Kimberly Cheng reports for the KTLA 5 News at 12 p.m. on May 19, 2022.
The Slana River in Slovakia’s eastern Kosice province flows past several abandoned mine shafts. An iron ore known as siderite was once extracted from the mines. Those mining operations have ceased. But their effects continue to be seen and felt. Runoff from the mines mingles with the Slana, turning its waters and everything those waters touch red. Reportedly, the pollution has devastated the river’s population of fish and other wildlife.
Sheriff’s deputies, led by the nose of a dog named Toby, found a missing Florida woman with dementia. The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office released bodycam footage of officers finding a woman who had gone missing in a wooded area. Authorities say the woman had fallen and was lying on the ground about 250 feet away from her home. She was severely dehydrated and was helicoptered out to get medical attention. The woman is reportedly still in the hospital but is expected to recover.
A woman who drove her SUV off the road and crashed into a pond in Le Ray, New York, is lucky to be alive. Her vehicle was fully submerged by the time police arrived, and the first responders had to work quickly to save her. One officer leaped into the water to help get her out. He tried and failed to reach her through the driver’s side door. Finally, he was able to break through the sunroof, and he pulled the woman to safety.
Payton Gendron was reportedly so terrified of catching COVID-19, he wore protective gear during the Buffalo supermarket massacre. The teenager’s family now appears to be building a “Covid Defense” for him, claiming he became paranoid and isolated during the lockdown. “He got into some nasty stuff. He’s smart enough to get into dangerous stuff online, which maybe the average person wouldn’t know how to get into,” a family member told the New York Post.