Home / Tag Archives: firefighters

Tag Archives: firefighters

College Student Accused In Fatal Downtown Crash Blocks Away From Earlier Wreck He Caused

Adam Mandel, 19, of Weston, Fla., was driving as fast as 80 mph on West University Avenue, when he lost control on a Thursday evening in January and crashed his Lexus sports car into a guardrail and hit a utility pole. Mandel’s passenger was his 20-year-old girlfriend, Kassandra Guzman-Ramirez of Weston, who died from her injuries.

Read More »

Florida Wrestles With Prison Conditions, Including Emotional Trauma On Guards

Difficult experiences as a Florida correctional officer are driving serious problems in the state’s prisons: Florida can’t hire enough guards, can’t keep employed the guards it hires, copes with frequent cases of guards accused of abusing inmates and struggles to accommodate the emotional trauma that guards sometimes say they suffer behind bars.

Read More »

State Still Working Out Flaws With Firefighter Cancer Bill

When Brian Kernohan complained to his doctor of merciless headaches two summers ago, he expected to get a prescription for a sinus infection, not a diagnosis of brain cancer. The 37-year-old firefighter’s eardrums were curved inward, so his doctor suggested a CT scan.  It found a tumor the size of …

Read More »