| Jan 28, 2014
| 12:11 PM
They are called snow rollers and they look like something out of a Stephen King travel guide to the Arctic Circle -- weird, cylindrical snow formations created in the middle of nowhere without the benefit of human touch.
And the sight of them provides...
| Jan 29, 2014
| 8:24 PM
An Oak Lawn woman this week became at least the 17th person to die from cold-related causes this winter in Cook County after being found outside her home in the snow Tuesday evening, authorities said.
Antoinette Diesness, 86, died from hypothermia due...
| Jan 31, 2014
February is American Heart month. The Anne Arundel Department of Health offers kits and fact sheets about heart disease, its risk factors and prevention on the website learntolivehealthy.org.
Tobacco-free kids week
February 9 to 15, kids...
| Jan 31, 2014
| 11:34 AM
Magellanic penguin chicks in Argentina have a new killer to fear -- death by climate change.
The downy chicks were already vulnerable to predation and starvation in the first few weeks of their lives, but now they are threatened by increasing rainstorms...
| Feb 4, 2014
| 8:23 PM
For decades, Kay McConnell and her family joined those who lace up skates and take to Lake Roland in Robert E. Lee Park when winter freezes ice over the former reservoir.
The McConnells' three children were on the ice as young as toddlers, one of them...
| Feb 5, 2014
| 12:21 PM
Adam Dominik seemed to be losing the battle as he tugged hard on the rope, trying to reel in a man who had jumped into the icy lake near Montrose Harbor after his pet poodle.
"I threw the rope over him but the dog was kind of pulling on him, with his...
| Jan 23, 2014
| 9:08 AM
Dangerous arctic cold blew into the Chicago area overnight and will stay for awhile, pushing wind chills below zero into next week.
At daybreak today, it was minus-2 at O'Hare International Airport and minus-4 in Aurora and Kankakee, according to the...
| Jan 23, 2014
| 12:56 PM
The body of an Anne Arundel County woman found dead on a golf course Wednesday showed signs of hypothermia, an autopsy showed, though an exact cause of death remains unclear, Anne Arundel County police said Thursday.
The State Medical Examiner's...
| Jan 24, 2014
| 4:39 AM
The National Weather Service issued a wind-chill advisory throughout the Baltimore area until noon today. Low temperatures are expected to remain in the single digits until that time, with wind chills between 5 and 10 degrees below zero.
| Dec 18, 2013
| 2:59 PM
A West Pullman man died from cold exposure this week, making him the sixth person to die of cold-related causes this season in Cook County, officials said.
William Buckley, 67, was found dead at his home in the 100 block of West 118th Street on Tuesday,...
| Jan 20, 2014
| 1:28 PM
An industrial accident in Omaha sent at least 10 workers to the hospital and killed some when an animal feed plant collapsed after an apparent explosion, officials said Monday.
Interim Omaha Fire Chief Bernie Kanger said at an afternoon news conference:...