Thursday, July 21, 2016

Motorcycle Officer Injured After Being Hit By A Vehicle


TYLER TEXAS - A Tyler motorcycle officer was injured after being hit by a vehicle on Old Jacksonville Highway. Public Information Officer, Don Martin identified the officer hit as Sergeant Brian Tomlin. According to officials with the Tyler Police Department, Tomlin, a motorcycle officer, was traveling southbound on Old Jacksonville Highway when he was struck by a gray passenger vehicle turning from S College Ave. onto Old Jacksonville Highway. Police say the driver, identified as 64-year-old Richard Berger, did not see the officer. The officer was transported to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries. No one in the gray vehicle was injured. Berger was given a citation for failing to yield the right of way at the stop sign.

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Man Attacked/Robbed/Killed While Working Construction


AUSTIN TEXAS - Construction workers in Austin are being warned they could be the targets of a robber. Felix Serrano, 65, was attacked while working inside a home that is under construction in Northeast Austin. The elderly construction worker was doing patch work inside the house at 11040 Kirkoswald. He was working alone Wednesday afternoon when he was beaten and robbed. Austin police are warning other construction workers in the neighborhood and across Austin to be on alert. They don't think the victim knew his attacker, instead they think he was targeted because he was alone and out of sight.

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Did You Watch Trump's Speech - Will He Win?


CLEVELAND OHIO - Completing his historic drive to the Republican presidential nomination, Donald Trump told a divided Republican Party Thursday he will be the "voice" for frustrated Americans who have been let down by government and the "elites" who run it. "Nobody knows the system better than me, which is why I alone can fix it," Trump told a fired-up crowd of backers that packed the downtown Quicken Loans Arena. After ascending the stage to the theme from the action film Air Force One, Trump said he "humbly and gratefully" accepted the Republican nomination to the presidency, then launched into a prepared teleprompter speech peppered with caustic asides about career politicians.

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Young Texan (Age 13) Died On Canadian Camping Trip


TEXAS - A boy and a woman from North Texas in a Boy Scouts camping trip near the U.S/ Canadian border were killed after severe storms swept through the area Thursday morning. Officials said 39-year-old Rorth Lac, from Carrolton and 13-year-old Christian James Sanchez, from Lewisville, died while camping near Basswood Lake in Ontario, Canada when the storms hit. Two other campers from North Texas were also injured.

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Dentist Admits To Drugging/Sexually Assaulting Underage Girl


NEW CANEY TEXAS - A dentist accused of molesting a teenage family friend has been charged with a crime in the case. According to the Texas State Board of Dental Examiners, Joshua Robbins, a dentist who practiced at Southeast Texas Children's Dentistry in New Caney, admitted during a counseling session this spring that he had drugged and sexually assaulted the girl in 2014 when she was 16 years old. Robbins, 37, is charged with one count of attempted indecency with a child, according to a spokesperson for the Harris County Sheriff's Office.

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220 Southwest Airlines' Flights Canceled Thursday, Major Delays


TEXAS - Most computer issues from Southwest Airlines' nationwide system meltdown have been fixed, but more than 220 flights were canceled on Thursday morning, leaving passengers stranded in airports across the country. Southwest's website was up and running Thursday morning, but a "travel advisory" warned passengers that lingering effects would continue well into the day. "Thank you for your patience today as we recover from yesterday’s technology outage," the advisory said. "Southwest.com has been restored with full functionality and is available for your travel needs."

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Man Fell Off Roof And Died At Elementary School


TRAVIS COUNTY TEXAS - Medics said a contractor in his 30s died after falling from a roof at an elementary school in West Travis County Thursday morning. According to Austin-Travis County EMS, the man fell from a roof that was about 30-feet tall at West Cypress Hills Elementary while school officials said he was working on a roof replacement project.

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Jewelry Stolen From Live Oak Woman During Eye Exam


LIVE OAK TEXAS - A woman claimed an employee stole jewelry out of her purse while she was getting an eye exam. According to an arrest warrant, 29-year-old Kristy Ortiz was caught on video pawning the stolen jewelry. She was arrested Wednesday on theft charges. The Live Oak Police Department said she is accused of stealing thousands of dollars worth of jewelry from a woman who was getting an eye exam at In Focus Eyecare on Toepperwein Road in June.

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Boy (Age 5) Accidentally Shot Brother (Age 2) In Texas City


TEXAS CITY TEXAS - Police in Southeast Texas say a 5-year-old boy accidentally shot his 2-year-old brother in the leg after finding a handgun in his home. Police say the 5-year-old had found the handgun in a bedroom and shot his brother in the middle of his right thigh. Police say a family member then rushed into the bedroom and called 911. Police said the 2-year-old was in stable condition at a Galveston hospital.

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Hillary Excited After Suggestion She Nominate Obama To Supreme Court


DECORAH IOWA - Hillary Clinton is sometimes asked what kind of people she would want to put on the Supreme Court – but not who. During a campaign event here in northeast Iowa on Tuesday, one attendee had a nominee in mind: President Obama. Would she name him?

Laughing with apparent delight as the audience cheered, Mrs. Clinton said: “Wow, what a great idea. Nobody has ever suggested that to me. Wow. I love that.”

She then repeated “wow” again, as if giving herself an extra second to think of a good answer, considering that she has been praising Mr. Obama’s agenda and leadership repeatedly on the campaign trail recently.

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Mosquitoes In Tyler Test Positive For West Nile Virus


TYLER TEXAS - Some East Texans are figuring out what to do next after learning mosquitoes in their neighborhood tested positive for the West Nile virus. Tyler city officials said a routine mosquito sample taken from the 1400 block of Kidd Drive tested positive for the virus. Tyler Mosquito Control officials went door-to-door on Monday, leaving the fliers for residents. They talk about West Nile and prevention methods but there was no notification that mosquitoes had tested positive for the disease in their area.

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