Fire at the firehouse

Bill Ritter's daily take on the news.

February 24, 2014 1:39:50 PM PST
Some embarrassing moments at a firehouse in Westchester County. In the hamlet of Goldens Bridge, a fire broke out in a volunteer firehouse.

They put it out, but not without some effort. The tanker truck that should have been filled with water was apparently not. And while there were working smoke detectors - hard wired into the electrical system - the backup batteries were dead, and there was apparently a constant "chirp" signaling that the batteries were not working.

Excuse? We'll have the latest from that fire, tonight at 11.

And why in the world aren't there carbon monoxide detectors required at all public businesses, not just hotels? That question - front and center tonight, after that deadly CO poisoning at the Walt Whiteman mall on Long Island. It's a question we're asking as well.

And who walked up to the well-connected owner of the Oheka Castle in Huntington on Long Island, and shot him in the head? The gunman, masked and driving away in a Jeep Cherokee, has not been caught, and so far there's no motive. But clearly this looks like a hit. We'll have the latest on his condition and the search for the would-be killer, at 11.

Also at 11, the pothole repairs continue - all over the tri-state, as folks complain about flat tires from craters on the highway that just won't stop.

We'll also have any breaking news of the night, plus Meteorologist Lee Goldberg's AccuWeather forecast (winter's a long way from over), and Rob Powers with the night's sports. I hope you can join Sade Baderinwa and me, tonight at 11.

AND ONE OTHER NOTE: At 8:30 tonight, I'm on Reddit in an "Ask Me Anything" forum. Really - anything! Hope you can pop into the chat.


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