| Jul 27, 2011
| 10:27 AM
NEW YORK -- The massive heat wave that baked half the country in triple digit heat indexes last week may have caused as many as 64 deaths in 15 states, the National Weather Service said late on Tuesday.
Forecasters said the area still suffering from...
| Jul 20, 2011
| 5:48 PM
Electric power plants that burn oil or coal in Maryland sent more than 27 million pounds of toxic pollutants into the air in 2009.
That was the fifth-highest total in the nation and a threat to public health, according to a new report by the Natural...
| Aug 16, 2011
While driving across Kentucky and Tennessee recently, my wife and I were amazed at the very high humidity levels — 90 percent or higher. What generates such high humidity at inland locations?
| Aug 19, 2011
| 8:56 AM
VEVAY, Ind. — Every summer, over the last weekend in August, girls in Swiss costumes dance traditional polkas, passenger boats ply the Ohio River, and fireworks light up the night sky here.
The riverbank of this otherwise quiet Switzerland County...
| Sep 3, 2011
| 8:20 PM
COLUMBUS, Ohio — Bartender Cris Dehlavi is making a mint julep at Mouton, a Short North arts district hot spot that specializes in Prohibition-era cocktails.
Across the street, people are milling around a White Castle, one of the fast-food dives...
| Oct 1, 2011
— Built in the 1950s for the brawny task of ferrying railroad cars, the last coal-burning steamship on the Great Lakes is billed today as a nostalgic vacation shortcut between Wisconsin and Michigan.
But every day it sails between this old...
| Sep 15, 2011
| 7:11 AM
Luke Clausen found a rare day in June when, on the fourth day of the FLW Tour bass fishing tournament on the Potomac River out of National Harbor, he brought in 19 pounds, 4 ounces of fish, two pounds more than any other professional fishermen had...
| Nov 7, 2011
Facing a deadline to stop dumping toxic coal ash into Lake Michigan, owners of the last coal-powered steamship on the Great Lakes are pushing for it to join Mount Vernon, Lincoln's Tomb and Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthplace as a protected national...
| Nov 10, 2011
| 6:21 AM
If you spent any time around the Susquehanna River below the Conowingo Dam over the summer, you probably noticed some of the same wanted posters that caught my eye. On those posters is the likeness of a fish, with a warning to anyone who catches one not...
| Nov 19, 2011
| 6:19 PM
A weak cold front will move through Central Indiana on Sunday morning. This boundary will lift the atmosphere but there just isn't a ton of moisture to tap into locally. This means that if it does produce some rain showers, the rain will be light and...
| Nov 20, 2011
| 3:55 PM
Temperatures fell throughout the day today and this was due to a slow moving cold front that passed through the area early this morning. We actually started the day with temperatures near 60 F and by 6 PM, temperatures were only in the upper 40s. The...