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Rescue crews recover body of worker trapped in suburban Philadelphia silo collapse

Rescue crews recover body of worker trapped in suburban Philadelphia silo collap

Rescue crews have found the body of a worker trapped in the silo collapse at the industrial park in suburban Philadelphia.

The worker, Anthony Gabriele, got trapped under tons of steel and stony granules after a 125-foot silo containing concrete mix at Riverside Industrial Complex in Bristol Township collapsed late Wednesday.

According to the authorities, Gabriele, worked as a supervisor at the site and was among the workers at the plant when the last shift finished at around 11:30 pm January 7. Family members arrived at the Riverside Industrial after the worker failed to come home.

N.H. National Guard regiment deploys 370 soldiers to Middle East

N.H. National Guard regiment deploys 370 soldiers to Middle East

The New Hampshire Army National Guard regiment is deploying 370 citizen-soldiers to an undisclosed location in the Middle East.

A deployment ceremony for the soldiers from the 3rd Battalion, 197th Field Artillery Regiment of the state Army National Guard was organized on Sunday at the Southern N.H. University Field House in Manchester, where hundreds filled the bleachers to say goodbye.

The deployment to the unknown location in the Middle East is to support Operation Spartan Shield, an ongoing training mission of the U.S. Army in the Central Command area of operations.

Yosemite Climber Smoothly Passes Obstacle threatening to End Rock Climb of his Life

Yosemite Climber Smoothly Passes Obstacle threatening to End Rock Climb of his L

On Friday, Kevin Jorgeson, 30, of Santa Rosa, clung to what was essentially a knife's edge on a hunk of granite in Yosemite. He successfully shimmied past a barrier that was threatening to end the rock climb of his life. As he finished the act he could hear an enormous cheer from spectators more than a thousand feet below.

Two U.S. Ski Team prospects die in avalanche

Two U.S. Ski Team prospects die in avalanche

The U. S. Ski Team has confirmed that two prospects, including a rising-star racer from the state of New Hampshire, lost their lives in an avalanche in the Austrian Alps on Monday.

Twenty-year-old Ronnie Berlack, of Franconia in N. H. and 19-year-old Bryce Astle, of Sandy in Utah were killed when they were caught in the avalanche while skiing with four other athletes at a resort in Soelden, Austria.

While four skiers survived, Berlack and Astle couldn't escape. Both were training with the U. S. development team.

NH chain-reaction vehicle crashes leave many people injured

NH chain-reaction vehicle crashes leave many people injured

Nearly three dozen vehicles were locked in two separate pileups on Interstate 93 (I-93) near Ashland in New Hampshire on Friday morning, authorities confirmed.

While initial reports said 50 to 100 vehicles might be involved in the chain-reaction crashes and pileups, New Hampshire State Police Lt. Jerome Maslan trimmed that number and said 35 vehicles were involved in the two pileups.

The accident at around 10 a. m. left a tractor-trailer in inferno, crumpled cars strewn along the roadway and around a dozen people injured. The tractor-trailer caught fire after a car went underneath it.

Protesters stage die-in during Boston New Year’s celebration

Protesters stage die-in during Boston New Year’s celebration

Keeping the anti-cop protests alive, dozens of activists staged a peaceful die-in during the New Year's Eve celebration in Boston.

Protesting killings of unarmed black men by white police officers, the activists staged a brief die-in in front of the Boston Public Library on Wednesday evening, while other protestors held signs with phrases like "black lives matter."

One of the protestors was holding a sign alleging that a young black man is twice more likely to be shot and killed by police than a young white man.

Two persons killed in helicopter crash near Phoenix

Two persons killed in helicopter crash near Phoenix

A helicopter was returning from Phoenix after routine maintenance when it crashed and killed two people on Sunday. The Cochise County Sheriff's Office said that they lost contact with Cochise Air at around 7pm near Benson, about 150 miles southeast of Phoenix.

Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Carol Capas said that the helicopter was flying nearby Sierra Vista in Cochise County. The Sheriff's Office and Benson Fire Department search crews said that they have tracked the pilot's cellphone. Search and Rescue personnel said that at about 9.20 pm they were able to locate the crash site.

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