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Title: Fire Prevention Week
When: 10/12/2012
Description: If you woke up to a fire in

your home, how much time

would you have to get to

safety? Chances are, the

answer is less than you think.

During Fire Prevention Week,

the Virginia Department of

Fire Programs is urging

residents to have two ways

out. Visit FirePreventionWeek

dot org for safety tips and

more information.
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  • One Dead, One Injured in Virgin Galactic Spacecraft Crash

    Virgin Galactic(MOJAVE, Calif.) -- One person died and another suffered a major injury after Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo spacecraft crashed in California's Mojave Desert on Friday.

    California Highway Patrol confirmed the fatality and the injury, but did not specify the individuals involved.

    Virgin Galactic confirmed the "in-flight anomaly" and said that its first concern was the safety of its pilots.

    "Virgin Galactic's partner Scaled Composites conducted a powered test flight of #SpaceShipTwo earlier today," the company tweeted.

    SpaceShipTwo was destroyed after it separated from its mother ship, White Knight Two, the company...

  • Building Stability Affecting Search for Victims of Kansas Plane Crash

    Jaison Podkanowicz(WICHITA, Kan.) -- Rescuers had difficulty searching on Friday for the victims of a crash at a Wichita, Kansas, airport, with investigators fearing the badly damaged building might collapse at any moment.

    “We don’t like leaving folks who have died in a structure overnight, but we don’t want to get anybody else hurt,” said Brad Crisp, Wichita’s fire marshal.

    Four people were killed, including pilot Mark Goldstein, when a Beechcraft King Air 200, full of fuel, lost power in the left engine shortly after takeoff Thursday at the Wichita Mid-Continent Airport.

  • Accused Cop Killer Eric Frein Appears in Court

    Kena Betancur/Getty Images(MILFORD, Pa.) -- Accused cop killer Eric Frein made his first court appearance Friday, looking gaunt and his face bruised, as he was arraigned on murder charges in Milford, Pennsylvania.

    Frein, who police say shot two state troopers on Sept. 12 before fleeing into the woods, had a gash on his nose and was booed outside the courthouse by locals, including one woman who yelled, "You're lucky we didn't get you during hunting season."

    Other angry spectators shouted "coward" and "scumbag" as Frein, 31, remained stone-faced.

    He did not enter...

  • Cole Swindell Meets His Hero, Reba; Announces "Down Home Sessions EP" Coming November 17

    Image Courtesy Warner Music NashvilleCole Swindell got to meet his hero, Reba, on Thursday in Nashville while trying on clothes for next week's CMA Awards. Cole was in the middle of a wardrobe fitting at his manager's office, which is located inside Reba's Starstruck building on Music Row, when Reba herself suddenly walked in.  The whole episode was captured on video and posted to YouTube.

    She told him, "Good thing I didn't come in here when you was stark naked."

    Cole bent over in shock when he realized Reba...

  • Carrie Underwood's "Greatest Hits: Decade #1" Track Listing Revealed

    Jeremy Cowart/Arista NashvilleCarrie Underwood's releasing her first best-of compilation, Greatest Hits: Decade #1, December 9 featuring her current hit, "Something in the Water."  That song's just one of 25 songs included in the two-CD set, according to the official track listing, released today.

    "Something in the Water" is also one of two new tracks Greatest Hits: Decade #1, the other being "Little Toy Guns."  Those songs lead off disc one, while disc two ends with never-before-released versions of familiar hits, including a live version of Carrie's duet with Vince Gill...

  • Garth Brooks Reveals Track Listing, Cover Art for "Man Against Machine"

    Sony NashvilleIf you haven't already, now's the time to head over to Garth Brooks' GhostTunes music service to hear a preview of his forthcoming new album, Man Against Machine.  Garth's giving what he calls a "sneak peek" of the album all day today, through midnight: that much, he announced Thursday. Today, he also revealed the track listing and cover art.

    The Man Against Machine cover features a tough-looking Garth, shot from the waist up, standing in front of some rusty gears and cogs with his arms crossed, clad in a...