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PD in NY receive grant to maintain public safety

Police One - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 17:38

Somerville Journal

SOMERVILLE, N.Y. — Governor Charlie Baker, Lt. Governor Karyn Polito and Public Safety Secretary Daniel Bennett announced Friday, Jan. 19 that 14 police and fire departments have received $3,015,000 in state grants to assist municipalities in maintaining public safety and emergency response core services. These funds may be used to restore, retain or hire police and fire personnel or for overtime if needed to provide adequate shift coverage to maintain appropriate staffing levels.

The Somerville Police and Fire Departments will receive $38,000 and $60,000, respectively.

The Massachusetts Municipal Public Safety Staffing Grant (MUNI) program assists eligible municipalities to maintain public safety and emergency response services by helping them address police and/or fire department staffing necessities. Nine municipalities submitted applications on behalf of their police departments and five municipalities also requested funding for their fire departments.

Full Story: Somerville police and fire to receive thousands in state grants


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WESTSLOPE CIR/FM 2222 RD TO STATION | 30.354189 | -97.782407 | Crash Urgent | Fri, 19 Jan 2018 23:35:53 GMT
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LAPD Police Chief To Retire

Law Officer - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 17:30

In a surprise announcement, Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck said Friday he will retire in June, ending a more than 40-year career with the LAPD capped by eight years as L.A.’s top cop in a time of change for the storied department.

Beck, 64, is in his second five-year term as L.A.’s 56th police chief. It was to end in November 2019. Instead, his last day will be June 27.

The announcement came at a routine downtown press conference at which Beck and other officials review annual crime statistics.

“Serving the citizens of Los Angeles for over 40 years has been the honor of a lifetime,” Beck said in a tweet Friday. “Leading the men and women of the [LAPD] — my family — has been a privilege I never thought I’d be worthy of.”

After Monday’s news broke, the L.A. chapter of Black Lives Matter tweeted that Beck’s departure is a victory, writing: “We’ve been chanting #FireBeck since 2015, showing up to police commission every week, and making demands of the mayor. WE WON!!!!”

The truth is that Black Lives Matter may have thought they won but it is an incredible loss for a city that has seen a decline in crime in recent years under Beck’s leadership.

BLM in Los Angeles is a cancer and hardly a week went by where someone screamed in Beck’s presence that he should be fired or thrown in jail.  That is unfortunate because history will show Chief Beck as one of the greatest police leaders in our time.

 

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Government Shutdown Could Impact Mortgage Loans

Media - KXAS NBC5 DFW - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 17:26


A government shutdown would mean parts of major federal agencies, like the Internal Revenue Service, would shut down, and that could have a huge impact on home buyers.

Photo Credit: NBC 5 News

E 49th St / Rowena St - Traffic Impediment

| 30.313492 | -97.724329 | Traffic Impediment | Fri, 19 Jan 2018 23:21:05 GMT
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Talos Ballistics Introduces Fenix Ballistics Base Layer

Police Magazine - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 17:21

The Talos Ballistics NIJ IIIA Bulletproof Fenix Ballistics Base Layer (BBL) is built to offer not only NIJ IIIA level bulletproof capabilities, but also comfort and freedom of movement. Each garment is custom created for its wearer for a perfect fit. Side zippers provide ease when donning and doffing the Fenix BBL.

For use in the most intense covert situations or when needing some added security, the Fenix base layer has a virtually invisible ballistic signature, making it the perfect choice for law enforcement, according to the company.

Constructed of a high-tech super stretch compression tricot, it has built-in bi-directional stretch qualities to improve freedom of movement and ensure comfortable, long-lasting fit with MaxDri Moisture management and Micro Blok anti-microbial finish. The surface is treated to absorb moisture, while the core repels moisture. The combination lifts moisture away from the skin toward outer clothing layers.

According to Talos Ballistics, state-of-the-art DuPont Kevlar technology enables the company to produce the custom made Talos Ballistics Fenix BBL with bulletproof panels that are one of the thinnest, most light weight, flexible, and discreet, panels available in today's market, and the Fenix BBL offers extreme impact protection while only weighing approximately 4lbs +/-.

For more information, visit https://talosballistics.com.

 

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No CrossStreet Found/S LAMAR NB TO BEN WHIT EB RAMP | 30.231036 | -97.798822 | Crash Service | Fri, 19 Jan 2018 23:08:55 GMT
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2 More Flu-Related Deaths Reported in Dallas County

Media - KXAS NBC5 DFW - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 17:02


Dallas County Health and Human Services Department confirms Friday two additional flu-related deaths have been reported in the county.

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State Police investigating fatal house fire in Yorkville

State - NY Police - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 17:00
New York State Police and Yorkville Police Department are investigating a fatal house fire at 95 Campbell Avenue in the village of Yorkville.
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Dallas Warrant Round-Up Targeting Animal Offenders

Media - KXAS NBC5 DFW - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 17:00


Beginning Saturday, Jan. 20, the Dallas Marshal's Office is partnering with Dallas Animal Services to provide enforcement of outstanding animal related warrants.

