Why just announce a snow day when you can sing it? It's no longer just a phone call announcing school is closed due to snow. Now, now principals and teachers (with the help of some special guests) are kicking those announcements up a notch by singing and rapping your school status.
Mike Austin posted video on YouTube of a meteor sailing through the sky during part of his commute Tuesday night, January 16, 2018. He wrote that he "didn't hear any loud sounds" during his drive on I-75 Northbound between Troy and Bloomfield Hills in Detroit. NWS Detroit later tweeted that it could confirm that "the flash and boom was NOT thunder or lightning, but instead a likely meteor." USGS then confirmed that the meteor caused a magnitude 2.0 earthquake.
A Placer County Sheriff's deputy found found a couple of masked bandits off Cincinnati Avenue in unincorporated Rocklin. The raccoons ran away shortly after he shot this video posted on January 15, 2018.
Approximately 20,000 people march down Land Park Drive as they head toward downtown on the birthday of the late Martin Luther King Jr to honor his life, work and dedication to equality and freedom for all people on Monday, January 15, 2018 in Sacramento, Calif.
A California couple thanked the Santa Barbara County Animal Services for reuniting them with their cat on January 15, almost a week after mudslides destroyed their home in Montecito. Santa Barbara County Animal Services said the cat, Koshka, was rescued from the family home on January 15, after their teams had checked the house daily since January 9. “Today, our Officer Pennon and his partner Lauren from the ASPCA were able to get close enough to the property and felt it was safe to access a window,” Santa Barbara County Animal Services wrote on Facebook, “They found Koshka with mud caked fur, and she was thankful to see her rescuers.”
The Department of Water Resources has released a fly-over video of the State Water Project, the water storage and delivery system of reservoirs, aqueducts, power plants and pumping plants serving 25 million Californians and 750,000 acres of irrigated farmland. The video begins in Northern California.
The passengers and crew of a shuttle boat were safely evacuated after the vessel caught fire in the Port Richey Canal in Fla. The vessel was ferrying customers to a casino boat. It was reported that 50 people on board had to jump in the water after the boat caught fire.
A Pembroke Pines (Florida) Police officer responded to a call on January 11, 2018, of a 12.5-foot Burmese python on the roadway and had to secure the snake and safely transport it to the police department until a licensed python remover arrived. Snakes are not an uncommon sight to Floridians, but Burmese pythons are an invasive species a threat to local wildlife, pets, and even children, according to police.Police caution that if you see a snake, do not approach it.
Recovery crews slowly made progress on Sunday, January 14, 2017, digging away masses of mud, boulders and toppled trees in Montecito, the California community that was ravaged by deadly mudslides. Another body was found Sunday, bringing the number of fatalities to 20, Santa Barbara County spokesman Justin Cooper said.