Irma has quickly become one of the most powerful Atlantic Ocean hurricanes ever recorded, with wind speeds of 185 miles per hour. As this monster churns through the Caribbean and heads toward Florida, here's the lowdown.
The Arkema plant in Crosby, Texas, was the site of a fire and chemical releases Thursday, confirming worries about volatile organic peroxides that had forced the evacuation of the surrounding community over fears that they could explode.
The remnants of now-Tropical Storm Harvey have all but parked over south Texas and the storm is inundating the region around Houston with "unprecedented" rain, according to the National Weather Service.
At least one person was killed Saturday night as the Houston area is inundated by torrential rain and catastrophic flooding from Tropical Storm Harvey, which officials called an "unprecedented" weather event that has left some residents stranded in their flooding homes and overwhelmed rescue workers.
On the 21st: We discussed the latest in the fight over school funding. with Illinois reporters Monique Garcia and Chris Kaergard. Plus, we looked at which districts have the highest flood risk across the state and how the farming industry is handling corporate espionage.