| Aug 5, 2014
| 10:15 PM
Towns were evacuated and homes were threatened Tuesday as firefighters battled at least 13 major wildfires across drought-stricken California.
An abundance of thunderstorms caused by monsoonal winds from the southeast caused many of the fires --...
| Jul 30, 2014
Hydraulic fracturing to squeeze oil and gas from rock buried deep underground is either a financial windfall for landowners and communities or an environmental Pandora's box — depending on whom you ask.
Until now, eastern Virginia hasn't been...
| Aug 6, 2014
| 1:45 PM
The livin' is easy
"The Beaverbrook Homemakers held their annual crab feast Saturday evening at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Donald Stallings of Durham Rd. E. It is at this time each year that the ladies' husbands are their guests at a favored...
| Jul 31, 2014
| 10:19 AM
Firefighters have slowly begun to make progress against a growing 7,000-acre wildfire burning in the Sierra National Forest, officials reported Thursday.
The French fire, which started along the Rock Creek and Fish Creek campgrounds, is now 10%...
| Aug 1, 2014
| 11:44 AM
Nearly 1,000 lightning strikes were recorded across Northern California this week, sparking numerous brush fires, including a 7,000-acre blaze in Modoc County, officials reported.
The lightning storm, which moved through the region Wednesday, dumped...
| Jul 3, 2014
| 7:35 AM
A wildfire burning in Napa County has forced hundreds of evacuations and scorched thousands of acres of parched vegetation, but it continues to miss the region’s famous wineries.
The Butts fire has charred 3,800 acres of brush, pine and oak...
| Jul 7, 2014
| 2:41 PM
Voters in Old Saybrook on Tuesday can secure the protection of one of the great parcels of open land left in southern New England.
Residents will vote on whether to commit $3 million of a total purchase price of $8.09 million to buy the pristine,...
| Jun 27, 2014
| 9:59 AM
A plane flew low over the marshes of Long Island Sound, and I stood at the edge of a crumbling runway wondering if the pilot might start descending, forgetting that Griswold Airport is now just a distant memory.
On a warm summer morning, I stood on the...
| Jun 26, 2014
| 5:46 PM
It took Crescenta Valley Station deputies an average of 10 minutes to respond to 911 calls in 2013, according to a county report aimed at increasing the numbers of people in uniform.
The statistic is a marked increase from 2010, when it took 7.6 minutes...
| Jun 26, 2014
| 7:58 PM
A fast-growing wildfire in eastern Arizona has reached about 2,000 acres and triggered mandatory evacuations in two areas, officials said.
The San Juan fire, first reported late Thursday morning, has been burning pine trees in the Apache Sitgreaves...
| Jun 16, 2014
| 2:38 PM
A growing wildfire burning in the Sequoia National Forest now threatens 1,000 homes, power lines and communication facilities in the area, officials said Monday.
The Shirley fire, which is only 10% contained, has burned at least 2,200 acres in the...