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Propane Explosion Kills Man in Yarmouth, Maine

A Yarmouth, Maine man was killed and at least a dozen of his neighbors were displaced by an explosion Tuesday, June 25th that destroyed or damaged homes. The effects of the blast were felt miles away. Police and fire officials … Continue reading

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“Human Error” Said To Cause Gas Explosion In Springfield, MA

Human error was the cause of Friday’s natural gas explosion in downtown Springfield that leveled a strip club, damaged dozens of other buildings, and injured at least 19 people, officials said today. In a statement, State Fire Marshal Stephen Coan’s … Continue reading

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Woman Severely Burned In North End Apartment Fire

A woman suffered severe burns in a four-alarm fire at an apartment building in the North End late Tuesday night. The fire was large enough that as many as 100 firefighters arrived at the scene. The fire at 26 Cooper … Continue reading

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15 Year Old Swept off to Sea on Hawaii Tour Expedition

The Hawaii Pack & Paddle tour group took twelve 14-15 year olds on an expedition through Big Island hiking and kayaking. During the tour 15-year-old Tyler Madoff, of White Plains New York was washed away by a large wave along … Continue reading

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Costa Cruise Line Faces Charges

It has been two weeks since the disastrous cruise ship accident that occurred off Giglio Island in Florence. Since then, there have been estimates of up to 16 casualties.  Carnival Corp., the world’s largest cruise-line owner, was sued for at … Continue reading

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History Repeats Itself: Italian Cruise Ship Follows In Titanic’s Wake

When the Costa Concordia crashed into rocks off Italy’s West Coast Friday night, it marked one of the most horrific ship accidents since Titanic in 1912. Captain Francesco Schettino has been placed under house arrest on suspicion of manslaughter after … Continue reading

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Virginia Tech Suffers Yet Another Loss

Deriek W. Crouse, a member of the Virginia Tech police force, was murdered Thursday after an encounter in a school parking lot. Mr. Crouse was an Army veteran and married father of five. Reportedly, the gunman shot the officer at … Continue reading

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Toddler Found Dead in School Van

The family and friends of a 17 month old boy, Gabriel Josh-Cazir Pierre, are grieving over his tragic  death. During Monday’s high temperatures, the toddler was left unattended and unnoticed in a school transportation for close to seven hours. The … Continue reading

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Fall Kills Yankee Candle Worker

On August 19, 2010, a 24-year old worker died at the Yankee Candle Co. warehouse in Deerfield, Massachusetts. He was operating a forklift when he fell 30 feet to his death. Richard Tyson, of Springfield, Massachusetts was pronounced dead at … Continue reading

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Fan Suffers Head Injury after fall at Fenway Park

On August 18, 2010, a fan suffered a head injury after falling 14 feet in Fenway Park. Officer Eddy Chrispin, the Boston police spokesman, reported that a man was found lying on his back with head injuries. The man was … Continue reading

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