Thursday, March 2, 2017

Man Killed Walking Down Middle Of I-35


Police Thursday identified a man who was struck and killed as he walked in the middle of the outside lane of northbound Interstate 35 as Elgene Robertson, 35.

The accident was reported at around 8:50 p.m. Wednesday on the northbound highway between Pizza Hut and the old Johnson Brothers Ford.

A northbound Acura SUV struck Robertson first, police said, and then several other vehicles hit the man as well.

Some of the drivers of the vehicles that struck Robertson did not stop, police said.

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Both northbound lanes of the highway were closed after the accident and authorities diverted traffic off the highway.

At around 10:30 p.m. emergency crews responded to a multiple-vehicle crash on the northbound highway in Temple.

Firefighters had to extricate one person from the wreckage of a vehicle, but no serious injuries were reported.

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Source: KWTX

Attempted Kidnapping In Corpus Christi


Police are looking for a man who tried to abduct a woman near Carmel Parkway.

According to the woman, around 6 a.m. Thursday, she left a studio and was walking home when the incident happened on the 900 block of Miramar near Fort Worth Street. She told officers she was looking down at her phone when she bumped into a black male with a green shirt. She apologized and both continued to walk down the street. Moments later. he grabbed her and dragged her down the street toward his car. She says she scratched and bit the man.

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A neighbor who heard the commotion turned on her garage light, spooking the man.

The man is believed to be between 30 and 40 years old. He was wearing a green shirt and green shorts. He was driving a dark colored 4-door sedan, possibly a Chrysler 300, with shiny Silver after-market rims. He was last seen driving towards Staples Street.

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Stolen Police SUV Lead To Chase Last Night


Police said they arrested a man after he escaped custody at a Dallas hospital, stole a police cruiser and led officers on a chase early Thursday morning.

Grand Prairie police said an officer was at Parkland Memorial Hospital preparing to transport 25-year-old Luis Alarcon Jr. — who was in custody for possession of narcotics — to the jail at about 12:15 a.m.

As the officer was loading Alarcon into the squad car, the prisoner was able to get into the driver’s seat and drove away, according to Grand Prairie Police Department spokesman Det. Lyle R. Gensler.

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Dallas police officers in the area saw the incident and followed Alarcon in the squad car, according to authorities. Additional Grand Prairie units join the chase.

The pursuit continued along Texas 114 to Texas 183 before ending when authorities said Alarcon drove the police car off the road and into a ditch near the intersection of U.S. 377 and Loop 820 in Haltom City.

Police said they took Alarcon into custody without further incident.

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Source: NBCDFW

23-Students & Staff At 1-School Have Mumps


Students at one Dallas County school will be offered a free booster shot because of a mumps outbreak.

Health officials said at least 23 students and staff members from Cedar Hill High School, south of Dallas, have the mumps. The health department is also looking into nine other cases.

All of the diagnosed students were vaccinated, but Dallas County Health and Human Services said the vaccine is only 88 percent effective after two doses.

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The health department is now recommending that everyone at the school get a third booster dose of the MMR vaccine. Workers will set up a clinic at the school Friday to offer students and staff free booster shots.

Mumps can spread as an infected person coughs, sneezes or shares food. Symptoms are similar to the flu and include fever, headaches, swollen salivary glands, fatigue, muscle aches and a loss of appetite.

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Source: FOX4NEWS

Eaglets On The Way In Seagoville Texas


A couple of bald eagles that have a nest in Seagoville are expecting.

The John Bunker Sands Wetland Center says the first egg was laid on January 25, the second on January 28.

John DeFillipo says the eagles are quite draw for visitors to the 2,000 acre Kaufman County conservation center.

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"People don't walk in that front door and say 'John tell me everything you know about water conservation,' which my board would like to hear, but they want to see the eagles, where are the American bald eagles?"

You may remember when the eagles built their nest on a transmission tower that was dangerously close to high-voltage electricity. So crews built a replica tower and moved the nest 1,200 feet from the power lines.

Now people around the world can watch the eagles movements on a 24-hour webcam.

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Source: NBCDFW