Firefighters in Queens, New York, received an usual request: Rescue a cop stuck in a tree who'd been trying to rescue a cat.
According to a hilarious account in the New York Post, New York’s finest spent about 30 minutes to right a rescue gone embarrassingly wrong.
First, the New York Police Department responded to 911 phone calls from local residents who noticed a feline high up a branch across from Public School 213, which was letting out.
Monday 05 13
60 Total Calls
11 Medical Emergency
23 Police Calls
Booked In: 11
Total in Custody: 217
Opp: 2 Arrest on Warrants
Daniel I Jackson 40 DUI $7,500
Karoline Hinnant 27 Bondsman off Bond $10,000
Michael D. Davis 36 VOP -0-
Ronald Hines 54 Back for Court
Tammy H. Maddox 40 Harassing Comm./
Bond Rev. $500
Stevie L. Duncan 26 FTA(poss./rec. cont.
Andrew D. Coon 22 TOP 3rd $500
Cornelius J. Marshall 45 Mun. Court Order -0-
Lexius D. Bradley 20 Mun. Court Order -0-
Chelsea Martin 21 Unauth. Use of
A Vehicle $3,000
Joseph M. Strickland 23 Unauth. Use of
Of Arrest -0-
Roby Returning from Afghanistan Visit
Mother’s Day visit focused on current status of Afghan women
SOUTHWEST ASIA – U.S. Representative Martha Roby (R-AL) is currently flying back to Washington, D.C. from Southwest Asia where she had been on a four-day Congressional Delegation (CODEL) visit to the region to evaluate and promote the interests of Afghan women.
On a Mother’s Day weekend trip to the region, Rep. Roby joined a bi-partisan delegation of fellow female Members of Congress to observe U.S. military operations and evaluate the current status of Afghan women. Departing Kabul yesterday, Rep. Roby spoke directly to the women of Afghanistan.
"We are committed to supporting the gains made by Afghan women across this country,” Rep. Roby said. “We are deeply interested in their success and appreciated the opportunity to hear from them directly about their hopes and concerns for the future."
As Chairman of the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, Rep. Roby recently convened a hearing on the future safety of Afghan women following the drawdown of U.S. troops in Afghanistan. Rep. Roby said then that, while women have made great strides since to now hold political office, serve in the military, and lead local businesses, many challenges still remain.
“I believe the treatment of Afghan women is an important bellwether as to whether we are winning the war in Afghanistan,” Rep. Roby said.
A video of that hearing is available online here. This was Rep. Roby’s third trip in three years to Afghanistan.
While on her visit to the region, Rep. Roby had the opportunity to visit with members of the Montgomery-based 908th Airlift Wing, which is currently deployed in theater. A photo of Rep. Roby with members of 908th is attached.
Sunday 05 12
63 Total Calls
13 Medical Emergency
27 Police Calls
Booked In: 6
Total in Custody: 218
Randy N. Ainsworth 48 Dom.Viol. 3rd $3,000
Heather M. Baig 38 Dom.Viol. 3rd $500.
Rodney J. Payton 39 DUI $7,500
Courtney Porter 21 Municipal Court Order -
Johnathan D. Seaney 29 FTA -0-
Colin G. McClellan 29 FTA -0-
FLORALA UTILITIES BOARD
AGENDA FOR THE SPECIAL CALLED MEETING OF THE FLORALA UTILITIES BOARD TO BE HELD ON MAY 13, 2013 AT 1:00 PM IN THE COUNCIL CHAMBERS OF CITY HALL
1. CALL MEETING TO ORDER
3. ROLL CALL
4. INTERVIEWS AT 1:00, 1:30 & 2:00 PM
5. SUPERINTENDENT POSITION
6. EQUIPMENT RENTAL RATE
7. DUMPSTER FOR CLEANUP
8. WATER TOWER REPAIR
Mr. Jessie Eady,age 57 of Andalusia passed away Saturday, Saturday,May 11,2013
in the Georgiana hospital.
Funeral services will be held 2p.m.,Monday at Keahey Funeral Home. The
family will receive friends one hour prior to services.
Mrs. Ann Sexton, age 84 of Lockhart passed away Wednesday, May 8, 2013 at her residence in Lockhart.
