A massive fire at a 24 story apartment building in London has taken the lives of at least six people – and they expect that number to rise. Some residents had complained about the upkeep of the tower, specifically the fire risk.
An American college student who has been held prisoner in North Korea is coming home. Otto Warmbier was being held for stealing a propaganda poster from a hotel. He had been sentenced to 15 years. He has reportedly been in a coma for over a year.
Last month, the US Census Bureau Report showed five of the country’s eleven fastest growing cities were in Texas. Texas public school enrollment grew 19 percent, compared to a national average of over 3 percent. Has the school districts scurrying to try to make plans to accommodate the growing student population.
Austin firefighters have a plan in place in case a fire ever happens at a high rise building here. For example, all the high rises in Austin have mechanisms that tell them what floor the fire is on, and people with mobility problems register with building managers so firefighters know where they are.