Hurricanes G Mrazek leaves game in 1st period due to injury

Hurricanes G Mrazek leaves game in 1st period due to injury

Carolina Hurricanes goaltender Petr Mrazek (34) blocks a shot by the Tampa Bay Lightning during the third period of an NHL hockey game in Raleigh, N.C., Thursday, Jan. 28, 2021.Karl B DeBlaker/AP RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Carolina Hurricanes goalie Petr Mrazek left Saturday night’s game against the Dallas Starts in the first period due to injury. Mrazek went down 2:47 into the game after being bumped by teammate Max McCormick, knocking the net out of…

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1 dead, at least 17 injured after tornado rips Alabama town

1 dead, at least 17 injured after tornado rips Alabama town

Facebook Twitter Pinterest WhatsApp BIRMINGHAM, AL (AP) — Officials say a tornado killed a teenager who was huddling with his family in the basement of their Alabama home Monday night. The storm blew down a tree that collapsed the structure. Fultondale Police Chief D.P. Smith says several other family members were critically injured. The tornado left a swath of destruction in the Jefferson County city north of Birmingham. – Advertisement – Fultondale Fire Chief Justin…

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Tornado leaves several injured, homes damaged in Alabama

Tornado leaves several injured, homes damaged in Alabama

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — A tornado left significant storm damage across an Alabama city north of Birmingham Monday night, leaving the area with crumpled buildings and downed trees. The damage is being evaluated to determine the strength of the tornado, which hit the Fultondale area of Jefferson County late Monday night, the National Weather Service in Birmingham said. Injuries ranging from minor to severe have been reported but search and rescue efforts are still ongoing, said…

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Senior-laden Hurricanes edge Rockets to keep playoffs in sight

Senior-laden Hurricanes edge Rockets to keep playoffs in sight

Senior Night can be kind of a mixed blessing for girls’ basketball teams. With emotions running high as the soon-to-be outgoing seniors are honored, on-court performances can be uneven. That was the hurdle Sam Houston (10-7, 8-4) had to clear in order to defeat pesky Kennedy (8-12, 6-7) Jan. 19 in a District 27-5A game. With contributions from each of their six seniors, the Hurricanes were able to hold off the Rockets for a 51-48…

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Southport Marina receives new docks after Hurricane Isaias

Southport Marina receives new docks after Hurricane Isaias

Facebook Twitter Pinterest WhatsApp Several boats damaged at Southport Marina after Hurricane Isaias. (Photo: Tela Diliberto/Tadphotos) SOUTHPORT, NC (WWAY) — Five months after Hurricane Isaias, one North Carolina town is still rebuilding. Southport Marina was hit particularly hard, after the storm destroyed its docks and several boats back in August. – Advertisement – But earlier this month, the marina received their first shipment of new docks, and have already begun restoring their outdoor storage space….

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Cyclone weakens in central Mozambique, but flooding a threat

Cyclone weakens in central Mozambique, but flooding a threat

By Associated Press JOHANNESBURG — The Mozambican port city of Beira breathed a sigh of relief Saturday as Cyclone Eloise caused less damage than feared as it passed through, but the danger of flooding remained in a region still recovering from a devastating cyclone two years ago. “We all feel it’s been much less than what we expected,” said Kobus Botha, head of farming and logistics company Servir. “If you remember in (Cyclone) Idai we…

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NHL postpones two additional Carolina Hurricanes games

NHL postpones two additional Carolina Hurricanes games

RALEIGH, NC (AP)–The NHL has postponed games for the Carolina Hurricanes through “at least” Saturday after five Hurricanes players have been placed on the league’s COVID-19 protocol list. The league announced the postponements Wednesday, a day before the Hurricanes were set to host the Florida Panthers in their home opener. The teams were scheduled to play again Saturday afternoon. Along with the postponements, the league said the Hurricanes’ training facilities have been closed and will…

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Ava Gardner Museum closes due to flood damage

Ava Gardner Museum closes due to flood damage

By Bryan Mims, WRAL reporter Smithfield, N.C. — Ava Gardner, one of the brightest stars of Hollywood’s Golden Age, was a North Carolina girl. She grew up among the tobacco farms of Johnston County. Smithfield celebrates its homegrown movie star with a museum downtown. The Ava Gardner Museum has managed to stay afloat during the pandemic — only to be shut down by a flood. On the silver screen, in that Golden Age, Ava Gardner…

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Hurricanes open with 3-0 win over rebuilding Red Wings

Hurricanes open with 3-0 win over rebuilding Red Wings

DETROIT — Nino Niederreiter scored early in the first period and Petr Mrazek had to make just 14 saves for a shutout, helping the Carolina Hurricanes beat the Detroit Red Wings 3-0 Thursday night in the season opener for both teams. Ryan Ddzingel scored on a power play with 2:34 left and Andrei Svechnikov added an empty-net goal. Detroit goalie Thomas Greiss made only one save before he gave up a goal, but he stopped…

