Beto O'Rourke kicks off campaign in Texas

Beto O'Rourke kicks off campaign in Texas

HOUSTON (FOX 26) – This week’s panel:  Wayne Dolcefino – media consultant, Laura Moser – former Democratic congressional candidate, Bob Price – Associate Editor of Breitbart Texas, Tomaro Bell – Super Neighborhood leader, Keir Murray – Democratic strategist, Ben Streusand – conservative commentator, “Three Amigos”, KSEV Radio, talk with Greg Groogan about presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke. EL PASO, Texas (AP) – Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke declared that immigrants make the country safer as he staged rallies across…

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A 2000 tornado in Fort Worth triggered a boom in development

A 2000 tornado in Fort Worth triggered a boom in development

Published 9:30 am CDT, Sunday, March 31, 2019 FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — It’s been nearly 20 years since a tornado lumbered through downtown Fort Worth and experts say the deadly storm left behind more than just destruction. The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports that experts say the twister in 2000, which caused an estimated $400 million in damage, triggered a valuable opportunity for business redevelopment and more housing. Insurance Council of Texas records show the tornado…

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Crosby, Penguins to host the Hurricanes

Crosby, Penguins to host the Hurricanes

Carolina Hurricanes (43-28-7, fourth in the Metropolitan Division) vs. Pittsburgh Penguins (42-25-11, third in the Metropolitan Division) Pittsburgh; Sunday, 5 p.m. EDT BOTTOM LINE: Sidney Crosby leads Pittsburgh into a matchup against Carolina. He’s eighth in the NHL with 94 points, scoring 33 goals and recording 61 assists. The Penguins have gone 14-8-4 against division opponents. Pittsburgh is seventh in the NHL recording 9 points per game, averaging 3.3 goals and 5.6 assists. FLASH SALE!…

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Leland wildfire mostly contained

Leland wildfire mostly contained

By Ashley Morris StarNews Staff Saturday Mar 30, 2019 at 8:18 PM Officials warn visibility will be low on smoke-filled I-140 in Leland. Fire officials are warning drivers and residents there will be decreased visibility along I-140 Saturday evening after a wildfire burned through nearly 50 acres. Drivers should remain vigilant and expect to see smoke lingering over the roadway. Officials with the N.C. Forestry Service responded to more than 10 wildfires Saturday across Brunswick County, with the largest fire…

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Wrightsville Beach Baptist Church lends a hand to a family in Maple Hill still suffering from Florence

Wrightsville Beach Baptist Church lends a hand to a family in Maple Hill still suffering from Florence

Wrightsville Beach Baptist lends a hand to a Pender County family in need (Photo: Kate Cornell) MAPLE HILL, NC (WWAY) — Imagine having a house in your family for six generations and seeing it damaged or destroyed in a natural disaster, twice. Nancy Schultz and Brian Mott’s family had to do that after Matthew and Florence in Maple Hill, and they both agree that this is not a house you can just give up on….

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Wildfires spreading across Southeastern North Carolina

Wildfires spreading across Southeastern North Carolina

Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Wildfire burning in Leland (WWAY/ Amanda Fitzpatrick) SOUTHEASTERN, NC (WWAY)– According to Brunswick County Dispatch their are reports of wildfires that are currently spreading across Southeastern North Carolina. WWAY has a crew on scene off of Industrial Boulevard where one of the fires is burning. – Advertisement – This is a developing story and we will update when we get more information. SHARE Facebook Twitter

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DeVos Grilled Over Federal Budget, Special Olympics

DeVos Grilled Over Federal Budget, Special Olympics

You’re reading NPR’s weekly roundup of education news. For the third year in a row, President Trump submitted a fiscal year 2020 budget request to Congress that included cuts to education spending. If the last two years, and well, the last several decades, are any guide, Congress will decide to increase spending instead. One new wrinkle this year: the House, including the Education and Workforce Committee, is now controlled by Democrats. They asked Education Secretary…

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A Kentucky fan’s offensive sign about game with Houston involves Hurricane Harvey

A Kentucky fan’s offensive sign about game with Houston involves Hurricane Harvey

