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  • Father arrested for erecting a barricade on bridge where his daughter plunged to her death

    04/14/2015 1:44:26 PM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 7 replies
    The UK Daily Mail ^ | April 13, 2015 | Daily Mail Staff Reporter
    A grieving father was arrested as he attempted to build a barricade on the bridge where his teenage daughter died. White County Sheriff's deputies arrested Shannon Hamilton on Gene Nix Road Sunday. On March 15, Hamilton's 16-year-old daughter, Cecily Hamilton, and 18-year-old Taylor Swing died when their car went off the road and into the water below. Their car went undiscovered for hours; both teens drowned. Family members said Shannon Hamilton was trying to build a barricade on the bridge to prevent future tragedies. "The reason I was out there yesterday is because it's been 30 days and there hasn't...
  • BREAKING - Video of Harry Reid's Exercise Accident released

    04/08/2015 10:29:50 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 16 replies
    Youtube ^ | 4-8-2015 | TCRLAF
    Language warning....
  • Twizzlers Spilled All Over I-70 In Westmoreland County

    04/01/2015 12:01:19 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 20 replies
    CBS Pittsburgh ^ | March 12, 2015 | CBS Pittsburgh
    ROSTRAVER (KDKA)- Police had to redirect traffic around a messy crash along Interstate 70 in Westmoreland County. Around 11:30 p.m. Wednesday, a tractor-trailer swerved and hit a barrier, which split the trailer wide open. This crash happened in the construction zone between exit 44 (Arnold City) and exit 43 (Fayette City/Donora). The big rig was hauling Twizzlers licorice, which spilled all over the highway. I-70 was closed for several hours while crews cleaned up the mess. The truck driver was not seriously hurt in the crash. Foggy conditions in the area may have played a role in the crash.
  • WHAT REALLY HAPPENED TO HARRY REID? PART 2

    03/29/2015 6:30:55 AM PDT · by libstripper · 56 replies
    Powerline ^ | Mar. 28, 2015 | John Hinderaker
    Scott wrote here about Harry Reid’s announcement that he will not run for re-election, a decision which, Reid was quick to say, was not the result of his “elastic exercise band” accident. In January, I wrote OK, So What Really Happened to Harry Reid? I noted the injuries that Reid suffered on New Year’s Day, in Las Vegas: multiple broken bones around his right eye, damage to the right eye, severe facial bruising, broken ribs, and a concussion. Was all of this really the result of losing his balance because an elastic exercise band broke? That seems unlikely, to say...
  • OK, SO WHAT REALLY HAPPENED TO HARRY REID?

    03/29/2015 6:26:14 AM PDT · by libstripper · 34 replies
    Powerlline ^ | Jan 6, 2015 | John Hinerraker
    We wrote here about Harry Reid’s supposed close encounter with a piece of exercise equipment, which landed him in the hospital. The equipment was later claimed by Reid’s office to be an elastic exercise band. This is how the accident allegedly happened: The accident happened when an elastic exercise band broke, striking Reid in the face and causing him to fall, said spokesman Adam Jentleson. Reid struck some equipment as he fell, breaking multiple bones near his right eye. As he hit the floor, he broke several ribs, Jentleson said. … Jentleson said Reid is likely to have severe facial...
  • HARRY REID BATTLES EXERCISE EQUIPMENT, LOSES [UPDATED]

    03/29/2015 6:20:27 AM PDT · by libstripper · 24 replies
    Powerline ^ | Jan 2, 2015 | John Hinderaker
    Harry Reid sustained what sound like serious injuries on New Year’s Day, allegedly while exercising. This is the complete statement that was issued by his office: On Thursday, Senator Reid received treatment at University Medical Center in Las Vegas for injuries sustained in an accident he suffered while exercising at home in Henderson. A piece of equipment Senator Reid was using to exercise broke, causing him to fall and break a number of ribs and bones in his face. Senator Reid will return to Washington this weekend and be in the office Tuesday as the Senate prepares to reconvene. His...
  • The captain of downed Germanwings plane reportedly tried to break into the cockpit with an axe

    03/27/2015 10:28:00 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 03/27/2015 | Pamela Engel
    The captain of the Germanwings plane that crashed into the French alps with 150 people on board earlier this week reportedly tried to break into the cockpit with an axe once he realized he was locked out, according to German tabloid Bild. The Telegraph cites Bild's reporting based on unnamed security sources, noting that the information has not been officially confirmed but that a spokesman for Germanwings confirmed to AFP that an axe was on board the plane. Officials have confirmed that the cockpit voice recorder recovered from the crash site shows that the captain tried to break down the...
  • New York City-Bound Amtrak Train Hits Truck, Derails in North Carolina; 55 Hurt

