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Lava on Track To Hit Gas Station, Stores in Hawaii

Lava from a volcano on Hawaii’s Big Island is on course to reach a shopping center with a gas station and a supermarket in seven to 10 days, officials said. Lava is about 1 mile from the shopping center in …

Investigators Eye Arson In Large Los Angeles Apartment Blaze

Federal and local investigators are trying to determine whether an arsonist set a fire that turned an unfinished downtown Los Angeles apartment complex into a block of flames so hot that freeway signs melted and windows cracked in office high-rises as …

Downtown Los Angeles Development Consumed by Early Morning Blaze

An apartment tower that was under construction in downtown Los Angeles along with two other buildings were being consumed by large blaze that closed freeways and roads in the early morning hours of Monday while commuters were starting to make their …

Insurance Council: No Hurricanes, but Bad Weather Plagued Texas

As 2014 hurricane season ends the people of Texas can count themselves lucky to have dodged hurricanes for the past six years, which has been particularly good news for coastal residents. Despite the lack of hurricanes, Texas weather-related losses continue …

Financial Aid Arizona County Over Flood Damage

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer has declared a state of emergency in response to record flooding in Cochise County two months ago. Powerful rains combined with the remnants of Hurricane Odile resulted in up to 6 inches of rain falling in …

Lava Sets House Ablaze in Hawaii Town

A stream of lava set a home on fire Monday in a rural Hawaii town that has seen the slow-moving flow approach for months. The molten rock hit the house just before noon, according to Hawaii County Civil Defense Director …

Two Arizona Counties Get Disaster Declaration

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer says President Barak Obama has approved her major disaster declaration request for federal assistance for Maricopa and La Paz counties following the severe flooding on Sept. 8. Federal aid will take the specific form of the …

Northwest Nevada Shaken by Moderate Quake

A moderate earthquake hit northwest Nevada late Tuesday night, but there were no reports of damage. The U.S. Geological Survey says the magnitude-4.9 temblor about 11:30 p.m. was centered 41 miles east-southeast of Lakeview, Oregon, and about 190 miles north …

Deputy in Washington Acquitted Of Insurance Fraud

A Spokane, Wash. sheriff’s deputy accused of filing false claims for snow damage has been acquitted of insurance fraud charges. A jury in Spokane returned the acquittal this week for Deputy Jeremey B. Jeske after a two-day trial. His lawyer, Rob …

Washington City Takes Stock Of Damage Following Tornado

The southwest Washington city of Longview tallied the damage Friday from a rare tornado that tore off roofs, broke windows and uprooted trees, leaving residents and officials in disbelief. No one was injured in the Thursday afternoon wind blast, which …