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12-24-2017 Daily Update Thomas Fire (Thomas Fire Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Sun, 12/24/2017 - 09:00
December 24, 2017 7:00AM Start Date: December 4, 2017 Cause: Under Investigation Size: 273,400 acres Containment: 70% (The containment estimate was posted incorrectly yesterday due to a typo. We apologize for any confusion this has created.) Personnel: 1,586 Structures Destroyed: 1,063 Structures Damaged: 280 Current Situation: The fire line from Ventura to Santa Barbara is contained and secure. Even though fuels in the fire area remain critically dry, with shorter days and lack of significant winds, no forward progress of the fire is expected. Firefighters are building upon previous gains by strengthening established containment lines adjacent to communities and other infrastructure. Mop up operations along the fire perimeter and active patrol are ongoing. Repair work is underway to mitigate impacts from fire suppression activity. Firefighting crews and aircraft remain available to address flare-ups or new fire starts in the area. Smoke seen yesterday near Tule Creek was from a...

Three Hospitalized After Car Crash in Arlington

Media - KXAS NBC5 DFW - Sun, 12/24/2017 - 08:34

Three people are in the hospital after a crash along Interstate 30 near Ballpark Way in Arlington.

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4-Hour: Albany County, Watervliet, Permitted CSO Discharge, Hudson River

State - NY - NYALERT - Sun, 12/24/2017 - 08:19
Location of Discharge: West Bank of Hudson River Additional Address Info: 5 Permitted CSOs along bank of Hudson River Name of Waterbody Affected: Hudson River Description of Discharge: Permitted CSO Discharge Potential public area(s) impacted: The following public areas were potentially impacted: Other: All River Related Access Facility name: Watervliet Combined Sewer Overflows, Facility ID: NY0030899 Date and Time of Discharge: Dec 23 2017 12:00AM Duration of Discharge: 24.0 hours ended. Reason for Discharge: Weather Conditions: Rain Event Volume or Rate of Discharge: 200 Gall
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State Police investigate fatal motor vehicle crash on the Taconic State Parkway in East Fishkill

State - NY Police - Sun, 12/24/2017 - 07:47
East Fishkill, New York - On December 24, 2017 the New York State Police from the Stormville barracks investigated a single vehicle fatal motor vehicle crash. 
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Detective Bureau

State - RI Police - Sun, 12/24/2017 - 07:45
MEDIA CONTACT: Captain Gerald M. McKinney, Assistant Detective Commander (#401-444-1011) Location: Lincoln (Twin River Casino) On December 23, 2017 at approximately 8:15 PM, members of the Gaming Enforcement Unit, arrested Jie Hong Pan, age 44, of 234 Quincy Shore Drive, Quincy,...
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Combined Sewer Overflow, New York City, various waterbodies

State - NY - NYALERT - Sun, 12/24/2017 - 07:41
Location of Discharge: Please See DEP's website below Additional Address Info: Name of Waterbody Affected: Please see DEP's website below Description of Discharge: Wet weather related combined sewer overflows may have occurred. Please see the Current NYC Waterbody Advisories page on DEP's website to see how rainfall may have Impacted NYC waterways. Potential public area(s) impacted: It is unknown whether public areas were impacted Facility name: NYCDEP City Wide CSO, Facility ID: NYCDEPCSO Date and Time of Discharge: Dec 24 2017 6:02AM Duration of Discharge: 2.0 hours unknown. Reason for Discharge: Weather Conditions: Rain Event Volume or Rate of Discharge: 0 Gallons Per Minute (Estimated)
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Hope Valley Barracks

State - RI Police - Sun, 12/24/2017 - 07:30
No arrests or incidents to report.
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Wickford Barracks

State - RI Police - Sun, 12/24/2017 - 07:15
Media Contact: Captain Derek Borek, District "B" Commader, (401) 444-1014 At 8:13 PM, Troopers arrested Alexis Perez, age 24, of 52 Scenic Way, Exeter, Rhode Island, on 1.) Cruelty to or Neglect of a Child, 2.) Cruelty to or Neglect of a Child, 3.) Cruelty to or Neglect of a Child. The arrest...
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Lincoln Woods Barracks

State - RI Police - Sun, 12/24/2017 - 06:45
At 11:24 PM, Troopers arrested Jhereemy Escobar Rodas, age 21, of 54 Sumner Ave, Central Falls, RI for 1.) Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicating Liquor and/or Drugs B.A.C. .15 or less – First Offense (Phase I - .133; Phase II - .130) and 2.) Duty to Stop for accident resulting in damage to...
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Teen to Be Charged With Killing Couple in Their Va. Home

Media - KXAS NBC5 DFW - Sun, 12/24/2017 - 06:27

Fairfax County police said a teenage boy, 17, will be charged with killing a couple inside their Reston, Virginia, home Friday after he recovers from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.Detectives said the...

