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  • Kolkata Overpass Collapse Leaves Dozens Dead or Injured

    03/31/2016 8:43:43 PM PDT · by Ray76 · 28 replies
    New York Times ^ | Mar 31, 2016 | Hari Kumar and Nida Najar
    Rescue teams in Kolkata, India, scrambled on Thursday to retrieve scores of people believed to be trapped under a partly constructed vehicle overpass that collapsed with a deafening blast around midday.
  • Cincinnati bridge collapse: 1 dead, 1 hurt after Ohio bridge collapses

    01/20/2015 6:13:56 AM PST · by ilovesarah2012 · 58 replies
    abc15.com ^ | January 19, 2015
    CINCINNATI, OHIO - Hours after an Ohio interstate overpass undergoing demolition collapsed, killing one person and injuring another, commuter traffic was slow around the Cincinnati region early Tuesday, particularly on other main arteries into the city. Cincinnati Police Chief Jeff Blackwell late Monday urged commuters to plan ahead and said drivers should stay away from the collapsed overpass north of downtown Cincinnati and leave with plenty of time to get to work. Authorities say a construction worker was killed and a tractor-trailer driver injured when the Interstate 75 overpass collapsed about 10:30 p.m. Monday. Blackwell called it a workplace accident,...
  • I-75 closes as emergency crews respond to Hopple Street (Cincinnati)

    01/19/2015 9:17:38 PM PST · by PghBaldy · 17 replies
    Local 12 WKRC-TV (Cincinnati) ^ | January 20 | Angenette Levy or Staff
    CINCINNATI (WKRC) -- One person has died after the Hopple Street overpass has collapsed I-75 northbound... A truck driver has also been hurt...
  • Wisconsin town sued for banning display of American flag on overpasses

    02/04/2014 6:55:00 PM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 28 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 2-4-14 | Rachel Stoltzfoos
    The town of Campbell, Wis., is facing a federal lawsuit challenging ordinance 9.12, which bans the display of banners or flags on or near the town’s pedestrian overpass. Demonstrators began using the overpass in August 2013 to call for President Obama’s impeachment and to display patriotism. After a gathering in October angered local citizens and garnered media attention, the Town of Campbell passed the ordinance, which prohibits the display of signs, flags or banners within 100 feet of the overpass. On Oct. 24, Gregory Luce and a few supporters, wearing T-shirts that collectively spelled out “IMPEACH OBAMA,” were ordered by...
  • What are you protesting for?

    11/02/2013 5:43:51 PM PDT · by GILTN1stborn · 28 replies
    Overpasses for Obama's Impeachment Facebook ^ | October 31st, 2013 | Deborah Smith
    WHAT ARE YOU PROTESTING FOR? I recently became active in the Overpass Protests that are springing up all over our country. I have been amazed at the outpouring of support from passersby but also dismayed by the fact that even after every...thing that’s happened, most people still seem disengaged. Today, at our Overpass Rally, I was rendered nearly speechless, when a car with several women stopped to ask questions. The car stopped on top of the overpass, blocking traffic and a very elegant black woman opened her door and turned in her seat. I thought she was getting out of...
  • 84 Year Old Man Arrested for Pointing Gun at Two Women Protesting Barack Obama

    10/14/2013 9:33:46 AM PDT · by from occupied ga · 31 replies
    guns save lives.net | 10/8/2013 | guns save lives.net
    We reported several days ago that two women who were part of a protest against President Barack Obama found themselves looking down the barrel of a gun during their protest. Apparently someone didn’t like the message they were sending. Now the suspect in that case has been arrested, and it’s an unlikely culprit. According to WSBTV, Police have arrested an 84-year-old man accused of pointing a gun at anti-President Barack Obama protestors. Roy Smith said he kept the Colt .32 handgun in his car for carjackers. Gwinnett police said he faces three counts of misdemeanor simple assault and pointing a...
  • Freepers – a call for help! Local government to silence my freedom of speech!

