Firefighters hope cooling temps help battle California blaze

REDDING, Calif. (AP) — Firefighters hope shifting winds and cooling temperatures over the next few days will aid their efforts to battle a destructive wildfire in a drought-stricken forest in California’s far north that has displaced thousands of people and burned at least 100 structures.

A beautiful weekend is on the way! - Mark

A beautiful weekend is in your future! We start off the weekend with a gorgeous Friday. We'll be mostly sunny with a few clouds, and temperatures reaching up in the mid…

In battle to restore power after Ida, a tent city rises

AMELIA, La. (AP) — When Hurricane Ida was brewing in the Gulf of Mexico, the grass was chest high and the warehouse empty at this lot in southeastern Louisiana. Within days, electric officials transformed it into a bustling “tent city” with enormous, air-conditioned tents for workers, a gravel parking lot for bucket trucks and a station to resupply crews restoring power to the region.

After Northeast flooding, insurance woes swamp residents

NEW YORK (AP) — After being pummeled by two tropical storms that submerged basements, cracked home foundations and destroyed belongings, Northeastern U.S. residents still in the throes of recovery are being hit with another unexpected blow: Thousands of families are now swamped with financial losses because they didn't have flood insurance.

After Ida outages, utility proposals include city takeover

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Amid calls for investigations following major power losses during Hurricane Ida, the power company subsidiary that provides electric service to New Orleans said Tuesday it's ready to discuss having the city assume control of the municipal power system.

Louisiana's struggling seafood industry teetering after Ida

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Louisiana's oyster farmers, crabbers, shrimpers and anglers are nothing if not adaptable, producing millions of pounds of seafood annually, often in water that was dry land a generation ago. They've fought off a devastating oil spill, floods, changing markets and endless hurricanes just to stay in business.

Expect a breezy, summer-like start to fall - Mark

Fall arrives today with a weak cold front, bringing clouds and breezy conditions. Expect sunshine and warming temperatures for the next several days. Those temperatures will reach upper 70s for Friday through Sunday. Next week will be sunny, with clouds and cooler temperatures.

Summer ends with sunshine - Mark

We're celebrating the last day of summer with sunshine! Here is a look at the rest of your day: Mostly mild conditions with temperatures moving into the mid 70s. We're…

A sunny farewell to summer - Mark

It's the last day of summer and we're ending the season with sunny, warm weather. Here are your 4 Things to Know: Today will be sunny and warm with…