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Reporter Alison Parker & Cameraman Adam Ward Killed During Live TV Interview

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Franklin County, VA…Reporter Alison Parker and photographer Adam Ward were shot and killed during a live broadcast early this morning. The shooter Vester Lee Flanagan II, aka Bryce Williams was a disgruntled ex employee of TV Station WDBJ in Roanoak Virginia. Also shot was a local Chamber of Commerce member who is expected to recover […]

Procession To Honor Fallen Forest Service Firefighter “Mikey” Hallenbeck

Michael Hallenbeck

South Lake Tahoe, Calif. — The U.S. Forest Service and cooperating fire agencies will escort fallen U.S. Forest Service wildland firefighter Michael “Mikey” Hallenbeck from South Lake Tahoe, Calif., to his final resting place on Thursday, August 13, 2015. Hallenbeck succumbed to injuries sustained when a tree fell on him during efforts to suppress the […]

Fallen USFS Firefighter Identified

Michael Hallenbeck

South Lake Tahoe, CA… A 21 year-old firefighter from Shingle Springs, Calif., died Saturday afternoon as a result of injuries received while suppressing a wildfire on the Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit (LTBMU) in Northern California. Michael Hallenbeck was a member of Organized Crew 36 on the LTBMU. Hallenbeck was struck by a tree at […]

Pro Football Hall of Fame Member & Broadcaster Francis Newton “Frank” Gifford 1930 – 2015

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Greenwich, CT….Pro Football Hall of Famer, broadcaster & husband of Kathie Lee Gifford has passed away at the age of 84. He played for 12 seasons for the New York Giants and led them to a NFL Championship in 1956 over the Chicago Bears. Frank Gifford was also a co-host of Monday Night Football for […]

Wrestler ‘Rowdy’ Roddy Piper Passes Away At 61


Hollywood, CA…WWE is deeply saddened that Roderick Toombs, aka “Rowdy” Roddy Piper — WWE Hall of Famer and Intercontinental Champion — passed away today at the age of 61. WWE extends its sincerest condolences to Toombs’ family, friends and fans. Superstars remember ‘Hot Rod’ | Classic photos | Watch greatest moments “Roddy Piper was one […]

CAL FIRE Plans Memorial Service for Airtanker Pilot


San Jose – Firefighters will gather together to pay their respects to Airtanker Pilot Geoffrey “Craig” Hunt as well as to his family, who paid the ultimate sacrifice with his life while fighting the Dog Rock Fire near El Portal, California. A celebration of Craig’s life, with full Line of Duty Death fire service honors, […]

Dr. Maya Angelou – 1928 – 2014


Winston-Salem, NC…According to a statement released by Wake Forest University, North Carolina, a woman who helped inspire millions with her work as a poet, author, actress, civil rights activist and professor, Dr. Maya Angelou has passed away at the age of 86. In a statement released by her son, Guy B. Johnson, “Dr. Maya Angelou […]

Overflow Seating Available for Landsberry Service This Afternoon

Landsberry Michael Master Sgt

Sparks, NV…Because the capacity of the Sparks Christian Fellowship, 510 Greenbrae Drive, will likely be surpassed for the Celebration of Life for Master Sgt. Michael Landsberry on Sunday at 3 p.m., overflow attendance for the event will be directed to Greenbrae Elementary School across from the church on Fourth St. The doors to the church […]

Nevada Military Support Alliance To Accept Contributions In Honor of Master Sgt. Michael Landsberry

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Reno, NV…At the request of the Landsberry family, the Nevada Military Support Alliance has agreed to accept donations and contributions in honor of Master Sgt. Michael Landsberry. Michael Landsberry was the teacher and Nevada Air National Guardsman who was fatally shot at Sparks Middle School on October 21, 2013. Donors and contributors are asked to […]

Fatal motorcycle accident on SR341 (Geiger Grade Highway)


Reno, NV…On March 2, 2013 at approximately 1:58pm, NHP troopers responded to an injury crash involving a motorcycle and a passenger vehicle on SR341, above the lookout (approximately 5 miles south of the junction with US395 . Preliminary investigation revealed a motorcycle (sport bike) traveling northbound on SR341 towards Reno passed a silver Subaru Outback […]

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