Wednesday Weekly News is where I’ll be writing about all the things floating around on the news. Whether it be my home town news, my home state news, my home country news, or around the world.
Let’s get started, shall we?
Today has just started for a few of us, but for others it has already turned into a nightmare.
Sadly today, September 7th 5 people have lost their lives and 27 others have been injured due to three train carriages derailing. This happened just South of Egypt’s capital, Cairo. Officials in Egypt are still trying to figure out what caused this horrific accident to take place. These railway systems are operated manually, making employees responsible for the opening of crossings by communication with the drivers. This practice is said to be considered potentially unsafe and unreliable compared to the mechanically engineered technology that opens to the crossings for trains.
My thoughts go out to the families of the victims that were involved in this tragic accident.
You can read more about this horrific incident and also get updates on more information when found by going to this website Egyptian News where I have found little information and this photo I provided.
This morning many are mourning over the death of 19 year old Austin Anderson of Springfield Missouri.
(photo courtesy of Fohn Funeral Home.)
Kimberly Lightwine was found August 29th in Polk County lying in a field, 20 feet away from what seemed to be a young boy wearing a diaper. Lightwine was found only wearing her underwear, and yelling about God, officials say. As the cops started to calm down Lightwine by providing her with water, she started to admit to killing her 19 year old son, who was blind and had autism. The autopsy for Austin showed a swollen brain caused from dehydration, and possibly went into shock after not taking a vital medication.
Lightwine (the mother) claims not knowing how they arrived at the field, just that she remembers using myth before hand and has had drug problems for years.
“I don’t know how many days, I don’t know how long he’d been on the ground. He cried for me,” she told police, according to the statement. “I just blocked it out. I just kept thinking that God or somebody came and got him and took him where he needed to be.”
This story upsets me so badly that I can’t even read anymore about this. If you’d like to do some more research yourself on this story, please go check out multiple news stations where the story is being told.
Many of us were celebrating Labor Day with out families at outside picnics, swimming in pools, having cookouts and bbqs with our loved ones and friends.
This wasn’t the case for many people in Baltimore MD during Labor Day Weekend, this story hits pretty close to home, and a tragic incident. (photo credits: Justin Fenton)
Four triple shootings happened during Labor Day Weekend, 22 people were shot from Friday afternoon to Monday night. Officials are stating that at least 4 people were killed, and four more were labeled as critical condition. The victims (the saddest part) included a 4 year old and 6 year old, when open fire started in “Latrobe Homes”. One victim who lost his life was a 29 year old man, the oldest victim being a 62 year old woman.
“We’re still looking at the connectivity of it,” Smith, the police spokesman, said. “We do know that some of the victims in some of these incidents are gang members, gang affiliated. These are things we’re looking at to draw any other connectivity”
You can read more about this tragic incident that happened way too close to home, and also watch the news video that took place by visiting the page that I found this information by clicking on this link: BaltimoreSun
So many sad and tragic things have happened in the past week alone, these are just a few that I have recapped on today. Each Wednesday I’ll be doing 3-5 news articles, with their credits and where you can find more information on each article.
What are your perspectives on these articles? Do you live close to any of these news articles? If so, did any of these incidents have an impact on your daily life?