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Cheat Sheet: March 28, 2013

Teenagers become newest volunteer firefighters

The Eastern Shore, which has been plagued by arsons seemingly nonstop since last November, has put out a call for volunteer firefighters to assist with putting out the fires. Each fire costs the department about three hours, meaning firefighters have been on the scene about 3,700 hours in only four months’ time. Fortunately, local teenagers have responded to the department’s call, some as young as 16 years old, in order to help their community. The teens will have to spend six months behind the scenes before they are qualified to serve on the front lines, but their contribution is already drawing appreciation from their community. (Source)

Clerk stops food mart robbery

Tuesday night, an attempted robbery was stopped by a clerk at the Rushmere Food Mart in Isle of Wight County. The robber, an unknown suspect, entered the store with a shotgun pointed at a clerk behind the register. Fortunately, another clerk grabbed the gun and was able to pry it from the suspect after a brief struggle. The suspect ran off and is still missing. The surveillance video indicates he is a black male of medium build, who was last seen wearing a black hoodie and face mask. Anyone with information about this incident should call the Crime Line. (Source)

Attack on Syrian University leaves at least 12 dead

Violence continued in Syria today as mortar rounds crashed into the University of Damascus campus. A dozen were killed and several others were wounded, according to Syrian media. Rebel groups attribute the attack to the government, but state media outlets are pointing fingers at the opposition. The mortar rounds struck the cafeteria area of the Architecture College early in the afternoon. The passing of the blame between the two groups has been a recurring theme during the Syrian civil unrest. (Source)

US sends nuclear-capable bombers to South Korea

In what is being called a response to recent violent threats from North Korean leadership, the US military reported today that two nuclear-capable B22 bombers have completed a training mission in South Korea. South Korea and the United States say they are defensive annual drills. The US has announced that the bombers dropped munitions on a South Korean island as part of the drill. Threats from North Korea have been made against South Korea and the United States due to UN sanctions over the North’s nuclear tests, as well as displeasure over the drills in South Korea. (Source)

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