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When the detonation of two pressure cooker bombs caught runners by surprise during the Boston Marathon on April 15, 2013, killing three and injuring 264 others, Americans were shocked by the carnage that Monday afternoon and the intensive manhunt that followed. Many of us still do not know how to respond to such a catastrophe, much less know how to react within the first few minutes when help is needed most.

But for first responders like Joseph O’Hare, deputy superintendent of dispatch operations at Boston EMS, it was second nature.

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Beaumont fire and police responded to a residential gas leak Wednesday, Aug. 21, that caught some businesses on Concord off guard.

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A 12-year-old boy in Port Arthur locked himself in a bedroom and called police when he heard strange noises outside his home Tuesday afternoon, Aug. 20. When police arrived, they arrested two men who were apparently attempting to burglarize the boy’s home.

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UPDATE: The missing teen from Vidor, 13-year-old Haily Breanne Benavidez, returned home, according to the Orange County Sheriff's Office.

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Officers with the Orange Police Department are currently investigating a burglary that occurred sometime between 5 and 10 p.m. Friday, Aug. 16, in the 1000 block of Clairmont Drive in Orange. 

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