Prosecutors seek Megan’s Law hearing on Sandusky

By MARK SCOLFOROAssociated Press HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Pennsylvania prosecutors told a judge Wednesday they want convicted child molester Jerry Sandusky to be designated as a sexually violent predator under the state’s version of Megan’s Law. …





Brazil’s capital asks for help to fight violence

BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) – Public security authorities in Brazil’s capital city of Brasilia have asked for help from federal police to fight a wave of violent crime that is alarming residents. …





Tornado hits south shore of Long Island, topples trees during violent storm – The Star-Ledger

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Published: Friday, August 10, 2012, 9:30 PM     Updated: Friday, August 10, 2012, 9:52 PM By The Associated Press The Associated Press Follow Share Email Print BOHEMIA, N.Y. — A small tornado touched down on the south shore of Long Island today during a violent thunderstorm that uprooted trees and damaged homes, the National Weather [...]





Neighbors vs. nature as wildfires rage in Oklahoma





US severe weather insurance losses near $2bn in June, according to Aon …





Georgia man among Smokey Mountains storm victims

Alabama’s first-ever state sales tax holiday for severe weather preparedness items kicks off this weekend. The holiday began at 12:01 a.m. on Friday, July 6 and will continue through Sunday, July 8. 





Tax-free holiday provides savings

The exemption on sales taxes for select items, such as batteries, tarps, weather radios and portable generators, begins at 12:01 a.m. Friday and ends Sunday at midnight.About 250 counties and municipalities around the state, including Tuscaloosa County, Tuscaloosa and Northport, have joined in the tax holiday. For consumers in Tuscaloosa and …





Ohio pounded by severe weather

COLUMBUS — Violent storms that tore through the eastern United States late Friday, June 29, have left at least 12 people dead and more than 3 million without power. The storms hit the region amid a record heat wave, uprooting trees, knocking down power lines. Emergencies have been declared …





Fireworks a big boom for business; safety is key