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.
Firefighters kicked down doors, caught babies and rescued wheelchair-bound adults after a massive fire tore through a DeKalb County apartment on January 3, 2018, officials said. The blaze at the Pine Tree Circle complex forced parents to jump from balconies and toss children as young as 1 month old to waiting firefighters below, DeKalb fire Capt. Eric Jackson said. "We were catching babies like a football," Jackson said. "Literally."
Videos posted to Instagram on January 6, 2017, show a monorail at Disney World in Orlando, Florida, traveling with an open door. Passengers were aboard at the time and watched the door as the monorail arrived at the Epcot theme park in the resort. A speaker system can be heard welcoming passengers to Epcot in the second video of Instagram user AbbiePrimeKnits, who told Storyful maintenance staff worked on the door before it departed the Transportation and Ticket Center, but soon after leaving, the door opened and stayed that way. She said the “train did not stop and there were no audible or visible alarms.” On arrival at Epcot, she said the platform attendant noticed the open door and used a radio to inform the driver about the situation. A Disney spokesperson confirmed the incident to Spectrum News 13 on January 9.
Firefighters responded to the report of a fire on the top floor of Trump Tower in Manhattan on Monday morning. Aerial views showed firefighters on the roof, with smoke billowing from one corner of the high-rise. There were no immediate reports of injuries.
This 4K visualization shows the Moon's phase and libration at hourly intervals throughout 2018, as viewed from the Northern Hemisphere. Each frame represents one hour. In addition, this visualization shows the moon's orbit position, sub-Earth and subsolar points, distance from the Earth at true scale, and labels of craters near the terminator.
A woman in Sumrall, Mississippi, was shocked to discover water coming from her kitchen sink immediately turning to ice during freezing temperatures on January 2. Frigid conditions continued to grip southern Mississippi, with temperatures expected to remain 10 to 15 degrees below normal, according to the National Weather Service. Allison McKenzie said it was 17 degrees Fahrenheit. “It is so cold that the water I have running through the faucet is turning immediately to ice. This is INSIDE our kitchen. Y’all,” she wrote.
A very scary moment on an icy Texas highway was captured by a camera on Dec. 31, 2017. The Hurst Police Department posted a video of a patrolman who slips shortly before a car misses him. The department also included a warning: "An example of why we highly discourage traveling in the current weather conditions. The roads are extremely dangerous. If you must travel, take caution and be safe."
Coast Guard members from Coast Guard Cutter Marlin rescued an 89-year-old man from a vehicle that went into the St. Andrews Marina in Panama City, Florida on December 30, 2017. They saw a car go into the water and launched a boat crew to assist the man. They broke the car’s window and rescued the man from the vehicle.
The Adams County Sheriff's Office in Wisconsin posted this video on Facebook Dec. 29 as a reminder to drivers to move over for law enforcement pulled over on the side of the road after this deputy had a scary incident o the side of the highway. The driver was cited for several violations, and the deputy involved was not injured.
Niagara Falls State Park was covered in frost on December 28, after the area was struck by a cold snap. According to reports, low temperature records were broken across the border from Niagara in Canada’s Ontario Province. Temperatures dipped to -14.8 degrees Fahrenheit in Niagara Falls on Thursday.
This great white shark circled Chip Michalove's boat for about 45 minutes. She would do multiple trips around the boat, then leave for 10 minutes, but always came back, said Michalove, who called the shark an "amazing fish!"