Thursday, June 22, 2017

Injuries Report In Thursday Lindale Oil Tank Explosion


Lindale Fire Department is currently on scene of an oil tank explosion Thursday night.

According to Lindale FD, the explosion happened on 22100 County Road 419.

Lindale FD said that as of right now, two people have reported injuries.

The extent of these injuries and the cause of the explosion is unknown at this time.

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The Body Of Kaytlynn Cargill (14) Found In Landfill


Authorities have confirmed the body found in an Arlington landfill Wednesday afternoon is that of a missing Bedford teen. Police are now trying to retrace her steps.

The Tarrant County Medical Examiner’s Office confirmed 14-year-old Kaytlynn Cargill’s body was found in the Republic Service Arlington Landfill Wednesday. A landfill employee discovered her body.

The news was not only hard for Kaytlynn's family but her friends and classmates as well. They held a vigil for the girl at Central Junior High in Euless. Friends and their parents gathered to sing songs, say prayers and share memories of Kaytlynn.

It was a day that left many struggling to make sense of the girl's death. Macayla Moore, Kaytlynn’s former stepsister, says when she saw she was missing earlier this week she knew something was wrong.

"She'd always go home to her mom and tell her, ‘Hey, I'm going to this person's house,’” Moore explained. “Her mom and her had that great kind of relationship."

Bedford police confirmed Kaytlynn's body was found in the landfill. The Tarrant County Medical Examiner has not ruled on the cause of death.

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Klondike Texas Man Bitten By Mojave Rattlesnake


A man who lives south of Klondike, TX is recovering in a Lubbock hospital after being bitten by a deadly Mojave rattlesnake on Sunday.

According to the Lamesa Press-Reporter, 53-year-old Milton Richards tried to kill the snake in his backyard around 9 p.m. The snake bit Richards on the hand and within minutes, he began having seizures from the effect of the venom. The venom was paralyzing him before he could get to the hospital, 25 miles away in Lamesa.

After more than 40 doses of anti-venom, he is still hospitalized and is in the intensive care unit. His wife Debbie told the Press-Reporter the venom is causing problems and is not letting his blood clot properly.

Richards was bitten by the snake near the Three League community in northern Martin County, about five miles south of Klondike.

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Facebook Messaging When Child Drowned In Bathtub


Sheriff's deputies in the Dallas-Fort Worth area say a mother charged in the drowning of her infant daughter had been distracted by Facebook when she left the girl unattended in a bathtub.

In a news release, investigators said Cheyenne Summer Stuckey, 21, originally told deputies she had left her 6-month-old child alone in the bathtub "for only a couple minutes" inside her Reno, Texas, home on June 13.

The mother later returned to find her daughter, Zayla, unresponsive and floating face-down in the bathtub.

Stuckey told police she was uncertain whether she had placed a bathtub stopper in the drain. Investigators later found Stuckey had been on Facebook Messenger for at least 18 minutes while her child was in the tub, authorities said.

During her interview with police, Stuckey said she had implicated herself in the negligence of her daughter's death by saying she left the infant unsupervised and became "distracted" by another child, Facebook messenger and a loud TV.

Deputies said the mother tried to save her daughter, but "did not know how."

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Would You Pay $1 Million For This "Fixer Upper" House?


Have a million bucks to spare?

You can have a Shotgun House that appeared in Season 3 on HGTV’s “Fixer Upper.”

The home is near the Baylor Campus and within walking distance to The Magnolia Market and the Silos.

The two-story home is one bed, one bath, and has a square footage of 1,050. Features include a Dutch front door, a ‘Big Ass Fan’, 25’ vaulted ceilings, Bevolo gas light on the porch, and much more.

The house was built in 1920 and was listed at only $28,000 prior to the purchase.

Prior to the renovation, the house was in a different area before being relocated to its 7th street lot located in an up and coming neighborhood near the Baylor Campus.

