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7033-7333 E Us 290 Hwy Eb - Traffic Hazard

ENTERPRISE TO 290 EB RAMP/E 290 EB TO ED BLUESTEIN RAMP | 30.322296 | -97.682591 | Traffic Hazard | Sat, 20 Jan 2018 10:25:18 GMT
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Police appeal for information after vulnerable man absconds from hospital

Metropolitan Police News (UK) - Sat, 01/20/2018 - 02:52
Police are appealing for help to find a vulnerable man who is missing from Wandsworth.
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507 ALLEN ST - Crash Urgent

E 5TH ST/HIDALGO ST | 30.254875 | -97.705641 | Crash Urgent | Sat, 20 Jan 2018 08:23:01 GMT
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CLEARED: N/B State Hwy.28 at Broadway-Road Reopened-at 3:13 AM-C/Kingston-Ulster Co. due to a truck accident

State - NY - NYALERT - Sat, 01/20/2018 - 02:16
N/B State Highway 28 at Broadway - Road Reopened - at 3:13 AM - C/Kingston - Ulster Co. due to a truck accident
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CLEARED: RTE 270 NB/SB has reopened from Lockport Rd to Hinman Rd following a disabled vehicle at 1:45am for up to 6 hrs, Niagara Co,

State - NY - NYALERT - Sat, 01/20/2018 - 01:56
CLEARED: RTE 270 Northbound/Southbound (Campbell Boulevard) has reopened from Lockport Road to Hinman Road in the Town of Lockport following the removal of a jackknifed tractor trailer, Niagara County.
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SPC Day 2 Fire Weather Outlook

Weather - Fire Weather - Sat, 01/20/2018 - 01:22
SPC Day 2 Fire Weather Outlook
Day 2 Fire Weather Outlook NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK 0120 AM CST Sat Jan 20 2018 Valid 211200Z - 221200Z ...CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER AREA FOR PORTIONS OF THE SOUTHERN PLAINS... ...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. ..Leitman.. 01/20/2018 ...Please see for graphic product... Read more
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SPC Day 1 Fire Weather Outlook

Weather - Fire Weather - Sat, 01/20/2018 - 01:21
SPC Day 1 Fire Weather Outlook
Day 1 Fire Weather Outlook NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK 0119 AM CST Sat Jan 20 2018 Valid 201200Z - 211200Z ...Synopsis... ...Southern High Plains... An upper trough will migrate eastward across the western U.S. to the central and southern Rockies by Sunday morning, resulting in strong height falls across the southern Rockies and adjacent High Plains during the latter half of the period. At the surface, a weak lee low will develop over CO during the afternoon and breezy conditions are forecast across eastern NM into western TX and OK. Above-normal high temperatures and low RH values are expected once again today. High temperatures will top out in the 70s and RH values in the 8-20 percent range. Sustained west-southwest winds around 15 mph with occasionally higher gusts are possible. Critical conditions, mainly across parts of east-central NM, may occur on a brief/spotty basis. ..Leitman.. 01/20/2018 ...Please see for graphic product... Read more
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RTE 270 NB/SB is closed from Lockport Rd to Hinman Rd due to disabled vehicle at 1:45 am for up to 6 hrs, Niagara Co,

State - NY - NYALERT - Sat, 01/20/2018 - 01:20
RTE 270 Northbound/Southbound (Campbell Boulevard) closed from Lockport Road to Hinman Road in the Town of Lockport due to a jackknifed tractor trailer at 1:45 am for up to 6 hrs, Niagara County.
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Uniting to Share Homeless Community’s Powerful Voice

Media - KXAS NBC5 DFW - Sat, 01/20/2018 - 00:41

On January 20 at Moody Performance Hall in the Dallas Arts District, the Dallas Chamber Symphony and the Dallas Street Choir will debut “Crossroads”, a piece written to amplify the voice of the homeless.

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Lawmakers Point Fingers Over Failure to Prevent Shutdown

Media - KXAS NBC5 DFW - Sat, 01/20/2018 - 00:35

Republicans and Democrats, predictably, blamed each other in the early hours of Saturday for the failure to prevent a federal government shutdown. Many government agencies had to cease operations when...

