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Thursday, January 5, 2017


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Over 100 injured in NYC commuter train crash
Ill. paramedic placed on leave after ambulance crash
Drug overdose deaths climb in Ky. county
Wash. paramedic rear-ended while responding to crash: The ambulance reportedly had its light and sirens activated at it slowed down to arrive at a separate collision
Officials give Pa. ambulance association $12K ultimatum: Trans-Med acted as a back-up service when the association had to go out of service due to staff shortages
Maine officials tackle opioid crisis:Lawmakers are considering whether to create a special panel to handle legislation on the opioid crisis
Kan. dispatcher shares joy in helping deliver baby
3 Fla. school buses involved in crashes
Bystander saves NY crash victim's life using tourniquet
Woman killed with kids calls 911 as boyfriend breaks in
Tenn. man accused of groping, attacking paramedic
Attacker sneaks into school, stabs 11 children in China
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