Monthly Archives: October 2022

Moving to Scotland rekindled the fire inside of me

Jack Dempsey made his Scotland debut on Saturday (Jane Barlow/PA) (PA Archive) Jack Dempsey wants to repay Scottish rugby for ‘reigniting its fire’ after the former Wallaby’s recent decision to switch allegiance. The 28 year old player Glasgow back-rower was born and raised in sydney and won 14 caps for Australia between 2017 and 2019. However, Dempsey recently made himself ...

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Bensons for Beds paid just £600,000 for the rescue of Eve Sleep

Bensons for Beds released Eve from administration on October 17 // Bensons for Beds bought Eve Sleep for just £600,000 // The Eve Sleep trademark and intellectual property was purchased by Bensons on October 17 Bensons for Beds acquired Eve Sleep for £600,000, after the mattress retailer fell into administration earlier this month. The Eve Sleep brand and intellectual property ...

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Resilience grants of up to £5,000 available for community groups in West Yorkshire

The Community Grant Initiative, which was launched last year, aims to help communities in West Yorkshire increase their resilience and preparedness, ensuring they are ready in the event of a major incident. In the initiative’s first year, over 20 organizations received funding ranging from £130 to £5,000. Successful projects included offers of search and rescue equipment for mountain rescue teams, ...

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At least 151 dead and 82 injured in stampede during Halloween festivities in Seoul

A mass of mostly young people celebrating Halloween in Seoul were trapped and crushed as crowds rushed down a narrow alley, killing at least 151 people and injuring 82 others in Korea’s worst-ever disaster from the South for years. Rescuers and pedestrians desperately performed CPR on people lying on the streets after the crash in the capital’s Itaewon entertainment district ...

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Philippines landslides, floods kill 42

42 dead in landslides and floods in the Philippines COTABATO, Philippines — Flash floods and landslides triggered by torrential rains have submerged a province in the southern Philippines, killing at least 42 people, leaving 16 others missing and trapping some residents on their rooftops, officials said Friday. The intense rains were triggered by Tropical Storm Nalgae, which is expected to ...

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Wester Hailes’ Big Cleanup

Local volunteers, housing associations and teams from the council’s housing, parks and green spaces, waste and cleaning departments worked together on a community clean-up in Wester Hailes and North Edinburgh during the last fortnight. Together, they collected more than 125 trash bags, 13 truckloads of trash and discarded items, and seven dumpsters during their big cleanup. Greenery was cut, 200 ...

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A firefighter sacrifices his life, 14 years after being rescued during an earthquake

Two firefighters who died battling a mountain fire in Xintian county, Henan province, were recently honored posthumously as martyrs. One of the firefighters, Cai Maoqiang, was from the Sichuan Province Forest Fire Department. He suffered severe burns while providing cover for comrades-in-arms to evacuate from a fire on October 21 and later died despite rescue efforts. Cai Maoqiang and Xiao ...

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At least 31 dead as storm wreaks havoc in southern Philippines

Landslides and flooding killed at least 31 people as heavy rain from an approaching storm battered the southern Philippines, a disaster official said on Friday. The storm triggered flash floods carrying uprooted trees, rocks and mud overnight in nine mostly rural towns around Cotabato, a city of 300,000 people on the island of Mindanao. Many residents were surprised by the ...

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Celtic ace Chris Sutton uses Rangers and Arsenal results to hit back at radio rival Jason Cundy’s fourth-tier jibe

CHRIS SUTTON leapt to the defense of Scottish football – and delivered a thinly veiled jab at one of his rivals on the radio following Arsenal’s Europa League loss to PSV Eindhoven. shooters were violently beaten by Ruud van Nistelrooy side thanks to goals from former Rangers target Joey Verman and former Barcelona striker Luuk de Jong. 1 Joey Veerman ...

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Who is funding the U.S. Senate race from Ohio?

Earlier this month, federal candidates submitted campaign finance reports covering their fundraising and spending from June through September. In the race for the US Senate, Democrat Tim Ryan continues to outpace his Republican opponent JD Vance. But Vance was able to significantly mitigate that advantage through outside spending by Republican groups. Compare dues Vance has made significant progress after a ...

