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1411 West Ave - Crash Service

W 14TH ST/W 15TH ST | 30.278264 | -97.747621 | Crash Service | Sat, 20 Jan 2018 22:15:44 GMT
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Hope Valley Barracks

State - RI Police - Sat, 01/20/2018 - 14:30
MEDIA CONTACT: Captain Derek W. Borek, District "B" Commander, (401) 444-1014 At 10:00 AM, Troopers arrested Steven Chaffee, age 38, of 4 Wintucket Cove Path, Edgartown, MA, on an Affidavit and Arrest Warrant out of Barrington Police Department for Domestic Assault on Person over 60. Arrest was
Categories: Law Enforcement

500 E CESAR CHAVEZ ST - Crash Service

TRINITY ST/RED RIVER ST | 30.262107 | -97.740000 | Crash Service | Sat, 20 Jan 2018 19:54:47 GMT
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900 S Mopac Expy Nb - Traffic Hazard

BEE CAVES TO MOPAC NB RAMP/SPYGLASS TO MOPAC NB RAMP | 30.267993 | -97.777949 | Traffic Hazard | Sat, 20 Jan 2018 19:42:18 GMT
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SPC Day 2 Fire Weather Outlook

Weather - Fire Weather - Sat, 01/20/2018 - 13:41
SPC Day 2 Fire Weather Outlook
Day 2 Fire Weather Outlook NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK 0139 PM CST Sat Jan 20 2018 Valid 211200Z - 221200Z ...CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER AREA FOR PORTIONS OF THE SOUTHERN PLAINS... The overall forecast philosophy remains on track, with dangerous fire weather conditions (supporting rapid fire spread) becoming likely by Sunday afternoon. Model guidance continues to contain substantial uncertainty regarding eventual dryline position by Sunday afternoon. This forecast assumes a 21Z dryline position on the eastern extent of the most model solutions - extending generally along the I-35 corridor of Oklahoma and north Texas. The critical area has been expanded eastward to the US 81 corridor in Oklahoma and includes a few additional areas in western North Texas. The critical area has also been expanded southwestward into more of higher terrain of west Texas and the Transpecos. Westward extensions were also made in portions of the Texas South Plains and far eastern New Mexico. Despite somewhat cooler temperatures in these areas (around 45-50F), critical RH values and 20-30 mph westerly winds (with higher gusts) all support potential for rapid fire spread. See the previous discussion below for more information. ..Cook.. 01/20/2018 .PREV DISCUSSION... /ISSUED 0120 AM CST Sat Jan 20 2018/ ...Synopsis... ...Portions of the Southern Plains... The Rockies upper trough will continue eastward across the Plains on Sunday. Strong height falls and an intense midlevel jet will overspread the southern Plains and the lee surface low over CO will shift east across KS. A cold front will drop south-southeast, extending from central KS into northwest OK and the TX Panhandle by 00z Monday. High temperatures will be cooler than previous days, with afternoon temperatures topping out in the upper 40s to upper 50s across much of eastern NM into western TX. Warmer temperatures will shift east into Oklahoma and central TX however, where 60s to perhaps 70 degrees is forecast. Additionally, a very dry airmass will persist over the region and RH values will fall into the 10-25 percent range. The lowest RH values are expect from portions of southwest TX northeast toward the eastern TX Panhandle and western OK and critical fire weather conditions are expected in this area. Southwest winds will be quite strong, in the 20-30 mph range with higher gusts possible across a large area from eastern NM into western OK. This will result in a broad area of elevated to critical Sunday afternoon. ...Please see www.spc.noaa.gov/fire for graphic product... Read more
Categories: Weather

