News Sports Entertainment Real Estate 77° Full Menu 77° eEdition Customer Service Newsletters News News Local Crime Databases Education Election Politics Nation/World Special Reports Carolina College Bound Corrections Columnists Retro Charlotte Your Schools All Blogs & Columns Sports Sports Carolina Panthers Charlotte Hornets That's Racin' High Schools College Sports Charlotte Knights/MLB Other Sports Blogs & Columnists Inside the Panthers Inside the NBA Prep Insiders Scott Fowler Tom Sorensen All Blogs & Columns Politics Politics Elections Business Business Banking Stocks Center Top Workplaces National Business What's in Store Development All Blogs & Columns Living Living Religion Food & Drink Health & Family Home & Garden CLT Style Travel Living Here Guide Blogs & Columnists I'll Bite Kathleen Purvis All Blogs & Columns Entertainment … [Read more...] about Tiger Woods’ return to Quail Hollow sure to cause chaos. Club officials can’t wait.
Last Updated Jan 15, 2018 10:15 AM EST JAKARTA, Indonesia -- A mezzanine floor inside the Jakarta Stock Exchange tower collapsed on Monday, injuring nearly 80 people and forcing a chaotic evacuation. Security camera footage circulated online showed the collapse, with a group of people plunging several meters (feet) to the ground as the structure gave way beneath them. People fled the building through a lobby strewn with debris. Emergency personnel tended to the injured on the grass and pavement outside the tower. National police spokesman Setyo Wasisto said most of the injured were college students from Palembang in Sumatra who were visiting the stock exchange as part of a study tour. Wasisto ruled out terrorism as a cause of the collapse. "There is no bomb element in the incident," he said. A spokeswoman for Jakarta's Siloam Hospital said it had received more than two dozen victims. A college student from Palembang said she felt a tremor just before the floor collapsed. … [Read more...] about CBS News Logo Jakarta Stock Exchange mezzanine collapse causes chaos, injures dozens
In early February, Montgomery College accidentally sent a text message warning of an active shooter to 9,000 cellphones subscribed to the Maryland school’s emergency alert system. It was a false alarm, the latest example of human error triggering one of the most terrifying notifications a campus community could receive.The formula is familiar: An employee at a large institution — often a college or university, required by the Clery Act to issue emergency notifications for certain incidents — hits the wrong button while testing or tinkering with that institution’s alert system, causing thousands of phones to buzz and many more people to panic until a correction is issued. Sometimes the delay is long enough for outside law enforcement to arrive.Mistakes in this mold don’t occur often, but their frequency ought to raise concern. In January, at Lower Columbia College in Washington state, an IT department employee sent an active shooter alert by accident while … [Read more...] about False ‘active shooter’ alerts cause chaos, danger
Emergency responders dealt with a steady stream of calls Friday as heavy winds upended utility poles, downed wires and felled trees, causing numerous road hazards around the county.The number of county residents without power fluctuated between 4,000 and over 6,000 from late morning into the evening, according to PP&L.County 911 reported over 400 storm-related incidents in more than two dozen municipalities Friday, including road closures, traffic signal malfunctions and a few vehicle crashes.Dispatchers couldn't yet estimate the scope of overall damage around the county as of Friday night, but confirmed "damage all over the place," including cars and houses hit by trees, wires and other debris.Responders closed Norman Wood Bridge on Route 372 in Martic Township shortly after 3:10 p.m., when a tractor-trailer was blown onto its side while crossing.Winds were too dangerous for crews to approach the truck and remove it, according to scanner reports.The bridge is likely to remain … [Read more...] about Thousands left without power Friday as damaging winds caused chaos around Lancaster County
1 of 8 View 8 Items Jacob Wiegand, Deseret News Ricardo Jimenec, in green, and Ricardo Gavino, both from Mexico, shovel snow in front of Ski 'N See in Sandy on Monday, Feb. 19, 2018. The Salt Lake City area saw significant snowfall Sunday night and into Monday. Related Links Photos: Slow-moving storm sliding south; forecast calls for wintry conclusion to Presidents Day holiday Hey, where's all the snow? Photos: Winter returns to Wasatch Front SALT LAKE CITY — Amid an unusually warm and dry Utah winter, a snowstorm pounded the Wasatch Front on Monday causing chaos on the roads and rejoicing at the ski resorts. The late-night and early morning blizzard snarled traffic and caused delays during the Presidents Day commute and persisted throughout the afternoon as crashes continued to stack up. As of 3:30 p.m., the Utah Department of Public Safety reported 458 crashes along Wasatch Front counties. Of those crashes, four involved UHP … [Read more...] about Snowstorm pounds Utah causing chaos on roads, skiers to rejoice