Flash flooding in Charlotte after storms roll through Friday

Flash flooding in Charlotte after storms roll through Friday

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Drivers dealt with flash flooding in Charlotte Friday night after strong storms moved through the area. “Be safe if you’re out and about. Parking lots can be a problem too!,” Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police tweeted. CMPD also posted pictures from North Tryon St. and Sugar Creek Rd. showing vehicles in high water. Several severe thunderstorm warnings were issued in the Charlotte area Friday evening. Hail was reported in Catawba County. The storms and heavy…

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State to host community disaster information sessions in hurricane-impacted counties

State to host community disaster information sessions in hurricane-impacted counties

By Jason O. Boyd, WRAL.com editor Raleigh, N.C. — State officials announced Friday there will be a series of 15 community disaster information sessions to provide an update on recovery resources that are available in hurricane-impacted areas of eastern North Carolina. The Office of Governor Roy Cooper, North Carolina Office of Recovery and Resiliency, North Carolina Emergency Management and the state departments of Environmental Quality and Health and Human Services will be partnering to host…

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Houston Forecast: Heavy rain and flooding possible this weekend

Houston Forecast: Heavy rain and flooding possible this weekend

Deep tropical moisture continues to move in from the Gulf of Mexico and this will keep our tropical downpours in place through Saturday. As of Friday afternoon, isolated areas have already picked up 3 inches of rain, and more is on the way. This brings street flooding concerns for many. Exercise caution while driving and avoid flooded area. Never cross inundated roadways We need the rain with the latest drought monitor including Harris County under…

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South San’s Race To Reopen Schools Attracts Only A Fraction Of The Students Previously Served

South San’s Race To Reopen Schools Attracts Only A Fraction Of The Students Previously Served

The South San Antonio Independent School District reopened three schools this week, seven months after a divided board went against the superintendent’s recommendation to take more time to plan. The families at the schools are happy to be back, but the upheaval created in the process may have lasting consequences. TPR’s Camille Phillips reports on the reopened schools at South San ISD. Workers spent the summer rushing to complete an extensive list of renovations at…

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Houston Forecast: Flash Flood Warning in effect for Harris, Brazoria and Galveston County

Houston Forecast: Flash Flood Warning in effect for Harris, Brazoria and Galveston County

There is a Flash Flood Warning in effect for Harris, Brazoria and Galveston Counties until 2:15 p.m.  That includes League City, Dickinson, Seabrook and surrounding areas. Up to three inches of rain have already fallen in this area. Flash flooding is expected.   Deep tropical moistures continues to move in from the Gulf of Mexico and this will keep our tropical downpours in place through Saturday. As of Friday afternoon, isolated areas have already picked…

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Houston Forecast: Heavy storms, isolated street flooding possible this weekend

Houston Forecast: Heavy storms, isolated street flooding possible this weekend

Rain chances increase as a tropical wave brings a surge of tropical moisture. This will bump rain chances up to 50 percent today, 60 percent tomorrow and may bring the threat for some heavy storms and isolated street flooding concerns. Stay weather aware.  We need the rain with the latest drought monitor including Harris County under abnormally dry conditions. Of course we don’t need the flooding.  Next week the rain moves out and it is…

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Street flooding possible as storms target Houston’s weekend

Street flooding possible as storms target Houston’s weekend

Meteorologists say a high likelihood of thunderstorms Friday, Aug. 23, 2019, kicks off non-stop chances for showers until at least Sunday. Meteorologists say a high likelihood of thunderstorms Friday, Aug. 23, 2019, kicks off non-stop chances for showers until at least Sunday. Photo: National Weather Service Photo: National Weather Service Image 1 of / 20 Caption Close Image 1 of 20 Meteorologists say a high likelihood of thunderstorms Friday, Aug. 23, 2019, kicks off non-stop…

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24 families displaced by 2-alarm fire

24 families displaced by 2-alarm fire

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Raleigh, Durham under level 2 risk for severe weather

Raleigh, Durham under level 2 risk for severe weather

By Elizabeth Gardner, WRAL meteorologist Raleigh, N.C. — The Triangle and northeastern parts of North Carolina are under a level 2 risk for severe weather on Friday. Most other parts of the state are under a level 1 risk. Strong thunderstorms could hit any part of central North Carolina, meteorologist Elizabeth Gardner said, but storms are most likely in Raleigh, Durham, Rocky Mount and northward and eastward into Virginia. Damaging winds and heavy rain are…