SPC Day 2 Fire Weather Outlook

Weather - Fire Weather - Sat, 01/20/2018 - 13:41
SPC Day 2 Fire Weather Outlook
Day 2 Fire Weather Outlook NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK 0139 PM CST Sat Jan 20 2018 Valid 211200Z - 221200Z ...CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER AREA FOR PORTIONS OF THE SOUTHERN PLAINS... The overall forecast philosophy remains on track, with dangerous fire weather conditions (supporting rapid fire spread) becoming likely by Sunday afternoon. Model guidance continues to contain substantial uncertainty regarding eventual dryline position by Sunday afternoon. This forecast assumes a 21Z dryline position on the eastern extent of the most model solutions - extending generally along the I-35 corridor of Oklahoma and north Texas. The critical area has been expanded eastward to the US 81 corridor in Oklahoma and includes a few additional areas in western North Texas. The critical area has also been expanded southwestward into more of higher terrain of west Texas and the Transpecos. Westward extensions were also made in portions of the Texas South Plains and far eastern New Mexico. Despite somewhat cooler temperatures in these areas (around 45-50F), critical RH values and 20-30 mph westerly winds (with higher gusts) all support potential for rapid fire spread. See the previous discussion below for more information. ..Cook.. 01/20/2018 .PREV DISCUSSION... /ISSUED 0120 AM CST Sat Jan 20 2018/ ...Synopsis... ...Portions of the Southern Plains... The Rockies upper trough will continue eastward across the Plains on Sunday. Strong height falls and an intense midlevel jet will overspread the southern Plains and the lee surface low over CO will shift east across KS. A cold front will drop south-southeast, extending from central KS into northwest OK and the TX Panhandle by 00z Monday. High temperatures will be cooler than previous days, with afternoon temperatures topping out in the upper 40s to upper 50s across much of eastern NM into western TX. Warmer temperatures will shift east into Oklahoma and central TX however, where 60s to perhaps 70 degrees is forecast. Additionally, a very dry airmass will persist over the region and RH values will fall into the 10-25 percent range. The lowest RH values are expect from portions of southwest TX northeast toward the eastern TX Panhandle and western OK and critical fire weather conditions are expected in this area. Southwest winds will be quite strong, in the 20-30 mph range with higher gusts possible across a large area from eastern NM into western OK. This will result in a broad area of elevated to critical Sunday afternoon. ...Please see www.spc.noaa.gov/fire for graphic product... Read more
Categories: Weather

Man Falls Down Ravine, Breaks Leg Running from Deputies

Media - KXAS NBC5 DFW - Sat, 01/20/2018 - 13:11


A man had to be rescued after he fell down a ravine running from sheriff's deputies Saturday morning.

Rte-9 NB Between Campus View Dr and Springwood Manor Dr has the right lane closed due to a Water Main Break at 1:05 pm in the T/O Colonie - Albany Co.

State - NY - NYALERT - Sat, 01/20/2018 - 12:42
Rte-9 NB Between Campus View Dr and Springwood Manor Dr has the right lane closed due to a Water Main Break at 1:05 pm in the T/O Colonie - Albany Co.
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Troopers arrest Texas men for weapons charges and DWI in a tractor trailer

State - NY Police - Sat, 01/20/2018 - 12:36

 

Troopers arrest Two Texas men for DWI and weapon charges after a traffic stop in the Town of Colonie.

Categories: Law Enforcement

2801-2851 S LAKELINE BLVD - Crash Urgent

RIDGELINE BLVD/PECAN PARK BLVD | 30.475347 | -97.810937 | Crash Urgent | Sat, 20 Jan 2018 18:36:04 GMT
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NHC Atlantic Tropical Weather Discussion

NWS Weather - Sat, 01/20/2018 - 11:43

000
AXNT20 KNHC 201743 RRA
TWDAT

Tropical Weather Discussion
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL
1242 PM EST Sat Jan 20 2018

Tropical Weather Discussion for North America, Central America
Gulf of Mexico, Caribbean Sea, northern sections of South
America, and Atlantic Ocean to the African coast from the
Equator to 32N. The following information is based on satellite
imagery, weather observations, radar and meteorological analysis.

