Author: Bill

Spunky little Black Bear injured in California wildfire continues recovery

RANCHO CORDOVA, California- The California Department of Fish &Wildlife  says a  little black bear that was burned in the Carr Fire continues her steady recovery at the CDFW Wildlife Investigations Lab in Rancho Cordova. Under the care of Dr. Jamie Peyton of the UC Davis Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital, and Dr. Deana Clifford, CDFW’s senior wildlife veterinarian, the yearling has now had two treatments of tilapia skin bandages sutured directly onto her feet. These photos, taken by Dr. Peyton, show the same paw (sans tilapia) five days apart. The new growth of delicate skin in the latter photo (bottom)...

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Sixth firefighter dies battling California wildfires

Officials with the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection announced Monday that a firefighter died battling the Mendocino Complex Fire. This is the sixth firefifghting fatality during recent California wildfires. DRAPER, Utah (PRESS RELEASE) – It is with tremendous sadness (that the the Draper City Fire Department) announces the tragic loss of one of our own. Last night while fighting the Mendocino Complex Wildfire in California, Draper Battalion Chief Matthew Burchett lost his life in the line of duty. Draper deployed five firefighters to California on August 2nd, and the team has worked tirelessly to protect lives and...

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Jacket swimmers come out on top in Monett Tri-State Championships

MONETT, Missouri- The 2018 Lebanon Youth Swim Club went into Monett for the Summer Tri State League “A” Championships and emerged victorious. The Jackets scored well over 700 points as a team, with Joplin second at 530 and Monett third with 386. 12 teams from 4 states compete in the Championship. High point winners included 8 and under girl twins Mackenzie and Kaylee Moore, 10 year olds Missy Mizell and Eli Long, 13 year old Ian Williams and 17 year old Trevor Moore. The Jackets has gold medal relays in the 8 and under girls with the Moore’s, Milly...

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Branson firefighters rescue thrill seekers from 100 feet in the air

BRANSON, Missouri-Branson Professional Firefighters Local 152 says on Saturday night, around 8:58 pm Engine 3, Truck 2, Battalion 1, Chief 3 and Chief 1 responded to a report of 2 persons trapped 100 feet in the air on a bungee ride. The “Ejection Seat” attraction experienced a technical mishap at Branson Frontier Adventures. “While the riders were unharmed it took all units, along with help from Branson Crane, to effect this technical rescue. It took approximately 2 hours to get the ride lowered back to the ground and free the occupants,” the agency said. This incident comes nearly a...

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Emerson invests in its people, enhances employee benefits thanks to Trump reforms

SYDNEY, Ohio (PRESS RELEASE) When NAM Board Chair and Emerson Chairman and CEO David Farr testified before Congress in May, he cited NAM survey results showing that 72 percent of manufacturers surveyed planned to increase wages or benefits following tax reform. For its part, Emerson already had already delivered “a 2.9 percent general wage increase worth $42 million,” as Farr told Congress. But now, Emerson is doubling down, announcing even more benefits for its employees. In Emerson’s quarterly earnings release today, the company explained that because of tax reform, it would be able to offer new and improved benefits,...

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