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Base Transportation helps bases move personnel from Hurricane Irma

Published: Friday, September 22, 2017 @ 2:50 PM


            Ginger Salyers, vehicle operator, leaves Base Transportation to pick up personnel displaced by Hurricane Irma. Transportation played an integral role in supporting pilots, crew and support staff of aircraft displaced from installations across the southeast due to the impending storm. (U.S. Air Force photo/W. Eugene Barnett)
Ginger Salyers, vehicle operator, leaves Base Transportation to pick up personnel displaced by Hurricane Irma. Transportation played an integral role in supporting pilots, crew and support staff of aircraft displaced from installations across the southeast due to the impending storm. (U.S. Air Force photo/W. Eugene Barnett)

The primary mission for Wright-Patterson Air Force Base’s Base Transportation is to move people on a daily basis.

For about a week starting Sept.7, Base Transportation moved many Air Force and Navy personnel after they landed at Wright-Patterson AFB to escape the damage of Hurricane Irma.

“The wheels were thrown into motion by Dave Egner, director of Special Operations for the 88/OSS in Bldg. 206 for Lodging, Transient Alert, Security, and Base Transportation,” said John Henderson, flight chief, Vehicle Contract Management. “Transportation handled the needs of all the personnel arriving at Wright-Patt, with rentals, hotel reservations, food and transportation to these venues.”

“The HUREVAC Safehaven mission is a well-oiled operation covered under the WPAFB HUREVAC Support Plan authored by this office. Over the winter of each year, the OPLAN is reviewed by base supporting agencies determining the following season’s support capabilities,” said Egner.

Another example of Base Transportation’s readiness was when Transportation was alerted by Scott Air Force Base, Illinios, late in the afternoon of Sept. 8 that two Humvees were needed there by next Monday. Orders quickly changed for the arrival of two Humvees for the next day, Sept. 9, to help hurricane survivors. Base Transportation put the two Humvees on a semi flatbed and drove straight to St. Louis to deliver them on time.

The Base Transportation facility is located in Area A, Bldg. 60 on Schuster Road. Eric Littrell, project manager for Transportation, said they stood up for 24-hour support.

Hours for Base Transportation are from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, but transportation is available 24/7 with prior reservations for incoming aircraft personnel and

VIPs arriving to the base after 6 p.m.

For additional information or questions, call Lisa Duty, lead dispatcher, at 937-257-3755.

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Missing adult alert for Hamilton Co. man canceled

Published: Sunday, June 24, 2018 @ 8:14 AM
Updated: Sunday, June 24, 2018 @ 10:41 AM

UPDATE @ 10:39 a.m.:

The missing adult alert issued for James Marques was canceled. 

FIRST REPORT:

A statewide missing adult alert has been issued by Colerain Township police for a 79-year-old man.

Police say James Marques was last seen leaving his residence for a trip to the store in a light blue 2007 Ford Focus, Ohio plate DXZ4199.

Marques was last seen wearing a white T-shirt, jeans and a blue windbreaker jacket.

Marques is 5’10’’, 150 pounds, has gray/brown hair, hazel eyes and suffers from dementia.

Police have reason to believe he may be in Indiana.

If you have any information on Marques or his whereabouts, please call 911 or 1-866-693-9171 to be transferred to the investigating law enforcement agency. 

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Gates now open for last day of 2018 Vectren Dayton Air Show

Published: Sunday, June 24, 2018 @ 9:23 AM
Updated: Sunday, June 24, 2018 @ 9:52 AM

Blue Angels at the Air Show - June 23, 2018

Gates are open for the last day of the 2018 Vectren Dayton Air Show.

The first acts take to the skies at noon and fly through 4:15 p.m. Gates close at 6 p.m.

>> Saturday highlights of the 2018 Vectren Dayton Air Show

Today’s lineup of feature flying acts include: the Tuskegee Airmen, P-51 Mustang, U.S. Army Golden Knights, Vicky Benzing, B-17 Movie Memphis Belle, Redline, Sean Tucker, U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor, U.S. Air Force Heritage Flight, CareFlight dedication, Tora Tora Tora, Jet Waco and the U.S. Navy Blue Angels.

