Thursday, June 30, 2016

Paul Hidalgo & Leslie Whittington Missing From Van Zandt County


VAN ZANDT COUNTY - The Van Zandt County Sheriff's Office says the FBI National Crime Information Center listed the two adults and four children as missing on June 16. Officials say Paul Hidalgo and Leslie Whittington fled with the children who are in legal custody of the state of Texas. Hidalgo is 5 feet 9 inches tall, with brown hair and eyes and Whittington is 5 feet 2 inches tall, weighs about 120 pounds and has brown hair and brown eyes, according to the department. A reward of up to $1,000 is being offered for information in the case.

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Carter Wilbanks (11) Back Home After Paralyzing Car Wreck


NEW BRAUNFELS - A little boy recovering from an accident that left him paralyzed is finally back at home. Carter Wilbanks, 11, spent nearly six weeks in a coma after a car accident in Waco, TX. He was being treated in Houston, at Texas Children's Hospital. The healing process is still long for Carter, but his family is not giving up the fight.

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Guadalupe Garza, Victor Bovkoun, Kevin Battise Killed In Royse City Crash


ROYSE CITY - The three victims in the triple fatal crash in Royse City involving two 18 wheelers, have been identified. The drivers of the 18 wheelers were identified as 38-year-old Guadalupe Garza Jr. of Lyford, Texas and 53-year-old Victor Bovkoun of Ontario, Canada. The driver of the passenger vehicle was Kevin Battise, 56, of Mesquite.

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Texas Leads The Nation In Hot Car Child Deaths


TEXAS - Most Texans love to brag about being number one in various things, but there is one category where the Lone Star State is at the top of the list and it's not a good one. Texas leads the nation in the number of deaths of small children who are left in hot cars and we should work hard to change that fact. During the summer months, it is not uncommon to read news reports of small children losing their lives in hot cars on almost a weekly basis.

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Intentionally Set Fire Damages Wilson Park Playground


TEMPLE - Around 6 p.m. on Wednesday, 3 firefighting units responded to a playground fire at Wilson Park, which resulted in extensive damage to the playground itself and a nearby tree. Temple Police also responded to the call. The damage is estimated at $250,000. No one was injured. The playground equipment, which was installed last fall, was not part of the 2015 City of Temple's Parks Bond Package and will need to be replaced.

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Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Cody Owens Confirmed Dead After Panhandle Train Crash


PANHANDLE - According to his brother-in-law, Cody Owens performed his job with BNSF Railway daily with the best attitude possible. Mark Moore said authorities notified his family yesterday of Owens' passing, one of the confirmed fatalities in Tuesday's fiery collision near Panhandle. Despite Owens' death, Moore said he wants to Cody's memory alive: A fun and caring man who always put others before himself. "Cody was a good guy," says Moore. "If I looked up to anyone in the world, it would probably be him because he was just a great role model, period."

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Help Midland Police Find 23-Year-Old Jezzelle Monique Pena


MIDLAND - Midland police are asking for the public's help in finding 23-year-old Jezzelle Monique Pena. She was last seen Friday, June 24 around noon heading to the post office. Pena is 5'3", 160 lbs., with brown eyes and brown hair. She was last seen wearing spandex leggings, a black spaghetti strap top and black Converse shoes. Pena has a squirrel and butterfly tattoo on her right shoulder.

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Man Claims Chick-Fil-A Helped Him Lose Weight


TEXAS A&M - When Denver, Colorado, resident Alton Ward was at Texas A&M University four years ago, he said he weighed 355 pounds despite trying diets such as Jenny Craig, Atkins, juice diets and every other thing, Valdosta Today reported. "All my life I knew I was big and I always wanted to lose weight," Ward told Business Insider. Ward had been eating at Chick-fil-A since he was child. He knew it had healthy portions, so it was a good place to start. Texas A&M had one on campus and Ward would have several meals a week there.

