| Jul 24, 2011
| 5:34 AM
Reporting from Six Flags Great Adventure in Jackson, New Jersey--
Six Flags Great Adventure in Jackson, N.J., has a long and winding roller coaster history that's filled with as many twists and turns as the amusement park's many record-breaking rides....
| Jul 21, 2011
| 4:45 PM
Reporting from Dorney Park in Allentown, Pa.--
The campgrounds, picnic groves and trolley parks that proliferated in Pennsylvania and Ohio in the late 19th century have survived through lean times and changing tastes to become some of the oldest...
| Jul 15, 2011
| 5:15 AM
Known as "America's Roller Coast," Cedar Point has been home to many record-breaking rides over the years and boasts a towering skyline of steel unmatched by any other amusement park.
Photos: View the Top 10 Cedar Point roller coasters
With 17 coasters,...
| Aug 26, 2011
| 10:23 AM
As Hurricane Irene moves closer to Maryland, Annapolis MayorJoshua J. Cohen declared a State of Emergency within the city limits, effective 10 a.m. Friday, urging residents in low-lying areas to evacuate by Saturday afternoon.
Worcester County also...
| Aug 12, 2011
| 5:16 PM
U.S. House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio headlined a suburban fundraiser on Friday, helping raise money for a Republican legal challenge to the state's new Democratic-drawn congressional map that could reverse the GOP’s gains in last year’s...
| Dec 1, 2010
| 6:05 PM
With 14 rides, including eight roller coasters, the proposed Orlando Thrill Park hopes to cater to enthusiasts underserved by Florida's theme parks.
Photo gallery: View the 14 proposed Orlando Thrill Park rides
Scheduled to open in summer 2013, the...
| Jun 2, 2011
| 6:27 PM
It looks like we'll have to wait a little longer for what I've dubbed the "most anticipated new roller coaster of the summer."
Photos: Green Lantern coaster takes shape atSix Flags Magic Mountain
For the second time in as many months, Six Flags Magic...
| Jan 13, 2011
| 6:43 PM
In a move that could help clean up Chicago's chronically dirty air, the Obama administration on Thursday brokered a legal deal that cracks down on some of the biggest sources of pollution along the southern shore of Lake Michigan.
As part of the...
| Jun 13, 2011
| 6:03 PM
When Stanley Ligas talks about moving out of the 96-bed facility where he has lived for years and into a small, community-based home for people with developmental disabilities, he describes it like this:
"You know how Jiminy Cricket sings, 'When you wish...
| Jul 7, 2011
DuPage County Sheriff John Zaruba has amassed the biggest campaign war chest of any sheriff in Illinois — thanks in part to cash given by deputies he oversees.
His deputies also have gathered petitions for his campaign, kept vandals away from pro-...
| Nov 9, 2010
| 6:36 PM
Not only did Patty Bigbee try to sell her 10-week-old grandson on the Internet, she hatched a plan to cheat the baby's mother out of her cut of the cash, investigators said Tuesday.
Last week, the 45-year-old grandmother from Volusia County tried to...