When Roy Jimerson saw a bunch of paper flying around Coastal Federal Credit Union on University Drive and Shannon Road, he stopped.
"I saw that it was money, so I turned around and blocked traffic, picked it up; another citizen stopped and helped me gather it," Jimerson said.
When Jimerson isn't busy working as a Durham firefighter, he's laying tile as an independent contractor. He said he knows how hard it is to make a dollar and that's exactly why he wanted to return it - almost $1,000 in cash.
"Drawing that kind of money out, you had plans for that money, and I didn't want him to be short changed," he said.
WTVD-TV ABC Channel 11
A Winnabow firefighter’s home caught fire this morning. The electrical fire started inside the home, while he and his family were out for breakfast.
The interior of the home is destroyed with nothing left behind.
Neighbors say smoke could be seen coming from the house around eight this morning. Within a matter of minutes, firefighters were on the scene and were able to put the fire out in 20 minutes. Two dogs were in the house at the time of the fire. The owner was able to save one dog by giving “mouth-to-snout” resuscitation and was brought to a local veterinarian office but one dog died in the incident.
WWAY-TV ABC 3 Wilmington
It’s the one call you never want to hear. A firefighter is down.
The Pineville Volunteer Fire Department’s worst fears were confirmed the night of April 29, 2016. One of their own, Richard Sheltra died fighting a fire inside the Edwin Watts Golf shop on Highway 51. He was just 20 years-old and had recently found out he was a finalist for a job with the Charlotte Fire Department.
After an exhaustive investigation, authorities determined Sheltra somehow became disoriented inside the large store and ran out of air.
The blow to his family was unimaginable. Richard was Mike and Linay Sheltra’s youngest child – and their only son.
“We're members of an elite group of people that nobody wants to be members of,” Mike said. “We've lost a son. He was a firefighter, but most importantly he was our son.”
WBTV-TV Channel 3
A four-legged investigator is one of the newest members of the Union County Fire Marshal's Office.
Camden, a 2 and a half year old yellow Labrador Retriever, joined the team as an Accelerant Detection Canine in December 2016.
He is trained to sniff out scents of liquids that arsonists use to start fires such as gasoline and kerosene and to point authorities to the direction with the strongest scent.
Camden started training as a seeing-eye dog at 16 months of age. Though he completed his course, he was not assigned to a blind person due to his curious nature and his tendency to explore trash cans.
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms ultimately purchased Camden from the guide dog school, and he began his training as an arson dog in the summer of 2016.
He was paired with Fire Marshal Kevin Rigoli in late October 2016.
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