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Fort Worth Police Captain Humphries Arrested After DWI Crash


HURST - A Fort Worth police captain is in custody for suspected drunk driving after being involved in a crash in Hurst. Hurst police say Captain Daniel Humphries was off-duty and driving a black Tahoe when he was involved in a crash with a sedan at about 2 a.m Wednesday in the eastbound lanes of the TexExpress along State Highway 121. Police say Humphries was entering the road from the shoulder when the crash took place. Humphries was arrested for intoxication assault and taken to the Euless City Jail. His bond has not been set.

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Big Rig Crash Kills 3-People Near Royse City Texas


ROYSE CITY - Authorities said three people are dead after a three-vehicle crash involving two 18-wheelers in Royse City Wednesday. Royse City Fire Department spokesman Richard L. Bell said the car and two 18-wheelers crashed on Interstate 30 just before 7 a.m.

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Former Sheriff's Deputy Grubbs Charged With Manslaughter In Van Zandt County


CANTON - A former Van Zandt County Sheriff’s Deputy has been charged with manslaughter, stemming from a February wreck. Emily Ann Grubbs, 28, was charged with manslaughter on June 24. She was released from the Van Zandt County Justice Center after posting bail on a $5,000 bond, according information on the Van Zandt County District Justice Center website. Grubbs struck Mary Lena  Pettiet, a nurse, while driving through an intersection in Canton on February 15. After months on life support Pettiet, 33, passed away at a Tyler hospital on May 5.

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Man Arrested In Houston For Running Through Backyards Naked


HOUSTON - Houston police have arrested a man accused of running through backyards naked. Officers responded to calls of a naked man jumping fences along Rosebriar  Drive and Bazelbriar Lane around midnight Wednesday. One homeowner told officers he went outside to confront the man with his gun. Police said that homeowner shot at the man, who then ran into the front yard and into the street.

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Fatal Accident Closed George Bush Turnpike This Morning


CARROLLTON - Police said a fatal crash has shut down the President George Bush Turnpike in Carrollton Wednesday morning. Texas Department of Public Safety spokesman Lonny Haschel said troopers responded to the crash in the southbound lanes of the PGBT near the Belt Line overpass at 3:26 a.m.

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West Texas Sinkholes Near Wink & Kermit Getting Bigger


WINK - The earth is crumbling in West Texas. Scientists from Southern Methodist University have new research that shows two massive sinkholes between the towns of Wink and Kermit are expanding. Years of drilling for oil and gas have helped wash away salt beds underneath the ground. A shifting water table has made the problem worse and in some places the ground is sinking five inches a year, according to the satellite readings.

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3-People Still Missing After Panhandle Train Crash


PANHANDLE - Authorities in the Texas town of Panhandle are working through the night in search of 3-people who are still missing after two freight trains crashed head-on into each other on Tuesday. According to police reports, dozens of people were evacuated after this crash as a massive amount of burning wreckage could be seen for miles before fire departments from several cities were able to extinguish the flames.

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Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Listen To 911 Call When Christy Sheats Was Murdering Her Daughters


FULSHEAR - The chilling calls were placed inside the Katy-area home on Remson Hollow Lane as 42-year-old Christy Sheats fatally shot Taylor Sheats, 22, and Madison Sheats, 17. That neighbor initially told authorities that Taylor collapsed on the street and he saw Christy come outside with a gun.

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Former Houston Oilers Coach Buddy Ryan Has Died


HOUSTON - The always outspoken Ryan was a linebackers coach for the 1968 New York Jets and coordinated the ground-breaking 46 defense for the '85 Chicago Bears, one of the NFL's greatest defenses. He was a head coach for the Philadelphia Eagles from 1986-90, and for the Arizona Cardinals in 1994-95, compiling a 55-55-1 overall record. A few years ago, Ryan attended a Cowboys-Jets game, traveling to New Jersey despite battling cancer to see then-Jets head coach Rex go against then-Dallas defensive coordinator Rob.

