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Atmospheric rivers are pulling California out of drought and piling on the snow

Atmospheric rivers are pulling California out of drought and piling on the snow

When 2019 started, California’s snowpack was at 67%. Now it’s at over 136% and rising. The atmospheric rivers that are dumping rain along coastal California are also dumping massive amounts of snow in the state’s Sierra Nevada. Newly released photos from NASA, taken four days and a year apart, show how much snow has fallen.…MORE

Family files lawsuit in death of fraternity pledge at Ohio University

Family files lawsuit in death of fraternity pledge at Ohio University

The parents of a dead fraternity pledge have filed a lawsuit against the fraternity, alleging their son died last fall as a result of extensive hazing. While pledging the Sigma Pi fraternity at Ohio University, Collin Wiant was allegedly made to undergo severe hazing, including being beaten with a belt, punched, made to take drugs,…MORE

These orange alligators are raising eyebrows in South Carolina

These orange alligators are raising eyebrows in South Carolina

Two alligators with leathery orange skin are raising eyebrows in a community in South Carolina. CNN affiliate WJCL reported that a man discovered the reptiles at a pond in Bluffton. Maybe an overzealous Clemson Tigers fan slathered them with the team colors? Or they ate Flamin’ Hot Cheetos? Or they could be albino alligators? None…MORE

Strong storm drenches California, unleashing mudslides and flooding

Strong storm drenches California, unleashing mudslides and flooding

A strong storm system drenched some areas in California with snow and heavy rains as forecasters warned of mudslides and debris flows in areas ravaged by wildfires. The system affected much of the state — and especially soaked areas along the coast, according to the National Weather Service’s storm prediction center. “Southern California is particularly…MORE

Runner who suffocated mountain lion with his foot describes the attack

Runner who suffocated mountain lion with his foot describes the attack

Last Monday, Travis Kauffman went for a run near Fort Collins, Colorado. Little did he know his workout would include suffocating a mountain lion. “I feel like I should go buy a bunch of lottery tickets,” he said. Authorities on Thursday identified Kauffman as the runner who won a fight-to-the-death struggle last week after the…MORE

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