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Burglary suspect arrested after being shot by Rolla officer

Sep. 29, 2020 5:40 PM EDT

ROLLA, Mo. (AP) — A Doniphan man was hospitalized in stable condition after he was shot by a Rolla police officer during a foot chase, Rolla police said. The incident on Monday began when a burglary was reported at the Three Squirrels Winery in St. James. The suspect's vehicle was seen in Rolla and a...

Smoke from wildfires in Oregon and California creates hazy skies as the sun is seen above the Washington state Capitol, Saturday afternoon, Sept. 12, 2020, in Olympia, Wash. Numerous air quality warnings were in place for most of the West through the weekend. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Weather service forecasts smoky skies in Washington state

Sep. 29, 2020 5:12 PM EDT

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — The National Weather Service in Seattle has said smoke from the wildfires in northern California could arrive in Puget Sound this week. The smoke is expected to haze the skies Tuesday night or Wednesday morning and linger for up to three days, The News Tribune reported....

Private firefighter Bradcus Schrandt, right, holds an injured kitten while Joe Catterson assists, at the Zogg Fire near Ono, Calif., on Sunday, Sep. 27, 2020. (AP Photo/Ethan Swope)

Dying winds give crews hope in Northern California fires

Sep. 29, 2020 4:26 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Easing winds gave California firefighters a break Tuesday as they battled a destructive wildfire that was driven by strong winds through wine country north of San Francisco and another rural blaze that killed three people. Breezes replaced the powerful gusts that sent the Glass Fire...

A fire engine leaves a burning property as the Glass Fire tears through St. Helena, Calif., on Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)

3 killed in Northern California wildfire; thousands flee

Sep. 29, 2020 3:51 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Northern California's wine country was on fire again Monday as strong winds fanned flames in the already scorched region, destroying homes and prompting orders for nearly 70,000 people to evacuated. Meanwhile, three people died in a separate fire further north in the state. In Sonoma...

Wildfires in West affect wine grape harvest in Yakima Valley

Sep. 28, 2020 11:33 AM EDT

YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) — Wine grape growers in Washington state have said grapes this year have a better flavor and color than previous years, but it is unclear how many can be salvaged from smoke damage from nearby wildfires. Yakima Valley farmers said their harvests are expected to come in below anticipated...

Sugar cookies with the likeness of President Obama are displayed as part of Julie Muller's cookie decorating kits which she sell on Etsy, Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020, in Houston. One of the cookie-decorating kits she offers has a Black Lives Matter theme. Amid all the Black Lives Matter themed T-shirts, face masks and signs appearing in recent months, some unconventional merchandise has been popping up on online crafts marketplace Etsy. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Homespun BLM products include cookie kits, garden gnomes

Sep. 27, 2020 9:38 AM EDT

A few weeks after nationwide protests erupted over the police killing of George Floyd, Julie Muller looked for something positive she could contribute to the movement from her Houston home. The 67-year-old white woman, who has been selling homemade cookie-decorating kits online since March, decided to offer one...

Workers harvest Petit Verdot grapes in the vineyard of Casale del Giglio, in Latina, near Rome, Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020.  Change can come slowly to Italy’s centuries-old wine industry, but in a matter of months the global pandemic radically altered the path from vine to table, beginning with the fall harvest. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)

AP PHOTOS: Italian grape harvest plows on through pandemic

Sep. 19, 2020 3:45 AM EDT

LATINA, Italy (AP) — Change can come slowly to Italy’s centuries-old wine industry, but the coronavirus pandemic has radically altered the path from vine to table in a matter of months, beginning with the fall harvest. At the Casale Del Giglio winery in the Agro Pontino area south of Rome, a group...

Nevada COVID-19 panel OKs reopening bars in Las Vegas, Elko

Sep. 17, 2020 7:44 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Bars in and around Las Vegas will be allowed to reopen after this weekend with limited capacity, distance between customers and facial coverings all around, following action Thursday by a Nevada coronavirus response task force. The panel decided that drinking establishments can also...

Black-owned franchise of wineries opens first Ky location

Sep. 13, 2020 11:35 AM EDT

ELIZABETHTOWN, Ky. (AP) — There’s nothing like it in Elizabethtown. That’s what everyone kept telling Charlie Watkins when he began searching for places for the franchisee location of Waters Edge Wineries he signed on for last year. He wanted to open a business he could run with his...

Bars stay closed in Vegas, open in Pahrump; Reno next week

Sep. 10, 2020 9:13 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Bars, taprooms, wineries and breweries will remain closed in Las Vegas but can reopen as early as next week in the Reno-Sparks area under strict guidelines intended to prevent the spread of COVID-19, a state task force decided Thursday. Drinking establishments in rural Pahrump were given...