59
      Tuesday
      67 / 56
      Wednesday
      84 / 59
      Thursday
      80 / 58

      Mayor seeks federal aid to save firefighter jobs

      Fall River Mayor Will Flanagan said Tuesday he's looking for federal help to prevent firefighter layoffs.

      He's trying to get a federal grant, and has contacted several senators and representatives in Congress for help.

      The mayor says 60 firefighters could be laid off.

      A federal grant that saved the department five years ago is starting to run out.

      Union leaders fear the cuts could put the city at risk.

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