| Jul 20, 2013
| 4:27 PM
Houston police have charged a 31-year-old man in connection with the discovery of four homeless men who said they had been held captive in a garage, at least one of them for as long as a decade.
Walter Renard Jones is accused of luring the men into a...
| Jul 20, 2013
| 10:23 AM
Authorities in North Texas are investigating how an adult woman apparently fell to her death while riding a roller coaster at a Six Flags amusement park Friday evening.
The accident occurred just after 6:30 p.m. at the Six Flags Over Texas park in...
| Jul 17, 2013
| 8:56 AM
The first of 10 theme parks planned for a 2,000-acre resort billed as the "Orlando of China" is expected to open in late 2013 after three years of construction.
The $2-billion marine-based Chimelong Ocean Kingdom theme park on Hengqin Island in China is...
| Jul 12, 2013
| 12:58 PM
Sixteen people were taken to area hospitals after a six-vehicle crash including a semi-truck happened on I-94 outside of Gurnee, police said.
All lanes were reopened by 2:45 p.m. on Interstate 94 near Grand Avenue after several lanes were shut down as...
| Jul 4, 2013
| 2:13 PM
An Out of School Splash will be held Saturday at the Robert W. Johnson Community Center, 109 W. North Ave., to recognize and congratulate all of the 2013 graduates.
Music will be provided by djSupaDupa, starting at 3 p.m.
The pool will be open from 11...
| Jul 5, 2013
| 7:00 AM
In "The Way, Way Back," which arrives in theaters Friday, much of the action unfolds at the Water Wizz Water Park, where 14-year-old Duncan (Liam James) finds escape from the pains of seeing his mom (Toni Collette) being wooed by a car salesman (Steve...
| Jun 23, 2013
| 7:28 AM
That old adage holds true with the new Full Throttle roller coaster at Six Flags Magic Mountain: Looks can be deceiving.
Photos: Full Throttle launch coaster at Six Flags Magic Mountain
From the ground, you ask yourself: What’s the big deal? It...
| Jun 22, 2013
| 6:08 PM
Joanne Pauley takes her grandkids to Dorney Park every summer to reward them for getting good grades in school.
They haven't made it through the turnstiles yet this summer because Pauley's tickets went for their own spin. And replacing them, she found,...
| Jun 25, 2013
| 8:15 AM
The long-anticipated RingRacer at Germany's Nurburgring racetrack is set to join the ranks of the fastest roller coasters in the world when it reopens this summer after a four-year delay.
Photos: RingRacer coaster at Germany's Nurburgring racetrack...
| Jun 16, 2013
I've visited many theme parks in the United States over the last few years as the theme park blogger for The Times' Travel website, but this summer's crop of rides already has me updating my bucket list. Here's a look at some of the biggest new roller...
| Apr 18, 2013
| 11:52 AM
It's an auspicious occasion for the Man of Steel. Exactly 75 years ago today, Superman made his debut in “Action ......
| Feb 5, 2013
| 5:53 AM
The Tijuana-based agency that contracted the bus that flipped on a mountain road near Yucaipa suspended operations as investigators continued to comb the wreckage of the crash, which killed seven people and injured dozens of others....