Politics & Law News

  • 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

  • Texas Female FF Files Harassment Suit

    HOUSTON -- A female Houston firefighter who was the subject of sexist and racist graffiti is suing the city of Houston for sexual harassment, KPRC Local 2 reported Tuesday. Jane Draycott and fellow firefighter Paula...

    News • April 14th, 2010

  • Budget Cuts Blamed for Md. FF Injuries

    BALTIMORE -- The union representing Baltimore city firefighters said budget cuts are to blame for a firefighter's recent injuries, but the Fire Department said the city is just as safe as always. The injured firefighter...

    News • April 10th, 2010

  • Ex-Chief in Ky. Indicted for Embezzling

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- A federal grand jury in Louisville indicted the former McMahan fire chief on embezzling and laundering charges. Paul Barth, 53, was indicted for one count of mail fraud, three counts of wire fraud and 16...

    News • April 6th, 2010

  • Colo. Capt. Jailed Trying to Aid Victim

    LEADVILLE, Colo. -- The Leadville mayor and fire chief are blasting deputies who briefly jailed and cited a fire captain for trying to aid a domestic violence victim at the Lake County Sheriffs Office. Underlying...

    News • April 2nd, 2010

  • Threats Alleged in Vegas 'Boot Drive'

    LAS VEGAS -- Clark County Commissioner Steve Sisolak said he has taken more heat than one would normally expect after questioning whether firefighters should perform charitable duties during work hours. Ive gotten some...

    News • April 2nd, 2010

  • Pa. Chief Upset with FFs' Behavior

    PITTSBURGH -- Police said a Pittsburgh firefighter was arrested for allegedly threatening to kill his wife, marking the latest in a series of recent criminal cases involving city firefighters. George Tarrant, 50, of East...

    News • March 27th, 2010