamous at Auschwitz: "Arbeit Macht Frei (Work Makes One Free). The Terezin camp was created in what was then Czechoslovakia (now the Czech Republic). It...
  • Fire chief: Fatal Antioch fire 'was very hot'

    Fire chief: Fatal Antioch fire 'was very hot'
    The first-arriving firefighters at Sunday's house fire in Antioch could hear a man calling for help, but with flames raging throughout the home, crews didn't make it to Lowell Simonson's bedroom in time to save his life. Antioch Fire Chief John Nixon said...
  • Van crashes into storage unit of apartment building in Hampton

    Van crashes into storage unit of apartment building in Hampton
    Two people were displaced after a van crashed into the storage unit of an apartment building in Hampton Monday night, officials said. The incident happened about 9:30 p.m. at Chesapeake Village apartments in the 1900 block of Kecoughtan Road, said...
  • Gas-Fed Fire Displaces Residents Of Manchester Apartments

    Gas-Fed Fire Displaces Residents Of Manchester Apartments
    MANCHESTER — A natural gas-fed fire displaced about 12 residents from a Buckland Hills Drive apartment complex early Sunday. No one was hurt. The blaze at the East Village of The Pavilions broke out about 12:50 a.m. after ice fell from the roof and...
  • Ohio officials discuss preparing for possible failure of dam

    While state engineers evaluate a report warning of potential catastrophic failure at a central Ohio dam and talk about what to do next, emergency preparedness officials plan more discussions about how they'll respond if that scenario becomes reality....
  • Vanuatu struggles to account for cyclone damage, deaths

    Vanuatu's president said the cyclone that hammered the tiny South Pacific archipelago was a "monster" that has destroyed or damaged 90 percent of the buildings in the capital Port Vila and has forced the nation to start anew. Looking weary and red-eyed,...
  • Firefighter, resident injured in Philadelphia house fire

    A firefighter and a resident are hospitalized after an early morning fire heavily damaged a Northeast Philadelphia home. Officials say the firefighter was being treated for heat exhaustion and the resident for smoke inhalation from the fire Monday in the...
  • Myanmar's war with rebels spills across Chinese border

    For more than a month, war has raged in a remote area of northern Myanmar between ethnic Chinese rebels and Myanmar government forces. The fighting, which came after five years of calm, has left several hundred soldiers and insurgents dead -- and is now...