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Senior Obama administration officials say the U.S. military launched a secret mission earlier this summer to rescue a number of Americans held captive by militants in Syria but failed to find them.Full Story >
President Barack Obama sent special operations troops to Syria this summer on a secret mission to rescue American hostages, including journalist James Foley, held by Islamic State extremists, but they did not find them,...Full Story >
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A car smashed into the side of a hearse during a funeral procession Wednesday, knocking it on its side. The crash happened early Wednesday afternoon in Colerain Township. A funeral procession was headedFull Story >
A car smashed into the side of a hearse during a funeral procession Wednesday, knocking it on its side.Full Story >
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The man at the center of what's been called one of the largest ponzi schemes in Ohio's history is asking for a shorter prison sentence. In January, Glen Galemmo admitted publicly for the first time thatFull Story >
The man at the center of what's been called one of the largest ponzi schemes in Ohio's history is asking for a shorter prison sentence. Full Story >
MIDDLETOWN, CT (WFSB) -
As the East Coast braces for Hurricane Sandy, many residents in Connecticut are already anticipating losing power, which caused a run on generators at local hardware stores and fire departments across the state making sure those buying them know how to use them.
At the Mid-state Tractor and Equipment Company in Middletown, customers are grabbing generators off the shelves.
"We try to fill in everyone that buys a generator, how they hook it up. Do they have an electrician or we'll tell them what they can do temporarily," said Jim Dumas of Mid-state Tractor and Equipment Company.
During Snowstorm Alfred, there was "one of the largest outbreaks of carbon monoxide poisoning ever seen in the nation with 143 cases of CO poisoning and five CO-related deaths," according to Connecticut Department of Public Health. Many of the problems were caused by improperly used or ventilated generators.
"Safety is a big topic," said South Fire District Ca pt. Michael Howley.
Middletown's South Fire District crews were called to several calls where people were running their generators inside their garages after Snowstorm Alfred. However, Howley said generators must always be run outside and need to be roughly 25 feet away from your home with the exhaust running away from your windows.
"Anytime you're running a generator, it's a gas engine and you've got to be cognizant of the fumes and where it's going," said Peter Tobey of Middletown Ace Hardware.
Employees at Mid-state Tractor and Equipment Company are also seeing a run of CO detectors. The CO detectors with battery backups should be installed in homes relative to where people sleep.
"It's a hazard you cannot see, you cannot smell, you cannot taste and the symptoms are very much like having a flu, headache nausea, dizziness," Howley said. "If it's at night and you're sleeping, and you don't have a detector, you're not going to know it."
Wednesday, August 20 2014 1:35 PM EDT2014-08-20 17:35:47 GMT
Lyndi Trischler has a passion for police work. She became a Florence Police officer in February 2012. Last year, she welcomed her first daughter and a few months later became pregnant with her firstFull Story >
Lyndi Trischler has a passion for police work. That's why she became a Florence Police officer in 2012. Now, she says, she is forced to choose between her job and her family.Full Story >
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The Madeira man who shot at his wife at their home in Madeira earlier this month could get up to 11 years in prison. Hamilton Prosecutor Joseph Deters announced the indictment of Blake Seylhouwer WednesdayFull Story >
The Madeira man who shot at his wife at their home in Madeira earlier this month could get up to 11 years in prison.Full Story >
You may be a hot mess after reading some of these cray new words added to the Oxford Online Dictionary. While some of the new words are pretty amazeballs, others have us scratching our heads. Britain'sFull Story >
Britain's Oxford University Press announced on Thursday that they will be adding new words to its online Oxford Dictionary to reflect new language trends.Full Story >