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2 years 7 months ago

Ohio school shooting reveals value of social media

With people using social media like Twitter and Facebook more than ever, these sites are of growing importance in emergency situations. During the school shooting in Chardon, Ohio this week, students tweeted moment by moment, providing real-time updates to responders who used that information to direct aid. Local emergency...

2 years 8 months ago

Young men offer hope to kids in crisis

Teenagers who are struggling with life may be seeking advice from the boys next door. Two young men in Pueblo have started an advice blog to help kids in crisis. But with no training, it raises the question should they leave counseling to the professionals? "We're not claiming that...

3 years 2 months ago

Meth clean-up crisis

ST. LOUIS (AP) - Police and sheriff's departments in states that produce much of the nation's methamphetamine have made a sudden retreat in the war on meth, at times virtually abandoning pursuit of the drug because they can no longer afford to clean up the toxic waste generated by labs....

3 years 8 months ago

What caused financial meltdown?

WASHINGTON (AP) - When it comes to finding the cause of the financial meltdown, the answers break down along party lines. The six Democratic members of a panel appointed by Congress agree that government officials and Wall Street executives share the blame for ignoring the warning signs. But...

4 years 1 week ago

Crisis negotiation training brings agencies together

Law enforcement agencies teamed up in Pueblo Wednesday for training in crisis negotiations. The training took place at the Colorado State Fairgrounds. In one scenario SWAT teams and communication workers responded to a mock hostage situation. The training brought together the Colorado Department of Corrections, Pueblo Police and the Pueblo...

4 years 1 month ago

Governor to slash state budget today

It just keeps getting worse. Gov. Bill Ritter will announce another round of budget cuts on Monday as the state's fiscal emergency continues. The governor has the power to cut up to $75 million from this year's $18.2 billion budget because the state failed to meet a 2...

4 years 9 months ago

Venezuela announces nationwide energy rationing

Venezuela's government is starting rolling blackouts of four hours every other day throughout the country to combat an energy crisis. The top officials of the state electric utilities in the capital of Caracas and two other western states on Tuesday announced plans for four-hour outages every other day. Electricity Minister...

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