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Police: Mom took unclothed baby for walk in freezing temps

Nov. 15, 2019 3:16 PM EST

GASTONIA, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina authorities say a woman was arrested after police found her taking a nighttime walk in freezing temperatures with her unclothed baby, a 16-month-old infant covered only by a diaper and a small blanket. News outlets report 20-year-old Marquilia Renee Womack was charged...

Record-breaking cold freezing Minnesota lakes early

Nov. 12, 2019 11:06 AM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Record-breaking cold temperatures are freezing Minnesota lakes weeks earlier than normal. Monday was the coldest high temperature in three decades in the Twin Cities. The temperature reached 18 degrees at midnight, tying the coldest high record set in 1986. The National Weather Service...

Walz seeks agriculture disaster declaration for NW Minnesota

Nov. 7, 2019 5:28 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz asked the U.S. agriculture secretary on Thursday to declare a disaster for 12 counties of northwestern Minnesota where farmers are struggling through a very difficult harvest season. The governor said in a letter to Secretary Sonny Perdue that unrelenting bad...

Record cold in northern Nevada, freeze warning in Las Vegas

Oct. 30, 2019 8:25 PM EDT

ELKO, Nev. (AP) — Record cold weather is gripping much of northern Nevada where overnight lows dropped below zero and a freeze warning remains in effect into Thursday for parts of southern Nevada, including Las Vegas. The National Weather Service says low temperatures fell to minus 9 (-21 Celsius)...

Freezing temps blanket Utah, setting records around state

Oct. 29, 2019 4:27 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Freezing temperatures normally seen only during the heart of winter are sweeping across Utah as long-standing records fall in several spots across the state. National Weather Service meteorologist Monica Traphagen said Tuesday that more records are expected to be broken overnight as...

Freeze warning in southern Nevada, record low in Eureka

Oct. 28, 2019 5:45 PM EDT

ELKO, Nev. (AP) — Unseasonably cold weather has triggered a freeze warning in Las Vegas, set a record low in central Nevada and could push overnight temperatures below zero for the first time this season in northeast Nevada early Tuesday. The National Weather Service says the low of 7 degrees (-14 Celsius)...

Agency: Mosquito-borne virus risk remains until hard freeze

Oct. 15, 2019 12:14 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — State health officials say a rare mosquito-borne virus that's killed one Indiana resident will remain a threat until the first hard freeze of the fall occurs. The eastern equine encephalitis virus has been found this year in more than a dozen horses and one mosquito sample in northern...