Infrastructure Daily News 01.07.13

Transportation Sector

. January 4, CNN – (Texas) Heavy snow hampers efforts to reopen portions of west Texas Interstate. Parts of Interstate 10 and U.S. Highway 62/180 in Texas were closed in both directions due to several crashes that occurred during a snow storm. Officials are unsure of when they will reopen the Interstate and highway due to more inclement weather. Source: http://www.cnn.com/2013/01/04/us/texas-weather/

. January 3, Associated Press – (South Carolina) 7 injured as SUV, school bus collide in Georgetown. Four students, a school bus driver, and two others were hospitalized after an SUV crashed into a Georgetown County, South Carolina school bus January 3. Source: http://www.thestate.com/2013/01/03/2576386/7-injured-as-suv-school-buscollide. html#.UObw0q6p3To

Postal and Shipping Sector

. January 3, San Jose Mercury News – (California) Alameda: Mail box stolen from outside main post office. A mailbox at the Alameda Main Post Office was stolen. The U.S. Postal Inspection Service is investigating. Source: http://www.mercurynews.com/breaking-news/ci_22307340/alameda-mail-boxstolen- from-outside-main-post

. January 3, KSDK 5 St. Louis – (Missouri) Rash of mailbox vandalism in St. Louis County. There has been a string of mailbox explosions in St. Louis County. Source: http://www.ksdk.com/news/article/355208/3/Rash-of-mailbox-vandalism-in- St-Louis-County

. January 2, Alaska Coastal Television – (Alaska) Person catches fire in Fairbanks Post Office; flown to Seattle for treatment. A U.S. post office in Fairbanks caught fire, burning a person who was discovered to have been sleeping in the PO box hallway. The victim was flown to Seattle with serious burns. Source: http://www.youralaskalink.com/news/Person-Catches-Fire-in-Fairbanks-Post- Office-Flown-to-Seattle-for-Treatment-185479932.html For another story, see item 18

Emergency Services Sector

. January 4, Owensboro Messenger-Inquirer – (Kentucky) Ky. inmate charged with setting fire in jail cell. A Daviess County Detention Center inmate admitted to starting a fire in a cell, and was charged with first-degree arson. Police believe he created a spark by taking aluminum from a food container and pushing it into an electrical outlet. Source: http://www.firehouse.com/news/10848516/ky-inmate-charged-with-settingfire- in-jail-cell

. January 4, Associated Press – (New York) NYPD officers shot in separate incidents. An off-duty officer was shot while he was being robbed by four men at his family’s car dealership and two other undercover officers killed a suspect that shot at them on the subway. The shootings all occurred January 3 in the span of an hour. Source: http://www.necn.com/01/04/13/NYPD-officers-shot-in-separateincidents/ landing_nation.html?&apID=b4f86312c8f34f71a088af1c67f29c57

. January 4, Associated Press – (South Carolina) 2 guns stolen from Cayce police chief’s car. The Cayce police chief’s handgun, shotgun, and bulletproof vest was stolen after someone ransacked his police car, which was parked outside his home. Source: http://www.myrtlebeachonline.com/2013/01/04/3254664/2-guns-stolen-fromcayce- police.html

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