Sunday, April 23, 2017

4 Year Old Falls From Back Door Of Moving Bus


It's a scene that would make any parent shudder -- a 4-year-old girl tumbles out of the back of a moving bus in the middle of a busy highway.

Video of the incident shows the back door of the bus springing open and the young girl plummeting to the road. "I couldn't believe it, it was so shocking," said Ryan Ciampoli, who was driving behind the bus in Harrison, Arkansas.

Ciampoli, who is a trained emergency medical technician, ran to the little girl's rescue after her terrifying tumble on Wednesday. His vehicle is fitted with a dash cam that recorded the incident because he sometimes uses it when on duty, Ciampoli said.

At first the girl was unconscious, but he cradled her and talked to her until she came round.

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Bruce Wayne Reed (52) Died In Lubbock Wreck


Texas DPS is investigating a fatal accident that happened Saturday night, 11:30 p.m. on CR 1600, two miles south of Lubbock, near CR 7500.

DPS says a Ford pickup was traveling north on CR 1600 when the driver went off the roadway and overcorrected, causing the vehicle to roll.

DPS says the driver, 52-year-old Bruce Wayne Reed of Lubbock, was not wearing a seatbelt and was ejected from the vehicle.

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Reports Wife Dead Then Surrenders To Police


An Edgecliff Village man was in custody Sunday after he reported his wife was dead in their home and wanted to surrender, authorities said.

Deputies with the Tarrant County Sheriff’s Office found 47-year-old Michelle Johnson dead in a residence Saturday afternoon.

Her husband, Sean Johnson, 35, who appeared to have blood on his hands was arrested Saturday afternoon by Fort Worth police in the parking lot of Southcliff Baptist Church in Fort Worth, authorities said.

“Mr. Johnson is in custody and at this time the Sheriff’s Office is not seeking any other suspects in the case,” Chief Deputy Jerry Vennum said in a news release.

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Body Found On Interstate 35E SB In Denton


Denton police have closed Interstate 35E southbound for an investigation Sunday morning.

Police tweeted for people to avoid the area for a traffic incident.

Public Information Officer Shane Kizer said a person called police at about 10:30 a.m. reporting a body on the side of Interstate 35E.

Police responded and closed down the southbound lanes at Oak Street.

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Kizer said they do not know if the body was the result of a hit and run.

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Crane Accident In Houston Sunday Morning


A crane accident, which injured a trapped worker, closed the intersection of Westheimer Road and Post Oak Boulevard for hours on Sunday morning.

According to the Houston Fire Department, they received a call around 4 a.m. about a man being trapped in a crane basket at the intersection.

Firefighters said crane workers were trying to repair the street sign over the intersection when one of the cranes fell over around 3:30 a.m., resulting in a smaller crane being hit.

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2-Brothers Shot 1-Killed In Burleson Shooting


One person is in custody after two 17-year-old brothers were shot Saturday evening.

A 17-year-old teen was shot and later airlifted to John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth, where he later died. The other brother was shot in the foot and sent to John Peter Smith Hospital. His condition is unknown at this time.

Officers were called to a report of a shooting in the 200 block of SW Thomas Street, at about 11:13 p.m.The brothers were sitting in a car in a parking lot when another car driving along the 300 block of NW Tarrant Street began firing shots at their parked car.

An 18-year-old is in custody in connection with the shooting. Police said they knew each other and met near Mound Elementary School to fight.

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Veteran Phillip Blackmon Awarded New Home


A wounded warrior veteran is surprised with a brand new home here in Southeast Texas.

The "Re/Max One" group of Beaumont is making a difference for an army veteran who once risked his life to detonate bombs.

“There are no words, it's still very hard to believe that it's very real,” says Phillip Blackmon, Army Veteran.

“It’s very humbling at the same time,” he explains.

A celebration full of emotion for both Phillip and Tammy Blackmon, they will be brand new members of the community of Beaumont.

They are the recipients of a brand new home, a gift too large to wrap.

“We find out what they want to do as an occupation in the community,” says Charlie Foxworth, with Re/Max.

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Hector Camargo Arrested For Bank Robbery


Officials have arrested a man suspected of robbing a bank in Liberty City.

