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I-95 Shut Down Due To Fires, A Indian River County Man Stealing From Church And A Pregnant Florida Firefighter

A pregnant Indian River County firefighter has received light duty assignment in order to keep herself safe and not risk losing her pregnancy due to the rigorous labor that firefighters must do in order to successfully maintain their skills and abilities required for the job. Nicole Morris, from Sebastian Florida has pleaded relentlessly for light duty and has finally received it, with the fire department desiring to keep her unborn child safe.

Pregnant FL Firefighter Granted Light Duty Assignment

Nicole Morris, a pregnant Indian River County firefighter who has been pleading for months for light duty, has finally been given the assignment.

WPTV reports that Morris, who is now 33 weeks pregnant, began asking Indian River County Fire Chief John King to help her protect her unborn child just months into her pregnancy.

She originally did not ask for light duty but rather a chance to max out the number of shifts she could exchange with other firefighters. She had hoped to work for those firefighters early in her pregnancy so they could in turn work for her after she gave birth, but only nine of 12 shift exchanges were approved by King. Original Article 

Police in Indian River county have arrested a man for trying to steal from his church’s donation drop box yet again. The man had to call police on himself when his arm became trapped in the box, with no one else to call for help, he ultimately ended up having to turn himself in. After admitting to stealing from the church multiple times, he was taken to jail for burglary. The patrol car came from Sebastian, FL.

This guy went to jail after getting his arm stuck in Florida church drop box

Police said Hinckley was a church employee who lived on the property. Police said he admitted to stealing money from the drop box on multiple occasions, as well as other church property.

Hinckley was taken to Indian River County Medical Center for treatment and then booked into jail on a burglary charge. Original Article 

A wildfire had caused I-95 to be shut down temporarily while firefighters tried to extinguish the fire in an attempt to clear out the smoke that was covering the highway. Indian River County firefighters battled with the flames from the brush fire and eventually were able to put it out, I-95 has since been reopened and is available to take for transport. A local rat removal company from Sebastian Florida assisted with the process.

I-95 Reopens in Fellsmere after being shut down due to heavy smoke from brush fire

Less windy conditions helped firefighters in Indian River County gain an upper hand in stopping a brush fire. Early Thursday morning the fire had spread to 400 acres and was 75% contained. The improving conditions allowed authorities to re-open I-95 early Thursday morning. News Source

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