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Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Tropical Storm Cindy Landfall Likely Sabine Pass


Today will be breezy and mostly dry thru much of the afternoon for the majority of southeast Texas. Temps will climb to near 90 as the north wind gusts up to 30 mph inland and up to 40 mph along the coast. Tropical Storm wind conditions can be expected to spread inland this evening.

Tonight is when the rains could get especially heavy as Cindy makes landfall somewhere near Sabine Pass. Travis says heavy storms are expected to erupt on the west side of Cindy once it moves inland, which means areas along and east of I-45 could experience flooding rains. Most can except 1-3" with a narrow swatch of 4-8" possible closer to the center. Travis also says that many west of I-45 will pick up less than an inch or even stay completely dry. The bulk of the rain will come to an end by Thursday evening.

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2-Adults Found Dead This Morning In Austin Home


Austin Police are investigating after two people were found dead inside an east Austin home late Tuesday night.

At 11:45 p.m., police were called to a home in the 5600 block of Cordell Lane near Rexford Drive for a wellness check.

Officers found two bodies inside the home. They are not releasing the gender or age of the people. There were a couple of dogs inside the home.

Austin Police Department homicide detectives, Crime Scene Unit and Animal Control Unit officers are on the scene.

Police have said they do not know if the people lived at the house. No one else was inside the house at the time. Police say there is a history of activity at the home but they didn’t know specifics.

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4-People Killed In 2-Vehicle Crash This Morning


It was a tragic scene in Waller County after a fiery crash involving two vehicles killed four people.

The accident happened westbound on Highway 290 at FM 359 just after 1 a.m.

DPS officials said a Chevy Impala was speeding westbound and hit a Volkswagen. The impact caused the car to catch fire.

The bodies of the victims were discovered after firefighters extinguished the flames.

The status of the other driver is unknown.

Meanwhile, DPS officials said the area of Highway 290 at FM 359 near Hempstead are shut down during the crash investigation.

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Texas Hikers Robert Stuart Pluta & Son Found Dead


Authorities say a Texas man and his son reported missing on a hike in the area of the Carlsbad Caverns National Park both have been found dead.

New Mexico State Police say the search for 57-year-old of Robert Stuart Pluta and his 21-year-old son Robert Jr. began Monday. Both men were from Corpus Christi.

State Police were notified Monday afternoon after Pluta's wife says she had been unable to contact her husband or son for days.

Park Service staff located the men's vehicle on a trailhead just northwest of Carlsbad Caverns and a search began.

State Police say one dead body was found about 10 p.m. Monday about two miles northwest of the caverns.

They say the other body was located a mile away Tuesday morning.

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If Cindy Comes Ashore Near Houston - Major Flooding


Some strengthening is possible, due to the slow-moving nature of the storm, should disruptive winds aloft ease for a time.

The winds are shearing the storm and causing the swath of heaviest rainfall to focus on the northeastern side of the storm.

Landfall along the upper Texas coast or over western Louisiana is possible and may occur Wednesday night or Thursday.

Regardless of the official classification and exact path, the greatest impacts from the storm will be torrential rainfall and the risk of major flooding in the Deep South and other parts of the eastern United States.

On Tuesday, Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey issued a statewide state of emergency in preparation for the severe weather and flash flooding.

Initially, areas along the Interstate-10 corridor along a 600-mile-long swath from the Louisiana coast to part of the Florida west coast will experience the heaviest rainfall and greatest risk of flooding.

As of early Wednesday morning, over 3 inches of rain has fallen from southeast Louisiana to the Florida Panhandle with flooding already occurring in some areas.

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Three Arrested On Texas Capital Murder Warrants


Three suspects are behind bars for capital murder in connection to the death of an Abilene man whose body was found on road in Jones County in August of 2016.

Euella Cooper, 38, Michael Pine, 37, and Olyvia Jackson, 25, were arrested Monday on Capital Murder warrants issued for the death of Ronald "Ronnie" Varner.

Varner was found deceased on CR 347 in Hawley on August 2, 2016. Court documents say he was shot at least five times.

