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Abou-Arab enters no plea on drug charges

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The Toledo man accused of setting a fire that killed two Toledo firefighters appeared in court on drug charges Monday.

Mud Hens planning special tribute to fallen heroes on opening day Video included

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The biggest day of the baseball season in Toledo is two days away. There will be extra meaning added to this year's Mud Hens opener. The team will honor two Toledo firefighters killed in the line of duty back in January.

Cedar Creek donates furniture in honor of fallen heroes Video included

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Cedar Creek church is donating more than $7,500 to the Toledo Fire Department to furnish Fire Station 3 once it is finished being remodeled.

Workers sport tribute stickers in honor of fallen firefighters Video included

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Wednesday marks two months since Toledo lost two heroes in firefighters Steven Machcinski and Jamie Dickman, but even two months later, there are reminders they will never be forgotten.

Jamie Dickman's sister says family thankful for all the community has done Video included

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Earlier this year Toledo lost two heroes in a fire on Magnolia Street. Firefighters Jamie Dickman and Steve Machinski were killed in the line of duty.   As you can imagine, these have been some trying times for the family.

Abou-Arab appears in 2 courtrooms on list of charges

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The man accused of two Toledo firefighter deaths appeared in two courtrooms Thursday on two sets of charges.

Fundraiser for fallen firefighters canceled, TPD investigating

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The event was to be held this Saturday at the International Boxing Club in Toledo. Just days beforehand, the organizer decided to cancel the event.

Abou-Arab's case postponed to Thursday

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The man accused of setting a fire that killed two Toledo firefighters was supposed to appear in court Monday on drug charges, but his case was continued. His son, however, did face a judge.

Benefit concert at Kalahari Friday to support fallen firefighter's family

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On Friday night, there will be a benefit concert and memorial to raise funds for Jamie Dickman's family.

Firefighter to run Glass City Marathon in gear for fallen heroes

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When Brian Hackenburg gets ready for a run, he has a routine: He takes his boots off and puts on his bibs, coat, air tank and helmet.

New charges filed against Abou-Arab

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There are new charges against Ray Abou-Arab, the man accused of intentionally setting the fire that killed two Toledo firefighters back in January.

Local events honor fallen heroes 1 month later

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It has been one month since the deaths of Privates Stephen Machcinski and James Dickman. The community is coming together to honor the fallen heroes on the one-month anniversary of their deaths.

Abou-Arab pleads not guilty in TFD deaths

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The man charged with multiple counts of aggravated murder and aggravated arson in the deaths of two Toledo firefighters has entered a plea of not guilty.

Fallen firefighter’s classmate selling shirts for his family

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It's been just under one month since Toledo firefighters James Dickman and Stephen Machcinski died in the line of duty, and people in the community are still coming together to remember the fallen heroes and help their families.

TFD class graduates without fallen brother

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The Toledo Fire Department welcomed 47 new firefighters to their ranks on Friday, but it should have been 48.

TFD to graduate firefighter class Friday, honor fallen brother

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Toledo's 2013 fire class will honor their fallen brother, James Dickman, at their graduation ceremony Friday.

Bob Evans holding fundraiser for fallen Toledo firefighters

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Bob Evans Restaurants in Toledo and surrounding locations will be holding a fundraiser for Private Stephen Machcinski and Private James Dickman, who were killed in the line of duty.

Downtown Toledo pizza restaurant raises $10,000 with firefighter fundraiser

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Downtown Toledo restaurant PizzaPapalis threw its support behind the families of privates Stephen Machcinski and James Dickman, who died in the line of duty last month.

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Two week continuance granted for case of man charged in Toledo firefighter deaths

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A 2-week continuance has been granted in the case of Ray Abou-Arab, who has been charged with multiple counts of aggravated arson and aggravated murder in the death of two Toledo firefighters.

Building owner charged in firefighters' deaths to be arraigned Tuesday

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The man charged with intentionally setting a fire that killed two Toledo firefighters will be in court Tuesday morning.

Toledo bar owners selling memorial T-shirts to benefit fallen firefighters

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A group of bar owners are organizing an effort to help one of the families affected by the loss of two Toledo firefighters by selling memorial T-shirts.

Fallen firefighters honored at Whitmer basketball game

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Fallen firefighter Stephen Machcinski was a 1989 graduate of Whitmer High School. At Friday night's basketball game, he was honored, as well as James Dickman.

Fence goes up around arson scene, TFD works on healing

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Toledo Police have pulled their officers from standing guard over what's left of the apartment building on Magnolia Street where firefighters James Dickman and Stephen Machcinski died.

Businesses still pulling for Toledo firefighters

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Businesses in the Toledo area are still stepping up to show support for the Toledo Fire Department, and the families of fallen firefighters Stephen Machcinski and James Dickman.

Celebrity chef brings meal to Toledo firefighters

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The Zac Brown Band brought an audience to the Huntington Center for a concert on Wednesday, but his visit to Toledo became about more than just a performance when he sent his personal chef over to feed some Toledo firefighters.

Granite City to hold fundraiser for fallen firefighters

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Granite City Food & Brewery will hold a three day fundraiser for the fallen Toledo firefighters next week.

Bond set at $5 million for apartment owner charged in Toledo firefighter deaths

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Ray Abou-Arab appeared in court Monday morning, where he was arraigned on two counts each of aggravated arson and aggravated murder in the death of two Toledo firefighters.

