Author: Erik Ortiz

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The 88-year-old business investor and Holocaust survivor has been a frequent target for his left-leaning political involvement. [Read More]
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The Oct. 3 shooting was captured on store surveillance and showed Lakeland City Commissioner Michael Dunn firing at Christobal Lopez. [Read More]
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Warren's "types of claims can damage the validity and work of indigenous people who are living their identities every day," one Native American educator said. [Read More]
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A Floridian who survived Hurricane Irma said those in the Panhandle are "very shell-shocked and they're just trying to pick up the pieces." [Read More]
Some in the storm-ravaged Florida Panhandle are pondering whether they should have risked their lives by staying put. [Read More]
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"I've been here all my life and I've never seen the water hit the end of the pier the way that it's doing," the mayor... [Read More]
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While the cleanup from Florence remains a slog for many in the Carolinas, the focus has been temporarily shifted to Hurricane Michael, a fast-moving Category... [Read More]
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While more than 16 rivers in North Carolina remain above flood stage, some residents where the waters have receded have finally returned home. [Read More]
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"Tonight's incident is a tragedy. Just like you, we have questions we want answered," the Horry County sheriff said. [Read More]
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"Even though the heavy rains have ended, the flood hazard to life and property is real," city officials said. [Read More]
Tags: Rain - Florence - flood
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Rain-swollen rivers in North Carolina teetered at record levels as officials warned of flooding and hazards in areas already swamped by historic rainfall. [Read More]
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Residents across the Carolinas braced for rising floodwaters on Monday as Florence, formerly a hurricane and now a tropical depression, continued to dump rain. [Read More]
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"I would say no one in their right mind would want to inject themselves in this process and face the kind of annihilation that she... [Read More]
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The National Weather Service said Florence was "slowly weakening," though it still threatened "catastrophic flooding" over the Carolinas. [Read More]
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Hurricane Florence made landfall near Wrightsville Beach, N.C., on Friday morning, according to the National Hurricane Center. According to the latest update at 7:35... [Read More]
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The anxiety for undocumented immigrants about what to do during a hurricane comes after past reports of officials conducting background checks at shelters. [Read More]
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Gunman and his wife were among the dead, and there may be a connection between him and the other victims, authorities said. [Read More]
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"This is going to be a Mike Tyson punch to the Carolina coast," a FEMA official said Wednesday. [Read More]
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Census Bureau data released Wednesday shows the median household income increased in 2017 to $61,372 — a third straight year of record growth. [Read More]
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Katelyn McClure and boyfriend Mark D'Amico are accused in a civil suit of pilfering from a GoFundMe they started for homeless good Samaritan Johnny Bobbitt... [Read More]
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