Friday, August 03, 2012

Recalls For Friday, August 3

Patio Bistro Sets Sold at Lowe's Stores Recalled

Failure of a support bar to engage properly creates a fall hazard

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Toyota Recalling RAV4 and Lexus HS250h Passenger Vehicles

A problem with the rear tire rods could lead to loss of vehicle control and a crash

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Frozen Bacon Cheeseburger Patties Recalled

The food nay contain foreign materials -- like gasket pieces

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Busch's Fresh Food Market Recalls Deli Products Containing Peeled Whole Yellow Onions

The products may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes

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Cantaloupe Recall Expanded

Athena variety cantaloupes contain a possible health risk

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Amber Alert: Father kidnaps 8-month-old son in Longview

Ismail Hashem does not have custody of his child

By Web reporter, Q13 FOX News Online

Police in Longview issued an Amber Alert after a man took his 8-month-old child without permission late Friday morning.

According to police, Ismail Hashem took his son, Jayce Hasem, from a babysitter in the area of Parkhill Drive. He does not have custody of the child.

Hashem, 23, could be driving a 2005 silver Toyota Highland with Washington license plates 420TUF or a 2012 black Nissan Altima with Oregon plates 434FPV. The Nissan Altima is a rental car.

Hashem is about 5-feet 9-inches tall and 140 pounds. He was last seen in a black hooded sweatshirt. Hashem also goes by Soma Hashem.

Jayce was wearing only a diaper.

Hashem has ties to Texas and Egypt, according to police.

Anyone with information is asked to call 911 or Longview Police at 360-442-5929.

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Alaska - Permanent Fund dividend checks likely to shrink again

High-earning 2007 is cut from five-year average; recession influence continues.

By Becky Bohrer, Associated Press

Alaskans could see a smaller Permanent Fund dividend this fall.

The Alaska Permanent Fund Corp. on Thursday said it expects to transfer $605 million to the dividend division for checks -- down from $801 million last year and the lowest transfer since fiscal year 2005.

The amount of investment earnings allocated to dividends is based on a five-year rolling average of Permanent Fund performance. Dropping from the average this year is 2007, a recent high-water mark in which the fund earned $3.4 billion in statutory net income, realized gains used in calculating the dividend. Staying in is 2009, during the recession, when the fund recorded its first net loss in the statutory net income.

The statutory net income earned this past fiscal year was $1.6 billion.

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Man chased, killed by troopers wielded bat

By Casey Grove, Anchorage Daily News

Updated, 10:40 a.m.: A man being pursued by Alaska State Troopers on the Glenn Highway was shot and killed after he "advanced on three troopers with a raised bat," the troopers said in a written statement.

The man and the troopers involved have not been identified.

Here's the full statement:

On 8/3/12 at approximately 0401 hours, Alaska State Troopers attempted to stop a 1994 Saturn Coupe at Lucille Street and the Parks Highway. The vehicle was observed failing to signal as it made a right-hand turn onto the Parks Highway from Tommy Moe Road. The vehicle failed to stop and a pursuit ensued heading southbound on the Parks Highway. Prior to passing the Trunk Road turnoff, spike strips were deployed and managed to deflate a tire. However, the vehicle continued driving southbound onto the Glenn Highway. As the vehicle neared milepost 25, the vehicle caught on fire and stopped in the southbound lane. The driver and sole occupant, a male, exited the vehicle and started running toward the northbound lane. Attempts to subdue the individual, including use of a Taser, were unsuccessful. The man then stopped running and advanced on three troopers with a raised bat. At that time, a trooper fired and shot the man with his duty weapon at approximately 0420. The man was declared deceased on scene. Alaska State Troopers were assisted by officers from the Anchorage and Wasilla police departments to include a WPD canine. No officers or troopers were injured in the incident. The southbound and northbound lanes of the Glenn Highway were closed until the scene could be secured. APD took responsibility for traffic control and began a pilot car system to route vehicles through the two southbound lanes to allow traffic to move in both directions. Traffic was backed up to the interchange of the Glenn and Parks highways. The northbound will remain closed for several hours until the on-scene investigation is complete.

The name of the trooper will be released in 72 hours per department policy. The Alaska Bureau of Investigation responded and assumed case responsibility. Anyone witnessing either the pursuit or incident that has not been already contacted by law enforcement is asked to call ABI in Palmer at (907)745-2131.

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Trooper kills suspect after Glenn Hwy. chase

By Casey Grove, Anchorage Daily News

An Alaska state trooper shot and killed a man after a car chase on the Glenn Highway north of Anchorage early this morning, shutting down traffic near the Thunderbird Falls exit, according to Alaska State Troopers.

No law enforcement officers were injured, troopers said.

The pursuit began in Wasilla near Lucille Street and the Parks Highway, troopers spokeswoman Beth Ipsen said. It ended about 4:20 a.m. at Mile 25 of the Glenn Highway, where a trooper shot at the suspect, she said. Details such as what triggered the chase or shooting, or if the suspect was armed, were not immediately available, Ipsen said.

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