A wintry storm pushing through the western half of the country is bringing bitterly cold temperatures that prompted safety warnings for residents in the Rockies and threatened crops as far south as California.Full Story >
The jet stream hunkered to the south Wednesday, promising to bring nearly a week of temperatures that could dip to 20-below or worse in the northern midsection of the country, and forcing much of the rest of the nation to...Full Story >
Wednesday, December 4 2013 7:44 PM EST2013-12-05 00:44:26 GMT
A boiler at Central Elementary School in Fairfield. Provided by Fairfield City Schools.
A bond issue to provide additional funding for Fairfield Schools has officially failed. The Butler County Board of Elections finished the recount on Wednesday. More than 13 thousand people voted, withFull Story >
A bond issue to provide additional funding for Fairfield Schools has officially failed. The Butler County Board of Elections finished the recount on Wednesday.Full Story >
Wednesday, December 4 2013 7:04 PM EST2013-12-05 00:04:39 GMT
Fire crews are on the scene after a fire breaks out in Springfield Township. The fire broke out around 6:30 p.m. at a home on Jadwin Street. Police say a man has also been doused with meth lab chemicalsFull Story >
Fire crews are on the scene after a fire breaks out in Springfield Township. Police say a man has also been doused with meth lab chemicals at the scene.
The effects of Sandy were felt as far away as central Connecticut, and on Tuesday, residents woke up to damage to their homes and backyards.
In Simsbury near Route 10 and Plank Hill Road, there is no power and the main road into town has been shut down. Connecticut Light and Power crews have been repairing an utility pole in the area after a transformer fire and it is unclear when the work will be completed.
"It looked like the sun landed," said Mark Brady of Simsbury. "And there was just sparks flying out of it and it was like a welding arc that was like 30 feet in diameter."
A 60-foot high tree snapped off near its base and took out a portion of John Holland's porch in Portland.
"And it really, it shook the entire house," he said. "We actually heard some of the snap and then within a second or two, we could hear the impact hit the building."
The tree sits near Holland's property line and he now wants to know if the tree was on his property or his neighbor's to figure out which insurance will cover the damage.
"We're trying to determine just whose it is," he said. "We'll find that out soon."
In Hartford, a tree smashed through a home on Broad View Terrace.
"Now it's my understanding the city is gonna make her tear it down," said John Appello of Hartford. "So that's the end of that, thank God."
Neighbors said they believed the owner let the home become blighted and won't miss it.
"The city of Hartford was not hit as hard as other cities and towns in Connecticut, but our preparation greatly mitigated the impact of Hurricane Sandy on our residents and will facilitate a quick and efficient recovery," said Mayor Pedro Segarra.
In Hartford, which housed many castaways during Sandy, schools and city buildings are expected to reopen Wednesday morning.
"Now we are in full recovery and response mode and we are doing everything possible to return to normalcy," Segarra said.
At the peak of the storm, 3,500 customers in Hartford were without power. By 11 p.m., 929 customers, or 1 percent, were still without power.
In Avon, downed wires on Route 44 were repaired and Avon Mountain has since reopened.
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Thursday, February 3 2011 5:19 PM EST2011-02-03 22:19:13 GMT
New details have been released on a large drug sweep in Pierce Township, Clermont County. On Wednesday, a total of 17 people were indicted by a grand jury on 46 charges related to trafficking in drugs.Full Story >
Wednesday, December 4 2013 12:42 AM EST2013-12-04 05:42:35 GMT
MADISON COUNTY, KY (WAVE) – A mother is facing charges after she allegedly left her children in a bedroom with drugs and a corpse. According to Richmond police, around 8:30 a.m. on November 30 officersFull Story >
According to Richmond police, around 8:30 a.m. on November 30 officers responded to a home in Dixie Plaza on a report a 24-year-old man had overdosed.Full Story >
Wednesday, December 4 2013 11:01 AM EST2013-12-04 16:01:35 GMT
University of Cincinnati is warning students about two incidents of women being bothered in bathrooms on campus. Campus police report that two female students were accosted in women's rest rooms in theFull Story >
University of Cincinnati is warning students about two incidents of women being bothered in bathrooms on campus.Full Story >
Tuesday, December 3 2013 5:29 PM EST2013-12-03 22:29:16 GMT
The belt buckle in question is a large one that features the Confederate flag. Cody Long started wearing it to Mason High School after his friend died, the friend he said gave him the bet. It didn'tFull Story >
The belt buckle in question is a large one that features the Confederate flag. Cody Long started wearing it to Mason High School after his friend died. On Tuesday, the school released a statement with their opinion on the matter.