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FOX 43 Harrisburg
Recovering addicts share painful stories of getting clean to help others for Recovery Awareness Monthare trying to figure out how to stop people from dying from the drug overdose c
Recovering addicts share painful stories of getting clean to help others for Recovery Awareness Month
FOX 43 Harrisburg / Posted yesterday
are trying to figure out how to stop people from dying from the drug overdose crisis in Pennsylvania. At an event Monday, officials highlighted international overdose day and also kicked off drug and alcohol recovery month. The Department of Drug... Read more
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KELO Sioux Falls
Aberdeen Firefighters Fill The Boot For FundraiserAberdeen Fire Rescue, along with the International Association of Firefighters,
Aberdeen Firefighters Fill The Boot For Fundraiser
KELO Sioux Falls / Posted 3 days ago
Aberdeen Fire Rescue, along with the International Association of Firefighters, is getting ready to kick off an annual fundraiser for muscle diseases this week. The annual Fill the Boot fundraiser raises money for the Muscular Dystrophy Association... Read more
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Palm Beach Daily News
Impasse declared in Palm Beach fire union negotiationsTown staff and union representatives for the town’s firefighters declared an im
Impasse declared in Palm Beach fire union negotiations
Palm Beach Daily News / Posted 3 days ago
Town staff and union representatives for the town’s firefighters declared an impasse Friday in attempts to negotiate a new contract. Union representatives said they couldn’t reach an agreement on two issues: work week and pensions. Attorney Mark... Read more
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The Sacramento Bee
As drone use spreads, California lawmakers push for controlprohibit drones from flying above schools, prompted by concerns that kidnappers
As drone use spreads, California lawmakers push for control
The Sacramento Bee / Posted 3 days ago
prohibit drones from flying above schools, prompted by concerns that kidnappers or child molesters could obtain images of students. Another would bar their use above prisons, responding to the possibility that they could deliver contraband to... Read more
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KTVU 2 San Francisco
Hot, tasty chili in San Mateo firefighters' cook-offStories SAN MATEO, Calif. (KTVU) - Don't be alarmed if you see smoke coming fr
Hot, tasty chili in San Mateo firefighters' cook-off
KTVU 2 San Francisco / Posted 4 days ago
Stories SAN MATEO, Calif. (KTVU) - Don't be alarmed if you see smoke coming from Central Park in San Mateo on Saturday. Firefighters will be taking part in an annual chili cook-off to raise money against muscular dystrophy. San Mateo Fire... Read more
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North Fort Myers Neighbor
75th percentile: Compensation benchmark draws debateplan to compensate city workers at the "75th percentile" for like positions. T
75th percentile: Compensation benchmark draws debate
North Fort Myers Neighbor / Posted 4 days ago
plan to compensate city workers at the "75th percentile" for like positions. The adjustments within pay ranges to the base of the top quartile, combined with salary adjustments to reflect raises not awarded when tax revenues plummeted due to the... Read more
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Fort Myers Beach Bulletin & Observer
75th percentile: Compensation benchmark draws debateplan to compensate city workers at the "75th percentile" for like positions. T
75th percentile: Compensation benchmark draws debate
Fort Myers Beach Bulletin & Observer / Posted 4 days ago
plan to compensate city workers at the "75th percentile" for like positions. The adjustments within pay ranges to the base of the top quartile, combined with salary adjustments to reflect raises not awarded when tax revenues plummeted due to the... Read more
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Lehigh Acres Citizen
75th percentile: Compensation benchmark draws debateplan to compensate city workers at the "75th percentile" for like positions. T
75th percentile: Compensation benchmark draws debate
Lehigh Acres Citizen / Posted 4 days ago
plan to compensate city workers at the "75th percentile" for like positions. The adjustments within pay ranges to the base of the top quartile, combined with salary adjustments to reflect raises not awarded when tax revenues plummeted due to the... Read more
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The Pine Island Eagle
