| Aug 2, 2012
| 1:54 AM
Tropical Depression 5 formed in the Central Atlantic on Wednesday afternoon, and it's forecast to strengthen into a hurricane within five days.
Early Thursday the weather system was moving toward the west at a faster clip but had not become any better...
| Aug 3, 2012
| 2:00 AM
Quickly bulking up from a mushy depression, Tropical Storm Ernesto formed in the western Atlantic on Thursday afternoon and is forecast to grow into a hurricane by Monday.
Ernesto weakened slightly overnight but is expected to strengthen during the...
| Aug 7, 2012
| 2:30 PM
Summer break again takes on a different meaning for a team of students from Botetourt County.
A trip to the Dominican Republic, which shares the island of Hispaniola with Haiti in the Caribbean, forced the students to get out of their comfort zone on a...
| Aug 10, 2012
| 8:19 PM
Tropical Depression 7 picked up forward speed but no strength as it aimed toward the Caribbean on Friday.
At 11 p.m., TD-7 was in the Atlantic about 365 miles east of Barbados, sprinting west at 24 mph with sustained winds of 35 mph.
The system is...
| Feb 3, 2013
THE BEST WAY TO PORT-AU-PRINCE, HAITI
From LAX, Spirit, American, Delta, United and Copa offer connecting service (change of plane) to Port-au-Prince. Restricted round-trip fares begin at $708, including all taxes and fees. Have connections lined up...
| Dec 23, 2012
Chicago architect Ann Clark is designing a boarding school that will sit in a saddle-shaped field of mostly beans in Grand-Bois, Haiti.
Among the challenges: One side of the field slopes more than 25 degrees, and getting there is rougher than white-...
| Jun 28, 2010
Jamaica, situated south of Cuba and west of Haiti, has all the natural attributes most people associate with a Caribbean island. One of the Greater Antilles, and the third largest island in the Caribbean with 4,400 square miles (after Cuba and Hispaniola)...
| Nov 5, 2010
| 3:50 AM
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Mud up to their ankles and a steady rain falling on their tents, residents of Haiti's earthquake camps ignored warnings to leave their makeshift homes as Hurricane Tomas bore down on their deforested and flood-prone...
| Jan 12, 2011
| 2:51 AM
A midday Mass with a priest from Haiti and
the screening of a documentary are among the activities scheduled
as Xavier University of Louisiana marks the first anniversary of
the Haiti earthquake.
After Wednesday's Mass with Fr. Jean Moran, there...
| Feb 6, 2011
New York City officials have confirmed that three New Yorkers contracted cholera while in the Dominican Republic for a wedding. The Dominican Republic shares the island of Hispaniola with Haiti, where thousands have died from the disease.
| Feb 25, 2011
| 9:44 PM
The devastating Haitian earthquake in January 2010 that destroyed countless lives came as a blessing in disguise for one little boy.
Alexander Hernandez, now 2 years old, was born with crippling deformities in three limbs. His left hand was webbed, his...
| Aug 3, 2011
| 2:29 PM
Tropical Storm Emily's heavy rains and gusty winds are expected to start spreading over the Dominican Republic and Haiti by Wednesday evening and the southern Bahamas on Thursday.
At 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Emily was about 60 miles southeast of Isla Beata,...