Toledo firefighters move towards normalcy after tragedy

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During the past week, many people have talked about how "Monday will come" for Toledo firefighters following the deaths of Stephen Machcinski and James Dickman.

'Feed Our Toledo Firefighters' mission continues

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In the wake of the loss of two Toledo firefighters Toledo resident Jamie Armstrong began to organize an effort to feed Toledo firehouses for a week. After a successful week, Armstrong and other volunteers are extending their efforts another week.

TFD chief , mayor thank community at press conference

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Toledo Mayor D. Michael Collins at a press conference Monday said that the city has gone through one of the most "traumatic" and "gut-wrenching" experiences it has seen in years with the loss of two firefighters.

Final public memorial held at St. Patrick's church

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The now familiar sound of bagpipes and drums filled this space where so many that they didn't even know gathered to reflect and remember James Dickman and Steven Machcinski and all of the events of the past week.

Toledo firefighters say last of two goodbyes to fallen brothers

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A procession from the funeral home to the Erie Street Market was held Saturday for fallen firefighter Steven Machcinski.  Several off-duty firefighters and civilians came out to show support.

Apartment building owner charged with murder, arson in deaths of Toledo firefighters

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The owner of the apartment building that caught fire Sunday has been arrested and charged with two counts each of aggravated arson and aggravated murder, after two Toledo firefighters died from their injuries.

Toledo Walleye raise money for TFD, honor firefighters

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The Toledo Walleye will be paying tribute to Toledo's fallen heroes.

Witness describes hearing garage door open seconds before Sunday's flames

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On the day of the fire that resulted in the deaths of two Toledo firefighters, one witness described what she heard as the fire began.

Visitation, processions continue Friday for fallen firefighters

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On Friday, friends and family are gathering once again for two Toledo firefighters who died in the line of duty Sunday. Visitation will take place for James Dickman and Stephen Machcinski, as well as two large processions.

Firefighters from nationwide show support at Last Alarm memorial service

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Various fire departments from all over the state, country, and even Canada came to Toledo to show their support for Toledo Fire & Rescue's two fallen heroes Thursday.

Local firefighters fill in for TFD to attend memorial for fallen brothers

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Several local fire departments lent a helping hand to Toledo Fire and Rescue during the Last Alarm Memorial Service for Stephen Machcinski and James Dickman, the two firemen who lost their lives battling a blaze in north Toledo on Sunday.

Memorial service for fallen firefighters at SeaGate Centre Thursday

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Arrangements for two Toledo firefighters who died in the line of duty are slowly being released. A Last Alarm Service at the SeaGate Centre will honor the fallen heroes Thursday night.

TPS to honor two fallen heroes

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All around Toledo you can see an outpouring of supporting for fallen firefighters James Dickman and Stephen Machcinski, and now Toledo Public Schools is finding ways to show their support.

Download the Toledo Fire Last Alarm Service program

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Firefighters from around the country and community members will gather to remember Stephen Machcinski and James Dickman with a Last Alarm Service Thursday evening.

Former TPD chief Navarre reaches out to Fire Chief Santiago

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If there is someone who knows the challenges Toledo Fire Chief Louis Santiago is facing in the aftermath of two firefighters being killed in the line of duty, it's Oregon Police Chief Mike Navarre.

Fallen firefighter's family makes generous move in wake of tragedy

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As two broken-hearted families prepare to say goodbye to their heroes in coming days, others are stepping up to make sure they have help getting by in the future.

United Way postpones event for TFD memorial

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In respect to the two fallen Toledo firefighters who paid the ultimate sacrifice and their families, United Way of Greater Toledo has postponed the Celebration of Giving, Celebration of Caring on Thursday, January 30.

Wife of TPD detective killed in line of duty reaches out to firefighters

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Danielle Dressel knows all too well what he families of two Toledo firefighters killed in the line of duty on Sunday are going through. Dressel's husband Keith, a Toledo Police Detective, was shot and killed in north Toledo in 2007.

Survivor of deadly 1961 fire remembers lost TFD brothers

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The last time the Toledo Fire Department has had to deal with the loss of multiple firefighters in one incident was over 50 years ago.

'Feed Our Toledo Firefighters' coordinating meals after tragedy

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A Toledo woman is hoping to coordinate a community effort to provide meals for Toledo's firefighters in wake of the weekend's tragedy.

Child's small sign of support can make big difference to firefighters

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If you're looking for activities because you're stuck in the house with the kids, there may be something you could do to make someone's day.

Lucas County Coroner releases cause of death of firefighters

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According to a coroner's report, Privates Stephen Machcinski and James Dickman died of thermal burns and exposure to carbon monoxide.

Fellow firefighter remembers Stephen Machcinski Video included

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As the Toledo Fire Department's Pipe and Drum core rehearsed for the upcoming funerals of Privates Stephen Machcinski and James Dickman Tuesday, one of the group's leader remembered time he spent with Machcinski.

Perkins Twp. Fire Department: Dickman born to be a fireman Video included

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The Glass City continues to mourn the loss of two Toledo firefighters after they were killed in the line of duty Jan. 26, 2014. But other communities are grieving, including Perkins Township, where one of the firefighters first started.

TFD deaths hit hard for Fremont firefighters

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News of the deaths of two Toledo firefighters Sunday has spread across the country, and it's hitting close to home for firefighters in Fremont.