debris News

Recovery a Long Process for Victims of Wyoming Tornado

GILLETTE, Wyo. — Sherri Morris was standing in the front yard of what used to be her and her husband’s home in Oriva Hills. There are tractor tire marks in what’s supposed to be the front lawn, half of the …

Alaska Floatplanes Collided at 3,300 Feet Before Crashing

About the photo: Emergency responders assist a passenger injured in a crash of a Taquan Air plane in mountainous terrain on Prince of Wales Island Tuesday, July 10, 2018, in Ketchikan, Alaska. All nearly a dozen passengers on board survived …

Growing Florida Sinkhole Swallows 2 Houses, 1 Boat

A sinkhole that started out the size of a small swimming pool and continued to grow in Florida swallowed a boat, destroyed two homes and prompted officials to evacuate residents from about a dozen homes Friday. Dramatic video showed the …

Recovery Slow but Steady After Illinois Town Blast Last Month

Shirley Franzoni started a candle business 40 years ago in a residential basement. Not long after a natural gas explosion last month devastated downtown Canton, including her complex of retail and wholesale establishments, Franzoni appeared ready to return to the …

Central Arkansas Dumping 100 Tons a Day From Holiday Storm

Many curbs in central Arkansas are still crowded with debris piled up from the Christmas Day winter storm. In Little Rock, officials said Wednesday that city crews are hauling 100 tons of debris per day to the city’s landfill. Solid …

Grounded Cargo Ship Breaks Apart on New Zealand Reef

A cargo ship grounded off the New Zealand coast since October has split in two, spilling sea containers and debris and sparking fears of a fresh oil spill, maritime officials said Sunday. The wreck of the Greek-owned Rena was described …

No Cleanup Since Fire at 1850s Indiana Building

The owner of a former department store building in Vincennes, Ind., dating to the 1850s destroyed by fire last month has told city officials he doesn’t have the money to clean up the rubble. The Dec. 17 fire gutted the …

Citations Issued for Errant Blast at Maine Quarry

Federal officials have cited a Maine quarry owner and a blasting company for safety violations stemming from an errant blast that sent debris flying and pelted nearby homes with rocks. The Mine Safety and Health Administration tells the Bangor Daily …

Debris From Japanese Tsunami Reaches West Coast

Some debris from the March tsunami in Japan has reached the West Coast. A black float about the size of a 55-gallon drum was found two weeks ago by a crew cleaning a beach a few miles east of Neah …

Occupy Los Angeles Legacy: Stench, Trash, Property Damage

The reek of urine and unwashed bodies hung over the former Occupy Los Angeles camp Wednesday as masked sanitation workers hauled away 25 tons of debris from the barren lawns around City Hall. Collapsed and overturned tents, scattered bedding, paperback …