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  • Typhoon Hagupit leaves 27 dead in Philippines, heads for capital

    Typhoon Hagupit leaves 27 dead in Philippines, heads for capital
    Typhoon Hagupit weakened to a tropical storm as it churned close to the Philippine capital on Monday after killing 27 people on the eastern island of Samar where it flattened homes, toppled trees and cut power and communications. Manila shut down as...
  • BBHS students learn how to handle a natural disaster

    BBHS students learn how to handle a natural disaster
    On Nov. 18, 35 Boynton Beach High School students spent a morning at the new city of West Palm Beach Emergency Operations Center, participating in a hurricane preparedness exercise sponsored StormZone. StormZone is a school-based multidisciplinary...
  • Rev. Achariya Peter, church founder

    Rev. Achariya Peter, church founder
    The Rev. Achariya Peter, a mystic who founded a universalist yogic spiritual community, died of cancer Nov. 24 at his North Baltimore home. He was 79. The founding preceptor and spiritual leader of the Divine Life Church in the Lake Falls area, he was...
  • Philippines typhoon downgraded, but death toll rises to at least 22

    Typhoon Hagupit weakened into a tropical storm Monday as it continued its slow march across the Philippines, leaving at least 22 people dead in its wake, according to the Red Cross. The storm was packing maximum sustained winds of 53 mph with gusts of...
  • Typhoon churns across Philippines, more than 1 million flee

    A powerful typhoon tore through the central Philippines on Sunday, bringing howling winds that toppled trees and power poles and cut off communications in areas where thousands were killed by a massive storm just over a year ago. More than 1 million...
  • Homes flattened as powerful typhoon crawls across Philippines

    Homes flattened as powerful typhoon crawls across Philippines
    A powerful, slow-moving typhoon ripped through the central Philippines on Sunday, bringing howling winds that flattened houses and toppled trees and power lines in areas still scarred from a deadly super-storm just over a year ago. In the coastal...
  • One hospitalized after Suffolk mobile home fire

    A Suffolk resident has been taken to the hospital Saturday night after a fire engulfed a mobile home. The fire started around 10:47 p.m. on the 5400 block of Pruden Boulevard, or Route 460, according to a statement from the city. When crews arrived,...
  • Typhoon slams into Philippines, 1 million evacuated

    Typhoon slams into Philippines, 1 million evacuated
    A powerful typhoon roared into the eastern Philippines on Saturday, bringing lashing rain and strong winds that felled trees, ripped off tin roofs and toppled power lines in areas still bearing the scars of a super typhoon 13 months ago. About 1 million...
  • Hampton house fire displaces family

    A family was displaced by a fire at a Hampton home Friday afternoon, The Hampton Fire Division of Fire and Rescue and the American Red Cross said. The incident happened in the 400 block of West Pembroke Avenue, according to a news release from the Red...
  • In the Philippines, hundreds of thousands flee approaching typhoon

    In the Philippines, hundreds of thousands flee approaching typhoon
    Hundreds of thousands of people across a wide stretch of the Philippines sought refuge Friday in churches, schools and other makeshift evacuation centers as the island nation braced for another a  powerful typhoon. About 50 provinces covering more...
  • Woman, 86, killed in Dunmore explosion

    Woman, 86, killed in Dunmore explosion
    DUNMORE — Relatives are grieving the loss of an 86-year-old woman after her home exploded and collapsed early Thursday morning on Smith Street in Dunmore. Madlyn Mecca was about to leave her home at 413 Smith Street shortly before 4 a.m. after a...