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Five Block Fire in Detroit

Tuesday, August 8th, 2017

Detroit, MI- City firefighters have been working since 11 PM last night to contain a blaze that has consumed at least five city blocks, just south of Gethsemane Cemetery.  The surrounding streets have been evacuated and residents will be able to return to their homes once the fire has burnt itself out.

Midnight Services at New Life Baltimore Church Draw Crowd

Tuesday, March 14th, 2017

Baltimore, MD- This weekend, New Life Baltimore Church held its first midnight services, which drew a large crowd.  The church’s Reverend Remington Vaughn had received press for his surprising return from apparent death earlier this month.

Rev. Vaughn’s sermon was filled with vivid and graphic descriptions of enduring tortures in Hell, having his fingers cut off with scissors and being repeatedly vivisected, to name a few, and his journey back to life.  Interviewing several members of the church, the most common reaction was awe.  As described by Sherri Johnson, longtime church member, “Rev. Vaughn is a wonder.  An inspiration to us in all this shooting and death.  God gave let us have our shepherd back!”

Miracle in Baltimore

Friday, March 10th, 2017

Baltimore, MD- In what is being described as a true medical miracle,  Reverend Remington Vaughn, preacher of New Life Baltimore Church, a nondenominational Christian church in North Baltimore, awoke in the city morgue last week, after having been declared legally dead five days before.  Rev. Vaughn had been shot four times during a drug deal in West Baltimore on March 2nd, after which he was taken to Johns Hopkins and declared dead on arrival.

Standoff with Gang Lasts Hours, Suspects Escape

Wednesday, March 1st, 2017

San Diego, CA- Between 6 and 8 unidentified gang members fired against San Diego Police, culminating in a standoff in a vacant commercial building.  No arrests were made.

Warehouse Fire in Baltimore

Monday, February 27th, 2017

Baltimore, MD- The four-alarm fire that raged through an industrial park in Baltimore on Sunday night is believed to have started with a series of explosions at about 9:30 PM.  Firefighting efforts were hindered by strong winds through the night, and thick, black smoke coming from one of the warehouses.  As of 2 PM Monday, the fire has not been fully extinguished, but is considered to be under control.

Update, 2:30 PM Monday: Maryland Gas and Hazmat are on the scene.

Maryland Announces Expanded Use of Traffic Cameras

Monday, February 20th, 2017

Annapolis, MD- With the endorsement of the Maryland State Police, state legislators have passed a bill permitting wider use of traffic light, speed, and permanent, stationary cameras, including surveillance of high-risk traffic areas and neighborhoods, effective immediately.  Civil rights groups and advocates of personal privacy have filed lawsuits challenging the new law.  Supporters of the measure cite growing violence in Baltimore City and County and the successful reduction of reckless driving from the past use of the cameras.

Mass Fish Kill in Baltimore Rivers

Tuesday, February 7th, 2017

Baltimore, Maryland- Hundreds of thousands of fish float dead on the surface of the waters in and around Baltimore this morning.  A representative from the Maryland Department of the Environment has stated that a toxic algae, Karlodinium venifecum, is usually responsible for this sort of occurrence, but that so far, levels of that and related species of algae appear to be normal in the effected area.

Riots in Los Angeles Chinatown

Sunday, February 5th, 2017

Los Angeles, CA- Riots broke out late last night in Chinatown.  The area was under control by midday, though cleanup continues.  Twelve storefronts were severely damaged, some from a fire that spread from the rear of one of the buildings, and as many as fifty people suffered injuries.  The cause of the violence remains unknown.

Severe and Unseasonable Weather Across Mid-Atlantic

Friday, January 20th, 2017

Wachington, D.C.- It is the middle of January, and with forecasts of highs in the mid-to-upper 50s throughout the region, what will be rain could really have gotten us as snow, but we are still looking at severe weather and flooding along rivers and in isolated areas.  Spotters have reported two waterspouts near Baltimore.  Radar indicates more possible funnels in a storm tracking east-northeast from Gaithersburg, toward Baltimore and Towson.  Be careful out there, and take shelter, away from doors and windows if you’re in the path of this storm.

Spike in Homeless Deaths Prompts Vigil and Protest

Wednesday, January 18th, 2017

Baltimore, MD- Upon release of the statistics for 2016, it has been found that the rates of death among Baltimore’s homeless population have increased 370% over the previous average.  Most were found within three blocks of City Hall, prompting a small protest and a much larger vigil, both advocating for better care of the city’s most downtrodden residents.  City officials are discussing plans for reducing this number in 2017.

National Aquarium Announces Plan to Move

Wednesday, December 28th, 2016

Baltimore, MD- The National Aquarium announced, following their end of the year board meeting, that the aquarium will be closing its doors in January and moving to a new location in Annapolis.  The new location will be open to the public, with limited exhibits, in August.

