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Tornadoes flatten tiny rural Nebraska town; 2 dead

Tornadoes flatten tiny rural Nebraska town; 2 dead

Two tornados approach Pilger, Neb., Monday June 16, 2014. The National Weather Service said at least two twisters touched down within roughly a mile of each other Monday in northeast Nebraska.

June 17, 2014 5:46 pm

C.P. early warning system to get mandated modification

CROWN POINT | The city's early warning system will be out of service for up to six weeks for federally mandated changes, officials said Wednesday. 

March 27, 2014 7:00 pm

Extreme weather blamed for local injuries

At least one local person was treated for a hand injury related to unclogging a snow blower Monday, as the bitter cold and snowy conditions landed people in local hospitals.

January 06, 2014 6:02 pm
EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Emergency preparedness takes on new meaning

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Emergency preparedness takes on new meaning

Meteorologists confirmed more than 74 tornadoes ravaged the Midwest over a two-day period in November, leaving 10 dead and hundreds injured in Illinois and Indiana alone. It is proof that communities need to be prepared for nature’s fury and other disasters.

December 15, 2013 12:00 am
Tornadoes, damaging storms sweep across Midwest

Tornadoes, damaging storms sweep across Midwest

Pat Whitaker, 82, sits under a blanket in her nightgown outside her home waiting for help to come in Gifford, Ill. on Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013. Intense thunderstorms and tornadoes swept across the Midwest, causing extensive damage in several central Illinois communities while sending people to …

November 18, 2013 12:07 am
Tornadoes, damaging storms sweep across Midwest

Tornadoes, damaging storms sweep across Midwest

Josh Ramsey recovers items from a house of a family friend after a tornado left a path of devastation through the north end of Pekin, Ill., hitting right about noon Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013. Intense thunderstorms and tornadoes swept across the Midwest on Sunday, causing extensive damage in seve…

November 18, 2013 12:07 am
Tornadoes, damaging storms sweep across Midwest

Tornadoes, damaging storms sweep across Midwest

Shirley Wolf says she hung on to her dog Sammy for dear life as a tornado destroyed her home at 306 Delshire in Pekin, Il.,Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013. Intense thunderstorms and tornadoes swept across the Midwest on Sunday, causing extensive damage in several central Illinois communities while sen…

November 18, 2013 12:07 am
Tornadoes, damaging storms sweep across Midwest

Tornadoes, damaging storms sweep across Midwest

Aimee Royer holds a dog she rescued from debris after a Sunday morning tornado sliced through a subdivision on the North side of Washington, Ill., Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013. Royer and her friend, Kendra Gray, at right, said their home was spared. Several homes are cleared down to the foundation.…

November 18, 2013 12:07 am
Tornadoes, damaging storms sweep across Midwest

Tornadoes, damaging storms sweep across Midwest

A fire truck and other vehicles lineup near what was left of Curt Zehr’s home about a mile northeast of Washington, Ill., on Sunday, Nov. 17. Intense thunderstorms spawning tornadoes swept across the Midwest on Sunday. (AP Photo/David Mercer)

November 18, 2013 12:07 am
Tornadoes, damaging storms sweep across Midwest

Tornadoes, damaging storms sweep across Midwest

A view of part of Washington, Ill. is seen from Mackenzie Street in Washington, Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013 after a tornado moved through the area. Intense thunderstorms and tornadoes swept across the Midwest on Sunday, causing extensive damage in several central Illinois communities while sending…

November 18, 2013 12:07 am
Tornadoes, damaging storms sweep across Midwest

Tornadoes, damaging storms sweep across Midwest

A couple walks down a street in the Devonshire subdivision on the North side of Washington, Ill., Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013. Intense thunderstorms and tornadoes swept across the Midwest, causing extensive damage in several central Illinois communities while sending people to their basements for …

November 18, 2013 12:07 am
Tornadoes, damaging storms sweep across Midwest

Tornadoes, damaging storms sweep across Midwest

A tree was pulled out of the ground by the roots, collapsing onto a house after a tornado left a path of devastation through the north end of Pekin, Il.,Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013. Intense thunderstorms and tornadoes swept across the Midwest on Sunday, causing extensive damage in several central …

November 18, 2013 12:07 am
Tornadoes, damaging storms sweep across Midwest

Tornadoes, damaging storms sweep across Midwest

East Peoria resident Billy Vestal evacuates with his daughter, Lillian Vestal, 3, after a tornado damaged the area near Chestnut Road in East Peoria, Il.,Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013. Intense thunderstorms and tornadoes swept across the Midwest on Sunday, causing extensive damage in several central…

November 18, 2013 12:07 am
Tornadoes, damaging storms sweep across Midwest

Tornadoes, damaging storms sweep across Midwest

A view of part of Washington, Ill. is seen Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013 after a tornado moved through the area. Intense thunderstorms and tornadoes swept across the Midwest on Sunday, causing extensive damage in several central Illinois communities while sending people to their basements for shelte…

November 18, 2013 12:07 am
Tornadoes, damaging storms sweep across Midwest

Tornadoes, damaging storms sweep across Midwest

An overturned car rests on top of tree branches and other rubble near the destroyed home of Curt Zehr about a mile northeast of Washington, Ill., on Sunday, Nov. 17. Intense thunderstorms spawning tornadoes swept across the Midwest on Sunday. (AP Photo/David Mercer)

November 18, 2013 12:07 am

It's only a test: Drill planned at Hobart hospital

HOBART | St. Mary Medical Center is conducting a mock disaster drill from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. today, officials said.

September 07, 2013 12:00 am

Lake emergency director dialing for E-911 dollars

CROWN POINT | Lake County's emergency management director wants to know if she's in or out of the county's new, consolidated E-911 network.

August 04, 2013 8:00 pm

EDITORIAL: Keep pushing on E911 consolidation

Police and fire officials in Lake County have accepted an offer they couldn't refuse -- free space at the Lake County Government Center in Crown Point to house the consolidated E911 dispatch service. It's a smart move.

December 05, 2012 12:00 am

Accepting Applications for Volunteers

CROWN POINT | The Crown Point Emergency Management is currently accepting applications for community oriented volunteers. Members receive free training in various areas including traffic management, weather spotting, hazardous materials awareness, emergency preparedness, first aid, and much …

November 06, 2012 3:54 pm
Water released from Isaac-stressed dam

Water released from Isaac-stressed dam

A sherriff's vehicle sits Thursday in flood waters caused by Isaac, north of LaPlace, La, off Lake Pontchartrain. The National Hurricane Center said Isaac was expected to become a tropical depression by Thursday night.

August 30, 2012 3:13 pm
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