The Duluth, Minn., Police Department released dash cam video showing a suspect ramming his vehicle into a police car during a traffic stop before fleeing in the stolen black Chevy Tahoe on Saturday. The vehicle was later located but the suspect is still at large.
Teachers and students at Academia Bautista de Puerto Nuevo in San Juan, Puerto Rico jump for joy after the school gets electricity back for the first time in the 112 days since Hurricane Maria's landfall. Video courtesy of Academia Bautista de Puerto Nuevo.
The Park Hills Police in Kentucky released a dash cam video Monday showing a car slamming into one of the department’s patrol cars after hitting a patch of black ice. The department posted a statement on their Facebook page: “In my opinion had they not hit my police unit, this vehicle could have hit the telephone pole or rolled down the embankment. The driver could have been seriously injured. So even though my unit is damaged and can be repaired there was thankfully no physical injury to the driver.”
Dramatic video shows a Dekalb County (GA) Fire Rescue Department captain catching a child dropped from a ladder during an apartment fire near Atlanta. Two different firefighters caught children dropped to them during the fire. Video courtesy of Dekalb County Fire Rescue Dept.
A man in Lexington, Kentucky, struggled to hold his balance as he made the arduous trek from his front door to his pickup truck during freezing temperatures on Monday, Jan. 8. Wintry conditions caused havoc for many Lexington commuters. Lexington native Keven Moore shared a clip of his Monday morning slip to Facebook.
In 1840, males outnumbered females 8.68 million to 8.38 million in the United States. By 1950, there were more females than males for the first time in U.S. history, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. See other statistics showing how America has changed over the last 225 years.
The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department in North Carolina released a video on their Facebook page showing a couple of their police officers engaging in a snowball fight with some children in east Charlotte this past weekend. The family used a snow-making machine to create the snow in their yard.
The San Diego Fire-Rescue Department released a video showing two of their firefighters assisting an animal control officer freeing a dog who had gotten his head stuck in a metal gate. The incident happened Jan. 6.
Vehicles were stuck in mud as water and debris rushed down a hill in Burbank, California, on Tuesday, January 9. Heavy rains swept through the area overnight, and the National Weather Service said rainfalls in excess of three inches could be expected by Tuesday night. Burbank police posted video of the mud rushing down Country Club Drive, which was an area officials had issued a voluntary evacuation order. Country Club Drive was also closed due to “flooding, heavy debris and water flow, and mudslide activity.” Video courtesy of Burbank Police Department.
Firefighters rescued a girl from a mudslide in Montecito, California, on Tuesday, January 9. At least five people died in mudflows in the town as heavy rain hammered southern California, local reports said. The 101 Freeway was shut down in the same area as the rain caused waist-high mudflows, the news report said. At least three homes were knocked from their foundations, and firefighters worked to free those trapped in vehicles and homes. This footage shows firefighters rescuing the girl from the mudflow, as well as a search dog helping to look for victims. Video courtesy of Santa Barbara County Fire Department.
A North Carolina “swamp park” has posted a video explaining how alligators survive in a frozen pond and it’s both creepy and bizarre. The cold-blooded devils essentially allow themselves to be frozen in place, with their noses just above the surface, according to a video posted on Facebook by Shallotte River Swamp Park.
The Stafford County Sheriff’s Office has released dashcam footage of a December 28 police chase during which shots were fired at a patrol car. The chase ended when the suspect’s vehicle, a Ford Explorer, flipped.