Small plane crashes into Florida bridge, killing one person and injuring 5, officials say – CNN

(CNN)A small plane crashed Saturday into the Haulover Inlet Bridge in Florida’s Miami-Dade County, killing one person and injuring five others, authorities said.

The Federal Aviation Administration said in a statement a single-engine Cessna aircraft flying from Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport lost power and struck a vehicle on the bridge while landing.
The plane carrying a pilot and two passengers was traveling northbound and hit a SUV traveling southbound before catching fire, the Miami Dade Police Department said in a news release.
Once firefighters put out the flames, they discovered a deceased person inside the plane, the release said.
A woman and two toddlers were inside the SUV and transported to a local hospital for medical evaluations.
Video taken from the balcony of a nearby hotel by Miami resident Alex Huberman showed the small, wrecked plane on fire, with dark smoke rising from it.
Several feet away from the plane was a maroon-colored SUV, which appeared to have sustained extensive damage, the video shows, suggesting it may be the vehicle the plane struck when attempting to land.
Huberman said he saw at least two people get out of the plane, adding several people were put on stretchers by emergency personnel.

Source: Small plane crashes into Florida bridge, killing one person and injuring 5, officials say – CNN

Desperate search for survivors in Cuba hotel blast; 27 dead

HAVANA (AP) — Relatives of the missing in Cuba’s capital desperately searched Saturday for victims of an explosion at one of Havana’s most luxurious hotels that killed at least 27 people. They checked the morgue, hospitals and if unsuccessful, they returned to the partially collapsed Hotel Saratoga, where rescuers used dogs to hunt for survivors.

A natural gas leak was the apparent cause of Friday’s blast at the 96-room hotel. The 19th-century structure in the Old Havana neighborhood did not have any guests at the time because it was undergoing renovations ahead of a planned Tuesday reopening after being closed for two years during the pandemic.

On Saturday evening, Dr. Julio Guerra Izquierdo, chief of hospital services at the Ministry of Health, raised the death toll to 27 with 81 people injured. The dead included four children and a pregnant woman. Spain’s President Pedro Sánchez said via Twitter that a Spanish tourist was among the dead and that another Spaniard was seriously injured.

Source: Desperate search for survivors in Cuba hotel blast; 27 dead

New Orleans tornado leaves one dead, thousands without power – CNN

A large, deadly tornado battered parts of the New Orleans area on Tuesday night, with damage reported in Arabi and the Lower Ninth Ward.

(CNN)A large, deadly tornado battered parts of the New Orleans area on Tuesday night, with damage reported in Arabi and the Lower Ninth Ward.

St. Bernard Parish president Guy McInnis told CNN one person had died in the Arabi neighborhood.
McInnis had no details on the fatality and said parish officials have several reports of residents going to the hospital, but no specific numbers on injuries.
Some homes were “picked up off their foundations and are lying in the street,” he said.
McInnis earlier described the damage in Arabi as widespread and major, according to CNN affiliate WDSU.
Emergency responders are conducting search and rescue efforts. That includes units from the State Fire Marshal’s Office, the agency said.

Source: New Orleans tornado leaves one dead, thousands without power – CNN

Water pours out of Pittsburgh parking garage

PITTSBURGH —A large water pipe apparently burst in a Downtown Pittsburgh structure.It was around 3:30 a.m. Wednesday that the pipe burst, sending water into the Stanwix Street Garage on the 600 block of Stanwix Street.

A Pittsburgh’s Action News 4 photojournalist saw water pouring down to the bottom of the garage.

The owner of the Avis Car Rental Store in the adjacent building said his store ended up being flooded.

“It sounded like a part of the building collapsed just a little bit,” said Alan Corrado. “I didn’t know if it was the apartment above me. But apparently, it was just the sound from the water pipe breaking that happened one or two floors below me on the 11th or 12th floor.”

Corrado said he doesn’t know if he’ll be able to open his business today because of the flooding.

Source: Water pours out of Pittsburgh parking garage

9 dead after speeding car runs red light in North Las Vegas

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A speeding driver killed 8 people and left 6 injured after they ran a red light and plowed into multiple vehicles, police in North Las Vegas said Sunday.

Young juveniles were among those killed in the crash which happened at around 3 p.m. local time (6 p.m. ET), Alexander Cuevas, a public information officer with the North Las Vegas Police Department told NBC News.

