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Roadway reopens on Ocracoke Island 3 months after Dorian

Dec. 5, 2019 5:24 PM EST

OCRACOKE ISLAND, N.C. (AP) — The North Carolina Department of Transportation announced Thursday that N.C. 12 on Ocracoke Island will reopen to all traffic, three months after Hurricane Dorian severely damaged the island and it's main road. The September storm destroyed the protected dune line between the...

UN says 13 people reportedly killed in Philippines typhoon

Dec. 5, 2019 2:16 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — U.N. humanitarian officials say typhoon Kammuri reportedly killed 13 people and displaced nearly 400,000 others as it crossed the Philippines with fierce winds and rain this week. U.N. spokesman Stephane Dujarric said Thursday that the humanitarian experts also reported that more than...

Historic US towns endured wars, storms. What about sea rise?

Dec. 5, 2019 12:46 PM EST

SWANSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Historic cities and towns along the Southeastern U.S. coast have survived wars, hurricanes, disease outbreaks and other calamities, but now that sea levels are creeping up with no sign of stopping, they face a more existential crisis. With a total annual budget of $225 million,...

Driver who killed Colorado trooper during blizzard gets jail

Dec. 5, 2019 10:30 AM EST

GREELEY, Colo. (AP) — A man who lost control of his car and killed a Colorado state trooper helping a stranded driver during a blizzard will spend 90 days behind bars. In an unexpected move, a judge on Wednesday sentenced John Carpenter, 59, of Centennial to time in jail in the death of Cpl. Daniel Groves...

Snow in Reno, up to 3 feet on peaks above Tahoe by weekend

Dec. 4, 2019 4:24 PM EST

RENO, Nev. (AP) — A weakening low pressure system is bringing rain and snow to much of Nevada with another big winter storm expected to arrive in the Sierra by Friday. Light snow fell in the Reno area Wednesday and a winter weather advisory was in effect until 6 p.m. for the central Sierra south of Lake...

19 people rescued from snowed-in home in Michigan's UP

Dec. 4, 2019 12:14 PM EST

SPALDING TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Authorities in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula have rescued 19 members of a family who became marooned in a snowed-in cabin after a weekend blizzard swept the area. The Menominee County Road Commission said a joint rescue team rescued 10 children and nine adults Monday...

Deadline approaching for storm, flooding disaster loans

Dec. 4, 2019 6:25 AM EST

PRESTONSBURG, Ky. (AP) — Businesses in several Kentucky counties have a few more weeks to apply for loans to help with losses from severe storms and flooding earlier this year. Low-interest disaster loans are available in Breathitt, Floyd, Johnson, Knott, Lawrence, Magoffin, Martin, Morgan and Wolfe...

Downed trees, closed roads slow storm power restoration

Dec. 4, 2019 6:21 AM EST

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Crews were working in New Jersey Wednesday to restore electricity to 26,127 homes and businesses that lost service during a snowstorm, but it may be late Friday night before all have their power back, Jersey Central Power & Light said. Most of the customers were in Sussex County,...

Lingering snowstorm wreaks havoc on Boston commute

Dec. 3, 2019 7:49 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — A long-lasting snowstorm hit much of New England at the height of the morning commute Tuesday and continued to hang around for most of the day, snarling travel and closing schools. The wintry weather that moved into the region Sunday night brought more than 2 feet of snow to parts of upstate...

The Latest: Wintry storm winding down in New England

Dec. 3, 2019 2:56 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — The Latest on the winter storm in the Northeast (all times local): 2:45 p.m. A widespread storm that brought heavy snowfall across the Northeast in recent days is winding down. The National Weather Service says the long-lasting storm is slowly moving out of the region Tuesday afternoon and...