    10/01/2013 8:09:30 PM PDT · by ThE_RiPpEr. · 6 replies
    The right to free speech is under attack by our local government that wishes to help shut down the Overpasses for Obama's Impeachment movement. The Town of Campbell, La Crosse County, Wisconsin is trying to pass an ordinance to ban free speech in the name of “safety”. The enemies of our Constitution are claiming it is a traffic safety issue when we are protesting on a pedestrian bridge over the I-90 interstate. They claim the road construction a couple of miles away presents a hazard to safety. When asked if they would remove the ordinance when the construction was finished...
  • Impeach Obama Overpass Demonstration in New Caney, Texas

    08/31/2013 10:18:47 AM PDT · by humblegunner · 23 replies
    Concerned Citizens | 8/13/2013 | humblegunner
    Today there was an "Impeach Obama" demonstration on the overpass in New Caney, TX. Granted, there isn't much to New Caney.. we've only got the one overpass. All told there were maybe a dozen folks in attendance. Here's pictures: Also nice to see were some young folks there. We got a lot of support from the traffic which was gratifying. I only learned of this event this morning, and I'm told not a lot of planning went into it. Next Saturday the effort will continue a couple of miles south in the thriving metropolis of Porter which has no overpass...
  • Arrest of anti-Obama protesters on St. Charles [Missouri] overpass sparks controversy

    08/20/2013 11:05:22 AM PDT · by Da Bilge Troll · 36 replies
    STLToday (St. Louis Post Dispatch) ^ | August 19, 2013 | Mark Schlinkmann
    ST. CHARLES • The arrest Saturday afternoon of two anti-Barack Obama protesters on an Interstate 70 overpass is stirring controversy - fueled by a video of the incident circulating on the internet. The two — Marc S. Messmer, 41, of St. Charles, and Jimmy D. "Duane" Weed, 57, of Bridgeton — say that their constitutional rights were violated. "Citizens have a right to peaceably assemble," said Messmer, who was part of a series of overpass demonstrations around the country seeking the president's impeachment. "We were simply doing that. There were no laws broken." Sgt. Al Nothum, a spokesman for the...
  • St. Charles [Missouri] Police, Highway Patrol Arrest Overpass Protesters

    08/19/2013 10:01:19 AM PDT · by Da Bilge Troll · 55 replies
    danaloeschradio.com ^ | August 18, 2013 | Dana Loesch
    A few of you sent me this video, published to Youtube today, of the weekend overpass protests, this one in St. Charles, Missouri. I’m still trying to figure out what laws these protesters broke. While I wasn’t there, it seems to me the protesters were standing on public ground, not in traffic, therefor not impeding traffic. Having organized and attended many protests myself — and having worked with local law enforcement to make sure regulations (even mindlessly unnecessary ones) are met, so long as a protester isn’t standing in traffic, there isn’t an issue. Am I missing something here? Don’t...
  • Breaking News: Overpass Protests Organizing To Impeach Obama [AUG 6, 2013 - NATIONWIDE]

    07/29/2013 4:35:43 AM PDT · by onyx · 66 replies
    Breitbart - One Voice Silenced, Millions Awakened ^ | July 29, 2013 | Breitbart with Stacey Brown
    Watch this video! There is a group that is organizing protests on city overpasses in all States across the country to give attention to all the scandals and unconstitutional actions by this President in over 4 years. The organization says they want patriots to gather and protest this President at overpasses so large amount of people will see. There are more overpass protests scheduled in every State. Click on the YouTube video HERE to find out more, and also each State has a Facebook link below to inquire.
  • Overpasses to Impeach Obama set to rally nationwide Aug. 17

