| May 14, 2011
| 6:19 PM
A leaking butane pipeline in southwest suburban Romeoville prompted authorities to close several nearby streets and businesses, officials said today.
The leak in the 8-inch underground pipe occurred earlier today at the corner of 135th Street and...
| May 17, 2011
| 9:47 AM
The old saying goes that if you put a million chimpanzees into a room with a million typewriters for enough time, one of them will eventually write Shakespeare. Unfortunately, we do not have a room full of chimpanzees, but we have the next best thing...
| May 23, 2011
| 7:38 PM
Steady exposure to the electromagnetic radiation given off by cellphones during use may disrupt fetal development, disturb memory and weaken the barrier that protects the brain from environmental toxins, says a welter of new research being presented...
| Jan 4, 2012
| 7:45 PM
Warm holiday weather drew crowds to Newport Beach, leading to an increase in emergency calls for lifeguards and firefighters.
About 201,000 people visited the beach between Dec. 24 and Monday. Lifeguards responded to 31 first-aid calls and took...
| Jun 22, 2011
Outdoor food festival season is upon us, and inspectors from Naperville and Des Plaines to Chicago are gearing up to test food temperatures, refrigeration and hygiene to try to protect the public.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention...
| Jun 23, 2011
| 4:45 PM
LOS ANGELES (KTLA) -- A building at USC's Health Sciences campus was evacuated Thursday after a hazardous material spill.
It happened around 2:30 p.m. on the second floor of the Clinical Sciences Annex, located n the 2200 block of East Alcazar Street....
| Jul 7, 2011
| 4:13 PM
Two Glendale firefighters sustained minor injuries Thursday morning while responding to a fire in a residential garage that was used to store ammunition and hazardous materials, officials said.
The unknown nature of the chemicals, the explosions of...
| Jul 26, 2011
| 4:21 AM
Finally nine hours, at 10:15 p.m. Monday night, Interstate 70 reopened after being shut down since 1:15 in the afternoon.
The four-mile stretch of the interstate was closed both east and west of Topeka because investigators suspected a man was carrying...
| Jul 28, 2011
| 5:23 AM
LITTLEROCK, Calif. (KTLA) -- Residents in Littlerock have been allowed to return home after a Union Pacific train carrying hazardous materials derailed, causing concerns of a chemical leak.
The accident happened around 1:25 p.m. Wednesday near the...
| Aug 26, 2011
Gayle Anderson was live in Santa Ana to see the DISCOVERY SCIENCE CENTER'S ECO CHALLENGE, a state-of-the-art, environmentally themed, eco-friendly exhibit. ECO CHALLENGE is a permanent interactive exhibit area designed to stimulate behavioral change in...
| Aug 27, 2011
| 2:00 PM
Gail Pickering of Baltimore put some gasoline aside last winter when her snow plow broke down. Months later she tried giving it away but found out it was too old to use.
Pickering finally parted with the petrol on Saturday, dropping it off at the city...