After Varner's body was identified, detectives contacted a relative who said Varner had been house-sitting at a home on the 1500 block of Sycamore Street. The documents say this relative told police Varner called her on August 1, 2016 and stated he had been tied up and beaten but would be let go. He never came home and his relative was unable to find him.

A witness also spoke with detectives and told them she was at the Sycamore Street house a few days before the murder when she saw Varner fighting with a third party, according to the documents, which say this witness also said Pine was at her house the night before Varner was found deceased looking for ammunition.

The documents say a second witness, who claimed he was involved in the death, reported seeing Varner tied up and naked on the floor of the Sycamore house and that Cooper told him that Varner had to be killed and that if they turned him loose, everyone would get arrested for kidnapping.

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Tuesday, June 20, 2017

7-People Injured On United Flight Bound For Houston


Turbulence is blamed for at least seven injuries on a United flight to Houston Tuesday.

Houston fire officials say at least seven passengers were taken to area hospitals with minor injuries. They say others were treated on the scene for minor injuries.

Emergency crews were waiting when Flight 1031 landed at Bush Tuesday afternoon. Officials say the plane flew 80 miles east of Cancun, which means it was flying on the eastern edge of Tropical Storm Cindy.

The flight originated in Panama City, Panama.

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Tropical Storm Cindy Warning For Texas Coastline


Tropical Storm Cindy remains over the Gulf of Mexico but is moving northwest at 7 mph. Pressure continues to fall slightly. Maximum winds are about 60 mph.

A Tropical Storm Warning has been issued for Harris, Galveston, Liberty and Chambers counties.

Scattered rain showers will be the rule during daytime hours Wednesday for most of the area. A few heavier squalls can be expected late Wednesday near the coast. Heavy rain and gusty winds for the rest of the area will start Wednesday night, and last into Thursday morning. Isolated areas could also experience heavy rains from slow moving feeder bands Thursday afternoon. Total storm rain totals are expected to reach 4 to 8 inches by Thursday night.

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Jocelyne Campos, Fort Worth, Died In Accident


A Fort Worth teenager died this week from injuries she sustained in a horse riding accident near Echo Lake Park in south Fort Worth.

Jocelyne Campos, 19, had been riding with her friends Sunday evening when her horse sprinted away unexpectedly, causing her to fall off, said Karely Vazquez, a close family friend.

“It just ran off and threw her off,” Vazquez said.

Campos suffered multiple blunt force injuries and died at 11 a.m. Monday at John Peter Smith Hospital, according to the Tarrant County medical examiner’s office.

The accident happened near Atkins and McClure streets. Campos often went riding near there, where a friend had a horse stable on a pocket of land near Echo Lake. She also liked visiting her grandpa’s farm, Vazquez said.

“She liked animals,” Vazquez said. “Her grandpa had a farm and she liked to go out there and see the animals. She liked that kind of life.”

Vazquez said Campos graduated from South Hills High School last year and was working at a Metro PCS store. She had just bought a car and planned to enroll at Tarrant County College in the fall.

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New Track Map Released For Tropical Storm Cindy


The third named storm of the tropical season has formed, the National Hurricane Center says. Tropical Storm Cindy is poised to bring heavy rain to the northern Gulf Coast over the next several days, though it will likely not strengthen into a hurricane.

The storm is centered about 265 miles south of Morgan City, Louisiana -- or about 355 miles southeast of Galveston, Texas -- with top sustained winds of 45 mph.

The development was hardly a surprise to forecasters. A tropical storm warning was already in place from Texas to the Louisiana-Mississippi border.

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Waco Is Hot For Vacations Thanks To Chip & Joanna


They may currently be America's favorite couple. Chip and Joanna Gaines, the down-to-earth Waco pair revitalized the small Texas town known for little more than a tragic standoff in 1983.

In case you didn't know, vacations to Waco are a thing now. Currently in the middle of filming season five of HGTV's hit show Fixer Upper, the creative geniuses and their show's popularity have made it a tourist hot spot. According to the Waco Tribune-Herald, "Major attractions in Waco, led by Magnolia Market at the Silos, reported 1.9 million visits as of the end of November (2016), tripling the 660,000 reported in all of 2015."

