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Fort Worth Race, Culture Task Force to Hold Town Hall

Media - KXAS NBC5 DFW - 5 hours 33 min ago


The football field isn't the only place where the issue of race relations is taking center stage. Fort Worth's newly formed Task Force on Race & Culture is preparing to host one of its first big town hall...

SP Lyons - Woman gets arrested for unlawful possession.

State - NY Police - 5 hours 36 min ago
On September 22, 2017, Troopers arrested Briah A. Rawlings, 18, of Lyons, New York for unlawful possession of marijuana.
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7000-blk N Sh 130 Nb - COLLISION

FM 969 RD TO N SH 130 NB RAMP/N SH 130 NB TO HOG EYE RAMP - COLLISION - Mon, 25 Sep 2017 18:28:15 GMT
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The Milli Fire is 100% contained (Milli Fire Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - 5 hours 36 min ago
The Milli Fire is 100% contained. Continued closure of Highway 242 will be in place while forest, fire and ODOT officials work together to remove danger trees from the

Last chance to nominate a hero for Dynarex’s First Responder Caring Award

EMS-1 Products - 5 hours 39 min ago
Deadline for entries is September 30th ORANGEBURG, N.Y. — Dynarex, a leading medical products brand and provider of disposable medical products, is acknowledging its appreciation for and commitment to first responders through the 2017 “First Responder Caring Award.” Dynarex would like to recognize a first responder or department who in 2017, has demonstrated the essence of caring or ...
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Suspect Charged in Shooting of Virginia Sheriff's Deputy

Officer.com - 5 hours 39 min ago
Trevor D. Ewers was charged by Virginia State Police with malicious wounding of a law enforcement officer, using a firearm in a felony and possessing a firearm as a felon,
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Fm 2222 Rd / Mount Bonnell Rd - Traffic Hazard

- Traffic Hazard - Mon, 25 Sep 2017 18:23:07 GMT
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2508 E Riverside Dr - Crash Urgent

WILLOW CREEK DR/E RIVERSIDE EB AT PLEASANT TRN - Crash Urgent - Mon, 25 Sep 2017 18:19:46 GMT
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Body Camera Video Released in Fatal Boise Officer-Involved Shooting

Officer.com - 5 hours 49 min ago
The Boise Police officers involved in the March 17 fatal shooting of a man in Hulls Gulch were ‘completely justified’ in their actions, according to Blaine County Prosecutor Jim J. Thomas.
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Orleans Complex Fire Update (Orleans Complex Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - 5 hours 51 min ago
ORLEANS, California, September 25, 2017 (https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5430/). This is the 63rd day of the Orleans Complex fires. Current Fire Situation: The Orleans Complex total acreage is unchanged at 27,276 acres. The Haypress Fire, the largest in the complex, is 91% complete. The other fires within the complex are 100% complete. As of Sunday evening September 24, 2017, fire suppression operations have been completed. Fire crews are focusing on suppression repair and backhauling equipment. Resources that are no longer needed are being demobilized from the incident. Safety: Fire personnel would like to remind the public that hunting season has started. Contact your local ranger station for current hunting information. Motorists traveling on State Highway 96 are cautioned that there will still be numerous firefighting vehicles and heavy equipment on the roadway. Please drive with care. Weather: Temperatures are expected to rise approximately 5 degrees per day and...

SPC Day 2 Fire Weather Outlook

Weather - Fire Weather - 5 hours 57 min ago
SPC Day 2 Fire Weather Outlook
Day 2 Fire Weather Outlook NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK 0106 PM CDT Mon Sep 25 2017 Valid 261200Z - 271200Z The previous outlook remains on track and no changes are needed. See discussion below for more details. ..Leitman.. 09/25/2017 .PREV DISCUSSION... /ISSUED 0300 AM CDT Mon Sep 25 2017/ ...Synopsis... The persistent upper-level trough over the western CONUS will begin to break down during this forecast period, with a cutoff upper-level low forming in the vicinity of the lower CO River Valley. Modestly enhanced northerly mid- to upper-level flow of 35-45 kt is forecast to continue over much of CA. Surface high pressure will remain present over portions of the Pacific Northwest and Great Basin regions along with warm/dry conditions. ...Portions of the Sacramento Valley and Adjacent Coastal Ranges of Northern CA... Elevated fire weather conditions are likely once again Tuesday afternoon across portions of the Sacramento Valley and adjacent Coastal Ranges of northern CA. Diurnal heating and vertical mixing should promote an increase in northerly surface wind speeds approaching 15 mph along with RH values decreasing into the 10-20% range, supporting an elevated designation across this region. ...Portions of Southern CA... Elevated fire weather conditions will be likely across portions of southern CA, particularly Tuesday morning, with elevated conditions possible again early Wednesday morning. The surface pressure gradient is forecast to be maximized during these periods, bringing sustained offshore surface winds around 15-20 mph across the area, with stronger gusts possible in higher elevations. Locally critical fire weather conditions appear possible for a brief period Tuesday morning, given the combination of strong winds, lowered RH values around 10-15%, and dry fuels. However, these conditions are not expected to occur for more than 3 continuous hours, and therefore no critical area has been introduced. ...Please see www.spc.noaa.gov/fire for graphic product... Read more
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SPC Day 2 Fire Weather Outlook

