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Texas jail inmates hungry, shivering during unusual freeze

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — When an unusually heavy winter storm blanketed much of Texas with snow, knocking out electricity to millions of homes and leaving many struggling to find clean water, one sector of the population was particularly vulnerable:...

 

Biden surveys Texas weather damage, thanks emergency workers

HOUSTON (AP) — President Joe Biden heard firsthand from Texans clobbered by this month's brutal winter weather on Friday as he and his wife made their first trip to a major disaster area since he took office. Biden was briefed by emergency...

 

Tourism and ODOT partner to take Oklahomans fishing

What better way to "reel" in 2021 than by finding a great fishing spot? New Oklahoma Fishing Trail signs going up around the state will help make it even easier for anglers to find the state's top... Full story

 

Injections wells closed or reduced after Oklahoma earthquake

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The injection of wastewater into underground wells by oil and natural gas producers has been stopped or reduced in the area where a magnitude 4.2 earthquake struck in northern Oklahoma. The Oklahoma Corporation Commission on...

 

Warmer temps bring relief as cold-weary South starts cleanup

DALLAS (AP) — Warmer temperatures spread across the southern United States on Saturday, bringing some relief to a winter weary region that faces a challenging clean-up and expensive repairs from days of extreme cold and widespread power outages....

 

Magnitude 4.2 earthquake in rural Oklahoma at Kansas border

MANCHESTER, Okla. (AP) — An estimated magnitude 4.2 earthquake was recorded Friday in a rural area along Oklahoma's border with Kansas, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The earthquake was recorded at 7:56 a.m. near Manchester, a town of...

 

Southern cities hit hard by storms face new crisis: No water

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Southern cities slammed by winter storms that left millions without power for days have traded one crisis for another: Busted water pipes ruptured by record-low temperatures created shortages of clean drinking water, shut down...

 

More deadly storms coming so prepare better, experts say

WASHINGTON (AP) — Deadly weather will be hitting the U.S. more often, and America had better get better at dealing with it, experts said Wednesday as Texas and other states battled winter storms that blew past the worst-case planning of utilities,...

 

The Latest: 2 dead in Texas amid subfreezing cold

The Latest on winter weather across the U.S. (all times local): HOUSTON — Officials in Texas say two people are dead likely because of the subfreezing temperatures that have caused massive power outages across the state. As nightfall threatened to...

 

Frigid weather sees utilities urging customers to conserve

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Frigid weather that has sent temperatures plunging across Middle America also had power and gas utilities urging customers to dial down the thermostat. Utility companies serving Nebraska, Iowa, Kansas and Missouri issued pleas...

 

Power cut across Texas as snow, ice blanket southern Plains

DALLAS (AP) — A winter storm dropping snow and ice also sent temperatures plunging across the southern Plains, prompting a power emergency in Texas a day after conditions canceled flights and impacted traffic across large swaths of the U.S....

 

Officials say man drowns after falling through ice in Kansas

KIRWIN, Kan. (AP) — A man has drowned after falling through the ice at the Kirwin National Wildlife Refuge in northern Kansas, official said. The incident happened Tuesday afternoon at the national wildlife refuge near Kirwin in Phillips County,...

 

Small earthquakes continue to rattle northern Oklahoma

ENID, Okla. (AP) — A series of small earthquakes believed by seismologists to be caused by the underground injection of wastewater from oil and gas production continued to rattle northern Oklahoma on Saturday. Four quakes occurred Saturday...

 

Earthquakes, including one 4.2 magnitude, in north Oklahoma

ENID, Okla. (AP) — Several earthquakes, including one of magnitude 4.2, one 3.7 magnitude and one 3.5 magnitude, were recorded Friday in northern Oklahoma by the Oklahoma Geological Survey. The quakes were recorded southeast of Enid, about 95...

 
 By JOSH FUNK    Regional    January 27, 2021

Foot of snow blankets parts of Midwest, disrupts travel

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A major winter storm dumped more than a foot of snow on parts of the middle of the country while another system blanketed areas of the Southwest, disrupting travel for a second consecutive day Tuesday and shuttering many...

 

Black rhinoceros born in Kansas' Garden City zoo

GARDEN CITY, Kan. (AP) — A rare black rhinoceros has been born in captivity at the Lee Richardson Zoo in Garden City. The male rhino was born Wednesday to 10-year-old Johari and her 7-year-old mate Jabari, the zoo said in a news release. The pair...

 

Oklahoma judge orders 'Tiger King' zoo to turn over big cats

MUSKOGEE, Okla. (AP) — A federal judge in Oklahoma has ordered the new owners of an Oklahoma zoo featured in Netflix's "Tiger King" documentary to turn over all the lion and tiger cubs in their possession, along with the animals' mothers, to the...

 

Audubon sues over water rights at Quivira Wildlife Refuge

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Audubon of Kansas has sued over water rights at a wildlife refuge in central Kansas. The federal lawsuit filed Friday by the environmental group against the U.S. Department of the Interior and various federal and state...

 

Federal aid OK'd for more winter storm-struck counties

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Federal emergency assistance has been approved for 16 more Oklahoma counties paralyzed for days by the October winter storm, Gov. Kevin Stitt said Thursday. In a statement, Stitt said aid had been approved for Alfalfa, Blaine,... Full story

 

Sage grouse review done, but scant time for Trump's changes

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The Trump administration has completed a review of plans to ease protections for a struggling bird species in seven states in the U.S. West, but there's little time to put the relaxed rules for industry into action before Pre...

 

Officials say weak earthquake shook area around Mayfield

MAYFIELD, Kan. (AP) — A weak earthquake shook an area near Mayfield in south-central Kansas this weekend, geological officials said. The 2.8-magnitude earthquake hit just before 1 a.m. Sunday, television station KAKE reported. The U.S. Geological...

 

Safety issues mount as skiers hit backcountry in pandemic

DENVER (AP) — On March 14, Colorado's governor issued an executive order shutting down ski resorts across the state. The coronavirus had arrived and was spreading rapidly in small mountain communities that were attracting hordes of spring break...

 
 By BILL ESTEP    Regional    January 3, 2021

Kentucky adds its 1st new nature preserve in a decade.

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — The state's newest nature preserve is a hilly 338-acre refuge a few miles from the Kentucky River, much of it wooded, with a beautiful creek running through it and the potential to restore endangered plants and rare mussels. T...

 

2021 to get off to a slick start as winter storm arrives

MISSION, Kan. (AP) — Forecasters are predicting a snowy, icy start to the new year across a large swath of Kansas and Missouri. Scott Blair, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service, said the wintry mix will head northward into the two...

 

Icy, snowy winter storm knocks out power in Oklahoma

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Nearly 20,000 Oklahoma homes and businesses were without power early Friday after a winter storm dumped snow and ice across a large swath of the state. The website PowerOutage.US reported 19,238 outages in the state, mostly in...

 

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