South Carolina setting fires at state parks to clear debris

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina officials say they are setting fires at about a dozen state parks to reduce the possibility of out-of-control wildfires in the future.

The prescribed burns started earlier this month and will go through the end of spring, the Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism said in a statement.

The fires get rid of highly flammable forest debris that can burn easily in a wildfire.

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House says South Dakotans should have an advantage on state campground reservations

PIERRE, S.D. (KELO) — People who live in South Dakota would get a head start of two weeks over nonresidents to make camping reservations at state parks and recreation areas, the state House of Representatives said Thursday night.

The 42-28 vote sends HB 1138 to the Senate for consideration.

The state Game, Fish and Parks Department opposes the legislation, making a veto by Governor Kristi Noem more likely. To override

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South Euclid council paves way to keep commercial buildings maintained, occupied

SOUTH EUCLID, Ohio — City Council took action Monday (Jan. 25) to take care of its non-residential buildings, now and in the future.

It also said yes to legislation that aims to preserve the buildings of yesterday.

As expected, council approved two long-discussed pieces of legislation. One is a “dark store” ordinance, which seeks to ensure that all vacant non-residential buildings are registered with the city and properly maintained.

The

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How Fair Park in South Dallas was chosen as mega site for COVID-19 vaccine

The plan to administer the COVID-19 vaccine to as many as 2,000 people a day at Fair Park next week began with a text message.

Dallas City Council member Paula Blackmon said she was watching the Netflix show Bridgerton around 8 p.m. Monday when Justin Henry, president of the Dallas ISD board of trustees, wished her a happy New Year and asked a question.

“Who selects these locations?” the text

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South Plainfield Rec to Welcome Youth Safely Back onto the Courts and Mats

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Last week, Gov. Phil Murphy gave the green light for indoor sports to resume in the Garden State, effective Jan. 2, and, on a local level, the South Plainfield Department of Recreation is gearing up for a winter season that includes the return of both youth basketball and wrestling.

“We are excited to be able to get kids back into the gym and playing sports and,

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It’s hog-hunting season at Big South Fork

The National Park Service issued a notice Monday that hog-hunting season is underway and the Tennessee side of Big South Fork is a prime hunting ground.

It’s not every day you’ll hear a conservationist say, Kill as many as you like.

But when it comes to hog-hunting season at Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area in Tennessee, you’re free to harvest what you find of the wild animal

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In brief: SHIM adds covid resources, Turkey Trot 5K and more in the South Hills

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SHIM adds guidance and resources

While the community still reels from the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, many struggle with knowing where to turn. Fortunately, South Hills Interfaith Movement has implemented a new effort to help connect people in financial hardship due to covid-19 with the programs and

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All-time record heat across South California fuels fires, threatens power supply

A blazing sun silhouettes power lines in North Long Beach ahead of this Labor Day weekend's historic heatwave. <span class="copyright">(Luis Sinco/Los Angeles Times)</span>
A blazing sun silhouettes power lines in North Long Beach ahead of this Labor Day weekend’s historic heatwave. (Luis Sinco/Los Angeles Times)

An epic Southern California heat wave crested Sunday with numerous all-time high temperature records set, including a 121-degree reading in Woodland Hills that marked a historic milestone for Los Angeles County.

The broiling temperatures put extreme pressure on the power grid, with malfunctions leaving thousands without power and

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Ladder Capital Seeks to Foreclose on Witkoff’s South Beach hotel

Steve Witkoff and the Washington Park Hotel (Getty, Google Maps)

Steve Witkoff and the Washington Park Hotel (Getty, Google Maps)

A lender is seeking to foreclose on the Witkoff Group’s South Beach hotel after it alleges the developer failed to make its July payment on a $45 million loan.

Ladder Capital Finance filed a foreclosure lawsuit against the owner of the 181-room Washington Park Hotel and is seeking to collect the entire loan, along with interest and late fees. Private

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Isaias has become a Category 1 hurricane as it heads toward Bahamas and South Florida

A midnight update from the National Hurricane Center upgraded Tropical Storm Isaias to a Category 1 hurricane a day before earlier predictions called for, while it continued on track toward the Bahamas and South Florida.

The late-night update showed Hurricane Isaias had lost some forward speed but grown more powerful, with 80 mph winds, shortly after passing through Hispaniola..

The center of Isaias was forecast to move near or over

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Tropical Storm Watch issued for South Florida; Isaias expected to become a hurricane

South Florida was put under a tropical storm watch Thursday afternoon with Isaias expected to approach Florida and the Bahamas as a Category 1 hurricane by Saturday.

In an 11 p.m. update, the National Hurricane Center said Tropical Storm Isaias will see some loss in forward speed over the next couple of days and then a turn north-northwest.

The center of Isaias is forecast to move near or over the

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Here’s what to know in South Florida on July 18

We’re keeping track of the latest news regarding the coronavirus in South Florida and around the state. Check back for updates throughout the day.

Give a Snickers to a healthcare worker

Snickers package on Thursday October 24, 2013 in Lexington, Ky. Photos by Mark Cornelison | Staff
Snickers package on Thursday October 24, 2013 in Lexington, Ky. Photos by Mark Cornelison | Staff

1:50 p.m.: Snickers and Walmart have teamed to make essential workers lives a little sweeter — if only for the amount of time

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South Africa May Reimpose Curbs; Iran Cases Slow: Virus Update

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South Africa may reintroduce tighter regulations on the movement of people and curb sales of alcohol as coronavirus infections soar, the Sunday Times reported. Hungary is also restricting travel after spikes in neighboring countries.

Thailand plans to start human trials for a locally developed, potential Covid-19 vaccine as early as September, making it among the first done outside high-income countries, after encouraging results in monkeys and mice.

U.K.

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Here’s what to know in South Florida on June 22

We’re keeping track of the latest news regarding the coronavirus in South Florida and around the state. Check back for updates throughout the day.

‘They deserve to be put on blast’: Social media is policing COVID-19 rule breakers

5:30 p.m.:Ani Meinhold and her partner waited more than two weeks to reopen their MiMo District restaurant to make sure they could faithfully follow the new rules to stop the spread

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Masks required at Kaiser Permanente facilities following South Sacramento petition

Whether you’re an employee at a Kaiser Permanente facility or a visitor, you’ll need a face mask to be on the premises.

Patricia Rodriguez, an executive with the health care giant, told The Sacramento Bee on Monday that Kaiser Permanente will be requiring all staff and visitors wear masks in all of its facilities, including its South Sacramento medical center, where a nurse launched an online petition last week to

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