    08/13/2013 7:37:24 PM PDT · by calypgin · 86 replies
    self ^ | 8-13-13 | calypgin
    Overpasses to Impeach Obama (soon to be known as "Overpasses for America") is staging "National Patriot Wave II" rallies in all 50 states Aug. 17, protesting the continued scandals, unconstitutional/illegal executive actions, corruption, etc., etc. Visit the website,click on your state's link to find a rally near you. The first National Patriot Wave was held Aug. 6, and rallies were held in over 300 American cities/towns.
  • More Chicago area overpass protests for Friday ["Impeach Obama" 7-19]

    07/18/2013 2:15:40 PM PDT · by Outland · 12 replies
    Come out and join in the Friday July 19th "Impeach Obama" overpass protests in the Chicago suburbs, 4~6 PM: -Great Western Trail over 355 -Highland Ave over 88 -Eola Rd over 88 -Clarendon Hills Rd over 55See www.facebook.com/events/520623267991420 for details. Bring signs and water... it'll be hot. No, I didn't organize this event... I'm just the video guy.
  • Video of Wednesday's Impeach Obama overpass protest in the Chicago burbs.

    07/11/2013 1:17:27 PM PDT · by Outland · 37 replies
    Video by Myself ^ | 07/10/2013 | Outland
    Video from Wednesday's "Impeach Obama" overpass protest.  This took place from 4~6PM (rush hour) on a bicycle overpass over Interstate 290 in Elk Grove Village.  This was organized through the Facebook page, "Overpasses For Obama's Impeachment".Except for local traffic reports and a mention on Joe Walsh's radio show, it garnered no media attention despite a local news helicopter fly-by.More protests at other overpasses are scheduled in the coming weeks. www.youtube.com/watch?v=4eLv-dK6lFgEnjoy.
  • Impeach Obama Overpass Demonstrations Planned

    06/28/2013 8:30:26 AM PDT · by magna carta · 19 replies
    White House Dossier ^ | 6/26/13 | Keith Koffler
    The impeach Obama movement may be coming to an overpass near you. A new activist group is attempting to launch summertime demonstrations across the country demanding that Congress act to impeach the president. The protests will feature groups of anti-Obama activists hanging banners across overpasses above the busiest highways they can find.
  • Overpasses For Obama’s Impeachment Aims To Sweep The Country

    06/26/2013 9:59:45 AM PDT · by Lucky9teen · 56 replies
    “The Patriot Wave” will sweep the country demanding that Congress impeaches President Barack Obama, James Neighbors, National Coordinator and Founder of a movement called Overpasses for Obama’s Impeachment, announced today. He said there will be nationwide overpass protests this summer in July and August. The movement is inspired by a similar protest earlier this month in California. Protestors in Carlsbad, California made news a couple weeks ago holding a protest on a nearby highway overpass on Interstate 5 on June 8. The protesters held up a variety of “Impeach Obama” signs and the demonstration slowed down southbound traffic on the...
  • Bus hits Miami airport overpass; 1 dead

    12/01/2012 7:18:01 AM PST · by Doogle · 13 replies
    AP via FOX ^ | 12/01/12 | AP via FOX
  • Suspicious Truck Reported Under Tunnel Near Van Nuys Airport

    01/13/2011 10:16:33 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 10 replies
    cbs ^ | January 13, 2011 9:28 PM
    An “out of place” flatbed truck left under a tunnel near Van Nuys Airport raised enough concern for the Los Angeles Police Department bomb squad to deploy investigators Thursday evening. In addition, police said the suspicious truck also had three containers. Police noticed the flatbed truck just after 6 p.m. parked under a tunnel on Sherman Way at Hayvenhurst Avenue, said Officer Sara Faden of the Los Angeles Police Department. “It was an unintended truck parked under a tunnel…and runways from the Van Nuys airport run over that tunnel,” Faden said. “The truck just looked out of place, so we...
  • Police Free Stuck Beer Truck From Overpass

