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Officials: Hurricane Barry farm damage fairly local

Jul. 20, 2019 1:54 PM EDT

CROWLEY, La. (AP) — Some Louisiana farmers say they've never seen storm damage worse than Hurricane Barry left behind, but the LSU AgCenter says that statewide crop damage was minimal. AgCenter and federal Farm Service Agency workers are checking crop damage, and it could be a few weeks before assessments...

Inmates cleaning up hurricane debris

Jul. 20, 2019 12:06 AM EDT

DULAC, La. (AP) — It's a tough job, but somebody's got to do it. As the area cleans up from Hurricane Barry, Terrebonne Parish inmates such as Trent Folse have been dealing with the blistering heat to collect debris left behind in the storm. "There's been a lot of trash," Folse said (Wednesday) at the...

Besieged Puerto Rico governor goes quiet amid protests

Jul. 19, 2019 11:38 PM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — In the Spanish colonial fortress that serves as his official residence, Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló is under siege. Motorcyclists, celebrities, horse enthusiasts and hundreds of thousands of ordinary Puerto Ricans have swarmed outside La Fortaleza (The Fort) in Old...

Correction: Galveston-Community Center story

Jul. 19, 2019 12:33 PM EDT

GALVESTON, Texas (AP) — In a story July 14 about the transformation of a former municipal building into a community center, The Associated Press erroneously reported the year it was built. The 30th Street Water and Electric Light Station was built in 1888, not 1988. A corrected version of the story is...

Puerto Ricans try to forge movement to oust governor

Jul. 18, 2019 5:44 PM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Cruise passengers drifted through the streets of Old San Juan Thursday as shop owners took plywood down from store windows and painted over graffiti demanding Gov. Ricardo Rosselló resign. On a colonial plaza behind the governor's mansion, a small group of men and women...

Suspected tornado in Mississippi from Barry's wet remnants

Jul. 16, 2019 6:23 PM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A suspected tornado struck a rural area of north Mississippi on Tuesday, damaging homes and knocking down trees and power lines as the wet remnants of Tropical Storm Barry rumbled through several states, officials said. A storm that may have included a tornado passed through Victoria,...

Students bused from LSU during Barry to finish at Rice

Jul. 16, 2019 4:47 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — About 125 visiting students who evacuated from Louisiana State University to Texas as Tropical Storm Barry approached will stay in Houston to finish their three-week summer program. Shawna Young with the Duke University Talent Identification Program said Tuesday that the youths, from middle...

The Latest: Suspected tornado part of Barry's remnants

Jul. 16, 2019 3:56 PM EDT

ARKADELPHIA, Ark. (AP) — The Latest on the effects of the remnants of Hurricane Barry (all times local): 2:50 p.m. Officials say a suspected tornado has moved through a rural area of north Mississippi, damaging homes and knocking down trees and power lines. National Weather Service forecaster Andrew...

Chief justice tours courthouse dealing with hurricane damage

Jul. 16, 2019 10:22 AM EDT

BURGAW, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's top judicial official says several courthouses are still recovering from damage suffered in Hurricane Florence last year. North Carolina Chief Justice Cheri Beasley toured Pender County courthouse Monday. It has been unusable for 10 months because of Florence. She met...

The Latest: Toxic bacteria keep Mississippi beaches closed

Jul. 16, 2019 1:55 AM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Latest on Barry (all times local): 3:25 p.m. Beaches along the Mississippi Gulf Coast remain closed because of toxic bacteria detected before Barry blew ashore. Polluted Midwest floodwaters have fed an outbreak of cyanobacterium. Commonly known as blue-green algae, it can cause...