A woman in Deltona, Florida, entered the Deltona Water Department with a small wheelbarrow load of pennies and paid her $493 water utility bill on Monday, February 26. Dana McCool said she paid the bill with pennies in protest because she thinks that her, along with others in her municipality, have been receiving “over-inflated water bills.” She said they have had water bills as high as $700 for a month.
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Woman pays nearly $500 water bill in pennies
Toys R Us is closing all of its US stores
Chair lift in Georgia malfunctions, launches skiers into the air
Newly-built pedestrian bridge collapses over busy Miami road
Miami pedestrian bridge collapses
Camper dangles from I-275 overpass
2 killed after Navy jet crashes near Key West
Students nationwide walk out of class for the #NationalSchoolWalkout
Cambridge pays tribute to Stephen Hawking
Despite high rates of cardiac arrest, many Americans still can't perform CPR
Dog recovering after brutal attack in home
Good Samaritan uses sledgehammer to stop fleeing hit-and-run driver
Footage said to describe Navy encounter with UFO released
Video shows panicked skiers being launched from and abandoning a malfunctioning chair lift at a ski resort in the former Soviet republic of Georgia. According to news reports, the lift was made by Doppelmayr, the same Austrian-Swiss company that installed chairs at Crystal Mountain ski resort.
The chain’s CEO said the plan is to liquidate all U.S. stores, and likely those in Australia, France, Poland, Portugal and Spain. Stores in Canada, central Europe and Japan would remain open for potential buyers for those assets. Some 30,000 employees could be without jobs.
Students from across the country walked out of class on March 14, 2018 at 10am to protest gun violence and demand new legislation. The students left for 17 minutes to commemorate the 17 lives lost in the Parkland shooting.
A newly-built pedestrian bridge near Florida International University collapsed, falling on top of an unknown number of people and cars. Emergency responders at the scene said there were "multiple people injured" but have not confirmed how many.
Florida International University in Miami installed in one day a new pedestrian bridge linking the campus to Sweetwater. The bridge collapsed on Thursday, March 15, 2018 during construction, trapping people and cars underneath.
An accident Thursday, March 15, 2018, caused a camper towed by a vehicle to dangle off the edge of an Interstate 275 overpass in downtown St. Petersburg, Fla. St. Petersburg Fire Rescue said the camper had been secured shortly before noon, and authorities were waiting for a recovery service to retrieve the camper.
A Navy fighter jet crashed on March 14, while it was on approach to Boca Chica Field, Naval Air Station, Key West, Florida. A pilot and weapons system officer were onboard the jet, and were both declared dead by the Navy. A statement from the Naval Air Force Atlantic region said the two aviators were conducting a training flight in a F/A-18F Super Hornet at the time of the crash. The incident is being investigated by the Navy.
The University of Cambridge paid tribute to Stephen Hawking in a video released after his death on March 14, describing him as one of the world’s most brilliant minds. Famous for his contribution to physics, and his work popularizing science, Hawking died at his home in the early hours on Wednesday. He was 76.
More than 300 thousand people suffer cardiac arrest each year. Doing CPR properly can save someone’s life in these situations, but according to a recent Cleveland Clinic survey, only half of Americans say they know how to perform bystander CPR.
A dog is recovering in New York after a brutal attack on March 7 in South Carolina that ripped off his ears and left bite marks all over his body. "Legend" was rescued by Rescue Dogs Rock NYC in New York City after getting into a confrontation with two other dogs in South Carolina. According to a post on March 10, Legend is receiving round-the-clock care and has been trying to stand. “Legend wants to live,” the post stated.
A hit-and-run crash quickly turned chaotic in downtown Miami Sunday morning when the driver tried to get away, only to be stopped by very good Samaritans — one of whom had a sledgehammer. The suspect rolled away from the four-car crash, appearing to “be high on narcotics,” according to the arrest report. He has been ticketed 29 times in the past 10 years.
A research organization that has released declassified Department of Defense footage in the past posted a new video on March 9, which they said shows US Navy footage of an unidentified flying object off the east coast of the United States in 2015. The video was released by To The Stars Academy of Art and Science, an organization that conducts research into “exotic science and technologies.” An analysis of the video said the unidentified object showed no obvious wings or tails. To The Stars also said that there was no exhaust plume from the object, which would be visible on conventional aircraft filmed in the manner seen in the video.
In 2014, Brittany Koerselman was 15 and pregnant with the child of her 21-year-old boyfriend Jeremie Rook. With police bearing down on Jeremie with possible statutory rape charges, the Iowa couple made a trip to Missouri where 15-year-olds are allowed to marry with the consent of only one parent.