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Severe weather possible Friday in Raleigh, Durham area

Severe weather possible Friday in Raleigh, Durham area

We’re going to see some wet weather Friday night, which might interfere with your weekend plans. The entire ABC11 viewing area is at risk for severe weather Friday–part of the area is at a level 2 risk while the rest is at a level 1 risk. The storms could move in any time during the afternoon, but are more likely in the evening.ABC11 Meteorologist Don “Big Weather” Schwenneker said temperatures will rise into the low-90s…

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Tropical Storm Ivo peaks and not likely to become hurricane

Tropical Storm Ivo peaks and not likely to become hurricane

MEXICO CITY — Tropical Storm Ivo continues to move northwestward off Mexico’s western coast, though it appears to have peaked in power and is no longer forecast to grow into a hurricane. The U.S. National Hurricane Center initially had expected Ivo to reach hurricane strength by Friday, but it said that by Thursday afternoon the storm wasn’t gaining strength and probably would remain stable until beginning to weaken Saturday as it remains well offshore and…

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Weekender: Classic Sounds From Funk, Tex-Mex And Baroque Masters

Weekender: Classic Sounds From Funk, Tex-Mex And Baroque Masters

Dance to some Funk Royalty, get down with some classic Tex-Mex and then relax with a baroque orchestra. Here are your best bets for this musical weekend. Start off downtown where the Aztec Theater’s Libby Day says funk music will rule. “Yes, we have George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic gonna be on the stage tonight,” she said. Day said Clinton has been workin’ it for decades, and recently he was recognized with a big national…

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Wilmington Police get hurricane-durable rescue vehicles

Wilmington Police get hurricane-durable rescue vehicles

Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Rescue truck sits inside of garage (Photo By: Lakeeda Johnson / WWAY) NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC (WWAY NEWS) — Wilmington Police said they learned several lessons during Hurricane Florence, and refuse to be in the same condition this upcoming season. Last month they received two vehicles durable enough to drive in up to three feet of water to rescue people. – Advertisement – Assistant Chief Donny Williams said collectively,…

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Heavy rain, severe weather tonight could bring us a much milder weekend

Heavy rain, severe weather tonight could bring us a much milder weekend

By Elizabeth Gardner, WRAL meteorologist Raleigh, N.C. — Most of the state, including all of central North Carolina, is under a level 1 threat for severe weather for Thursday. “We should be clear until 2 or 3 p.m.,” said WRAL meteorologist Elizabeth Gardner. After 3 p.m., rain and storms could start to rumble in the Triangle, and severe weather could continue through midnight. “Some of these storms may be on the stronger side,” Gardner said….

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Severe weather moving into Triangle late afternoon could bring heavy rain, lightning

Severe weather moving into Triangle late afternoon could bring heavy rain, lightning

By Elizabeth Gardner & Aimee Wilmoth, WRAL meteorologists Raleigh, N.C. — The entire viewing area and most of the state is under a level 1 threat for severe weather for Thursday. While the early afternoon should be quiet, storms are expected to move into central North Carolina late afternoon and stick around through midnight, according to WRAL meteorologist Elizabeth Gardner. “Some of these storms may be on the stronger side,” Gardner said. “Damaging winds, heavy…

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Hot and dry conditions around S.A. create recipe for wildfires

Hot and dry conditions around S.A. create recipe for wildfires

York Creek fire officials responding to a 100-acre wildfire in Kingsbury on Aug. 18 photograph a plume of smoke from the fire 25 miles away. York Creek fire officials responding to a 100-acre wildfire in Kingsbury on Aug. 18 photograph a plume of smoke from the fire 25 miles away. Photo: York Creek VFD Photo: York Creek VFD Image 1 of / 7 Caption Close Image 1 of 7 York Creek fire officials responding to…

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Severe weather threat expands through most of NC

Severe weather threat expands through most of NC

By Elizabeth Gardner, WRAL meteorologist Raleigh, N.C. — A level 1 threat for severe weather has been expanded throughout most of North Carolina as two fronts move into the state Thursday. A disturbance is moving in from the northwest, and a sea-breeze front is moving inland. Earlier in the morning, Wake County and northern areas were under the threat. While the early afternoon should be quiet, storms are expected to move into central North Carolina…

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Amazon wildfires can be seen from space

