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A federal judge today ordered Walter Kidde Portable Equipment Inc. (Kidde) to pay a $12 million civil penalty in connection with allegations that the company failed to timely inform the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) about problems with fire extinguishers manufactured by the company, the Department of Justice announced. Kidde,Continue Reading

A Spring Hill woman. Monica Gluck, was arrested for setting a house on fire with a blow torch, according to the Hernando County Sheriff’s Office. Gluck, 35, of Spring Hill, was charged with one count each of arson to a dwelling and burglary to a dwelling. Police responded to aContinue Reading

In the wake of the Rayshard Brooks shooting at the Wendy’s restaurant on University Avenue on Friday night, police are now seeking the arsonist behind the destruction of this Wendy’s. Police released a body cam clip from the Brooks incident, dividing America further. The Atlanta Police Department and Atlanta FireContinue Reading

The Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office reported that a Temple Terrace fire inspector has been arrested and accused of possessing “thousands of images and videos of child pornography, ranging in ages from infants to young teenagers,” Casey Dwayne Hannah, 40, of Seminole, was charged with 20 counts of Possession of Child Pornography.Continue Reading

Official explained firefighters in the Florida Panhandle have been battling wildfires that forced some 1,600 people to evacuate from their homes, and a stretch of Interstate 10 remained closed in both directions Thursday afternoon due to smoke. Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried said in a news conference Thursday afternoon that fireContinue Reading