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In Ian's wake, Florida residents brave a slow wait for power

Oct. 04, 2022 01:57 AM EDT

BONITA SPRINGS, Fla. (AP) — Nearly a week after Hurricane Ian smashed into Florida and carved a path of destruction that reached into the Carolinas, more than half a million statewide residents faced another day without electricity Tuesday as rescuers continued their search for those trapped...

Frustration and desperation mount as Ian's effects linger

Oct. 03, 2022 22:44 PM EDT

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Days after the skies cleared and the winds died down in Florida, Hurricane Ian's effects persisted Monday, as people faced another week without power and others were being rescued from homes inundated with lingering floodwaters. Ten additional deaths were...

Youngkin plan calls for reevaluating major clean energy law

Oct. 03, 2022 15:23 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Republican Gov. Glenn Youngkin called Monday for expanding nuclear power generation in Virginia, reevaluating a recent clean energy law celebrated by environmentalists, and restoring greater authority to state regulators who oversee the state's powerful utilities. ...

Feds vow major aid for Hurricane Ian victims amid rescues

Oct. 02, 2022 19:51 PM EDT

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — With the death toll from Hurricane Ian rising and hundreds of thousands of people without power in Florida and the Carolinas, U.S. officials vowed Sunday to unleash a massive amount of federal disaster aid as crews scrambled to rescue people stranded by the storm. ...

Coastal Virginia prepares for potentially severe flooding

Oct. 02, 2022 19:07 PM EDT

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Residents of coastal Virginia were bracing Sunday for the potential of severe tidal flooding, beginning overnight Monday. Remnants of Hurricane Ian have moved offshore and formed a nor’easter that is expected to pile even more water into an already inundated...

Excessive force lawsuit filed after Virginia man's death

Oct. 02, 2022 14:34 PM EDT

FRONT ROYAL, Va. (AP) — The son of a 77-year-old man who died after sustaining injuries during a traffic stop in Virginia earlier this year has filed a $6 million lawsuit that alleges the deputies involved in his father's arrest used excessive force. The civil complaint from Ian...

Demand for local food banks ratchets up

Oct. 02, 2022 09:05 AM EDT

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — The Thomas Jefferson Area Food Bank has been packed, its warehouse holding rows of pallets of canned goods stacked to be packed into kits for seniors or distributed to members of the community who need emergency food. As of late, it’s also held lines...

Robot helps with procedures at Virginia dental clinic

Oct. 02, 2022 09:03 AM EDT

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — Virginia Beach Realtor Melissa Ly said she was excited to go to the dentist in June. Even though she’d had a dental implant, it was her first time for the procedure in which the doctor was assisted by a robot. “I love technology,” she said. ...

Duke snaps 13-game ACC skid, beats Virginia 38-17

Oct. 02, 2022 00:13 AM EDT

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Riley Leonard ran for two touchdowns and threw for another and Duke snapped a 13-game Atlantic Coast Conference losing streak in beating Virginia 38-17 on Saturday night. Duke (4-1, 1-0 ACC) scored three touchdowns during an 11-minute span of the first half. The...

Dae Dae Hunter helps Liberty run over Old Dominion 38-24

Oct. 01, 2022 21:51 PM EDT

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Dae Dae Hunter ran for 121 yards and accounted for three touchdowns to lead Liberty to a 38-24 victory over Old Dominion on Saturday night. Hunter carried the ball 15 times that included touchdown runs of 29 and 32 yards. In the fourth quarter, Hunter caught a...