Firefighter’s got a call from two girls asking for help with a cat stuck in a tree. Fire rescue arrives at the scene on 102 11th Ave and see the calico cat meowing in the tree. The parents of the twins, Charlie and Kim Decker arrived to the scene confused on what was going on because they had just gotten back from work.
Fire fighter Bob Harwood filled them in on what was going and began to climb the tree to rescue the cat because the ladder on the fire truck could not reach up to the cat. Bob had to climb 50 feet in the tall oak tree to get the cat. He rescues the cat and as he is descending down the tree he reaches his foot down onto a dead limb that breaks causing Bob to fall the last 15 feet of the tree.
Paramedics arrive at the scene and Bob has broke his left leg from the fall but is doing just fine at St. Lukes Hospital, the cat landed on Bob and is doing fine as well.
Ten upperclassmen at Northeast high school have been suspended for one week. Principal Laura Vibelius commented, “there was general unrest.” A food fight closed the cafeteria Tuesday as well as false alarms that were sounded three times Wednesday. Disgruntled students seem to be the culprits for these actions.
The culprits said they were protesting the Monday suspension of five students, also suspended for a week, who were caught smoking marijuana in the school parking lot. Principle Vibelius stated, “not so much unrest because of suspensions, but because of summer vacation being so near.” She sees no continuation of these “incidents” in the near future.
Texaco gasoline truck overturned on the outskirts of town on 48th street and Correctionville Road. The gas flooded the sewer lines for two blocks around. The gas reaches to the ditches and on the streets so officers are rerouting cars through side streets to avoid the gas flood.
Four families have had to evacuate the area because of sewer line gas. Fire Chief Charles Hochandel says: “The firemen followed catastrophe and hazmat procedures set up before hand for just such an occurrence.” Steer clear of 48th and Correctionville Road for two hours while they try and clean up the gas and get all the gas flushed away.