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Travel Alert March 2019: Winter Weather Impacts Rocky Mountain and Northern Plains Regions of the United States

If the Rocky Mountain and northern plains regions of the United States are in your travel plans over the next day or two, you may want to consider delaying your travel — or, at least, keep yourself updated as to the latest information pertaining to the weather — due to winter weather which is already disrupting travel.

One fatality was reported as a result of…

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Travel Alert March 2019: Winter Weather Affects Northern Plains and Upper Midwestern United States

If the northern plains and upper midwestern United States are in your travel plans over the weekend, you may want to consider delaying your travel — or, at least, keep yourself updated as to the latest information pertaining to the weather — due to winter weather which is already disrupting travel.

Through Monday, March 11, 2019, up to one foot of snow is expected to accumulate from…

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Updated Travel Alert March 2019: Winter Weather Affects Northeastern and Rocky Mountain United States and Southeastern Canada

Additional travel alerts have been issued by more airlines since this article was posted; so if the northeastern United States, Rocky Mountain area of the United States or southeastern Canada are in your travel plans over the next few days or so, you may want to consider delaying your travel — or, at least, keep yourself updated as to the latest information pertaining to the weather — due to winter weather which is already disrupting travel.

Through…

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Travel Alert March 2019: Winter Weather to Affect Northeastern and Rocky Mountain United States and Southeastern Canada

If the northeastern United States, Rocky Mountain area of the United States or southeastern Canada are in your travel plans over the weekend, you may want to consider delaying your travel — or, at least, keep yourself updated as to the latest information pertaining to the weather — due to winter weather which is already disrupting travel.

Through Monday, March 4, 2019, up to one foot of snow is expected to accumulate from…

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Reader Question: Can You Recover Lost Money From a Failed Trip Someone Else Planned?

A reader of The Gate — who shall remain anonymous — imparted a story to me pertaining to a recent trip on which he was going to travel but was impacted by inclement weather; and he wanted to know if the money he paid was lost for good.

A group of people were scheduled to go away to a conference for the weekend; and one person was handling all of the finances and planning for that trip. The coordinator of the conference collected all of the money from the other participants for lodging costs, meals and other incidentals which were related to the trip…

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Travel Alert February 2019: Port-au-Prince in Haiti Due to Civil Unrest

If you are traveling to, from or through Port-au-Prince in Haiti over the next week or so, be aware that widespread civil unrest, violent demonstrations and crime which is currently rampantly occurring there may disrupt your travel plans.

According to this official travel advisory from the Department of State of the United States…

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Update: Uber Driver Sentenced to Life in Prison for Murder Spree While Working

After Jason Brian Dalton plead guilty to killing six people almost three years ago while working as a driver for Uber, he was sentenced to six counts of mandatory life in prison without the possibility of parole by Alexander Lipsey, who is a judge in the Kalamazoo County Circuit Court and presided over the case.

Dalton was 45 years old at the time when he picked up riders, took fares, and dropped them off between the shootings of random victims which occurred during a period of nearly five hours during Saturday, February 20, 2016.

Both survivors and families of the deceased victims faced the convicted killer…

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