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September 12, 2017

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — New drywall, new insulation, repaired door frames and fresh paint — Joey Spalding was still finishing repairs at his home on Tybee Island nearly a year after it got flooded by Hurricane Matthew.

The work still wasn’t done Monday when Tropical Storm Irma slogged across Georgia,…

September 12, 2017

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina teen has been sentenced to more than 7 years in prison after admitting he shot a police officer while wearing a bulletproof vest.

Mecklenburg County District Attorney Andrew Murray said 19-year-old Greyson Ferrell ambushed the Cornelius police officer who was…

September 12, 2017

HARRISBURG, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina’s State Bureau of Investigation says a man who was evacuating Florida due to Hurricane Irma was shot and killed at a hospital.

Special Agent In Charge Audria Bridges said in a news release that police in Huntersville responded to a call from Novant Health…

September 12, 2017

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Gwen Norville, a deputy secretary in the North Carolina Department of Public Safety, has died after a brief illness. She was 55.

Department Secretary Erik Hooks said Norville, who was 55, died Monday. Spokesman Jerry Higgins said she died of cardiac arrest.

Norville was named…

September 12, 2017

LOWER MATECUMBE KEY, Fla. (AP) — Search-and-rescue teams made their way into the Florida Keys’ farthest reaches Tuesday, while authorities rushed to repair the lone highway connecting the islands and deliver aid to Hurricane Irma’s victims. Federal officials estimated one-quarter of all homes in…

Hurricane Irma

September 11, 2017

CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. (AP) — A decorated Marine colonel based in North Carolina has been found guilty of sexually abusing a child.

Local media outlets report 56-year-old Daniel Wilson of Mason, Washington, was found guilty of sexual abuse of a child, six counts of conduct unbecoming of an officer and…

September 11, 2017

Before crashing into Florida, Hurricane Irma set all sorts of records for brute strength as it flattened Caribbean islands and swamped the Florida Keys. Irma’s assault — so soon after Harvey’s deluge of Houston — marked the first time the U.S. was hit by two Category 4 storms in the same year.

Irma…

Irma Florida

September 11, 2017

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on Irma (all times local):

7 p.m.

The Civil Protection agency in Haiti has confirmed the first death from the country’s brush with Hurricane Irma as the storm passed through the Caribbean.

A Civil Protection report issued Monday says the man died in the town of…

APTOPIX Hurricane Irma-7

September 11, 2017

MIAMI (AP) — Authorities sent an aircraft carrier and other Navy ships to help with search-and-rescue operations in Florida on Monday as a flyover of the hurricane-battered Keys yielded what the governor said were scenes of devastation.

“I just hope everyone survived,” Gov. Rick Scott said.

He said…

Hurricane Irma-15

September 10, 2017

Before crashing into Florida, Hurricane Irma set all sorts of records for brute strength as it flattened Caribbean islands and swamped the Florida Keys. Irma’s assault — so soon after Harvey’s deluge of Houston — marked the first time the U.S. was hit by two Category 4 storms in the same year.

Irma…

Irma Florida
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