Blues visit Hurricanes in matchup of hot teams

Blues visit Hurricanes in matchup of hot teams

The Carolina Hurricanes are enjoying the best of times, but they might have to try to continue that with a revamped lineup. A couple of injuries early in the week leave questions about how the Hurricanes will look when they take on the visiting St. Louis Blues on Friday night in Raleigh, N.C. While the Hurricanes put together a recent special stretch, the Blues can claim to be on an even better run with 13…

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California river floods 2,000 buildings in California

California river floods 2,000 buildings in California

Floodwaters that turned two Northern California communities into islands were expected to begin receding Thursday as a rain-engorged river finally peaked after swamping thousands of homes, businesses and other buildings. The Russian River in the wine country north of San Francisco crested at more than 46 feet (14 meters) Wednesday night, Sonoma County officials said. The river frequently floods in rainy weather but it hadn’t reached that level for 25 years and wasn’t expected to…

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The Latest: Northern California river floods 2,000 buildings

The Latest: Northern California river floods 2,000 buildings

The Latest on winter storms slamming western U.S. states (all times local): 9:30 p.m. A Northern California river that surged over its banks after days of rain has flooded some 2,000 homes, businesses and other buildings. Sonoma County spokeswoman Briana Khan says the Russian River has submerged areas of Guerneville and neighboring Monte Rio, which are described as “islands” because of flooded roads. Sign Up and Save Get six months of free digital access to…

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Floods isolate 2 California towns; storm dumps snow in West

Floods isolate 2 California towns; storm dumps snow in West

Floods isolate 2 California towns; storm dumps snow in West By HAVEN DALEY and OLGA R. RODRIGUEZ Associated Press February 27, 2019 07:22 PM This is what the ‘island’ of Guerneville, California, looks like Guerneville, CA, along the Russian River, is accessible only by boat after the rain-swollen river overflowed on February 27, 2019. By × Guerneville, CA, along the Russian River, is accessible only by boat after the rain-swollen river overflowed on February 27,…

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Florence destroys Pender County farm, help comes from across country

Florence destroys Pender County farm, help comes from across country

A team from Illinois came to Pender County to help one farm recover after Hurricane Florence. (Photo: Kylie Jones/WWAY) BURGAW, NC (WWAY) — The winter is usually a slow time for most farmers, but one Burgaw farmer said this past winter was especially hard. Buron Lanier says the winter season is actually a pretty big feeding season for his cattle. One group from the Midwest is spending the week in Burgaw to help get the farm…

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Pender County begins Hurricane Florence After Action Report

Pender County begins Hurricane Florence After Action Report

Pender County begins Hurricane Florence After Action Report (Photo: WWAY) PENDER COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — We told you about New Hanover County reviewing its response to Hurricane Florence, now its Pender County’s turn. Hurricane Florence broke all records, including rainfall, storm surge, flood damage and more. – Advertisement – Pender County’s plan had its strengths and weaknesses when it came to dealing with the aftermath of Florence. County Spokeswoman Tammy Proctor, says that the dedication of…

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Texas Has A Robust Savings Account. Here's How Some Would Like To Spend It.

Texas Has A Robust Savings Account. Here's How Some Would Like To Spend It.

The Texas Economic Stabilization Fund, often called the rainy day fund, is doing well. Really well, actually. By the end of 2021, Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar projects, it will have about $15 billion in it. Lawmakers say the account needs to have a minimum of $7.5 billion to help the state maintain a top credit rating. What should happen to the rest of that money? There are several suggestions. And in the end, some of…

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Hamilton scores twice, Hurricanes rout Kings 6-1

Hamilton scores twice, Hurricanes rout Kings 6-1

Dougie Hamilton had two goals and an assist and the Carolina Hurricanes beat the Los Angeles Kings 6-1 Tuesday night. Teuvo Teravainen added a goal and three assists, Micheal Ferland had a goal and an assist and Sebastian Aho and Jaccob Slavin also scored for the Hurricanes. Jordan Staal finished with three assists. The surging Hurricanes won their third straight and finished their February schedule with a 10-3 record, moving into playoff position. Carolina solidified…

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Rebuild NC grants helping restore Robeson County homes damaged by Hurricane Matthew

Rebuild NC grants helping restore Robeson County homes damaged by Hurricane Matthew

By Gilbert Baez, WRAL reporter Lumberton, N.C. — It’s been nearly two-and-a-half years since Hurricane Matthew carved its way through North Carolina, and there are homeowners who are still trying to get back on their feet from that storm. Some residents are getting a hand up with grant money from Rebuild North Carolina, which aims to restore life into the homeowners property. One of those people is Priscilla Jones, who now takes pride while walking into…

