Rockford Scanner™: Whats That Loud Noise You Hear?





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What is that loud noise you are hearing?

A cryoseism, also known as an ice quake or a frostquake, is a seismic event that may be caused by a sudden cracking action in frozen soil or rock saturated with water or ice. As water drains into the ground, it may eventually freeze and expand under colder temperatures, putting stress on its surroundings.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cryoseism

A cryoseism, also known as an ice quake or a frost quake, is a seismic event that may be caused by a sudden cracking action in frozen soil or rock saturated with water or ice. As water drains into the ground, it may eventually freeze and expand under colder temperatures, putting stress on its surroundings. This stress builds up until relieved explosively in the form of a cryoseism

Nothing sinister, assures Elwin Robison, a professor in Kent State University’s College of Architecture and Environmental Design.

When the temperature plummets outside, so does the relative humidity in our homes as we crank up the heat. That dryness causes the wood parts of a home’s structure to shrink and scrape against one another, especially if those parts are under pressure — say, from the weight of snow on the roof, Robison said.

Sometimes the movement is sudden, causing a popping sound. Sometimes it’s slower, causing those creepy creaks and groans.

Robison said the culprit is often rafters moving against the top plate in the attic, with the plywood sheathing on the roof serving as a sounding board to project the noise. But other wood can be to blame, he said, even an outdoor deck that’s subject to force from the weight of furniture or a heavy barbecue grill.

The problem is often more noticeable in older homes, said Joseph Ferut Jr., a colleague of Robison’s in the architecture college. Newer homes are more thermally isolated from the outdoors, he said, and improvements in building science reduce the sudden movements.

https://journaltimes.com/lifestyles/home-and-garden/the-sound-of-cold-house-pops-creaks-blamed-on-dry/article_04866fb5-9edb-522b-bd2b-9ac825d48fe5.html

 






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Rockford Scanner™: Blown Transformer in Rockford, Possible Power Outage





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Sources are reporting a blown transformer in Rockford.

It happened near  611 Iroquois Ave in Rockford.

A transformer has blown, no reports of fire but it is sparking.

We been told the power is out in the area, but Comed has yet to confirm this.






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Rockford Scanner™: Sources Reporting A Scene On The East Side





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Sources are reporting a scene on the East side.

Just before 8 pm tonight sources were reporting:

  • 8 police squad cars
  • police van
  • fire truck
  • an ambulance
    All working a scene on 6th ave in Rockford.  At the time of writing this it is not yet known what happened. We will try to bring you an update if it is possible. RPD has yet to release information

    Update: After we posted this Kira Elora Ashley said:
    It’s a domestic case we live in the building they were at.






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Rockford Scanner™: Rollover Accident, Several Emergency Personnel En Route





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Sources are reporting a rollover accident.

It happened in the Westbound lanes of 20, approx 1 mile East of I-39.

Unknown on the severity of the injuries.  The cause of the accident is under investigation. Avoid the area or expect delays






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Rockford Scanner™: Rockford man is wanted on charges of sexual assault to a child





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Update: On Thursday, March 21  2019, Mr. Jones was located in Harris County Texas and taken into custody by the US marshals. Jones is awaiting extradition to Winnebago County. 36-year-old Charles Jones of Rockford has been charged with Predatory criminal sexual assault x2 And also aggravated criminal sexual abuse. The charges against him are merely accusations and are not evidence of his guilt. Jones is considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.


A Rockford man is wanted on charges of sexual assault to a child. On November 14, 2018 the Rockford Police Department received a report of an alleged sexual assault of a child, under the age of 13, by a male family member which had occurred at a residence in the 2900 block of Chatham Lane.

Detectives from the Sensitive Crimes Unit conducted a follow-up investigation. The Winnebago County State’s Attorney’s Office reviewed the case, authorized charges and a warrant was obtained for the suspect, 35-year-old Charles Jones. The warrant has not been served, and Jones is still at large.

Charles Jones, 35, Rockford: Predatory Criminal Sexual Assault (2 Counts), Aggravated Criminal Sexual Assault

Anyone with information regarding the suspect’s location is asked to contact the Rockford Police Department at 815-966-2900 or Rockford Area Crime Stoppers at 815-963-7867.

The charges against Jones are merely accusations and not evidence of his guilt. As with defendants in all criminal cases, Jones is considered innocent unless proven guilty in court.






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Rockford Scanner™: Another Shooting Incident in Rockford





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Sources are reporting another shooting incident in Rockford.

Suspects are in a Silver 4 door Cadillac. Late 90’s.
Two younger black males.

Shots fired around 4 pm in the 400 block of Horsman.
Same area as the shooting the other night.





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Rockford Scanner™: Accident With Multiple Injuries, Extrication Requested





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Sources are reporting an auto accident with multiple injuries and possible extrication needed.

It happened around 3:30 pm near E State and Jefferson/Charles.

There is an auto accident near this intersection.

At least 2 injuries were being reported.

At least one person is reported trapped and needs to be cut out of the vehicle.

UPDATE: 2nd extrication company requested.

Avoid the area or expect delays.
Video by RS Source






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Rockford Scanner™: Cherryvale Mall & Drivers License Facilities Closing Down





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Cherryvale Mall has announced that it will be closing at 5 p.m. on Tuesday and will re-open again at noon on Thursday.

Illinois Secretary of State Driver Services facilities and offices will be closed statewide Wednesday

Winnebago & Boone County Courts will be closed Wednesday

Full list at https://www.wifr.com/weather/closings 






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Rockford Scanner™: Harlem Roscoe Fire Department Phone Scam, HANG UP





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HRFD: We have been receiving calls asking about phone solicitation. It appears as someone is soliciting stating our volunteer department is in need of help. We DO NOT solicit by phone ever.

Please hang up immediately should you receive this type of call.

Harlem Roscoe Fire is very grateful for all the support we receive from all the communities and do not want to see anyone become a victim to this scam.
Chief Shoevlin






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Rockford Scanner™: Accident With Injuries Near Roscoe





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Sources are reporting an auto accident with injuries near Roscoe.

It happened around 12:45 pm today in the area of Belvidere rd and Atwood.

Sources said a vehicle slid on ice and the accident occurred.  But not yet confirmed.  Injuries were being reported. Unknown on the severity of the injuries. Sources have told us non life threatening.






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