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Today in History: FEB 3, The day the music died

Feb. 03, 2023 00:01 AM EST

Today in History Today is Friday, Feb. 3, the 34th day of 2023. There are 331 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Feb. 3, the 16th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, providing for a federal income tax, was ratified. ...

Tornado-relief payments come under scrutiny in Kentucky

Feb. 01, 2023 18:17 PM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Some people unaffected by tornadoes that ravaged Kentucky in late 2021 were mistakenly sent payments from a relief fund funneling private donations into the region, the state treasurer's office said Wednesday. State Treasurer Allison Ball's office said it...

Kentucky governor flexes incumbency power in reelection bid

Jan. 28, 2023 12:39 PM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Playing up the advantages of incumbency he hopes to ride to reelectio n, Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear recently touted the state's newest round of job-creation successes, honored a retiring police officer and highlighted recovery assistance for a flood-stricken region. ...

Storm system dumps heavy, wet snow on Indiana and Michigan

Jan. 25, 2023 17:29 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Heavy, wet snow — part of a storm system that spawned tornadoes in the Houston area — has covered roads, vehicles, houses and buildings Wednesday from central and northern Indiana into much of southeastern Michigan. About six inches of snow was expected to...

Tornado causes damage east of Houston; no injuries reported

Jan. 24, 2023 22:44 PM EST

PASADENA, Texas (AP) — A powerful storm system took aim at the Gulf Coast on Tuesday, spawning a tornado that downed utility poles and power lines, overturned vehicles and ripped roofs off homes and businesses in communities east of Houston. There were no immediate reports of serious injuries. ...

Storm spawns tornado that damaged homes, trees in Georgia

Jan. 23, 2023 18:45 PM EST

ADEL, Ga. (AP) — A storm that tore through southwest Georgia over the weekend spawned a tornado that damaged homes, flipped trailers and mowed down trees along a path nearly 6 miles long, officials confirmed Monday. The National Weather Service reported Monday that damage observed...

Forecast: Chance of tornadoes, severe storms in Gulf states

Jan. 23, 2023 12:57 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A cold front forecast to move across the Gulf Coast will bring an enhanced threat of severe storms and tornadoes to communities from Louisiana to Florida. The greatest potential for severe weather Tuesday into early Wednesday will stretch across an area...

Organizers: Selma celebration to go on despite tornado

Jan. 21, 2023 12:14 PM EST

SELMA, Ala. (AP) — The annual Selma celebration that commemorates the fight for voting rights will go forward in March despite the tornado damage to the city, organizers said. “The Bridge Crossing Jubilee is needed every year. But in light of the massive devastation in Selma, it...

Disaster funds at hand in 7 Georgia counties after tornadoes

Jan. 17, 2023 18:26 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — The Federal Emergency Management Agency says that disaster assistance has been made available to Georgia in areas struck by a tornado outbreak across the South on Thursday. In an announcement Tuesday, FEMA said that President Joe Biden's action makes federal funding...

Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey sworn in for her 2nd full term

Jan. 16, 2023 14:23 PM EST

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey began her second full term on Monday, calling the state a place where “common sense and opportunity abound" in uncertain national times. Ivey took the oath of office on the steps of the Alabama Capitol decorated with the state's red...