WPVI - Firefighters battled a fire at the Somers Point Apartments in Atlantic County early Monday. It broke out before 5:00 a.m. Monday at the facility in the unit block of Mays Landing Road. Fire officials tell Action News the multi-alarm fire caused a partial roof collapse in one of the buildings. Eight apartments were damaged. There were no immediate reports of injuries. Fire crews say a fire wall stopped the blaze from spreading even further.
Monday, October 20, 2014
 
Bay News 9 - A heavy duty tree removal crane tipped over Sunday afternoon in Largo, smashing vehicles, a trailer and a home But there were no injuries. According to the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office, deputies responded to the home of 50-year-old Melinda Jenkins, located on Dream Way in Largo after the 30,000 pound crane tipped over. According to deputies, crane operator Danny Tomas of Sustainable Tree Service was able to jump off the crane safely after it began tipping over. Tomas was in the process of removing a large tree when the accident occurred.
Monday, October 20, 2014
 
KTBS - The National Weather Service in Shreveport has officially concluded its damage survey for southwest Arkansas, northeast Texas, and north Louisiana, confirming five separate tornados in the area on Monday. According to the NWS final report released Saturday, an EF-2 tornado ripped through the Arden community in Ashdown, AR just before 5:30 a.m. on the morning of October 13th, killing 33-year-old Eddie Whithen and critically injuring his wife, 34-year-old Roxanne Withen.
Monday, October 20, 2014
 
NBC News - Tornadoes are touching down in clusters more often than 50 years ago, a new study reports. On some days, more than 30 twisters strike the United States. Even as storms spawn more tornadoes, there are fewer days on which tornadoes occur, according to the study, published Thursday in the journal Science. Since the 1970s, the number of days with at least one EF-1 tornado has dropped from a mean (or average) of 150 to 100.
Friday, October 17, 2014
 
NBC Los Angeles - A man and two women survived a small plane crash in the rugged mountains of Big Bear in California on Thursday in what a firefighter called a miracle. Rescuers hoisted the trio to safety after the small plane went down about 12 miles west of Big Bear Airport after 2 p.m., according to the San Bernardino County Fire Department. Crews had to hoist the victims out of the dangerous area one rescue official described as"very steep, very rugged, very tree-lined."
Friday, October 17, 2014
 
FOX 5 Vegas - Hurricane Gonzalo roared toward Bermuda as a huge Category 4 storm on Friday and the head of the tiny British territory urged people to seek high ground due to seas that could rise 45 feet (14 meters).The storm was centered about 195 miles (310 kilometers) south-southwest of Bermuda Friday morning with top sustained winds of 130 mph (215 kph) , according to the U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami. It was moving to the north-northeast at 15 mph (24 kph) and was expected to pass near or over Bermuda Friday afternoon or evening.
Friday, October 17, 2014
 
CBS News - Authorities say two trains have collided in rural northwest Arkansas, critically injuring about five people. An Arkansas state official told CBS News that 44 people were injured after the collision of a sightseeing train and a freight train near Winslow, Arkansas. Arkansas Department of Emergency Management spokesman Rick Fahr said the collision occurred near the town of Winslow, about 175 miles northwest of Little Rock. Washington County Emergency Management Director John Luther says 37 people were able to walk away from the wreck of the 50 people who were aboard the two trains.
Friday, October 17, 2014
 
SCTimes - St. Cloud school district officials believe the district should get more money from insurance to replace Roosevelt school. The district is hiring a public insurance adjuster to help negotiate the amount it will receive to replace Roosevelt. It disputes that the $4.8 million that Travelers Insurance has offered to pay to replace the 56,000-square-foot school that was destroyed in a June fire is enough. The district believes it will cost more to replace the school, said Kevin Januszewski, director of business services. "We think it is closer to $6 million or $7 million," Januszewski said.
Friday, October 17, 2014
 
FOX 13 - A grill may be to blame after Lehi home was destroyed in a large fire overnight. Fire crews were called to the blaze at about 9:15 p.m. The homeowners said they heard a popping noise they thought was hail but when they checked, they found flames at the back of their home. The Lehi Fire Department said the flames traveled up the side of the house and burned in the attic for a while before homeowners noticed. The smoke detectors did not go off because there was no smoke in the house.
Thursday, October 16, 2014
 
Insurance Journal - The Texas Windstorm Insurance Association has agreed to pay nearly $8 million to settle an unpaid claims lawsuit filed by a southern school district, according to state district court records in Cameron County. The Brownsville Independent School District filed the suit for claims they say weren’t paid following Hurricane Dolly in 2008, the Austin American-Statesman reported. The district sued TWIA for $26 million in contractual damages after receiving nothing for the destruction caused by Dolly.
Thursday, October 16, 2014
 
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