Officials say the pilot, Jimmy Leeward, of a World War II-era fighter plane that crashed into the grandstands at an air race event in Reno, Nev., was killed in the wreck, along with 10 other people at Reno’s National Championship Air Races on Friday, Sept. 16, 2011. At least 70 people were injured.
Immaculate Heart Retreat House has been known as a Catholic place for 50 plus years. The center is trying hard to update its image as a welcoming place for people of all faith tradtions and its fall program shows some of what it hopes to offer.
President Barack Obama on Thursday bestowed the nation’s highest military honor on Kentucky native Dakota Meyer, a young and humble Marine who defied orders and barreled straight into a ferocious “killing zone” in Afghanistan to save 36 lives at extraordinary risk to himself.
A number of Sept. 11 memorial events were held in Spokane on Sunday, Sept.11, 2011, including the Spokane Valley Fire Department’s placement of a 1,200-pound column from the World Trade Center in the department’s new administration building,
When the twin towers fell Sept. 11, 2001, the loss of life horrified everyone. The destruction of the towers symbolized the horror. Inland Northwest people who “knew” the towers, due to visits there as tourists or because they once lived nearby, recently shared their personal photos and remembrances of the twin towers.
The National Hurricane Center in Miami says that Irene has lost hurricane strength and made landfall on New York’s Coney Island. Forecasters say Irene’s winds have fallen to 65 mph. They say Irene should move over New England by the afternoon. Officials also warn that isolated tornadoes are possible in the northeast throughout the morning.
Hurricane Irene opened its assault on the Eastern Seaboard on Saturday by lashing the North Carolina coast with wind topping 90 mph and pounding shoreline homes with waves. Farther north, authorities readied a massive shutdown of trains and airports, with 2 million people ordered out of the way.
As massive Hurricane Irene advanced toward the Eastern Seaboard with 115 mph winds, officials issued a hurricane warning for the entire North Carolina coast to the Virginia border, New York ordered low-lying hospitals and nursing homes to evacuate, and at least seven states declared emergencies.
Libyan rebels stormed Moammar Gadhafi’s main military compound in Tripoli today after fierce gunbattles with forces loyal to his regime, stomping on a bronze bust of the longtime leader, whose whereabouts remained unknown.