NEWS IN 90: School Bus Crashes In Orlando, Florida Manatee Rescued From Storm Drain
By Nealy Kehres // December 1, 2016
Presented By Nealy Kehres
ABOVE VIDEO: Space Coast Daily Intern, Nealy Kehres, delivers a news update in 90 seconds for the student station at the University of Florida, WUFT-TV. A school bus crashed in Orlando sending three students to the hospital, and a crew rescued a Manatee from a storm pipe in Jacksonville. That and more in 90 seconds. (WUFT Video)
School Bus Crashes
A school bus crashed in Orlando sending three students to the hospital. The bus was on its way to Howard Middle School when it collided with a Toyota Prius. Some of the students received treatment from the crash on the sidewalk. The crash is still under investigation and it is not clear if either driver will be charged.
Wildfires Continue to Burn Homes
Wildfires continue to burn across Tennessee, killing seven people and injuring 53. A good portion of the city of Gatlinburg still remains an evacuation zone. After days of destruction, firefighters said the winds have calmed and they don’t expect the fire to spread as quickly as it has been. The fires are estimated to have damaged or destroyed over 700 homes and businesses.
Putin Gives State of the Nation Address
Russian president, Vladimir Putin, gave his annual State of the Nation address in Moscow today. In the address, Putin spoke about economic situation in Russia, mentioning the challenges the country had faced in recent years. The economic recession has continued this year under the combined blow of low oil prices and Western sanctions. Putin also spoke about how important it is for Russians to stay united, despite the country’s divisive history.
Manatee Rescued from Storm Drain
Dozens gathered yesterday to watch a crew rescue a trapped manatee from a storm drain in Jacksonville. City officials say the animal got stuck in the 36-inch pipe for about three hours. Rescue crews had to dig around the storm drain before they could lift the manatee out. Officials say the animal has a little bruising but is still alive. The animal is being transported to SeaWorld in Orlando.
NBC contributed to this article.