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E Parmer Ln / Dessau Rd - Traffic Hazard

| 30.387004 | -97.648592 | Traffic Hazard | Sun, 24 Dec 2017 12:20:40 GMT
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CLEARED: .Overturned box truck, 495 EB, between exits 68 (WFP) and 69 (Wading River/Rd) in Manorville, Suffolk County NY. All lanes open.

State - NY - NYALERT - Sun, 12/24/2017 - 06:12
.CLEARED: .Overturned box truck, 495 EB, between exits 68 (WFP) and 69 (Wading River/Rd) in Manorville, Suffolk County NY. All lanes open.
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DA: Man who shot at Pa. LEOs, injuring 1, 'no doubt' targeted cops

Police One - Sun, 12/24/2017 - 06:00

Associated Press

HARRISBURG, Pa. — There's "no doubt" a gunman who fired at police in several locations in the state capital, wounding one of them before they shot and killed him, was targeting police officers, a prosecutor said.

Ahmed Aminamin El-Mofty fired at a Harrisburg police officer on Friday afternoon and later at a state trooper, wounding her before pursuing her, Dauphin County District Attorney Ed Marsico said.

"He fired several shots at a Capitol police officer and at a Pennsylvania state police trooper in marked vehicles," Marsico told reporters, flanked by state police, Capitol police and FBI officials.

The gunfire began shortly after 4 p.m. Friday, when the man fired several shots at a state Capitol officer in downtown Harrisburg, striking his car several times and sending one shot "that went very close to hitting him," Marsico said. About 20 or 30 minutes later, he fired several shots at the state trooper, striking her with one of those shots.

The trooper is "doing well," is in good condition and is expected to make a full recovery, Marsico said.

El-Mofty pursued the trooper to a residential neighborhood, where city and state police encountered him.

"He approached them with two handguns ... firing many shots at those police officers," and the officers returned fire, killing him, Marsico said.

El-Mofty had ties to the Middle East and recently traveled there, but the motive for the attack was unknown, Marsico said.

Marsico asked for information from the public about the man, who also had ties to the city and its western suburbs across the Susquehanna River. He declined to comment on whether the man was known to police.

A relative, Ahmed Soweilam, told that he and his family doesn't know what to make of the reported actions by El-Mofty, his sister's ex-husband.

"That's not his behavior at all," said Soweilam, co-owner of a Halal store in Camp Hill. "That's not him. I still don't believe it."

Soweilam said the family had been estranged from El-Mofty, who had been married to his sister until they separated about six years ago. He said El-Mofty worked as a security guard and then moved back to Egypt, his former home, until returning a few months ago. He said El-Mofty had no history of violence or mental illness.

"He's not the perfect guy, but he's not an aggressive person," Soweilam said.

Department of Homeland Security Acting Press Secretary Tyler Q. Houlton said Saturday that El-Mofty was a naturalized U.S. citizen who was admitted to the country from Egypt on a family-based immigrant visa.

"The long chain of migration that led to (El-Mofty's) admission into the United States was initiated years ago by a distant relative," he said in a statement.

Houlton said incidents like the one involving El-Mofty "highlight the Trump administration's concerns with extended family chain migration." He said chain migration and the diversity visa lottery program have been exploited by extremists.

"Not only are the programs less effective at driving economic growth than merit-based immigration systems used by nearly all other countries, the programs make it more difficult to keep dangerous people out of the United States and to protect the safety of every American," he said.

Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf said Saturday he had talked to the director of Homeland Security as federal, state and local law enforcement authorities investigate "last night's attack on law enforcement."

"I again want to thank officers who put themselves in harm's way to prevent further injury or loss of life," he said in a message on Twitter.

Marsico expressed gratitude to state and local police for bringing a rapid end to an episode he said could have been much worse.

"This could have been a really tragic incidence with this individual firing many shots at police cars in downtown Harrisburg in the midst of rush hour traffic on a Friday afternoon and then coming up here in a residential neighborhood and firing again many shots," he said.

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.3-car crash, SSP EB, at exit 23 (Meadowbrook Road) in North Merrick, Nassau County New York. Left and center lanes blocked. Est time 1 hr

State - NY - NYALERT - Sun, 12/24/2017 - 05:57
.3-car crash, SSP EB, at exit 23 (Meadowbrook Road) in North Merrick, Nassau County New York. Left and center lanes blocked. Est time 1 hr
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NHC Atlantic Tropical Weather Discussion

NWS Weather - Sun, 12/24/2017 - 05:55

AXNT20 KNHC 241155

Tropical Weather Discussion
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL
655 AM EST Sun Dec 24 2017

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 0600 UTC surface analysis and satellite imagery through
1115 UTC.

...Gale Warning in the Caribbean Sea...

Please read the latest NHC High Seas Forecast under AWIPS/WMO
headers MIAHSFAT2/FZNT02 KNHC for more details. NE gale-force
winds, and sea heights ranging from 10 feet to 13 feet, are being
experienced from 10.5N to 13.5N between 72W and 75W. Expect these
conditions for this morning.