Amazon wildfires can be seen from space

NASA Earth Observatory images by Lauren Dauphin, using MODIS data from NASA EOSDIS/LANCE and GIBS/Worldview and VIIRS data from NASA EOSDIS/LANCE and GIBS/Worldview, and the Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership.  NASA Earth Observatory images by Lauren Dauphin, using MODIS data from NASA EOSDIS/LANCE and GIBS/Worldview and VIIRS data from NASA EOSDIS/LANCE and GIBS/Worldview, and the Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership.  (Fox News) – The rampant wildfires spreading across the Amazon can be seen from space, according to…

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Tropical Storm Ivo to batter western Mexico with flooding downpours, mudslides and rough surf

Tropical Storm Ivo to batter western Mexico with flooding downpours, mudslides and rough surf

Ivo is expected to become the eastern Pacific Ocean’s next hurricane as it parallels the western coast of Mexico and unleashes dangerous surf and flooding rainfall into the weekend. On Wednesday afternoon, an area of disturbed weather off the western coast of Mexico organized and strengthened into Tropical Storm Ivo, the ninth named tropical system this year in the basin. The storm is expected to continue strengthening as it remains in an area of warm…

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Severe weather causes school delays

Severe weather causes school delays

STATESVILLE, NC (FOX 46) – Due to severe weather in the Statesville Area Wednesday night, some Iredell-Statesville Schools will operate on a two-hour delay for students and staff. Wednesday night storms have caused several campuses in the Statesville area to be on a two-hour delay Thursday morning. Campuses: Agriculture & Science Early College  CCTL Crossroads Arts & Science Early College East Iredell Elementary N.B. Mills Elementary Northview Statesville High Statesville Middle school ADR and Race Street…

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Tropical Wave in the Gulf as Hurricane Season Nears Peak

Tropical Wave in the Gulf as Hurricane Season Nears Peak

The statistical peak of hurricane season is September 10, less than three weeks away, yet the only named disturbance in the tropical Atlantic is Chantal, a tropical storm so far north it poses no threat to land and is expected to fizzle out over the next few days anyway. Closer to home, there is a disturbance near the Bahamas that has a very small chance of development as it drifts along and a wave in…

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After Harvey surprised thousands with unexpected flooding, new law aims to better inform homebuyers

After Harvey surprised thousands with unexpected flooding, new law aims to better inform homebuyers

When Hurricane Harvey’s devastating rains began overwhelming the Houston area, Donna and George Duggan didn’t immediately evacuate their Katy home. After all, the Duggans, both 62, had lived there for the better part of 20 years and the house had never flooded. Until one Sunday morning in late August 2017, when, after a night of heavy rain, George Duggan woke up his wife with a warning. “He said, ‘Donna, I think we’re going to flood,”…

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Austin-Bergstrom air tanker base now operational

Austin-Bergstrom air tanker base now operational

AUSTIN, Texas (FOX 7 Austin) – The planes started arriving last week and by Wednesday morning, three air tankers were rolling on the tarmac at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport.  A fourth has already worked a fire fighting mission near San Angelo. It’s an example of why this location, according to Air Base manager Jeremy Wagner, is important. “The flight leg to that fire is about 45 minutes, and 45 minutes back so if this tanker was…

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Habitat homes offer new beginning for Fayetteville victims of recent hurricanes

Habitat homes offer new beginning for Fayetteville victims of recent hurricanes

By Gilbert Baez, WRAL Fayetteville reporter Fayetteville, N.C. — Some victims of Hurricanes Matthew, Florence and Michael are finally closer to moving into a new home. Construction is underway at a new Habitat for Humanity community in Fayetteville off Old Bunce Road. Foundations are poured at Oakridge Estates, where Fayetteville Habitat for Humanity is building 47 homes, 15 of them will be for families impacted by the hurricanes dating back to Hurricane Matthew in 2016….

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Extensive tree damage in Statesville after severe weather

Extensive tree damage in Statesville after severe weather

STATESVILLE, N.C. — Extensive tree damage in Iredell County damaged some homes Wednesday as a severe thunderstorm moved across the greater Charlotte region, according to the National Weather Service. The trees fell along Highway 70 during the height of a severe thunderstorm around 5:15 p.m. Several trees fell onto homes in the Sharon community, which is located to the west of Statesville. “The powerful storm that hit Statesville this afternoon has brought down trees and…

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Residents sue CenterPoint, others for $50 million in regards to pipeline causing flooding

Residents sue CenterPoint, others for $50 million in regards to pipeline causing flooding