    05/08/2010 11:43:03 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 42 replies · 1,696+ views
    wisn ^ | May 8, 2010
    MILWAUKEE -- A semitrailer got stuck on General Mitchell Boulevard near Miller Park at about 8 a.m. Saturday. The tractor-trailer was wedged under the Interstate 94 overpass, officers said. The truck was carrying a load of Old Milwaukee beer
  • Parents question why Ozark police used stun gun on injured son (teen had broken back)

    07/25/2008 1:43:02 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 49 replies · 154+ views
    KY3.com ^ | 7/24/08 | Sara Sheffield
    OZARK, Mo. -- A family wants answers about what happened to their son that left him hospitalized. Early Saturday morning, police found Mace Hutchinson, 16, underneath the Highway F overpass over U.S. 65. Mace ended up in intensive care at a hospital. His parents believe the actions of Ozark police officers contributed to his injuries and slowed doctors’ abilities to speed his recovery. “We called the police. My wife was afraid he was going to get ran over or hit,” said witness Doug Messersmith. Messersmith and his wife were the last known people to see 16-year-old boy walking, shortly before...
  • 5 crushed to death in collapse of overpass

    10/02/2006 7:58:06 AM PDT · by Graybeard58 · 25 replies · 1,104+ views
    Waterbury Republican-American ^ | October 2, 2006 | Associated Press
    LAVAL, Quebec -- At least five people were crushed to death in their cars after the collapse of an overpass near Montreal, Quebec provincial police said Sunday. There appeared to have been some advance warning signs of trouble with the overpass in Laval, part of the Greater Montreal Area. One witness told TVA television network that he noticed the road had sunk an inch or two when he traveled over the overpass minutes before the collapse and he called emergency dispatchers. An inspector from Transport Quebec, the province's transportation ministry, was sent to the site about 30 minutes before the...
  • Overpass north of Montreal collapses, trapping at least 1 vehicle: reports

    09/30/2006 11:05:17 AM PDT · by conservative in nyc · 53 replies · 2,721+ views
    CP via Yahoo! ^ | 9/30/06 | Canadian Press
    Quebec police say an overpass north of Montreal has collapsed. All-news channel LCN is reporting that at least one vehicle is trapped in the rubble and that five people have been injured. Quebec provincial police say the overpass on Boulevard de la Concorde gave out early this afternoon, crashing onto Highway 19. Emergency crews are on the scene. Highway 19 connects Laval to the island of Montreal.
  • Overpasses become activists' podiums

    07/25/2006 11:17:01 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 58 replies · 1,326+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | July 25, 2006 | Mark Pothier
    "Highway blogs" come, go quickly It takes only a bedsheet and 18-gauge wire for Bruce Macdonald to stir road rage in some motorists. For eight months the Cambridge lawyer has been stringing homemade banners from highway overpasses, including those crossing Interstate 93 and Route 128. His neatly painted messages usually take short jabs at the Bush administration or the war in Iraq. Like noxious fumes and traffic snarls, a well-placed road sign can't be ignored by a driver, he said. Tens of thousands of cars can stream beneath an ``Impeach" or ``U.S. Out of Iraq" banner before it is ripped...
  • Man Dies After Dog Falls on Car in Mich.

    01/19/2006 4:47:25 PM PST · by Pharmboy · 17 replies · 693+ views
    AP ^ | Jan 19, 2006 | Anon
    LIVONIA, Mich. (AP) -- A dog apparently fell from a freeway overpass and crashed through a car windshield, fatally injuring the driver, police said Thursday. Charles G. Jetchick, 81, died Wednesday of injuries suffered in the accident over the weekend in suburban Detroit. A passenger suffered minor injuries. Investigators do not believe the 60- to 70-pound Labrador retriever was thrown, but rather fell by while trying to avoid a car, State Police Sgt. Michael A. Shaw said. Police questioned the dog's owner. The dog died after a fall of about 16 feet. Despite his injuries, Jetchick was able to steer...
  • Tancredo Blasts Colorado’s ‘Bridge for Nobody’

