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Mike Smeltz/WCBS 880
September 20, 2018 - 6:50 pm
Hundreds of people displaced by Hurricane Florence are still waiting on word when it's safe to go back home.
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AP Photo/John Locher
September 20, 2018 - 3:30 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — A glass bong taller than a giraffe. Huggable faux marijuana buds. A pool full of foam weed nuggets. Las Vegas' newest attraction — and Instagram backdrop — is a museum celebrating all things cannabis. Nobody will be allowed to light up at Cannabition when it opens Thursday because...
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(Jerry Jackson /The Baltimore Sun via AP)
September 20, 2018 - 3:23 pm
PERRYMAN, Md. (WCBS 880/AP) -- A shooting at a Maryland warehouse claimed four lives Thursday, including a female suspect who shot herself in the head, authorities said. Several other people were wounded. The suspect was a 26-year-old temporary employee at the Rite Aid distribution center in...
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Florence floods
Mike Smeltz/WCBS880
September 20, 2018 - 9:58 am
A week after the storm, people are still living on cots and wondering when they will be able to return home. But there are some good stories to share and WCBS 880 reporter Mike Smeltz found one in Chapel Hill.
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Emergency personnel arrive on the scene of a shooting at a software company in Middleton, Wis., Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018. Four people were shot and wounded during the shooting in the suburb of Madison, according to a city administrator. (Steve Apps/Wisconsin State Journal via AP)
September 19, 2018 - 9:49 pm
MIDDLETON, Wis. (AP) — The Latest on a shooting at a software company in Wisconsin (all times local): 8:50 p.m. Officials at a Wisconsin software company say they're "heartbroken" one of their employees shot four people in the office. WTS Paradigm Marketing Manager Ryan Mayrand said in a statement...
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 Former FBI Director James Comey
Oliver Contreras/Sipa USA
September 19, 2018 - 7:41 pm
Former FBI Director James Comey is weighing in on the president's declassifying of more information from FISA documents that ultimately led to special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation.
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President Donald Trump hands out prepackaged meals at Temple Baptist Church in an area impacted by Hurricane Florence, Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018, in New Bern, N.C.
September 19, 2018 - 1:40 pm
NEW BERN, N.C. (AP) — Handing out hot dogs, hugs and comforting words, President Donald Trump sought Wednesday to soothe those who suffered losses in Hurricane Florence, declaring that "America grieves for you" as he surveyed damage the powerful storm left behind in parts of North Carolina. After...
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Wanda Barzee
Salt Lake County Sheriff's Office via AP
September 19, 2018 - 11:47 am
A woman who helped kidnap Elizabeth Smart when she was a teenager and stood by as the girl was sexually assaulted was released from prison Wednesday after 15 years in custody.
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Florence floods
Mike Smeltz/WCBS880
September 19, 2018 - 11:44 am
Rivers across the eastern portion of North Carolina have yet to crest and officials worry communities already devastated by flooding could see further damage in the coming days.
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Volunteers at the Senior Center in Lawrence, Mass. hand out food and supplies, Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018, in the wake of last week's gas explosions and house fires in the Merrimack Valley. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
September 18, 2018 - 7:56 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Lawyers filed a class action lawsuit Tuesday on behalf of people who were forced out of their homes for days when dozens of natural gas explosions and fires ripped through three Massachusetts towns. The lawsuit is the first of what's likely to be several filed against Columbia Gas and...
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