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"To describe it as looking like pictures I've seen at the end of World War II is not overstating it," says NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg. "The area was completely leveled. Chimneys and foundations were all that was left in many of these homes."
Dozens of roads remain underwater, including Brooklyn's Battery Tunnel, making it difficult for emergency workers to get around. On Staten Island, the body of a 56 year old woman's is found floating on the first floor of her home. The search continues for 2 and 4 year old brothers who got separated form their mother in the storm, and across the city, millions are still without power.
"Power went out at 8:30pm last night," says NYC resident Emily Duff. "According to what I've heard, there doesn't seem to be any word about when it's going to go back on. So, we're just making the best of it."
In neighboring New Jersey, another 2 million people are without power. Governor Chris Christie toured the damage from both the air and ground.
"Seeing the homeowners and letting them know we'll do what we can to make sure we rebuild as quickly as we can and that's the only message I'm here to deliver," says Christie.
Further south in Maryland, Sandy has ushered in winter. It's been snowing there for 24 hours straight.
"It was a surprise," says storm victim Ann Jones. "We thought it was just going to rain."
Thousands in Maryland are without power, unable to follow the suffering caused by a savage storm. Both of New York's airports re-opened on a limited basis today. A group of TSU students stranded because of the storm expects to fly back to Nashville on Saturday.
Wednesday, October 31 2012, 09:24 PM CDT
More women arrested for pain pills stresses jails
May 21, 2013 16:44 GMT
KINGSTON, Tenn. (AP) -- A Tennessee prosecutor says the burgeoning pain pill problem is filling jails beyond capacity with women.
Ninth Judicial District Attorney General Russell Johnson told the Knoxville News Sentinel (http://bit.ly/13HXKj6 ) three of the four counties in his district have overcrowded jails, largely because of an increase in women being arrested.
Johnson said women are becoming pain pill addicts and described the situation as an epidemic.
Johnson said when mothers become addicted, their children often go without food and parenting. He said sometimes children end up under the care of the Department of Children's Services, further stressing an overburdened agency.
Information from: Knoxville News Sentinel, http://www.knoxnews.com
JPMorgan's Dimon survives shareholder referendum
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- Shareholders at JPMorgan Chase will let Jamie Dimon, the chairman and CEO, keep both his jobs.
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MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) -- A smartphone, plus a not-so-smart criminal -- equals an arrest in Oregon.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- George Washington University students will soon be walking all over the White House and the Capitol, too.