Separate 75 and 50 vehicle pileups reported in Ohio

A winter storm in Ohio this morning resulted in multiple massive multi-vehicle crashes that continue to snarl traffic into the afternoon.

A winter storm in Ohio this morning resulted in multiple massive multi-vehicle crashes that continue to snarl traffic into the afternoon.

On State Road 8 in Summit County, Ohio, a pileup of 75 to 95 vehicles was reported following whiteout conditions on Tuesday morning, News 5 Cleveland reports. The pileup occurred on SR-8 between Route 303 and Seasons Road. There is no word yet on whether anyone was injured. SR-8 has since reopened in both directions.

Source: Separate 75 and 50 vehicle pileups reported in Ohio

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Tracks Reopen After Major Train Derailment In Hempfield Township – CBS Pittsburgh

The trains in Hempfield Township are once again moving after a collision caused three trains to derail along Georges Station Road.

HEMPFIELD TOWNSHIP (KDKA) — Trains in Hempfield Township are once again moving after a collision caused three trains to derail along Georges Station Road.

According to authorities, the derailments happened Friday at approximately 2:30 p.m. in Luxor.

 

Workers restored service to the tracks on Sunday, completing the multi-day recovery effort.

Railroad personnel began running trains on one of the two mainline tracks late on Saturday night.

Source: Tracks Reopen After Major Train Derailment In Hempfield Township – CBS Pittsburgh

LIVE VIDEO: Train derails in Hempfield Township

Several cars were derailed.

Firefighters and a hazmat team responded to the scene, though officials said there was no hazmat concern or risk to public safety.

Officials from Norfolk Southern are investigating the cause of the derailment. They said a Norfolk Southern train was heading west transporting empty crude oil tank cars from Altoona to Conway when it collided with the back of another Norfolk Southern train.

The two train locomotives pulling the crude oil cars were knocked off the track but remained upright. Three rail cars transporting 18 shipping containers derailed off the freight train.

Officials said some of the equipment that derailed hit a portion of another train that was traveling east on the adjacent mainline track, causing the derailment of eight rail cars transporting 32 containers.

Norfolk Southern officials said no hazardous materials are known to have spilled.

The derailment has blocked train traffic on both tracks.

Crews are working to clear the tracks and restore service, though cleanup could take days.

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Air Force airman missing after fall into Gulf of Mexico from C-130 aircraft | Fox News

A U.S. Air Force airman went missing Tuesday after falling from a C-130 aircraft into the Gulf of Mexico off the Florida coast, according to reports.

The fall happened during a parachute-jump training exercise out of Hurlburt Field, Fla., according to Air Force Times.

U.S. Coast Guard personnel were assisting the Air Force as a search for the airman got underway in water about a mile and a half south of Santa Rosa Island, Fla., along the Florida Panhandle, WKRG-TV of Mobile, Ala., reported.

AIR FORCE F-16 CRASHES IN GERMANY, PILOT SUFFERS MINOR INJURIES

Source: Air Force airman missing after fall into Gulf of Mexico from C-130 aircraft | Fox News

Trump vows ‘no more’ federal aid to California as devastating wildfires continue to burn | The Independent

Donald Trump has threatened to cut off emergency funding to California as wildfires rage across the state, telling governor Gavin Newsom to “get his act together”.

In his latest attack on the state he returned to old complaints of forest management, including recommending better cleaning of the forest floors, as he first did in 2018.

However California’s governor was quick to highlight the role of the environmental crisis in spreading the fires. In response to the president, Mr Newsom tweeted: “You don’t believe in climate change. You are excused from this conversation.”

Source: Trump vows ‘no more’ federal aid to California as devastating wildfires continue to burn | The Independent

New England Nor’easter Storm Shuts Power Off For Hundreds Of Thousands : NPR

A powerful nor’easter storm is pummeling the New England area with heavy rain, strong winds and floods, knocking out power to hundreds of thousands of people in several states Thursday morning.

The National Weather Service warns that winds from the storm may down trees and power lines and cause power outages. And the agency says people affected by the storm should secure loose outdoor items and be cautious when using portable generators.

In Maine, about 157,000 customers were without power as of 3:00 p.m. local time, according to Central Maine Power. Another state power provider reports an additional 29,000 power outages.

Source: New England Nor’easter Storm Shuts Power Off For Hundreds Of Thousands : NPR

Fourteen police dead in Mexico gun ambush – BBC News

The attack is believed to have been carried out by a drug cartel in western Michoacán state.

Fourteen police officers have been killed and three injured following a shooting in western Mexico.

The police were carrying out a court order in El Aguaje, Michoacán state, when their convoy was ambushed.

A powerful criminal group, the Jalisco Nueva Generación Cartel, is believed to have carried out the attack.

