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FEMA - Photos - Fri, 10/20/2017 - 18:43

Marathon, FL, October 20, 2017, FEMA Disaster Field Office (DFO) is equipped with a range of assistive technology to help disaster survivors. FEMA DFOs are a full service mobile office. There are now 4 Disaster Field Offices open in the Florida Keys - Islamorada, Marathon, Big Pine Key and Key West. FEMA/Bill Koplitz

Big Pine Key DFO

FEMA - Photos - Fri, 10/20/2017 - 18:43

Big Pine Key, FL, October 20, 2017, A FEMA sign helping people find the Disaster Field Office (DFO) at Big Pine Key. FEMA DFOs are a full service mobile office set up to help disaster survivors. There are now 4 Disaster Field Offices open in the Florida Keys - Islamorada, Marathon, Big Pine Key and Key West. FEMA/Bill Koplitz

Marathon DFO FEMA worker

FEMA - Photos - Fri, 10/20/2017 - 18:43

Marathon, FL, October 20, 2017, FEMA Disaster Field Office (DFO) worker Angela Singleton helps a disaster survivor with housing assistance after Hurricane Irma. FEMA DFOs are a full service mobile office set up to help disaster survivors. There are now 4 Disaster Field Offices open in the Florida Keys - Islamorada, Marathon, Big Pine Key and Key West. FEMA/Bill Koplitz

Marathon DFO

FEMA - Photos - Fri, 10/20/2017 - 18:42

Marathon, FL, October 20, 2017, FEMA Disaster Field Office (DFO) worker Tammi Thilson helps a disaster survivor with housing assistance after Hurricane Irma. FEMA DFOs are a full service mobile office set up to help disaster survivors. There are now 4 Disaster Field Offices open in the Florida Keys - Islamorada, Marathon, Big Pine Key and Key West. FEMA/Bill Koplitz

Big Pine Key DFO

FEMA - Photos - Fri, 10/20/2017 - 18:42

Big Pine Key, FL, October 20, 2017, FEMA Disaster Field Office (DFO) workers Linda and Emily in Mitigation. Linda is speaking with a disaster survivor after Hurricane Irma. FEMA DFOs are a full service mobile office set up to help disaster survivors. There are now 4 Disaster Field Offices open in the Florida Keys - Islamorada, Marathon, Big Pine Key and Key West. FEMA/Bill Koplitz

FEMA mobile DFO

FEMA - Photos - Fri, 10/20/2017 - 18:42

Big Pine Key, FL, October 20, 2017, A FEMA Disaster Field Office (DFO) mobile truck which contains satellite communication and laptop computers. FEMA DFOs are a full service mobile office set up to help disaster survivors. When there is no physical address FEMA is equipped with mobile solutions like this one at the Big Pine Key Community Center. There are now 4 Disaster Field Offices open in the Florida Keys - Islamorada, Marathon, Big Pine Key and Key West. FEMA/Bill Koplitz

SBA at Big Pine Key

FEMA - Photos - Fri, 10/20/2017 - 18:42

Big Pine Key, FL, October 20, 2017, SBA Sherry Lavelle is working from the FEMA Disaster Field Office (DFO) to help survivors with low interest loans. FEMA DFOs are a full service mobile office set up to help disaster survivors. There are now 4 Disaster Field Offices open in the Florida Keys - Islamorada, Marathon, Big Pine Key and Key West. FEMA/Bill Koplitz

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FEMA - Photos - Fri, 10/20/2017 - 18:42

Big Pine Key, FL, October 20, 2017, FEMA Disaster Field Office (DFO) worker Brian Delacruz helps a disaster survivor after Hurricane Irma. FEMA DFOs are a full service mobile office set up to help disaster survivors. There are now 4 Disaster Field Offices open in the Florida Keys - Islamorada, Marathon, Big Pine Key and Key West. FEMA/Bill Koplitz