So what is there to see in Waco? It turns out, a lot. Like the Tribune mentions, Fixer Upper enthusiasts are likely most interested in seeing Magnolia Market at the Silos. But there's also Harp Design Co., a business that is frequently featured on Fixer Upper, Baylor's campus, where both Chip and Joanna attended college. Plus the numerous "fixer upper" homes the couple has transformed.

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San Marcos Man Shot, Run Over By His Own Car


Officers responded to what they thought was an auto versus pedestrian crash Monday night only to find a man shot in the chest and run over by his own car.

San Marcos police responded to the Laundry Basket at 1525 Aquarena Springs Dr. at 11:50 p.m. Ryan Andrew Kincaid, 28, was found with a gunshot wound to his chest and trauma suggesting he had been hit by a car.

Officers and EMS crews attempted CPR but were unable to revive Kincaid. Witnesses told authorities a suspect shot Kincaid, took his car and ran him over as they left the parking lot.

Authorities have two people in custody, neither of whom are San Marcos residents. They are being questioned.

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Boy (13) Killed - Flipped Pickup Truck Into House


Police are investigating what a 13-year-old boy was doing when the pickup truck he was driving crashed into a house in Galveston, killing him.

The incident happened early Sunday when Galveston police received a report of a suspicious driver on the island city’s Seawall Boulevard. Officers tried to stop the truck, but it sped away.

Shortly thereafter, a witness stopped the officer to report seeing the truck crash into a house. The officer arrived to find the truck upside down and the 13-year-old driver the lone occupant. The boy died a short time later at a Galveston hospital.

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15-Year-Old Accused Of Conrad Kuntz Murder


A 15-year-old boy is behind bars in Guadalupe County, charged with murder.

The teen, whose name is being withheld because he's a minor, is accused of shooting and killing Conrad Kuntz, 17, Saturday night in New Braunfels.

The murder is the first to occur in New Braunfels since Easter weekend of 2016.

Investigators were up early Monday with K9s and metal detectors looking for any remaining evidence from the scene of the shooting that left Kuntz, a New Braunfels High School senior, dead.

The shooting happened in a field next to a home on Lahn Road.

"Anytime there’s a loss of life, it’s tragic, in particular when it’s in this kind of scenario. You have a 17-year-old who has lost his life completely and now a 15-year-old who is charged with murder," New Braunfels Police Department spokesman David Ferguson said.

Ferguson would not comment on the motive, but said the "two had mutual friends."

A few miles away from the police station, counselors at New Braunfels High School welcomed students who needed help coping with the death of their classmate.

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Monday, June 19, 2017

TS Cindy Landfall Likely Texas/Louisiana Border


A tropical disturbance could make landfall near the Texas-Louisiana border as early as Wednesday afternoon as Tropical Storm Cindy, according to the National Weather Service.

As of Monday evening, the large system still remained nameless, but meteorologists predicted it had more than an 80 percent chance of turning into a named tropical storm.

The disturbance's predicted arrival and likely upgrade came shortly after another disturbance in the Atlantic was upgraded to a tropical storm named Bret.

It is still too early to say if Bret, near Venezuela Monday evening, will effect the Texas coast.

Forecasts as of Monday evening showed the storm likely to become Cindy rumbling north of Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula. It is expected to make landfall near Houston and then curve east away from the city before turning into a tropical depression. The storm will only slightly brush Houston with strong winds and rainfall.

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Many Killed In 25-Vehicle Crash On I-10 Near El Paso


The New Mexico State Police is currently investigating a twenty-five vehicle pile-up crash scene on Interstate 10 at mile marker 11 westbound. The chain-reaction crash is attributed to a dust storm which had high winds causing limited visibility from blowing dust.

The initial investigation indicates that 18 commercial motor vehicles and 7 passengers vehicles were involved, resulting in multiple fatalities, and injuries.

This crash is an ongoing investigation, with no further information available at this time.

