| 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 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 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| Oct 30, 2013
The frost is settling in, a signal that it's time to stow your shovels, trowels, rakes and other gardening hand tools. Spend a few minutes maintaining them now, and they should serve you well for many more growing seasons.
"We still have some rakes...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
Since the water supply to a washing machine is always on, a plumbing disaster is waiting to happen if the hoses fail or leak -- and they may if they're old. A leak is bad enough, but if both the hot and cold lines fail at the same time and no one is...
| Jul 23, 2013
You planted them. Now don't forget them.
New plants need special attention at first, until they have settled into their new soil and sent out the fine roots they need to anchor themselves and collect and store water and nutrients.
The plants' most...
| Jul 26, 2013
Cleaning in most homes concentrates on kitchens and bathrooms. But what about the room with a car? On top of dirt and debris from the street, garages are often the most used entrance, and may include a washer and dryer, recycling bins, a home shop, and...
| 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 11, 2014
| 6:21 PM
The water in Tom and Linda Breiner's home became dirty last spring after the city worked on lines in their Allentown neighborhood.
They ran a hose to flush their plumbing. That took awhile, but they weren't concerned because they said they were told by a...