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Saturday night storms could be severe


We'll keep you updated on the storms as they start to develop and move through our area later on - widespread severe weather is NOT likely. These storms will be capable of some gusty winds, brief downpours and lightning. A few thunderstorms will be possible Wednesday afternoon east of a line from Madisonville to Huntsville to Winnie. Storms should exit nearly the entire area by early evening, with brief clearing to follow and then a return of low clouds by Friday morning. Read More »

Early morning showers Saturday; warm afternoon with temps in the 80s


On Sunday , more showers and thunderstorms were expected with a high of 76 and a low of 49 forecast. On Monday , rain showers are likely, and thunderstorms are also possible after 2 p.m. South wind around 10 miles per hour, with gusts as high as 20 miles per hour. - A high near 61 Monday , with partly sunny skies and a 20 percent chance of showers before 1 p.m. Read More »

New report shows cases of drugged driving surpass drunk driving


For the first time, data shows that drivers killed in auto crashes in the United States were more likely to be on drugs than drunk, according a new report. Some new efforts from across the USA highlighted by the report include a competitive 2016 grant program through the Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility that will give five winning states - Illinois, Montana, Washington, West Virginia and Wisconsin - $100,000 to supplement the implementation cost of Advanced Roadside Impaired ... Read More »

April The Giraffe Cam Going Off


The zoo said earlier this week the number of emails the Animal Adventure Park received from viewers were causing its servers to be bogged down, and interfere with operations. However, April did not give birth right away and had kept fans anxiously waiting for about two months. Thousands upon thousands of social media users voiced their frustration on Facebook and YouTube, and the stream was restored within an hour or so. Read More »

Justice Dept. tells 9 sanctuary cities grant money at risk

Attorney General Jeff Sessions said at a White House briefing in March that local jurisdictions that apply for Justice Department grants will be required to certify they are in compliance, as was first required by an Obama administration policy put out last summer. Read More »

Indiana March jobless rate of 3.9 percent lowest since '01


Its lowest rate was 6.4 percent in November and December of 2014. February job growth was revised down to show an increase of 14,800 jobs rather than the preliminary estimate of 25,600 jobs. Three of Virginia's major metro areas - Richmond, Roanoke and Lynchburg - gained jobs in March from February, though the job gains were modest. Over the year, Information added 1,200 (+1.3%) jobs. Read More »

Exxon and Shell step up to defend Paris climate accord


The marketplace may essentially nullify the Paris climate agreement and render it completely pointless, but the Trump administration is still weighing their options. As part of the deal, the US pledged to reduce its emissions by between 26% and 28% from 2005 levels by 2025. A key argument is that the USA can stay in the agreement without satisfying its pledge or maintaining regulations created to help achieve the target, said one administration official. Read More »

Janet Jackson tweets first photo of newborn son


The couple has not spoken publicly about reports of their separation. At the time, a rep for Jackson said in a statement, " Janet had a stress-free healthy delivery". "Please, if you can try and understand that it's important that I do this now. I have to rest up, doctor's orders". The singer shared the news of her pregnancy with People in October 2016. Read More »

Jackie Robinson a golden Dodger now immortalized in bronze

But, one day, he and his wife, Courtney, were watching the movie "42" - "For probably like the 100th time", Maybin said - when Robinson was depicted playing for a minor league team wearing No. "Jackie had made us interested in baseball". Tomorrow's statue will be revealed in the left field reserve plaza. He used to come home and say, 'They gave me a standing ovation, ' and [he] was so shocked. Read More »

House braces for marathon debate on the Texas budget


The budget passed 50-48 and is now awaiting negotiation between House and Senate leaders. Numerous amendments will come forward Thursday, with Democrats proposing plans to win over moderate Republicans and the most fiscally conservative members looking for ways to slash spending. Read More »

Kane back to boost Tottenham's Premier League title bid

Over half of his 25 starts came in the Europa League and he had various loan spells, including a successful stay at Swansea in the 2014-15 season, to gain first-team experience. Spurs capitalised on Chelsea's setback against Crystal Palace last weekend after Tottenham were 2-0 winners against Burnley despite the promoted side's formidable record at Turf Moor in the 2016-17 season. Read More »

Ralph Lauren to shut down Fifth Avenue Polo store


That includes the Polo label. However, the restructuring moves will cost the company about $370 million, mainly from employee severance charges, lease termination fees and inventory related costs. "We continue to review our store footprint in each market to ensure we have the right distribution and customer experience in place", Nielsen said. Read More »

