Home fires are more prevalent in winter than in any other season. This is due in part to an increase in cooking and heating fires. Holiday decorations and winter storms that can interrupt electrical service and cause people to turn to alternative heating sources also contribute to the increased risk of fire in winter. Here's how you can maintain a fire-safe home this winter season.
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A nor’easter with the potential to undergo “bombogenesis” – or the rapid intensification of a mid-latitude storm – began its move up the eastern seaboard on January 3, bringing snow and freezing conditions to many southeastern states. The storm was forecast to bring blizzard conditions to much of the northeast, beginning late Wednesday night, with warnings stretching through Thursday, January 4, according to the National Weather Service.
Winter 2017, we hardly knew you. With warm weather seemingly set in for good, winter's chill seems but a memory for Middle Georgia. These scenes were recorded on the Mercer University campus in Macon on Feb. 16, 2017.
Above average temperatures are expected this winter in the southern part of the United States, the Rockies and Hawaii as well as western and northern Alaska and northern New England. But some areas will see below average temperatures.
Macon-Bibb County Mayor Robert Reichert details why a he believes a new sales tax is the best method to deal with looming financial problems for the county. One other option would be "draconian" budget cuts that are not feasible for the consolidated government.
Bibb County coroner Leon Jones explains how icy roads lead to a two fatality crash in South Macon just after 9 AM on Wednesday, January 17, 2018. It is possible the victims might have been outside of the car when they suffered their fatal injuries.