Death toll climbs as blizzard-battered Buffalo area digs out

Death toll climbs as blizzard-battered Buffalo area digs out

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Roads reopened Thursday in storm-besieged Buffalo as authorities continued searching for people who may have died or are stuck and suffering after last week’s blizzard. The driving ban in New York’s second-most-populous city was lifted just after midnight Thursday, Mayor Byron Brown announced. At least 40 deaths in western New York, … Read more

Holiday Surplus Leads To Major Sales: What To Know – NBC News

Holiday Surplus Leads To Major Sales: What To Know – NBC News

Holiday Surplus Leads To Major Sales: What To Know  NBC News Business owners pleased by surge in holiday sales  WPTV News – FL Palm Beaches and Treasure Coast Retail shipments slow in North America :: Lloyd’s List  Lloyd’s List Retailers tout post-holiday sales amid elevated inventory levels  Seeking Alpha This Holiday Season, Direct-to-Consumer Customers Demanded Deals  PYMNTS.com View Full coverage … Read more

EXPLAINER: How blizzard stunned even winter-wise Buffalo

EXPLAINER: How blizzard stunned even winter-wise Buffalo

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The toll from the weekend blizzard that hit the Buffalo area was approaching 40 deaths Wednesday from the region’s deadliest storm in generations. Homes are only beginning to warm after days without heat. Drivers are still claiming cars they had abandoned. In a region that prides itself on being able to … Read more

Military police enforce driving ban in snow-stricken Buffalo

Military police enforce driving ban in snow-stricken Buffalo

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — State and military police were sent Tuesday to keep people off Buffalo’s snow-choked roads, and officials kept counting fatalities three days after western New York’s deadliest storm in at least two generations. Even as suburban roads and most major highways in the area reopened, Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz warned that … Read more

Western NY death toll rises to 28 from cold, storm chaos

Western NY death toll rises to 28 from cold, storm chaos

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Buffalo residents hovered around space heaters, hunted for cars buried in snow drifts and looked for more victims Monday, after 28 people died in one of the worst weather-related disasters ever to hit western New York. The rest of the United States also was reeling from the ferocious winter storm, with … Read more

Concerned neighbour calls police over ‘Cousin Eddie’ Christmas display – National

Concerned neighbour calls police over ‘Cousin Eddie’ Christmas display – National

A Kentucky family caused quite the commotion this week with their “Cousin Eddie” Christmas display, prompting a police response after a concerned neighbour called in a half-naked man standing on a lawn. Officers were tipped off to the Shepherdsville display on Dec. 21 by a dispatcher, who described the scene as “a male standing outside. … Read more

Live updates: Winter storm sweeps US ahead of holidays

Live updates: Winter storm sweeps US ahead of holidays

MISSION, Kan. (AP) — Tens of millions of Americans endured bone-chilling temperatures, blizzard conditions, power outages and canceled holiday gatherings Friday from a winter storm that forecasters said was nearly unprecedented in its scope, exposing about 60% of the U.S. population to some sort of winter weather advisory or warning. More than 200 million people … Read more

Arizona to remove shipping container wall from Mexico border

Arizona to remove shipping container wall from Mexico border

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona will take down a makeshift wall made of shipping containers at the Mexico border, settling a lawsuit and political tussle with the U.S. government over trespassing on federal lands. The Biden administration and the Republican governor entered into an agreement that Arizona will cease installing the containers in the Coronado National … Read more

Canadian polar bears near ‘bear capital’ dying at fast rate

Canadian polar bears near ‘bear capital’ dying at fast rate

Polar bears in Canada’s Western Hudson Bay — on the southern edge of the Arctic — are continuing to die in high numbers, a new government survey of the land carnivore has found. Females and bear cubs are having an especially hard time. Researchers surveyed Western Hudson Bay — home to Churchill, the town called … Read more