Florida Gov. Rick Scott attended the Florida National Guard deployment ceremony of the 260th Military Intelligence Battalion at the Florida National Guard Robert A. Ballard Armory in Miami on Friday, Jan. 19, 2018.
A Placer County Sheriff’s deputy and another California Highway Patrol officer rescued a dog trapped under a vehicle after being hit on Highway 80 east of Penryn, California on January 18. The Placer County Sheriff’s Office said a deputy was driving along the eastbound lanes of traffic when the deputy saw a bloodhound running frantically across the highway. Other motorists tried to avoid hitting the scared dog, and the deputy tried to slow traffic and save the animal from the busy roadway. The dog then ran the opposite direction, where he was hit by a passing car, becoming pinned underneath with its paw under the rear tire. Using a floor jack, the two officers were able to lift the car and save the dog.
Marilyn Aguilera, the driver who maimed the popular South Dade High principal Javier Perez in a drunken crash plead guilty in court today. She was sentenced to 5 years in prison plus 3 years probation.
Two agile thieves cut a hole into the roof of a Dania Beach warehouse two days before Christmas and, with the help of awaiting accomplices, loaded up and drove off with half a million dollars in electronic equipment.
It was a close call for a tow-truck driver on a Detroit, Michigan, freeway on January 17, when a car slammed in to the driver’s truck as he was towing a car. The dashcam footage was posted to the Michigan State Police Metro Detroit Twitter account, pleading for people to slow down in bad weather. “The trooper saw it coming and was trying to get another car to block the ramp,” the post said. A car can be seen slamming in to a truck, knocking the towed car off the truck, nearly hitting the driver. The driver managed to avoid the cars and escaped unharmed.
An off-shore storm in the Pacific caused flooding and damage to coastal towns across Washington and Oregon on Thursday, January 18. Video by Laurie Collin Deranleau shows waves hitting the shore in Westport where waves reached about 30 feet high. The US Coast Guard Station At Quilayute River also took video of showing the ocean swell near the mouth of the river in the village of La Push, Washington. A large amount of ocean foam can be seen washed up on the shore.
A bus in east China's Jiangxi Province narrowly escaped a deadly landslide. In the video, the bus is driving at a normal speed on a highway in Dexing City, when rocks and mud suddenly rain down from the mountain. The bus speeds up and narrowly escapes disaster.
The City of Miami Beach is spending $500 million to raise roads and seawalls. So far about 13% of the city has been raised 2 feet. With Sea Level Rise expected in as soon as 30 years to reach 2 feet, the City will have to start raising roads again. The City has only 58 miles of sea walls to get ready by then!