Tuesday, August 16, 2016

24 people injured on a JetBlue plane after air-turbulence

Passengers including children hit their heads against the cabin roof and others were violently thrown from their seats when a JetBlue plane hit such severe turbulence, it plunged ’50 stories like an out of control elevator’. One passenger said he overheard that the plane fell 3,000-4,000 ft in one go. Horrified passengers say they saw people ‘floating’ and ‘bouncing’ around and hitting the cabin so hard, they left dents in the roof and overhead compartments. The flight from Boston to Sacramento was forced to divert to an airport in Rapid City, South Dakota during the mid-air drama that left 24 people – 22 passengers and two flight attendants – needing medical help. (ABC News)


Hundreds ignore man dying on side of road after hit-and-run 

Over in New Delhi, a cars, motorcycles, and pedestrians passed by an injured man who was struck by a delivery truck on a street, leaving him to die. Closed-circuit TV footage showed the man being hit by the small truck early in the morning as he walked along the side of the road. The man could be seen flying through the air and landing in the gutter. The truck driver got out of his vehicle but drove away after glancing at the man he’d injured. One man who did stop at the scene, a bicycle rickshaw driver, ignored the victim but stole his mobile phone, which was lying beside him in the gutter. He lay there for nearly 30 minutes before a friend happened to go past and alerted police. They did not arrive on the scene for more than 40 minutes. The man was dead by the time he reached the hospital. The driver, who told police the accident had happened because he’d fallen asleep as he was making early-morning milk deliveries, was arrested recently. (NYPost)


Heartless moment a reporter interviews a dying man live on TV after he was hit by a truck

In El Salvador, a shocking moment happened when a reporter attempted to interview a dying man live on TV after he was apparently hit by a truck. Footage of the exchange has emerged online showing the man lying on the ground clearly in pain after the alleged incident. It also shows the a truck and its shattered windscreen at the side of the road after the supposed collision. Rather than kneel down to help the man, the reporter from TVO Noticias shoves a microphone in his face as he mumbles: ‘They hit me and I’m hurting.’ The woman then asks him: ‘Would you want to be taken to a hospital?’ But the man is unable to speak through the pain and all he can do is is make an inaudible noise. However, the reporter doesn’t stop there and asks another question saying: ‘Where were you going anyways?’ To which he replies: ‘The hospital’. And shortly after the cameras stopped rolling it is believed the man died from his injuries. (Daily Mail)


Mississippi ex-cheerleader sentenced to 12 years in prison for plot to join ISIS  

A Mississippi woman who tried to join the Islamic State group sought to apologize at sentencing recently, tearful as a federal judge ordered her to spend 12 years in prison on a terrorism charge. Vicksburg native Jaelyn Young, who once sought to disguise a planned journey to Syria as her honeymoon, told U.S. District Judge Sharion Aycock that she finds what she did “surreal,” adding she felt shame over her actions and sorrow for the humiliation she caused her family. In addition to prison time, she was also sentenced to 15 years of probation, including a requirement that she undergo mental health treatment and that probation officers be allowed to search her electronic devices to ensure she wasn’t engaging in any pro-terrorist activity online.  (NY Daily News)


Frequent Visitors

Virginia Beach, Virginia Firefighters have made more than 1,000 trips to the home of an elderly couple over the course of three years. George Niemiec needs help twice a day in order to get around and firefighters respond to the home twice a day when Niemiec calls. In three years, firefighter have responded 1,100 times. We wanted to keep him at home and the only help he needs is getting in and out of bed,’ his wife Shirley Niemiec told local media. Firefighters said they are working to get this couple the appropriate resources. But there’s a problem. The couple said they don’t qualify for social services and can’t afford home health care. The fire department recognizes this is a problematic situation. Fire officials say they don’t know how much all these calls for service are costing the city. Shirley said she bought a device that could help lift George out of the bed. “I got (it) before and I thought I could do it myself but I couldn’t. If the nurses aide comes out they have to stay at least three or four hours, it’s $25 an hour.” she said that is a price she can not afford. The fire department says this is a growing problem in the city as they have seen a rise in the number of older people needing lift assistance. (WTVR TV)


Police left baffled by poltergeist after paranormal events blight family home for two days