Based on 1200 UTC surface analysis and satellite imagery through
1730 UTC.

...SPECIAL FEATURES...

Broad strong high pressure over the SW N Atlc waters will
continue to move eastward while slightly strengthening the next
two days. This is currently supporting fresh to near gale-force
winds in the south-central Caribbean waters with the strongest
winds being along the coast of NW Colombia. The pressure
gradient in this region is expected to slightly increase
tonight, thus leading to the development of gale-force winds
along Colombia. Gale winds are expected to continue through
Sunday morning, but remain in the strong to near-gale range
through Monday. See the latest NHC High Seas Forecast under
AWIPS/WMO headers MIAHSFEP2/FZPN03 KNHC for more details.

...MONSOON TROUGH/ITCZ...

The monsoon trough enters the Atlantic Ocean near 07N12W and
continues to 03N16W to 01N21W. The ITCZ begins near 01N21W and
continues along 01N40W to 01S50W. Scattered moderate rain showers
are from 01N to 06N between 10W-18W and within 175 nm either side
of the ITCZ.

...DISCUSSION...

...GULF OF MEXICO...

A broad surface ridge extends from the SW N Atlc waters across
Florida, the SE CONUS, into the Gulf and into inland Mexico. This
setting is providing the basin with light to moderate return
flow, except for locally fresh wind off the coast of Texas. A
middle to upper level low centered between Louisiana and
Mississippi extends a trough S-SW across the basin. To the east,
SW flow associated with the NW periphery of a ridge centered in
the south-central Caribbean supports diffluent flow, which is
supporting cloudiness and possible isolated showers across the E
Gulf, the Yucatan Channel and the Florida Straits. A weakness in
the ridge analyzed as a surface trough along the SE coast of
Florida into the Straits of Florida may enhance the shower
activity for the SE Gulf. Otherwise, low level moisture
convergence support isolated showers over Louisiana adjacent
waters as indicated by radar imagery. The next cold front will
come off the coast of Texas Monday morning, extend from the
Florida Big Bend SW to near Tuxpan, Mexico Tuesday morning and
then is expected to stall over South Florida to the central
Gulf waters Wednesday. Remnants of the front will lift N late on
Wed, with strong NE winds developing across the NW Gulf waters.

...CARIBBEAN SEA...

A broad middle to upper level ridge centered over the south-
central waters covers the Caribbean. Diffluent flow in the
western periphery of this ridge along with moderate to high low
level moisture support scattered showers within 175 nm west of a
surface trough that extends along Nicaragua, Costa Rica and
northern Panama adjacent waters. Isolated showers are elsewhere
west of 75W. The tail of a weakening stationary front extends
across the Windward Passage to near 18N80W supporting isolated
showers in that region and over portions of Hispaniola. Shallow
moisture in the trade winds may support scattered to isolated
showers across Puerto Rico and adjacent waters. Otherwise,
strong high pressure over SW N Atlc waters supports fresh to
near-gale force winds in the south-central basin, increasing to
gale-force off the coast of Colombia tonight through Sunday
morning. See the Special Features section for more details.

...HISPANIOLA...

Partly cloudy skies prevail across the island as the tail of a
weakening stationary front extends across the Windward Passage
towards western Jamaica adjacent waters. Isolated showers are
occurring along the northern half of the Island. Similar weather
conditions are forecast through Sunday morning as the front
dissipates. Fresh northeasterly winds will continue across the
Windward Passage through tonight and then it will limit to the
Atlc approaches as the ridge slides towards the central Atlc
waters.

...ATLANTIC OCEAN...

