Information Guide for Washington, IL

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Man Arrested for Shooting Deputy in the Back

A 19-year-old northwestern Minnesota man was arrested Tuesday and accused of shooting a sheriff’s deputy in the back during a traffic stop.

Steven Anthony Henderson, whose last known address is Fertile, was being held in the Northwest Regional Corrections Center in Crookston after a two-hour manhunt involving more than 70 officers from a dozen law enforcement agencies, according to the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension.

Portland Police Bureau K-9 Shot Dead, Handler Injured

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN 6) – The K-9 German Shepherd Portland police have been searching for throughout Wednesday morning has been found dead with a gunshot wound.

The dog is thought to have been hurt during an officer-involved shooting just before 3 a.m. near Southwest Capitol Highway and Lobelia Street.

The suspect, armed with an AR-15 rifle, also wounded an officer, though those injuries are considered non-life threatening. He then fled on foot, ditching the weapon along the way, according to the Portland Police Department.

Killer of Trooper Paul Butterfield Dead

Eric Knysz, the man convicted of killing Michigan State Police Trooper Paul K. Butterfield, has been declared clinically brain dead, according to a family spokesperson.

Knysz was hospitalized in critical condition after hanging himself in his prison cell Monday afternoon at the Charles Egeler Reception and Guidance Center in Jackson.

Knysz was rushed to a Jackson hospital and placed on a ventilator.

Doctors Tuesday evening were working to harvest his organs for donation.

April 16th, 1947: Texas City Industrial Explosion Kills 27 Firefighters

As we mark one year since the deadly West, Texas fertilizer plant explosion that killed 15, we also remember another industrial disaster which occurred 67 years ago and wiped out an entire fire department, only sparing one fireman. The Texas City disaster of April 16th -17th, 1947 was the deadliest industrial accident in U.S. history claiming at least 581 people and injuring more than 5,000.

Two firefighters Injured in Mount Eden, NY

MOUNT EDEN, NY: - Two firefighters were injured while battling a fire at a vacant building in Mount Eden this afternoon.
The fire broke out shortly before 2 p.m. at the abandoned house on 129 West 169th Street, near Nelson Avenue.
Both firefighters are being treated neck and back injuries. One firefighter suffered serious injuries that did not appear to be life-threatening. The other suffered minor injuries.
One of the firefighters was taken to Saint Barnabas Hospital, the other to Lincoln Hospital.

SAFD Apparatus Collision Sends Firefighter to Hospital

SAN ANTONIO — Two fire trucks collided Monday morning while responding to a fire on the West Side and one firefighter was taken to the hospital.

The crash occurred in the 2200 block of S. Zarzamora near U.S. 90.

Christian Bove, public information officer for the San Antonio Fire Department, said a ladder truck and engine were involved in the crash while responding to a structure fire.

The injury sustained by the firefighter is unclear, but a San Antonio Express-News photographer on the scene said it didn't appear to be life-threatening.

Man Arrested for Shooting at Firefighters in Texas

Posted: Apr 14, 2014 11:42 AM CDT
Updated: Apr 14, 2014 11:49 AM CDT
Staff Report

The Associated Press

KYLE, Texas (AP) - Police in Central Texas have arrested an 18-year-old they believe fired at least one shot at firefighters responding to a blaze in a shed.

The city of Kyle says in a release that after extinguishing the fire early Monday morning, firefighters heard a shot or shots and then heard a bullet hit a wall.