Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Jakob Todd Plummer Obituary - Funeral Plans

Jakob Todd Plummer was born in Wichita Falls, Texas on December 5, 1996 to Amy (Geis) and Dustin Plummer. Jakob entered the Arenas of Heaven on Sunday, March 26, 2017 after a tragic accident. His mother, Amy, greeted him with open arms as she preceded him in death in 2007. A 2015 graduate of Petrolia High School, Jakob was active in FFA. While he had a love for many things outside, his real dreams were made in the arena, horseback, with a rope in his hand. He would spend hours outside roping the dummy, day or night, hot or cold. He was attending Vernon College on a rodeo scholarship with plans to pursue a career in Ranch Management. He was a very dedicated member of the Vernon Rodeo Team as a team roper. Where else could he go to a few classes, and spend the rest of the day roping. He was a member of the OTRC and USTRC.

Jakob was a man of many names, many smiles and many laughs. He was a loving grandson, brother, roping partner and teammate. He was a friend to people of all ages. He touched the hearts and lives of many, never met a stranger, and lived life to the absolute fullest. Jakob’s legacy would be to leave a lasting memory, that of which he has accomplished, a job well done.

Survivors include his brother, Ethan of Dean; grandparents, Randy and Deloras Plummer of Dean, Texas, Teresa Stockton of Wichita Falls, Debbie Kemp and husband David of Vernon, Texas and Everett Geis of Grove, Oklahoma; father, Dustin Plummer; Aunt, Mindi Flynn and husband Shannon and their sons, Parker and Karter of Vernon, Texas; Uncles, Jeff Geis of Wichita Falls and Jared Swadley of Addison, Texas; Half brother, Chayse and half sister, Saydi; great-grandparents, Virginia Stockton, Reba Reasor and Everett Geis.

Celebration of Life will be at 3:00PM, Sunday, April 2, 2017 at the Petrolia ISD Auditorium with Shawn Bitner with the First Baptist of Dean officiating and Donald Hill with River Ministries of Canadian, Texas, assisting. Burial will be in Petrolia Cemetery in Petrolia, Texas under the direction of Davis Funeral Home.

The family will be at Davis Funeral Home on Saturday evening from 6:00PM-8:00PM.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Vernon College Rodeo Club at 4400 College Drive, Vernon, Texas 76384, or the charity of your choice.

Thoughts and memories may be shared in the online guestbook at davisfuneralhome.net

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Monday, March 27, 2017

Fort Worth Mom Killed Trying To Sell Game

Witnesses say a mother trying to complete an online transaction was gunned down in front of her husband and son on Sunday.

The woman was trying to sell a gaming console.

They were to meet the ‘buyer’ at the Somerset Apartment complex off of North Normandale in West Fort Worth.

“We heard exactly ten gunshots,” said apartment complex resident Taysia Crabtree. “I was counting.”

Witnesses say a woman, her husband and her son had come to the back of the apartment complex to complete the transaction. That’s when the shooting started.

“As soon as he shot her he fell, actually,” Crabtree said. “And he stood back up and was shooting everywhere and that’s how it went into the wall.”

The masked gunman fired bullets into apartment walls and a car as he ran from the scene. People ducked for cover.


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Police Chase With Stolen 18-Wheeler In Dallas

A stolen 18-wheeler rig led police on a chase Monday afternoon before ending peacefully in Dallas.

The chase began in Seagoville around 5:45 p.m. after police say a man stole the big rig from a gas station while the driver was pumping gas.

The stolen big rig went up on 175 and headed towards Downtown Dallas before exiting in the Knox/ Henderson area. The man eventually pulled over at the Sprouts store and surrendered to police.


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Oldest Cop In The World - Texan Bill Hardin (92)

At the Johnson County Sheriff's Office in Cleburne, there is a case that has puzzled one veteran investigator for nearly a century.

That's the case for retirement.

"I’m afraid to stop. I’m afraid I couldn’t get started again," Reserve Deputy Bill Hardin said.

Because he has no desire to quit, Bill Hardin is, by all accounts, the oldest police officer in the world at the age of 94. Bill started his career with the Fort Worth Police Department after World War II, and spent most of his time chasing drug dealers.

These days, Bill says he keeps showing up because what else would he do?

“I don’t fish. I don’t hunt. Don’t drink, don’t smoke," he said.


