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Extra effort saves Indian artifacts threatened by storm

Oct. 21, 2018 12:06 AM EDT

PEMBROKE, N.C. (AP) — The selfless efforts of a local educator helped save rare American Indian historical artifacts that were threatened when heavy rains from Hurricane Florence poured into the Indian Education Program Museum. "I got a text that the roof was off the building. I jumped in my vehicle during...

Tropical Storm Willa could become hurricane off Mexico coast

Oct. 21, 2018 12:02 AM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Two tropical storms are swirling in the Pacific Ocean off Mexico, and one is forecast to become a hurricane and approach the country's west coast in several days. Tropical Storm Willa is the 21st named storm of the eastern Pacific hurricane season. It was about 255 miles (415 kilometers)...

10 days after hurricane, football offers a welcome escape

Oct. 20, 2018 7:11 PM EDT

PANAMA CITY, Fla. (AP) — Castor Gay knew his life had changed the moment he watched his back fence disappear into the howling wind and water started pouring from his ceiling. Mike Maddox sensed the same thing when he packed into a tiny pantry closet with his mom, brother and five dogs while his house...

Tropical Storms Willa and Vicente swirling off Mexico

Oct. 20, 2018 5:57 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Two tropical storms are swirling in the Pacific Ocean off Mexico, and one is forecast to become a hurricane and approach the country's west coast late next week. Tropical Storm Willa is the 21st named storm of the eastern Pacific hurricane season. It was about 280 miles (450 kilometers)...

Colorado's Loveland, Arapahoe, Wolf Creek ski areas now open

Oct. 20, 2018 5:56 PM EDT

Three ski resorts are now up and running in Colorado, with Loveland and Arapahoe Basin joining Wolf Creek in welcoming snow riders for the 2018-19 season. Loveland Ski Area opened Saturday with the debut of its first high-speed quad chairlift, named Chet's Dream after the late Chet Upham, the resort's longtime...

19th Century shipwrecks unearthed by Hurricane Michael

Oct. 20, 2018 12:54 PM EDT

DOG ISLAND, Fla. (AP) — Hurricane Michael's deadly storm surge unearthed shipwrecks caused by another hurricane — in 1899. The Tallahassee Democrat reports unclear which of the 15 ships, or how many, that grounded on the Franklin County barrier island during the storm 119 years ago were exposed by...

Florida's open for business, tourism agency says

Oct. 20, 2018 12:07 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Visit Florida is launching a $9 million marketing plan to show that much of the state is open for business following Hurricane Michael. The Orlando Sentinel reports the taxpayer-funded tourism agency's executive committee voted Friday to support a plan that includes highlighting...

Georgia festival changes dates after brushes with big storms

Oct. 20, 2018 10:28 AM EDT

JEKYLL ISLAND, Ga. (AP) — Brushes with two big storms have prompted a popular food festival on the Georgia coast to push back its schedule to avoid the peak of hurricane season starting in 2020. The Jekyll Island Shrimp & Grits Festival drew about 45,000 people to the island state park in 2016. But the...

Candles, flashlights, no AC in Florida's hurricane zone

Oct. 20, 2018 10:17 AM EDT

PANAMA CITY, Fla. (AP) — It's the greatest need after a hurricane and sometimes the hardest one to fulfill: Electricity. More than a week after Hurricane Michael smashed into the Florida Panhandle on a path of destruction that led all the way to the Georgia border, more than 100,000 Florida customers were...

Victims IDed as Hurricane Michael recovery effort drags on

Oct. 19, 2018 10:50 PM EDT

PANAMA CITY, Fla. (AP) — A family can begin to grieve after officials confirmed Friday the death of a 79-year-old Florida woman who had been missing since Hurricane Michael left her Mexico Beach home in rubble. Joanne Garone Behnke said it's been an agonizing wait to find out what happen to her aunt, Aggie...