Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Houston Hospital On "Lock Down" Shots Fired


Ben Taub Hospital in Houston was locked down Tuesday amid reports of a shooting, according to sources.

Houston police confirmed that about 2 p.m. they received reports of shots being fired inside the hospital. It was not immediately clear if anyone was injured.

Police said that SWAT officers were being dispatched to the scene.

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A spokesman for the hospital said the "Code White," which is the code for an active shooter, was issued but the incident does not appear to be ongoing.

Source: http://www.click2houston.com/news/ben-taub-hospital-locked-down-amid-reports-of-shooting

Texan Abandons Family For Internet Love


The mystery has been solved surrounding the Falls City man who was found safe last week after he had been missing for ten days.

Police in Ohio said they safely located Lee Arms, the father of three, whose mysterious disappearance from the San Antonio area spurred more than a week of searching by his family and volunteers.

Police told the Akron Beacon Journal that a tip led them to the 44-year-old in a community near Bath Township, Ohio.

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“He wanted to escape his life out there and his situation,” Bath Township Police Chief Michael McNeely told the newspaper Monday.

Fort Hood Soldier Has Died In Iraq


A soldier from Massachusetts has died in Iraq.

The Pentagon on Tuesday said the death Monday 21-year-old Pfc. Brian Odiorne was not combat related.

The Ware resident died in Al Anbar Province in support of Operation Inherent Resolve.

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He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 82nd Field Artillery Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, based at Fort Hood, Texas.

The death remains under investigation.

Source: http://dfw.cbslocal.com/2017/02/21/fort-hood-soldier-from-massachusetts-dies-in-iraq/

Child (Age 5) Sexually Assaulted At Texas Daycare


A Spring mother says she and her 5-year-old daughter are living a nightmare after the girl allegedly was sexually assaulted at her day care last week.

The alleged perpetrator?

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"You just never think it would happen to you or your child," says the woman, who does not want to be identified. "I'm afraid years from now she'll still remember the incident, have nightmares. I definitely think it's going to affect her in the long run."

The mother says she discovered the alleged assault last Friday after her daughter took a bath and complained of pain in her private area.

She took her daughter to a hospital and says the little girl not only described the alleged assault inside a school bathroom but other acts she claims the male teacher committed.

Source: http://www.click2houston.com/news/child-5-says-she-was-sexually-assaulted-by-teacher-at-day-care

12 Railroad Cars Derailed East Of Thrall Texas


Severe storms rolled through Central Texas overnight, damaging several buildings in SE Austin.

According to the Williamson Co. Sheriff's office, strong winds caused a Union Pacific train to derail along Hwy 79, just east of Thrall.

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Crews say at least 12 train cars were knocked off the track, also knocking down several power poles.

Source: http://keyetv.com/news/local/powerful-winds-cause-train-to-derail-in-williamson-co

Agents Ordered To Identify Capture & Quickly Deport


The Department of Homeland Security issued a sweeping set of orders Tuesday that implement President Trump's plan to increase immigration enforcement, placing the vast majority of the nation's 11 million undocumented immigrants at risk of deportation.

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The memos instruct all agents, including Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to identify, capture and quickly deport every undocumented immigrant they encounter.

Source: http://www.kens5.com/mb/news/nation-now/homeland-security-unveils-sweeping-plan-to-deport-undocumented-immigrants/410897757

3 Texans Killed In Horrific Australian Plane Crash


An Australian pilot and four American tourists on a golfing vacation were killed when a light plane crashed in flames into a shopping mall on Tuesday shortly after taking off in the Australian city of Melbourne, officials said.

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The five were on a twin-engine Beechcraft Super King Air that crashed about 45 minutes before the Direct Factory Outlet mall in suburban Essendon was to open, Police Minister Lisa Neville said.

The U.S. Embassy in Canberra confirmed that four victims were U.S. citizens. Texans Greg Reynolds De Haven and Russell Munsch have been identified by their families on social media as two of the victims.

Source: http://www.khou.com/news/local/texas/3-tourists-from-texas-killed-in-australia-plane-crash/410778298

Fatal Truck - Motorcycle Crash Slows Traffic In Lubbock


Investigators with the Lubbock Police Department are on the scene of a fatal crash between a pickup truck and a motorcycle at Marsha Sharp and W Loop 289 that happened just after 8 a.m. The accident investigation team was called out to the scene. Police are reporting this is a fatal accident.

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There are major traffic delays near the scene. Drivers should avoid the area if possible.

Source: http://www.kcbd.com/story/34554933/traffic-alert-fatal-crash-delays-traffic-on-w-loop-msf