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San Francisco Police Officer's Kidney Donation Helps Save More Than One Life

Officer.com - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 15:07
San Francisco Police Officer Anna Cuthbertson donated a kidney this week to a stranger, and in the process set off a chain reaction that made it possible for eight other people to receive lifesaving kidney transplants.
Categories: Law Enforcement

SP Machias - Man arrested for DWI and UPM

State - NY Police - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 15:03
On November 12, 2017, Troopers arrested Michael A Berardi, 23 of Hornell, NY for DWI and Unlawful Possession of Marihuana.
Categories: Law Enforcement

How Harvey Impacted One Texas 9-1-1 System

EMS-1 Major Incidents - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 15:02

JEFFERSON COUNTY, Texas (KFDM) — According to Port Arthur's public information officer, the city's dispatch center has six 9-1-1 lines. If a seventh call comes in, that call automatically rolls over to central dispatch in Nederland where there are five 9-1-1 stations.

If there's an overflow there, the next rollover is to the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office.

But when Harvey hit, thousands of 9-1-1 calls were coming in and overloading the system.

In Port Arthur, many of the calls went unanswered as dispatchers faced a flood of 9-1-1 calls as high water from Tropical Storm Harvey invaded Southeast Texas homes.

"The phones were relentless," said dispatch supervisor Kim Moore. "We answered phones all day, continuously. Once you hung up from one call, another one was coming in. They were calling Port Arthur, nobody was answering." Read more...

Categories: EMS

UPDATE: Brooklyn, Kings, Sewage Discharge, Coney Island Creek

State - NY - NYALERT - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 15:00
Location of Discharge: Shore Pkwy, Brooklyn, NY 11214, USA Additional Address Info: Outfall located near W15th Street & Coney Island Creek Name of Waterbody Affected: Coney Island Creek Description of Discharge: Potential public area(s) impacted: It is unknown whether public areas were impacted Facility name: NYCDEP Owls Head WWTP, Facility ID: NY0026166 Date and Time of Discharge: Sep 28 2017 1:00PM Duration of Discharge: 1225.0 hours ongoing. Reason for Discharge: Other: Homes were found to be illegally connected to a storm sewer tributary to Outfall OH-021 Volume or Rate of Discharge: 0.42 Gallons Per Minute (Estimated) Treated State of Discharge: Untreated Steps Taken to Contain D
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​ Suspicious death in Muswell Hill

Metropolitan Police News (UK) - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 15:00
Detectives are investigating the suspicious death of a woman in Muswell Hill
Categories: UK - Law Enforcement

Ohio police honor those involved in rescuing wounded sergeant

Police One - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 14:56

By Malcolm Hall The Repository, Canton, Ohio

LAKE TOWNSHIP, Ohio — Teamwork and dedication at their best could be one way to describe the response to the shooting of police Sgt. David White on a July evening.

White, a member of the Uniontown Police Department, survived four gunshot wounds he suffered July 9 as he responded to a domestic violence call. As a result of the shooting, White was rushed to Summa Akron City Hospital.

During the Uniontown Police Department's awards ceremony, those who had a hand in rescuing the police sergeant — from his police partner, to Uniontown Fire Department paramedics and emergency dispatchers — received awards Thursday night. The ceremony was held in the West Wing banquet hall of Hartville Kitchen restaurant.

While the Police Department holds this awards ceremony annually, "a big part of it this year will be (about) this incident that happened in July," said Chief Harold Britt of the Uniontown Police Department. "He won't be back to work for another four or five months. He wants to go out on his own terms. It depends on the next couple surgeries how soon he comes back. He is a tough guy. If it wasn't for his partner and the Fire Department, he probably wouldn't be with us."

During the encounter, the perpetrator who shot White, Ryan Probst, 28, was killed during the exchange of gunfire with police.

Uniontown Police Department is under authority of Lake Township Board of Trustees.

White, 59, also was at the awards banquet. He received a purple heart medal and a medal of valor. The other police officer who arrived at the domestic violence scene received a medal of valor. He placed a tourniquet on White's arm and applied gauze material to the wounded sergeant's stomach to slow the bleeding. For security purposes, that officer requested his name be withheld.

"I was hoping to be back April 1," White said. "I got a bunch of hernias in my stomach from all the surgeries."

Other receiving awards for the rescue work involving White included three members of the Uniontown Fire Department: Assistant Chief Derek Shaffer, Lt. Jason Hamblin, Al Johnson and Jonathan Swansiger. Two dispatchers with Nimishillen Township-based CenCom (Central Communications), Chris Peterson and Jason Kroah, also received awards.

"I was at home, I responded from home," Shaffer said, recalling that evening. "It still chills to think about it. It was one of our guys. When the radio went off, and I heard that, I knew that I had to get there."

White remains uncertain if and when he will resume his law enforcement duties. A lot rests on how upcoming surgeries go.

"They said if it is reconstructive surgery, I probably would have to retire." White said. "But you know what, looking back, I probably wouldn't have done anything different."