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Pasco County Fire Rescue’s First-Ever Designated “Fire Officer”

Kyle Paton became the very first certified firefighter in the history of the fire department and one of 664 in the world. PASCO COUNTY, Fla. — Pasco County Fire Rescue now has a fire officer after training captain Kyle Paton completed the process that awards the professional title. Paton became the very first certified firefighter in the history of the ...

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BC rescue team and whale’s acrobatics help save her from dangerous entanglement – ​​Hope Standard

A 10-meter-long humpback whale entangled in fishing gear in the Strait of Georgia in British Columbia was rescued thanks to an expert team, a drone, a satellite beacon, concerned citizens and acrobatics from the captive himself. The impressive maneuvers were all accomplished with an even more impressive audience. The trapped animal had a pod of pet whales swimming alongside it ...

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Dundee Uni researchers use VR technology for fire training

University of Dundee specialists have developed a new virtual reality (VR) training tool to give fire investigators a way to practice in a simulated environment. Working in conjunction with Danish police fire investigators, researchers from the university’s Leverhulme Research Center for Forensic Science (LRCFS) and Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design (DJCAD) created a virtual fire scene environment ...

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Train more truckers for the road

CANTON, New York (WWNY) — As the country faces a shortage of truck drivers, a few groups in St. Lawrence County are banding together to put more people in the seats of 18-wheelers. You wouldn’t expect it, but Ryan Harrigan was born to teach drivers. Literally. “I grew up in a driving school. My father owned a driving school. My ...

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The Quebecers’ boat suffered $40,000 in damage when they rescued 2 canoeists

At the end of the afternoon, at the beginning of April 2021, Stéphane Boudreau and Catherine Audet responded to an emergency call. Two canoeists were stuck in freezing waters off Miguasha, Que., swimming for their lives. That morning, Mathieu Bélanger and five friends had set out in a canoe on a sunny and calm Baie-des-Chaleurs. But the bay turned stormy ...

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Wester Hailes cleanup fosters community spirit

Community spirit is still strong in Wester Hailes, but this week more so than most as local residents, businesses, community groups and charities come together to clean up the area. Organized by Places for People Scotland and with the support of partners such as Edinburgh City Council, Police Scotland, Prospect Community Housing, Keep Scotland Beautiful and the Scottish Fire and ...

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City recommends list of local organizations to receive ARPA funds

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WPTA) – City officials on Friday named several local groups they recommend receive a portion of the $50.8 million in American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds that have been granted to the city in following the COVID-19 pandemic. RELATED: City Council Approves Use of ARPA Funds Mayor Tom Henry’s administration released recommendations from tourism and public health ...

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Creeslough: Secretary of State thanks Northern Ireland emergency services at Derry event for help in Donegal tragedy

The Secretary of State for Northern Ireland has praised the work of the Northern Ireland Emergency Services who responded to the tragedy at Creeslough in County Donegal earlier this month. Chris Heaton-Harris, along with Health Minister Robin Swann, met representatives of the Northern Ireland Ambulance Service and the Fire and Rescue Service during a visit to Derry on Thursday. Mr ...

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Werribee firefighter joins flood rescue team

Dom Trifilo of the Country Fire Authority Werribee is one of five emergency services team members selected for an interim helicopter traffic accident rescue team created to respond to flood-related incidents in isolated communities. Made up of CFA, VICSES and Shepparton Search and Rescue, the team will be based at Mangalore Airfield for the duration of the upcoming flood. It ...

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Fire services called to an incident in Watten next to a children’s play park

Fire apparatus attend an incident in Watten when a fire broke out in a small building near the children’s play area. There were no casualties. Photo: DGS Fire apparatus attend an incident in Watten when a fire broke out in a small building near the children’s play area. There were no casualties. Photo: DGS Fire services were seen yesterday afternoon ...

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Brazil’s hairiest police corporal is causing an internet sensation

RIO DE JANEIRO, Oct 18 (Reuters) – A rescue dog turned police mascot has become one of Brazil’s most beloved internet sensations. Nicknamed “Corporal Oliveira”, the dog was taken in by Rio policeman Cristiano Oliveira, who found him in 2019 near his abandoned police station, injured and starving. The dog – dressed in a police uniform with a toy gun ...

