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A flooded streets in Rockport, Texas, as Tropical Storm Beta approaches on Monday, Sept. 21, 2020.  (Courtney Sacco/Corpus Christi Caller-Times via AP)

Tropical Storm Beta makes landfall on Texas coast

Sep. 22, 2020 1:30 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Tropical Storm Beta made landfall on the upper Texas coast late Monday night. The storm made landfall about 5 miles (8 kilometers) north of Port OÇonnor, Texas, with maximum winds of 45 mph (72 kph), the U.S. National Hurricane Center said. Its winds weakened as it made its way to shore...

A flooded streets in Rockport, Texas, as Tropical Storm Beta approaches on Monday, Sept. 21, 2020.  (Courtney Sacco/Corpus Christi Caller-Times via AP)

Biggest unknown with Beta is how much rain it will bring

Sep. 21, 2020 11:50 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — As Tropical Storm Beta neared the Texas coast Monday, the biggest unknown was how much rainfall it could produce in areas that have already seen their share of damaging weather during a busy hurricane season. Beta’s winds were weakening as it got closer to making landfall sometime...

Officials ID 4 victims killed in airplane crash in Texas

Sep. 21, 2020 11:34 PM EDT

HILLTOP LAKES, Texas (AP) — Texas officials on Monday released the names of four people from Louisiana who authorities said were killed when their single-engine airplane crashed in a Texas pasture while attempting an emergency landing. The crash happened Sunday morning near the airport in Hilltop Lakes,...

FILE - This undated file photo provided by his family in September 2020 shows Ronald A. Greene. A Louisiana state trooper has been critically injured in a single-vehicle crash hours after learning he faced firing for his role in the in-custody death of Greene in 2019. (Family photo via AP, File)

Trooper wounded in crash faced firing in Black man's death

Sep. 21, 2020 7:04 PM EDT

A Louisiana state trooper was critically injured early Monday in a single-vehicle highway crash that came hours after learning he would be fired for his role last year in the in-custody death of a Black man. Master Trooper Chris Hollingsworth received word Sunday that State Police intended to terminate him...

A Corpus Christi police office places a barricade to close Laguna Shores Boulevard due to flooding on Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020, in Corpus Christi, Texas. Forecasters say Tropical Storm Beta is slowly churning through the Gulf of Mexico toward Texas and Louisiana, stirring worries that it could bring heavy rain, flooding and storm surge to a storm-weary stretch of the Gulf Coast. (Courtney Sacco/Corpus Christi Caller-Times via AP)

Tropical Storm Beta churns slowly toward Texas and Louisiana

Sep. 20, 2020 10:06 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Tropical Storm Beta trudged toward the coasts of Texas and Louisiana on Sunday, threatening to bring more rain, wind and stress to a part of the country that has already been drenched and battered during this year's unusually busy hurricane season. While Beta could bring up to 20 inches (51...

Louisiana Tech running back Israel Tucker (22) wards off a tackle from Southern Mississippi linebacker Hayes Maples (32) during the first half of an NCAA college football game in Hattiesburg, Miss., Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020. (Alyssa Newton/The Sun Herald, via AP)

La Tech beats Southern Miss 31-30 on Herbert's TD catch

Sep. 19, 2020 11:57 PM EDT

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — Griffin Hebert made a spectacular 4-yard touchdown catch underneath the goal post with 14 seconds left as Louisiana Tech rallied from a 17-point deficit to beat Southern Mississippi 31-30 on Saturday night in a Conference USA opener. On fourth down, Luke Anthony scrabbled around...

Texas State beats UL Monroe 38-17 in Sun Belt opener

Sep. 19, 2020 11:13 PM EDT

MONROE, La. (AP) — Tyler Vitt threw two touchdown passes and ran for another score in the first half to lead Texas State to an 38-17 victory over Louisiana-Monroe in a Sun Belt Conference opener on Saturday night. Vitt connected with Jeremiah Haydel on a 32-yard touchdown pass in the first quarter, and a...

This GOES-16 GeoColor satellite image taken Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020, and provided by NOAA, shows Tropical Storm Beta, center,  in the Gulf of Mexico.  A hurricane watch is in effect Saturday for coastal Texas as Tropical Storm Beta gains strength.  A storm surge watch and a tropical storm watch are also in effect for the area during an exceptionally busy Atlantic hurricane season.  (NOAA via AP)

Tropical Storm Beta spurs hurricane worries for Texas

Sep. 19, 2020 11:03 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An exceptionally busy Atlantic hurricane season was churning along Saturday as the Texas coast prepared for a tropical storm that could strengthen into a hurricane before breaching its shores in the week ahead. Both the city of Galveston and Galveston County on Saturday issued...

Raiders list Brown, Young, Kwiatkoski as doubtful

Sep. 19, 2020 4:51 PM EDT

HENDERSON, Nev. (AP) — The Las Vegas Raiders could once again be without their top two right tackles for this week’s game against New Orleans. The Raiders listed starter Trent Brown and backup Sam Young as doubtful for Monday night's game against the Saints. Brown played one series of the opener...

4 Louisiana police officers charged in Black man's death

Sep. 18, 2020 7:35 PM EDT

SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — Four police officers in northwest Louisiana have been charged with negligent homicide and malfeasance in connection with the death last April of a 44-year-old Black man following a video-recorded altercation, a prosecutor's office announced Friday. The four Shreveport police officers...