292 Missing and 4 Dead, in South Korea Ferry Disaster

 

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292 Missing, 4 Dead, After Ferry Carrying South Korean Students Sink

Four people were killed, 292 remain missing, after a ferry carrying mostly high school students sunk off the southern coast of South Korea on Wednesday. Officials say the death toll is expected to rise drastically, as dozens of rescue ships and aircraft continue searching for survivors.

The ferry was set to sail from Incheon Tuesday evening heading for Jeju, a popular tourist destination about located 12 hours away. The ferry sent a distress signal at about 9 a.m. local time on Wednesday morning,  after it began leaning to one side. The cause of the accident has not been determined.

Student in Custody for Franklin Regional High School Stabbing Rampage

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Student in Custody for Franklin Regional High School Stabbing Rampage (Credit: WTAE via Twitter)

A student is in police custody in the Franklin Regional High School stabbing rampage in Murrysville, Pa., a Westmoreland county official said. Several students were stabbed and one adult. The suspect has been identified as a sophomore.

Four patients were flown to a hospital by medical helicopter. Eight were taken to Forbes Hospital in Monroeville — one adult patient and seven patients between the ages of 15 and 17. Other patients were taken to UPMC East in Monroeville and to UPMC Presbyterian and Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh. Source: WTAE

According to WPXI, early reports are that a person ran through the school slashing or puncturing students with a knife or other sharp object. The suspect is reportedly being transported to a hospital for treatment for hand injuries.

Murrysville Police are reportedly investigating reports that suspect made a threatening phone call last night.

 Student in Custody for Franklin Regional High School Stabbing Rampage

Marine Fatally Shoots Another Marine at Camp Lejeune

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Marine Fatally Shoots Another Marine at Camp Lejeune

BREAKING: Authorities at Camp Lejeune say a Marine standing guard at the main gate shot and killed another guard Tuesday evening.

A statement issued by the base read that the shooting, which occurred at about 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, involved a M4 rifle. The Base Provost Marshal said the shooting is not considered an act of terrorism. The gunman is no longer active.

The names of the Marines are being withheld until relatives are notified. The Naval Criminal Investigative Service is investigating the shooting.

This comes days after Spc. Ivan Lopez killed three and wounded 16 before committing suicide after being engaged by a military police officer at Fort Hood.

The male shooter remains in custody.

 

Gunman Dead from Self-Inflicted Gunshot Wound in Fort Hood Shooting, 14 Wounded

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Shooter Killed at Scene of Fort Hood Shooting, Several Others Injured

Fort Hood Shooting:  NBC News reporting “as many as eight people injured” in Fort Hood shooting, according to military officials. This has not been confirmed. The Justice Department internal reports says the gunman is dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. This is the same base where military psychiatrist, Maj. Nidal Hasan, killed 13 people in November 2009.

We are also getting reports of victims in the Battle Simulation Center on 65th and Warehouse.

The shooter was said to be, at one point, in building 33026 which is the Medical Brigade Building.

Reports have said that the shooter was driving a gray Toyota, described as a white male in an Army Combat Uniform, and carrying a .45 handgun.

Fort Hood has been put on lockdown.

Central Texas College has been evacuated only as a precaution.

The soldier has been identified by some sources as Ivan Lopez, 34. The shooting incident reportedly started as a soldier-to-soldier incident.

 Gunman Dead from Self Inflicted Gunshot Wound in Fort Hood Shooting, 14 Wounded

BREAKING: Active Shooter Reported on Stevenson University’s Owings Mills Campus

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BREAKING: Active Shooter Reported on Stevenson University’s Owings Mills Campus

BREAKING:  Stevenson University outside Baltimore, Md., is under a shelter-in-place order after the university reported an active shooter on the Owings Mills campus.

Baltimore police responded to the campus after receiving a report of someone on campus with a ‘long gun.’

There have been no reports of shots fired or injuries on the campus. Police also said there has been no confirmation of any perceived threat at this time. Stay tuned….

The Baltimore Sun reports, that according to information heard on the Baltimore County police scanner, police have found a pellet rifle in a car in the parking lot of the Stevenson University’s Owings Mills campus.

 BREAKING:  Active Shooter Reported on Stevenson Universitys Owings Mills Campus

Objects Possibly Connected to Missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 Found in Indian Ocean

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Objects Possibly Connected to Missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 Found in Indian Ocean

Two large objects discovered bobbing in a remote part of the Indian Ocean could possibly be from missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370.

One of the objects, which was spotted by satellite imagery, is almost 80 feet long and the other was smaller,  about 15 feet in length.

John Young, manager of the Australian Maritime Safety Authority’s emergency response division, said “there could be other objects in the area, a four-hour flight from Australia’s southwestern coast.

He also cautioned, that though “it’s probably the best lead we have right now,” the objects could be seaborne debris along a shipping route were containers can fall off cargo vessels.” However, the larger object detected is longer than a container.

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott said Orion search aircraft had been dispatched.

Officials Deny Reports Engine Data Shows Malaysian Plane Flew for Hours After Disappearance

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Officials Deny Reports Engine Data Shows Malaysian Plane Flew for Hours After Disappearance

Malaysian officials are denying a report that missing flight 370 en route to China flew for more than four hours after take off. Andy Pasztor, writing for the Wall Street Journal reports that the Boeing engines on Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 automatically downloaded information several hours after the plane was last seen on radar. That seems to indicate it landed at a location.

