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Posted: Dec 11, 2019

Family of Illinois firefighter who died of colon cancer, Village at odds over pension benefits

The financial future of the family of a 51-year-old Buffalo Grove firefighter who died of colon cancer will soon be decided by a trio of appellate court judges who on Tuesday began considering a decision to award his widow and their four children her late husband’s full pension benefits. The case involves the village of Buffalo Grove’s appeal to the Second District Appellate Court to overturn a 100% line of duty death pension benefit award to the family of late firefighter Kevin Hauber.
- PUB DATE: 12/11/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Chicago Tribune - Metered Site
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Posted: Dec 10, 2019

Woman, dog displaced by Kennewick apartment fire

Officials say a woman is temporarily without a home after a fire cause thousands of dollars in damage to her apartment Tuesday afternoon. At about noon, firefighters arrived to heavy smoke coming from a unit on the ground floor of the Enclave on Edison Apartments at 530 N. Edison St. The woman told firefighters she was at home when her dog alerted her to a fire in the living room.
- PUB DATE: 12/10/2019 2:45:03 PM - SOURCE: YakTriNews
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Posted: Dec 10, 2019

Fire causes $200,000 in damage at historic White Building in downtown Olympia

An early morning fire caused hundreds of thousands of dollars in damage to Olympia's oldest commercial building. According to the Olympia Fire Department, firefighters responded to a fire alarm at 209 4th Ave. East about 2:10 a.m. Tuesday. Firefighters found light smoke on the first and second floors of the White Building.
- PUB DATE: 12/10/2019 7:58:50 AM - SOURCE: KCPQ-TV FOX 13
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Posted: Dec 10, 2019

Whidbey farmers worry over polluted water from naval station

For decades, cows on the Christensen farm sauntered across the pasture to quench their thirst at a creek that carries storm-water runoff from Naval Air Station Whidbey Island. In October 2018, the Navy disclosed the water contained trace amounts of toxic chemicals from firefighting foam used on the base during aviation accidents and training.
- PUB DATE: 12/10/2019 7:56:40 AM - SOURCE: Everett Herald
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Posted: Dec 10, 2019

Indiana council bucks mayor, votes to return to former schedule for firefighters

The City Council supported city firefighters Monday night and voted to roll back unpopular work shift changes the mayor imposed last weekend. Council members passed — by an 8-1 vote on first reading — an ordinance that would return firefighters to a work schedule of 24 hours on duty and 48 hours off.
- PUB DATE: 12/10/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Northwest Times
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