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  • Powerful storm hit tristate region

    Powerful storm hit tristate region

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 12:50 AM EDT2014-07-16 04:50:17 GMT
    Powerful thunderstorms prompted the National Weather Service to issue several weather alerts for the New York City metropolitan area in effect through Wednesday morning. Many counties are under a Flash Flood Watch through 6 a.m. July 16. Multiple rounds of showers and thunderstorms moved across the area ahead of a cold front.
    Powerful thunderstorms prompted the National Weather Service to issue several weather alerts for the New York City metropolitan area in effect through Wednesday morning. Many counties are under a Flash Flood Watch through 6 a.m. July 16. Multiple rounds of showers and thunderstorms moved across the area ahead of a cold front.
  • Polar Vortex to return in July

    Polar Vortex to return in July

    Friday, July 11 2014 11:25 AM EDT2014-07-11 15:25:20 GMT
    It may sound worse than it is, but the Polar Vortex people in the Northeast heard so much about last winter is already concerning some as it gets set to return this summer. Meteorologist Mike Woods says there is no need to worry, just be aware of the possible weather changes to come.  "A big dip in the jet stream could set us up for severe weather mainly Tuesday," said Woods.
    It may sound worse than it is, but the Polar Vortex people in the Northeast heard so much about last winter is already concerning some as it gets set to return this summer. Meteorologist Mike Woods says there is no need to worry, just be aware of the possible weather changes to come.  "A big dip in the jet stream could set us up for severe weather mainly Tuesday," said Woods.
  • Thunderstorms hit New York, New Jersey

    Thunderstorms hit New York, New Jersey

    Friday, July 4 2014 5:58 AM EDT2014-07-04 09:58:34 GMT
    The National Weather Service issued several weather alerts -- including Flood Watches and Warnings and Severe Thunderstorms Warnings -- for a second day in a row for the New York and New Jersey area because of powerful storms.  The Flash Flood Watch remained in effect for certain counties until Friday, July 4, at noon.
    The National Weather Service issued several weather alerts -- including Flood Watches and Warnings and Severe Thunderstorms Warnings -- for a second day in a row for the New York and New Jersey area because of powerful storms.  The Flash Flood Watch remained in effect for certain counties until Friday, July 4, at noon.

The tristate region is getting an early taste of summer even though the season doesn't officially begin until Saturday.

Temperatures were in the 70s and 80s before the morning rush in New York. The mercury was expected to hit the middle 90s in parts of the New Jersey on Wednesday.

A heat advisory is in effect for the Garden State from noon until 7 p.m. for Mercer, Gloucester, Camden and northwest Burlington counties.

Forecasters say the heat and humidity will combine in those areas to make it feel like it's in the mid to upper 90s.

People are advised to wear light clothing and drink plenty of water.

There's a chance for rain to cool things down Wednesday night.

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  • Is Manvel next home for immigration?

    Is Manvel next home for immigration?

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 8:04 PM EDT2014-07-23 00:04:35 GMT
    There's no denying Manvel is a small city moving at its own pace. However, that pace could soon pick up as the area is thrust-ed into a international debate.Just on the outskirts of Manvel in a very rural area where there is an aging facility called the Shiloh Treatment Center.It was dormant for a while until the federal government began pumping $5 million dollars into the operation.We took a look at federal records showing the millions diverted to Shiloh in fiscal 2014.What's telling? The fu...
    There's no denying Manvel is a small city moving at its own pace. However, that pace could soon pick up as the area is thrust-ed into a international debate.Just on the outskirts of Manvel in a very rural area where there is an aging facility called the Shiloh Treatment Center.It was dormant for a while until the federal government began pumping $5 million dollars into the operation.We took a look at federal records showing the millions diverted to Shiloh in fiscal 2014.What's telling? The fu...
  • Brazoria County Commissioners "Just Say No" to immigration housing

    Brazoria County Commissioners "Just Say No" to immigration housing

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 8:01 PM EDT2014-07-23 00:01:18 GMT
    A controversial vote in Razor County is calling for the federal government to stop sending illegal immigrant children to be housed there. The resolution was unanimously passed by Razor County Commissioners. It declares housing illegal immigrant minors is not in the best interest of the people of Razor County because of criminal organizations and terrorist groups continuing to exploit the situation and attempting to infiltrate Texas. The resolution goes on to say without a secure border Texas ...
    A controversial vote in Razor County is calling for the federal government to stop sending illegal immigrant children to be housed there. The resolution was unanimously passed by Razor County Commissioners. It declares housing illegal immigrant minors is not in the best interest of the people of Razor County because of criminal organizations and terrorist groups continuing to exploit the situation and attempting to infiltrate Texas. The resolution goes on to say without a secure border Texas ...
  • Insurance Fraud Investigation Nets Three Arrest

    Insurance Fraud Investigation Nets Three Arrest

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 7:52 PM EDT2014-07-22 23:52:04 GMT
    When Valente Morales got in the wreck that left him bruised and battered he got a friendly tip from someone.“I was recommended by a wrecker service.. and they offered to give me a thousand dollars.”The recommendation was to go to the ironically named Integrity Health clinic and the "They" would be the law firm of Frederick Kelley... Here's how the alleged scam worked. Wrecker drivers in Ft. Bend Country would tell accident victims like Morales to go Integrity. Once there they would sign blank...
    When Valente Morales got in the wreck that left him bruised and battered he got a friendly tip from someone.“I was recommended by a wrecker service.. and they offered to give me a thousand dollars.”The recommendation was to go to the ironically named Integrity Health clinic and the "They" would be the law firm of Frederick Kelley... Here's how the alleged scam worked. Wrecker drivers in Ft. Bend Country would tell accident victims like Morales to go Integrity. Once there they would sign blank...
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