10-17-2019 | 12:00 AM | LONG ISLAND,NY— A major coastal storm slammed the Long Island coast late Wednesday night into Thursday morning. The storm also known as a “Bomb Cyclone” caused major damage across the entire coastal New York peninsula. A building in Amityvllle, New York on County Line Road was no match for the power winds.
The building at 235 County Line Road which was scheduled for demolition crumbled to the street below after winds of over 60 miles per hour hammered the area. Amityville Police Department confirmed the collapse at the building also took down utility poles and scattered bricks and debris across the road.
This monster storm caused thousands of residents to lose power as tress came down on power lines. Suffolk County Police responded to over a dozen calls for downed trees and wires including an incident on Baylis Avenue in Melville. Two trees came down making Baylis Avenue completely impassable for motorists.
10-17-2019 | 2:50 AM | OLD BETHPAGE,NY— In the early morning hours of Thursday October 17, 2019 while firefighters across Long Island were swamped handling storm related calls, Plainview Fire Departnent was alerted to a reported commercial truck fire. 911 callers reported the fire to be in the parking lot of Dunkin Donuts at 726 Old Bethpage Road.
Firefighters faced intense heat and flames as well as explosions while trying to contain this blaze. The flames got high enough to catch nearby trees on fire.
09-03-2019 | 5:30 PM | CATAWBA,SC— On Tuesday September 3, 2019 a two-car crash claimed the lives of two people in Catawba, South Carolina. The crash was reported shortly after 5:00pm on SC-5 (Highway 5) just south of Cureton Ferry Road. South Carolina State Highway Patrol Troopers said the Ford pickup truck was traveling west on Highway 5 when it crossed the center line and hit the Ford van and a Jeep SUV that were traveling east on Highway 5. The York County Coroner’s Office confirmed that Lashawn Daniels, of Waxhaw, North Carolina died when his van collided with a pickup truck driven by Jackie Moss Jr., of Kings Mountain, North Carolina.
The driver of the SUV was airlifted to a hospital, and a passenger was taken to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. The van Daniels was driving was barley recognizable after the van burst into flames following the accident.
Lashawn Daniels was well known for penning songs for artists such as Beyoncé, Whitney Houston, Jennifer Lopez and Michael Jackson according to Daniels publicist JoJo Pada. Daniels wife, April expressed her sadness in a statement after her husbands sudden passing. ” It is with deep sorrow and profound sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved husband, father, family member and friend, Lashawn Daniels who was the victim of a fatal car accident in South Carolina,” A Grammy-award winning producer and songwriter, Daniels was a man of extraordinary faith and a pillar in our family.”
Daniels was a native of New Jersey known by many as Big Shiz. He is known for writing songs such as You Rock My World” by Michael Jackson, “It’s Not Right (But It’s Okay)” by Whitney Houston, and “Telephone” by Beyoncé featuring Lady Gaga. Recently he wrote a song by the now-iconic Monica and Brandy duet, “The Boy Is Mine.”
08-22-2019 | 7:09 PM | PATERSON,NJ — Two people were injured and one was killed after a drive-by shooting in Paterson, New Jersey Thursday night. The shooting happened on August 22, 2019 after a ShotSpotter Activation. Law enforcement sources say a A 25-year-old man was killed outside an apartment complex on Presidential Boulevard during a drive-by shooting. Sources say the three victims were outside the Riverview Towers when the shots rang out. The ShotSpotter activation registered 18 shots. Police recovered 15 out of the 18 shell casings. Sources say one of the victims wounded by gunfire was a security guard. The security guard was shot twice in the stomach and another victim was shot in the hip. No arrests have been made.
08-22-2019 | 6:30 PM | LANCASTER,SC — On Thursday August 22, 2019 at approximately 6:30 p.m., multiple emergency responders from multiple agencies responded to a motor vehicle crash involving a UPS Truck in Lancaster South Carolina. The crash happened in the northbound lanes of Charlotte Highway (State Highway 521) just north of Nursery Road.
Firefighters from Lancaster County Fire Rescue & Shiloh Zion FD – Lancaster Station 17 Volunteer Fire Department arrived be discover a single UPS truck that sustained significant front end damage following the crash. The driver was trapped within the vehicle. Additional resources including a heavy rescue truck from Lancaster County Fire Rescue was requested.
Firefighters reportedly extricated the driver from the vehicle when they arrived on scene. A request for a medical helicopter was sent to two different agencies but, was both choppers were unable to fly to to bad weather. Northbound traffic was brought to a standstill so firefighters and EMS workers could safely operate at the scene. The sole UPS driver was transported by Lancaster County EMS to Atrium CMC Trauma Center in Charlotte, North Carolina. The extent of the injuries are unknown. A fellow UPS worker at the scene said the driver had reportedly suffered a head injury but was conscious when firefighters arrived. Part of the front of the truck cab was smashed inward.
South Carolina State Highway Patrol reopened northbound lanes about a hour after the accident.