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Warm waters off West Coast has lingering effects for salmon

SEATTLE (AP) - The mass of warm water known as "the blob" that heated up the North Pacific Ocean has dissipated, but scientists are still seeing the lingering effects of those unusually warm sea surface temperatures on Pacific Northwest salmon and steelhead. Federal research surveys this summer caug

VALDOSTA DAILY TIMES - 2017-09-17 16:55:54

Thanks to everyone who kept us safe

On Monday evening, only hours after Hurricane Irma subsided, our neighborhood's generators went silent because our electricity was restored. Soon thereafter, our roads were cleared of fallen trees and roads were passable. Sometimes, it takes an event like a hurricane to remind us that our Lowndes Co

VALDOSTA DAILY TIMES - 2017-09-17 13:00:00

Wiregrass United Way begins bus kickoff tour today

Beginning in Abbeville and ending in Dothan, six stops will be made today by the Wiregrass United Way team. Kicking off their pacesetter tour, joined by Miss Alabama, they will be making a stop in each of the counties that they help nonprofit organizations. For a full list of the stops, click here.

DOTHANFIRST.COM - 2017-09-19 12:53:12

Police say they are watching for those not buckling their kids

DOTHAN, Al. (WTVY) This week is child passenger safety week and police are doing all they can to enforce the laws. Dothan PD sergeant Dennis Sallas says, "If you have a child in your car, they will be buckled in." And that's the message Dothan police want to get across. Sgt. Sallas is a traffic of

WTVY.COM - 2017-09-18 22:06:00

Headland kicks off second annual Scarecrows on the Square

Click Here to access the online Public Inspection File Viewers with disabilities can get assistance accessing this station's FCC Public Inspection File by contacting the station with the information listed below. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file sys

WTVY.COM - 2017-09-18 23:59:59

Kohl's will let Amazon customers return stuff for free

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) - If you can't beat Amazon, partner with it. Kohl's is doing another deal with Jeff Bezos. The department store chain said Tuesday that 82 stores in the Chicago and Los Angeles areas will soon accept return items from Amazon. Kohl's will pack and ship the merchandise back to the

DOTHANFIRST.COM - 2017-09-19 16:17:41

As gas prices drop, even Florida drivers are getting some relief

As Texas and Florida continue to recover from the devastating impact of two massive hurricanes, drivers are finally seeing more-normal prices at the pump. The average for a gallon of unleaded has dropped a nickel in the last week to $2.62, according to AAA. That's the lowest it's been in two weeks,

DOTHANFIRST.COM - 2017-09-19 15:29:00

Chipotle's recovery hopes melt with 'gritty' queso

LONDON (CNNMoney) - Chipotle's queso is shaping up to be another disappointment for the struggling fast food chain. The cheesy addition to the menu was rolled out with a bang last week. Customers appear unimpressed. Many have used Twitter to share their views of the melted cheese dip, with some call

DOTHANFIRST.COM - 2017-09-19 15:14:19

A charity rented out Trump's childhood home and invited refugees

(CNN) - The mat outside the front door of President Donald Trump's childhood home displayed a new message over the weekend: Refugees Welcome. It was an obvious dig at a President who has taken action to block some refugees from coming into the United States. But the charity Oxfam was looking to send

DOTHANFIRST.COM - 2017-09-19 15:08:14

Central Alabama Community Foundation Awards Surprise Grant to Wiregrass Area Food Bank

DOTHAN - The Central Alabama Community Foundation (CACF) and its affiliate the Southeast Alabama Community Foundation (SACF) announced Monday that the Wiregrass Area Food Bank is the recipient of their nineteenth surprise grant in the amount of $3,000. The food bank has an emergency need for donatio

DOTHANFIRST.COM - 2017-09-19 14:46:48

Linkin Park pays tribute to Chester Bennington in emotional video

(CNN) - Linkin Park is paying tribute to lead singer Chester Bennington in their latest music video. "One More Light" features footage of the band and Bennington, who committed suicide in July. "'One More Light' was written with the intention of sending love to those who lost someone," band member M

DOTHANFIRST.COM - 2017-09-19 14:42:51

Sinatra's Palm Desert estate can now be yours

A 6,400-square-foot hideaway designed and built high above California's Palm Desert by Frank Sinatra is back on the market. Named Villa Maggio, after Sinatra's character in "From Here to Eternity," the estate will set you back nearly $3.7 million, but includes 7.5 acres of land with stunning, panora

DOTHANFIRST.COM - 2017-09-19 14:19:27

Walgreens finally buys Rite Aid stores in a diminished deal

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) - Walgreens has finally figured out a way to buy Rite Aid -- or about half of it, at least. The pharmacy giant said Tuesday that federal regulators have accepted its $4.4 billion deal to buy 1,932 Rite Aid stores. That will leave Rite Aid with about 2,600 stores once the deal is

DOTHANFIRST.COM - 2017-09-19 14:11:54

Lady Gaga manages image in Netflix's 'Five Foot Two'

(CNN) - Backstage looks at celebrities are fraught with peril -- especially one as aware of the image she creates and projects as Lady Gaga. That's why a feature-length Netflix documentary devoted to a year in her life, "Gaga: Five Foot Two," never quite feels as spontaneous or illuminating as the a

DOTHANFIRST.COM - 2017-09-19 14:07:06

Avril Lavigne rated 'most dangerous celebrity' online

(CNN) - Avril Lavigne is now the most dangerous celebrity to search for online, according to the cybersecurity company McAfee. The singer-songwriter topped McAfee's Most Dangerous Celebrities study this year. The report "reveals which celebrities generate the riskiest search results that could poten

DOTHANFIRST.COM - 2017-09-19 13:53:41

Jack Johnson's new activist album

(CNN) - If mellow was a movement, Jack Johnson would be its peaceful and eternal leader. For the past 15 years, the former pro surfer-turned-acoustic guitar strummer has recorded the ultimate soundtrack to laid-back living from his home on the North Shore of Oahu in Hawaii. But in the age of Donald

DOTHANFIRST.COM - 2017-09-19 13:04:06

Toys 'R' Us officially files for bankruptcy

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) - Suffering from slumping sales and mountains of debt, Toys 'R' Us has filed for bankruptcy. The 69-year old Toys 'R' Us was once the mecca of kids' gifts. But it was eventually overtaken by Walmart and ultimately Amazon. In its fight to stay relevant, Toys 'R' Us amassed $5 bill

DOTHANFIRST.COM - 2017-09-19 12:46:31

Does US pay too much to UN as Trump says?

WASHINGTON (CNN) - President Donald Trump not-so-subtly jabbed world leaders Monday when he said the United Nations needs to make sure "no member state shoulders a disproportionate share of the burden." The United States has long contributed the most to the United Nations regular budget -- but has t

DOTHANFIRST.COM - 2017-09-19 11:37:04

This pension fund is now worth $1,000,000,000,000

LONDON (CNNMoney) - Norway's giant pension fund is now worth over $1 trillion. Yes, 1 followed by 12 zeros. The fund's managers announced Tuesday that currency shifts had helped push its value above $1 trillion for the first time. "The growth in the fund's market value has been stunning," fund chief

DOTHANFIRST.COM - 2017-09-19 10:23:38

Thousands of private student loan borrowers will get debt relief

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) - The nightmare is almost over for thousands of people who faced illegal student debt collections lawsuits. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau took action Monday against National Collegiate Student Loan Trusts, which owns more than 800,000 private student loans. The trusts

DOTHANFIRST.COM - 2017-09-19 08:41:51