Wednesday, July 23 2014 7:52 PM EDT2014-07-23 23:52:21 GMT
The U.S. Supreme Court cleared the way for Arizona to carry out its third execution in the past year Wednesday following a closely watched First Amendment fight over the secrecy surrounding lethal injection drugs.Full Story >
A condemned Arizona inmate gasped and snorted for more than an hour and a half during his execution Wednesday before he died in an episode sure to add to the scrutiny surrounding the death penalty in the U.S.Full Story >
Commissioner looks to fund rail from downtown to CVG (VIDEO)
Wednesday, July 23 2014 7:29 PM EDT2014-07-23 23:29:05 GMT
The Senate Veterans Affairs Committee has endorsed former Procter & Gamble CEO Robert McDonald to be the new secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs.Full Story >
The chairman of the Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee said Wednesday there is still time for Congress to approve a landmark bill to improve health care services for veterans, despite deep disagreement over how much...Full Story >
Wednesday, July 23 2014 7:27 PM EDT2014-07-23 23:27:22 GMT
The city of Hamilton is looking at a $25,000 way to fight back against vandalism problems plaguing some its parks. Full Story >
Hamilton is looking at a $25,000 way to fight back against vandalism problems plaguing some its parks. 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."
BRADENTON BEACH, FL (WFLX) - People are outraged after a Florida couple was caught having sex on a public beach Sunday afternoon in front of dozens of people including children. Bradenton Beach policeFull Story >
People are outraged after a Florida couple was caught having sex on a public beach Sunday afternoon in front of dozens of people including children.Full Story >
Monday, July 21 2014 8:22 AM EDT2014-07-21 12:22:54 GMT
State officials issued an ultimatum at East Fork State Park last month, saying swimming in the lake is at your own risk. The Ohio Department of Natural Resources found the lake to have 3,000%Full Story >
State officials issued an ultimatum at East Fork State Park last month, saying swimming in the lake is at your own risk. Full Story >
Wednesday, July 23 2014 8:10 AM EDT2014-07-23 12:10:49 GMT
A man walked into the Engine 5 firehouse in Over-the-Rhine Wednesday morning, saying he was shot. He was transported to University of Cincinnati Hospital Medical Center but his identity and conditionFull Story >
A man walked into the Engine 5 firehouse in Over-the-Rhine Wednesday morning, saying he was shot.Full Story >