Thursday, February 22, 2018

Daily Misfortune Wednesday February 21, 2018

Daily Misfortune Wednesday February 21, 2018 --- ===
Monthly Misfortune February 2018 ---

List of incidents of terror which could be accidents, crimes, or terrorist attacks.


  1. Operation Barkhane Two French soldiers are killed after their armoured vehicle hits a roadside bomb in Mali. (France 24)
  2. Boko Haram insurgency The Nigerian military rescues 76 schoolgirls taken on Monday during a Boko Haram raid on the village of Dapchi, Yobe State. The bodies of two girls were recovered, and at least thirteen other students remain missing. (Reuters) (Daily Trust)
  3. A coach transiting the Pan-American Highway plunges off the road in Arequipa, Peru, killing 44 people. (BBC)
  4. A ferry explosion at the Playa del Carmen's pier in Mexico injures 18 people. None of the injuries appear to be life-threatening. (CBS News via MSN)

02/18/2018  British man, 18, killed in head-on car crash in New Zealand The Independent  Officers in Canterbury said Jack Roberts, who was living in the area, died after a single-vehicle crash in Maungati on the south island. Police responded to reports of a car down a bank on Pareora River Road at 2.20am local time on Sunday, officers said. New Zealand Police said Mr Roberts was the ...

02/19/2018  Kansas woman killed, 2 others injured in head-on crash on icy highway in Pottawatomie  County WAMEGO, Kan. — The Kansas Highway Patrol says a 38-year-old woman died and two other people were injured in a collision on an icy highway. The crash happened late Monday on U.S. Highway 24 east of Wamego. The patrol says a pickup truck and another vehicle collided when both drivers lost ...

02/19/2018  Head-on collision causes fatal crash in Ham Lake, Minn. KMSP-TV  HAM LAKE, Minn. (KMSP) - Authorities say Monday night's fatal crash in Ham Lake, Minnesota was caused by a head-on collision. The Anoka County sheriff's office says a 2005 Ford Taurus was traveling southbound on Lexington Avenue when it collided with a 2008 Pontiac Torrent traveling ...

02/20/2018 Nearly 2000 BWL customers lose power after vehicle hits pole Michigan Lansing State Journal About 500 BWL customers were still without power vehicle hitting a utility pole off Waverly Road, near Interstate 496, BWL spokeswoman Amy Adamy said. The pole caught fire after the crash, outage is affecting nearly 2,000 Lansing Board of Water & Light customers. ttps:// UPDATE: BWL Power: 4794 outages in mid-Michigan right now - WLNS

02/20/2018  Vehicle Crashes into Pole Cutting Off Power in the Santa Ynez Valley CA  Santa Barbara Edhat  A vehicle crashed into a power pole on Jonata Park Road Tuesday, causing a power outage in sections of Buellton and Solvang. At approximately 4:40 p.m., for unknown reasons a single vehicle collided with the pole causing power lines to fall. Santa Barbara County firefighters responded to the scene ...

02/20/2018  SUV collides with power pole in Moses Lake; no injuries reported iFIBER One News  MOSES LAKE WA - A driver drifted off the road and collided with a power pole Tuesday night in Moses Lake. Moses Lake police say the male driver was heading south on South Division Street, just past East Hill Street, when he drove off the road. It appears the SUV clipped a mailbox DUI suspected in power pole crash Tuesday night in Moses Lake  WA iFIBER One News  Jason J. Golonka, a 41-year-old Moses Lake man, was driving a Toyota 4-Runner SUV south on South Division Street when witnesses say he veered off the road and collided with a power pole, breaking the pole in half, according to Moses Lake police. Golonka reportedly continued and struck a ...

02/20/2018  2 hospitalized after head-on crash in Marysville The Daily Herald  “The vehicles collided almost head on in the northbound lanes,” police reported in a press release. Marysville firefighters and medics had to cut the door off the Honda to get the driver out. The driver, a Granite Falls man, 26, suffered critical injuries and was taken to Providence Regional Medical Center  Toyota van was southbound, turning east into a business parking lot....

02/20/2018  NJ Transit bus driver, 4 others, seriously injured in head-on crash  An NJ transit bus driver was undergoing emergency surgery Tuesday after he was seriously injured in a head-on crash with a garbage truck, according to the Essex County prosecutor's office. Four people on the garbage truck were also seriously injured. The No. 25 bus was traveling westbound just ...
NJ Transit bus driver dies after head-on crash with garbage truck, prosecutor says -

02/20/2018 Alabama officer killed, murder suspect ex-husband found dead after standoff ABC News  A police officer has been shot in Alabama and the suspect is barricaded inside a home. Mobile City Councilmen Levon Manzie and Fred Richard confirmed to WKRG-TV that the Mobile officer had been shot late Tuesday night by offering their support for the department. News outlets on the scene report Officer Justin Billa was shot Tuesday night and succumbed to his injuries at a hospital.... hourslong standoff in Alabama ended with both the suspect and a police officer dead.  officers responding to a report of a person hit had found Fonda Poellnitz dead. Police identified her ex-husband, Robert Hollie, as a person of interest and set up a perimeter around his Toulminville home. Battiste said officers called upon him to come out, but Hollie instead opened fire, striking Billa. (domestic violence terrorist?)

