THREE RIVERS, Calif. (AP) — California firefighters battled fast-growing forest fires threatening giant sequoias and small communities in the Sierra Nevada on Monday and worked to fully surround a suspected arson wildfire that destroyed homes last week.
HOLBROOK, N.Y. (AP) — Lines of mourners paid their respects Sunday for Gabby Petito, the 22-year-old whose death on a cross-country trip has sparked a manhunt for her boyfriend.
The Illinois State University graduate student's disappearance nearly a month ago triggered national attention and emotional pleas to those with information to come forward.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A federal judge’s sweeping order requiring the city and county of Los Angeles to quickly shelter all homeless people living on downtown’s Skid Row was overturned Thursday by an appeals court that called it an abuse of judicial discretion.
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Search teams found nothing of note Wednesday at a Florida wilderness park where they have spent days looking for the boyfriend of Gabby Petito, the young woman who authorities say was killed while on a cross-country trip with him.
The Macon County Sheriff's Department said man stabbed himself repeatedly in an effort to place the blame on the woman and forced her to make the 911 call.
The FBI says a county coroner has confirmed that human remains found along the border of Grand Teton National Park are those of 22-year-old Gabby Petito.
One suspect still being sought and considered armed and dangerous.
As hundreds of homeless Vermonters are expected to lose access to motel rooms paid for by the state during the pandemic, advocates urged officials on Monday to extend the benefit even longer.
A weekend fire heavily damaged a historic church in Chicago's far southern suburbs that had appeared in the 2002 film “Road to Perdition.”
Police on Monday swarmed the Florida home of a young man wanted for questioning in the disappearance of his girlfriend, Gabby Petito. Get the latest.
“It’s sad,’’ said Patrick Deignan, an Evanston spokesman. “This time of year the water can be really unpredictable, even on a beautiful day.”
Emergency crews near Clark Street Beach in Evanston found the body of a 20-year-old male swimmer who went missing Saturday evening in Lake Michigan after a seven-hour search. His body was found after three other people were saved in an earlier rescue.
Car chase also touched speeds of 90mph before suspect was caught.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The recall election that once threatened to derail California Gov. Gavin Newsom's political future has instead given it new life, offering a rare midterm vote of confidence that could fuel an ambitious legislative agenda featuring new coronavirus vaccine mandates, housing for the homeless and health insurance for people living in the country illegally.
Community members and first responders of all ages gathered before sunset on Saturday at the Lake Decatur 9/11 Memorial to honor the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks.
Motorcyclists, first responders and veterans took part in Coziahr Harley-Davidson’s 6th annual 9/11 Remembrance Ride on Friday to honor the lives lost in the Sept. 11 attacks.
Providence, R.I. (AP) — Advocates for homeless Rhode Islanders are urging state leaders to do more to address a big increase in the problem since the pandemic began.
When it comes to fire safety, Illinois State Fire Marshal Matt Perez said most people were in elementary school the last time precautions and evacuation strategies were emphasized.
Sixteen years and one day after volunteering for Katrina relief, firefighters from the metro-east are once again answering the call to assist Louisiana residents in the aftermath of hurricane Ida.
Two volunteers from the Decatur Red Cross Chapter prepared their emergency response vehicle for the drive down south to help communities affected by Hurricane Ida.
"We were being asked more and more to be the first responders for mental health cases and they were being asked to do things they don’t have training for or minimal training for," said Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart.
Police discovered two containers Saturday in a backyard in suburban Chicago, a few days after a man told investigators that the bodies of his mother and sister were buried there years ago. The man and a brother were also arrested, though no charges were filed while police try to confirm the identities of the remains.
Women will serve as chiefs of the Rockford police and fire departments, marking a first for each department in the city's history.