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One person was transported to the hospital as a precaution following the rescue
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Brian Paladino with the Willoughby Hills Fire Department jumped into the ambulance’s open passenger window to prevent the thief from fleeing
The 50,000-square-foot warehouse will be set to supply “resource centers” throughout the city after storms
Cheshire EMS Chief Charles McMurrer moves up from an interim position
The Oakland County sheriff said the first deputies on scene immediately began applying tourniquets; an 8-year-old boy who was shot in the head is in critical condition
The stranded kitesurfer used a pile of rocks on a North Coast beach to get help