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  • 12 steps to prep your house for cold weather

    12 steps to prep your house for cold weather
    We usually refer to spring cleaning as a time to revive our home and outdoor spaces. Fall cleaning, however, gets a less enthusiastic welcome. Most of fall home preparation focuses on freshening up existing systems before cold weather descends but, just...
  • Bombings hit Indian city but fail to stop massive political rally

    NEW DELHI -- Several small bombs killed five people and wounded 98 Sunday in the northern Indian city of Patna, officials said, hours before the main opposition candidate for prime minister was due to address a massive political rally. After seven...
  • LAX shooting: 1 dead, several injured; gunman said to be in custody

    A federal law enforcement official said that a TSA officer was shot and killed at a passenger screening checkpoint Friday morning at Los Angeles International Airport. Three or four other TSA employees were injured in the shooting at Terminal 3, the...
  • Pool Safety Sidebar

    INFO BOX 1: Pool safety requirements The Residential Swimming Pool Safety Act (Chapter 515, Florida Statutes) requires one of the following pool safety measures for pools built after Oct. 1, 2000: - A fence with self-closing, self-latching gate...
  • Early detection of mental illness is key to recovery [Letter]

    Early detection of mental illness is key to recovery [Letter]
    The Columbia Mall tragedy is heart wrenching, terrifying and incomprehensible, and so are last week's revelations about the shooter ("Police say Columbia mall shooter wanted to mimic Columbine," March 12). Here was a young man developing a serious...
  • How to keep your pets safe in an earthquake

    How to keep your pets safe in an earthquake
    The safety of family members is the first concern for most people during and after a major earthquake. For many of us, family also means our family pets. Monday's magnitude 4.4 earthquake in Los Angeles was a good reminder to be prepared with an...
  • Epilepsy awareness growing on Peninsula

    Epilepsy awareness growing on Peninsula
    Last year there were four incidents statewide involving police mistaking epileptic seizures for aggressive behavior by individuals. Since then the Epilepsy Foundation of Virginia has sent a complete law enforcement training guide, including a manual,...
  • CERT means many hands during disasters

    CERT means many hands during disasters
    A history of fires, floods and mudslides led the city of Laguna Beach to form a Disaster Preparedness Committee in 2011 and then the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) in 2012. CERT is a Federal Emergency Management Agency-certified program that...
  • Burglary suspect shot and killed by police at travel plaza

    Burglary suspect shot and killed by police at travel plaza
    Police shot and killed a burglary suspect Friday morning at the Maryland House Travel Plaza after a high-speed chase along I-95. Police said officers shot Rajsaun A. McCray, 29, multiple times as he drove his vehicle toward police cars blocking the...
  • For the L.A. Derby Dolls, elbow room for self-improvement

    For the L.A. Derby Dolls, elbow room for self-improvement
    Some girls choose soccer or cheerleading. Ivy Wolk chose roller derby. "This is it, this is for me," the petite, wide-eyed 9-year-old said to her mom the first time she saw the Los Angeles Derby Dolls hit the track, and one another, two years ago....
  • Defendant dies after suffering medical problems in court

    Defendant dies after suffering medical problems in court
    A 29-year-old man in custody on a charge of attempted robbery died in a nearby hospital after suffering a medical problem in a Baltimore courtroom Wednesday, the state corrections department confirmed. Medics took Ronnie A. Adams Jr. to Mercy Medical...