| Aug 10, 2014
| 4:26 PM
Two dozen people who got stuck near the top of a roller coaster at a Six Flags theme park in Maryland have all safely reached the ground, officials said Sunday after a rescue operation that lasted about five hours.
"All 24 patrons on the ground being...
| Jul 8, 2014
| 5:50 AM
Six Flags Magic Mountain is inspecting it Ninja roller coaster after a tree branch derailed the lead car Monday, stranding nearly two dozen people, four of whom sustained minor injuries, officials said.
The 22 people on the ride were safely evacuated...
| Aug 4, 2014
| 5:05 AM
It seems we are smack in the middle of amusement park season. I've heard from readers heading to Cedar Point, Holiday World, Disney, Universal and of course, Six Flags.
But trips to theme parks can be hard on the family budget. Here are some tips for...
| Jul 7, 2014
| 9:32 PM
Two dozen people, four of them slightly injured, were left stranded high off the ground after a roller coaster ride struck a tree branch at a Six Flags amusement park in southern California on Monday evening, fire officials said.
The Ninja roller...
| Jul 24, 2014
| 12:43 PM
It’s always fun to tie two disparate topics together to make one editorial cartoon. Case in point, today’s cartoon about Connecticut’s ever-changing budget surplus estimate and the closing of the beloved roller coaster, the Cyclone, at...
| Jul 3, 2014
| 2:07 PM
It’s celebration time! America turns 238 on July Fourth. On this special holiday, the region is filled with festive events, concerts, parades and — yes — fireworks!
Once dusk arrives, about 9:15 p.m., the skies will light up with...
| Aug 3, 2014
| 4:55 PM
When her phone rang that day in 1963, Alice Davis was working as a seamstress, stitching bras and girdles in the downtown Los Angeles garment district.
Walt Disney, the caller said, wanted to see her.
When she arrived at Disney's office, the theme...
| Aug 6, 2014
| 5:20 AM
RadioShack sales keep dropping, cash is going fast and the stock trades for half a buck. Heck, one analyst has a target price of zero. So why doesn't RadioShack declare bankruptcy already?
Maybe that won't fix the problem.
American Airlines used Chapter...
| Jun 23, 2014
| 6:03 PM
Six Flags Entertainment Corp. announced a partnership Monday to build multiple theme parks in China over the next decade.
The regional theme park company, which operates Six Flags Magic Mountain in Valencia and 17 other parks in the U.S., Mexico and...
| Jul 20, 2014
| 7:28 AM
Power was restored at the Six Flags Great America amusement park in Gurnee on Sunday after a power outage the previous evening left people stranded on rides, a spokeswoman said.
The amusement park in Gurnee was planning to return to normal operations on...
| Jul 21, 2014
| 3:30 AM
Reports: Chicago Fed index of national economic activity
Local earnings: Aptar Group Inc., Packaging Corp. of America
Other earnings: Allergan Inc., Boise Cascade Co., Brown & Brown Inc., Hasbro Inc., Lennox International Inc., Rent-A-Center Inc., Six...
| Jul 8, 2014
| 10:44 AM
Riders and witnesses of the partial derailment of the Ninja roller coaster at Six Flags Magic Mountain said they heard loud cracks followed by screams just as the accident occurred Monday evening.
Jeremy Ead was on the famous thrill ride about 6 p.m....