Maize Mosaic Disease Spreads in Africa

Thursday, December 22nd, 2016

Associated Press- Maize and sorghum crops in Rwanda were devastated this year by the continued spread of mosaic disease on top of a severe drought in the early growing season.  The disease, which has been an increasing problem since 2014, is believed to be spread by planthoppers, which can spread the disease across long distances.

Child Drowns at Sea World

Saturday, August 6th, 2016

San Diego, CA – Sea World has cancelled its dolphin shows for the remainder of the week following the tragic death of an autistic child and a trainer in the dolphin tank.

The child was part of a therapeutic program in which special needs children have the opportunity to closely interact with the animals, and dreamed of becoming a dolphin trainer himself one day. Trainers noted unusual behavior among the dolphins, but had never seen any aggressive behavior prior to the incident.

Hillcrest Drug Bust

Friday, June 10th, 2016

San Diego, CA – Police staged a hit on a suspected crack den on Wednesday afternoon, at a home in Hillcrest.  Shots were fired, and a reinforced steel door broken down.  Three men were led from the house in handcuffs.

Warehouse Destroyed in Fire

Wednesday, June 1st, 2016

San Diego, CA- An explosion occurred near the door of a warehouse on the city’s north side, causing a fire that destroyed the building and severely damaged nearby storage facilities for six other businesses before firefighters were able to get it under control.

Evacuation of Shopping Mall

Saturday, May 14th, 2016

San Diego, CA – At 1:53 PM, Police were forced to close and evacuate the food wing and movie theater inside Fashion Valley Mall.  No official statements have been made.

Police and SWAT Team Surround Mt. Hope Cemetery

Saturday, May 14th, 2016

San Diego, CA – The incident, which took place over an hour yesterday evening, is cited as part of a longer investigation. No additional information has been provided.

Spiny Lobster Escapes, Kills Family

Monday, May 9th, 2016

Baltimore, MD – Charlie, the famous 55 pound spiny lobster, broke through the side of his tank today and brutally mauled a visiting family of five, lashing out and goring four of them to death, including two children, with his antennae. The youngest child was carried away as the lobster made an escape to the harbor. It is believed to have returned to the Chesapeake Bay.

Authorities hold little hope for finding the missing child alive.

Giant Insect Attacks Baltimore Man

Tuesday, May 3rd, 2016

Baltimore, MD – Desmond White, a 40-year-old resident of Fells Point, has been hospitalized with traumatic injuries that he claims resulted from an attack by an abnormally large insect that resembled a mosquito.  Mr. White’s neighbors have reported strange noises having heard a struggle in his apartment at the time of the incident, and saw ‘something big’ fly out of his broken window and away.

Riots Continue to Spread in East, West Baltimore

Monday, May 2nd, 2016

Baltimore, MD – Rioting in East Baltimore has continued and spread to sections of West Baltimore. A strictly enforced curfew is now in effect.

Large Vehicle Accident Closes I-5

Monday, May 2nd, 2016

San Diego, CA – I-5 southbound, at the intersection with I-8, will be closed for an estimate of 6 hours, as a result of a large vehicle collision and 15 passenger vehicle pile-up.

Widespread Rioting in East Baltimore

Monday, April 25th, 2016

Baltimore, MD – What began as a protest by dock workers has grown to widespread rioting in Baltimore’s industrial sector and spread through some of the nearby low-income residential areas.  At this time, Baltimore City Police are focused on containment.

Construction Equipment Hits Gas Main

Monday, April 25th, 2016

San Diego, CA – An accident at a work site in City Heights resulted in a small explosion, after heavy equipment hit a gas main.  Two workers were killed.

Water Taxi Disappears from the Inner Harbor

Tuesday, April 19th, 2016

Baltimore, MD – A water taxi, full of passengers, seemingly vanished on Tuesday.  Eye witnesses claim to have seen no signs of distress, but that it was simply there, and then gone.  Rescue teams have found no sign of wreckage, or of the missing passengers or captain.

23 Hour SWAT Unit Standoff Results in Suicide, Arson

Tuesday, April 19th, 2016

San Diego, CA – Police and SWAT Units surrounded the apartment building of a student at National University’s technology department.  The student was reported by neighbors to be holding several of his classmates hostage.

The standoff ended with the death of the suspect, and the rescue of the hostages.

Police Helicopter, Drones Collide

Friday, April 15th, 2016

San Diego, CA – Lighting up the night sky with some unplanned fireworks, a city man’s drones crashed into a police helicopter over Emerald Hills Park at 11:17 PM last night. The park will be closed to the public today for debris removal.

Del Mar Heights SWAT Raid

Wednesday, April 13th, 2016
San Diego, CA – A SWAT team raided a home in Del Mar Heights on Sunday, and authorities have not said why.  Neighbors report having seen several flash grenades go off, the SWAT team take down the front gate and front door with a battering ram, several investigative teams scour the property for evidence, and boxes of evidence removed from the scene.

The property in question is a rental, and was unoccupied at the time of the incident.  No arrests have been made.

16 Test Positive for Jaundice in Baltimore

Tuesday, April 12th, 2016

Jaundice, which spread its tentacles in Baltimore, where 16 persons were tested positive in South East Baltimore on Thursday, 7 Apr 2016.

