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Vermont gets $9.7m in federal funds for storm damage

Oct. 1, 2020 8:58 AM EDT

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — The Vermont Agency of Transportation has received $9.7 million in federal funding to help pay for repairs to damaged roads and bridges from storms and snowmelt last year. The money from the Federal Highway Administration’s will help cover the costs of repairs due to damage...

Kevin Conant and his wife, Nikki, hug after looking at the debris of their burnt home and business

California wildfire evacuees return home to find devastation

Oct. 1, 2020 12:20 AM EDT

SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) — Nikki and Kevin Conant returned to their home in Northern California wine country Wednesday to find only the charred remains of their home and burned pieces of the wine barrels they used to repurpose into custom-made art and furniture. “It was like a part of me is gone,...

An air tanker drops retardant while battling the Glass Fire in St. Helena, Calif., on Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)

4th person killed in devastating California wildfire

Sep. 30, 2020 5:04 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Flames devoured swaths of brush and trees in Northern California on Wednesday amid unseasonably hot and dry weather. Officials said wind-whipped flames led two firefighters to deploy the emergency fire shelters they carry. The firefighters were assigned to the Glass fire burning in...

Jay Desorcy, left, and Dwayne Pinkham, of New Bedford DPI Green Space, cut a large section of a tree that fell due to the high winds across Kenney Street in the north end of New Bedford, Mass., Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020. (Peter Pereira/The Standard-Times via AP)

Winds rake US Northeast, leaving thousands without power

Sep. 30, 2020 4:33 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Winds close to hurricane strength swept across parts of the northeastern U.S. on Wednesday morning, toppling trees, downing power lines and leaving many thousands of residents without power. The National Weather Service reported that winds gusted as high as 72 mph (155 kph) near Boston around...

FILE - In this Feb. 27, 2020, file photo, Arkema CEO, Richard Rowe, listens during the Arkema Inc., criminal trial at the Harris County Criminal Courthouse, in Houston. Judge Belinda Hill ruled Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020, that prosecutors failed to present sufficient evidence to support the charge against Rowe, dropping the case against him over a toxic fire at the company's suburban Houston plant during Hurricane Harvey in 2017. (Melissa Phillip/Houston Chronicle via AP, File)

Judge tosses case against CEO over plant fire during Harvey

Sep. 30, 2020 3:43 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — The case against the CEO of a chemical manufacturer on trial over a toxic fire at the company’s suburban Houston plant during Hurricane Harvey in 2017 ended Wednesday after the judge concluded that prosecutors had failed to present sufficient evidence to support the charge. Judge...

Mama Fox owner Samantha DiStefano installs electric tea lights in preparation for indoor dining at her bar and restaurant, Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020, in the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood of Brooklyn, in New York. Some lights were dead because they haven't been used in six months when Mama Fox closed during the viral pandemic. New York restaurants may reopen for indoor dining on Wednesday, but with capacity restricted to 25%.

Cold weather means new challenges for struggling restaurants

Sep. 30, 2020 10:28 AM EDT

U.S. restaurants are moving warily into fall, hoping their slow recovery persists despite the new challenge of chilly weather and a pandemic that's expected to claim even more lives. New York opens indoor dining on Wednesday, restricting capacity to 25%. San Francisco may do the same as early as this week....

Researchers: Dolphins found dead were stranded during Sally

Sep. 30, 2020 3:41 AM EDT

DAUPHIN ISLAND, Ala. (AP) — Six dolphins found dead in an Alabama marsh likely became stranded as Hurricane Sally swept through the area this month, according to researchers. A paddleboarder in Dauphin Island's Graveline Bay first spotted the remains of the dolphins Friday, according to a statement Tuesday...

Smoke rises over a vineyard as the Glass Fire burns, Monday, Sept. 28, 2020, in Calistoga, Calif. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)

California's wine country residents facing fire fatigue

Sep. 29, 2020 10:54 PM EDT

NAPA, Calif. (AP) — Will Abrams and his family packed their pickup truck with laptops, clothes, sleeping bags and a tent and quickly left their rental home in California's wine country after seeing flames on a hill about a quarter-mile away Monday morning. It was their third hurried fire evacuation in as...

Location of new Four Corners weather radar system announced

Sep. 29, 2020 6:09 PM EDT

DURANGO, Colo. (AP) — The location of a new permanent weather station for the Four Corners region has been announced. La Plata County and the Southern Ute Indian Tribe said Monday they plan to build the station on tribal lands about 15 miles (24 kilometers) south of Durango. The radar system is expected...

Breezy weather continues to fan Wyoming wildfire

Sep. 29, 2020 5:59 PM EDT

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Breezy weather continued Tuesday to fan a wildfire threatening a handful of cabin communities in southeastern Wyoming. Firefighters worked to protect the mainly recreational cabins on private land within Medicine Bow National Forest. They were moving wood piles, propane tanks and...