| Dec 22, 2013
| 6:59 PM
Five people were reported killed by flooding in Kentucky on a weekend that included snow in the Midwest and New England, tornadoes in the South and record heat in New York.
Almost half a million customers were reportedly without power across Michigan...
| 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 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...
| 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.
| Dec 6, 2013
| 6:46 PM
Four people died of hypothermia in the Bay Area in a cold snap that is expected to bring rain and cooler temperatures Saturday to Southern California.
Three of the Northern California victims died on the street in San Jose, including one under an...
| Oct 21, 2013
| 7:00 PM
An ex-con's efforts to hide from police are apparently what killed him.
Nicholas Vampran had recently been paroled after serving four years for several crimes, including burglary. On Wednesday, Derby Police were chasing the 35-year-old, who was a suspect...
| Dec 9, 2013
| 10:19 AM
A young buck pulled out of the icy Des Plaines River this morning in Willow Springs did not survive, officials said.
The 300-pound buck was breathing after firefighters rescued it and brought it to an Animal Welfare League van waiting nearby. As the...
| Dec 11, 2013
Editor's note: Jim is currently researching and writing about Connecticut's historic weather from 1764 to the present. Those weather stories will be published in January in the first month of The Courant's yearlong celebration of its 250th anniversary...
| 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...
| Dec 12, 2013
| 12:39 PM
A 61-year-old Chicago Heights woman became the fourth person this season to die from cold-related causes in Cook County, authorities said.
Police were called to the 1200 block of D’Amico Drive in the south suburb just before 8 a.m. on Tuedsday...
| Jan 3, 2014
| 10:46 AM
"Chasing Shackleton" (PBS, Wednesdays). Complex in ways that were possibly not intended, this engrossing three-part documentary follows British adventurer Tim Jarvis as he seeks to re-create the perilous sea and land journey undertaken in 1916 by polar...