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Strong storm pelts Houston area with rain, hail and lightning

Strong storm pelts Houston area with rain, hail and lightning

Soccer fans try to stay dry during a rain delay for the Amilcar Cuyuch, left, puts on a plastic poncho during a rain delay for Houston Dynamo hosts Guastatoya at BBVA Compass Stadium on Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2019 in Houston. less Soccer fans try to stay dry during a rain delay for the Amilcar Cuyuch, left, puts on a plastic poncho during a rain delay for Houston Dynamo hosts Guastatoya at BBVA Compass Stadium on…

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Hurricanes in the running to host a hockey game inside Carter-Finley

Hurricanes in the running to host a hockey game inside Carter-Finley

RALEIGH, N.C. (WTVD) — Tom Dundon told ABC11 that the Carolina Hurricanes have not officially been given the go-ahead to host a hockey game inside Carter-Finley Stadium but there’s good momentum. “We don’t have it yet. We are in the running,” Dundon said. Talk about a game inside the NC State football facility surfaced Tuesday morning when a picture was posted on Twitter with cones in the shape of an ice rink on the stadium…

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From Trailers To Tents: What Happens To Leftover Aid Supplies?

From Trailers To Tents: What Happens To Leftover Aid Supplies?

FEMA is planning to sell off thousands of leftover trailer homes in Texas. The Federal Emergency Management Agency sent the trailers for temporarily homeless families after Hurricane Harvey struck in August 2017. But not all of them were used. Now FEMA is auctioning the leftovers online to the public with a minimum bid of $100 for trailers that range from 1 bedroom units, valued at $57,354, to 3-bedroom units with a value of $70,965. This…

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Grandfather Mountain experiences hurricane-force winds, sets new wind speed record

Grandfather Mountain experiences hurricane-force winds, sets new wind speed record

By WXII Grandfather Mountain, North Carolina — A wind speed record was set this week at Grandfather Mountain after the area experienced hurricane-force winds, WXII reported. The park’s weather recording station at the Mile High Swinging Bridge registered a three-second gust of 124 mph at around midnight Monday, breaking the previous record of 121.3 mph, recorded on Feb. 13. In addition, at around 2 a.m., the station detected a gust of 122.3 mph. In all,…

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'We want to have fun': Carolina Hurricanes captain talks about team's post-game celebrations

'We want to have fun': Carolina Hurricanes captain talks about team's post-game celebrations

RALEIGH (WTVD) — They may be, in Don Cherry’s words, a “bunch of jerks,” but they’re a bunch of entertaining jerks.The “bunch of jerks” comments coming post-game by the Hockey Night in Canada host after the Carolina Hurricanes defeated the Edmonton Oilers 3-1 on Feb. 15. The team broke out, what’s now a traditional, victory celebration in front of fans at PNC Arena. But team captain Justin Williams doesn’t see his team as jerks or…

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Cinderella season ends for Hurricanes

Cinderella season ends for Hurricanes

By Mike Considine, Correspondent Published 12:00 am CST, Tuesday, February 26, 2019 Sam Houston lived on a knife’s edge in its first two playoff games, but couldn’t continue its balancing act in the third. The Hurricanes (24-13) defeated District 28-5A champion Harlan (24-9) by four points in overtime and state-ranked Austin Crockett (32-6) by a basket to reach the Region IV quarterfinals Feb. 19 at Paul Taylor Field House. That’s where Veterans Memorial (29-6), No. 7…

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Hurricanes make statement following trade deadline

Hurricanes make statement following trade deadline

RALEIGH, N.C. (WTVD) — The NHL trade deadline has come and gone and Hurricanes General Manager Don Waddell showed his hand by not showing anyone the door. Waddell shopped soon-to-be free agent Michael Ferland up until the 3 p.m. cutoff, ultimately deciding it’s better for the Left Wing to keep his Carolina sweater. For now at least. “If we are going to trade Michael, we’d have to replace that player. The rental players that were…

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California commission’s task: Who should pay for wildfires?

California commission’s task: Who should pay for wildfires?

