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  • Latest on flooding: Up to 5 inches of rain possible in Texas

    Updated: 27 min ago

    12:03 p.m. (CDT) The National Weather Service has issued a flood watch for portions of Central and South Texas, which could see as much as five inches of rain Saturday if a storm system stalls over the area. Lead Forecaster Scott Overpeck in Houston says between 1 and 2 inches of rain is...

  • Volunteers search for missing after Central Texas flood

    Updated: 34 min ago

    WIMBERLEY, Texas (AP) — A handful of volunteers trudged along the muddy and brush-filled banks of the Blanco River in Central Texas, searching for a group of people still missing days after the vacation house where they were staying was swept away in a massive flood. A soggy teddy bear caught...

  • Highways remain closed Saturday due to flooding

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Sat, May 30, 2015

    A number of highways in Oklahoma remain closed Saturday because of high water or damage from recent flooding, the Oklahoma Department of Transportation reported. Transportation officials continue to urge people not to drive into high water or around barricades.

  • Despite storm-free seasons, Florida insurance still pricey

    Updated: 55 min ago

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Living in a (semi)-tropical paradise has a price — and apparently, not even going nine years without a major hurricane strike will change that. While Florida's property insurance market has stabilized somewhat since eight storms battered the state in 2004 and 2005, as...

  • Oklahoma Highway Patrol trooper shoots and kills motorist Friday

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Sat, May 30, 2015

    An Oklahoma Highway Patrol trooper shot and killed a person after an altercation Friday night, troopers reported.

  • New England's epic winter gives way to unusually dry spring

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    BOSTON (AP) — It's hard to believe that after a winter of record-setting snowfall, much of New England is approaching drought conditions. The three-month meteorological spring, which started March 1 and ends Sunday, has so far been much drier than normal, according to the National Weather...

  • Heat wave eases in India after killing nearly 2,000 people

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    HYDERABAD, India (AP) — Showers and thunderstorms in parts of southern India on Saturday helped eased a weekslong summer heat wave that has claimed nearly 2,000 lives. The intense heat, however, was expected to continue in some areas of worst-hit Telangana and Andhra Pradesh states for another...

  • 4 more bodies found after Texas flooding

    Updated: 12 hr ago

    DALLAS (AP) — Authorities said Friday they reclaimed four more bodies from Texas waters, adding to the growing death toll inflicted by record-setting storms that continue to submerge highways and flood homes. At least 28 people have been killed nationwide in the storms, 24 in Texas. At least 11...

  • Latest on flooding: Obama signs Texas disaster declaration

    Updated: 12 hr ago

    11:30 p.m. (CDT) President Barack Obama has signed a disaster declaration for Texas after severe flooding this week. The White House said Obama declared that he ordered federal aid to supplement other recovery efforts in the area affected by severe weather since May 4. Texas Gov. Greg Abbott...

  • Hurricane Andres strengthens far off coast of Mexico

    Updated: 14 hr ago

    MIAMI (AP) — Hurricane Andres is getting stronger as it spins far off the coast of Mexico. The first named storm of the eastern Pacific hurricane season poses no threat to land. Andres had maximum sustained winds of 85 mph (140 kph) Friday night. The U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami...

  • Officials say those Boston snow piles are even more vile

    Updated: 15 hr ago

    BOSTON (AP) — It's disgusting enough to put you off snow cones for the rest of the summer. A Boston public works official says the towering piles of filthy snow left over from the city's record-setting winter are even more grotesque than most people can imagine. Daniel Nee says one giant pile...

  • Southwest Oklahoma City residents watch Canadian River carry their land away

    By Silas Allen, Staff Writer | Updated: 17 hr ago

    Jaycee Bogart and her husband, Toby, watched the Canadian River take their land Friday afternoon. Since Monday, the river has carved away about 100 acres, say the Bogarts, who owned a 988-acre farm in southwest Oklahoma City, on the north bank of the river.