Politics & Law News

  • Forest Fire Torches Island in South Carolina

    ANDERSON COUNTY, S.C. -- A campfire sparked a forest fire that burned about 20 acres on an island in Lake Hartwell, according to the South Carolina Forestry Commission. Scott Hawkins of the Forestry Commission said the...

    News • July 31st, 2011

  • N.M. Firefighter Accused of Hazing, DUI, Quits

    RIO RANCHO, N.M. -- A Rio Rancho firefighter involved in a hazing incident and arrested on suspicion of drunken driving has resigned. Joshua Roney turned in his resignation four days after police said he was driving drunk in a school zone while off...

    News • July 30th, 2011

  • Fla. City Launches Volunteer Firefighter Program

    TEQUESTA, Fla. -- The village of Tequesta has created a volunteer firefighter program to supplement its full-time force. It's all meant to reduce the fire department's overtime costs while maintaining a high level of...

    News • July 29th, 2011

  • Honolulu Bomb Squad to Burn Illegal Fireworks

    HONOLULU -- The department of Health has issued an emergency permit to allow the police department to burn the fireworks turned in under an amnesty program. The permit which was issued on July 22, is good for 90 days. Police spokeswoman...

    News • July 27th, 2011

  • Exploding Firework Mortar Damages Pa. Buildings

    DUBOIS, Pa. -- DuBois police arrested a man for throwing a mortar firework near a building in DuBois that exploded and damaged several buildings. Police said Derek Haight, 28, of DuBois, threw the commercial grade mortar firework next to the...

    News • July 27th, 2011

  • Fla. Chief Demoted for Running Errands on Clock

    ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. -- WFTV uncovered documents on Monday that showed how an Orange County fire battalion chief was late to a wildfire call because he was making firefighters help him run personal errands. WFTV learned that the chief wasn't...

    News • July 26th, 2011

  • Ohio Motorists Cited for Driving Over Fire Hoses

    MARTINS FERRY, Ohio -- Four people were cited after they drove over fire hoses as fire crews battled two house fires in Martins Ferry. According to firefighters, several people tried to drive down the street during the...

    News • July 26th, 2011

  • Ohio Fire Truck Hits Car, Woman Wants it Fixed

    HAMILTON, Ohio -- A woman is fighting with the city of Hamilton to get her car fixed. She said it was damaged when a fire truck hit it. "The door don't shut at all," said Donna Carberry, while showing the damage to her 1995 Ford. She said it...

    News • July 25th, 2011

  • New Mexico Fire Chief Under Political Attack

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- The fallout continues after Darren White's retirement as Albuquerque public safety director. Fire Chief James Breen is under attack for not standing up to White after the former public safety director claimed paramedics weren't...

    News • July 25th, 2011

  • Fire Chiefs Discuss Good, Bad and Ugly at Expo

    The fire service is feeling the effects of a poor economy and chief officers everywhere have to make some adjustments – but it’s not all doom and gloom, a panel of four prominent chiefs told a classroom of eager students at Firehouse Expo.

    News • July 22nd, 2011

  • Oklahoma Volunteer Firefighters Fired Amid Feud

    OKLAHOMA CITY -- Volunteers with the Cashion Fire Department learned they were fired Monday night. Last month, the city council fired Chantz Robinson, the fire chief, and told 15 volunteers to turn their in their...

    News • July 20th, 2011

  • W. Va. Fire Chief Under Fire for Alleged Threats

    WEIRTON, W.Va. -- Weirton firefighters are asking the city to suspend, and ultimately fire, their chief because of alleged threats of murder-suicide. The firefighters union issued a vote of zero confidence and have filed...

    News • July 20th, 2011

  • 30 Fire Hydrants Illegally Opened in Milwaukee

    MILWAUKEE -- Milwaukee Department of Public Works crews have responded to more than two dozen calls for open fire hydrants around the city this week. At least 30 hydrants have been illegally opened over the last three...

    News • July 20th, 2011

  • Hawaiian Firefighter at Station on Drug Offenses

    WAILUKU, Maui -- Police arrested a firefighter at the Kahului Fire Station last Saturday for drug offenses, according to the Maui Police Department. Crystal methamphetamine was recovered by police investigators and are...

    News • July 20th, 2011

  • Milwaukee Fire Dept. Name Change Shot Down

    MILWAUKEE -- A plan to change the name of the Milwaukee Fire Department was overwhelming rejected Thursday. Alderman Terry Witkowski is suggesting the fire department be switched to Milwaukee Emergency Response...

    News • July 14th, 2011