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Chemical company's unreported spill may lead to waste ban

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - North Carolina regulators say they're suspending and may revoke a Delaware-based chemical company's key permit after it didn't report the spill of an unregulated compound.

The Department of Environmental Quality said Thursday it is moving to revoke The Chemours Co.'s permit to discharge wastewater from operations ...

Wyoming lawmakers look at increasing taxes on alcohol

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) - Wyoming lawmakers are looking at increasing taxes on beer and other alcohol in addition to tobacco.

The Casper Star-Tribune reports the Legislature's Interim Joint Revenue Committee has decided to continue debating raising the sales tax on beer, wine and spirits along with a suggestion to raise ...

Idaho home dealer faces legal, money troubles

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (AP) - A manufactured homes and RVs dealer currently under investigation by the state for alleged violations of state consumer protection laws has filed for bankruptcy.

The Post Register reports that Hathaway Homes Group LLC, based in St. Anthony, and its owners also face millions in court ...

NFL extends deal to play in Mexico from 2019-21

MEXICO CITY (AP) - The NFL has extended its commitment to Mexico by announcing Sunday that the league will play a game here each year from 2019-21.

The league and the Ministry of Tourism announced the agreement shortly before the Oakland Raiders took on the New England Patriots at Azteca ...

Colorado could lose 650,000 trees in reservoir expansion

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) - More than half a million trees in Colorado could disappear if the final federal permit for Denver Water's proposed reservoir expansion is approved.

The Daily Camera reports the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission is expected to rule early next year on what would be the biggest public ...

The highest wind gusts in Virginia and Maryland

WASHINGTON — The D.C. area experienced high gusts of wind Sunday morning, prompting the National Weather Service to issue a wind advisory.

The National Weather Service has since canceled the wind advisory.

Meanwhile, the Chesapeake Bay Bridge was under wind restrictions which have since been downgraded to wind warnings. Some roads have been blocked by fallen trees and poles, and many are still without power due to the strong winds.

Get the latest road conditions from WTOP’s Traffic Center.

The National Weather Service recorded the maximum wind gusts in counties in Maryland and Virginia, observed in the last 23 hours.


  • Anne Arundel County: 49 mph
  • Baltimore County: 53 mph
  • Carroll County: 46 mph
  • Fredrick County: 51 mph
  • Howard County: 46 mph
  • Marford County: 45 mph
  • Montgomery County: 49 mph
  • Prince George’s County: 48 mph
  • Washington County: 51 mph


  • Arlington County: 48 mph
  • Berkeley County: 53 mph
  • Fairfax County: 46 mph
  • Fredrick County: 46 mph
  • Grant County: 48 mph
  • Loudoun County: 52 mph
  • Mineral County: 52 mph
  • Nelson County: 55 mph

Get the latest weather conditions from WTOP’s Weather team.

Below is a map of the areas affected by the power outages.

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