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Published: Friday, May 19, 2017 @ 4:20 AM
One firefighter was killed and two others were injured in a massive fire at a shopping center in San Antonio Thursday night.
More than 60 fire units responded to the blaze after it broke out in the Ingram Park shopping center just after 9 p.m. Thursday, CBS affiliate KENS-TV reported.
San Antonio Fire Department Chief Charles Hood said crews initially entered the shopping center to battle the blaze but were forced to evacuate after parts of the building started to collapse from the intense flames.
“[It’s a] Very rough decision to leave a firefighter behind, and that’s not what we do,” Hood said during a media briefing. “But we had the risk of losing an additional 15 or 20 firefighters if we did not go defensive on the fire.”
Hood identified the fallen firefighter as Scott Deem, a six-year veteran of the department.
The two injured firefighters were transported to area hospitals in unknown conditions, KENS-TV reports. Hood said both firefighters are expected to survive.
Firefighters were seen forming two columns and saluted an ambulance that departed the scene just after midnight Friday morning.
Fighting back tears during the media briefing, the chief asked for prayers for the fire department.
“We’re hurting,” he said.
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Published: Saturday, March 24, 2018 @ 3:21 PM
NEW YORK — Music legend Paul McCartney participated in the March for Our Lives rally in New York City Saturday.
When asked by a CNN reporter what he hoped could be accomplished by the movement, McCartney pointed to his shirt, which had the message, "We can end gun violence" printed on it.
"One of my best friends was killed in gun violence right around here, so it's important to me," says Paul McCartney, remembering his Beatles bandmate John Lennon at the March for Our Lives in New York City https://t.co/WciuXWB6ql pic.twitter.com/GybNtI5ZHi— CNN (@CNN) March 24, 2018
"One of my best friends was killed in gun violence right around here, so it's important to me," McCartney said.
Published: Saturday, March 24, 2018 @ 2:33 PM
WASHINGTON — An 11-year-old girl delivered a powerful message about gun violence at the March for Our Lives rally Saturday in the nation's capital.
Naomi Wadler, a fifth-grader at George Mason Elementary School in Alexandria, Virginia, focused her speech on the gun violence that African-American women face, and how often their stories go untold.
"I am here today to acknowledge and represent the African-American girls whose stories don't make the front page of every national newspaper, whose stories don't lead the evening news," Wadler told the crowd.
"For far too long these names, these black girls and women have been just numbers. I'm here to say 'never again' for those girls, too," Wadler said.
Wadler rejected the notion that she was too young to understand the issue. "People have said that I am too young to have these thoughts on my own. People have said that I am a tool of some nameless adult. It's not true," Wadler said.
"We know life isn't equal for everyone and we know what is right and wrong," Wadler said.
Her speech quickly began trending on Twitter.
Naomi Wadler, I’m raising my hand 🙋🏾♀️ as the first volunteer for your presidential run! Shine young queen shine 👑🖤✨— Swin Cash (@SwinCash) March 24, 2018
Wadler also helped organize a walkout at her school to protest gun violence on March 14, the Fairfax County Times reported.
Brilliant 11-year-old Naomi Wadler is doing more to address gun violence and systemic racism than most adults pic.twitter.com/ifntel7xt5— NowThis (@nowthisnews) March 22, 2018
Published: Friday, March 23, 2018 @ 5:58 PM
DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. — Update March 23, 2018 8:50 EST: A missing Atlanta area middle schooler has been found safe.
Anthony Randolph III disappeared Wednesday after getting on the wrong bus at his school in DeKalb, Georgia.
Investigators have been searching for the boy for two days and found him Friday at a gas station not far from his home, police said.
Police have not released the details on where the boy has been and how he was found.
A 12-year-old boy disappeared after getting on the wrong school bus on his way home from middle school in metro Atlanta.
Anthony Randolph III disappeared Wednesday after boarding the wrong bus at Redan Middle School in DeKlab County, police said.
Investigators said the boy got off the bus two miles away from his home.
He wasn’t supposed to be on that bus and school officials said they are working to figure out why the bus driver didn’t take him back to school.
“We need you home Anthony, fast, please,” the child’s father, Anthony Randolph Jr., said.
Randolph wiped away tears as he begged anyone with information on the disappearance of his son to come forward.
A search is underway as police continue investigating the boy’s disappearance.
Published: Saturday, March 24, 2018 @ 9:07 AM
Updated: Saturday, March 24, 2018 @ 3:25 PM
— Marches and rallies were held in the U.S. and around the world Saturday as part of the March for Our Lives event. The student-led movement seeks legislative action on the issues of gun violence and gun control in response to a series of deadly school shootings.
The movement is being led by student survivors of the Parkland High School mass shooting in Florida on Feb. 14, in which former student Nikolas Cruz, 19, killed 17 people and injured dozens.