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Violence at American sports stadiums becoming all too common

I remember once thinking the ultimate in absurdity was the story from Europe about people getting mauled in a soccer riot after a 0-0 tie. But how about getting shot, possibly for wearing the wrong shirt, at an exhibition football game? Here in the new world, we have no room to question others’ sanity at [...]

Looking for answers after out of control football game

Wing Walker Dies After Fall at Air Show

<script type=”text/javascript” src=”http://video.foxnews.com/v/embed.js?id=1122650084001&w=466&h=263″></script><noscript>Watch the latest video at <a href=”http://video.foxnews.com”>video.foxnews.com</a></noscript> A stunt wing walker died Sunday after falling 200 feet at an air show in southeastern Michigan, officials said. Technical Sgt. Dan Heaton, a spokesman at Selfridge Air National Guard Base, said wing walker Todd Green was trying to move from a plane to a helicopter [...]

Indiana State Fair stage collapse: 5 dead; singer relates horror

    The death toll has risen to five in the stage collapse at the Indiana State Fair in which 45 people were also injured. The main stage collapsed on a crowd waiting for a Sugarland performance Saturday night at the Indianapolis fair after being blasted by winds as strong as 60 to 70 mph, [...]

Guide to surviving outdoor summer concerts

It is summer concert season, which in Arizona often means long hours in the unforgiving sun with triple-digit temperatures and very little in the way of shade. Not only does that make for an uncomfortable experience, it can be dangerous if you don’t take the right precautions. (The Bonnaroo Festival in Tennessee reported two heat-related [...]

Ambulance New Brunswick ready for anything at U2 concert

Four mini-ambulances, as well as paramedics on foot, bicycle will be at tomorrow’s show By Eric Lewis Times & Transcript Staff With every major concert that has passed through Moncton in the last few years, the many organizations and people that make up the emergency response teams have become a bigger, better co-ordinated machine, an [...]

Ke$ha’s band member heads to hospital after Miami show

The constant grind of life on the road may be catching up with one of Ke$ha’s band mates. After a performance in Miami, the singer’s two tour buses pulled up to the emergency room at University of Miami’s hospital Sunday night, where a member of her band needed medical attention, reports TMZ. The 24-year-old singer’s [...]

Over 250 Treated for Heat Illness at Monmouth Park ‘Warped Tour’ Concert

Waiting ambulances were put to work when many in a concert crowd of 13,000 began fainting. Emergency responders have reported treating more than 250 persons for heat exhaustion during a concert at Monmouth Park racetrack Sunday afternoon. An unspecified number were transported to nearby hospitals. Mike Bascom, the Monmouth County EMS Coordinator, said that event [...]

Mon County Opens Mobile Command Center To Help With MountainFest

<SCRIPT type=”text/javascript” src=”http://www.bimvid.com/js?d=a1443d1e4461b5af2c3b669ddfd1f63bf7c4fc9a&h=264&w=320&id=535917&ref=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.wdtv.com%2Findex.php%2Fhome%2Flocal-news%2F7911-mon-county-opens-mobile-command-center-to-help-with-mountainfest”></SCRIPT>       With the events kicking off at MountainFest, Emergency Responders have taken a few extra steps to make sure this weekend’s events go off without a hitch. Between 60,000 and 70,000 people are expected to be in Morgantown this weekend for MountainFest, making this one of the largest events to [...]

Concert goers in NJ fall ill in the heat

CAMDEN, N.J. – July 21, 2011 (WPVI) — Several people attending the Warped Tour concert in Camden were taken to the hospital after falling ill in the extreme heat. The concert began at 11:00 a.m. Thursday at the Susquehanna Bank Center and continued into the evening. Paramedics had a busy day responding to medical calls [...]