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Veteran firefighter dies while responding to house fire in York …

Please enable Javascript to watch this video WEST MANHEIM TWP, Pa- A firefighter, who was responding to a house fire in York County on Saturday morning, has died. Earl Shoemaker Veteran firefighter Earl Shoemaker, 68, was driving a fire truck to the scene, when it’s believed he suffered a medical emergency and died. Shoemaker was a volunteer with the Eagle Fire Company for more than 40-years.

He was driving the truck to the scene of the house fire on the 500-block of Pumping Station Road in West Manheim Township, when he traveled off the road and crashed, officials said. Shoemaker’s official cause of death has not yet been released, however it’s believed the medical condition played a significant role. “Pretty rough right now and we have to meet with all of them and decide to call a debriefing team in,” said Chief Jan Cromer. West Manheim Township Police are handling the investigation.

The fire happened in a duplex along Pumping Station Road in West Manheim Township, York County. The cause remains under investigation. A fundraiser for the family that lost everything will be held Sunday at the Hanover Soccer Fields from 1:00 – 3:00pm.

Organizers are asking for donations of all kinds.

Avoid getting scammed on Craigslist with the BBB

Please enable Javascript to watch this video ST. LOUIS, MO. (KTVI)- Scammers are using Craigslist as a new tool to deceive innocent people on the internet regarding house rentals. Chris Thetford of the Better Business Bureau (BBB) sat down with Dan this morning as he described this new scam.

The BBB advises consumers to be on the lookout for new Craigslist house rental scams after a man reported a thief copied his information from a for-sale listing of the man’s home, placed a phony ad and attempted to least the property to an unsuspecting St.

Louis woman.

Tips: Confirm identity Protect credit information Ask questions Use credit card Contact BBB

Two dozen cars broken into in Virginia Beach Town Center garage …

Please enable Javascript to watch this video Virginia Beach, Va. – More than two dozen cars were broken into inside a Town Center garage early Tuesday. It happened on the mezzanine level of the city-owned parking garage located at the corner of Main St. and Constitution Dr.

Although it’s public parking, the people we spoke with all live at Encore 4505, the apartment complex attached to the garage. One after another, they walked into the garage Tuesday morning to find their windows smashed and items stolen out of their cars. According to police, there were 28 cars broken into sometime between 2:15 a.m.

and 3 a.m. It wasn’t how Abby Farlow wanted to start her day. “I didn’t do anything to deserve to have my car smashed,” she said. Robert Holt estimates about $2,600 worth of stuff was stolen from his car.

With a long commute to Richmond for work – “I live out of my car,” he said. He’d been keeping things in a lock box, but the thief just took the whole box. The only thing he’s thankful for – the engagement ring he’d been keeping in his car to hide from his girlfriend was no longer in there since he just proposed last weekend. “That was the first thing I thought of, like whoops, glad they didn’t get that,” Holt said.

With so many cars hit, many residents have asked the same question – where was security? According to a city spokesperson, there is always a security guard roaming through the five city-owned garages in Town Center, provided by a company called Admiral Security Services. NewsChannel 3 reached out to them but was told they have no comment.

Security cameras in the garages are overseen by another company, Republic Parking. General Mananger Joe Belec says they’re working with the city to make some changes in light of what happened. Right now there are security cameras at the entrances and exits to the garage as well as one on the mezzanine level where the break-ins happened.

It’s unclear at this point if they were able to capture the person or people responsible.

Don't get scammed by online dating sites this Valentine's Day …

Please enable Javascript to watch this video ST. LOUIS, MO. (KTVI)- Valentine’s Day is this Sunday, Feb.

14. Not everyone has a date for the holiday, and many people are using online dating to find a significant other.

Not all online dating sites are reputable though, and there are things to watch out for.

Chris Thetford of the Better Business Bureau (BBB) has some tips and tricks to using online dating sites.

The BBB advises consumers to be aware of the limitations, costs and terms and conditions of these online services as well as the potential for fraud if your match turns out to be a thief. “While some consumers have found happiness using a dating service, others have been disappointed in the quality of matches or the number of suitable people they were able to meet using the service,” said Michelle Corey, president and CEO of the BBB.

UPDATE: Oklahoma City police say no body was found at landfill …

Please enable Javascript to watch this video OKLAHOMA CITY – After scouring an Oklahoma City landfill, police say there were no signs of a body being discovered there. On Monday afternoon, Oklahoma City police were called to the landfill near N.E.

23rd St. and Sooner Rd.

A truck driver contacted NewsChannel 4 after being told he had to move because a body had been found. Oklahoma City police would not elaborate on details, but said they were investigating a possible body found at the WCA Waste Disposal Facility landfill. On Tuesday, police said they investigated the report but never found a body.

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Winston-Salem man convicted in 17-year-old boy's death in 2014 …

Danny Joe Harris FORSYTH COUNTY, N.C. The fatal drive-by shooting of a 17-year-old boy in 2014 was the culmination of a series of altercations that began when a woman alleged that a group of young people had broken into her house and ransacked it, a Forsyth County prosecutor said Wednesday. At first, angry words were exchanged.

That escalated to beer bottles being thrown and a threat of more violence if the woman s belongings weren t returned. And finally, witnesses told police that two men in a black SUV fired guns at the house. Danny Joe Harris, a student at Main Street Academy, an alternative school for middle and high-school students, died from a gunshot wound.

