NEW YORK A fire department battlion chief was killed and 10 people injured after an explosion ripped through a home in the New York City borough of the Bronx on Tuesday, the fire department said.The firefighter was apparently killed by falling debris from the blast, which sent wooden shards, bricks and other building material falling to the street, a spokesman for the fire department said.Of the injured, nine people were transported to a hospital, the spokesman said. Their conditions were not immediately known, and investigators had not determined the cause of the blast, the spokesman said. One of the injured was treated at the scene.Firefighters responded to the dwelling after receiving a report of a gas leak at about 6:20 a.m., the spokesman said.A spokesman for the New York City Police Department said officers received reports of an explosion at about 7 a.m.Mayor Bill de Blasio visited New York-Presbyterian/Allen Hospital near the scene of the blast with Fire Commissioner Daniel Nigro, de Blasio’s office said, adding that the mayor would provide an update on the incident at 11 a.m.
RALEIGH The N.C. Senate voted Thursday to override Governor Roy Cooper’s latest veto, following an override vote by the N.C. House Wednesday and the bill is now law notwithstanding the governor’s objection. The Agriculture […]
Raleigh, N.C. The North Carolina Senate unanimously passed legislation Tuesday to provide an immediate $145 million tax cut this year and an additional $205 million tax cut next year mostly benefiting middle class families […]
RALEIGH Besides handing Gov. Roy Cooper his first overridden veto this week, the N.C. General Assembly and its legislative committees pressed ahead with unfinished business such as regulatory reform, continued the Senate confirmation process […]