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Today’s Local News Top Stories

August 24, 2017

Here are the local stories we’ve been watching today from our affiliates.

Chicopee, MA. A 53-year old Massachusetts woman’s life changed this morning when she woke up the only winner of the second largest Powerball jackpot in history, $758.7 million. WCVB and WFXT have continuing coverage.

Charleston, SC. Today an active shooter and hostage situation took place in a downtown Charleston restaurant involving a disgruntled employee. One victim died and the shooter was injured. WCSC has what we know so far about the situation.

Texas and Louisiana Gulf Coasts. Hurricane Harvey continues to strengthen in the Gulf of Mexico, and is predicted to make landfall Friday night. This storm has the potential to become a category 3 hurricane. Preparations are being made and KGBT, KSAT, WOAI, KABB, KTRK, KPRC, KPLC, WAFB, WDSU, and WVUE have the latest on the storm’s developments.