Officer Involved Shooting/Scattered Showers/Air Traffic Controllers and Fatigue

Officer Involved Shooting/Scattered Showers/Air Traffic Controllers and Fatigue

Cleveland Police are investigating an officer-involved shooting on the west side. The shooting happened just after 4 a.m. Tuesday. Police Chief Calvin Williams says officers stopped the driver of an SUV for driving erratically with no lights and loud music. Officers say the driver exited and was told to get back in the vehicle. Ignoring the request, Chief Williams says the driver fled and officers gave foot chase. The chief says at one point the man produced a handgun and one of the officers fired. The suspect was shot multiple times. No Cleveland officers were hurt. The suspect was transported to the MetroHealth Medical Center. Cleveland Police has learned the vehicle was stolen in an aggravated robbery. Police are trying to locate the owner of the vehicle. Puritas Avenue was closed in both directions from W. 150th to W. 143rd for a couple of hours for the investigation. It reopened around 7:30 a.m.

A gray start…lots of clouds early chance of light scattered rain showers later this afternoon. We stay muggy too. The drier air doesn't come into town until Wednesday.

TUESDAY:   Light showers late in P.M. but just a chance. Mostly Cloudy. High: 76

TUESDAY NIGHT: Mostly cloudy with scattered rain showers early LOW: 62

WEDNESDAY: Cool & comfy! Slight chance you see showers especially in the morning and East. Partly cloudy. High: 73

WASHINGTON (AP) - Air traffic controllers' work schedules often lead to chronic fatigue, making them less alert and endangering the safety of the national air traffic system, according to a study the government kept secret for years.Federal Aviation Administration officials posted the study online Monday, hours after The Associated Press reported the findings - and noted that agency officials had declined to furnish a copy despite repeated requests over the past three months, including a Freedom of Information Act filing. The AP was able to obtain a draft of the final report dated Dec. 1, 2011. The report FAA posted online was dated December 2012, although the findings appear to be nearly identical to the draft. The impetus for the study was a recommendation by the National Transportation Safety Board to the FAA and the National Air Traffic Controllers Association to revise controller schedules to provide rest periods that are long enough "to obtain sufficient restorative sleep." The study found that nearly 2 in 10 controllers had committed significant errors in the previous year - such as bringing planes too close together - and over half attributed the errors to fatigue. A third of controllers said they perceived fatigue to be a "high" or "extreme" safety risk. Greater than 6 in 10 controllers indicated that in the previous year they had fallen asleep or experienced a lapse of attention while driving to or from midnight shifts, which typically begin about 10 p.m. and end around 6 a.m. Overall, controllers whose activity was closely monitored by scientists averaged 5.8 hours of sleep per day over the course of a work week. They averaged only 3.1 hours before midnight shifts and 5.4 hours before early morning shifts. The most tiring schedules required controllers to work five straight midnight shifts, or to work six days a week several weeks in a row, often with at least one midnight shift per week. The human body's circadian rhythms make sleeping during daylight hours before a midnight shift especially difficult.

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Julia Tullos