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UPDATED: Powerful ‘derecho’ storm leaves path of devastation across Midwest

IOWA CITY, Iowa — A rare storm packing 100 mph winds and with power similar to an inland hurricane swept across the Midwest on Monday, blowing over trees, flipping vehicles, causing widespread property damage and leaving hundreds of thousands without power as it moved through Chicago and into Indiana and Michigan.

Nevada begins picking up the pieces after storm causes fires, other...

It was all hands on deck for the Nevada Fire Department and Public Safety Department when a major storm tore through the city of Nevada, causing extensive damage, on Monday morning.

One woman dead, 2 in critical condition, 2 still trapped in...

A woman has died, two people are reportedly still trapped in the rubble and at least two others are in critical conditions at area hospitals following an explosion that leveled multiple homes in Baltimore.

Celebrity chef Rachael Ray and her family escape fire that destroyed...

Celebrity chef Rachael Ray and her family escaped a fire that destroyed her home in Lake Luzerne.

Large wildfire along Highway 395 is burning toward south Kennewick

Tri-Cities fire crews from 10 fire agencies are battling a large wildfire south of Kennewick near the same area that burned out of control two years ago.

Skydiver rescued after being caught in tree branches

OTTAWA COUNTY, MI -- A skydiver was rescued after being stuck in tree branches 75-feet above ground, police say.

Fire damages new apartment development in Ann Arbor

ANN ARBOR, MI -- A two-alarm fire caused “significant” damage to a Lower Town mixed-use development expected to welcome tenants as soon as mid-August.

Bastrop weighs bolstering fire department with six to 10 full-time firefighters

The Bastrop Fire Department is seeking to add six to 10 full-time firefighters next year and transition the department away from its reliance on part-time workers.

Denver police suspect arson in fire that killed 3 adults, 2...

One by one, members of Colorado’s Senegalese community arrived in Green Valley Ranch. They came from down the street, across town and as far as away as the mountains, carrying water and folding chairs.

Two-alarm brush fire in Carlsbad

Firefighters are battling a two-alarm brush fire in Carlsbad that ignited Wednesday morning.