Friday, March 31, 2017

Police Officer Michael Valdez Wife Mary Killed


A Fort Worth police officer and his wife both died Friday morning in a motorcycle crash.

The crash happened around 2 a.m. in the 3300 block of Trail Drive. A family member said Michael Valdez and his wife, Mary, were on a motorcycle with their 24-year-old son following in a truck.

The off-duty officer took a turn too tight and hit a curb. He died at the scene and his wife later died at the hospital.

The Fort Worth Police Department confirmed Valdez was an officer who worked in a specialized unit.

He also served as an officer in the San Antonio area before moving to Fort Worth.

In addition to the son who was following them, the Valdez's leave behind a 15-year-old daughter.

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Help Find 2 Missing Kids From Waco TX


Police asked for the public’s help Friday in the search for a missing 15-year-old girl and her boyfriend, who were haven’t been seen since March 24 after an altercation Waco High School.

Cristiyana Contreras was allegedly assaulted during the incident at the school, Waco police Sgt. W. Patrick Swanton said Friday.

“Cristiyana fled from the school about 2:30 pm and has not been seen by family since the incident,” he said.

Her boyfriend, Matthew Silva, 17, was last seen at around 4 p.m. on March 24.

“At this point in the investigation we do not know if the two are together or if Cristiyana has run away,” Swanton said.

Authorities are asking anyone with information about the whereabouts of the two teenagers to call the Waco Police Department at (254) 750-7500.

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Testing Drug Ketamine To Prevent Suicide


Grayline Research Center, in Wichita Falls, is conducting trials hoping ketamine will be a breakthrough for the mental illness affecting millions of Americans.

Research is only in its early stages but more and more studies show ketamine may do more than other antidepressant drugs: suppressing suicidal depression.

In its clinical form, ketamine has been used as an anesthetic for humans and animals, and can even reduce pain.

But it's also popular and dangerous in night clubs. Known as 'Special K' it can be used to get high, causing an out-of-body sensation.

"It's not good if you have depression to try and do it on your own and get 'Special K' because you never know what's on the streets...what's in there," said Grayline Research Center CEO, Penny McDonald. "It has a totally different effect than what we have right now."

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Thursday, March 30, 2017

Improper Relationship Teacher 8-Months Pregnant


A Northwest ISD middle school teacher arrested for having an improper relationship with a 15-year-old student was pregnant after the encounter, according to new documents released Thursday.

Katherine Ruth Harper, 27, was a 7th grade English teacher and coach at the Tidwell Middle School. She was arrested last week and charged for her alleged encounters with a 15-year-old boy who attended Byron Nelson HS.

Northwest ISD found out through an anonymous tip via the district website that said the boy and Harper were having sex and also claimed she was also pregnant. Harper is currently 8 months pregnant, although the arrest warrant never explicitly states if the 15-year-old is the baby’s father.

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Fort Worth Brothers Killed By Downed Power Line


A grass fire was also ignited by the lines, and fire crews were able to extinguish the flames before they spread.

Oncor crews were not at the scene at the time the fire department first arrived, but the fire department issued an emergency request. The power company arrived soon after to help make the scene safe for fire crews to access.

Two brothers, ages 11 and 12-years-old, were electrocuted by downed power lines in Fort Worth Wednesday after strong winds tore through the area, fire officials said.

Family members have identified the boys as Alex and Isaiah Lopez.

The Fort Worth Fire Department was called to the 1500 block of Oakland Place at the Oakland Lake Park just after 6 p.m.

Firefighters said the children were in a heavily wooded area of the park when they encountered the live power lines on the ground. A third child who was with them was able to go call for help.

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$27 Million Texas Lotto Winner Claims Prize


Norma Rios of San Antonio has claimed a $27.25 million Lotto Texas jackpot.

The selected the cash value option and will receive about $18.8 million.

She bought the winning ticket at an H-E-B store in San Antonio.

The store is eligible for a $272,500 retailer bonus.

Rios’ ticket matched all six numbers drawn (21-25-27-30-36-48).

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Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Death Toll Now 13 In Uvalde County Crash


Thirteen people were killed and two were injured in a crash between a church bus and a pickup truck, the Texas Department of Public Safety said Wednesday.

The Uvalde County Sheriff's Office said the major crash caused the closing of Highway 83 near Garner State Park around 2 p.m.

