North Beach redevelopment: Task force unveils solutions to flooding, erosion problems

North Beach redevelopment: Task force unveils solutions to flooding, erosion problems

CLOSE Areas of North Beach flooded Thursday, making some roads impassable for low vehicles. National Weather Service Corpus Christi issued a coastal flood warning for Nueces and Kleberg counties and a coastal flood advisory for Aransas, Refugio and San Patricio counties. Both last until 7 p.m. Friday. Wochit North Beach Infrastructure Task Force officials have found solutions they say will solve the peninsula’s decades-long problems with storm water drainage, flooding and beach erosion. The task force unveiled the…

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North Beach redevelopment: Task force to unveil solutions to flooding, erosion problems

North Beach redevelopment: Task force to unveil solutions to flooding, erosion problems

CLOSE Areas of North Beach flooded Thursday, making some roads impassable for low vehicles. National Weather Service Corpus Christi issued a coastal flood warning for Nueces and Kleberg counties and a coastal flood advisory for Aransas, Refugio and San Patricio counties. Both last until 7 p.m. Friday. Wochit North Beach Infrastructure Task Force officials have found solutions they say will solve the peninsula’s decades-long problems with storm water drainage, flooding and beach erosion. The task force will unveil…

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Full Show: KMCO’s Legal History, And Predictions For Hurricane Season (April 3, 2019)

Full Show: KMCO’s Legal History, And Predictions For Hurricane Season (April 3, 2019)

Houston Matters begins at noon on 88.7FM or listen online. Join the discussion at 713-440-8870, talk@houstonmatters.org or @HoustonMatters. On Wednesday’s Houston Matters: With the second fire at a Houston-area chemical facility in just over two weeks, we learn more about KMCO’s Crosby plant and examine whether its history could bring increased legal pressure to the company, which is already in a legal battle with Harris County from 2017. Plus, Accuweather forecasters release their predictions for…

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Clear Lake Shores investigated for insurance fraud

Clear Lake Shores investigated for insurance fraud

CLEAR LAKE SHORES, Texas – Clear Lake Shores is an upscale community of about 1,300 residents about an hour south of Houston. This city owned front-end loader police boat and a public works golf cart made it through Hurricane Harvey unscathed. Yet, the city of Clear Lake Shores got almost $33,000 from its insurance company. “It bothers me to no end it’s embarrassing said Cleat Lake Shores Police Chief Kenneth Cook. “It’s criminal it’s a felony.”…

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Hurricanes earn 4-1 win over Leafs

Hurricanes earn 4-1 win over Leafs

Carolina Hurricanes center Jordan Staal (11) celebrates his goal against Toronto Maple Leafs goaltender Garret Sparks with teammates during the third period of an NHL hockey game, Tuesday, April 2, 2019, in Toronto. Carolina Hurricanes right wing Nino Niederreiter (21) picked up an assist on the play. The Canadian Press via AP Frank Gunn TORONTO Justin Williams and Dougie Hamilton each banked in goals from behind Toronto’s net as the Carolina Hurricanes picked up a…

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Trump eases up on border shutdown threat

Trump eases up on border shutdown threat

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Donald Trump eased up Tuesday on his threats to shut the southern border this week as officials across his administration explored half-measures that might satisfy the president’s urge for action, like stopping only foot traffic at certain crossings. Facing a surge of Central American migrants trying to enter the U.S., Trump last week threatened to seal the border this week if Mexico did not immediately halt all illegal immigration into the…

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The Latest: DHS likens border issues to Category 5 hurricane

The Latest: DHS likens border issues to Category 5 hurricane

Updated 8:02 pm CDT, Tuesday, April 2, 2019 Vehicles from Mexico and the U.S. approach a border crossing in El Paso, Texas, Monday, April 1, 2019. Vehicles from Mexico and the U.S. approach a border crossing in El Paso, Texas, Monday, April 1, 2019. Photo: Cedar Attanasio, AP Photo: Cedar Attanasio, AP Image 1 of / 4 Caption Close Image 1 of 4 Vehicles from Mexico and the U.S. approach a border crossing in El Paso,…

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United Way Worldwide talks Florence recovery with Cape Fear organizations

United Way Worldwide talks Florence recovery with Cape Fear organizations

United Way Worldwide President Mary Sellers hears from several Cape Fear businesses and other organizations about hurricane recovery efforts. (Photo: Matt Bennett/WWAY) WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — The president of United Way Worldwide visited Wilmington Tuesday to discuss post-Hurricane Florence recovery efforts with more than 50 ​local city, county, faith, business and nonprofits. United Way is a non-profit organization that works to pool efforts in fundraising. – Advertisement – United Way Worldwide received more than $300,000…

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Disaster aid stalls in Senate amid fight over Puer

Disaster aid stalls in Senate amid fight over Puer

WASHINGTON (AP) – Senate Democrats on Monday blocked a Republican disaster aid bill, saying it doesn’t do enough to help hurricane-torn Puerto Rico. The move tossed long-sought relief for victims of hurricanes, floods and western wildfires into limbo. The vote escalated a fight between Democrats and President Donald Trump, who opposes further rebuilding aid for the U.S. island territory, which was slammed by back-to-back hurricanes in 2017. The 44-49 vote fell short of a majority,…

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NC Forest Service: Weekend wildfire burns 45 acres in Leland

NC Forest Service: Weekend wildfire burns 45 acres in Leland

Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Wildfire burning in Leland (Photo: Tess Risano/ viewer) BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — A new assessment shows it wasn’t 10 acres that burned in a Leland wildfire Saturday afternoon but more than four times more that number. North Carolina Forest Service reports the initial acreage was measured overhead, using a helicopter more than 2,000 feet above ground and through heavy smoke. – Advertisement – After measuring the area on foot…

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CITGO donates truck to provide mobile food pantry for hurricane impacted areas

CITGO donates truck to provide mobile food pantry for hurricane impacted areas

None Larry Elizondo, general manager for government and public affairs for CITGO, speaks at the ribbon cutting for the donation of a new refrigerated truck to the Coastal Bend Food Bank on Monday, April 1, 2019. The truck will provide for an expansion of the food bank’s mobile food pantry services and is specifically for areas impacted by Hurricane Harvey. Rachel Denny Clow/Caller-Times

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City of San Antonio Opens Pop-Up Immigration Center to Aid Asylum Seekers Flooding Bus Station

City of San Antonio Opens Pop-Up Immigration Center to Aid Asylum Seekers Flooding Bus Station

click to enlarge Shutterstock The City of San Antonio has for the first time opened a pop-up immigration resource center to respond to the surge of asylum seekers arriving from Central America, Texas Public Radio reports. The center is located in a storefront across from the downtown Greyhound Bus station, the arrival point for hundreds of families recently bused into the city by U.S. immigration authorities. Around 76,000 immigrants were apprehended by U.S. Customs and Border…

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Penguins inch closer to playoff spot, top Hurricanes 3-1

Penguins inch closer to playoff spot, top Hurricanes 3-1

Matt Murray stopped 37 shots and the Pittsburgh Penguins inched closer to a playoff berth with a 3-1 win over Carolina on Sunday night. Matt Cullen, at 42 the NHL’s oldest player, had a goal and an assist for Pittsburgh. Garrett Wilson collected his first goal in nearly two months and Patric Hornqvist added his first even-strength score since early January. Murray did the rest while as the Penguins took a major step toward assuring…

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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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