| Jan 2, 2014
| 12:55 PM
One of the dreaded tasks of being a pet owner is having to leave a cozy, warm house to take the dog for a walk in Chicago's winter weather.
Chances are if the owner is cold outdoors, then so is the pet.
With subzero temperatures forecast for next...
| Jan 5, 2014
| 8:26 PM
The coldest weather in two decades began to settle over the Midwest on Sunday, prompting officials to warn of "life-threatening" temperatures that sent thermometers plunging and Americans scurrying indoors.
Schools canceled Monday classes because of the...
| Jan 6, 2014
| 11:11 AM
A frigid weather system called the polar vortex gripped much of the Midwest on Monday as temperatures dropped to near-record, subzero lows, canceling school classes, grounding thousands of airline flights and prompting authorities to urge residents to...
| Jan 7, 2014
| 10:26 AM
It is bright and bone-chillingly cold out this Tuesday afternoon as a section of the polar vortex tickles the Hampton Roads region. Daily Press reporters and photographers have posted photos of people enduring the cold, but my colleague Mike Holtzclaw...
| Dec 18, 2013
| 10:06 AM
The first flakes fell just before noon. By nightfall, gale-force winds were sculpting massive snowdrifts.
Long Island Sound bucked and surged against the shoreline. Hundreds of cars were stranded along the state's highways, and thousands of people sought...
| Jan 7, 2014
| 6:28 PM
I went out early Tuesday to have a look at the "polar vortex," the latest forecasting catch phrase to emanate from the people who bring us the weather.
The first time I heard it was last week, and it reminded me of that "Saturday Night Live" skit in...
| Jan 17, 2014
| 4:32 PM
Richard Madden is used to extreme conditions from his time on "Game of Thrones," but "Klondike" is a whole other story. Madden says he was close to dying more than once on the shoot....
| Jan 9, 2014
| 9:35 AM
It's hard to be too sad when bad things happen to good writers.
Don't get me wrong. I would not wish what happened to David Stuart MacLean on even a miserable writer. But if bad things are going to happen, we are lucky when they happen to someone with...
| Dec 15, 2013
| 3:09 PM
And just like that, the Bears' quarterback debate is settled.
Ha, we couldn't even write that with a straight face, much less say or think it.
Jay Cutler did just enough in his latest comeback from injury this season, throwing for 265 yards and...
| Dec 10, 2013
| 8:11 PM
LAS VEGAS — Veterans of Lovelock, an isolated northwestern Nevada town with just one stoplight, know all about the lethal one-two punch of bitter-cold weather and the bleak, inhospitable Kamma Mountains that surround them. The 2,000 residents also...
| Dec 11, 2013
Many Homer Glen residents knew Leo Wagner Jr. lived alone in the woods, that he often carried his groceries down Parker Road, waving by most who would stop to offer him a lift.
His quiet life on a 40-acre tract of land that has been in his family for...
| Dec 11, 2013
| 2:03 PM
Finding all six missing family members who had spent more than two days in the freezing Nevada wilderness alive and healthy Tuesday came as a relief to everyone, but also somewhat of a surprise.
With temperatures as low as minus-16, how did a couple,...