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Crews respond to boat fire; Dunbar toll bridge back open

Saturday, September 19th, 2020

DUNBAR, W.Va. WSAZ) - A boat fire has been reported along the Kanawha River in Dunbar. Dispatchers tell WSAZ the toll bridge was shut down while crews knock out the flames, but it is back open.

Collier County prepares for mosquito control ahead of storm

Friday, July 31st, 2020

Representatives from the Collier Mosquito Control District, CMCD, say there are steps that need to be taken before and after the storm. They advise residents to shake off any standing water around your property. Even a bottle cap-sized amount of water could breed up to 100 mosquitoes.

Local Group Travels to Minneapolis with car full of donated supplies

Friday, June 5th, 2020

Communities in southeastern Minnesota continue to show support to those affected in Minneapolis. A local group from Plainview and Rochester heard from moms in the Twin Cities about a need for diapers, baby supplies and food, and wanted to help out. The group collected donations and supplies from Stewartville, Plainview, Rushford and Caledonia raising more than $6,800.

25 awesome images of the pink supermoon to take your mind off the pandemic

Thursday, April 9th, 2020

At a time when millions have been infected and billions are confined to their homes, a full moon can remind us that we are all under the same sky.

These Texas-built bunkers are becoming luxury subterranean shelters as pandemic spreads

Thursday, April 9th, 2020

It’s also individuals and families with moderate incomes who are feeling the need for protection and security amid an unprecedented pandemic and potential civil unrest. "Here's the thing: Nobody wants to face uncertainty no matter how you believe," Gary Lynch, general manager of Rising S. Co. said. Everybody wants to protect themselves.

2002 AJ129: No, ‘Potentially Hazardous’ Asteroid Will Not Kill Us All This Super Bowl Sunday

Wednesday, January 24th, 2018

At 4.30pm ET February 4, Americans will be getting ready to watch the Philadelphia Eagles battle the New England Patriots in this year’s Super Bowl. Two and a half million miles away, a massive asteroid will skirt past Earth. Stretching roughly half a mile across, asteroid 2002 AJ129 will zoom towards Earth at about 76,000 mph. NASA has labeled the rock "potentially hazardous"—but don’t worry.

While you’re settling in for the Super Bowl, an asteroid will fly hazardously close to Earth

Wednesday, January 24th, 2018

At 4.30pm ET February 4, Americans will be getting ready to watch the Philadelphia Eagles battle the New England Patriots in this year’s Super Bowl. Two and a half million miles away, a massive asteroid will skirt past Earth. Stretching roughly half a mile across, asteroid 2002 AJ129 will zoom towards Earth at about 76,000 mph. NASA has labeled the rock "potentially hazardous"—but don’t worry. It won’t ruin your game. 'Potentially hazardous' NASA calls every asteroid larger than 500 feet that comes within 4,650,000 miles of Earth "potentially hazardous." For perspective, that’s approximately 20 times the distance between the Earth and the moon. Asteroid 2002 AJ129 won’t come closer than 10 "lunar

CB Kyle Arrington released by the Ravens

Monday, June 5th, 2017

In correspondence with the signing of cornerback Brandon Boykin, the Ravens have released cornerback Kyle Arrington according to the teams official Twitter account. According to Garrett Downing of the Ravens official website, it is unclear whether or not Arrington will retire following his release. According to Spotrac, the move will free $2.1 million in cap room for the Ravens, doubling what the Ravens before Arringtons release.

Texans’ Day 3 NFL draft picks to be announced from outer space

Tuesday, April 25th, 2017

As the NFL looks for ways to make Day 3 of the annual draft more interesting, at least one team has settled on a gimmick to do just that. In a first, the Houston Texans’ picks for the final rounds will be announced from outer space. While it’s the most unique location that will be used on Saturday, the NFL sent a press release saying other different locations will be used on Day 3.