LANCASTER, N.H. — Safety officials in New Hampshire worked through the night investigating the collapse of a circus tent during a severe storm that killed a father and daughter and injured at least 22 other people.
Authorities were looking at how the tent was put up at the Lancaster Fairgrounds, about 150 kilometres north of the capital of Concord. They also were talking to survivors and witnesses.
LANCASTER, N.H. (AP) -- New Hampshire's fire marshal said Tuesday it's not clear why a circus operator proceeded with a show minutes after the National Weather Service put out a severe storm warning. Winds of 60 mph winds collapsed the tent, killing two spectators and sending about 32 others to hospitals....
PRINCE GEORGE, B.C. — Just before he was shot and killed by police, Greg Matters made some phone calls. One was to his mother, Lorraine, but she couldn’t pick up; the 66-year-old was sitting in an RCMP detention cell, nursing her bruised chest.
Another bruise was forming under her chin, she recalled Tuesday, at a coroner’s inquest examining circumstances around her son’s death. The small, circular mark, she alleged, was the result of an RCMP rifle muzzle having been pushed in her face.
WASHINGTON, Illinois (Reuters) - A fast-moving storm system triggered multiple tornadoes on Sunday that killed at least six people and flattened large parts of a town in Illinois as it tore across the Midwest, authorities said.
NEW YORK — A pregnant woman killed by a mini-snowplow in New York City was nervous about going out in the storm before she was struck, forcing doctors to perform an emergency procedure to deliver her baby.
Min Lin considered staying home before she decided to go out in Thursday’s storm with her husband because she had an obstetrician’s appointment, roommate Song Qing Huang told the New York Daily News.
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A muted version of a winter storm that has killed more than a dozen people across the eastern half of the country plodded across the Northeast on Thursday, trapping airliners in snow or mud and frustrating travelers still trying to return home after Christmas.
WASHINGTON – Once upon a time storm chasers were an odd breed of travellers who stalked tornadoes and hurricanes primarily because they loved to witness nature in full-throttle.
Nobody died and if there were injuries it was usually because of traffic accidents on the way to or from a severe weather event.