A DPS spokesperson said Wednesday evening that the pickup truck veered into the oncoming lane and collided with the bus. It had not been determined what caused the driver to cross into the other lane.

First Baptist Church of New Braunfels said on its website that one of its buses was involved in the crash. The bus was reportedly carrying church members who were returning from a retreat.

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Houston Veterinarian Left Suicide Note


A popular Montrose veterinarian accused in a murder-for-hire plot left a suicide note detailing her final wishes and sealed letters to family members before leaping off the seventh-floor condominium to her death, according to police.

Valerie Busick McDaniel, 48, died Monday morning after jumping from her River Oaks-area apartment in the 2200 block of Willowick Road.

The Harris County medical examiner's office formally confirmed McDaniel's death Tuesday, according to police.

"A note detailing instructions concerning her final wishes, as well as sealed letters addressed to family members, were found inside her apartment," according to a statement from the Houston Police Department.

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Mom Killed Walking 6-Year-Old To School


Houston Police say a 23-year-old mom was struck and killed in front of her 6-year-old daughter in a tragic accident early Wednesday.

Police responded to Beechnut at Bissonnet shortly before 7 a.m. after the driver of a pickup struck the woman while she was walking her daughter to school.

The little girl was hurt but is expected to be okay. Her mom was taken to the hospital where she later died.

The driver spoke with police before the scene was cleared at about 10 a.m.

Houston police say that the mother was at fault for darting into traffic.

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Major Storm Damage In Rockwall TX


Homes in one Rockwall neighborhood suffered massive damage after powerful winds tore through North Texas early Wednesday morning.

Families are still reeling from the loss and are trying to find what belongings they can save.

The Dalton Ranch subdivision in north Rockwall suffered some of the worst damage in the area during the severe storms.

Dylan Clements, 10, and his mother Tiphannie were asleep in his room when the storm stuck the neighborhood.

The two tried to hide in a closet, but realized the roof to their home was gone.

Tiphannie said she didn’t know whether to stay in the house or go outside with the winds and rain.

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Michael Irvin Sexual Battery Allegations


Police in Florida are investigating sexual battery allegations made by a woman against former NFL star Michael Irvin.

Fort Lauderdale police confirmed Wednesday that the Hall of Fame receiver's name was listed on a sexual battery incident report. The report says the alleged encounter involving Irvin took place at a Fort Lauderdale hotel on March 22.

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Sentenced To 50-Years For Child Abuse


An Abilene mother was sentenced to serve 50 years behind bars for the "worst case" of child abuse a local CPS worker says she's ever seen.

Evangelia Mayhall, 39, was convicted on a 1st Degree Felony Injury to a Child charge Tuesday evening. A jury of her peers handed down the 50-year sentence Wednesday morning. She was also ordered to pay a $5,000 fine.

A CPS worker took the stand during day two of Mayhall's child abuse trial in Abilene to give testimony on "one of the worst cases she'd ever seen".

This worker was asked to testify against Evangelia Mayhall - a mother on trial for 1st Injury to a Child in connection to a baby that was found malnourished and "in danger of dying" at an Abilene home in January of 2016.

The CPS worker said that when she saw the baby while conducting an investigation for the Child Protective Services it "didn't even look human". She also described the state of the Mayhall home, which was occupied by Mayhall, her husband James, two children, and two other adults.

She said she could smell urine before she even got inside, and she threw up after leaving the residence. When she was in the house, she said she found plenty of food for adults, but no formula for an infant. There was also plenty of alcohol and cigarettes in the home, according to the CPS worker's testimony.

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Good Samaritan Died Trying To Help Crash Victims


A Good Samaritan was killed late Monday night on the Dallas North Tollway after stopping to help someone else.

Julia Zaman was a 46-year-old Sunday School teacher whose husband says stopping to help is exactly what he would have expected his wife to do.

“I would have been surprised if she didn’t do that,” Nadeem Zaman said of his wife of 22 years.

Nadeem spent four hours Monday night calling hospitals, emergency rooms, and police departments trying to find his wife. Officers finally came to his front door at 2:15 a.m. to deliver the horrible news.

“In circumstances where we have passed an accident where she had actually made a u-turn and came back and made sure there was at least help on the way," he said.

“She was the epitome of positivity, always positive, always optimistic,” Nadeem said. “She didn’t see evil. She always saw good.”

