Posts Tagged Accidents and disasters

Speed, no seat belt cited in death of EMU basketball player

This photo provided by Eastern Michigan University shows Shannise Heady. Eastern Michigan University women's basketball student-athlete Shannise Heady and fellow EMU student Jordan Hopkins died in an automobile accident in Ypsilanti Township, Mich. The accident occurred early Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015. (AP Photo/Eastern Michigan University, Randy Mascharka)

YPSILANTI TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Investigators say an Eastern Michigan University basketball player was speeding without a seat belt when she lost control of her vehicle and hit an oncoming vehicle, killing herself and another student riding with her.

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Technology improves avalanche gear for backcountry skiers

Andrew Coutant with North Face stands next to The North Face exhibit displaying its new avalanche airbag “modulater system” that is a set of dual air bags that be attached to any backpack at the Outdoor Retailer Show Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015, in Salt lake City. The theory is that skiers get used to their favorite packs and don’t always want to use a new pack to have the air bag.  (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — As outdoor recreation companies increasingly cater to skiers and snowboarders who like to venture beyond the groomed slopes at ski resorts and tackle backcountry terrain, they’ve put a special emphasis on gear and equipment to keep people safe in case of avalanches.

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2-point conversion generated biggest Seahawks quake

SEATTLE (AP) — Earthquake experts with the Pacific Northwest Seismic Network have analyzed the CenturyLink Field shaking during the Seahawks’ win over the Packers in Sunday’s NFC title game.

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Marion Rolland out of skiing worlds with knee injury

PARIS (AP) — Downhill world champion Marion Rolland will not be defending her title next month after tearing the anterior cruciate ligament in her right knee.

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