A rainbow brightened the cloudy sky above Lexington, Kentucky, as footballers from Tates Creek and Lafayette high schools faced off on October 15.Scott Moore, who shot this footage, told Storyful that heavy rain had fallen just before kick off.“Once the game started, the rain stopped and a double rainbow appeared,” he said. “It was beautiful!”The National Weather Service (NWS) warned of “severe” showers and thunderstorms for the region. Credit: Scott Moore via Storyful
New eruptions from the Cumbre Vieja volcano on Saturday, October 16, prompted further evacuations, as lava flow advanced toward Tacande, a suburban region in the south of the Canary Island La Palma.This footage was posted by the Canary Islands Volcanological Institute (INVOLCAN), who said it shows lava flow advancing toward the Tacande region.According to local media, the flow of lava is progressing faster than expected as residents in La Laguna left their homes on October 16.A new vent emerged on the volcano on October 15, releasing gas and other material, the Canary Islands Volcanology Institute reported. Credit: INVOLCAN via Storyful
Authorities in North Texas rescued a small kitten stranded on the shoulder of Interstate 20 on Friday, October 16, bringing the feline to a local animal shelter.Footage shared by the Forth Worth Police Department shows several officers, and an official in an animal control uniform, approach the frightened kitten, which had backed itself away over a grating along the busy highway. An officer manages to grab the cat before the animal control officer soothes the animal and places it into a ventilated container.The department said the kitten was taken to Chuck Silcox Animal Care & Control Center, located in Fort Worth. Credit: Fort Worth Police Department via Storyful
The Alisal Fire burning in Santa Barbara County grew past 17,000 acres, authorities reported on Saturday, October 16.This footage, released by the Santa Barbara Fire Department, shows a plane dropping flame retardant on Friday near the western reaches of the fire.Officials ordered evacuations this week near where the fire was burning, to the west of the City of Santa Barbara. Other areas were put under evacuation warnings.As of Saturday morning, 1,747 personnel were involved in fighting the fire, which began burning on October 11 and is at 50 percent containment. Credit: Santa Barbara County Fire Department via Storyful
A new vent emerged on La Palma’s Cumbre Vieja volcano on Friday, October 15, releasing gas and other material, the Canary Islands Volcanology Institute reported.A cloud with ash from the ongoing eruption reduced visibility on Saturday, El Pais reported. The recent activity also cast a sulfurous odor over parts of the island. Flights at La Palma’s airport were cancelled due to conditions.This footage, filmed on Friday and released by the Geological and Mining Institute of Spain, shows lava flows on the island, which have reached the ocean. A thermal camera inset shows heat levels in the flows. Credit: IGME via Storyful
An Amtrak train running between Fort Worth and Oklahoma City struck a truck carrying a number of cars that was across the tracks close to Thackerville, Love County, on October 15.Amtrak confirmed to local media that four passengers had been “transported to a local hospital with minor injuries” following the dramatic collision.In all, there were 110 passengers aboard. This footage of the moment the track stuck the truck was captured by local man Brandon Sampson. Credit: Brandon Sampson via Storyful
A super-cute goat gang feasted upon a sunflower patch at a farm in Cumberland, Maine.Footage captured by Hope Hall of Sunflower Farm Creamery shows the goats munching on the sunflowers — a treat they had waited “all season” for, according to the video’s caption.“They rub their heads on the tallest stalks to try to get down the best parts! Clever goats! It is always so fun to watch them satisfy a whole summer of delayed gratification,” Hall wrote.An estimated “60 playful little goats” are born on the farm each spring, Hall said. Her YouTube channel features a wealth of videos showing the daily life and adventures of the farm’s inhabitants. Credit: Hope Hall via Storyful
Family and friends of Billy Hood gathered on Saturday (October 16) in Parliament Square to appeal for his 25-year prison sentence to be dropped. Hood, who lives and works in Dubai, was charged with possession of drugs after police found four bottles of CBD vape oil in his car. The Brit from West London says he was forced to sign a confession in Arabic after being subjected to beatings and torture with tasers. Whilst CBD oil is legal in the UK, as it contains 0.02% of the cannabis derivative and no psychoactive effects, it is not in the UAE where authorities impose the harshest sentences for those convicted of drug possession.
