Saturday, August 30 2014 2:21 PM EDT2014-08-30 18:21:46 GMT
The Middletown Firefighters union IAFF Local 336 decided to reject the City of Middletown's tentative agreement that would have saved the department nearly a dozen jobs. According to IAAF Local 336,Full Story >
The Middletown Firefighters union IAFF Local 336 decided to reject the City of Middletown's tentative agreement that would have saved the department nearly a dozen jobs.Full Story >
Saturday, August 30 2014 2:10 PM EDT2014-08-30 18:10:21 GMT
Iraqi officials say a suicide car bomb attack on an army checkpoint has killed nine people, including four soldiers, south of Baghdad.Full Story >
The king of Saudi Arabia has warned that extremists could attack Europe and the U.S. if there is not a strong international response to terrorism after the Islamic State group seized a wide territory across Iraq and Syria.Full Story >
Saturday, August 30 2014 2:01 PM EDT2014-08-30 18:01:24 GMT
An international organization involved in assessing post-conflict reconstruction says it will take 20 years for Gaza's battered and neglected housing stock to be rebuilt following the war between Hamas and Israel.Full Story >
An international organization involved in assessing post-conflict reconstruction says it will take 20 years under current levels of restrictions to rebuild the Gaza Strip's battered and neglected housing stock...Full Story >
A 32-year-old woman is accused of dousing half a dozen bus passengers with gasoline and attempting to set them on fire with a lighter, authorities said Monday.
A passenger on board the Area Transportation Authority bus was able to stop the woman's efforts. The bus driver had already used an on-board alert system to notify ATA officials about her growing concerns about the woman's behavior.
Kansas City police officers arrested the woman, who they said was armed with a knife. No charges have been file.
The ordeal began about 5:30 a.m. Monday as the bus traveled on Truman Road near Prospect Avenue. About two dozen passengers were on board the bus at the time.
Authorities said the woman got into a dispute with a man, who was also a passenger, about a seat. A fight ensued, police said.
The woman then pulled a small plastic bottle from her purse and began pouring liquid from it on passengers who sat nearby her, police said. One passenger smelled gasoline.
The bus driver pulled over as a passenger stopped the woman from setting the fumes ablaze, authorities said.
The woman complained of stomach pains and she was taken to an area hospital for evaluation, police said.
Paramedics checked out the bus passengers, but none were taken to the hospital. The fuel stained the six passengers' clothing, which smelled strongly of gasoline, police said.
A police report said the knife recovered was "a large fixed-blade knife."
Detectives are reviewing surveillance video of the incident.
Bus drivers are trained to be mentally prepared for anything.
B.J. Garcia, who oversees safety for the ATA, said bus operators must be prepared for the unexpected because it's impossible to train for every possible scenario. The investigation is ongoing, but ATA officials believe the bus operator acted appropriately.
"Her duty was to secure the bus, get the passengers off and make sure they were at a safe distance. And she absolutely did that," Garcia said.
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Saturday, August 30 2014 9:01 AM EDT2014-08-30 13:01:41 GMT
Five families have been displaced after a three-alarm fire in Walnut Hills Friday afternoon. Officials say the fire started around 3:30 p.m. Friday in the 2600 block of May Street. Firefighters respondedFull Story >
Five families have been displaced after a three-alarm fire in Walnut Hills Friday afternoon.Full Story >