Weather - Fire Weather - 5 hours 57 min ago
SPC Day 2 Fire Weather Outlook
Day 2 Fire Weather Outlook NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK 0106 PM CDT Mon Sep 25 2017 Valid 261200Z - 271200Z The previous outlook remains on track and no changes are needed. See discussion below for more details. ..Leitman.. 09/25/2017 .PREV DISCUSSION... /ISSUED 0300 AM CDT Mon Sep 25 2017/ ...Synopsis... The persistent upper-level trough over the western CONUS will begin to break down during this forecast period, with a cutoff upper-level low forming in the vicinity of the lower CO River Valley. Modestly enhanced northerly mid- to upper-level flow of 35-45 kt is forecast to continue over much of CA. Surface high pressure will remain present over portions of the Pacific Northwest and Great Basin regions along with warm/dry conditions. ...Portions of the Sacramento Valley and Adjacent Coastal Ranges of Northern CA... Elevated fire weather conditions are likely once again Tuesday afternoon across portions of the Sacramento Valley and adjacent Coastal Ranges of northern CA. Diurnal heating and vertical mixing should promote an increase in northerly surface wind speeds approaching 15 mph along with RH values decreasing into the 10-20% range, supporting an elevated designation across this region. ...Portions of Southern CA... Elevated fire weather conditions will be likely across portions of southern CA, particularly Tuesday morning, with elevated conditions possible again early Wednesday morning. The surface pressure gradient is forecast to be maximized during these periods, bringing sustained offshore surface winds around 15-20 mph across the area, with stronger gusts possible in higher elevations. Locally critical fire weather conditions appear possible for a brief period Tuesday morning, given the combination of strong winds, lowered RH values around 10-15%, and dry fuels. However, these conditions are not expected to occur for more than 3 continuous hours, and therefore no critical area has been introduced. ...Please see www.spc.noaa.gov/fire for graphic product... Read more
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Shots Fired After Philadelphia Police Officer Sees Red Dot

Officer.com - 6 hours 4 min ago
A Philadelphia police officer responding to a call for assistance Saturday night noticed a red dot of light on his shirt, leading him to believe that he was being targeted by a firearm fitted with a laser.
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How Texas cops are combating elder abuse

Police One - 6 hours 8 min ago

Author: the Office of Justice Programs' National Institute of Justice (NIJ)

By Becky Lewis TechBeat Magazine

According to the National Institute on Aging, most infants born in the United States in 1900 did not live past the age of 50, and life expectancy at birth now exceeds 83 years. Although often referred to as the “Golden Years,” for many individuals over age 65, they’ve become the “Vulnerable Years,” as diminished physical and mental capacity make them more susceptible to abuse, both financial and physical.

In Houston and Harris County, Texas, steps are being taken to lessen that vulnerability.

Funded by a Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) grant, the new Harris County Senior Justice Assessment Center brings together a multi-disciplinary team that includes the Houston Police Department, the Harris County Sheriff’s Office, Harris County Protective Services, the district attorney’s office, the Area Agency on Aging, Harris County Health Services, the University of Texas Health Services, and others.

Realizing that the senior population lacked cohesive services and that agencies often worked parallel investigations on the same cases with no coordination, the stakeholders came together to assemble a grant proposal. Using child-focused centers and a similar seniors’ program in California as a model, the Senior Justice Assessment Center creates defined roles and establishes processes and procedures that include determining if a crime has been committed, assessing the client’s mental capacity and ensuring physical safety. The various stakeholders work together to create and implement plans tailored to each client’s needs.

“One thing I think is great about this program is we have the state, the county and the city all acting as partners,” says Barbara Lopez, program manager for the center. “We all work in different fashions to create a good outcome.”

