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Data shows hurricanes and earthquakes grab headlines but inland counties top disaster list

Jul. 23, 2024 02:03 AM EDT

Floyd County keeps flooding and the federal government keeps coming to the rescue. In July 2022, at least 40 people died and 300 homes were damaged when the eastern Kentucky county flooded. It was the 13th time in 12 years that the rural county was declared a federal disaster. These...

Vermont farmers take stock after losing crops to flooding two years in a row

Jul. 19, 2024 15:56 PM EDT

BARNET, Vt. (AP) — Exactly one year to the date of last year’s severe flooding in Vermont, Joe’s Brook Farm was flooded again by the remnants of Hurricane Beryl. This time it was worse. Workers were able to harvest some of the produce before last week's flooding, but the...

Comedian Bob Newhart, deadpan master of sitcoms and telephone monologues, dies at 94

Jul. 18, 2024 21:47 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Bob Newhart, the deadpan accountant-turned-comedian who became one of the most popular TV stars of his time after striking gold with a classic comedy album, has died at 94. Jerry Digney, Newhart's publicist, says the actor died Thursday in Los Angeles after a...

Vermont police now say woman's disappearance is suspicious

Jul. 18, 2024 17:57 PM EDT

ENOSBURGH, Vt. (AP) — Crews continued Thursday to search for an elderly Enosburgh woman whose disappearance police now describe as suspicious. Roberta Martin, 82, last had contact with her family by phone at around 11:30 p.m. Tuesday, Vermont State Police said. She has not been...

2 arrested related to the killing of a woman whose body was found in a toolbox on a river sandbar

Jul. 17, 2024 17:55 PM EDT

DERBY, Vt. (AP) — Two men were arrested Wednesday in connection with the February killing of a Vermont woman whose body was found in a container on a Missisquoi River sandbar in northern Vermont, state police said. Aaron Camp, 34, of Derby, faces charges of unauthorized burial or...

Hikers and cyclists can now cross Vermont on New England's longest rail trail, a year after floods

Jul. 17, 2024 07:32 AM EDT

HARDWICK, Vt. (AP) — A year after epic summer flooding delayed the official opening of New England’s longest rail trail, the 93-mile route across northern Vermont is finally delivering on the promise made years ago of a cross-state recreation trail. The Lamoille Valley Rail Trail...

Vermont governor urges residents to report flood damage to the state for FEMA determination

Jul. 16, 2024 17:17 PM EDT

Vermont's governor on Tuesday urged residents to report any damage from last week's flooding to the state, even if they plan to do repairs themselves, so that counties can meet the threshold for individual federal assistance. The flooding from the remnants of Hurricane Beryl damaged...

An order blocking a rule to help LGBTQ+ kids applies to hundreds of schools. Some want to block more

Jul. 16, 2024 16:50 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A federal judge's order blocking a Biden administration rule for protecting LGBTQ+ students from discrimination applies to hundreds of schools and colleges across the U.S., and a group challenging it hopes to extend it further to many major American cities. U.S....

Vermonters, pummeled by floods exactly a year apart, are assessing damage, beginning cleanup

Jul. 12, 2024 17:45 PM EDT

PLAINFIELD, Vt. (AP) — Volunteers, some with heavy equipment, shoveled river silt and mud from roads, homes, yards and driveways and removed flood-ravaged items from homes Friday in one of the Vermont communities hardest hit by flooding from the remnants of Hurricane Beryl. Former...

A second person has died in Vermont flooding from Hurricane Beryl’s remnants, officials say

Jul. 11, 2024 19:50 PM EDT
LYONDONVILLE, Vt. (AP) — A second person has died in Vermont flooding from Hurricane Beryl’s remnants, officials say.