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Posted: Oct 2, 2015

Disabled elderly 'local celebrity' dies in Federal Way house fire, officials believe

South King Fire and Rescue officials believe a 73-year-old woman — who is well-known in Federal Way for often waving political signs in front of Winco Foods — died in a house fire Thursday afternoon. “She’s a local celebrity, if you’ve seen the lady in the wheelchair who waves signs for political campaigns,” said Capt.
- PUB DATE: 10/2/2015 1:43:14 AM - SOURCE: Federal Way Mirror
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Posted: Oct 2, 2015

Horror in Roseburg: 10 minutes, 10 deaths in Oregon's worst shooting

In a few brutal minutes Thursday, a 26-year-old man turned Roseburg's Umpqua Community College into the site of Oregon's deadliest mass shooting -- a rampage so violent police pleaded for "as many ambulances as possible" and President Barack Obama went on national TV to argue, again, for tougher guns laws.
- PUB DATE: 10/2/2015 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: the oregonian
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Posted: Oct 2, 2015

Feds investigating report that armed Idaho landowner confronted crews battling wildfire

Federal authorities are investigating an anonymous report that an armed landowner confronted firefighters battling an Idaho wildfire and accused them of not properly protecting a private elk-hunting ranch. The report recently posted on the National Interagency Fire Center's website said two hotshot crews refused an order to fight the fire because of safety concerns.
- PUB DATE: 10/2/2015 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: U.S. News & World Report
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Posted: Oct 2, 2015

Former Ohio fire captain pleads guilty to forging doctor’s note

Former Middletown fire Captain Greg Justice pleaded guilty Thursday in Butler County Common Pleas Court to a felony charge for submitting a fake doctor’s note to allow him to stay home rather that returning to duty. Justice, 52, of Springboro, is facing a maximum of 12 months in prison for forgery, a fifth-degree felony.
- PUB DATE: 10/2/2015 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Hamilton Journal-News
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Posted: Oct 2, 2015

Connecticut dispatcher placed on leave as city probes response to fire that injured three firefighters

A longtime emergency dispatcher is on paid administrative leave while city officials investigate whether her performance delayed the emergency response to a fire last month that left three firefighters injured, according to City Manager Lawrence J. Kendzior. Public safety officials are also reviewing operations at the city’s dispatch center, and have been meeting monthly since June to discuss concerns, Kendzior added.
- PUB DATE: 10/2/2015 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: MyRecordJournal.com
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