Politics & Law News

  • 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

  • Ind. Firefighters Accused of Overtime Fraud

    JOHNSON CO., Ind. -- A Johnson County grand jury is expected to investigate whether two White River Township firefighters stole tens of thousands of dollars from taxpayers. According to an audit released by the State Board of Accounts, firefighters...

    News • July 13th, 2011

  • Old Photos May Solve Deadly Ky. Nightclub Fire

    SOUTHGATE, Ky. -- It's been more than 30 years since 165 were killed in the Beverly Hills Supper Club fire that was later ruled accidental. But new evidence is leading to a renewed push to reopen the...

    News • July 13th, 2011

  • Two Ky. Fire Depts. Merge, Create Larger Force

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Two fire departments in Louisville are now one. On Monday, Mayor Greg Fischer made the merger between Dixie Suburban Fire Protection District and Lake Dreamland Fire Department official...

    News • July 12th, 2011

  • N.C. Firefighters Seek Funds For Overnight Staff

    WEDDINGTON, N.C. -- A tight budget could mean delayed response times for a local Union County town. Dozens of residents Sunday night discussed funding for a volunteer fire department that works in the town of Weddington...

    News • July 12th, 2011

  • Missouri Fatal Fire Response Time Questioned

    WESTON, Mo. -- A fatal fire on July 4 has reopened what appeared to be healing wounds between residents and the West Platte Fire Protection District. George Treese, of Weston, died in a fire at his business, Old Geezer's Mantiques, a local antique...

    News • July 12th, 2011

  • Miss. Firefighter Injured, Equipment Looked At

    Canton Firefighter Daniel Watkins fell inside the burning house and was unconscios, sustaining burns to his face and chest as well as smoke inhalation.

    News • July 8th, 2011

  • Okla. Town Dismisses All Members of Vol. Dept.

    CASHION, Okla. -- Families in Cashion are kicking off the Fourth of July with fireworks, but they're also fired up to know why 17 of the town's volunteer firefighters were dismissed right before the holiday weekend. "(Thursday) night, they...

    News • July 2nd, 2011

  • Ignoring Orders, Some Sneak into Los Alamos

    LOS ALAMOS, N.M. -- While residents are anxious to return home from the Las Conchas Fire, some are taking matters into their own hands and sneaking back in. Click Like For New Mexico News Updates:

    News • July 2nd, 2011

  • Alcohol a Factor in Wis. Ambulance, Car Crash

    MILWAUKEE -- Police said alcohol is believed to be a factor in a crash involving a car and a Bell ambulance in downtown Milwaukee. Milwaukee police said the car struck the ambulance, which was transporting a patient, at...

    News • July 2nd, 2011

  • Lack of Members Forces W. Va. Dept. Closure

    MARSHALL COUNTY, W.Va. -- A local fire department has closed as of Thursday morning. The Fish Creek Volunteer Fire Department in Marshall County cited "lack of membership" and the "added burden of the requirements for...

    News • July 1st, 2011

  • N.H. Attorney General's Office Investigates Fire

    WENTWORTH, N.H. -- The attorney general's office and members of the State Police Major Crimes Unit are investigating a fire in Wentworth in which two people were injured. The fire broke out at a home at 284 Rowentown...

    News • June 30th, 2011

  • Fla. Firefighter Files Discrimination Lawsuit

    BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. -- A Melbourne fire lieutenant filed a federal lawsuit against the city on Tuesday and he said he has been passed up for promotions because of his military duties in the Air Force. "I geared my...

    News • June 29th, 2011

  • Code Violations Found in Massive Fla. Motel Fire

    KISSIMMEE, Fla. -- A day after a massive fire destroyed an extended-stay motel near Walt Disney World, more than 100 displaced families search for answers. The fire broke out Sunday night at the Vacation Lodge Maingate...

    News • June 29th, 2011