A terror suspect accused of plotting the bombing of a skyscraper in Dallas, Texas, drew authorities’ scrutiny because of his violent posts on an extremist chat site, court papers indicate. The suspect, a 19-year-old Jordanian, was arrested Thursday in a sting operation, the FBI said.
North Dakota’s most populous city fortified dikes and braced itself early Friday as the National Weather Service said the Red River could crest as high as 43 feet. That’s 2 feet higher than earlier predicted. The city didn’t plan to raise the reinforcements on the city’s dikes, which were lifted to 43 feet Wednesday when the weather service gave the 41-foot prediction, said Fargo Deputy Mayor Tim Mahoney
More than 1,000 volunteers rushed to fill sandbags early Wednesday as many in North Dakota tried to protect themselves from historic floods that are expected to swamp the area. At 3:30 a.m., hundreds of volunteers were packed into individual sandbagging centers, an organizer said
More rainfall combined with melting snow has increased the risk of severe flooding in North Dakota, with the city of Fargo bracing for what could be a local disaster of historic proportions. City officials estimated Tuesday that as many as 10,000 volunteers have come forward since Sunday to aid in a sandbagging effort that’s taken over North Dakota State University’s central arena, the Fargodome, and to help build levees along the now closely watched Red River. “We’ve had almost too many volunteers at most of our sites,” said Fargo Deputy Mayor Tim Mahoney