Category Archives: Safety

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

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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.

The CDC Finally Figured Out What Caused Chipotle’s Massive Food-Borne Illness Outbreak

By Sam Blum

chipotle-1530205335The CDC determined the cause of the burrito peddler’s latest food borne illness outbreak. 

Chipotle’s latest food-borne illness outbreak was by and large the biggest in its history, with more than 600 people claiming they fell ill after dining at a lone outpost in Powell, Ohio earlier this month. The chain’s latest brush with food poisoning and its newest PR headache garnered headlines and alarm because the cause of the outbreak was initially a mystery.

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Bobcats spotted roaming in North Texas neighborhoods

By: FOX4News.com Staff

Videos out of The Colony and Plano show bobcats on the prowl in neighborhoods. And while they won’t go after humans, they are a danger to small pets.

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Wildlife experts say this is a prime time of the year where you’re likely to see bobcats.

Dan McNew was on citizen patrol last week near South Colony and Blair Oaks in The Colony when he caught video of a bobcat creeping.

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170 people say they got sick after eating at a Chipotle restaurant that was shut down on Monday

By Hayley Peterson

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  • Chipotle closed a restaurant in Powell, Ohio, on Monday following reports that customers got sick after eating there.
  • More than 170 people said they fell ill after eating at the restaurant, according to reports made to the website iwaspoisoned.com.
  • The local health department said that it received illness reports from seven customers on Sunday and Monday and that it sent officials to the Chipotle restaurant on Monday for an inspection only to find the restaurant closed.
  • Chipotle had two to five staff members call off work while citing illness on Sunday and Monday, the company told health officials.

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FDA warns there could be more salmonella-related recalls

By: FOX 13 News staff

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 – There has been a string of voluntary recalls due to salmonella fears recently, and while federal officials have identified the possible source, they say it could mean future recalls.

After recalls for Ritz crackersGoldfish crackersSwiss rolls and Hungry-Man frozen dinners, the Food and Drug Administration is warning that more recalls for possible salmonella contamination could be ahead.

The FDA says they believe the recalled product contain a common ingredient supplied by Associated Milk Producers. Officials said it is likely that other food products containing the same ingredient could be recalled in the coming days.

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