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Head-On Train Collision In Panhandle Texas


PANHANDLE - Several agencies are working a train derailment that happened in Panhandle Tuesday morning. At noon, the City of Panhandle has issued a mandatory evacuation for the east side of town from 207 East and anyone south of 7th Street. According to witnesses on the scene, the derailment happened on the east edge of Panhandle. Reports are that two trains collided head-on. At least one of the trains is a BNSF Railroad freight train. At this time, it is not known if there were any injuries or if there is a Hazmat situation. However, our crews have had to move from their position several times after being asked to evacuate different areas.

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Christy Killed Daughters Madison/Taylor To Punish Husband Jason Sheats


FULSHEAR - Madison and Taylor got caught in the middle of their parents troubled marriage and it cost them their lives. The dad, Jason Sheats, has told a family friend that his wife Christy shot their daughters because she wanted him to suffer. The dad reportedly told his wife, 'Just shoot yourself. Make it easy on all of us, just shoot yourself,' and she said, 'No, that's not what this is about, this is about punishing you.'

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Texan Gunny Moore Looks For Wife Using Yard Sign


WHITEHOUSE TEXAS - A 54-year-old bachelor from Whitehouse is pulling out all the stops in his search for a wife. He's even using his front yard to advertise interest in a soulmate. Gunny's sign says his love interest must be between 45 and 54 years old and a single female. I wonder if he will find what he's looking for?

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Monday, June 27, 2016

Texas Tech Student Myers Killed In Roll Over Crash


CEDAR PARK - Cedar Park police have identified the woman who died when her vehicle rolled over early Sunday morning on 183A Toll Road. 22-year-old Katherine Ann Myers was driving her Honda Pilot when it she crashed just before 4 a.m. on the freeway just north of Avery Ranch Road. The cause of the crash is still under investigation. Myers was a student at Texas Tech University and a resident of Leander.

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Cat Evicted From White Settlement Library


WHITE SETTLEMENT - After a storied six-year career as a public servant, Browser has less than 30 days to find a new job—and a new home. On June 14, the city council of White Settlement, Texas, voted 2 to 1 in favor of “relocating” the former shelter cat and current library mascot, drawing allegations of political payback, the Associated Press reports.

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Lone Star Stack Burger Is Coming to Texas!


TEXAS - McDonald's has decided on a burger worthy of Texas, discovered through a contest hosted in March. Of more than 25,000 entries submitted and voted on by Texans, the Lone Star Stack took the title from five finalists. The burger, a quarter-pound beef patty, white cheddar, Applewood-smoked bacon, carmelized onions and sweet onion BBQ sauce sandwiched between Texas Toast, was unveiled Monday.

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Truck Hits Bridge – Spills Milk In San Antonio


A truck that was too tall for the underpass at St. Mary's Street and Roosevelt Avenue went under it anyway and caused a huge mess. This latest accident happened at about 6 a.m. when the driver of an 18-wheeler heading south on Roosevelt hit the railroad bridge. The force of the impact separated the cab from the trailer, which was carrying milk crates, water products and other beverages.

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Texan Murdered Over Weed Eater Dispute


LIBERTY COUNTY - A man is now charged with murder after a man was gunned down in Liberty County after police say there was a dispute over a weed eater. Melvin Adalberto Morales'Rivas, 28, is accused of gunning down Vincente Rodriguez. Police say he turned himself in around 2:30am this morning after a warrant was issued for his arrest.

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9-Year-Old Boy Drown In Fort Worth Last Night


FORT WORTH - A 9-year-old boy died and a 3-year-old was injured in two separate drowning calls Sunday evening in Fort Worth. MedStar responded to the first drowning call at the Bridge Hollow Apartments just after 6 p.m.

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Sunday, June 26, 2016

Family Friend Could Not Believe What Happened


FULSHEAR - A friend of the mother accused of shooting and killing her two daughters in Fort Bend County is now reacting to the murder mystery. "This is not the Christy that I know. It's just not," Catherine Knowles said. "I thought it was the wrong person. It had to be."