White was accompanied by his wife, Robin, and 16-year-old daughter, Olivia.

"I am still worried for him," Robin White said. "He needs another surgery. Hopefully, we get through that."

Township Trustee John Arnold was out of the area and not at the police awards banquet. When, contacted Arnold expressed his thoughts on the performance of the Uniontown safety forces.

"I talked to the guys involved, and I couldn't be more proud," Arnold said. "We are really blessed that David White made it through. That is the most dangerous thing, a domestic violence. They walked into a hornet's nest and they are lucky to come out alive."

©2017 The Repository, Canton, Ohio


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CLEARED: I-81 NB at Exit 18, Adams St., Harrison St. (Syracuse), exit ramp re-opened @ 3:45 PM from an accident @ 3:15 PM, Onondaga County

State - NY - NYALERT - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 14:45
CLEARED: I-81 NB at Exit 18, Adams St., Harrison St. (Syracuse), exit ramp re-opened @ 3:45 PM from an accident @ 3:15 PM, Onondaga County Delays May Exist
Categories: Current Incidents

U.S. - EU Statement Following the U.S. - EU Justice and Home Affairs Ministerial Meeting

Dept. of Homeland Security News - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 14:29
Release Date: November 17, 2017

For Immediate Release
Office of the Press Secretary
Contact: 202-282-8010

WASHINGTON – On 17 November 2017, the U.S - EU Ministerial Meeting on Justice and Home Affairs took place in Washington, D.C. The meeting reaffirmed the importance of the long standing partnership between the United States and the European Union in addressing common threats to security, and of practical outcomes of this cooperation.

The United States, hosting the meeting, was represented by Attorney General Jeff Sessions and by Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Elaine C. Duke.

The European Union was represented by the Commissioner for Migration, Home Affairs and Citizenship Dimitris Avramopoulos, the Union Security Commissioner Julian King, Estonia's Minister of Justice, Mr. Urmas Reinsalu, and the Minister of Interior, Mr. Andres Anvelt on behalf of the Presidency of the Council of the European Union.

The United States and the European Union discussed their shared efforts to combat terrorism. The discussion focused specifically on the importance of operational cooperation and effective information sharing. The two sides noted the importance of collecting, using, and sharing airline passenger information, including Passenger Name Record (PNR) data, to detect and disrupt threats, and discussed the state of play of the implementation of the EU PNR framework, which will be in place by April 28, 2018. Further, the two sides discussed progress in the implementation of joint measures to address threats from terrorism to aviation security and to raise the baseline for global aviation security. The issue of U.S.-EU cooperation in combating terrorism financing and money laundering, including within the Financial Action Task Force, was also emphasized. The EU side gave an update on its rules on beneficial ownership transparency, in line with G20 conclusions.

The two sides exchanged views on action to jointly counter the misuse of the internet for terrorist purposes, in cooperation with multiple stakeholders, including the private sector and civil society. The European Union provided updates regarding increased efforts to counter the use of the internet for terrorist purposes under the umbrella of the EU Internet Forum. The United States and the European Union agreed on the need to jointly address cybersecurity and counter cybercrime and, in this context, took note of the conclusions of the 14 November U.S. - EU Cyber Dialogue.

The two sides discussed the importance of ensuring swift cross-border access by law enforcement authorities to electronic evidence, in line with their respective legal provisions. In that respect, the two sides agreed to continue their regular dialogue, in order to update each other on legislative and judicial developments.

The United States and the European Union reaffirmed the need to counter the production and trafficking of cocaine and illicit opioids, including fentanyl and its analogues. Both sides noted good examples of joint U.S. – EU operations in this area, and welcomed their practical results.

The United States and the European Union noted the progress in cooperative discussions towards reciprocal and secure visa-free travel under their respective legal frameworks.

Underlining the progress made and the continued need to face terrorism and crime together, the United States and the European Union remain committed to continue common work and meet again in the first half of 2018 in Sofia, Bulgaria.
 

Acting Secretary Duke pictured with Attorney General Jeff Sessions, Estonian Minister of Justice Urmas Reinsalu, Estonian Minister of Interior Andres Anvelt, EU Commissioner for Migration and Home Affairs Dimitris Avramopoulos, EU Commissioner for Security Union Julian King, EU DG JUST Director General Tiina ăstola, Bulgarian Minister of Interior Valentin Radev, Bulgarian Minister of Justice Tsetska Tsacheva, and EUROPOL Director Rob Wainwright. (DHS Official Photo/ Jetta Disco)

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Topics:  Preventing Terrorism Keywords:  Acting Secretary Elaine Duke, aviation security, countering terrorism, information sharing
Categories: Homeland Security

6201 Burleson Rd - Traffic Impediment

BURLESON RD TO STATION/MONTOPOLIS DR | 30.205682 | -97.716830 | Traffic Impediment | Fri, 17 Nov 2017 20:28:59 GMT
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6515 S IH 35 SVRD NB - Crash Service

E WILLIAM CANNON TO 35 NB RAMP/E WILLIAM CANNON DR | 30.190349 | -97.770032 | Crash Service | Fri, 17 Nov 2017 20:25:47 GMT
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I-81 NB at Exit 18, Adams St., Harrison St. (Syracuse), exit ramp is closed due to accident @ 3:15 PM for up to 2 hours, Onondaga County

State - NY - NYALERT - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 14:19
I-81 NB at Exit 18, Adams St., Harrison St. (Syracuse), exit ramp is closed due to accident @ 3:15 PM for up to 2 hours, Onondaga County
Categories: Current Incidents

Off-Duty Chicago Officer Stabbed while Driving Crashes into School Bus

Police Magazine - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 14:01

An off-duty Chicago police officer was stabbed while driving a car Friday morning on the South Side, causing her to hit a school bus, according to police. 

