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Cheat Sheet: May 2, 2013

Newport News child rescued from burning building

Last night, Newport News fire fighters rescued a young boy from the second floor of a burning apartment. The fire department received a call around 10:30 p.m. from the 400 block of 16th Street. A 3-year-old boy was trapped in a bedroom on the second floor. He was taken to the hospital with serious injuries, and his condition is currently unknown. The child had allegedly been playing with a lighter prior to the fire. (Source)

Locals voice concerns over violence at Oceanfront

Yesterday’s town hall meeting at the Virginia Beach Convention Center to address violence at the Oceanfront brought many residents out to speak their minds. With more than 500 attendees, the meeting turnout certainly proves the locals’ concern for the safety of their city. The meeting, directed by Beach Councilman Bill DeSteph, was held in response to several incidents, including shootings and stabbings, that occurred at the Oceanfront during College Beach Week last Saturday. Residents expressed concerns about not feeling safe in their city and the lasting impact the events of last week will leave on the reputation of the Oceanfront. (Source)

Antibacterial soap ingredient may be harmful

The antibacterial soap industry may be in trouble, as the U.S. Food and Drug Administration says it will deliver a review this year as to whether or not triclosan, the chemical ingredient used to kill germs in antibacterial soaps and body washes, is safe or not. Triclosan is used in 75 percent of antibacterial soaps and body washes in the U.S. Studies of triclosan in animals have led scientists to believe it may lead to infertility, early puberty and other hormonal issues in humans. (Source)

Four Vietnam vets laid to rest at Arlington

The remains of four men shot down during the Vietnam War were buried today at Arlington Cemetery. One casket, containing dog tags and the partial remains of the soldiers, was buried as family and friends of the veterans from across the country stood by. The men were Navy Lt. Dennis Peterson, Ensign Donald P. Frye, and technicians William Jackson and Donald P. McGrane. The men died in 1967 when their helicopter was shot down and blown up on impact. (Source)

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