WEBSTER, NY (WKOW) -- Two firefighters were shot dead and two others injured while responding to a house fire in western New York. Officials in the town of Webster tell media outlets someone shot at firefightersMore >>
Two firefighters shot dead, two others injured while at the scene of a fire.More >>
WEBSTER, N.Y. (WKOW) -- Police say a convicted felon who authorities believe killed two firefighters in upstate New York had the same caliber and make military-style rifle used in the Connecticut school massacre.
Webster police also say 62-year-old William Spengler typed a note pledging to burn down his neighborhood and do what he liked doing best, "killing people."
Police Chief Gerald Pickering says Spengler, who served 17 years in prison for manslaughter in the 1980 hammer slaying of his grandmother, set his house on fire before dawn Christmas Eve before taking a revolver, a shotgun and a 223-caliber semiautomatic Bushmaster rifle to a sniper position outside. The chief say "He was equipped to go to war, kill innocent people."
Authorities say Spengler sprayed bullets at the first responders, killing two firefighters and injuring two others who remain hospitalized in stable condition. He then killed himself as seven houses burned on a sliver of land along Lake Ontario.
Tuesday, the death toll rose to three as police revealed that a charred body believed to be the killer's 67-year-old sister, Cheryl Spengler, was found in his fire-ravaged home.
Chippewa Falls (WQOW) - It wasn't an eleventh hour decision in Chippewa Falls Tuesday night... Instead, it was a 12th. A contract was approved Tuesday night between the police department and city councilMore >>
A contract was approved Tuesday night between the police department and city council to change officer hours from eight a day to twelve.More >>
Eau Claire County (WQOW)- Murder charges were filed today against an Altoona man accused of killing his girlfriend last week in the home they shared. 41-year-old Ying Xiong was charged Tuesday with firstMore >>
Murder charges were filed today against an Altoona man accused of killing his girlfriend last week in the home they shared.More >>
Eau Claire (WQOW) - Eau Claire Police say a body has been pulled out of the Chippewa River. Police say canoeists spotted what they believed was a body on Monday not far from the Short Street Bridge. TheMore >>
The UW-Eau Claire Police Department has informed me that the body of David Patrick Rodgers was recovered Monday evening from the Chippewa River.More >>
Dunn County (WQOW) - A Pennsylvania truck driver has been fined for what he said at a Menomonie convenience store last month. Steve Eliou was accused of telling others in the store the Army fuel tankerMore >>
A Pennsylvania truck driver has been fined for what he said at a Menomonie convenience store last month.More >>
Eau Claire (WQOW) - Few people are thinking about the snow and cold this week, but the Eau Claire County Highway Department already has winter on its radar. The county has $1,800 left in its winter maintenanceMore >>
Few people are thinking about the snow and cold this week, but the Eau Claire County Highway Department already has winter on its radar.More >>
Press Release from the Clark County Sheriff's Department: On Tuesday, June 18, 2013, at about 9:15 am the Clark County Sheriff's Department received a 9-1-1 call of a car versus train crash on CenturyMore >>
On Tuesday, June 18, 2013, at about 9:15 am the Clark County Sheriff's Department received a 9-1-1 call of a car versus train crash on Century Rd. just east of Basswood Ave., Township of Unity.More >>
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