Articles by Ben Finley

Residents of North Carolina’s Outer Banks Take Stock of Dorian’s Damage

Skies cleared and floodwaters receded Saturday from North Carolina’s Outer Banks, leaving behind a muddy trail of destruction wrought by Hurricane Dorian, which turned north and began lashing parts of eastern Canada. Dorian’s worst damage in the U.S. appeared to …

Investor’s World-Famous Porsche Collection Damaged in N.C. Gas Explosion

The gas explosion that killed one person and injured 25 others in North Carolina also damaged a building that houses a rarely seen but world famous collection of Porsches. The Ingram Collection is housed next to the building in Durham …

NTSB Says Impaired Truck Driver Likely Cause of GOP Train Crash in Virginia

A trash truck driver who had marijuana in his system likely caused a fatal collision last year with an Amtrak train that was carrying Republican lawmakers, federal investigators concluded. The National Transportation Safety Board’s final report said the crash in …

Police Say Pilot’s Body Found, Raising Virginia Helicopter Crash Toll to Two

An official from the National Transportation Safety Board says emergency responders have recovered the body of the pilot of a small helicopter that crashed into a Virginia condominium. NTSB Air Safety Investigator Doug Brazy said Monday at a news conference …

North Carolina’s Outer Banks Reopened as Maria Heads Out to Sea

Maria was finally racing east over the Atlantic on Thursday, giving the United States a rest from the constant threat of tropical weather for more than a month. No injuries have been reported on the U.S. mainland from Maria, which …

Icy Cold Creates Problems Across the South

Snow and sleet pounded a large swath of the U.S. East Coast on Saturday, coating roads with ice and causing hundreds of crashes. Thousands of people lost power and forecasters warned of blizzard-like conditions from Virginia to parts of the …

Fear of Flooding on the Rise Along Virginia’s Coast

When floodwaters poured into Holly Furlong’s Virginia Beach home in October, she ripped out electrical cords and rushed her four children upstairs. They spent the next two days without power, building blanket forts while anxiously waiting for sewage-tainted waters to …

Tropical Weather System Approaches Southeast States

Crowds thinned Tuesday on the beaches of North Carolina’s Outer Banks ahead of a tropical weather system that threatened to bring strong winds and heavy rains that could flood low-lying areas. Elsewhere, a powerful hurricane threatened to pass “dangerously close” …

New Jersey Gov. Adds $10M to State’s Lead Cleanup Efforts

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said Tuesday that he’s adding $10 million to New Jersey’s efforts this year to remove lead-based paint from homes around the state. The money would offer up to $20,000 per unit that is owned or …

Massive Blizzard Brought Flooding to Jersey Shore, Coastal Towns

A massive winter storm that dumped as much as 3 feet of snow on the eastern United States raised flood waters in communities up and down the Atlantic Coast Saturday, closing roads and prompting evacuations. The first round of flooding …