January 03, 2018 - 5:20 pm
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — The Latest on snow, sleet and freezing rain in eastern South Carolina (all times local): 5:20 p.m. Department of Public Safety Director Leroy Smith says South Carolina has not seen any deaths in this winter storm. The National Weather Service says up to 6 inches (15...
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In this Dec. 21, 2017 photo, Florida State Rep. Emily Slosberg poses for a photo at her office in Deerfield Beach, Fla. Slosberg is the lead sponsor of a bill that would strengthen the state's ban on texting while driving. Florida is one of the last states to not fully ban texting while driving. (AP Photo/Terry Spencer)
December 30, 2017 - 3:43 pm
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Florida Highway Patrol Sgt. Mark Wysocky says it is hard to separate texting drivers from drunken drivers as he cruises down a suburban interstate highway. Both weave. They speed up and slow down for no obvious reason and get too close to other cars. They endanger their...
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Samantha Dement-Graham shovels her neighbor's sidewalk on University Avenue in Dubuque, Iowa, on Dec. 29, 2017. Cold arctic air dipping further south than usual prompted Omaha, Nebraska, officials to cancel a New Year's Eve fireworks show as a three-day deep freeze chills celebrations in Iowa and Nebraska. The National Weather Service is warning of hazardous weather conditions as a deep freeze sets in with expected temperatures in some locations dipping near records not seen in more than 130 years. (Eileen Meslar/Telegraph Herald via AP)
December 29, 2017 - 8:18 pm
TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Already winter-weary parts of the Midwest and East Coast are dealing with a mounting number of weather-related headaches, from highway pileups to frozen pipes and a rash of car thefts. And there's more to come. Bitter temperatures and snow squalls have been blamed for a handful...
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In this Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017 photo, a border patrol agent stops a vehicle at a checkpoint in Pine Valley, Calif. California legalizes marijuana for recreational use on Monday, Jan. 1, 2018, but that won't stop federal agents from seizing small amounts on busy freeways and backcountry highways. Marijuana possession will continue to be prohibited at eight Border Patrol checkpoints in California, a reminder that state and federal law collide when it comes to pot. (AP Photo/Elliot Spagat)
December 27, 2017 - 12:16 pm
PINE VALLEY, Calif. (AP) — California legalizes marijuana for recreational use Monday, but that won't stop federal agents from seizing the drug — even in tiny amounts — on busy freeways and backcountry highways. Marijuana possession still will be prohibited at eight Border Patrol checkpoints in...
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FILE - in a Wednesday, June 21, 2017 file photo, Democratic nominee for the House of Delegates 13th district seat, Danica Roem, answers a question during an interview, in Manassas, Va. Roem made history when she became the first transgender woman elected to a state legislature. In the process, she made a northern Virginia highway famous by relentlessly touting her plan to fix the clogged road. Some transportation officials, though, say Roem’s preferred fix won’t do nearly enough to solve the problem. (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File)
December 17, 2017 - 9:49 am
MANASSAS, Va. (AP) — A dreary, congested Virginia highway has reaped an unexpected measure of fame through its role in a historic legislative campaign. Last month, Danica Roem became the nation's first openly transgender person elected and seated in a state legislature. She credits her victory to...
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December 14, 2017 - 2:49 am
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Contractors are ending the daytime closures on the Business Interstate 40 Improvement Project. The N.C. Department of Transportation said in a news release that the contractor doubled its shifts over the last month, accelerating the work from 45 days to 16 days to aid...
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December 12, 2017 - 6:28 am
ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — The United States Forest Service says motorists traveling through the Nantahala and Pisgah national forests should watch for snow- and ice-covered roads. A news release from the forest service says although temperatures have risen above freezing and snow has melted from most...
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Worshippers link arms to avoid slipping as they walk along a snow-covered walkway to St. Richard Catholic Church to attend morning services, Friday, Dec. 8, 2017, in Jackson, Miss. The forecast called for a wintry mix of precipitation across several Deep South states. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
December 08, 2017 - 7:54 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — The Latest on winter weather impacting a wide swath of the South (all times local): 7:45 p.m. More than a quarter-million electrical customers across the South lack power after a snowstorm and could face a cold night as temperatures plunge. The number of outages is highest in Georgia...
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Allen and Cooper Alexander, 4, spin around while sledding down a hill Friday Dec. 8, 2017, in Vicksburg, Miss. Heavy snow fell across several Southern states Friday. (Courtland Wells/The Vicksburg Post via AP)
December 08, 2017 - 6:56 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Snowfall blanketed parts of the Deep South on Friday, delighting schoolchildren with an unexpected holiday but also reviving panicky memories for many adults of past storms that trapped commuters on interstates for hours. Businesses closed and commuters left work early as snow mixed...
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December 08, 2017 - 4:29 pm
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The Latest on winter weather in South Carolina (all times local): 4:25 p.m. Authorities say snow falling across northern South Carolina is snarling traffic and led to a number of schools closing early. The National Weather Service says 1 to 2 inches (2 to 5 centimeters) of...
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