Safety

HONOLULU | With no place to run, people in Hawaii brace for hurricane

HONOLULU — Hawaii residents emptied store shelves Wednesday, claimed the last sheets of plywood to board up windows and drained gas pumps as Hurricane Lane churned toward the state. The category 4 storm could slam into the islands Thursday with winds exceeding 100 mph (161 kph), making it the most powerful storm to hit Hawaii … Continue reading HONOLULU | With no place to run, people in Hawaii brace for hurricane

Part of White House Magnolia tree to be removed for safety

GREENACRES, Fla. /December 26, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — A large portion of a famed Magnolia tree planted on the south grounds of the White House by President Andrew Jackson will be removed because it is weak and poses a safety risk, a spokeswoman for first lady Melania Trump said Tuesday. Removal is planned for this week … Continue reading Part of White House Magnolia tree to be removed for safety

Nuclear regulator downplays safety warnings

/December 20, 2017 (AP)(STL.NEWS) — The federal agency responsible for safety at the nation’s 61 nuclear power plants routinely downplays warnings from plant workers and its own experts about problems, including some with potential for disaster, a Better Government Association investigation found. Employees from U.S. nuclear power plants filed nearly 700 complaints with the United … Continue reading Nuclear regulator downplays safety warnings

Celebrate Freedom the Independent Way – Don’t Drink and Drive

Don’t drive impaired; it’s not worth it – Don’t drink and drive! JEFFERSON CITY/June 27, 2017 (STL.News) – To assure that you only see the flashing lights of fireworks this Independence Day, and not those of a police car, be smart – don’t drive impaired. Local law enforcement will be especially watchful for impaired drivers … Continue reading Celebrate Freedom the Independent Way – Don’t Drink and Drive

WNBA offers players security app for safety overseas

NEW YORK (AP)(STL.News) — The WNBA is offering an assist to players trying to stay safe while traveling overseas. The league has partnered with LiveSafe, a safety communications platform, to provide a mobile security app to its 60-plus players competing in Russia, Turkey, China and other countries this offseason. The app debuted this week and … Continue reading WNBA offers players security app for safety overseas