Josh Margolin, Kirstan Conley and Beth Defalco
New York Post
April 16, 2013
NYPD cops yesterday flooded city streets, landmarks and transit hubs — while scrutinizing live video feeds at key spots for suspicious activity — in the wake of the Boston Marathon bombings.
“This changes everything here,’’ one grim-faced source told The Post of yesterday’s terror attack.
“Everyone’s on high alert. Our marathon was canceled in November. Who knows if that changed someone’s plans [...]
Grabbing shovels large and small, residents and emergency workers across the Northeast struggled to dig out on Sunday after a gigantic midwinter storm left much of the region buried under drifting snow.
City streets resembled ski slopes or mountain passes, with cars and even some houses obscured by a thick blanket of white. More than three feet of snow fell in parts of Connecticut, and more than two feet accumulated [...]
Evidence is increasing from multiple scientific fields that exposure to the natural environment can improve human health.
In an analysis of 18 years of data from 1,296 counties in 15 states, researchers found that Americans living in areas infested by the emerald ash borer, a beetle that kills ash trees, suffered from an additional 15,000 deaths from cardiovascular disease and 6,000 more deaths from lower respiratory disease when compared to uninfected [...]
Flooded streets and power outages weren’t going to stop Marsha Hedgepath from making her shift atNew Jersey’s Community Medical Center on time.
Tossing her scrubs in a grocery bag and bundling herself up with scarves, mittens and a hat, the emergency room technician waded through more than 200 yards of debris-filled floodwater to get to her hospital just hours after Hurricane Sandy battered much of the East Coast.
Not only did Hedgepath [...]
Rats escaping New York floods could infest homes
Urban rats carry wide range of diseases, including plague
Rats scurrying to escape rising floodwaters in New York could spread diseases as they infest new areas, according to a nature expert.
A 13ft wall of water caused by the storm surge and high tides have caused severe flooding to subways and road tunnels in the city and torrents of water poured into city streets.
The rising [...]
Oct 28, 2012
Called a “monster storm,” Hurricane Sandy is much more than a hurricane. It’s a hybrid monster storm system that weather experts are now warning could cause $1 billion in damage when it strikes the U.S. eastern seaboard early Tuesday morning.
If you’re living anywhere near Philadelphia, Boston, Delaware or surrounding states, you have a very limited window of opportunity to get ready with everything you’ll need to ride out [...]
TEHRAN — Expressing anger at the film mocking Muhammad that has triggered protests across the Middle East, roughly 400 young men and women gathered Thursday near the Swiss embassy in Tehran, chanting, “Death to the United States and death to Israel and death to England!”
The protests had been called to take place at the Swiss embassy because it represents American diplomatic interests in Iran. Riot police and ordinary officers cordoned off the [...]
CHICAGO (CBS) – City Streets and Sanitation workers say they were shocked when they walked into a garbage truck garage that had been converted into a temporary clinic for wellness screenings.
Streets and San employee Marty Zamora told WBBM Newsradio’s Steve Miller that, in his 29 years with the city, he’s seen a lot of garbage, but when he saw that a garbage truck garage at Ferdinand Street and Tripp Avenue had [...]
(Reuters) – Deadly torrential rains submerged much of the Philippine capital and surrounding areas on Tuesday, forcing nearly 270,000 people to flee their homes with more flooding expected in the north of the country as a tropical storm passes through the region, officials said.
Steady rains for the past 10 days, killing more than 50 people, are set to continue until Wednesday.
Philippines landslide resulting from flooding kills nine
The video below shows [...]
July 18, 2012
If you’re on the streets of Albuquerque, New Mexico sometime soon, don’t be surprised to see one very peculiar vehicle driving through town. And no, it’s not the Oscar Mayer Wienermobile.
Law enforcement agencies in Albuquerque have announced that they’ve procured a mobile surveillance trailer — a $68,000 piece of machinery that is equipped with four remote-controlled cameras attached to an extendable 30-foot boom. The entire surveillance hub run [...]
St. Louis residents praise sight of military vehicles in neighborhoods
Paul Joseph Watson
Monday, June 25, 2012
Following reports last week that U.S. Army wheeled tanks would be rolling down residential streets and highways in St. Louis as part of a training program, local news media channels featured interviews with residents who praised the sight of troops on the streets as a valuable crime-fighting tool similar to that used in foreign countries.
Sightings of vehicles provokes fears of martial law
Paul Joseph Watson
Friday, June 22, 2012
St Louis City residents have been warned to not be alarmed at the sight of U.S. Army tanks rolling down residential neighborhoods after sightings of the vehicles provoked fears of martial law.
The exercise is part of a U.S. Army program run by military police from Fort Meade, Maryland focused around training MPs from St. Louis how to [...]
We spent most of yesterday on a beach in Devon — the family and me, that is. The sun was shining, the sand golden; gentle surf washed the shore against a backdrop of soft woods and green fields rising from the shore.