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Fort Worth Woman Last Seen With Suspected Killer Is Missing

Media - KXAS NBC5 DFW - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 23:39

A Fort Worth woman is missing, and her family says she was last seen with a man suspected of murder.

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Two Generations Send Valentines to Military Overseas

Media - KXAS NBC5 DFW - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 23:32

Students from Sachse High School volunteered time at Mustang Creek Estates retirement home to make Valentine's Day special for military serving overseas.

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Westchester Co, Port Chester Sewage Discharge, Long Island Sound

State - NY - NYALERT - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 23:27
Location of Discharge: 73 Fox Island Rd, Port Chester NY Additional Address Info: Sludge Force Main Break leaking to surface Name of Waterbody Affected: Long Island Sound Description of Discharge: sludge being pumped from Blind Brook WEEF to Port Chester WRRF Potential public area(s) impacted: It is unknown whether public areas were impacted Facility name: Port Chester WWTP, Facility ID: NY0026786 Date and Time of Discharge: Jan 19 2018 6:00PM Duration of Discharge: 1.0 hours ended. Reason for Discharge: Pipe Break: sludge force main from Blind Brook to Port Chester Volume or Rate of Discharge: 150 Gallons Per Minute (Estimated) Treated State of Discharge: Untreated Steps Taken to Cont
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Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo Celebrates Fiesta Night

Media - KXAS NBC5 DFW - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 23:27

The Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo is underway, and organizers are trying to attract a more diverse audience.

NHC Atlantic Tropical Weather Discussion

NWS Weather - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 23:16

AXNT20 KNHC 200516

Tropical Weather Discussion
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL
1216 AM 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 0000 UTC surface analysis and satellite imagery through
0515 UTC.


The trade wind flow in the southern Caribbean is expected to
increase during the next day or two, and these winds will reach
gale-force in about 30 hours near the coast of Colombia. A Gale
Warning is currently in effect for this area. See the latest NHC
High Seas Forecast under AWIPS/WMO headers MIAHSFEP2/FZPN03 KNHC
for more details.


The monsoon trough enters the Atlantic Ocean near 08N13W and
continues to 03N18W. The ITCZ begins near 03N18W and extends
westward to 01N38W. Scattered showers are noted along the ITCZ.



A pair of surface highs prevail across the southeast CONUS and
west Atlantic. With these, surface ridging extends across the
majority of the basin. To the west, a 1017 surface low is
centered over southern Texas, extending a trough along 96W.
Moderate to fresh anticyclonic are noted in scatterometer data
across most of the basin except near the surface trough. The low
is expected to dissipate this weekend when the system loses its
upper-level support. High pressure is expected to settle to the
east of the area for much of the weekend.


The southern end of a frontal boundary over the Atlantic is
analyzed as a stationary front that extends across the Caribbean
Sea from eastern Cuba, then becomes weak to just off the coast of
Honduras. Scattered showers prevail in the vicinity of the front
between 75W-85W. Similar activity lies south of 13N west of 80W
aided by upper-level diffluent flow. Fresh to strong northeasterly
winds are noted between 70W-82W, while moderate trades prevail
elsewhere. The trade wind flow to the east of the front is
expected to increase to gale-force near the coast of Colombia
this weekend as high pressure builds to the north of the area. See
the Special Features section for more details.


Partly cloudy skies and scattered showers prevail across the
island as a stalled front lies just to the west of the area.
This scenario will continue through the weekend. Fresh northeasterly
winds will continue over the Windward Passage for another day as
high pressure builds across the western Atlantic.


A cold front is moving over the central Atlantic from 31N50W to
22N67W, then becomes stationary from that point to 21N74W.
Moderate to fresh winds prevail along and west of the stationary
front, while gentle to moderate winds are noted near the cold
front. High pressure is building in the wake of the front across
the west Atlantic. To the east of the front, a surface trough
extends from 24N45W to 18N48W. Elsewhere, the Bermuda-Azores high
dominates the remainder of the central and eastern Atlantic.

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Westbound State Hwy. 183 Closed for Traffic Pattern Change

Media - KXAS NBC5 DFW - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 22:49

A traffic pattern change means the complete closure of a major westbound highway in Dallas County this weekend.