75th percentile: Compensation benchmark draws debateplan to compensate city workers at the "75th percentile" for like positions. T
75th percentile: Compensation benchmark draws debate
The Pine Island Eagle / Posted 4 days ago
plan to compensate city workers at the "75th percentile" for like positions. The adjustments within pay ranges to the base of the top quartile, combined with salary adjustments to reflect raises not awarded when tax revenues plummeted due to the... Read more
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CaptivaSanibel.com
75th percentile: Compensation benchmark draws debateplan to compensate city workers at the "75th percentile" for like positions. T
75th percentile: Compensation benchmark draws debate
CaptivaSanibel.com / Posted 4 days ago
plan to compensate city workers at the "75th percentile" for like positions. The adjustments within pay ranges to the base of the top quartile, combined with salary adjustments to reflect raises not awarded when tax revenues plummeted due to the... Read more
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Cape Coral Daily Breeze
75th percentile: Compensation benchmark draws debateplan to compensate city workers at the "75th percentile" for like positions. T
75th percentile: Compensation benchmark draws debate
Cape Coral Daily Breeze / Posted 5 days ago
plan to compensate city workers at the "75th percentile" for like positions. The adjustments within pay ranges to the base of the top quartile, combined with salary adjustments to reflect raises not awarded when tax revenues plummeted due to the... Read more
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Alaska Superstation
Fill the Boot Campaign for Muscular Dystrophy to Take Place FridayMuscular Dystrophy to Take Place Friday Anchorage, AK - When you are stopped a
Fill the Boot Campaign for Muscular Dystrophy to Take Place Friday
Alaska Superstation / Posted 5 days ago
Muscular Dystrophy to Take Place Friday Anchorage, AK - When you are stopped at a stoplight on Friday, you may encounter a Firefighter collecting money, for their annual Fill the Boot Drive, which benefits the Muscular Dystrophy Association. For... Read more
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Daily Mail
License of ex-dispatcher who hung up on 911 caller revokedLicense of 911 dispatcher who hung up on girl calling about her 17-year-old fri
License of ex-dispatcher who hung up on 911 caller revoked
Daily Mail / Posted 5 days ago
License of 911 dispatcher who hung up on girl calling about her 17-year-old friend dying of a gunshot wound is revoked Matthew Sanchez resigned from the department and his license was suspended after a recording of the call was made public A... Read more
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St. Catharines Standard
Riding to honour TimJustin Canestraro admits cycling may not be his activity of choice but the loca
Riding to honour Tim
St. Catharines Standard / Posted 5 days ago
Justin Canestraro admits cycling may not be his activity of choice but the local firefighter will be pedaling with a purpose next month in honour of a fallen comrade. Thirteen members of the Niagara Falls Fire Department will take part in the... Read more
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Niagara Falls Review
Riding to honour TimJustin Canestraro admits cycling may not be his activity of choice but the loca
Riding to honour Tim
Niagara Falls Review / Posted 5 days ago
Justin Canestraro admits cycling may not be his activity of choice but the local firefighter will be pedaling with a purpose next month in honour of a fallen comrade. Thirteen members of the Niagara Falls Fire Department will take part in the... Read more
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Welland Tribune
Riding to honour TimJustin Canestraro admits cycling may not be his activity of choice but the loca
Riding to honour Tim
Welland Tribune / Posted 5 days ago
Justin Canestraro admits cycling may not be his activity of choice but the local firefighter will be pedaling with a purpose next month in honour of a fallen comrade. Thirteen members of the Niagara Falls Fire Department will take part in the... Read more
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KCBD-TV Lubbock
Wolfforth Fire Chief named Chief of the YearWolfforth Volunteer Fire Chief Dr. Charles Addington II has been named Fire Chi
Wolfforth Fire Chief named Chief of the Year
KCBD-TV Lubbock / Posted 6 days ago
Wolfforth Volunteer Fire Chief Dr. Charles Addington II has been named Fire Chief of the Year by the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) and Pierce Manufacturing. Addington shares the award with Fire Chief Dan Eggleston, of the Albemarle... Read more