    11/19/2005 9:27:34 AM PST · by arnoldpalmerfan · 10 replies · 864+ views
    Office of Congressman Tom Tancredo ^ | November 18, 2005 | Will Adams
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Will Adams November 18, 2005 202.226.6997 Tancredo Blasts Colorado’s ‘Bridge for Nobody’ Tancredo Says Animal Bridge Shows Democrats’ Hypocrisy on Budget Rhetoric WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Tom Tancredo (R-CO) blasted Colorado’s “vegetated wildlife overpass” as an egregious example of the Democrats’ pork-barrel spending. The $500,000 down payment on the nearly $5 million overpass, which was approved as part of the Transportation Appropriations bill today, will, apparently, serve animals who want to cross over I-70 near Vail. “We’ve all heard of the ‘bridge to nowhere’ that was stripped from the transportation bill today. At least that bridge...
  • Overpass art honors vets

    11/01/2005 5:51:06 PM PST · by SandRat · 6 replies · 283+ views
    Arizona Daily Star ^ | Nov 1, 2005 | Tim Ellis
    Workers are applying appropriately patriotic artwork this week to the Veterans Memorial Interchange overpass, one of the final tasks remaining on the South Palo Verde Road project. Work will continue throughout the week on the stars and stripes that now adorn the new overpass spanning the eastern portion of the Barraza-Aviation Parkway and nearby structures. The theme was chosen by members of the City of Tucson/Pima County Veterans Affairs Committee, said Carol Anton, county Transportation Department spokeswoman. Lester Potts, the committee's senior vice president, said its members chose artwork that would serve as a tribute to the veterans for whom...
  • The real heroes and sheroes of New Orleans (Not for the weak of stomach)

    09/15/2005 4:19:43 PM PDT · by Past Your Eyes · 26 replies · 503+ views
    Socialist Worker Online ^ | September 9, 2005 | LARRY BRADSHAW and LORRIE BETH SLONSKY
    Trapped in New Orleans by the flood--and martial law The real heroes and sheroes of New Orleans September 9, 2005 | Pages 4 and 5 LARRY BRADSHAW and LORRIE BETH SLONSKY are emergency medical services (EMS) workers from San Francisco and contributors to Socialist Worker. They were attending an EMS conference in New Orleans when Hurricane Katrina struck. They spent most of the next week trapped by the flooding--and the martial law cordon around the city. Here, they tell their story. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - TWO DAYS after...
  • Man Throws Woman off Overpass, Jumps to His Death

    06/10/2004 6:10:18 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 69 replies · 442+ views
    AP ^ | june10, 2004
    Man Throws Woman off Overpass, Jumps to His Death The Associated Press Jun 10, 2004 RICHARDSON, Texas (AP) - A man pulled a woman from their Mercedes during a heated highway argument and pushed her off an overpass into rush-hour traffic before jumping about 80 feet to his own death. The woman landed on the hood of a car, which carried her a short distance before she fell off and was hit by another vehicle, said Richardson police Sgt. Kevin Perlich. She died at the scene. Witnesses told police the man and woman were seen arguing on the shoulder of...
  • SUV Passenger Killed By Rock Dropped From Overpass [I-75 TN]

    05/25/2004 5:37:36 AM PDT · by TaxRelief · 30 replies · 223+ views
    News Channel 10 ^ | May 24, 2004 | Associated Press
    Bowling Ball-Size Rock Crashes Through Windshield On Interstate 75 KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- A passenger in a sport utility vehicle was killed when someone dropped a rock the size of a bowling ball off an overpass on Interstate 75 in Tennessee. The rock crashed through a windshield in the early morning hours Monday near Knoxville, a television station in Knoxville reported. Authorities are interviewing residents in the area, looking for witnesses. A Michigan woman was seriously injured when a tombstone crashed into her car from an overpass along the same highway in 1995. The man who dropped it was sentenced to...