CHANNELVIEW, Texas – Dozens of residents in Channelview have filed a class-action lawsuit. The lawsuit names CenterPoint Energy Oiltanking Properties, L.P. and Enterprise Product Partners L.P. as being responsible for flooding and foundation issues in their homes due to the installation of a pipeline that runs just behind their homes. Why was the lawsuit filed? The lawsuit claims the improper installation of a pipeline in the Channelview area in 2015 led to flooding. The PMR…

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New Bridge Is Designed To Help Alleviate Flooding In Houston’s East End

New Bridge Is Designed To Help Alleviate Flooding In Houston’s East End

A new bridge on Forest Hill Boulevard in Houston’s East End has opened as part of Project Brays, a $480 million cooperative effort between the Harris County Flood Control District and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. As part of that project, bridges are being replaced to help storm water flow more efficiently. Harris County Flood Control District Deputy Executive Matthew Zeve said that the new Forest Hill Bridge is about 20 inches higher than…

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Tropical Storm Chantal forms in the Atlantic

Tropical Storm Chantal forms in the Atlantic

We’re approaching the peak of hurricane season and the tropics are starting to heat up. Tropical Storm Chantal formed far out in the Atlantic Tuesday. Maximum sustained winds were near 40 mph on Wednesday. Chantal was moving eastward at about 22 mph. Chantal will weaken to a tropical depression this weekend and it will not be a threat to land. Meanwhile, a disturbance near the Bahamas has a 20 percent chance of becoming a tropical…

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Tropical Storm Chantal racing east across North Atlantic

Tropical Storm Chantal racing east across North Atlantic

As of Wednesday morning, Tropical Storm Chantal continued to race eastward over the North Atlantic, approximately 445 miles south of Cape Race, Newfoundland. Maximum sustained winds were near 40 mph. Chantal was moving eastward at about 22 mph. Moderate to strong vertical wind shear is currently impacting Chantal, pushing most of the deep convection to the east of the center of circulation. This wind shear will likely prevent Chantal from strengthening over the next couple…

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Father of girl mauled to death shares his pain

Father of girl mauled to death shares his pain

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South Texas communities will mark second anniversary of Hurricane Harvey at these events

CLOSE Curtis and Cortny Robertson and their six children were welcomed into a furnished, decorated four-bedroom home Tuesday afternoon. David Silva Ramirez, Wochit Hurricane Harvey roared into the Coastal Bend on Aug. 25, 2017, devastating communities along the South Texas coast. The Category 4 storm packed winds up to 152 mph and a storm surge between five to 12 feet. Among the hardest hit were cities like Rockport/Fulton in Aransas County and Port Aransas in…

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Spain: Island wildfire eases, lets evacuees return home

Spain: Island wildfire eases, lets evacuees return home

By Associated Press MADRID — Authorities in the Canary Islands say cooler temperatures and weaker winds are helping firefighters to progress in bringing Spain’s biggest wildfire so far this year under control, permitting just under half of the more than 10,000 people evacuated to return home. The islands’ emergency service tweeted Wednesday that the “favorable development of the fire,” meant 4,500 evacuees could go back home. Spanish national television said it was hoped that some…

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At least 201 killed in July-August China flooding

At least 201 killed in July-August China flooding

BEIJING — At least 201 people have been killed and 63 are missing following flooding across China in July and August, according to government rescue services. The most recent deaths came in mountainous western Sichuan province, where eight were killed and 23 missing as of Wednesday morning. Earlier in August, 39 were killed and nine left missing by Typhoon Lekima. The total for July was 154 killed and 31 missing, with more than 1.3 million…

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Spain: progress made in fight against Canary Island wildfire

Spain: progress made in fight against Canary Island wildfire

MADRID — The wind dropped overnight in the Canary Islands, allowing firefighters to make progress Tuesday against Spain’s biggest wildfire so far this year. Canary Islands President Ángel Víctor Torres said 16 water-dropping aircraft took off at first light amid “a lot more favorable” weather conditions than the previous day. Some 700 firefighters were battling the blaze. More than 12,000 hectares (46,000 square miles) have been charred on the western slopes of Gran Canaria, an…

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Alaska wildfire season continues with new fires, hot weather

Alaska wildfire season continues with new fires, hot weather

By DAN JOLING, Associated Press ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Alaska’s wildfire season usually ends well before mid-August but persistent hot, dry weather has contributed to the start of new fires and the spread of old ones. High winds Saturday damaged power lines or knocked trees into lines, sparking multiple fires, including one that temporarily shut down the highway between Anchorage and Denali National Park and burned more than 50 structures, said Tim Mowry, spokesman for the…