According to the Gregg County Sheriff's Office, at 2:50 p.m. on Friday, the Gregg County Sheriff's Office received information that a person meeting the description was located at a business on Cotton Street in Longview.

Investigators began looking for a subject described as a white or Hispanic male, average build with a mustache, in his late 40s to early 50s, wearing a light gray colored shirt and faded pants who left the scene on foot and later entered a white Chevrolet Avalanche with a black bumper guard.

A nearby trooper with the Texas Department of Public Safety was able to respond and locate a person meeting the given description. The subject was arrested on an unrelated charge by the DPS Trooper and transported to the Gregg County Jail without incident, according to the GCSO.

After obtaining a search warrant for the vehicle, investigators were able to charge Hector Camargo, 48 of Kilgore, with aggravated robbery.

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Help Find Missing Texan Melanie Voss


Texas Equusearch is trying to find a woman who went missing near the Texas Medical Center.

Melanie Voss, 31, hasn't been heard from since April 3. She was last seen in the early morning that day, sitting on a park bench near the Med Center.

She has not been seen, nor has anyone heard from her since that point. It is unknown what color, style or type of clothing that Melanie was wearing.

If you have seen Melanie Sue Voss since her disappearance, if you know of her current whereabouts or if you have any information concerning her disappearance; please contact the Houston Police Department at 832-394-1840 or call Texas EquuSearch at 281-309-9500.

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Saturday, April 22, 2017

25-Miles Of HWY 190 Is Now Interstate 14


Federal, state and local officials gathered at the Anderson Campus Center at Central Texas College Saturday morning for the unveiling of the first I-14 sign.

The 25-mile stretch of U.S. 190 between I-35 and Copperas Cove was designated the first part of I-14.

Interstate 14 will eventually reach from El Paso to Savannah, GA.

The interstate is expected to bring more travelers through the area which will help local economies grow.

I-14 also helps with national security as it will provide Fort Hood easier access to ports to ship soldiers and equipment out for deployments.

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Joanna Borunda Hit By Multiple Cars In Odessa


Drivers are on the run after hitting a pedestrian in Odessa on the 5300 block of East 42nd Street early Saturday morning.

Authorities say Olegario Borunda Jr., 29, was driving on 42nd when an argument started with his passenger, Joanna Borunda, 25.

Olegario stopped the car and Joanna got out near the curb. The driver left and returned a short time later.

Police say in that time, more than one car hit Joanna while traveling eastbound on 42nd. None of the drivers attempted to stop to help her.

She was taken to Medical Center Hospital with life-threatening injuries and is now in serious condition.

Olegario's charges have been upgraded to intoxication assault.

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Joanie 'Erin Moran' Has Died At The Age Of 56


Erin Moran who famously played Joanie Cunningham on "Happy Days" and its spinoff "Joanie Loves Chachi" has died ... TMZ has learned.

We're told authorities in Indiana got a call just after 4 PM ET Saturday from someone reporting an "unresponsive female." EMT's arrived and found Erin Moran's body ... she was already dead.

Moran shot to spotlight in the early 70s when she was cast on "Happy Days" as Joanie, the younger sister of Ron Howard's character. She continued the role in 1982 alongside Scott Baio in "Joanie Loves Chachi" but the show only lasted one season.

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Live Mortar Bomb Found Near Lake Whitney


A bomb squad secured an item Saturday afternoon in Whitney.

According to Whitney police, around 1:00 p.m., the department received information about a possible live mortar shell that had been discovered by a resident in the area.

The McLennan County Sheriff’s Office along with the regional bomb squad verified the item as ordnance and took it into custody, officials said.

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Texas Deputy Accidentally Shot Himself


An off-duty Harris County sheriff's deputy accidentally shot himself at a gun range Saturday.

Just after 6 p.m., authorities responded to a call at Spring Guns and Ammo on Spring Cypress. The injured deputy was taken to a local hospital with non-life-threatening wounds, authorities said.

It's not clear where he shot himself or how the mishap occurred.

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$10,000 Reward For Lorraine Diaz Killer


A young mother of two whose body was found in a burning car earlier this year has been identified, according to police.

In January, the badly burned remains of 21-year-old Lorraine Diaz were found in a 2016 silver Nissan Altima, according to authorities.

