Category Archives: Safety

North Texas Police Officers and Special Needs Students Train to “Be Safe”

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Students from North Crowley High School and North Texas police officers gathered on Wednesday to take part in the first ‘Be Safe: How to Interact Safely With Police’ seminar held in Texas.

On Wednesday afternoon, students from North Crowley High School and police officers from Crowley, Mansfield, and Fort Worth sat down to have lunch together and learn from one another. They were participants in the first ‘Be Safe: How to Interact Safely With Police’ seminar held in Texas.

“There are people with autism and other intellectual differences in this community,” explained Thomas Iland, an autism self-advocate and trainer with Be Safe, a program started by Island’s mother. “We’re quick to say train the police. Why didn’t the police know what to do? But the other side of the coin is, what did the young person not know that could have made that interaction a little bit better?”

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Another coyote attack reported near Eldorado Parkway in Frisco

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coyoteOn Jan. 29, a coyote reportedly bit a man who was jogging near Eldorado Parkway and Tangerine Lane, according to Frisco Police Department. The man was able to fend off the coyote and was taken to a local hospital to be treated for minor injuries.

At least five other incidents where a coyote was aggressive toward a person have been reported near the same area.

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Grapevine PD offers FREE self-defense classes for women

50071379_2309196595758487_2673865901970817024_oOur next FREE Women’s Self-Defense Course will be held January 28 and January 30 from 6-9pm. The goal is to provide practical self-defense options to women, regardless of their skillset and level of conditioning. Students at all levels of ability, experience and strength will be empowered and equipped on the first day of class. 

The course is open to women ages 13 and up. Classes will be held at First Presbyterian Church, 1002 N. Park Blvd. Space is limited, so sign up quickly using this link if interested: http://bit.ly/GPDSelfDefenseJan19

Dad makes app that locks your teen’s phone until they answer your text messages

By Doug Delony

screen shot 2019-01-15 at 12.01.42 pmThe app ReplyASAP makes text messages, “unmissable between people that matter, since important messages shouldn’t be missed,” says its creator, Nick Hebert.

The app can freeze your child’s phone and even sound an alarm in silent mode. It essentially forces teenagers to stop what they are doing and reply to their worried parents, reports PureWow.

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Bomb threats reported in Frisco, Plano, Sugar Land, Round Rock and other cities across Texas on Dec. 13

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police-GCS-1Law-enforcement officials across Texas and the U.S. have received multiple reports Dec. 13 of bomb threats via email affecting local businesses, schools and other locations. Local officials in the Austin, Houston and Dallas areas are urging residents to report suspicious activity, but they said the threats have not been considered credible.

According to a statement on social media from the Southlake Department of Public Safety, the email sent to the businesses demanded Bitcoin to not set off the bomb, and everyone received the same version of the email.

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Black Friday safety tips

Here are some tips from the Harris County Constable’s Office. Be safe this “Black Friday.”

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Download and print the .pdf

Reminder: MOVE OVER

IMG_1923Remind friends to move over for all accident responders, not just police and fire personnel. Tow trucks, TxDOT and DFW Connector workers are also helping us keep your roadways safe.

Positive West Nile Virus Mosquito Sample in Grapevine

43088540_10161229397245268_8128279694203158528_nOne mosquito sample tested positive for carrying the West Nile Virus in the area of the 1500 block of North Dooley Street.

Mosquito control ground spraying will take place within a half-mile radius of the relevant area on Thursday, October 4 at 10pm. View a map of the area to be sprayed at bit.ly/2NlO3l2 or look at the map below.

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Now more than 500 sick from outbreak linked to McDonald’s salads

By Debra Goldschmidt, CNN

The number of people sick from an outbreak of a gastrointestinal illness, called cyclosporiasis, linked to McDonald’s salads is now 507, federal health officials said Thursday.

All of the illnesses have been confirmed with lab tests. Twenty-four of those individuals have been hospitalized.

The illnesses began between May 20 and July 21, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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32 children’s medicines being recalled

By: fox5dc.com staff

 – More than two dozen children’s medicines are being recalled due to a contamination that could result in increased infections that could be life-threatening, according to officials.

The FDA announced on Wednesday that King Bio issued a voluntarily recall for 32 of its children’s medicines due to a “microbial contamination.”

King Bio said some of its products made between April and August have tested positive for microbial contamination. The company said it has not any reports of injury or illness to date due to the issue.