A group of protesters gathered in front of the National Gallery in London to urge action against dolphin killings in the Faroe Islands. Whaling or Grindadráp is a dolphin drive hunting that involves beaching and slaughtering long-finned pilot whales. It has been practiced in the Faroe Islands since approximately the 9th century. Activists have been speaking up against this hunt for decades and have accused Danish authorities of allowing a 'barbaric tradition' to continue.
British Parliament, Scotland Yard, Westminster Abbey and other government buildings fly Union Jack at half mast following the murder of Conservative MP Sir David Amess.
One Harris County deputy constable was killed and two others were hospitalized after they were shot by an armed suspect in Houston, Texas, in the early hours of October 16, police said.Police said the officers were responding to a disturbance when they were “ambushed” by a suspect on North Freeway near Crosstimbers Street at around 2.15 am.In a statement outside Memorial Hermann Hospital, Houston Police Executive Assistant Chief James Jones said the deputies were trying to “arrest or detain” a suspect when they were shot from behind by another person.A person of interest was in custody. Police said they believed the shooter was a Hispanic man in his early 20s. Credit: Houston Police via Storyful
A hamster embraced spooky season a bit early this year, enjoying some Halloween treats at its home in Singapore.Footage shared to YouTube on October 9 shows Latte the hamster entering a miniature home that is decked out in Halloween decorations, and sniffing around for some delicious treats.The video of the pampered pet was captured by owner, Jaieden Ace Shen, who is based in Sembawang. Shen posts the results to his Hamstars YouTube channel, which boasts more than 160,000 subscribers. Credit: Jaieden Ace Shen via Storyful
Thunderstorms brought strong wind gusts, brief downpours and frequent lightning to southern Texas on October 15, the National Weather Service (NWS) said.The NWS had released a special weather statement warning of winds of up to 40 mph and frequent lightning for Corpus Christi and surrounding areas.Footage posted by NWS Corpus Christi shows multiple lightning flashes in the sky. Credit: NWS Corpus Christi via Storyful
Dozens of migrants have landed in Dungeness, Kent on Saturday (October 16) after crossing the Channel in dinghies. They were immediately intercepted by officers and escorted to Dungeness life boat station. The situation has sparked tensions between the UK and France accused of letting illegal migrants cross the Channel. The number of migrants detained by UK Border Force hit record highs this year.
NASA launched a spacecraft to study clusters of asteroids surrounding Jupiter on October 16, beginning a 12-year mission, the first of its kind, to study the rocks known as Jupiter Trojans.The mission, dubbed “Lucy,” took off on a United Launch Alliance Atlas V 401 rocket from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida after 5.30 am on Saturday.“Lucy will explore a record-breaking number of asteroids, flying by one main belt asteroid, and seven Trojans,” NASA said.The mission was named after human fossil discovered in Ethiopia nicknamed Lucy. “Just as the Lucy fossil provided unique insights into humanity’s evolution, the Lucy mission promises to revolutionize our knowledge of planetary origins and the formation of the solar system, including Earth,” NASA said. Credit: NASA via Storyful
Fire crews repaired containment lines along the borders of the Caldor Fire in El Dorado County, California, aerial footage shared by USFS Caldor Fire on October 14 shows.The fire, that was first reported on August 14, had burned 221,775 acres and was 98 percent contained by October 16.As of October 13, crews had repaired 166 miles of containment lines and 208 isolated areas the U.S. Forest Service – Eldorado National Forest said.The crews removed hazardous trees and completed suppression repairs, including repairing dozer and hand lines, they said.This footage was filmed along the Mormon Emigrant Trail in El Dorado County. Credit: US Forest Service via Storyful
At least four people were hospitalized after shots were fired at high school football game in Mobile, Alabama, on October 15, according to Fox 10, citing police.The incident occurred at the game between the Vigor Wolves and Williamson Lions at Ladd-Peebles Stadium.This video taken by Jeff Martin shows players clearing the field and players leaving the stands following the incident. Credit: Jeff Martin via Storyful