A new state commission is tasked with figuring out who should pay for California’s increasingly devastating and costly wildfires. The five-member Commission on Catastrophic Wildfire Cost and Recovery met for the first time Monday. It was created last year by lawmakers to consider how to fairly distribute costs of deadly wildfires among utilities and their customers. California suffered its worst and costliest wildfire seasons in 2017 and 2018. Pacific Gas & Electric Corp. has filed…

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Shell Island Resort to reopen after repairing Florence damage

Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Shell Island Resort plans to reopen March 1. (Photo: Matt Bennett/WWAY) WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH, NC (WWAY) — Another Wrightsville Beach resort is gearing to reopen for the first time since Hurricane Florence. Shell Island resort posted on Facebook that they will officially reopen on Friday, March 1. – Advertisement – They tout “beautiful renovations” and invite potential guests to go ahead and book their reservations. Crews could be seen working…

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FEMA assistance starts to end, Florence victims still without homes

FEMA assistance starts to end, Florence victims still without homes

One Florence victim’s home was condemned, but her FEMA assistance is running out. (Photo: Kylie Jones/WWAY) WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — It’s been five and a half months after Hurricane Florence and hundreds in North Carolina are still living in hotels.For some, FEMA assistance is coming to an end. Barbara St. Charles says her FEMA assistance ends Thursday. She says she has called at least a dozen places, but she says there are not enough rental options…

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Hurricanes sit tight at deadline, caught between present and future

Hurricanes sit tight at deadline, caught between present and future

The NHL trade deadline went blowing past the Carolina Hurricanes yet again Monday, as they swayed in the breeze without being moved, not the first time they were spectators while the rest of the league went typically bonkers. These are different circumstances from recent years, when the Hurricanes were unquestioned sellers and the previous regime often chose not to sell. This time around, they neither a borrower nor a lender were, and there are two…

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Great Barrier Reef becomes new dumping ground

Great Barrier Reef becomes new dumping ground

HOUSTON (FOX 26) – Due to the deterioration of the Great Barrier Reef in recent years, Australia has passed strict legislation to protect it from further damage. However, the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority (GBRMPA) has given North Queensland Bulk Ports Corporation Ltd (NQBP) the go ahead to dump more than one million tons of sludge in the reef, according to the Guardian. Since the laws don’t apply to materials originating from port maintenance, a loophole…

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The Bistro at Topsail closing permanently after Hurricane Florence

The Bistro at Topsail closing permanently after Hurricane Florence

The restaurant owner announced the closure over the weekend citing damages, health issues as the cause. Chef and owner of Surf City’s The Bistro at Topsail announced plans to permanently close the gourmet, farm-to-table coastal restaurant and step away from the restaurant industry. Bud Taylor, who opened The Bistro in 2007, cited his own health issues and extensive damages from Hurricane Florence as reasons for the closure. “As most of you know last year was…

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Tornado death confirmed as violent storms smack the South

EF3 hits Columbus, Mississippi on Feb. 23, 2019. (Photo: Jacob Dickey/WCBI) COLUMBUS, Miss. (AP) — Weekend storms raked parts of the Southeast, leaving deaths and injuries in their wake as a tornado smashed into a commercial district in a small Mississippi city and drenching rains fed a rising flood threat. A woman was killed when a tornado hit Columbus, Mississippi, and a man died when he drove into floodwaters in Tennessee, officials said. – Advertisement…

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After days of rain, Chatham County neighborhood at risk for flooding

After days of rain, Chatham County neighborhood at risk for flooding

By Jessica Patrick, WRAL digital journalist Chapel Hill, N.C. — A neighborhood in Chatham County that is prone to flooding should start preparing again after days of rain, according to county officials. Residents of Jeremiah Drive, located south of Chapel Hill near the Williams community and Jordan Lake, received a statement from Chatham County Emergency Management Sunday morning. “The county has been notified by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers that, due to ongoing rain,…

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Not again: After days of rain, Chatham County neighborhood prepares for more flooding

Not again: After days of rain, Chatham County neighborhood prepares for more flooding

By Jessica Patrick, WRAL digital journalist Chapel Hill, N.C. — A neighborhood in Chatham County that is prone to flooding should make preparations now after days of rain, according to county officials. Residents of Jeremiah Drive, located south of Chapel Hill near the Williams community and Jordan Lake, received a statement from Chatham County Emergency Management Sunday morning. “The county has been notified by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers that, due to ongoing rain,…

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Saving The Gulf Of Mexico's Oysters

Saving The Gulf Of Mexico's Oysters

Copyright 2019 WBHM 90.3 FM. To see more, visit WBHM 90.3 FM. LULU GARCIA-NAVARRO, HOST: And now to a big oyster problem in the Gulf of Mexico – from Florida to Texas, oyster populations are dropping. And in some places, they are at historic lows. It’s so bad that, in Alabama, this year’s public oyster season was canceled. Scientists involved in restoration efforts are now finding that what worked before isn’t any longer. So biologists…

