Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Powerful quakes buckle Alaska roads trigger tsunami warning

Back-to-back earthquakes measuring 7.0 and 5.7 shattered highways and rocked buildings Friday in Anchorage and the surrounding area, sending people running into the streets and briefly triggering a tsunami warning for islands and coastal areas south of the city. (CBC)

Video of two employees having sex in BC fire department at centre of union grievance over firings

VANCOUVER - Two employees of the fire department in Vernon, B.C., are battling to keep their jobs after a videotape showed them having sexual relations in the interim fire chief’s office.(National Post)

1 dead, 6 injured as van jumps curb in NYC Chinatown

NEW YORK - One person was killed and six others injured after an elderly man trying to parallel-park his minivan backed into a group of people near a food stand on Canal Street in Chinatown Monday, police said. (NY Post)

Search on for 1,276 now missing after California’s deadliest wildfire

PARADISE, Calif. - The number of people missing after California's deadliest and most destructive wildfire jumped on Saturday to 1,276, despite authorities locating hundreds of people who scattered when the Camp Fire tore through the mountain town of Paradise. (Reuters)

California wildfire death toll now 71

With the confirmed death toll at 71 and the list of unaccounted for people more than 1,000, authorities in Northern California on Friday searched for those who perished and those who survived the fiercest of wildfires ahead of a planned visit by U.S. President Donald Trump. (CBC)

Camp Fire death total rises to 63, sheriff says

Investigators in California revealed Thursday night that another seven sets of human remains have been found in the northern part of the state’s Camp Fire, bringing the total number of people killed to 63. (Fox News)

Community mourns 3 Wisconsin girl scouts, 1 adult killed while picking up roadside trash in hit and run

LAKE HALLIE - As a western Wisconsin community grieved the deaths of three Girl Scouts and a parent who were struck by a pickup truck, authorities still had not released the names of the victims or a fourth girl who was critically injured but survived. (Wisconsin State Journal)
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    TORONTO - The combination of evening rain and earlier darkness has proved to be a dangerous one on Toronto streets with police and paramedics reporting 17 pedestrians hit by vehicles on Thursday night.(680 News)

    3 siblings struck, killed by truck at bus stop

    ROCHESTER, Ind. - A nine-year-old girl and her twin six-year-old brothers were struck and killed by a pickup truck as they crossed a northern Indiana road to board a school bus before sunrise Tuesday, police said. A fourth child was critically injured and airlifted to a hospital.(Global News)
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  • Pittsburgh synagogue shooting leaves 11 dead, 6 wounded

    PITTSBURGH - The suspected gunman behind Saturday’s shooting in a Pittsburgh synagogue, which left 11 people dead and six more injured, has been formally charged, prosecutors said. Robert Bowers, 46, was charged late Saturday with 29 federal counts of crimes of violence and firearms offenses after authorities say he carried out an anti-Semitic attack on Shabbat, the Jewish Sabbath. (Fox News)
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