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Raleigh nonprofit gives hurricane victims furniture, hope

Raleigh nonprofit gives hurricane victims furniture, hope

By Amanda Lamb, WRAL reporter New Bern, N.C. — Imagine losing everything in a hurricane and having to start over. The Green Chair Project in Raleigh has helped 200 families, setting them up with furniture, linens, kitchen items. They even come and put it all together. It’s more than giving people furniture; they’re giving hurricane victims like Monnie Hunnings hope. Hunnings, 66, is battling throat cancer and heart disease. He lost his Craven County home…

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As residents complain about flooding, Raleigh considers redo of stormwater regulations

As residents complain about flooding, Raleigh considers redo of stormwater regulations

RALEIGH (WTVD) — The pictures from Jason Swicegood’s home look like they could have been taken from Hurricane Florence. They’re not. “There was 10 inches of water in here,” Swicegood said in his basement, which is barely below grade. “Every time we have a big thunderstorm or they’re predicting heavy rains, we’re worried about what’s going to happen next if we’re going to be flooded again.” Swicegood is among a growing community of Raleigh homeowners…

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Hurricanes lead to more aggressive spiders, study says

Hurricanes lead to more aggressive spiders, study says

By Ashley Strickland, CNN CNN — In regions of the United States and Mexico that are prone to hurricanes, aggressive spiders are evolving to survive and ride out the storm. When hurricanes rage along the Gulf of Mexico or charge up the East Coast, they can reshape an entire habitat in a short time. The winds destroy trees and spread debris for miles, putting new pressure on the creatures living in these environments. But how…

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Flash flood warning issued for Brazoria, Galveston, Harris counties

Flash flood warning issued for Brazoria, Galveston, Harris counties

HOUSTON – Scattered storms are producing heavy rain in the Houston area Friday. The National Weather Service issued a flash flood warning for Brazoria, Galveston and Harris counties until 2:15 p.m., where up to three inches of rain has already fallen. Check the latest weather alerts at Click2Houston.com/weather. The forecast Chances of rain are going up for this weekend in Houston. A slug of tropical moisture is arriving in Southeast Texas on Friday, pushing the…

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2 injured in drive-by shooting; homes damaged

2 injured in drive-by shooting; homes damaged

(FOX 46 CHARLOTTE) – The violence has got to stop. That’s the message from neighbors in one Charlotte community after a drive-by shooting that left two people injured.  Two people were shot at Northcross Townhomes on Griers Grove Road Saturday night.  Neighbors said the gunman was hanging out of the back window of a car firing shots. Several vehicles and homes were also struck.  One woman said a bullet came through her front door and…

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Torrential downpour in Turkey triggers deadly flooding

Torrential downpour in Turkey triggers deadly flooding

A torrential downpour inundated Istanbul, Turkey, and other northwestern cities of the country on Saturday, resulting in the death of at least one person. The torrential downpour produced 110 mm (4.33 inches). The rain started to fall around noon local time, tapering off around 6 p.m., according to AccuWeather Meteorologist Courtney Travis. The downpour came just a few days after a heat wave that brought temperatures about 4 degrees Celsius (6 to 7 degrees Fahrenheit)…

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Texans fans tailgate for first home preseason game

Texans fans tailgate for first home preseason game

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Florence bicyclist killed in crash with van

Florence bicyclist killed in crash with van

Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter FLORENCE COUNTY, SC (WPDE) — South Carolina Highway Patrol is investigating a deadly wreck in Florence County Thursday night. They said a bicyclist was killed on Highway 403, also known as Brockington Street, in the Timmonsville area of Florence County. – Advertisement – Troopers said a Dodge Ram van was traveling south on the highway. The bicyclist was also traveling south. According to troopers, the van hit the bicyclist. The…

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Ohio mayor receives threats after comments by Trum

Ohio mayor receives threats after comments by Trum

84° × News Local News Texas News National News International News Isiah Factor Uncensored Entertainment The News Edge You Decide Featured Videos Excited fans tailgate for first Texans home pre-season game Fugitive back in custody after hiding in a solar powered bunker for three years 64 arrested in Fort Bend human trafficking sting Car care tips for students before heading back to school Most Recent Stories Excited fans tailgate for first Texans home pre-season game…

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