New storm predicted this week

Just what the region needs after the devastation of Superstorm Sandy: more high winds. The National Weather Service predicted Sunday that a nor’easter that could include gusts of up to 55 mph is likely to reach the area by Wednesday and could compound the havoc brought by last …

 

 

 

 

Secessionists call for independence of Kenya coast

MOMBASA, Kenya (AP) – A series of violent attacks on the Kenyan coast blamed on a separatist movement called the Mombasa Republican Council highlights a growing feeling on Kenya’s sandy shores that the country’s rulers have long …

 

 

 

 

Waikato rates highly for home accidents

Waikato is shaping up as one of the most dangerous regions when it comes to falls in the home, ACC figures show. More than 12,000 Waikato people aged 25-64 years made a claim to ACC due to an injury sustained in the …

 

 

 

 

Severe weather threatens region with heavy winds, rain

WASHINGTON – Heavy winds and rain whipped through the region Tuesday afternoon, downing trees and causing outages throughout the WTOP listening area. Flash flood and tornado warnings were also issued by the National Weather Service, but were later canceled. At its peak, tens of thousands were without power, but by …

 

 

 

 

Panetta: violence leveling off; protests to go on

By LOLITA C. BALDORAssociated Press ABOARD A US MILITARY AIRCRAFT (AP) – U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta says the turmoil raging across the Muslim world is likely to continue into the days ahead, but he says the violence …

 

 

 

 

KWQC-TV6 News and Weather For The Quad Cities – Turkey accuses Syria of …

By ELIZABETH A. KENNEDYAssociated Press BEIRUT (AP) – Turkey accused Syria of “state terrorism” Wednesday after a sharp spike in the death toll from the Syrian civil war, and Iran came under new scrutiny with the U.S. alleging …

 

 

 

 

National Weather Service: Severe thunderstorm warning lifted as region gets …

Severe thunderstorms hit Western Massachusetts, June 9, 2011

06/09/11- Springfield-Staff Photo by Dave Roback-Cars hit standing water during Thursday afternoon’s storm on Birnie Ave in Springfield. SPRINGFIELD — A severe thunderstorm warning for the region has been lifted, but the National Weather Service predicts more wet weather for Wednesday evening. Much of western Massachusetts, including the greater Springfield area, remains under a flood [...]

 

 

 

 

IA State Budget Cuts Threaten Domestic Violence Programs

Some domestic violence and sexual assault programs in Iowa may be gone next year, the victim of budget cuts.  The cuts are forcing programs all over the state to combine into six regions. The QCA region includes Davenport, Clinton, Muscatine, Burlington, Keokuk, and Iowa City.   There are eight sexual assault and domestic violence programs in [...]

 

 

 

 

The importance of remembering the effects of severe weather

The Extra Point By Bobby Roy Posted -24 second ago …