Rockford Scanner™: Rollover Accident With Injuries, Possible Extrication Needed





Rollover Accident With Injuries

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There are reports of an auto accident with injuries.  It happened in the area of Mulford and Newburg.

A vehicle has rolled over near this intersection.  Injuries were being reported.

Possible extrication is needed. Several emergency personnel are en route to this rollover accident scene.

Please avoid the area.

 

RS fan said: “Newburg and mulford intersection going southbound, a red gmc jimmy went speeding into the right lane and hit something causing the vehicle to fly into the air landing upset down and then flipped back over onto his wheels and finally smashing back end into the intersection lights. He seemed okay, pretty banged up, but okay which could’ve been shock.”

Credit: Joshua Peterson

 





Rockford Scanner™: Accident With Injuries With possible Extrication Needed





 

 

Just before 8:30 pm tonight the RFD were dispatched for an auto accident with injuries.

It happened near the Olympic Tavern on N Main st. 

There is an auto accident near this location. 

Injuries are being reported.  A person is possibly trapped, so they are sending the extrication team to the scene. 

Avoid the area or expect delays





Rockford Scanner™: Several Units En Route To A House Fire In Rockford





 

UPDATE:   There was a fire on the back side of the house, it was quickly extinguished.

Just before 8 pm tonight several units from the Rockford Fire Department were dispatched for a possible house fire in Rockford.

It happened in the 200 block of Palm st

Details are still preliminary, there is a possible house fire near this location and several units are en route. Still developing





Rockford Scanner™: Sources Reporting More Shots Fired in Rockford





 

Sources are reporting more gunshots going off in Rockford

These gunshots were heard in the area of Samuelson and 20th around 5:15 pm. 

She heard multiple gunshots and a vehicle squealing its tires and driving away fast. 

No other information is available 

 





Rockford Scanner™: Warm & Dry Tuesday, Possible Severe Weather on Wednesday





 

 

Warm & dry Tuesday.

A round or two of thunderstorms is expected to affect portions of the outlook area early Wednesday morning and Wednesday night but there is still much uncertainty for that time period.

Both rounds would have the potential to produce severe weather, with hail most likely early, and wind and hail both possible late.

Neither round of storms appears well timed to take advantage of peak heating, with the first round arriving early in the day and the second toward evening.

There is also uncertainty about how much new development may occur after the morning activity.

 

 





Rockford Scanner™: Local Officers Participate In The Lighting Of The Torch, For The Special Olympics





Credit: LPPD

 

 

This past Saturday 5/5/18, Loves Park Police Officers Johnson, Kindred, Pyfer, and Roberts, alongside multiple other state line area police departments, had the opportunity of helping a select few athletes light the torch to kick off this years Special Olympics Spring Games.

There were around 540 athletes who came to participate at Harlem High School for the 50th annual Special Olympics Spring Games!

 

 

 

Credit: LPPD

 

 





Rockford Scanner™: Local Police Are Searching For These Two Alleged Wanted Suspects





 

 

The following subjects are wanted as of 05/07/2018

Name: David V Ortiz
D.O.B 12/04/1970
804 S Main St.
Belvidere, IL 61008
Height: 5’00”
Weight: 140
Eyes: Brown
Hair: Black
Wanted for: Obstruct Just/Destroy Evidence
Case #2017-CF-413


Name: Abdurazak Aleye Ararsa
D.O.B 02/04/1978
3550 W St. Germain
St. Cloud, IL 56301
Height: 5’10”
Weight: 130
Eyes: Brown
Hair: Black
Wanted for: Poss Amt Con Sub
Case #2018-CF-105

 

 





Rockford Scanner™: Two Local Officers Recognized For Their Heroism Actions





 

The Belvidere Police Department and City of Belvidere would like to recognize Officers McDermott and Davenport for their heroism.

Ofc. McDermott and Davenport were recognized by the American Red Cross May 3rd 2018, at the Hilton in Chicago for their heroic acts on March 21st 2017, where they selflessly risked their own lives for the lives of two people including a small child from the Kishwaukee river.

 

Credit: BPD

 





Rockford Scanner™: Walmart is making its opioid policy more strict





 

 

CNN:
Walmart is making its opioid policy more strict, limiting the duration of such prescriptions and requiring that they be filled electronically.

The company announced on Monday that within 60 days, it will only fill first-time acute opioid prescriptions for seven days or less nationwide, and it will limit the dosage to 50 morphine milligram equivalents, or MMEs, per day. The CDC publishes MME conversion guides to help pharmacists figure out the right dosage for each type of prescribed opioid.

There are more than 5,300 Walmart (WMT) and Sam’s Club locations in the United States.

The new restrictions follow recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. A CDC study found that people who were prescribed at least one day of opioid therapy had a 6% chance of being addicted a year later — but for those prescribed eight or more days of treatment saw that chance spiked to 13.5%. The CDC also notes that patients who are prescribed higher dosages are more likely to die from an overdose.

Some states already limit prescriptions to seven days or fewer. Walmart will go by state law when the cap is lower than one week.

Walmart also said that starting in 2020, it will require e-prescriptions for controlled substances. The company explained that online prescriptions will help prevent prescription fraud and minimize error.

 

The new measures are an extension of Walmart’s efforts to fight the US opioid epidemic.

In January, the company introduced a way to safely destroy leftover opioids at home. DisposeRx is a powder that, when combined with water and the pills, creates a gel that is difficult to remove from its container. The mixture can be thrown out at home or left at a drop off location. The company said on Monday that it will make DisposeRx available online.

Plus, Walmart and Sam’s Club pharmacists will continue to recommend the anti-overdose drug naloxone, which is available over the counter in some states, to customers who may be at risk of an overdose. They will complete a pain management curriculum by the end of August.

Other companies are making similar efforts to help fight the epidemic.

Aetna (AETstarted waiving co-pays for the anti-overdose drug Narcan, a branded version of the naloxone nasal spray, and limiting first-time opioid prescriptions to seven days in January. And CVS Caremark, the prescription benefit manager for CVS Health (CVS), began capping first-time prescriptions at seven days in February.

Purdue Pharma, which makes the opioid OxyContin, said in February that it will stop promoting the addictive painkiller to doctors.

The CDC said in March that more than 63,000 Americans died of a drug overdose in 2016, and that nearly two-thirds of those overdoses involved either a prescription or illegal opioid, like heroin and fentanyl.

 





Rockford Scanner™: FIRE: Apartment Fire, With A Person Trapped On A Balcony





FIRE: Apartment Fire, With A Person Trapped On A Balcony

Around 1:30 pm on Sunday May 6th, the Rockford Fire Department were dispatched for a fire at an apartment complex in Rockford.

It happened in the area of 3701 Trilling. That is near the Rock River and Cliffbreakers.

There was a fire in one of the apartments at the complex. 

One person was trapped on the balcony. The RFD was able to safely rescue the victim.

The fire was contained by a sprinkler system at the building.

The cause of the fire is under investigation. 

Credit: RFD