    03/10/2015 5:06:51 AM PDT · by ilovesarah2012 · 25 replies
    nbcnewyork.com ^ | March 10, 2015
    An Amtrak train headed to New York City slammed into a tractor-trailer that got stuck on the tracks while trying to make a difficult left-hand turn in North Carolina Monday. One of the train's cars toppled and the conductor and at least 54 others were injured. It was the third serious commuter train crash in less than two months. Two deadly crashes in New York and California in February killed a total of seven people and injured 30. The oversized flatbed trailer involved in Monday's crash was transporting a modular building wrapped in blue plastic and jammed with electrical equipment,...
  • Baby who survived car crash in Utah river is getting better

    03/09/2015 4:54:48 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 28 replies
    CNN ^ | 3/9/15 | Ben Brunfield
    A mystery arose from the rescue: The police officers who entered the water say they heard a voice calling for help. The mother was dead, but the officers said that they heard an adult's voice calling to them. "The four of us heard a distinct voice coming from the car," Warner told CNN. "To me, it didn't sound like a child's voice." The voice gave the rescuers a surge of adrenaline needed to push the vehicle upright, he said. The mother was dead. The child was unconscious, but her eyelids were fluttering, and the rescuers knew she was alive, Warner...
  • Caught On Video: Skydiver Suffers Seizure During Jump Before Instructor Pulls Ripcord, Saving Him

    03/02/2015 3:51:00 AM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 13 replies
    sanfrancisco.cbslocal ^ | 03/01/15 | sanfrancisco.cbslocal
    SAN BRUNO (CBS SF) — A skydiver posted video of himself having a seizure during a jump that quickly racked up views on YouTube. The diver posted the video on San Bruno-based YouTube under the username Nomadic Adrenaline showing what he describes as “possibly the scariest moment of my life.”
  • High-speed chase along I-70 ends under a mattress

    02/24/2015 7:02:50 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 9 replies
    KCTV 5 News ^ | February 24, 2015 | By DeAnn Smith, et al.
    INDEPENDENCE, MO (KCTV) - A high-speed police chase wound through Independence and Kansas City, and the suspect driver hit at least one innocent motorist before he ditched the car and hid underneath a mattress. Police were then able to arrest the man. Independence police began to pursue the vehicle about 3:30 p.m. Monday. The light-colored Cadillac was reported stolen in the northwest part of Independence. The driver weaved dangerously through traffic at high-speed on a crowded I-70. Independence police were joined by Kansas City officers. The man drove from Independence into Kansas City where he hit an innocent motorist driving...
  • FBI agent accidentally shot at Otay Mesa gun range (During "Training Session")

    02/21/2015 4:58:17 PM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 127 replies
    OTAY MESA — An FBI agent's handgun discharged into his leg Thursday morning during training at a firearms training center in Otay Mesa, a federal official said. The shooting happened at the San Diego Regional Firearms Training Center on Alta Road about 10 a.m., FBI Special Agent Darrell Foxworth said. Investigators are trying to determine if the agent accidentally shot himself or if the gun malfunctioned.
  • Chunks of Concrete Fall From Bridge, Hit Passing Car in Maryland

    02/12/2015 9:11:56 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 30 replies
    4 NBC Washington ^ | February 11, 2015 | Tracee Wilkins (Associated Press)
    A driver narrowly missed being injured when a chunk of concrete fell from a Beltway bridge onto a passing car Tuesday afternoon. The driver, Katherine Dean, said she was driving on Suitland Road in Morningside, Maryland, when pieces of the overpass fell onto her car. The concrete smashed in Dean's windshield and hood, but she wasn't seriously hurt.
  • Taiwan TransAsia plane crash-lands in Taipei river

    02/03/2015 8:36:06 PM PST · by machogirl · 206 replies
    BBC news ^ | Feb 3, 2015 | BBC
    A plane belonging to Taiwanese carrier TransAsia Airways has crash-landed in a river in Taipei. More than 50 people were onboard at the time, and a number of people were reportedly injured. Some reports said there were several people trapped inside the plane in need of rescue. Taiwan's Central News Agency (CNA) showed a picture of a plane almost submerged in the Keelung river. The ATR-72 had just taken off from Taipei Songshan Airport and was headed to Kinmen Airport on the outskirts of Taiwan, just off the coast of south-east China, CNA said. The cause of the latest incident...
  • Cirrus SR22 Pilot Releases Selfie Video from Ditching