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Exotic Animals Seized in Texas to Be Rehabilitated in Wylie

Media - KXAS NBC5 DFW - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 22:04

A collection of exotic animals seized by Texas law enforcement officers this week are now being cared for in North Texas.

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Notice from DHS to American Samoa on REAL ID Enforcement

Dept. of Homeland Security News - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 20:59
Release Date: January 19, 2018

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

DHS Enforcing Critical Identification Requirements to Protect the Homeland

WASHINGTON – Beginning February 5, 2018, residents of American Samoa will no longer be able to use territory-issued driver’s licenses or identification cards to fly domestically, or enter federal buildings and military installations. On that date, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will begin enforcing compliance with the Real ID Act to better protect the American people.

American Samoa formerly had an extension that allowed federal agencies to continue to accept its driver’s licenses and identification cards. However, that extension expired on October 10, 2017, triggering a three month grace period before enforcement would begin on February 5, 2018. American Samoa has subsequently not been able to demonstrate a clear achievable plan for compliance as needed to receive a new extension. 

DHS continues to work with American Samoa on what actions it can take to receive a new extension. DHS has provided grants and offers technical assistance to support compliance with the REAL ID security requirements.


As a result of today’s decision, a driver’s license or ID issued by American Samoa (AS) will no longer be an acceptable document to board a federally-regulated commercial aircraft. American Samoa is the only state or territory that has not reached compliance or received an extension. As a result, starting February 5, 2018, American Samoan residents should bring to the airport an identity document acceptable to TSA. TSA provides a list of acceptable documents here

To allow for a smooth transition, between February 5, 2018 and May 6, 2018, TSA will provide assistance to American Samoans who arrive at an airport without an acceptable identification document. 

For federal buildings and military bases, REAL ID only affects locations where individuals are required to present an identification document for access. It does not require individuals to present identification where it is not otherwise required. When planning a visit to a Federal facility or military base, residents of American Samoa should contact the facility to determine what, if any, identification is needed for access.


Based on a recommendation of the bipartisan 9/11 Commission, REAL ID is a coordinated effort by the states and the federal government to inhibit terrorists’ ability to evade detection by using fraudulently-obtained driver’s licenses and identification cards. The REAL ID Act was passed by Congress in 2005, and is designed to ensure that people boarding a flight or entering a federal building are who they say they are.

REAL ID established minimum security standards for state-issued driver’s licenses and identification cards. This includes incorporating anti-counterfeiting technology, preventing insider fraud, and using documentary evidence and record checks to ensure a person is who he or she claims to be. It also prohibits federal agencies from accepting non-compliant licenses and identification cards for access to federal facilities, nuclear power plants, and commercial aircraft. The goal of REAL ID is to improve the reliability and accuracy of state-issued driver’s licenses and identification cards used for Federal official purposes.

Because of the potential for confusion about the REAL ID enforcement milestones, residents can use the following guidelines to be fully informed and prepared.

  • Be aware of changes to American Samoa’s status. You can check for updates on REAL ID compliance or extensions at
  • Read answers to frequently asked questions at
  • Bring identity documents to the airport that are acceptable for flying domestically. TSA provides a list of acceptable alternative documents at If you need to obtain a new form of ID, please allow sufficient processing time before you travel. For example, the current processing times for U.S. passports are 6-8 weeks for routine service and 2-3 weeks for expedited service.

DHS is working closely with American Samoa to implement their REAL ID requirements and stands ready to provide additional assistance as needed. The women and men of DHS will continue to work tirelessly to put protections in place to keep our country and our people safe.

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Topics:  Air, DHS Enterprise, Federal Building Security, Transportation Security, Verifying Identity Keywords:  dhs, REAL ID Act of 2005, TSA
Categories: Homeland Security

5300 S Ih 35 Sb - zSTALLED VEHICLE

SHELBY LN TO S IH 35 SB RAMP/S 35 SB TO WILLIAM CANNON RAMP | 30.199781 | -97.763170 | zSTALLED VEHICLE | Sat, 20 Jan 2018 02:29:00 GMT
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1609 E 11th St - Crash Urgent

COMAL ST/CONCHO ST | 30.267175 | -97.723731 | Crash Urgent | Sat, 20 Jan 2018 02:07:44 GMT
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