He added that the driver of the Dodge Challenger had also been killed in the crash

“Speed is a factor,” Cuevas said, adding that it was unknown whether the driver had been impaired.

“The driver ran the red light striking multiple vehicles,” he said.

Cuevas said two people had been transported to the University Medical Center hospital and one had died there.

Source: 9 dead after speeding car runs red light in North Las Vegas

LIVE UPDATES: Bridge collapse sends cars, bus crashing into ravine in Pittsburgh

A local bridge has collapsed.

PITTSBURGH — A bridge collapsed Friday morning in Pittsburgh near Frick Park, causing several vehicles and a bus to crash down into a ravine, Channel 11 News has learned.

>>PHOTOS: Bridge collapse near Pittsburgh’s Frick Park

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UPDATE 8:30 a.m.: Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf tweet the following about the bridge collapse:

UPDATE 8:25 a.m.: The Port Authority of Allegheny County is detouring near Frick Park.

UPDATE 8:20 a.m.: Some Pittsburgh Public Schools are moving to remote learning because of the bridge collapse. The district released the following statement:

“Due to  the impact of a bridge collapse in the East End and high call-offs among bus drivers, all K-5, K-8 and 6-8 and Special Schools will transition to remote learning. High schools and 6-12 schools will continue in-person learning. The District will still operate on a 2 hour delay schedule. Pittsburgh Public Schools transportation is canceled. There will be no Grab and Go meal service available today.”

UPDATE 8:15 a.m.: The Port Authority of Allegheny County said a driver and two passengers were on the bus that was on the bridge when it collapsed. All three people are OK.

ORIGINAL STORY: A bridge collapsed Friday morning in Pittsburgh near Frick Park, causing several vehicles and a bus to crash down into a ravine, Channel 11 News has learned.

>>PHOTOS: Bridge collapse near Pittsburgh’s Frick Park

The collapse of the Fern Hollow Bridge in the area of South Braddock and Forbes avenues happened shortly before 7 a.m. This is at the border of the city’s Point Breeze neighborhood.

Officials said a handful of people were on the bus and most have been rescued.

Pittsburgh City Councilman Corey O’Connor said a handful of people were on the Port Authority of Allegheny County bus and most have been rescued.

No fatalities have been reported.

There was strong smell of natural gas in the area, Pittsburgh Public Safety officials said. The gas line was cut as a result.

Stay with Channel 11 News and WPXI.com for updates.

Source: LIVE UPDATES: Bridge collapse sends cars, bus crashing into ravine in Pittsburgh

Early Morning Fire Destroys Home in Fayette County – CBS Pittsburgh

The fire broke out around 2:30 a.m. in German Township along Old Route 21 near Bobbish Farm Road.

A home in Fayette County has been destroyed following an early morning fire.

Firefighters say two people lived inside the home.

One of the people was inside the home at the time the fire started, and they were able to safely escape.

The Pennsylvania State Police Fire Marshal has been called to investigate the cause of the fire.

Source: Early Morning Fire Destroys Home in Fayette County – CBS Pittsburgh

Police: Pedestrian, 81, struck and killed by a car in White Oak | TribLIVE.com

By Michael DiVittorio

Allegheny County Police said an 81-year-old pedestrian was killed by a vehicle on Tuesday evening in White Oak.

The tragedy happened in the 3200 block of Jacks Run Road around 7:20 p.m.

The Allegheny County Medical Examiner identified the man as Craig Peden of White Oak. Peden died at the scene.

Police said the car that hit the man, a Ford sedan, was stopped by White Oak police in the 1100 block of Jacks Run Road.

The car was driven by a 65-year-old man, police said. No further information regarding the driver was immediately released.

Detectives and Allegheny County Police Collision Reconstruction Unit are investigating.

No further information was available.

Anyone with information about the crash is asked to call the Allegheny County Police Tipline 833-ALL-TIPS. Callers can remain anonymous.

Michael DiVittorio is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Michael at 412-871-2367, mdivittorio@triblive.com or via Twitter .

