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Worcester Fire Department External Review Reveals Problems | State

WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) – An independent review of the Worcester Fire Department commissioned after a firefighter’s death in 2019 revealed issues requiring “immediate response.” Emergency Services Consulting International report 248 released on Monday revealed a poor internal communication system and on-site management and called for a change in the leadership …

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Consultants sued for 2018 deaths of women in sheriff’s van | national

The estates of two South Carolina women who drowned while locked in the back of a sheriff’s department van during Hurricane Florence have filed lawsuits alleging negligence of a company that created policies and procedures for law enforcement. The lawsuits were filed last week in Horry County by representatives for …

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Monday Profile: Starkville Optometrist Offers Free Eye Screenings For Infants

It was 2003 and former President Jimmy Carter was speaking at a national optometry conference in Atlanta. Sitting in the audience that day was Sarah Fratesi, who was just starting her career as an optometrist at the Crigler Family Vision Center in Starkville. Fratesi was both disturbed and inspired by …

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Brady dismisses 5 TD as Buccaneers send Falcons | Field level

Tom Brady threw five touchdown passes on Sunday and Mike Edwards returned two interceptions in the fourth quarter for scores to close the Tampa Bay Buccaneers host’s 48-25 win over the Atlanta Falcons. Leading 28-25 early in the fourth period, the Buccaneers (2-0) pulled away when Brady hit Chris Godwin …

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Flash, Estate, WWE, AHS & More! Daily BCTV Dispatch September 19, 21

| Say you will remember me standing in a pretty dress. Watching the sunset, baby. Red lips and rosy cheeks. Say you’ll see me again. Even if it’s right in your … Daily BCTV dispatch! With much love and respect for Taylor Swift and “Wildest Dreams” (watch video below), this …

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Police: iPad brawl led to shootout in East Columbus; two arrested

Columbus police arrested two suspects in a shootout Wednesday in East Columbus. Shawn Stallings Jr. of Columbus and Ricky Armstead of Starkville are both charged with two counts of aggravated assault in the incident which began as a result of a disagreement over an iPad transaction, the police chief said …

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Brooke Simpson makes statement on America’s Got Talent | New

HOLLISTER – On Wednesday’s NBC episode “America’s Got Talent”, Hollister native Brooke Simpson was fourth among the top five finalists. Since the start of Season 16 on June 1, contestants have faced each other on stage with performances ranging from comedies, songs, dances, acrobatics and magicians. The final performances took …

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Vance Launches Redistribution Process for Trustees and School Board | New

HENDERSON – Vance County commissioners are embarking on the process of adjusting the district boundaries that will determine who can be elected commissioner over the next decade. Officials have scheduled three “listening sessions” for the public to comment on a process dictated by the 2020 US census result, several laws …

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College Road is expected to reopen soon after a slight delay

A construction project that has diverted drivers from their usual route through Baxter and forced them to rethink how to reach destinations, is expected to be completed soon and open as early as this weekend. Mayor Darrel Olson said he received calls from people asking why College Road was closed …

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State Council: Journalist’s Complaint Against Iowa Workforce Development “Founded”

Iowa Capital Dispatch’s claim that Iowa Workforce Development violated the state’s open records law while failing to deliver its director’s text messages to “merit,” a state panel ruled Thursday. The Iowa Public Information Council ruled that the news agency’s formal complaint against the state agency is “legally sufficient” and “has …

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