Flight MH370 flew northeast on its scheduled path from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing, but the jetliner’s transponders stopped emitting signals after an hour into the flight, at about 1:30 a.m.  A Malaysia air force official said the plane then made a turn to the west and headed back over the Malaysian peninsula and over the Strait of Malacca. Malaysian radar lost sight of the plane at that point. That was at about 2:40 a.m.

Despite the radar being lost, U.S. investigators and national security officials are saying that several hours later, the plane’s Boeing engines automatically downloaded information as part of their normal routine and that a signal was picked up.

The engines’ onboard monitoring system is provided by their manufacturer, Rolls-Royce, and it periodically sends bursts of data about engine health, operations and aircraft movements to facilities on the ground.

Rolls-Royce couldn’t immediately be reached for comment.

As part of its maintenance agreements, Malaysia Airlines transmits its engine data live to Rolls-Royce for analysis. The system compiles data from inside the 777′s two Trent 800 engines and transmits snapshots of performance, as well as the altitude and speed of the jet.

U.S. investigators believe that the engines indicated that the plane may have been flying for up to five hours after take-off from Malaysia, as the engines seem to indicate

A total flight time of five hours after departing Kuala Lumpur means the Boeing 777 could have continued for an additional distance of about 2,200 nautical miles, reaching points as far as the Indian Ocean, the border of Pakistan or even the Arabian Sea, based on the jet’s cruising speed.

Now the Malaysians are refuting those claims. But who better knows the Boeing engines, than the Americans? More controversy over the fate of the plane and the passengers.

But Malaysia’s acting Transportation Minister Hishammuddin Hussein said at a news conference that the report, citing unidentified people familiar with the matter, was “inaccurate.”

Malaysia Airlines sends its engine data live to Rolls-Royce for analysis, the report said, and that data is now being analyzed to figure out the flight path of the missing plane after contact was lost with its transponder, a radio transmitter in the cockpit that communicates with ground radar.

But Malaysia Airlines Chief Executive Ahmad Jauhari Yahya said Thursday that Rolls-Royce and Boeing have reported that they didn’t receive transmissions of any kind after 1:07 a.m. Saturday. Air traffic controllers lost contact with the plane shortly afterward, around 1:30 a.m.

Erin Atan, a spokeswoman for Rolls-Royce in Asia, declined to comment on the matter, telling CNN it was “an official air accident investigation.”

Malaysian officials said they had consulted with the makers of the plane and its engines, who told them that no transmissions of any kind were received from the plane after air traffic controllers lost contact with it. Source: CNN

No matter what your theory as to what happened to MH370, it has to be gut-wrenching and hard for the families of the passengers to have no answers as to what happened to their loved ones.

Carmen Tanco ID’d as Second Victim in East Harlem Building Explosion

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Carmen Tanco ID’d as Second Victim in East Harlem Building Explosion [center] (Credit: Instagram)

HORROR IN HARLEM:  Dental hygienist Carmen Tanco identified as the second woman killed in the East Harlem explosion that leveled an apartment building Wednesday morning. - @NBCNewYork

Carmen Tanco, 67, was in her apartment in Harlem at 1644 Park Avenue at the time of the explosion, News 12 reports.  The family started frantically searching for her when she didn’t show up to work, News 12 reports

Sgt. Griselde Camacho, the public safety officer at Hunter College was identified earlier as one of the victims of the explosion.  Rosaura Hernandez-Barrios, 22, was also killed in the explosion. The death toll has risen to seven. Two men and a woman have not yet been identified. A seventh body was recovered Thursday morning. It’s not clear if that victim was male or female. Nearly 70 people were injured, including children. There are still people missing.

Pouria Nourmohammadi Mehrdad ID’d as Iranian Who Boarded Missing Malaysia Plane with Stolen Passport

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Pouria Nourmohammadi Mehrdad ID’d as Iranian Who Boarded Missing Malaysia Plane with Stolen Passport

Pouria Nourmohammadi Mehrdad, 19, has been identified as an Iranian national traveling on a stolen passport on missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 to China. He was reportedly seeking asylum in Germany.  He was reportedly not a part of any terror group.

This latest revelation comes as no trace of the jetliner has been found.

Interpol also identified the second man, Delavar Seyedmohammaderza, who also boarded the flight with a stolen passport. He is a 29-year-old Iranian.  The two men reportedly traveled to Malaysia on their Iranian passports and then switched to their stolen Austrian and Italian passports.

Interpol Secretary General Ronald Noble downplayed any speculation that terrorism may have played a role in the plane gone missing.

Pouria Nourmohammadi Mehrdad mother was reportedly waiting for him in Frankfurt and had been in contact with police.

Here’s a photograph of the two men together (Credit: Facebook):

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Delavar Seyedmohammaderza and 19-Year-Old Iranian national used stolen passports

20 Employees of Freescale Semiconductor on Missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370

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20 Employees of Freescale Semiconductor on Missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370

Texas-based Freescale Semiconductor confirms 20 of its employees were passengers on missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. Freescale President and CEO Gregg Lowe said 12 of the employees were from Malaysia and the other eight were from China. He said, “At present, we are solely focused on our employees and their familiesOur thoughts and prayers are with those affected by this tragic event.”

#BREAKING:  Malaysian transport minister: Officials investigating identities of 4 passengers on missing flight; FBI joins probe – @Reuters