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  • Taste of Chicago canceled for day due to storms

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    CHICAGO (AP) — Authorities have canceled the entire day of events at the Taste of Chicago festival because of heavy rain and flooding on the festival grounds. The city's Office of Emergency Management announced the closure around noon Saturday as forecasters warned of more storms for the...

  • Oklahoma City's water sources hold steady after late spring rains

    By Silas Allen, Staff Writer | Updated: 2 hr ago

    Five of the six reservoirs from which Oklahoma City draws its water remained several feet below normal Thursday afternoon. But a rainy spring has left the city’s water supply in better shape than it was in mid-May.

  • Flash flood warnings for large part of Illinois

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    CHICAGO (AP) — Flash flood warnings are in effect for parts of northern, central and eastern Illinois as slow-moving thunderstorms unleash torrential downpours. According to the National Weather Service, around 3 inches of rain has already fallen across the Chicago area as of early Saturday...

  • SD governor asks SBA to help June storm victims

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — Gov. Dennis Daugaard is asking the Small Business Administration to provide disaster assistance to help South Dakotans recover from June storm damages caused by flooding and tornadoes. The request came after the Federal Emergency Management Agency rejected the state's...

  • No summer sizzle yet in Philly; temps mostly mild

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia-area residents are enjoying a relatively mild summer, perhaps a gift for the harsh winter they endured. Officials have yet to activate a heat warning, or record a single heat-related death. The Philadelphia Inquirer (http://goo.gl/74X4ak) reports Saturday...

  • SD crops progressing but farmers flood losses loom

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Soybean and corn crops are progressing well in South Dakota, agriculture officials said, though farmers in the eastern part of the state could suffer some losses after heavy rains flooded portions of many fields. Gregg Ulrickson, owner of Crop Insurance Specialists in...

  • NCDOT work crews to pick up pace of Arthur repairs

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Motorists using the southern portion of N.C. Highway 12 next week will encounter N.C. Department of Transportation crews doing work in the wake of Hurricane Arthur. A statement from the department said crews will close one lane on the Bonner Bridge during daylight hours...

  • Crews battle wildfires in Washington, California

    Updated: 14 hr ago

    ENTIAT, Wash. (AP) — Several hundred firefighters worked Friday to contain a fire that has burned grass and brush across nearly 32 square miles in central Washington. The blaze threatened more than 200 homes and damaged a few outbuildings in Chelan County near Entiat, roughly midway between...

  • Flood warning after Juneau glacial outburst

    Updated: 15 hr ago

    JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Water crept up on homes and closed roads and popular hiking trails Friday, as residents braced for possible record flooding after the release of water from a glacially dammed lake. The old record of 11.18 feet on Mendenhall Lake, set in 1995, was broken by Friday...

  • Name of camper killed by fallen tree released

    Updated: 16 hr ago

    BALTIMORE (AP) — A boy who died at a Maryland summer camp when a tree fell on him during a severe windstorm has been identified as 12-year-old Justin Nicholas Diggs. A statement released by the camp Friday night said Diggs attended Pikesville Middle School, where he was an honor student....

  • Lightning kills 1 at Rocky Mountain National Park

    Updated: 18 hr ago

    ROCKY MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK, Colo. (AP) — A lightning strike has killed a woman and injured seven other people at Rocky Mountain National Park. Park spokeswoman Kyle Patterson says two of the injured were taken to a hospital by ambulance and five others transported themselves. Patterson...

  • Polar vortex? Nope, just cooler Midwestern weather

    Updated: 18 hr ago

    CHICAGO (AP) — Unseasonably cool weather will arrive next week in the Midwest and as far south as Arkansas and Oklahoma. It is not, however, the second coming of a polar vortex, a phrase the National Weather Service's Chicago office tweeted earlier this week to describe the upcoming sweater...


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