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Heavy rain from the weekend continues causing flooding. The National Weather Service reports it in Fremont, Hot Springs, Johnson and Goshen counties. The Powder River at Sussex on Sunday reached a record flood crest of 15.5 feet.
The unmarked grave of a Civil War veteran at Lakeview Cemetery in Cheyenne soon receives a headstone. The grave of Azro Pratt has remained unmarked since his placement in 1902. Cemetery staff intend to install a marker at his grave next week.
A Casper couple has sued a local vapor cigarette company. The Seels say the battery in one of the devices exploded and caused injuries. The lawsuit claims Joshua Seel suffered burns to his leg and a more sensitive area when the battery exploded in his pant pocket two months ago. The Casper Star-Tribune reports no […]
The Wyoming Lottery has released the salary of CEO Jon Clontz after initially declining to do so. However, it has refused to disclose how much it pays other employees. Clontz earns $181,500 annually. The Star-Tribune quested compensation figures for all Wyoming Lottery executives and board members last month. The lottery says other numbers must remain […]
An 18-year-old from Jacksonville who went to her school’s prom with Jaguars defensive tackle Sen’Derrick Marks earlier this month, has died after a battle with liver cancer, according to Wolfson Children’s Hospital. Khameyea Jennings passed away on Thursday. Marks said he took her to the prom because he really wanted to make a difference in […]
Several fights broke out at the Conch House Marina during a reggae event on Sunday. Police say at least one person was hospitalized as a result. Several people were evaluated by first responders Sunday afternoon. Just one person was taken for medical treatment – first to Flagler Hospital and then to UF Health Jacksonville.
Mother Nature’s nasty tricks weren’t limited to rip currents over the weekend. A waterspout moved from the ocean onto Fort Lauderdale Beach, ripping two bounce houses from their moorings, rising above tree level, then dumping the kids out of the bouncehouses to the ground. Three children were taken to a hospital. The waterspout then flew […]
It was dangerous to go swimming all along Florida’s East Coast this holiday weekend. The St. Augustine Record reports that St. Johns Couty lifeguards performed as many as 20 water rescues. Fire Rescue posted a warning on Sunday morning about the risk of rip currents, and lifeguards flew red warning flags at the beaches. Nearby, […]
Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center is facing a lawsuit by a Lincoln County woman who says she and her newborn were improperly featured in a news segment about babies born with drug addictions. Tara Denham filed suit in Boyle Circuit Court after she consented to being interviewed and filmed for a news story by WKYT, […]
Versailles will soon be the home of Kentucky’s largest Kroger store. The planned July 16 opening of the 133,000 sq. ft. MarketPlace Kroger will have more of everything found in regular Kroger stores, along with clothing, housewares, pharmacy services, and bed-and-bath products. A Starbucks, a cupcake bar, and a Little Clinic for health needs are […]
A Nicholasville man went missing over the holiday weekend on the Kentucky River between Jessamine and Mercer counties. Mike McCarthy reportedly fell off the back of a jet ski Sunday afternoon and disappeared. That prompted a call to Mercer County rescue teams, who had boats in the water 20 minutes later. Sonar, search dogs, and […]
Yesterday’s storms wrecked havoc in several spots across the Hill Country. The biggest story was the report of a tornado touching down in northeast Fredericksburg around 12:45 p.m. The Gillespie County Sheriff’s Office did have a few damage reports, including some damage off Goehmann Lane close to Highway 290. The funnel moved from Fredericksburg to […]
Flooding was the issue in Boerne over the weekend, and in Bandera County too. The Red Cross set up a shelter in Boerne on Saturday for people displaced by high water. There are reports that Boerne got between five and seven inches of rain on Saturday alone, and then there were more storms yesterday to […]
Another round of severe weather for the Hill County last night leaves much of the area even more waterlogged. (The National Weather Service office in New Braunfels has been busy again, but the Hill County escaped the major impacts from last night, according to Meterologist Trevor Boucher (boo-CHAY)… SOT1 Closer to home, Kerr County […]
