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1 year 6 months ago

Building collapse kills 70 in Bangladesh

The collapse of an eight story building near the capital of Bangladesh killed at least 70 people. Officials said many more could be trapped in the rubble. The building housed a number of garment factories. Thousands of people gathered at the site today to dig through the debris. At least...

2 years 5 months ago

Southern Colorado bridge collapses

TRINIDAD, Colo. (AP) - A crack in a bridge in southern Colorado is forcing drivers to take the long route along a scenic byway that runs west from Trinidad to the Sangre De Cristo mountains. The Colorado Department of Transportation says the crack developed Wednesday evening on Colorado Highway 12...

3 years 4 months ago

Drafting a constitution on Facebook

In modern day Iceland everyone can be James Madison or Thomas Jefferson. The citizens of the North-Atlantic nation are drafting a new constitution and they're opening debate over document to the public via social media. Serving in place of the State House of Philadelphia are Facebook, Twitter, Fllickr and YouTube....

3 years 10 months ago

Engineers inspect metrodome roof

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Engineering crews are inspecting damage done to the Metrodome when its roof collapsed over the weekend. And the stadium's owners expect word before the end of the day on whether it can be repaired for next Monday's Minnesota Vikings game. A spokesman for the Metropolitan Sports...

4 years 3 months ago

Roof collapses at sauerkraut factory

FREMONT, Ohio (AP) - Authorities say one worker has died in a roof collapse at a sauerkraut factory in northern Ohio. Fremont Police Chief Tim Wiersma says three others were injured in Wednesday's accident at the Fremont Co. Wiersma says two were taken to hospitals. One person remains trapped...

4 years 8 months ago

Snow may have been factor in ice rink collapse

A fire official says snow and ice buildup may have contributed to a roof collapse at a western Pennsylvania ice skating rink, but that the cause has not been determined. Justin Shawley, assistant chief of the Rostraver Central Volunteer Fire Company, also says the initial 911 call Sunday afternoon reported...

4 years 10 months ago

Pueblo police investigate unusual death of teen

Pueblo Police are investigating the strange death of 16-year old, who allegedly collapsed while playing football. An autopsy shows Jayme McNamara died Dec. 20 from a torn aorta. The coroner says McNamara suffered some type of significant chest trauma. The teen was reportedly playing football with friends, without any protective...

5 years 2 weeks ago

Worker dies in Philly after 125-foot fall

Authorities say a construction worker has died after falling 125 feet when a tall construction lift toppled over and struck a downtown Philadelphia apartment building. Investigators want to know if the 40-year-old victim was properly strapped into the bucket of the boom lift as he worked on a church roof....

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