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Tens of thousands without power in WA, OR; 2 killed by tree

Oct. 24, 2021 21:12 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — A strong Pacific storm system that triggered mud flows in wildfire-scarred areas of California also slammed the Washington state and Oregon Sunday, threatening coastal flooding and causing power outages affecting tens of thousands of people in the Pacific Northwest. ...

Drought-stricken California doused by major storm

Oct. 24, 2021 21:10 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A powerful storm barreled toward Southern California after flooding highways, toppling trees and causing mud flows in areas burned bare by recent fires across the northern part of the state. Drenching showers and strong winds accompanied the...

Airplane makes emergency landing at Raleigh-Durham Airport

Oct. 24, 2021 20:08 PM EDT

MORRISVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A Frontier Airlines flight from Norfolk, Virginia, to Orlando made an emergency landing at Raleigh-Durham International Airport due to fumes or an odor in the cabin, officials said. News outlets report that all 102 passengers and crew were...

Fire on cargo ship off British Columbia coast reported out

Oct. 24, 2021 18:43 PM EDT

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Canadian Coast Guard officials said Sunday a fire that was burning in several containers aboard a cargo ship off the coast of British Columbia appeared to be out. The Coast Guard said it received word late Saturday morning that a fire...

2 die in crash after police chase in Prince William County

Oct. 24, 2021 16:20 PM EDT

WOODBRIDGE, Va. (AP) — A speeding car whose driver refused to stop for police crashed into a wall and caught fire early Sunday, killing the two people inside, police said. Virginia State Police said they tried to pull the vehicle over because it was traveling 72 mph in...

After California wildfire, thousands of trees to be removed

Oct. 23, 2021 17:53 PM EDT

THREE RIVERS, Calif. (AP) — In the wake of California wildfires, upwards of 10,000 trees weakened by fires, drought, disease or age must be removed, work that will keep a nearby highway closed to visitors who seek the world’s two largest sequoia trees. The hazard...

Fire at Nebraska prison sends 1 person to hospital

Oct. 23, 2021 17:09 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A fire in a housing unit at the Lincoln Correctional Center on Saturday sent one person to the hospital, according to Lincoln Fire and Rescue. The Lincoln Journal-Star reported that emergency crews responded to the facility at about 11:30 a.m. The...

Richmond apartment building evacuated due to safety concerns

Oct. 23, 2021 16:59 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Residents of a 10-story apartment building in downtown Richmond, Virginia, have been evacuated after city inspectors ruled it unsafe. The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports the evacuation was ordered after an inspection on Friday at Grace Place...

Canadian man pleads guilty in Bismarck slaying

Oct. 23, 2021 12:10 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A Canadian man facing the possibility of life in prison for the death of a Bismarck man two years ago has entered into a plea agreement that would send him to prison for 25 years. The Bismarck Tribune reports Earl Howard, 43, of Bellwood, Ontario,...

EXPLAINER: How wildfires impact wildlife, their habitat

Oct. 23, 2021 11:12 AM EDT

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — The porcupines were walking slow and funny, more so than they usually do. Their stride concerned some residents in a South Lake Tahoe neighborhood who called a rehabilitation center. Turns out, the porcupines had extensive burns to their paws,...