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  • Winds ease but deadly wildfires endure in Southwest US

    Winds ease but deadly wildfires endure in Southwest US

    Wednesday, April 18 2018 2:34 PM EDT2018-04-18 18:34:57 GMT
    Wednesday, April 18 2018 6:16 PM EDT2018-04-18 22:16:44 GMT
    (Jim Beckel/The Oklahoman via AP). In this Tuesday, April 17, 2018, heavy smoke billows from burning trees after a wildfire broke out in a farm field along US Highway 183 about 10 miles south of Seiling, Okla.(Jim Beckel/The Oklahoman via AP). In this Tuesday, April 17, 2018, heavy smoke billows from burning trees after a wildfire broke out in a farm field along US Highway 183 about 10 miles south of Seiling, Okla.
    Firefighters are battling massive wildfires that have destroyed homes and other buildings in parts of Colorado, Kansas and Oklahoma.More >>
    Firefighters are battling massive wildfires that have destroyed homes and other buildings in parts of Colorado, Kansas and Oklahoma.More >>
  • String of fires wear on Jackson Co. departments

    String of fires wear on Jackson Co. departments

    Tuesday, April 17 2018 12:26 PM EDT2018-04-17 16:26:00 GMT

    Firefighters in Jackson County battled fires in the area for their fourth day straight and for some departments, their fifth day straight. 

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    Firefighters in Jackson County battled fires in the area for their fourth day straight and for some departments, their fifth day straight. 

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  • Oklahoma wildfires kill 2; threat nears historic level

    Oklahoma wildfires kill 2; threat nears historic level

    Monday, April 16 2018 4:57 PM EDT2018-04-16 20:57:57 GMT
    Tuesday, April 17 2018 8:12 AM EDT2018-04-17 12:12:56 GMT
    Weather service meteorologist Doug Speheger said Tuesday's forecast represents the most potential for the spread of wildfires in the past 10 years of a database that considers a variety of factors.Weather service meteorologist Doug Speheger said Tuesday's forecast represents the most potential for the spread of wildfires in the past 10 years of a database that considers a variety of factors.

    Wildfires that have killed two people in western Oklahoma are nearing conditions the National Weather Service hasn't seen in at least a decade because of the mixture of high temperatures, low humidity and heavy winds.

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    Wildfires that have killed two people in western Oklahoma are nearing conditions the National Weather Service hasn't seen in at least a decade because of the mixture of high temperatures, low humidity and heavy winds.

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  • FAA orders more engine inspections after Southwest accident

    FAA orders more engine inspections after Southwest accident

    Friday, April 20 2018 4:53 PM EDT2018-04-20 20:53:41 GMT
    Saturday, April 21 2018 11:05 PM EDT2018-04-22 03:05:31 GMT
    (NTSB via AP). National Transportation Safety Board investigators examine damage to the engine of the Southwest Airlines plane that made an emergency landing at Philadelphia International Airport in Philadelphia on Tuesday, April 17, 2018. The Southwes...(NTSB via AP). National Transportation Safety Board investigators examine damage to the engine of the Southwest Airlines plane that made an emergency landing at Philadelphia International Airport in Philadelphia on Tuesday, April 17, 2018. The Southwes...
    The manufacturer of the jet engine involved in a fatal Southwest Airlines accident Tuesday wants more jets to be inspected for potential problems.More >>
    The manufacturer of the jet engine involved in a fatal Southwest Airlines accident Tuesday wants more jets to be inspected for potential problems.More >>
  • USM sweeps C-USA baseball from MTSU

    USM sweeps C-USA baseball from MTSU

    Saturday, April 21 2018 10:38 PM EDT2018-04-22 02:38:59 GMT
    USM sweeps C-USA baseball from MTSU; (Photo Source: WDAM)USM sweeps C-USA baseball from MTSU; (Photo Source: WDAM)

    Mason Irby had three hits and drove in four runs and LeeMarcus Boyd and Luke Reynolds homered in the same inning as the University of Southern Mississippi downed Middle Tennessee State University 11-2 Saturday afternoon in the first game of a Conference USA doubleheader at Pete Taylor Park.

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    Mason Irby had three hits and drove in four runs and LeeMarcus Boyd and Luke Reynolds homered in the same inning as the University of Southern Mississippi downed Middle Tennessee State University 11-2 Saturday afternoon in the first game of a Conference USA doubleheader at Pete Taylor Park.

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  • Waynesboro mother puts Autism in action

    Waynesboro mother puts Autism in action

    Saturday, April 21 2018 10:38 PM EDT2018-04-22 02:38:01 GMT
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    A Waynesboro mother works to break the stigma surrounding children with autism by hosting an event at the Waynesboro City Auditorium to bridge the gap between children with autism and those without. Melody Jones started the "Autism Sensory Day" event through her organization For Ry's Sake: Autism in Action. "We want to give students that may not be aware of autism the opportunity to interact with autistic children so they'll know some of their mannerisms," s...

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    A Waynesboro mother works to break the stigma surrounding children with autism by hosting an event at the Waynesboro City Auditorium to bridge the gap between children with autism and those without. Melody Jones started the "Autism Sensory Day" event through her organization For Ry's Sake: Autism in Action. "We want to give students that may not be aware of autism the opportunity to interact with autistic children so they'll know some of their mannerisms," s...

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