Politics & Law News

  • Atlanta Firefighters Hot Over Promotion Delays

    ATLANTA -- For the second time this year, results of an exam to promote Atlanta firefighters have been compromised. This time, it wasn't accusations of cheating; the city said its own test format was improper. "The rank and file are...

    News • September 14th, 2010

  • Wis. FF Accused of False 911 Calls

    FOOTVILLE, Wis. -- A volunteer firefighter in Rock County has been arrested on suspicion of making false 911 calls. The Rock County Sheriff's department said Dustin Bentivegna was arrested Saturday on misdemeanor charges...

    News • September 10th, 2010

  • Pa. FF Accused of Embezzling $100,000

    PENBROOK, Pa. -- A longtime Dauphin County firefighter was arrested Wednesday on charges of stealing more than $100,000 from the Penbrook Fire Company. Miles Hummer

    News • September 10th, 2010

  • FFs and Cops Sue Fla. City for Pay

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- A lawsuit has been filed on behalf of several off-duty police and firefighters who work city events against SMG, a private company that runs city events. The suit claims the officers and...

    News • September 9th, 2010

  • Pa. Man Subdued at House Fire

    NORTH BELLE VERNON, Pa. -- Firefighters in Westmoreland County were called to a fire Monday afternoon on Green Street in North Belle Vernon. Two occupied homes were involved in the blaze. It began in one house and spread to the other. The cause...

    News • September 7th, 2010

  • Fla. FFs Barred From Wearing Pink

    DELTONA, Fla. -- The city of Deltona won't let firefighters go pink. They want to wear pink t-shirts to support breast cancer survivors, but city officials say it violates their contracts. However, it may be more politics at play than just pink...

    News • September 3rd, 2010

  • KC Chief Worried About Safe Haven

    Kansas City's fire chief said he's concerned about a new public awareness program known as Safe Haven. The public service announcement for Safe Haven will be hitting the airwaves soon, showing places a parent can leave a newborn child if they can't...

    News • September 3rd, 2010

  • Calif. FFs Battle to Be Paramedics

    STOCKTON, Calif. -- Stockton firefighters are no longer able to perform paramedic services on the public. Wednesday at 7 a.m., more than 40 firefighters certified as paramedics will have to take their paramedic equipment...

    News • September 1st, 2010

  • Ex-N.C. FF Accused of Station Break

    LEXINGTON, N.C. -- A former volunteer firefighter was arrested and charged in connection with a break-in at his former station, Davidson County deputies said Monday. Deputies said they began their investigation Aug. 4 at the West Lexington Fire...

    News • August 24th, 2010

  • Ousted S.C. Chief Sues Commissioners

    SPARTANBURG COUNTY, S.C. -- A fire chief who was recently fired has filed a lawsuit against the commissioners who voted to dismiss him. According to Ryan Langley, the attorney for former Holly Springs Chief Lee Jeffcoat...

    News • August 14th, 2010

  • Kan. FF Cited in National Anthem Feud

    LAWRENCE, Kan. -- Lawrence police issued a firefighter with a battery citation after an incident at a high school family band night got heated. Bob Mandell said he was taking pictures at a Free State High School band night when Lawrence...

    News • August 12th, 2010

  • Houston FF Accused of Aiding Ticket Fix

    HOUSTON -- A veteran Houston Fire Department officer may face discipline after traffic tickets were dismissed following a stranger's request on Facebook, Local 2 Investigates reported on Monday. It all started on a web...

    News • August 10th, 2010

  • Fla. FF Catches Gator, Gets Reassigned

    FORT PIERCE, Fla. -- A St. Lucie County firefighter and another man are accused of illegally catching an alligator after a woman stepped on the reptile's snout. Donald Herchenroder and Peter Berger were arrested on felony charges of unlawful...

    News • August 6th, 2010

  • Terror Charge Against Ohio FF Dropped

    Charges have been dropped against a former Steubenville firefighter who was accused of making terroristic threats. A grand jury did not indict Paul E. Bowman III, 37, who was fired from the fire department this year after allegedly threatening an...

    News • August 4th, 2010

  • Widow of Fallen Texas FF Says Sex Change Operation Made Marriage Legal

    WHARTON, Texas -- The transsexual widow of a fallen Wharton firefighter asked a court on Monday to throw out a lawsuit that would prevent her from collecting his death benefits. Thomas Araguz III died while battling a...

    News • August 3rd, 2010