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Road Rage Crash Killed White Settlement Firefighter


WHITE SETTLEMENT - A White Settlement Firefighter who was struck by a pick-up truck while riding his motorcycle has died. The crash that fatally injured Trevor Gage is a case of road rage. Officers said a black Ford F-150 followed Gage's motorcycle on Saturday afternoon from westbound I-30 at Montgomery Street to Spur 341 in West Fort Worth, where the truck and bike came into contact.

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Intoxication Manslaughter Charge After Two Unborn Babies Killed


WACO - A Waco man has been charged with two counts of Intoxication manslaughter for the death of two unborn babies after a single vehicle crash. The accident happened at around 6:30 p.m. Saturday, in the 900 block of N. 38th Street. Waco police said Jeffrey David Miller, 46, was traveling southbound and was distracted while attempting to use his phone while driving. Miller veered off the road and struck a utility pole. Two pregnant women riding with Miller were seriously injured.

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Beloved San Antonio Firefighter Has Lost Battle To Cancer


SAN ANTONIO - The San Antonio Fire Department announced that Lt. Woody Woodcock passed away around 1:30 a.m. Sunday, a year after a stem cell transplant. SAFD said he was surrounded by family, friends and fellow firefighters at the time of his death. Woodcock had battled CMML, a type of leukemia.

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5-Year-Old Who Fell Into Falcon Lake Still Missing


ZAPATA COUNTY - Authorities have been searching for a 5-year-old boy who fell into a South Texas lake when the inflatable raft he was on flipped over. The Laredo Morning Times reports that the Zapata County sheriff's office got a call Saturday afternoon that the boy had fallen into Falcon Lake.

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Help Fort Worth Police Find Cold Blooded Killer



FORT WORTH - Fort Worth police are looking for a man who robbed and killed an innocent convenience store clerk even after the clerk followed all of the suspect's demands. At around 4:30 p.m. Saturday, police found the victim of the fatal armed robbery laying on the ground with a gunshot wound at 800 East Long Avenue, the Pronto Food Convenience store.

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1st Brexit Now Texit As Some Want To Leave USA?


TEXAS - In the wake of Britain’s historic vote to leave the European Union - nicknamed "Brexit" - speculation of a Texit on the horizon have cropped up once again. The secessionist movement has a long history in the Lone Star state. Delegates for the Texas Republican Party even recently debated adding secessionist language to the party's platform. But is it actually legal for Texas to leave the United States?

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Body Cam Footage Of Arrest Made In Lubbock


LUBBOCK - Members of the Lubbock Police Department are now equipped with body cameras and these new devices came in handy on Saturday when a suspect was accused of resisting arrest. Click the “read more” link below to watch video of this arrest via a police officer's body cam.

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2nd Texas Man Infected With Flesh Eating Bacteria


BUDA - For the second time in two weeks, a Texas man has been hospitalized with a flesh-eating bacterial infection after spending a day at the beach with his family. Adrian Ruiz, 42, of Buda, Texas, and his family went on a Father's Day getaway to Port Aransas, Texas, near Corpus Christi.

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Arrest Made In Fatal I-30 Crash In Mesquite


MESQUITE - A man who fled the scene of a fatal multi-vehicle crash on Interstate 30 in Mesquite late Friday night was arrested. Police said Jorge Valdez-Martinez was driving a 2003 Chevy Tahoe that rear-ended a Toyota Corolla, causing a wreck involving four cars and an 18-wheeler, in the 2800 block of westbound I-30.

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Firefighter Critical After Motorcycle Hit & Run


WHITE SETTLEMENT - According to White Settlement police, a firefighter was involved in a hit-and-run motorcycle accident Saturday in the 1900 block of Spur 341. According to police, the victim was 30-year-old Trevor Gage who was riding a motorcycle. Police said the truck is a black Ford F-150 Super Crew with heavy damage on its right side.

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Stole $9000 From College Station JC Penney Store


COLLEGE STATION - A 25-year-old College Station woman is facing felony charges after police say she admitted to stealing more than $9,000 from JC Penney, where she worked. Authorities say Jasmine Shivers has been stealing from the store since December 2015.

