A memorial plaque now stands at the entrance to the Grandstand at the Indiana State Fairgrounds in Indianapolis dedicated to the seven lives lost in the 2011 stage collapse tragedy.
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Why is it that every six months or so the Obama administration warns us of another impending economic disaster? The Great Recession, sequestration, fiscal cliff, debt ceiling -- are all allegedly threatening the livelihood of seniors, veterans, cops, teachers, kids. What’s going on here?
In the wake of the devastating and lethal tornadoes in southern Indiana, Kentucky and Ohio, I am compelled to advocate for a regional disaster preparedness plan.
PORTAGE | Cub Scouts with Wheeler Pack 992 will be accepting donations in Portage on Saturday for tornado victims in southern Indiana.
A year ago, I presented the fact that there are very few community emergency response teams in south suburban Cook County. Chicago Heights and Tinley Park are the only two of 50-plus communities.
Lake and Porter counties in Indiana and Cook County in Illinois have been declared disaster areas by the U.S. Department of Agriculture due to losses caused by heavy rains this spring and summer.
Dave Milen, manager of safety and security for Franciscan St. Margaret Mercy Health, talks Wednesday to the Coalition for Emergency Response at Omni 41 Health & Fitness Connection in Schererville.
A Coalition for Emergency Response group watches a video of a scenario involving a shooter Wednesday during a meeting in Schererville to discuss an upcoming disaster preparedness drill.
Superior Ambulance Operations Manager Tom Bettenhausen reads through paperwork Wednesday in Schererville during a meeting on an upcoming disaster preparedness drill.
Steve Mier, owner of MCG Inc., talks to the Coalition for Emergency Response on Wednesday during a meeting in Schererville to discuss an upcoming disaster preparedness drill. MCG wlll be leading the drill and analyzing the response.
INDIANAPOLIS | The Indiana State Fair has canceled Wednesday's Janet Jackson concert and Friday's Lady Antebellum show following a stage collapse Saturday that killed five people.
DeMotte residents John and Norma Van Keppel receive food Wednesday afternoon from NIPSCO employee Nancy Parker, right, at a disaster recovery tent in DeMotte.
NIPSCO communications manager Nick Meyer pours ice into coolers of water Wednesday at a disaster recovery tent at DeMotte Elementary School. The company said service was restored by Wednesday evening for most customers who lost power during Saturday's violent storm, which hit DeMotte particu…
A silver container hanging from a concrete pump scoops water to sample April 12 from the spent fuel pool of the heavily damaged Unit 4 of the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant in Okuma, Fukushima Prefecture, northeastern Japan.
Goshi Hosono, left, special adviser to Prime Minister Naoto Kan on management of the nuclear crisis, speaks with Hidehiko Nishiyama, center, Japan's Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency spokesman, and NISA Director-General Kenichi Hirose as they arrive April 25 for their joint news conferenc…
Japan's Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency spokesman Hidehiko Nishiyama, standing at right, joins a news conference April 25 with a Tokyo Electric Power Co. official and a special adviser to the prime minister on the nuclear crisis management. The trio relate the latest developments of the…
INDIANAPOLIS | The Indiana House voted 87-0 on Friday to establish a uniform system of travel alerts throughout the state.
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