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New Jersey firefighter (Photo by Michael Bocchieri/Getty Images)

Fire The Teachers, The Cops And The Firefighters?

Remember when Republicans praised first responders? Remember when Republicans where Leaving No Child Behind? There was a time, not so long ago, when the people who kept us safe and the people who educated our […]

06/12/2012

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Cops: Man Loses Pants Getting Stuck In Restaurant’s Roof Vent During Break-In

Springfield police say a man who got stuck in a roof vent while trying to break into a recently closed restaurant where he had once worked lost his pants during the rescue.

04/05/2012

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Jury Rules Engine Responsible in Sikorsky Helicopter Crash

An Oregon jury ruled Tuesday that a problem with an engine was responsible for the 2008 crash of a Sikorsky helicopter that killed nine firefighters during a wildfire in Northern California.

03/27/2012

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Candle Started Fatal Fire

An investigation has determined that a 2010 blaze that killed two Bridgeport firefighters was an accident started by a candle that was left burning too close to combustible materials.

08/23/2011

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Appeals Court Revives Firefighter’s Lawsuit Over Lost Promotion

A federal appeals court in New York has revived a lawsuit brought by a black New Haven firefighter who claims he unjustly lost a promotion in a 2003 exam that became the subject of a U.S. Supreme Court ruling.

08/15/2011

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$2 Million Damage Award In Reverse Discrimination Case

A group of Connecticut firefighters who won a reverse discrimination case before the U.S. Supreme Court in 2009 have won about $2 million in damages from the city of New Haven.

07/28/2011

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