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400 ED BLUESTEIN BLVD SB - Crash Urgent

BASTROP HWY SB/ED BLUESTEIN SB TO AIR SB RAMP | 30.249809 | -97.689117 | Crash Urgent | Fri, 19 Jan 2018 21:56:24 GMT
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CLEARED: I-81 SB just past Exit 25, 7th North Street, Liverpool (Salina) left lane re-opened @ 4:50 PM from a vehicle fire @ 4:20 PM , Onondaga County

State - NY - NYALERT - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 15:50
CLEARED: I-81 SB just past Exit 25, 7th North Street, Liverpool (Salina) left lane re-opened @ 4:50 PM from a vehicle fire @ 4:20 PM , Onondaga County No unusual delays
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FIREFIGHTER INJURED IN INDIA

Firefighter Close Calls - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 15:49

Mumbai: A fire broke out on the fourth floor of Navrang Studio in Lower Parel on Friday. There were no casualties. During the operation, fireman Dinesh Patil slipped and sustained a minor injury to his hand. He was taken to Nair Hospital.

The Worli fire station responded to the call at 1.01 a.m. Eight fire engines and seven jumbo tankers reached the spot by 1.17 a.m. Fire officers declared it level III at 1.51 a.m.. The blaze was confined to the north portion of the floor, and was extinguished at 5.34 a.m..

The building has been abandoned for the last three years. “The narrow access road made it difficult for fire engines to enter,” Chief Fire Officer Prabhat Rahangdale said.

Categories: Fire Service, Safety

PA FIREFIGHTER INJURED AFTER WOMAN RUNS OVER HOSE

Firefighter Close Calls - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 15:48

A firefighter suffered head trauma after a woman drove over a fire hose while Palmyra Fire Department was dispatched to the scene of a reported fire last week, police said.

The department was dispatched at 4 p.m. Jan. 9 to 1300 Park Drive in North Londonderry Township for a report of a fire, township police said. According to emergency dispatch logs, the call was dispatched as a multiple-dwelling oven fire.

A fire hose was laid in the parking lot of the apartment complex as part of the fire department’s response, police said.

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Karissa Morder, 21, of Palmyra, was leaving the complex and ran over the fire hose, which cause her vehicle to drag the fire hose coupling, police said. As a result, the fire hose moved and knocked two firefighters to the ground.

One of the unnamed firefighters sustained head trauma and was transported to the Penn State Hershey Medical Center, police said.

That firefighter fell backwards when the hose moved and struck his head on asphalt, and was unconscious for five minutes, Palmyra Citizens Fire Company Chief Dave Dugan said. He suffered both head and back injuries. The other firefighter fell forward, landed on his shoulder, and was treated at the scene.

Dugan emphasized that it is both illegal and dangerous to drive over a fire hose.

The hose in this case was not filed with water, but if it was, driving over it could cause it to puncture or become ruptured, he said. That could both damage your vehicle and eliminate the water supply for a firefighter fighting an active fire.

“People just need to realize the severity of what can happen just by simply driving over a hose,” Dugan said. “Something so innocent can lead to something very severe.”

If there is a fire hose blocking your lane of travel, you should find an alternative route, or, if that isn’t possible, approach a firefighter on-scene, he said.

Police said the incident on Jan. 9 also caused damages of $2,119.36 for the replacement of the fire hose and damage caused to a fire truck.

Morder was charged with recklessly endangering another person, accidents involving damage to attended vehicle or property, and unauthorized driving over a fire hose, police said.

Categories: Fire Service, Safety

Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck Announces Early Retirement

Officer.com - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 15:32
Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck announced Friday that he will retire early, ending an eight-year tenure as police chief before finishing out the remainder of his second term.
Categories: Law Enforcement

84 Texas Burn Bans - 1/19/2018 3:13:24 PM

Texas - Burn Bans by County - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 15:30
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FEMA Offers Rebuilding Tips at Manatee County Home Improvement Store

FEMA - News - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 15:25

ORLANDO, Fla. – FEMA specialists will be available in the location below to answer questions and offer tips and techniques for building hazard-resistant homes to help prevent or reduce damage from future disasters. Most information is geared toward do-it-yourself work and general contractors. Topics will include rebuilding flooded homes, elevating utilities and flood insurance.

