| Mar 25, 2014
| 9:19 AM
Who says it’s not easy being green?
When it comes to installing and operating a swimming pool, there are plenty of options that will allow consumers to have the pool of their dreams while protecting and preserving the environment.
It is more...
| Mar 5, 2014
I'm guessing that if you call 911 to report a fire in Los Angeles, you probably wouldn't want me showing up with a hose and a helmet. But just in case I had an untapped aptitude for putting out blazes, I decided to try my hand at the sample test questions...
| Mar 4, 2014
| 10:46 AM
As a long time resident of Harford County, I am proud of the beautiful parks and outdoor amenities that are available to the public. I enjoy hiking in the Rocks, biking with my children, play dates at Annie's Playground and running with my dog,...
| Feb 26, 2014
| 5:44 PM
The Fire Museum of Greater Chicago isn't a grandiose thing, looming over a park like the Field Museum or over Michigan Avenue like the Art Institute.
It sits in a long-retired, single-bay Chicago firehouse in the 5200 block of South Western Avenue, just...
| Feb 6, 2014
| 2:56 PM
Dear Answer Angel Ellen: I received two statement necklaces as gifts. Now I need to know how to wear them. What to pair them with? Casual and dressy looks? I love the sparkle.
— Debbie B.
Dear Debbie: I love the sparkle too! In fact, I love...
| Feb 5, 2014
| 8:21 PM
A fire caused an estimated $100,000 in damage to the attached garage of a house in the 200 block of Canvasback Drive in Havre de Grace Wednesday evening, according to fire officials.
The cause of the fire was attributed to a portable generator in the...
| Jan 28, 2014
| 5:21 PM
If you were to ask me where the worst place is to start your career as a sewer worker, I might have said behind a chili restaurant. That’s where mine started.
My career lasted only a morning, and I didn’t actually do any sewer work. That...
| Jan 24, 2014
| 8:06 PM
A Carroll County volunteer firefighter was flown to the Maryland Shock Trauma Center after a hose burst and struck him Friday afternoon at a fire scene, officials said.
The injuries are not life-threatening, said Byron Welker, assistant chief of the...
| Jan 24, 2014
| 5:12 PM
It is a chilling tale of winter, one that in ghost-story fashion begins with a sign that all is not right. Maybe there's a damp spot spreading ominously across a wall, or faint sounds that grow louder and more insistent.
"I heard water dripping," Liz...
| Jan 20, 2014
| 5:21 PM
If you’re not at least a little panicky, then you’re not paying attention. California is in a state of slow-moving emergency. The governor, Jerry Brown, made it official last week: Rainfall is pitiable, snowpack and reservoir levels...
| Jan 17, 2014
| 2:30 PM
California is officially in a drought. This is state's driest year on record, and the National Weather said this week that the dry conditions will persist or get worse through April — meaning the rainy season won't be rainy.
Gov. Jerry Brown...