Saturday, February 25, 2017

Very Sick Young Texas Girl Needs Your Prayers

The nightmare for 15-year-old Morgan Larance's family started with just the flu. Larance's mom, Jennifer Kimbro, says her daughter had a 104 degree fever, so she took her to the ER, where she was treated and released. Days later, Kimbro found her daughter unresponsive at home.

“She was still breathing but she was unresponsive. She never woke up since until this week,” said Kimbro.

Larance was flown to cook children's in Fort Worth. For weeks, the family didn't know what was causing Larance's illness until doctors diagnosed her with a rare brain infection called Acute Necrotizing Encephalopathy. Doctors told the family to prepare for the worst.

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“I tell her look, the doctors don't believe you can do this Morgan, so we gotta show them.” Said her father, Michael Larance, “We're going to walk out those front doors so you just keep fighting, baby.

The disease has wreaked havoc on Larance's body, partially collapsing one of her lungs and causing her to lose control of some of her limbs.

“This is really rare. It's something that a medical team will see once in their career,” said Dr. Cedric Spak, with Baylor, Scott & White Hospital in Fort Worth. Dr. Spak is a consultant for infectious diseases, he is not working on Larance’s case, but says the flu can sometimes have more serious complications, where it attacks different parts of the body.

“When it attacks the brain, the virus actually causes a malfunction in the immune system, and the immune system then attacks the brain tissue as well,” said Dr. Spak.

As Larance fights her way through this disease, her family just wants to warn other parents to take the warning signs of a typical flu seriously.

“Don't ignore the headache. If your child has the flu and they say they have a splitting headache, especially on girls where like the ponytail goes, you just bring them here,” said Jennifer Kimbro.

The family doesn’t know the extent of the damage the disease has done, but says Morgan is somewhat conscious and responsive.

The family has set up a GoFundMe account to help with medical expenses.

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Should Texas Allow The Poisoning Of Wild Hogs?

Texas is letting slip the dogs of chemical warfare in its long-running and, so far, losing battle against a horde of as many as 3 million feral hogs that are wreaking environmental, ecological and economic havoc across the state.

That escalation is triggering skirmishes over questions of possible collateral damage to native wildlife sharing the landscape with the invasive swine and concerns about possible effects on hundreds of thousands of Texans who annually shoot or trap, then butcher and eat, more than 750,000 feral hogs killed in Texas.

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At a Feb. 21 news conference in Austin, Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller announced the agency had issued a rule that would allow Kaput Feral Hog Bait, a pesticide containing the anticoagulant warfarin as its active ingredient, to be used in the control of feral hogs. The emergency rule, issued Feb. 6, makes Texas the first and, so far, only state to adopt regulations allowing the use of a lethal toxicant - poison - to control the invasive swine.

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Source: Houston Chronicle

12 Injured When Vehicle Plowed Into Crowd In New Orleans Tonight

Police say 12 people were injured when a vehicle plowed into a crowd watching the Krewe of Endymion parade in the Mid-City section of New Orleans.

The Times-Picayune ( ) reports the crash was reported Saturday at about 6:45 p.m.

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New Orleans Police Department spokeswoman Ambria Washington says that "initial reports show so far that about a dozen people are in critical condition."

She says that number could increase as the investigation continues.

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Easy To Make Frito Pie Recipe

1 large bag of FRITOS® Original Corn Chips
1 15-ounce can of chili with beef (with or without beans), heated
1 8-ounce bag of shredded cheese
Optional: chopped onion, tomatoes, lettuce, jalapeƱos and/or sour cream

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In an oven-safe serving dish, pour in FRITOS® Original Corn Chips and spread evenly.
Heat chili and pour evenly over corn chips.
Add additional ingredients like onion, tomato, lettuce, and jalapeƱo as desired.
Sprinkle cheese all over and pop into the oven at 350 degrees till the cheese is a little melted.
Serve immediately.

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Huge Chicken Fried Steaks At Kendall's In Noble, OK

Kendall's is a family owned restaurant serving home style cooking for over 30 years. In order to keep our prices as affordable as possible we do not take credit or debit cards. We do accept checks. Sorry for any inconvenience this might cause.

