Everett firefighters win victory in asbestos lawsuit

EVERETT, WA &#8211 A group of Everett firefighters who feared they may have been exposed to asbestos during training finally are about to get specialized health monitoring they have sought for years. It’s a big win for the group of more than 50 firefighters who filed a lawsuit, took on the city of Everett and […]

Judge stops cut to deputies’ wages

SOUTH DAKOTA &#8211 Minnehaha County Sheriff’s deputies should not get a 5 percent wage cut next year, a judge has ruled. In a decision received by the deputies’ attorney Friday, South Dakota Administrative Law Judge Donald Hageman said the county commission violated the collective bargaining agreement it had with the deputies’ association when it imposed […]

NY sheriff sells naming rights for helicopter

SYRACUSE, NY &#8211 A high-tech helicopter has helped Sheriff Kevin Walsh chase down fugitives, airlift accident victims and spearhead search-and-rescue missions in the Syracuse region of central New York since 1999. In 2012, Air-1 could be grounded by budget cuts. Walsh’s proposed solution? Slap a corporate logo on the Bell 407 chopper to raise ad […]

Texas freezes assets of Texas Highway Patrol Association

AUSTIN, TX &#8211 Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott secured an asset freeze and temporary restraining order against the Texas Highway Patrol Association (THPA) and two of its affiliate organizations. Last week, Attorney General Abbott charged all three defendants with illegally soliciting charitable donations and falsely claiming, in part, that donors’ contributions to THPA and its […]