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2-Trucks Crash / 1 With Chicken Other Had Beer


Chicken and beer sound like the makings of a pretty good cookout.

Instead, they were the ingredients for some headaches for Monday morning drivers along two area roadways.

Two 18-wheelers overturned in separate crashes during the late night and early morning hours, leading to traffic delays that lasted throughout the morning commute.

Texas Department of Public Safety Trooper Deon Cockrell said for some unknown reason, the driver of a big rig carrying cases of Bud Light went off Interstate 10 into the grassy median near Mile Marker 538.

The cargo, which included bottles and cans, spilled onto the roadway.

Cockrell said although it happened around 11:30 p.m. Sunday, DPS had to wait for crews with heavy equipment to arrive in order to clear the road.

He said it appeared the only alcohol involved in the crash was the load of beer that was being hauled by the truck.

"The cans are salvageable but the bottles are not. So we're having to repack and it's going to go back to the shipper," said Leon Hollins, whose company, Hollins Freight Handlers, was called in to clean up the mess.

The incident would turn out to be the first of two big jobs for Collins' crew.

Shortly before 1 a.m. Monday, a second big rig overturned, spilling its load onto the eastbound Highway 90 access road near Ray Ellison Drive.

Hollins said the truck was carrying 42,000 pounds of frozen chicken strips.

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Justin Nolte, From Gilmer, Killed In Friday Crash


One person died after a Friday night rollover wreck in Gregg County.

According to DPS, on Friday at 11:58 p.m. troopers responded to a one vehicle crash on FM-1844, just outside the city limits of Longview.

DPS preliminary crash investigation revealed that a 2003 Ford F-250 was traveling east on FM-1844 when for an unknown reason the vehicle drifted into the westbound lanes.

The driver overcorrected causing the vehicle to side skid off the roadway to the east where it overturned multiple times.

The driver, identified as Justin Nolte, 29 of Gilmer, was transported to Good Shepherd Medical Center in Longview where he later died.

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Arrested - Fractured 6-Week-Old Daughter's Skull


An 18-year-old man is facing a felony child abuse charge after admitting to Lubbock police he punched his 6-week-old daughter, fracturing her skull.

The child was taken to an emergency room at University Medical Center on June 6 with serious injuries, including a fractured skull and bleeding in her brain and eye, according to court documents filed the same day. The girl’s face was bruised on both sides and her forehead had dark bruises.

Matthew Liford is being held at the Lubbock County Detention Center on a first-degree felony charge of injury to a child and a second-degree felony count of prohibited sexual conduct with a relative.

First-degree felonies carry a punishment of five years to life in prison, while second-degree felonies have a punishment range of two to 20 years in prison.

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Sunday, June 18, 2017

Tornado Touched Down Sunday In Upton County


A tornado touched down in Upton County this evening.

We're told the tornado touched down in the open country south of Highway 67.

No damage has been reported.

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Texas Sailor Among The Dead On USS Fitzgerald


The U.S. Navy has identified the seven sailors who died in a collision between the USS Fitzgerald and a container ship off Japan on Saturday.

— Gunner’s Mate 2nd Class Noe Hernandez, 26, from Weslaco, Texas

— Gunner’s Mate Seaman Dakota Kyle Rigsby, 19, from Palmyra, Virginia

— Yeoman 3rd Class Shingo Alexander Douglass, 25, from San Diego, California

— Sonar Technician 3rd Class Ngoc T Truong Huynh, 25, from Oakville, Connecticut

— Fire Controlman 2nd Class Carlosvictor Ganzon Sibayan, 23, from Chula Vista, California

— Personnel Specialist 1st Class Xavier Alec Martin, 24, from Halethorpe, Maryland

— Fire Controlman 1st Class Gary Leo Rehm Jr., 37, from Elyria, Ohio

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The Top 5 Cities For Alcohol Sales In Texas Are?


According to first quarter mixed beverage tax receipts from the months of January to March, Houston lead the state with $233 million in alcohol sales -- No surprise from the most populated city in Texas.