PHOTOS: Images from Saturday Air Show

>> RTA offers express shuttle service to Vectren Dayton Air Show

>> How to avoid traffic and parking headaches at this weekend’s Vectren Dayton Air Show

>> Parking lots in good shape for Vectren Dayton Air Show

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WATCH: 'Permit Patty' appears to call police on girl selling bottled water in viral video

Published: Sunday, June 24, 2018 @ 9:00 AM

File photo of bottled water. A white woman who appeared to call the police on a biracial San Francisco girl selling bottled water to raise money for a Disneyland trip has gone viral, sparking the hashtag #PermitPatty.
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File photo of bottled water. A white woman who appeared to call the police on a biracial San Francisco girl selling bottled water to raise money for a Disneyland trip has gone viral, sparking the hashtag #PermitPatty.(denvit / Pixabay.com)

A white woman who appeared to call the police on a biracial girl selling bottled water to raise money for a Disneyland trip has gone viral, sparking the hashtag #PermitPatty.

>> Huge cookout held at Oakland park where cops called on black family's barbecue

According to USA Today, the girl's mother, Erin Austin, captured the alleged phone call on video, which has been viewed millions of times since it was posted Saturday. She said the incident occurred outside her apartment near AT&T Stadium in San Francisco.

"This woman don't want to let a little girl sell some water," Austin says in the 15-second clip, focusing the camera on a woman holding a phone. "She's calling the police on a 8-year-old little girl."

As the woman, identified by HuffPost as Alison Ettel, crouches behind a concrete wall, Austin adds: "You can hide all you want; the whole world's gonna see you, boo."

"And illegally selling water without a permit? Yeah," Ettel says, pointing to her phone.

"On my property," Austin interjects.

"It's not your property," Ettel replies.

>> Watch the video here

Austin and the girl's cousin, Raje Leeshared the footage with the hashtag #PermitPatty, USA Today reported.

"Make this [expletive] go viral like #bbqbecky," Austin captioned the video, referring to the hashtag used after a different woman was recorded calling the police on a black family for using a charcoal grill at an Oakland park. "She's #permitpatty."

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The posts sparked a debate about whether Ettel's actions were racist.

"For all of you saying it's not about race why didn't she stop to harass the white [men] that [were] selling tickets and teeshirts but thought calling the police on a child was okay?" Lee tweeted. "Don't answer. Just ask yourself that."

>> See the tweet here

"I didn't think in San Francisco my biracial child would have to go through something like this," Austin told KNTV.

Ettel told HuffPost that race had nothing to do with it, adding that she didn't really call the police. 

"They were screaming about what they were selling," Ettel said, claiming she had no problem with the girl, only Austin. "It was literally nonstop."

She added: "I completely regret that I handled that so poorly. It was completely stress-related, and I should have never confronted her."

The drama seemed to have a happy ending for Austin's daughter, who received four free tickets to Disneyland from a Twitter user who saw the video, Lee tweeted.

>> See the tweet here

Read more here or here.

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Dayton police searching for driver of stolen vehicle involved in serious crash

Published: Sunday, June 24, 2018 @ 5:16 AM
Updated: Sunday, June 24, 2018 @ 9:28 AM

Car into pole dayton

UPDATE @ 9:27 a.m.:

Dayton police are looking for the driver of the vehicle that split in two pieces after its rear struck a DP&L pole Sunday morning.

>>One person taken to hospital after accident with Dayton Police cruiser 

The vehicle, a black 1989 Pontiac Bonneville, was stolen out of Huber Heights and was involved in a pursuit in Englewood earlier in the night, according to a Dayton police report. 

The front of the vehicle was found approximately 30 yards south of the rear on its top near the intersection of North Main Street and Delaware Avenue, according to the report.

Police reported seeing a trail of blood from the car to a wooded area. 

A K9 from an outside agency attempted to track the driver but was unsuccessful, the report said. 

FIRST REPORT:

Police were dispatched to the intersection of N. Main Street and Delaware Avenue Sunday after a car split in half on impact.

The accident occurred at approximately 4:48 a.m. 

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Witnesses say the driver was traveling at a high rate of speed and swerved into a pole to avoid a semi-truck, causing the car to split in half on impact. The driver was seen crawling out of the car and fled the scene.

Dayton police use a K9 to track a suspect seen fleeing from the scene of an auto accident where the vehicle split in half on impact.(JEFFREY BROWN / STAFF)

Police are using a K9 to track the suspect. 

It is unknown at this time if the driver sustained any injuries.

>>San Diego police shooting: 2 officers injured, suspect dead

No other vehicles were involved.

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