Senators push for extra census time, as court prods deadline

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — As lawyers in a court hearing argued over what would happen if the U.S. Census Bureau blew a deadline to turn over data used for redrawing congressional districts, a bipartisan group of U.S. senators on Tuesday introduced a bill pushing the deadline into next year, even though a previous effort hasn’t […]

Montgomery County Judge Keough sounds alarm about Tropical Storm 14, advises precautions over 7 days

BREAKING NEWS! The Golden Hammer Staff Reports Conroe, August 21 – Montgomery County Judge Mark Keough has sounded the alarms about Tropical Depression 14, the storm in the southern part of the Gulf of Mexico, still well south of Cuba and at an approximately equal latitude to Jamaica. Keough has advised, “Forecast track shift slightly […]

“Monster” Hurricane Florence aims to drench Carolinas

WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — Coastal residents fleeing a potentially devastating blow from Hurricane Florence encountered empty gasoline pumps and depleted store shelves as the monster storm neared the Carolina coast with 140 mph (225 kph) winds and drenching rain that could last for days. While some said they planned to stay put despite hurricane watches […]

As Harvey finally fizzles, a look at what made it so nasty

WASHINGTON (AP) — The slow-moving, super-wet and especially devastating storm named Harvey is finally fizzling. Since first hitting shore near Corpus Christi, Texas, more than a week ago, the storm dumped 27 trillion gallons of rain on Texas and Louisiana — enough to cover all of Manhattan a mile (1.6 kilometers) deep. It set a […]

Texas prepares as Harvey strengthens to Category 2 storm

HOUSTON (AP) — Hurricane Harvey intensified as it steered toward the Texas coast on Friday, with forecasters saying it had strengthened to a Category 2 storm with the potential to swamp communities more than 100 miles (161 kilometers) inland. The slow-moving hurricane could be the fiercest such storm to hit the United States in almost […]