Monday, September 16, 2019

At least 25 dead, 9 missing, in California boat fire

A middle-of-the-night fire swept a boat carrying recreational scuba divers anchored near an island off the Southern California coast early Monday, leaving at least 25 dead and nine others missing as of late Monday night. (CBC)
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  • Searches resume after tornado kills 23 in Alabama

    Rescuers began tearing through the rubble of mobile homes and houses Monday in search of survivors of a powerful tornado that rampaged through southeast Alabama and killed at least 23 people, including children. (CBC)

    Multi vehicle crashes as unseasonal blizzard hits southern Alberta

    Drivers are being cautioned to stay off the roads unless absolutely necessary as a spring snowstorm develops over Alberta. Shortly after 8 p.m. Saturday, an alert was issued warning drivers severe winter weather conditions were impacting both local and provincial roads.(CBC)

    Abbotsford standoff ends in blaze and arrest

    Police on routine call find man in home, allegedly breaching a restraining order. A standoff in Abbotsford ended Monday afternoon in a blaze and the arrest of a 35-year-old man. (The Province)

    Elderly couple sucked out of their house by tornado and hurled 600 ft. to their death

    An elderly couple were hurled 600ft from their home and another woman died in her mobile home when tornadoes ripped through Missouri, causing devastation throughout the state. The Midwest storms killed another two people in Missouri earlier this week, as well as one death in Oklahoma and another in Iowa. (Daily Mail)

    ‘Miraculous rescue’: Children rescued after spending night on B.C. mountain

    Two children from the United States have been rescued, cold but not seriously hurt, after spending the night alone in a forested area of Burke Mountain in Coquitlam, B.C. RCMP say the six-year-old girl, seven-year-old boy and their father fell down a "steep, treacherous cliff" into a creek drainage area near Munro Lake late Sunday. They'd been trying to get to the lake to do some fishing on the sunny afternoon, but lost the trail, search crews said. (CBC)

    Vancouver seeks to pioneer ‘safe supply’ for hard drug users

    VANCOUVER - Pig de-wormer, Comet, plaster and, increasingly, the infamously deadly opioid fentanyl. These are some of the substances Sarah Blyth and the Overdose Prevention Society find when they test street drugs brought in every week by users in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside. (Vancouver Sun)

    Red Sox fan electrocuted train surfing from Yankee Stadium

    NEW YORK - A Red Sox fan on his way home from Yankee Stadium died Wednesday when he tried to climb on top of a Metro-North train and was electrocuted by overhead wires, creating a chaotic situation where riders were trapped for more than two hours, MTA officials and riders said. (New York Post)

    Man sets himself on fire just outside the White House

    Disturbing footage has emerged of a man setting himself on fire and calmly walking around near the White House as police desperately tried to douse the flames. The man, who has not yet been identified, set himself on fire on Wednesday on the Ellipse park in downtown Washington D.C. (Daily Mail)
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  • ‘We need help’: Rescuers in Bahamas face blasted landscape

    FREEPORT, Bahamas  - Rescue crews in the Bahamas fanned out across a blasted landscape of smashed and flooded homes Wednesday, trying to reach drenched and stunned victims of Hurricane Dorian and take the full measure of the disaster. The official death toll stood at seven but was certain to rise. (AP)

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