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UConn Student Killed in Freak Fire Truck Accident

Jeffny Pally, 19, was run over early Sunday

(Newser) - The University of Connecticut community is reeling after a 19-year-old sophomore was struck and killed by a campus fire truck early Sunday, reports the Hartford Courant . Jeffny Pally was sitting up against a garage bay door at a fire station on the Storrs campus around 1:15am when the door... More »

LA: Our Fire Trucks Have No Place in Porn

Firefighters accused of loaning equipment to porn producers

(Newser) - A city policy stating that firefighters must "operate apparatus in a way that does not compromise the reputation of the department" means city fire trucks don't belong in porn films, insist Los Angeles officials. Authorities are probing reports that firefighters allowed porn producers to use fire trucks in... More »

Sinkhole Eats LA Fire Truck

42,000-pound vehicle was responding to early-morning broken pipe

(Newser) - A broken water pipe in a Los Angeles neighborhood today created a sinkhole that swallowed one of the city’s fire trucks, KTLA-TV reports. The crew, responding to the break just after 5am, felt the street buckle beneath the 42,000-pound truck; it gave way before they could back out.... More »

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