Fire marshal seeks tip in Holland arson investigation
State Fire Marshal seeks tips in arson set at Holland home
Louisiana fire marshal offers tips for buying, using fireworks
The Louisiana Office of State Fire Marshal (LAOSFM) is offering up some tips on buying and using fireworks ahead of the New Year.
Garrett’s Blog: Rain Totals, Burn Bans, What If It Was Snow?
Rainfall totals were hefty across the area on Tuesday with many location over 1" of rain. This was the wettest Valentine's Day in over 20 years. The weather data record is more complete for Fort Smith and the wettest Valentine's Day on record was in 1938 at 2.12". Today nearly broke the daily record for rainfall.
As concerns rise, experts share why burn bans are put in place
The Virginia Department of Forestry says we are going into fall with conditions we have not seen in 20 years.
Missouri fire marshal offers safety reminder before July 4th
State Fire Marshal Tim Bean says July 4th is the busiest day for fireworks -- and fires.
La. governor to sign statewide rules for Uber, Lyft
Ride-sharing services will expand to rural Louisiana, under a law Gov. John Bel Edwards will sign Tuesday.
Rhode Island issues emergency rules to ban vaping products
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island health officials have issued emergency health regulations to ban the sale of flavored vaping products in the state. The...
Rain or Snow?: What to expect with this statewide storm
(KUTV) It has been a wet month and mother nature isn't done with us yet in the month of March.Will you find snow or rain outside your window Thursday night through Saturday morning? We have the forecast by region for you from the top to the bottom of the s
U.S. Marshals seek tips in search for 3 fugitives
WEST MICHIGAN — The U.S. Marshals Western Michigan Fugitive Task Force is seeking tips to help locate and apprehend three of West Michigan's Most Wanted. Michael Lynn Hampton, 67, was last known to be in the Hesperia area. He's currently wanted for violated the sex offender registry act, maintaining a methamphetamine lab and for felony weapons violations. Warrants for his arrest on these offenses were issued in April and May of 2016.
Batavia Walmart one of 13 statewide to be renovated
Walmart’s Batavia store is one of 13 in New York state targeted by the retailing giant as part of a $64 million remodeling initiative.
Emergency Watering Ban in Effect
- Washing of exterior building surfaces, parking lots, driveways or sidewalks, except as necessary to apply surface treatments such as paint, preservatives, stucco, pavement or cement As reported on BNEWS , there was a planned outdoor watering ban scheduled for the week of July 16 that was deemed necessary to perform cleaning of the sanitation basin at the Mill Pond treatment plant. So why is there a ban in effect now? DPW Director John Sanchez told BNEWS in an interview shortly after the…
How Californians Voted on the 11 Statewide Props on the Ballot
Californians decided on 11 statewide measures on the Nov. 6 ballot. Voters passed up two chances to lower taxes by rejecting a proposed repeal of a gasoline tax hike and a proposed tax break for older homeowners. Political experts on Wednesday said the election results could highlight a greater tolerance for taxes in the nation's most populous state, even as many of its residents bemoan the high cost of living.
Order to vacate issued before Schenectady fire
SCHENECTADY (WRGB) – A raging fire ripped through twoGeorgetta Dix Plaza homes in Schenectady Wednesday morning. All nine people who lived inside made it out safely but watched the flames fly from the street as crews worked to put it out. We're told in the same home where it started, a small kitchen fire broke out about two weeks ago - code inspection was done at that time. "There were some deficiencies in the building, and so they were served," said Schenectady Mayor…
Two WNY breweries make the top five in statewide craft beer challenge
Western New York has two finalists in the Taste NY Inaugural Craft Beer Challenge
Gov. Edwards issues emergency declaration for Louisiana due to river flooding concerns
Gov. John Bel Edwards is issuing a state of emergency because of the threat of flooding along the Mississippi River and other bodies of water.
Why the vaping issue is just so complicated
(CNN) -- By proposing to effectively ban the sales of most flavored vaping products in brick-and-mortar retail settings like gas stations and convenience stores, the Food and Drug Administration is essentially reaching back to the late 20th century. That's when the federal government continually tightened regulations on the placement and content of traditional tobacco advertisements -- mainly to reduce the exposure of children to such ads.
South Carolina's statewide tornado safety drill scheduled for March 13
GREENVILLE, SC (FOX Carolina) – March 10 – 16 is Severe Weather Safety Awareness Week in South Carolina, and to help people get prepared, officials said there will be a
Why Missouri’s the last holdout on statewide Rx monitoring program
(KHN.org) -- Missouri retained its lonely title as the only state without a statewide prescription drug monitoring program — for the seventh year in a row — after the legislative
Burn ban issued for Spokane County: Here's what you need to know
County leaders have issued a burn ban for all of Spokane County beginning Wednesday, July 24.
Statewide Effort Preparing to Determine How Many Homeless in Minnesota
By collecting the numbers, the Wilder Foundation hopes to come up with a solution to homelessness ...