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Firefighter Trapped in Assisted Living Home Blaze Found Dead

SPRING VALLEY, N.Y. (AP) — A firefighter who was trapped in a blaze that swept through a suburban New York assisted living home was found dead Wednesday, a day after the fire caused a partial collapse of the building and …

Dozens of Towns Isolated by Flooding in New South Wales, Australia

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Hundreds of people have been rescued from floodwaters that have isolated dozens of towns in Australia’s most populous state New South Wales and forced thousands to evacuate their homes as record rain continues to inundate the …

Red Cross: Smoke Alarm Program Reaches Life-Saving Milestone

ROCK SPRING, Ga. — The American Red Cross of Georgia is celebrating the most lives saved in a single month from its ongoing effort to install free smoke alarms. The agency plans a Thursday ceremony in Rock Spring, Georgia, to …

Northern Alabama County Adds Texting to 911 Options

Limestone County has joined a growing number of places where people are able to text a message to reach 911 emergency services. Supporters of the service say the ability to text instead of making a voice call will make it …