Sunday, March 29, 2020

MixedTimes - Bob Price

Rapid Coronavirus Test Approved by FDA, Results in 45 Minutes

Rapid Coronavirus Test Approved by FDA, Results in 45 Minutes

The Food and Drug Administration approved a rapid coronavirus test on Saturday that will deliver results in about 45 minutes. The test will be available in the next few weeks and no training will be necessary to administer the tests.

Amazon Stops Shipments of 'Non-Essential' Items

Amazon Stops Shipments of 'Non-Essential' Items

Amazon announced it will suspend stocking non-essential items at distribution centers to focus on "high-demand" critical items. The suspension is slated to last until April 5.

Border Patrol Agent Stops Knife Attack in West Texas Sam's Club

Border Patrol Agent Stops Knife Attack in West Texas Sam's Club

An off-duty Big Bend Sector Border Patrol agent stopped a knife attack in a West Texas Sam's Club store on Saturday night after hearing a scuffle. The agent quickly took action and disarmed the man who allegedly attacked multiple people, including a small child.

Convicted Murderer Arrested for Human Smuggling in California

Convicted Murderer Arrested for Human Smuggling in California

El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents arrested a previously convicted murderer in connection to an alleged human smuggling attempt. The man allegedly attempted to sneak three Mexican nationals through an interior immigration checkpoint.

Human Smugglers Leave Injured Migrant to Die in California Canyon

Human Smugglers Leave Injured Migrant to Die in California Canyon

San Diego Sector Border Patrol agents rescued a Mexican migrant after he injured his leg in a canyon past the California border with Mexico. Human smugglers abandoned the man after he suffered a "severe leg injury" and left him to die.

New Coronavirus Cases Reported in Rhode Island, Illinois

New Coronavirus Cases Reported in Rhode Island, Illinois

Public health officials in Rhode Island and Illinois reported new cases where patients received "presumptive positive" test results for COVID-19. The Rhode Island patient recently returned from Italy, officials stated.

State of Emergency Declared in Washington State Over Coronavirus

State of Emergency Declared in Washington State Over Coronavirus

Washington Governor Jay Inslee (D) declared a state of emergency on Saturday following the announcement of the first coronavirus-related death in his state and the nation. The governor directed all state agencies to use all resources necessary.

Alleged Texas Neo-Nazis Accused of 'SWATTING' Plot Against Journalists

Alleged Texas Neo-Nazis Accused of 'SWATTING' Plot Against Journalists

Two Texas men are charged in a federal court for an alleged nationwide neo-Nazi conspiracy that targeted journalists and public officials with threats and intimidation. The conspirators allegedly engaged in "swatting" calls against journalists, particularly those who are Jewish or of color, and other high-level public officials.

250 Pounds of Narcotics, Cocaine Seized in Arizona Smuggling Attempts

250 Pounds of Narcotics, Cocaine Seized in Arizona Smuggling Attempts

Border Patrol agents and U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers seized more than 250 pounds of illicit drugs being smuggled into the United States from Mexico. The seizures happened in separate incidents in the Yuma and Tucson Sectors.

Armed Human Smuggler Arrested in Arizona near Border

Armed Human Smuggler Arrested in Arizona near Border

Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents disrupted several human smuggling operations last week, including one involving an armed smuggler. Smugglers locked several of the migrants into the trunks of their vehicles.

Guatemalan Migrant Gives Birth at California Border Patrol Station

Guatemalan Migrant Gives Birth at California Border Patrol Station

San Diego Sector Border Patrol agents assisted a Guatemalan woman in delivering a baby shortly after they apprehended her for illegally crossing from Mexico. She delivered the baby approximately 30 minutes after entering custody.

1500 Pounds of Liquid Meth Seized at Texas Border Crossing

1500 Pounds of Liquid Meth Seized at Texas Border Crossing

El Paso Sector Customs and Border Protection officers seized more than 1,500 pounds of liquid methamphetamine at the Ysleta Port of Entry. The seizure more than triples the total of all methamphetamine seizures at El Paso area ports for Fiscal Year 2019.

