In the 2 mile radius tornado that rocked the small town of Moore in Oklahoma, Monday afternoon, it is presumed that 91 people, including small children, are dead.
CNN reports, The official death toll stood at 51 Tuesday morning, but a coroner’s office official said some 40 bodies have yet to be processed by medical examiners — roughly half of them children. More bodies could be hidden under the vast debris field, authorities warned.
Hundreds of people were injured.
Firefighters, police, National Guard members and volunteers worked by flashlight overnight and into Tuesday morning, crawling across piles of debris in a determined search for survivors and victims. Air National Guard members brought in thermal imaging equipment to aid in the work.
“We’re a tough state. This is a tough community,” Lt. Gov. Todd Lamb told CNN on Tuesday. “There is hope. We always have hope. We always have faith.”
At this time, there are searches that have continued to go under way to find more missing people. Close to 40,000 others, whose lives were speared, are without power and helping those who have been devastated and have loss loved ones throughout this tragedy.
It seems Mister Cee can’t stay away from male prostitutes. The Hot 97 deejay was arrested, again, late Friday night for soliciting sex from a prostitute in Brooklyn.
Unfortunately for Mister Cee, real name Calvin LeBrun, the male prostitute he attempted to solicit sex from was an undercover police officer.
Back in 2011 the infamous deejay was arrested for doing much of the same. This time, only the details were released, much to our dismay. He had been trying to get fellatio (oral sex) from the male prostitute in a parked car.
PresidentBarack Obama was in great spirits, Saturday night, at The 2013 White House Correspondence Dinner. The President delivered a very charismatic and jovial speech during the night’s festivities.
Upon arriving at the podium, Mr. Obama entered with DJ Khaled‘s rap single “All I Do Is Win” playing in the background. He then joked, “How do you like my new entrance music? Rush Limbaugh warned you about this, second term, baby! We’re changing things around here a little bit.”
He then joked about Jay-Z‘s controversial Cuba trip, telling the crowd: “I’ve got 99 problems and Jay-Z is now one.” And then even mocked the fascination with wife First Lady Michelle Obama‘s bangs. Very funny.
Following Monday’s Boston marathon bombing, the city has been grief stricken and engulfed in a manhunt for the suspects responsible for the horrific act.
By Wednesday afternoon, it was discovered that there were two men suspected to have caused the bombing from video surveillance footage in the surrounding area. It wasn’t until Thursday that we learned of their names, Tamerlan Tsarnaev, 26, and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 19.
Thursday night the two men were then cornered in Watertown, Massachusetts following reports they robbed a 7-Eleven and carjacked a citizen in a neighboring town, Cambridge, Massachusetts. After contacting police, the carjack victim, a man, informed officials he believed the two men were, in fact, responsible for the bombing.
It was later discovered that the two men are also responsible for the death of a Boston City MIT Police Officer, Sean Collier, that same night.
Once located, the two suspects were then engaged in a violent shoot out with Boston police that left Tamerlan Tsarnaev dead and his 19 year old brother, Dzhokhar, on the run.
In some very unfortunate news this afternoon, two explosions erupted at the end of a 26.2 mile marathon in Boston.
The Associated Press reports, “Competitors and race organizers were crying as they fled the chaos. Bloody spectators were being carried to the medical tent that had been set up to care for fatigued runners.
“There are a lot of people down,” said one man, whose bib No. 17528 identified him as Frank Deruyter of North Carolina. He was not injured, but marathon workers were carrying one woman, who did not appear to be a runner, to the medical area as blood gushed from her leg. A Boston police officer was wheeled from the course with a leg injury that was bleeding.
About three hours after the winners crossed the line, there was a loud explosion on the north side of Boylston Street, just before the photo bridge that marks the finish line. Another thunderous explosion could be heard a few seconds later.”
Witnesses have reported seeing limbs flying following the explosion which occurred at approximately 2:45 p.m. Moments following the first several runners crossing the finish line the explosions occurred, only seconds apart. _______READMORE
Good news for New Yorkers! A Judge ruled against proceedings to ban soda bottles larger than 16 ounces from places including movie theaters, sporting events, convenient stores, and restaurants.