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The Greater New Milford Spectrum
Postcards from NormThe town of New Milford has grown remarkably fast during recent decades. Yet th
Postcards from Norm
The Greater New Milford Spectrum / Posted 6 days ago
The town of New Milford has grown remarkably fast during recent decades. Yet the attentive eye can still find images of its small-town charm. This photo was taken in 2005 from Second Hill Road. Photo: Norm Cummings / Norm Cummings /Spectrum Even... Read more
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KTVU 2 San Francisco
San Jose passes settlement framework replacing Measure BSan Jose City Council on Tuesday passed an alternative settlement framework rea
San Jose passes settlement framework replacing Measure B
KTVU 2 San Francisco / Posted 7 days ago
San Jose City Council on Tuesday passed an alternative settlement framework reached last month with the city's police and fire unions to replace a measure passed more than three years ago. In a 10 to 1 vote, the council approved the agreement... Read more
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Guardian Unlimited
Drone no-fly zone in California will stifle innovation, say industry advocatesa trespass violation for someone to fly an unmanned aircraft or drone over priv
Drone no-fly zone in California will stifle innovation, say industry advocates
Guardian Unlimited / Posted 8 days ago
a trespass violation for someone to fly an unmanned aircraft or drone over private property below 350ft without the consent of the owner or tenant. SB 142 passed a third reading on Monday in the California State Assembly despite pressure from drone... Read more
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The Daily Comet
Council to discuss radar, police-fire payThe council will meet as its committees beginning at 5:30 p.m. Monday on the se
Council to discuss radar, police-fire pay
The Daily Comet / Posted 11 days ago
The council will meet as its committees beginning at 5:30 p.m. Monday on the second floor of the Government Tower, Main and Gabasse streets in Houma. On the agenda: — The council will be given a report on traffic radar trailers. In May, the council... Read more
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The Houma Courier
Council to discuss radar, police-fire payThe council will meet as its committees beginning at 5:30 p.m. Monday on the se
Council to discuss radar, police-fire pay
The Houma Courier / Posted 11 days ago
The council will meet as its committees beginning at 5:30 p.m. Monday on the second floor of the Government Tower, Main and Gabasse streets in Houma. On the agenda: — The council will be given a report on traffic radar trailers. In May, the council... Read more
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Savannah Morning News
City OKs police merger The fate of the Savannah-Chatham police department is now in the hands of Cha
City OKs police merger
Savannah Morning News / Posted 12 days ago
The fate of the Savannah-Chatham police department is now in the hands of Chatham County Commissioners. Savannah Mayor Edna Jackson joined Aldermen Carol Bell, John Hall, Mary Ellen Sprague and Tony Thomas in approving the... Read more
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Oakland Tribune
Piedmont, Montclair My Word: Before Oakland's turn to burn, prevention key to survivalDon't be fooled by the fact we have suffered no major fires in the East Bay hil
Piedmont, Montclair My Word: Before Oakland's turn to burn, prevention key to survival
Oakland Tribune / Posted 14 days ago
Don't be fooled by the fact we have suffered no major fires in the East Bay hills this year. The early-August fog and cooler weather saved us this month, but September and October are typically when we are most at risk. The mixture of drought on the... Read more
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NBC 29 Charlottesville
Albemarle Co. Firefighters to Kick Off Fundraiser on FridayPress Release from Albemarle County Fire and Rescue: The Albemarle County Prof
Albemarle Co. Firefighters to Kick Off Fundraiser on Friday
NBC 29 Charlottesville / Posted 14 days ago
Press Release from Albemarle County Fire and Rescue: The Albemarle County Professional Firefighters will start their annual campaign for “Fill the Boot” from Friday, August 21, 2015 through Sunday, September 6, 2015. “Fill the Boot” is the... Read more
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Quartz
China’s Tianjin blasts will cost billions. Here’s the tally so far.take a heavy financial toll on domestic and foreign companies active in the are
China’s Tianjin blasts will cost billions. Here’s the tally so far.
