VA Man Timothy Woods ID’d As Soldier In Now Fatal Wasilla AK Motorcycle Crash

WASILLA, AK. (THECOUNT) — Timothy Scott Woods, of Salem, Virginia, has been identified as the American service member killed in a motorcycle crash over the weekend while serving in Wasilla, Alaska.

Woods, 26, was gravely injured Saturday when he lost control of his motorcycle and struck a guardrail along the Glenn Highway & the Park Highway interchange, Army Alaska said in a press release.

He was an infantryman assigned to the 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division’s 3rd Battalion, 509th Parachute Infantry Regiment, officials said. Woods, from Salem, Virginia, joined the Army in January 2013. He trained at Fort Benning, Georgia, and served at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, and Fort Carson, Colorado, before reporting to Alaska in August 2016, reports ArmyTimes.

Woods’ awards included an Army Commendation Medal with “C” device, the Army Achievement Medal (three awards), a Valorous Unit Award, the Army Good Conduct Medal (two awards), the National Defense Service Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the Army Service Ribbon and the Combat Infantry Badge.

The accident is under investigation, officials said.

Geo quick facts: Wasilla is a city in Matanuska-Susitna Borough, United States and the sixth-largest city in Alaska. It is located on the northern point of Cook Inlet in the Matanuska-Susitna Valley of the south-central part of the state. The city’s population was 7,831 at the 2010 census, up from 5,469 in 2000 – Wikipedia.

AK Victims In Anchorage Double-Fatal Baxter Road Crash Identified As Joshua Stafford Theodore Dickerson

ANCHORAGE, AK (THECOUNT) — Joshua Stafford and Theodore Dickerson, have been identified as the victims in a double-fatal crash earlier this week in Anchorage, Alaska.

Stafford, 29, was operating a Jeep Grand Cherokee when he struck a Chevy near Baxter Road, in Anchorage, according to the Anchorage Police Department. His vehicle then collided with a Subaru head-on, driven by 30-year-old Dickerson.

Both victims died in the violent crash.

The occupants of the Chevy, an adult and a child, were not seriously injured. Continue reading

Friend IDs Missing Victims, Teen Recovered, Following AK Helicopter Crash, Youth In “Good Condition” 3 Still Missing

ANCHORAGE, AK (THECOUNT) — A family friend has identified two of the missing victims of an Alaska helicopter crash Friday as Josh Pepperd, of Anchorage, and his son Andrew.

Pepperd’s teenage son Aiden Pepperd was located, Brodsky said, the Anchorage Daily News reported.

The U.S. Coast Guard confirmed it rescued one survivor of a helicopter crash near a bay in southeast Alaska and is searching for three others.

The agency says the 14-year-old survivor of the Friday crash showed signs of mild hypothermia but is in good condition, the Anchorage Daily News reported. Continue reading

TSUNAMI WARNING ISSUED After Powerful Earthquake STRIKES Japan

Tsunami evacuation ordered for Tohoku, Japan, coast. TSUNAMI LIVE STREAM.

USGS revises magnitude of earthquake off eastern Japan to 6.9, depth of 7 miles
read more on usgs.gov.

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Residents along the coast of Kamaishi, Japan, urged to evacuate due to tsunami warning – NHK
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NHK: Fukushima, Japan, nuclear plant is checking for any impact from earthquake; not observing any changes.

Tsunami may be 3 meters or higher after earthquake off Fukushima, Japan, NHK announces.

Pacific Tsunami Warning Center: Tsunami threat for parts of pacific located closer to Japan earthquake, no threat to Hawaii.

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Explosion And Mini-Stampede Rock KSFM Concert Sending Several Revelers To Hospital

KSFM 102.5 Live’s concert being held at Sacramento‘s Discovery Park was marred by an explosion and resulting mini-stampede, according to Sacramento Fire Department.

Multiple concertgoers were transported with burn injuries and several people were injured after a small stampede near the food court after a deep fryer ignited propane tanks.

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The fire started in a vendor booth in the food court when a deep fryer ignited propane tanks, according to a Sacramento Fire Department statement. Continue reading

The World’s Top 100 Strongest Earthquakes EVER

Here’s a list of the top 100 earthquakes to hit the world since 1990.

The list, which comes on the heels of a magnitude-7.8 earthquake that shook Ecuador’s central coast on Saturday, goes in order of most powerful to least.

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May 22, 1960: A magnitude-9.5 earthquake in southern Chile and ensuing tsunami kill at least 1,716 people.

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Sarah Palin: Todd Broke Back, Ribs, Shoulder, Clavicle, Knee, Leg, Collapsed Lung

Sarah Palin revealed the extent of her husband Todd injuries after he was involved in a near-fatal snowmobile accident in Alaska.

Todd Palin was admitted into a hospital’s intensive care unit over the weekend suffering multiple injuries including broken and fractured ribs and other bones, knee and leg injuries, and a collapsed lung.

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Sarah Palin posted an update to her Facebook to let everyone know exactly what’s happening. Continue reading

6.4 Earthquake Strikes Tres Picos Mexico

A magnitude 6.4 earthquake has rocked 7 miles east-northeast of Tres Picos, Mexico on Thursday, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

Nearby Cities
11km (7mi) ENE of Tres Picos, Mexico
30km (19mi) NW of Pijijiapan, Mexico

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40km (25mi) ESE of Tonala, Mexico
62km (39mi) SE of Arriaga, Mexico
342km (213mi) WNW of Guatemala City, Guatemala

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Woman Learns The Hard Way, You Can’t Reason With A Bear

Some are calling this kayaking woman trying to reason with a black bear, the new “double rainbow” video, but others are calling her actions “plain dumb.”

In the video, the woman, (who incidentally has the world’s most annoying voice,) tries to hilariously talk down the bear from destroying her kayak, this while attempting to pepper spray him.

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FROM VIDEO: During a solo kayak trip, intended to go from from Ketchikan, Alaska to Petersburg, Alask, a bear attacked my kayak. Continue reading