Thursday, March 16, 2017

Retired Firefighter Chambers Still Missing


Investigators are combing for clues into the mysterious disappearance of a retired Dallas firefighter.

Michael Chambers, 70, was last seen Friday, March 10 in Hunt County.

Investigators are trying to figure out whether he left on his own or if he was forced to leave. According to KXAS, on Monday, authorities revealed a small amount of blood was found inside a shop next to his Quinlan home. The blood is currently being tested to see if an identity can be pulled from the sample.

Investigators believe he was in the shop at some point on Friday. He was gone by the time his wife returned at 7 p.m. Surveillance video shows him at a local Walmart at around 11 a.m.

Cash was found missing from the home.

Chambers worked as a Dallas firefighter for 36 years.

The former firefighter is 6 feet 3 inches tall and weighs 225 pounds. He is known to wear a Dallas Fire Department T-shirt and ball cap.

If you have any information about Mr. Chambers disappearance contact the Hunt County Sheriff's office at 903-453-6800. If you wish to remain anonymous call crime stoppers at 903-457-2929. You can also tip on-line through HuntCountyCrimeStoppers.com

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Woman's Headphones Explode During Flight


It's a travelers nightmare. A woman on a flight from Beijing to Melbourne said her headphones exploded while she had them on.

The woman said she was listening to music using a pair of her battery-operated headphones. About two hours into her flight while she was sleeping, she said she heard an explosion.

"As I went to turn around, I felt burning on my face," she told the Australian Transport Safety Bureau. "I just grabbed my face which caused the headphones to go around my neck.

She said she felt the burning and immediately took them off and threw them on the floor.

"They were sparking and had small amounts of fire," the woman said.

A flight attendant poured a bucket of water on the headphones to extinguish the fire. The battery and cover were melted and stuck to the floor of the plane.

The woman said there was a strong smell of melted plastic, burnt electronics and hair for the remainder of the flight.
"People were coughing and choking the entire way home," the woman said.

The batteries were likely the cause of the explosion, according to the ATSB.

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Source: ABC13

Man Killed Helping Woman Fix Flat Tire


A man is dead after a fiery crash in Dallas. Police say the man had stopped and helped a woman with a flat tire.

It was just after 10 p.m. when the unidentified man pulled out of the northbound lanes of Walton Walker, near Singleton, to help the disabled motorist.

Dallas Police Department Senior Corporal Tramese Jones says the man had just finished taking care of the tire and was putting his tools away. “The suspect, a 45-year-old black female, drove on the shoulder crushing the victim between his vehicle and the suspect’s Chrysler 200.”

The suspect’s car caught fire after hitting the man’s truck. The man who was helping with the flat tire was pronounced dead at the scene.

The suspect was taken to Parkland Hospital and later charged with Intoxication Manslaughter.

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Source: CBSDFW