O&R Prepares For Storm As Severe As Irene

Preparation is intensifying  across Rockland County today for what the latest forecasts say could be a major storm event at least as destructive as Hurricane Irene. OR declared a company-wide Storm Watch Thursday to get ready for Hurricane Sandy. The National Weather Service (NWS) is predicting the almost-certain arrival of tropical-storm conditions with gale-force winds, very [...]

 

 

 

 

No Public Safety Threat After Man, Boy Found Dead In Yorkville Home

 No Public Safety Threat After Man, Boy Found Dead In Yorkville Home

YORKVILLE, Ill. (STMW) – A 35-year-old man and his 4-year-old son were found dead this week in the garage of a home in the 300 block of Bertram Drive. Kendall County Coroner Ken Toftoy said the bodies of Joseph R. Schmitt and son Wyland Schmitt were found in the garage of the two-story, single-family home [...]

 

 

 

 

Public safety log (Oct. 22)

Albany PoliceCollision — 3:23 p.m. Saturday, 2700 block of Santiam Highway Albany. A Sweet Home woman was cited for following too closely and driving without auto insurance after she ran into the back of another car. The woman driving a 2000 brown Dodge Neon, hit the back of a 2004 silver Honda Pilot and held [...]

 

 

 

 

Safety tips offered for being ‘out and about’

Katy Beard of Glastonbury Funeral Home gave several tips to be mindful of when out and about, at the Riverfront Community Center on Oct.2. Photo by Steve Smith.

Katy Beard from the Glastonbury Funeral Home gave a presentation at the Riverfront Community Center about staying safe while “out and about” that applies to anyone, of any age. “Older people are not the number-one victims of crime,” she said. “It’s actually younger people, but when a senior is attacked, it’s much …

 

 

 

 

Feds investigate Ford police car steering problem

‘‘The operator was able to bring the vehicle to a safe stop, but they had just begun to accelerate from a traffic light when the shafts separated and the vehicle’s speed was minimal,’’ said the complaint, filed on May 18, 2010. NHTSA does not identify who filed a complaint.

 

 

 

 

LAPD holding community meetings on violent arrests

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck has ordered his 21 stations to hold community meetings to discuss recent videotaped violent arrests that have raised questions about use of force by officers. …

 

 

 

 

Crane drama drills home safety issues

Crane drama drills home safety issues 8:20am Friday 31st August 2012 in …

 

 

 

 

Gun Violence Must Be Treated As Social Disease, Public Health Experts Argue – WKRG

Is a gun like a virus, a car, tobacco or alcohol? Yes say public health experts, who in the wake of recent mass shootings in the U.S. are calling for a fresh look at gun violence as a social disease.  What is needed, they say, …

 

 

 

 

Gun violence targeted as social disease

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Is a gun like a virus, a car, tobacco or alcohol? Yes say public health experts, who in the wake of recent mass shootings are calling for a fresh look at gun violence as a social disease. What we need, they say, is a public health approach to the problem, like the [...]