The Kentucky Wildcats are taking on the Houston Cougars in the Sweet 16 on Friday in Kansas City, Missouri. A photo of a fan sign near UK’s campus in Lexington is going viral after the message said, “We’re gonna finish what Harvey started …. #CatsBy90,” according to Houston’s CBS affiliate KHOU 11. Hurricane Harvey wreaked havoc on the Houston area in 2017 with record flooding that ultimately claimed the lives of 68 people in the…

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A bad sign for Kentucky? Wildcat fan hangs sign, saying they'll finish what Hurricane Harvey started

A bad sign for Kentucky? Wildcat fan hangs sign, saying they'll finish what Hurricane Harvey started

LEXINGTON, Kentucky — A photo of a sign seen on the University of Kentucky’s campus is going viral – and some Twitter users are not happy about it. The homemade sign hangs from a two-story home and reads, “We’re going to finish what Harvey started…. #CatsBy90” Provided The University of Houston Cougars men’s basketball team is taking on the Kentucky Wildcats tonight in the Sweet 16.  The sign suggests the Wildcats will beat the Cougars…

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Even after a history of hurricane devastation, Brunswick continues to thrive — and grow

Even after a history of hurricane devastation, Brunswick continues to thrive — and grow

Four days after Hurricane Florence made official landfall just north of here, Brunswick County Board of Commissioners Chairman Frank Williams set out to update his constituents in the state’s fastest-growing county. Floodwaters had washed out all routes between his house and the emergency services building in Bolivia, the county seat, so he went to Leland Town Hall to meet the small gathering of local reporters who could make it. “The sheriff said I would need…

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A bad sign for Kentucky: Wildcat fans hang sign, saying they'll finish what Hurricane Harvey started

A bad sign for Kentucky: Wildcat fans hang sign, saying they'll finish what Hurricane Harvey started

LEXINGTON, Kentucky — A photo of a sign seen on the University of Kentucky’s campus is going viral – and some Twitter users are not happy about it. The homemade sign hangs from a two-story home and reads, “We’re going to finish what Harvey started…. #CatsBy90” Provided The University of Houston Cougars men’s basketball team is taking on the Kentucky Wildcats tonight in the Sweet 16.  The sign suggests the Wildcats will beat the Cougars…

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Capitals beat Hurricanes 3-2 to clinch playoff spot

Capitals beat Hurricanes 3-2 to clinch playoff spot

Nic Dowd scored on a deflection with 4:56 remaining and the Washington Capitals clinched a playoff berth with a 3-2 victory over the Carolina Hurricanes on Thursday night. Brett Connolly and Jakub Vrana also scored and Braden Holtby made 24 saves to help the defending Stanley Cup champions reach the 100-point mark for the fifth straight season and wrap up their 11th spot in the playoffs in 12 years. Alex Ovechkin — with 49 goals…

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Carolina Hurricanes help out Caps fan who lost meaningful hat during game

Carolina Hurricanes help out Caps fan who lost meaningful hat during game

RALEGH, N.C. (WTVD) — Like most sports fans, Ken Brasington has an attachment to his gear. “It kind of describes who I am and where I’ve been,” said Brasington. “It means the world.” It means the world because the 15-year-old hat has been around the world with the marine, including to Raleigh in December to watch the Capitals play the Carolina Hurricanes at PNC Arena. All of a sudden, Alex Ovechkin’s hat trick wasn’t the…

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Flooding prompts criticism of way Missouri River dams run

Flooding prompts criticism of way Missouri River dams run

After this spring’s massive flooding along the Missouri River, many want to blame the agency that manages the river’s dams for making the disaster worse, but it may not be that simple. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says much of the water that created the flooding came from rain and melting snow that flowed into the river downstream of all the dams, and at the same time, massive amounts of water filled the reservoirs…

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Austin leaders finalize Onion Creek home buyouts years after deadly floods

Austin leaders finalize Onion Creek home buyouts years after deadly floods

Austin City Council members have finalized a plan to buy up homes in upper Onion Creek. Council members believed people are in danger after two deadly floods, which is why they pursued the buyouts. But some in the community wanted to stay. They said they wish the city would do more to protect their homes from future floods instead of just tearing them down. The Upper Onion Flood Risk Reduction Buyout Project map shows all…