Quartz / Posted 14 days ago
take a heavy financial toll on domestic and foreign companies active in the area, and local government. Here’s a rundown of the costs from the blasts that have been made public so far: Insurance premiums could exceed $1.5 billion Chinese... Read more
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The Sacramento Bee
Lawmakers mull drone safety, emergency responseTuesday will hear from state emergency responders and drone industry representa
Lawmakers mull drone safety, emergency response
The Sacramento Bee / Posted 15 days ago
Tuesday will hear from state emergency responders and drone industry representatives on the dangers and potential benefits of flying unmanned aircraft in fires and other emergencies. Firefighters and state legislators have raised concerns over... Read more
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The Local
Swedish scouts treated after meningitis scareSweden, returned home last week after attending the 12-day World Scout Jamboree
Swedish scouts treated after meningitis scare
The Local / Posted 15 days ago
Sweden, returned home last week after attending the 12-day World Scout Jamboree in Kirara-hama, Japan. But after three of them came down with suspected cases of meningitis – plus another two confirmed cases among British scouts in Scotland –... Read more
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
China orders check of workplace safetyTIANJIN, China -- China's government ordered a nationwide check of workplace sa
China orders check of workplace safety
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted 15 days ago
TIANJIN, China -- China's government ordered a nationwide check of workplace safety Monday, five days after explosions at a warehouse in the port city of Tianjin killed at least 114 people. The directive from the Ministry of Industry and Information... Read more
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The Local
Swede to coach failing Finnish national sideeastern neighbour. Hans (also known as Hasse) Backe, who is also a former New
Swede to coach failing Finnish national side
The Local / Posted 15 days ago
eastern neighbour. Hans (also known as Hasse) Backe, who is also a former New York Red Bulls coach, was appointed as coach of Finland on Wednesday, the country's national football federation confirmed. "We are glad to announce that our new head... Read more
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Quartz
China’s teenage, untrained firefighters make disasters like Tianjin worseChina's teenaged, untrained firefighting crews can make disasters like the Tian
China’s teenage, untrained firefighters make disasters like Tianjin worse
Quartz / Posted 15 days ago
China's teenaged, untrained firefighting crews can make disasters like the Tianjin explosion worse. - Quartz not in the system Firefighters carry the body of a victim after... Read more
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The Toledo Blade
Prosecutor rebuffs plea by fire unionONGOING FEUD IN TOLEDO Letter seeks probe of chief The president of the union
Prosecutor rebuffs plea by fire union
The Toledo Blade / Posted 15 days ago
ONGOING FEUD IN TOLEDO Letter seeks probe of chief The president of the union representing Toledo’s rank-and-file firefighters is continuing the group’s lobbying against the department’s chief by demanding that... Read more
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The Local
Swedish scouts treated after meningitis outbreakSweden, returned home last week after attending the 12-day World Scout Jamboree
Swedish scouts treated after meningitis outbreak
The Local / Posted 16 days ago
Sweden, returned home last week after attending the 12-day World Scout Jamboree in Kirara-hama, Japan. But after three of them came down with suspected cases of meningitis – plus two confirmed cases among British scouts in Scotland – Sweden's... Read more
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Slate
In 1988, Ed Graf Was Convicted of Killing His Stepsons. Could New Arson Science Set Him Free?ever known.” Clare’s best friend, Carol Schafer, said her husband, Earl, saw Gr
In 1988, Ed Graf Was Convicted of Killing His Stepsons. Could New Arson Science Set Him Free?