Veterans who own businesses may get bid preference in Ohio. State lawmakers are considering a bill that would give a bid preference of five percent to veteran owned businesses that are competing for state contracts. 27 other states already have some sort of law helping those businesses. Some others require that a percentage of state […]
A power outage left six people stuck on a roller coaster in Ohio. The Newark Advocate reports that six people, including three children, had to be rescued from the Pepsi Python coaster at Anderson Township’s Coney Island Amusement Park on Sunday after the power went out about 6:30 pm. They were stuck on the coaster […]
Just like other towns all across America, Newark paused on Monday to pay tribute to those who died in combat for our country. The Newark Advocate reports that a crowd of about 100 people gathered in Cedar Hill Cemetery for the ceremony, that followed a parade from Everett Park. Licking County Commissioner Duane Flowers called […]
A lot of folks in Lancaster had their cars broken into over the holiday weekend. The Lancaster Eagle Gazette reports that vehicles were broken into on a city street,in a church parking lot and at the fairgrounds. The items stolen include a Garmin GPS, and an iphone. One of the breakins happened in the fifteen […]
Flooding continues along the Neosho River south of Iola. The river crested at Iola Sunday night and went below flood stage last evening. As of 9:30 last night, the river stage was 26.6 feet at Chanute and 31.1 feet at Erie, both with the water still rising. Minor flooding is expected to continue along the […]
A month after the Casper Star-Tribune requested the compensation for all Wyoming Lottery executives and board members, the Lottery disclosed the salary of CEO John Clontz but did not reveal information as to what others are being paid. Clontz makes 181-thousand-500 dollars a year. That includes a 10 percent pay raise since he was hired […]
There were no jackpot winners over the weekend in the big lottery games. MegaMillions is up to 214-million dollars for tomorrow night’s drawing; Powerball will be worth 154-million on Wednesday night.
A man convicted of the murder of a Sheridan resident that took place when he was 15 years old will be in his 50s before he is eligible for parole. Dharminder Vir Sen, found guilty of killing Robert Ernst in a home-invasion, has been sentenced to life in prison for murder, 20 to 25 years […]
Workers at WIPP have started installing a temporary ventilation system to increase airflow there. The system includes two above-ground filter units and fans that connect to ductwork feeding WIPP’s underground portions. The plant closed last year after a radiation release. That stemmed from a chemical reaction among waste improperly packed inside a drum at Los […]
A Roswell couple hopes the owner or his family comes forward and claims dog tags they found. The Wooddells found the military ID as they removed some scrap metal from a dumpster on North Main Street on Saturday. The Roswell Daily Record reports someone has informed the family that the person whose name the tags […]
State police have more information on last week’s fatal shooting involving Ruidoso Police. KOB-TV cites a report from the troopers that shows 27-year-old Timothy Jones had a sword as officers responded to a home for an apparent domestic disturbance. The report shows Jones’ 56-year-old mother told a 911 dispatcher that he “wanted to kill her.” […]
Lots of things are going on today to help to commemorate Memorial Day in Arkansas City. The theme this year is “We Must Not Forget”. The Veterans of Foreign Wars will have a special service at 10 a.m. at the Spencer-Ralston grave at Riverview Cemetery. The American Legion will hold a service at 10:15 at […]
PINE CREEK TWP., Pa. — A Jefferson County man was killed after crashing his motorcycle on Interstate 80 Sunday. State police said Russell Knarr, 67, of Punxsutawney, swerved on his motorcycle on I-80 in Pine Creek Township. He clipped a guide rail, and police said was thrown from his bike. Knarr was pronounced dead at […]
A national report shows Wyoming making big strides in women owning businesses. The State of Women-Owned Businesses report indicates women-owned businesses in Wyoming have increased 73 percent in the last eight years.
Wyoming’s first lady has made a donation with a global children’s publishing, education and media company. This transaction involving Carol Mead has given 500 books to Wyoming elementary schools. It all comes as part of the Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge. The program encourages children to read during the summer.