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CO Avalanche Danger High, 32 Deaths Confirmed This Season

Snowboarder Maurice Kervin glided into the snow along the steep terrain in the Colorado backcountry like he's done so many times.
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Man Charged with Attacking Two Firefighters at Queens Medical Emergency

A Queens man assaulted two firefighters responding to a medical emergency at a housing development, prosecutors said Wednesday.
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Los Angeles County (CA) Sheriff Calls Tiger Woods Crash ‘Purely An Accident’

The Los Angeles County sheriff on Wednesday characterized the crash that seriously injured Tiger Woodsas “purely an accident" and appeared to rule out any potential criminal charges even as authorities were still investigating.
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Paramedics, Retired Firefighter Sued Over Photo of Dying Chicago (IL) Man

A woman whose brother was fatally shot during last summer's unrest in suburban Chicago filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday alleging that two paramedics allowed a photo to be taken of the dying man, and that a retired fire department lieutenant posted it on Facebook along with a disparaging caption.

Top Board Leaders Resign After Deadly TX Power Outages

Top board leaders of Texas’ embattled power grid operator said Tuesday they will resign following outrage over more than 4 million customers losing electricity last week during a deadly winter storm, including many whose frigid homes lacked heat for days in subfreezing temperatures.
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Water Woes Linger in MS and LA After Freeze

Rising temperatures have melted the snow and ice in Mississippi and Louisiana, but tens of thousands of people still had little or no water service Monday, some waiting a week for restoration since the outages began during an extended freeze.
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CA Firefighter, Medic Shot; Cops Nab Suspect in Connection with Killing

A firefighter and a paramedic responding to a medical emergency over the weekend were injured in a drive-by shooting.
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Engine Failure, Blast in Plane Scare; Debris Rains on CO Neighborhood

A Boeing 777-200 suffered a catastrophic failure in its right engine and flames erupted under the wing as the plane began to lose altitude.
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Peterstown (WV) Rescue Squad Hurting After Loss of County Funding

With no county money now supplementing services, Peterstown Rescue Squadis in danger of cutting back on ambulance availability to Monroe County residents.

Customers, Staff Fired Back in LA Gun Store Shooting; Three Dead

A person entered a gun store and shooting range in a New Orleans suburb and fatally shot two people Saturday, prompting customers and staff to open fire on the shooter, a sheriff said. The shooter also died.