Fire http://peoriapublicradio.org en Washington council OKs new fire board appointee http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/washington-council-oks-new-fire-board-appointee <div>The City of Washington wants to double its representation on the area fire board. &nbsp;Peoria Public Radio's Alex Rusciano reports the move comes following public criticism of board operations:</div><p> Tue, 15 Jul 2014 03:32:19 +0000 Alex Rusciano 26460 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Washington council OKs new fire board appointee Transparency questions surround Washington fire board http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/transparency-questions-surround-washington-fire-board <div>The Washington Fire Board needs to consider allowing more public participation at its meetings. Peoria Public Radio’s Alex Rusciano reports that’s according to Washington Mayor Gary Manier:&nbsp;</div><p> Fri, 11 Jul 2014 01:04:12 +0000 Alex Rusciano 26280 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Transparency questions surround Washington fire board Washington residents voice support for fire chief http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/washington-residents-voice-support-fire-chief <div>The Washington City Council heard from dozens of residents in support of keeping Fire Chief Mike Vaughn at his post. An independent board voted NOT to renew Vaughn's contract and let it expire this month. Residents say the independent fire board lacks oversight. Some urged the city to dissolve the board and instead take over fire department operations. &nbsp;But Washington Mayor Gary Manier says that isn't currently an option:</div><p> Tue, 08 Jul 2014 03:29:39 +0000 Alex Rusciano 26073 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Washington residents voice support for fire chief Apartment blaze displaces Peoria residents http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/apartment-blaze-displaces-peoria-residents <div>The City of Peoria plans to demolish an apartment complex following two fires earlier this week. &nbsp;Crews responded to two reports of fire in the attic at 109 Northeast Roanoke on Monday and Tuesday. &nbsp;Brad Pierson is an arson investigator for the Peoria Fire Department. He says the building was deemed an unsafe structure following the two fires:</div><p> Wed, 26 Mar 2014 22:35:07 +0000 Alex Rusciano 20863 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Apartment blaze displaces Peoria residents Police arrest man in death of nightclub owner http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/police-arrest-man-death-nightclub-owner <p>Peoria Police have arrested a 29-year-old man in connection with the murder of a nightclub owner. &nbsp;Bryan J. Stewart is charged with murder and aggravated arson in the death of Todd Scholl. &nbsp;Scholl sustained multiple stab wounds and died prior to a fire in a downtown storage area last week. &nbsp;He owned two bars, Berlin and Diesel, on Main Street.</p><p> Wed, 09 Oct 2013 22:35:39 +0000 Alex Rusciano 13174 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Police arrest man in death of nightclub owner Peoria police seek person of interest in homicide http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/peoria-police-seek-person-interest-homicide <div>Police police say they are looking for a person of interest in the death of a 47-year old Peoria bar owner. Peoria County Coroner Johnna Ingersoll says an autopsy shows Todd Scholl died prior to the fire in a downtown storage area where his body was found. Ingersoll says Scholl sustained multiple stab wounds. He owns two bars, Berlin and Diesel, on Main Street. Toxicology test results are pending.</div><div> Thu, 03 Oct 2013 15:56:00 +0000 Denise Molina 12865 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Peoria police seek person of interest in homicide Fire at Mapleton chemical plant http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/fire-mapleton-chemical-plant <div>Route 24 is now open after Peoria area responders put out a fire at a chemical plant in Mapleton.</div><div> Mon, 24 Jun 2013 17:08:58 +0000 Denise Molina 7834 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Fire at Mapleton chemical plant Federal funds for Brimfield fire department http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/federal-funds-brimfield-fire-department <p>The Brimfield Community Fire Protection District is getting federal funding for firefighting gear. Congressman Aaron Schock says the more than $148,000 Assistance to Firefighters Grant will help buy self-contained breathing apparatus equipment. Schock says the grant is important to ensure the safety and effectiveness of first responders.</p> Wed, 19 Jun 2013 19:51:58 +0000 Orko Manna 7609 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Federal funds for Brimfield fire department