Saturday, March 4, 2017

89-Year-Old Missing After Dallas Condo Fire


Nearly 24 hours later, Dallas firefighters remain on scene where a fire destroyed a Preston Hollow condominium complex and left many nearby worrying they could be next.

Having to monitor hot spots is one thing, but firefighters say some of the debris piles they’ve found are so bad they burst into flames as soon as they get a little oxygen.

That’s why firefighters will remain on site throughout Saturday night and into Sunday morning.

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From 22 floors up in the adjacent Preston Tower, Liza Salzmann had a bird’s eye view of her neighbors’ destruction.

“We’ve been watching ceilings collapse and walls collapse, and we can hear glass breaking and windows burst out,” Salzmann said from her balcony.

Firefighters rescued residents who couldn’t make it out on their own as 60 units in the four-story Preston Place condominiums left about a hundred people displaced.

The fire burned throughout the night leaving crews the next day with a lot of work left to do as hot spots reignited.

Flying embers made many in neighboring buildings worry they could be next.

Despite early reports that no one was missing, firefighters later learned that 89-year-old Jacqueline McDonald was unaccounted for.

A search continues with the hope she may have escaped the building, but collapsing walls have limited the possibility of rescue efforts inside.

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Suspect Tells Cops To "Come Back Later"


Three people were arrested for numerous charges the night of March 2, 2017 after the Floydada Police Department served a search warrant with the assistance of the Floyd County Sheriff's Office.

Officers and deputies believed it was a high-risk warrant as the homeowner was prone to violence and was known to be armed with handguns.

During a disturbance investigation, police arrived at a residence in the 800 block of South Wall Street and attempted to speak with the occupants. When the police knocked and announced themselves, the occupants did not come to the door.

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Instead, they yelled, "Come back later!" The officers could smell the distinct odor of marijuana coming from inside the residence while knocking on the door and returned with a search warrant.

During the course of the search, marijuana, crack cocaine, two handguns, approximately $1,500 in cash, and numerous items of drug paraphernalia were seized.

The homeowner, Juan Gonzales, and his wife, Erica Gonzales, were arrested and both were charged with Possession of Marijuana in a Drug Free Zone, Possession of a Controlled Substance in a Drug Free Zone, and six counts of Child Endangerment.

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New Owner Finds Skeletal Remains In Home


Skeletal remains were found inside a home in the Heights neighborhood on Saturday, according to the Harris County Sheriff's Office.

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Deputies said new homeowners were moving in when they found the remains in between the sheetrock of the kitchen.

The homeowners were putting things away in the attic and notice a loose board. When they moved the board, they discovered skeletal remains in the walls, according to officers on the scene.

Investigators had to punch a hole in the wall to remove the bones.

Neighbors tell us a previous homeowner, an older lady, was reported missing two years ago.

A Medical Examiner is working to identify the remains and determine if there was any foul play.

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Kids II Oball Rattles Recall


Kids II has issued a recall on its Oball Rattles in pink, blue, green and orange with model number 81031 printed on the inner surface of one of the plastic discs and on the packaging.

The balls have 28 finger holes and measure four inches in diameter. Embedded in the rattles are a clear plastic disc with all orange beads and two clear plastic discs with beads of varying colors on the perimeter.

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Only rattles with date codes T0486, T1456, T2316, T2856 and T3065 located on a small triangle on the inner surface of the rattle are included in the recall. The first three numbers represent the day of the year and the last digit represents the year of production.

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Work On Trump's Wall - Get No City Contracts


An El Paso city councilman is pushing the idea of prohibiting the city from awarding any kind of contract to a vendor or company working on the proposed wall. The issue will come up Tuesday during a regular meeting of the council.

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Representative Peter Svarzbein said the idea is to foster a larger conversation about the wall. The Trump administration has already selected El Paso, which is close enough to the border that the Mexican city of Juarez can be seen, as one of the starting points for construction.

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Check Out These Houston PD Hoofies


When you are watching the RODEOHOUSTON parade today, look for our Mounted Patrol horses. They will be wearing new "hoofies"' in honor of HPD officers Jose Munoz and Ronny Cortez who were wounded earlier this week trying to apprehend a burglary suspect.

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If you get a picture of our horses, post them here or tweet them at us @houstonpolice

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Blind Texas Boy Can Now See


Born with a neurological disorder, 4-year-old Christian Cadenas has been legally blind his whole life.

"He doesn't know that he's missing out on some vision. He just sees life as it is," says his mom, Sylvia.