Source: Police: Pedestrian, 81, struck and killed by a car in White Oak | TribLIVE.com

A possible attack in UAE has killed three people and wounded six : NPR

While Abu Dhabi police did not immediately offer any suspects, Yemen’s Houthi rebels claimed responsibility for an attack targeting the United Arab Emirates.DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — A possible drone attack may have sparked an explosion that struck three oil tankers in Abu Dhabi and another fire at an extension of Abu Dhabi International Airport on Monday that killed three people and wounded six, police said.

Abu Dhabi police identified the dead as two Indian nationals and one Pakistani. It did not identify the wounded, who police said suffered minor or moderate wounds.

Police said an investigation was underway.

Source: A possible attack in UAE has killed three people and wounded six : NPR

A massive volcano erupts near Tonga, triggering a tsunami advisory for the West Coast

A massive underwater volcano that erupted just before sundown Friday sent waves several feet high smashing into the shores of the Pacific island nation of Tonga and triggered tsunami advisories from Australia to Canada, including the U.S. West Coast.

Plumes from the explosion reached more than 12 miles above sea level, according to the Tonga Geological Services. At its widest, the cloud caused by the ash and steam reached about 150 miles across, making it easily seen from satellites.

In Tonga, home to 105,000 people, the extent of the injuries and damage caused were still largely unknown. Communications were disrupted for hours, according to the Associated Press.

Waves flooded parts of the capital Nuku’alofa — just 40 miles from the site of the eruption — including parts of the grounds at the Royal Palace, according to Radio New Zealand.

On Twitter, a Tonga resident named Faka’iloatonga Taumoefolau posted a video on Saturday showing feet-high waves washing across a road into homes.

The activity from the Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai volcano continued into Saturday morning with another, less powerful 10- to 15-minute-long eruption, according to the Tonga Geological Service.

Source: A massive volcano erupts near Tonga, triggering a tsunami advisory for the West Coast

One person rescued from porch roof during fire in Pittsburgh

Fire broke out on Tuesday night

One person was rescued from a porch roof when fire broke out in a home in the Pittsburgh’s Middle Hill neighborhood.

The fire was reported a little after 7:30 p.m. Tuesday on the 2300 block of Reed Street.

No other injuries were reported.

The Red Cross is helping several people who were displaced by the fire.

An investigation is underway into the cause.

Source: One person rescued from porch roof during fire in Pittsburgh

Multiple space heaters had been running for days inside apartment where deadly Bronx fire erupted

The Bronx apartment where a fire erupted that killed 17 people had several space heaters running at the time of the fire — and all of them, including the one that sparked the fatal blaze, had been left on for days, FDNY sources said Tuesday.

Firefighters made the discovery as they sifted through the scorched rubble of the second-floor in the duplex apartment where the Sunday morning fire started.

The blaze sent thick plumes of choking smoke throughout the Twin Parks North West building on E. 181st St. near Tiebout Ave. in Fordham Heights.

Source: Multiple space heaters had been running for days inside apartment where deadly Bronx fire erupted

Officers pull pilot from crashed plane seconds before train slams into it

Los Angeles police at the scene of a plane crash Sunday pulled a bloodied pilot to safety seconds before a train smashed into the wreckage.

The crash of the single-engine Cessna 172 on tracks near county-run Whiteman Airport, a one-runway facility in L.A.’s northeastern San Fernando Valley, put its injured pilot in a precarious position as a double-decker commuter train barreled in its direction shortly after 2 p.m., authorities said.

Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Ian Gregor said in a statement that the plane went down at a busy intersection after taking off from Whiteman. “The pilot was the only person on board,” he said.

Multiple officers from the Los Angeles Police Department’s Foothill Division, based about a half-block away, blocked the roadway with their SUVs as one officer stood at the tracks in the direction of the oncoming train in an apparent attempt to warn the conductor, according to body camera footage released by the LAPD.

But the train from taxpayer-supported Metrolink, which says it’s the nation’s third-largest commuter rail system in miles covered, roared ahead, its horn as crossing arms were down and warning bells rang.

Two officers yanked at the pilot out of the upright plane as a third and fourth tried to help and warn them that the train was near.

“Go, go, go!” one of the officers yelled as the pilot was dragged along the ground and away from the wreckage.

The span of time between the video’s focus on officers tugging on the pilot in his seat and the collision is roughly 6 seconds. The only thing missing for a Hollywood ending was an exaggerated, unrealistic explosion.

The pilot, who has not been identified, was taken to a trauma center for treatment of unknown injuries, the Los Angeles Fire Department said. No other injuries were reported.

