Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Dallas Cowboys To Release Romo (ESPN)

The Dallas Cowboys are set to release quarterback Tony Romo on Thursday, sources have told ESPN.

"The release of Romo, who turns 37 in April, does not come as much surprise, although it was a move that pained owner and general manager Jerry Jones because of the close relationship he forged with Romo over 14 years," reports ESPN's Todd ArcherAdam Schefter.

Romo is the franchise's all-time leader in passing yards and touchdowns.

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Source: ABC13

Man Killed In Horrible I-10 Crash

A man was killed in a rollover crash Wednesday on the city's Northwest Side that brought morning commute traffic on Interstate 10 East, in San Antonio, to a crawl for miles.

Police said the man was involved in a fender bender on Interstate 10 and Loop 1604 around 6 a.m., when he sped from the scene on the frontage road of I-10 until he crashed his Mercury Marquis near DeZavala Road.

"(He was traveling) at a high rate of speed. He was on the access road, lost control and rolled back onto the main highway and was hit by an additional vehicle," said Officer Loy Garcia, of the San Antonio Police Department.

Garcia said three additional accidents occurred when drivers drove over debris, which flattened their tires.

Traffic on Interstate 10 East, from Camp Bullis to DeZavala roads, was brought to a crawl for a few hours.

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Source: KSAT

Sheriff Resigned After Whataburger Fist Fight

Ellis County Sheriff Johnny Brown resigned Wednesday and will face misdemeanor assault charges after getting into a fist fight at Whataburger.

The fight happened on New Year ’s Day at the Whataburger restaurant in Midlothian. Sheriff Brown and his brother were involved in a verbal and physical altercation with another group of patrons.

Two 21-year-old men from Killeen told police Brown’s brother started the fight because of an incident in the parking lot. Words were exchanged as they ordered food and there is video of the sheriff throwing at least one punch.

No one was arrested immediately afterward, but at a hearing Wednesday Brown pleaded guilty to misdemeanor assault. He also turned in his letter of resignation and surrendered his peace officer’s certificate.

The former sheriff will be booked into jail, with fingerprints and a mugshot. But he won’t spend time the night behind bars because he was only sentenced to one day and a $500 fine.

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Source: FOX4NEWS

13-Year-Old Girl Missing In Hutto

The Hutto Police Department is asking for the public's help in locating a missing 13-year-old girl.

Aislynn Ann Davis was reported as a voluntary runaway last month. Location data from an electronic tracking device indicated Davis was still in the greater Austin area, however the device is no longer active.

She is described as a white female, 5'6" tall, 155 pounds, hazel eyes and has black hair with blonde highlights. Davis was last seen wearing black leggings, denim shorts, and a black shirt.

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Source: KEYE

4-Killed On Texas Charter Bus In Biloxi MS

At least four people are dead after a train collided with a charter bus carrying passengers from the Austin, Texas, area on their way to a casino in Biloxi, Mississippi, on Tuesday.
Rescuers spent more than an hour removing passengers, cutting through the bus's heavily damaged frame to extract the last two.

The bus, carrying 48 people and a driver, was organized by a Texas senior center for a trip. A flier for the tour says some passengers boarded Sunday in Austin, Texas, and others boarded about 30 miles east in Bastrop, Texas. Michelle Crowley of the Biloxi fire department said 40 people were injured; of those, seven were in critical condition.

The names of the dead have not been released. The bus was marked as belonging to Echo Transportation, which Texas corporate records show is a unit of a company called TBL Group, based in Grand Prairie.

"We can't confirm anything at this point," said Elisa Fox, a lawyer for the bus company. "We're trying to mobilize to assess the situation." The bus, which was pushed about 300 feet down the tracks in the collision, could be seen straddling the tracks, with a CSX Transportation locomotive pushed up against its left side. The bus was apparently stopped on the tracks when the 52-car train, pulled by three locomotives, slammed into it, said Biloxi Police Chief John Miller.

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Source: NBCDFW

75-Year-Old Punched In The Face At Walmart

Atlanta Police are looking for a woman accused of punching an elderly woman in the face inside an Atlanta Walmart.

On Sunday, a 75-year-old woman went to the Walmart located at 1801 Howell Mill Road around 9:30 a.m. She was in a wheelchair heading down the bread aisle when another woman, police later identified as Alexis Venderburg, came around the corner. The two almost collided, police said.

"I thought she was going to go around," said the elderly woman, who asked 11Alive not to use her name. "She looked at me and she said, 'I want to get some bread, white [expletive]. I said, 'Well excuse me.'"
She said as she wheeled her scooter away from Vanderburg, she said in a low tone, "No you move out the way," also calling Venderburg a profane name.

"I'm not going to tell no lie," the victim said. "As I went around her, I said, 'You're the [expletive]."

Venderburg must have heard what she said because she started following her around the store.

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"There wasn't anybody in the aisle, and the next thing you know she was jumping on me," the grandmother said.

According to the police report, Venderburg punched the woman repeatedly in the face leaving her with a bloody nose and bruises.

"She kept socking me in my glasses, and then hitting me in my mouth. I started hollering, 'Help, help.'"

Despite her screams, the grandmother said that no one came to her rescue.

"Nobody came to help to me when that was going on," she said.

But once the grandmother started screaming for help, Venderburg left the store.

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Source: KHOU

Hero Houston Firefighter Has Passed Away

Captain William Dowling, who was seriously injured in the 2013 motel fire that killed four Houston firefighters, has died.

The hero known as Iron Bill was recently hospitalized with pneumonia and cellulitis, according to a Facebook page managed by his wife.

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On May 31, 2013, Capt. Dowling was injured while fighting a massive fire at the Southwest Inn motel along the Southwest Freeway. He lost both legs after they were pinned beneath burning debris. Four heroes were killed in the five-alarm fire: Robert Bebee, Robert Garner, Matthew Renaud, and Anne Sullivan.

"There were dozens of acts of heroism that took place that day, and our firefighters got Bill out of that situation and gave him the first chance of survival," then-HFD Fire Chief Terry Garrison said as Dowling was released from the hospital.

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Source: ABC13