San Antonio on the other hand was bested by Austin and Dallas, coming in fourth for alcohol sales at $106 million despite being the second most populated city in the state.

Houston
Population: 2,296,224
Sales: $233,315,800

Dallas
Population: 1,300,092
Sales: 134,307,500

Austin
Population: 931,830
Sales: $141,126,300

San Antonio
Population: 1,469,845
Sales: $106,312,500

Fort Worth
Population: 833,319
Sales: $48,764,900

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Double Murder-Suicide Reported In Denton County


Sanger police and Denton County Sheriff's Deputies are investigating what appears to be a double homicide-suicide in Denton County.

Police and sheriff's deputies went to the 2500 block of Wichita Trail at about 9:45 p.m. Saturday.

According to the sheriff's office, an elderly couple was found dead along with a younger white man who had taken his own life.

"There is no other suspect involved in this investigation," the sheriff's office said in a release. "This is not a random act and the citizens of Sanger, Texas and Denton County are safe."

The suspect and victims have not been identified at this time.

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90% Chance Of Tropical Storm Development In Gulf


The National Hurricane Center is keeping a close eye on a disturbance in the Caribbean Sea that will travel slowly into the Gulf of Mexico early this week.

The NHC said the disturbance has a 90 percent chance of developing into a named tropical system. Current observations and satellite data have indicated that a broad low pressure area is centered near the east coast of the Yucatan Peninsula.

An Air Force Reserve Hurricane Hunter aircraft is scheduled to investigate this system Monday.

While the storm will enter the Gulf of Mexico, meteorologist Kaiti Blake said the likelihood the system has a direct impact on San Antonio is slim. The current forecast calls for sunny, hot conditions to continue unabated through the rest of the week.

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Texarkana Girl (10) Has Drowned In The Red River


The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says a 10-year-old Texas girl drowned in the Red River in southeastern Oklahoma.

An OHP report says the girl from Texarkana, Texas, was not wearing a personal flotation device while wading in the river south of Idabel about 6 p.m. Saturday.

The report says she apparently slipped and went under water, and never resurfaced.

Her body was found about three hours later more than 200 feet from where she disappeared.

The girl's name has not been released.

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Saturday, June 17, 2017

Bodies Of 7-Missing Sailors Found Inside The Ship


The U.S. Navy says the bodies of sailors who went missing in the collision between the USS Fitzgerald and a container ship have been found aboard the stricken destroyer.

The Navy says in a statement that searchers had gained access to the spaces that were damaged during the collision. A total of seven sailors had been missing since Saturday's crash off Japan's coast.

The Navy says the remains are being transferred to Naval Hospital Yokosuka where they will be identified.

It says the families are being notified and being provided the support they need during "this difficult time." The names of the sailors will be released after all notifications are made.

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Flounder From Animal House, Stephen Furst, Has Died


Stephen Furst, who played naive fraternity pledge Flounder in the hit movie "Animal House," has died of complications from diabetes, his family said Saturday. Furst was 63.

Furst died Friday at his home in Moorpark, California, north of Los Angeles, said his son, Nathan Furst.

Furst played Kent "Flounder" Dorfman in the 1978 film that also starred John Belushi. It was Belushi's character, Blutarsky, who drew Flounder into a prank that went terribly wrong and ended up with the frantic Flounder shooting a gun loaded with blanks into a ceiling, frightening a horse so much that it died of a heart attack.

Furst's long list of credits included the 1980s medical drama "St. Elsewhere," on which he played Dr. Elliot Axelrod. He played Vir Coto and was an occasional director on the 1990s sci-fi series "Babylon 5."

He also voiced characters on projects including TV's "Buzz Lightyear of Star Command" and the video "The Little Mermaid 2: Return to the Sea."

"He was proudest of his family, and he felt blessed and incredibly privileged to have the career that he had and enjoyed," Nathan Furst said Saturday.

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Record Setting Temperature In Lubbock Today


On a record setting First Alert Weather Day, many will find most Lubbockites with the air-conditioning on or sitting pool side.

