Report: Drought worsens in key farm states

(AP) – The latest U.S. drought map shows that excessively parched conditions continue to worsen in the Plains states that are key producers of corn and soybean crops. The weekly U.S. Drought Monitor map released […]


Rains ease long enough for rescues in Philippines

(AP) – Widespread flooding that turned half of the Philippine capital into a “water world” eased long enough for rescuers on rubber boats to reach many of the distressed residents still marooned in submerged villages […]


Ernesto becomes hurricane, heads to Mexico

(AP) – Forecasters say Ernesto has become a hurricane off the coast of Honduras and is headed toward the Yucatan Peninsula. The U.S. National Hurricane Center said Ernesto had winds of 80 mph and was […]


Preventing heat stress

If you work or play outside in the summer or areas that are warm all year you should know about heat stress safety tips. Heat stress is caused by over exposure to hot climates. You […]


SoCal heat wave this week!

(AP) – A heat wave is setting up across the interior of Southern California. Forecasters say a triple-digit heat begins in the valleys and desert areas today and peaks tomorrow and Wednesday. They also warn […]


More tough conditions for firefighters

(AP) – Fire crews in Colorado are slowly gaining control over the Waldo Canyon fire near Colorado Springs. The fire ranks as the most destructive in state history, having destroyed nearly 350 houses, but it’s […]


Camp Pendleton wildfire 80 percent contained

(AP) – Firefighters at Camp Pendleton are making progress against a 250-acre brushfire that erupted during training at the Southern California Marine base. The base says the blaze is 80-percent contained Wednesday. No buildings have […]


Wildfires burn 700 acres of Calif. brushlands

(AP) – A nearly 700-acre brushfire is burning north of Los Angeles but authorities say no homes are threatened and they hope to contain it by noon Tuesday. Fire spokesman Manuel Madrigal says the 689-acre […]


Hot, windy weather to challenge Colo. fire crews

(AP) – Firefighters working to encircle a wildfire burning over 68,000 acres in northern Colorado are being challenged today by the return of hot and windy weather. A red flag warning is in effect for […]


California wildfires

(AP) – U.S. Forest Service officials say a 300-acre fire near popular Lake Isabella is 35 percent contained and Highway 155 is open. Forest Service spokeswoman Cindy Thill says Wednesday that 200 firefighters are battling […]


Wildfires force evacuations from Calif. to Colo.

(AP) – Wildfires across the West drove hundreds of people from their homes from California to Colorado, where nuns living in a monastery and Boy Scouts at camp are among those who’ve fled. Firefighters are […]


​Feds: Design led to San Onofre nuke plant woes

(AP) – Federal regulators have determined that design flaws appear to be the cause of excessive wear in tubing that carries radioactive water through California’s troubled San Onofre nuclear power plant. Nuclear Regulatory Commission Regional […]