clothing

No one injured in clothing fire at St. Charles Walmart

No one was injured, but St. Charles Fire Department Deputy Chief Mike Grzyb said the store sustained smoke damage and some water damage from the sprinklers

ST CHARLES, Mo. — (AP) — A clothing rack that was set on fire inside a Missouri Walmart created a lot of smoke but was put out quickly.

The fire at a Walmart in St. Charles, Missouri, was reported around 6:30 p.m. Saturday. St. Charles Fire Department Deputy Chief Mike Grzyb said the fire was confined to a rack of clothes in the men’s department.

The fire was extinguished quickly by a combination of firefighters and the store’s sprinkler system.

No one was injured, but Grzyb said the store sustained smoke damage and some water damage from the sprinklers.

Several skylights were removed to help clear out the smoke inside the store.

No arrests were reported immediately in connection with the fire that authorities

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women

Black women sue Denver over alleged racial, gender discrimination in fire department

Two Black women sued the city of Denver on Wednesday over allegations that members of the Denver Fire Department systematically discriminated against them both because of their gender and their race.

Da Lesha Allen and Charmaine Cassie say they unfairly faced tougher standards and stricter scrutiny than their white male colleagues, and that colleagues and supervisors made racist comments about their hair and bodies and applied racist stereotypes to the women after they joined the department in 2019 and 2018, respectively.

One fire captain told Cassie that she would struggle to get through the fire department’s training program because of the department’s culture, and said that she should “keep her head down and act like a slave” in order to graduate from the training, according to the lawsuit.

A lieutenant commented several times on Cassie’s body, including declaring that she had a “big butt,” according to the federal lawsuit. In

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shopping

One Injured As Gunman Opens Fire, Suspect Still At Large

KEY POINTS

  • The shooting took place at the Opry Mills Mall on Wednesday night
  • A 19-year-old boy was shot and his condition is said to be critical
  • The incident was caught on surveillance footage

Police were looking for the suspect after at least one person was injured in a shooting that took place at a shopping mall in Nashville, Tenn., on Wednesday night.

The Metropolitan Nashville Police Department was investigating the shooting, which took place at around 6:10 p.m. local time (7:10 p.m. EDT) at the Opry Mills Mall.

According to the police, the shooting occurred when one group of five people and another group of three people confronted each other near the shopping mall’s food court. Both groups had individuals who were armed.

A spokesperson from the police department stated the incident was caught on surveillance footage that showed the groups walking together before the suspect, who was part

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