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Midway Graduate Killed In London Terror Attack


"You never think that's going to happen to anyone you know, and then all the sudden it like hits you in the gut,” said Rogers.

Cochran was one of four who died after Khalid Masood plowed through a crowd of people on the Westminster Bridge.

Melissa received serious injuries, but survived. Kurt fell over the side of the bridge onto a patch of concrete below, and was killed.

Rogers said the class of 1980, about 250 people, was a close one, and many of them were saddened when they heard one of their own was one of the victims.

“Something like that just seems unfathomable,” she said. “We were all very, very shocked."

In a statement to KWTX, Melissa Cochran’s brother, Clint Payne, said the family was heartbroken.

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Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Help Find These Comal TX Check Thieves


Officials are searching for four people in connection to a case involving stolen checks in Comal County.

Investigators said the people of interest were involved in a recent fraud case in which the checks were used at a local store.

Comal County Sheriff's Office searching for man believed to have stolen…

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Comal County Crime Stoppers at 830-620-8477.

A reward of up to $2,000 is offered for information that leads to an arrest.

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Person In Custody After FW Home Invastion


A person of interest was taken into custody and a stolen vehicle found after an elderly couple was shot during a violent home invasion at their Fort Worth home.

The investigation and search for a suspect began after police were called to a home in the 10200 block of Cool Spring Drive at about 11:30 a.m. Tuesday. Authorities arrived to find John and Diane Porter, both 69, shot inside the home.

Although seriously injured, Mrs. Porter was able to call 911 and give authorities a description of the suspect. Homicide detectives joined the investigation due to the severity of the couple's injuries.

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2 Tornadoes Touched Down In Permian Basin


The National Weather Service has confirmed that two tornadoes touched down in the Permian Basin.

The first tornado touched down just east of the city of Midkiff in Upton County between 7:20 and 7:30 pm.

We have received reports about power poles down in the area around Midkiff.

The second tornado touched down in southeast Mitchell County.

Our thanks to the National Weather Service for confirming the reports.

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SGT. Jonathan Garcia Died In Motorcycle Crash


An American soldier who was a highly-decorated veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom was killed in a motorcycle crash Sunday in Harker Heights.

Sgt. Jonathan Garrett Garcia, 29, entered active-duty service in April 2007 as a motor transport operator. He was assigned to 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas, since November 2016.

The Georgetown native deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom from May 2009 to May 2010 and in support of Operation Enduring Freedom from April 2011 to February 2012.

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3 Storm Chasers Killed In Crash Near Spur TX


Troopers with the Department of Public Safety and deputies with the Dickens County Sheriff's Office were called to the scene of a fatal crash near Spur, TX.

The crash happened on FM 2794 at FM 1081, about five miles west of Spur, TX. At the time of the crash, storm chasers were following possible tornadic activity. DPS officials say all three were storm chasers. The crash involved two vehicles and officials say the crash was not weather related.

According to DPS, a black suburban was traveling northbound on FM 1081, disregarding a stop sign and collide with a black Jeep that was traveling westbound on FM 2794. There were two drivers and one passenger in the two vehicles. All three occupants were pronounced deceased at the scene.

The driver of the Suburban was identified as Kelley Gene Williamson, 57, of Cassville, Mo. Mr. Williamson was ejected from the vehicle at the time of the crash.

The passenger in the Suburban was identified as Randall Delane Yarnall, 55, also of Cassville, Mo.

The driver of the Jeep was identified as Corbin Lee Jaeger, 25, of Peoria, Arizona.

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Woman Sees Jesus In Tree - Do You?


A divine face is on display in Houston, according to two devout Catholics.

Lifelong friends Betty Clack and Dorothy Ritter reached out to Eyewitness News. They said they wanted the world to know the face of Jesus Christ appeared on an old oak tree.

They claim the apparition happened along Meadow Creek Lane in southeast Houston. Clack said she was praying the Divine Mercy prayer on Ash Wednesday. Clack paused to sip her coffee only to look up and see what she described as a miraculous sight.

"There he was on the tree. I thought, 'Is that really you?'" said Clack. "It was the face of Jesus. I called her and said, 'You're not going to believe what's in this tree.' She got shook up too."
Ritter said she raced over and could not believe it.

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More Than 30 San Antonio Children Missing


More than 30 children from San Antonio are reported missing, according to the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children.

The website is a resource for young victims of abduction and sexual exploitation and their families.

