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Consumerist - If you work at a restaurant, or any other business with windows, take note: don’t listen to anyone who calls and tells you to break every window and door you can lay your hands on. We already heard about Burger King workers in California who fell prey to that prank recently, and now it seems the staff at both an Arizona Wendy’s and a Jack in the Box have played Simon Says, demolition version, as well.
Friday, February 05, 2016
FOX 9 - Multiple fire departments battled a fire that destroyed or damaged at least eight businesses on Main Street in downtown Madelia early Wednesday, officials confirmed. The city is about 25 miles southwest of Mankato. According to Madelia City Administrator Jane Piepgras, the fire started around 2:30 a.m. on the north side of the downtown business district. Plaza restaurant, Hope and Faith Floral and Gift, a Culligan store, sewing business, grocery store, dental office, insurance company, and hair salon all caught fire. The buildings are all connected.
Thursday, February 04, 2016
Lexington Herald-Leader - The summer playground at Lake Cumberland took a major hit from winter over the weekend, with the weight of ice and snow from Friday’s storm damaging or destroying covers over hundreds of boat slips, according to marina operators. Marina operators were trying Monday to assess the extent of the damage, line up crews to begin clearing collapsed roofs, and plan for rebuilding. An undetermined number of boats were damaged, some of which were pushed underwater. Boat owners were awaiting word about the status of their vessels.
Wednesday, February 03, 2016
Mahwah Patch - A little girl jumped three stories into the arms of police officers as a fire raged at the Society Hill Village apartment complex on Juniper Way Tuesday afternoon, said Mayor William Laforet, who was at the scene. The fire started in a third-floor unit shortly after 4:09 p.m., police said. A woman was walking by and said she saw a 9-year-old girl trapped on a third-floor balcony. “I don’t know how she didn’t catch on fire,” the witness said. “At first she was hesitant, but then she jumped.”
Wednesday, February 03, 2016
KVAL - A burglar broke into a Mexican restaurant by busting through the wall of a vacant retail space next door. The burglary took place at Los Potrillos on Crescent Avenue in Eugene. The owner of the restaurant estimated damages and losses at $30,000, including a watch he purchased to celebrate the 3-year anniversary of his restaurant.Surveillance cameras captured footage of the man breaking in to the building through a back door around 4 a.m. Monday. The door led to an unfinished room adjacent to the restaurant.
Wednesday, February 03, 2016
NBC News - Residents were clearing up Wednesday after at least five tornadoes tore across Mississippi and Alabama, destroying homes and damaging buildings including a college, a church and a federal prison. The severe weather, which also brought lashing rain and localized flooding, was spun off from the same storm system that buried the Great Plains and parts of the Midwest under a blizzard.
Wednesday, February 03, 2016
KGNS - A wildfire destroyed seven homes in a rural area near the west Texas town of Eula. Meanwhile, a wildfire burned almost three square miles of Ranchland north of Amarillo. The fires, which both started Saturday, came after experts had warned of an increased threat in some areas because of warmer temperatures, moderate winds and low relative humidity. The threat was expected to lessen by Wednesday. The Texas A&M Forest Service said the fire near Eula, which burned one square mile, was contained by Sunday evening.
Wednesday, February 03, 2016
Alabama DOI - Investigating officers from the Alabama Department of Insurance Fire Marshal and Fraud Divisions have announced the arrests of four suspects for allegedly staging structure fires, automobile accidents, vandalism, and personal injury “accidents” in order to receive fraudulent monetary claims from insurance companies. Alabama State Fire Marshal Ed Paulk, and local Deputy Marshal Roderick Reed say evidence has indicated this “fraud operation” had been going on for up to fifteen years with allegedly fraudulent insurance claims totaling hundreds of thousands of dollars.
Tuesday, February 02, 2016
US Attorney's Office Western District of Missouri - Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Kansas City, Mo., woman pleaded guilty in federal court today to her role in a $235,000 arson and insurance fraud conspiracy. Tina L. Shonk, 35, of Kansas City, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Brian C. Wimes to one count of participating in a conspiracy to commit arson and wire fraud, and to one count of mail fraud. By pleading guilty today, Shonk admitted that she led an arson and insurance fraud conspiracy in 2014.
Tuesday, February 02, 2016
CBS Los Angeles - Crews Monday extinguished a massive structure fire that erupted in Glassell Park. According to the Los Angeles City Fire Department, the greater alarm blaze erupted shortly after 5:00 a.m. located in the 3000 block of North Fierro Street near San Fernando Street. Upon their arrival, authorities located the one-story building completely engulfed in flames. Firefighters said the fire is being fueled by combustible storage and propane cylinders. “[The fire] is being described as palletized storage, possibly wooden pallets,” said LAFD Spokesman Brian Humphrey. “It appears to be an assembly building of some sort.
Monday, February 01, 2016
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