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Fm 1825 Rd / W Wells Branch Pkwy - Crash Urgent

| 30.441168 | -97.666175 | Crash Urgent | Fri, 19 Jan 2018 21:22:42 GMT
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I-81 SB just past Exit 25, 7th North Street, Liverpool (Salina) left lane closed due to vehicle fire @ 4:20 PM for up to 2 hours, Onondaga County

State - NY - NYALERT - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 15:22
I-81 SB just past Exit 25, 7th North Street, Liverpool (Salina) left lane closed due to vehicle fire @ 4:20 PM for up to 2 hours, Onondaga County
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NTE Construction to Close Sections of Tarrant Co. Highways

Media - KXAS NBC5 DFW - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 15:17


Construction of the $1.4 billion North Texas Express will force several road closures along Loop 820 in Fort Worth this weekend.

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Highland Park Road Work Will Slow Mockingbird Traffic

Media - KXAS NBC5 DFW - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 15:17


Road construction along Mockingbird Lane will make driving through Highland Park a little more congested beginning Monday.

Photo Credit: NBCWashington

LAPD chief announces early retirement

Police One - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 15:14

By PoliceOne Staff

LOS ANGELES — The chief of the Los Angeles Police Department abruptly announced his retirement Friday, ending an eight-year tenure as top cop.

LAPD Chief Charlie Beck, 64, made the announcement during a press conference to discuss the city’s crime trends, according to The Los Angeles Times.

Serving the citizens of Los Angeles for over 40 years has been the honor of a lifetime. Leading the men and women of the #LAPD -my family- has been a privilege I never thought I’d be worthy of. Today, I am announcing my retirement effective June 27th of this year.

— Chief Charlie Beck (@LAPDChiefBeck) January 19, 2018

Beck, who has served with the LAPD for over 40 years, said his retirement will be effective June 27th of this year. Beck said the department is “ready for fresh eyes to take our organization to even higher levels.”

“I plan on working every day until that day as the Chief of the greatest law enforcement agency in the country,” Beck wrote in a tweet. “I believe we are in the right place to support my decision, and give the next generation of LAPD leaders an opportunity to lead.”

Beck rose through the ranks during some of the most notable moments in the LAPD’s history, such as the 1992 L.A. riots and the Rampart corruption scandal.

No official reason has been given for Beck’s retirement. It’s also unclear who will replace him as the city’s next police chief.

BREAKING: LAPD Chief Beck announces his retirement effective in June. pic.twitter.com/UK3NL3PaNa

— mollenbeck (@amollenbeckKFI) January 19, 2018


Categories: Law Enforcement

Woman who caused death of baby by dangerous driving sentenced

Metropolitan Police News (UK) - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 15:14
A mother who was convicted of causing the death of her baby girl was given a two year suspended prison sentence
Categories: UK - Law Enforcement

Video: CA Officers Rescue Dog Pinned Under Car on Highway

Police Magazine - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 15:14

VIDEO: CA Officers Rescue Dog Pinned Under Car on Highway

A Placer County (CA) Sheriff’s deputy and an off-duty California Highway Patrol officer helped save a dog in a harrowing freeway rescue Wednesday morning.

At 8:15, the sheriff’s K-9 handler, Deputy Semenuk, was driving on westbound Highway 80, east of Penryn, when he saw a bloodhound run across the eastbound lanes of traffic, jump over the center divider, and continue to run across westbound lanes of traffic. Commuter traffic came to a screeching halt as motorists tried to avoid hitting the scared dog.

Semenuk immediately pulled over and began to slow down traffic while attempting to call the young bloodhound over to him. The dog seemed scared and confused and ran back into the westbound lanes, where unfortunately it was hit by a passing car. It was pinned underneath the car, its paw under the rear tire.

Thinking quickly, the two law enforcement officers decided to lift the car off the dog using a floor jack from the CHP officer’s truck. Semenuk repositioned his patrol car for safety reasons, then calmed the distressed dog and continued to lift the car.

Using his leash to create a makeshift collar, Semenuk was able to remove the dog from underneath the tire. He kept the young bloodhound calm and comfortable on the side of the freeway until Placer County Animal Services transported him to Loomis Basin Veterinarian Clinic for emergency medical treatment. The dog’s owner showed up as the dog was being loaded into the truck.

The veterinary clinic said the dog named "Ruger" was in stable condition as of Wednesday night, and is expected to fully recover. He has no broken bones, just lacerations and road rash, Placer County SO reports on Facebook.

 

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Video: Miami Officer Verbally Abused by Comedian During Arrest

Police Magazine - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 15:14

VIDEO: Miami Officer Verbally Abused by Comedian During Arrest

When a Miami police officer encountered stand-up comedian Hannibal Buress, it was on a Wynwood street corner. But, in footage captured on the officer’s body camera, the dialogue sounded straight out of his stage act.

“Hey, whats up?! It’s me, Hannibal Buress,” he told the cop, laughing. “This cop is stupid as f**k. Hey, put this camera on.”

