Daily Archive: September 11, 2018

Sep 11

Florence poses a new threat for rural, struggling towns

PRINCEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Monster Hurricane Florence is taking aim at parts of the Carolinas were many families struggle to get by, and who may lack the money to flee or recover after the damage is done. The director of the Hazards and Vulnerability Research Institute at the University of South Carolina says Florence’s predicted …

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Sep 11

News-Graphic: Scott County Deputy Hospitalized After Shooting

LEXINGTON, Ky (Georgetown News-Graphic) — A Scott County Deputy has been taken to UK Medical Center after being shot. This according to the Georgetown News-Graphic. The newspaper reports the deputy’s condition is unknown at this time. The circumstances of the shooting are unclear. The Georgetown Police Department confirmed they were working a shots fired situation …

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Sep 11

East Coast military bases brace for Florence

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — The Navy is moving people and ships ahead of Hurricane Florence , and the Air Force and Army are both flying advanced aircraft elsewhere as a safeguard. Some remaining Marines, meanwhile, are digging in their heels. While thousands of Marines and their families have already left Camp Lejeune in Jacsksonville, North …

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Sep 11

Former NFL running back charged with rape in Kansas

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Former Dallas Cowboys running back Joseph Randle has been charged with rape in Wichita. KAKE-TV reports Randle was charged Tuesday with two counts of rape, two counts of aggravated kidnapping, seven counts of aggravated criminal sodomy and one count of aggravated battery. He also was charged with a probation violation. His …

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Sep 11

East Coast hurricane scenario showed potential for disaster

ATLANTA (AP) — Just months ago, disaster planners simulated a Category 4 hurricane strike alarmingly similar to the real-word scenario now unfolding on the East Coast. A fictional “Hurricane Cora” barreled into southeast Virginia and up the Chesapeake Bay to strike Washington, D.C., in the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s scenario. The result was catastrophic damage. …

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Sep 11

Florence could flood hog manure pits, coal ash dumps

Hurricane Florence could cause an environmental disaster in North Carolina, where waste from hog manure pits, coal ash dumps and other industrial sites could wash into homes and threaten drinking water supplies. Two decades ago, a Category 2 hurricane caused dozens of hog manure pits to flood as millions of gallons of untreated sewage spilled …

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Sep 11

Marte drives in 4, D-backs beat NL West-leading Rockies 6-3

DENVER (AP) — Ketel Marte drove in four runs, including a two-out, two-run triple to break a sixth-inning tie, reliever Yoshihisa Hirano helped Arizona weather a ninth-inning scare for his first big league save and the Diamondbacks pulled closer in the NL West standings by beating the first-place Colorado Rockies 6-3 on Tuesday night. The …

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Sep 11

North Carolina’s wild horses know how to survive hurricane

North Carolina’s famous wild horses may live along some of the state’s most vulnerable coastline, but wildlife experts say the Outer Banks horses will instinctively know what to do when Hurricane Florence hits. Sue Stuska is a wildlife biologist based at Cape Lookout National Seashore. She says the horses will find higher ground on sand …

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Sep 11

Months of deadly unrest devastate Nicaragua’s economy

LEON, Nicaragua (AP) — Two days after protests began in Nicaragua in April, a foreign auto components company was meeting at a hotel in the city of Leon when smoke from a burning university building just a block away billowed above the hotel’s colonnaded courtyard. The visitors quickly cut short their event and began changing …

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Sep 11

Angels’ combined no-hit bid broken up in eighth inning

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Isiah Kiner-Falefa singled off Blake Parker with one out in the eighth inning, spoiling the Los Angeles Angels’ bid for an unprecedented no-hitter against the Texas Rangers. Los Angeles was closing in on the record for most pitchers used in a no-hitter. The Houston Astros set the mark with six pitchers …

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