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Pair winched after crashing off cliff in Otago

Hamish McNeilly / Stuff Two people were winched after leaving a cliff near Oamaru on Monday evening. (File photo) Two people have been brought to safety after their car crashed off a 7m cliff onto a Waitaki beach in Otago on Monday evening. The couple washed up on a small gravel beach, surrounded by high wet cliffs. Emergency services were ...

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Major incident response training set to take place in Edinburgh

Members of the public are told to expect an increased presence of emergency services and military vehicles in Edinburgh this week as major incident training is carried out. Pre-planned drills involving agencies such as Police Scotland and the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service will take place between Monday October 17 and Thursday October 20. This will help test their response ...

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Femininity does not excuse blatant fascism

(Wikimedia Commons / Presidency of the Republic) Marginalized identities began to develop as a slogan for elections. Boasting a female prime minister, senator, president or any other position of power has been seen as a form of feminism and progress. Leaving the polls at the end of September projected a crushing promise for the right-wing Italian Brothers of Italy party. ...

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Maryland crash leaves 1 dead, others injured in Montgomery County

UPDATE, October 16, 10:12 a.m. — The Montgomery County Police Department said the collision was between a truck and a jeep. A man who was a passenger in the Jeep died at the scene. Doctors took the driver of the Jeep to the hospital with serious injuries. The driver of the truck and the passengers inside were slightly injured. The ...

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The team tries to save two kidnapped architects and Kensi and Deeks make a decision about Rosa.

This week, the NCIS: Los Angeles team will have to remain vigilant. They are looking for two architects who have been kidnapped. Officers must find them and decide how to proceed with the rescue. Kensi and Deeks also have a decision to make regarding their daughter, Rosa. Here’s what to expect on the next episode of NCIS: Los Angeles. The ...

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At least 11 dead as two Russian soldiers open fire on recruits going to fight in Ukraine at a training base near the border

AT LEAST 11 people have died and more than a dozen injured after two Russian soldiers went on a rampage this evening at an army training base near the Ukrainian border. Troops opened fire on comrades at the Western Military District training ground in the southern Belgorod region. 1 Three Russian soldiers in Belgorod opened fire on the army training ...

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Scott Edwin Mason, 59 | News, Sports, Jobs

Scott Edwin Mason, 59, died suddenly on October 1, 2022, at his home. He was born on April 11, 1963 in Marshalltown, the son of Maurice E. and Sandra G. (McLeland) Mason. Scott brought his love of all things beautiful and historic to many. In addition to his contributions to the beautification of friends’ homes, he ...

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West Vancouver firefighters respond: Fire near Cypress Falls Park

Breadcrumb Links New Local News West Vancouver Fire and Rescue firefighting with support from BC Wildfire Service crews Author of the article: Publication date : October 14, 2022 • 26 minutes ago • 3 minute read • Join the conversation A helicopter dumps water on a wildfire in West Vancouver on Friday, October 14, 2022. Photo by Jason Payne /PNG ...

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A man rescued from a shredder at an Everett, Massachusetts scrap metal recycling business

First responders rescued a man injured hours earlier in an industrial accident involving a wood chipper at a business in Everett, Massachusetts. Sky 5 showed dozens of firefighters and first responders what appeared to be a large scrap metal shredder at a recycling company called Scrap-It Inc. at 431 Second Street. An employee working near the scrap metal shredder was ...

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Veterans Day Banquet, Military Concert at Scottish Rite Temple

Oct. 13—Plans are underway to hold major Veterans Day activities in McAlester on Nov. 11, including a luncheon banquet and an evening concert by a military band. The banquet and accompanying program will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the McAlester Scottish Rite Temple at 305 N. Second St., or at the corner of Second Street and ...

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Redwood Technologies Group supports Berkshire Lowland Search and Rescue with purchase of lightweight defibrillators – Read Online Today

The LIFESAVING gear was donated to a Winnersh-based search and rescue charity by a Bracknell-based tech company. Redwood Technologies Group supports Berkshire Lowland Search and Rescue (BLSAR), the leading police search and rescue resource for Thames Valley Berkshire. Highly trained volunteers use specialist skills to search for vulnerable, high-risk missing persons. The donation will allow the purchase of a certain ...

