Senate Committee to Look into Military Housing Reports

first_imgThe Senate Armed Services Committee is planning a Feb. 13 hearing into the conditions at military housing facilities across the country, Reuters reported.As stories have emerged of safety lapses at some privatized housing, the committee’s personnel and readiness subcommittees plan to question DOD officials and federal housing contractors.“If they aren’t getting it, we need to look at what the Department of Defense is doing to hold these contractors accountable,” Senate Armed Services Committee Chair James Inhofe (R-Okla.) said.“This is a long time coming,” said Janna Driver, an Air Force spouse whose children got sick from mold at their home on a base in Oklahoma, according to Reuters.U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Jonathan Pankau ADC AUTHORlast_img read more

ARREST LOG Wilmington Police Make 1 Arrest

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — According to Wilmington Police Logs, Wilmington Police issued the following arrests and summonses between May 30, 2019 and June 5, 2019.Thursday, May 30, 2019NoneFriday, May 31, 2019NoneSaturday, June 1, 2019Paul G. Godyzk II (58, Wilmington) was arrested for Assault & Battery with a Dangerous Weapon. (11:37am)Sunday, June 2, 2019NoneMonday, June 3, 2019NoneTuesday, June 4, 2019NoneWednesday, June 5, 2019None(DISCLAIMER: This information is public information.  An arrest does not constitute a conviction.  Any arrested person is innocent until proven guilty.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email [email protected]are this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedARREST LOG: Wilmington Police Make 1 ArrestIn “Police Log”ARREST LOG: Wilmington Police Make 2 Arrests & Issue 1 SummonsIn “Police Log”ARREST LOG: Wilmington Police Make 1 ArrestIn “Police Log”last_img read more

Lufthansa cancels 876 flights due to pilots strike

first_imgLufthansa (LHAG.DE) canceled 876 flights, a third of it’s 3,000 scheduled flights on Wednesday following a 24-hour strike by its pilots.Although flights by Germanwings, Air Dolomiti, Austrian Airlines, SWISS and Brussels Airlines are operational, the cancellation of Lufthansa flights is estimated to hit around 100,000 passengers.”The pilots union Cockpit–”Vereinigung Cockpit” (VC) has called for a strike for Lufthansa flights from Germany on all continental and intercontinental routes on November 23 from 00:00 – 23:59 German local time. Lufthansa regrets the inconvenience caused by the VC strike and will try to minimise the impact on its passengers,” the company said in a statement on its website.This being the 14th strike to hit the airline, the strike began after disagreements over pay hike. While the union demanded an average increase of 3.7 percent in pay for 5,400 pilots over a five-year period dating back to 2012, Lufthansa offered a 2.5 percent increase over the six years until 2019, but was not found acceptable by the union, according to Reuters.Lufthansa said a strike “is not the right way” for crews to proceed. The company has also approached the Frankfurt labour court in an effort to avert the strike as it seeks a temporary injunction. A hearing has been scheduled for 3 pm local time (1400 GMT), the court said on Tuesday, according to Reuters.Strikes forced Lufthansa to cancel more than 16,000 flights in 2014 and 2015, burdening operating profit by 463 million euros ($523 million), according to Bloomberg.last_img read more

New Houston Police Chief Says He Will Go After Celebratory Gunfire

first_imgListen To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: Photo: Kese Smith (HPD)HPD chief Art Acevedo works at his office in the department’s headquarters, located in downtown Houston.Firing guns into the air is one of the ways some Americans celebrate the new year and Texans are no exception, but the new Houston Police Department chief says he plans to go after this practice.Celebratory gunfire is in the news because Texas State Rep. Armando Martinez was hit in the head by a stray bullet on New Year’s Eve in Weslaco.Martinez survived, but he says he plans to propose legislation against this practice.That is despite the fact that discharging a firearm in a public place, other than a public road or a shooting range, is already illegal in the state.Recently appointed Houston police chief Art Acevedo patrolled the city on the last night of 2016.He didn’t see any incidents, but he is determined to go after anyone who engages in that kind of activity.“In the future, we are going to deploy officers, not just in black and whites, looking for these people that are engaging in what I consider to be deadly conduct. We are going to actually deploy people in cool cars, in cars that don’t look like police cars, so you don’t see us coming,” Acevedo said.Additionally, Acevedo said deployments could also take place on the Fourth of July and added, “we are going to evolve, our methods are going to evolve and we are going to start arresting some of these people.”On New Year’s Eve 2014, a Houston man was killed by celebratory gunfire. 00:00 /01:10 Share Xlast_img read more