The Geminid meteor shower will put on a dazzling show for skywatchers when it peaks overnight on Dec. 13-14. The Geminids are active every December, when Earth passes through a massive trail of dusty debris shed by a weird, rocky object named 3200 Phaethon. The dust and grit burn up when they run into Earth's atmosphere in a flurry of "shooting stars."
Angela Cacace left a successful career in barbering to start her own construction business and enrolled in the Building Construction Technologies program at Central Carolina Community College (CCCC). On the first day of class, she was surprised to see of 12 students, six were women. It inspired her to start a curated Instagram page called @moveoverbob, connecting and empowering a community of female contractors.
A central California "garrison" of the nationwide 501st Legion show off the elaborate, detailed and pricey "Star Wars" costumes they wear to fundraisers, special events, and extra-special moments like the opening of "The Last Jedi."
The Grand Rapids, Michigan, Police Department has opened an internal investigation after officers held an 11-year-old girl at gunpoint, handcuffed her and put her in the back of a cruiser during a search for a stabbing suspect last week.
Ventura County, California, Fire Department shot this time-lapse video of a plume of smoke collapsing and creating dangerous conditions on Tuesday, December 12, 2017, during the Thomas Fire. As the massive smoke plume generated by the fire continues to rise, it gathers heat energy from the flames below, Fire Capt. Brendan Ripley told residents in a meeting as reported by the Los Angeles Daily News. The unstable column of air can collapse at any time, resulting in dramatic 180-degree wind shifts that pose a major danger to firefighters, he said.
Police in Arnold, Missouri, are searching for a man caught on surveillance video kicking a woman's car and slamming her to the ground when she tries to photograph his license plate following an apparent road rage incident. The man then gets into his truck and speeds off, nearly striking the woman and other bystanders.
Democrat Doug Jones won Alabama's special Senate election on Tuesday, beating back history, an embattled Republican opponent and President Donald Trump, who urgently endorsed GOP rebel Roy Moore despite a litany of sexual misconduct allegations. Moore, meanwhile, refused to concede and raised the possibility of a recount during a brief appearance at a sombre campaign party in Montgomery. "It's not over," Moore said. He added, "We know that God is still in control."
California’s Thomas Fire continued to grow, torching 234,200 acres between Ventura and Santa Barbara by Tuesday, December 12. The fire stood at 20 percent contained, and thousands have been evacuated since the fire started burning a week ago.
Republican candidate for Senate Roy Moore rode his horse, Sassy, to the polls on Dec. 12 to cast his ballot. “This is a very important race for our country, for our state, and for the future,” Moore said.
After a force main was broke during a replacement project on Cortez Road West at 66th Street West, an unknown amount of wastewater was spilled, some of which Manatee County Utilities Director Mike Gore said he "fully expects" to go into Palma Sola Bay