| Oct 13, 2014
| 7:00 AM
On Feb. 9, 2011, natural gas from a cracked cast-iron pipe fueled a massive explosion that lit up the sky in Allentown, killing five people and destroying eight row homes at 13th and Allen streets.
The explosion echoed another — just six months...
| Oct 12, 2014
| 3:52 PM
Two people walked away Sunday afternoon after a single-engine plane crashed at a construction site and flipped over about three miles northwest of the Boca Raton Airport, according to federal officials.
No injuries were reported when the Cessna 180...
| Oct 10, 2014
| 1:08 PM
The air tanker that went down while fighting a wildfire near Yosemite National Park this week, killing the pilot, did not appear to have mechanical issues, officials announced Friday.
The finding by National Transportation Safety Board investigators...
| Oct 8, 2014
| 7:45 PM
As investigators arrived Wednesday to determine the cause of a fatal air tanker crash at Yosemite National Park, officials temporarily grounded the Cal Fire airplane fleet and rescuers retrieved the pilot's body from a steep canyon.
Geoffrey Craig Hunt,...
| Oct 8, 2014
•A story on Page 1 Tuesday misspelled the name of Weeghman Park, which became Wrigley Field.
•In a story on Oct. 1 about regulations for older pilots, an official of the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association said that the National...
| Oct 7, 2014
| 6:29 AM
Vehicle voice-activated "infotainment'' systems that are complicated or just take longer to navigate create the highest levels of driver distraction and safety risks, according to a new study that ranked six brands installed by automakers.
| Sep 30, 2014
| 4:56 PM
Sure, your credit and debit card information is safe and secure.
Just like the White House.
So commonplace have revelations of data hacks, security breaches and compromised confidentiality become that it's not worth waiting for formal notification...
| Sep 30, 2014
| 2:30 PM
Tracy Morgan has spoken out against Walmart after the company said the comedian should have been wearing a seat belt during the accident that left him severely injured and killed his friend.
"After I heard what Walmart said in court I felt I had to speak...
| Sep 29, 2014
| 2:52 PM
Tracy Morgan and others in his limousine were not wearing seat belts during a June highway accident that left a fellow comedian dead, Wal-Mart alleged Monday in its response to his lawsuit.
The lawsuit, filed in July in U.S. District Court in New Jersey...
| Jul 18, 2014
| 11:49 AM
Federal authorities are investigating the crash of a small plane at Pompano Beach Airpark.
The plane's two occupants were uninjured Tuesday night when the single-engine Alpha Trainer fixed-wing aircraft lost power, hit some trees and struck a...
| Sep 21, 2014
The National Transportation Safety Board is on a mission to lower the legal drunk-driving limit to .05. For a 120-pound woman, that would spell jail time for having just one drink and then driving.
For those of us who work in the alcohol policy arena,...