Tuesday, June 18 2013 11:06 AM EDT2013-06-18 15:06:15 GMT
New details are emerging on the suspect and device found at Marion General Hospital Thursday. Columbia Police, Marion County investigators, ATF, MBI, and the highway patrol responded to a possible explosiveMore >>
Investigators from Columbia, Marion County, ATF, MBI, and the Highway patrol responded to a possible explosive device at Marion General Hospital on Thursday.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 8:49 AM EDT2013-06-18 12:49:53 GMT
Simpson County Sheriff's deputies are looking for two inmates who walked off a work detail crew early Monday morning. According to Simpson County Sheriff Kenneth Lewis, Simpson County Adult Detention CenterMore >>
Two Simpson County inmates who walked off a work detail site Monday morning have been recaptured.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 9:23 AM EDT2013-06-18 13:23:30 GMT
A 5-year-old girl set up a lemonade stand across the street from the Westboro Baptist Church compound, and now the group is targeting her. Jayden Sink raised nearly $200 on Friday while she sold lemonadeMore >>
A 5-year-old girl set up a lemonade stand across the street from the Westboro Baptist Church compound, and now the group is targeting her.More >>
Monday, June 17 2013 11:24 AM EDT2013-06-17 15:24:53 GMT
Mississippi sheriffs can ban people from openly carrying guns into courthouses, according to state Attorney General, Jim Hood. Hood released a document in anticipation of the law that starts July 1 withMore >>
Mississippi sheriffs can ban people from openly carrying guns into courthouses, according to state Attorney General Jim Hood.More >>
(RNN) - President Barack Obama joined New Jersey's governor Wednesday to survey the damage caused by Hurricane Sandy.
Obama and Gov. Chris Christie spent about an hour flying over the state aboard Marine One, finding wreckage of neighborhoods and businesses beneath them. Among the sights was a large fire still burning, splintered remnants of people's homes and the remains of the New Jersey Boardwalk, according to the Associated Press.
It marked the third day the president had been off the campaign trail, although he planned to resume Thursday. Republican challenger Mitt Romney, who resumed campaigning Wednesday, had also foregone the stump speeches during the week and encouraged people to help with disaster relief.
Nationwide, there have been at least 62 deaths as a result of Sandy, the AP reported. More than 6 million people were without power, and estimates on the cost of damage were in the billions of dollars.
Rescues efforts by the National Guard continued in New York, New Jersey and other states. Teams attempted to reach an estimated 20,000 people trapped by flooding in Hoboken, NJ – roughly 25 percent of the city.
In New York City, preparations were made to get back to some normalcy. Some of the rail system began running again Wednesday, and officials announced some parts of the subway line would be going Thursday.
However, portions of the subway system would remain closed after flooding in tunnels and stations, according to New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo.
The New York Stock Exchange, running on generators, opened for the first time this week, and Kennedy and nearby Newark Liberty airports were open for business.
LaGuardia Airport remained closed after runways were flooded by the storm surge late Monday.
West Virginia dealt with heavy snowstorms Tuesday, with more than a foot of snow falling in the lower areas. More than three feet in the higher areas of the Mountain State, according to the state's website.
"We are making great progress in clearing our roadways, but we continue to be faced with new challenges as the storm continues to affect the Mountain State,' said West Virginia Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin.
Power outages are also a problem, with more than 270,000 West Virginians in the dark. To help those in need, FEMA is bringing in 700,000 meals and 1.4 million liters of water.
One storm-related death was reported in West Virginia.
In Maryland, heavy rain hit the eastern part of the state while a blizzard rocked the west, causing two deaths and leaving more than 200,000 people without electricity.
The heavy rains caused flooding, and coastal towns like Ocean City were especially hit hard, where streets were under as much as three feet of water.
In the west, snow was the biggest problem for most. More than 20 inches fell on the ground Tuesday.
Kathie Smith of Mountain Lake Park, MD, said the snow has caused major power outages.
"The electric people said they'd be lucky to get power tomorrow, but the outer reaches of the county could be a week," Smith said.
In Ohio, rain and strong winds affected the Cleveland area, and icy roads in the northwest part of the state caused two car crashes, resulting in two deaths.
Like many states hit by Sandy, more than 250,000 Ohioans are also without electricity.
Severe weather has also been reported in other states, including Michigan, Illinois and Kentucky, where more than a foot of snow has fallen in the Appalachian area of that state.
Although several states are dealing with the effects of Sandy, much of the attention is still focused on New York City and New Jersey, where the hurricane-like rains caused widespread damage to the country's most densely populated area.
