WSAV - A new map from the US Geological Survey showing the risk of earthquakes across the country puts South Carolina among the highest-risk areas. A large area around Charleston is one of the highest hazard areas in the nation, and most of the state is at elevated risk. Derrec Becker, spokesman for the SC Emergency Management Division, says, "The updated maps from USGS really confirm what we in Emergency Management have believed all along, that an earthquake really is the single greatest disaster that South Carolina would ever face.”
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
 
MYFOX New York - The hunt is on in southern New Jersey for two suspects who made off with more than $180K from Caesar’s Atlantic City casino, according to multiple media reports. The brazen robbers stole the cash from the casino floor, the robbery occurred on Monday at about 6 a.m. The masked robbers took off in a waiting vehicle. Fox Philadelphia reported that the suspects grabbed two plastic boxes full of cash from the casino floor and both of the suspects had their faces covered with masks and one had a gun.
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
 
The Courant - An overnight fire forced about a dozen people from an apartment building on Wethersfield Avenue. No one was injured in the fire, which was reported about 2 a.m. Five apartments were destroyed. Cell phone video shows flames raging on the building’s roof. "The whole back porch was on fire," said resident David Lazu. "It was ugly. I couldn’t breathe. The whole place was full of smoke. We couldn’t see. Thank God we got out. And nobody got hurt."
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
 
KPTV - The pilot and passenger of a small plane walked away after the plane they were in crashed this morning near Hubbard.The Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office reports the small plane crashed near South Meridian Road and South Whiskey Hill Road, just before 11 a.m. Officials say the plane was traveling from Lenhardt Airpark in Hubbard and headed to Mulino Airport when the pilot noticed his altitude was too low as he approached some trees.
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
 
WAVY - Two women were hospitalized after a jet ski exploded in Virginia Beach Friday evening. Bat. Chief Amy Valdez told WAVY.com emergency crews were called to the single jet ski accident in the 800 block of Spigel Drive, which is near the Lynnhaven River. One person received “traumatic” injuries and the other victim went to the hospital with burn injuries, Valdez said. Witnesses told WAVY’s Jason Marks the explosion happened as the two women were trying to start up the jet ski.
Monday, July 21, 2014
 
CNN - Two trains collided in southeastern Wisconsin on Sunday night, causing 5,000 gallons of diesel to spill, a fire official said. Three engines and 10 rail cars derailed at a point where the tracks crossed, Slinger Fire Department Chief Rick Hanke said. Residents within a half-mile radius were evacuated due to concerns over the flammability of the diesel and contamination from the spill, Hanke said. More than 100 homes are in the evacuation zone. A conductor and an engineer suffered injuries that are not life-threatening, the fire chief said.
Monday, July 21, 2014
 
T ampa Bay Times - Sam Haneiwich said he wanted to start collecting tolls from all of the people walking by his house to take pictures. The sinkhole in the road next to his home had become a Hernando County spectacle on Sunday afternoon. Neighbors from down the street, bikers out for a midday ride and families with strollers gawked at the 40-yard wide, 30-foot deep hole, some snapping photos from behind the yellow caution tape, others walking right up to where the pavement dropped off into the earth.
Monday, July 21, 2014
 
KVAL - Flames from a garage fire in the Bethel district charred the side of a neighboring house Saturday night, causing around $160,000 in damage, the Eugene-Springfield Fire Department said. Crews were called out to the house near the intersection of Wood Ave. and Nebraska St. at around 7:40 p.m. on reports that a garage was on fire. Battalion Chief Lance Lightly said a man was working on a project in the garage when the fire broke out. The man reportedly received some minor injuries when he ran inside the house to get the family’s dog.
Monday, July 21, 2014
 
KVAL - A fire ripped through a wood products plant Thursday, sending a plume of smoke up over the southern Willamette Valley. There were no reports of injuries.Fire officials said the fire could smolder for days. Witnesses reported hearing an explosion audible from as far away as South Eugene. Residents closer to the South F Street mill said the explosions shook the neighborhood. The fire started at about 4:41 p.m. at the Swanson Group Manufacturing Springfield Plywood and Veneer facility, 1651 South F St. in Springfield.
Monday, July 21, 2014
 
CNN - Nineteen inmates were injured when a roof of a private prison collapsed Saturday near Lufkin, Texas, fire officials said. Ten prisoners were taken to hospitals by ambulance, and nine were transported as "walking wounded" from Diboll Correctional Center to area hospitals, according to prison officials. At 11:30 a.m., the sheetrock ceiling of one of the five housing units in the prison collapsed, according to Management & Training Corporation (MTC), which operates the prison. "We are still trying to determine the cause of the collapse," said a statement by MTC.
Monday, July 21, 2014
 
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