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The Chicken Is Local, But Was It Happy? GPS Now Tells The Life Story Of Your Poultry

The Chicken Is Local, But Was It Happy? GPS Now Tells The Life Story Of Your Poultry

Shoppers are willing to pay a premium for ingredients that are cage-free, organic or wild caught. But how do you really know if the chicken you are eating spent its life happily pecking for corn or if your blackberries were grown locally and are pesticide free? Simple. Put a tracking device on it. It’s not as absurd as it sounds, says Robyn Metcalfe, a food historian who teaches at the University of Texas at Austin….

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Wildfires spread over Mediterranean island of Corsica

Wildfires spread over Mediterranean island of Corsica

French authorities say firefighters are trying to contain a wildfire that spread overnight near a small village on the Mediterranean island of Corsica. Authorities in Haute-Corse, the prefecture covering the northern part of the island, said strong winds fed 20 wildfires that started in several places on Saturday. More than 1,500 acres were burnt near the town of Calenzana but no damage was caused to houses and no serious injuries have been reported. The prefecture…

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Heavy rain, floods, even a tornado as storms smack the South

Heavy rain, floods, even a tornado as storms smack the South

A tornado smashed into a commercial district in the small Mississippi city of Columbus, shattering businesses as severe storms raked the South on a weekend of drenching rains and a rising flood threat. The tornado that shattered businesses in the east Mississippi city on Saturday afternoon was confirmed on radar, said meteorologist Anna Wolverton with the National Weather Service in Jackson. She told The Associated Press that experts on Sunday would be headed Sunday to…

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The Latest: Mississippi tornado wrecks businesses, shops

The Latest: Mississippi tornado wrecks businesses, shops

The Latest on severe weather in the South (all times local): 8:10 p.m. Bystanders say a tornado has destroyed or heavily damaged some businesses in a commercial district in Columbus, Mississippi, toppling trees and blacking out power in the area. Lee Lawrence, who has been selling used cars for decades in the city, says four buildings on his car sales lot have been destroyed, trees have fallen across vehicles and the windows of many cars…

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McElhinney stops 24 shots, Hurricanes beat Stars 3-0

McElhinney stops 24 shots, Hurricanes beat Stars 3-0

Curtis McElhinney made 14 of his 24 saves in the third period for his 10th career shutout, and the Carolina Hurricanes beat the Dallas Stars 3-0 on Saturday. Lucas Wallmark and Justin Faulk scored early in the first two periods to support McElhinney’s second shutout of the season and the Hurricanes’ fourth in 10 games. Jordan Martinook added an empty-netter with 2:31 to play as Carolina won for the fifth time in six games. Ben…

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The Latest: Official: Tornado in Columbus, Mississippi

The Latest: Official: Tornado in Columbus, Mississippi

The Latest on severe weather in the South (all times local): 6 p.m. Authorities say a tornado has touched down in the city of Columbus, Mississippi. Meteorologist Anna Wolverton with the National Weather Service told The Associated Press that a tornado hit about 5 p.m. CST Saaturday and was confirmed on radar. Sign Up and Save Get six months of free digital access to The News & Observer #ReadLocal There were no immediate reports of…

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I-40 closed, homes threatened by floods in the US South

I-40 closed, homes threatened by floods in the US South

Homes, highways, parks and bridges throughout the South have been flooded or rendered out of commission, as the toll of days of drenching rains swelled waterways and pooled over saturated lands amid the threat of severe storms. Transportation officials say Interstate 40 near the border of Tennessee and North Carolina has been closed due to a rockslide, one of the dozens of roads and highways shut down throughout the South region Saturday. Tennessee Department of…

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Floods and thunderstorms damper weekend

Floods and thunderstorms damper weekend

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (FOX 46 CHARLOTTE) – The past eight days have seen lots of rain in and around the Charlotte area and that trend will continue this weekend. Light showers and a misty drizzle will consistently plague the Charlotte area on Saturday and visibility will be an issue. Temperatures will be in the 40’s. A number of floods are causing problems in the mountains with one to two more inches to be expected over the next 24 hours….

