| Jan 7, 2014
| 12:23 PM
Before Harford County entertains even a notion of levying a fire tax to support the local volunteer fire and ambulance service, the citizens need to have full access to the local fire company books.
During a recent meeting of a county government...
| Jan 8, 2014
| 9:27 AM
A neighbor of a Santa Ana group assisted living home where a fire killed two people Wednesday said he tried to retrieve a water hose to help douse the flames, but by the time he returned "it was too late."
Hugo Montes, who lives two houses down from the...
| Jan 8, 2014
| 12:56 PM
A 71-year-old woman who cared for five mentally impaired adults in a Santa Ana group home scrambled to help them Wednesday morning after a smoke alarm warned her the house was on fire, fire officials said.
The caregiver of the four-bedroom group home at...
| Jan 15, 2014
| 12:28 PM
It's time to get cold to help Havre de Grace to keep from burning.
The third annual Susquehanna Hose Company Duck Dunk, a fundraising event with the look and feel of a Polar Bear Plunge, is planned for 8 to 10 a.m. this Saturday, Jan. 18, at the Havre de...
| 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...
| 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...
| Nov 12, 2013
As the growing season ends, most of us are ready to roll up the hose and forget about lawn chores until spring.
But, in fact, the growing season hasn't ended for many plants. They still are storing up water and food reserves to get started next spring,...
| Nov 21, 2013
| 7:44 PM
Old Dominion guard Keenan Palmore scored a career-high 24 points as the Monarchs started quickly and never let up in a 69-51 rout of the Presbyterian Blue Hose on Thursday at the Constant Center.
The Monarchs (3-1) went ahead 11-0, led by 23 at...
| Mar 31, 2014
| 3:19 PM
There are coincidences and incidents of fortuitous timing, and there is the tale of George Krieger's house and William and Mary's firefighting foursome.
A random Friday morning round of golf among four Tribe athletes launched a series of implausible...
| 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...
| 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,...