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The U.S. Supreme Court cleared the way for Arizona to carry out its third execution in the past year Wednesday following a closely watched First Amendment fight over the secrecy surrounding lethal injection drugs.More >>
A condemned Arizona inmate gasped for more than an hour and a half during his execution Wednesday before he died in an episode sure to add to the scrutiny surrounding the death penalty in the U.S.More >>
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Dozens of Palestinian families trapped by clashes between Hamas militants and Israeli troops are scrambling to flee a southern Gaza Strip neighborhood as Israel reported that two more of its soldiers have died in...More >>
The United States announced signs of progress in cease-fire talks Wednesday, but prospects for a quick end to the fighting were dim as Palestinian families fled fierce battles in southern Gaza and the death toll rose to...More >>
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Scam artists are targeting customers of the Central Alabama Electric Cooperative, or CAEC, according to company officials.CAEC is issuing an alert to its members, as well as the general public, to be awareMore >>
The phone rings and the caller demands payment and threatens to shut off your power if you don't hand over bank or credit card information. Central Alabama Electric Cooperative and other Alabama co-ops are having it happen to customers and they don't want others to fall prey to con artists. More >>
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River Region residents are invited to a series of free, brown bag discussions hosted by the Central Alabama Community Foundation (CACF).More >>
Curbing crime in Montgomery was the topic of discussion over lunch Wednesday. Several non-profit groups met for a panel discussion about where to start to stop violent crime. More >>
DEATSVILLE, AL (WSFA) -
Tony DeLong's home in Deatsville he is surrounded by his wife and two fellow
co-workers from Care Ambulance.
says he's having a good day today in his fight against cancer.
basically have skin cancer," said DeLong.
there are days when life isn't going so well.
pushed it a little too hard Sunday and slept all day yesterday," DeLong
where DeLong's wife steps in, along with co-workers Genus Rhye and Jacque Yates.
"This kind of waylayed him," said Joy DeLong.
really are one big family," added Rhye.
and Yates are Care Ambulance employees and both are putting on a pancake
breakfast fundraiser for DeLong, a fundraiser to help the paramedic make ends
meet while away from his job at Care Ambulance in Montgomery.
makes me feel I'm happy to help him out and pay some bills," said Yates.
a paramedic Tony DeLong has seen the ugly and painful side of life. In a
strange way he feels his cancer has made a difference in the kind of paramedic
he'll be in the future; more understanding, more compassionate to the very
people he is rushing to the hospital.
just makes it easier to understand what they're going through," said
it's people like Rhye and Yates who opened his eyes on what it means to have
true friends, an illness that gave him the light of clarity.
biggest lesson I've learned is you trust your friends," said DeLong.
DeLong has every reason to believe he will beat his cancer. In fact, Delong's
doctors believe he'll be able to go back to full time job as a paramedic next
then Tony DeLong will stay at home and recover enjoying the perfect medicine
from friends who care.
you're interested in that pancake breakfast fundraiser it's set for 8 am
October 12th at the American Legion Hall in Millbrook. Tickets are $7 per
contact Genus Rhye at 334-430-2470 or Jacque Yates at 334-324-4901.