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CMP takes heat for cutoff notices in cold weather

Nov. 22, 2019 5:22 PM EST

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A ratepayer advocacy group says 50 Central Maine Power customers embroiled in billing disputes have received disconnect notices. CMP Ratepayers Unite tells the Portland Press Herald that the volume of cold-weather shutoff notices is a slap in the face to CMP customers caught up in an...

New Jersey eyes $20M for Sandy recovery in Atlantic City

Nov. 22, 2019 4:33 PM EST

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey is considering spending $20 million on Superstorm Sandy recovery projects in Atlantic City. The state Department of Community Affairs is proposing spending money from its Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery program to repair and replace infrastructure...

Fatal wrecks among several accidents on icy Kansas roads

Nov. 22, 2019 3:10 PM EST

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Icy and snow-covered roads are causing accidents across much of Kansas, including two fatal wrecks. Slick roads were common across central and western Kansas on Friday, causing dozens of accidents and several injuries. Troopers say many roads and highways in western Kansas are...

Jefferson City tornado claims reach more than $170 million

Nov. 22, 2019 12:14 PM EST

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — State insurance officials say Jefferson City residents made more than $170 million in insurance claims after a tornado hit the city on May 22. KMIZ reports Missouri Department of Insurance data shows insurers paid out more than $122 million for those claims. The data shows most...

North Carolina’s Ocracoke Island reopens to visitors Dec. 2

Nov. 22, 2019 12:08 PM EST

OCRACOKE, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina’s hurricane-ravaged Ocracoke Island will reopen to visitor early next month. The Virginian-Pilot reported Friday that the Outer Banks island will open on Dec. 2. The island was supposed to open to visitors on Friday, but a more recent storm delayed the reopening...

Missing toddler named Miracle found unharmed in cold car

Nov. 22, 2019 10:06 AM EST

DENVER (AP) — Police in suburban Denver say a missing toddler was found unharmed after spending an unknown amount of time in her mother’s missing car in cold weather. Aurora police chief Nick Metz says 18-month-old Miracle Adu was crying when officers entered the car Thursday night, which he said...

Severe flooding in Republic of Congo displaces 50,000 people

Nov. 22, 2019 9:53 AM EST

BRAZZAVILLE, Republic of Congo (AP) — The Republic of Congo’s government has declared a state of natural disaster in three territories after severe flooding displaced at least 50,000 people. The Council of Ministers said weeks of heavy rains in Likouala, La Cuvette and Plateaux territories have...

Florida Woman found guilty of Hurricane Irma relief fraud

Nov. 22, 2019 4:20 AM EST

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — A Florida woman has been convicted of fraudulently obtaining Hurricane Irma disaster relief money. Court records show that 37-year-old Karen Latrice Houston was convicted by a jury in Tampa federal court this week of three counts of theft of government funds. She faces up to 10 years in...

PG&E restores power to thousands in California

Nov. 21, 2019 10:16 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Pacific Gas & Electric restored power Thursday to 120,000 people it intentionally blacked out to ease the risk of catastrophic wildfires. The nation’s largest utility cut power Wednesday in parts of 11 Northern and central California counties because of concerns that dry,...

The Latest: PG&E restores power to thousands in California

Nov. 21, 2019 10:00 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Latest on power outages in California (all times local): 7 p.m. Pacific Gas & Electric says it’s restored power to 120,000 people whose electricity was cut because of windy, dry weather. The utility blacked out 11 Northern and central California counties on Wednesday out...