Category: US Local

  • Blizzards conditions and ice make central US travel dangerous

    A winter storm fueled by heavy snow, freezing rain, and strong winds raced across the Plains and upper Midwest, causing hazardous travel conditions during the busy holiday week. The storm’s powerful wind gusts of 50 to 60 mph, with isolated gusts of up to 75 mph, created blizzard conditions and made travel “difficult to near…

  • Fishermen Save Driver Trapped in Wrecked Truck Under Indiana Bridge for Days

    A pair of Indiana fishermen saved a life Tuesday when they discovered a car disaster with the driver still locked inside and clinging to life after crashing nearly a week ago. The fact that the unidentified man was still alive after his automobile diverted off the roadway and crashed beneath a bridge on Interstate 94…

  • Illinois makes it hard for poor people to be makeup artists, barbers, or manicurists

    Unemployment and poverty can generate a sense of powerlessness, but the promise of producing goods or services without requiring a pricey degree or significant upfront costs might bring optimism. Individuals embarking on an independent journey, free of the constraints of college loan debt, frequently seek careers such as barbering, hairstyling, or manicuring—occupations where skills can be…