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Buffalo area dodges major problems with snowmelt

Buffalo area dodges major problems with snowmelt

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — A wild nine-day stretch of weather that saw epic snow followed by springlike temperatures, high winds and flood fears came to a close Tuesday, and forecasters said the Buffalo area was in for an uneventful Thanksgiving.

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Buffalo area dodges major problems with snowmelt

Buffalo area dodges major problems with snowmelt

A rainbow appears down Culver Ave. in south Buffalo, N.Y., Monday, Nov. 24, 2014. Fears of disastrous flooding from a rapid meltdown of the Buffalo area's 7 feet of snow eased on Monday. (AP Photo/The Buffalo News, Harry Scull Jr.) TV OUT; MAGS OUT; MANDATORY CREDIT; BATAVIA DAILY NEWS OUT; …

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Buffalo area dodges major problems with snowmelt

Buffalo area dodges major problems with snowmelt

Brent Peterson, of the New York State Department of Transportation, walks on sand bags at the West Seneca Highway Department, Monday, Nov. 24, 2014, in West Seneca, N.Y., that were prepared for deployment for potential flooding from melting snow after last week's lake-effect snowstorms. (AP …

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Buffalo area dodges major problems with snowmelt

Buffalo area dodges major problems with snowmelt

A sign marks the location of a snow-covered sewer drain and fire hydrant along McKinley Parkway in Buffalo, N.Y., Monday, Nov. 24, 2104. With temperatures approaching 60 degrees Monday, following more than 7 feet of snow in spots last week, the region was bracing for possible flooding. (AP P…

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Buffalo area dodges major problems with snowmelt

Buffalo area dodges major problems with snowmelt

Nancy Barletta, center, stands along the Cazenovia Creek with New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, right, and state Sen. Tim Kenndy, D-Buffalo, as they tour the aftermath of last week's lake-effect snowstorms on Monday, Nov. 24, 2014, in West Seneca, N.Y. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)

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Buffalo area dodges major problems with snowmelt

Buffalo area dodges major problems with snowmelt

Boats are stored at a state facility, Monday, Nov. 24, 2014, in Alden, N.Y., ahead of potential flooding from melting snow after last week's lake-effect snowstorms. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)

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Buffalo area dodges major problems with snowmelt

Buffalo area dodges major problems with snowmelt

Boats are stored at a state facility, Monday, Nov. 24, 2014, in Alden, N.Y., ahead of potential flooding from melting snow after last week's lake-effect snowstorms. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)

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Buffalo area dodges major problems with snowmelt

Buffalo area dodges major problems with snowmelt

Workers wait for pallets to load sand bags at the West Seneca Highway Department, Monday, Nov. 24, 2014, in West Seneca, N.Y., that were prepared for deployment for potential flooding after last week's heavy snows. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)

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Buffalo area dodges major problems with snowmelt

Buffalo area dodges major problems with snowmelt

Traffic drives over the Buffalo Creek on Union Road on Monday, Nov. 24, 2014, in West Seneca, N.Y. Western New York is preparing for potential flooding from melting snow after last week's heavy snowstorms. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)

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Buffalo area dodges major problems with snowmelt

Buffalo area dodges major problems with snowmelt

Snow piled along a street is reflected in the door of a building Monday, Nov. 24, 2014, in West Seneca, N.Y., that was condemned by town officials over the weekend because of shifting and bowing from heavy snow on the roof. (AP Photo/Carolyn Thompson)

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Buffalo area dodges major problems with snowmelt

Buffalo area dodges major problems with snowmelt

A resident of Bell Tower Condominium Apartments drives through water from a swollen Cayuga Creek as flooding from melting snow following last week's snowstorms are occurring on a minor scale, Monday, Nov. 24, 2014, in Lancaster, N.Y. (AP Photo/Gary Wiepert)

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Buffalo area dodges major problems with snowmelt

Buffalo area dodges major problems with snowmelt

Sand bags are piled on a truck at the West Seneca Highway Department, Monday, Nov. 24, 2014, in West Seneca, N.Y., that were prepared for deployment for potential flooding from melting snow after last week's lake-effect snowstorms. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)

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Buffalo area dodges major problems with snowmelt

Buffalo area dodges major problems with snowmelt

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo greets Charlie Kelly III while surveying the aftermath of last week's lake-effect snowstorms on Monday, Nov. 24, 2014, in West Seneca, N.Y. Also pictured are is Charlie's mother Jodi Kelly and neighbors Kendyl Williams and Jen McNaughton. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)

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Buffalo area dodges major problems with snowmelt

Buffalo area dodges major problems with snowmelt

Generators, water and other supplies are stored at a state facility, Monday, Nov. 24, 2014, in Alden, N.Y., ahead of potential flooding from melting snow after last week's lake-effect snowstorms. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)

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Tour bus crashed twice in one day; California police ID passenger who died

LOS ANGELES — The driver of a tour bus that crashed twice on Sunday in Northern California — the second time killing one man and injuring 30 other passengers — may have been extremely fatigued, authorities said.

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Man who ambushed cops had anti-government beliefs

Man who ambushed cops had anti-government beliefs

This photo shows a home where authorities said a gunman set his house on fire and fatally shot the first deputy who arrived Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014 in Tallahasse, Fla. Authorities say the gunman was killed by police. It was not immediately known whether anyone was in the house when it was se…

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Man who ambushed cops had anti-government beliefs

Man who ambushed cops had anti-government beliefs

Two members of the Florida Highway Patrol on the scene of an deputy involved shooting where man set his house on fire and then fatally shot a sheriff's deputy and wounded another responding to the scene, Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014, in Tallahassee, Fla. The shooting near Florida's capital comes …

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Man who ambushed cops had anti-government beliefs

Man who ambushed cops had anti-government beliefs

Two members of the Tallahassee Police Department on the scene of an deputy involved shooting where man set his house on fire and then fatally shot a sheriff's deputy and wounded another responding to the scene, Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014, in Tallahassee, Fla. The shooting near Florida's capital…

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Man who ambushed cops had anti-government beliefs

Man who ambushed cops had anti-government beliefs

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — A man who set his house on fire and ambushed responding police officers held "anti-government, anti-establishment" views and had previously threatened law enforcement, authorities said Sunday.

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Man who ambushed cops had anti-government beliefs

Man who ambushed cops had anti-government beliefs

Heavily-armed law enforcement officers stand at the site where man set his house on fire and then fatally shot a sheriff's deputy and wounded another responding to the scene, Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014, in Tallahassee, Fla. The shooting near Florida's capital comes just two days after a police …

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