I moved a year and half ago but didn't he take on a partner at his firm? I remember reading on AL.com that he was in a tough divorce at some point. Wondering if bringing on the parter was part of selling his practice to move somewhere else.Hey Huntsville peeps... what happened to Charles Pitman... understand he has quit his law practice. Reason?
It turns out the bomb squad goofed: https://www.mercedsunstar.com/news/nation-world/article252883478.htmlI am curious as to what kind of illegal fireworks would have caused this type of explosion. That is intense.
The line that go me the most…Well it is Alabama
Posted by meteorologist Brad Travis on FB....
From the City of Athens,AL…
Athens firefighters rescued a woman tonight who was swimming inside a 70-foot high water tank filled with 350,000 gallons of water.
The woman, who is not being identified, broke into a fence barrier and climbed the ladder to the top of the tank on Elm Street. A retired Athens Police Officer, Doug Duran, who lives nearby, saw her and contacted authorities.
Police, firefighters and Water Dept. personnel responded. Firefighters Hunter Campbell and Coty Collins climbed the tank and found her swimming inside and convinced her to come to them. They secured her with a harness, got her over the edge and walked down the ladder with her.
Police Chief Floyd Johnson said officers are carrying her for a mental evaluation.
Water/Wastewater Department Manager Jimmy Junkin said personnel will drain the tank tonight and remove any debris.
Based on provisional data, Munich Re found that storms, floods, wildfires, earthquakes, and other extreme weather events destroyed assets totalling US$280 billion in 2021, a dramatic increase from US$210 billion in 2020 and US$166 billion in 2019. According to the reinsurance giant, roughly US$120 billion of the US$280 billion total losses were insured, which is up from $82 billion in 2020 and $57 billion in 2019.
The USA accounted for a significant share of natural disaster losses in 2021, costing around US$145 billion, of which approximately US$85 billion was insured. Both figures (total and insured losses) were significantly higher than the prior two years, trumping $100 billion total losses with $67 billion insured in 2020, and $52 billion total losses with $26 billion insured in 2019.
Still, the launch corresponded with an order issued to ground some flights on the West Coast of the United States.
KCRA, a television station in Sacramento, California, quoted officials at both its local airport and San Francisco International Airport as saying flights stopped for around five minutes at 2:30 p.m. local time, which was just minutes after the launch. They attributed the stop to an order by the Federal Aviation Administration.
Air-traffic controllers in other areas of the West Coast similarly ordered aircraft down, according to recordings shared online.
-- Source (NPR, which has credibility on something like this; the UK tabloids are on it, too, which is why I didn't believe it first