Preliminary investigation revealed that use of municipal water, which appeared to be contaminated, was the reason behind the water-borne disease. Disinfection of the pumping station and lines feeding the neighborhood was carried out. However, that was not the only area of the city where the disease outbreak was reported.

Another 5 persons have been tested positive for jaundice during the 1st 4 days of the month. Use of contaminated supply water was the reason there too. Public Works Department water supply was found to have come in contact with sewer lines leading to the outbreak.

SWAT Standoff at Blood Center

Saturday, April 9th, 2016

San Diego, CA – Police called in a SWAT team after an unidentified man shot open the front door of HemoCare after hours and barricaded himself inside. Shots were fired, and the suspect killed. Unused explosives and a mechanical detonation device were found on the scene.

55 lb. Spiny Lobster Caught in Northern Chesapeake

Tuesday, April 5th, 2016

Baltimore, MD – The largest recorded lobster was caught in the northern Chesapeake Bay this week. Weighing 55 lbs. 3 oz., “Charlie” has beat the size record for any species of lobster by more than ten pounds. Whereas the American Lobster can grow to sizes that held the previous records, spiny lobsters tend to weigh less than 20 pounds. It has been identified as being of the species Panulirus stimpsoni, or Chinese spiny lobster, rather than the Caribbean or Florida spiny lobster, Panulirus argus.

“Charlie” has been taken to the National Aquarium in Baltimore and will be featured in the crustacean exhibit beginning on April 15th.

West Side Tragedy

Sunday, March 20th, 2016

After nearly 3 weeks in intensive care, Howie Carver, age 12 passed away at Baltimore General. Howie and his friends Tootsie and Avon were exploring an abandoned house on the West Side, a common activity for the West side Youths, when they were attacked by a foreign insect described as a Thai Black Fly. Each of the three children received thousands of bites; doctors estimated that the bites covered on average 80% of their skin. Young Tootsie had an immediate severe reaction to the bites and died a couple of days later as a result of complications from anaphylaxis. The other two children, Avon and Howie, died from secondary infections.

The City of Baltimore has cleared the site of the incident and has begun inspecting abandoned and derelict buildings in the city. The process has been slower than the city would like, as the inspectors require a police escort while performing the inspections. There have been a number of altercations between the inspectors and squatters of various types. Although no other infestations like this one have been found, there have been several sites that have needed hazmat teams to clear them.

The lawsuit between the parents of the children and the City of Baltimore has been resolved at an undisclosed amount in a sealed settlement.

Moonshine Deaths Escalating in Baltimore

Wednesday, March 16th, 2016

Since last month, Baltimore City Hospital has registered 21 deaths out of 32 patients who were admitted with suspected alcohol poisoning after drinking the popular locally made spirit. The hospital’s spokesperson said the hospital has ordered autopsies, which have yet to be performed, and is investigating. Health officials, however, suspect that the deadly culprit isn’t the popular moonshine that’s often sold out of unlabeled containers, but the toxic industrial alcohol, methanol. Similar in appearance and odor to ethanol, the alcohol found in beverages, methanol is cheaper and deadlier.

Freak Storm Hits San Diego

Wednesday, March 16th, 2016

A freak storm with wind gusts of over 60 mph tore through San Diego early Wednesday Morning. The thunderstorm hit San Diego about 4am bringing with it heavy rains, hail and damaging winds for 30 minutes. Weather forecaster Adam Conroy said what many thought may have been a weak tornado was in fact an “intense thunderstorm”.

“It was a big pulse of winds that were pushed out as the thunderstorm went through,” he explained.

“We estimate the winds were probably in excess of 60 mph.”

Machete Attacks Continue to Plague Baltimore

Tuesday, March 15th, 2016

Baltimore police continue to investigate a series of attacks and robberies in East Baltimore by a band of young men armed with machetes. Anyone with information regarding these attacks should contact the Baltimore Police Department.

Machete-related incidents have been on the rise in the city, from vigilantes guarding local businesses during last year’s riots to the recent robberies and assaults.

West Side Teen Dies from Parasitic Infection

Thursday, March 10th, 2016

Yesterday evening, West Side teen, Avon Little, age 15, died from a parasitic infection that ravaged his body. Avon had been exploring condemned houses with his friends, Tootsie Weems and Howie Carver, when they were swarmed by an exotic black fly. Each of the children received bites over the majority of their bodies. Earlier this week, Tootsie Weems died as a result of her injuries, coupled with a severe allergic reaction to the bites. The remaining victim, Howie Carver, age 12, is in critical condition and is being treated in the isolation ward of Baltimore General Hospital.

The site of the incident has been cleared by the Baltimore Office of Public Works. Animal Control is still investigating the infestation with the help of the University of Baltimore. Although the type of fly has been determined, its origin has not been. Samples of the black fly have been sent to John Hopkins, University of Maryland, and Penn State for further analysis.