Seattle, already having its snowiest February in 70 years, set for even more

first_imgTainar/iStock(SEATTLE) — The second winter storm in a week brought 7.9 inches of snow to Seattle on Friday night and Saturday.Nearly 2 feet of snow fell in the mountains outside the city of Seattle, which has received 10.6 inches of snow so far in February, the most snow for the month in 70 years.After receiving fresh snow, the city is likely going to see its coldest morning temperature since November 2010.The area is digging out from the snow, right as two more storms are lined up to hit the area in the next two days. New winter storm watches have been posted for the metro area.Additionally, winter storm warnings and winter weather advisories are posted for much of the rest of the West, while the region deals with mountain snow and gusty winds.Early Sunday, heavy snow and rain are affecting parts of California. Some of this heavy rain and snow will make it down to Southern California later in the day with snow accumulations possible in the Grapevine.By the evening, another Pacific storm will arrive in the Northwest and bring snow to Seattle again, with likely both rain and snow falling in Portland. Another more potent storm will arrive in Seattle and bring heavy snow by Monday night and early Tuesday.Locally, 5 to 8 inches of snow will fall through Tuesday night in Seattle. With that type of additional snowfall, Seattle will be making a run at its snowiest February on record.Storms move in Midwest, NortheastOne of the storms that hit the West Coast is reorganizing in the central U.S. Sunday morning, and already bringing some light snow to the Central Plains. This storm will quickly race off to the east and bring snow from Minnesota to Pennsylvania later Sunday.This storm then falls apart overnight and is suppressed from making any further movement toward the Northeast. Another storm quickly comes out of the West on Monday and brings heavy rain toward the Mississippi River Valley, and snow once again from Minnesota to New Jersey.On Tuesday morning, snow will extend from Minneapolis to possibly New York City. Snow is likely to change to ice and rain along the Interstate 95 corridor on Tuesday morning.However, a developing coastal low will increase precipitation in New England by Wednesday morning. Much of the Northeast will see heavy precipitation.The result of this unsettled pattern could bring 6 inches of snow to parts of New England and parts of the Midwest through Tuesday night. Some ice accumulation looks possible from Michigan to New Jersey. And 2 to 4 inches of rain, esulting in flash flooding, are possible in spots in the Mississippi River Valley.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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Students irate at slow alert time of DPS

first_imgStudents expressed outrage that Dept. of Public Safety took 36 hours to send out a crime alert after two USC students were shot early Sunday morning outside of a party at an apartment complex at 1241 West 37th Place.Crime · The suspect fired a gun at the victims after the suspect was accused of stealing a pair of headphones from the male victim. – Photo courtesy of Timo YatesA male undergraduate student was shot in the chest and a female graduate student was shot in the hand and suffered a bloody finger, said Capt. Melissa Zak of LAPD’s Southwest Division.Students, including those who live near the apartment complex, were angered that DPS did not send out a Trojans Alert.“Students’ safety should come first,” said Sullivan Brown, a junior majoring in animation and digital art who lives on the 1200 block of West 37th Place. “DPS should have texted us as soon as the incident occurred, especially those people who live on the west side of campus.”After consulting with LAPD, DPS chose not to issue a Trojans Alert because it determined the community was not in any immediate danger and the suspect was no longer at large.“The two or maybe three suspects [involved in the incident] immediately left the scene and walked away,” DPS Chief Carey Drayton said. “It was determined that there was not an ongoing threat and people didn’t need to do anything special. We didn’t need anybody to hunker down because we had police canvassing the entire area looking for witnesses at the time.”The shooting occurred when the suspect was accused of having stolen a pair of expensive headphones. The female victim attempted to help settle the altercation between the male victim and the suspect, according to Gueston Cordae Smith, a sophomore majoring in architecture who attended the party.“We were dancing and having a good time, and all of a sudden the [male] victim turned on the lights and was acting really angry,” Smith said. “[The male victim] said that his headphones were stolen … and then walked up to the shooter.”In response to the accusation, the suspect pulled out a handgun and fired a round at the victims going through the female victim’s hand before hitting the male victim’s chest, according to Sgt. Will Smith of LAPD’s Southwest division.“An argument came up and, not even a minute later, the [shooter] pulled out a gun,” Gueston Cordae Smith said. “I saw that gun in his hand, so I grabbed two of the girls who were with me and just ran out. As soon as I was running down the hall, I heard a gunshot.”If the bullet had not first gone through the female victim’s hand, the bullet probably would have killed the male victim, Zak said.Both victims were immediately taken to California Hospital Medical Center, where the male victim was listed in critical but stable condition and underwent surgery Sunday morning, Sgt. Smith said.The female victim is in “OK” condition, according to the Dept. of Public Safety on Sunday. She underwent surgery Sunday night on her hand, Zak said.Both victims are expected to make a full recovery, said Vice President of Student Affairs Michael Jackson.The suspect is a black male who is believed to be 6-foot-3 and weigh 180 pounds. He is also described as having protruding front teeth, a tattoo across his chest with a cross and unidentifiable tattoos on his biceps.Students were also concerned that DPS did not send out a Crime Alert until 36 hours after the incident occurred.Under the Clery Act, passed in 2007 in wake of the Virginia Tech shooting, universities are required to issue Crime Alerts when the community should be aware of a crime or crimes that have occurred in a specific geographic location. The Crime Alert is also required to provide tips to prevent members of the community from being victimized by the suspect or suspects.DPS decided not to release a Crime Alert until it had a more accurate description of the suspect to ensure that people were not incorrectly profiled as a suspect. They also needed permission from LAPD and the FBI to release more specific details regarding the shooting.“A Crime Alert was not issued right away because we have found in the past that non-specific descriptions can be offensive to groups of people because they inappropriately become suspects,” Drayton said. “The delay in the Crime Alert was a delay to get the right information, a more laser-focused description, and the approval of [LAPD and the FBI] to release more specifics.”In the coming weeks DPS will review its process of informing members of the community about crimes in the area, Drayton said.“There needs to be a real conversation between students, faculty, parents and staff about the insatiable desire to receive news and the legal requirements and obligations [DPS has] to protect the community,” Drayton said.Police interviewed witnesses at the party and have begun searching for the suspect. Police performed a comprehensive search of the premises Sunday afternoon and found the headphones in question.An investigation into the shooting includes members of LAPD, DPS, the FBI and members of the South Bureau’s Criminal Gang/Homicide Division, according to Sgt. Smith.Although the handgun has not  been found, LAPD is currently following several solid leads, Zak said.last_img read more

