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WNBA's Seattle Storm has a plan for its drastic makeover

SEATTLE - When the Seattle Storm last underwent an overhaul of this proportion, it paid off with a WNBA championship two years later. They can only hope the results are similar this time.
House rejects sending counties $10 million for ice storm cleanup

COLUMBIA - The South Carolina House refused Wednesday to distribute up to $10 million to 22 counties to cover part of their cleanup costs from last winter's ice storm. But reimbursements could still make it into the 2015-16 state budget.
Driver Travis Kvapil withdraws from race after Sprint Cup car is stolen

HAMPTON, Ga. - Travis Kvapil's NASCAR Sprint Cup car was stolen early Friday from a hotel parking lot, forcing him to withdraw from a race this weekend at Atlanta Motor Speedway.
Tornado slams into Arkansas, Oklahoma, killing one in Oklahoma

...didn't take any chances," Ruffin said. "We got in our vehicles, ran home and got in our shelters."Ruffin said after the storm passed, there were some fences knocked down and "patio furniture thrown everywhere."Electric companies reported...
Winter storm slams parts of the South, dropping snow, sleet; Northeast freezes in bitter cold

A winter snowstorm that swept through the Northeast has shifted and begun plaguing the southern United States.
Some city departments say lessons were learned from ice storm firms to prevent the city from having to "piggyback" on contracts from other counties, as it did last year.After the storm, Augusta didn't seek competitive bids for debris removal but used contracts awarded in 2010 in Chatham and Liberty...
Firm says city owes $1 million ice-storm cleanup bill

A tree service company has filed suit against the city of Augusta, contending that it refuses to pay its bill for last year's ice storm cleanup work. Southern Arbor Tree Care wants $1,836,450 in payment, interest and attorney fees.
Cleanup bill lingers from ice storm that paralyzed area

A winter storm in February put Augusta-area activity on ice for weeks, and local counties are still trying to recoup money spent to clear debris it left behind. Some counties are doing better than others.
Georgia emergency management chief Charley English demoted to deputy; Gen. Jim Butterworth named as replacement

...or more trying to drive less than 20 miles home.English apologized for the state's response, saying two days after the storm that he had "made a terrible mistake and put the governor in an awful position."Butterworth is a former Republican...
Barrow announces $1.9 million FEMA grant to Planters EMC for ice storm damage

...Planters Electric customers in McBean, a small community in south Augusta, remained without power almost a full week after the storm began."The ice storms earlier this year did a lot of damage to our homes and businesses in the 12th District...