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March 28 marks anniversary of deadly 1984 NC tornado outbreak

Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Footage from the tornado outbreak on March 28, 1984. (Photo: WTVD) WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — March 28 marks the anniversary of a devastating and deadly tornado outbreak that killed dozens and injured hundreds throughout North and South Carolina in 1984. According to the National Weather Service, the outbreak produced 24 tornadoes: 11 in North Carolina, 11 in South Carolina, and 2 in Georgia. – Advertisement – 57 deaths and nearly…

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March 28 marks anniversary of devastating 1984 NC tornado outbreak

March 28 marks anniversary of devastating 1984 NC tornado outbreak

March 28 marks the anniversary of a devastating and deadly tornado outbreak that killed dozens and injured hundreds throughout North and South Carolina in 1984. According to NC State University, the outbreak produced 22 tornadoes. Fifty-seven people died and another 800 were injured. Copyright © 2019 WTVD-TV. All Rights Reserved.

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Austin leaders to finalize Onion Creek home buyouts years after deadly floods

Austin leaders to finalize Onion Creek home buyouts years after deadly floods

Austin City Council members are set to finalize a plan Thursday to buy up homes in upper Onion Creek. Council members believe people are in danger after two deadly floods, which is why they pursued the buyouts. But some in the community want to stay. They said they wish the city would do more to protect their homes from future floods instead of just tearing them down. The Upper Onion Flood Risk Reduction Buyout Project…

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Storm moving across the country with rain, severe weather for central US

Storm moving across the country with rain, severe weather for central US

A storm that brought hail the size of golf balls to Florida on Wednesday has moved out and now we are watching our western storm to cross the country and bring more severe storms, heavy rain and even snow! Unsettled weather stretches from the West Coast all the way to the Midwest on Thursday morning with heavy rain and snow. Heavy snow has been falling on Interstate 80 in California over the Donner Summit where…

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Following Florence, long-awaited project on track to prevent flooding in Lumberton

Following Florence, long-awaited project on track to prevent flooding in Lumberton

Lumberton, N.C. — Six months after Hurricane Florence slammed into North Carolina, a long-awaited project is on track in hopes of preventing massive flooding that swamped west Lumberton. West Lumberton suffered historic flooding not only during Florence, but also in Hurricane Matthew in October 2016. The earthen levee along the Lumber River was built to prevent floodwater from invading the neighborhoods, but where it intersects Interstate 95 and the CSX railroad, the levee has a…

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Weather Channel sued over death of Texas man

Weather Channel sued over death of Texas man

FOX NEWS – The family of a Texas man filed a $125 million lawsuit against the Weather Channel, claiming the network ignored its storm chasers’ history of reckless driving that led to the deadly “horrific” car crash in 2017. Karen Di Piazza filed the wrongful death lawsuit Tuesday against the Weather Channel over the death of her son, Corbin Lee Jaeger, who died on March 28, 2017 when Kelley Williamson and Randy Yarnall’s vehicle slammed…

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Capitals aim to clinch playoff spot versus Hurricanes

Capitals aim to clinch playoff spot versus Hurricanes

The Washington Capitals and Carolina Hurricanes are eyeing different prizes as the final week of the season approaches. Their objectives are similar as they go into Thursday night’s game at PNC Arena in Raleigh, N.C. Winning the game would enhance the playoff position for either team. “We need everyone (on board) right now,” Capitals goalie Braden Holtby said. “We’re focused on trying to win a game so we’re not letting anything get in our head.”…

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NC students write book about experience with Hurricane Florence

NC students write book about experience with Hurricane Florence

NEW BERN, NC (WCTI) — A group of students in North Carolina have written book about experience with Hurricane Florence through their eyes. We often hear about adults’ experience during Hurricane Florence. What about the children? – Advertisement – Some third grade students at Brinson Memorial Elementary School in New Bern put their perspectives together in a book about their experiences during Hurricane Florence. Their stories are helping the community, too. “It made me feel a…

