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'Extremely dangerous' Cat 4 Hurricane Willa heads for Mexico

Oct. 22, 2018 12:04 AM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Hurricane Willa has grown rapidly into an "extremely dangerous" Category 4 storm in the eastern Pacific, on a path that could potentially bring landfall on a stretch of coast in Mexico between Mazatlan and Puerto Vallarta in the coming days. The U.S. National Hurricane Center said late...

Survey: Farmers lost millions from damages caused by volcano

Oct. 21, 2018 11:42 PM EDT

HILO, Hawaii (AP) — A survey of Big Island farmers has found that they have suffered nearly $28 million from damages caused by the months-long eruption earlier this year of the Kilauea volcano, the Hawaii Tribune Herald reports. The newspaper reports that the survey of 46 farmers by University of Hawaii's...

Hurricane Willa a Category 4 storm in Pacific off Mexico

Oct. 21, 2018 10:49 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Newly formed Hurricane Willa rapidly gained force and grew into an "extremely dangerous" Category 4 storm in the Pacific off Mexico on Sunday, with a potential to make landfall on a western stretch of coast between Mazatlan and Puerto Vallarta in the coming days. The U.S. National...

Hurricane Willa has strengthened into an 'extremely dangerous' Category 4 storm in Pacific off Mexico

Oct. 21, 2018 7:53 PM EDT
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Hurricane Willa has strengthened into an 'extremely dangerous' Category 4 storm in Pacific off Mexico.

Hurricane Willa strengthens into Category 3 storm as it heads for western Mexico

Oct. 21, 2018 4:52 PM EDT
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Hurricane Willa strengthens into Category 3 storm as it heads for western Mexico.

State says NE Ohio well linked to quakes has way to reopen

Oct. 21, 2018 2:14 PM EDT

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — The state has suggested that a shuttered injection well linked to two small earthquakes in northeast Ohio could resume operations if the owner submits an acceptable plan. The Ohio Division of Oil & Gas Resources Management urged the Ohio Supreme Court in an Oct. 11 filing not to...

"I don't feel real": Mental stress mounting after Michael

Oct. 21, 2018 12:52 PM EDT

PANAMA CITY, Fla. (AP) — Amy Cross has a hard time explaining the stress of living in a city that was splintered by Hurricane Michael. She's fearful after hearing gunshots at night, and she's confused because she no longer recognizes the place where she's spent her entire 45 years. "I just know I don't...

Last day of arts festival called off due to strong winds

Oct. 21, 2018 11:49 AM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The fourth and final day of a downtown Raleigh arts festival that had already been rescheduled once due to Hurricane Florence has been scrapped due to strong, gusty winds. The News & Observer of Raleigh reports that the last day of the four-day SPARKcon festival was called off...

Extra effort saves Indian artifacts threatened by storm

Oct. 21, 2018 12:06 AM EDT

PEMBROKE, N.C. (AP) — The selfless efforts of a local educator helped save rare American Indian historical artifacts that were threatened when heavy rains from Hurricane Florence poured into the Indian Education Program Museum. "I got a text that the roof was off the building. I jumped in my vehicle during...

10 days after hurricane, football offers a welcome escape

Oct. 20, 2018 7:11 PM EDT

PANAMA CITY, Fla. (AP) — Castor Gay knew his life had changed the moment he watched his back fence disappear into the howling wind and water started pouring from his ceiling. Mike Maddox sensed the same thing when he packed into a tiny pantry closet with his mom, brother and five dogs while his house...