Strong high pressure covers the SW N Atlc waters being anchored
by a 1026 mb high near 29N72W. A weakness in the ridge is
analyzed as a surface trough along the SE Florida coast SW
towards the Straits of Florida. This surface feature in
underneath diffluent flow aloft between a trough over the Gulf
and a broad ridge covering the Caribbean Sea. This scenario
support cloudiness and possible isolated showers in the northern
Bahamas, the Great Bahama Bank and the straits. A broad middle
to upper trough over the north-central Atlc with base near 30N
continue to support a cold front that extends from 30N47W SW to
22N59W to 21N67W. From 21N67W, the front transitions to a
weakening stationary front that traverses the Windward Passage.
Scattered to isolated showers are N of 24N between 40W and 55W.
The remaining eastern Atlc is under the influence of the Azores
high that extends a ridge axis near 23N.
The front in the central Atlc will continue to weaken as it loses
support from aloft. A remnant surface trough is forecast in the
central waters by Monday morning. The next cold front will exit
the NE Florida coast Tuesday afternoon.

For additional information please visit
http://www.hurricanes.gov/marine

$$
Ramos
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Rte 3 Westbound between Hessel Road and County Rte 120 is closed due to Ice and Flooding in the T/O Ellisburg at 11:20 am - Jefferson County

State - NY - NYALERT - Sat, 01/20/2018 - 11:37
Rte 3 Westbound between Hessel Road and County Rte 120 is closed due to Ice and Flooding in the T/O Ellisburg at 11:20 am - Jefferson County
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CLEARED: Rte 5/20 EB-WB between Rte 414 Ovid St and Rumsey St (Seneca Falls) All lanes reopened at 12:30 PM from parade at 10:30 AM, Seneca County

State - NY - NYALERT - Sat, 01/20/2018 - 11:34
CLEARED: Rte 5/20 EB-WB between Rte 414 Ovid St and Rumsey St (Seneca Falls) All lanes reopened at 12:30 PM from parade at 10:30 AM, Seneca County. No unusual delays.
Categories: Current Incidents

UPDATE: Rte 5/20 EB-WB between Rte 414 Ovid St and Rumsey St (Seneca Falls) All lns remain clsd at12:15PM from parade at10:30AM for 2 more hrs, Seneca

State - NY - NYALERT - Sat, 01/20/2018 - 11:21
UPDATE: Rte 5/20 EB-WB between Rte 414 Ovid St and Rumsey St (Seneca Falls) All lanes remain closed at 12:15 PM from parade at 10:30 AM for 2 more hrs, Seneca County
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6406 Farmdale Ln - Crash Service

ABILENE TRL/FARMDALE CV | 30.214062 | -97.879232 | Crash Service | Sat, 20 Jan 2018 17:01:27 GMT
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4100 S Lamar Blvd Svrd Sb - Crash Urgent

S LAMAR BLVD SB/S LAMAR SB TO CAP TX NB RAMP | 30.235394 | -97.794503 | Crash Urgent | Sat, 20 Jan 2018 16:56:09 GMT
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Austin Use Of Force Policy Tells Officers To ‘Predict’ The Future

Law Officer - Sat, 01/20/2018 - 10:52

In what could well be the new crazy when it comes to use of force policy, the Austin (TX) Police Department is telling officers that they need to identify future force encounters in order to avoid them.

The policy is the result of a collaboration between police officials and community groups. Leaders for the grassroots Austin Justice Coalition submitted proposed language to the department last fall after researching policies among cities nationally.

Among that language is that officers must “anticipate potential force encounters and, where possible and warranted, to de-escalate them.”

This may sound great in theory until you read what that entails:

officers responding to incident calls, conducting stops pursuant to their patrol function, serving warrants, or transporting subjects,
shall attempt to gather information necessary to assist them in identifying potential force encounters. In doing so, officers should query others (dispatch, other officers, supervisors, computer networks and other sources of information) concerning factors which may indicate
that a threat exists at the scene or that one or more persons they anticipate encountering may be unwilling or unable to comply with their lawful directives. Relevant information/factors may include:

(a) the circumstances prompting the call/stop/warrant/transportation and any ongoing facts concerning it

(b) which individuals are known or believed to be on the scene, including one or more subjects, witnesses, bystanders (including children), law enforcement, and other responders, such as other officers, specialized units (including Crisis Intervention Teams (CIT) or Critical Incident Negotiation Teams (CINT)), Fire/EMS , or other medical personnel, Child Protective Services (CPS), interpreters, etc.

