Stories tagged: midwest
Thu., July 20, 2017, 2:20 p.m.
Powerful storms cause damage, flooding in Midwest
Several hundred people evacuated their homes early Thursday in the small western Wisconsin community of Arcadia as heavy rain sent a creek over its banks.
UPDATED: Wed., May 3, 2017, 10:21 a.m.
Levee breaks, river closure latest fallout from flooding
Flooded areas of the Midwest are bracing for another round of heavy rain Wednesday, the last thing they need with rivers in several places at or near record levels.
UPDATED: Sun., March 26, 2017, 9:36 p.m.
Powerful winds, large hail take aim at Southern Plains
Golf ball-sized hail and powerful winds are expected to roll through parts of the Southern Plains late Sunday, marking the latest round of turbulent weather across the Midwest and South, …
Thu., March 23, 2017, 10:15 p.m.
Chicago has biggest population dip as southern states grow
The last straw that convinced Chicago native Marissa Marshall it was time to move away was hearing dangerously close gunfire in the rough neighborhood where she found affordable housing.
UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 14, 2017, 10:30 p.m.
U.S. midsection grapples with pesky ice storm; more on way
Parts of the central U.S. grappled Saturday with a second day of road-glazing ice and braced for more of the treacherous, below-freezing wintry weather expected to close out the holiday …
Tue., Jan. 10, 2017, 2:55 p.m.
Rusty patched bumblebee now an endangered species
The rusty patched bumblebee has become the first bee species in the continental U.S. to be declared endangered after suffering a dramatic population decline over the past 20 years, federal …
Mon., Dec. 26, 2016, 8:24 a.m.
Winter storm weakens but travel still hazardous in places
Travel conditions remained hazardous as a winter storm swept across much of the northern Great Plains Monday, with blowing and drifting snow creating near-zero visibility on some roads.
Sun., Dec. 11, 2016, 2:08 p.m.
Have travel plans? Prepare for cold rain and snow
A blanket of snow will cover the Great Lakes and the Northeast ahead of an expected dip into Arctic-cold temperatures.
Thu., Sept. 29, 2016, 2:47 p.m.
Why is Chicago a murder capital? Clues from a bloody month
Malik Causey was one of 91 homicide victims in Chicago in August, the deadliest month in the city in two decades and the latest milestone for a metropolis becoming known …
Mon., Sept. 26, 2016, 3:48 p.m.
Cedar Rapids, Iowa, pins hope on 10 miles of quickly erected flood barriers
Facing their second-largest flood in city history, Cedar Rapids leaders and residents pinned their hopes Monday on a 10-mile system of quickly erected flood barriers to protect government buildings, homes …
Tue., Sept. 13, 2016, 2:29 p.m.
Scarce cash in land of plenty: Farmers adjust to downturn
It’s the third consecutive year in which most corn farmers will spend more than they’ll earn. The growing has been too good and the resulting glut of corn depressed prices …
Fri., Aug. 5, 2016, 2:29 p.m.
Trump ends standoff with Ryan, strains to fix split GOP
Donald Trump faced an all-too-clear sign of GOP divisions Friday in two Midwestern battlegrounds, embraced by party leaders in one state but ignored in another as he strained to overcome …
Tue., May 17, 2016, 12:08 p.m.
Cold snap damages wine grape crops in Minnesota, Wisconsin
Vintners in southern Wisconsin and southeastern Minnesota are reeling from a weekend cold snap that ruined huge swaths of their grapes.
Fri., May 31, 2013, 7:23 a.m.
More heavy storms on tap for the Midwest; 1 dead
OKLAHOMA CITY — Forecasters warned that large hail and more tornadoes could strafe parts of Oklahoma, Arkansas and Missouri on Friday, a day after powerful storms killed one man and …
Sun., Dec. 28, 2008
Midwest now faces floods, fog
CHICAGO – Rain and rapidly rising temperatures accompanied by thick fog threatened to cause flooding Saturday in the Midwest after days of Arctic cold, heavy snow and ice. Thick ice …