| May 5, 2011
| 1:56 PM
Long lines of cars snaked around Baltimore Polytechnic Institute last Saturday during a one-day collection of household hazardous waste. Some 1,800 vehicles inched their way through the school's parking lot so the drivers could dispose of their cargo...
| May 6, 2011
| 7:36 PM
A stretch of Orange County Coast has been reopened to public use after a sewage spill off Balboa Pier earlier this week closed some beaches, according to an official with the Orange County Environmental Health department.
A sewage spill from Ruby's Diner...
| Oct 13, 2010
| 10:14 AM
LOS ANGELES -- Dangerously high levels of lead have been found in children's products sold at Walmart and Target stores across the country, according to a California based consumer group.
The Center for Environmental Health, which commissioned the tests,...
| Jan 13, 2011
| 12:35 AM
DIAMONDHEAD, Miss. -- The 34-year-old sister of Vikings quarterback Brett Favre faces drug charges after she was arrested Wednesday in a raid on a Mississippi condo where people were making crystal methamphetamine, authorities said.
Brandi Favre was...
| Jan 7, 2011
| 9:50 PM
Firefighters responded to a hazardous material situation tonight at Seattle's Veterans Hospital.
The Seattle Fire Department's HazMat Team responded when a substance called ethylene oxide leaked at the Beacon Hill facility.
The leak took place at...
| Jan 13, 2011
The arrest of Vikings quarterback Brett Favre's sister during a drug raid in southern Mississippi isn't the first time she's been in trouble with the law.
Hancock County Sheriff's Maj. Matt Karl said officers are "very familiar" with 34-year-old Brandi...
| Jan 17, 2011
| 2:27 AM
A freight train derailment in Elgin won't disrupt Metra service as much as originally anticipated.
Metra originally said it would be running shuttle buses between Elgin's Chicago Street station and Bartlett station to get around the derailment. But...
| Feb 9, 2011
| 2:51 PM
The Orange County Sheriff-Coroner has identified the body found in a blue pickup truck in Huntington Beach on Friday.
Daniel Kevin Thompson, 41, was a Westminster resident, said Jim Amormino, the Sheriff Department's spokesman said Tuesday.
| Feb 22, 2011
| 4:07 PM
It was one of Daniel Gabriel Fahrenheit's most famous inventions, in 1714. But after nearly 300 years on the market, the still-common mercury thermometer now appears headed for extinction.
While many Maryland residents probably still have them in their...
| Feb 15, 2011
| 12:36 AM
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. -- Authorities trying to help a sick man and a child in a truck on a Florida highway also found a body in the vehicle Monday.
The incident started in the morning when a pest control truck pulled to the side of the road on I-95 in...
| Feb 16, 2011
| 4:38 PM
A Glendale Heights man was seriously injured when fireworks exploded inside his home today, prompting the evacuation of 10 nearby houses, authorities said.
Agents from the FBI and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives assisted local...