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FIRST ALERT TRAFFIC: Downed trees, lightning strike cause road closures in Kershaw County

KERSHAW COUNTY, S.C.  – The strong gusty storms that swept the Midlands Thursday morning have impacted roads in Kershaw County.

The town of Elgin said a stretch of Smyrna Road was closed Thursday morning due to a water main break.

The Kershaw County Fire Service (KCFS) said Smyrna Road is closed between Church Street and Nature Lane. It is unclear how long repairs will take.

The water main line was struck by lightning during storms that occurred between 2:30 a.m. to 5:30 a.m.

Officials said the water main is 10 inches, and they hope to have water restored by 12 p.m.

Several downed trees have also caused road closures across the county. These closures include:

  • 348 Lachicotte Road in Lugoff
  • 1475 Boykin Road in Rembert
  • Sumter Highway in Rembert
  • 1351 Flat Rock Road in Camden
  • Smyrna Road / Ashley Creek Drive in Elgin

Officials encourage drivers to seek alternate routes while officials work to restore the water main line and clear the downed trees.

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Dalton residents evacuated from apartment in Wed., storm

DALTON, Ga. — Heavy rains triggered severe flooding, prompting the evacuation of an apartment complex on Fourth Avenue in Dalton in the early hours of Thursday.

At 12:31 a.m., 11Alive Reporter Cody Alcorn reported on the rising waters in Dalton, providing real-time updates on X, formally known as Twitter. Within minutes, the situation escalated as the flooding intensified.

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By 1:04 a.m., the Dalton Fire Department had sprung into action, swiftly organizing efforts to evacuate residents from an apartment complex.

Just minutes later, at 1:06 a.m., the video shows firefighters handing children off to 11Alive’s Cody Alcorn as he walks across a flooded roadway, bringing them to their awaiting families in cars.

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Dalton residents carried from flooding apartments by firefighters, 11Alive crew during severe storm

Multiple ground-level units were being evacuated, firefighters said during the continued downpour.

Speaking with authorities, the fire department said it was grappling with an exceptionally busy night, stretched thin by the deluge of emergency calls flooding in from across the area.

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1 dead, another hospitalized after morning business fire in Carmel

CARMEL, Ind. — One person was found dead, another was seriously injured and a firefighter suffered minor injuries in a fire at a Carmel strip mall early Thursday.

Around 3:15 a.m. May 9, Carmel Police Department officers responded to a welfare check in the 9800 block of North Michigan Road, just north of West 96th Street. Officers arrived and found a female in the street yelling for help and severely burned, Carmel Fire Department spokesperson Tim Griffin told 55News.

A fire was discovered at a strip mall nearby, and fire crews arrived to find heavy fire coming through the roof of the building.

Crews worked for an extended period to knock down the fire, pulling out of the building at one point after the ceiling collapsed.

A male victim was found dead inside the building.

The female victim was taken to Eskenazi Hospital in Indianapolis. One Carmel firefighter suffered minor injuries.

Griffin said it’s believed the fire started in a kitchen inside one of the businesses. A massage parlor and café sustained heavy damage in the fire.

Michigan Road is closed in both directions near West 98th Street.

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Firefighters are battling a significant blaze in a building adjacent to the Beachcomber pub in Brean. The fire, which reportedly originated in the back rooms, has prompted the closure of the popular establishment for the day and night.

Authorities confirm that fire officers are actively engaged at the scene, ensuring the safety of all individuals involved. Updates on the situation will be provided as more information becomes available.

The Beachcomber management expresses gratitude for the community’s support during this challenging time.

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Suspect Injured in Shooting Near Gastonia Walmart

GASTONIA, N.C. — A woman who was allegedly shooting in the parking lot of a Gastonia Walmart on Thursday was shot by police, officials said.

Gastonia Police responded to a crash outside the Walmart on East Franklin Boulevard around 7 a.m. The Gastonia Police Department said when officers arrived, they found a woman outside her car shooting in the parking lot. One of the officers shot the woman in the arm, officials said.

There are indications suggesting a possible involvement of law enforcement in the shooting. Officers reportedly discharged their firearms, injuring the suspect in the arm.

The suspect was subsequently transported via ambulance for medical treatment. Further details are being sought as the investigation progresses.

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Lynwood Fire Engulfs Industrial Building in Los Angeles County

Lynwood, CA – Firefighters are currently battling a raging Lynwood fire that erupted at an industrial building. The incident, which began around 8:30 a.m., has drawn emergency responders from across the region.

