Tuesday, February 28, 2017

2-Police Officers Shot In Houston


Two ambulances, escorted by several HPD units, rushed the injured officers to the Texas Medical Center.

One is at Ben Taub with a gunshot wound to the leg. Another bullet grazed him in the back. The other officer is at Memorial Hermann Hospital. There is no word on his condition.

Police Chief Art Acevedo tweeted: "On way to officer involved shooting. If you're a person of faith please pray for our officers."

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Police are still looking for at least one suspect.

Dozens of HPD officers, SWAT and K9 units have surrounded a house on Sterlingame. A police helicopter is also circling the area.

Former KHOU 11 employee Scott Spiegel lives on Sterlingame. He came home from work and was told by an officer to stay inside and lock himself in.

Spiegel said he didn't hear any gunshots.

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Car Catches Fire During Test Drive


A green Ford Mustang caught on fire this morning.

Authorities were called out to 1030 N. Grandview in Odessa.

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Police tells us the driver was out for a test drive when he noticed smoke and pulled over, that’s when the car caught on fire.

We’re told car’s engine had been recently replaced.

Fortunately, no one was hurt in the incident.

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He's Back - Manziel Returns To Court


Former NFL quarterback Johnny Manziel appeared Tuesday in a Dallas courtroom.

Heisman trophy winner’s hearing may be related to a plea deal that he reached in connection with a domestic violence case.

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Manziel’s ex-girlfriend said he hit her during a confrontation at a Dallas hotel last year.

Manziel, a Texas A&M alum, agreed to a plea deal in December that would dismiss the charges if he sought counseling and treatment within a year.

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I-20 Eastbound Closed Near Tyler


The inside eastbound lane of Interstate 20 near the exit for Barber Road has been temporarily closed due to a diesel fuel spill on Tuesday.

The Hazmat crew and the Winona Fire Department is cleaning 50 gallons of fuel off the road, according to the Smith County Sheriff’s Office.

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Around 9:30 a.m., emergency crews responded to the call of an 18-wheeler leaking fluid on the shoulder of the eastbound lanes.

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Source: KLTV

Man To Be Deported For The 8th Time


Officers detained a 32-year-old Mexican man on Thursday and want to deport him for the eighth time.

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement detained Gabriel Nevares Vega, 32, of Alamo at the Hidalgo County jail on Thursday, according to the federal criminal complaint against him.

"Record checks revealed the defendant was formally removed from the United States to Mexico for the seventh (7th) time on October 11, 2016 via the Laredo, Texas Port of Entry," according to the criminal complaint.

About four months later, immigration officers discovered Vega had crossed the border again — and been booked at the county jail.

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"The defendant claims to have illegally re-entered the United States on or about January 25, 2017 by wading the Rio Grande River at or near Hidalgo, Texas," according to the criminal complaint.

Vega pleaded guilty to assault causing bodily injury-family violence, a Class A misdemeanor, on Feb. 22, according to Hidalgo County court records.

Hidalgo County Court at Law Judge Omar Maldonado sentenced Vega to time served. Jailers turned him over to immigration officers the next day.

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I-40 Bridge In Amarillo To Be Torn Down


A fatal semi truck crash Monday morning caused major damage to the bridge at I-40 and Bushland Road. Due to the damage, the bridge will have to be torn down and rebuilt.

The Potter County Sheriff's Office said on their Facebook page, the westbound overpass is what will need to be torn down. North or southbound traffic will not be allowed under the underpass until further notice.

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According to PCSO, I-40 westbound traffic will need to exit at Arnot Road and travel along the service road on the north side of I-40. The access road will become a one-way street until traffic can merge back onto I-40.

Traffic on the north side of I-40 that needs to get to the south side will have to travel down Atkisson Road to cross over. That traffic will be able to come back down the service road to Bushland Road.

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Candle Light Vigil For A&M Kingsville Students


Texas A&M Kingsville will be holding a candle light vigil for two students killed in a weekend crash.

19-year-old Oscar Fuentes and 23-year-old Ebenezer Oloba were killed in an accident Saturday night.

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They were returning from a student conference in College Station when their car ran off HWY 77 near Refugio.

The vehicle plunged into the San Antonio river. Both students died at the scene of the crash.

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Do You Favor Wrongful Birth Bill?


A "wrongful birth" bill prohibiting parents from suing doctors after their child is born with severe disabilities has begun advancing in the Texas Legislature.

The State Affairs Committee heard the measure Monday, sparking emotional testimony from those for and against it.

In 1975, the Texas Supreme Court ruled that parents were entitled to damages covering the extra cost of raising a child with disabilities after doctors failed to fully inform them about problems with the pregnancy.

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Anti-abortion advocates applauded the bill. Its sponsor, Republican Sen. Brandon Creighton of Conroe, said patients could still sue for negligence, but could no longer hold doctors liable for delivering disabled children.

Opponents warned of dire, unintended consequences, saying Creighton's bill lets physicians opposed to abortion "lie to" and "impose their own morality on" patients.

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Source: CBS7