A 14-year-old girl fell 25 feet from a gondola ride at Six Flags Amusement Park in Queensbury, New York, Saturday night as a group of park guests gathered under her to help break her fall. >> Read more trending news The “Sky Ride” was stopped at the park about 55 miles north of Albany when the accident happened, according to CBS News. The teenager was on the ride with a child relative when she fell from the two-person car, the Warren County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement. The ride was stopped after the operator was told of a rider in distress, CBS reported. The video shows the girl somehow slipped through the safety bar, which briefly held her aloft while she dangled in the air. The teen from Delaware struck a tree before landing in the crowd, which had gathered to catch her. She was treated at the park, then taken to an area hospital. >> Related: Girl, 11, dies after falling out of ride at water park Park officials said the ride was working properly. “There does not appear to be any malfunction of the ride, but we have closed the attraction until the a thorough review can be completed,” USA Today reported park officials said in a statement. Another person was injured as he was trying to help catch the girl.
After widespread rumors and speculation, Disney has confirmed that President Donald Trump will have a speaking role once his statue is added to the Hall of Presidents attraction at Magic Kingdom park. According to News 13, park officials with Disney World said a robotic President Trump will get the chance to speak its mind during the attraction. Last month, so-called “anonymous sources” within Disney claimed that the Hall of Presidents would be overhauled to avoid giving the 45th President any lines. Traditionally, each President in the nation’s history gets something to say during the course of the attraction. The Hall of Presidents has been closed since January to prepare for President Trump’s inclusion.
A rabbi is among several people in New Jersey who were arrested Monday in raids by federal and state authorities in a multimillion-dollar welfare fraud investigation. >> Read more trending news Rabbi Zalmen Sorotzkin and seven others are being charged, accused of taking public assistance and defrauding the government of $1.3 million over recent years, law enforcement officials told the Asbury Park Press. Investigators said that the accused had plans that, a source told the Asbury Park Press, “rival the most sophisticated of financial frauds.” Officials said the people involved under-reported their income. In exchange, they were able to qualify for Medicaid, Section 8 housing assistance, food stamps, Social Security disability and Supplemental Security Income, the Asbury Park Press reported. Officials said the accused, who are four married couples, made thousands of dollars more a year than they told program officials. Investigators said they traced illegal money transfers, along with records from private schools for tuition. Law enforcement officials said they believe that Monday’s arrest will be the first in a series of arrests in a larger fraud ring.
A man was shot early Monday at a shopping plaza in the Pine Castle neighborhood, the Orange County Sheriff's Office said. The shooting was reported shortly before 3:45 a.m. on West Oak Ridge Road east of Winegard Road, deputies said. Investigators said the victim, whose identity wasn't released, was taken to Orlando Regional Medical Center. His injuries weren't life-threatening. Detectives haven't determined a motive for the shooting, and the gunman remains at large. The shooting remains under investigation. No other details were given.
Video emerged Sunday of a multistory Colombian tourist boat with about 160 people aboard capsizing and sinking in the Guatape reservoir near Medellin. >> Read more trending news >> Click here or scroll down for more
Bouncing back from a landslide defeat in New Hampshire, Hillary Clinton rode a late turnout surge to victory in the Democratic Caucus in Nevada, stunting for now the momentum of Bernie Sanders in the race for their party’s nomination.
Clinton’s strength in Clark County – the state’s largest – centered around Las Vegas, gave her the margin of victory, as estimates are she will pick up most of the delegates to the Democratic convention.
“To all my supporters out there—some may have doubted us, but we never doubted each other. This one’s for you.” —Hillary in NV
Most importantly for Clinton, this win in Nevada short circuits what would have been a massive surge of momentum for Sanders, and makes it more likely that Clinton can win next Saturday in South Carolina.
In an email to supporters, Sanders stressed the obvious – that he was able with little effort to push Clinton to the limit in a state that should have been an easy victory.
“Nevada was supposed to be a state “tailor made” for the Clinton campaign, and a place she once led by almost 40 points,” Sanders supporters were told.
“But today, we sent a message that will stun the political and financial establishment of this country: our campaign can win anywhere,” he added.