M. Griffith Investment Services
September 21, 2018

Dam breach raises concerns about coal ash flowing into North Carolina river

Mark Wilson/Getty Images(WILMINGTON, N.C.) -- Duke Energy says a dam at a power plant in Wilmington, North Carolina has been breached, raising concerns that water contaminated with byproducts of burning coal could flow into the Cape Fear River. Duke says ponds that store solid byproducts of burning..
September 21, 2018

First test of nationwide ‘Presidential Alert’ system for cellphones set for Oct. 3

iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- The federal government is set to conduct the first-ever test of a nationwide system to send emergency alerts to almost all cellphones in the country on October 3. The "Presidential Alert" system uses the same wireless alerts smartphone users receive on AMBER alerts ..
September 21, 2018

‘Our whole entire place was just destroyed’: Florence survivors grapple with the aftermath

Sean Rayford/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Sara Felton and her husband packed up their car and got out of the path of Hurricane Florence two days before the storm hit. Now, a week after the impact, they’re dealing with the aftermath. The North Carolina resident got a call from her mother-in-law the mor..
September 21, 2018

Wisconsin and Maryland shooters both had history of mental illness

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Two workplace shootings in two days. Two different attackers -- one, a middle-aged man who fired at his coworkers at a software firm in Wisconsin -- the other, a young woman who shot dead three employees at the Maryland warehouse where she worked. But on Friday, a com..