A convicted felon was arrested after being accused of peeking at kids inside a day care while inappropriately touching himself.
Day care worker Mary Barrett told FOX23 she looked out the window of the center near Pine and Lewis and saw a man looking into the room where there were 14 young children.
More infected mosquitoes found in area already than all last year – Wareham, MA – Wicked Local Wareham
A state lab has found more mosquitoes infected with Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE) so far this summer than all of last year.
Collected in traps throughout Massachusetts, the state had found 84 infected insects as of the first week of August, surpassing the 80 found all of last year, according to state Department of Public Health veterinarian Catherine Brown.
Some of the increase may be a result of increased testing in certain high-risk areas. Still, it is likely another sign of an unusually busy time for mosquito-borne illnesses, and there are months to go before the pests typically die off.
“I would say that EEE activity this year has been particularly intense,” Brown said.
This much is clear: EEE showed up earlier than usual this season, including in a breed of mosquitoes that feeds on mammals, as opposed to birds. The disease also has cropped up in scattered areas beyond the usual hotspots, and more towns than usual are considered at risk for EEE, Brown said.
August 5, 2012 – NEW ZEALAND –A steam plume has been visible at the White Island crater today. Earlier this week GNS Science issued a volcanic alert for White Island, which is off the coast of the Bay of Plenty, due to signs of increased activity. According to GNS, although more volcanic activity has been recorded, ‘everything seems to be relatively stable.’ Volcanologists have recorded a rapid rise in White Island’s crater lake, a pulse of volcanic tremor and slightly higher gas levels in the plume. “Although the volcanic tremor increased substantially during Saturday it has returned to levels similar to those during the early part of last week,” GNS said. The white steam plume can sometimes be seen from areas of the Bay of Plenty coast. On Thursday, GNS Science duty volcanologist Michael Rosenberg said its crater lake has started to re-fill and gases were now ‘vigorously…
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August 3, 2012– AUSTRALIA– Australian researchers have discovered a new bat virus they describe as a close relative to the hendra virus. They say the new virus could help shed light on how Hendra and related Nipah viruses cause disease and death in animals and humans. Hendra is able to infect horses and, in seven known cases, people have caught the infection from horses. Four of them died as a result. The new virus is named Cedar after the Queensland location where it was discovered. Initial studies by scientists with the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) have discovered one surprising key difference – the Cedar virus does not cause illness in several animal species normally susceptible to Hendra and Nipah. However, they say it is still too early to rule out the possibility that Cedar virus may cause illness and death in horses or other animals…
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Biologists have been left mystified by millions of tiny purple creatures washed ashore on beaches in Hawaii.
The pea-sized, crab-like animals are dotting the beaches in Honolulu but scientists are yet to determine what they are, TV station KHON2 reports.
“The lifeguard called and asked what these things were because she had reports of surfers were actually have these things crawl up on their boards and onto them,” Waikiki Aquarium biologist Norton Chan said.
“There’s a lot of things we don’t know about the ocean so any opportunity like this is a great learning experience.”
Mr Chan said the creatures are likely to be crabs in the larvae stage, but he could not positively identify the species.
About 250,000 people have been ordered to leave their homes to avoid floods caused by torrential rainfall in south-west Japan, officials say.
Flooding and landslides on the southern island of Kyushu have left at least 20 people dead in the past three days.
TV footage showed muddy waters sweeping through homes and streets as rivers burst their banks in the north of the island.
The Japan Meteorological Agency has warned of further rain and landslides.
At least seven people were said to be missing on Friday, Japanese media said. Japan’s Self-Defence Forces have been brought in to help search for the missing.
July 12, 2012 – EUROPE – Three Britons are among at least nine dead after an avalanche in the French Alps in the early hours of Thursday. A further two British climbers were still missing as search and rescue workers from France and Italy combed the snow-covered slopes near Chamonix hours after the 28-strong group of climbers and guides were hit by a wall of ice and snow. The search was called off at 5pm French time (4pm BST) and was expected to continue on Friday, depending on weather conditions. French officials described it as the worst Alpine tragedy for many years. The British ambassador Sir Peter Ricketts was on his way to Chamonix on Thursday afternoon. The tragedy struck just after 5am as a group of climbers began a dawn ascent on Mont Maudit (Accursed Mountain) in the Mont Blanc range at Chamonix, at an altitude of just over…
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