Jonathan Drew

  • Canada Sep 9, 2019

    US Emergency Workers Recover More Bodies in Bahamas Amid Wreckage After Hurricane Dorian

    U.S. emergency workers on Monday found five bodies in the debris left by Hurricane Dorian in the Bahamas, and they said they expected to find more victims a week after the devastating storm hit. Bahamians, meanwhile, were also searching the rubble, salvaging the few heirlooms left intact by the Category 5 storm that, according to the official count over the...

  • Canada Sep 8, 2019

    Dorian Death Count in Bahamas Rises to 44, Expected to Increase as Residents Sort Through Debris

    The storm that already walloped the Virgin Islands, Bahamas and North Carolina lashed at far-eastern Canada with hurricane-force winds for much of Sunday, knocking out power to hundreds of thousands of people before weakening and heading into the North Atlantic.

  • Associated Press Sep 7, 2019

    Dorian Topples Crane, Knocks Out Power in Eastern Canada

    Dorian arrived on Canada’s Atlantic coast Saturday with heavy rain and powerful winds, toppling a construction crane in Halifax and knocking out power for more than 300,000 people a day after the storm wreaked havoc on North Carolina’s Outer Banks. Residents of Nova Scotia braced for heavy rainfall and potential flooding along the coast, as officials in Halifax urged people...

  • Governor Jul 15, 2019

    Weakened Barry Still Poses Flood, Tornado Risks

    Tropical Depression Barry spared New Orleans from catastrophic flooding, but it still swamped parts of Louisiana with up to 17 inches of rain and transformed part of the Mississippi Delta into “an ocean.” Although Barry was downgraded from a tropical storm Sunday afternoon, its torrential rains continued to pose a threat Monday. Much of Louisiana and Mississippi were under flash-flood...

  • Donald Trump Jul 13, 2019

    Barry Makes Louisiana Landfall; Downgraded to Tropical Storm

    Barry rolled into the Louisiana coast Saturday, flooding highways, forcing people to scramble to rooftops and dumping heavy rain that officials had feared could test the levees and pumps that were bolstered after Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans in 2005. After briefly becoming a Category 1 hurricane, the system weakened to a tropical storm as it made landfall near Intracoastal...

  • attorney Jun 17, 2019

    Real-Life ‘Home Alone’ Burglary Suspect Nabbed After Escaping Hospital; 11-Year-Old Had Wounded Him With Machete

    A North Carolina burglary suspect who was fought off by an 11-year-old boy with a machete was caught Sunday, nearly two days after he slipped away from the hospital where he was treated for a head wound. His capture came after a manhunt and finger-pointing about who was to blame for his escape. Sgt. Shane Brown of the Burlington Police...

  • spokesman Apr 11, 2019

    Police: Coffee Shop Owner Killed, 17 Hurt in Gas Explosion

    A leaking gas line exploded Wednesday in a Durham shopping district, killing one person and injuring more than a dozen others as firefighters were evacuating people from buildings near the rupture, authorities said. The blast reverberated across the North Carolina city — turning one building to rubble, shattering windows blocks away and filling the air with acrid smoke. The owner...

  • Associated Press Feb 6, 2019

    Yearbook Staff Disagree On Whether Racist Photo on Gov. Northam’s Page Was Mix-Up

    Medical school alumni say a racist photo on Gov. Ralph Northam’s 1984 yearbook page is likely to have gone unnoticed after it was first published.

  • Associated Press Jan 1, 2019

    Animal Advocates: Fatal Zoo Mauling Shows Need for Crackdown

    The fatal mauling of a zoo intern by a lion that escaped from a locked pen illustrates the need for North Carolina regulators to crack down on unaccredited exhibitors of dangerous animals, animal welfare advocates said Monday. Alexandra Black, 22, was attacked Sunday while cleaning an animal enclosure with other staff members. It was at least the 10th instance of...

  • North Carolina Dec 28, 2018

    House Leader: Dems Won’t Seat Candidate in Unresolved North Carolina Race

    The dissolution of North Carolina’s elections board Friday injected further uncertainty into a still-undecided congressional race as a U.S. House Democratic leader rejected the idea of filling the seat until an investigation of ballot fraud allegations is complete. Gov. Roy Cooper was met with Republican resistance after announcing he would appoint an interim Board of Elections after a three-judge state...

