Politics & Law News

  • Mich. FF Drives Engine After License Suspension; Faces Termination

    ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- An Ann Arbor firefighter is facing termination after he continued to operate a fire truck engine while failing to report that his driver's license had been suspended, authorities said. Terry Jones, a...

    News • March 25th, 2010

  • Nebraska FF in Prostitution Sting Fired

    OMAHA, Neb. --  The firing of an Omaha firefighter who lost his job amid allegations that he was involved in soliciting prostitution has been upheld. A grievance filed by Darren Bates was denied Wednesday, according to Assistant City Attorney...

    News • March 25th, 2010

  • Shower Voyeuring Fla. Firefighter Fired

    --  A firefighter accused of peering at a paramedic intern as she was taking a shower in the women's bathroom at the fire station has been fired. Carlos Marti was fired from the St. Lucie County Fire District on Monday, a district spokeswoman said...

    News • March 24th, 2010

  • N.M. Dept. Lays Out New DWI Policy

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- Get a DWI. Get fired. It's the new policy laid out for Albuquerque firefighters who get busted for driving drunk. "It's time to take a stronger stance and do the right thing and put an end to it," said...

    News • March 24th, 2010

  • Calif. Mayor Gets Heat From Fatal Fire

    SAN DIEGO -- San Diego Mayor Jerry Sanders said he would not re-staff local fire station in response to a fire-related death last week in the Golden Hill area. It took a fire-rescue truck about 30 seconds to knock down a...

    News • March 23rd, 2010

  • Fake Ga. Firefighter Shows Up for Work

    HALL COUNTY, Ga. -- A Hall County man was a little too eager to become a firefighter, fire officials said. Officials said David Alan Spain, 25, reported for duty at Hall County Fire Station No. 13. on March 10...

    News • March 20th, 2010

  • La. Firefighters Could Gain New Role

    BATON ROUGE, La. --  Every day across Louisiana, firefighters are busy battling blazes and, in some cases, saving lives. Soon, firefighters may take on a new role if lawmakers in Baton Rouge approve a new proposed bill. “It would be...

    News • March 20th, 2010

  • FF in Fla. Accused of Watching Woman Paramedic Bathe in Station Shower

    FORT PIERCE, Fla. -- Fort Pierce police have arrested a firefighter after a paramedic intern reported seeing a man peering down at her from the ceiling as she was taking a shower in the women's bathroom at the fire...

    News • March 20th, 2010

  • Fla. FFs Fired for Profane Prank Calls

    ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. -- Is it boys being boys or bad behavior in a firehouse? Two Orange County firefighters have been fired for making prank phone calls. Those calls were made to the firefighters' female boss, a lieutenant, and they...

    News • March 20th, 2010

  • Ga. False Alarms Cost Big Money

    DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. -- Channel 2 Action News has discovered DeKalb County has missed out at least $500,000 from residents who are not paying fines when their home or business alarms go off accidentally. For more than a...

    News • March 19th, 2010

  • Copper Taken from Conn. Firehouse

    MANCHESTER, Conn. -- A man turned himself in to police Friday on charges he stole copper pipe from the construction site of the new firehouse in South Windsor. Jeremy Emery, 23, of Manchester, was charged with burglary...

    News • March 13th, 2010

  • N.H. FF Union Sues Insurance Provider

    LONDONDERRY, N.H. -- A firefighters union has filed a lawsuit against the organization that administers its health insurance plan. This is the second time the Professional Firefighters of New Hampshire has filed suit...

    News • March 11th, 2010

  • New Calif. Chief Has No Fire Experience

    National City, Calif. --  The man hired to replace National City's retiring fire chief has no fire experience, the 10News I-Team learned.   Frank Parra has been a National City councilman for eight years and has worked as an emergency...

    News • March 11th, 2010

  • Fla. FF Cheats on Test Gets Promoted

    ORLANDO, Fla. --   An Orlando firefighter caught cheating on a promotion test just got a better job as a supervisor.

    News • February 24th, 2010

  • Ga. Mom Wants FFs Punished

    DECATUR, Ga. --  It's a not so super Sunday for Trina McKibbens. Her son Martez isn't around to celebrate a very special day. "My baby would have been 22 years old today," said McKibbens. Martez was shot and killed during a robbery at a Moreland...

    News • February 8th, 2010