| Apr 4, 2012
| 8:21 PM
Hundreds of homes in North Texas sustained damage in Tuesday's tornadoes -- some more than others.
On Wednesday, insurance agents were on the road trying to find their customers who were hit.
"We're going to target first the claim that we know see...
| Jun 21, 2011
Many South Floridians think tile roofs are among the strongest against hurricanes. For years, insurance companies gave homeowners discounts on their premiums for installing them.
But some insurers have stopped giving the discounts because of the state'...
| Aug 25, 2011
| 8:08 AM
CHICAGO (Reuters) - After a close review of more than 1,000 research studies, a federal panel of experts has concluded that vaccines cause very few side effects, and found no evidence that vaccines cause autism or type 1 diabetes.
The report, issued on...
| Nov 12, 2011
| 2:46 PM
Eight shingled doghouses line the hallway outside Steve Whitaker’s construction class at Clay High School as Samantha Saberniak drills finishing screws into a ninth.
“Good job,” says Bill Sykes, head of the Michiana Animal Alliance...
| Nov 19, 2011
| 9:04 AM
A private residence near Sykesville that predates the Revolutionary War is the latest structure in Howard County to be recommended for listing on the National Register of Historic Places.
Howard Lodge, a 21/2 -story brick house built about 1750, was...
| Nov 19, 2011
| 1:26 PM
Until he actually stood in Michael Vick Hall outside Virginia Tech's football meeting rooms, David Wilson was convinced he was going to be the next Bo Jackson.
He can't put his finger on what changed, but Wilson's feelings about Tech and his future at...
| Nov 30, 2011
An article in the Nov. 30, 1961 edition of the Herald Argus and Baltimore Countian reported that a thief left a trail that led to his arrest.
Footprints in last week's snow led police six blocks to a 44-year-old man who was apprehended for the theft...
| Dec 13, 2011
| 3:40 PM
They're dubious landmarks with the look of a low-budget post apocalyptic movie, a fascinating history and an ironic geographic anomaly.
The recently-sold Funkhouser Quarry property on the Mason-Dixon Line in the Delta-Cardiff-Whiteford area was a major...
| Dec 17, 2011
| 8:00 PM
It's the night before Santa arrives and the house is as quiet as a Christmas mouse — except for the sounds of wind whipping through the attic and down the drafty chimney.
Maybe extra insulation and caulking should be on your holiday wish list....
| Dec 16, 2011
What the world really needs is a way to persuade roofers to be quieter.
Lacking that, they should be required to spend a few years working on the late beats of morning newspapers before they go into the roofing business. That might help them develop more...
| Jan 5, 2012
| 3:15 AM
When their dog disappeared four years ago, the Willey family of Owings Mills searched and searched. They combed their neighborhood, they called everyone they could think of and then they called them again. For months.
But eventually they gave up. And...