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Rick Lord A river rescue in Washington, a stinky situation in Colorado, and down comes a coal plant in Minnesota on this USA Update

March 17, 2014
Reporter: Rick Lord


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Washington... dramatic video out of Yakima County. A man is saved after his car was nearly submerged in the river. The guy who shot this video was crossing the bridge. He called 911 and the Swift Water Rescue team was quickly on the scene. The rescue took about an hour and the man in the car had to be treated for hypothermia. No word yet on how the car ended up in the river...

Colorado... some people in El Paso County are making a stink about a neighbor's interesting choice of lawn art. They want two toilets and a sink that are tied to a tree to be taken down, claiming it's disgusting to look at. The woman who lives there says it's an expression of her creativity. Some neighbors say the display is dangerous, and that the toilets could fall and hurt children...

Minnesota... it was demolition day in St. Paul as a historic coal burning plant is imploded. It was nearly a 100 years old, and had been vacant for almost 40 years. Standing 280 feet tall, it took almost 100 charges to bring the plant down. But in ten seconds, there was nothing but rubble. It will take a few months to clear all the debris. And with that, we are clear on this USA Update.


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