    01/31/2015 10:58:18 AM PST · by smokingfrog · 15 replies
    flyingmag.com ^ | 1-29-15 | Pia Bergqvist
    The Cirrus SR22 pilot who pulled the Cirrus Airframe Parachute System (CAPS) and was saved by a cruise ship about 250 miles east of Maui this week has released a selfie video of the incident. Leu Morton's facial expression is incredibly calm despite the stressful situation and, through an open door, Morton's video shows the parachute above the airplane moments before it hits the water. In a "Good Morning America" report, Morton describes how he used his satellite phone to report his emergency, which he described as a malfunction in the fuel system. Whether it was the airplane's fuel system...
  • ‘We hold each other up’: NCTC softball team returns after tragedy [lst game since 4 players killed]

    01/30/2015 10:44:36 PM PST · by Colofornian · 1 replies
    DallasNews.com (Dallas Morning News) ^ | June 30, 2015 | Kate Hairopoulos
    GAINESVILLE — The North Central Texas College softball team lined up on the third-base line Friday afternoon, each player resting her hand on the shoulder of the teammate in front of her. They stood like so, heads of ponytails and braids bowed, their red jerseys bold against the January gray, in a public moment of silence. The sting of grief has become familiar for this team since an 18-wheeler plowed into the Lady Lions’ team bus last September, killing four players, none yet 21. All 15 of the players riding in the bus and coach Van Hedrick, who started the...
  • France: Car explosion near synagogue in Paris suburb is accident, not related to shooting

    01/07/2015 8:22:58 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 56 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 01/07/2015
    French Media reported Wednesday that a car explosion outside of a synagogue near Paris was not related to the terror attack at the Charlie Hebdo offices, which left 12 people dead and several others injured. A car caught fire in the Paris suburb of Sarcelles on Wednesday near a synagogue, an event the city's mayor, François Pupponi, called an "accident, not an attack," according to Metronews.
  • AirAsia jet may have made safe landing on sea before sinking, experts says

    01/02/2015 12:14:11 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    Fox News ^ | 01/02/2015
    The pilot of AirAsia Flight 8501 may have landed the doomed plane on the ocean surface, only to have it sink in high seas, according to aviation experts, who cited the intact condition of several bodies as possible evidence for the theory. "The emergency locator transmitter (ELT) would work on impact, be that land, sea or the sides of a mountain, and my analysis is it didn't work because there was no major impact during landing," Dudi Sudibyo, a senior editor of aviation magazine Angkasa, told the AFP. "The pilot managed to land it on the sea's surface." The theory...
  • ‘Dozens of vehicles’ involved in crashes on New Hampshire interstate

    01/02/2015 9:12:32 AM PST · by C19fan · 51 replies
    Twitchy ^ | January 2, 2015 | Staff
    Nasty weather conditions have sparked accidents on I-93 in New Hampshire: Injuries have been reported:
  • Partygoer’s life is saved by Ł35 skintight dress after cement mixer crash

    01/01/2015 3:55:25 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 54 replies
    Metro UK ^ | 12-31-14 | Rob Waugh
    A festive partygoer owes her life to the skintight Ł35 ‘bodycon’ dress she squeezed into before going out, after it stopped her bones piercing her organs in a horrific car accident. Zoe Turner’s dress acted ‘like a corset’ and stopped bones popping out and causing fatal internal injuries after her taxi was hit by a cement mixer. Doctors told the 21-year-old that the dress almost certainly saved her life, after Ms Turner and three friends were left badly hurt in the crash. She said: ‘I couldn’t believe my dress saved my life. That’s the best Ł35 I’ve ever spent. ‘Although...
  • My take on the Tamir Rice shooting

    12/01/2014 7:36:52 AM PST · by Pauli67 · 7 replies
    Est Quod Est ^ | 12/1/2014 | Pauli
    Tamir Rice's father should be absolutely ashamed of himself for not teaching his son that playing with guns (which have been doctored to look real) in public and not listening to policemen with real weapons will get you killed. I realize that his father, Leonard Warner, has a criminal history, but that should only make him more ashamed that he hadn't taught his son simple survival skills, and what a mistake it is to play chicken with the cops. Someone should do a quick anecdotal study about how many of these kids involved in these high-profile shootings (Trayvon Martin, Michael...
  • Video shows Satsuma cop running over fleeing suspect ....

