The almost 722-foot tower used to be the tallest abandoned structure in the world in the 1990s. Its construction started in 1983 and was still active in 1991, but it was abandoned then for a lack of funding, Press TV reported.
Authorities and residents had tried for some 30 years to find some use for the structure. Some suggested to build a chapel at the top, some wanted to erect at the top a statue of St Yekaterina, the city's patron saint. Some even suggested turning the tower into a lighthouse.
But, in the end, no one wanted to pay for any of the projects.
The government of the Sverdlovsk region ultimately approved demolition of the tower in 2017. Authorities deemed the structure "disfiguring to the city landscape."
Yekaterinburg was selected as one of the venues for 2018 FIFA World Cup, which is scheduled to start on June 14.
20-year-old Brianna Lofton was arrested after she posted a video on Facebook that shows her making her child smoke from a blunt. The child has since been placed with child protective services.
According to warrants, the event took place in December or January and was brought to the attention for police after the video was widely shared online.
The Raleigh Police Department stated on Facebook, “Big thanks to everyone who posted information about the smoking mother and baby. Thanks to your willingness to get involved, the child is safe and the mother is on police custody.”
Lofton is facing two counts each of felony child abuse, contributing to the delinquency of a juvenile, and possession of marijuana. She is under a $100,000 bond.
As stated on cbsnews.com, “"I was totally flabbergasted over the simple fact that I saw that baby smoking," neighbor Sean Price told WNCN. "The bad thing about it is I've seen that baby, said hi to the baby, touched that baby, because I have a little daughter of my own, so I interacted with her."
Possession of marijuana in North Carolina is illegal, though Lofton forcing her child to smoke would likely be questionable even if it was.
Florida man pretends to be U.S. Marshal videoelephant 2018-03-230 views A Florida man was spotted stealing a cell phone from a Best Buy, and returned days later claiming to be a U.S. Marshal, police say. Boynton Beach police released body camera of the interaction.
In a note to families, the school said that any student who does not have a clear backpack will be given one for free. The school is also considering installing metal detectors and it will use gates to control the flow of people in and out.
The shooter’s brother was recently caught trespassing on school property and two students were arrested for bringing knives to school. Students took to social media to share their thoughts on the policy.
@Lizziemcnichol tweeted, “I know having clear backpacks will help with security, but now all my privacy will be gone. I wish it didn’t come to this. #StonemanDouglas #DouglasStrong #MSDStrong #MarchForOurLives #GreatMillsHighSchool #NeverAgain.”
@lauren_hoggs tweeted, “Great. Because clear backpacks are gonna fix everything. I appreciate the attempt, but I’d rather have common since gun laws than a clear backpack. #NeverAgain #EnoughEnough.”
@Car_nove tweeted, “Clear backpacks don’t do anything except make us look stupid. We want to be safe, not uncomfortable. The only thing that can really have an impact on our safety is gun control.”
Tree topples onto Sherman Oaks home videoelephant 2018-03-230 views For the second day in a row -- a massive tree falls onto a house in the San Fernando Valley. This time -- a much bigger tree causing a substantially larger amount of damage.
School’s Indian mascot unanimously banned in Napa videoelephant 2018-03-230 views State law since 2015 bans racial imagery in school sports. At one Napa school an Indian mascot has been a 120 year tradition. But on Thursday night, a unanimous school-board vote banned the mascot because it is racially insensitive and against state
Suspect James Cater, 30, was discovered with blood on his hands and face early Wednesday morning in Hanover Township, Pennsylvania.
They also found Joey Lewis, 18, who had been stabbed several times.
Cater told police, “It was me. I killed somebody,” according to WNEP.
The news station reported that Cater’s fiancee had been having an affair with Lewis for months. When Cater came home and found Lewis in the house he snapped.
Lewis was pronounced dead at the scene.
"I guess Jimmy went in the kitchen, got a knife, stabbed him. Joey got up and hit him a couple of times, ran out the door, collapsed right by the dumpster and died," said Jared Steinruck, Lewis's cousin.
Cater told police he had caught his fiancee and Lewis in bed together, according to court papers seen by WNEP.
"Jimmy was cheating on her for nine years and stuff like that, but it was back and forth. It's not like one did wrong. They both did wrong," said Peter Hodgson, who was with Lewis a few hours before he was killed.
The stabbing happened at the Marion Terrace Apartments, with neighbors saying they are shocked that such a thing could happen there.
"I just was shaking. I was just like, 'No, like this can't be happening.' This is two doors down from my house. Kids come out here and they play all the time. It's just like crazy," neighbor Tati Mackey said to WNEP.
Authorities ordered residents within a 5-block radius to evacuate.
Mark Roessler lives across the street from the house in which Conditt lived.
He says he was questioned by FBI agents.
According to Roessler, agents broadcast a message and forced one of Conditt's roommates to surrender.
"They broadcast a message saying 'We're the FBI, we're here to execute a search warrant, come out with your hands up!' and after a couple of minutes an individual did come out of the house," Roessler said.
Watch the video to see the raid and what special response teams found inside the house of the suspected serial bomber and what remains to be determined in the course of the ongoing investigation.
An unnamed eyewitness pointed out the narrow stretch of Pioneer Trail, near Turnbull Bay Road, was framed by power lines on both sides, making it a dangerous place to put down a plane.
"It must be an expert pilot in order to land on this road. I mean, you look and you've got power lines on both the right and the left, and not to clip either one of them, it could have really turned into something really major, or serious," the witness said, Fox35 reported.
Authorities received word of the unexpected touchdown shortly before 6 p.m. local time on Wednesday, March 21, WFTV9 reported.
"I just heard a 'bang'!" said an unnamed eyewitness, Fox35 reported.
"Like a piece of metal, so maybe the landing gear hit hard."
Ketchup Now Comes In Slices videoelephant 2018-03-220 views Ketchup is an occasional condiment for some and a way of life for others. And now, you can now eat ketchup in slices for a non-messy burger or sandwich.
It’s also vegan and all natural without artificial flavors, preservatives, or high-fructose corn syrup. The slices form is supposed to keep your bread from getting soggy. It doesn’t need to be refrigerated so you can easily bring it everywhere.
It’s called Slice of Sauce from Bo’s Fine Foods. It started with one of the founders of the company was making a BBQ sauce from a family recipe that required braising a lot of vegetables. But instead of throwing them away. She mixed, ground, baked and dried them and accidentally made her first ketchup slice.
Slice of Sauce isn’t the first ketchup slice around. An LA restaurant called Plan Check Kitchen + Bar has been serving “ketchup leather” since 2014. They spread ketchup onto a baking sheet and dehydrate it in the over for three hours. But Slice of Sauce is trying to bring ketchup slices to grocery store shelves. It has raised more than $12,000 of its $15,000 goal on Kickstarter. Early backers can get their ketchup slices in June of 2018.