| Jan 22, 2014
| 7:13 PM
A man who was found dead in a Logan Square alley Tuesday was the 15th person to die from cold-related causes this season in Cook County, authorities determined today.
The man, believed to be in his 60s and homeless, remained unidentified today, after...
| Jan 23, 2014
| 3:00 AM
Snow in Connecticut is as common as the head cold.
Amid our sizable inventory of snowstorms, however, there are a shovelful that stand out for reasons as diverse as their intensity, size, duration, timing, early or late arrival, even their political...
| Jan 8, 2014
| 6:13 PM
A Northwest Side man and a Calumet Park woman died from cold-related causes on Tuesday, bringing to 10 the number of people who have died from cold-related causes this season in Cook County.
Barnabe Garcia, 49, was found unresponsive and not breathing...
| Jan 7, 2014
| 12:05 PM
A 15-year-old honors student was on her way to school early to work on a class project when she was brutally raped and beaten last month on Chicago's Northwest Side, Cook County prosecutors said today as the suspect was ordered held on $2.5 million bail....
| Jan 20, 2014
| 1:28 PM
An industrial accident in Omaha sent at least 10 workers to the hospital and killed some when an animal feed plant collapsed after an apparent explosion, officials said Monday.
Interim Omaha Fire Chief Bernie Kanger said at an afternoon news conference:...
| Jan 7, 2014
| 3:31 PM
An autopsy today determined that the death of an 80-year-old south suburban man was due in part to the severe weather, authorities said.
Elias Contreras, of the 2200 block of Olive Street in Blue Island, died of hypothermia and cold exposure,...
| Jan 15, 2014
| 2:51 PM
We've read too many of these stories about the torment of animals.
In the latest one, a 20-year-old Windsor Locks man was charged last week with seven counts of cruelty to animals, in this case cats. If he's guilty, he deserves time behind bars.
| Jan 1, 2014
| 2:30 AM
The weather outside may be frightful, so here are some tips for keeping your pets safe in the snow and cold:
If it's chilly enough outside, our pets are as susceptible to frostbite as we are, especially on their paw pads and the tips of their tails and...
| Dec 30, 2013
| 4:10 PM
Indiana authorities have spent two fruitless days searching for a woman who was apparently washed away by floodwaters but plan to try again tomorrow.
The Indiana Department of Natural Resources said Kathryn McGill, 31, was a passenger in a pickup...
| Dec 22, 2013
| 9:34 PM
Flooding in Kentucky left five people dead on a winter weekend that included snow in the Midwest and New England, apparent tornadoes in the South and record heat in New York.
Almost half a million customers were reportedly without power across...
| Jan 4, 2014
| 3:55 PM
Parts of the U.S. may see days of record-low temperatures beginning Sunday as forecasters expect a deep freeze to bring wind chill as low as 65 below zero in parts of the Midwest. Temperatures will hover around zero throughout the East Coast region...
| Jan 5, 2014
| 6:53 PM
A dangerous cold front was expected to bring the Chicago area to a crawl Monday, with a flurry of school closings, flight and train cancellations and calls for the public to avoid temperatures expected to drop to at least 10 below zero.