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How Flood Projects Can Do More Than Just Prevent Floods (Jan. 14, 2021)

How Flood Projects Can Do More Than Just Prevent Floods (Jan. 14, 2021)

Houston Matters begins at 9 a.m. CT on 88.7FM or listen online. Join the discussion at 713-440-8870, talk@houstonmatters.org or @HoustonMatters. On Thursday’s Houston Matters: Pres. Trump has been impeached for a second time. We discuss Wednesday’s debate and vote in the House and what we heard from Houston-area Congressional representatives. Also this hour: How flood resilience projects can do more than just help prevent floods. Plus, we examine the oil and gas-related bills going before…

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Wildfires produced up to half of pollution in US West, according to study

Wildfires produced up to half of pollution in US West, according to study

BILLINGS, Mont. — Wildfire smoke accounted for up to half of all health-damaging small particle air pollution in the western U.S. in recent years as warming temperatures fueled more destructive blazes, according to a study released Monday. Even as pollution emissions declined from other sources including vehicle exhaust and power plants, the amount from fires increased sharply, said researchers at Stanford University and the University of California, San Diego. The findings underscore the growing public…

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Tornado causes damage, displaces families in Houston suburb

Tornado causes damage, displaces families in Houston suburb

TEXAS CITY, Texas (AP) — A tornado swept through a portion of a city in suburban Houston, displacing about 500 people from a damaged apartment complex, officials said Thursday. A strong storm swept through Texas City around 6 p.m. on Wednesday, causing heavy damage to a 129-unit apartment complex, said Tom Muñoz, Texas City’s emergency management coordinator. A nearby convenience store and two schools were also damaged. The schools canceled classes on Thursday. No injuries…

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EF-1 tornado strikes Texas City during Wednesday's severe weather

EF-1 tornado strikes Texas City during Wednesday's severe weather

TEXAS CITY, Texas — An EF-1 tornado hit Texas City Wednesday night after severe storms rolled through the area, according to the National Weather Service.  After conducting a survey this morning, NWS meteorologists have determined that the storm damage observed in Texas City yesterday evening was due to a tornado. The storm has been given a preliminary rating of EF-1. More information will be provided later today. #houwx #txwx — NWS Houston (@NWSHouston) January 7,…

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NWS confirms EF-1 tornado struck Texas City during Wednesday's severe weather

NWS confirms EF-1 tornado struck Texas City during Wednesday's severe weather

TEXAS CITY, Texas — A tornado hit Texas City Wednesday night after severe storms rolled through the area, according to the National Weather Service.  Meteorologists have given the tornado a preliminary rating of EF-1. After conducting a survey this morning, NWS meteorologists have determined that the storm damage observed in Texas City yesterday evening was due to a tornado. The storm has been given a preliminary rating of EF-1. More information will be provided later…

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Possible tornado damage in Texas City after severe storms; some schools cancel class

Possible tornado damage in Texas City after severe storms; some schools cancel class

TEXAS CITY, Texas — A possible tornado hit Texas City Wednesday night after severe storms rolled through the area. There was damage to the Brazos Urethane building on 6th Street North. The road was closed while crews moved debris. “Due to storm damage, Calvin Vincent Early Childhood and Kohfeldt Elementary will NOT have school today. There will be a delayed start (9 a.m.) for Blocker Middle School, Texas City High School and ITC. School is…

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Possible tornado damage in Texas City after severe storms

Possible tornado damage in Texas City after severe storms

TEXAS CITY, Texas — A possible tornado hit Texas City Wednesday night after severe storms rolled through the area. There was damage to the Brazos Urethane building on 6th Street North. The road was closed while crews moved debris. Texas City ISD said due to storm damage, classes are canceled for Thursday at Kohfeldt and Calvin Vincent. District officials said power is out at Levi Fry, Roosevelt-Wilson Elementary and Blocker and is expected to be…

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Houston forecast: Slight risk of severe weather later today; Wintry weather for parts of Texas

We will get the first of two storm systems on Wednesday. The second arrives on Sunday. HOUSTON — We have enjoyed spring-like weather lately, but that all changes starting Wednesday. We will soon get a cold front for the second half of the day with a 70% rain chance and a wind shift to the northwest by late Wednesday evening. Some of those storms could pack a punch, as we have a concern for severe…

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Multiple homes damaged in massive Steele Creek fire; fundraisers set up to help displaced families

Multiple homes damaged in massive Steele Creek fire; fundraisers set up to help displaced families

Dozens of first responders were called Steele Creek’s Berewick neighborhood southwest Charlotte early Wednesday morning when multiple homes were on fire. CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Multiple homes were badly damaged when a massive fire broke out in the Steele Creek area of Charlotte early Wednesday morning.  It happened around 3:30 a.m. in the Berewick neighborhood on Selkirkshire Road, which is about a mile from the Charlotte Premium Outlets. Dozens of firefighters, police officers and paramedics were…

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