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Chris Miller
April 17, 2019 - 3:49 pm
The Storm Prediction Center says we are under an enhanced risk for severe weather tomorrow, with the potential for strong winds, large hail, and even tornadoes. It's a three on a five-point scale. "This is a very rare occurrence," said WWL-TV weather expert, meteorologist Chris Franklin. "The...
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In this Friday, April 12, 2019 photo, bridges over the Missouri River connect Plattsmouth, Neb., bottom, and Mills County, Iowa, top. This spring’s massive flooding along the Missouri River unearthed bitter criticism of the federal agency that manages the river while devastating communities and causing more than $3 billion in damage. The flooding and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ actions will be the focus of a U.S. Senate hearing in western Iowa on Wednesday, April 17, and critics will demand the agency make flood control its top priority. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)
April 17, 2019 - 2:12 pm
GLENWOOD, Iowa (AP) — The federal agency that manages dams along the Missouri River received stern criticism from several U.S. senators Wednesday during a hearing held in Iowa to examine the massive spring flooding this year that caused more than $3 billion in damage in the Midwest. The flooding...
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Kenneth Kipkemoi, left, of Kenya, Lelisa Desisa, center, of Ethiopia, and Lawrence Cherono, right, of Kenya, compete in the final mile of the 123rd Boston Marathon on Monday, April 15, 2019, in Boston. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
April 15, 2019 - 11:24 am
BOSTON (AP) — The Latest on the Boston Marathon (all times local): 12:20 p.m. Kenya's Lawrence Cherono outsprinted Ethiopa's Lelisa Desisa over the final few steps to win the Boston Marathon on Monday. Cherono crossed the finish line in an unofficial time of 2 hours, 7 minutes, 57 seconds on Monday...
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More than 30 homes were damaged when severe weather struck Franklin, Texas, Saturday, April 13, 2019. (Laura McKenzie/The Eagle via AP)
April 15, 2019 - 9:42 am
The National Weather Service says more than a dozen tornadoes have been confirmed in the South after a weekend of violent weather that left at least eight people dead. The agency says a survey team found evidence of an EF-3 twister with winds of at least 136 mph near Weches, Texas, and two other...
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April 15, 2019 - 7:20 am
HOPKINTON, Mass. (AP) — Runners were focused on staying dry Monday morning as they awaited the start of the 2019 Boston Marathon. Thousands of runners preparing to take part in the 123rd running of the world's oldest and most prestigious annual marathon huddled under tents, though the rain was...
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Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
April 15, 2019 - 7:15 am
After clear and chilly morning across Southeast Louisiana, temperatures only climb to around 75 today. "High pressure will sit over us today and Tuesday. We will have plenty of sunshine today with low humidity levels. High temperatures will be in the mid 70s," WWL-TV Meteorologist Dave Nussbaum...
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April 15, 2019 - 6:31 am
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Tens of thousands of utility customers are without power as powerful storms roar through the mid-Atlantic region. The storms caused the roof to collapse Monday morning at a New Jersey apartment complex, though no injuries were reported. The weather also disrupted rail service...
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Tiger Woods hits to the fourth green during the final round for the Masters golf tournament, Sunday, April 14, 2019, in Augusta, Ga. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
April 14, 2019 - 6:12 pm
AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — The Latest on the final round Sunday at the Masters (all times local): 2:25 p.m. The comeback is complete. Tiger Woods has his fifth Masters title. The 43-year-old Woods shot a 2-under 70 for one-stroke victory Sunday and his 15th major championship. But it was his first since...
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Don Ames
April 14, 2019 - 5:58 am
The severe threat and tornado watch have ended for our area. A final line of rain passed through the area between 3 and 4 a.m. We'll begin to dry out completely by sunrise this Sunday morning. Any remaining showers should have ended by now, and the rest of the day will be dry and windy with sun...
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A father embraces his son as he waits for some news about his missing wife who was in one of two buildings that collapsed in Muzema neighborhood in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Saturday, April 13, 2019. Firefighters keep searching for survivors after two buildings collapsed leaving at least seven victims and seventeen people missing, according the authorities. (AP Photo/Leo Correa)
April 13, 2019 - 6:58 pm
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Rescuers still hope to find survivors in the rubble of a pair of collapsed buildings in Rio de Janeiro, officials said Saturday, as the death toll from the disaster rose to eight with 16 people listed as missing. The condemned four-story buildings collapsed Friday in the...
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