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Air Force’s new search and rescue helicopter heads for first deployment

The Air Force’s new HH-60W Jolly Green II combat search and rescue helicopter has deployed overseas for the first time, a milestone in more than a decade. Airmen from the 347th Rescue Group at Moody Air Force Base, Georgia, departed with the HH-60W Sept. 24, though the Air Force did not say where they deployed or how long they might ...

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Top Stories of the Day – NBC 6 South Florida

It’s Wednesday, October 12 – and NBC 6 has the best stories of the day. #1 – The jury in the sentencing trial of Parkland school shooter Nikolas Cruz will begin deliberations on Wednesday, nearly six months after the trial began. Cruz, now 24, pleaded guilty last October to 17 counts of first-degree murder and 17 counts of attempted murder ...

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Kwasi Kwarteng under fire from IMF critics for ‘pushing inflation’ and ‘making jobs harder’ | Politics | New

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has criticized Chancellor Kwasi Kwarteng for making “the job of monetary policymakers more difficult”. Mr Kwarteng came under fire from the International Monetary Fund earlier today after the organization said it was making the fight against inflation more difficult. In its World Economic Outlook, the IMF said: “The fiscal package should lift growth somewhat above ...

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Blue Buffalo Home 4 holiday gift feeds hearts and bellies

Title Sponsor Provides Pet Food Donations Coast-to-Coast RANCHO SANTA FE, CA., October 11, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — October officially marks the start of the 24th annual Home for the Holidays campaign, sponsored by Blue Buffalo. For the fifth year in a row, the pet food company is giving rescue organizations and animal shelters on both coasts of the country a very ...

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How a man outwitted Chinese wet markets and the Taliban to save dogs

It’s like Rambo goes to the dogs. Jeffrey Beri, a tough, native New Yorker, is on a mission to save dogs everywhere from all forms of misfortune, including torture, painful death, and even consumption as a delicacy. Head of the non-profit organization No Dogs Left Behind, Beri has traveled the world, bringing pooches out of harm’s way in hotspots such ...

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Two hikers rescued from Kalihani pass in Himachal

Two trekkers stranded at the snow-capped Kalihani pass in Himachal Pradesh have been rescued by a seven-member team, the Kullu administration said on Monday. The 4,800 meter high pass connects the Kullu Valley to the remote area of ​​Bara Bhangal in Kangra District. The trekkers were identified as Sneha from Maharashtra and Peter Vein from Belgium, who were rescued by ...

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Mysterious Scottish family portrait is among five lots to watch

Scottish painting by Otto Leiden – estimate £1000-1500 at Bellmans. Roland Arkell, Tom Derbyshire October 10, 2022 1. Scottish family portrait The Old, British and European Paintings auction at Bellmans on October 11 includes a Scottish painting by Otto Leiden (1835-1897). He was born in East ...

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Washington County sees three requests for covid relief money in September; the deadline to apply is October 31

FAYETTEVILLE — More than a month after the county began accepting applications, only three local nonprofit groups have applied to Washington County for federal U.S. Rescue Plan Act money. Partners for Better Housing asked for $502,760, Welcome Health asked for $100,000 and Magdalene Serenity House asked for $33,436, according to Brandi Wilhite, the county’s relief fund administrator. The county announced ...

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Families of 148 fallen firefighters gather for candlelight service | public safety

Being at a fire department event without her husband was “surreal” for Kate Muñoz, 49. Her husband, Henry Muñoz, died in July 2021 aged 50 after a two-year battle with brain cancer, linked to his 20 years as a firefighter. He was a firefighter with the Los Angeles Fire Department when he died. “Every fire we’ve seen was with our ...

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SAR team evacuates foreign tourists from Seminyak, Bali

Of the 23 foreigners, there were 6 children under the age of 5. Badung, Bali (ANTARA) – The Denpasar Search and Rescue Office (Basarnas) and a Joint Search and Rescue (SAR) team evacuated international and domestic tourists from the Seminyak area, Badung district, province of Bali, following a flood on Saturday. “All the evacuated flood victims are safe and in ...

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For a Portland firefighter, the dream comes true

Ne Obliviscaris – “Remember” is the motto of Portland Fire Fighters Pipes and Drums – and a big part of their role is playing the bagpipes at commemorations, like the 9/11 celebration above. By REBECCA JACOBSON Greg Rose was a kid from Vancouver Island when he first heard bagpipes. “I was with my grandfather at the Parliament Buildings, and they ...

