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  • Fight near Turkish polling station leaves 3 dead

    April 16, 2017 11:38 AM

    ISTANBUL - Turkey's state-run news agency says the death toll in a fight outside a polling station in the southeastern province of Diyarbakir has risen to three. Anadolu news agency said a land feud may have been the reason for Sunday's deadly quarrel, while the private Dogan news agency reported... more »
  • Madagascar cyclone death toll reaches 38, authorities say

    March 11, 2017 12:03 PM

    JOHANNESBURG - Madagascar's government says the death toll from Cyclone Enawo has risen to at least 38. The island nation's disaster management agency on Saturday said the cyclone that made landfall in the northeast on Tuesday also has driven 50,000 people from their homes. At least 180 people were injured.... more »
  • Death toll grows to 36 in Oakland warehouse fire

    December 5, 2016 10:32 AM

    OAKLAND - The death toll in the Oakland warehouse fire has grown to 36. Authorities announced the latest tally early Monday, saying they expect the number to rise. Eleven victims have been positively identified, but all the names have yet to be publicly released. Work has stopped at the scene... more »
  • Florida raises Hurricane Matthew death toll to 9

    October 11, 2016 9:24 PM

    MIAMI- Florida officials say nine deaths are now blamed on Hurricane Matthew. The state's tally includes two deaths in Miami-Dade County, one each in Orange, Putnam and Duval counties and four in Volusia County. The four deaths reported by Volusia officials were a woman struck by a falling tree during... more »
  • North Carolina reports 11th storm-related death

    October 10, 2016 5:35 PM

    FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. - Officials report the death toll linked to Hurricane Matthew in North Carolina has risen to 11 after the body of a 75-year-old man was discovered inside his car in Gates County. The state Emergency Operations Center said authorities received a report of a missing man on Sunday,... more »
  • St. Tammany council approves $133M bond issue for Causeway

    October 7, 2016 1:13 PM

    COVINGTON - The St. Tammany Parish Council has approved a Lake Pontchartrain Causeway bond issue that would pay for $103 million in safety improvements and require a toll increase to pay off the debt. The funding would allow the Causeway to beef-up railings on the southbound span and add sections... more »
  • More bodies found after severe Texas storms

    October 31, 2015 1:15 PM

    HOUSTON - The death toll from flooding in Texas has reached at least six after authorities found the body of an elderly woman who had been swept away from her home in the Austin area. Travis County Emergency Services spokeswoman Lisa Block says the woman's body was found Saturday afternoon.... more »
  • Public meeting set for toll road

    September 22, 2015 7:55 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A public meeting will be held next month on a proposed toll-bypass around Baton Rouge. The proposal comes on the heels of studies showing Baton Rouge has some of the worst traffic in the country for medium-sized cities. The Louisiana Transportation Authority set the public hearing for... more »

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