The monsoon trough passes through the Prime Meridian along 04N,
to 02N10W and 04N18W. The ITCZ continues from 04N18W to 05N23W
and 02N41W. Precipitation: scattered moderate to strong from 03N
to 06N between 28W and 43W. isolated moderate to locally strong
elsewhere from 10N southward from 60W eastward.



Upper level SW wind flow and broken-to-overcast high level clouds
cover the NW half of the Gulf of Mexico. Anticyclonic wind flow
and comparatively drier air in subsidence in water vapor imagery
cover the SE half of the area.

A cold front passes through the Florida Panhandle, into the
central Gulf of Mexico, into the SW corner of the area. The part
of the front that is to the west of 90W is becoming stationary.
The rest of the front is moving ESE slowly. A few of the oil
platform observations show some low clouds, still, in the wake of
the cold front. Low clouds and possible rainshowers cover inland
areas from Guatemala to the Isthmus of Tehuantepec. Rainshowers
are possible also in the SW corner of the Gulf of Mexico from 20N
southward. The wind forecast, for the part of the Gulf of Mexico
that is from 23N southward to the west of the front, consists of
NW-to-N winds 20 to 30 knots and sea heights from 8 feet to 9
feet. Surface high pressure has become established from Texas to
the Isthmus of Tehuantepec of southern Mexico. A 1025 mb high
pressure center is near 22N98W in Mexico.

A surface ridge extends from 27N73W in the Atlantic Ocean, across
the Bahamas, into the Gulf of Mexico near 23N87W.


Upper level cyclonic wind flow covers the area that is from 70W
eastward, with the 26N51W 17N60W 15N65W Atlantic Ocean-to-
eastern Caribbean Sea trough, that has remained in the area during
the last day or two. A second upper level trough extends from the
Windward Passage to Honduras. Isolated moderate rainshowers are in
the Caribbean Sea from 12N to 14N between 82W and 85W, mostly
moving into Nicaragua. Rainshowers are possible, elsewhere, in
areas of broken low level clouds that are spread across the rest
of the Caribbean Sea.

24-hour rainfall totals in inches, for the period that ended at
24/0000 UTC, according to the PAN AMERICAN TEMPERATURE AND
Guadeloupe, and 0.01 in Curacao.


Upper level NE wind flow, and comparatively drier air in
subsidence in water vapor imagery, cover Hispaniola.

SURFACE OBSERVATIONS...HAITI, in Port-au-Prince: VFR. in the
DOMINICAN REPUBLIC: Santiago: MVFR. mist and low visibilities.
Puerto Plata: MVFR. ceiling 1800 feet. VFR...elsewhere. Low clouds
are moving from the coastal waters of Hispaniola, onshore, and
then across land.

The GFS MODEL forecast for 250 mb shows that day one will consist
of a trough in the eastern half of the island and a ridge in the
western half of the island. The trough will shift to the
northern half of the island, and a ridge will cover the southern
half of the island. A ridge finally covers the entire island by
the end of day one. Expect NW wind flow everywhere during day
two. The GFS MODEL forecast for 500 mb shows that NE wind flow
will move across the area during the next 2 days. An anticyclonic
circulation center will be across Cuba. The GFS MODEL forecast
for 700 mb shows that the first half of day one will consist of
E-to-SE wind flow, and the second half of day one will consist of
NE wind flow. Day two will consist of NE wind flow.


An upper level trough passes through 32N40W to 27N50W to 20N58W
and 14N67W in the eastern Caribbean Sea. A surface trough is
along 55W/56W from 28N to 32N. A second surface trough is along
67W/68W from 25N to 31N. Precipitation: isolated moderate from
10N to 24N between 40W and 60W. rainshowers are possible from 22N
to 30N between 60W and 80W.

Surface anticyclonic wind flow covers the Atlantic Ocean from 15N
northward between Africa and 50W.

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2200 N Ih 35 Sb - zSTALLED VEHICLE

N IH 35 LD SB TO MLK RAMP/N IH 35 SB TO MANOR RAMP | 30.282798 | -97.727424 | zSTALLED VEHICLE | Sun, 24 Dec 2017 11:51:51 GMT
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8000-8078 N Lamar Blvd Sb - Crash Urgent

N LAMAR BLVD SVRD NB/N LAMAR BLVD SVRD SB | 30.348195 | -97.712171 | Crash Urgent | Sun, 24 Dec 2017 11:33:03 GMT
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CLEARED: E/W State Hwy.172 bet.Sarles St.& McLain St.-Road Reopened-at 5:26AM-T/Mt.Kisco-Westchester Co. due to tree unsafely leaning over road

State - NY - NYALERT - Sun, 12/24/2017 - 04:28
E/W State Highway 172 between Sarles St.& McLain St. - Road Reopened - at 5:26AM - T/Mt.Kisco - Westchester Co. due to tree unsafely leaning over roadway
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