    10/25/2014 10:02:40 AM PDT · by boycott · 46 replies
    al.com ^ | October 25, 2014 | Brendan Kirby
    FULL TITLE: Video shows Satsuma cop running over fleeing suspect, footage jurors will weigh to determine if 2008 act was intentional ---- MOBILE, Alabama -- Sam Commins, then an officer with the Satsuma Police Department was not even on duty on July 29, 2008, when he joined in a high-speed chase that began on Interstate 65 in Baldwin County and zigzagged through northern Mobile County. When the silver Dodge Charger driven by Hillary Bernard Baldwin finally stopped on the Interstate 165 connector in Prichard, he and passenger Jermaine Gaillard got out of the car and began to run. The dashboard...
  • Witnesses attack and beat driver who hit and killed 41 year old Chandra Martin in Lakewood-

    08/11/2014 9:11:37 AM PDT · by JimRed · 43 replies
    News 12 NJ ^ | 08/11/2014 | Staff
    LAKEWOOD - Police in Lakewood say several people attacked and severely beat a driver whose SUV hit and killed a woman Monday night. Investigators say 41-year-old Chandra Martin was crossing Route 88 when she was hit and killed. Martin's brother witnessed the crash, which happened near her home. Several other people who witnessed the crash allegedly attacked the SUV driver. The 26-year-old Lakewood man was flown to a trauma center. Police have not made any arrests at this time.
  • Man has two fingertips SLICED OFF on Pirates of the Caribbean log flume

    07/11/2014 8:41:11 AM PDT · by C19fan · 21 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | July 11, 2014 | Paul Thompson
    A British tourist had the tops of two of his fingers sliced off while riding on the Pirates of the Caribbean attraction at Disney World in Florida. The victim lost the tip of his ring and little finger after apparently dangling them outside the log fume ride which inspired the Johnny Depp movies. Disney officials in Orlando, Florida, immediately shut down the ride in the Magic Kingdom park following the incident.
  • Feds to clean site of 1976 'Atomic Man' accident

    07/02/2014 5:58:02 PM PDT · by Libloather · 34 replies
    MSN ^ | NICHOLAS K. GERANIOS
    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Workers are preparing to enter one of the most dangerous rooms on the Hanford Nuclear Reservation — the site of a 1976 blast that exposed a technician to a massive dose of radiation, leading to him being nicknamed the "Atomic Man." Harold McCluskey was working in the room when a chemical reaction caused a glass glove box to explode. He was exposed to the highest dose of radiation from the chemical element americium ever recorded — 500 times the occupational standard. Hanford, located in central Washington state, made plutonium for nuclear weapons for decades. The room...
  • Unlicensed driver faces charges in crash that killed young couple

    06/23/2014 7:21:56 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 21 replies
    WCVB ^ | June 23, 2014 | Julie Loncich
    BOSTON —Two Allston residents are said to be facing charges in connection with a fatal crash in Boston's Back Bay that claimed the lives of a young couple walking on the sidewalk. Ghuzlan Alghazali, 26, is facing two counts of motor vehicle homicide by negligent operation, Boston police said. Alghazali does not have a driver's license, according to the Department of Transportation.
  • Husband, Wife Killed When Their Cars Collided in Head-On Crash

    06/06/2014 8:42:05 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 52 replies
    Opposing Views ^ | 06/05/2014 | Lina Batarags
    The two drivers who were killed in a recent head-on collision in North Texas were reportedly husband and wife. The victims were identified as Nicolas Cruz, 31, and Kristina Munoz, 26. According to the Texas Department of Public Safety, the crash happened midmorning on Wednesday, three miles west of Odell on County Road 87. Both Cruz and Munoz worked on a farm nearby. Trooper Tony Fulton said that after one of the cars hit a curve in the road it “collided head-on with unit number two, which was travelling south on County Road 87. “This is a very narrow, blacktop...
  • One hospitalized after collision with Varnell police car

    05/23/2014 3:33:53 PM PDT · by GrootheWanderer · 4 replies
    A two-vehicle wreck involving a Varnell police officer Wednesday evening resulted in one man being airlifted to Erlanger Medical Center in Chattanooga. The wreck happened in front of North Whitfield Middle School on Cleveland Highway and involved a Varnell patrol car driven by an officer identified by officials as Patrick Hayes and a Jeep Cherokee, according to the Georgia State Patrol (GSP) public information office. The driver of the Cherokee, David Gambrell, was not wearing his seat belt and was ejected from the vehicle. No further information was available late Thursday. Varnell Police Chief Lyle Grant said both vehicles were...
  • Another Oil Train Explodes in Town; River Contaminated: Who Wants Keystone Now?

