Barcelona terror attack: What we know now

Spanish officials have confirmed that 13 people are dead and as many as 100 people are injured after a van struck a crowd in what police believe is a terror attack on the busy, tourist-filled pedestrian street called Las Ramblas in Barcelona, Spain.  The white van drove into the popular shopping and food district Thursday afternoon, traveling 1,800 feet through the pedestrian area, according to …

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Friend of Indiantown man shot by deputy: ‘He’s not the kind of guy to make trouble’

INDIANTOWN — Choruses of hymns and amens echoed from the pews of Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church in Indiantown as James Richardson walked to his brother's casket. Feet away from the front of the small chapel, James Richardson paused and smiled at the community that joined together Wednesday afternoon to celebrate the life of his …

Providing aid to Hurricane Irma victims could be difficult after Harvey

In the wake of Hurricane Harvey and the anticipation of Hurricane Irma, disaster relief agencies are bracing to stretch resources thin. With the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Disaster Relief Fund needing to be replenished and volunteers deployed across the country to cover the damage from two hurricanes, officials hope what they have will be enough. …

More cities require solar as prices fall and sea levels rise

South Miami officials say there is one driving factor behind new legislation that requires new construction to have rooftop solar panel systems. Climate change. After President Trump announced he was pulling the U.S. out of the Paris Climate Accord, Mayor Philip Stoddard was left wondering what he could do for his city, which is threatened by …

Civil was reenactors bring life (and gun powder) to Ohio history

Samuel Walgren quietly holds his breath as the P. A. Denny glides through the steady waters of the Ohio River, closer and closer to what, for some, could mean the end.Inch by inch, the atmosphere on the P. A. Denny changes as men in gray wool uniforms and belts prominently stamped “CS” begin to appear through the yellowing, early-fall forest. On the ship, …

Wildfires rage in West, stretching nation’s resources thin

Two California wildfires engulfed more than 13,000 acres Monday, destroying almost 50 properties and leaving many residents displaced. Boy Scout summer campers were trapped temporarily in Los Padres National Park as a massive fire raged through the mountain around them, park spokesman Andrew Madsen said. Campers, which included 65 kids and 15 counselors, were trapped …