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Imelda leaves 2 dead in Texas, others stranded and trapped

Sep. 20, 2019 12:14 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Emergency crews continued to pull motorists and others from high water Friday after the remnants of Tropical Storm Imelda soaked the Houston area, leaving at least two people dead during the relentless downpour. The aftermath from Imelda, which drew comparisons to Hurricane Harvey two years...

Iowa State looks to hit its stride against Louisiana-Monroe

Sep. 20, 2019 3:02 AM EDT

AMES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa State has just one more chance to find its rhythm ahead of Big 12 play. Louisiana-Monroe might not be the pushover that most Power Five teams are looking to play as they tune up for the conference season. Iowa State, hamstrung by struggles on offense and on special teams, has yet to...

2 dead as Imelda strands drivers, floods homes in Texas

Sep. 19, 2019 11:55 PM EDT

CHINA, Texas (AP) — The slow-churning remnants of Tropical Storm Imelda flooded parts of Texas on Thursday, leaving at least two people dead and rescue crews with boats scrambling to reach stranded drivers and families trapped in their homes during a relentless downpour that drew comparisons to Hurricane...

The Latest: Conditions in Houston improve as Imelda departs

Sep. 19, 2019 10:54 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — The Latest on the remnants of Tropical Storm Imelda (all times local): 9:50 p.m. Houston officials say floodwaters are receding across most of the city and efforts will continue through the night to clear the city's freeways of hundreds of vehicles stalled by the flooding. The dangerous...

Officer drops appeal of suspension in black man's shooting

Sep. 19, 2019 7:52 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A police officer is dropping his appeal of a three-day suspension over a confrontation with a black man whose shooting death prompted widespread protests in Baton Rouge in 2016. News outlets report attorney Kyle Kershaw announced Thursday morning that client Howie Lake II was...

Sex crime suspect says underage girl's family attacked him

Sep. 19, 2019 10:32 AM EDT

MONROE, La. (AP) — A Louisiana man accused of having sex with a 13-year-old said he was beaten by the girl's family after they caught the two together. News outlets report 18-year-old Javionne Thomas is charged with felony carnal knowledge of a juvenile. A Monroe sheriff's arrest report says deputies...

No severe impacts from Imelda as it moves through Texas

Sep. 18, 2019 9:09 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Tropical Depression Imelda has deluged parts of Southeast Texas with rain, but officials in Houston and surrounding communities said Wednesday that so far there have been no severe consequences. Glenn LaMont, deputy emergency management coordinator in Brazoria County, located south of...

Goodyear ordered to pay $6.7M for death from exploding tire

Sep. 18, 2019 5:41 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. must pay more than $6.7 million in damages in the death of a garbage truck driver killed when a tire he was inflating exploded, a judge in a New Orleans suburb has ruled. Elwood Breaux Jr. was working for Plaquemines Parish when the "zipper failure"...

Louisiana governor election won't uproot Medicaid expansion

Sep. 18, 2019 4:07 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana's Democratic governor, John Bel Edwards, moved quickly to expand Medicaid when he took office in 2016, making his state the only one in the Deep South to embrace that signature piece of President Barack Obama's health care law. And in a conservative state that solidly...

Houston area preparing for heavy rain, flooding from Imelda

Sep. 17, 2019 9:21 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Officials in the Houston area were preparing high-water vehicles and staging rescue boats Tuesday as Tropical Storm Imelda moved in from the Gulf of Mexico, threatening to dump up to 18 inches of rain in parts of Southeast Texas and southwestern Louisiana over the next few days. The storm,...