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    Retired Firefighter Hits Casino Jackpot, Wins Millions

    Retired Firefighter Hits Casino Jackpot, Wins Millions
    MIDDLETOWN, Calif. – A retired firefighter from San Leandro won big when he visited a local casino this week. Dale Valentine was making one of his regular visits to Twin Pine Casino in Middletown on Tuesday when he hit a jackpot of approximately $8,430,301.44 on a statewide California Megabucks slot machine. “Our tribe has been committed to providing great success in ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +8
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    Two Firefighters Killed in Highway Car Crash

    Two Firefighters Killed in Highway Car Crash
    CHARLOTTE - Two members of the Blowing Rock Fire and Rescue Squad were killed Sunday in a two-car crash in McDowell County. The victims were returning from McDowell Fire and Rescue College, where they had attended a weekend firefighting seminar, according to the Blowing Rock Fire and Rescue Squad. The victims were identified as Jeremy Bolick, 23, and Tommy Wright, 20. ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated: -7
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    Off-Duty Fireman Rescues Wheelchair-Bound Woman

    PUYALLUP, Wash. -- A fire official says an off-duty firefighter pulled over Tuesday when he spotted a Puyallup house fire and rescued the wheelchair-bound woman inside. Central Pierce Fire Assistant Chief Randy Stephens tells The News Tribune that the unidentified woman suffered minor smoke inhalation but was otherwise unhurt. Stephens says the Graham, Wash., firefighter was driving by after picking his ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated: +4
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    Man Being Transported to Hospital Attacks EMT, ER Tech, and Nurse

    SCRANTON, PA - Police said a Scranton man attacked an emergency medical technician, an emergency room technician and a nurse Sunday evening after being hospitalized for injuries suffered in a fall. After falling down at Keyser Avenue and Oak Street and being transported by ambulance to Community Medical Center, Robert Kitch, 50, 708 N. Main Ave., second floor, punched an EMT ...
    Published almost 5 years ago | Rate This
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    Can Public Pension Benefits Be Taken Away?

    Can Public Pension Benefits Be Taken Away?
    COLORADO - State legislators are beginning to challenge one of the ironclad tenets of public pension policy: that states cannot legally reduce pension benefits for current and future retirees. Lawmakers in Colorado, Minnesota and South Dakota voted earlier this year to limit cost-of-living increases they previously had promised to thousands of current and future retirees, who courts historically have protected from ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rate This
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    Firefighter Suffering Third-Degree Burns Leaves Hospital for the First Time

    Firefighter Suffering Third-Degree Burns Leaves Hospital for the First Time
    SACRAMENTO — Fifty-three days after being pulled from a burning home, Modesto fire engineer James Adams walked triumphantly Tuesday through the doors of the University of California Medical Center. He raised his bandaged hands and smiled broadly while greeting many of the 80 or so who came to welcome him back to the outside world. Adams' life was in peril just ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated: +5
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    UK Firefighter Gunned Down While On Vacation

    UK Firefighter Gunned Down While On Vacation
    VENEZUELA - A British tourist has been killed by gunmen in Venezuela in a botched robbery attempt. Thomas Ossel, 28, was shot in the armpit after four armed men burst into the guest house where he was staying with his brother Jack, 21, police confirmed. The keen travellers were staying on the popular holiday island of Isla Margarita when the gunmen ...
    Published about 5 years ago | Rated: -3
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    Firefighter Faces Dismissal Over Car Crash Video

    Firefighter Faces Dismissal Over Car Crash Video
    ATLANTA - An investigation of video taken of a Griffin woman just moments after she was killed in a car accident will continue in hopes of identifying the second voice captured during the recording, officials said Friday. Related A Spalding County firefighter was notified Thursday that he will be terminated for using his cell phone camera to record the image of ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +1
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    After Speculation, Doctor Confirms RI Firefighter Is Permanently Disabled

    PROVIDENCE — Former firefighter John Sauro remains permanently and totally disabled from doing his job in the Fire Department, an orthopedic surgeon has concluded after a special examination. But the surgeon recommended additional tests to confirm his finding. The report by Dr. Anthony DeLuise Jr. was submitted Wednesday to the city Retirement Board, which voted to have the additional tests done. ...
    Published almost 5 years ago | Rate This
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    Oh Deer: 10-12 Point Buck Breaks Into, Damages Home

    Oh Deer: 10-12 Point Buck Breaks Into, Damages Home
    BELLEVILLE, Ill. (AP) - An Illinois man says it didn't take him long to decide not to mess with the uninvited, antlered guest he found in his kitchen. Belleville resident Mark Page and his wife were sleeping Saturday when the sound of breaking glass and - was that hooves? - woke them up. [widget:follow_us] Page went downstairs to find a 10-to-12 ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rate This
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    Oklahoma Flooding Leads to Dramatic Rescues [Photos]

