On Friday there was also the concern of cresting rivers - like in Paterson, where floodwaters are going nowhere fast.
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- CBS News
The "small but dangerous storm" is one of the earliest 18th named storms to form.
- Miami Herald
Forecasters are also monitoring two other disturbances, including one that has a chance of turning into a tropical depression next week.
- KABC – Los Angeles
Thunderstorms swept across parts of Southern California Friday, and some places saw lightning and heavy downpours.
- The Weather Network
Hurricane Sam shows no signs of slowing down, and will continue to intensify in the coming days after reaching major Category 3 status on Saturday.
- WPTV- West Palm Beach Scripps
After rapid intensification, Sam has become a hurricane.
- Business Insider
Photo shows one house miraculously unaffected by volcano eruption in the Canary Islands that scorched everything around it
The couple who owned the house discovered it had survived the Cumbre Vieja volcano eruption on the island of La Palma thanks to this photo.
- The Wrap
KTVU's Frank Somerville wanted to add a note about the disproportionate coverage of missing white women
- LA Times
A wildfire-prone state park has been inundated with visitors as people flee urban areas. Now, California wants to build campsites there, infuriating nearby residents who say the plan puts them at risk.
- CBS News
A 30-year-old woman has been arrested on suspicion of starting the blaze, which as of Saturday was only 10% contained.
Footage shows an 'angry' contractor with a sledgehammer wrecking a customer's bathroom renovation over a $4,225 payment dispute
Amber Trucke told Insider that she withheld a final payment of $4,225 because she was unsatisfied with the "horrible" bathroom renovation.
- USA TODAY
Seven days after a volcano on La Palma erupted, it remains explosive. The local airport shut down and hundreds are without a home.
- NY Daily News
A school bus driver was fatally stabbed in front of students after picking them up from a Washington state elementary school Friday afternoon, authorities said. The alleged killer, who is now in custody, got on the bus near Longfellow Elementary in the city of Pasco around 3 p.m. and launched the knife attack as multiple children watched in horror, according to police. The victim lost control ...
An Asian woman who suffered a bloodied mouth after an unprovoked attack in Los Angeles is seeking justice as her alleged assailant continues to walk free. What happened: Jennifer Chen, a Canadian national visiting the city, was alone in her car when a man allegedly approached her, uttered a racial slur and punched her in the mouth. Chen, 30, was sitting on the driver’s side when the alleged attack occurred.
- Orlando Sentinel
ORLANDO, Fla. — Hurricane Sam strengthened to a major Category 4 storm Saturday morning while Teresa is now a post-tropical cyclone, the National Hurricane Center said. Sam, the seventh hurricane of the season, now has maximum sustained winds of 150 mph and higher gusts and is moving west-northwest at 10 mph, according to the NHC’s 5 p.m. update. The storm’s reach is fairly small with its ...
- USA TODAY
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Several inland areas of Riverside and San Diego counties are under a flash flood watch. Alex Biston reports.
- Idaho Statesman
An alarm system told the operators there was a problem on the ride, but they were not trained enough to know what it meant, the report said.
- USA TODAY
The volcanic eruption on the Spanish island of La Palma won't immediately trigger a tsunami that would leave parts of the East Coast underwater.
LA PALMA (Reuters) -Intensifying volcanic explosions on the Spanish island of La Palma forced firefighters to retreat and authorities to evacuate three more towns on Friday, while airlines cancelled flights due to a cloud of gas and ash, the biggest since the volcano erupted. Firefighters pulled out of clean-up work in the town of Todoque on Friday afternoon as a new vent opened up in the flank of the volcano and videos shared on social media showed a massive shockwave emanating from the eruption site. A Reuters witness saw a huge grey cloud billowing from the top of the volcano on Friday afternoon, the largest since the eruption began on Sunday.
- KMGH - Denver Scripps
One man is dead and at least two people were wounded in a shooting outside a Walgreens in Broomfield. One man is in custody.