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Sandy Gains Power And Aims For Northeast
NEW YORK (AP) — Hurricane Sandy is gaining strength and has taken a left turn toward the East Coast and its date with two other weather systems. An official with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is calling it “the worst-case scenario.” The storm, with tropical…
Union Pacific Hauls Less Coal From NE Wyoming
GILLETTE, Wyo. (AP) — Union Pacific Corp. shipped 18 percent less coal from the Powder River Basin in northeast Wyoming during the second quarter this year. The Omaha, Neb.-based railroad shipped 36.1 million tons of coal from the basin. In the second quarter of 2011, the company shipped 44.2…
Busy Week For Firefighters In NE Wyoming
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — It’s been a busy week for firefighters in northeast Wyoming. Dozens of wildfires broke out in Crook, Campbell and Weston counties since last weekend. Most fires were started by lightning. Crook County Fire Warden Gari Gill counts 41 fires since last Saturday alone…
Northeast U.S. Hits Upper 90’s For 2nd Day
BOSTON (AP) — Some tourists visiting the nation’s capital say they’re doing the outdoor activities in the morning, and visiting the air-conditioned museums in the afternoon. It’s one way to cope with temperatures that have soared into the upper 90s for a second day in Was…
G & F Keeps Sage Grouse Hunting In NE Wyoming
CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — The Wyoming Game and Fish Commission has decided to keep a three-day sage grouse hunting season open this fall in northeast Wyoming. Game and Fish biologists proposed closing the season because of declines in the bird’s population. In addition, Game and Fish sage gr…
Record-Breaking and Rare October Snowstorm Batters Northeast US
The record-breaking snowstorm that swept over the Northeast this weekend has left 2.2 million homes without power, closed public schools, and resulted in eight deaths, mainly from car accidents on icy roads. According to the National Weather Service, the western Massachusetts town of Peru saw almost…