Chemical Inferno Threatens Safety

The commercial structure, located in the heart of Lynwood, is reportedly filled with hazardous chemicals. As thick, black smoke billows from the building, two ladder pipes are actively dousing the flames with torrents of water. The intensity of the Lynwood fire poses a significant challenge for firefighters, who are also contending with downed power lines in the vicinity. Authorities remain uncertain whether these lines are live or not, adding to the complexity of the situation.

Close Proximity to Residential Areas

While the Lynwood fire continues to rage, nearby homes are at risk. However, as of now, no evacuation orders have been issued. Residents are urged to stay vigilant and follow any instructions from local authorities. Firefighters are working tirelessly to prevent the flames from spreading further and to protect the community.

No Casualties Reported

Thankfully, there have been no reported injuries to either firefighters or civilians. Emergency responders are maintaining a strong presence on the scene, ensuring the safety of all involved.

Stay tuned for further updates as this developing situation unfolds. Our thoughts are with the brave firefighters battling the Lynwood fire and the residents affected by this emergency.

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Man found shot outside hotel near Redondo Beach Pier

A man was found suffering from gunshot wounds outside a hotel near the Redondo Beach Pier, police said Wednesday.

Officers received a call at 11:17 p.m. Tuesday about shots fired at a hotel along South Pacific Coast Highway, Redondo Beach Police Lt. Michael Martinez said. They found the victim with gunshot wounds to his upper torso, Martinez said.

Paramedics rushed him to a nearby hospital and he was treated for injuries believed to be not life-threatening, Martinez said.

Aerial footage of the scene shows a police patrol vehicle parked in the driveway of the Redondo Pier Inn, which is about a half a mile away from the Redondo Beach Pier. An area outside the hotel was surrounded by police tape as several officers remained at the scene just after 6:30 a.m. Wednesday.

Authorities have not released any information about a possible suspect or motive.

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Man Shot Outside Drake’s Toronto Home; Drake Not Injured, Police Say

A man identified as a security guard for Drake was wounded in a shooting outside of the rapper’s Toronto mansion around 2 a.m. on Tuesday, the police said.

The man was taken to a hospital with a gunshot wound to the chest, Inspector Paul Krawczyk, a member of the gun and gang task force, said at a news conference at the scene on Tuesday morning. The suspects fled in a vehicle and remain at large; a description was not available, but authorities said the shooting was captured on video.

The shooting occurred in front of Drake’s 50,000-square-foot mansion on Park Circle Lane in the North York neighborhood known as Bridle Path in Toronto, but did not involve the rapper, the authorities said. Drake was previously permitted to build fences twice as high as allowed by city law, citing a need for increased security.

The shooting followed a weekend of increasingly personal diss tracks traded between Drake and the Compton rapper Kendrick Lamar, whose long-simmering musical rivalry resulted in the release of six songs in 72 hours, including detailed attacks involving family members and claims of abuse against women on both sides.

The police said they could not yet speak to a motive in the shooting. They could not confirm whether Drake was home at the time.

Lamar’s “Not Like Us,” which was released on Saturday and taunts Drake and his associates as “certified pedophiles,” features an aerial shot of Drake’s home on a map as its cover art. The track is currently topping the charts globally and in the United States on streaming services including Spotify and Apple Music. The cover is edited to portray the home as dotted with markers meant to represent the presence of registered sex offenders.

Drake has previously referred to the location of his home, which he calls the Embassy, on tracks like “7AM on Bridle Path.”

Representatives for Drake and Lamar did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

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Man, 46, killed in shooting on Hertel Avenue bar patio

BUFFALO, N.Y. — The Buffalo Police Department is investigating an overnight shooting that happened just after 1:00 a.m. at a bar on Hertel Avenue Tuesday.

Investigators tell 2 On Your Side that a 46-year-old man was reportedly shot during a fight on the outside patio of Del Denby Tavern.

The 46-year-old man from Buffalo has not been identified.

He was taken to ECMC shortly after being shot where he was pronounced dead.

Anyone with information is asked to call or text the Confidential TIPCALL Line at (716)-847-2255.

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Hillsborough deputies involved in shooting in Plant City

The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office is on the scene of a deputy-involved shooting in Plant City on Tuesday morning.

The shooting occurred on a frontage road of I-4.

Sheriff Chad Chronister said no deputies were injured in the shooting. According to HCSO, there is no threat to the public.

Chronister is expected to provide an update on the shooting at 7:45 a.m.