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Good Morning El Paso 11.18.15

developing overnight– gun fire heard throughout the streets of a suburb of paris after police raid an apartment in the manhunt for the mastermind of the paris terror attacks. / plus–with the attacks prompting extra security throughout the world–mexico is beefing up security along the border. / and round the clock news–the freeway is shut down overnight after a semi catches fire–sending two firefighters to the hospital. / / “shots fired.. :07” new developments this morning from france. residents in a paris suburb awake new developments this morning from france. residents in a paris suburb awake to gunfire ringing through the streets. witnesses record the explosions — as police conduct an anti-terror raid in saint-denis. police were reportedly looking for the mastermind of the french terror attacks. we’ll get to the latest developments in just a bit—but first a very good morning el paso, las cruces, and juarez. i’m stephanie valle. and i’m hillary floren. good morning, everyone. pacific storm system has finally raced away from the region. this means much lighter winds and somewhat warmer weather for the borderland today. sunny skies and lighter winds combined with about 5 degrees of warming will make the conditions much nicer for outdoor activities. the warming trend continues through friday with lowland temperatures warming back to near 70s. winds will remain light through the end of the work week. conditions will also continue dry with plenty of sunshine each day. friday night another cold front barrels in from the east. details coming up! an early morning raid outside paris leads to the arrest of seven suspects– french officials saying they were caught, quote– “just in time” it appeared they were preparing for some sort of operation. the raid also left three dead. good morning el paso’s denise olivas is following the latest. it’s a story developing now… denise? none of the supects have been identified. two others were killed by police — and a woman wearing a suicide belt blew herself up as authorities moved in on them. the goal of this latest raid was to capture the alleged mastermind of last friday’s attacks– abdelhamid abaaoud. it was believed he was in syria– but phone surveillance led french authorities to two different apartment in the suburb of saint denis. where aba- aoud may have been hiding. meanwhile the search continues for sa-lah ab-de-slam. he’s the belgian terror suspect who survived friday’s massacre. this is the neighborhood where police raided two apartment buildings. we know a nearby church was also raided. saint denis is also the home of the stadium attacked last week. a belgian counter- terrorism official told cnn french authorities it wasn’t certain that aba- aoud would be in one of the buildings. we won’t for sure until they are all identified. we know five police officers were injured. and a police dog was killed. diesel– a belgian shepherd dog was likely killed after he was the first to go into the apartment where it was believed terrorist suspects were hiding out. new this morning– all 129 victims have been identified meanwhile… authorities are investigating why two air france meanwhile… authorities are investigating why two air france planes bound for france had to be diverted here in the united states. one of the flights was from los angeles headed to paris. it had to be diverted to salt lake city, utah after a threatening phone call was made shortly after takeoff. the second flight was headed from washington to france and had to be diverted to halifax on canada’s east coast. authorities say it was also due to a threatening phone call passengers got off both planes safely. the f-b-i is now taking over the investigation in salt lake city while royal canadian mounted police are leading the investigation for the other plane. no other details into the investigation were released. meanwhile more tensions across the globe after a football match between germany and the netherlands had to be canceled on tuesday. authorities say they had concrete information about a bomb threat in the northern german city arena. the stadium was evacuated by police just a little over an hour before the start of the game. amidst all the tension the attacks have caused throughout the globe— mexico is now saying it has plans to increase security as well. the announcement was made by mexico’s security commissioner at a news conference in mexico city. the country will increase their security at airports, embassies and border crossings in response to the paris attacks. back here in the borderland— abc-7 also wanted to know how the local muslim community was dealing with all these developments… and if there was any concern about retaliation. abc-7 spoke with sa-bri aga-chan with the rain drop turkish house — he says it’s not so much retaliation that they’re worried about– but rather people having a fear of muslims: “if you have fear just go to or visit muslim friends you will see they are nice…they are hospitable.” our coverage of the attacks continues online at kvia dot com. we have more than 40 different stories posted. one details how states can’t refuse refugees but they can make it tough. another is called how to talk to children about tragic events. now to round the clock coverage — two firefighters are recovering this morning after a semi- catches on fire. it happened on i-10 west near redd rd. in west el paso just after midnight. when our crew arrived to the scene the flames had already been extinguished. authorities shut down the interstate and the two firefighters were taken to las palmas medical center. the scene has since been cleared for your morning commute. as if the commute for the westside of el paso isn’t bad enough … you can expect things to get worse in the near future. in addition to the i-10 construction and the border highway west project at paisano… texdot plans on working on an underpass at transmountain. so if you plan on using transmountain and us-54 to get around the mess… that too will be down a lane, up hill or eastbound, will have two lanes at all times . so it should not drastically affect the capacity of transmountain as functioning as an alternative. right now… the big mess concerns paisano and i-10. both have to be worked on at the same time due to the timing of funding and because they’re connected. at the end of next year — when engineers are actually connecting the two projects — expect the worst. txdot recommends leaving early or later to avoid adding to the rush hour mess. for help go to the “g 10 el paso” website. now it’s time to take a look at the tx-dot traffic cams… still much more to come here on good morning el paso — including governors across the u.s. stating over and over they don’t want to take in syrian refugees–but turns out they cant just declare that…abc-7 went to the experts. / plus— severe weather that can turn dangerous came in the form of winds in the borderland earlier this week–we’ll explain why one man is recovering today. meteorologist krystal klei has your detailed forecast. krystal… and this is abc-7, where news comes first! las cruces crime stoppers is offering a

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