Politics & Law News

  • Wash. Medic Allegedly Swipes Meds

    CAMAS, Wash. -- A paramedic is accused of stealing a painkiller used for heart attack victims from a Camas Fire Department ambulance and replacing it with saline solution. Bradley Allen was taken into custody last week...

    News • May 12th, 2010

  • Council Decides Not to Fire Iowa Chief

    CARLISLE, Iowa -- Late Monday night the Carlisle City Council decided to suspend Fire Chief Scott Burger without pay for six months. Under the suspension Burger will also not be allowed on medical calls for one year, beginning May...

    News • May 11th, 2010

  • Police Say Iowa Chief Drunk at Call

    CARLISLE, Iowa --  A police report indicates that the Carlisle fire chief was intoxicated when he responded to a 911 call last week. The report offers details about the incident and how Chief Scott Burger broke department policy. According to...

    News • May 7th, 2010

  • Atlanta FFs Accused of Cheating

    ATLANTA --  CBS Atlanta News is breaking an investigation into allegations of cheating within the Atlanta Fire Department's ranks. The city's Human Resources Department has now launched a formal investigation of their own, after Chief...

    News • May 6th, 2010

  • Iowa Chief Suspended after Complaint

    CARLISLE, Iowa -- When you call 911 you expect the people responding to help you. But one Carlisle man said the fire chief sent to help him last week only made things worse. The Carlisle man did not want KCCI to...

    News • May 5th, 2010

  • Mass. Deputy Chief Resigns after Probe

    HAMILTON, Mass. --  The Hamilton firefighter accused of mishandling Muscular Dystrophy Association “Boot Drive” money has abruptly resigned, Team 5 Investigates reported Tuesday. The town planned to hold a disciplinary hearing for Deputy...

    News • May 5th, 2010

  • Second Ga. Firefighter Gets Job Back

    DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. --  A hearing officer ruled Monday a second DeKalb County firefighter should be re-instated to his job, after being fired for his response in a fatal house fire in Dunwoody. The officer ordered that William Jeff Greene be...

    News • May 4th, 2010

  • Family Files Suit Against Ga. FFs Who Missed Fire that Killed Their Mom

    DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. -- Ann Bartlett's three daughters spoke exclusively to CBS Atlantas Jennifer Mayerle about the lawsuit filed against DeKalb County and five fired firefighters. They said they were forced to sue because officials...

    News • April 30th, 2010

  • Man Guilty in Detroit Firefighter's Death

    DETROIT --  A jury has found the owner of a Detroit home where a firefighter died last fall battling an intentional blaze guilty of murder. Mario Willis was convicted Thursday of second-degree murder and arson of a dwelling in connection with...

    News • April 30th, 2010

  • Ricci Pushes 'Political Courage' at FDIC

    Frank Ricci is making a name for himself in the fire service for lots of reasons, and that now includes a provocative keynote speech at the Fire Department Instructors Conference (FDIC).

    News • April 23rd, 2010

  • Charges Dropped Against N.M. FF

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- Lt. Martin Salazar will soon be back battling fires after charges against him have been dropped. Salazar was arrested at the Buffalo Thunder Hilton casino in February. He was charged with aggravated assault on an officer...

    News • April 16th, 2010

  • N.C. Chief Resigns with No Explaination

    MOUNT AIRY, N.C. -- Mount Airy Fire Chief Chip Osborne submitted his resignation Tuesday afternoon during a meeting with the interim city manager, who would not address rumors that Osborne had been given a choice of resigning or being...

    News • April 14th, 2010

  • Mass. Man Allegedly Stole FFs' Funds

    BOSTON -- The treasurer of the Norwell Firefighters Union was arrested at a Connecticut casino and is accused of stealing thousands of dollars from the union's checking account. Norwell Fire Chief Andrew Reardon called...

    News • April 14th, 2010

  • Mass. Chief on Leave Amid Probe

    BOSTON --  Hamilton Deputy Fire Chief Daniel Parsons has been placed on paid administrative leave and a disciplinary hearing has been scheduled after questions were raised about the collection and distribution of money raised during a charity...

    News • April 14th, 2010

  • Woman Charged in Fire Hurting Md. FF

    BALTIMORE --  A Baltimore County woman is charged with setting the fire that injured a city firefighter last Thursday. Investigators said 19-year-old Brittany Garcia was angry when she found her child's father with another woman, so she set...

    News • April 14th, 2010