The officer, 47, was stabbed in the head in a domestic attack and taken in serious condition to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, where she was stabilized, police said.

A child on the bus was taken to Jackson Park Hospital complaining of a headache, the Chicago Tribune reports.

 

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Manhunt for Baltimore Cop Killer Continues, Reward Increased to $190K

Police Magazine - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 14:01

Several dozen officers congregated in West Baltimore on Friday morning where authorities continue to search for the gunman responsible for the death of Baltimore Police Detective Sean Suiter, shot on duty Wednesday night.

Meanwhile, the reward for information about the suspect has increased yet again, the Baltimore Sun reports.

Rewards totaling nearly $190,000 are being offered by authorities for information leading to the arrest of the suspect sought in the killing of the detective. Anne Arundel County added a $20,000 reward for information to the total that reached $169,000 on Thursday following a $100,000 commitment from Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan.

In an email to Baltimore media Friday morning, department spokesman T.J. Smith wrote, in part: “the crime scene near Bennett Place remains very active.”

 

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Video: 2 Children Killed in Crash Involving Los Angeles County Sheriff's SUV

Police Magazine - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 14:01

VIDEO: 2 Children Killed in Crash Involving Los Angeles County Sheriff's SUV

Two children were killed and their mother was critically injured in a crash involving an on-duty Los Angeles County Sheriff's SUV Thursday evening.

The crash was called in about 7:25 p.m. after the SUV and two other vehicles collided in an intersection on the border of East L.A. and Boyle Heights.

The two deputies were responding to an emergency call of a gunshot victim when the SUV was involved in the crash, Los Angeles Police Department Capt. Alfonso Lopez said.

The SUV collided with another vehicle and was sent off the roadway where it struck three pedestrians, later determined to be a mother and her two boys, the Los Angeles Police Department stated in a news release Friday. The boys were 7 and 9 years old.

Both deputies were hospitalized with minor injuries, KTLA TV reports.

 

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Off-Duty Chicago Officer Stabbed while Driving Crashes into School Bus

Police Magazine - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 14:01

An off-duty Chicago police officer was stabbed while driving a car Friday morning on the South Side, causing her to hit a school bus, according to police. 

The officer, 47, was stabbed in the head in a domestic attack and taken in serious condition to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, where she was stabilized, police said.

A child on the bus was taken to Jackson Park Hospital complaining of a headache, the Chicago Tribune reports.

 

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Two men found guilty of murdering Dean Pascal-Modeste

Metropolitan Police News (UK) - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 13:54
Dean died after being attacked by a group of males in Mottingham at 15:45hrs on Friday, 24 February.
Categories: UK - Law Enforcement

One Week Remains for Homeowners, Renters and Businesses in Florida to Apply for Disaster Assistance

FEMA - News - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 13:49

ORLANDO, Fla. – Just one week remains for Florida homeowners, renters or business owners who sustained property damage or loss caused by Hurricane Irma to register and apply for federal disaster assistance.

The deadline to register for assistance from FEMA and to apply for low-interest disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is Friday, Nov. 24, 2017.

Language English
Categories: Emergency Management

Help Remains after Disaster Recovery Center Closes in Matagorda County

FEMA - News - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 13:40

AUSTIN, Texas – A State of Texas/Federal Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in Bay City will close permanently at 6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 17, 2017. However, help is just a mouse click, phone call or a tap on the FEMA app away.

The center is at the following location:

Matagorda County
Bay City Civic Center
201 Seventh Street
Bay City, TX 77414

Language English
Categories: Emergency Management

Shooting Incident Arrest

State - NY Police - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 13:36
State Police - Riverside arrest a Southampton man involved in a shooting incident on the Shinnecock Indian Reservation in Southampton, NY.
Categories: Law Enforcement

Michigan Sheriff's K-9 Struck by Car and Killed

Police Magazine - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 13:30

A newly trained Antrim County (MI) Sheriff's K-9 was killed last Friday when he was struck by a car.

Ori, a 16-month-old German shepherd, was killed during a training exercise in Kalkaska County. His handler was practicing off-lead obedience with the dog when Ori was struck by a car.

Antrim County was given a $17,250 donation in August to establish a K-9 program for the county and partnered with Mid-Michigan Kennels for Ori’s purchase in Europe, the Record-Eagle reports.

 

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