Terrible: Midland, TX Parade float with Soldiers and families aboard hit by train

Prayers.

This is early reporting, more surely to come. All from @OACrime (alerted by @OACourts)

MPD wouldn't allow us near the scene at industrial and garfield. we've come to the other side of the train
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Corey Paul
mpd chief: 4 fatalities 16 injured
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16 critically injured out of 18 transported... 2 dead on scene, 2 @ hospital
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Corey Paul
Tina jauz w/ city said the last two floats of the heroes parade were crossing southbound. 1st one made it. 2nd didn't
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Corey Paul
jauz said soldiers and their wives were on these floats
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Corey Paul
"there were some that were able to make it off the flatbed before the train struck. others weren't so fortunate"
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Update: Best of luck to the injured, and to Midland Memorial Hospital (Where I once worked).

 

From KOSA:

MIDLAND – CBS 7 has just learned that a train has slammed into the “Hunt for Heroes” parade procession. Reports from the scene tell us that at least nine people have been seriously hurt in the wreck that happened at the train tracks near the intersection of Garfield and Highway 80.

and

UPDATE 6:00 PM ***
Police Chief Price Robinson tells CBS 7 four confirmed dead 16 injured.

 

Oklahoma Doctors vs. Obamacare – YouTube

The title is theirs, and it’s unnecessarily inflammatory, really it should be “Price Transparency in Medicine vs the Traditional Model”.

Three years ago, Dr. Keith Smith, co-founder and managing partner of the Surgery Center of Oklahoma, took an initiative that would only be considered radical in the health care industry: He posted online a list of prices for 112 common surgical procedures.

via Oklahoma Doctors vs. Obamacare – YouTube.

More of this, please, much more.