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Brunswick attraction recovering from Florence

Brunswick attraction recovering from Florence

By John Staton StarNews Staff Friday Feb 22, 2019 at 11:02 AM Feb 22, 2019 at 2:34 PM Brunswick Town/Fort Anderson State Historic Site was heavily damaged by the September storm BRUNSWICK COUNTY — The Brunswick Town/Fort Anderson State Historic Site is now open to visitors, according to a news release from the N.C. Department of Natural and Cultural Resources. The historic site of an early Southeastern North Carolina settlement near Wilmington suffered significant damage from Hurricane Florence. Before reopening on Dec. 4, it had…

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Hurricane Harvey Homeowner Assistance Program

Hurricane Harvey Homeowner Assistance Program

HOUSTON (FOX 26) – The Homeowner Assistance Program, administered by the Texas General Land Office, was created to assist homeowners with repairs still needed on homes damaged by Hurricane Harvey. There is a $1 billion community block grant available to assist homeowners with rebuilding.   The Texas GLO is working to increase awareness toward affected residents in Fort Bend, Waller, Wharton, Austin, Matagorda and Colorado counties.   Interested residents can apply for the program in-person by…

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Brunswick attraction reopens for 1st time since Florence

Brunswick attraction reopens for 1st time since Florence

By John Staton StarNews Staff Friday Feb 22, 2019 at 11:02 AM Feb 22, 2019 at 2:34 PM Brunswick Town/Fort Anderson State Historic Site was heavily damaged by the September storm BRUNSWICK COUNTY — The Brunswick Town/Fort Anderson State Historic Site is now open to visitors, according to a news release from the N.C. Department of Natural and Cultural Resources. The historic site of an early Southeastern North Carolina settlement near Wilmington suffered significant damage from Hurricane Florence. Before reopening on Dec. 4, it had…

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Brunswick County attraction reopens for first time since Hurricane Florence

Brunswick County attraction reopens for first time since Hurricane Florence

By John Staton StarNews Staff Friday Feb 22, 2019 at 11:02 AM Feb 22, 2019 at 11:02 AM Brunswick Town/Fort Anderson State Historic Site was heavily damaged by the September storm. The Brunswick Town/Fort Anderson State Historic Site is now open to visitors, according to a news release from the North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources. The historic site of an early Southeastern North Carolina settlement near Wilmington suffered significant damage from Hurricane Florence. It has been closed since the storm hit in…

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Williams scores twice, Hurricanes defeat Panthers 4-3

Williams scores twice, Hurricanes defeat Panthers 4-3

Justin Williams had two goals and an assist and the Carolina Hurricanes rallied for a 4-3 victory over the Florida Panthers on Thursday night. Nino Niederreiter had a goal and an assist, and Justin Faulk also scored a goal Florida, which has won seven of its last nine games. Peter Mrazek made 27 saves. Aleksander Barkov, Evgenii Dadonov and Jonathan Huberdeau each had a goal and an assist for the Panthers, whose three-game winning streak…

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Sheriff names 1 more victim of deadly California wildfire

Sheriff names 1 more victim of deadly California wildfire

Authorities in Northern California have named another victim of a 2018 wildfire that devastated a town and killed 85. The Butte County Sheriff’s Office says 93-year-old Dorothy Lee-Herrera of Paradise died in the Camp Fire. Authorities officially identified Lee-Herrera Thursday, though her family had previously said she died in her home along with her husband. The office has now identified 74 of those who died in the country’s deadliest wildfire in a century. Sign Up…

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Harris County DA To Ask For More Staff For Case Review, Houston’s Commission Against Gun Violence Releases Recommendations, And New Report On Hurricane Harvey

Harris County DA To Ask For More Staff For Case Review, Houston’s Commission Against Gun Violence Releases Recommendations, And New Report On Hurricane Harvey

Thursday, February 21, 2019 Top afternoon stories: Harris County DA Kim Ogg (center). Harris County DA To Ask For More Staff For Case Review Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg said Thursday she will again ask for funding to hire additional prosecutors and investigators, citing the need to review more than 1,400 cases involving Gerald Goines, the Houston police officer who led a deadly drug raid on January 28. The move comes after Ogg failed…

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Hurricane Harvey Registry's first report to be released

Hurricane Harvey Registry's first report to be released

HOUSTON – The first public report from the Hurricane Harvey Registry will be released at a Thursday afternoon press conference. The registry is a collaboration by the Environmental Defense Fund, Rice University and health departments in Houston that is still collecting information about the health impacts in the wake of Harvey. Mayor Sylvester Turner will be joined by Rice University Provost Marie Lynn Miranda, Chief Environmental Science Officer at the Houston Health Department Loren Raun, Executive…

