Politics & Law News

  • 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

  • $170K Taken From Pa. Fire Co.

    LANCASTER COUNTY, Pa. -- Police in Lancaster County have charged a New Providence woman in connection with stealing almost $170,000 from the Rawlinsville Fire Company. Court documents state that Vicki Messier told police...

    News • January 29th, 2010

  • Cincinnati FFs Push for Memorial Park

    CINCINNATI -- Local fire crews are trying to get improvements made to a memorial for fallen firefighters. Currently, there is a small memorial across from the Duke Energy Convention Center. However...

    News • January 26th, 2010

  • N.H. Chief Bought Equipment with Credit Card Issued to Another City

    CONCORD, N.H. --   Concord firefighters on Monday unwrapped bags filled with new equipment they'll gladly use but never intended to buy. About four years ago, former Deputy Fire Chief Shawn Mitchell bought the equipment using the department's credit...

    News • January 26th, 2010

  • Ky. Capt. Fired for Harassing FF

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Robert Heil, the former Pleasure Ridge Park Fire Protection District captain accused of harassing a fellow firefighter, has been terminated by the district's board. The decision was made at a hearing...

    News • January 21st, 2010

  • Two S.C. FFs Charged With Arson

    ABBEVILLE, S.C. -- Two Abbeville firefighters have been charged with arson. Officials said Jimmy Ray Brock was responsible for a fire at a home on Highway 20 and Branyard Road. He was also charged with attacking a South...

    News • January 16th, 2010

  • Case Against Ky. Capt. Dismissed

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. --   A judge dismissed the case against a Pleasure Ridge Park fire captain accused of harassing an employee. Witnesses said Danny Heil repeatedly used racial slurs on the job and dressed up in a mock KKK uniform. Heil was facing...

    News • January 16th, 2010

  • Ark. Chief Quits in Funding Dispute

    Bonanza, Ark. -- Billy Rowe officially resigned from the Bonanza Fire Department at Tuesday's city council meeting. Rowe said his resignation is partly to blame on how money he said is meant for the fire department is...

    News • January 13th, 2010

  • Pittsburgh Mayor Upset with FF Arrests

    PITTSBURGH --   Pittsburgh's mayor told Channel 4 Action News he's frustrated with a string of recent arrests of city firefighters. Luke Ravenstahl told Channel 4 Action News' Bob Mayo that in the wake of several high-profile arrests he's pressing the...

    News • January 13th, 2010

  • Woman: Pa. FFs Stole Life Savings

    PITTSBURGH --   An elderly Pittsburgh woman says she called for help with her furnace, and when firefighters from Station 13 left her house, a bag with $22,000 was gone. WTAE Channel 4's Shannon Perrine reported that the woman -- who is in her 80s...

    News • January 12th, 2010

  • 4th Pittsburgh FF Faces Drug Charges

    PITTSBURGH --   A Pittsburgh Fire Bureau captain was arrested on the North Side and is the latest in a string of city firefighters facing drug and alcohol charges over the past few months. "I can tell you it's something we're taking very seriously...

    News • January 7th, 2010

  • Charleston Restores Nativity Scene

    After removing a nativity scene from Station 12 on Dec. 19, the Charleston Fire Department has restored the display, which now has some extra company, according to WCSC-TV.A department press release issued yesterday announced the nativity scene would...

    News • December 23rd, 2009

  • Man Says FDNY Negligent in Response

    A neighbor of three men who died in a fire in Queens last month claims that a dispatching typo delayed the FDNY by 15 minutes and that the department should pay for its mistake, according to The New York Daily News.Yesterday, Shafin Ahammed filed a notice...

    News • December 22nd, 2009

  • N.H. Mulls Statewide Sprinkler Law

    MANCHESTER, N.H. -- New Hampshire lawmakers and fire officials could be in for a heated debate over sprinklers. The New Hampshire State Building Code Review Board has voted to require sprinkler systems in every newly...

    News • December 17th, 2009

  • Fla. FF Pleads Guilty to Bribing Inmates

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla.

    News • December 9th, 2009