MSNBC - A fire-spitting effect was removed from the Lyric Opera of Chicago’s production of “Die Meistersinger von Nurenberg" on Monday after a stilt walker was seriously burned during a dress rehearsal. Despite his flameproof costume and mask, fire-blowing actor Wesley Daniel suffered second-degree burns to his face and throat while performing in front of an audience. Daniel staggered away and collapsed just off stage. A stage manager with a fire extinguisher then put out spots of flame onstage.
Wednesday, February 06, 2013
CBS Baltimore - Fast-moving flames ripped through a lumber yard in west Baltimore, sending several firefighters to Shock Trauma. Mike Hellgren reports from the scene with the latest on how they’re doing. The smoke could be seen for miles as the fire ultimately called for four alarms with more than 100 firefighters on the scene. Five of them were injured. Sky Eye Chopper 13 shows you the smoke and flames and conditions that quickly turned dangerous as fire swept through Penn Lumber Monday night, a business that’s stood for years, not far from downtown off Pennsylvania Avenue.
Wednesday, February 06, 2013
wbtv.com - A police officer in Charlotte is hospitalized after he became trapped under a tree during a chase on Monday. According to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department, an officer was involved in a foot chase along the 2400 block of Finchley Drive, in east Charlotte, around 12:19 p.m. Officers say the suspect was wanted for outstanding warrants. The officer followed the suspect behind a house and as he was climbing over the fence, a dead tree trunk that was lying on the fence fell off pinning the officer underneath.
Tuesday, February 05, 2013
Reuters - A powerful explosion rocked the Mexico City headquarters of state-owned oil giant Pemex on Thursday, killing at least 25 people, injuring more than 100 and trapping others inside. The mid-afternoon blast in a neighboring building shattered the lower floors of the downtown tower, throwing debris into the streets and sending frightened workers running outside. A government official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said a preliminary line of investigation was that the blast came from a gas boiler that exploded in the adjacent Pemex building. But the cause was still being determined, the official added.
Friday, February 01, 2013
news14.com - A member of our News 14 Carolina family is in the hospital Thursday morning. Reporter Caroline Vandergriff is recovering from injuries suffered Wednesday night while covering a story. She was shooting video of downed power lines at the intersection of East Morehead Street and Kenilworth Avenue. Two vehicles collided at the intersection and careened out of control. One of the cars hit Caroline.
Friday, February 01, 2013
National Insurance Crime Bureau - The National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) released a ForeCASTSM analysis that examines the impact that organized crime groups have on insurance fraud. Covering the period from Jan. 1, 2008, through June 30, 2012, analysts reviewed 13,014 questionable insurance claims. Questionable claims (QCs) are claims that NICB member insurance companies refer to NICB for closer review and investigation based on one or more indicators of possible fraud. A single claim may contain up to seven referral reasons. For this report, just QCs with a referral reason of “organized group/ring activity” (OGA) were identified.
Friday, January 25, 2013
wbtv.com - Investigators say a Cleveland County man was killed on Monday during an explosion at a welding shop. According to investigators the explosion happened at the Sheppard Welding before 10:30 a.m. Monday morning. The plant is located along Bethlehem Road in southern Cleveland County. According to family members, 69-year-old Gerald "Randy" Sheppard was killed in the explosion. He has reportedly owned the welding shop since the 1970s.
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Insurance Journal - When it comes to complex employment-related legal disputes, 2012 will be considered a landmark year, according to a new report on employment class action litigation. Many of the key rulings of 2012 in class action cases hinged on the U.S. Supreme Courts 2011 rulings in three milestone cases Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. v. Dukes, AT&T Mobility LLC v. Concepcion, and Smith v. Bayer according to the 9th annual edition of the “Workplace Class Action Litigation Report,” published by Seyfarth Shaw LLP. The report covers 1,059 class action rulings rendered by federal and state courts in 2012 on workplace laws.
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
WFAA.com - One civilian and two firefighters were injured in an explosion Friday afternoon at a duplex located at 520 East Main Street in Lewisville. "All of the sudden something blew," said Bronnia Campbell, choking back tears. "I turned, and the complex blew." Campbell lives across the parking lot from the duplex. She was outside when it happened. "It was horrible. Sounded like a bomb. A massive blow, just massive," she said.
Monday, January 14, 2013
CNN - An Academy bus collided with a mini school bus, which overturned, on Route 9 in Old Bridge, New Jersey. The Academy bus veered off the roadway into the grass, coming to a stop in front of a townhouse complex. It did not overturn. The Academy bus was a commuter bus heading towards New York City. There were no children on the bus at the time of the accident. There were at least 16 injuries reported on the Academy bus.
Friday, January 11, 2013