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Published: Wednesday, August 26, 2015 @ 10:36 PM
Updated: Wednesday, August 26, 2015 @ 10:36 PM
A consumer class action suit against 10 automakers alleges the companies have known for years about the dangers of carbon monoxide poisoning when keyless vehicles continue to run after the drivers have left the car, taking their key fobs with them, according to reports Wednesday.
The issue identified in the lawsuit is that a driver can remove the key fob from the vehicle, mistakenly leaving the car running and emitting carbon monoxide. If the garage is attached to a home, the mistake can be deadly.
The class action suit seeks to order Toyota, Ford, Nissan, Honda, BMW, Volkswagen, Bentley, Mercedes-Benz, Hyundai and Kia to install an automatic shutdown feature on the affected vehicles.
At least 13 carbon monoxide deaths have been reported in connection with the defect, according to the suit.
The suit claims automakers have known about the defect since 2003 and could have prevented the deaths associated with the problem.
Published: Monday, June 25, 2018 @ 9:35 AM
Updated: Monday, June 25, 2018 @ 9:35 AM
LONG BEACH, Calif. — Authorities were called to a senior housing community in Long Beach early Monday after shots were reportedly heard in the area, according to multiple reports.
#BreakingNews @LBPD working a shooting at a retirement home near the area of 4th and Atlantic. Suspect is still possibly in the Building. Evacuations on the way. Large Police presence Avoid the area. More on @KTLAMorningNews— Alberto Mendez (@TheBertoMendez) June 25, 2018
Here is the latest information:
Update 9:35 a.m. EDT June 25: Fire officials told KTLA that two firefighters and a civilian were injured Monday morning at a California retirement home where shots were heard early Monday.
The extent and cause of their injuries were not immediately known.
Update 9:20 a.m. EDT June 25: Long Beach police confirmed to KCBS-TV that officers were responding to reports of a shooting Monday morning at Covenant Manor on E. 4th Street.
“All I can confirm at this time is that there has been a shooting,” Long Beach police Sgt. Brad Johnson told KCBS-TV. “(It’s) not an active shooter situation. (The) investigation is ongoing.”
Update 8:55 a.m. EDT June 25: Authorities continued Monday morning to search the retirement home, identified by KCBS-TV as Covenant Manor.
The news station reported authorities were called just after 4 a.m. to a report of an explosion and shooting at the building, however, officials did not immediately confirm the report.
Two people told KTLA they heard what sounded like gunshots in the area early Monday.
Update 8:05 a.m. EDT June 25: According to KCBS-TV producer Mike Rogers, an “active shooter and 3rd alarm fire” were reported early Monday in Long Beach.
KTLA’s Alberto Mendez reported that the incident occurred “at a retirement home near the area of 4th and Atlantic.”
“Suspect is still possibly in the building,” he added.
One woman told KTLA that she heard gunshots.
Published: Monday, June 25, 2018 @ 9:10 AM
ORLANDO, Fla. — After Hurricane Maria tore through Puerto Rico, many on the island moved to the mainland United States while their community recovered, leaving most of their possessions behind.
Some evacuees even had to leave their dogs behind on the island—but one local animal rescue wanted to change that.
The Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando flew in a group of dogs from the island to reunite them with their owners Sunday.
According to the pet rescue, one man traveled from Texas to be reunited with his dog.
Published: Monday, June 25, 2018 @ 9:26 AM
— After decades of service to her students, one metro Atlanta teacher had one final lesson to impart.
Tammy Layne Waddell died June 9 at Northside Hospital Forsyth after a prolonged illness. At her funeral June 12, dozens of backpacks filled with school supplies lined the pews.
The donated supplies were Waddell’s last request to honor her lifelong passion for helping children in need, according to her family.
“My cousin, a teacher, wanted backpacks with supplies brought to her funeral instead of flowers for needy students,” Brad Johnson said on Twitter. “Serving others to the end.”
Johnson shared photos of the backpacks and of Waddell’s fellow teachers, who served as honorary pallbearers at the funeral, he said.
Over her career, Waddell worked as a paraprofessional and a teacher at Sawnee Elementary, Cumming Elementary and Haw Creek Elementary in the Forsyth County school district, according to her family.
Honorary pallbearers... Teachers who had taught with her through the years... pic.twitter.com/CyB2pBbBNy— Dr. Brad Johnson (@DrBradJohnson) June 19, 2018
Johnson’s initial tweet has since been shared more than 2,500 times, garnering praise for Waddell and her legacy as an educator.
Former students who left condolences on an online guestbookdescribed Waddell as a compassionate and inventive teacher who encouraged students to do their best.
“The best teacher ever I’ve ever had,” one student wrote.
Published: Monday, June 25, 2018 @ 7:33 AM
— With temperatures consistently reaching over 100 degrees, snakes in Arizona may try to find respite from the heat in any way possible. A family in Buckeye, Arizona are now warning pool users to check their noodles before jumping into the water.
According to the Buckeye Fire Department, the unidentified family left two noodles against a wall and found rattlesnakes inside them. The fire department posted the warning over the weekend on Facebook, but did not say when the homeowners found the snakes.
But they said that it is not uncommon. They have found other reports of snakes that lay eggs, depositing the eggs in pool noodles that have been left outside.
A snake expert told KNXV that the snakes are looking for a hiding place because of the high summer temperatures and the best way not to be surprised by a snake in pool toys is to not leave them out.
“Anything that a snake or a rodent can hide under, try to eliminate it,” Greyson Getty, a snake relocater told KNXV. “Try to keep everything neat and tidy.”
He added that snakes are looking for dark areas, so keep pool toys in a container that can close or on a shelf, KNXV reported.