But Officer Luis Verne's body camera was already rolling.

The body-camera footage from early December — released Tuesday as part of the prosecution’s case against Buress for misdemeanor disorderly intoxication — reveals many of the details that led to Buress’ arrest.

Buress' next court date is Feb. 5, the Miami Herald reports.

 

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Recovering Alcoholic Officers Run the LAPD's Addiction Prevention Unit

Police Magazine - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 15:14

“This is a difficult subject for early in the morning, huh?” Detective Mike Margolis asks, to some quiet laughter. “What we’re talking about here is making bad decisions.” He looks out at the group: some 35 men and 7 women who have been promoted or are about to be promoted to the rank of sergeant or detective with the LAPD, each of them on the force maybe ten years. They’re sitting at long tables in a conference room at the police academy in Elysian Park.

Margolis has been on the force for 28 years; he’s got fewer than 3 left, he’ll tell you. He’ll also tell you he’s a recovering alcoholic, sober 16-plus years, and if you do the math you’ll realize he had a serious drinking problem while he was on the job. A tall, intense man, he chooses his words carefully. “You wouldn’t have wanted to go through the door with me during a search warrant, due to my inability to focus,” he says, eyeing the group, “because I was hungover.”

Addiction prevention units focused on treating officers aren’t routine in police departments, and the LAPD’s is the only one west of the Mississippi run by two cops who are in recovery: Alongside Margolis is Sergeant Gus Marroquin, compact, soft-spoken, and ten years sober. As part of the department’s Behavioral Science Services Division, they work with 16 psychologists to reach out to 9,900 sworn police officers, 2,800 civilian  employees, and their families, providing one-on-one therapy and treatment for addiction, domestic violence, anxiety, suicidal thoughts, and depression.

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Vegas Concert Shooter had Child Porn on Computer, FBI Investigating Person of Interest

Police Magazine - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 15:14

Investigators scanning computers belonging to Las Vegas shooter Stephen Paddock found “numerous” child pornography photos, the city’s sheriff revealed Friday, adding that the FBI is looking into a person of interest in the case.

Sheriff Joe Lombardo, in his first press conference since Oct. 13, 2017, released an 81-page preliminary investigative report on the shooting Friday that contains new photographs of Paddock's hotel suite and online searches he conducted before the attack, such as for SWAT tactics and other potential public venue targets.

Lombardo said the unnamed person of interest the FBI is looking into is not Paddock’s girlfriend, Marilou Danley, and he reiterated that authorities believe Paddock was a lone shooter. Fox News reports.

Bruce Paddock, Stephen's brother, was arrested last year by Los Angeles police and accused of possessing child pornography, as part of a separate investigation that began months before the Vegas attack.

 

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Phoenix Police Used New Ballistics Technology to ID Serial Murder Suspect

Police Magazine - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 15:14

Phoenix detectives were assembling a jigsaw puzzle of sorts in the past month, piecing together witness statements and physical evidence to mount a nine-victim homicide case against 35-year-old Cleophus Cooksey Jr.

The key information was gleaned just two days after Cooksey’s Dec. 17 arrest in the deaths of his mother and stepfather, leading police to believe he was not just a double-murder suspect but a serial killer.

Since mid-2017, the Phoenix police department has been using high-powered in-house technology to compare bullet casings from multiple crime scenes. Investigators previously had to run the technology outside of the department, which could tack weeks onto an investigation. 

The result is near-instant leads for police, Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton told AZCentral.

The technology was obtained through a $1 million grant from the U.S. Department of Justice. In 2016, the DOJ’s Bureau of Justice Assistance awarded funding to allow Phoenix to create a regional crime gun intelligence center. Similar grants were awarded to Los Angeles, Milwaukee, Washington, D.C. and Kansas City and are part of the National Crime Gun Intelligence Center initiative.

 

 

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Video: Family of Slain MO Officer Buys Meal for IL Cops

Police Magazine - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 15:14

VIDEO: Family of Slain MO Officer Buys Meal for IL Cops

The family of a St. Louis police officer killed in the line of duty recently paid for the meals of fellow police officers in Troy, Illinois.

The picture went viral after being posted on Troy Police Department's Facebook page, ABC13 reports.

The post showed a dinner receipt for Troy officers being paid for by the family of fallen officer Blake Synder, who was shot and killed in 2016.

 

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1504 E 51ST ST - Crash Urgent

MUELLER BLVD/ALDRICH ST | 30.305702 | -97.702671 | Crash Urgent | Fri, 19 Jan 2018 21:07:55 GMT
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