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Refreezing still a threat after snowstorm; rain on the way

Dec. 11, 2018 3:54 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Seesawing temperatures across several southern states were gradually melting snow from a wintry storm, but also "transforming slushy roads into treacherous ice" during the morning commute, one governor warned Tuesday. Sunny skies in North Carolina and Virginia were helping to thaw out...

Snowed-in South makes the best of day off from work, school

Dec. 10, 2018 7:59 PM EST

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Snowed-in Southerners made the best of a day without work or school Monday while officials warned that roads remained treacherous even as the worst of a wintry storm departed. Snow, sleet and freezing rain tapered off across states from Georgia to West Virginia that were recovering from...

The Latest: Police say driver killed by falling tree

Dec. 9, 2018 6:27 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on severe winter storm hitting parts of the U.S. Southeast (all times local): 6:25 p.m. Authorities in North Carolina say a driver was killed when a tree fell on a vehicle. Police in the Charlotte suburb of Matthews said Sunday that the vehicle was traveling down a street...

Residents continue assessing rare December tornado damage

Dec. 3, 2018 9:28 PM EST

Central Illinois residents on Monday continued assessing damage from rare December tornadoes, including a half-mile-wide one that injured at least 20 people. The state's severe weather was part of a line of thunderstorms that raked areas of the central U.S. late Friday and into Saturday, killing one person in...

Rare December tornadoes reported in central US, killing 1

Dec. 2, 2018 6:50 PM EST

Residents in central Illinois on Sunday assessed the damage after rare December tornadoes, including one the day before that was a half-mile-wide, ripped roofs off homes in Taylorville, downed power lines and injured at least 20 people. The severe weather in Illinois was part of a line of thunderstorms that raked...

'One day at a time' for schools recovering from hurricane

Nov. 30, 2018 3:32 PM EST

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Since students in the Florida Panhandle county hardest hit by Hurricane Michael returned to classrooms in early November, they've dealt with power outages, sporadic internet, missing friends, larger classes and shared buildings. Students displaced from heavily damaged Bay County...

Power restored to Philadelphia City Hall after failure

Nov. 26, 2018 7:40 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia's City Hall went without power Monday afternoon, but officials say the problem has been resolved and the building will reopen for normal business Tuesday. It wasn't clear what caused the power failure Monday afternoon. The building closed early for the day while crews...

Thousands still without power from snowstorm

Nov. 19, 2018 9:20 AM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Last week's unexpectedly strong snowstorm is still having an effect in areas of western Pennsylvania. Thousands of residents in Butler and Armstrong counties are still without power after the storm powered through the region last Thursday and Friday. The Tribune-Review reports most...

Winter storm causes travel nightmares, power outages

Nov. 16, 2018 2:58 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The first snowstorm of the season caused havoc around Pennsylvania, downing trees and power lines and causing a travel nightmare, including for some drivers who were stuck for 12 hours on a snowy interstate. Thursday's storm brought traffic to a standstill in many areas as drivers and...

3rd body found in Southern California fire zone

Nov. 14, 2018 9:14 PM EST

MALIBU, Calif. (AP) — A body was found in a burned home Wednesday, and authorities were investigating to determine if it's the third victim of a huge wildfire in Southern California that destroyed hundreds of homes. Two deaths were previously linked to the weeklong blaze in Ventura and Los Angeles counties...