I mention these holiday scenic details only to make the point that our world yesterday — and yours, too, I expect — looked pretty much the way it did [...]
TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — An alert Washington state teenager likely prevented an accident when he woke up a sleeping bus driver who had nodded off at the wheel while entering an Interstate 5 onramp in Tacoma.
A surveillance camera on the school bus recorded 17-year-old Emmanuel Williams jump from his seat and rush to the front of the bus after seeing the driver’s head go down.
Williams told KOMO News that he [...]
From Sovereign Man:
Did you hear about the latest civil unrest in Syria? Police in full riot gear swarmed peaceful students who were staging a completely nonviolent, human-chain sit-in at a university campus.
The Syrian police came up at point-blank range and hosed these kids down with pepper spray. If you’ve never been assaulted with pepper spray before, let me assure you that it is easily one of the most uncomfortable experiences [...]
EU lawmaker: ideas to boost crisis fund fall short
Berlusconi’s Fraying Coalition Fueling Calls for Early Vote
Italy Sells 10.5 Billion Euros of Debt as Borrowing Costs Rise in Auction
Spain borrowing rates jump in short-term debt sale
Los Angeles Pension Cuts Anticipated Return to 7.75%, Raising City Deficit
San Jose mulls new parcel tax to fix city streets
EU Official: IMF Sees 60% Greek Debt Writedown Too Small
Merkel Calls For Higher PSI In Greece [...]
LAKE MARY, Fla. — People in Lake Mary, an Orlando suburb, say someone has been throwing hundreds of dirty diapers along their streets for months, possibly years.Spotting the diapers is easy. Nestled between common trash, they appear along roadsides, one by one, spaced apart is if someone threw each one out of a moving car. And they can be found in the hundreds.Police think [...]
Inspired by the events in New York City, protesters begin assembling in several cities across the U.S.
12:34PM BST 02 Oct 2011
As police arrested hundreds of protesters on the Brooklyn Bridge in New York City, more demonstrations began to spring up across the U.S.
In Los Angeles, protesters gathered in front of City Hall and danced on buses with “peace” emblazoned on the side.
A smaller protest was held in Chicago’s financial [...]
SACRAMENTO – Restaurant owner Gary Honeycutt says a push in California’s Legislature to ban the plastic foam containers he uses to serve up takeout meals could cost him thousands of dollars in an industry where profit margins are razor thin.
BJ’s Kountry Kitchen, in the heart of California’s farm country, uses about 26,000 of the 9-inch foam clamshells a year, mostly for takeout by the customers [...]
Red-light cameras monitor the traffic at the corner of Second Ave. and E. 42nd St.
Mayor Bloomberg wants to blanket the city with red light cameras – and maybe even publish the names of scofflaws who blow through intersections.
“I think we should have ‘em on every corner if we could,” the mayor said of the controversial cameras that trigger tickets to drivers caught running red lights.
A breastfeeding D.C. police officer was forced to take leave without pay after the department refused to bend a new policy and allow her to work a desk job.
Officer Sashay Brown returned to work in May after having her second child. At first, she worked a desk job. Soon after, though, she was forced to patrol the city streets under a new department policy that was meant to force officers [...]
Teens Helped Unsupervised, Roaming Children in Jersey City: MyFoxNY.com
MYFOXNY.COM – Several children were spotted running around a Jersey City street on Wednesday. They were naked and hungry and their mother was nowhere in sight. Two teenage girls came to the rescue.
“They were running up and down the road- no clothes on,” said Nilaja Wyatt, 17. She decided to take control of the situation after her friend Aaliyah Glover said [...]
Starting this month, the city of Coral Gables will issue warning notices to owners of pickup trucks who do not park their trucks inside their garages at night.
Since the 1960s, the city has banned people from parking their pickup trucks in their driveways or on city streets from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m.
After Aug. 8, Coral Gables will start issuing tickets to people who violate the parking ban.The [...]
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Someone is stealing trash cans from Pittsburgh neighborhoods.
KDKA Investigator Marty Griffin reports 50 trash cash cans have been snatched off the streets. They are worth about $1,000 each.
“It seems very odd to me that somebody would be running around stealing the cans from the streets of Pittsburgh,” Peggy Ferber, of Pittsburgh, said. “I mean, we need those cans. We paid for those cans.” – Source
By SARAH EL DEEB
The Associated Press
Thursday, March 10, 2011; 1:36 PM
CAIRO — Saudi police have opened fire at a rally in the kingdom’s east in an apparent escalation of efforts to stop planned protests.
Government officials have warned they will take strong action if activists take to the streets after increasing calls for large protests around the oil-rich kingdom to press for democratic reforms.
A witness in the eastern [...]
Courtesy of Michael Snyder at Economic Collapse
The stunningly violent food riots in Tunisia and Algeria show just how quickly things can change.Â Just a few months ago, these two northern Africa nations were considered to be very stable, very peaceful and without any major problems.Â But now protesters are openly squaring off with police in the streets.Â Many of the protesters are throwing “fire [...]