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Florida: Dante Martin Convicted of Manslaughter in Band Hazing Death

Florida: Dante Martin Convicted of Manslaughter in Band Hazing Death

Friday in Florida, percussionist Dante Martin, who had attended Florida A&M University and was a member of the school’s Marching 100 band, was convicted in his part of being the ringleader of a hazing ritual that brought about the death of drum major, Robert Champion, 26, in November 2011. Dante Martin, 27, was convicted in […]

Canada Suspends Visa Applications for Ebola Countries

Canada Suspends Visa Applications for Ebola Countries

Canada has suspended all visa applications for nationals and residents of countries in West Africa who are fighting Ebola. This decision follows a similar move by Australia. The Canadian government stated it would not issue and permanent residency visas that may be going through the system for people from the Ebola countries along with the […]

Virgin Galactic SpaceShip Two Goes Down

Virgin Galactic SpaceShip Two Goes Down

A search operation is underway for the pilots of the Virgin Galactic SpaceShip Two after reports that an in-flight anomaly during a test flight caused the aircraft to go down. The SpaceShip Two is designed to hold six passengers, but only the pilots were on board during this test. Parachutes were seen in the air, […]

Clark County Fire Department Vehicle Involved in Crash

Clark County Fire Department Vehicle Involved in Crash

According to officials, a fire department vehicle from Clark County was involved in an accident with a passenger car Friday morning on the southwest side of the Las Vegas Valley. Nevada Highway Patrol Trooper Loy Hinson indicated that the fire department vehicle and car collided late Friday morning at Durango Drive and Blue Diamond Road. Two paramedics […]

Columbia Missouri Police at Scene of Reported Double Shooting

Columbia Missouri Police at Scene of Reported Double Shooting

Columbia, Missouri police have responded and have arrived at  the scene of what was reported as a possible double shooting. The alleged shooting is on Woodrail Terrace, but police have just begun to arrive and no details about the possible shooting have been released as of yet. The identities of the possible victims have not […]

Earthquake Hits Kondoa in Tanzania

Earthquake Hits Kondoa in Tanzania

Just after 5 pm local time, an earthquake hit 55  kilometers south-southeast of Kondoa in the Manyara Region of Tanzania. It was a sizeable quake, and its effects were felt in several surrounding cities, though damage was minimal.  It registered  a magnitude of 5.1 and a depth of just 10 kilometers. This region has experienced […]

New York City Settles Case With Family Over Jailed Marine’s Death

New York City Settles Case With Family Over Jailed Marine’s Death

New York City has reached a settlement in a case filed by  the family of an ex-marine with mental health issues who died in his jail cell earlier in the year, according to a statement by Scott Stringer the CIty comptroller. The man, Jerome Murdough, was being held on Rikers Island in a mental health […]

Obama Calls for Paid Family Leave

Obama Calls for Paid Family Leave

President Obama is speaking on the economy at Rhode Island College and is making a number of points. He chose Rhode Island as the setting for this speech as it is one of three states in the country which have laws for mandatory paid family leave, and he is calling for that to be the […]

Ebola Quarantine in Maine Ordered by Judge

Ebola Quarantine in Maine Ordered by Judge

Maine authorities went before a judge this morning after Kaci Hickox, a nurse who has returned to the United States after spending time in Sierra Leone caring for patients with Ebola in Sierra Leone, defied a quarantine order by going out and riding her bicycle alongside her boyfriend. The judge has just issued an order […]

Connecticut School Bus With 30 Students in Accident

Connecticut School Bus With 30 Students in Accident

In Ellington, Connecticut this morning, a school bus carrying 30 students to the Center School was involved in a traffic accident. The bus was reportedly rear-ended by another vehicle. No details of the incident have yet to be announced, but it has been said that no serious injuries to any of the students have been […]

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