| Mar 25, 2014
| 7:04 PM
OXFORD — A Naugatuck man had to be rescued from a reservoir in the Naugatuck State Forest on Tuesday after he fell through the ice, state police said.
State and local police responded to the reservoir about 4:25 p.m. and found the man's truck...
| Mar 24, 2014
| 9:42 PM
ARLINGTON, Wash. — Danger and uncertainty hang like a pall over the small towns along the Stillaguamish River.
The mudslide that tore across State Route 530 — leaving nearly a square mile of debris and slicing a scar in the hillside taller...
| Mar 21, 2014
| 4:06 PM
The death of a 58-year-old man who was found passed out in a playlot on the Northwest Side last month was due partly to cold exposure, making him the 29th cold-related death in Cook County this season, officials said.
Rafael Martinez-Garcia of the 3100...
| Mar 18, 2014
| 2:47 PM
A 61-year-old man found unresponsive in southwest suburban Burbank died of hypothermia due to cold exposure, according to the Cook County medical examiner's office.
James S. Nanfeldt was found late Monday afternoon lying in a wooded area near 75th...
| Mar 5, 2014
| 6:33 PM
An Archer Heights man died of cold-related causes late last week, making his the 27th cold-related death in Cook County this season, authorities said.
Saul Lopez, 50, was pronounced dead at 5:20 a.m. Saturday at Holy Cross Hospital, according to the...
| Mar 9, 2014
Chicago's third-coldest winter has contributed to the deaths of 26 people so far, nearly 50 percent more fatalities than the entire season's average in recent years, according to numbers provided by the Cook County medical examiner's office.
| Mar 6, 2014
| 1:01 PM
As waves repeatedly crashed off Aliso Beach Park early Saturday afternoon, beachgoer Matthew Barker thought, "They couldn't have picked a worse day to go out in the water."
"They" being a 25-year-old Los Angeles woman and her male friend, who decided to...
| Mar 5, 2014
| 6:33 PM
An Oriole Park woman’s death was at least the twenty-sixth from cold-related causes this season in Cook County, authorities said today.
Kathleen Karson, 56, was pronounced dead on the scene at 5:23 p.m. Tuesday at her home in the 7700 block of...
| Feb 20, 2014
| 11:10 AM
The Southern Illinois University student from suburban Morton Grove who police found dead Tuesday in a wooded area in downstate Carbondale died as a result of hypothermia, according to the results of a preliminary autopsy conducted Wednesday.
| Feb 17, 2014
| 6:27 PM
An Oak Forest man’s death Sunday was at least the twenty-first from cold-related causes this winter in Cook County, officials said.
Frank Beck, 80, was pronounced dead at 5:57 p.m. Sunday at Advocate South Suburban Hospital, according to the...
| Jan 27, 2014
| 4:21 PM
In the brutal sub-freezing temperatures of the last few days, we've seen any number of people huddled at bus stops, trying to fend off hypothermia. Many of them shiver longer than they have to because they don't know when the next bus is coming.
| 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:...