A man was charged by Queensland Police over an attempt to steal motorcycles using a front-end loader, as well as leading police on a dangerous chase in Ipswich on October 15.Police said they would allege the man drove the machine into a motorcycle store and took two motorcycles, before damaging multiple fences and property as police chased him through several suburban streets.A 41-year-old was found hiding in long grass at a nearby creek and was arrested at the scene, police said.This video from security footage, police dash cameras, and body-worn cameras shows the moment the front-end loader breaks into the store and the ensuing chase. Credit: Queensland Police Service via Storyful
A new vent on La Palma’s Cumbre Vieja volcano began to release gas southeast of the main vent on Friday, October 15, according to the Canary Islands Volcanology Institute.Footage taken on Thursday by Spain’s Geological and Mining Institute shows an aerial view of the lava flow paired with thermal imaging.Around 7,000 people had evacuated the island as of Friday, El Pais reported.According to Ruben Fernandez, technical director of Canary Islands Volcanic Emergency Plan, scientists detected a reduction in explosiveness and an increase in the emission of lava, creating more unpredictable conditions for evaluation, El Pais wrote. Credit: IGME via Storyful
Crowds of protesters marched the streets of San Juan, Puerto Rico, on Friday, October 15, to demand the expulsion of power company Luma amid a continued lack of electricity across the island.This video, taken by Michelle Estrada Torres, shows protesters marching and waving Puerto Rican flags.Protesters reprimanded Luma and Puerto Rico’s Electric Power Authority for their inability to address dozens of recent power outages, according to local news reports.Puerto Rico’s power grid has grown unstable after Hurricane Maria devastated the region and destroyed the island’s power grid in 2017. Credit: Michelle Estrada Torres/vocesdelsurpr.com. via Storyful
Dust storms rolled through parts of the Brazilian state of Sao Paulo on October 14 and 15.Brazil’s National Institute of Meteorology reported the sandstorms, while similar to the ones which occurred during the last week of September, were comparatively less intense due to previous rainfall.These videos taken by Twitter user @Marlon21123, who said they were filmed in Ribeirao Preto, shows a dusty haze on the horizon. Credit: @Marlon21123 via Storyful
Palestinians demonstrate in solidarity with Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails in Jabalia on October 15, 2021. Palestinian supporters of Hamas Islamist movement are seen wearing Guy Fawkes masks while attaching pictures of Israeli-held Palestinian prisoners to balloons during a mass rally in Jabalia refugee camp to mark the tenth anniversary of the Wafa al-Ahrar agreement, a prisoner exchange deal that took place between Hamas and Israel in 2011. The agreement is considered one of the largest Arab-Israeli prisoner exchanges, as Israel released 1,027 Palestinian prisoners in exchange for Hamas releasing the abducted Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit.
A beaver family went bobbing for pumpkins at the Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium in Tacoma, Washington.This video shared by the zoo on October 15 shows the beavers in a pond filled with small pumpkins, nibbling on the tiny orange fruits.“Gourd times with the adorable beaver family, Walnut, Butternut, and Nutmeg,” wrote the zoo. Credit: Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium via Storyful
A new eruptive vent opened along La Palma’s Cumbre Vieja volcano on Friday, October 15, releasing gas southeast of the main vent, according to Involcan.Video filmed by Twitter user @efadi_LP, who said it was taken on Friday night, shows lava flowing along the northern side of the volcanic cone, he wrote in a tweet.Around 7,000 people across the island had evacuated as of Friday, El Pais reported.According to Ruben Fernandez, technical director of Canary Islands Volcanic Emergency Plan, scientists detected a reduction in explosiveness and an increase in the emission of lava, creating more unpredictable conditions to evaluate, El Pais wrote. Credit: Idafe.com via Storyful