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Last Update on Friday, August 22, 2014 3:05 AM EDT

Bucket Challenge-Injuries
Police in Kentucky say two firefighters were seriously injured when the fire truck's ladder got too close to a power line as they helped college students take part in an ice bucket challenge. Campbellsville Police Chief Tim Hazlette says one of the firefighters is in critical condition and the other is stable. They were in the truck's bucket as it was being lowered when they were shocked. He says two other firefighters on the main part of the truck were also shocked. They have been treated and released. Campbellsville University asked the local fire department to help douse its marching band with cold water to raise awareness for ALS. No students were hurt.


Espn Anchor-Lawsuit
An ESPN anchor is suing a suburban New York hockey rink over an off-ice injury. Linda Cohn says a change-making machine fell on her arm at Hudson Valley's Brewster Ice Arena and sliced her so badly she needed 25 stitches. The claim is being made in a lawsuit against the rink's owners. She's demanding unspecified damages plus costs and expenses. Cohn's lawyer says the incident happened in March in an arcade area of the rink as she was getting ready to practice for a promotion with a New York Rangers minor league team. Cohn posted a picture on Twitter showing her stitched-up arm looking like a baseball. The rink hasn't returned a message seeking comment.

Kc Chiefs Mascot-Suit
The man who performs as the Kansas City Chiefs' mascot has reached a legal settlement over severe injuries he suffered last November while practicing a zip line routine. Lawyers for Dan Meers, better known as KC Wolf, announced the settlement yesterday — but say the terms prevent disclosure of the dollar amount or the parties involved. An attorney for Meers says the mascot is still recovering and is talking with the Chiefs about a modified role as KC Wolf in the future. Meers has performed as KC Wolf since the Chiefs adopted the mascot 24 years ago. He suffered what was described as a severe back injury Nov. 23 while practicing the zip line routine at Arrowhead Stadium.

Lye In Tea
The attorney for a woman who nearly died after unknowingly drinking lye-laced iced tea at a Utah restaurant says an employee at the eatery burned herself a month earlier on the same chemical cleaning compound. Lawyer Paxton Guymon says a former Dickey's Barbecue employee burned her tongue July 5. He says the woman stuck her finger in a sugar container and licked it to see if it contained any of the chemical cleaner. Guymon says he's appalled the South Jordan restaurant didn't get rid of the sugar container mixed with the lye before it ended up in the tea Jan Harding drank August 10. Dickey's Barbecue Restaurants has said the customer's injuries were an isolated incident.

No Handcuff Photos For Judge
A former Pennsylvania Supreme Court justice convicted of corruption has caught a break. A state appeals court has spared the ex-jurist the further embarrassment of having to write her court-ordered apologies to every judge in the state on photos of herself in handcuffs. The appeals court upheld the conviction of Joan Orie Melvin and said she still must write apologies to the state's judges. But it found the photo requirement served no legitimate purpose and was meant to "shame and humiliate her." Melvin was convicted of theft, conspiracy and other charges in 2013 for using court staff and other public workers to aid her campaign for a seat on the court. A judge ordered the photo taken after she was sentenced to three years of house arrest.

Teen-Swastika
An Oregon teenager who carved a swastika into another teen's forehead as he and others tortured the boy has been sentenced to 11 years in prison. In a Portland courtroom yesterday, 16-year-old Blue Kalmbach told the victim in a quiet voice that he was sorry for his actions. Kalmbach was the last of four teenagers to be sentenced in the case. Police and prosecutors say the teens spent the evening before the February attack considering ideas for torturing the 17-year-old victim. Before Kalmbach carved the swastika, they shot the victim with a BB gun, hit with him a bat and forced him to eat cat feces. The victim did not address the court, and bangs covered his forehead. His mother says the scar mostly has healed, but her son has nightmares.








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