Slate / Posted 16 days ago
ever known.” Clare’s best friend, Carol Schafer, said her husband, Earl, saw Graf having sex with another woman the night of Graf’s bachelor party. Ed Graf was, according to Clare and her family, a bad father. Two of Clare’s family members... Read more
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Slate
Early Read: In 1988, Ed Graf Was Convicted of Killing His Stepsons. Could New Arson Science Set Him Free?ever known.” Clare’s best friend, Carol Schafer, said her husband, Earl, saw Gr
Early Read: In 1988, Ed Graf Was Convicted of Killing His Stepsons. Could New Arson Science Set Him Free?
Slate / Posted 17 days ago
ever known.” Clare’s best friend, Carol Schafer, said her husband, Earl, saw Graf having sex with another woman the night of Graf’s bachelor party. Ed Graf was, according to Clare and her family, a bad father. Two of Clare’s family members... Read more
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The Sault Star
Hiring is new chief's call: MILLROYWhen Sault Star staff writer Brian Kelly reported on Monday that new Fire Chief
Hiring is new chief's call: MILLROY
The Sault Star / Posted 18 days ago
When Sault Star staff writer Brian Kelly reported on Monday that new Fire Chief Mike Figliola plans to scrap the hire list for prospective firefighters that was created in 2011, I never thought a thing about it. But then former fire chief Marcel... Read more
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Times of Malta
Press digestThe following are the top stories in the national and international press today
Press digest
Times of Malta / Posted 18 days ago
The following are the top stories in the national and international press today. Times of Malta says thousands of euros in fines have been lost because wardens were under the impression that the Sliema-Gżira bus lane was illegal and so they only... Read more
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The Toledo Blade
Mayor unswayed by arson reportHicks-Hudson backs fire chief after findings on fatal ’14 blaze Toledo Mayor P
Mayor unswayed by arson report
The Toledo Blade / Posted 18 days ago
Hicks-Hudson backs fire chief after findings on fatal ’14 blaze Toledo Mayor Paula Hicks-Hudson said Friday she continues to support fire Chief Luis Santiago following an internal report about the 2014 arson that killed... Read more
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Worcester Telegram & Gazette
In Worcester, emotional Chief Dio passes role to GardellAug. 14, 2015 at 11:06 PM Posted Aug. 14, 2015 at 11:06 PM WORCESTER – In an
In Worcester, emotional Chief Dio passes role to Gardell
Worcester Telegram & Gazette / Posted 18 days ago
Aug. 14, 2015 at 11:06 PM Posted Aug. 14, 2015 at 11:06 PM WORCESTER – In an emotional ceremony with several of Worcester’s bravest choking up, 15-year Fire Chief Gerard A. Dio passed the fire department leadership to Geoffrey... Read more
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Daily Mail
Are firefighters to blame for the apocalyptic explosion in China?‘He’s alive!’ Dramatic moment a firefighter is dragged from the charred wreckag
Are firefighters to blame for the apocalyptic explosion in China?