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The Weather Channel Sued For $125 Million Over Death In Storm Chase Collision

The Weather Channel Sued For $125 Million Over Death In Storm Chase Collision

Kelley Williamson and Randy Yarnall were known to storm chasers. The charismatic pair were stars of The Weather Channel show Storm Wranglers, in which they could be seen dramatically dashing down highways in pursuit of tornadoes. Their March 28, 2017, livestream chasing a tornado outside of Spur, Texas, started the same as usual — a wide shot of open road and looming dark clouds. But the broadcast abruptly ended. Local police reported that the pair…

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In wake of Florence, Pender talks getting tough on trash

In wake of Florence, Pender talks getting tough on trash

Commissioners talk about adding staff, making debris removal a priority BURGAW — Based on testimony and discussion at the Pender County Commissioners meeting last week, the county could soon be getting tough on trash. Commissioner David Piepmeyer was joined by several other commissioners in lobbying for increasing the code enforcement staff in the 2019-20 budget year. He also said that going forward, he would like to see code enforcement work on being proactive in tackling…

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Portugal goes on alert for wildfires amid heat, low rainfall

Portugal goes on alert for wildfires amid heat, low rainfall

Authorities in Portugal have placed the country on high alert for wildfires amid a prolonged dry spell and unseasonably high temperatures. The government announced a civil protection alert from Wednesday through Sunday because of “a significant worsening of the wildfire risk.” The alert means exceptional measures are being enacted, including more firefighters on standby and a ban on burning cut vegetation. The move comes after many weeks of almost no rain. A typically dry easterly…

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Ovechkin ends scoring drought, Capitals beat Hurricanes 4-1

Ovechkin ends scoring drought, Capitals beat Hurricanes 4-1

Alex Ovechkin scored his NHL-leading 49th goal of the season to snap a four-game drought and help Washington beat the Carolina Hurricanes 4-1 on Tuesday night, increasing the Capitals’ division lead. Ovechkin snapped a shot past Petr Mrazek for the go-ahead goal 4:31 into the third period for his third goal in 10 games. With his 656th career goal, Ovechkin tied Brendan Shanahan for 13th on the all-time list. T.J. Oshie and John Carlson also…

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Ovechkin scores 49th goal, Capitals beat Hurricanes

Ovechkin scores 49th goal, Capitals beat Hurricanes

WASHINGTON — Alex Ovechkin scored his NHL-leading 49th goal of the season to snap a four-game drought and help Washington beat the Carolina Hurricanes 4-1 on Tuesday night, increasing the Capitals’ division lead. Ovechkin snapped a shot past Petr Mrazek for the go-ahead goal 4:31 into the third period for his third goal in 10 games. Fans chanted, “We want 50!” after Ovechkin’s goal was announced, but they’ll have to wait at least a couple…

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Flooding hits South Dakota American Indian reservation hard

Flooding hits South Dakota American Indian reservation hard

Flooding that has hit parts of the Midwest hard has nearly paralyzed an American Indian reservation in southern South Dakota, swamping roads, trapping people in homes and cutting off water supplies to thousands. The situation on the sprawling Pine Ridge Reservation was improving Tuesday, but two weeks of severe flooding could put the Oglala Sioux tribe in recovery mode for months, if not longer, and deal a serious blow to its economy, President Julian Bear…

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Gov. Roy Cooper says downtown Wilmington ‘revitalized’ after Florence

Governor Roy Cooper poses with employees at Port City Java in downtown Wilmington. The business suffered damage during Hurricane Florence. (Photo: Matt Bennett/WWAY) WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Governor Roy Cooper called Wilmington “a great place to be” during a visit to survey Hurricane Florence recovery efforts Tuesday. Gov. Cooper says at least once a week, he tries to visit a county hit by Florence. – Advertisement – “We need to send the message across the…

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Insurance experts say 3,000-plus claims in so far after damaging wind storm

Insurance experts say 3,000-plus claims in so far after damaging wind storm

The severe windstorm that left tens of thousands without power earlier this month across the region has now led property owners to file more than 3,000 insurance claims. And insurance experts touring the region last week said there are likely more claims to come, offering area residents tips to make the claim-filing process easier. Mark Hanna, manager of public relations with the Insurance Council of Texas, and Chris Pilcic, media representative with State Farm, weighed…