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FEMA - Photos - Fri, 10/20/2017 - 18:42

Islamorada, FL, October 20, 2017, Disaster Field Officer (DFO) Manager Alan Comedy Jr. speaks with a staff member at the Islamorada office. FEMA DFOs are a full service mobile office set up to help disaster survivors. There are now 4 Disaster Field Offices open in the Florida Keys - Islamorada, Marathon, Big Pine Key and Key West. FEMA/Bill Koplitz

UNT Working to Retain More Black Male Students

Media - KXAS NBC5 DFW - Fri, 10/20/2017 - 18:42


The University of North Texas is taking on a troubling statistic. The school found that it is retaining just over 73 percent of its African American male students. But several campus groups are trying to make a...

Photo Credit: NBC 5 News

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FEMA - Photos - Fri, 10/20/2017 - 18:42

Big Pine Key, FL, October 20, 2017, FEMA Disaster Field Offices (DFO) are equipped with a range of assistive technology to help disaster survivors communicate. FEMA DFOs are a full service mobile office. There are now 4 Disaster Field Offices open in the Florida Keys - Islamorada, Marathon, Big Pine Key and Key West. FEMA/Bill Koplitz FEMA/Bill Koplitz

Michigan State Police Director Loses Pay for Facebook Post on NFL Protests

Police Magazine - Fri, 10/20/2017 - 18:42

The director of the Michigan State Police will lose five days of pay for sharing a Facebook post that called NFL players who kneel during the national anthem "anti-American degenerates," Gov. Rick Snyder said Thursday.

The penalty was disclosed in the second of two statements released by Snyder, who also announced a strategy to "review the culture of state government," reports the Associated Press.

Col. Kriste Kibbey Etue has been under fire since Sept. 24 when she shared a meme on her personal Facebook page that called NFL players who kneel during the national anthem "millionaire ingrates who hate America and disrespect" soldiers and veterans.

She has apologized, but hasn't publicly explained why she shared it.

Snyder already had said he wasn't going to fire Etue. She will lose just under 2% of her pay. Etue still must work during the five days.

"Colonel Etue posted something on social media that was inappropriate. ... The colonel has served honorably as an enlisted trooper for 30 years, and I hope we can come together as Michiganders to move forward and find common ground, rather than rehash past mistakes," the Republican governor said.

 

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FEMA Disaster Recovery Centers to open in Humacao and Mayagüez

FEMA - News - Fri, 10/20/2017 - 18:33

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – Two FEMA/Government of Puerto Rico Disaster Recovery Center (DRCs) will open in Puerto Rico on Saturday, October 21.  One is in Humacao and the other in Mayagüez. 

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Hundreds March for "Day of the Girl"

Media - KXAS NBC5 DFW - Fri, 10/20/2017 - 18:30


Young girls marched through downtown Fort Worth Friday to celebrate Day of the Girl. Their walk was organized to empower young women and show them that their voices should be heard.

Photo Credit: NBC 5 News

Video: Police Say Las Vegas Safer After Operation Cripples Area Gang

Police Magazine - Fri, 10/20/2017 - 18:29

VIDEO: Police Say Las Vegas Safer After Operation Cripples Area Gang

Las Vegas-area police and federal law enforcement agencies have crippled a longtime area gang, indicting most of its members in a state racketeering case, the first in Nevada targeting an entire organization, authorities said.

Operation Spartan Fist netted 21 suspects in connection with two murder cases, several attempted murder incidents, drug trafficking and robbery, Clark County Assistant Sheriff Tom Roberts said Thursday. They may also be linked to a third murder, reports the Las Vegas Sun.

Roberts refused to name the gang, which originated in North Las Vegas and has been operating in the valley since the 1990s, saying he wanted to avoid giving it notoriety and publicity.

The gang operated in North Las Vegas and the northeast valley but was trying to expand, officials said.