Another Armed Human Smuggler Arrested in Texas near Border

Another Armed Human Smuggler Arrested in Texas near Border

Del Rio Sector Border Patrol agents apprehended an allegedly armed human smuggler during a human smuggling attempt. Del Rio Sector agents have observed an increasing trend in armed human smugglers.

Two Convicted Sex Offenders Arrested Crossing Border into California

Two Convicted Sex Offenders Arrested Crossing Border into California

El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents apprehended two previously deported sex offenders as they attempted to make their way into California over the weekend. The arrests happened in separate incidents east and west of the Calexico West Downtown Port of Entry.

Chief Brian Hastings Takes Command of Nation's Busiest Border Sector

Chief Brian Hastings Takes Command of Nation's Busiest Border Sector

Border Patrol officials announced this week that Chief Patrol Agent Brian Hastings will serve as the chief patrol agent of the nation's busiest sector. Hastings is completing a tour as chief of the Law Enforcement Operations Directorate at Border Patrol headquarters in Washington, D.C.

CBP Air and Marine Operations Drones Lead to Apprehension of 13 Migrants in Texas

CBP Air and Marine Operations Drones Lead to Apprehension of 13 Migrants in Texas

Del Rio Sector Border Patrol agents apprehended 13 migrants with the assistance of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) late last week. The apprehensions, utilizing drones operated by Air and Marine Operations agents from over 100 miles away, led to the apprehension of the migrants in two separate incidents.

31 Migrants Rescued from Texas Border Town Stash House

31 Migrants Rescued from Texas Border Town Stash House

Laredo Sector Border Patrol agents teamed up with other federal and local law enforcement agencies to disrupt an active human smuggling stash house operation. The raid resulted in the rescue of 31 migrants.

'Longest' Tunnel Found Under California-Mexico Border, Say Feds

'Longest' Tunnel Found Under California-Mexico Border, Say Feds

Drug Enforcement Administration officials announced the discovery of what they are calling the "longest cross-border tunnel" under the California-Mexico boundary. The structure stretches more than three-quarters of a mile near Otay Mesa, California.

CHINA: Coronavirus Could Spread Two Weeks Before Symptoms Show

CHINA: Coronavirus Could Spread Two Weeks Before Symptoms Show

A Chinese health official reports the Wuhan novel coronavirus could be contagious for up to two weeks before a patient becomes symptomatic. This means people who are not yet showing symptoms of coronavirus-related illness could be spreading the virus to other contacts.

CORONAVIRUS: U.S. Orders Wuhan Consulate Staff to Leave City

CORONAVIRUS: U.S. Orders Wuhan Consulate Staff to Leave City

The U.S. Department of State ordered employees of the Consulate in Wuhan, China, to evacuate from the city in wake of the spreading novel coronavirus. The order comes as Chinese authorities expand containment responses designed to slow or stop the rapidly spreading virus that has so far killed at least 41 people.

China Closes Great Wall, Forbidden City to Contain Coronavirus

China Closes Great Wall, Forbidden City to Contain Coronavirus

Chinese officials closed the Great Wall, Forbidden City, Shanghai Disney, and other tourist venues to contain the novel coronavirus. The move comes at the approach of the Chinese Lunar New Year -- one of the nation's biggest holidays.

Texas Health Officials Investigating Possible Coronavirus Patient

Texas Health Officials Investigating Possible Coronavirus Patient

Physicians in Brazos County, Texas, are investigating the possibility that a patient who recently returned from Wuhan, China, may be infected with the novel coronavirus. If the patient tests positive, they would be the second confirmed case in the United States.

Six-Time Deportee Charged in Hit-and-Run Death of Elderly Texan

Six-Time Deportee Charged in Hit-and-Run Death of Elderly Texan

SUGARLAND, Texas -- Fort Bend County Sheriff's deputies arrested a six-time deported Honduran criminal alien on charges connected to the hit-and-run death of an 81-year-old woman. Immigration officials confirmed the illegal alien's immigration history and the placement of a detainer to prevent his possible release.