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  • Tornadoes tear across Midwest, killing at least 5 in Illinois

    Tornadoes tear across Midwest, killing at least 5 in Illinois
    At least five people were killed Sunday in a tornado outbreak that left dozens more injured across the Midwest, and officials feared the toll could rise as emergency responders sifted through the wreckage. Illinois has suffered the brunt of the storms'...
  • Tornado outbreak brings late-fall terror to Midwest

    At least six people were killed and dozens more hurt when an unusual November tornado outbreak hopscotched through the Midwest on Sunday, leaving destruction in its wake. Twisters and thunderstorms more reminiscent of spring than fall savaged...
  • 8 dead in Midwest storms; Brookport, Ill., was 'a sitting duck'

    8 dead in Midwest storms; Brookport, Ill., was 'a sitting duck'
    Living in the Midwest can be a bit of a devil's lottery when it comes to tornadoes, and on Sunday, several Midwestern communities drew a losing card. The death toll rose to eight Monday in Illinois and Michigan as officials sifted through damage and...
  • 'Off the charts' November storms led to record-breaking tornadoes

    The November tornadoes that raked the Midwest were unusual, possibly even record-breaking, but they had been forecast three days in advance. For some residents, though, the warning wouldn't be enough. On Monday, emergency officials and damage experts...
  • Tornado tally raised to at least 16

    Tornado tally raised to at least 16
    After spending a day in the field, meteorologists for the National Weather Service have determined that at least 16 tornadoes struck Illinois and northwest Indiana on Sunday, as Gov. Pat Quinn declared six more counties as state disaster areas,...
  • Coming to the Mountain: Educating the next generation of storytellers

     
    by Rick Loomis, Los Angeles Times Kentucky calls me home every year.  The funny thing is that I’m not from there.  But every year for the last 10 years, I still go. In theory I go there to teach, but in reality I go there to recharge.  The...
  • Fall color boom or bust? Fear over Indiana's fall foliage may be false

    Fall color boom or bust? Fear over Indiana's fall foliage may be false
    Will it be an epic fall or an epic fail? Indiana counties that bank on the beautiful fall colors and a bunch of tourists are a little worried this year. The severe drought stressed out the trees.  Some trees died and other trees lost their leaves early....
  • New biography of legendary railroader John Work Garrett

    The optimistic incorporators and builders of the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad, the nation's first common carrier railroad, which was founded in Baltimore in 1827 and began building westward the next year, envisioned it would take 10 years and $10 million...
  • Dogs, guns and pies: All part of the job

    Melvin G. "Mel" Trimble Sr., a colorful and loquacious character I got to know some years ago, had one of the more interesting and necessary jobs with the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad and with its successor company, Chessie System. It relied upon his...
  • Sugar Guarantees Too Sweet A Deal To Kill

    The steamboat conveying Andrew Jackson up the Ohio River toward his tumultuous 1829 inauguration had brooms lashed to its bow, symbolizing Old Hickory's vow to clean up Washington. But sweeping out Washington's Augean stables, like painting the Golden...
  • Hays-Heighe House at HCC to host national exhibition on slavery, emancipation

    The Hays-Heighe House at Harford Community College will host Emancipation and Its Legacies, a national traveling exhibition on display through Feb. 25. In conjunction with the exhibit, the Hays-Heighe House is sponsoring free programs and other events for...