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UPDATE: New forecasts slow rising waters in Cynthiana

CYNTHIANA, Ky. (WTVQ) - New measurements and estimates show Cynthiana may get a little break from original forecasts that showed flooding could hit the...

Gas leak forces evacuation of Lexington homes and businesses

The department say the Rosemont Garden and Southland Drive areas is being evacuated.

Gas explosion rocks Lincoln County, lights up the sky

A gas explosion in the Moreland-area of Lincoln County lit-up the night sky overnight and shook parts of the county, according to the sheriff's office.

More evacuations in Midwest as floodwaters head downstream

Residents in parts of southwestern Iowa were forced out of their homes Sunday as a torrent of Missouri River water flowed over and through levees, putting them in a situation similar to hundreds of people in neighboring Nebraska who have been displaced by the late-winter flood.

Holding out slim hope as crews search for more fire dead

More than a dozen coroner search and recovery teams looked for human remains from a Northern California wildfire that killed at least 42 -- making it the deadliest in state history -- as anxious relatives visited shelters and called police hoping to find loved ones alive.

UPDATE: Evacuation order lifted in downtown Stanford

A gas leak has been contained and an evacuation order lifted in downtown Stanford.

Time nearly up: Fierce Hurricane Florence aims at Southeast

Time is running short to get out of the way of Hurricane Florence, a monster of a storm that has a region of more than 10 million people in its potentially devastating sights as it zeroes in on the Southeastern coast.

Monster Hurricane Florence nears Carolina coast

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.

Millions prepare for potentially catastrophic Florence

With mandatory evacuations already issued for parts of three East Coast states, millions of Americans are preparing for what could become one of the most catastrophic hurricanes to hit the Eastern Seaboard in decades.

Twin wildfires threatening 10,000 California homes

Twin wildfires tearing through vineyards and brushy hills threatened some 10,000 homes in Northern California Tuesday — yet another front in the seemingly endless summer of wildfires that have ravaged some of the most scenic areas of the state.

California wildfires claim more lives; crews make progress

Thousands more fled their homes after wildfires surged near a small lake town in Northern California while a deadly blaze farther north slowed slightly as crews stretched to their limits across the state fight flames that have claimed the lives of both firefighters and civilians.

More Americans screened over mystery health issues in China

A U.S. medical team was screening more Americans who work in a southern Chinese city as the State Department confirmed evacuating a number of government workers who experienced unexplained health issues like those that have hurt U.S. personnel in Cuba and China.

New evacuations near Guatemala volcano set off panic

ESCUINTLA, Guatemala (AP) — Frightened people living near the Volcano of Fire fled with their children and few possessions when fresh flows of super-heated...

UPDATE: Harrodsburg Road reopens following gas leak

Harrodsburg Road and most evacuated businesses nearby reopened Monday evening after being closed earlier when a car hit a gas line in Lexington.

UPDATE: NTSB investigating Georgetown train crash

Three people injured in a head-on crash involving two trains in Georgetown have been released from the hospital.

UPDATE: Road remains closed after gas leak in Lancaster

A road will remain closed all night in Lancaster after being shutdown following a natural gas leak earlier in the day.

UPDATE: Evacuations end after fuel spill in Casey County

People in Casey County were allowed back into their homes and most businesses Tuesday night following a fuel spill earlier in the day, according to emergency officials.

Fuel spill leads to evacuations in Casey County

Homes and businesses were evacuated following a fuel spill in Casey County on Tuesday, according to county dispatchers.

Evacuees return home after gas leak in Montgomery County

People were allowed to return to their homes Tuesday night after a natural gas leak in Montgomery County led to evacuations, a road closure and an intentional power outage.

UPDATE: Another death confirmed in Tennessee wildfires

A Tennessee mayor is confirming another fatality in the wildfires that swept through the Great Smoky Mountains, raising the death toll to four.

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