After devastating parts of the Caribbean, Maria made landfall in Puerto Rico at 6:15 a.m. ET Wednesday as a Category 4 hurricane, according to the National Hurricane Center. It had previously been a Category 5 hurricane, but even downgraded, it packed powerful sustained winds of 150 mph and is the strongest storm to have hit the island in decades.
Ferguson has made good progress in reforming its police department and municipal court, a federal judge said Tuesday, though it’s far from over.
Ferguson’s police and court have been operating under federal oversight for more than a year. The city has written new policies on things like use-of-force and recruiting new officers, but has missed deadlines to implement them.
Updated at 11:40 p.m. with quote from protester released from jail — Hundreds of protesters redirected their efforts on a rainy Monday night to the St. Louis’ City Justice Center, where people who’d been arrested in recent days were being released.
Drones are becoming more popular. Hobbyists use them to get a different look at their neighborhood and farmers are using drones to check their fields for trouble spots. And now Ameren Illinois is making use of these high–flying cameras to look down on power lines in order to quickly determine where a break is. On Monday, September 18th, 2017, Ameren's Kyle Maxwell demonstrated one of the company's drones at the Cambria power sub–station. Maxwell said drones can cut down on the time it takes to get lineman to a break, which is critical after severe weather causes power outages. H