"Las Vegas is a safer place today with these individuals behind bars, and we want to send a strong message to gang members who live in Las Vegas and those who come to Las Vegas and believe they can conduct criminal activity without impunity," said Roberts, who was flanked by local and federal officials as a slideshow of mug shots, weapons and drugs flashed on a screen.

Las Vegas Metro Police posted a video of the press conference announcing the bust on Facebook.

 

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Video: Police Say Las Vegas Safer After Operation Cripples Area Gang

Sensitive - Gangs - Fri, 10/20/2017 - 18:29

VIDEO: Police Say Las Vegas Safer After Operation Cripples Area Gang

Las Vegas-area police and federal law enforcement agencies have crippled a longtime area gang, indicting most of its members in a state racketeering case, the first in Nevada targeting an entire organization, authorities said.

Operation Spartan Fist netted 21 suspects in connection with two murder cases, several attempted murder incidents, drug trafficking and robbery, Clark County Assistant Sheriff Tom Roberts said Thursday. They may also be linked to a third murder, reports the Las Vegas Sun.

Roberts refused to name the gang, which originated in North Las Vegas and has been operating in the valley since the 1990s, saying he wanted to avoid giving it notoriety and publicity.

The gang operated in North Las Vegas and the northeast valley but was trying to expand, officials said.

"Las Vegas is a safer place today with these individuals behind bars, and we want to send a strong message to gang members who live in Las Vegas and those who come to Las Vegas and believe they can conduct criminal activity without impunity," said Roberts, who was flanked by local and federal officials as a slideshow of mug shots, weapons and drugs flashed on a screen.

Las Vegas Metro Police posted a video of the press conference announcing the bust on Facebook.

 

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Petition to Stop Potential Lake Corridor Grows Strength in Collin County

Media - KXAS NBC5 DFW - Fri, 10/20/2017 - 18:28


Homeowners around Lake Lavon are petitioning a potential Lake Corridor, which is one of several options Collin County leaders will soon consider ahead of an expected population boom.

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2017-10-20: More unique prescribed burns planned for week of October 23 (Fall 2017 Prescribed Burns Prescribed Fire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Fri, 10/20/2017 - 18:17
Flagstaff, Arizona — Several prescribed burns are planned next week near Munds Park on the Flagstaff Ranger District and seven miles southeast of Mormon Lake on the Mogollon Rim Ranger District most of these prescribed burns will be used to introduce fire in the habitat of the Mexican spotted owl. The 1,200-acre Sawmill project is scheduled to begin Tuesday evening at approximately 5 p.m. and is located on the Mogollon Rim Ranger District about six miles southeast of Mormon Lake on the east side of Lake Mary Road. The Munds Park and Coyote Park projects are planned to begin Tuesday evening on the Flagstaff Ranger District on the east side of Interstate 17 immediately south of the community of Munds Park and also one mile north of Munds Park and will eventually cover more than 1,900 acres in total over the three nights. The Sawmill and Coyote Park prescribed burn projects will treat areas that are listed as Mexican Spotted Owl Protected Activities Centers (PACs). Each burn will be...

Media Advisory: Veronica Darden and Justin Smith Memorial Services and Media Staging Areas

State - NC Police - Fri, 10/20/2017 - 18:16
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Motorcade for Vegas Officer Killed at Concert Passes Shooting Site

Police Magazine - Fri, 10/20/2017 - 18:13

Traffic on the Las Vegas Strip paused for a moment Friday as a blocks-long police motorcade passed the site where an off-duty officer was among 58 people killed in the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history, reports the Associated Press.

People crowded pedestrian bridges over Las Vegas Boulevard in the casino corridor as a phalanx of more than 50 police motorcycles led a pickup truck bearing the flag-draped casket of Officer Charleston Hartfield to a church in Henderson.

About 100 people, most taking photos and video, watched the motorcade pass the Mandalay Bay resort and the site of the Oct. 1 massacre.

 

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