Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Sunday, July 27, 2014
Story Source Yahoo.com
A waterway in eastern China has mysteriously turned a blood red color.
Residents in Zhejiang province said the river looked normal at 5 a.m. Beijing time on Thursday morning. Within an hour, the entire river turned crimson. Residents also said a strange smell wafted through the air.
“The really weird thing is that we have been able to catch fish because the water is normally so clear,” one local villager commented on China’s microblogging site Weibo.
nspectors from the Wenzhou Environmental Protection Bureau said they have not found the cause of the incident, although water samples seem to indicate the suspicious color was a result of illegal dumping in the river.
“We suspect that somebody dumped artificial coloring in the water because he thought the typhoon yesterday would cause heavy rain, and nobody would notice [the color],” Jianfeng Xiao, Chief of the bureau told China News.
“It turned out there wasn’t heavy rainfall yesterday, so the evidence is left behind,” Xiao said.
Xiao said there is a paper manufacturer, a food coloring company and clothing-maker a long the river. The bureau is still investigating the incident.
Friday, July 4, 2014
Article Source: CNN
Justin Ross Harris, the Georgia man who left his 22-month-old son in a hot car for seven hours last month, was sexting six different women while his son died. Ross sent photos of his "exposed ... erect penis" to the women over the Kik messaging app, Detective Phil Stoddard testified in court. And, because one of the girls was 17 years old, Ross may also face charges for "felony sexual exploitation of a minor and misdemeanor illegal contact with a minor," according to CNN.
Harris was in court to determine if he'd be granted bail and whether his case would go forward. The hearing was set to determine probable cause, which is why the judge allowed testimony on Ross's sexting.
Harris is charged with the June 18 death of his son Cooper, who he claims he forgot to drop off at day care that morning. Witnesses said they saw Harris run out of the car and shout "Oh, my God, what have I done?" when he discovered his son's body seven hours later. On June 28, however, a search warrant found that Harris has researched children dying in cars and how hot it needs to be for that to happen. His wife also researched children dying in cars, and told police that she'd researched car deaths because it was a fear of hers. Stoddard testified that the Harris family was having financial trouble and had two insurance policies on Cooper, one for $2,000 and one for $25,000. Friends of the Harrises, however, said Justin was a loving father. "He loved showing Cooper off to everybody," one man said. "He was always happy. Cooper was always smiling."