Sunday, January 27, 2013

Queensland Drenched and Struck by Tornadoes

Hundreds of people have been evacuated due to flooding in Queensland, Australia.

One person is confirmed dead and another two are missing.

Dozens have been injured as the storm sent not just pouring rain, but at least six tornadoes.

Around seven hundred homes are thought to have been destroyed.

Residents in Brisbane, as well as New South Wales, are bracing for the storm, as it heads their direction.

Brazilian Night Club Fire Kills 232

Two hundred and thirty-two people were killed, and another one hundred and sixteen injured, Sunday morning, in a Brazilian night club fire.

It happened at Kiss in Santa Maria, about 02:00 BRST.

Hundreds of college students had packed into the club to hear a popular country band, Gurizada Fandangueira.

 Part of the show included on stage pyrotechnics, and those are being blamed for starting the fire.

According to witnesses, security had the doors locked and were not letting people exit, as in Brazil concert goers pay for their tickets, after the show.

Other witnesses said that those outside tried tearing down the walls, with their hands, to try and rescue people.

Authorities say most of the dead died from smoke inhalation and being trampled in the panic.

Investigators are looking into the stories about security, at whether the club was over capacity, and if the exits were clearly marked.

Homes Evacuated in El Paso County Due to Fire

Calhan, Colorado
A brush fire has broken out in El Paso County, Colorado.

It is just a few acres, at this time, and is located about thirteen miles south of Calhan and thirty-eight east of Colorado Springs.

Fire fighters are on the scene, and working to put out the blaze.

The El Paso County Sheriff's Office has announced that several homes are being evacuated.

This is an on going story, and we will update as information becomes available.

Israel Warns Syria Over Chemical Weapons

Two Iron Dome defense batteries were placed in northern Israel, on Sunday.

It came after Israel once again warned Syria about keeping it's chemical weapons secure.

Israel fears that Syria's chemical weapons will be captured by terrorist groups, which fight on both sides of the civil war, and turned against Israel.

Syria is known to have mustard gas, Sarin, and VX nerve agents; they may also have other chemical weapons.

Back on December 6, Syria was caught preparing bombs full of Sarin.

Those bombs have not been used and once prepared only have a shelf life of sixty days, after that time they must be destroyed.

With about a week left, Syria must use or destroy them.

Missing From Oregon: Anntonio Paredes, 14

Fourteen year old Anntonio Paredes is missing form Portland, Oregon.

He was last seen Saturday night, after a fight with his parents.

Anntonio is described as five foot four, one hundred and thirty pounds, with black hair, and blue eyes.

When last seen, he was wearing a white hoodie with blue letters on the chest, a long sleeved blue and white flannel shirt, dark jeans, a baseball cap, and K-Swiss tennis shoes.

Anyone with information should call the Portland Police Department at 503-823-0097.

1 Dead in UK Flooding

Another wave of flooding is causing the United Kingdom grief.

Seventy-nine warnings and 289 alerts are currently in place, with southwest England in the most danger.

One person has been killed by the high waters.

Dozens of people have required rescue.

No end in the rain is in sight, with warnings continuing through Tuesday.

Missing From Colorado: Dustin Havens, 16

Sixteen year old Dustin Havens is missing from Colorado Springs, Colorado.

He was last seen Saturday night.

Police are highly concerned and have listed him as "at risk", but not stated why.

Dustin is described as five foot nine, one hundred and fifty pounds, with brown hair, and blue eyes.

When last seen, he was wearing a black hoodie with gray pinstripes, jeans, and white tennis shoes.

Anyone with information should call the Colorado Springs Police Department at 303-444-7000.

He returned home safely, by Sunday night.

Missing Arizona Teen Found Safe in Oklahoma

A missing Arizona teen has been found safe.

Fifteen year old Saddie Cowart had been missing from San Tan Valley.

She had last been seen on January 8, and last heard from on January 14.

Saddie was found in Muskogee, Oklahoma, on January 27.

Police are holding her there, until her mother can pick her up.

Gold Alert: Delaware: Sean Caldwell, 26

Delaware State Police have issued a gold alert.

Twenty-six year old Sean Caldwell is missing from Felton.

He was last seen just after midnight, Sunday morning.

A gold alert was issued, as Caldwell has an unspecified medical issue, which requires attention.

Sean is described as five foot nine, one hundred and forty pounds, with auburn hair, and brown eyes.

When last seen, he was wearing a long black trench coat and blue jeans.

Anyone with information should call Delaware State Police Troop 3 at 302-697-4454.

He was located safely, by police, Sunday evening.

Morsi Announces Curfews For Egyptian Cities

After the deaths of thirty-three people, in riots, President Morsi has announced curfews for three cities.

For the next thirty days, the Egyptian military will enforce a 21:00-06:00 curfew in Ismalia, Port Said, and Suez.

The Port Said riots started as a protest against a court sentencing twenty-one people to death, for their parts in a brawl, last February.

Last year's brawl was sparked at a soccer match, in the end, seventy-four people had died.

However, all across the country, protests and riots have been taking place, since Friday, as Egyptians protest the rule of Morsi.

Troops have had to be called in, to enforce peace, in several cities.

Missing From Texas: Maria Hernandez, 41

Forty-one year old Maria Hernandez is missing from Lyford, Texas.

She was last seen on Wednesday evening.

Police, firefighters, and other searchers have not come up with a trace.

Maria is described as five foot six, one hundred and thirty pounds, with black hair, and brown eyes.

When last seen, she was wearing a blue shirt and black pants.

Anyone with information should call the Lyford Police Department at 956-793-4198. 

Her body was found on the afternoon of February 2.

Missing From Georgia: Ivey Curry, 16

Sixteen year old Ivey Curry is missing from Savannah, Georgia.

She was last seen Wednesday, after a "family discussion".

Police are highly concerned, as some of her belongings were found in a park, Sunday morning.

Ivey is described as five foot five, one hundred and twenty pounds, with strawberry blonde hair.

When last seen, she was wearing tan pants and black and lime green shoes.

Anyone with information should call the Savannah Police Department at 912-651-6990.

Missing From Louisiana: Dominique Anderson, 16

Sixteen year old Dominique Anderson is missing from New Orleans, Louisiana.

She was last seen Thursday afternoon.

Dominique is described as five foot nine, one hundred and fifteen pounds, with black hair, and brown eyes.

When last seen, she was wearing a black hooded jacket and black tights with pink, blue, and green spots. 

Anyone with information should call Crime Stoppers at 504-822-1111.

Massachusetts Boy Found Safe

A missing Massachusetts boy has been found safe.

Eleven year old Jayvon Phillips had been missing from Brockton, since Wednesday afternoon.

Police in Boston found him trying to board an Amtrak train, Saturday night.

He was returned home, by officers.

It is unclear where he stayed during the week, with temperatures below freezing.

Missing From California: Marta Michel, 49

Forty-nine year old Marta Michel is missing from Los Angeles, California.

She was last seen on the night of January 19, waiting for a bus on 4th Street and South Broadway.

Marta is described as four foot eleven, one hundred and sixty pounds, with black hair, and brown eyes.

When last seen, she was wearing a grey blouse and a grey and white skirt.

Anyone with information should call Detective Lydia Saiza of the LAPD Missing Persons Unit at 213-996-1800.