Rockford Scanner™: Youtube Cracking Down On “Fake News”

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YouTube says it is taking several steps to ensure the veracity of news on its service by cracking down on misinformation and supporting news organizations.

The company said Monday it will make “authoritative” news sources more prominent, especially in the wake of breaking news events when false information can spread quickly.

At such times, YouTube will show users a short text preview of a news article in search results. This is aimed at countering the quick and often fake videos that can proliferate immediately after shootings, natural disasters and other major happenings.

Company executives announced the effort at YouTube’s New York offices.
Source:AP

 

 








Rockford Scanner™: Winnebago County Coroner Releases Information On The Fatal Shooting in Rockford



 

 

 

Full details at http://rockfordscanner.com/2018/07/07/rockford-scanner-sources-reporting-a-man-shot-in-rockford-passed-away/

 








Rockford Scanner™: Another Accident Being Reported On The East Side. Avoid The Area



 

UPDATE: WINNEBAGO COUNTY, Ill. – The Winnebago County Sheriff’s Office says two people have minor injuries from Monday afternoon’s accident on I-39.

The driver of a vehicle pulling a travel trailer told investigators that wind from a passing semi overturned the trailer. The two people in that vehicle have minor injuries.

During the traffic backup, a second accident happened at Baxter and South Mulford roads.

Deputies say a driver from Missouri treated the intersection as a four-way stop, instead of a two-way stop and crashed into a car traveling eastbound on Baxter.

One person in the car from Missouri has minor injuries.

The Illinois State Police say I-39 is clear and open.

Source: wifr


Another accident is being reported. This one at Baxter and Mulford. Injuries were being reported. Several emergency personnel are en route.

Traffic is backed up in the area, due to this accident ~ http://rockfordscanner.com/2018/07/09/rockford-scanner-emergency-personnel-working-an-accident-scene/

So people are being detoured. Unknown if this accident involves one of the vehicles that was being detoured.

Avoid the area, or expect delays








Rockford Scanner™: Emergency Personnel Working An Accident Scene.



 

Credit: Jen N Calkins

This afternoon several emergency personnel were working a rollover accident scene near I-39 and Baxter rd.

Reports of a tour bus may have been involved in the accident. Also a camping trailer.  

Injuries were being reported.  Unknown on the severity at this time. 

Northbound lanes are shut off, southbound lanes are backed up for many miles. 

Still developing.  Traffic is backed up all they way to 72, so expect delays. 

Unknown if it is related, but there is an accident on I-90 at mile marker 27 1/2 westbound.  

Credit: Sergio Lozano

 

 


Credit Jeff Culp








Rockford Scanner™: RS Fans Rescue Baby Ducks From The Drain in Machesney Park



 

 

 

RS fan Crystal sent us the following video and information. 

Her husband and her rescued some baby ducks from the drainage ditch near the Target on 173 yesterday. After rescuing the baby ducks, the Winnebago County Sheriff office arrived on scene and transported the baby ducks to their mother. 


She sent us the following: “My husband and I crawled down in the sewer at the Target on 173 in Machesney Park and rescued baby ducks! We saw a duck frantically running around and we got out and heard the little chirps down in the sewer! My girls were so proud of us! Some of the shoppers thought we were committing a crime and next thing we knew the Winnebago Sheriffs were watching us as we climbed out of the sewer. We explained and showed them the ducks we put in a box that we rescued. The Sheriffs helped us locate the Mama duck and reunite the little adorable duck family!”

 

 








Rockford Scanner™: Sources Reporting Another Dead Body Found Near A Local Park



 

 

UPDATE: RPD said “No Comment” 

Their call log shows a “Back up assist” call 

 


Just before 9 am this morning, several sources were reporting several police officers working a crime scene near the Auburn st bridge. 

It happened along the bike path near Sinnissippi Park, near Auburn st bridge.  Several police officers are on scene. 

As you know, the RPD and park district are encrypted and have yet to release information. 

Sources have told us this is possibly a death investigation and a body was found. We can not yet confirm this. 

Please avoid the area for awhile. Check back later for updates