    Oklahoma Flooding Leads to Dramatic Rescues [Photos]
    OKLAHOMA CITY — Record-busting rainfall in Oklahoma led to a day of dramatic rescues from swift floodwaters, but officials and residents acknowledged the outcome could have been far worse. No one had to be hospitalized Monday, according to the Oklahoma State Department of Health. There was just one unconfirmed report of a death, in Lawton on Monday night. Stranded motorists climbed ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Police: FF Drunk When He Rolled Fire Truck

    Police: FF Drunk When He Rolled Fire Truck
    JANESVILLE, IA — A volunteer Janesville firefighter has been charged with drunken driving after he allegedly rolled a fire truck while on duty. The Bremer County Sheriff's Office said David Francis Flood, 43, was driving the truck as the department was either responding to or working on a fire in rural Bremer County on March 27. He was charged with operating ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rated: -10
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    Firefighters Remember Honorary Firefighter, 6, in NYC

    Firefighters Remember Honorary Firefighter, 6, in NYC
    NEW YORK — A 6-year-old boy who was made an honorary New York City firefighter during his battle with cancer has been remembered at a solemn memorial service. Little Liam Witt died Jan. 24 after enduring years of radiation and chemotherapy. The firefighters of Ladder Co. 24 and Engine Co. 1 admired Liam's fighting spirit. They gave him his own locker ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +15
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    Firefighters Get Much Anticipated Pink Truck

    Firefighters Get Much Anticipated Pink Truck
    PLATTSBURGH -- The pink firetruck has officially arrived. After months of waiting, members of the Guardians of the Ribbon cancer-support group are now waiting to get their themed truck decked out with graphics before it hits the streets in support of various causes. Jim Garrant, president of local Guardians Chapter 14, hopes the truck will be finished by the end of ...
    Published about 5 years ago | Rated: +7
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    Widow of FF Denied Benefits Due to Transgender Status

    Widow of FF Denied Benefits Due to Transgender Status
    WHARTON, TX — A judge Friday agreed to temporarily bar the allegedly transgendered widow of a Wharton firefighter from spending or collecting his death benefits. State District Judge Randy Clapp ruled after hearing from Nikki Araguz that she received a check for $60,000 on Thursday, about a 10th of the total cash expected because of Thomas Araguz's July 4 death in ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rated: -4
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    Impassable Road Thwarts First Responder Rescue Attempt

    Impassable Road Thwarts First Responder Rescue Attempt
    LEWISTOWN — Lewistown Fire Chief John Spotloe said an inaccessible road thwarted firefighters who responded to a barn fire Wednesday. "When we turned onto Otto Road we were met with a big orange sign which said 'Road Closed,' " Spotloe said after fire destroyed a barn at the Jewel Bucy residence, 7601 N. Otto Road. Jewel and Janis Bucy lost their ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rate This
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    FDNY and Marvel Announce Fire Comic Book

    FDNY and Marvel Announce Fire Comic Book
    "Captain America and Spider-Man are all about protecting us from the bad guys. So it makes perfect sense for these superheroes to team up with our fire heroes to save lives through fire safety," said FDNY Commissioner Salvatore Cassano at the press conference held Tuesday at Midtown Comics in Manhattan, announcing the arrival of a comic book created by Marvel and ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rate This
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    Firefighters Dismantle Police Car to Rescue Trapped Kitten

    Firefighters Dismantle Police Car to Rescue Trapped Kitten
    VIENNA — This little kitty went home — but only after Vienna police and firefighters partially dismantled a police car to find it. The naughty feline first woke residents of a Vienna neighborhood with its desperate meowing, then kept police and firefighters busy for much of the night. She was found under the hood of a car but eluded her rescuers' ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated: +1
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    1929 Fire Truck Is Still Rolling, at 35 MPH

    1929 Fire Truck Is Still Rolling, at 35 MPH
    BOTHELL, WA - The application states it is a form for nominations to Bothell’s local register of historic landmarks. In this case, what is being nominated probably isn’t normally thought of as a landmark. Still, if you’ve lived in the Bothell area for any period of time, you’ve most likely seen it on holidays, in parades or at other municipal events. ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rated: +4
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    Paramedic Makes DIY Incubator to Save Preemie's Life

    Paramedic Makes DIY Incubator to Save Preemie's Life
    UNITED KINGDOM - Newborn Sophie Thomlinson weighed 1lb 15oz and desperately needed to go into an incubator to survive but the equipment is too bulky to be kept in his ambulance. With time running out, Rob helped stabilize the premature child by wrapping her in a yellow clinical waste bag normally used for binning hazardous medical supplies. The paramedic then cocooned ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated: +9