Archive for June, 2016

Nearly 100 Deaths in Somalia due to a Mysterious Virus

Thursday, June 30th, 2016

The Somali Disaster Management Agency announced the registration of nearly 100 deaths in the central province of Juba in southern Somalia. The Acting Director of the agency stated that the medical sources in the province show that the deaths recorded were the result of an unknown virus. The director added that severe acute diarrhea and vomiting are the main symptoms of this strange epidemic. A Somali official stated that there had been about 40 deaths, mostly children and women in Middle Juba province. It should be noted this region lies entirely under the control of al Shabaab rebels, which could hamper any relief efforts.

Woman Tears off Her Own Face

Saturday, June 18th, 2016

Detroit, MI – A 33-year-old woman clawed her face off on an afternoon commuter train, leading to safety concerns surrounding false nails on public transportation.


Saturday, June 18th, 2016

The New Mexico Department of has confirmed a case of plague in a 16-year-old boy from Rio Arriba County who is currently hospitalized. Confirmatory testing was conducted at the Scientific Laboratory Division. This is the 1st human case of plague in New Mexico and in the USA in 2016.

“We will conduct an environmental investigation at the teen’s home to look for ongoing risk and to ensure the health of the immediate family and neighbors,” said Department of Health Secretary spokesperson. “Staff will go door-to-door to neighbors near the patient’s home to inform them about plague found in the area and educate them on reducing their risk.”

Plague is a bacterial disease of rodents and is generally transmitted to humans through the bites of infected fleas, but can also be transmitted by direct contact with infected animals, including rodents, wildlife and pets.

Ohio Water Alert

Friday, June 17th, 2016

Warning signs have been placed at Buckeye Lake boat ramps after tests by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) showed high levels of algae toxins there.

ODNR performed the tests last week after learning that separate, non-recreational tests conducted by the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency showed high microcystin levels.

ODNR testing conducted at the docks and boat launches showed microcystin levels at 50 parts per billion, said an agency spokesman.

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.

Preacher Resigns After Sexual Assault Allegations

Friday, June 10th, 2016

Morgantown, WV- Clint “Rusty” Alderman, pastor of the First United Methodist Church of Three Churches, has resigned after allegations of misconduct with a minor were made by Aleigh Whitacre, also of Three Churches, West Virginia.  Miss Whitacre, now 36, volunteered extensively with the church when she was a teenager, but did not feel comfortable coming forward about the incidents until recently.  It is yet unclear whether a formal investigation will follow.

Murray Valley Encephalitis

Friday, June 3rd, 2016

Health authorities in the Northern Territory have issued an alert for the potentially fatal mosquito-borne virus Murray Valley Encephalitis (MVE).

The virus is a severe infection that causes inflammation of the brain, as well as affecting the nervous system. It is considered rare, part of the same group of viruses as dengue fever and Zika, and there is no vaccine.

Health authorities have kept a close eye on the mosquito-borne virus for years through the use of chickens. A professor of the School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences at the University of Queensland, said researchers release chickens that mosquitoes will feed on and then take regular blood samples from the chickens. “Those blood samples are sent to a central pathology lab; in this case, it would be down in Perth,” he said. “They test for antibodies, and they can test for specific MVE antibodies. And when they get a positive signal, they know there’s some MVE activity in the region.”

Tragic Accident in Warminster

Friday, June 3rd, 2016

Warminster, PA- The St. John Boscov’s Massacre Tragedy struck Warminster Pennsylvania on Friday May 13th, in what is being called a freak accident 32 people died on the Cyclotron – a carnival ride.  Families looked on in horror as what would normally be a fun-filled adventure became a bloodbath, the ride having a catastrophic failure dropping the cabin of the ride plummeting to the asphalt below.  The ride operator Robert Barnell was a army veteran – investigations on his whereabouts are still unknown.

Camera footage from local traffic cameras do not provide conclusive counts on how many were on the ride at the time of the accident, many bodies were unidentifiable leaving many missing persons cases to be resolved – and many more grieving families left with questions unanswered.  Witnesses on the scene described it as “a horror I will never be able to forget.” Massive damage was sustained by the property and the church facilities.

It is a miracle that more people weren’t harmed, multiple witnesses on the scene were taken to the hospital for psychological trauma and wounds associated to the accident.  We recommend taking a visit to our website and viewing video footage we have from the scene of the accident.  Our hearts go our to all the poor angels who were lost on this day.

Nine Young Children Slain

Thursday, June 2nd, 2016

Detroit, MI – Police are on the hunt for a serial killer, as it is now believed that a series of murders of children, all under the age of four, can be attributed to the same individual or organized group.  The first three children went missing two weeks ago, followed by three the following week, and three more this week.  The bodies of two deceased children were also stolen from the morgue.  Photos of the bodies, arranged in patterns, were emailed to the newspaper editor on Monday.

Yellow Fever Vaccination Campaign

Thursday, June 2nd, 2016

A mass vaccination campaign against yellow fever has kicked off in the Democratic Republic of Congo, following an outbreak of the disease in the country.

The immunization aims to cover about 2 million people in the zones lying at the border with neighbouring Angola. It will however exclude pregnant women and children below 9 months.

The campaign, financed by Megadon Phramacuiticals comes after 148 cases were confirmed in the country including 64 cases imported from Angola. 17 people in the Congo Central region have lost their lives as reported by different hospitals in the province.

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.