2023 has been laden with natural disasters, both in the U.S. — Maui and northeastern fires — and abroad — Libya flooding, among many others. The United Nations weather agency forecasts that natural disasters aren’t going anywhere, and the need to address climate change is urgent as ever.
The truce between Israel and Hamas has been extended another day. But the exchange of prisoners from both sides will likely not free everyone. And fighting will resume soon.
Several Lexington hotels are now refusing to accept homeless guests. This comes at a time when demand for local housing assistance has increased. Local advocates say that building more affordable housing is their primary focus in alleviating homelessness.
Nationally, food tourism is on the rise. Local businesses are working to draw in this niche group of tourists to the county.
Dozens of Indian construction workers trapped inside a Himalayan road tunnel for over two weeks were rescued Tuesday morning. The rescue operation had hit repeated roadblocks, with officials trying multiple ways to reach the 41 stranded men in the northern state of Uttarakhand.
Classes resumed as scheduled at Christopher Newport University following an apparent shooting on campus early Tuesday morning. At approximately 3:20 a.m., university police reported they had both the suspect and the firearm in custody.
The “Matt’s Creek Wildfire” is spreading across much of the Jefferson National Forest. It has burned over 2,700 acres so far with no end in sight.
Professors say they felt unprepared to keep their classrooms and students safe. Parents and students say they are still frustrated by the lack of details released about the Nov. 1 threat and lockdown.