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  • Water bill whirlpool

    Water bill whirlpool
    There is an old adage, often heard in the local marinas, that a boat is nothing more than a hole in the water into which you pour money. Turns out the same could be said about Baltimore's water and sewer system — it is a money-soaking hole that puts...
  • East Monument Street reopens after $7 million sinkhole repair

    East Monument Street reopens after $7 million sinkhole repair
    City officials on Wednesday removed orange construction cones and barrels from two blocks of East Monument Street that had been swallowed by a huge sinkhole this summer, unveiled an "Open for Business" sign on a lamppost and marked the end of a five-...
  • Widespread flooding closes expressways, many streets

    Widespread flooding closes expressways, many streets
    Flooding spawned by as much as 5 inches of rain closed the Edens, Eisenhower and Kennedy expressways this morning as a second wave of thunderstorms moves through the Chicago area. The Edens Expressway was closed between Foster and Touhy avenues and...
  • City: 98-year-old water main cause of sinkhole that swallowed 3 cars

    City: 98-year-old water main cause of sinkhole that swallowed 3 cars
    As a relentless rainstorm battered the Chicago area early Thursday morning, Laide Giwa watched her Dodge Charger drop into a sinkhole. The hole — which had already swallowed two vehicles before claiming Giwa's car —was not caused by the rain...
  • Looking back at Winter Park's famous sinkhole

    Looking back at Winter Park's famous sinkhole
     You never know when and where the next sinkhole will open up in Central Florida. On Monday, a new one appeared in Windermere.  I remember in 1981 covering the famous Winter Park sinkhole that grabbed international attention largely because of its size...
  • Sinkhole Damage Isn't Covered By Standard Homeowner's Insurance In Connecticut

     Sinkhole Damage Isn't Covered By Standard Homeowner's Insurance In Connecticut
    If a home is swallowed by a sinkhole, the damage is not covered by a standard homeowner's insurance policy in Connecticut, according to the state Insurance Department. Sinkholes have alarmed the public recently since a man and his bedroom fell into one...
  • Florida's sinkhole shakedown: Insurers' new pitfall

    Florida's sinkhole shakedown: Insurers' new pitfall
    We can't catch a break. If the wind isn't howling from hurricanes, the ground must be collapsing from sinkholes. Hence, the latest insurance crisis in Florida, where homeowners, public adjusters and attorneys are clamoring for settlement checks for...
  • Woman swallowed by sinkhole in her backyard

     
    While gardening in her backyard, Carla Chapman, of Plant City, says a sinkhole opened up in the ground underneath her feet Monday morning, reports WTSP News-10 in Tampa Bay. The sinkhole left her 7 feet underground screaming for help, buried under heavy...
  • President Obama implies he will rule on Keystone XL pipeline

     
    President Obama inserted himself into the increasingly contentious fight over building the Keystone XL pipeline from Canada to the U.S. Gulf Coast, implying in a television interview that the ultimate decision about the pipeline’s fate would be his....
  • Military policeman arrested in Alaska on suspicion of spying

     
    Military policeman at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson in Alaska arrested on suspicion of espionage....
  • 15-foot python devours 76-pound deer: Is that normal?

     
    Python: A Burmese python killed in the Everglades was discovered with a white-tailed deer in its stomach. We talked to a snake expert to find out just how unusual this is....