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  • 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...
  • Coach Broos quits Algerian club after death of striker

    (Reuters) - Belgian coach Hugo Broos has quit Algerian club JS Kabylie after last month's death of a player killed when a projectile was thrown from the stands, media reported on Thursday. Broos resigned after the death of Albert Ebosse on Aug. 23,...
  • Mission United program receives $2 million grant

    The United Way of Broward County has received another $2 million grant from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs for its Mission United program that helps returning military veterans adapt to civilian life. The money came from the department's...
  • 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...
  • With 20 fire deaths in L.A. so far this year, more smoke alarms are urged

    With 20 fire deaths in L.A. so far this year, more smoke alarms are urged
    After an unusually high number of fire deaths this year, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and Fire Chief Ralph Terrazas announced new initiatives Monday to prevent dangerous fires. Terrazas announced that the fire department is launching a pilot...
  • 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...
  • UN: 4 countries face humanitarian crises, worst since WWII

    WASHINGTON With the crisis in Iraq, four countries are now experiencing severe humanitarian emergencies involving the displacement of millions of people, something experts and relief groups say hasn't been seen in decades. Iraq, Syria, the Central...
  • 1 person displaced in Chesapeake duplex fire

    1 person displaced in Chesapeake duplex fire
    One person is without a home Thursday after a fire damaged a duplex in Chesapeake, a fire department spokesman said. Crews were called to the 2000 block of Plow Lane, in the South Norfolk section of the city, at about 7:30 a.m., spokesman Scott Saunders...
  • Southcom shows off new disaster relief technology

    MIAMI U.S. military officials on Wednesday rolled out the latest gizmos to help the Americas with communication during disasters. The drone buzzed over the rows of people watching from the ground, their necks craning to keep sight of the machine, no...