Wildfire victims living in RVs ordered to leave properties

U.S. 02/04/19, 20:47

Hundreds of Northern California wildfire victims desperate for housing and living in recreational vehicles on their burned-out lots were ordered off their properties Monday after federal authorities threatened to cut off funding for the state's biggest natural disaster cleanup.The Paradise ...

5 die, 2 hospitalized when plane parts hit California house

U.S. 02/04/19, 03:00

Five people died and two others were injured after a small plane apparently came apart, raining debris across a Southern California neighborhood and igniting a house fire before landing in a backyard, authorities said Sunday. The male pilot, who was the ...

Update: Search under way after plane crashes into house

U.S. 02/03/19, 20:39

The Latest on a small plane crashing into a Southern California neighborhood (all times local):4:30 p.m.Firefighters are planning to search the inside of a Southern California house that burst into flames after being struck by pieces of a small plane ...

Powerful storm hits Southern California, flooding highways

U.S. 02/02/19, 23:32

The second in a string of powerful storms battered California on Saturday, shutting key highways after water and mud rushed into lanes from bare hillsides in wildfire burn areas where thousands of residents were under evacuation orders.Flash flood warnings were ...

Update: Flooding, evacuations as storm hits California

U.S. 02/02/19, 11:32

The Latest on California storms (all times local):8:15 a.m.The second in a string of powerful storms is battering California, bringing down trees, flooding roadways and prompting evacuations in wildfire burn areas where intense downpours could loosen bare hillsides and cause ...

Embattled California utility spent most for 2018 lobbying

U.S. 02/01/19, 18:47

Pacific Gas & Electric Corp. spent nearly $10 million on California lobbying efforts in the year before the utility giant declared bankruptcy, spending more than any other entity seeking to influence California government in 2018.The majority of that money — ...

Update: Evacuations ordered ahead of California storm

U.S. 02/01/19, 16:50

The Latest on a powerful storm heading toward California (all times local): 1:50 p.m. Santa Barbara County has ordered evacuations of areas near three wildfire burn scars as a major winter storm approaches California. Under the order, residents in designated debris flow risk ...

Sheriff’s office names 2 more dead in California wildfire

U.S. 01/31/19, 17:51

A Northern California sheriff's office has released the names of two more people who died in a devastating wildfire that killed at least 86 people.The Butte County Sheriff's office identified on Thursday the deceased as 74-year-old Robert Quinn of Paradise ...

Sprinkler valve was off in nursing home fire that killed 4

U.S. 01/31/19, 16:40

The main sprinkler valve had been turned off before a 2017 five-alarm fire at a Pennsylvania senior nursing and rehabilitation center that left four residents dead and injured two dozen people, federal investigators said Thursday.The U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, ...

Triple the firefighters needed amid cold at Minnesota fire

U.S. 01/31/19, 13:41

Dangerously cold weather is creating added pressure on emergency responders in Minnesota, where three times the number of firefighters were needed to battle a house fire.A house in St. Paul was covered in heavy ice as firefighters hauled hoses through ...

Update: US judge finds PG&E violated criminal probation

U.S. 01/30/19, 14:39

The Latest on a court hearing on a U.S. judge's proposals to try to prevent Pacific Gas & Electric Co. equipment from causing more wildfires (all times local): 11:30 a.m. A federal judge in San Francisco has determined that Pacific Gas & ...

Shutdown casts pall on effort to help Oregon winegrowers

Business 01/30/19, 14:38

Winegrowers in southern Oregon faced financial ruin after a California winemaker claimed wildfire smoke tainted their grapes and refused to buy them.Now, the rejected fruit that was turned into wine by local vintners is facing another setback.Getting the resulting Oregon ...

Police: Teen stabbed grandparents to death

U.S. 01/29/19, 14:40

Police say an 18-year-old man told them he stabbed his grandparents to death during an argument and tried to set their Connecticut home on fire afterward.Marcus Fisher was arraigned on murder and arson charges Tuesday in Norwich Superior Court. A ...

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