NEW YORK — A blizzard with hurricane-force winds brought much of the East Coast to a standstill Saturday, dumping as much as 3 feet of snow, stranding tens of thousands of travelers and shutting down the nation’s capital and its largest city.
After days of weather warnings, most of the 80 million people in the storm’s path heeded requests to stay home and off the roads, which were largely deserted. Yet at least 17 deaths were blamed on the weather — most from traffic accidents, but several people also died while shoveling snow.
A South Carolina couple has been charged in the Thursday armed robbery of a McDuffie County convenience store.
Jonathan Randy Fesperman and Taylor Diane McNamara, both 19, were arrested about 1:30 a.m. Saturday by the Richmond County Sheriff’s Department with the assistance of the Rock Hill, S.C., Police Department, according to Maj. Ronnie Williamson, of the McDuffie County Sheriff’s Department.