Florida Shooting: 'Multiple Fatalities'
June 05, 2017
A week before the first anniversary of the Pulse nightclub shooting in the city - the deadliest mass shooting in US history - in which 49 people died, the shooting happened early on Monday morning, June 5, in the east of the city, the Orlando Sentinel newspaper reports.
According to the Florida Department of Transportation, Forsyth Road has been shut down between University and State Road 50. Some Orange County Fire and Rescue units were seen leaving the scene, but more than a dozen police vehicles remained. A deputy was also seen taking a police dog past cars in the parking lot to investigate them.
Further details have yet to be released.
Washington Nuclear Tunnel Collapse
May 11, 2017
Hundreds of workers have been forced to "take cover" after a tunnel in a nuclear finishing plant collapsed in Washington state. Officials detected no release of radiation and no workers were injured, said Randy Bradbury, a spokesman for the Washington state Department of Ecology.
There were no workers inside the tunnel when it collapsed. But nearby Hanford workers were evacuated and others who were farther away were told to remain indoors, the U.S. Department of Energy said. The tunnel reportedly contained highly contaminated materials including nuclear waste trains that are used to transport radioactive fuel rods. A spokesperson said that there was no evidence to suggest that radioactive materials had been released and that all of the workers in the area were accounted for.
The closed PUREX plant was part of the nation’s nuclear weapons production complex.
Hanford for decades made plutonium for nuclear weapons and is now the largest depository of radioactive defense waste that must be cleaned.
It contains about 56 million gallons of radioactive waste, most of it in 177 underground tanks. The site was built during World War II and made the plutonium for most of the U.S. nuclear arsenal, including the bomb dropped on Nagasaki, Japan, at the end of the war.
Alert: School Shooting
April 11, 2017
Two adults were killed and two others, possibly students, were wounded in a shooting Monday, April 10, at an elementary school in Southern California, police say.
A San Bernardino City Unified School District spokesperson said the shooter, a white male, was dead at North Park Elementary School. One of the adults involved in the shooting was a teacher, according to San Bernardino Unified School District spokeswoman Maria Garcia.
“We believe this to be a murder-suicide,” San Bernardino Police Chief Jarrod Burguan tweeted.
“Happened in a class room. Two students have been transported to the hospital.” The shooting comes 16 months after a terrorist attack left 14 people dead and 22 others wounded, when Syed Rizwan Farook and Tashfeen Malik, a married couple, entered a venue hosting a Christmas party for county public health workers and opened fire.
The two were killed hours later in a shootout with San Bernardino police.
Police Violently Drag Man From United Plane
April 10, 2017
On Sunday, April 9, a United Airlines passenger was pulled from his plane seat and dragged off the aircraft — because the airline had overbooked the flight.
Several passengers captured the scene and the disturbing footage appears to show that the man was left bleeding from the mouth after his face was smashed against an arm rest during the scuffle. Security are seen wrenching the man from his seat and then dragging him down the aisle and off the plane. A video posted on social media shows the man being violently removed. A 50-second clip on Twitter of the incident has been re-tweeted 16,000 times since it was posted that day.
Jayse D Ansbach who posted the footage tweeted: "#United overbooked and wanted four of us to volunteer to give up our seats for personnel that needed to be at work the next day."
"No one volunteered, so United decided to choose for us. They chose an Asian doctor and his wife." "The doctor needed to work at the hospital the next day, so he refused to volunteer," Mr Ansbach added. Some people are questioning if there is more to this story.
One person wrote, "There has to be more to this story,"
"Usually when a flight is overbooked they offer free flight vouchers to those willing to change flights or go on standby and a couple people will jump at those as their travel plans may be flexible."
A spokesperson from United Airlines confirmed to WHAS that "Flight 3411 from Chicago to Louisville was overbooked. After our team looked for volunteers, one customer refused to leave the aircraft voluntarily and law enforcement was asked to come to the gate.
Female Driver Attempted To Run Over
March 29, 2017
A female driver has attempted to run into a police cruiser near the US Congress in Washington DC, authorities said.
Early on Wednesday, March 29, the driver was taken into custody after she hit the vehicle of Capitol Police officers, attempting to run them down.
According to a Metropolitan Police Department spokesperson, no one was injured in the incident.
Some sources said that shots were also heard near the Capitol building.
The incident happened on Independence Avenue around 9:30 am local time, police said. Capitol Police spokeswoman Eva Malecki said the incident is "criminal in nature with no nexus to terrorism."
The incident follows a driving attack last week in London near the UK Parliament, where four people died and 50 others were injured. Hearings on Capitol Hill are continuing as normal, and tourists are being allowed to return to the area. No motivation is known, and the woman has not been identified.
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