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New storm brings risk of blizzard to Northern California

Jan. 16, 2019 1:22 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Another Pacific storm was set to hit California on Wednesday, bringing a threat of mudslides to the site of the deadliest wildfire in state history and a rare blizzard warning in the Sierra Nevada. An evacuation warning was in place into Thursday morning for Pulga, a canyon community in...

California storms bring mudslide fears, blizzard warning

Jan. 15, 2019 10:55 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Pacific storm that brought fears of dangerous mudslides and a rare blizzard warning in the Sierra Nevada was less fierce than expected but hundreds of homes in fire-scarred California areas remained under evacuation orders as more rain was expected. "Please heed disaster messages and...

The Latest: Santa Barbara County lifts evacuations

Jan. 15, 2019 10:12 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on a series of California and Nevada storms (all times local): 7 p.m. Santa Barbara County, scene of a devastating fire and a deadly mudslide last year, has lifted mandatory evacuation orders that drove thousands of people from Montecito and surrounding areas. The city says a...

Businesses seek help maintaining Yellowstone roads

Jan. 15, 2019 5:27 PM EST

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The coalition of businesses that has been maintaining snowmobile and snow coach access to most of Yellowstone National Park during the federal government shutdown is reaching out for help. Xanterra Parks and Resorts, which operates hotels inside the park in winter, and 13 companies...

House committee takes up bills to expand voter turnout

Jan. 15, 2019 5:17 PM EST

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire Democrats who objected to what they viewed as voter suppression legislation are proposing new bills aimed at expanding voter turnout. The House Election Law Committee held public hearings Tuesday on two constitutional amendments: One would allow 17-year-olds to vote in...

Avalanches, flooding cause disruptions in Austria, Germany

Jan. 15, 2019 12:38 PM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Bad weather continued to afflict parts of Europe on Tuesday with avalanches in Austria striking buildings and roads but resulting in no injuries. An overnight avalanche in Ramsau, central Austria, slammed a hotel. All 60 visitors and staff, most of whom were from a Danish ski club, got out of...

Utah's snowpack levels remain below average

Jan. 15, 2019 12:14 PM EST

OGDEN, Utah (AP) — Officials say snow levels in Utah remain below the state's typical average despite a wet winter. The Standard-Examiner reports the National Resource Conservation Service says Utah's snowpack is near normal at 92 percent, compared to 51 percent in 2018. The agency, in its January Utah...

Inmates return to Panama City jail 3 months after hurricane

Jan. 15, 2019 9:18 AM EST

PANAMA CITY, Fla. (AP) — Three months after Hurricane Michael devastated a large swath of Florida's Panhandle, inmates and staff members are finally returning to the Bay County Correctional and Rehabilitation Facility. Warden Craig Hanks tells the News Herald he's happy to finally see inmates stepping off...

More nasty weather could complicate power restoration effort

Jan. 15, 2019 9:00 AM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Utility officials say it may take until Thursday to finish restoring power in the Kansas City area after last week's winter blast and forecasts for more bad weather won't help. The Kansas City Star reports that about 175,000 Kansas City Power & Light customers were without...

The Latest: Danish skiing club unhurt by Austria avalanche

Jan. 15, 2019 4:31 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — The Latest on the heavy snowfall across Europe (all times local): 10:30 a.m. The head of a western Denmark ski club says the hotel in Austria where 50 members were staying, was hit by an avalanche overnight but "fortunately no persons were present in the part of the building that was hit."...