Wednesday, August 27 2014 6:48 AM EDT2014-08-27 10:48:11 GMT
An open-ended cease-fire between Israel and Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip is holding, as many wonder what was gained during 50 days of fighting.Full Story >
An open-ended cease-fire between Israel and Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip was holding Wednesday, as many people on both sides of the conflict wondered what was gained during 50 days of fighting.Full Story >
Wednesday, August 27 2014 6:43 AM EDT2014-08-27 10:43:23 GMT
The independent U.N. commission on Syrian war crimes says the Islamic State group has committed crimes against humanity with its attacks on civilians in two cities in the country's north and west.Full Story >
An independent U.N. commission said Wednesday that the Syrian government has likely used chlorine gas to attack civilians and that the Islamic State group committed crimes against humanity with attacks on civilians in two...Full Story >
Wednesday, August 27 2014 6:22 AM EDT2014-08-27 10:22:49 GMT
Glen Galemmo, the man behind one of the largest Ponzi schemes in Ohio history, is set to learn his punishment Wednesday. The former Cincinnati money manager is expected to appear in Federal Court whereFull Story >
Glen Galemmo, the man behind one of the largest Ponzi schemes in Ohio history, is set to learn his punishment Wednesday.Full Story >
Wednesday, August 27 2014 6:09 AM EDT2014-08-27 10:09:34 GMT
There is the chance of a shower or thunderstorm into this evening but what ever we get will be spotty. Full Story >
Today, a weak cold front will track south. As a result, showers and thunderstorms are possible. Expect temperatures to reach the low 90s under a mix of sun and clouds. Full Story >
FARMINGTON, CT. (WFSB) -
Shelters across the state have started filling up Sunday night with residents seeking comfort away from the effects of Hurricane Sandy.
As of midnight, there were 461 people staying in 12 Red Cross shelters across the state, according to a tweet from the organization.
"Unfortunately, many of us have very clear memories of last year's October snowstorm or of Tropical Storm Irene last August," Paul Shipman, American Red Cross spokesperson previously stated. "Think back to what you wished you had done then to better prepare and start taking those steps now."
Shipman suggested three simple things, "Build a kit, make a plan and be informed."
In the kit, the American Red Cross said to include food that doesn't require refrigeration, such as canned items, flashlights, a battery-operated radio and a first-aid kit. For more items to add to the kit, click the following link.
Officials also said all families should have an evacuation plan and know routes out of their area. Residents should know where a possible temporary shelter could be in their town or city. Residents should have a supply of important medications for several days to bring with them.
American Red Cross officials are advising residents to keep up with local news reports, such as Eyewitness News, for updates on the storm and the impact in their area.
Residents can also download a free American Red Cross application from their smart phone. The applications has the following:
Hurricane safety tips
Information on Red Cross shelters
Toolkit with a flashlight
One-touch "I'm Safe" button lets someone use social media outlets to let family and friends know they are OK.
"We hope that Sandy's effects are minimal," Shipman said. "But we also hope that people take the opportunity to prepare now, so they can better weather the storm."
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Wednesday, August 27 2014 2:48 AM EDT2014-08-27 06:48:05 GMT
Utah authorities have arrested a 23-year-old woman who they say dumped her newborn baby in a neighbor's trash can.Full Story >
A Utah woman accused of dumping her day-old baby in a neighbor's trash can told police she was afraid to tell her parents about the pregnancy and hoped the newborn's death would solve her problems, a probable cause...Full Story >
Thursday, August 21 2014 11:59 AM EDT2014-08-21 15:59:09 GMT
A car smashed into the side of a hearse during a funeral procession Wednesday, knocking it on its side. The crash happened early Wednesday afternoon in Colerain Township. A funeral procession was headedFull Story >
A car smashed into the side of a hearse during a funeral procession Wednesday, knocking it on its side.Full Story >
Wednesday, June 11 2014 3:21 PM EDT2014-06-11 19:21:53 GMT
A Hamilton man with a long history of public indecency convictions was arrested again for simulating sex with a pool float. Edwin Tobergta, 35, was arrested Wednesday morning after a witness observedFull Story >
A Hamilton man with a long history of public indecency convictions was arrested again for simulating sex with a pool float.Full Story >