Source: Fourteen police dead in Mexico gun ambush – BBC News

Car slams into group of people enjoying autumn hayride, at least 11 injured – ABC News

At least 11 people have been hurt, one of them critically, after a car slammed into people enjoying an autumn hayride on Saturday afternoon about 55 miles west of Chicago.

Authorities say that the accident occurred at around 5:30 p.m. on Saturday afternoon in Little Rock Township, Illinois.

All of the 11 victims are adults, 3 of which were hurt seriously, according to ABC’s Chicago station WLS-TV.

Source: Car slams into group of people enjoying autumn hayride, at least 11 injured – ABC News

Fire destroys home in Unity Township; crews battle flames for 4 hours

After battling a fire at the Greensburg public works building early Friday morning, firefighters from the Lloydsville Fire Department battled a house fire in Unity Township, Westmoreland County, for nearly four hours.

The fire broke out around 4 a.m. and extended through an entire house in the East High Acres II neighborhood.

No injuries were reported, and the cause of the fire is under investigation.

Firefighters thanked fast-acting neighbors who alerted the person who was home of the fire.

Source: Fire destroys home in Unity Township; crews battle flames for 4 hours

Live updates: California fires near Sylmar and Porter Ranch – CNN

A fast-moving wildfire threatens residential areas in and around northern Los Angeles. Get the latest updates and news.

What we know about the Saddleridge Fire

  • Spreading fast: The Saddleridge Fire started Thursday and exploded to more than 7,500 acres by Friday. At least 31 structures were destroyed or damaged.
  • It jumped two freeways: The fast-moving blaze jumped the 210 and 5 freeways, and some parts those roads and the 405 were closed.
  • Evacuations issued: The wind-driven wildfire forced about 100,000 people to evacuate.
  • Schools canceled: Classes were canceled at about 40 schools in the Los Angeles area after poor air quality was reported, officials said.

Source: Live updates: California fires near Sylmar and Porter Ranch – CNN

Family of five found dead by relative picking children up for school – New York Daily News

family of five, including 9-year-old twins and an 11-year-old girl, has been found dead in a two-story condominium in Massachusetts, police said.

A member of the family called 911 regarding a “medical emergency” at 135 Center Ave. in Abington, Plymouth County, around 7:30 a.m. on Monday, District Attorney Tim Cruz said during a news conference.

The relative had gone to the house to help get the three children to school, he said.

“This is just a horrible, horrible event here for the town of Abington and for the children and the schools,” Cruz said.

Source: Family of five found dead by relative picking children up for school – New York Daily News

Explosion at California Oktoberfest celebration leaves 4 injured – CNN

CNN)An underground electrical vault exploded at a restaurant in Huntington Beach, California, Saturday, leaving four people injured.

The explosion took place during an Oktoberfest celebration at the Old World restaurant, where firefighters initially responded to a report of an electrical fire, Huntington Beach Fire Battalion Chief Jeffrey Lopez said. An underground electrical vault exploded as firefighters went to open it, Lopez said.
Video from witnesses shows a giant ball of fire erupting into the night sky. Witness Kyle Nelson told CNN affiliate KTLA-TV that he heard and saw three large explosions in rapid succession emanating from the festival. He managed to catch one of them on camera.

Source: Explosion at California Oktoberfest celebration leaves 4 injured – CNN

More than 1,600 die in India’s heaviest monsoon season for 25 years

NEW DELHI/LUCKNOW — The heaviest monsoon rains to lash India in 25 years have killed more than 1,600 people since June, government data showed on Tuesday, as authorities battled floods in two northern states and muddy waters swirled inside a major city.

The monsoon, which typically lasts between June and September, has already delivered 10 percent more rain than a 50-year average and is expected to withdraw only after early October, more than a month later than usual.

The extended rains have wreaked havoc, with northern Uttar Pradesh and Bihar states the worst hit in the latest spell of intense downpours, killing 144 people since last Friday, two officials said.

Source: More than 1,600 die in India’s heaviest monsoon season for 25 years

Saoirse Kennedy Hill’s cause of death remains unknown nearly two months later

 

The Massachusetts medical examiner still hasn’t provided an exact cause and manner of death for Saoirse Kennedy Hill nearly two months after she died at the family’s famous Cape Cod compound — amid massive backlogs at the office, The Post has learned.

Kennedy Hill, 22 — granddaughter of the late Robert F. Kennedy — died from a suspected drug overdose after a long night of partying in Hyannis Port on Aug. 1.

An initial autopsy report for Kennedy Hill showed no signs of trauma to her body, but the exact cause and manner of her death are still pending a toxicology report, a representative from the state’s Office of the Chief Medical Examiner told The Post on Tuesday.

Source: Saoirse Kennedy Hill’s cause of death remains unknown nearly two months later

Water line breaks in West Newton | TribLIVE.com

A waterline broke in West Newton Monday night, disrupting service to some customers in the borough.

