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El Paso Herald-Post - Monday night’s storm that spawned a Tornado Warning for Far-East El Paso County looks to have devastated some farmer’s cotton crops.The storm swept through the Lower Valley, forcing residents of Fabens and Tornillo to take cover as the torrential rains and golf ball-sized hail slammed the area. For a brief period during the storms, the fire stations in each community were opened as shelters, and a handful of residents sought refuge at both locations. Street floods were reported in both communities as arroyos overflowed into nearby streets.
Wednesday, October 07, 2015
Insurance Business America - Last Thursday, 26-year-old Christopher Harper-Mercer stormed onto the Umpqua Community College campus in Roseburg, Oregon and fatally shot nine people, and injured nine more before killing himself following a gun battle with responding police officers. To carry out his crimes, Harper-Mercer carried five handguns and one long gun, along with enough ammunition for what officials termed a “prolonged gunfight.” An ATF investigation concluded he had another eight firearms at home.
Tuesday, October 06, 2015
The Seattle Times - Injuries from zip line accidents have soared along with the popularity of an activity that hurtles riders through the air, sometimes at dizzying heights above ground, a study of U.S. emergency room data shows. Over 16 years, nearly 17,000 people were treated for zip line-related injuries including broken bones, cuts and sprains; most occurred in the last four years of the 1997-2012 study. It’s the first national look at zip line injuries and highlights a need for better regulation and uniform safety standards, the researchers say.
Tuesday, October 06, 2015
Canadian Underwriter - The risk of a serious cyberattack on global civil nuclear infrastructure is growing, as facilities become ever more reliant on digital systems and make increasing use of commercial ‘off-the-shelf’ software, according to a new report from Chatham House, a London, United Kingdom-based independent policy institute.The report, released on Monday, found that “the infrequency of cyber security incident disclosure at nuclear facilities makes it difficult to assess the true extent of the problem and may lead nuclear industry personnel to believe that there are few incidents.”
Tuesday, October 06, 2015
FOX News - Emergency crews were racing Tuesday morning to stabilize several dams outside Columbia, South Carolina, in an effort to keep rising waters from rushing through the area in what is threatening to be another potential disaster on top of the state’s historic flooding. More than a dozen dams have burst across the state. Some of the breaches forced officials to evacuate neighborhoods east of Columbia from the rushing water. A solid week of rainfall has sent nearly 1,000 people to shelters, and left about 40,000 without drinkable water.
Tuesday, October 06, 2015
FOX59 - Aspen Foods is recalling approximately 561,000 pounds of frozen, raw, stuffed and breaded chicken products. The chicken appears to be ready-to-eat, but it may be contaminated with salmonella. The breaded chicken items affected in the recall were produced between August 25 and September 17 with ‘best if used by’ dates of August 23, 2016 to December 15, 2016.
Tuesday, October 06, 2015
FOX 59 - One person died and several others were injured, including children, after a crash on the west side of Indianapolis Tuesday morning. The crash happened on West Washington Street near High School Road and I-465. The crash involved a pair of SUVs, according to police. A gray Honda SUV was coming off the ramp and a gold SUV was going westbound on Washington when the vehicles collided. Witnesses said it appeared the gold SUV may have run a red light. The call came in around 7:40 a.m.
Tuesday, October 06, 2015
USA Today - Food manufacturer General Mills said Monday that it will recall an estimated 1.8 million boxes of its Cheerios and Honey Nut Cheerios cereals due to an incident that may have added wheat into products labeled as gluten-free. The Minneapolis- based company said in a news release that Cheerios and Honey Nut Cheerios cereals produced at its Lodi, California facility on certain dates might trigger illness or severe reactions for people with wheat allergies, celiac disease or gluten intolerance.
Tuesday, October 06, 2015
NBC New York - A Bronx hospital worker was found dead inside a bathroom days after he went to the emergency room to get treated for an injured finger, his family says. Anthony Iuso’s family was angry as they wondered Monday how their brother, son and father could get locked inside a bathroom at Montefiore Medical Center, where he worked, for days without anyone noticing. Thomas Iuos said his 44-year-old brother cleaned in the operations room on the third floor of the hospital, and on Thursday, Anthony left work to get an injured finger treated in the emergency room at about 1 p.m.
Tuesday, October 06, 2015
WSVN - Officials returned to the scene of a gas explosion that rocked an unoccupied luxury high-rise in Sunny Isles Beach to assess the damage and determine how to remove a piece of concrete still hanging from the side of the building. Investigators with the State Fire Marshal and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives sifted though debris on the 34th floor of the Château Beach Residences, located at 174th Street and Collins Avenue, Saturday morning. "There’s damage to the building, but no structural damage," said Sunny Isles Beach Mayor Bud Scholl.
Monday, October 05, 2015
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