Wednesday, January 8 2014 5:50 PM EST2014-01-08 22:50:22 GMT
Would you like to receive a text message on your phone when breaking news happens? It's a great way to keep up with important news that can impact your day right now!Don't WAIT to find out what's happening...Full Story >
Would you like to receive a text message on your phone when breaking news happens? It's a great way to keep up with important news that can impact your day right now!Full Story >
Friday, August 1 2014 5:34 AM EDT2014-08-01 09:34:07 GMT
A three-day cease-fire in the Gaza Strip has gone into effect following heavy Israel-Hamas fighting.Full Story >
A three-day Gaza cease-fire that began Friday quickly unraveled, with Israel and Hamas accusing each other of violating the truce as four Palestinians were killed in a heavy exchange of fire in the southern town of Rafah.Full Story >
Friday, August 1 2014 5:33 AM EDT2014-08-01 09:33:44 GMT
Ukrainian authorities said Friday that at least 10 government troops were killed in an ambush by pro-Russian separatists in an area near the wreckage of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, but international inspectors...Full Story >
A team of several dozen international investigators descended Friday on the Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 crash site in eastern Ukraine to begin combing an area now designated as a crime scene.Full Story >
Friday, August 1 2014 5:15 AM EDT2014-08-01 09:15:08 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 >
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 parts of the...Full Story >
The City of Prattville says the incident involving the rescue of campers stranded by flood waters over the weekend was expensive for the city even though it actually occurred outside the city limits in Elmore County.
The Prattville Fire Department Swift Water Rescue Team trains often for the type of event it was used for Sunday, but the cost for using them came to the tune of $1,703.57. The amount does not include equipment costs or for having a full fire company on standby.
The City posted the cost on its Facebook page and was met with criticism from followers.
"Typical bean counter. I hardly think you should really be complaining about $1700 when saving lives. Pathetic," one person posted.
"When you save someone life are you kidding that you would throw up how much it cost to HELP someone. First Responders want to help but the guy standing behind them with the check book should keep his thoughts to himself," another poster noted.
Others saw the information more positively. "Useful information, and we should be glad our city wants to keep our expenses under control, thank you!!! And it did not stop the workers from doing their job. Glad to know we have such great services available to our community and others," one comment said.
Another added, "All these people complaining about the city posting the cost of the rescue are being ridiculous. The rescued people need to think before they plan." The commenter suggested those rescued be charged for the service.
The City's Facebook administrator responded, "The point being made is that putting yourself in a situation like this due to poor planning or trespassing private property cost the City money and could've cost a first responder his life or could've cost one of the citizens their lives."
The dramatic rescue occurred Sunday after a dozen campers became stranded because of rising creek waters brought on by heavy rains.
Seven adults and 5 children were camping at Pine Creek when the rain began pouring down. Suddenly they found themselves trapped on an island. The rapidly rising water overtook their vehicles, flooding them and making any escape impossible.
As for the island the campers were on, the City of Prattville does have a law on the books prohibiting camping there. Officials say it's time to make some changes to the Pine Creek recreation area in order to prevent similar situation from happening in the future.
The city is also urging residents to consider all factors when planning an outing. Make sure that your group is not trespassing or putting yourselves at risk in areas known to flood.
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.