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Cooper visits UNCW, downtown Wilmington to discuss Florence recovery

Cooper visits UNCW, downtown Wilmington to discuss Florence recovery

The governor’s recovery plan is focused, in part, on making infrastructure more resilient WILMINGTON — While speaking to the Wilmington Downtown Incorporated (WDI) on Tuesday, N.C. Gov. Roy Cooper took readers back about six months, to the days immediately after Hurricane Florence when he came to the city to visit still-open shelters. In one, he recalled, he met a woman who had been rescued from her home by a Wilmington firefighter even as waters rose….

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'It's just a recipe for destruction,' fire chief says of California wildfires

'It's just a recipe for destruction,' fire chief says of California wildfires

A prolonged drought followed by a welcomed spike in rain and another dry spell has created a “recipe for destruction” that’s manifesting itself in wildfires of historic proportions raging in California, leveling thousands of homes and killing at least 31 people, a state fire official told ABC’s “Good Morning America” on Monday. With blazes burning in both Northern and Southern California, firefighters on the front lines are being pushed to the brink, many working 24-hour…

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‘My God is awesome!!!’: Tornadoes killed 23, but family and its prayer closet survived

‘My God is awesome!!!’: Tornadoes killed 23, but family and its prayer closet survived

Deadly tornadoes swept across the southeast in early March, leaving a trail of wreckage in their wake. Much of the devastation was in Alabama, where 23 people were killed, making the storm “the deadliest tornado to hit the United States in six years,” The New York Times reported. In the midst of all that destruction a family in Lee County survived the tornado, according to WXIA. And one room in their home was spared —…

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NC veteran walks 607 miles, through tornadoes and storms, makes one request

NC veteran walks 607 miles, through tornadoes and storms, makes one request

Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Retired Sergeant First Class Howard Garren (Photo: WBTV) MONROE, NC (WBTV) — A veteran from Monroe, retired Sergeant First Class Howard Garren, says just a few months ago, he couldn’t get up to walk because of debilitating seizures. On Saturday, he returned from a walk of over 600 miles. – Advertisement – His path took him through the middle of the tornadoes that hit Alabama, through storms, blisters and…

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Grandmother's prayer closet withstands E4 tornado

Grandmother's prayer closet withstands E4 tornado

LEE COUNTY, Ala. (FOX 46 CHARLOTTE) – Recovery efforts continue this week in Alabama after an E4 tornado touched down earlier this month, destroying everything in its path.  Some buildings and homes managed to withstand the powerful massive storm, including a local grandmother’s prayer closet.  11 Alive reports Chaplain Jason Smith was out with Billy Graham’s Rapid Response Team when he made the surprising discovery. Smith shared the news on Facebook, saying the entire family survived.  “Are…

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Severe weather heading east as record flooding continues

Severe weather heading east as record flooding continues

Almost 90 reports of damaging storms were recorded over the weekend from Texas to Illinois, including a tornado near St. Louis and golf ball-sized hail that covered the ground near the Dallas-Fort Worth metro area. That storm system is heading east today and expected to deliver more severe weather to the Deep South and Southeast. Hail, damaging winds and isolated tornadoes remain the biggest threats. Melting snow in the upper Midwest is forcing rivers higher,…

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Severe weather in North Texas: What we're seeing

Severe weather in North Texas: What we're seeing

Quarter-sized hail has been reported in the North Texas area, with golf ball-sized hail possible as the night goes on while several parts of the area are under a severe thunderstorm warning. A tornado warning siren went off in Plano Saturday night, but there was, in fact, no tornado warning and no tornado — Plano emergency management said they “saw reports of funnel clouds that did not touch and they had “multiple calls of cloud…

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Hail reported as severe storms hit North Texas