The waterline break was reported at 7:10 p.m. on Vine Street, according to a Westmoreland County Department of Public Safety supervisor.

eff Grasmeder, who lives near the waterline break on Vine Street, said late Monday night that there still was water leaking from underneath the road and into the storm sewer drains.

Source: Water line breaks in West Newton | TribLIVE.com

Taiwan bridge collapse: 11 trapped on boats below as oil tanker plunges into river | The Independent

At least 11 people are feared to have been trapped after an arch bridge collapsed into a bay in eastern Taiwan, sending an oil tanker falling into the waters below and crushing a number of fishing boats.

Dramatic footage from a nearby CCTV camera showed the moment the tanker drove over the bridge, and was almost safely at the other side, when the entire 140m-long structure suddenly gave way.

Five people were on the bridge at the time and are missing, Interior Minister Hsu Kuo-yung told reporters, while one of the fishing boats trapped by the falling debris had six people on board.

In addition, 10 people have been taken to hospital so far, with six suffering serious, life-threatening injuries.

The collapse occurred in the small but often crowded Pacific fishing village of Nanfangao, about 60km south-east of Taipei.

Source: Taiwan bridge collapse: 11 trapped on boats below as oil tanker plunges into river | The Independent

10 people died of overdoses within 26 hours in one Ohio county – CNN

(CNN)One Ohio county had an “unusually high number” of overdose deaths in a little over a day, the county’s coroner said.

“As of about 10 am this morning we have had 10 people die of overdoses in about 26 hours,” Franklin County Coroner Dr. Anahi Ortiz said on Facebook Sunday.
“I urge friends and family of those who use to make sure you are armed with naloxone,” Ortiz said on Facebook. “Those who use should also test before using with fentanyl testing strips.”
Fentanyl can be mixed with cocaine and methamphetamine to create a deadly combination, the coroner said.
The last peak of overdoses that the coroner’s office posted about was in August 12, when six people died in less than 24 hours.
“The majority of overdose deaths continue to be fentanyl related,” the coroner said in the statement.

Source: 10 people died of overdoses within 26 hours in one Ohio county – CNN

Teen Georgia hunter fatally shot by friend who mistook him for deer

Bobby Lane, 17, was hunting in an area of heavy foliage Saturday when Hector Romero, 32, thought he saw a deer moving and fired his gun, according to a statement from the Glynn County Police Department.

Lane was wounded, and Romero immediately brought him out of the bush and to a gas station, the statement said. Lane was taken by ambulance to a hospital, where he died.

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources is investigating the death, along with the Glynn County Police Department.

Source: Teen Georgia hunter fatally shot by friend who mistook him for deer

Chile earthquake: Chile hit by 6.8 magnitude quake near Santiago | World | News | Express.co.uk

A HUGE 6.8 magnitude earthquake has struck off the coast of Chile today according to the USGS.

Chile, located on the Pacific “Ring of Fire,” has a long history of deadly quakes, including an 8.8-magnitude quake in 2010 off the south-central coast that triggered a tsunami that devastated coastal towns.

Source: Chile earthquake: Chile hit by 6.8 magnitude quake near Santiago | World | News | Express.co.uk

Theme park horror as two people are killed when rollercoaster plunges into the ground

A SPEEDING rollercoaster carriage flipped over mid-ride at a Mexican amusement park  — flinging two riders out to their death and injuring five others.

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The victims, two men aged 18 and 21, died of horrific head injuries after the last car on the coaster derailed at the La Feria amusement park in Mexico City.

Source: Theme park horror as two people are killed when rollercoaster plunges into the ground

UPDATE: 3 Hurt in Helicopter Crash at Bloomsburg Fairgrounds | WNEP.com

BLOOMSBURG, Pa. — A helicopter crashed in a parking lot at the Bloomsburg Fairgrounds Saturday night.Bloomsburg police say the helicopter crashed around 7:30 p.m. in Lot C on the fairgrounds. A pilot and two passengers were on board. All three were taken to the hospital. There were no fatalities. Several vehicles in the parking lot were damaged.

Source: UPDATE: 3 Hurt in Helicopter Crash at Bloomsburg Fairgrounds | WNEP.com

New Hack Unlocks ‘Hundreds of Millions’ of iPhones: What You Need to Know | Tom’s Guide

The days of the “hack-proof” iPhone may be over.

A pseudonymous Twitter user called axi0mX posted a thread today (Sept. 27) introducing checkm8, a “permanent unpatchable bootrom exploit for hundreds of millions of iOS devices.”

“Most generations of iPhones and iPads are vulnerable,” axi0mX continued, “from iPhone 4S (A5 chip) to iPhone 8 and iPhone X (A11 chip). … This is possibly the biggest news in [the] iOS jailbreak community in years.”

Source: New Hack Unlocks ‘Hundreds of Millions’ of iPhones: What You Need to Know | Tom’s Guide