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Title: Building Safety Month
When: 05/15/2013
Description: Campbell County is celebrating Building Safety Month during the month of May. Got to http://campbellcountyva.gov and select the Emergency Preparedness quick link on the left hand column.

Fire and Safety Awareness is May 6-12
Disaster Safety and Mitigation is May 13-19
Backyard and Pool Safety is May 20-16
Energy and Green Building is May 27-31
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  • Are Deadly Small Plane Accidents on the Rise?

    Photo Credit: Zack Arceneaux(NEW YORK) -- Despite two deadly small plane accidents this week that killed a total of three people, including a young girl, and one Thursday that injured a family of four, experts say that it isn't necessarily a trend.

    "Summer weather is better for flying so we have increased flying activity so we always see an increase in accidents in the summer unfortunately," said Steve Hedges, the head of the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association.

    A family of four -- the pilot, his wife and their teenage children —...

  • Company 'Shocked' After Demoted Employee Allegedly Shot CEO

    iStock/Thinkstock(CHICAGO) -- A gunman killed himself Thursday after shooting his boss repeatedly in the Bank of America building in Chicago's financial district, authorities said.

    The victim was Steven LaVoie, the CEO of ArrowStream, for which the suspect also worked, the company said. LaVoie remains in critical condition.

    The suspect, identified as Tony DeFrances, had been demoted last Friday, police said. The company website listed DeFrances as Chief Technology Officer.

    The suspect allegedly shot LaVoie before turning the gun on himself, police said.

    "We are deeply saddened and shocked by the events that have occurred today," ArrowStream...

  • Police Search Kidnapping Suspect's Home, Storage Container

    iStock/Thinkstock(GORHAM, N.H.) -- Police have searched the home and storage unit of Nathaniel Kibby, the man being held in connection with the disappearance of Abigail Hernandez.

    Kibby, 34, is being held on $1 million bail after being charged with kidnapping Hernandez in October of last year.

    Photos have surfaced showing police searching Kibby's property in a trailer park in Gorham, New Hampshire, on Tuesday and Wednesday.

    Hernandez returned to her Conway, New Hampshire, home on July 20 and is now back in the care of her mother, but questions remain about her...

  • Blake Shelton Performs Free Concert for 60,000 on Atlantic City Beach

    Image Courtesy of Warner Music NashvilleMore than 60,000 people went to the beach in Atlantic City, New Jersey, Thursday to enjoy a free Blake Shelton concert, Philly.com reports.

    Shelton greeted the huge crowd by declaring, “I didn’t drag my big ass out here today to play volleyball or go swimming or build sand castles. I came here to drink and play country music.”

    The free concert was presented by The Atlantic City Alliance and Live Nation to showcase the New Jersey city and attract visitors.

    Shelton was joined on stage at...

  • Taylor Swift: "People Wouldn't Listen to My Songs If They Weren't Heartbroken..."

    ABC/Jon LeMayTaylor Swift has never been afraid to wear her heart on her sleeve, and she thinks it's a big reason for her success.

    The 24-year-old singer tells Entertainment Tonight, “To me emotion is such an important part of my life and now I guess my job.”

    Swift continues, “People wouldn't listen to my songs if they weren't heartbroken or deeply affected and hurt and jilted and sad and bitter and all those wonderful things that I write songs about."

    The Grammy-winning singer/songwriter finds herself on unfamiliar turf in the upcoming film The...

  • Keith Urban “Horrified” to Learn of Alleged Rape at Boston Concert

    Image Courtesy Capitol NashvilleKeith Urban has released a statement regarding the alleged rape that occurred at the Mansfield, Massachusetts, stop on his Raise ‘Em Up tour last Saturday.

    “My team and I were horrified to learn of the events reported in Boston this past weekend and our hearts and prayers go out to all those affected,” Keith writes in a statement posted on his official website. “This type of behavior stands in stark contrast to the spirit of our shows,” Keith’s statement concludes.

    Mansfield Police