WEATHER SERVICE: Historic Blizzard Headed Toward Texas Panhandle

The National Weather Service is warning of a “historic blizzard” that may hit Amarillo, Lubbock and other parts of the Texas Panhandle this weekend, generating a staggering 15 inches of snow.

The Panhandle could receive 6 to 15 inches of the white stuff, with higher amounts possible in other areas of the region.

Texas Panhandle 15 Inches Of Snow

High winds could drive wind chill factor as low as 10 below zero and cause snow drifts several feet high. Continue reading

Dallas Love Airport Inbound Flights ON SECURITY HOLD

Love Field, Dallas, Texas, is on “security hold” Saturday night putting in limbo an untold number of inbound flights. Planes have been advised to avoid landing at the Northwest Dallas airport.

Southwest Airlines released a brief statement,

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Our top priority is safety. Once cleared by security we will work diligently to get our passengers safely to their destinations as quickly as possible. Continue reading

Frantic Search For Dallas HOMELESS MAN Who Rode In Ebola Ambulance

Authorities in Dallas are frantically trying to locate a homeless man who rode in the same Dallas ambulance that had carried Thomas Eric Duncan, the man stricken with Ebola, to the Texas Health Presbyterian hospital.

There was no reason given as to why or when the homeless man traveled in the ambulance. Authorities have not released the man’s name.

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“We are working to locate the individual and get him to a comfortable, compassionate place where we can monitor him and care for his every need for the full incubation period,” Jenkins said in an emailed statement. “I want to emphasize that he is a low risk individual and we are doing this out of precautionary measures.” h/t dallasnews

 
The ambulance was effectively quarantined last week after Duncan was diagnosed with Ebola. The emergency medical services crew who transported him has been asked to stay home for 21 days or so. All of them have tested negative for Ebola.

Man Locks Himself In American Air Cockpit “Virtually Impregnable”

A man rushed past gate attendants and locked himself inside the cockpit of an American Eagle plane in Baton Rouge, La.1×1.

The man has since surrendered to authorities and is in custody.

Andrew Alessi, apparently upset over a personal situation, could be charged with interfering with a flight crew, according to a federal law enforcement source.

American Eagle Airlines is a regional partner of American Airlines.

The aircraft was in the process of a turnaround, from Dallas, when the man got on the plane.

“It had been cleared of passengers,” airline personal said at a news briefing. “No passengers were ever in danger and they were in the process of clearing the plane and doing their final security walk-through. And what apparently happened, the gentleman in question pushed past the gate agent who was at the gate and ran down the jet bridge.”

Reports say an American Airlines employee “challenged” Alessi at the entrance of the plane, but Alessi got past him and locked himself in the cockpit. The cockpit is “virtually impregnable” once it is locked from the inside.

Alessi had no weapons and did not know how to fly a plane, according to a airport spokesman.

Source ABC News.