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Alysha Burriss overcame moving to a new country to become a star forward for Syracuse

first_imgFor senior Alysha Burriss, Syracuse isn’t too foreign.The Canadian forward has the comfort other Ontario-born teammates share: being close to home. Despite having to transition to a new country, Burriss dominated. Entering the season, Burriss was one of SU’s top 10 all-time goal scorers. But when she came to Syracuse (0-3-1) three years ago, Burris experienced a much more difficult transition off the ice.“Hockey, school, social life, every aspect is just different,” Burriss said. “… One of the nice things about where Syracuse is, is its location. If players are from Ontario, their parents can come visit frequently.”For an international student, moving to a new country, campus and lifestyle can be difficult. There is something more challenging about adjusting to a campus that’s majority American-born students, she said. Yet, as Burriss matured from an 18-year-old into the team leader she is today, SU head coach Paul Flanagan credited her intelligence and heart as the reasons toward her success.“It took her a couple years, but she has figured things out,” Flanagan said. “As a senior, you should know the ins and outs of how to act on and off the ice.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textBurriss and fellow senior Megan Quinn both experienced similar issues. The two lived within 30 minutes of each other in Ontario and played for the Durham West Lightning, a youth hockey team in that area.Phil Bryant | Contributing Photographer“We really got to know each other better in 11th and 12th grade, and now we’ve been here together for our fourth year,” Quinn said. “… She has always been the life of the locker room.”While she overcame her issues off the ice, Burriss has performed at a high level since arriving on campus as a freshman. In her freshman year, she earned College Hockey America Player of the Week honors in her second month of action. She added a hat trick against Rochester Institute of Technology and recorded a career-high 24 points in 36 games.Flanagan credits her career-long success to her trickery and intelligence.“She’s a smart crafty player,” he said. “(Burriss) is very good at the little nuances, or bits and pieces of the game.As one of the more experienced forwards, Burriss has mastered the art of finding open space and either locating the open teammate or firing a shot on goal. In each of her first three seasons, she has tallied at least 22 points and ten goals. Last year, she added 13 assists.“I always try to do more than just score goals,” she said. “Hockey is a team sport and that’s the way I try to play it.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on October 8, 2017 at 9:58 pm Contact Adam: [email protected] | @_adamhillmanlast_img read more

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Sellas Tetteh makes Satellites return

first_imgSellas Tetteh has been appointed coach of the U-20 men’s national team, the Ghana Football Association has confirmed.He takes over from Black Stars assistant coach Maxwell Konadu, who acted in a temporal capacity and guided the team to qualify for next year’s African U-20 Championship.Sellas, who led Ghana to African and World title success in the 2009 U-20 Championships will lead the Black Satellites to the African finals in Algeria.Ghana will face hosts Algeria in Group A of the Africa U20 Championship.The Black Satellites are also drawn against Benin and Egypt in the group for the tournament in March.Title holders Nigeria will play Mali, Congo and Gabon as they bid to wrestle the title from the Flying Eagles. The Black Satellites will be based in the town of Ain Pemouchent while Group B will be in Oran.Ghana, three-time winners (1993, 1999 and 2009), will be making a ninth appearance.last_img read more

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