Maharashtra: Bhira records blistering 46.5 degrees Celsius, IMD raises doubts


Thundershower occurred in Satara district of western Maharashtra on Saturday, the IMD said as it forecast rain or thundershower in Marathwada on Sunday. The maximum temperature at Allahabad and Hamirpur also crossed the 40 degrees mark, the MeT said. Its nearby areas such as Wardha, Nagpur and Chandrapur have recorded 43 degrees Celsius. Read More »

Fang Blennies Deter Predators With Opioid-Laced Bites


In new experiments using lab mice, Fry and colleagues found that the rodents that were injected with the fish venom did not show signs of pain. Fang blennies' evasive techniques are so successful they inspired copycats - species that resemble venomous blennies, but don't have any venom . Read More »

Strong Storms Possible Friday

Guerrero suggested owning a weather radio, or being subscribed to a notification service for severe weather updates in Tom Green County. Though the storm didn't produce any damaging weather early Friday morning, it does have a history of potentially severe side effects: The storm sparked a tornado warning in northwestern SC, but there was no damage reported. Read More »

Playing Tetris can reduce onset of PTSD after trauma


Post-traumatic stress disorder can affect people who have experienced war, torture, rape, road accidents or other kinds of situations in which they felt their life, or that of another person, was in danger, researchers said. The window of opportunity is short, however, as Holmes says there's just a six-hour window for effective intervention. They were asked to visualize the crash and then play Tetris . Read More »

DIY slime project brutally burns 11-year-old girl, family says


Kathleen Quinn was making homemade slime when she says her hands started hurting. "When we looked at them, they were covered in blisters". "In some ways, I'm not really surprised because, prolonged contact with any kind of chemical can lead to either chemical burns or an allergic reaction", said Dr. Read More »

Douglas County ranked seventh healthiest county in Kansas in new report


The trends in the past three years showed that Queens was improving in the areas of premature deaths, violent crime, air pollution, diabetes monitoring and number of uninsured individuals. Not much higher in the rankings were Fayette (No. 48), Raleigh (No. 45), Nicholas (No. 43) and Summers (No. 41) of the state's 55 counties. Olmsted County ranked eighth in Health Outcomes and first in Health Factors for the fourth straight year. Read More »

Salisbury man who opened fire in DC pizzeria pleads guilty


The North Carolina man who fired an assault rifle inside Washington pizzeria Comet Ping Pong last December pleaded guilty to two charges on March 24. Welch in December allegedly showed up at the popular pizza restaurant armed with a.38-Caliber Colt revolver and a Colt AR-15 rifle after reading reports online about a supposed sex ring there. Read More »

IL lawmakers introduce bill to legalize marijuana


Sen. Heather Steans, sponsor of the Senate version of the bill, notes that Oregon collected more than $60 million in new revenue from a tax on marijuana - more than six times what the Oregon Liquor Control Commission expected for the 2015-2017 budget period - and Colorado collected more than $140 million from taxes on legal weed sales. Read More »

The ART Advisors LLC Purchases Shares of 29200 Sears Holdings Corp (SHLD)

Sears's forewarning comes after more optimistic signs from the company, which has been working on a turnaround under Chief Executive Officer Eddie Lampert. In other words, many think Sears will go under. Johnson, though, believes one avenue for Sears could be returning to its roots as a direct-to-consumer company, only using the internet versus the old catalog. Read More »

'Beauty and the Beast' Nabs $350 Million Worldwide


The 37-year-old actor says he had lost touch with how fantastic the journey of the antagonist in the Bill Condon film was, according to the Hollywood Reporter . Domestically, IMAX represented seven of the film's top 10 locations. The British actress was reportedly given an upfront pay cheque of $3 million (£2.4 million) but depending on how well the movie goes over with audiences, sources are suggesting that she could take home up five times that amount. Read More »

Kim Jong-nam's embalmed body can remain from rotting for three months

Experts say the VX nerve agent used to kill Kim was nearly certainly produced in a sophisticated state weapons laboratory, and North Korea is widely believed to possess large quantities of chemical weapons. "We have obtained the red notice for the four North Korean men who were at the airport during the incident". A red notice is the nearest equivalent to an global arrest warrant. Read More »

Subway says new study proves its chicken is chicken


The popular fast food chain's yummy chicken strips contained only 42.8 percent chicken. The sandwich chain enjoys a loyal following of clients wanting healthy-ish fast meals, but a recent investigation by CBC's Marketplace revealed that the chicken used in Subway's sandwiches is only 50 percent chicken. Read More »