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Horrible: Mother crushed by Boston drawbridge

January 1, 2014
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A mother from Boston was crushed to death by a drawbridge after an operator accidentally closed it on top of her on Tuesday.Aura Garcia, 43, was crossing the Meridian Street Bridge in East Boston around noon, when the operator raised a bridge for a boat — trapping her between two plates, The...

Fifty arrested ahead of Paris anti-gay marriage rally

May 25, 2013
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Fifty opponents of gay marriage were arrested in central Paris late Saturday, police said, on the eve of a major protest against a new French law allowing homosexual couples to formally tie the knot.

Police expect 200,000 people to attend the rally on Sunday against gay marriage, with the crowds expected to...

Two freight trains collide in Missouri, bringing down overpass

May 25, 2013
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Two freight trains collided at a rail intersection in rural Missouri on Saturday, triggering the collapse of a highway overpass when at least a dozen rail cars derailed and struck a support pillar, authorities said. (more…)

Raw video shows Truck Bumping I-5 Bridge Before Collapse

May 25, 2013
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Just out on YouTube via AP: (more…)

NJ cop Michael Dotro firebombed home of his captain, Mark Anderko

May 24, 2013
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Now, why on Earth would you need a gun as an American citizen when you have these fellows looking out for you? LOL

A New Jersey police officer with a history of disciplinary issues reportedly firebombed the home of his supervisor, authorities said. (more…)

I-5 Bridge collapse caused by over-sized truck hitting span

May 24, 2013
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The collision of a trucks excessively tall load with an overhead girder triggered the collapse of an Interstate-5 bridge over the Skagit River and send two vehicles plummeting into the icy river 50-feet below, Washington State Patrol Chief John Batiste said Friday.

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I-5 Bridge Collapse Survivor: You Hold On

May 24, 2013
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Video below the fold.

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USGS 5.7 earthquake strikes north of Sacramento

May 24, 2013
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A 5.7 earthquake struck near this small town northeast of Chico at 8:47 p.m. Thursday, according to the United States Geological Service.

The quake was felt as far south as Lodi, Stockton and even Oakley. The USGS reported a 3.5 magnitude aftershock struck around 8:55 p.m. and a 2.6 magnitude aftershock at...

I-5 bridge collapses in NW Wash. – Latest, Plus Close Up Photo

May 24, 2013
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More coverage on blog:

An Interstate 5 bridge over a river north of Seattle collapsed Thursday evening, dumping vehicles and people into the water, the Washington State Patrol said.The four-lane bridge over the Skagit River collapsed about 7 p.m., Trooper Mark Francis said. There was no immediate estimate of how many people...

New – Closest Photo Yet: I-5 Skagit River Bridge collapse

May 23, 2013
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This photo from Burlington resident Jerry Mollerstun shows the I-5 bridge collapse on the Skagit River on Thursday, May 23, 2013.

JERRY MOLLERSTUN — COURTESY TO THE BELLINGHAM HERALD

 

Washington State Patrol Trooper Mark Francis confirmed late Thursday afternoon, May 23, that the Interstate 5 bridge over the Skagit River in...

Collapsed I-5 Skagit River Bridge “Structurally Deficient” Listed For repairs

May 23, 2013
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Still more below on the I-5 bridge collapse over the Skagit River in Washington state. (more…)

3rd Photo: Cars, bodies in Skagit River after I-5 Bridge collapse

May 23, 2013
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Headline and photo via News link below.

The Interstate 5 bridge over the Skagit River collapsed Thursday evening, injuring a unknown number of people.

Both the northbound and southbound portions of the bridge dropped into the river sometime before 7 p.m., according to Washington State Patrol trooper Mark Francis.

Francis said several cars...

Update: 2nd larger Photo of I-5 bridge collapse over Skagit River in Washington

May 23, 2013
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Photo: Portion of I-5 bridge over Skagit River in Washington collapsed

 

Both the northbound and southbound lanes of Interstate 5 over the Skagit River have collapsed, and people and vehicles were in the water, the Washington State Patrol said.

The northern section of the bridge collapsed. This section of I-5 is between...

Iran Bars Rafsanjani and Mashaei From Ballot

May 22, 2013
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Not totally unexpected but not good, either.

Irans Guardian Council disqualified former President Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani and Esfandiar Rahim Mashaei, an aide to President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, from running for president. The council didnt explain its decisions, but it generally examines loyalty to the Iranian Revolution, Islam and the Supreme Leader.

The council...

5 killed after church van flips in southern Illinois

May 20, 2013
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No bad weather was reported in the area at the time of the crash, according to the sheriff’s office.

Several people were taken to the hospital, some by medical helicopter, The Leader-Union in Vandalia reported on its web site.

Four of the injured were taken to Fayette County Hospital in Vandalia and were in...

FBI Special Agents Christopher Lorek, Stephen Shaw Killed In Va. Training Accident

May 19, 2013
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FBI Special Agents Christopher Lorek and Stephen Shaw were killed in a Virginia training accident on Friday.

Agents Lorek and Shawwere assigned to the FBIs Critical Incident Response Group, CIRG for short.

In a statement, FBI Director Robert S. Mueller said, “We mourn the loss of two brave and courageous men. Like all who...

Video: Sparks Fly as US Airways/Piedmont Airlines flight 4560 forced into belly landing at Newark Airport

May 18, 2013
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Wow! Some real life drama when a US Airways flight was forced into a belly landing due to a landing gear failure.

A US Airways flight with 34 people aboard was forced to make a dramatic belly landing at Newark International Airport last night.

Terrified passengers managed to escape the plane unharmed...

Donna and Darren Kent of NJ aka Don’t call 911 if your wife dies and your growing a lot of Pot

May 15, 2013
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This has got to count as a real bummer, at least given the way the news reports read.

Man finds wife dead, calls for help – gets arrested for growing pot and apparently having some guns on the property after they take the wife out in a body bag.

This is...

Iran hard-liners urge election ban on top rivals

May 15, 2013
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Because democracy – or something.

Hard-line Iranian lawmakers have petitioned authorities to bar two prominent presidential contenders — a moderate former president and a protege of current President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad — from running in next month’s election in a further sign of intense political jockeying over the final ballot list.

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Destiny Spitler, 12, found dead with grandmother’s used Fentanyl patch on leg

May 14, 2013
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Destiny Spitler age 12 was found dead with one of her grandmother’s used Fentanyl patches on her leg. It’s believed she retrieved it from the garbage. Tragically sad.

An ‘always happy and bubbly’ Missouri girl has died after she pulled one of her grandmother’s powerful painkiller patches out of the...

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