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The Latest: Runaway barges cause 'minimal' damage to dam

May. 23, 2019 9:03 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Latest on severe weather moving across the central United States (all times local): 8 p.m. Army engineers say two runaway barges did "minimal" damage when they struck an Arkansas River dam. The barges, filled with 1,500 tons of fertilizer, swept down the flood-swollen river...

Thunderstorms keep students at school, cut power in Maryland

May. 23, 2019 6:25 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — Severe storms that rumbled through the Baltimore area toppled trees, caused power outages and kept students from going home from some schools. The Baltimore Sun reports some schools in Howard and Baltimore counties held students past dismissal until the storm passed. The University of...

Northern Indiana storms leave about 60,000 without power

May. 23, 2019 3:18 PM EDT

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Utilities serving northern Indiana say about 60,000 customers lost power as storms packing winds approaching 70 mph buffeted the region. Northern Indiana Public Service Co. says approximately 35,000 customers lost service during the storms early Thursday, and fewer than 20,000...

High winds knock out power to thousands

May. 22, 2019 8:27 AM EDT

RHINELANDER, Wis. (AP) — High winds have knocked out power to thousands of people in Wisconsin. Wisconsin Public Service says the outages impact nearly 24,000 customers in Marathon, Lincoln, Oneida, Brown, Vilas and Portage counties. About 3,700 customers in Tomahawk and nearly 3,400 in Wausau are without...

About 1,000 commuters spend hours trapped in Moscow subway

May. 21, 2019 4:17 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — About 1,000 commuters have been trapped in a Moscow subway for several hours because of a power outage. Moscow's subway said in a statement that passengers of three subway trains have been safely evacuated and there have been no injuries. It said that Tuesday's glitch on the Solntsevo line...

'Brief' EF-1 tornado confirmed in Pennsylvania

May. 20, 2019 6:35 PM EDT

DENVER, Pa. (AP) — Weather officials have confirmed that a tornado touched down in Pennsylvania, where damage to homes was reported along with downed trees and power lines. The National Weather Service says "a brief EF-1 tornado" touched down Sunday evening in East Cocalico Township in northern Lancaster...

Correction: Navajo Nation-Electricity story

May. 20, 2019 2:47 PM EDT

KAIBETO, Ariz. (AP) — In a story May 18 about electricity on the Navajo Nation, The Associated Press erroneously reported the name of a senior vice president at the American Public Power Association. He is Mike Hyland, not Mark Hyland. A corrected version of the story is below: No longer in the dark:...

Utility: Thousands remain without power in west Tennessee

May. 19, 2019 4:06 PM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Utility officials in west Tennessee say power may not be fully restored for thousands of customers until Tuesday after severe thunderstorms moved through the area. Memphis Light, Gas and Water says in a news release high wind gusts and heavy rains knocked down utility poles and trees...

Power outage affects nearly 18,000 customers south of Omaha

May. 18, 2019 3:55 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Officials say nearly 18,000 customers were without power Saturday south of Omaha. Television station WOWT reports that more than 9,000 Omaha Public Power District customers in Sarpy County and about 8,000 customers in Douglas County were without power by early Saturday afternoon. The...

Power lines fall atop school bus in West Virginia

May. 16, 2019 4:58 AM EDT

ST. ALBANS, W.Va. (AP) — Authorities say a utility pole snapped in half and sent a tangle of live power lines down on top of a school bus in West Virginia. WCHS-TV report ed Wednesday that students on the Kanawha County school bus were able to get out of the vehicle safely as it neared the end of its route...