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Rick Lord A real ice breaker in Wisconsin, a big blaze breaks out in Maryland, and revenge in Iowa on this USA Update

April 1, 2014
Reporter: Rick Lord


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Wisconsin... a hard lesson about thin ice. Two brothers were motorcycling on a frozen lake when they noticed the ice was a little soft. When they got a pickup truck to pick up the bikes, one of the tires sunk through the ice, so the other brother got his truck, which also cracked thru the ice. And yes, as crews were pulling the trucks to shore, they broke through the ice and sank in about six feet of water. Fortunately no one was hurt...

Maryland... fire crews battle a massive fire that broke out at a condo under construction in Rockville this morning. The complex was expected to open within the next few weeks, with its structure about 90% completed. Not any more. No report of any injuries yet. An investigation into a possible cause is underway...

Iowa... the city of Cedar Rapids is about to deploy remote-controlled robots to chase the geese away from the grass at the new riverfront amphitheater. Made of lightweight foam with a model aircraft engine and pontoons with wheels, the robots are about the size of a small dog and can be used on water, snow, ice or grass using battery-power and a propeller. And with that, we have to duck out of this USA Update.


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