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CBP Seizes Almost $50K in Unreported Currency at Washington Dulles International Airport
07/28/2015 09:24 AM EDT

Sterling, Va. — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Office of Field Operations (OFO), at Washington Dulles International Airport seized almost $50,000 recently from two outbound travelers for violating federal currency reporting regulations….

Dulles CBP Arrests Two Fugitives
07/28/2015 08:45 AM EDT

Sterling, Va. — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations (OFO) at Washington Dulles International Airport arrested two fugitives Thursday. Gonzalo Gomez Martinez, 46, of Springfield, Va., arrived on a flight from Columbia…

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CBP Seizes Almost $50K in Unreported Currency at Washington Dulles International Airport
07/28/2015 09:24 AM EDT

Sterling, Va. — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Office of Field Operations (OFO), at Washington Dulles International Airport seized almost $50,000 recently from two outbound travelers for violating federal currency reporting regulations….

Dulles CBP Arrests Two Fugitives
07/28/2015 08:45 AM EDT

Sterling, Va. — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations (OFO) at Washington Dulles International Airport arrested two fugitives Thursday. Gonzalo Gomez Martinez, 46, of Springfield, Va., arrived on a flight from Columbia…

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07/26/2015 08:00 PM EDT

2015 FEDS FEED FAMILIES FOOD DRIVE

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FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Tuesday, July 28, 2015

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Tuesday, July 28, 2015
Significant Activity: July 27-28

Significant Events: None

Tropical Activity:

  • Atlantic: Tropical cyclone activity is not expected during the next 48 hours
  • Eastern Pacific: Tropical Depression Eight-E; Disturbance 1 – Low (10%)
  • Central Pacific: No tropical cyclones are expected through Wednesday evening
  • Western Pacific: No activity

Significant Weather:

  • Severe Thunderstorms – Northern/Central Plains to Upper Mississippi Valley
  • Flash flooding – Northern Plains to Upper Mississippi Valley & Portion of Southeast
  • Excessive Heat/Heat Advisories – Central/Southern Plains to Ohio Valley/Lower Mississippi Valley
  • Red Flag Warnings: MT, WY, CO & SD
  • Space Weather: Past 24 hours – none occurred; next 24 hours – none predicted

Declaration Activity: None

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Coast Guard rescues man from sinking sailing vessel near Treasure Island
07/28/2015 12:23 AM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO — The Coast Guard rescued an adult male from a sinking sailing vessel Monday evening near Treasure Island.

At 6:29 p.m., Coast Guard Sector San Francisco Command Center personnel received a distress broadcast from the owner of a 40-foot sailing vessel reporting it was taking on water approximately half of a mile northeast of Treasure Island.

The Sector San Francisco Command Center issued an Urgent Marine Information Broadcast and dispatched a rescue boatcrew from Coast Guard Station San Francisco and a helicopter rescue crew from Coast Guard Air Station San Francisco.

The man was wearing a life jacket and was pulled from the water by the rescue boatcrew. There were no injuries reported, and medical care was declined.

“The individual was able to direct us right to him with his portable VHF radio,” said Petty Officer 2nd Class Jamison Larson, a crewmember at Coast Guard Station San Francisco. “The radio, coupled with the life jacket he was wearing, enabled us to quickly locate and safely recover him from the water.”

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**PHOTO RELEASE** Coast Guard assists in release of more than 600 sea turtles off Boca Raton coast
07/27/2015 10:07 PM EDT

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A member of Gumbo-Limbo Nature Center based in Boca Raton, Florida, prepares loggerhead and green sea turtle hatchlings to be released to sea July 27, 2015. More than 600 were released back into the Atlantic Ocean during the joint effort between the Coast Guard and the Gumbo-Limbo Nature Center. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Jon-Paul Rios.

A member of Gumbo-Limbo Nature Center based in Boca Raton, Florida, prepares loggerhead and green sea turtle hatchlings to be released to sea July 27, 2015. More than 600 turtles were released back into the Atlantic Ocean during the joint effort between the Coast Guard and the Gumbo-Limbo Nature Center. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Jon-Paul Rios.

A member of Gumbo-Limbo Nature Center based in Boca Raton, Florida, prepares loggerhead and green sea turtle hatchlings to be released to sea July 27, 2015. More than 600 were released back into the Atlantic Ocean during the joint effort between the Coast Guard and the Gumbo-Limbo Nature Center. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Jon-Paul Rios.

A member of Gumbo-Limbo Nature Center based in Boca Raton, Florida, prepares loggerhead and green sea turtle hatchlings to be released to sea July 27, 2015. More than 600 turtles were released back into the Atlantic Ocean during the joint effort between the Coast Guard and the Gumbo-Limbo Nature Center. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Jon-Paul Rios.

