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Labor Day weekend has a special significance for alligator hunters in Mississippi. A few days into the start of this year's hunting season, a record-setting 756-pound gator was caught by Robert MahaffeyMore >>
Labor Day weekend has a special significance for alligator hunters in Mississippi. A few days into the start of this year's hunting season, a record-setting 756-pound gator was caught by Robert Mahaffey of Brandon in the first weekend of the season.More >>
EVANSVILLE, IN (WFIE) -
consider a man from Indiana, who went to New Orleans as a volunteer in the
recovery efforts after Hurricane Katrina, to be the last victim of the deadly
Brown, 54, of Oakland City, IN, was a firefighter for 35 years. His call to
public service took him to southeast Louisiana in 2005 following Katrina. While
there, he was able to provide help. However, he sustained an injury that would
ultimately cost him his life.
wife said he was searching a chemical plant, which led to a deadly injury.
a chemical got in the bottom of his shoe," she said. "But, they work
like 12 hours a day and the more he walked and more of that chemical went
through. It ate through his shoe and caused a sore in the bottom of his
The sore led
to an infection that ended up costing Brown his leg. Brown was a diabetic, and
just this month, complications from both the infection and the disease took his
have written emails and letters to the White House in hopes President Barack
Obama will honor him as the last victim of Hurricane Katrina.