Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Bear Wanders Highlands Ranch

Coyote Creek Elementary School, in Highlands Ranch, Colorado, was temporarily put on lock down, Wednesday, due to a bear in the area.

First reported around 7:30am, the bear wandered through western Highlands Ranch, most of the morning.

Douglas County Sheriffs eventually caught up with it and wildlife officers were brought in.

They were able to tranquilize the bear and moved it out of the city.

Autonomous Cars Now Legal in California

Governor Jerry Brown signed into law SB 1298, on Wednesday, that makes autonomous cars legal

The law requires California's DMV to come up with regulations for the vehicles by January 1, 2015.

Under the law, autonomous cars would still require someone to be behind the wheel, in case of emergency.

California becomes the third state to pass such a law, following Nevada and Florida.

Google and Stanford have been testing the vehicles, made by multiple manufacturers, over the past year.

Eight People Dead After Ferry Collides With Tanker

A ferry in Indonesia struck a tanker that was carrying liquefied natural gas.

Over two hundred people and seventy vehicles were aboard the ferry.

Eight people are confirmed dead, and rescuers are continuing to search for the missing.

Officials are inspecting the tanker, to ensure that it was not damaged in the collision.

With over seventeen thousand islands, making up the country of more than two hundred and forty million, ferries are an extremely common form of transportation.

Unfortunately lax safety measures and over crowding make accidents quite common.

Mexican Military Clashes With Drug Gang

Mexican military troops engaged in a firefight with a drug gang, in Southern Mexico, Wednesday afternoon.

The gang had apparently been keeping two people hostage and the military went in to rescue them.

One soldier and ten gang members were killed in the violence, while both hostages were wounded.

Afterwards, federal police confiscated drugs, weapons, and vehicles from the scene.

Explosion Rocks Oil Refinery

There was an explosion at the Irving oil refinery in Saint John, New Brunswick, Wednesday afternoon.

One of the workers, at Canada's largest oil refinery, suffered small cuts after being slammed to the ground, by the force of the blast.

An 1,100 gallon tank of potassium hydroxide over pressurized while under routine maintenance.

No other damage or injuries were reported, from the incident.

Spanish Protests Turn Violent Again

Thousands of Spanish protesters surrounded Parliament, as the government debated another set of austerity measures.

Protesters blocked police from gaining access to the building.

When more police came and attempted to force their way through the crowds, things turned violent.

Twenty-eight protesters and four police were hurt in the fighting, which included clubs, rocks, tear gas, pepper spray, and rubber bullets.

Fifty Thousand Protest in Athens

Around fifty thousand people protested in Athens, on Wednesday.

The protest and march were organized by the country's two biggest trade unions.

It was all organized to show displeasure in the latest round of cuts being made by the government.

In some places protesters threw rocks and gasoline bombs at police, who responded with tear gas.

There have been no reports of injuries.

Cooling Vest Stolen From 5 Year Old Wihout Sweat Glands

Wyatt Daring was born without sweat glands, so his body can't cool itself.

To survive anything above cold weather, he requires a cooling vest.

Unfortunately, his vest was stolen and his old one doesn't fit him right.

A new vest costs at least seven hundred dollars.

Waltz Golf Farm, in Limerick, Pennsylvania is hosting a fundraiser for Wyatt, on Tuesday October 2.

For information on how you can help or donate, please contact them.