Storm spotters report a tornado on the ground in the northern Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, metro area near Edmond, OK.
Large, Dangerous Tornado hits KS
As many as 15 tornadoes have been reported by the National Weather Service this evening as severe thunderstorms continue across the Plains. Wichita and Oklahoma City areas have been among the reports. Hail, some as large as baseballs, have also been causing damaging across the region. Wind gusts [...]
During Barack Obama’s presidency there have been 32 background checks for gun purchases every minute.
Since February of 2009, the first full month of Obama’s presidency, there have been 70,291,049 background checks for gun purchases, according to data released by the FBI.
Median sale price of homes in Washington, D.C., hits record high
The median price of a home in the District reached its highest point in history last month, according to the latest data [...]
Gas-like smell reported across metro area
FOX 8 WVUE New Orleans News, Weather, Sports
Widespread mystery odor reported across New Orleans area — Oil, natural gas suspected — Coast Guard investigating (VIDEO)
EIA estimates that there are 2,203 trillion cubic feet (Tcf) of natural gas that is technically recoverable in the United States.
Release of 100 pounds of hydrogen sulfide caused mystery odor in New Orleans? Report: Actual amount is “far more”
Published: April [...]
You will notice that most ads to purchase a car or a home always discuss financing with big bold letters but never dive into an adequate income analysis before you should even consider buying a European luxury car or a home in an expensive metro area. Income is the most important feature yet never discussed like a taboo topic. This might reveal a glaring reality about household incomes but also net [...]
Severe weather apparently didn’t get the memo that today is a national holiday, because it won’t be taking a day off in observance of the fourth.
Severe storms may impact multiple regions of the country on Wednesday, including the D.C. Metro area, already hard hit by severe weather the past couple of weeks.
No matter where or how you decide to spend your Fourth of July, keep an eye on the sky [...]
HE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN JACKSONVILLE HAS ISSUED A
* FLASH FLOOD WARNING FOR… WESTERN DUVAL COUNTY IN NORTHEAST FLORIDA
* UNTIL 715 PM EDT
* AT 414 PM EDT… NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED VERY HEAVY RAIN FROM A PERSISTENT RAIN BAND 6 MILES WEST OF NORMANDY… OR 12 MILES WEST OF DOWNTOWN JACKSONVILLE… MOVING NORTH AT 5 MPH. RAINFALL AMOUNTS OF 3 TO 5 INCHES WILL LIKELY CAUSE MORE DANGEROUS [...]
PHOENIX (AP) — Flick the switch on these flashlights and they don’t light up. They blow up.
Three of these bombs have exploded within the last month in the Phoenix area, causing minor injuries to five people and raising fears of more serious ones.
Police still have no idea who is behind them and have taken the unusual step of putting up 22 billboards across the sprawling metro area to warn residents [...]
From Eric Peters Autos:
You’ll probably never read a road test review by me of the Nissan Leaf, or the Chevy Spark, or the Toyota RAV4 electric. And that may tell you everything you need to know about these vehicles.
I can’t review them because they can’t make it down here for me to review.
“Down here” being about 220 miles and five hours’ driving time from the hubs where the car companies [...]
The disgraced Secret Service supervisors accused of engaging in a cocaine-fueled hooker party on the taxpayer dime will still cash in on lucrative taxpayer-funded pensions.
Three Secret Service agents tasked with protecting President Barack Obama have been terminated since it was revealed that they reportedly caroused with prostitutes and drugs in Colombia.
The Washington Post Thursday identified the two supervisors who have been forced out of the agency. Supervisor David Randall Chaney, 48, has [...]
SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – The average price of a gallon of gas in Sacramento is up 50 cents from last month to $4.28, according to the latest fuel survey from AAA.
The state-wide average for a gallon of regular, unleaded gasoline is $4.36, up 51 cents since last month’s AAA report on Feb. 14. For perspective, that’s 40 cents higher than California’s average price on this date last year. Among all 50 [...]
by Dan Witters
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Adult obesity rates were higher than 15% in all but three of the 190 metropolitan areas that Gallup and Healthways surveyed in 2011. McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, Texas, residents were the most likely to be obese, at 38.8%, while people living in Boulder, Colo., were the least likely, at 12.1%.
Nationwide, 26.1% of American adults were obese in 2011. The average obesity rate in the 10 metro areas with the highest obesity [...]
by Jhaneel Lockhart
The rise of smartphones and tablets in the last few years has created a rapidly-growing market for apps — and a new study by TechNet, a policy network of technology CEOs, says it’s creating tons of jobs.
But this new trend has caused issues for older workers, who some say are facing age discrimination, reports Aaron Glantz at The NYT.
Kris Stadelman, director of the NOVA Workforce Board, told the Times that “especially in social [...]
Nearly 90 percent of major U.S. cities had lower unemployment rates in December than the same month a year earlier, a reflection of stronger hiring nationwide.
The Labor Department said Wednesday that unemployment rates fell in 329 cities last year. They rose in 37 cities and were unchanged in seven.
The national unemployment rate fell in December to 8.5 percent – the lowest level in nearly three years. Employers added 200,000 net [...]
The long line at the UPS distribution center in Commerce City on Christmas Eve (credit: CBS)
COMMERCE CITY, Colo. (CBS4) – Thousands of people in the metro area will open their presents a little late this year because the day started out with 50,000 packages in limbo at the United Parcel Service holding facility in Commerce City.
A lot of the packages are locked up in the warehouse Christmas Eve. Even though UPS [...]
WESTMINSTER, Colo. (CBS4) – Police across the metro area are investigating a string of hotel robberies.
There have been 11 robberies in the past month. The latest, like the others, was captured on surveillance video. It happened Thursday night in Westminster at the Comfort Inn at Highway 35 and Sheridan.
When the masked gunman held up the hotel, he jumped the front counter and ripped the camera off the wall. But he [...]
By Joe Light
Last week, Real Time Economics took a look at a Labor Department report that compared occupational pay across 77 metro areas. Many readers rightly pointed out that that Labor Department doesn’t adjust pay for cost of living.
See the interactive map of wage disparity.
So though New Yorkers earned $1.14 for every dollar that an average U.S. worker earned, that $1.14 probably bought less in that metro than [...]
The weather Wednesday night is expected to be horrific, frightening and dangerous as a severe storm is expected to race across the metro area at about 50 mph.
Glenn Burns, the chief meteorologist for Channel 2 Action News, said Tuesday evening the “significant tornado parameters” he’s been watching all day Tuesday are “off the scale.”
“When it’s a 1, it means tornadoes are possible. At 3, it means they are likely. Ours [...]
by Subprime JD
Phoenix vs Madrid
Phoenix is doomed. Check out these statistics.
City population: 1.4 million
City area: 519 sq miles
City area: 230 sq miles
City population:3.2 million people
Phoenix has double the area with Madrid having 2.2 times the population. Population density is 5 times higher in Madrid than it is in Phoenix. Also, phoenix has a metro area that is a ghastly 9,000 sq miles.
By the time gas hits $5 [...]
Mayor Jim Suttle went to Washington Tuesday flush with ideas for how federal officials could help cities like Omaha pay for multibillion-dollar sewer projects.
Among the items on his brainstorming list: a proposal for a 10-cent federal tax on every roll of toilet paper you buy.
Based on the four-pack price for Charmin double rolls Tuesday at a midtown Hy-Vee, such a tax would add more than 10 [...]