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Guadalupe St / Nelray Blvd - Crash Urgent

| 30.321752 | -97.725828 | Crash Urgent | Fri, 19 Jan 2018 22:49:59 GMT
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Thorogood Introduces 3 New Built in USA Tactical Boots

Police Magazine - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 16:49

Thorogood will be introducing a new line of Built in USA tactical boots at SHOT Show 2018.  Thorogood’s Built in USA Veracity GTX features Gore-Tex and Thorogood’s exclusive military-grade Vibram TC4 rubber outsole.

Thorogood’s Built in USA Veracity GTX will be on showcase at SHOT Show 2018, booth 20040.

For more information about Thorogood footwear, visit www.thorogoodshoes.com.

 

 

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Police: NFL star threatened to sexually assault officer’s wife

Police One - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 16:48

By PoliceOne Staff

SUNRISE, Fla. — An NFL star threatened to sexually assault a Florida officer’s wife after being arrested for speeding.

NJ.com reports that New York Jets wide receiver Robby Anderson, 24, was pulled over Friday after driving 105 mph in a 45 mph zone for about three-quarters of a mile. Anderson was “all over the roadway” before Officer Jonathan Hennessy finally stopped and arrested the athlete.

When Hennessy tried to put Anderson in his squad car, the wide receiver tensed up and refused to get in. Anderson later told the officer that he was going to find his wife and “f--k her and nut her in the eye” once he was released from jail.

"He continued [to] make other verbal threats towards my family," Hennessy wrote in a police report. "Based on his statements, it was clear that he intended to sexually assault my wife. He also began to brag about how much money he has and how all I was doing was trying to ... 'ruin his fun.'"

This was not the first time Anderson has been arrested. In May, he was arrested at a music festival after pushing an officer during a dispute.

Anderson faces several charges, including felony threatening a public servant or family member.

Read the full police report below:

Robby Anderson arrest report by DarrylSlater on Scribd

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Commission To Rebuild Texas Update: Issue 15

State - TX - Governor's Proclamations - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 16:31
Governor Greg Abbott gives top-line information on progress being made by the Commission to Rebuild Texas.

Governor Greg Abbott remains in regular contact with leaders in Congress and the administration, advocating the necessity for funding to rebuild Texas. Expressing the disappointment he shares with Hurricane Harvey survivors that much-needed continuing federal disaster aid for Texas is getting bogged down in D.C. politics — despite repeated assurances – he will continue to urge leaders in Washington to take action.

Governor’s Commission to Rebuild Texas

  • Governor Abbott extended the State Disaster Declaration for Texas counties affected by Hurricane Harvey. The 60 Texas counties declared disaster areas will continue to be eligible for assistance.
  • More than $504 million in Public Assistance funding from FEMA for state and local governments has been obligated, and 1,115 Requests for Public Assistance have been received from jurisdictions, as of Jan. 17.
  • As of Jan. 18, roughly 5,404 reports have been submitted from the field to the Assistance Center at Texas A&M. From those reports, the Assistance Center identified 678 issues needing follow-up or resolution, and all have been resolved.
  • The U.S. Economic Development Association, in partnership with the International Economic Development Council, is working with the Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service to provide assistance to communities impacted by Hurricane Harvey through a network of volunteers with experience and expertise in economic development. Economic Recovery Assistance volunteers are IEDC members in senior-level and executive economic development positions. Many have hands-on experience with disaster economic recovery and have provided advisory services to other communities. Communities can apply for assistance.
  • TDEM estimates over 11.4 million cubic yards of debris have been collected, about 64 percent of the anticipated total.

Individual Assistance

  • More than $12.6 billion in federal funds have been provided directly to Texans, including FEMA grants to households, National Flood Insurance Program claims payments and SBA disaster loans, as of Jan 17.
  • 246,030 individuals have visited Disaster Recovery Centers for assistance, as of Jan. 17; for current locations and mobile units visit fema.gov/DRC or download the FEMA app fema.gov/mobile-app.
  • FEMA has completed 598,260 inspections, as of Jan. 17.
  • A determination letter from FEMA indicating ineligibility can be appealed within 60 days of the date of the letter. For more information: Fact Sheet: Questions about Your Determination Letter.
  • 10,212 households are taking advantage of FEMA’s Transitional Sheltering Assistance, as of Jan. 17.
  • The TSA program providing short-term hotel stays to displaced survivors while they look for longer-term housing has been extended to March 12, 2018. If survivors are unsure of their eligibility status, they can call the FEMA Helpline at 800-621-3362 (voice, 711 or VRS) or 800-462-7585 (TTY); log into their account on DisasterAssistance.gov; or visit a Disaster Recover Center.
  • FEMA’s Disaster Distress Helpline offers trained professionals who can help callers cope with anxiety or stress, and guide them to available resources. This toll-free, multilingual and confidential crisis support service is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Call 800-985-5990, 800-846-8517 (TTY) or text TalkWithUs (Spanish-speakers text: Hablanos) to 66746.