The intersection was closed and the plane, seen on video of the crash site as a crumpled hulk, remained at the scene, the department said. The Metrolink line, which runs to the Antelope Valley in the high desert, was suspended.

Source: Officers pull pilot from crashed plane seconds before train slams into it

Bronx apartment building fire leaves 19 people dead, including 9 children

A major fire in a residential apartment building in the Bronx in New York City on Sunday left 19 people dead, including 9 children, in what Mayor Eric Adams described as one of the worst fires the city has experienced in modern times.

Source: Bronx apartment building fire leaves 19 people dead, including 9 children

At least seven dead after canyon wall collapses onto motorboats on lake in Brazil

At least seven people have died and three others are missing after a huge slab of rock fell from a cliff face onto tourist boats on a lake in Brazil.

A further 32 people were injured, nine of them seriously, after a canyon wall plunged into the water and onto motorboats on Furnas lake in Capitolio, Minas Gerais state, on Saturday.

Videos posted on social media showed a cluster of small boats near the cliff face when the rock smashed into the water, landing on two of the vessels. Onlookers could be heard screaming as other boats close to the scene sped off to escape.

Minas Gerais Fire Department commander Edgard Estevo said divers were searching for up to 20 people missing following the disaster, but some of those feared lost were located by phone.

Two boats were hit directly by the rocks and 24 people rescued from them alive, fire department spokesman Pedro Aihara said. Seven bodies have been recovered.

Source: At least seven dead after canyon wall collapses onto motorboats on lake in Brazil

7 children among at least 13 dead after house fire in Fairmount section of Philadelphia

“Keep these folks, and especially the children, in your prayers. Losing so many kids is just devastating,” Mayor Kenney said.

13 people dead after row house fire in Fairmount section of Philadelphia, sources say

Firefighters arrived to find heavy flames shooting from the second story of the three-story row house.

PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) — Sources tell Action News that 13 people are dead after a house fire in the Fairmount section of Philadelphia.

At least two others are injured.

There was no immediate word as to the ages of those who died. Neighbors say there were a number of children who lived inside the home.

Neighbor Bill Richards who lived on the block for 24 years says he heard a woman yell, “Oh my God! Oh my God!”

He then heard fire trucks and came outside.

“It’s very upsetting,” Richards said. “I just can’t wrap myself around it.”

Richards spoke about a young man he has watched grow up who lives in the building.

“It’s a great neighborhood – a varied neighborhood. There are houses that have single families, multi-families, there are apartments, a lot of renters but there are single families. I’ve been here for 24 years. I love the neighborhood,” Richards said.

Source: 7 children among at least 13 dead after house fire in Fairmount section of Philadelphia

Three people missing and feared dead from fierce Colorado wildfire

DENVER, Jan 1 (Reuters) – Three people are missing and feared dead after a wind-stoked wildfire roared through two towns in Boulder County, Colorado, prompting thousands of evacuations and destroying nearly 1,000 homes, authorities said on Saturday.

Officials initially said there were no reports of fatalities or missing residents following the rare urban wildfire that erupted Thursday morning on the northern outskirts of the Denver metropolitan area.

Wind gusts in excess of 100 miles per hour (160 kph) pushed flames eastward into the towns of Superior and Louisville, prompting the evacuation of both communities.

In about two hours, the fire had scorched 6,000 acres, officials said.

Source: Three people missing and feared dead from fierce Colorado wildfire

Man killed as Amtrak train hits truck, derails near Mass. border

An Amtrak train collided with a truck on Monday, just south of the New Hampshire and Massachusetts state border, leading to an elderly man’s death.

The incident occurred at about 12:48 p.m. in the area of Rosemont Street, where the tracks have an at-grade crossing. The train came to a halt just north of that intersection and some of the wheels of the passenger cars had visibly derailed.

Source: Man killed as Amtrak train hits truck, derails near Mass. border

El Cajon: Airplane crashes near San Diego, California, authorities report no survivors – CNN

An airplane crashed Monday evening in the El Cajon area of Southern California, leaving no survivors, authorities said.

(CNN)An airplane crashed Monday evening in the El Cajon area of Southern California, leaving no survivors, authorities said.

