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Wellesley firefighters return Caribbean cruise tickets from 'Ellen' over ethics conflicts
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Thursday, January 16, 2014 2:48 AM EST
Four Boston area firefighters that talk show host Ellen DeGeneres rewarded with Caribbean cruise tickets for rescuing a dog from an icy river have had to return them because of conflicts with state ethics laws.
DeGeneres gave the firefighters the tickets and life vests Tuesday on her show for saving a golden retriever named Crosby. The dog chased a squirrel onto thin ice Dec. 22 and plunged into the Charles River.
The fire department allowed the show to pay for plane tickets to the taping. The firefighters can keep the vests.
Information from: The Boston Globe, http://www.bostonglobe.com