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Long Island and Massachusetts Hardest Hit by Northeast Blizzard

In the wild world of winter weather, location is everything. So small last minute changes in the air morphed what was supposed to be crippling feet of snow into a handful of inches. Fearful forecasts turned into apologies. The not-so-great …

Sinkhole Swallows Car in Washington D.C. Area After Water Main Break

A water main break caused a sinkhole in a suburban Washington, D.C. neighborhood, swallowing up a family’s car just after they escaped. Television news footage showed the back right end of the car barely visible from the sinkhole in Bladensburg …

New Jersey Moves to Demolish Sandy-Damaged Homes

New Jersey officials are moving to demolish hundreds of homes that were ravaged by Superstorm Sandy. State Community Affairs Department spokeswoman Tammori Petty tells the Daily Record that the agency is identifying the owners or lien holders of roughly 600 …

New Jersey Transportation Official Says Money to Fix Bridges Running Out

In the wake of the partial closure of a heavily traveled bridge in northern New Jersey this week, Transportation Commissioner Jamie Fox warned Thursday that the state’s failing roads and bridges cost drivers billions of dollars as the state is …

Connecticut Lawmaker Seeks to Ban Homeowner Insurance Link to Dogs

A state lawmaker is introducing legislation that would bar insurance companies from inquiring about or discriminating against a “bully breed” dog when issuing a homeowners’ insurance policy in Connecticut. Republican Rep. Brenda Kupchick of Fairfield said constituents have difficulty getting …

Tougher Building Codes Considered After Jersey Apartment Complex Fire

As power was restored to those living around a luxury apartment complex destroyed by a fire this week, officials thanked those who have supported the more than 1,000 people displaced and a lawmaker announced a planned measure aimed at the …

Pennsylvania Family Accused of $20M Fraud Amid Mansion Fires, Theft Claim

A family’s luxurious suburban lifestyle has been financed by more than $20 million in fraudulent insurance claims amid a series of mansion fires and repeated reports of jewelry theft, authorities said Thursday. An investigation began after a 2013 fire at …

Northeast Braces for Blizzard

A major snowstorm with blizzard-like conditions could drop a foot or more of snow across most parts of the Northeast as they gear up for the workweek right after the first real storm of the winter hit them with rain, …

Gun Maker Gets Sandy Hook Suit Moved to Federal Court

Gun maker Remington has moved a lawsuit by families of those shot in the Sandy Hook school massacre from state to federal court, where at least one expert says it has less chance of succeeding. Nine families sued Remington and …

Vermont Wants Federal Aid for Storm Damage Repairs

Gov. Peter Shumlin is asking the federal government for help paying for repairs to public infrastructure and the power grid that were damaged in a snowstorm last month. The request, filed Friday, seeks federal disaster relief to help 10 of …

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