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2008-07-11 15:00:15

By Jim Martin, Erie Times-News, Pa. Jul. 11--One-hundred fifty-nine people -- enough to fill three city buses -- left Erie in the 12 months prior to July 1, 2007. That makes Erie the 247th largest city in America with an estimated population of 103,650, and not a bit closer to winning back its status as Pennsylvania's third largest city, according to new Census Bureau figures released Thursday. While Erie was losing people, No. 3 Allentown added 315 residents during that same...

2008-07-10 09:01:29

By Brian Meyer, The Buffalo News, N.Y. Jul. 10--Negotiations are expected to resume next week as bargainers try to avoid a strike by workers who provide ambulance service to many localities in Erie and Niagara counties, including Buffalo. Officials from Rural/Metro Medical Services and Teamsters Local 375 confirmed Wednesday that they hope to return to the bargaining table soon. Last week, the company's emergency medical technicians and paramedics overwhelmingly rejected a proposal...

2008-06-27 15:02:33

By Stan Finger, The Wichita Eagle, Kan. Jun. 27--Strong winds, heavy rain and frequent lightning lashed Wichita and the surrounding area overnight. Winds of as much as 100 miles an hour blew over vehicles, snapped tree limbs and caused minor structure damage, officials said -- but no injuries were reported. Several thousand Westar customers lost power in Sedgwick County as a result of the torms, and more than 5,000 remained without electricity shortly before 8:30 a.m. "The wind...

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2008-01-03 08:50:00

TAMPA, Fla. - Florida's citrus growers reported only minor damage early Thursday from a blast of cold air, even as snow flurries fell in at least one part of the Sunshine State. Citrus industry officials believe the state's groves escaped major damage, because it didn't get as cold as forecast. When temperatures get down to 28 degrees for four hours, a tree can be ruined. While forecasts said it could get that cold overnight, temperatures hovered in the 30s in central and South Florida...

2006-06-28 10:18:49

By Jon Hurdle PHILADELPHIA (Reuters) - The U.S. Coast Guard dispatched a helicopter to rescue up to 70 people stranded on rooftops Wednesday in northeastern Pennsylvania as days of torrential rain caused widespread flooding across the state. Rain in the Delaware Valley of southeastern Pennsylvania fell at a pace of between 1.5 and 3 inches during one four-hour period overnight, capping between 5 and 7 inches that has deluged the region since Friday. With extensive disruption to...

2006-02-13 14:50:39

By Svea Herbst-Bayliss BOSTON (Reuters) - Snowplows cleared thousands of miles of roads and commuters braved long delays on Monday as the northeastern United States dug its way out of thigh-high record snowfall after the first big storm of the season. The sun came out as people along the East Coast returned to work after snow kept falling most of Sunday, sinking New York City into its deepest snow on record during a winter that has been notably mild along the U.S. East Coast. The...

2006-02-13 08:52:42

By Jason Szep BOSTON (Reuters) - The biggest snowstorm of the season belted northeastern United States on Sunday, sinking New York City into its deepest snow on record, cutting power to thousands of homes, closing airports but bringing joy to ski resorts. "Make no mistake about it, this is a very dangerous, big storm," New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg told a news conference. At least 26.9 inches of snow fell in New York's Central Park, topping a powerful blizzard on December...

2006-02-12 18:23:50

By Jason Szep BOSTON (Reuters) - The biggest snowstorm of the season belted northeastern United States on Sunday, sinking New York City into its deepest snow on record, cutting power to thousands of homes, closing airports but bringing joy to ski resorts. "Make no mistake about it, this is a very dangerous, big storm," New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg told a news conference. At least 26.9 inches of snow fell in New York's Central Park, topping a powerful blizzard on December...

2006-02-12 11:50:51

BOSTON (Reuters) - A powerful snowstorm belted the northeastern United States on Sunday with flashes of lightning and whiteout conditions, forcing airports to close, snarling traffic and bringing joy to New England's ski resorts. As much as 22.8 inches of snow fell in New York's central park, the second heaviest snowfall on record, topped only by a blizzard in 1947, said the National Weather Service. "It is quite a storm," said Brian Ciemnecki, a meteorologist at the National Weather...

2006-01-27 11:53:18

By Kremena Miteva SOFIA (Reuters) - A tiny baby was one of the latest victims of a European winter cold snap which has killed more than 100 people and caused chaos from Moscow to Milan. Bulgarian police would not release the name of the six-month old girl from the central town of Stara Zagora, but said her parents told them she died because heat cost too much. "It's very sad. Her family was very poor and couldn't afford to heat their house," police spokeswoman Ionka Georgieva told...


Word of the Day
cacodemon
  • An evil spirit; a devil.
  • A nightmare.
  • In astrology, the twelfth house of a scheme or figure of the heavens: so called from its signifying dreadful things, such as secret enemies, great losses, imprisonment, etc.
'Cacodemon' comes from a Greek term meaning 'evil genius.'
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