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NBCLA - Four firefighters were injured after falling through a roof while battling a blaze in Cudahy late Thursday. They were hurt while fighting a three-alarm fire at the abandoned Club Caribe Casino at Atlantic Avenue and Clara Street at around 11:38 p.m, a Los Angeles County Fire Department spokesman said.They were cutting a hole in the roof to release hot gases when it collapsed below them, and they plunged 30 feet to the floor below. An official said the firefighters have been transported to the USC Medical Center for treatment.
Friday, May 22, 2015
 
KOMO News - A three-alarm fire ripped through a Mount Vernon building Thursday night, causing significant damage to three businesses. The building, located on the corner of Myrtle Street and South Second Street, is home to All City Bail Bonds and two restaurants, Taste of India and Super Pho and Teriyaki. All three businesses were damaged in the fire, according to Kenny Bergsma with the City of Mount Vernon. Bergsma said the fire started at roughly 6:30 p.m. It’s unclear where the fire started or what caused it, but Bergsma said everyone was able to safely get out of the building and there are no reported injuries.
Friday, May 22, 2015
 
CBS Los Angeles - Officials Wednesday announced two cell phone store owners have been charged for their involvement in an insurance fraud scheme that amounted to over $1 million. According to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office, Jason Young Kwon, 31, of Santa Fe Springs, and David Kisuk Chang, 31, of Burbank were each charged with 22 counts of insurance fraud, 18 counts of identity theft, and one count of grand theft. Authorities explained Kwon and Chang were business partners who owned separate cell phone stores.
Thursday, May 21, 2015
 
WFAA - The City of Wichita Falls scheduled mandatory evacuations for Thursday morning at 8 a.m. for parts of the city. Residents in parts of the Tanglewood neighborhood and parts of the city’s east side were told to leave at 8 a.m. Thursday due to flooding in the Wichita River. That evacuation had originally been scheduled for 6 p.m. Thursday, but was moved up. Electricity was shut off in the evacuated areas at 8 a.m., the city said. The city provided a list of suggested preparations in a post on its Facebook page Wednesday night.
Thursday, May 21, 2015
 
CBSDFW - Severe weather spawned tornadoes across North Texas on Tuesday night, and one of the hardest hit areas was Wise County, where some residents made it to safety with only seconds to spare. People in Runaway Bay immediately knew that it was a tornado coming through from the look of the sky and the sound of the storm. Runaway Bay is a town of about 1,200 people, located along the shore of Lake Bridgeport. A lot of the residents in the area are retired or elderly, so first-responders had to help them evacuate.
Thursday, May 21, 2015
 
Local 10 - A homeowner in South Miami-Dade allowed men to walk into the bathroom of the master bedroom to loosen a pipe under a sink and let the water run. And to speed up the damage, the men also used a garden hose. When water wasn’t involved, flames were. In another incident, a man set a car on fire in a garage, police said. He watched the flames spread to the house. And they collected about $600,000, police said. Authorities said last year a group of fraudsters filed $7.6 million in false claims, after staging 13 fires and 5 floods.
Thursday, May 21, 2015
 
MarktWatch - Criminals are stealing card data from U.S. automated teller machines at the highest rate in two decades, preying on ATMs while merchants crack down on fraud at the checkout counter. The incidents, in which thieves steal information from debit cards to make counterfeit plastic, are taking place at ATMs that are owned by banks as well as independently owned cash kiosks in shopping centers, convenience stores and restaurants, according to industry executives. From January to April 9, 2015, the number of attacks on debit cards used at ATMs reached the highest level for that period in at least 20 years, according to FICO, a credit-scoring and analytics firm.
Wednesday, May 20, 2015
 
FOX 13 - Plumes of smoke fill the sky over Brandon Wednesday morning as Hillsborough Fire Rescue Crews battle a three-alarm fire at a nearby storage facility. It broke out at "Extra Space Storage" at the corner of Highway 60 and Miller Road around 5 a.m. What started as 12 affected units has risen to just under 50, Hillsborough Fire Rescue Spokesperson Nacole Revette said. The fire has remained active for hours after the first crew responded. Officials at the scene said they would be switching crews throughout the morning to keep the firefighters hydrated and safe.
Wednesday, May 20, 2015
 
FOX 4 - Many people in North Texas are waking up to serious storm damage. There were tornadoes, high winds, hail and flooding late Tuesday night, mostly in Palo Pinto, Ellis, Denton and Wise counties. What storm spotters reported as at least one tornado inflicted heavy damage to houses and apartment buildings in Runaway Bay and Booneville, about 50 miles northwest of Fort Worth. Wise County Sheriff David Walker told FOX 4 that the roofs of two apartment buildings in Runaway Bay were either torn off or collapsed.
Wednesday, May 20, 2015
 
WDSU - Two people were injured after a tornado hit an area of Tangipahoa Parish early Sunday morning.The Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office said the tornado hit Tickfaw around 3:52 a.m. at Joel McDonald Road off Woodhaven Road. According to initial information, two people were injured from the tornado. It left widespread damage in the community. The NWS sent out a survey team Sunday to assess the damage and confirm the tornado. The team determined that the tornado was an EF1. The TPSO is continuing to patrol the area. Deputies are being assisted by the Natalbany Fire Department and Acadian.
Wednesday, May 20, 2015
 
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