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Witnesses: Tuscaloosa tornado was like a bomb

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Students at the University of Alabama hunkered down as a massive, mile-wide tornado came within a mile of the campus that houses thousands of people. It became the site of terror many of them had never experienced before. More>>

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  • First Alert Forecast: bright and cool and crisp

    First Alert Forecast: bright and cool and crisp

    Tuesday, October 17 2017 1:58 PM EDT2017-10-17 17:58:55 GMT

    A sprawling northern high pressure system will share cool and crisp fall weather with the Carolinas through midweek. Warmer air will return by the weekend but humidity ought to stay manageable.

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    A sprawling northern high pressure system will share cool and crisp fall weather with the Carolinas through midweek. Warmer air will return by the weekend but humidity ought to stay manageable.

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  • Undercover operation leads to take down of drug trafficking ring in Wilmington

    Undercover operation leads to take down of drug trafficking ring in Wilmington

    Tuesday, October 17 2017 1:13 PM EDT2017-10-17 17:13:06 GMT
    Victor Eugene Dorm, left, and James Flowers. (Source: New Hanover County Jail)Victor Eugene Dorm, left, and James Flowers. (Source: New Hanover County Jail)

    Six men, including one who is reportedly a violent, high-ranking member of the Bloods street gang in Wilmington, have been arrested and charged with numerous drug and gun charges.

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    Six men, including one who is reportedly a violent, high-ranking member of the Bloods street gang in Wilmington, have been arrested and charged with numerous drug and gun charges.

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  • Chemours ordered to provide bottled water to nine more well owners

    Chemours ordered to provide bottled water to nine more well owners

    Tuesday, October 17 2017 1:12 PM EDT2017-10-17 17:12:57 GMT

    Officials with the NC Department of Environmental Quality have directed Chemours to provided bottled water to nine additional well owners near the company's Fayetteville Works facility after the most recent preliminary tests show GenX levels above the state health goal.

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    Officials with the NC Department of Environmental Quality have directed Chemours to provided bottled water to nine additional well owners near the company's Fayetteville Works facility after the most recent preliminary tests show GenX levels above the state health goal.

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Storm Surveys

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The paths that you see above in Black indicate the radar indicated tracks of the tornadic supercells, not the actual tracks of the tornadoes. (Source: NOAA)

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