2 dead, 1 injured after forest service helicopter crashes during controlled burn in Mississippi
Two people are dead and one is severely injured after a U.S. Forest Service helicopter crashed Monday near the intersection of Airey Tower and Martha Redmond roads.
Harrison County Coroner Gary Hargrove confirmed two of the helicopter's occupants died in the crash.
Authorities were still working to remove the two bodies from the wreckage by about 5 p.
- PUB DATE: 4/1/2015 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: sun herald
85 years after infamous lynching, another noose stirs tension in Indiana town
When his boss tossed the noose into his hands, Mikel Neal, a black firefighter in Marion, Ind., had two thoughts.
First, was this a threat? And, second, how would Neal tell his wife about this bizarre act, with its eerie echoes of Marionâ€™s dark past?
â€śIâ€™m still in shock,â€ť Neal said in an interview late Monday.
- PUB DATE: 4/1/2015 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: washington post
Probe into deadly NYC explosion highlights problem of tampering with pipes to steal gas
It was a run-of-the-mill complaint â€” a smell of gas â€” with a troubling explanation: Someone had improperly tapped into a Manhattan building's gas line, and it was leaking.
The issue was quickly resolved. But seven months later, authorities suspect another round of gas-pipe tampering caused a fiery explosion at the same building, killing two people, injuring nearly two dozen and leveling three buildings in all.
- PUB DATE: 4/1/2015 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: fox news
Atlantic City fire chief retires amid pants-dropping investigation
Atlantic City's fire chief who is under investigation for allegedly dropping his pants at a metal detector is retiring.
Dennis Brooks, who joined the department in August 1979, was put on administrative leave in early March, after a woman working the metal detector at the Public Safety Building claimed he dropped his pants when she asked him to put anything metal on the table.
- PUB DATE: 4/1/2015 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: press of atlantic city
Connecticut firefighter says work discrimination is based on religion
A Hamden firefighter is charging that discrimination based on religion is the reason behind a pattern of harassment he claims he has put up with for years.
Ray Pouncey is a Jehovahâ€™s Witness. Heâ€™s been with the Hamden Fire Department for 18 years and is assigned to Station 9 in Mount Carmel. In January he filed a lawsuit against the Fire Department and the town of Hamden in New Haven Federal Court charging that he is being forced to work in a hostile environment in part due to his religion.
- PUB DATE: 4/1/2015 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: new haven register
Fresno captain severely burned in roof collapse faces difficult recovery
Fresno firefighter Pete Dern remains in serious condition and faces skin grafts and weeks of other intensive treatment for burns he suffered Sunday when a roof collapsed at a garage fire and he fell into an inferno, the medical director of the Leon S. Peters Burn Center said Monday afternoon.
â€śHe remains stable but in very serious condition,â€ť said Dr.
- PUB DATE: 3/31/2015 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: fresno bee
Firefighters allegedly held hostage inside Pennsylvania firehouse by armed subject
A former firefighter is in custody after allegedly holding four firefighters hostage at gunpoint inside a firehouse in the Elkins Park section of Cheltenham Township, Montgomery County.
It was 10:39 a.m. when Cheltenham Police were called out to the LaMott Fire House at Penrose Avenue and Graham Lane.
- PUB DATE: 3/31/2015 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: 6abc.com