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Elena Cristal Cavazos - Intoxication Manslaughter

Investigators have arrested a 23-year-old McAllen woman after a fatal car crash.

At about 2:45 a.m. Sunday, the McAllen Police Department dispatched officers to the 1400 block of West Business 83 to investigate an auto-pedestrian collision.

Officers determined a motorist struck a 61-year-old man and left the scene, according to a news release from the McAllen Police Department. Emergency medical workers transported him to a nearby hospital, where the man died.

Officers arrested Elena Cristal Cavazos, 23, of McAllen. She's charged with intoxication manslaughter, a second-degree felony, and accident involving injury or death, a second-degree felony.

"I think the PD just jumped to conclusions," said attorney Ricardo "Rick" Salinas, who represents Cavazos. "I think there's more to this than meets the eye."

Cavazos went downtown but doesn't drink alcohol, Salinas said, adding that he suspects someone may have slipped her something.


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Passersby Stop To Help Deputy Change Flat Tire

It’s usually police officers and sheriff’s deputies that help get stranded motorists going again, but the tables were turned in Dallas County last Saturday.

Two men ended up helping a Dallas County Sheriff’s deputy with her flat tire.

The Dallas County Sheriff’s Department posted the photos on social media, thanking the men for their compassion and help.


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Murder For Hire Dr. Valerie McDaniel Suicide

Houston police are investigating a possible suicide at a River Oaks area high-rise.

Officers were called to 2200 Willowick Road at about 10:30 a.m. Monday. Police say a woman jumped from the 7th floor. Her body was discovered in a common area adjacent to the pool.

According to investigators at the scene, all indications are that this is Valerie McDaniel, a prominent Houston veterinarian who's been accused of hiring a hitman to kill her ex. Positive identification is pending.


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Jesse Raymond Kissel Charged - Mail Theft

Jesse Raymond Kissel, 28, was in custody Monday, charged in connection with the theft of mail and checks from more than 20 PO boxes at the Copperas Cove Post Office at 802 East Avenue D.

Kissel was served with an arrest warrant last Friday at the Coryell County Jail, where he was held on an unrelated charge.

His bond was set Saturday at $20,000.

He’s charged with fraudulent use or possession of identifying information.

The break-ins were reported just after noon on March 20

“The initial investigation revealed a total of 21 post office boxes damaged and appeared to be pried open,” police Sgt. Martin Ruiz said in a press release.


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Dallas VA Is Being Evacuated - Suspicious Device

A bomb scare is forcing precautionary evacuations at the VA in Dallas.

A source inside the VA has told CBS 11’s Jason Allen that the evacuation started inside one clinic, then expanded to the floor, then to a larger area of the main building.

Jason Allen has also confirmed through sources that there is a “suspicious device involved.” No other details were available about that device at this time.


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Houston Veterinarian Commited Suicide Monday

A prominent Montrose veterinarian accusing of plotting an intricate murder-for-hire plot to kill her ex-husband has killed herself by jumping off her seventh-story condo Monday morning, according to law enforcement sources.

Veterinarian Valerie Busick McDaniel and her boyfriend, Leon Phillip Jacob, were arrested earlier this month after doling out $20,000 in cash and two pricey Cartier watches to an officer posing as a hitman, prosecutors alleged in court.

Days later, the 48-year-old Montrose veterinarian was released on a $50,000.


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Showed Up To Work, Instead Got Arrested

A group of parolees showed up at a Texas probation office expecting to get a job but instead they were arrested by federal immigration agents for being undocumented.

A witness saw an Immigration and Customs Enforcement bus, along with two vans pull up to the Tarrant county work release site in Fort Worth.

An ICE spokesperson confirmed the operation in a statement.

The statement said "ICE routinely conducts immigration enforcement operations locally and nationwide" to help improve public safety efforts.


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Jakob Plummer Died Sunday At 6:27 AM

“Jake took his last breathe on Earth and his first breathe in Heaven at 6:27 am. We find comfort knowing he's met Jesus face-to-face and is hugging his momma again this morning. Thank you all for sharing your love of Jakob with us. The pain you've been feeling can't compare to the joy that's coming in glory - Romans 8:18,” read a post on the Facebook page “Jakob’s Journey” where family members are keeping the public informed about their loved one’s condition.

