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  • Cold weather advisories in effect for Northeast as record lows approach

    Cold weather advisories in effect for Northeast as record lows approach

    (NEW YORK) — Those in the Northeast are breaking out winter hats and mittens for the first time this season as an arctic front is moving through the I-95 corridor Friday and ushering in the coldest air of the season. Behind the arctic front, wind chills are below zero and in the single digits in Midwest. These wind chills will move into the Northeast later Friday morning and into the afternoon and night. The Northeast will have the coldest temperatures Friday night into Saturday morning, with ABC News forecasting record lows for Washington, D.C.; New York City; and Boston in […]

  • Paraglider slams into power lines, knocks out electricity to Florida neighborhood

    Paraglider slams into power lines, knocks out electricity to Florida neighborhood

    (ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.) — A Florida paraglider is lucky to be alive after he slammed Tuesday morning into power lines carrying 7,200 volts of electricity, knocking out electricity in a St. Petersburg neighborhood The unidentified male paraglider told St. Petersburg Fire & Rescue officials that he experienced engine trouble and was attempting to make an emergency landing at Bear Creek Park when he became entangled in the power lines, according to ABC affiliate WFTS. “I heard an explosion and a yell — the yell was one of those blood curdling kind of yells,” Jim Tallon, who lives across the street […]

  • Garth Brooks, Keith Urban, Florida Georgia Line to headline Stagecoach 2018

    Garth Brooks, Keith Urban, Florida Georgia Line to headline Stagecoach 2018

    The official lineup for Stagecoach 2018 was announced Wednesday, and it’s a stacked one. Garth Brooks, Keith Urban and Florida Georgia Line will serve as headliners for the three-day festival, held at Empire Polo Field in Indio, CA April 27-29. While the complete lineup was announced this morning, Garth hinted at his performance on Twitter late last week. Additional acts set to take the stage include a mix of modern and traditional acts. Kacey Musgraves, Kelsea Ballerini, Brett Young, Brothers Osborne, Chris Janson, Carly Pearce, Lee Brice, Seth Ennis, Midland, Lindsay Ell, Kane Brown, Jordan Davis, Jake Owen and Granger Smith are just a few of the performers. Country legends like Kenny Rogers, Tanya Tucker, Ronnie Milsap, and Dwight Yoakam, among others, will also take the stage […]

  • Hurricanes Harvey and Irma may have caused up to $200 billion in damage, comparable to Katrina

    Hurricanes Harvey and Irma may have caused up to $200 billion in damage, comparable to Katrina

    (NEW YORK) — Hurricanes Harvey and Irma caused between $150 billion and $200 billion in damage to Texas and Florida, comparable to the costs from Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans in 2005, a according to a preliminary estimate from Moody’s Analytics on Monday. Hurricane Harvey battered Houston with record amounts of rain and flooding last month while Irma slammed Florida and other southeastern coastal states. But Mark Zandi, chief economist at Moody’s Analytics, said rebuilding from the back-to-back storms will boost the U.S. economy in the fourth quarter of this year and into 2018. “While at this point it’s hard […]

  • Tropical Storm Harvey expected to make landfall as major hurricane

    Tropical Storm Harvey expected to make landfall as major hurricane

    (HOUSTON) –Hurricane Harvey is expected to hit Texas as a Category 3 storm — the likes of which haven’t been seen since 1999’s Hurricane Bret — when it makes landfall late Friday or early Saturday, forecasters say. The storm strengthened to a hurricane with maximum sustained winds of 80 mph on Thursday afternoon. The storm’s surge could be life-threatening, up to 10 feet, with waves as high as 20 feet on top of that. Rain is expected to range from 10 to 20 inches and some areas could receive up to 30 inches. Perilous flash flooding is also possible as […]

  • Fans for the needy

    SANFORD–The Enrichment Center has a few box fans remaining for those persons who need them to keep cool during the current hot spell. Certain criteria must be met. More local news can be heard Monday through Friday on WWGP 1050 and Classic Hits.

  • The body of a missing 18 year old pulled from Quarry

    BEAR CREEK–After searching for several days, the body of 18 year old Gabriel Boone Cummins of Chatham county was recovered from a Quarry near Sugar Lake in Pittsboro early Tuesday morning. More local news can be heard Monday through Friday on WWGP 1050 and Classic Hits.