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Farmers in 21 parishes may qualify for hurricane Laura aid

Dec. 3, 2020 11:27 AM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Farmers in 21 north and central Louisiana parishes may qualify for low-interest loans to cover losses from Hurricane Laura in August. These are parishes which did not already qualify under President Donald Trump’s disaster declaration in August. The U.S. Department of...

FILE - In this June 13, 2019 file photo, State Rep. Dade Phelan, center, R-Beaumont, talks to Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick before Gov. Greg Abbott signs Harvey-related measures at Gallery Furniture in Houston. Officials say no one was hurt after a private plane carrying Phelan skidded off a runway while trying to land during a rainstorm. Phelan says everyone aboard the plane was able to walk away after the rough landing Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2020, at the Angelina County Airport, about 110 miles northeast of Houston. (Elizabeth Conley/Houston Chronicle via AP, File)

Plane carrying Texas lawmaker skids off runway; no one hurt

Dec. 3, 2020 8:34 AM EST

BURKE, Texas (AP) — A private plane carrying the presumptive incoming Texas House speaker skidded off a runway while trying to land during a rainstorm, but no one was seriously hurt, officials said. The plane was landing Wednesday at Angelina County Airport, about 110 miles (175 kilometers) northeast of...

Editorial Roundup: Louisiana

Dec. 2, 2020 3:47 PM EST

Recent editorials from Louisiana newspapers: ___ Dec. 2 The Advocate on National Football League COVID-19 rule violations by the New Orleans Saints: It took weeks as New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell and the New Orleans Saints organizations looked at the same coronavirus data and came to different conclusions...

Editorial Roundup: South Carolina

Dec. 2, 2020 3:37 PM EST

Recent editorials from South Carolina newspapers: ___ Dec. 1 The Post and Courier on eliminating the witness requirement on ballots: The bad news from this year’s S.C. absentee voting extravaganza is that twice as many people as four years ago had their mail-in ballots rejected because they failed the...

Maine police investigate death of pedestrian in rainstorm

Dec. 2, 2020 11:12 AM EST

MEXICO. Maine (AP) — Police in Maine are investigating a crash that killed an 81-year-old woman in the town of Mexico. The crash killed Sally Yarnish, who was struck by a pickup truck as she walked in a rainstorm on Monday night, police said. Yarnish was taken to a local hospital where she died early on...

Power restored to most in Maine after heavy winds

Dec. 2, 2020 8:03 AM EST

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The number of power outages in Maine has been cut from more than 100,000 to about 10,000. Utility crews from as far away as New Jersey are mopping up Wednesday after a storm Monday night packing heavy rain and gusts topping 60 mph in several locations. Brighter skies and lighter...

A crew from New Brunswick, Canada, works to restore power following a severe rain storm, Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020, in Brunswick, Maine. The storm knocked out power to  more than 100,000 electricity customers in Maine. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)

Utility crews continue work after strong gusts buffet Maine

Dec. 1, 2020 5:17 PM EST

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A powerful storm with gusts topping 60 mph (96 kph) swept across coastal New England, knocking out electricity for more than 100,000 homes and businesses at the storm's peak in Maine, officials said Tuesday. Hundreds of utility crews from as far away as New Jersey and New Brunswick,...

Forecasters confirm small tornado hit Pennsylvania town

Dec. 1, 2020 12:52 PM EST

MONTGOMERYVILLE, Pa. (AP) — The National Weather Service on Tuesday determined a small tornado hit a Pennsylvania town as a line of severe storms packing high winds and heavy rain moved across the Northeast. The EF-0 twister was packing 70 mph (113 kph) winds as it cut a 100-yard (90-meter) path through...

In this photo provided by the Florida Keys News Bureau, Jai Sommers holds hurricane flags as they burn after being doused with rum to mark the end of the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season, Monday, Nov. 30, 2020, in Key West, Fla. According to the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration, the 2020 season spawned 30 named storms including 13 hurricanes, making it the busiest on record. The flag-burning ceremony capped the Florida Keys' Conch Republic Independence Celebration, honoring the Florida Keys island chain's colorful alter ego. (Rob O'Neal/Florida Keys News Bureau via AP)

Key West ends hurricane seasons by burning warning flags

Dec. 1, 2020 12:39 PM EST

KEY WEST, Fla. (AP) — A small group of Florida Keys residents marked end of the record-breaking 2020 Atlantic hurricane season by dousing hurricane warning flags with rum and burning them during a waterfront ceremony. The Monday event included remembering people still recovering from hurricanes that...

Storm blankets Ohio with snow, causes thousands of outages

Dec. 1, 2020 10:53 AM EST

CLEVELAND (AP) — A wintry storm has blanketed much of Ohio with snow on Tuesday, leaving tens of thousands of people in the northern part of the state without power. The brunt of the gusty storm blew in early Tuesday morning with locations in and around Cleveland receiving 6 inches (15.24 centimeters) or...