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Flash Flood Forces Wedding Party To Scramble For Higher Ground

(Ellicott City, MD) – A couple in Maryland probably has enough good luck to last a lifetime. Whoever said it’s good luck for it to rain on your wedding day most likely wasn’t referring to the intense flooding that hit Ellicott City on Sunday.

A wedding party and all the guests had to scramble for higher ground when floodwater gushed into the venue. One of the groomsmen said water was actually pouring down the staircase as the group was climbing upstairs. However, the bride and groom were still able to exchange vows. Search crews found the wedding and told everyone to shelter in place.rKCeo-1527552011-110269-blog-wedding3A GoFundMe page has been set up to help the bride and groom recover from the event. So far, the couple has received 750-dollars of a 50-thousand-dollar goal.

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Mother Tries To Saw Off Autistic Son’s Head

(SL) – A Maryland woman is charged with attempted murder because she allegedly tried to decapitate her autistic son. Kristina Petrie, 46, was charged with attempted first-degree murder, first-degree child abuse and second-degree child abuse.

According to reports the incident began when Petrie’s son came home from school and went into his room to play video games. The boy’s mother appeared a short while later, with a bone saw in hand, and asked why he was not doing his homework.

That’s when Petrie pinned the boy down and then allegedly “jammed” the cutting tool against her son’s neck and began “moving it back and forth multiple times. Police say the boy managed to get away from his mother

Reportedly, Petrie’s husband admitted her to MedStar Montgomery Medical after she confessed to trying to kill the boy becasue she felt overwhelmed and feared both her sons “would grow up to be a burden to society” and as a result they “needed to die”.

Nor’easter Leaves At Least 7 Dead And Millions Without Power

(SL) –  Millions are without power as a deadly winter storm pounds the East Coast with heavy rain and hurricane force winds. The National Weather Service says heavy snow and rain will taper off today, but wind gusts of up to 50-miles-per-hour are expected through the day.

The highest wind gust recorded so far as been 93-miles-per-hour in Barnstable, Massachusetts. Hurricane-force winds are expected to continue overnight on the Massachusetts coast and in Rhode Island. The winter storm is also dropping heavy snow on the Northeast. New Jersey and eastern Pennsylvania had already got ten inches of snow by afternoon. Connecticut and Boston have also been hit with heavy rain and flooding.

Governors in Virginia and Maryland have declared states of emergency with several deaths being blamed on the massive storm. “ABC News” says seven people were killed by falling trees. Airlines have cancelled thousands of flights and utility companies are warning customers that power might not be restored until late today or tomorrow because of high winds.