Sea turtle hatchlings are placed in bins by members of Gumbo-Limbo Nature Center prior to being released to the Atlantic Ocean July 27, 2015. In total, 624 loggerhead hatchlings, nine green sea turtles, three juvenile loggerheads and one post hatchling hawksbill were released by the Coast Guard and Gumbo-Limbo Nature Center. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Jon-Paul Rios.

Sea turtle hatchlings are placed in bins by members of Gumbo-Limbo Nature Center prior to being released to the Atlantic Ocean July 27, 2015. In total, 624 loggerhead hatchlings, nine green sea turtles, three juvenile loggerheads and one post hatchling hawksbill were released by the Coast Guard and Gumbo-Limbo Nature Center. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Jon-Paul Rios.

A Hawksbill, named Hope, prepares to be released back to the Atlantic Ocean by the Coast Guard and members of Gumbo-Limbo Nature Center July 27, 2015. Hope is considered a washback, a turtle previously released to the wild but due to illness washed back ashore and needed to be rehabilitated for a second time. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Jon-Paul Rios.

A Hawksbill sea turtle, named Hope, prepares to be released back to the Atlantic Ocean by the Coast Guard and members of Gumbo-Limbo Nature Center July 27, 2015. Hope is considered a washback, a turtle previously released to the wild but due to illness washed back ashore and needed to be rehabilitated for a second time. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Jon-Paul Rios.

A member of Gumbo-Limbo Nature Center releases a rehabilitated Loggerhead into the Atlantic Ocean July 27, 2015. In support of the Coast Guard’s commitment to protecting endangered species and the marine environment, crewmembers from Station Fort Lauderdale, Florida, transported marine scientists and volunteers from the Gumbo Limbo Nature Center offshore to assist in the release of more than 600 sea turtles. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Jon-Paul Rios.

A member of Gumbo-Limbo Nature Center releases a rehabilitated Loggerhead into the Atlantic Ocean July 27, 2015. In support of the Coast Guard’s commitment to protecting endangered species and the marine environment, crewmembers from Station Fort Lauderdale, Florida, transported marine scientists and volunteers from the Gumbo-Limbo Nature Center offshore to assist in the release of more than 600 sea turtles. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Jon-Paul Rios.

MIAMI — More than 600 baby sea turtles were released back into the Atlantic Ocean Monday in a joint effort between the Coast Guard and the Gumbo-Limbo Nature Center.

In support of the Coast Guard’s commitment to protecting endangered species and the marine environment, crewmembers from Station Fort Lauderdale, Florida, transported marine scientists and volunteers from the Gumbo Limbo Nature Center offshore to assist in the release of the hatchlings.

The sea turtle hatchlings come from turtle nests located along beaches throughout Florida, which are the primary nesting grounds for Loggerhead sea turtles. In addition to the more than 600 baby sea turtles being released, four turtles between the ages of 6-months and 1-year will be released back into the wild following rehabilitation at the Gumbo Limbo Nature Center.

In all 637 sea turtles were released:

  • 624 Loggerhead sea turtle hatchlings
  • Nine Green sea turtle hatchlings
  • Three rehabilitated Loggerhead post-hatchling sea turtles
  • One Hawksbill post-hatchling sea turtle

Coast Guard searching for overdue paddle boarder
07/27/2015 09:43 PM EDT

FORT PIERCE, Fla. — The Coast Guard is searching for an overdue paddle boarder in the vicinity of Fort Pierce.

Missing is William Morlock, 58 years old.

The crews of the 87-foot Coast Guard Cutter Cormorant and a Coast Guard HC-144 Ocean Sentry airplane are currently searching for Morlock.

Morlock’s sister notified watchstanders in the Coast Guard Sector Miami command center of the situation at 9:05 a.m., Sunday. The initial report stated that her brother William was last seen Friday evening, at the residence they share, preparing the paddle board for use.

Watchstanders launched crews aboard an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter from Coast Guard Air Station Miami, an HC-130 Hercules airplane from Air Station Clearwater, Fla., an HC-144 from Air Station Miami, and a 45-foot Response Boat-Medium from Coast Guard Station Fort Pierce, Sunday upon being notified.

Crews aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Bluefin and the C-130 searched throughout Sunday night and into Monday. The Bluefin crew and an HC-144 airplane crew searched throughout Monday.

For more information contact the Coast Guard 7th District Public Affairs Office at 786-367-7649.

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Douglas CBP Officers Seize $129K in Marijuana
07/27/2015 06:54 PM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. – Customs and Border Protection officers arrested a 40-year-old Douglas woman during a failed smuggling incident Wednesday (July 22) at the Port of Douglas. During an inspection of her Mercury van, officers discovered more than 258…

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Douglas CBP Officers Seize $129K in Marijuana
07/27/2015 06:54 PM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. – Customs and Border Protection officers arrested a 40-year-old Douglas woman during a failed smuggling incident Wednesday (July 22) at the Port of Douglas. During an inspection of her Mercury van, officers discovered more than 258…

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