Kendall's is a family owned restaurant located at 100 S. Main in downtown Noble, Oklahoma..just 3 miles south of Norman on Hiway 77. We reside in a building that is over 100 years old and serve home style cooking with recipes passed down from our family. We love what we do and hope you do too.


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Help Catch This Murder Suspect - Please Share

Last Wednesday night a Houston teenager---18 year-old Javier Flores---was killed during a robbery of a subway while trying to protect his mother.

Two men came into the store where Flores and his mother both work. One of the robbers pulled out a gun and pointed it his mother. Flores' placed himself between his mother and the gunman, resulting in him suffering from a gun shot wound to the neck which killed him shortly thereafter.

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Houston Police have increased the reward for any information that leads to the arrest of both robbers to $40,000. A composite sketch has been released of one of the men along with security footage of the two.

The two men escaped with nothing to show for except blood on their hands. Other local media reports the same robbers held up another subway that same night.

Flores' father said in a press conference that Flores was preparing to graduate high-school this year and enlist into the Marine Corps.

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Public Intoxication Arrest: OU Quarterback Baker Mayfield

Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield was arrested and booked early Saturday morning for public intoxication.

He faces one felony and two misdemeanor charges following an incident in Fayetteville, Arkansas.

According to the Fayetteville Police Department’s arrest report, Mayfield was picked up for public intoxication at 2:56 a.m. and cited for misdemeanor disorderly conduct, felony fleeing the scene, and misdemeanor resisting arrest.

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His hearing is set for Monday, at which point information on his arrest will be released, meaning he could spend the weekend in jail depending on Washington County procedures.

Oklahoma issued a brief statement Saturday morning, noting only that it was aware of the incident. Exactly what actions OU will take moving forward are not yet known -- as are the details of the incident.

Mayfield has started the last two seasons at Oklahoma, throwing for nearly 4,000 yards with 46 touchdowns (six rushing) and eight interceptions in 2016 as a Heisman finalist. Heading into the ‘17 season, Mayfield is one of the early leaders to win the Heisman at 13/2 odds. He was recently granted an additional year of eligibility.

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Source: KWTX

Body Found Submerged In Austin's Barton Creek

Police are investigating after a body was found in Zilker Park Saturday morning.

APD said they received a call around 10:12 a.m. reporting the body of a deceased male in Barton Creek. The body was found submerged in water near the hike and bike trail in Zilker Park at 2210 William Barton Drive.

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The body is a Hispanic male who appears to be in his 30s. His identity will not be released at this time.

APD said there are no signs of foul play and they do not believe there is any threat to the public.

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Source: KVUE

8-Year-Old Girl Shot/Killed After Traffic Accident

An 8-year-old girl was shot to death after a crash on West Fuqua Street near Sam Houston Parkway, police said.

Police started their preliminary investigation along with homicide detectives around 2 a.m. Saturday morning.

Officials said a white Pontiac Grand Prix and a dark four-door sedan were speeding down West Fuqua Street.

The speeding Pontiac collided into a Honda Accord carrying Latoyia Thomas and her 8-year-old daughter De'Maree Adkins, who were traveling through the intersection of the Sam Houston Parkway feeder and Fuqua Street, according to authorities.

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After the crash, the drivers of the two speeding cars exited their vehicles and began firing shots.

Authorities said it is unclear if they were shooting at each other or if they were intentionally firing shots into the Honda.

Police said Adkins, who was sitting in the back seat of the Honda was hit and killed by the shots fired.

According to police, the driver of the Pontiac jumped into the four-door sedan and fled the scene.

Police said they are searching for the dark four-door sedan and the driver of the Pontiac.

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Lubbock Arrest: Intoxication Manslaughter

The Lubbock Police Department is investigating an early morning fatal crash that occurred at the intersection of 34th Street and Indiana Avenue. Around 2:40 a.m. this morning, officers responded to the intersection where 30-year-old Maggie Davidson was pronounced deceased at the scene.

Accident investigators were immediately called, and through their initial investigation it appears Davidson was driving a passenger car westbound on 34th Street and traveled through a green light at the intersection of Indiana.

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As she crossed into the intersection, 32-year-old Shani Nichols failed to stop at a red light northbound on Indiana Avenue. Nichols’ SUV then collided with Davidson’s car.

During the course of the investigation Nichols was arrested and is now charged with Intoxication Manslaughter.

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Source: Everything Lubbock