Lorraine was discovered in a remote area on FM 762 near Richmond.

"She was always trying to be a better person," said Lorraine's father Jesus Diaz. "I hope God has her in a better place."

To this day Lorraine's family wants to know who would kill her and why.

Lorraine's father said it has affected him more than anyone could ever imagine

"It was my worst my nightmare. I couldn't give her an open casket," said Diaz.

There is now a $10,000 reward for any information leading to an arrest.

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Man Died After Collision With Texas School Bus


A collision involving a Burnet school bus and a passenger car left the driver of the car dead, authorities say.

The accident happened late Friday afternoon on State Highway 29 near Burnet County Road 264.

Authorities say the bus, which was carrying 12 children, mostly from Bertram Elementary School, was turning from eastbound Highway 29 onto County Road 264 when an eastbound Toyota Camry ran into the rear right side of the bus.

The driver of the car, Kevin Mathew Selvera, 34, of Betram, died in the crash.

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Odessa Man Punched His Mom In The Face


One man is facing nine charges after being arrested Thursday night.

Jordan Williams, 25, is accused of punching his mother in the face, and then hitting her again as she attempted to dial 9-1-1.

Police say he was intoxicated and lead police on a high speed chase.

Williams then intentionally struck an OPD vehicle, exited his vehicle and fled on foot.

During his getaway attempt, Williams ripped off the side mirror of another OPD vehicle.

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Texas Woman Slapped And Bit Police Officer


A 22-year-old woman who was being taken into custody for outstanding warrants slapped and bit an arresting Dallas officer, police say.

According to police, the woman flagged officers down at the the 8000 block of Forest Lane at about 3:50 a.m. over a disturbance.

During the investigation, officers found that the woman had outstanding warrants and was arrested.

While being taken into custody, police say the woman pulled away and then proceeded to slap and bite the arresting officer.

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Texas Kindergarten Teacher Arrested In Hudson


A Hudson ISD kindergarten teacher was arrested Saturday.

Heather Robertson was charged with four counts of improper relationship between educator and student.

Superintendent Mary Ann Whiteker said that Robertson is "no longer an employee of the district. All the findings of the investigation were turned over to authorities."

Whiteker clarified on Friday that the incident did not occur on school property nor during school hours.

After a DWI arrest on March 30, Robertson was given a verbal warning that she would lose her job if this were to happen again, according to Whiteker.

Robertson is currently in the Angelina County Jail under a $200,000 bond.

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1 Missing After Boats Collide In Houston


Lake Patrol officials are searching for a person who went missing Saturday when two boats collided in Lake Houston, police said.|

The incident was reported at 2:17 p.m. in the 25000 block of Water Ridge Drive.

Police are on the scene.

It is unknown how many people were injured in the crash.

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Funeral Plans Made After Body Was Misidentified


Family members said the CSU Bakersfield student tried to save her friend after she fell into the water.

"You help other people before you help yourself, and that's the first thing she did, she didn't think twice about it," said Daniel Orozco, Alondra Orozco brother.

Daniel said while the pictures did resemble their sister, they had doubts about whether it was really her.

Daniel said he then asked to see the body and that a Chaplain told him he could. But when they got closer, Daniel said he was told over and over again that he couldn't and would have to wait until his sister was brought to a funeral home in Delano.

So Orozco's family started planning a funeral.

"We had everything organized, we had services times, we had church times, cemetery times, and then Monday we find out none of this is true."

That's when Daniel said his family received a call from the family of the other woman who was swept away, Shreya Singh, who said they were informed that Singh was the one who was found last week, not Orozco.

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Texas Execution Drugs Must Be Destroyed


Execution drugs delivered to the Texas Department of Criminal Justice and the Arizona Department of Corrections must be refused and either destroyed or exported within 90 days, according to court documents filed on Thursday.

The FDA made "a final decision, refusing admission of the detained drugs into the United States," said the agency in a document filed in federal court in Galveston, Texas.

In July 2015, the FDA detained 1,000 vials of sodium thiopental meant for the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. Sodium thiopental, which also is referred to as 'thiopental,' is an anesthetic. Texas has used this drug as one part of a lethal three-drug cocktail which also included pancuronium bromide to induce paralysis, and potassium chloride to stop the heart when administered by injection. The state no longer relies on the three-drug combination for executions.