(c) the physical environment at the scene, including whether it is secure or expected to be secured upon arrival.

I could continue but I won’t…..considering there isn’t enough pain medication to numb what is in this policy.

Ultimately, I know what is going on here.  An interim Police Chief is cowering down to the demands of a social group that has zero police experience and this is exactly what agencies will get when that happens…..a policy so confusing with what an officer has to do, I’ll be surprised if another person is stopped in Austin for fear of having to use force and being judged by this policy language.

To the unknown eye, the language in this policy seems harmless until you know what some will do with it.  Can you imagine the next deadly force incident in Austin.

The same social group that demanded the policy change will go through it with detail and begin an assault on the agency.  It won’t matter if the bad guy pulled a gun on a cop, the only thing that will matter is that in section 1.d of the policy, the responding officers didn’t research the address or the suspect or the area to determine whether a gun may be involved and if they would have done said research, they would have not approached the suspect but rather stayed behind cover and tried to “de-escalate” his erratic behavior.  After all, it’s all so easy to do in the split seconds of a life and death decision.

In short, officers with the Austin Police Department will be held accountable for not being psychic and this is exactly what the United States Supreme Court warns all of us about in Graham v. Connor (1989).  “Hindsight 20/20 Vision” is prohibited when evaluating police force encounters and that is exactly what this policy will encourage others to do.

You may call me crazy but we have seen this all too often.  Remember when PERF said that although the DOJ cleared Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson in the deadly force encounter with a violent felon, Wilson should have done more.  He should have never approached the robbery suspect surmised the brain trust at PERF because that “escalated” the situation.

Yes, why didn’t we know that.  Police need to stop being police and no one will ever have to use force.  Although the crime in communities will be off the chart but who cares right?

Admittedly I didn’t see the big deal in these policy changes myself until a recent seminar I attended called “Courageous Leadership for Law Enforcement” talked in detail about what Major Travis Yates called “Courageous Policy.”  He detailed numerous agencies and officers that had suffered because they went away from what the Supreme Court says on the issue of force and attempted to detail out every possible scenario.

Ultimately, when the lives of cops are at risk, they will use deadly force despite the demands to be a psychic and because of the cowardice of some police leaders, those same cops will go from fighting for their life to fighting for their job.

 

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Categories: Law Enforcement

TX FIRE APPARATUS STRUCK ON THE HIGHWAY

Firefighter Close Calls - Sat, 01/20/2018 - 10:38

A Terrell Fire Department engine was struck on Interstate 20 Friday night while working a separate crash.

Firefighters were working a crash on Interstate 30 near mile marker 498, with the engine positioned to block for emergency responders, when it was struck by another vehicle.

Two members of the Terrell Fire Department were in the engine when it was struck and were uninjured, according to fire officials.

The driver of the vehicle that struck the engine was transported to an area hospital with unknown injuries.

“This is another opportunity to remind you to pay attention to emergency vehicles on the roadway,” read a statement on the department’s Facebook Page. “Slow down and change lanes while emergency vehicles are stopped on the roadway.”

Categories: Fire Service, Safety

8312 Burrell Dr - Crash Urgent

BECKETT ST/VILLANOVA DR | 30.358492 | -97.721182 | Crash Urgent | Sat, 20 Jan 2018 16:34:34 GMT
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Rte 3 Westbound between Hessel Road and County Rte 120 is closed due to Ice and Flooding in the T/O Ellisburg at 11:20 am - Jefferson County

State - NY - NYALERT - Sat, 01/20/2018 - 10:21
Rte 3 Westbound between Hessel Road and County Rte 120 is closed due to Ice and Flooding in the T/O Ellisburg at 11:20 am - Jefferson County
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