Plummer’s death brings the fatality count to three for the tragic crash between the Vernon College Rodeo Team’s Ram 3500 and a motorhome driven by a San Angelo couple. Texas DPS stated in their investigation that the Ram with four occupants pulled out in front of the motorhome headed southbound on U.S. 277, disregarding a stop sign where U.S. 277 meets Business 277 about a half mile north of Haskell.


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Gregory Diglin Charged With Injury To A Child

Montgomery County Precinct 3 deputy constables have taken a child care center worker into custody after video showed him grabbing a 4-year-old girl by the arm, slamming her to the ground and trying to clean up her blood.

Gregory Diglin is charged with injury to a child, a felony offense. A parent reported to the Montgomery County Precinct 3 Constable's Office that his or her daughter had sustained physical injuries during an incident with Diglin inside the Children's Lighthouse Learning Centers building on Waterbend Cove Drive in the Spring area.


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Coppell Man Tajesh Bhakta Killed In Crash

A Coppell man was killed early Sunday in a single vehicle wreck on Church Road, authorities said.

No other injuries were reported in the crash.

The victim was identified as Tajesh Bhakta, 38, who was pronounced dead at 2:06 a.m., according to the Tarrant County medical examiner’s website on Sunday. A ruling on his death was pending an autopsy.


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Assaulted By Men Claiming To Be Utility Workers

According to the Dawson County Sheriff's Office, a woman said two men claiming to be utility workers came into her home and sexually assaulted her last week.

On Tuesday, March 21, 2017, a woman called the sheriff's office saying two men claiming to be utility workers said they needed to do a maintenance check - that's when the sexual assault happened. It happened at a home just outside of the Lamesa city limits.

The men were driving a white van with no markings, according to deputies.


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2017 Houston Rodeo Attendance 2.6 Million

The 2017 Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo sure was record breaker!

Here is a breakdown of the numbers.

The first number is the biggest – 2.6 million. That's how many visitors turned out over the 20 days of the rodeo – the most in the event's 80-year history.

“It does set the bar very high for next year, but we're already planning next year,” Joel Crowley, HLSR president & CEO, said.


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Man Shot Trying To Run Down Police Officer

A Harris County deputy shot a man Sunday evening after he was almost hit by the man's vehicle, deputies said.

The incident was reported in the 8000 block of Airline Drive.

Officials said the deputy was responding to an auto theft complaint when the man hit a woman and almost ran over the deputy.

The woman suffered minor injuries and the deputy was not hit.


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Sunday, March 26, 2017

Bri And Chase Navarro Killed In Weekend Crash

A teenage brother and sister from Throckmorton are dead after a head-on crash.

The Texas Department of Public Safety said Brianna “Bri” Paige Navarro, 18, and her brother, Charles "Chase" Jesus Navarro, 13, were killed Friday when their 2001 Ford Escape crashed into a big rig. Neither were wearing a seat belt.

The crash happened around 5:40 p.m. on Hwy 183, one mile south of Throckmorton.

State Troopers say Bri veered into oncoming traffic and hit the tractor trailer head-on.

A second passenger in the SUV, 2-year-old Casey Grace Jones, was treated at Throckmorton Memorial Hospital and released.

According to their obituaries, Bri was a senior at Throckmorton High School where she was involved in athletics. Chase was an 8th grader at Throckmorton Junior High School. He enjoyed roping, playing the saxophone, hunting and fishing.


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Baseball Sized Hail In DFW On Sunday Night

Argyle, Frisco, Flower Mound, Denton and Highland Village had major hail damage.


SUNDAY NIGHT: Isolated storms possible mainly in northeastern areas (20%). Partly cloudy and mild. Winds: S becoming N 5-10. Low: 59.

MONDAY: Mostly sunny, dry, and warm. Winds: N 5-15. High: 80.

MONDAY NIGHT: Mainly clear and mild. Winds: S 5-15. Low: 57.

TUESDAY: Partly cloudy, breezy, and warm. Scattered showers or storms possible by late afternoon into evening (20%). Higher chances west. Winds: SE 10-20. High: 81.


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79-Year-Old Larry Mobbs Missing - Odessa

The Ector County Sheriff's office is searching for a missing elderly man with dementia.

Authorities say Larry Mobbs,79, was last seen in the area of Moss and 42nd St. in Odessa.

Mobbs is a white male, 5'11" and weighs 230 pounds. He wears a pacemaker.

If you have any information on where Mobbs may be, call the sheriff's office at (432)-335-3050.


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