Because of the difficulties involved in investigating cases of elder abuse, it takes all of these varying players to create that good outcome, according to Capt. Bill Staney of the Houston Police Department’s Mental Health Division: “Often, they’re underreported, and even when they are reported, many of the victims no longer have the full mental capacity to understand what’s happening to them. It really takes a multi-disciplinary approach that includes looking at finances and documenting medical findings in order to make a case.”

An officer from the Mental Health Division serves as a coordinator within the HPD, working with other divisions such as the Special Victims Unit and the Burglary and Theft Division. In addition to working to educate investigators about the program and issues involved in elder abuse, Staney’s division will also help set up forensic interviews of center clients, as needed.

According to Lopez, the initial client group mainly reported financial crimes, as well as some physical assaults.

“With some cases, we will need to get a capacity assessment, and other clients have already been deemed incapacitated,” Lopez says. “The idea is for the center to bring everyone together: law enforcement, prosecution, the guardian if there is one, a psychiatrist if needed, possibly a nurse for a physical or forensic exam, and any other agency that might provide needed social services. We’ll talk about what we need to do and establish a timeframe for actions.”

“We hope to create a safe environment where we can interview victims in conjunction with individuals who have the proper medical training and know how to communicate with this population,” Staney says. “This will help us get the information we need to conduct a successful investigation without upsetting the clients.”

For more information on the Houston Police Department’s participation in the Harris County Senior Justice Assessment Center, contact Capt. Bill Staney at (832) 394-4210 or William.staney@houstonpolice.org.


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Two Texas Police Officers Injured in Crash

Officer.com - 6 hours 9 min ago
Two officers were injured Sunday afternoon in a traffic crash as they responded to a road rage call.
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Brentwood St / N Lamar Blvd - Crash Service

- Crash Service - Mon, 25 Sep 2017 17:51:41 GMT
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American Ridge Fire Closure update (Norse Peak Fire Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - 6 hours 13 min ago
Description of Area Closure: Starting at the junction of State Route 410 and a location approximately one mile northeast of Lodgepole Campground head directly south along the west section line of Section 25, Tl 7N. R.11 E.; continue onto the west section line of Section 36 to its Southwest comer; head directly east along the south section line of Section 36, T. l 7N. R.11 E. to the Northwest comer of Section 5, T. l 6N. Rl 2E.; follow the west section line of Section 5, T. l 6N. Rl 2£. directly south to its southwest corner; follow the south section line of Section 5, T. l 6N. R l 2E. due east to its junction with the northwest corner of Section 9, T.16N. R. l 2E.; head directly south along the west section line of Section 9, T.16N. R.12E. to its Southwest comer; follow the south section line of Section 9, T.16N. R.12E. east 2.5 miles to the its junction with the William 0. Douglas Wilderness boundary; continue approximately 2 miles in a northeast direction along the William 0....

9600-BLK FM 812 RD - COLLISN/ LVNG SCN

CREEDMOOR RD/S FM 973 RD - COLLISN/ LVNG SCN - Mon, 25 Sep 2017 17:47:35 GMT
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8501 N Mopac Expy Svrd Nb - Crash Service

N MOPAC NB TO 8500 MOPAC RAMP/N MOPAC NB TO RESEARCH RAMP - Crash Service - Mon, 25 Sep 2017 17:47:08 GMT
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Buck Fire Update September 25 (Buck Fire (CA) Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - 6 hours 19 min ago
Buck Fire Update September 25 Media Contacts: Carol Underhill cunderhill@fs.fed.us P: (530) 226-2494 Released by: Mark Thibideau mthibideau@fs.fed.us (530) 628-0151 Status Acres Burned: 4,850 Cause: Lightning Date/Time Reported: September 12, 2017 Time Reported: 6:45 p.m. Percent Confined: 62% Percent Contained: 38% Resources Crews: 11 Engines: 24 Helicopters: 3 Dozers: 16 Water Tenders: 7 Total Resources Assigned: 457 personnel Current Fire Situation: Yesterday’s fire behavior was moderate with occasional single tree torching. Fire continued to back down into drainage’s and consume the majority of 1/4 to 3 inch dead fuels. Large limbs above 3 inches to 9 inch logs continue to fully consume. To the north, the fire has reached the Forest Service Road 28N10 from White Rock Campground to Grasshopper Flat Campground. Engines and crews patrol the road looking for any spot fires that may cross the road. Fire crews have begun and will continue to implement tactics...

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