Politics & Law News

  • 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

  • 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