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Saturday, June 25, 2016

Why Did Mom Shoot & Kill Her 2-Daughters?


FULSHEAR - Texans are wondering tonight why a mother killed two of her daughters before police were forced to take her life. A Fulshear police officer shot and killed 42-year-old Christy Sheats after she shot both Taylor Sheats, 22, and Madison Sheats, 17, Friday evening, Sheriff Troy Nehls says.

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Store Clerk Killed During Fort Worth Robbery


FORT WORTH - A convenience store clerk was shot and killed during a robbery on Fort Worth’s north side Saturday afternoon. An armed man entered the Pronto Food Mart in the 800 block of East Long Avenue at about 4:30 p.m. and fatally shot one of the employees during the robbery.

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Two Dead & Others Injured In FW Dance Studio Shootings


FORT WORTH - Fort Worth police responded to a call about shots being fired in the 2400 block of East Lancaster Ave. early Saturday morning. According to police, several callers to 911 said gunfire could be heard coming from a nearby warehouse where a party was taking place.

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Man Arrested After Longview Morning Standoff


LONGVIEW - Around 3 a.m. police were called to a residence located in the 500 block of Mamon Drive in Longview. A suspect, identified as 31-year-old Sonny Dee Edwards, Jr. of Longview, had barged his way into and barricaded himself inside the home. Edwards was under a protective order and was not supposed to be at that location.

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Cadillac Ranch Cars Painted For Orlando Victims


AMARILLO - Some folks from the Panhandle Pride organization went out to the Cadillac Ranch early Saturday morning. The group tells us this was to paint the cars rainbow colors in celebration of Pride month. The makeover, they say, was also to honor the victims of the mass shooting in Orlando, Florida.

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Are Some Parents Using Hot Cars To Murder Their Children?


TEXAS - At the risk of sounding cruel, I wonder sometimes if some of the hot car deaths in Texas each summer are actually murder and not simple accidents? For whatever reason, some folks feel tied down by raising children and I wouldn't put it past a few to make a snap decision that their lives might be better if that child was no longer a part of their life. What do you think? Do you believe some parents are using hot cars during the summer to deliberately kill their children or are all of these senseless deaths just accidents?

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Mom Kills 2-Daughters Before Police Shoot Her


FORT BEND COUNTY - Three people died after an officer-involved shooting during a family dispute Friday in Fort Bend County. According to the Fort Bend County Sheriff's Office, a woman was shot and killed by a Fulshear Police officer after she opened fire on her two daughters.

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Friday, June 24, 2016

Attempted Kidnapping Of 7-Year-Old From Bed


PASADENA - A little girl escaped from a kidnapper who grabbed her from her bed overnight, according to Pasadena police. The man broke through a second-story window at the apartment in the 700 block of Richey Street around 2:40 a.m. He took the sleeping child out the front door and down the stairs.

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Dozens Burned At Tony Robbins Event In Dallas


DALLAS - Dozens of people were burned Thursday night after walking over hot coals at a Tony Robbins motivational seminar in Dallas, and at least five of those hurt had to be hospitalized, officials said.

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Thursday, June 23, 2016

Do You Like The New Alamo License Plates?


TEXAS - There’s a new Texas license plate that remembers the Alamo. With each $30 plate sold, $22 will go directly to the Alamo to pay for preservation efforts and historical educational programs according to the Texas General Land Office.

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Mass Synthetic Marijuana Overdoses In Houston


HOUSTON - More than a dozen people at Hermann Park were transported to multiple hospitals after they possibly overdosed on synthetic marijuana, officials said.

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One Dead In Aldine School Bus Accident


HARRIS COUNTY - The crash happened on FM 1960 and Lee Road just after 6 a.m. Thursday. The Aldine Independent School District bus was not carrying students at the time of the crash. Investigators said a truck and van collided in the westbound lane of FM 1960 causing the truck to cross into oncoming traffic where it hit the school bus. 

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