    05/02/2014 5:09:14 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 2, 2014 | John Ransom
    Another major derailment of a train carrying oil through a town in the U.S. has caused the evacuation of 300 people, with oil washing into the James River in Virginia, which feeds into the Chesapeake Bay.
  • California bus crash: 5 students among 10 killed; at least 30 injured

    04/11/2014 8:28:59 AM PDT · by dila813 · 14 replies
    http://www.drudgereport.com/ ^ | April 11, 2014 | Howard Blume, Paige St. John and Chris Megerian
    LA Times Story via Drudge since I can't link to a story directly.
  • Family of 'affluenza' teen settles with victims' families

    03/18/2014 7:36:21 PM PDT · by Morgana · 43 replies
    The family of Ethan Couch, the teenager who fatally struck a disabled motorist and three good Samaritans last summer while driving drunk near Burleson, has settled lawsuits with some of the victims’ families. The Couch family agreed to pay an undisclosed amount to the families of Breanna Mitchell and Hollie Boyles and her daughter Shelby. The family of youth pastor Brian Jennings has not reached a settlement with Couch’s family. Jennings and the Boyleses had pulled over to help Mitchell, who had stopped after a tire blowout late June 15 in the 1500 block of Burleson-Retta Road. The pickup Couch...
  • BAD Day at the Gun Range

    03/11/2014 9:43:31 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 39 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 11 March 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    It happens...     More at Reaganite Republican...    
  • Adjustments of Speed and Path when Avoiding Collisions with Another Pedestrian

    03/05/2014 9:30:58 AM PST · by Paul46360 · 8 replies
    http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0089589 ^ | February 26, 2014 | Markus Huber,Yi-Huang Su,Melanie Krüger, Katrin Faschian,Stefan Glasauer,Joachim
    "When walking in open space, collision avoidance with other pedestrians is a process that successfully takes place many times."
  • Former Defense Secretary Bob Gates Slips, Falls On Knife

    01/09/2014 10:45:29 AM PST · by Oberon · 27 replies
    DuffelBlog.com ^ | 1/8/2014 | Dick Scuttlebutt
    SEATTLE — Former Defense Secretary Robert Gates is in critical-but-stable condition in Seattle-Tacoma General Hospital after a tragic accident in his home kitchen left him brutally stabbed multiple times, sources confirmed this morning. Gates’ wife Becky found him lying on the floor of the family kitchen and called 911, according to a family spokesperson. Investigators believe Gates, 70, slipped on an orange peel while preparing breakfast and fell onto a paring knife 68 times. Paramedics confirmed that while grabbing for a handhold to stabilize himself, he also accidentally discharged a 20-gauge shotgun into the back of his own head three...
  • Palestinian Authority Ambassador to Prague Killed in Explosion

    01/01/2014 10:56:21 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 13 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 1/1/14 | Ari Soffer
    The Palestinian Authority's ambassador to the Czech Republic has died of wounds sustained in an explosion which rocked his house in the capital Prague. Jamal al-Jamal was rushed to hospital in a serious condition following the explosion, which apparently occurred as he was opening a safe or container of some kind. Contrary to initial reports that his family were unharmed despite being in the building at the time, it has been confirmed that al-Jamal's wife was also hurt in the blast. A spokeswoman for Prague Emergency Services told CNN that the 57 year-old ambassador has been taken to Prague military...
  • Palestinian diplomat killed in blast at Prague residence

    01/01/2014 9:21:04 AM PST · by csvset · 21 replies
    France24 ^ | 1 January 2014 | AFP
    The Palestinian ambassador to Prague, Jamal al-Jamal, was killed in an explosion at his residence on Wednesday in an incident which Czech authorities believe was likely an accident. The Palestinian Foreign Ministry said ambassador Jamal was trying to open a safe that had been recently moved to his new home when the blast occurred. A Czech government source told the Reuters news agency that the explosion was probably caused by a faulty security device on the unit. It was unclear what that was. Some safes can be fitted with mechanisms designed to destroy secret documents in the event of the...
  • Blast kills Palestinian diplomat in Prague

