| Mar 9, 2014
Chicago's third-coldest winter has contributed to the deaths of 26 people so far, nearly 50 percent more fatalities than the entire season's average in recent years, according to numbers provided by the Cook County medical examiner's office.
| Mar 7, 2014
The Department of Health is offering free vaccinations. Nasal-spray vaccine is for healthy people age 2 to 49. It is not for pregnant women. The clinics also have the high-dose flu shots for people 65 years of age and older. Pneumococcal...
| Mar 6, 2014
| 1:01 PM
As waves repeatedly crashed off Aliso Beach Park early Saturday afternoon, beachgoer Matthew Barker thought, "They couldn't have picked a worse day to go out in the water."
"They" being a 25-year-old Los Angeles woman and her male friend, who decided to...
| Mar 5, 2014
| 6:33 PM
An Oriole Park woman’s death was at least the twenty-sixth from cold-related causes this season in Cook County, authorities said today.
Kathleen Karson, 56, was pronounced dead on the scene at 5:23 p.m. Tuesday at her home in the 7700 block of...
| Mar 2, 2014
| 4:21 PM
Four hikers hoisted by helicopter from Malibu Canyon about 3 a.m. Sunday were cited by state park rangers for "unsafe recreational activities," officials said.
The group had crossed Malibu Creek when the water was low, but became stranded as rain...
| Mar 1, 2014
| 1:07 PM
An apparently homeless woman found dead in a ravine Friday in Annapolis is believed to have died from hypothermia, Anne Arundel County police said Saturday.
The body of Diane Donati, 48, was found in a ravine around 12:20 p.m. by someone walking their...
| Feb 28, 2014
| 6:23 PM
Anne Arundel County police are investigating the discovery of a woman's body at an Annapolis park on Friday.
The body of 48-year-old Diane Donati was found in a ravine around 12:20 p.m. by someone walking their dog at Bestgate Park on Bestgate Road,...
| Feb 28, 2014
| 7:16 PM
A potent storm gave Southern California a more thorough soaking on Friday than it has seen in more than three years, bringing both cheers in a drought-stricken state and anxiety as it sent mud billowing through hillside neighborhoods and clogged roads....
| Feb 28, 2014
| 4:13 PM
An autopsy today determined a 64-year-old West Side woman died of hypothermia and exposure to the cold, authorities said.
Ernestine Felters, of the 1700 block of North Luna Avenue, died of hypothermia and cold exposure and her death was ruled an...
| Feb 20, 2014
| 11:10 AM
The Southern Illinois University student from suburban Morton Grove who police found dead Tuesday in a wooded area in downstate Carbondale died as a result of hypothermia, according to the results of a preliminary autopsy conducted Wednesday.
| Feb 17, 2014
| 6:27 PM
An Oak Forest man’s death Sunday was at least the twenty-first from cold-related causes this winter in Cook County, officials said.
Frank Beck, 80, was pronounced dead at 5:57 p.m. Sunday at Advocate South Suburban Hospital, according to the...