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Your Week in Review: May 16

Wildfires in California, the FCC's consideration of internet regulations and Aaron Hernandez's new criminal charges all made headlines this week. Wildfires in California, the FCC's consideration of internet regulations and Aaron Hernandez's new criminal charges all made headlines this week.

(RNN) - More than 21,000 people have evacuated their homes after wildfires spread across southern California.

The fires have charred almost 10,000 acres and burned down at least 20 structures.

The Federal Communications Commission voted to move forward with a proposal that would allow broadband providers to charge companies like Amazon and Netflix for prioritized access to consumers. The proposal is open for public comment for the next four months.

Former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez has been indicted on first-degree murder charges in connection with a 2012 double slaying in Boston. Authorities said he gunned down two men in an SUV near a nightclub.

Learn more about these stories and others in this week's Raycom News in Review.

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  • First Alert Forecast: settling into a wet pattern...

    First Alert Forecast: settling into a wet pattern...

    Tuesday, May 23 2017 12:45 PM EDT2017-05-23 16:45:17 GMT

    A series of low pressure systems will continue to generate opportunities for rainfall through Thursday. A high pressure system is likely to deliver lower humidity levels and low rain chances Friday and Saturday.

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    A series of low pressure systems will continue to generate opportunities for rainfall through Thursday. A high pressure system is likely to deliver lower humidity levels and low rain chances Friday and Saturday.

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    NWS continues Flash Flood Watch through Wednesday morning

    NWS continues Flash Flood Watch through Wednesday morning

    Monday, April 24 2017 6:09 PM EDT2017-04-24 22:09:03 GMT
    Tuesday, May 23 2017 12:45 PM EDT2017-05-23 16:45:02 GMT
    The National Weather Service has issued a Flood Watch for southeast North Carolina until 2 a.m. Wednesday. (Source: WECT)The National Weather Service has issued a Flood Watch for southeast North Carolina until 2 a.m. Wednesday. (Source: WECT)

    The National Weather Service in Wilmington has issued a Flash Flood Watch for all of southeastern North Carolina until 2 a.m. Wednesday.

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    The National Weather Service in Wilmington has issued a Flash Flood Watch for all of southeastern North Carolina until 2 a.m. Wednesday.

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  • H2GO considering outside media consultant to promote reverse osmosis plant

    H2GO considering outside media consultant to promote reverse osmosis plant

    Tuesday, May 23 2017 12:43 PM EDT2017-05-23 16:43:08 GMT
    Brunswick Regional Water and Sewer H2GO is considering hiring an outside media consulting group to help overcome what a spokesperson characterizes as misinformation regarding the project to create a reverse osmosis water treatment plant.  The project to build the plant is expected to start later this year, with a goal of producing water in the first quarter of 2019. However, a couple H2GO board members have been vocal in opposition to the project and continue to speak out agains...More >>
    Brunswick Regional Water and Sewer H2GO is considering hiring an outside media consulting group to help overcome what a spokesperson characterizes as misinformation regarding the project to create a reverse osmosis water treatment plant.  The project to build the plant is expected to start later this year, with a goal of producing water in the first quarter of 2019. However, a couple H2GO board members have been vocal in opposition to the project and continue to speak out agains...More >>
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