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Prominent HIV/AIDS researchers were among the 298 victims identified aboard flight MH17. To honor their legacy, the Chattahoochee Valley Better Way Foundation is hosting a candlelight vigil. We spokeMore >>
The Chattahoochee Valley Better Way Foundation to host candlelight vigil to honor top HIV/AIDS researchers killed in Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 on July 18th, 2014. More >>
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Montgomery police say two people were injured when the vehicle they were traveling in hit a tree Thursday night. Sgt. Denise Barnes with the Montgomery Police Department says the single-vehicle crashMore >>
Montgomery police say two people were injured when the vehicle they were traveling in hit a tree Thursday night.More >>
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As new teachers in the Butler County school system introduced themselves to the community Thursday night, the school board also introduced and approved its new strategic plan- its five year plan for improvement.More >>
A community effort and plan for the future of the Butler County school system has become a reality. The school board outlined aspects of the new strategic plan tonight and the impact they hope it will have across the district. More >>
PHOENIX (CBS5) -
Arizona is coming to the aid of its neighboring states that are facing severe wildfires.
Gov. Jan Brewer's spokesperson said Arizona has sent personnel from the State Forestry Division, fire departments and private contractors to help put out the raging wildfires in Colorado and New Mexico.
Brewer said the state has sent four wildland engines and four water tenders to Colorado. The three wildfires in Colorado have burned more than 19,000 acres and continues to grow. The nearly 16,000-acre Black Forest Fire near Colorado Springs has destroyed 360 homes and 24 outbuildings, according to the National Interagency Fire Coordination Center.
Arizona has sent five engines, one water tender and one structure protection trailer to New Mexico where five large fires burning more than 56,000 acres. Brewer said 54 people have also been sent to help contain the fires.
"I am pleased we can help support our neighboring states with these available resources for their catastrophic wildfires, as they often reciprocate to Arizona in our time of need," said Scott Hunt, the Arizona state forester. "Since Arizona is also in the midst of its fire season, the State Forestry Division is still maintaining extra firefighting capacity for in-state response."
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