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HOUSTON (AP) - A SHELTER NEAR HOUSTON FOR AT LEAST 100 DISPLACED PEOPLE HAS BEEN OVERRUN BY HARVEY FLOODWATERS, FORCING WEARY EVACUEES TO RETREAT TO BLEACHER SEATS. JEFFERSON COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPUTY MARCUS MCLELLAN SAID WEDNESDAY THAT THE BOWERS CIVIC CENTER IN PORT ARTHUR WAS INUNDATED OVERNIGHT DUE TO OVERWHELMING RAINFALL AND A NEARBY OVERFLOWING CANAL. COTS AND BELONGINGS HAVE BEEN ABANDONED ON THE CIVIC CENTER FLOOR, WHICH IS UNDER ABOUT A FOOT OF WATER.

LAKE CHARLES, LA. (AP) - OFFICIALS IN SOUTHWESTERN LOUISIANA ARE SAYING TROPICAL STORM HARVEY APPEARS TO HAVE PRODUCED LITTLE DAMAGE OVERNIGHT. CALCASIEU PARISH SHERIFF TONY MANCUSO SAYS THAT WHILE HE'S STILL CAUTIOUS, THINGS ARE "LOOKING MUCH BETTER," AS HARVEY'S MAIN RAINS CONTINUED TO STAY WEST OF LOUISIANA IN TEXAS. LAKE CHARLES RECORDED ONLY ABOUT 1 INCH (2.5 CENTIMETERS) OF RAIN OVERNIGHT. SHERIFF'S SPOKESWOMAN KIM MYERS SAYS DEPUTIES RESCUED A FEW PEOPLE ON THE PARISH'S WESTERN EDGE, WHERE MORE RAIN FELL.

BEAUMONT, TEXAS (AP) - AUTHORITIES FOUND A SHIVERING TODDLER CLINGING TO HER DROWNED MOTHER IN A RAIN-SWOLLEN CANAL IN SOUTHEAST TEXAS AFTER THE WOMAN TRIED TO CARRY THE CHILD TO SAFETY FROM HARVEY'S FLOODS. CAPT. BRAD PENISSON OF THE FIRE-RESCUE DEPARTMENT IN BEAUMONT SAID A WITNESS SAW THE WOMAN TRYING TO CARRY HER 18-MONTH-OLD DAUGHTER TO SAFETY TUESDAY AFTERNOON WHEN THE CURRENT OF A FLOODED DRAINAGE CANAL SWEPT THEM AWAY. A POLICE AND FIRE-RESCUE TEAM FOUND THE CHILD ALIVE, HOLDING ONTO THE FLOATING WOMAN.

NEW YORK (AP) - REPUBLICANS IN NEW YORK AND NEW JERSEY ARE PLEDGING UNCONDITIONAL SUPPORT FOR THOSE DEVASTATED BY HURRICANE HARVEY IN TEXAS, EVEN THOUGH MANY STILL BLAME TEXAS REPUBLICANS FOR ABANDONING THE NORTHEAST IN ITS TIME OF NEED FOLLOWING SUPERSTORM SANDY FIVE YEARS AGO. THE LATEST NATURAL DISASTER HAS DREDGED UP FEELINGS OF DEEP RESENTMENT THAT HIGHLIGHT REGIONAL DIVISIONS IN A DEEPLY DIVIDED GOP.

WASHINGTON (AP) - PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP WILL KICK OFF HIS LOBBYING EFFORT FOR A TAX OVERHAUL AT AN EVENT WITH A MIDWESTERN MANUFACTURING BACKDROP AND SOME ECONOMIC TOUGH TALK. BUT HE IS NOT EXPECTED TO OFFER A DETAILED PROPOSAL. INSTEAD, IN SPRINGFIELD, MISSOURI, WEDNESDAY, TRUMP WILL GIVE REMARKS THAT THE WHITE HOUSE SAYS WILL FOCUS ON HIS "VISION" FOR SPURRING JOB CREATION AND ECONOMIC GROWTH BY CUTTING RATES AND REVISING THE TAX CODE.
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ALLEGIANT AIR WILL END ITS SERVICE FROM CASPER TO LAS VEGAS ON JANUARY 1.

AFTER NINE YEARS OF SERVICE, THE WITHDRAWAL OF ALLEGIANT REDUCES THE NUMBER OF COMMERCIAL PASSENGER AIRLINES TO TWO AT THE CASPER-NATRONA COUNTY INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT.

AIRPORT MANAGER GLENN JANUSKA SAID ALLEGIANT DID NOT ISSUE ANY STATEMENT ANNOUNCING ITS WITHDRAWAL FROM CASPER.

INSTEAD, HE HEARD ABOUT IT FROM FROM A CONTACT WITH THE COMPANY WHO CALLED HIM ON AUGUST 18, AND FROM PEOPLE TRYING TO BOOK FLIGHTS IN JANUARY AND FEBRUARY WHO FOUND THEY COULDN'T DO SO.

JANUSKA SAID ALLEGIANT HAS BEEN MOVING AWAY FROM ITS STRATEGY OF PROVIDING SERVICE FROM SMALL MARKETS SERVING RESORT AREAS TO PROVIDING SERVICE TO LARGER MARKETS SUCH AS DENVER AND CINCINNATI.

ALLEGIANT BEGAN ITS SERVICE IN CASPER IN 2009, AND HAD FLIGHTS TO MESA, ARIZONA, AND LAS VEGAS.

USUALLY, THE SERVICE WAS SEASONAL.

ABOUT 300 PEOPLE A WEEK FLEW ON ALLEGIANT'S PLANES.

JANUSKA SAID WHETHER ANOTHER CARRIER WILL REPLACE ALLEGIANT REMAINS TO BE SEEN.

ALLEGIANT DID NOT RETURN A CALL SEEKING COMMENT.
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A POWELL MAN TOLD PARK COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICIALS HE SHOT HIS WIFE BECAUSE HER MENTAL HEALTH WAS DETERIORATING AND SHE TRIED TO SHOOT HIM THE DAY BEFORE.

SHERIFF'S OFFICIALS SAID 64-YEAR-OLD DAVID WILLIAMSON ADMITTED HE SHOT 65-YEAR-OLD SHIRLEY WILLIAMSON EARLY SATURDAY.

DAVID WILLIAMSON CALLED 911.

OFFICIALS ARRIVED AT HIS RESIDENCE TO FIND HIM ON HIS PORCH AND SHIRLEY WILLIAMSON DEAD IN A BEDROOM.

WILLIAMSON ALLEGEDLY TOLD INVESTIGATORS HIS WIFE'S MENTAL STATE HAD BEEN DETERIORATING. SHIRLEY WILLIAMSON ALSO WAS BLIND.

DAVID WILLIAMSON ALSO ALLEGEDLY TOLD INVESTIGATORS SHE HAD BEEN HEARING VOICES.

HE SAID HE TOOK HER TO A HOSPITAL FRIDAY NIGHT, AND LATER SHE TRIED TO SHOOT HIM WITH AN UNLOADED GUN.

WILLIAMSON IS CHARGED WITH SECOND-DEGREE MURDER.

IF CONVICTED, HE FACES UP TO 20 YEARS OF IMPRISONMENT.

A JUDGE SET HIS BOND AT $700,000.

HE REMAINED IN CUSTODY TUESDAY AND DIDN'T HAVE AN ATTORNEY YET.