Infrastructure Daily News 01.09.13

Transportation Sector

January 8, Associated Press – (Massachusetts; International) Small fire sends smoke into 787 cabin in Boston. The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration and National Transportation Safety Board are investigating a fire that stemmed from a malfunctioning battery pack in a Boeing 787 Dreamliner’s auxiliary power unit after it landed at Boston’s Logan International Airport. Source: 787-jet.html

January 7, Avionics Intelligence – (Missouri) FAA seeks $633,000 in civil penalties against Trans States Airlines. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced it is seeking $633,000 in penalties from Trans States Airlines, Inc. for making 3,660 passenger flights while the planes were non-compliant with FAA regulations. Source: penalties-against-trans-states-airlines.html

January 7, Los Angeles Times – (California) No apparent leak after empty oil tanker hits Bay Bridge. An oil tanker was slightly damaged after it crashed into the Bay Bridge while departing from a port near San Francisco, but was not carrying oil and did not appear to be leaking. Source: leak.html

Postal and Shipping Sector

January 8, Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel – (Florida) Reward offered for two who robbed mail carrier. A $25,000 reward was being offered for information leading to the arrest of two men that robbed a U.S. postal worker. Source: 20130107,0,4722178.story

January 7, KCRA 3 Sacramento – (California) Mailbox break-ins leave West Sac residents concerned about ID theft. A West Sacramento community mailbox was broken into, causing identity-theft concerns from residents. Source: about-ID-theft/-/11797728/18045464/-/lxbcrsz/-/index.html

January 7, Osceola News-Gazette – (Florida) 3 registered felons arrested for involvement in mail theft. Three individuals were arrested for stealing letters and packages with Celebration addresses in Osceola County. Source: 08:3-registered-felons-arrested-for-involvement-in-mail-theft&catid=82&Itemid=57

Emergency Services Sector

. January 7, Associated Press – (Connecticut) Conn. police: Officer wounded by man in standoff. An Norwich officer was shot several times and wounded after a long standoff with a suicidal man that claimed he would incite police into murdering him. Source: by-man-in-standoff-4173042.php