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  • Fatal Manchester Fire Was An Accident, Officials Say

     Fatal Manchester Fire Was An Accident, Officials Say
    MANCHESTER — An apartment fire that killed a 27-year-old gun enthusiast early Thursday appears to be accidental, fire officials said. Firefighters found the body of Thomas LaFontaine in the charred apartment on Chestnut Street, and members of a...
  • Exclusive : Microsoft co-founder Allen to give $9 million for Ebola fight

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Microsoft Corp co-founder Paul Allen's charitable foundation on Thursday will announce it is donating $9 million to support U.S. efforts to fight the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, a source familiar with the matter said. The gift...
  • Structure fire breaks out in La Cañada

    [UPDATE 8:40 p.m.] There were no injuries reported in the fire, but five residents were seeking alternate shelter tonight with assistance from the Red Cross, according to Michael Pittman, supervising dispatcher with Los Angeles County Fire Dept. Fire...
  • Target, Toms announce 'do-gooding partnership' for the holidays

    Target, Toms announce 'do-gooding partnership' for the holidays
    Here's a collaboration that's sure to warm up the holidays. Target and Toms -- the philanthropy-oriented company that started by donating a pair of shoes to someone in need for every pair sold -- are teaming on a holiday collection that they referred to...
  • READER SUBMITTED: West Hartford Women's Group To Present Colleen Kelly Alexander

    West Hartford Women in Networking announces its next event Thursday, Sept. 25 from 7:45-9:45 a.m. This morning our guest will be Colleen Kelly Alexander. Colleen is a lifelong athlete and motivational speaker who inspires positive change, contribution,...
  • Hires and promotions at Lehigh Valley businesses

    Hires and promotions at Lehigh Valley businesses
    J. WILLIAM WIDING III has been selected as chairman for Berks County Community Foundation's board of directors. Widing is an attorney at Kozloff Stoudt in Spring Township and has been with the foundation since 1994. He was a corporate secretary...
  • Laurie Garrett: Public health officials knew Ebola was coming but they messed up anyway

    Laurie Garrett: Public health officials knew Ebola was coming but they messed up anyway
    World, you still just don't get it. The Ebola epidemic that is raging across West Africa, killing more than half its victims, will not be conquered with principles of global solidarity and earnest appeals. It will not be stopped with dribbling funds,...
  • L.A. mayor, fire chief announce measures to prevent dangerous blazes

    L.A. mayor, fire chief announce measures to prevent dangerous blazes
    After an unusually high number of fire deaths this year, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and Fire Chief Ralph Terrazas announced new initiatives Monday to prevent dangerous blazes. Terrazas said the Fire Department is launching a pilot program in...
  • With 20 fire deaths in L.A. so far this year, more smoke alarms are urged

    With 20 fire deaths in L.A. so far this year, more smoke alarms are urged
    After an unusually high number of fire deaths this year, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and Fire Chief Ralph Terrazas announced new initiatives Monday to prevent dangerous fires. Terrazas announced that the fire department is launching a pilot...
  • Two Bethlehem fires displace 37 people

    Two Bethlehem fires displace 37 people
    Two fires in Bethlehem kept firefighters busy Monday, including one blaze that displaced 31 people. The Bethlehem Fire Department was dispatched to 1039 Mechanic St. shortly before 5 p.m. for a report of flames and smoke pouring from the three-story...
  • Families displaced after Pen Argyl fire

    Families displaced after Pen Argyl fire
    Two families were displaced Sunday after a fire in Pen Argyl. The fire started at about 1:30 p.m. at a four-unit apartment building at East Pennsylvania and Schanck avenues. Dean Parsons, chief of Lookout Fire Co. No. 1, said it started on a gas grill...