The plane was scheduled to land at a local airfield when it went down just after 7 p.m, according to the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department.
Firefighters found no survivors at the scene, authorities said in a news release, but they did not specify how many victims were found.
No one was hurt on the ground, the Sheriff’s Department confirmed. The medical examiner will investigate and identify the victims once family members have been notified, the release added.
The Sheriff’s Department said the plane was a Learjet, and authorities are uncertain how many people were on board, CNN affiliate KGTV reported.
“When firefighters arrived at the scene there was significant rain occurring and there was a large debris field that stretched about 200 feet,” Lakeside Fire Protection District Chief Don Butz told CNN.

Source: El Cajon: Airplane crashes near San Diego, California, authorities report no survivors – CNN

Victims identified after tornado kills 6 at Amazon warehouse in Illinois

At least six people were killed when a tornado smashed through a massive Amazon warehouse in Illinois, one in series of twisters blamed for scores of deaths in five states.

Edwardsville Fire Chief James Whiteford said late Saturday that another injured Amazon worker was airlifted to a hospital and searchers were carefully picking through the rubble for additional victims. At least 45 people survived the carnage wrought Friday when the tornado struck the building, about 30 miles northeast of St. Louis at about 8:30 p.m. local time.

Because the devastation came during a shift change, authorities struggled to determine how many people were actually in the building or otherwise unaccounted for.

Whiteford said the building’s walls collapsed and the roof caved in. A section of the building longer than a football field was destroyed. Police officers worked alongside Amazon employees, extricating trapped people from the rubble, he said.

Source: Victims identified after tornado kills 6 at Amazon warehouse in Illinois

Kentucky tornadoes: Death toll could reach 100, governor says

Gov. Andy Beshear said dozens, maybe up to 100, were killed in western Kentucky after a long and significant tornado ripped through the area overnight.

“This is going to be some of the worst tornado damage that we’ve seen in a long time,” Beshear said early Saturday. “This is likely to be the most severe tornado outbreak in our state’s history.”

The city of Mayfield, Kentucky was hit particularly hard, including a candle manufacturing factory that was operating at the time the twister hit. There were 110 people in the building at the time that it was nearly collapsed by the tornado. Dozens are expected to be lost from there, Beshear said.

Source: Kentucky tornadoes: Death toll could reach 100, governor says

2 Amazon warehouse deaths confirmed in Illinois after collapse during severe storm

At least two Amazon workers in Illinois were killed and others injured Friday night when a warehouse collapsed during a severe storm that moved through the St. Louis area.

Tornadoes and storms swept across several Midwest and Southern states, including IllinoisMissouriArkansasKentucky and Tennessee, leaving destruction in their wake.

Local emergency responders called the fulfillment center collapse in Edwardsville, Illinois, about 25 miles east of St. Louis, a “mass casualty incident.”

Thirty people were bused to Pontoon Beach, Illinois, to be reunited with family, officials said.

A wall the length of a football field and the warehouse’s roof collapsed. Around 100 emergency vehicles descended upon the fulfillment center where dozens of workers were reportedly trapped.

Source: 2 Amazon warehouse deaths confirmed in Illinois after collapse during severe storm

Niagara Falls: New York woman pulled from submerged car near the brink has died, police say – CNN

(CNN)A woman who was pulled from a car submerged in rushing water near the brink of Niagara Falls has died, New York State Park Police said Wednesday.

The unnamed local woman in her 60s was pulled from the car by a rescue swimmer dangling from a US Coast Guard helicopter about 50 yards from the American Falls, police said.
“We have never had a vehicle in the water this close to the brink,” New York State Park Police Captain Chris Rola said in a press conference.
The woman was the only occupant of the car, which witnesses spotted floating down the river, Rola said.

Source: Niagara Falls: New York woman pulled from submerged car near the brink has died, police say – CNN

World races to contain new COVID threat, the omicron variant | AP News

BRUSSELS (AP) — Nearly two years into the COVID-19 pandemic, the world raced Friday to contain a new coronavirus variant potentially more dangerous than the one that has fueled relentless waves of infection on nearly every continent.

A World Health Organization panel named the variant “omicron” and classified it as a highly transmissible virus of concern, the same category that includes the predominant delta variant, which is still a scourge driving higher cases of sickness and death in Europe and parts of the United States.

Source: World races to contain new COVID threat, the omicron variant | AP News

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