Hail reported as severe storms hit North Texas

77° × News Local Texas US & World Politics Featured Videos 90th ABC Kite Fest flies at Zilker Park March 31 Urban Music Festival celebrating 14th year March 29-30 National Taco Championships coming to Austin March 30 Good Day Cooks: Black’s Barbeque Most Recent Stories 90th ABC Kite Fest flies at Zilker Park March 31 Urban Music Festival celebrating 14th year March 29-30 National Taco Championships coming to Austin March 30 Good Day Cooks: Black’s…

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Grandmother's prayer closet only thing left standing after tornado demolishes Alabama home

Grandmother's prayer closet only thing left standing after tornado demolishes Alabama home

LEE COUNTY, Ala. — In times like these, it’s sometimes hard to see the goodness in the midst of chaos and destruction. Mother nature brought a dangerous E4- tornado through Lee County, Alabama earlier this month, destroying anything in its path.  But there’s one story of survival that has gone viral online. Jason Smith told 11Alive he went to the areas affected by the storm as a Chaplain with the Billy Graham Rapid Response Team. He…

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Hurricanes, Canadiens meet trying to hold position

Hurricanes, Canadiens meet trying to hold position

Two teams with some offensive firepower hope to make it a complete weekend of good work, when the Montreal Canadiens and Carolina Hurricanes collide Sunday night in Raleigh, N.C. Carolina (41-26-7, 89 points) is trending toward a playoff spot, but the Hurricanes sense they can’t afford missed opportunities. “It feels like it’s do-or-die,” coach Rod Brind’Amour said. His team has won three of four games in a five-game homestand. That includes Saturday night’s 5-1 whipping…

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Teravainen helps lift Hurricanes past Wild 5-1

Teravainen helps lift Hurricanes past Wild 5-1

Teuvo Teravainen had a goal and two assists and the Carolina Hurricanes kept pace in the playoff race with a 5-1 win over the Minnesota Wild on Saturday night. Jordan Staal, Brett Pesce, Andrei Svechnikov and Lucas Wallmark also scored for Carolina, which picked up its fifth win in seven games to keep its hold on the Eastern Conference’s first wild-card spot. Petr Mrazek stopped 24 shots. The Hurricanes, who own the NHL’s longest playoff…

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La Grange small business reopens year and a half after Hurricane Harvey flooding

La Grange small business reopens year and a half after Hurricane Harvey flooding

LA GRANGE, Texas — After more than a year and a half from being closed down, a family-owned business in La Granges opens again after being flooded during Hurricane Harvey.  A-Line Auto Parts has been open on N Water Street in La Grange for more than a decade, and after extensive remodeling, the store opened during the weekend.  RELATED: Want to go home and relax? So do flood victims in La Grange “The last year…

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River flooding continues in Midwest with more rain heading toward region

River flooding continues in Midwest with more rain heading toward region

The Missouri River and Mississippi River continue to wreak havoc on parts of the Plains and Midwest as record river flooding continues to pose a threat to communities. Parts of the Missouri River near St. Joseph, Missouri; Atchison, Kansas; Leavenworth, Kansas; and Parkville, Missouri, are seeing river flooding currently at — or expected to rise to — moderate and major flood stage. The Missouri River is receding below notable flood stage in Omaha. However, the…

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How can Wilmington's trees recover from Florence?

How can Wilmington's trees recover from Florence?

City forestry staff ended their hurricane response in February, now have a year-long backlog of tree maintenance WILMINGTON — The stumps are reminders of what once stood. Throughout the Cape Fear region, stumps are all that is left of trees toppled by Hurricane Florence’s winds, falling out of fully saturated soil. Enough trees fell that Wilmington forestry crews remained in storm-response mode from when the hurricane landed in the region in September until the end…

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Wild roll into Hurricanes matchup with momentum

Wild roll into Hurricanes matchup with momentum

As Nino Niederreiter looks to continue helping the Carolina Hurricanes‘ push toward ending their nine-year playoff drought, he can also potentially deliver a hit to his former team’s postseason plans. On Saturday night in Raleigh, N.C., the Minnesota Wild face Niederreiter for the first time since they traded him to the Hurricanes in this matchup of playoff hopefuls. A long-time contributor and fan-favorite for the Wild, Niederreiter was losing ice time in his sixth season…

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