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Ashley R. Williams


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Recent articles by Ashley:

It was just one random act of kindness. But it sparked a family's decade of giving.

Seven days of kind acts every December blossomed into the New Hampshire-based Butts family’s month-long annual Christmas Kindness Project. → Read More

15-year-old arrested after 5 killed in North Carolina shooting; Raleigh officer among victims

Police in North Carolina continued to investigate a gunman’s motive Friday following a deadly Raleigh shooting that left five people dead. → Read More

What is the future of daylight saving time? Year-round change depends on federal vote.

Daylight saving time starts annually in the U.S. on the second Sunday in March. It ends in November, with clocks "falling back" one hour. → Read More

Hurricane Orlene makes landfall in Mexico as Category 1 storm with heavy rain, storm surge

Mexico will experience hurricane- and tropical storm-force conditions Monday as Hurricane Orlene slams the southwestern coast. What to know. → Read More

Hurricane Ian makes landfall in South Carolina; 'Herculean' rescue effort ongoing in Florida, Gov. Ron DeSantis says: Live updates

Hurricane Ian made its second U.S. landfall Friday in South Carolina. It's the first landfalling hurricane in the state since Matthew in 2016 → Read More

Why did water leave Tampa Bay during Hurricane Ian? What to know about reverse storm surge

Hurricane Ian's powerful winds appeared to draw water away from the Florida coastline, exposing the floor typically covered by about 12 feet of water. → Read More

There's not enough water in Jackson 'to fight fires, flush toilets,' Mississippi governor says

A state of emergency was declared Monday night in Jackson, where the water was unsafe to drink amid Mississippi's ongoing water crisis. → Read More

Suspect in Albuquerque Muslim killings told police he was fleeing city over violence, denied crimes

The suspect in a string of killings targeting Muslim men in Albuquerque. New Mexico denied having involvement when questioned by police, records show → Read More

Oak Fire threatening Yosemite grows to California's largest wildfire this year: What we know

The Oak Fire near Yosemite National Park has become the largest wildfire in the state of California this year. Here's the latest. → Read More

Woman fires gun at Dallas airport, taken to hospital after being shot by police, chief says

A woman fired a handgun at Dallas Love Field Airport on Monday. She was shot by police and taken to the hospital. No other injuries were reported. → Read More

K2, the brightest comet in our solar system, will swing by Earth. Here's when to see it.

The bright K2 comet — previously the farthest active comet ever spotted — approaches the Earth on July 13 and 14. Here's what it is and how to see it. → Read More

July Fourth shooting at Minneapolis park sends 8 people to hospital

An unidentified person fired shots into the crowd at Boom Island Park in northeast Minneapolis, police said. No one has been arrested. → Read More

Fourth person dies after Amtrak train crash, derailment in Missouri: What we know

Authorities said Tuesday that a fourth person died after an Amtrak train crashed into a dump truck and derailed in Mendon, Missouri. → Read More

At least 3 dead, 40 injured after Amtrak train hits dump truck in Missouri, authorities say

Authorities said 3 people were killed and multiple others were injured after an Amtrak train derailed in rural Missouri on Monday afternoon. → Read More

A strawberry supermoon will illuminate the skies this week. Here's what to know.

The second supermoon of 2022 comes this week when June's strawberry moon peaks on Tuesday. Here's when you can see it the best. → Read More

Hurricane Agatha kills 11, leaves 20 missing in southern Mexico; storm may drench South Florida by week's end

At least 11 people are dead and 20 are missing after Hurricane Agatha touched down in southern Mexico, causing dangerous flooding and mudslides. → Read More

They survived school shootings. Now their own kids are in classrooms amid rising epidemic

For survivors of school shootings who have grown up to have children, the massacre in Uvalde, Texas, inflames anxieties about sending kids to class. → Read More

Council Rock superintendent to leave district as board OKs $238,000 severance agreement

What started out as a temporary leave of absence for Council Rock superintendent Rob Fraser has taken a more permanent turn. → Read More

CB East student gets awarded prestigious honor, chance to speak with President Joe Biden

A Central Bucks East senior is one of two Pennsylvanian students who’ll get to chat with president Joe Biden and learn more about the federal government. → Read More

'This is home:' Bucks County families find security, solace in new units outside shelter in Levittown

The Bucks County Emergency Homeless Shelter is offering families another safe and private place to rest their head at night. → Read More