It seems New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has gotten beside himself. The mayor is lobbying for regulation of portion control and consumption of soft drinks among New Yorkers. Earlier this afternoon Judge Milton Tingling stopped the proceedings to limit the size of soda bottles to no more than 16 ounces. “[The city] is enjoined and permanently restrained from implementing or enforcing the new regulations,” Judge Tingling ruled.
As for Tingling’s reason for permanently stopping the law from taking effect? “It is arbitrary and capricious because it applies to some but not all food establishments in the city, it excludes other beverages that have significantly higher concentrations of sugar sweeteners and/or calories on suspect grounds, and the loopholes inherent in the rule, including but not limited to no limitations on refills, defeat and/or serve to gut the purpose of the rule,” Tingling wrote.
Some very sad news this morning. Former New York City Mayor Ed Koch has succumbed to heart failure and a buildup of fluids in his lungs. The beloved former mayor Ed Koch died at New York Presbyterian Hospital around 2 a.m. Friday morning. He was 88 years old.
Koch had been in and out of the hospital, in recent weeks, after experiencing shortness of breath and difficulty speaking. He was moved to a New York-Presbyterian Hospital Columbia intensive care unit on Thursday afternoon and a spokesman confirmed the news of Koch’s death Friday of congestive heart failure.
Koch had been “unconscious since late afternoon” but cardiologist Dr. Joseph Tenenbaum was by his side when he died at about 2 a.m. Friday morning….Koch’s sister Pat was also with him at the hospital for several hours on Thursday, spokesman George Arzt said.
“Through his tough, determined leadership and responsible fiscal stewardship, Ed helped lift the city out of its darkest days and set it on course for an incredible comeback,” Mayor Bloomberg said in a statement issued Friday. “We will miss him dearly, but his good works – and his wit and wisdom – will forever be a part of the city he loved so much.”
A funeral service will be held Monday at 11 a.m. at Temple Emanu-El on the Upper West Side.
Ladies and gentlemen Mrs. Beyonce is back! After taking a hiatus after having Baby Blue, it is clear that the singer is back and hasn’t seem to miss a beat. With a multimillion deal from Pepsi, performing at this year’s Super Bowl, self directing her own HBO documentary, and gearing for a new CD to drop, Beyonce is definitely in the zone. This picture of a toned Bey on the cover of GQ magazine has sent the Internet a buzz. _______READMORE
This morning the Internet was on buzz over the Kansas City Chiefs linebacker, Jovan Belcher. Not because of his athletic ability, but because of a tragic event that took place early this morning. Kasandra Perkins was killed by boyfriend Belcher, shortly after coming home from a Trey Songz concert. Belcher then, reportedly, drove to Arrowhead Stadium and committed suicide in front of his coach and general manager. Belcher was 25 and Perkins was 22. According to Perkins friend, the couple had been dating for about three years but she never saw any type of physical abuse even though they argued frequently. Perkins was out late after attending the concert and the couple allegedly argued about this. Trey Songz took to Twitter to comment on the event stating:
Following the devastating aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, New York City is finally getting back to being the city that never sleeps.
On Wednesday afternoon, Governor Cuomo announced New York City transit will slowly begin resuming its daily schedule. The governor went on to explain that the service will initially be limited, beginning with The Metro North and Long Island Railroad today and subway service tomorrow.
The subway service, he said, will be supplemented by a “bus bridge” from Brooklyn to Manhattan.
Although he did not specify which lines will resume service, the governor did say that service beyond 34th street will remain suspended due to loss of power.
“In terms of power restorations, we’re working very hard,” he said. “The situation is developing on a day-to-day basis.”
New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and cities along the east coast were rocked by Hurricane Sandy Monday night. The storm swept through the east coast devastating the area, leaving eighteen people dead. Thirteen people were reported as dead in New York, three in New Jersey and another two in Connecticut. In the state of Virginia Sandy also left behind a slew of snow that swept the area.
Unfortunately, the totals will increase as authorities assess the total damage. In the aftermath, more bodies are being discovered through the wreckage. The New York City transit system has been crippled as a result of the tropical storm, leaving millions of people with proper transportation to and from work. In the past few days, businesses have been forced to shut down production as citizens slowing get back to the way of life.
Over 700,000 New Yorkers are without power, close to 1 million on the island of Long Island and close to 1.5 million people in New Jersey are also without power.
Here are some footage and photos of the damage left behind from the tropical storm.