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By Emily Devlin The Sentinel & EnterpriseLEOMINSTER, Mass. — The Leominster Fire Department is spending an average of $21,000 per week to pay firefighters overtime, in ...
By Bill Thompson The Star-BannerBROWARD COUNTY, Fla. — Broward County's top law enforcement officer said on Monday that a proposal to merge Marion's primary crime-fighting ...
By Deborah Simmons and Matthew Cella The Washington TimesWASHINGTON — The District is in such dire financial straits — one city lawmaker characterized it as a ...
By Beth LaMontagne Hall The New Hampshire Union LeaderMANCHESTER, N.H. — Despite a Finance Department report that shows the city will end the year with a budget surplus, ...
By Jeff Shields The Philadelphia Inquirer PHILADELPHIA — Philadelphia's state-appointed overseers have agreed to fund an in-depth study of the city's firefighting needs, ...
By Duane Barbati Alamogordo Daily NewsALAMOGORDO, N.M. — The Local Emergency Planning Committee members met Wednesday to educate and solicit support and cooperation from ...
By Rowena Coetsee The Contra Costa TimesCLAYTON, Calif. — A fire station in a rural area of Contra Costa County has reopened a week after officials closed it because of ...
By Duane W. Gang The Press EnterpriseRIVERSIDE, Calif. — Riverside County is considering shutting three fire stations and laying off firefighters in unincorporated areas to ...
By Randy Ludlow The Columbus DispatchCHILLICOTHE, Ohio — Chillicothe Mayor Joseph Sulzer didn't need to read any lips after Tuesday's election. He well understood the ...
By Jim Stevens The Milwaukee Journal SentinelDELAFIELD, Wis. — By the slimmest of margins, town residents on Tuesday defeated a measure to borrow $4 million for a 14, ...
By Brittany Morehouse WUSA9MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Md. — With most of precincts reporting, 54% voters in Montgomery County are voting "No" to a proposed ambulance fee. ...
Fire chief says without the fee, 89 career firefighters and paramedics could be laid off and 11 ems units destaffed ...
By Marcus Rauhut Public OpinionHARRISBURG, Pa. — Builders may get a temporary reprieve from a requirement to install sprinklers in new home construction.The state House will ...
By Eric Russell The Bangor Daily NewsBANGOR, Maine — The debate over whether the city should hire a private consultant to conduct a review of Bangor's police and fire ...
By Carl Lindquist The York DispatchHARRISBURG, Pa. — Pennsylvania homebuilders could get a one-year reprieve from a controversial mandate that will require sprinkler systems ...
By Catherine Lucey The Philadelphia Daily News PHILADELPHIA — Residents slammed the city's policy of "rolling brownouts" at fire stations during a City Council ...
By Ryan Mills The Naples Daily NewsNAPLES, Fla. — Batman and Robin, Laurel and Hardy — some teams aren't meant to be split.That's not necessarily the case with police ...
By Lauren Stanfroth The Times-UnionSCHENECTADY, N.Y. — A crowd spilled into the hallway outside City Council chambers Tuesday night as about 200 people attended a public ...
By Amanda Dolasinski The York DispatchYORK, Pa. — A bill calling for longer prison sentences for those who kill or injure emergency responders in vehicle crashes is awaiting ...
By Lee Noble The Intelligencer Journal/New EraLANCASTER, Pa. — Two fire companies in southern Lancaster County are one meeting away from merging before the end of the ...