Monday, March 4, 2013

Saskatchewan Storm Turns Deadly

As much as eight inches of snow hit Saskatchewan, during Monday morning.

Combined with winds, the storm has made travel rather difficult.

The RCMP reported over one hundred and fifty storm related accidents, by noon.

In Stockholm, one person was killed in an accident, while two more people were hospitalized.

Sections of the Trans Canada Highway were closed as accidents blocked the way.

The highway had been closed over night, but was reopened at day light.

Despite the hazardous weather, schools stayed open.

3 New Sites of Ash Die Back Found in Wales

Britain's ash die back continues to spread.

Three new cases have been found so far in 2013.

All three locations are newly planted areas in Wales.

The die back is being caused by a fungus known as chalara fraxinea.

It was first discovered, in the UK, on March 7, 2012.

Since then, it has spread to hundreds of sites all over England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, and Wales.

Chalara fraxinea was brought over by infected wood from the Netherlands, and since has been declared a national emergency.

Concern, over the spread of the fungus, is such that there's even an app to map locations where it has spread to.

The same fungus has killed over ninety percent of the ash population in Denmark.

Syrian Soldiers Killed in Iraq

Forty-eight Syrian soldiers as well as nine Iraqi quards were killed, on Monday.

They were in the Anbar Province of Iraq, when their buses were attacked.

On Saturday, the Syrians had crossed the border to escape rebel forces.

Iraq was transporting them back to Syria.

The Defense Ministry of Iraq called it, "an attack against the sovereignty of Iraq, its land, and its dignity, and a clear violation of human rights".

It is becoming more difficult to contain Syria's civil war, within the borders of Syria.

Doctors Claim to Cure HIV in Toddler

Doctors in Mississippi claim to have cured HIV, in a toddler.

The child was born in July 2010, and within thirty hours put on an aggressive HIV therapy.

According to doctors, the little girl is now completely HIV free, and therefore considered cured.

Normally it takes up to six weeks to diagnose for HIV, but doctors considered the newborn to be at such a high risk that they began the treatments as soon as possible.

As the infection was confirmed, doctors continued the treatments until no sign of the virus was findable.

Raqqa Falls to Syrian Rebels

Raqqa fell to the Syrian rebels, on Monday.

The strategic city, along the Euphrates River, is the first provincial capital to fall to rebel forces.

If rebels can hold the town it would be further proof that the Assad regime is declining faster.

With fighting become more intense in Damascus and other cities, the government seems to have allowed some cities to fall, in order to preserve ones deemed of utmost importance.

The increased fighting has also caused the death toll to grow even faster.

An estimated seventy-three thousand people have been killed in the nearly two year conflict.

Missing From Texas: 16 Year Old Female: Located Safe

A Sixteen year old girl is missing from Corpus Christi, Texas.

She was last seen Thursday morning, when she left for school.

She is described as five foot six, one hundred and forty pounds, with blonde hair, and hazel eyes.

Anyone with information should call the Corpus Christi Police Department at 316-886-2600.

She reported her self safe to us, on Sunday, December 22, and asked for her information to be removed.

Missing From Virginia: Jennifer Romero, 16

Sixteen year old Jennifer Romero is missing from Augusta County, Virginia.

She was last seen on Saturday, March 2.

No description, beyond the photo, has yet been released.

Anyone with information should call the Augusta County Sheriff's Office at 540-245-5333.

Missing From Illinois: Robbie Garrett, 40

Forty year old Robbie Garrett is missing from Chicago, Illinois.

She was last seen Sunday morning.

Concerns are high as she is without her necessary medication for bipolar disorder.

Robbie is described as five foot one, one hundred and sixty-five pounds, with black hair that is possibly died, and brown eyes.

When last seen, she was wearing a pink hat, a brown coat, blue jeans, and black boots.

Anyone with information should call the Chicago Police Department's Area Central Special Victims Unit at 312-747-8380.