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Official: Canadian man missing in China and feared detained is entrepreneur Michael Spavor

Dec. 12, 2018 9:03 PM EST
TORONTO (AP) — Official: Canadian man missing in China and feared detained is entrepreneur Michael Spavor.

The Latest: Officials reduce North Carolina storm death toll

Dec. 12, 2018 8:00 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on severe weather in North Carolina (all times local): 8 p.m. Officials in North Carolina have revised downward the death toll from this week's severe weather. The state's total initially included an 82-year-old woman in Haywood County whose death was reported by state...

Heavy rains expected in Southern states after snowstorm

Dec. 12, 2018 3:38 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Forecasters say North Carolina can expect heavy rains and a flood threat on the heels of a winter storm that walloped the area. The National Weather Service issued a statement warning of widespread rainfall starting Friday that could total 1.5 inches (3.8 centimeters) across much of...

Agency: $4.2 billion in insured losses in Florida from storm

Dec. 12, 2018 8:29 AM EST

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — State officials are estimating that Floridians had more than $4.2 billion in insured losses from Hurricane Michael. The Florida Office of Insurance Regulation said that as of last week, insurers had handled more than 131,000 claims in Florida, about two-thirds of them involving...

The Latest: Storm helps North Carolina, Virginia ski resorts

Dec. 11, 2018 4:02 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on a wintry storm that hit several southern states (all times local): 4 p.m. For businesses that depend on frozen precipitation, this week's wintry storm wasn't all bad. Ski resorts in Virginia and North Carolina are boasting of strong ski conditions after getting smothered...

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...

Storm cleanup: Florida officials resign amid resources probe

Dec. 11, 2018 3:29 PM EST

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A top official in Florida's highway agency and her deputy resigned after an investigation into whether state employees were sent to the official's south Georgia home to clean up fallen tree limbs and connect a generator after Hurricane Michael. Kelley Scott, director of...

Officials in Florida want Hurricane Michael tent camp closed

Dec. 11, 2018 8:48 AM EST

PANAMA CITY, Fla. (AP) — Officials want to shut down a tent camp where hundreds of people have stayed since Hurricane Michael struck Florida's Panhandle in October. Shawn York of the United Methodist Committee on Relief says just a few displaced locals have stayed in the Panama City encampment recently....

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: Pedestrians warned of ice from skyscraper

Dec. 10, 2018 7:47 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on the effects of a wintry storm crossing the U.S. Southeast (all times local): 7:45 p.m. Police in North Carolina's largest city are warning pedestrians of ice falling from a downtown skyscraper. Charlotte-Mecklenburg police shut down one street Monday after reports of...