Housing  

  • Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush testified before two Texas House committee hearings, and then visited a Houston family whose home was damaged by Hurricane Harvey and is currently receiving repairs through the Partial Repair and Essential Power for Sheltering, or PREPS, program.
  • The GLO recently surpassed 500 homes with PREPS repairs completed and another 3,294 homes are in the process of receiving repairs. In just over a month, the GLO has contacted more than 75,000 applicants potentially eligible for help through this program. KTRK reported on a Hurricane Harvey survivor receiving repairs through PREPS who called the program “almost too good to be true.”
  • More than 1,100 applicants who are potentially eligible for FEMA’s Direct Assistance for Limited Home Repair, or DALHR, program have been contacted and more than 300 inspections have been completed. 34 applicants signed contracts agreeing to proceed and currently have repairs underway. The majority of eligible applicants decline to participate because they wish to choose higher grade materials for use in their homes or wish to complete the repairs using their own contractors.
  • As of Jan. 18, some 1,466 families have been housed through the Direct Housing Program, receiving a manufactured housing unit, a travel trailer or other resources; additional housing units are being prepped for occupancy.
  • GLO staff joined FEMA for a Facebook live discussion of housing recovery and the DALHR program on Jan. 11.
  • To access the most up-to-date FEMA dashboards for Hurricane Harvey impacted counties, visit http://www.glo.texas.gov/recovery/files/41-counties-jan-12.pdf
  • The Texas Department of Insurance’s Help After Harvey page explains consumer options to challenge an insurer’s estimate of damages or a claims denial. TDI can help with insurance questions and complaints through the Consumer Help Line at 800-252-3439, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Mon. to Fri.
  • Flood insurance must be maintained to qualify for federal assistance in the future. NFIP policyholders with questions may call 800-621-3362, Mon. to Sat., 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. For information, visit www.FloodSmart.gov.
  • The Federal Housing Administration offers mortgage relief options to Hurricane Harvey survivors in Texas at 800-CALL-FHA.
  • TexasRebuilds.com is the housing information source for individuals and communities.
  • For pictures of move-in days and updates on the housing recovery progress, follow Twitter.com/TXGLO.

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Texans Helping Texans

  • More than 3.4 million volunteer service hours have been recorded; these can be applied to a community’s cost-share offset if eligibility requirements are met as determined by FEMA’s Public Assistance program.
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Chase of Suspected DWI Driver Ends in Crash in Plano: Police

Media - KXAS NBC5 DFW - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 16:26


A police chase of a suspected drunk driver ended with a crash involving several vehicles Friday afternoon, including a school bus.

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Tarrant County Elections Administrator Fired After Two Weeks

Media - KXAS NBC5 DFW - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 16:14


Tarrant County Elections Administrator Nathan Neblett was terminated this week after just two weeks on the job.

Photo Credit: NBC 5 News/Tarrant County

LimeBike Sawed in Half, Installed on Telephone Pole

Media - KXAS NBC5 DFW - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 16:07


Bikeshare provider LimeBike says they are proud to serve the people and city of Dallas -- even after someone sawed one of their bikes in half and bolted it to a telephone pole overnight Thursday.

Photo Credit: @Limebike/Twitter
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5 More Flu-Related Deaths Reported in Tarrant County

Media - KXAS NBC5 DFW - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 16:06


The Tarrant County Health Department confirms Friday five additional flu-related deaths have been reported in the county.

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FN SCAR-SC Now Available to U.S. Law Enforcement Customers

Police Magazine - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 16:05

FN America, LLC has announced the release of the FN SCAR-SC carbine, available to U.S. federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies. The 5.56x45mm-caliber FN SCAR-SC builds on the FN SCAR heritage with an extremely compact design that’s ideal for special response teams and SWAT. The new FN SCAR-SC will be on display at FN’s booth (#13662) at 2018 SHOT Show in Las Vegas, Nevada, Jan. 22–26, 2018.

Specifically adapted for mobility and flexibility, the FN SCAR-SC is offered in the U.S. as select-fire only with a non-reciprocating charging handle and telescoping buttstock. Existing users of FN SCAR will already be familiar with how to operate this rifle, minimizing training time.

Technical data (with telescoping buttstock):

  • Length: 21.10 inches collapsed; 25.71 inches fully extended
  • Weight: 6.94 pounds
  • Barrel length: 7.5 inches
  • Magazine capacity: 30 rounds
  • Cyclic rate of fire: 550-650 rounds per minute

Other rifles in the FN SCAR family include the FN SCAR 16 and FN SCAR 17 rifles, the under barrel or standalone FN40GL grenade launcher and the FN® MK 20 SSR precision rifle.

To learn more about the FN SCAR-SC and other FN products, visit www.fnamerica.com or visit the FN Booth (#13662) at the 2018 SHOT Show in Las Vegas, Nevada, Jan. 23-26, 2018, at The Sands Expo and Convention Center.

 

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Gov. Abbott Names New TPWD Chairman

Media - KXAS NBC5 DFW - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 16:00


Texas Gov. Greg Abbott announced Friday Ralph Duggins has been named presiding officer of the Parks and Wildlife Commission.

Photo Credit: Texas Parks and Wildlife Department

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