Janisha Crawford, who was on the porch of the house, was shot in the left leg, causing part of it to be amputated. On Wednesday, William Darnell Ruth III, 26, of Timlic Avenue, entered an Alford plea in Forsyth Superior Court to involuntary manslaughter and assault with a deadly weapon, inflicting serious injury in connection with Harris death and Crawford s injury. An Alford plea means that Ruth did not admit guilt but acknowledged that Forsyth County prosecutors had enough evidence to convict him if the case had gone to trial.

Ruth had initially been charged with second-degree murder. Judge Andy Cromer of Forsyth Superior Court sentenced Ruth to a year and six months to two years and eight months on the involuntary manslaughter charge. Cromer gave Ruth a suspended sentence of two years and five months to three years and 11 months on the assault charge and placed Ruth on supervised probation for five years.

Ruth still has to serve an additional active sentence of six months.

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Norfolk police: son arrested for shooting his mother to death

Norfolk, Va. Norfolk police have arrested 22 year old Shawn Hunter after they say he shot and killed his mother, 43 year old Sonya Hunter. He s charged with second degree murder and use of a firearm in commission of a felony.

Police say they received a call 9a.m. Saturday mornign for a woman who had been shot in the 7900 block of Westcliff Drive. She had been shot several times.

Medics rushed her to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital but she died shortly after 3p.m. Police found three small children near the scene unharmed. Investigators say the children were related to Hunter, and they are now with their parents.

Detectives have not released their exact relationship to Hunter.

Hunter was taken into custody inside the home without incident.

He s being held in Norfolk City jail without bond.

BBB: How to find trustworthy wedding vendors

Please enable Javascript to watch this video ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)- Chris Thetford from the Better Business Bureau tell us how to find wedding vendors you can trust. He also gives tips on how to avoid wedding nightmares.

Chris says planning the wedding of your dreams is never easy, but couples can rely on Better Business Bureau to help them find reliable businesses that can provide everything from the bridal gown and tux to reputable photographers to help preserve memories of your special day. In the last year, the BBB has issued warnings about several photographers who failed to produce wedding pictures in a timely manner and also warned about an event planner. Bbb receives hundreds of complaints every year about wedding vendors ranging from wedding planners, florists, caterers, musicians and transportation firms.

Wedding expos are a great way to find out what`s on the market, but BBB urges couples to be wary of one-day deals or discounts for advance payment. Read contracts and ask questions before you sign anything. Be skeptical if vendors ask you to pay most of the fees in advance.

Ask about refund policies for deposits or prepayments. Some common problems that couples encounter and tips for avoiding them include: Unexpected fees. Some caterers, hotels or reception venues try to charge extra for ‘plate splitting,’ ‘cake-cutting’ or ‘corkage’ fees, especially if you bring in a cake or liquor purchased from another source.

Ask whether any fees apply beyond the cost per person, gratuities or room rental, if applicable. Dresses that don`t measure up. Brides have complained to BBB about bridal shops ordering the wrong sizes and colors of gowns as well as dresses that arrive too late for timely alterations.

Make sure your order specifies new merchandise, sized to fit you and your bridesmaids. Remind the shop of your schedule in advance. Wedding transportation problems.

Complaints about limousine service include poor customer service and rigid cancellation policies. Get details in writing. Ask how the company handles problems if you aren`t satisfied and what they will charge if you need the vehicle longer on your wedding night.

Don`t pay the entire amount in advance. Musician switch. Couples shouldn`t rely on a website, demo tape or phone conversation when hiring a band or other music service.

Find out where you can hear the musicians play before you hire them. Ask who will actually perform at the reception and get a written commitment from the band or musician, including the amount of time they will play and costs to extend the time the night of the event. Photographer issues.

A common complaint is that the photographer a couple hired doesn`t show up for the wedding or fails to deliver pictures until months after the wedding. Find out when and how pictures will be delivered, whether you will have the option of getting all the images on a dvd or cd, how much time you will have to choose the pictures and whether other members of your family or wedding party will have access to the pictures. Floral changes.

Fresh flowers are a perishable commodity, and the final bouquet or arrangements may need to change depending on what`s available on the wedding day. Make sure you spell out a minimum size or number of stems in each bouquet or arrangement. Ask how the florist will handle any last-minute substitutions and charges, especially if the value of the flowers actually used is markedly different from what you had agreed upon.

Bridal gown preservation. Some bridal shops or other businesses sell bridal gown preservation packages, including cleaning and a box, for $250 or more. Many of these packages are no more than regular dry-cleaning and a cardboard box, which may not be acid-free.

Check with a reputable cleaner on the cost of cleaning your gown after the wedding. The cleaner or another supplier may be able to sell you an acid-free box and tissue at a more reasonable price. Wedding memorabilia.

Monogrammed napkins, decorations, swizzle sticks, pens or other souvenirs often are marketed as a way to enhance the event or remember the wedding. Resist the temptation to buy stuff that may be overpriced, of poor quality or that adds needlessly to the total bill. Consumers are urged to contact BBB at 314-645-3300 or www.BBB.org 1 , for a BBB business review before doing business with any company or charity.

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