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Latest Information: Firefighter killed in K-Fex fire in New Carlisle

“I was saddened to learn of the death of New Carlisle Assistant Fire Chief Jamie Middlebrook, who lost his life protecting the safety of Hoosiers. Today, Indiana mourns the loss of a true Hoosier hero. On behalf of the state, the First Lady and I extend our condolences to his family and friends and hold them in prayer during this difficult time.”

Memorials honor fallen firefighter | ABC57 | South Bend IN News, Weather and Sports | Local News

Several people have left flowers and flags at the base of the flag pole at the fire station.

Homeowners frustrated with curbs and sidewalk program | ABC57 | South Bend IN News, Weather and Sports | Local News

Residents who signed up for South Bend’s curbs and sidewalk program are frustrated because they paid to get new sidewalks, but 18 months later they still have uneven and broken sidewalks.

Oakland Looks To Ban Cell Phone Kiosks To Deter Thefts « CBS San Francisco

Oakland is looking to ban what some say is an easy way for thieves to cash in on stolen cell phones.

What the Government Reportedly Did Before Website Published Scoop on Huge Expansion of Terrorist Database Had Official Saying, ‘Our Bad’ |

The U.S. government’s terrorism database has doubled in size from 2010 to the end of 2013 and more than 40 percent of the people on the list have “no recognized terrorist group affiliation,” according to classified government documents published by The Intercept.

Terror study group finds “sovereign citizens” and “militia/patriot groups” among greatest threat to US « Hot Air

The nation’s law enforcement agencies, from local cops all the way to the Department of Homeland Security, are always on the lookout for terrorist threats, and that includes at home as well as in far flung deserts and mountains.

People In Ebola-Stricken Country STILL Doubt Disease Exists | The Daily Caller

The current epidemic has been called the worst in history. Scores of West Africans are dying everyday. Yet, some skeptical Sierra Leoneans still don’t believe that the virus exists.

Robot Goal At RoboCup – Business Insider

Founded in 1997 with the ambitious goal to develop a robotic humanoid soccer-playing robot by 2050, the RoboCup is an annual robotics competition that sees robots play soccer against each other in an exercise of AI and applied robotics.

Robots don’t just score goals, they block them.

IRS Abolishes Expiration For Illegals’ Taxpayer Status | The Daily Caller

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) quietly changed regulations to allow more undocumented immigrants to keep their taxpayer status through a program that is rife with fraud and abuse, and to delay deactivation of immigrant taxpayer status until 2016.

Can This Surprising Thing Really Make You More Attracted to Your Spouse? |

“A surprising 73 percent of [married] women and 60 percent of [married] men … said that discussing their finances with their spouse on a regular basis made their spouse seem more attractive to them,” Becky Frost, senior manager of consumer education at Experian Consumer Services, told TheBlaze. “The act of talking about your financial goals with your spouse [is beneficial].”

9-1-1 Dispatcher’s Insane Instructions to Woman Whose House was Being Robbed, “Put Down the Gun” | The Free Thought Project

According to Logan, who says she didn’t want to shoot anyone, the 9-1-1 dispatcher repeatedly urged her to put the gun down.

NJ Cop: We Don’t Have To Follow Constitution | Truth Revolt

The shocking statement proudly uttered by a Helmetta, NJ cop was captured on smartphone video by Steve Wronko’s 13-year-old son. Wronko was at the police department to air a few complaints about corruption at a local animal shelter at the hands of Helmetta Mayor Nancy Martin, who appointed her own son as head of the shelter as well as several other city positions including meter reader, recycling co-ordinator, and animal cruelty investigator.