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Flooding Hits Oklahoma, Texas; More Bad Weather Ahead

Flash flooding caused over 1,000 evacuations and numerous rescues across Oklahoma and Texas, while officials warned a "historic" deluge was still to come on Sunday, NBC News reported. One firefighter in Oklahoma drowned after being swept away by flood waters. The heavy rainfall also washed out roads, trapped residents and knocked out power to thousands. At least 60,000 customers were without power in Oklahoma and Texas on Saturday night — including more than 30,000 in the Austin area alone, The Weather Channel reported. The National Weather Service in San Antonio said early Sunday the river had risen 9 feet in just 15 minutes and was causing "catastrophic" flooding. Meanwhile, severe weather moved through North Texas early Sunday morning, causing flash floods and some other storm damage, NBC DFW reported. Meteorologist Forrest Mitchell, in Norman, Oklahoma, told The Associated Press that El Nino — a prolonged warming of Pacific Ocean surface temperatures — coupled with an active southern Jetstream caused the record-breaking rainfall that has flooded areas of the southern Plains states. Read »
Saturday, May 23, 2015 at 10:06 PM

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Dozens Arrested in Protests Over Officer's Acquittal

Police in riot gear made 71 arrests as protesters flooded the streets of Cleveland following the acquittal of a white police officer charged in the shooting deaths of two unarmed black motorists, officials said early Sunday, NBC News reported. In one incident, three people were arrested after an object was hurled through a restaurant window, injuring a female patron, police said in a tweet. At a Sunday morning press conference, officials said 71 people were arrested, including 39 adult men, 16 women and "a few juveniles." The protests — which were largely peaceful — began Saturday morning after police officer Michael Brelo was found not guilty of voluntary manslaughter in the killings of Timothy Russell and Malissa Williams, who died in a barrage of police gunfire after a high-speed car chase in November 2012. The 31-year-old patrolman mounted the car that Russell and Williams were in and fired into their windshield while standing on the car hood. He was one of 13 officers who fired a total of 137 shots at the car. The Department of Justice announced Saturday it will conduct a probe into the case. Read »
Saturday, May 23, 2015 at 9:02 PM

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Restaurant Customer Who Got Racist Receipt "Not OK"

A customer at a New Orleans restaurant said she "had a breakdown" after she was given a receipt with a racial slur. "I've never been through anything like this," Liryca Neville-Branch told reporters Friday, alongside her attorney. "I like to consider myself a strong person. Last night, I couldn't sleep. I went to work this morning thinking that I would be OK, but I literally had a breakdown at work this morning and I couldn't stay." The receipt from Huck Finn's Cafe, uploading to Facebook earlier this week, had the N-word on it and "100% Dislike" printed underneath. Read »
Saturday, May 23, 2015 at 5:08 PM

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Saturday, May 23, 2015 at 1:53 PM

Millions Under Flood Watch Over Holiday Weekend

Millions of Americans were under the threat of flash floods this Memorial Day weekend as heavy rain was forecast for waterlogged parts of Texas, Arkansas and the southern Plains, NBC News reported. Thunderstorms in the Midwest, Plains, Texas threatened to bring hail, wind and even isolated tornadoes on Saturday and Sunday, the Weather Channel said. Average rainfall of up to three inches is possible over the next week in Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Missouri and parts of Louisiana and Arkansas, with high spots of 5 inches more possible. Many boat ramps in North Texas and recreation areas at local lakes will be closed this Memorial Day weekend due to flooding. Read »
Saturday, May 23, 2015 at 3:37 PM

Cleveland Officer Found Not Guilty in Car Hood Shooting

A Cleveland police officer has been found not guilty of voluntary manslaughter in the killing of two unarmed passengers whose car hood he mounted, firing multiple shots into their windshield, NBC News reported. Michael Brelo, 31, who is white, was charged with killing Timothy Russell and Malissa Williams — both of whom were black — after a car chase in November 2012. The high-speed pursuit started after Russell's 1979 Chevy Malibu stuttered while driving past police headquarters. Officers thought the noise was a gun going off inside the car, and 13 cops responded by firing shots. Brelo was the only officer to face criminal charges. The verdict was read on a Saturday because of the possibility of protests afterwards, reported NBC affiliate WKYC. Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson appealed for peace from residents. "This is a moment that will define us as a city and define us as a people," he said. Read »