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First human case of West Nile virus found in Ottawa

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First human case of West Nile virus found in Ottawa


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Illinois man dies, raising U.S. Midwest storm death toll to 4

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Illinois man dies, raising U.S. Midwest storm death toll to 4


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The Latest: Storms flood West Virginia roads, creeks

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The Latest: Storms flood West Virginia roads, creeks


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1 dead as tornado hits Ottawa during repeated rounds of severe storms

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1 dead as tornado hits Ottawa during repeated rounds of severe storms


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Ottawa Senators prospects Colin White and Thomas Chabot shine at world junior hockey championship

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Ottawa Senators prospects Colin White and Thomas Chabot shine at world junior hockey championship


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Chicago Weather: 6 tornadoes confirmed in Illinois; EF-2s in Pontiac, Seneca

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Chicago Weather: 6 tornadoes confirmed in Illinois; EF-2s in Pontiac, Seneca


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Naperville cops join manhunt for LaSalle County fugitive
Naperville police joined the search Wednesday for a former LaSalle County sheriff's deputy charged with home invasion and aggravated kidnapping who was believed to be in the Plainfield/Naperville area. A Naper Notify bulletin said police were assisting their counterparts in Plainfield in search of a man "believed to be armed and driving a stolen maroon Hyundai Santa Fe" taken at gunpoint early Wednesday morning in Plainfield   Read More ...
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Grand jury accuses Illinois special prosecutor of misconduct
Brian Towne ran a controversial asset-seizure program as county prosecutor until he lost re-election A 17-count indictment alleges misconduct and misapplication of public funds An Illinois state prosecutor who had been assigned to investigate police and prosecutorial misconduct arising from a wrongful murder conviction has himself been indicted on multiple misconduct charges. A grand jury in LaSalle County, Illinois, returned a 17-count indictment on Tuesday night accusing Brian Towne of official misconduct and misappropriating public funds while in office   Read More ...
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Senators captain Karlsson marries Ottawa's Currey
Erik Karlsson is officially off the free agent market. After a nine-month engagement, the Ottawa Senators' captain married Ottawa's Melinda Currey downtown in the nation's capital late Saturday afternoon. The couple were seen leaving the The Westin in separate limos at about 4:45 p.m. under heavy rain showers. From there, it was on to the National Gallery of Canada. Former Senators captain Daniel Alfredsson and Karlsson's brother, Pelle, were part of the wedding party   Read More ...
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Justin Medlock kick lifts Winnipeg Blue Bombers to last-second win over Ottawa Redblacks
OTTAWA – For the second straight game the Ottawa Redblacks lost on a last second field goal. And, for the second straight game, the Winnipeg Blue Bombers came back to win on the last play.Justin Medlock kicked six field goals, including one from 38 yards out as time expired, to give Winnipeg a 33-30 win over the Redblacks on Friday. Medlock kicked field goals of 35 and 40 and added a single point for the Blue Bombers in the final three minutes to tie the game at 30 to set up his game-winning kick   Read More ...
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First human case of West Nile virus found in Ottawa
Ottawa Public Health has confirmed the first human case of West Nile virus (WNV) in Ottawa. The virus has been found in the northern house mosquito, an insect that likes to live and breed around humans, and one that has been discovered in urbanized areas of Ottawa. Ottawa Public Health said it has a proactive plan to deal with WNV through weekly surveillance and man-made standing water sites located on city property, such as ditches and stormwater management ponds   Read More ...
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4,100 jobs were lost in Ottawa between June and July
The jobless rate in the national capital jumped for the fourth straight month and now sits at its highest level since September 2016, according to Statistics Canada. The government department reported Friday that the unemployment rate in Ottawa-Gatineau in July jumped to 6.3 per cent, as the region lost a total of 3,600 jobs. That's a significant jump over the 5   Read More ...
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Ottawa is getting a managed opioid program due to the fentanyl crisis
As a fentanyl crisis sweeps the country, medical officials in Ottawa are moving quickly and quietly to open a supervised injection site for opioid users. The opioid substitution program, which will be the only the second of its kind in Canada, is expected to formally begin in September at the Shepherds of Good Hope in the ByWard Market area. While attention in this city has been focused on a recently approved supervised-injection site for illegal drug users, officials with Inner City Health have been planning the managed opioid program, which will open first   Read More ...
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How 911 dispatch responded to Air Transat passengers at Ottawa's airport
