Monday, February 27, 2017

2 Escape - 3 Killed In Murder Suicide


Van Zandt County law enforcement officers have cleared the scene of a deadly shooting Monday night.

Officials say that three people were fatally shot in a home in the 1500 block of FM 314 near Van.

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Van Zandt County Investigator Jake Smith said that two females and one male are dead in the shooting. All are members of the same family. Smith said that it appears the male used a handgun to shoot the females before turning the gun on himself. The bodies were found in different rooms inside the house, Smith added.

Smith also said that a woman and her juvenile daughter, also members of the same family, were able to escape the home and call 9-1-1 when the shooting was taking place.

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Beware - Rattlesnakes Are Out Early


This winter has been unseasonably warm not just for us humans, but also rattlesnakes.

On average, one to two people in Texas die each year from venomous snake bites according to Texas Health and Human Services. But that’s with a typical winter.

This year, it’s been unseasonably warm causing those snakes to get out and enjoy the sun a bit earlier.

“We’ve been as high here as 98-degrees in the county in the past couple of weeks and we’ve had lots of 80-degree days and that is kind of ideal temperature for snakes to start moving out of their dens,” said Texas A&M Agrilife’s Donley County extension agent Leonard Haynes.

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“It has been warmer and we’ve killed more rattlesnakes this winter than I’ve ever seen,” said ranch hand Johnny Hill.

Hill said he and his boss have killed more than a dozen rattlesnakes just over the past several months.

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Stafford Woman Shot/Killed After Crash


A mother died after being shot inside her vehicle just after 9 p.m. Monday night.

Police said the woman was with her husband and their baby at a Walmart in Stafford.

Shortly after, the family was involved in a hit-and-run accident.

The family's SUV was hit and the driver of the other car took off.

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The family decided to follow the vehicle to a parking lot on Murphy Road near UP 59 when someone in the suspect vehicle fired shots.

The woman, sitting in her vehicle, was hit and died on her way to hospital.

Houston police and Stafford police are investigating, and say the suspect vehicle involved in the hit-and-run and shooting matched the description of a vehicle taken during a carjacking earlier in the evening.

They are looking for a green Jeep Commander with several men inside.

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DHS - ICE Arrest Texas Property Owner


On February 21, 2017, Homeland Security Investigations (DHS) joined with U.S. Border Patrol and Refugio Police Department to execute four separate search warrants at various properties in Refugio, Texas. The operation resulted in the arrest and charges brought against the owner of some of the investigated properties, identified by court documents as Alfredo Plascencia-Leon.

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The raid was conducted after a yearlong investigation and involved four federal search warrants as part of a criminal investigation, according to reports from law enforcement. However, during execution of the search warrants, agents encountered multiple individuals who, according to court documents, readily admitted to being present in the United States illegally.

DHS detained the individuals identified as being in the country illegally. None gave any exculpatory statements regarding the case.

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Trump Drops Challege To Texas Voter ID Law


An attorney for a voting rights group said Monday that President Donald Trump's administration said that the federal government no longer plans to challenge Texas' strict voter ID law.

Danielle Lang, of the Washington-based Campaign Legal Center, said the Justice Department informed plaintiffs in the case that it will be filing documents to formally drop its opposition to the Texas law. She called the decision an "extraordinary disappointment."

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"It's a complete 360," said Lang, the center's deputy director of voting rights. "We can't make heads or tails of any factual reason for the change. There has been no new evidence that's come to light."

The move marks a stark reversal under new Attorney General Jeff Sessions from the Obama White House, which joined a lawsuit against Texas in 2013. The Justice Department didn't immediately respond to an email seeking comment.

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Body Of Missing Houston Nurse Found


The body of a missing St. Luke's Hospital nurse has been found more than a week after he vanished.

Deputies say a man was walking his dog Saturday at the 2800 block of Hirschfield when he saw a body of a man under some debris.

An autopsy confirmed that it was the body of 44-year-old Glenser, also known as Glenn, Soliman.

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Loved ones handed out flyers in hopes of finding Soliman after he and his car went missing. Family members filed a missing person's report with the Harris County Precinct 4 Constable's Office on Feb. 16.

Relatives said nothing was disturbed at Soliman's Spring home.

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Inmate Charged With Capital Murder Of Guard


The inmate accused of killing a Correctional Officer at an Abilene prison in July of 2016 has been indicted.

A Jones County Grand Jury indicted Dillion Gage Compton, 21, on a Capital Murder charge Friday in connection to the death of Officer Marianne Johnson.

Officer Johnson was found unresponsive in the kitchen area of the French Robertson Unit in Abilene around 3:00 a.m. the morning of July 16, 2016.

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A press release says Compton, "who was assigned to the kitchen area, allegedly attacked Officer Johnson when she entered a storage area near the kitchen."

The TDCJ says Compton was serving time at the French Robertson Unit in Abilene after he was convicted on an Aggravated Sexual Assault of a Child Under the Age of 14 charge issued out of Dallas County in December of 2011.

Compton is no longer in the French Robertson Unit and is being held in maximum security at an undisclosed location.

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Major Accident Closed I-20 Near Marshall


At least four people including the driver of an 18-wheeler are in the hospital after a major wreck on Interstate 20 in Harrison County on Monday.

According to the Department of Public Safety, sometime before 7a.m., a driver of an 18-wheeler for WLR drove off the road into a median near mile Marker 617, about a mile west of the U.S. Highway 59 exit on I-20.

The driver attempted to get back on the road causing the 18-wheeler to overturn and snarled up with eight other vehicles.

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According to Jean Dark with DPS, the semi-trailer was loaded with plywood which multiple passenger cars crashed while attempting to avoid the hazard.

Officials estimate that all westbound lanes of I-20 will be closed for several hours until the scene in cleared.

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Trader Joe's Apple Sauce Recall


Trader Joe's says they are voluntarily recalling some of their Unsweetened Apple Sauce due to concerns over the potential presence of glass pieces in the product.

The company says the following products with the "BEST BEFORE" date codes from August 8th, 2018 through December 16th, 2018 may contain pieces of glass. The recall includes:

Trader Joe's First Crush Unsweetened Gravenstein Apple Sauce, barcode 0001590, sold in ALL STORES.

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Trader Joe's Organic Unsweetened Apple Sauce, barcode 00194877, sold in ALL STORES.

Trader Joe's All Natural Unsweetened Apple Sauce, barcode 00014359, sold in stores ONLY in AL, AZ, CA, CO, ID, LA, NV, NM, OK, OR, TX, UT, WA.

Company leaders are urging anybody who bought products with the affected codes to throw it away or return it to the store for a full refund.

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