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Firefighters give closer look inside Deer Park tank fire

    ABC13    Hundreds of firefighters and first responders have been to the ITC facility risking their lives in order to protect thousands. Now we’re getting a closer look at the fight to put out the blaze. “I went out outside like most residents and saw a black plume northeast of my home,” said Kemah Fire Chief Brent Hahn. It was ...

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China chemical plant explosion kills six in Yancheng

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Deer Park Fire – Classes canceled due to ‘unfavorable air quality’ EPA and National Guard on scene

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Plume modeling forecast shows smoke will shift over north, northwest Houston this afternoon

  12newsnow.com    HOUSTON — Tuesday is day three of the tank farm fire at Intercontinental Terminals Company southeast of Houston. Overnight there was a setback in containing the fire due to a drop in water pressure, the company says. The fire grew more intense, continuing to send a big black plume of smoke into the sky. The state and county ...

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2 injured in Los Angeles explosion following gasoline leak

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State Trooper Receives 3 Doses of Narcan After Traffic Stop

  Vermont State Police     STATE OF VERMONT DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY VERMONT STATE POLICE Vermont state trooper revived with Narcan following vehicle stop   LEICESTER, Vermont (March 16, 2019) — A Vermont state trooper is recovering Saturday after he collapsed following a traffic stop in the Addison County town of Leicester and was revived by multiple doses of Narcan. ...

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Man faces judge after Spencer police officers hospitalized for methamphetamine exposure

    WHDH   SPENCER, MASS. (WHDH) – A man who was arrested Thursday night after three Spencer police officers were hospitalized for methamphetamine exposure faced a judge Friday, officials said. Scott Yerger, 48, was arraigned in East Brookfield District Court on drug and motor vehicle charges. Methamphetamine was discovered inside Yerger’s vehicle after officers stopped him for driving erratically with a ...

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Task force seizes 55,000 fentanyl pills, other drugs from international drug ring

  CBS46     ATLANTA, GA (CBS46) Approximately 50,000 counterfeit pills containing fentanyl are now off the streets. A local task force worked with federal partners to arrest a couple they say were pressing and distributing the pills from their home. Authorities said 35-year-old Frederick Michelsen and his wife, 28-year-old Elizabeth Ashely Michelsen, are now behind bars after their role in ...

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Kratom-Related Calls to Poison Control Centers on the Rise

Partnership For Drug Free Kids      Poison control centers report a growing number of calls related to the herbal supplement kratom, according to the Washington post There were more than 1,800 calls related to kratom exposures from January 2011 through December 2017, researchers report in the journal Clinical Toxicology. Sixty-five percent of the calls were made in 2016 and 2017. ...

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Gardener planted bombs, killed from beyond the grave police say. “We do not know how many more devices might be out there”

NBCnews    MAINZ, Germany — A vengeful landscape gardener planted bombs targeting people he was embroiled in disputes with before being found dead, according to police in Germany. Investigators are hunting for more devices after two booby-trapped logs were discovered, including one at a home owned by an American that is also inhabited by a U.S. family. Bernhard Graumann, 59, ...

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