Audio from paramedic dispatchers is shedding light on how emergency crews handled 911 calls from passengers stranded on the Ottawa airport's tarmac Monday, after their flights were diverted from Montreal due to bad weather. The recording, provided by Broadcastify, covers about 25 minutes, from the paramedic call centre first dispatching crews to the Ottawa International Airport, to a final report back from one of the paramedics who went to the scene   Read More ...
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Ottawa firefighters called to two-alarm blaze on Armstrong Street
Ottawa firefighters put out a two-alarm fire at a two-and-a-half-storey home at 179 Armstrong St. on Wednesday night. At 9:16 p.m., firefighters received multiple 911 calls about visible flames from a house close to McCormick Street in Ottawa’s west end. No one was inside the house at the time the fire broke out. Shortly after arriving on scene, firefighters requested extra assistance and equipment   Read More ...
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In search of a safer football helmet: Ottawa experts partner up for special brain-injury research
On the field of play, the Carleton Ravens and University of Ottawa Gee-Gees have been known to butt heads in competition. In their laboratories, though, the rival universities are putting their heads together on cutting-edge research into brain injuries and sport helmet design. The Ottawa universities recently announced a research grant worth nearly $700,000 to carry out a three-year study on the scientific response inside the far reaches of the brain to high-speed impacts   Read More ...
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If Ottawa can't provide safe streets, city should pay
It was about two years ago when one of Ottawa’s most romantic scenes — a couple enjoying a sunset dinner on the Prince of Wales rail bridge — went viral. It was a once-in-this-city’s-lifetime moment, mostly because the city has since blocked access to the bridge. It’s a liability thing. The city does this, protecting citizens from dangerous and poorly maintained infrastructure   Read More ...
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Seven injured in minivan-car collision in rural west Ottawa
Seven people — four children and three adults — were injured Tuesday evening when a car and minivan collided at the intersection of Panmure and Upper Dwyer Hill roads in Ottawa’s rural west end. Paramedics from Renfrew and Lanark counties and Ottawa, along with an Ornge air ambulance, responded to the call, which came in at 6:22 p.m. Ottawa paramedics said four children were taken to the pediatric trauma unit at CHEO   Read More ...
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Ottawa police seek public's help to locate missing man
Ottawa police are seeking the public’s help to locate a man who has been missing from the Carling Avenue and Parkdale Avenue area for an undetermined amount of time. According to police, Jordan Crawlypko, 20, left the Ottawa Hospital’s Civic Campus and has not returned. Doctors at the hospital are concerned for Crawlypko’s well being. He is described as a white male who stands around five feet 10 inches (176cm) tall and weighs 150 lbs (68 kg)   Read More ...
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Bad weather forces up to 20 flights to divert to Ottawa on Monday
Unexpected storms in Toronto and Montreal forced as many as 20 flights to be diverted to Ottawa on Monday, according to officials. The sudden arrival of planes, coupled with extreme delays for flights waiting to depart for storm-ridden Toronto, caused issues for many passengers who vented about the experience on social media. One in particular, an Ottawa resident who works for Shopify named Laura Mah, said the delay on her plane was more than five hours and no one was allowed to leave the aircraft while it waited for a chance to take off   Read More ...
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Resource center for tornado victims opens in Ottawa
One week ago, deadly tornadoes touched down in the towns of Ottawa and Naplate. Since then, people from near and far are joining forces to bring supplies to those who lost everything.   Read More ...
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Illinois Communities Come Together After Tornado Destroys Homes
OTTAWA, Illinois — Two communities in northern Illinois continue to pick up the pieces after an EF3 tornado touched down in the area early last week. As KWQC’s Terrace Myles reports, community leaders say hundreds of people have volunteered to help get the towns of Naplate and Ottawa back on their feet. Rachel Dutton, an Illinois resident who lost her home during the storm, appreciates all the donations of water,   Read More ...
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Clean-up continues from Ottawa tornado, 2 dead
Thursday, March 02, 2017 06:09PM Neighbors came together to help those affected by the Tuesday evening storms in northern Illinois, while mourning Wayne Tuntland and David Johnson. Crews from all over northern Illinois were in Naplate, Ill., on Thursday, working furiously to clean up the mess from the tornado. Michael Carlson was raised in Ottawa and has moved away. But when he saw the damage, he immediately offered to pitch   Read More ...
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Illinois man dies, raising U.S. Midwest storm death toll to 4
OTTAWA, Ill. -- A northern Illinois man has died after being struck by a tree during a powerful Midwestern storm, raising the death toll for the regional storms to four. Peoria County's coroner says 31-year-old David A. Johnson of Ottawa died Wednesday of severe head trauma at a Peoria hospital. Johnson was in a backyard with his spouse and father-in-law Tuesday when the storm uprooted a tree that landed on   Read More ...
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Falling tree kills 2 men; one victim hailed as a hero