Daily Mail / Posted 19 days ago
‘He’s alive!’ Dramatic moment a firefighter is dragged from the charred wreckage 32 HOURS after the explosion which ripped apart a Chinese town First firefighters on the scene sprayed water on calcium carbide, one of the dangerous chemicals being... Read more
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KTBS Shreveport
Debate heats up over charitable fundraising during work hours"Fill the Boot" fundraiser has sparked this debate in Texarkana, Texas. The ci
Debate heats up over charitable fundraising during work hours
KTBS Shreveport / Posted 19 days ago
"Fill the Boot" fundraiser has sparked this debate in Texarkana, Texas. The city manager has placed restrictions on firefighters participating in the event that raises funds for the Muscular Dystrophy Association. He says it creates a... Read more
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Pahrump Valley Times
Pahrump Town non-union staff pay increase approvedThe town's budget approved in May included a 4 percent cost of living increase
Pahrump Town non-union staff pay increase approved
Pahrump Valley Times / Posted 20 days ago
The town's budget approved in May included a 4 percent cost of living increase for non-union employees, which matches with the 4 percent increase for union employees guaranteed as part of their contract, according to the town board memo for the... Read more
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Charleston City Paper
After Walter Scott shooting, city and state officials kept a close watch on outside groupsIn the weeks after the April 4 shooting of Walter L. Scott by a North Charlesto
After Walter Scott shooting, city and state officials kept a close watch on outside groups
Charleston City Paper / Posted 21 days ago
In the weeks after the April 4 shooting of Walter L. Scott by a North Charleston police officer, local and state authorities kept tabs on the movements of protest groups, potential cyber-security threats, and even an out-of-state chaplaincy... Read more
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WTHR Indianapolis
Drones getting in the way of emergency respondersAs Jason Thrasher lowered his helicopter to a park with seven firefighters aboa
Drones getting in the way of emergency responders
WTHR Indianapolis / Posted 21 days ago
As Jason Thrasher lowered his helicopter to a park with seven firefighters aboard, he saw what he thought was another firefighting chopper battling a blaze that was threatening homes. The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection pilot... Read more
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KFDA-TV Amarillo
Drones getting in the way of emergency respondersSAN DIEGO (AP) - As Jason Thrasher lowered his helicopter to a park with seven
Drones getting in the way of emergency responders
KFDA-TV Amarillo / Posted 21 days ago
SAN DIEGO (AP) - As Jason Thrasher lowered his helicopter to a park with seven firefighters aboard, he saw what he thought was another firefighting chopper battling a blaze that was threatening homes. The California Department of Forestry and Fire... Read more
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Nodaway News Leader
MoDOT grant pays for 90% of Maryville’s $3.4M runway projectcome through a state transportation assistance revolving fund loan administered
MoDOT grant pays for 90% of Maryville’s $3.4M runway project
Nodaway News Leader / Posted 22 days ago
come through a state transportation assistance revolving fund loan administered by the MoDOT commission. The city will pay off the loan by 2025. Local haulers were at the meeting to continue discussions on the future of the solid waste management... Read more
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FOX 5 Atlanta
San Francisco/Peninsula NewsSan Mateo County Sheriff's Office warns public after sexual assault at homeSan
San Francisco/Peninsula News
FOX 5 Atlanta / Posted 22 days ago
San Mateo County Sheriff's Office warns public after sexual assault at homeSan Mateo County Sheriff's Office warns public after sexual assault at home The San Mateo County Sheriff's Office is warning the public to be vigilant of suspicious people in... Read more
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Pasadena Star-News
Drones getting in the way, not just in Southern Californiapublic service announcement provided by the U.S. Forest Service shows a poster
Drones getting in the way, not just in Southern California
Pasadena Star-News / Posted 22 days ago
public service announcement provided by the U.S. Forest Service shows a poster warning people not to fly drones near wildfires. U.S. Forest Service/The Associated Press SAN DIEGO >> As Jason Thrasher lowered his helicopter to a park with seven... Read more
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The Record Searchlight
Drones getting in the way of emergency workersThe California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection pilot suddenly identi
Drones getting in the way of emergency workers
The Record Searchlight / Posted 22 days ago
The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection pilot suddenly identified the object as a four-rotor drone only 10 feet from his windshield, forcing him to make a hard left to avoid a collision about 500 feet above ground, according to a... Read more
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Jefferson City News Tribune
Drones getting in the way of emergency respondersSAN DIEGO (AP) — As Jason Thrasher lowered his helicopter to a park with seven
Drones getting in the way of emergency responders
Jefferson City News Tribune / Posted 22 days ago
SAN DIEGO (AP) — As Jason Thrasher lowered his helicopter to a park with seven firefighters aboard, he saw what he thought was another firefighting chopper battling a blaze that was threatening homes. The California Department of Forestry and Fire... Read more
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