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Published: Sunday, January 07, 2018 @ 4:20 AM
GLOUCESTER, Mass. — Thursday's nor'easter left families in Gloucester, Massachusetts, with flooded and frozen cars.
Ahead of the storm, a parking ban was issued throughout Gloucester and residents were told they could move their cars to municipal lots, like the high school.
During the storm, high tide came in and left the high school parking lot filled with water.
Plows and tow trucks spent the day in the lot as owners came to find their cars totaled.
Families and city of Gloucester now working to tow these cars after they were totaled from flooding & freezing over after yesterday’s storm. LIVE at 5 & 6PM with the aftermath @boston25 #BOMBOGENISIS #bombcyclone pic.twitter.com/86v6z24VA6— Litsa Pappas (@LitsaPappas) January 5, 2018
Athletic field at Gloucester High school now a frozen pond after yesterday’s nor’easter. We’re following the aftermath of this historic storm @boston25 starting at 4PM #BOMBOGENISIS #bombcyclone pic.twitter.com/p3ouV6nfxi— Litsa Pappas (@LitsaPappas) January 5, 2018
"We almost died when we saw it, to be honest with you. It was just like unbelievable. We were like, it was shocking," said Kathy.
The water rose to the roof of most cars, destroying the inside with salt and water.
"I found out because my buddy actually called me up and said, 'Dude, your Subaru is under water, hate to break it to you'," said Justin. "When I came down here all I could see was the roof of my car."
Friday was all about clean-up, calling insurance companies and getting the cars towed.
"We lost two cars in our home, our neighbors lost two, our other neighbors lost three," said Kathy.
Some of the drivers are just trying to stay positive.
"There's so much more to life than this right now, and you just got to move forward from here," said Justin.
Published: Saturday, February 17, 2018 @ 8:46 PM
— As of Friday, 84 children in the U.S. have died from in the flu since October, according to the CDC.
In a news conference Thursday, the CDC said that of those who died, three-fourths of them did not receive the flu vaccine.
"We continue to recommend parents get their children vaccinated even though it's late in the season," Dr. Anne Schuchat told CNN.
Health officials on Friday said about one in every 13 visits to the doctor last week was for fever, cough and other symptoms of the flu.
The flu is currently widespread across 47 states except for Oregon, which is reporting local flu activity.
Published: Saturday, February 17, 2018 @ 8:23 PM
— Jennifer Lawrence plans to take the next year off from acting in order to devote time working with a group trying to limit the influence of money in politics.
Lawrence, 27, is a member of the board of Represent.Us, a group working to pass anti-corruption laws which limit the amount of money that can be used to influence politicians.
"I'm going to take the next year off. I'm going to be working with this organization as a part of Represent.Us ... Trying to get young people engaged politically on a local level,” Lawrence told Entertainment Tonight while promoting the release of her latest movie Red Sparrow. “It doesn't have anything to do with partisan (politics). It's just anti-corruption and stuff trying to pass state by state laws that can help prevent corruption, fix our democracy."
Lawrence, one of the highest-paid actress in the world, has used her position to help causes in the past.
She participated in the Women’s March in January, posting a photo holding protest signs with Cameron Diaz and Adele.
"I stand in solidarity for Women's rights, Equal pay, DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals), CHIP (Children's Health Insurance Program)," she wrote.
Lawrence was also honored with the Sherry Lansing Leadership Award at The Hollywood Reporter’s 2017 Women in Entertainment Power 100 breakfast in December.
Published: Saturday, February 17, 2018 @ 11:57 AM
FREDERICK, Md. — A Maryland woman says there was a live surprise in a package of fish she purchased at Costco last week.
Emily Rhoades Randolph said she purchased a package of fresh cod on Feb. 9 at Costco. On Monday, she recorded video of what appears to be a worm wriggling around a corner of the sealed package and posted it on her Facebook page on Wednesday. The sell-by date on the package is the same day she recorded the video, according to Randolph.
Randolph said in the Facebook post that when she returned the contaminated fish to Costco, the clerk at the seafood counter commented that another customer had returned salmon with worms in it. Randolph said she did not receive an apology for the incident.
Published: Saturday, February 17, 2018 @ 5:19 PM
DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. — Charges are pending for a driver who hit and killed a girl while she was walking to the bus stop with her mother.
The crash happened at Rays Road and Central Drive in DeKalb County. The mother, Dawt Chin Sung, was holding Tluang Tha Men, 8, in her arms when the car struck them.
Friends and relatives said they're still in shock.
“Everyone is praying for them,” a friend said, asking not to be identified.
Close friends and relatives of Tluang gathered at the little girl’s home in Stone Mountain after they heard the horrible news.
“They hit them at the bus stop,” the friend said.
Authorities said Sung was carrying her daughter to a bus stop at the corner of Rays Road and Central Drive, which is very close to their home.
Police said they were walking in a crosswalk when Ejigayheu H. Tsegaye, 38, hit them.
Witnesses told police the bus driver put out the stop sign arm but the driver went through the green light at the intersection anyway.
The little girl was killed. Her mother was taken to the hospital with moderate injuries, police said.
DeKalb PD: 8 year old girl, struck by vehicle while crossing street to get on school bus. She is in critical condition. Mother was struck as well with moderate injuries. Both transported to the hospital. The driver is still at the scene. @wsbtv pic.twitter.com/5NP5heaJkx— Audrey Washington (@AudreyWSBTV) February 16, 2018
Investigators said they have to recreate the scene and decide if they’re going to charge the driver with a crime or not.
The driver’s relatives said that the mother and daughter were not walking in the crosswalk.
“When the accident happened, the lady, she’s not crossing in the crosswalk, she cross in the road,” the driver’s cousin, Lung Thawng, said.
Police will have the final say and the victim’s relatives said they’ll withhold their judgment pending the outcome of the investigation.
“If the stop sign was up and hit her, that’s a different story. But if the bus stop wasn’t there, I don’t know what to say about that,” the friend said.