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Illness Mystery: Three women become ill at different times


LEFT: Two fire trucks and two police cruisers responded to a report of a possible gas leak at
Goodwill or Dollar General in the Eastern Plaza, in Newport, on Friday, May 31. An ambulance
was called around 1:30 p.m., when an unidentified 19-year-old woman said she wasn't feeling
well. In the photo are, left, Sgt. Justin Vinson of the Newport Police Department; and Newport
Fire Department Chief Randy Ragan. Firefighters checked both businesses for carbon
monoxide leaks, but found none, according to one of the firefighters.

RIGHT:Checking for a gas leak at Dollar General is, left, NFD firefighter Aaron Hayes. With
him is Engineer Shawn Hudson.
Published: 8:42 PM, 05/31/2013 Last updated: 8:43 PM, 05/31/2013

Author: Nelson Morais
Source: The Newport Plain Talk

NEWPORT-Three women became ill at three different times of the day on Friday, May 31, in the Eastern Plaza, but the causes of the women's sicknesses were not determined and may have been coincidence.

Firefighters with the Newport Fire Department were called out at 1:30 p.m. after someone in the Goodwill Store in the shopping center called to say a woman had passed out, perhaps due to smoke or gas.

Two fire trucks and two police cruisers responded to the scene.

Reportedly, both Goodwill and Dollar General Stores were searched by firefighters, who found no smoke, no carbon monoxide and detected no gas leaks.

For more details, please see the weekend edition of the Newport Plain Talk.

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