    01/01/2014 9:27:32 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 24 replies
    BBC News ^ | 1/1/14 | BBC
    A Palestinian diplomat has been killed by an explosion at his home in the Czech capital Prague. Jamal al-Jamal, the head of the Palestinian mission, had been taken to hospital after the explosion but died of his injuries some four hours later. Palestinian officials said the blast happened when Mr Jamal was moving a safe. Czech police say there is no evidence that it was a planned attack. ... Mr Jamal had only recently moved into the property. Palestinian officials have been quoted as saying the blast took place when Mr Jamal attempted to move a safe from an old...
  • Riders stuck on rollercoaster at Universal, Orlando Fire officials say

    10/09/2013 5:02:18 PM PDT · by NonValueAdded · 10 replies
    Click Orlando dot com ^ | Oct 9, 2013 | WKMG staff
    Hollywood Rip Ride Rickit stuck with 8 to 12 people on board, officials say Published On: Oct 09 2013 07:29:56 PM EDT Updated On: Oct 09 2013 07:58:05 PM EDT ORLANDO, Fla. - Nearly a dozen people are stuck on a rollercoaster at Universal Orlando on Wednesday evening, according to Orlando Fire Department. OFD said the call came in shortly after 7 p.m. on Wednesday that the Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit was stuck with 8 to 12 people on board. Local 6 news helicopter Sky 6 flew over the scene as crews investigated, taking elevators up to the top of...
  • Marbletown dad charged after dry ice explodes in child's backpack (Hudson Valley New York)

    10/08/2013 10:06:49 PM PDT · by beaversmom · 24 replies
    Daily Freeman ^ | October 4, 2013 | Diane Pineiro-Zucker
    STONE RIDGE, N.Y. -- A Marbletown man was arrested Friday on endangerment-related charges after police responded to the Marbletown Elementary School following a report of a minor explosion in one of the classrooms, Ulster County Sheriff Paul J. VanBlarcum said. Thomas D. Fitzgerald, 52, of 3701 Route 209, is alleged to have sent a quantity of dry ice in a sealed container in his 5-year-old child’s backpack in connection with a school experiment, unbeknownst to any school staff member. The explosion was caused by expanding gases inside the container, the Sheriff’s Office said. There were no injuries and only minor...
  • Woman in DC chase may have thought Obama was stalking her, sources say

    10/04/2013 4:19:26 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 86 replies
    NBC ^ | October 4, 2013 | Pete Williams and Erin McClam
    Investigators have found indications that the woman who led authorities on a chase from the White House to the Capitol before she was shot to death by police thought that President Barack Obama was stalking her, law enforcement sources told NBC News. The sources said that the woman, Miriam Carey, had a history of mental health problems. The chase, on Thursday afternoon, stirred panic in the capital and briefly stopped the mechanisms of government. It happened two weeks after a man shot 12 people to death at the Washington Navy Yard. Members of the House and Senate, in a standoff...
  • 6 Killed as Canada Bus Strikes Passenger Train

    09/18/2013 3:55:27 PM PDT · by Morgana · 16 replies
    ABC ^ | AP
    assengers screamed "Stop! Stop!" seconds before their bus crashed through a crossing barrier and into a commuter train during morning rush hour in Canada's capital on Wednesday, killing six people and injuring 34. "He smoked the train," witness Mark Cogan said of the bus driver, who was among those killed. "He went through the guard rail and just hammered the train, and then it was just mayhem." It was not immediately clear what caused the bus to smash through the lowered barrier at a crossing in suburban Ottawa. The front of the double-decker bus was ripped away by the impact,...
  • Witnesses recount devastating crash between Via Rail train and Ottawa bus that killed six

    09/18/2013 12:49:21 PM PDT · by A Formerly Proud Canadian · 10 replies
    Daily Brew - Yahoo.ca ^ | September 18, 2013 | Matthew Coutts
    Witnesses to a fatal train crash involving an Ottawa city bus describe a scene of chaos and confusion as it appears the bus failed to stop at the rail crossing and crashed into the side of the train, killing six people and injuring as many as 30 others. Officials are still trying to piece together what happened prior to the devastating crash, which occurred shortly before 9 a.m. near the intersection of Woodroffe Avenue and Fallowfield Road.
  • Mystery solved: 'Angel Priest' identified

