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  • Zucker and Wild storm Lightning in 7-2 win

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Jason Zucker is showing why Minnesota Wild coach Mike Yeo was so excited about his team's depth this season. Zucker scored two goals, and Minnesota routed the Tampa Bay Lightning 7-2 on Saturday night. Zach Parise and Marco Scandella both had a goal and an assist, and 13...

  • Oklahoma City's water supply continues to drop as warm, dry weather persists

    By Silas Allen, Staff Writer | Updated: 11 hr ago

    Since Sept. 1, central Oklahoma has had 5.45 inches of rain, about 1.2 inches less than average for that period, according to the Oklahoma Climatological Survey. The area is in the middle of the 18th driest year since records began in 1921.

  • Nat'l Weather Service: high winds in Portland area

    Updated: 14 hr ago

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The National Weather Service has issued a high wind warning for the greater Portland metro area. The warning, which is in effect from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday, says wind gusts could reach as high as 60 mph through the afternoon and evening. Locations include...

  • Record heat expected Saturday in Oklahoma City

    Silas Allen | Published: Fri, Oct 24, 2014

    It’ll be a hot one Saturday in Oklahoma City. The National Weather Service predicts a high near 90 degrees Saturday. That would break the record high of 87 degrees, set in 1939. Above-average temperatures are expected to continue through the weekend before cooler weather moves into the area next...

  • Scattered showers in Maine after heavy rain, wind

    Updated: Fri, Oct 24, 2014

    PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A powerful storm that has been soaking Maine for more than 48 hours has lived up to expectations. The National Weather Service says the storm total topped 5 inches in Camden on Maine's Midcoast and in Robbinston in Washington County. Portland recorded 4.2 inches and...

  • Windy weekend forecast for Northwest

    Updated: Fri, Oct 24, 2014

    SEATTLE (AP) — The National Weather Service says it will be a breezy, wet weekend in the Northwest with strong winds possible Saturday and Saturday night in parts of Washington and Oregon. Forecasters say a series of systems will continue unsettled weather into next week.

  • Sunny skies, 80s Friday in central Oklahoma

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Fri, Oct 24, 2014

    Temperatures will be near 84 degrees in central Oklahoma Friday. Skies will be sunny, the National Weather Service reports.

  • Tornado rips roofs in Washington state

    Updated: Fri, Oct 24, 2014

    LONGVIEW, Wash. (AP) — A rare tornado ripped roofs off buildings, uprooted trees and shattered windows Thursday afternoon in the southwest Washington city of Longview, but there were no reports of injuries. A National Weather Service storm survey team from nearby Portland, Oregon, estimated the...

  • Oklahoma's dwindling water supply takes economic toll on state, officials say

    By Silas Allen, Staff Writer | Published: Thu, Oct 23, 2014

    Several years of drought and rapidly dropping reservoir levels are beginning to take their toll on the state’s economy, state officials said Thursday. Corporations are beginning to demand a reliable supply of water before they expand into Oklahoma, and drought-related crop failures have spelled...

  • Advocates: Pass emergency voting law in New Jersey

    Updated: Thu, Oct 23, 2014

    Measures that New Jersey put in place to increase voting access after Superstorm Sandy were illegal, insecure and confusing, and are evidence that the state needs standing rules for future disasters, a voting rights advocacy said in a report Thursday. The Constitutional Rights Clinic at the...

  • Forecasters say a tornado has ripped down power lines, damaged property in Washington state

    Updated: Thu, Oct 23, 2014

    LONGVIEW, Wash. (AP) — Forecasters say a tornado has ripped down power lines, damaged property in Washington state.

  • Drought planning is best done before drought begins, Oklahoma water officials say

    By Silas Allen, Staff Writer | Updated: Thu, Oct 23, 2014

    The best time to plan for a multiyear drought is when the state isn’t in the middle of one, Oklahoma water managers agreed Wednesday.


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