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At least 1 dead in Texas flooding that caused bridge collapse, breached dam

iStock/Thinkstock(MARBLE FALLS, Texas) — Massive floods swept through Central Texas on Tuesday, and rushing waters are expected to rise overnight and into Wednesday morning.But despite flood operations in several counties already being in place in anticipation of more swift and high waters, the damage, it seems, has already begun.Burnet County Sheriff’s Office Captain Tom Dillard…read more »

Hurricane Michael death toll climbs to 26 including 16 people in Florida

@DukeEnergy/Twitter (MEXICO BEACH) — Hurricane Michael’s death toll has climbed to 26, with 16 people dying in Florida, according to state officials. Twelve of those deaths were in Bay County, which was hit hard by the monster Category 4 storm.Michael made landfall near Mexico Beach in Bay County Wednesday with winds around 155 mph, decimating…read more »

‘I don’t forgive this woman, and she needs help’: Black child wrongly accused of grabbing ‘Cornerstore Caroline’

Jason Littlejohn(NEW YORK) — With tears streaming down his cheeks, a 9-year-old black child spoke out at a community meeting in New York about being wrongly accused of grabbing a white woman’s backside in a corner store — an incident disproved by security-camera footage.With his mother standing beside him, Jeremiah Hervey delivered a simple message…read more »

Wisconsin girl ‘missing and endangered’ after finding parents dead, Wis.) — Police said a young Wisconsin girl is “missing and endangered” on Monday after discovering her parents dead inside the family’s home.Authorities issued an Amber Alert for 13-year-old Jayme Closs after discovering the bodies of her parents, James Closs, 56, and Denise Closs, 46, earlier in the day.Officers made the terrifying discovery at…read more »

President Trump and first lady visit hurricane-ravaged areas in Florida, Georgia

Joe Raedle/Getty Images(MEXICO BEACH, Fla.) — President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump traveled to Florida and Georgia Monday afternoon to tour the devastation left in the wake of Hurricane Michael and to highlight the ongoing recovery efforts as dozens still remain missing in the wake of the deadly storm.As he toured a ravaged…read more »