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Driver runs over hose while, while firefighters battle blaze

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16-year-old volunteer firefighter, JROTC Cadet dies

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The Jackson County community is mourning the loss of 16-year-old Christopher Harrison, after he died Tuesday from complications following a motorcycle accident. On Tuesday, Jackson County Judge-Executive Shane Gabbard officially ordered all flags at county government buildings to be flown at half-staff until Harrison’s funeral is over. Flags were flown at half-staff across Jackson county Tuesday as the community mourns the death of 16 year old Chris Harrison... a young man who was already known to a hero. "Him being the kind of student and citizen that he was, and playing the role he did in our community, it’s...

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Town orders U.S. flags removed from fire trucks

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Photo Credit Poughkeepsie Journal  POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. — American flags were removed from three fire trucks in New York on Tuesday sparking heated discussion on social media and disappointment from union members. Arlington Fire Chief Tory Gallante was directed by the Board of Fire Commissioners to remove the flags from the backs of the trucks during Monday's meeting. He declined to comment on specifics of why the decision was made but said he is “very disappointed with their direction.” Arlington Fire Commissioner Chairman Jim Beretta said the board majority feel the flags are a "liability during normal operations for our people and...

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North Tonawanda Firefighter's home burns after being targeted with a racist letter

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The North Tonawanda volunteer firefighter who received a racist letter in his mailbox had his home set on fire. Kenneth Walker and his family were out of the house at the time of the fire, but their two cats perished. Kenneth Walker recently received a letter stating he should resign his position at the fire department, “or you will regret it.” Investigators are not sure yet if the two are connected, but are looking into it. The FBI is now looking into the case. The reaction ranged from anger to shame after residents learned that a North Tonawanda volunteer firefighter...

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