    08/12/2013 6:58:31 PM PDT · by topher · 13 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | August 12, 2013 | FoxNews
    Mystery solved. The “angel priest” who appeared at the scene of a Missouri car crash, anointed and prayed with the teenage victim, then vanished has been identified as Rev. Patrick Dowling of the Jefferson City Diocese. A press release provided to FoxNews.com by the diocese said Father Dowling had been travelling Highway 19 between Mass assignments in northern and central Missouri when he arrived near the crash scene Aug. 4.
  • Mystery priest in Missouri rescue comes forward

    08/12/2013 2:19:03 PM PDT · by NYer · 59 replies
    cna ^ | August 12, 2013 | Carl Bunderson
    Father Patrick Dowling. Courtesy of the Diocese of Jefferson City. Jefferson City, Mo., Aug 12, 2013 / 02:12 pm (CNA).- The mysterious Missouri priest who gave anointing to a woman in her wrecked car near Center, Mo. has been identified as Father Patrick Dowling, of the Diocese of Jefferson City. “I thank God and the amazingly competent rescue workers,” Fr. Dowling stated today in a comment on CNA's original article on the Aug. 4 incident. “I thank them for making me welcome in such a highly charged situation and allowing me to minister as a priest.” Katie Lentz was trapped...
  • Derailed train in north Louisiana carrying highly toxic substances, Jindal says

    08/04/2013 10:00:43 PM PDT · by ruralvoter · 9 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 8/4/13 | Staff
    A train carrying highly flammable and corrosive materials derailed in north Louisiana on Sunday. Over 100 homes have been evacuated as a precaution, Gov. Bobby Jindal said, adding there were no fatalities or injuries and air monitors have not picked up anything to cause concern. According to a press release from Jindal's office, three cars were leaking as of late Sunday. One is leaking lubricant oil while a second is leaking Dodecanol, a tasteless, colorless alcohol that can cause mild skin irritation. The third, however, is carrying a highly corrosive substance called caustic soda, or lye. Two other cars containing...
  • Survivor of SE sinking had harrowing time; Coast Guard calls off search.

    08/04/2013 7:52:09 PM PDT · by gettinolder · 10 replies
    Anchorage Daily News ^ | August 3, 2013 | NATHANIEL HERZ
    Alaska fishing trip ends in tragedy for old high-school pals Three old friends from Montesano High School in Grays Harbor County were on a fishing and camping trip in Alaska when high winds and seas dumped them into the water off Baranoff Island. Only one man made it to shore.
  • Stop being indifferent...

    07/26/2013 9:34:25 AM PDT · by cunning_fish · 4 replies
    Stop, help and one day you'll get help... You are the one who can save a life.
  • Meanwhile In Europe - Burning 787 Boeing In Heathrow; Crashed Train In Paris

    07/12/2013 9:34:27 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 18 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | July 12, 2013
    First it was imploding peripheral bond markets, now Europe is closing off the weak with even worse news, following reports of a burning Ethiopian Airlines plane in Heathrow as well as news of a commuter train crash in Paris with numerous trapped and 8 dead according to Parisien. Hopefully this is not an indication of what happens to global infrastructure when corporations ignore their maintenance CapEx for 4 years in a row. First this: 'Many Casualties' In Paris Train Derailment http://t.co/ix35wGZu2T — Sky News (@SkyNews) July 12, 2013 Reports of Ethiopian plane on fire at Heathrow Airport, no reports of...
  • (Saudi) Driver in Newport Beach wreck that killed 5 Irvine teenagers had no license

    05/29/2013 6:46:39 PM PDT · by Veto! · 38 replies
    It was a wreck so devastating that at first investigators thought two cars had been involved. The gray Infiniti G35 hit a tree in the center median at a speed that split the car in half. It landed in separate pieces on the road. The driver, Abdulrahman Alyahyan, did not have a California license, according to DMV spokesman Artemio Armenta. … Alyahyan visited the DMV twice – most recently in February – and both times was rejected for a learner's permit, the spokesman said…. Alyahyan came from Saudi Arabia four years ago, and was not able to prove he was...
  • FBI agents die in Virginia training accident

    05/19/2013 6:22:46 PM PDT · by pepperdog · 47 replies
    The Guardian, UK ^ | 19 May 2013 | Associated Press
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