OTTAWA, Ill. – A second person has died from injuries sustained during Tuesday’s deadly tornado in Illinois, struck by the same falling tree that killed another resident. DJ Johnson, 31, died a hero, his family members told CBS Chicago. “He stepped in harm’s way to pull his partner away, so he would not get hurt,” said Johnson’s father, Donald. The tornado was part of the massive system that produced 26   Read More ...
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National Weather Service says tornado that hit north-central Illinois was EF3
Residents of communities in north-central Illinois on Wednesday determinedly began the process of putting their towns and lives back together after tornado-producing storms a day earlier left one man dead, several injured and dozens of buildings leveled. "Last night everyone was in shock," Naplate Mayor Jim Rick said of his town, 3 miles southwest of Ottawa in LaSalle County. "I think this morning we see it, we'll address it and   Read More ...
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Illinois towns see damage, power outages after deadly storms
OTTAWA, Ill. (AP) _ Communities across Illinois are cleaning up after deadly storms producing tornadoes moved through much of the Midwest. At least three people died and authorities reported minor injuries. In Illinois, the storms damaged homes and businesses and toppled trees and powerlines. In southwestern Illinois, many residents were still without power in Randolph County. Golf-ball sized hail was reported in Edwardsville. In the central Illinois community of Washburn,   Read More ...
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2 killed after severe weather hits downstate Illinois: 'My whole neighborhood is pretty well destroyed'
A man was confirmed dead in Ottawa in north-central Illinois after a tornado touched down there, part of a storm that produced severe weather across the northern part of the state Tuesday afternoon and evening, according to the National Weather Service. The Ottawa Fire Department reported one fatality from the tornado that hit the town about 4:45 p.m., according to the weather service. The victim, Wayne Tuntland, 76, was killed   Read More ...
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Chicago Weather: Tornado damage assessed after deadly storm rips through Ottawa, Naplate, Ill.
CHICAGO (WLS) -- The sunrise Wednesday gave Illinois residents in Ottawa and Naplate a better look at damage caused by a deadly storm. The National Weather Service looked to confirm reports of as many as seven tornadoes in the state. PHOTOS: Tornadoes touch down southwest of Chicago near Ottawa, Naplate A man was killed in Ottawa during the storm. Officials said he was identified as Wayne Tuntland, 76.   Read More ...
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22 tornadoes tear through Midwest states; At least 3 dead
OTTAWA, Ill. (AP) - The Latest on severe weather affecting a large swath of the central U.S. (all times local): 7:30 a.m. Authorities say a second person in Illinois was killed by the severe storm system that swept through the Midwest and spawned tornados. White County Coroner Chris Marsh said Wednesday that the system moving through the central U.S. Tuesday and Wednesday spawned a   Read More ...
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The Latest: Storms flood West Virginia roads, creeks
OTTAWA, Ill. (AP) — The Latest on severe weather affecting a large swath of the central U.S. (all times local): Authorities say a deadly storm system that pounded the central U.S. is causing flooding in parts of northern West Virginia. Lawrence Messina, spokesman for the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, says the agency is monitoring conditions throughout the state with the help of county and municipal authorities. He   Read More ...
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Tornado caught on camera near Ottawa, Illinois
OTTAWA, IL - (KTVI) - The St. Louis area wasn't the only hit by tornadoes. A tornado hit the town of Ottawa, Illinois, just southwest of Chicago. One person is dead. Buildings are heavily damaged, including a nursing home that had walls blown in and the roof ripped off. There were no serious injuries. Patients were evacuated to a nearby school before the twister hit.   Read More ...
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Ottawa firefighter charged in 11-year-old murder case
OTTAWA, Ill. (AP)–A LaSalle County grand jury has indicted an Ottawa, Illinois firefighter on first-degree murder charges in the 2006 death of his wife. Kenneth Cusick was indicted Tuesday and arrested by Ottawa police at a tavern he owns. He is being held in lieu of $5 million bond at the LaSalle County Jail. Cusick’s wife, 32-year-old Tracy Lynn Cusick, was found dead in her home’s bathroom on Jan. 17,   Read More ...
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Weather service, governor to survey Illinois storm damage
OTTAWA, Ill. (AP) – The National Weather Service says survey teams will be moving across Illinois to catalog damage and determine the number of tornadoes that swept across the state. Meteorologist Amy Seeley says the teams on Wednesday also will determine how long tornadoes were on the ground. Illinois Emergency Management Agency spokeswoman Patti Thompson says one person was killed Tuesday in the central Illinois city of Ottawa by a   Read More ...
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Deaths reported in central U.S. tornadoes
AKIPRESS.COM - At least two people are dead after tornadoes ripped through the central U.S. on Tuesday. One person died in Ottawa in Illinois’ LaSalle County on Tuesday afternoon, CBS Chicago reported. The Times newspaper of Ottawa first reported one person was killed in the southern part of Ottawa. CBS Chicago reported that the deceased is a woman. Patti Thompson, an Illinois Emergency Management Agency spokeswoman, said a tornado   Read More ...
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The Latest: Powerful storm system heading to eastern US