Funeral services are incomplete and will be announced later by Keahey Funeral Home.
Mr. Simon Fletcher Burton, 49, of Andalusia, passed away Monday May 6, 2013 at his residence.
Funeral services will be at 11 AM Saturday May 11th from Foreman Funeral Home Chapel with Brother Terry Campbell officiating and interment in Salem Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5-8 PM Friday at Foreman Funeral Home.
Survivors include his wife, Lisa Burton of Andalusia; his sons, Shawn Burton of Andalusia, Joshawa Burton of Straughn; his daughters, Kya Burton of McDavid, FL, Kelsey Doughtie of Straughn; granddaughter, Sophia Holloway of Straughn; brothers and sister-in-law, George Burton (Rena) of McDavid, FL, Clayton Burton of Georgia, Mac Day of West Virginia, Junior Day of Maryland; sisters and brothers-in-law, Clara Perez (Santiago) of Sanford, NC, Pollie Potter (Paul) of Missouri, Laura Wilson of Indiana, Loretta Bryant of Indiana, Bonita Thomas (Canon) of Dover KY, Gloria Shelton of Virginia; Sister and Brother-in-law Bonnie Rodgers (John) and numerous nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his father, Mr. William Burton, mother Mary Burton, brother Dennis Thomas Burton and sister Emma Jean Bonds.
Mr. Horace Richard Davis, age 99, of the Carolina Community died Monday, May 6, 2013. Funeral services for Mr. Davis will be held Thursday, May 9, 2013 at 2PM from Foreman Brown-Service Funeral Home chapel with Reverend Billy Boles officiating.Interment will be in Carolina Cemetery. Mr. Davis was preceded in death by his wife, Mrs. Virgie T. Davis and two sons, Marvin Richard Davis and Horace Durwood Davis.
Mr. Davis is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Max and Lucy Davis of Andalusia; a daughter and son-in-law, Melba and Dr. John H. Spink of Vestavia Hills, Alabama; nine grandchildren and their spouses, Randy and Marilyn Davis, David and Kristi Spink, Molly Jo and Frank Packard, Rhonda and Lynn Bass, John and Barbara Spink, Michel Spink, Joan Davis, Jerome and Arlene Davis and Mark and Allison Spink, 19 great grandchildren and spouses, Heather and Jeff Bates, Brittany and Dusty Walker, Zachary Bass, Conner Davis, Christian Davis, Brent Spink, Brian Spink, Stephen Spink, Katie Spink, Sara Packard, Adam Packard, Ben Packard, Lauren Spink, Ross Spink, Jack Spink, Ryan Spink, Alex Spink, and J. T. Davis; five great great grandchildren; and a sister-in-law, Mrs. Lillian Tart.
Visitation will be after 5:30pm Wednesday at Foreman Funeral Home.
Mrs. Lila Mae Casey, age 85 of Andalusia died on Sunday, May 5, 2013 in a Pensacola hospital. Funeral services for Mrs. Casey will be held on Wednesday, May 8, 2013 at 2pm from the Foreman Funeral Home chapel. Minister Eddie Boggess will officiate. Interment will be in the Cedar Grove Church of Christ Cemetery.
Mrs. Casey is survived by her two daughters, Deborah (Donnell) Grantham of Andalusia and Karen Jackson of Prattville; her two sons, Parker (Toni) Casey of Brewton and Rick Casey of Pace, Fla.; five grandchildren, Dawn Grantham, Sabrina Crutchfield, Danielle Haiden, Bridget Casey and Ben Jackson; two great grandchildren, Lexie Grantham and Riley Crutchdield; two brothers, Glenn Steele and Clyde ( Jean) Steele of Mobile and two sisters, Jan Sowell and Margaret Janis also both of Mobile.
Mrs. Casey was preceded in death by her husband Roman Casey and her grandson Casey Grantham.
Pallbearers will be Chris Collum, Dustin Yuhasz, Matt Crutchfield, Wayne Grantham, Donald Knox and Jimmy Bass.
The body will lie in state from 6pm Tuesday at Foreman Funeral Home.
Family and friends unable to attend may sign an online registry at www.foremanfuneralhome.com.