  • Governor Dec 17, 2018

    NC GOP Moves for New Primary in Congressional Race Hit by Election Fraud Probe

    Legislation quickly passed by North Carolina’s lawmakers this week would prepare a path for Republicans to dump their nominee in a still-undecided U.S. House race marred with ballot fraud allegations. “I think (legislators are) worried that Mark Harris might be damaged goods and they want to have the opportunity to have a different Republican nominee,” said Carter Wrenn, a Republican...

  • Governor Dec 6, 2018

    North Carolina Democrat Drops Race Concession Amid Probe

    The Democrat trailing in a North Carolina congressional race withdrew his concession Thursday as state election officials investigated allegations of absentee ballot fraud. Dan McCready’s reversal came as a top leader at the state’s Republican Party said it would support a new election in the unresolved 9th Congressional District race if an investigation shows that wrongdoing swayed its...

  • Governor Oct 10, 2018

    Storm-Weary Carolinas Worry Michael Could Hurt Rebuilding

    In the storm-weary Carolinas, Hurricane Michael’s approach is stoking fresh fears among homeowners who still have tarps on their roofs or industrial dehumidifiers drying their floors from destruction left by Hurricane Florence. Thousands of homes in North and South Carolina were damaged when the September hurricane smashed trees into rooftops and pushed floodwater into living rooms. Both states are still...

  • Associated Press Sep 26, 2018

    Florence Flooding Slowly Envelops South Carolina Homes

    A week ago, firefighters in Conway went to a neighborhood and told surprised residents their houses would flood from Hurricane Florence even though they had never had water in them before. On Monday and Tuesday, those same firefighters checked on those same neighborhoods with maps that detailed each of the nearly 1,000 homes that could expect to be inundated. “It’s...

  • Governor Sep 21, 2018

    Florence Flooding Breaches Dam at NC Power Plant, Coal Ash May Spill

    Florence’s floodwaters breached a dam holding back a large reservoir at a Wilmington, North Carolina power plant Friday, and coal ash from an adjacent dump could be flowing into the nearby Cape Fear River. Duke Energy spokeswoman Paige Sheehan said the utility doesn’t believe the breach at the L.V. Sutton Power Station poses a significant threat of increased flooding to...

  • Associated Press Sep 18, 2018

    ‘Nightmare That Won’t End’: Florence Evacuees Can’t Return Yet

    With Wilmington still mostly an island surrounded by Hurricane Florence’s floodwaters and people waiting for hours for handouts of necessities like food, North Carolina’s governor is pleading with thousands of evacuees to be patient and not return home just yet. “I know it was hard to leave home, and it is even harder to wait and wonder whether you even...

  • Facebook Sep 18, 2018

    Mom Grieves for Baby Swept Away in Florence Floodwaters

    The mother of 1-year-old Kaiden Lee Welch is living in her own nightmare. Deja Lee’s only child was carried away by rushing floodwaters after Hurricane Florence battered the Carolinas with record-breaking rainfall.

  • driver Sep 18, 2018

    Toppled Trees, Swift Water, Have Killed Many During Florence

    Florence — which was once a hurricane and now is a tropical depression — is being blamed for at least 32 deaths in the Carolinas and Virginia. Twenty-five were in North Carolina. Officials in those states are still worried about what’s to come, because it’s still raining and rivers are swelling. Several of the people who died in recent days...

  • Donald Trump Sep 17, 2018

    Emergency Crews Throw Supply Lifeline to Isolated Wilmington

    Throwing a lifeline to a city surrounded by floodwaters, emergency crews delivered food and water to Wilmington on Monday as rescuers picked up more people stranded by Hurricane Florence and the storm’s remnants took aim at the densely populated Northeast. The death toll from Florence rose to at least 32, and crews elsewhere used helicopters and boats to rescue people...

  • Donald Trump Sep 16, 2018

    Florence Crawls Westward as Flooding Fears Surge in Carolinas; Wilmington Cut Off

    Catastrophic flooding from Florence spread across the Carolinas on Sunday, with roads to Wilmington cut off by the epic deluge and muddy river water swamping entire neighborhoods miles inland. “The risk to life is rising with the angry waters,” Gov. Roy Cooper declared as the storm’s death toll climbed to 16 and included a mother and her infant. The storm...

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