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Search and rescue operations could end this weekend on the beach in Fort Myers

LEE COUNTY Search and rescue operations on Fort Myers Beach could stop as early as this weekend. “We hope to provide access points for residents this weekend,” Commissioner Michael Greenwell said at a press conference on Friday. Access to the island would most likely be provided at the north end as the south end of Fort Myers Beach suffered bridge ...

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Surrey Fire and Rescue Service donates another vehicle to Ukraine

Two Surrey Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) staff traveled to Poland yesterday (Thursday October 6th) to donate another Land Rover 4×4 to the Ukrainian Fire and Rescue Service. This donation is part of Convoy 4 of the National Fire Chief Council and UK charity FIREAID. Convoy 3, which was delivered in May this year, also saw a donation of two ...

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FSU’s Emergency Management Drone Team Assists in Search and Rescue After Hurricane Ian

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) – Students from Florida State University’s Emergency Management and Homeland Security program used drones to support FEMA’s urban search and rescue in Fort Myers following Hurricane Ian. FSU EMHS and Center for Disaster Risk Policy program director David Merrick said the team is using technology to help search for survivors in collapsed structures and give rescuers on ...

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Was it discriminatory to grant special paid leave during the Covid-19 pandemic?

The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has confirmed that an employer’s paid special leave policy during the Covid-19 pandemic did not result in disability discrimination or indirect gender discrimination. Special paid leaves were offered to employees who could not work because they were protected or for childcare reasons. The policy was considered employee-friendly by the court because it offered employees the ...

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American Rescue Plan Act Grants Distributed to Help Baltimore Nonprofits Focused on Affordable Housing and Youth Services

A fourth round of American Rescue Plan Act grants will be distributed to Baltimore nonprofits focused on community development, including affordable housing, youth services, small business support, and arts and culture . The funds will come from the mayor’s office stimulus program, Mayor Brandon Scott announced. “These organizations fill the gaps and support our communities in ways that local government ...

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A fire unit specializing in water rescue could move to Yarmouth

Published: 06:45 5 October 2022 A specialist rescue unit could be moved from Thetford to Great Yarmouth, to help deal with the large number of animals that remain stranded after falling into ditches near Acle Strait. Fire bosses say the Technical Rescue Unit (TRU) should be moved from the southwest of the county to the seaside, due to the frequency ...

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Rescue teams continue to find residents affected by Hurricane Ian

FORT MEYERS, Florida — Members of Utah’s Task Force One are helping oversee FEMA’s efforts to search for these survivors, which is no easy task. A dozen other teams are in Fort Myers Beach, sometimes crossing some pretty rough terrain as boats are on the roads and cars and buildings are torn apart. Search parties led by people like Carl ...

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Vote for the SAY Award 2022

Posted: October 03, 2022 From Monday 3 October, for 72 hours you can influence one of the albums that will be shortlisted for the 2022 SAY Award and stay in contention for the £20,000 prize at the Stirling ceremony on 20 October. Voting is open from Monday October 3 at midnight to Wednesday October 5 at midnight atwww.sayaward.com The Scottish ...

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Fundraiser aims to break record for largest dog wedding

The Kane County Cougars Baseball Foundation and Villa Park-based Robust Promotions hope to set a Guinness World Record on Sunday by hosting the world’s largest dog wedding ceremony at Northwestern Medicine Field in Geneva. Authorities are looking to break the current record set by Jill Kobe, who married 178 pairs of dogs in Littleton, Colorado, in 2007. Willowbrook resident Bob ...

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Friday night fire damages several townhouses in Silver Spring, authorities say

A fire damaged several townhouses Friday night in the 3500 block of Landing Way in Silver Spring, displacing several families, authorities said. Up to six families have been displaced by the blaze, according to a video that Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Department spokesman Pete Piringer posted on Twitter. Firefighters helped some residents out of their homes, but did not ...

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Search and rescue efforts intensify in Florida as Ian heads north

Hurricane Ian made landfall for the second time this week in a second state on Friday, crashing into the South Carolina coast as a Category 1 storm that brought driving rain and storm surge, but it seems unlikely to cause the kind of devastation that was still emerging in Florida. There, the vast parameters of the damage became more evident ...

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