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Massachusetts Chemical Plant Re-Opens a Day After a Series of Explosions

A Massachusetts chemical manufacturing plant re-opened Friday, a day after at least six explosions at the facility forced workers to evacuate and blew a hole in the roof. Seqens North America, formerly PCI Synthesis, in Newburyport, in a statement Friday …

Fireworks Blamed for Blaze that Damaged Roof of a Massachusetts Town Hall

Authorities are blaming misfired fireworks for starting a blaze that damaged the town hall in a Boston suburb. Firefighters in Randolph say the small fire broke out around 10 p.m. Wednesday, shortly after the town completed its annual Independence Day …

6 Injured in Atlanta Restaurant Roof Collapse

An official says the roof of an Atlanta restaurant collapsed Monday night, injuring six people. Atlanta Fire Department spokesman Cortez Stafford said at a media briefing that about 40 percent of the roof collapsed. Stafford says he couldn’t say for …

3 Tornadoes Reported in South Dakota

Severe storms that crossed South Dakota led to reports of at least three tornadoes, including one that caused damage. The National Weather Service says a tornado in Tripp County on Sunday evening prompted reports of downed electrical lines and roof …

Storm Damage Causes Toyota Plant in Texas to Halt Production

A Toyota Motor Corp. assembly plant in San Antonio that makes Tundra and Tacoma pickup trucks has suspended production due to storm damage from a system that dumped up to four inches of rain. Toyota spokesman Mario Lozoya says the …

Georgia Roofing Contractor Accused of Insurance Fraud

A Macon, Ga.-based roofing contractor was arrested for insurance fraud and damage to property, according to Georgia Insurance Commissioner Ralph Hudgens. Law enforcement officers from Hudgens’ Fraud Division and the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office arrested Anthony Christopher Bernardo, 48, on …

High Winds Tear Through Central Texas

Central Texas was buffeted with winds in excess of 60 mph on Monday and the damage continues to be assessed. Homeowners are urged to contact their insurance agent or company if they have sustained roof damage. Insurance agents from the …