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™: SUPER BLOOD WOLF MOON





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SUPER BLOOD WOLF MOON

Partial eclipse starts around 9:33 pm 

Total Eclipse starts at 10:41 pm through 11:43 pm

Ends around 12:50 am   (All times Central) 


I swear anytime anything good happens in astronomy, the weather never cooperates for us. Well at least it won’t be cloudy! But it will be COLD!

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Rockford Scanner™: COLD CASE: Joshua Range



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Cold Case

WINNEBAGO COUNTY (IL) UNSOLVED MURDERS
Joshua Range
January 12, 2002
Rockford IL

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“He was my everything.”

Eight years and a month ago, Kathy Collins lost her best friend when Joshua Range lost his life, the victim of a brutal murder.

“He was my son; he was my best friend. He’s a good kid. I don’t know how anyone could have done something this horrific,” says Range’s mom, Julie Range.

On the morning of January 12, 2002, the 19-year-old Rochelle resident was
found stabbed to death in a drainage ditch at Rockford’s Summerdale Park near 2815 Overdene Ave.

“We feel very strongly the person who killed Josh, Josh knew,” says Rockford Police Deputy Chief Greg Lindmark.

Range’s car was found four hours later about three miles from the murder scene.

“We were able to determine he was killed in the park. His car was taken, from what we believe, from the suspect and taken to the 1100 block of Winnebago,” says Lindmark.

Back in Rochelle, the news of Range’s death came as a total shock. “I thought you were all joking. I was making deviled eggs. I never made them since. I can’t even boil an egg,” says Range’s best friend Kathy Collins. Josh’s friends remember the recent Rochelle High School graduate as someone who loved his cars.

“Had to be a Baretta with tinted windows.”

Loved music…
“Very wide variety, just very musical in general.”

And loved to work his magic in the kitchen.
“Making the best Banana Splits.”

“This is his 8th grade graduation.”

While Julie Range vividly remembers a phone call she made to her youngest of two sons the afternoon before Josh’s murder.

“I told him I loved him, and he of course said ‘Oh Mom, quit you know. I love you too,’ and that’s the last I talked to him,” says Range.

According to police the investigation suggests that Range’s death may have been a date gone bad.

“And he had come to Rockford for what he told friends was a date. We were never able to determine who this date was with. It was a male friend of his.

And they liked to meet in various parks in Rockford. In this particular case he was supposed to meet with an individual later in the evening,” says Lindmark.
Obviously there’s someone out there with information. What would you say to that person who’s watching? “Help me heal, let me get closure. I’m tired of crying,” says Collins.

“They say it gets better; it doesn’t. It eats away at you. When he died, your life does change,” says Range.

Anyone with information is urged to call the Winnebago County Sheriff’s Police Detective Bureau at (815) 319-6400 or Crime Stoppers (815) 963-7867.

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Rockford Scanner™: COLD CASE: Lottie Flowers



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Lottie Flowers

On February 23, 2002 Winnebago County Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched to 730 Newport for a medical assist call.  Upon arrival they found the victim, Lottie Flowers, 71 years old in the living room on the home with multiple stab wounds.  Mrs. Flowers was transported to the hospital where she later died.

Mrs. Flowers was very active in her church and also delivered newspapers at Rockford Memorial Hospital.  She had been at the hospital earlier that morning.

Mrs. Flowers lived in the house with her husband, son and grandson.  She was very well know and loved by all who knew her.


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Rockford Scanner™: COLD CASE: CLARENCE OWENS & EVERETTE HAWLEY



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CLARENCE OWENS & EVERETTE HAWLEY

Clarence Owens, aged 65 and Everette Hawley, aged 75 were last seen at a farm auction near the Winnebago-Ogle County line on February 19, 1976.

An intense multi-agency investigation involved Stephenson County Sheriff’s Department, Illinois State Police and the Winnebago County Sheriff’s Department.

Their bodies have not been found.

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Rockford Scanner™: COLD CASE: CONNIE R. HEERDT



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CONNIE R. HEERDT

Connie R. Heerdt of Rockford was found murdered on Tuesday January 15, 1991 at 10:44 a.m. in the parking lot behind Doyle’s Circle K Lounge, 3911 Sandy Hollow Road.

The Winnebago County Coroner concluded the cause of death to be asphyxia due to manual strangulation.

An investigation by the Winnebago County Sheriff’s Department determined that Connie worked as a prostitute in the area.

If you have any infomation regarding this case or any others please call
Winnebago County Sheriff’s Police Detective Bureau (815-319-6400) or email ColdCases@wcso-il.us

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Source: wcso

 


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Rockford Scanner™: COLD CASE: TREESA WILEY



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TREESA WILEY

Courtesy Legacy.com

On Saturday January 30, 2016 at 2:05 a.m., Treesa Wiley, 35 years old, was shot to death after entry was forced into a home in the 1300 block of Carbaugh Avenue in the outskirts of the northwest side of Rockford.

Treesa, a teacher at a local daycare center, was at this home visiting a friend who survived gunshot wounds.


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Source: http://winnebagosheriff.com

 


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Rockford Scanner®: Snow And Colder Temps On The Way






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Light snow is expected to spread across the area late Thursday evening and continue into Friday morning.

Around 1 inch of snow, especially on elevated and grassy surfaces, is expected, though locally higher amounts are possible.

Snow showers will then continue into Friday evening before clearing skies give way to a mostly sunny day on Saturday.

Conditions will be quite cold for early November, with daytime high temperatures running as much as 15-20F below normal.







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