The also may be enjoying a Bahama Buck’s, all in an effort to beat the record setting heat.

“It’s going to be very hot and we are ready for anything,” Mckaleigh Watson, Bahama Bucks manager, said. “We know the line will be out to the street for the majority of the afternoon for sure. We just want to get customers out quickly, and happy as soon as possible.”

Both Bahama Buck’s and Texas Water Rampage were fully staffed today, in preparation of people trying to beat the heat.

“It is hot, it’s a great way to beat the heat so come on out to the pool, and make sure you have plenty of fluids in you,” Mike Freyburger, Texas Water Rampage owner, said.

Plenty of fluids is one of the many things the Center for Disease Control recommend people should do to prevent heat related illnesses.

They also recommend people stay in an air-conditioned location as long as possible, schedule outdoor activities carefully, know when the hottest times of the day are and never leave children or pets in a car alone.

In all the high reached 112-degrees here in the Hub-City.

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Major Car Fire Saturday Evening In Smith County


Drivers will want to use caution on Highway 69, near Bullard, after a vehicle fire prompted temporary road closures Saturday evening.

An official with the Smith County Sheriff Office confirmed that lanes were closed on Highway 69, just north of Bullard. The Smith County Fire Marshal's Office is responding to the fire.

It is unclear at this time if anyone was injured or what prompted the fire. Drivers should use caution in the area.

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Likely Tropical Storm Could Be Headed For Texas


A broad surface low formed over the Gulf of Honduras has a high chance of developing into a tropical depression or storm that could threaten Texas, according to the National Weather Service.

The disturbance is expected to continue to develop as it moves northwest across the Yucatan Peninsula. There is now an 80 percent chance for the disturbance to develop into a tropical depression or storm somewhere within the Gulf of Mexico over the next five days.

It is still too early to predict a potential track for where the disturbance could form.

"Before the storm develops, it's pretty hard to determine where the system will move," said Nikki Hathaway, meteorologist for the National Weather Service Houston-Galveston office. "At this time, it's a strong uncertainty of where it will form and how it will track."

Tropical Storm Arlene developed earlier this year in April so this next tropical system would be the second one of the season, Hathaway said.

A hurricane hunter aircraft is expected to investigate the disturbance on Sunday, if necessary, which Hathaway said is standard protocol.

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Loved Ones Desperate For Information After Collision


The search for seven US sailors lost at sea after a Navy destroyer collided with a container ship four times its size continued off the coast of Japan.

The USS Fitzgerald was back at its home port in Yokosuka Naval Base south of Tokyo by sunset Saturday. The Philippine-flagged container ship was berthed at Tokyo’s Oi wharf, where officials were questioning crew members about the cause of the nighttime crash.

After stabilizing the USS Fitzgerald, the destroyer USS Dewey joined other American and Japanese vessels and aircraft in the search for the missing sailors.

Family members were frantically seeking news, appealing via social media for calls from sailors aboard from the ship.

The U.S. 7th Fleet said in a statement that the crash damaged two berthing spaces, a machinery room and the radio room. Most of the more than 200 sailors aboard would have been asleep in their berths at the time of the pre-dawn crash.

Water was being pumped out of flooded areas and it was unclear how long it would take to get into the crushed mid-right side of the ship once it was at the pier in Yokosuka, the statement said.

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3-Dead / 2-Critical In Major Hunstville Accident


Three people were killed in a crash in Huntsville on Saturday morning.

According to the Texas Department of Public Safety, the crash happened when an SUV was traveling southbound on I-45.

DPS said the SUV was being followed by a Hyundai Sonata, and for unknown reasons the Sonata struck the SUV. The SUV then hit a stranded vehicle and went off the highway.

There were five people in the SUV; DPS said they were traveling from Oklahoma to the Houston area for a family event.

Three of them died at the scene. Authorities identified them as 18-year-old Maria Alvarado, 18-year-old Sonia Perez and 59-year-old Maria Riviera De Alvarado.

The two others in the SUV were transported to nearby hospitals in critical condition. DPS said the driver of the Sonata was treated and released at the scene.

