At least six construction workers have been injured in a huge scaffolding collapse in downtown Houston.
“We are monitoring the situation very closely and working alongside authorities as we try to determine the cause of this accident. In the mean time, we are grateful to the first responders on the scene and praying that everyone is OK.”
The accident occurred just after 11am at a luxury apartment building under construction at 300 Crawford at Commerce, near Minute Maid Park.
HFD Captain Ruy Lozano says six workers have been pulled from the rubble and have been transported to area hospitals. Capt. Lozano describes the injuries as non life-threatening, but significant.
Capt. Lozano says a secondary collapse is not only possible, but highly likely. Onlookers are being moved back due to fears of further collapse.
Witness Julio Zavala says he heard the collapse and ran toward the scene, where he helped pull at least one victim from the twisted metal.com Read the rest of this entry »
A Fresno man risked life and limb to save the one thing that matters most – a rack of delicious-looking barbecue ribs.
Reid Mene reports: A recent poll conducted by The National Low Income Housing Coalition compared the average renter’s wage in each U.S. state to the wage needed to afford an average two-bedroom apartment.
The Out of Reach study, which came out in May, found that there are a considerable number of states where average workers simply cannot afford to rent two-bedrooms.
City Lab notes:
- The average American needs to earn $19.35/hour to afford a two-bedroom rental unit.
- The average hourly wage earned by American renters is $15.16. That’s 2.5 times the federal minimum wage.
- The median hourly wage of the average American worker is $17.09.
This graph shows the states with the largest gaps between average hourly wages and wages needed to rent two-bedrooms. Read the rest of this entry »
“As soon as that first burst of gunfire and screaming rang out, I’m sure Sally couldn’t get to the phone fast enough.”
INDIANAPOLIS—Once again sticking her nose where it doesn’t belong, neighborhood busybody Sally Christensen, 54, reportedly took it upon herself to report the sound of gunshots to law enforcement early Tuesday morning, sources confirmed.
“Sally only needs the smallest excuse to pry into other people’s business and then it’s off to the races. It’s like, worry about your own life and let whoever was involved in that bloody shootout worry about theirs, all right?”
“As soon as that first burst of gunfire and screaming rang out, I’m sure Sally couldn’t get to the phone fast enough,” neighbor Glenn Maurer said after learning that the homemaker and mother of three had called 911 Read the rest of this entry »
EAST VILLAGE, Manhattan – Dramatic cellphone video shows the terrifying moments after an explosion rocked an East Village building Thursday afternoon.
TULSA, Okla. (CBS Houston) — A dispute between an Oklahoma couple turned violent after a woman allegedly tried to bite her boyfriend’s penis off while he slept.
A police report obtained by KRMG says Amber Ellis and her boyfriend were out drinking and got into an argument “about how needy she had become.” After the verbal fight continued in the couple’s apartment, Ellis reportedly stormed into a bedroom and slammed the door.
Police say the man fell asleep on the couch and awoke to find Ellis “biting his (penis) off.” The victim says he tried to fight Ellis off but she responded by hitting him on the head with a laptop computer. Read the rest of this entry »
The Harris County Sheriff’s Office said Saturday night it believed the man was a distraught parent of a patient and at least two people were being held hostage at the Tomball Regional Medical Center. A supervisor at the county’s emergency dispatch center said the situation was in the critical care unit and began around 7 p.m….(read more)
New York’s Friendly Neighborhood Smack Vendors: Suspected Heroin Dealers Busted in Hoffman Death ProbePosted: February 5, 2014
Authorities entered the Mott Street building and at around 7:30 p.m. and nabbed four people after getting a tip that the “Capote” star was sold heroin there a couple of months ago.