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  • Claude Walton, 1913–2014

    Claude Walton, 1913–2014
    When the village of Lombard honored Claude Walton as its 2013 Senior Citizen of the Year, the 100-year-old said, "I don't know that I did anything unusual." Nothing could be further from the truth, said Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White, one of...
  • Suspicious Hollywood fire kills man, displaces 25 residents

    UPDATE: Hollywood Police identified the man killed in Saturday's fire as Tarrance Deron Jenkins, 36. Jenkins lived in the apartment building, police said.  A late-night fire in a second-floor apartment sent smoke pouring throughout the rental building,...
  • Red Cross assists 5 in Norfolk fire

    A Red Cross disaster relief team assisted five people Sunday morning after a fire displaced them from their Norfolk home. The team responded to the fire on Poplar Hall Drive, and provided food, clothing and lodging assistance to the five residents,...
  • Save the dates for these Lehigh Valley events

    RED CROSS FUNDRAISER: The Red Cross Greater Lehigh Valley Chapter will hold the 16th Annual "Cabaret and Cuisine: At the Hop" fundraiser 6-11 p.m. April 11 at Musikfest Cafe at ArtsQuest Center at SteelStacks. The event includes food from local...
  • Man dies in suspicious Hollywood fire, police say

    Man dies in suspicious Hollywood fire, police say
    The death of a man in a Hollywood apartment building fire early Saturday is considered suspicious, police said. Firefighters and police officers responded to the blaze at 1610 N. Dixie Highway at about 12:20 a.m. The fire displaced approximately 25...
  • Car smashes through Florida home for second time in two years

    Car smashes through Florida home for second time in two years
    A northwest Jacksonville family knows the scene all too well.  Five minutes after the family left their home Thursday, an SUV came crashing through the living room wall, WETV.com reports.  The driver, John T. Walker, told WETV that he is diabetic...
  • Smoky Tire Warehouse Fire Out After Burning All Day In Torrington

    Smoky Tire Warehouse Fire Out After Burning All Day In Torrington
    TORRINGTON — Investigators Friday were at the scene of a fire that burned close to 12 hours, destroying a tire warehouse and sending thick black smoke billowing over the city. The fire forced the evacuation of neighborhood homes and, at its peak,...
  • Man displaced in Newport News apartment fire, official says | With Video

    Man displaced in Newport News apartment fire, official says  | <span style=color:#ff0000><b>With Video</b></span>
    A man was displaced from his home Wednesday evening after a fire damaged his apartment, a fire official said. Firefighters observed light smoke when they arrived to the blaze in the 300 block of 73rd street shortly before 10 p.m., Newport News Fire...
  • NASCAR Hall of Famer Richard Petty's wife, Lynda, dies at 72

    CHARLOTTE, N. C. Richard Petty is the "King" of NASCAR. But his castle was ruled by "Mrs. Lynda." Of that, there never was any doubt. Lynda Gayle Owens Petty, the wife of the seven-time NASCAR champion and a community crusader, died Tuesday at her home...
  • 1 firefighter hurt in massive San Francisco blaze

    1 firefighter hurt in massive San Francisco blaze
    One firefighter suffered burns to his face and hands while battling a massive blaze at a nine-story condominium tower still under construction Tuesday, fire officials said late in the evening. San Francisco Fire Department Deputy Chief of Operations...
  • One firefighter suffers injuries in massive S.F. blaze

    One firefighter suffers injuries in massive S.F. blaze
    SAN FRANCISCO -- One firefighter suffered burns to his face and hands while battling a massive blaze at a nine-story condominium tower still under construction Tuesday, fire officials said late in the evening. San Francisco Fire Department Deputy...