Friday, August 1 2014 9:55 AM EDT2014-08-01 13:55:15 GMT
U.S. employers extended this year's hiring surge into July by adding a solid 209,000 jobs. It was the sixth straight month of job growth above 200,000.Full Story >
U.S. employers extended their solid hiring into July by adding 209,000 jobs. It was the sixth straight month of job growth above 200,000, evidence that businesses are gradually shedding the caution that had marked the...Full Story >
Friday, August 1 2014 9:28 AM EDT2014-08-01 13:28:16 GMT
A three-day cease-fire in the Gaza Strip has gone into effect following heavy Israel-Hamas fighting.Full Story >
A Gaza cease-fire quickly unraveled Friday as violence erupted in and around the southern town of Rafah, with at least 35 Palestinians killed by Israeli shelling and the military saying an infantry officer may have been...Full Story >
Friday, August 1 2014 8:44 AM EDT2014-08-01 12:44:35 GMT
The United Nations says 1,737 people, mostly civilians, were killed in Iraq in July, marking a dramatic decline from the previous month, when some 2,400 people were killed as Sunni militants swept across large...Full Story >
Iraq's most influential Shiite cleric appealed to Iraqi politicians on Friday not to make themselves "an obstacle" in the country's transition as the deadline looms for selecting the next prime minister.Full Story >
BRIDGEPORT, CT (WFSB) -
A 10-year-old boy used the money that he earned from selling lemonade to help buy teddy bears to help children being assisted by the Bridgeport Fire Department.
When Vladimir Romano was 3 years old, he had to be taken to the hospital in an ambulance because he had a 105-degree temperature.
Vladimir said he was scared. That is until a firefighter handed him a stuffed teddy bear, which Vladimir said made him feel much better.
Vladimir's mother, Merian Schwindeman, helped him start a lemonade stand years later to raise money for teddy bears.
"I'm going to give it to the fire department, so they can give teddy bears to kids," Vladimir said while visiting the Bridgeport Fire Headquarters.
In five years, Vladimir raised enough money through his lemonade and cookie stands in the summer and apple cider and doughnut stands in the fall to pay for 400 teddy bears.
"I don't want people to be more scared than I was," Vladimir said.
Vladimir was able to buy the bears from Melissa & Doug toys at wholesale price.
On Tuesday, Vladimir donated 25 teddy bears to the Bridgeport Fire Department, which was his biggest donation.
"I can't imagine a better and more thoughtful gift," said Mayor Bill Finch. "As a city, we are deeply appreciative to Vladimir and his family."
Thursday, July 31 2014 9:48 PM EDT2014-08-01 01:48:50 GMT
Green Township Police are looking for a suspect after a man robbed Kroger while wielding a butcher knife. Police say the man entered the store on North Bend Road with the knife around 10:30 p.m. Wednesday.Full Story >
Green Township Police are looking for a suspect after a man robbed Kroger while wielding a butcher knife.Full Story >
Wednesday, July 30 2014 9:12 PM EDT2014-07-31 01:12:13 GMT
The tattoo has not previously been seen widely by the public because cameras are not allowed inside Indiana courtrooms. The Indiana Office of the Courts released the photo on July 30 as part of evidence logged in by police and presented to the court by the Floyd County Prosecutor's Office.Full Story >
The tattoo has not previously been seen widely by the public because cameras are not allowed inside Indiana courtrooms. The Indiana Office of the Courts released the photo on July 30 as part of evidence logged in by police and presented to the court by the Floyd County Prosecutor's Office.