OTTAWA, Ill. (AP) - The Latest on severe weather affecting a large swath of the central U.S. (all times local): The National Weather Service says survey teams will be moving across Illinois to catalog damage and determine the number of tornados that touched down in the state. The twisters were spawned by a powerful storm system that moved through a large swath of the central U.S. on Tuesday and Wednesday.   Read More ...
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The Latest: 2nd death in Illinois blamed on severe storms
OTTAWA, Ill. (AP) - The Latest on severe weather affecting a large swath of the central U.S. (all times local): Authorities say a second person in Illinois was killed by the severe storm system that swept through the Midwest and spawned tornados. White County Coroner Chris Marsh said Wednesday that the system moving through the central U.S. Tuesday and Wednesday spawned a twister that struck a small building near a   Read More ...
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Mindestens zwei Tote wegen Tornados in USA
NEW YORK - Rund 20 Tornados sind über den mittleren Westen der USA hinweggefegt und haben laut Medienberichten mindestens zwei Menschen das Leben gekostet. In Ottawa im Bundesstaat Illinois wurde ein Mann am Dienstag von einem umstürzenden Baum getroffen.   Read More ...
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21 tornadoes rip through the Midwest; 2 people killed
Authorities in Ottawa, Illinois, said another man was killed after being struck by a falling tree. Ottawa Police Captain Dave Gualandri said other residents in the town were injured. "A disaster zone" Linda Maguire had also been on the highway when the storm hit. "I was driving back to school in Murray, Kentucky, and the wind was blowing something fierce." "Right as he told me, I saw a tractor trailer   Read More ...
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At least 1 person killed by Illinois tornado
OTTAWA, Ill. (AP) -- At least one person was killed when a tornado spawned by a late-winter storm system swept through the central Illinois city of Ottawa. Illinois Emergency Management Agency spokeswoman Patti Thompson says the victim, who hasn't been identified, was killed Tuesday by an uprooted tree. It hasn't been determined how many people were injured by the storm. Thompson says the extent of the damage caused by high   Read More ...
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Storm system poses risk to 45 million people from Texas to Ohio
CHICAGO -- One person died after tornadoes ripped through Ottawa in Illinois’ LaSalle County on Tuesday afternoon, CBS Chicago reported. The Times newspaper of Ottawa first reported one person was killed in the southern part of Ottawa. CBS Chicago reported that the deceased is a woman. Patti Thompson, an Illinois Emergency Management Agency spokeswoman, said a tornado victim was killed by an uprooted tree. Tornadoes touched down in the upper   Read More ...
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1 dead as tornado hits Ottawa during repeated rounds of severe storms
One person was confirmed dead in Ottawa in north-central Illinois after a tornado touched down there, part of a weather system that produced severe weather across the northern part of the state Tuessday night, according to the National Weather Service. The Ottawa Fire Department reported one fatality from the tornado that hit Ottawa about 4:45 p.m. Tuesday, according to the National Weather Service. Another round of storms spurred tornado warnings   Read More ...
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Hochman: Is Jake Allen back to being Jake Allen?
The Blues were up 6-0 with 60 seconds left. This thing was over. Like, up-by-25-in-the-third-quarter over (wait, bad example). Still, Ottawa had a last-gasp scoring chance within the final minute Tuesday. So, the Blues' Robert Bortuzzo sacrificed his body and blocked the shot. Up 6-0. And you know what? It was possibly the biggest play of the game, in this regard – it symbolized the team-first Blues of late. He   Read More ...
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Ottawa Senators prospects Colin White and Thomas Chabot shine at world junior hockey championship
The Senators are off on a bye this week. Their fans aren’t off. They are fully invested in a world junior hockey championship that is turning into a showcase for Senators prospects Thomas Chabot of Canada and Colin White of the United States. Chabot has quite simply been Canada’s best player, a big, free-wheeling defenceman who quarterbacks the power play but also provides a strong all-around game. What presence. Chabot   Read More ...
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Work required for food aid effective Jan. 1 in 4 counties
LANSING — Michigan officials say able-bodied adults without dependents in four counties must meet work requirements to continue receiving food assistance after Jan. 1. The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services said Wednesday it's notifying about 14,000 people in Kent, Oakland, Ottawa and Washtenaw counties this week of the change. Recipients ages 18-49 without disabilities that prevent them from working must spend an average of 20 hours per week   Read More ...
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Actuaries Climate Index Launched Today Measures Changes in Extreme Weather Events and Sea Level
WASHINGTON, ARLINGTON, Va., SCHAUMBURG, Ill. and OTTAWA, Nov. 30, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, organizations representing the actuarial profession in the United States and Canada launched the Actuaries Climate Index (ACI), which provides a quarterly measure of changes in extreme weather events and sea levels, available online at www.ActuariesClimateIndex.org. This index is based on analysis of quarterly seasonal data for six different index components collected from 1961 to winter 2016, compared   Read More ...
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