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Using a cane to get around, he has overcome all of life's challenges, but Friday morning at Sabine Elementary School, in Liberty City, Texas his new chapter began.

With the help of the East Texas community and his mother's co-workers at SWEPCO, Christian was able to receive a special set of glasses which allow him to see.

"The detail of the room, the detail on his mom's face. These are things we take from granted," says eSight's Jeff Fenton.

Embracing family and friends, Christian was able to see the beauty which has always been around him for the first time.

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Missing In Midland Please Share


The Midland Police Department is working to find 48-year-old Maria "Wendy" Murray who was last seen on Friday, March 3rd around 12:30pm.

Police say she went home to drop off lunch for her husband and son and told them she was going back to work at O'Reilly Auto Parts and she never returned.

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She's described as 5'1'' tall, 250 pounds, brown hair and hazel eyes.

She was last seen wearing a green O'Reilly's shirt and jeans, and was driving a 2010 black Nissan Altima.

If you have seen Murray or have information, you're asked to call MPD at 432-685-7108

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SWAT Police Standoff Saturday In Longview


Longview police say a SWAT team was called to a domestic disturbance Saturday morning.

Police say that at 6:33 a.m. they responded to a domestic problem at a residence in the 500 block of Diane Drive.

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A standoff occurred as a subject inside the home refused to come out.

The road is blocked off to traffic and officers have taken up strategic positions around the home. Negotiators are attempting to talk the subject out at this time.

It is unknown whether anyone else is in the home or what the subject may be armed with.

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Missing Person Hector Silva Fort Bend County


Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office deputies are searching for 18-year-old Hector Silva, who has been missing since Wednesday.

Officials say Silva was last seen at 7:15 a.m. Wednesday at George Bush High School. They say he was dropped off at school, but he did not return home after school ended.

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Silva is described as 5-foot-4, 130 to 140 pounds with black hair and brown eyes. Authorities say he was last seen wearing a black jacket and blue jeans.

There is no indication of foul play at this time, according to deputies.

Anyone with information on Silva’s whereabouts is urged to contact the Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office at (281)-341-4665.

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Robbi Sluder - Toby Sudduth Killed In Crash


It happened on Highway 290 west of Austin, a stretch of road that has seen it’s share of fatal wrecks in recent months.

About a dozen people died there in the last year, including two names that added to that total just last night. But they weren’t just names. Robbi Lynn Sluder and Toby Sudduth touched lives in Austin.

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“She was a caring mother, a caring grandmother, loyal friend and listener.” That’s what Josh Sluder told us as he hid his pain behind his sunglasses. “She’s the one you would go to whenever you need advise on something,” he added. “Whenever you needed to feel like you were loved, whenever you needed a pick me up, or somebody that was actually going to listen, and take to heart what you were saying and never pass judgment on you and only give you love, that’s who my mom was.”

Robbi Lynn Sluder was also a business woman. She was on the board of directors of Altrua Health Share, an Austin-based non-profit health care ministry.

The driver of the other car, Toby Sudduth, was also a successful local business person. He ran Sudduth Design, an award-winning graphic design and branding specialist. His client list included high profile Austin-based clients like Texas-Texas Salsa and Deep Eddy Vodka.

DPS says Sluder was westbound when her car crossed the double yellow line and collided with an eastbound SUV driven by Sudduth. Four children were also injured in the crash. All were riding in the SUV. They were taken to Dell Children’s Medical Center, three of them in critical condition.

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Huge Condo Fire In Dallas Overnight


Several residents are displaced after a large fire damaged a condo in North Dallas.

Dallas Fire-Rescue responded to a fire at a condo located at 6225 West Northwest Highway, around 11:30 p.m. Friday night.

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At least two people were rescued by firefighters and one person was taken to the hospital with minor injuries, according to Jason Evans with Dallas Fire-Rescue.

The American Red Cross is assisting residents.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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10-Year-Old Home Alone During Break-In


Midland police are looking for two suspects, accused of breaking into a home while a 10-year-old was inside.

It happened on February 19th in the 3400 block of Tanner Drive. Police say the suspect pictured and another suspect broke a bedroom window with a baseball bat. The suspects then went through several drawers in the house and took a BB gun before finding a 10-year-old hiding under a bed.

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The 10-year-old had already called 911 and the suspects fled out the back door.

If you recognize this suspect, or have any information, please call Midland Crime Stoppers at (432) 694-TIPS.

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