Hardened police officers in the UK were left spooked after witnessing bizarre ‘paranormal’ activity at a family home. After a call out in Rutherglen, South Lanarkshire officers witnessed clothes flying across a room and lights going off and on. Lampshades were placed upside down and oven doors were opening and closing. Even a chihuahua dog which was playing in the garden was then inexplicably discovered sitting on top of a seven-foot hedge. The family who live at the property had called the police in a panic. They endured two days of the bizarre occurrences before moving out of the property in Rutherglen, South Lanarkshire. The situation has been discussed at high levels within Police Scotland, with senior officers perplexed as to how they best handle the incidents. A police source said: “These were incidents that were witnessed by our own officers. Incidents that are not easily explained. The family are devoutly Catholic and police did seek assistance from the church. A priest has been to the house and performed what has been described as a ‘blessing’ at the property. No-one has been harmed, though the family were given safety advice by baffled officers and chose to leave the house. They are understood to be living with relatives. (Daily Record)


Ferris wheel that dropped girls had worn out rivets

Worn out rivet fasteners on a Ferris wheel are being blamed for an overturned gondola at an eastern Tennessee fair that recently sent three girls plummeting more than 30 feet to the ground. The Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development announced late Friday that it has renewed permits for the ride’s owner, Family Attractions Amusement, to resume operations at other fairs around the state. But the Ferris wheel is excluded from the permit. Inspectors hired by the company and the Greene County Fair found that rivets had worn out on the bottom of the tub carrying the girls, allowing a trim piece to come loose and get lodged in the frame of the wheel and tipping the gondola over.  The Ferris wheel, which inspectors say was correctly assembled at the site, is being sent back to the manufacturer for repair. Tennessee does not conduct its own inspections of fair or amusement park rides, instead relying on third-party inspectors. Six-year-old Briley Rae Reynolds suffered a traumatic brain injury in the fall and her 10-year-old sister, Kayla, broke her arm. Kayla and an unidentified 16-year old have been released from the hospital. Briley Rae had been in listed critical condition, but was upgraded to serious condition recently. Republican Gov. Bill Haslam told reporters earlier Friday that it was too soon to say what Tennessee might do to avoid future injuries on rides. (MSN)


Nacho Moment

A Pittsburgh Pirates fan attempting to catch a foul ball ended up with something far messier — a face full of his own nachos. The spectator at Wednesday’s game between the Pirates and the San Diego Padres at PNC Park in Pittsburgh was caught on camera standing and lunging to catch a foul ball hit by Pirates player Jung Ho Kang. The man missed the ball, but ended up tossing his plate of nachos into his own face. The fan’s messy spectacle wasn’t fully a waste — the Pirates hooked him up with a free replacement T-shirt. (UPI)


Mom Arrested After Toddler Found Home Alone, Sucking on Frozen Chicken

A mother in Des Moines, Iowa, was arrested Monday after police say her two-year-old son was found alone, sucking on a frozen chicken breast. Thirty-year-old Hallie Amick now faces charges of child endangerment for the incident. Police say they were called to a home in the 100 block of East Emma Ave. around 10:15 a.m. Monday on a toddler left home alone. When officers arrived they found a two-year-old male in the backyard, wearing nothing but a full and sagging diaper. Police say the child was sucking on a frozen chicken breast. A small dog in the backyard was observed trying to jump up on the child to get the chicken.  Police say when the woman arrived on the scene, she lied and told them this was the first time she had left the child alone, but after police confronted her with the neighbors’ claims she admitted she left the boy alone on “occasions.” When police searched the home they found marijuana and drug paraphernalia. She was charged with possession of schedule 1 drugs. She was taken into custody and booked into the Polk County Jail where she posted bond and was released later. (WHO TV)


Lonely Honeymoon

Faizan Patel, a photographer from New Delhi in India, is currently enjoying the honeymoon trip around Europe he and his wife Sana booked several months ago. His wife, however, remains at home, having realized a few days before their departure date that she had lost her passport. They were unable to get a refund on their holiday to Greece and Italy and, rather than see it go to waste, Sana convinced Faizan to go without her. Faisan tweeted a photo of himself traveling on a train – with a picture of Sana’s face:

His lonely honeymoon started to garner attention on social media and he was thoroughly surprised a few hours later when he received a tweet from Sushma Swaraj, India’s minister of external affairs, offering to help. While it looked like high-level government intervention might reunite the forlorn honeymooner with his bride, it then appeared that Sana might not be able to get a visa until after the honeymoon was over. However, her visa application has now been submitted, and Faisan is hoping Sana will be able to catch up with in Florence. (MSN)


It’s a great day because it’s:

*Joe Miller’s Joke Day
*National Airborne Day 
*National Roller-coaster Day 
*Wave at Surveillance Day  Link

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