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.
REUTERS/Carlos BarriaWASHINGTON (AP) — A storm that arrived postcard-pretty in the nation's capital Friday was morphing into a painful, even paralyzing blizzard with gale-force winds pushing heavy snow and coastal flooding.
One in seven Americans could get at least half a foot of snow by Sunday, and Washington could see snowdrifts more than 4 feet high.
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.
On Friday, a tornado slammed the town of Birmingham, Alabama. Four people have been sent to local hospitals with minor injures, CNBC reported.
On Friday evening, a tornado touched down in north-central Alabama, including part of Birmingham. It's only the latest wave of severe, and bizarre, weather that's hammered the South during Christmas week.