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Large Hook Crashed Through Car Windshield Friday


Two women say they feel lucky to be alive after something smashed through their windshield Friday morning.

"It sounded like an explosion," said Toni Lawrence, who was driving at the time. "It scared me to death."

Lawrence and her neighbor, Elly Pollock, later learned it was a hook that's used to keep the straps down on an 18-wheeler.

"I knew it was something heavy," Pollock said. "At first I thought it was concrete or a rock of some sort because I remember seeing an object. I just didn't know what it was."

Pollock and Lawrence, who are neighbors in the Cloverleaf area, were headed down south on the Beltway when it happened.

They were in for a day of fun in Alvin when just over the Ship Channel, the hook came flying off a north bound truck.

"It came in directly on my side--the passenger side," Pollock said. "It came through, hit me and that's when I yelled out and it went into the backseat. It wasn't until it hit my shoulder that I realized we're in trouble."

Lawrence pulled off at the next exit on the Beltway in the area of 225 and called for help.

Pollock had a two inch gash in her elbow but after x-rays and six hours in the hospital, amazingly doctors didn't find any broken bones.

"I just thank God that we both came out alive--that was the first thing I did," Pollock said. "I thanked God. I guess it wasn't our time yet."

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Uber Driver Hit Presidential Secret Service Agent In D.C.


A man was arrested after he drove into a Secret Service officer Wednesday night as President Donald Trump returned to the White House following his trip to visit the hospital where House Majority Whip Steve Scalise was being treated.

According to law enforcement, Secret Service uniformed division officers had blocked a street for the President's return to the White House when a vehicle tried to turn into the motorcade route near 15th Street NW and Pennsylvania Avenue, ignoring verbal and visual commands not to enter.

A Secret Service spokesperson told CNN one officer was struck by the driver as he attempted to stop the car from continuing into the motorcade route. Authorities did not immediately release the suspect's name.

The officer suffered minor injuries as he landed on the hood of the Gray Mazda SUV. He was transported to a local hospital, according to a police report.

The driver was arrested and charged with failure to obey and assault with a dangerous weapon-vehicle and taken to the second district police station for processing. The suspect told arresting officers he was not paying attention to the Secret Service officer but rather "another vehicle," and had no outstanding warrants, according to police.

The suspect is set to appear in court Thursday and only faces a failure to obey charge.

A law enforcement said the driver was driving for Uber. It is unclear if there were passengers in the vehicle.

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Friday, June 16, 2017

2-Year-Old Exposed To E.coli In Hotel Swimming Pool


An Ennis family says the CDC is investigating after their 2-year-old was exposed to a dangerous strain of E.coli.

Landon Huston is now on life support at Children’s Medical Center Dallas.

“He’s usually up, rambunctious, running around,” said his mother, Lindsey Montgomery. “I’m ready for my little boy to be back.”

The family took a trip to Oklahoma two weeks ago, cooling down in a hotel pool and at a natural spring.

“I’d never heard of people swimming and get E.coli,” said his father, John Huston.

Landon’s mother described his symptoms.

“Three, four days later, Landon’s got fever, diarrhea, really sick,” said Montgomery.

But by the time a test confirmed E.coli, his kidneys were shutting down. Montgomery said the CDC interviewed her trying to determine the source of the infection.

“They asked me where he had been, what food he had ate, any restaurants,” she said.

Dr. Jeffrey Kahn, Children’s Health Chief of Pediatric Infections Diseases, said it’s normal for a case like this to trigger a public health investigation.

“That suggests that there’s some contamination somewhere. It’s usually water or food and typically that means it’s not just one individual who’s been exposed,” he said.

Just when Landon’s parents thought the worst was over, he suffered a complication while undergoing dialysis.

“They, of course, rushed us out of the room and into the emergency room. He lost like a Coke can’s full of blood. But they were amazing. They were able to do the surgery in like 30 minutes,” said Montgomery.

Landon’s parents said he is expected to fully recover, but they will never take his good health for granted again.

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