02/20/2018  Wrong-Way Driver Collides Head-On With Another Vehicle  A wrong-way driver in Elverta crashed head-on into another vehicle. DUI not ruled out 

02/21/2018  Atlanta police officer crashes into power pole responding to stolen vehicle call 400 outaged  Atlanta Journal Constitution  An Atlanta police officer is OK after his patrol car crashed into a power pole on Joseph E. Boone Boulevard. The accident knocked out ... An Atlanta police officer was injured early Wednesday when his patrol car spun out, crashed into a power pole and went down a wooded embankment. The officer was ... Police crash knocks out power in northwest Atlanta - FOX 5 Atlanta 02/21/2018  Police officer hospitalized after crashing into power pole  WSB Radio  ATLANTA - An Atlanta police officer is in the hospital after crashing his patrol car into a power pole in northwest Atlanta. The crash happened on Joseph E. Boone Boulevard early Wednesday morning.

02/21/2018  Gravel truck avoids collision, crashes into power pole on Bradshaw Road  Sacramento Bee  A truck carrying gravel crashed after trying to avoid hitting another truck Wednesday morning, felling power lines at Bradshaw Road and Vintage Park Drive, the California Highway Patrol reports. The gravel truck driver swerved to avoid the other truck at 6:20 a.m. and crashed into a power pole

02/21/2018  Power out in Hanover Park after vehicle strikes utility pole 100 outaged Chicago Daily Herald More than 100 residents in Hanover Park remained without power Wednesday morning after a vehicle struck a utility pole. A vehicle struck the ComEd electric pole Tuesday evening near the intersection of Lake Street and Cloverdale Road, police said. About 600 people in the area, including

02/21/2018 Overheard threat helps foil Whittier school shooting plot — assault rifles found 89.3 KPCC  A security officer overheard a student threaten to open fire at his Southern California high school, allowing officials to thwart the plot just days after a deadly shooting in Florida, authorities said Wednesday. The 17-year-old student at El Camino High School near the city of Whittier was arrested swift investigation uncovered two assault rifles and nearly 100 high-capacity magazines at his home, authorities said Wednesday. Although the 17-year-old claimed his comment was a joke and investigators didn't uncover a specific plot... national organization that tracks school threats says it's recorded about 50 a day on average since the Florida shooting, compared with about 10 a day on average.  searched... found two AR-15 rifles, 90 high-capacity magazines and two handguns, ... extensive disciplinary history at the school, was arrested on suspicion of making a criminal threat  brother is facing charges of possession of an assault weapon, importing a high-capacity magazine and other violations.

02/21/2018 Crash shuts down traffic, knocks out power pole in Tyler KSWO  According to Assistant Chief Michael Frost with Tyler Fire, Shiloh Road is shut down now between Paluxy Drive and Pine Knoll Drive. The call came in around 9 a.m. of a major accident at the intersection of Paluxy Dr. and Shiloh Rd. in Tyler. A female driver traveling westbound left the roadway and ...   TRAFFIC ALERT: Power lines blocking major roadway after car slams into power pole -

02/21/2018  Suspected impaired driver "accidentally" hits police cruiser head on Kamloops Canada  Radio NL  A Kamloops RCMP officer was uninjured after being hit head on by a drunk driver. RCMP Corporal Jodi Shelkie sa... saw a vehicle driving ahead of him weaving and striking the snowbank on the median.  “The vehicle then turned left at 3rd Avenue and proceeded to travel west on Columbia Street but in the wrong lane. ...  stopped in the far right lane in an attempt to stop the vehicle.  The vehicle then struck the police car 
02/21/2018 Two critical after Krugersdorp head-on collision eNCA  JOHANNESBURG - Two women were left critically injured on Wednesday morning after a head-on collision between a bakkie and light motor vehicle on the M13 in Krugersdorp, west of Johannesburg. ER24 Spokesperson Russel Meiring said paramedics found a woman trapped inside a bakkie.
02/21/2018 Elderly woman killed in head-on collision on Pretoria Road - Kempton Express 67-year-old woman was killed in a head-on collision between a car and bakkie on Pretoria Road on Wednesday morning.


Wrong-Way Driver Collides Head-On With Another Vehicle
CBS Sacramento
Narrow Track Cars Being Touted As Solution To California's CongestionImagine driving a car just a few inches wider than a motorcycle. One California lawmaker says so-called narrow track cars could be the solution to cutting down on congestion in major cities around the world. Wrong-Way Driver ...

Russian Bots Are Spreading False Information After The Florida Shooting
It's known that Russian groups used Facebook and other social media platforms to spread false information during the 2016 election, but now Russian bots are doing the same after the Florida shooting. So, how are tech giants thinking about tackling these issues and making sure the same thing doesn't ...

Florida school shooting suspect was fascinated by talk of guns, preoccupied with wars: School ...
ABC News
Nikolas Cruz is placed into handcuffs by police near Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School following a mass shooting in Parkland, Fla., Feb. ... was also reported to be “at times ... distracted by inappropriate conversations of his peers if the topic is about guns, people being killed or the Armed Forces.”.   individualized education plan (IEP) written for Cruz in June 2015, seven months before he transferred to Stoneman Douglas High School. His eligibility for the IEP was based on emotional/behavioral disabilities and language impairments.  IEP shows a mixed bag of an improving student with ongoing issues of self-control -- and a fascination with talk of guns. e. "He has made comments that authority figures are against him as a result of his not getting his way."  often speaks of weapons and the importance of ‘having weapons to remain safe in this world.’” no behavioral issues that had required him to be removed from the classroom, but it does note two incidents outside class; one where he was coerced into jumping out the back of a bus, and another where he was repeatedly punched by a peer because Cruz allegedly used racial slurs toward the peer.

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