Infrastructure Daily News 12.26.12

Transportation Sector

. December 24, Associated Press – (Massachusetts) Callahan Tunnel checked after wall panel falls. One hundred and seventeen 100-pound panels were removed and checked overnight after one fell inside the Callahan Tunnel in Boston due to corroded, 20-year-old metal fasteners. Source:

. December 23, Port Huron Times Herald – (Michigan) Chemical leak contained at CN Railroad. Emergency crews were dispatched to a CN Railroad warehouse in Port Huron Township after a 55-galon drum of Dipentene was punctured and leaked. Source: CN-Railroad?nclick_check=1

Postal and Shipping Sector

. December 24, KPTV 12 Portland; Associated Press – (Oregon) Arsonist torches mailbox at Gaston post office. An arsonist set fire to a mailbox outside a post office in Washington County, damaging outgoing mail the weekend of December 21. Source:

. December 23, Lamorinda Patch – (California) Lafayette police suspect Concord pair in mailbox break-ins. A Concord, California couple suspected of stealing mail from several Lamorinda addresses was arrested. Source: break-ins

. December 23, KMOX 1120 AM St. Louis – (Illinois) Two charged in UPS driver attack. Two people were charged with attempted first-degree murder after trying to murder a witness to their UPS truck robbery in St. Clair County the week of December 17. Source:

. December 23, WRC 4 Washington D.C. – (District of Columbia) D.C. police investigating FedEx truck robbery. A FedEx driver making deliveries in Washington, D.C. December 22 was forced to the ground at gunpoint and had packages stolen from his truck. Source: Truck-Robbery-184606171.html

. December 21, Atlanta Journal-Constitution – (Georgia) UPS worker arrested in theft after Fedex delivery. A UPS employee was fired and arrested after allegedly stealing a FedEx package while making a delivery at a residential home in Houston. Source: nTcqB/
Emergency Services Sector

. December 24, USA Today; Rochester Democrat and Chronicle – (New York) 4 firefighters shot, 2 killed at Webster, N.Y., fire. Two firefighters were killed and two others were shot while attempting to put out a house fire in Webster, New York, December 24. The gunman was later found dead due to gunshot wounds. Source: shot/1788917/

. December 21, NBC News – (Pennsylvania) Pennsylvania gunman kills woman in church, two other people before dying in shootout with police. A gunman injured three State Troopers and killed three people at three different locations in Pennsylvania before police killed him in a shootout. Source: kills-woman-in-church-two-other-people-before-dying-in-shootout-withpolice? lite

. December 21, Los Angeles Times – (California) School death prompts LAFD inquiry into emergency response. The Los Angeles Fire Department is investigating their emergency response protocol after a middle school student died. It took the department about 15 minutes to respond to a 9-1-1 call as a result of the ambulance being initially sent to the wrong location. Source: into-emergency-response.html

. December 21, Raleigh News Observer – (North Carolina) SBI investigating prison where hot sauce abuse alleged. The Sampson County prison in North Carolina is under review from the State Bureau of Investigation after allegations of inmates being mistreated. Source: html