KYIV, Ukraine — Russia pounded Ukraine’s energy facilities on Wednesday, as missiles rocked Kyiv and other cities, plunging large areas of the nation into darkness, shutting down water systems and cutting off power in half the neighboring country of Moldova. The attack was the widest since Nov. 15 , when 100 missiles and drones rained down, and among the most devastating of the entire war. The blasts sent plumes of smoke into the skies as Ukrainian air defense systems worked to shoot down incoming rockets that Moscow has been aiming at energy installations for weeks in an effort to break Ukrainians’ will by depriving them of light and heat in the winter months. “We have confirmation of hits on critical infrastructure facilities in several regions,” the deputy head of the Ukrainian president’s office, Kyrylo Tymoshenko, said in a statement. From Lviv in the west to Dnipro and Odesa in the south and Kharkiv in the northeast, officials reported interruptions in … [Read more...] about Russian Missile Barrage Cuts Power and Water Across Ukraine
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KYIV, Ukraine — The surgeons had made the long incision down the middle of the child’s chest, cut the breastbone to spread the rib cage and reach the heart when the lights went out at the Heart Institute in Kyiv. Generators kicked on to keep life-support equipment running on Wednesday night as nurses and surgical assistants held flashlights over the operating table, guiding the surgeons as they snipped and cut, working to save a life under the most trying of conditions. “The electricity went out completely in the operating room,” said Borys Todurov, the institute’s director, who posted a video of the procedure online to illustrate the difficulties doctors are facing. “So far we are coping on our own,” he said. “But every hour is getting harder. There has been no water for several hours now. We continue to do only emergency operations.” Russia’s attacks on Ukraine’s energy grid are taking a growing toll on the nation as the damage adds up. After each strike, repairs become … [Read more...] about ‘Every hour is getting harder’: Surgeons in Ukraine struggle to operate when the power goes out.
0 Crime & Safety Thieves steal basses, booze, makeup, wallets, bicycles, catalytic converters and a $10,000 engagement ring: Highland Park Police Blotter Jonah Meadows , Patch Staff Posted Reply HIGHLAND PARK, IL — The following information comes from the Highland Park and Highwood police departments and public records as a record of incidents reported to the police and of those arrested by police. Criminal charges represent accusations by the state that are often dropped or reduced. Updated information may be available from the Lake County Clerk of the Circuit Court. Everyone arrested is presumed innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law beyond a reasonable doubt. INCIDENTS RUSE BURGLARY ATTEMPT? RUSE HOME BURGLARY On Oct. 27, a Glencoe Public Safety Department investigation led Highland Park police to discover an unreported Oct. 8 ruse home burglary in the 200 block of North Deere Park Drive East. In … [Read more...] about Resident Foils Ruse Burglars; DUI Driver Strikes Guardrail: HP Blotter
Officials in Michoacan are trying to cover up burglaries allegedly carried out by state police officers. Breitbart Texas exclusively obtained video and photographs showing moments when officers can be seen breaking into a house to steal electronics and other items. The burglaries took place on Thursday afternoon in Zamora, Michoacan. Breitbart Texas was able to confirm with locals that three separate houses were burglarized and when they tried to file police reports, authorities turned them away. The surveillance video of one of the homes captured the moment when officers with rifles and masks are trying to force open a door. Once the door is forced open, authorities rush into the house with their weapons in hand, similar to raid tactics. Moments later, the officers are seen coming out of the house with a TV and other electronics. Neighbors who spoke with Breitbart Texas also claimed that officers stole cash from them. In another section, officers can be seen … [Read more...] about EXCLUSIVE IMAGES: Local Mexican Cops Burglarize Homes for Electronics
California energy officials are asking residents tempted to blast air conditioners during the heat wave Friday to cut back on electricity use. The California Independent System Operator, which oversees 80 percent of the state’s electrical grid, issued a statewide alert for energy conservation from 1 p.m. to 10 p.m. Friday. This is a carousel. Use Next and Previous buttons to navigate 41 Persistent hot temperatures puts added stress on the power grid, the company said. The alert comes as officials project a combination of limited power supply conditions and record demand. RELATED: Hey San Francisco, get ready for the heat — high of 96 To prevent potential power outages, turn off unnecessary lights, set air … [Read more...] about Power grid officials ask public to cut electrical use due to heat
This is a carousel. Use Next and Previous buttons to navigate 6 KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian authorities endeavored Saturday to restore electricity and water services after recent pummeling by Russian military strikes that vastly damaged infrastructure, with President Volodymyr Zelenskyy saying millions have seen their power restored since blackouts swept the war-battered country days earlier. Skirmishes continued in the east and residents from the southern city of Kherson headed north and west to flee after punishing, deadly bombardments by Russian forces in recent days. The strikes have been seen as attempts at Russian retribution against Ukraine's beleaguered but defiant people after Ukrainian troops over two week ago liberated the city that had been in Russian hands for many months. “The key task of today, as well as other days of this week, is energy," Zelenskyy said in his nightly televised address late Friday. “From … [Read more...] about Ukraine works to restore water, power after Russian strikes