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Hurricane Harvey Registry's first report released

Hurricane Harvey Registry's first report released

HOUSTON – The first public report from the Hurricane Harvey Registry was released at a Thursday afternoon press conference. The registry is a collaboration by the Environmental Defense Fund, Rice University and health departments in Houston that is still collecting information about the health impacts in the wake of Harvey. The survey featured 9,798 registrants as of Jan. 2. Over 29,000 residents across the reagion were captured. Out of those numbers: 44 percent had their home…

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Death toll from Pakistan flash floods, rains rises to 26

Death toll from Pakistan flash floods, rains rises to 26

Torrential rains lashed several cities in Pakistan on Thursday, triggering flash floods and leaving at least 26 dead across the country, many swept away by the waters or killed when their roofs collapsed before dawn, authorities said. The provincial Disaster Management Authority said 14 people, including children, were killed in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province bordering Afghanistan. Flash floods submerged villages near the southwestern town of Lasbella, in Baluchistan province, killing three people there and affecting…

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Critics Say Border Wall Could Harm Wildlife Corridors And Sensitive Desert Terrain

Critics Say Border Wall Could Harm Wildlife Corridors And Sensitive Desert Terrain

The 2,000 mile border between the U.S. and Mexico traverses hundreds of miles of public lands, including six national parks. Environmentalists have long argued that a border wall has negative impacts on wildlife and on delicate desert and mountainous terrains. With President Trump’s national emergency declaration, those concerns will only grow. More than a decade ago, Congress gave the Department of Homeland Security authority to waive environmental regulations for national security reasons. The government can…

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City to present findings from Hurricane Harvey health registry

City to present findings from Hurricane Harvey health registry

Homes in the Canyon Gate area of Cinco Ranch are surrounded by water from Barker Reservoir, Saturday, September 2, 2017, in Houston. (Mark Mulligan / Houston Chronicle) Homes in the Canyon Gate area of Cinco Ranch are surrounded by water from Barker Reservoir, Saturday, September 2, 2017, in Houston. (Mark Mulligan / Houston Chronicle) Photo: Mark Mulligan, Staff Photographer / Mark Mulligan / Houston Chronicle Photo: Mark Mulligan, Staff Photographer / Mark Mulligan / Houston…

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New Hanover County issues Hurricane Florence after action report

New Hanover County issues Hurricane Florence after action report

New Hanover County issues Hurricane Florence after action report (Photo: Kate Cornell) WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — New Hanover County says overall, its response to Hurricane Florence was a success, but there are some areas staff needs to work on. The county’s report highlights the strengths and weaknesses of how the county dealt with September’s hurricane, and the aftermath that continues even now. – Advertisement – New Hanover County Manager Chris Coudriet says the mission of…

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‘Our world has changed’ – Eastern NC bands together to urge faster hurricane recovery

‘Our world has changed’ – Eastern NC bands together to urge faster hurricane recovery

Eastern North Carolina communities still struggling to recover from recent hurricanes have banded together to accelerate financial help and to take steps to prevent debilitating flooding in the next major storm. On Wednesday, the Eastern N.C. Disaster Recovery and Resiliency Alliance drove that point home in a news conference at the state Legislative Building in Raleigh, where they also met with individual lawmakers. State Rep. Holly Grange, a Republican from Wilmington, steered the event, which…

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Local leaders lobby in Raleigh for hurricane recovery funding, future support

Local leaders lobby in Raleigh for hurricane recovery funding, future support

Local leaders travel to Raleigh to discuss hurricane funding (Photo: WCTI) RALEIGH, NC (WCTI/WWAY) — City leaders from all over our area paid a visit to the state capitol today with one goal in mind, to be a voice for those still recovering from Hurricane Florence. Mayors from Wilmington, New Bern, Kinston, Wallace, Surf City and Boiling Spring Lakes Mayor pro tem Steven Barger came together and traveled hours to make sure lawmakers don’t forget…

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After Florence, most shuttered apartments still not open

After Florence, most shuttered apartments still not open

Advocate says Wilmington’s affordable housing shortage at crisis point WILMINGTON — In the weeks after Hurricane Florence drenched Southeastern North Carolina, Wilmington saw hundreds of its apartment homes closed by mold. More than 2,000 Wilmingtonians were displaced as their complexes — The Glen, Market North, Cape Fear Hotel Apartments, Jervay — closed one by one. Some are starting to undergo repairs; at others, there are no signs of progress. But at least one damaged apartment…

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