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Tennis Ball Sized Hail In DFW Friday Night


Dallas, Texas (population: 1197816) had 1 hail reports within 10 miles of the city center located at (32.78306, -96.80667) in 2017.

The largest report of hail in 2017 near Dallas was 1.25 inches about 15 hours ago. The zipcode with the highest number of damaging hail reports near Dallas in 2017 is 75011, with 1 reports.

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S-10 Pickup Crushed By Train In Longview


Longview Police Department is investigating an incident involving a motor vehicle and a train Saturday morning.

According to Longview PD, at 5:32 AM officers were dispatched to assist Union Pacific railroad where they had located a crushed vehicle close to Sabine Street and Carter Street.

Police said the original crash occurred around 2:30 a.m. at the railroad crossing on W. Birdsong, just west of Baxter Ave.

According to police, a 2003 Chevrolet S-10 pickup was traveling eastbound on W. Birdsong when it ran underneath the train as it was traveling north.

The owner and passenger of the vehicle were able to exit the vehicle at the time of the incident and sustained only minor injuries.

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Garland Ambulance Hit By Drunk Driver


A Garland ambulance is heavily damaged after being hit by a suspected drunk driver Friday night.

The Garland Firefighters Association posted a photo of the damaged truck on its Facebook page on Saturday. They said the unit was the department's newest ambulance and was blocking five firefighters who were feet away.

"We hate to lose any equipment but we would sacrifice any of them to keep one firefighter or citizen safe," the post said.

The group said this crash shows why police and fire crews block off an extra lane of traffic for accidents and is a reminder for people not to drink and drive.

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Man Committed Suicide At Texas Whataburger


One man is dead after shooting himself at Whataburger shortly after 9 last night.

The incident took place on Ayers Street in Corpus Christi. Detectives say the 24 year old man was discovered by an employee from the restaurant.

After speaking with witnesses it was determined the gun shot was self-inflicted. The man's identity has not been released.

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Man Died At Ironman Triathlon Saturday


A local athlete died while competing in the Ironman triathlon in The Woodlands on Saturday morning, race authorities have confirmed.

Montgomery County Precinct 1 Judge Wayne Mack said other competitors noticed the man struggling in the water and pulled him to the shore around 8:30 a.m.

According to the Montgomery Count Sheriff's Office, first responders completed a "lengthy CPR" process in an attempt to revive the man. He was pronounced dead at Memorial Hermann - The Woodlands.

The victim has only been identified as a 54-year-old from Montgomery County.

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150 MPH Race Car Crash In Big Bend


Two men participating in 20th annual Big Bend Open Road race had a close call during a practice run on Wednesday.

According to a participant of the race, the drivers, Kyle Eggspuehler and Jeff Carson, were going 150 miles per hour when the engine had a catastrophic failure, resulting in car catching on fire.

The fire consumed the entire car, which had a load of racing gasoline. The flames made it impossible for the men to see or breathe as they attempted to come to a stop while going 150 mph.

Fortunately Eggspuehler and Carson were able to activate the on board fire extinguisher systems and were able to get out safely.

The car that caught on fire was a modified 1999 Camaro.

But the men aren't letting this scare stop them from competing in Saturday's race.

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Large Hail In Prosper, Celina And McKinney


Large hail made its way across parts of North Texas Friday evening, specifically in Collin County, as severe thunderstorms moved through the area.

Viewers from the cities of Prosper, Celina and McKinney sent pictures of the hail that fell in the areas during the severe storms.

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Friday, April 21, 2017

19-Year-Old Kayla Ruelas Killed In Crash


The identity of the driver who was found dead in her car has been released.

Police are trying to figure out how 19-year-old Kayla Linette Ruelas lost control of her vehicle and flipped into the Arroyo Colorado.

It happened on April 20 around 3:00 p.m. Ruelas was driving down Highway 2556 when something went wrong.

Near the arroyo, there's a sharp curve, but family members tell investigators she drove that area all the time.

Authorities are now trying to figure out if she was distracted before the crash.

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