Transit remains shut down in New York City, where water flooded the streets and subway tunnels. Christie reported Tuesday that rail cars were swept away and deposited onto the New Jersey Turnpike.
Christie surveyed the Jersey shore by air Tuesday. He called the damage "unthinkable."
"This is a monumental, monumental task that we have in front of us. I would ask them this week for their patience and then the week after that, we're going to need their resilience as we begin to go back to work and rebuild our state," he said.
There have been 22 reported deaths in New York City and six in New Jersey - many of them the result of falling trees. The New York Times reported other deaths were the result of varied causes, including electrical fires and drowning.
So far, Sandy has claimed more than 120 lives, including 67 in the Caribbean.
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Tuesday, June 18 2013 7:45 PM EDT2013-06-18 23:45:53 GMT
With the possibility of a special legislative session on Medicaid just around the corner, the head of a Jackson-based, non-partisan think tank is reiterating his opposition to expanding that program. ForestMore >>
Forest Thigpen, the president of the Mississippi Center for Public Policy, says expanding Medicaid as part of the Affordable Care Act would be a costly mistake for Mississippi.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 3:32 PM EDT2013-06-18 19:32:20 GMT
The Hattiesburg Zoo officially opened its new Forrest General Animal Medical and Quarantine Facility Tuesday morning. The 4000-square-foot facility has five quarantine areas and a medical emergency treatmentMore >>
The Hattiesburg Zoo officially opened its new Forrest General Animal Medical and Quarantine Facility Tuesday morning. More >>
Sunday, June 16 2013 1:14 AM EDT2013-06-16 05:14:35 GMT
(CNN) – Severe weather like that of Superstorm Sandy is unforgettable. It caused $38 billion in damage to Jersey Shore area alone. Add those numbers to the damages caused by other hurricanes, tornadoes,More >>
The damages caused by other hurricanes, tornadoes, fires and floods, 2012 was the second costliest year ever in terms of damage, according to the National Climatic Data Center.More >>
After bringing rains, heavy winds and even tornadoes to parts of Florida, Tropical Storm Andrea was moving quickly toward the coast of Georgia and the Carolinas early Friday, promising sloppy commutes and...More >>
The first named storm of the Atlantic hurricane season drenched the Southeastern U.S. but caused no major damage on Friday, marching up the East Coast as it brought the threat of weekend flooding as far north as New England.More >>
The first named storm of the Atlantic season hammered Florida with rain, heavy winds, and tornadoes Thursday as it moved over land toward the coast of Georgia and the Carolinas, promising sloppy commutes and...More >>
The first named storm of the Atlantic season hammered Florida with rain, heavy winds, and tornadoes Thursday as it moved toward the coast of Georgia and the Carolinas, promising sloppy commutes and waterlogged vacation...More >>
The first tropical storm of the Atlantic hurricane season has gotten a little stronger as it heads toward Florida's western coast and a new tropical storm warning has been issued for a swath of the U.S. East...More >>
The first named storm of the Atlantic season hammered Florida with rain, heavy winds, and tornadoes Thursday as it moved over land toward the coast of Georgia and the Carolinas, promising sloppy commutes and waterlogged...More >>
Thursday, June 6 2013 7:51 AM EDT2013-06-06 11:51:47 GMT
(RNN) – Less than a week into the official hurricane season, the first storm of the year has formed in the Gulf. Tropical Storm Andrea has sustained winds of 40 mph and is sitting 320 miles SSW of Apalachicola,More >>
Less than a week into the official hurricane season, the first storm of the year has formed in the Gulf.More >>
The first named storm of Atlantic season, Andrea, has formed over the Gulf of Mexico and was likely to bring wet weather to parts of Florida's west coast by the end of the week.More >>
The first tropical storm of the Atlantic hurricane season, Andrea, formed Wednesday over the Gulf of Mexico and was expected to bring wet weather to parts of Florida's west coast over the next few days.More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 7:00 AM EDT2013-05-25 11:00:14 GMT
(RNN) - An active six months is predicted for the 2013 North Atlantic hurricane season. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Climate Prediction Center has called it an "extremely active"More >>
An active six months is predicted for the 2013 North Atlantic hurricane season.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 9:46 PM EDT2013-05-25 01:46:35 GMT
The list of the names is a part of rotating lists of names. For example, the list used in 2012 is used in 2018. Each storm will be named alphabetically. The lists of names are chosen by World MeteorologicalMore >>
The names for the 2013 North Atlantic hurricane season.More >>
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