Most of the cases involve teens who have disappeared within the last couple of years, but the oldest case on the NCMEC website goes back almost 30 years. Samuel Rawls was 16 years old when he disappeared. If he's still alive, he would be 45 years old now.

If you have information about the whereabouts of any of these missing children, you can call the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children on their 24-hour hotline: 1-800-THE-LOST (1-800-843-5678). You can also report cases of child exploitation through the NCMEC website.

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Investigation Continues Into East Texas Bus Crash


DPS is wrapping up the crash investigation for the fatal wreck involving a Mount Pleasant ISD school bus. Two people were killed in the Thursday night wreck.

The deaths were in two other vehicles, an 18-wheeler and a car.

DPS tells us an autopsy will be performed on Bradley Ray Farmer, the driver of the 18 wheeler. They say the autopsy will be able to reveal whether farmer had a medical issue, or perhaps a substance in his system at the time of crash.

DPS also says, if there is no indication of a substance in the body, or a medical issue, they may never know what caused the crash. A DPS spokesperson also tells us they don’t believe there were any cameras on board Farmer’s 18 wheeler.

The other driver killed was 30-year-old Angelica Beard, a coach and a teacher.

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4-More-Years For Cowboys Jason Witten


The Dallas Cowboys are keeping team leader Jason Witten around until the year 2021.

According to Cowboys COO Stephen Jones, TE Jason Witten signed a 4-year contract extension with the team on Tuesday.

This contract is the 34-year-old’s fourth with the Cowboys since he was drafted in 2003.

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VOTE: The Best Soda Of All Time Is?


What is the best soda of all time? About 185,000 people took an online poll, and Coca-Cola took the top spot, while Pepsi barely even made the top 10. Even Cherry Coke ranked higher.

Here are the Top 10 Best Sodas:

1. Coca-Cola
2. Dr. Pepper
3. Sprite
4. Mountain Dew
5. A&W Root Beer
6. 7 Up
7. Orange Crush
8. Cherry Coke Cherry Pepsi came in 31st
9. Canada Dry Ginger Ale
10. Pepsi

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Jakob Todd Plummer Obituary - Funeral Plans


Jakob Todd Plummer was born in Wichita Falls, Texas on December 5, 1996 to Amy (Geis) and Dustin Plummer. Jakob entered the Arenas of Heaven on Sunday, March 26, 2017 after a tragic accident. His mother, Amy, greeted him with open arms as she preceded him in death in 2007. A 2015 graduate of Petrolia High School, Jakob was active in FFA. While he had a love for many things outside, his real dreams were made in the arena, horseback, with a rope in his hand. He would spend hours outside roping the dummy, day or night, hot or cold. He was attending Vernon College on a rodeo scholarship with plans to pursue a career in Ranch Management. He was a very dedicated member of the Vernon Rodeo Team as a team roper. Where else could he go to a few classes, and spend the rest of the day roping. He was a member of the OTRC and USTRC.

Jakob was a man of many names, many smiles and many laughs. He was a loving grandson, brother, roping partner and teammate. He was a friend to people of all ages. He touched the hearts and lives of many, never met a stranger, and lived life to the absolute fullest. Jakob’s legacy would be to leave a lasting memory, that of which he has accomplished, a job well done.

Survivors include his brother, Ethan of Dean; grandparents, Randy and Deloras Plummer of Dean, Texas, Teresa Stockton of Wichita Falls, Debbie Kemp and husband David of Vernon, Texas and Everett Geis of Grove, Oklahoma; father, Dustin Plummer; Aunt, Mindi Flynn and husband Shannon and their sons, Parker and Karter of Vernon, Texas; Uncles, Jeff Geis of Wichita Falls and Jared Swadley of Addison, Texas; Half brother, Chayse and half sister, Saydi; great-grandparents, Virginia Stockton, Reba Reasor and Everett Geis.

Celebration of Life will be at 3:00PM, Sunday, April 2, 2017 at the Petrolia ISD Auditorium with Shawn Bitner with the First Baptist of Dean officiating and Donald Hill with River Ministries of Canadian, Texas, assisting. Burial will be in Petrolia Cemetery in Petrolia, Texas under the direction of Davis Funeral Home.

The family will be at Davis Funeral Home on Saturday evening from 6:00PM-8:00PM.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Vernon College Rodeo Club at 4400 College Drive, Vernon, Texas 76384, or the charity of your choice.

Thoughts and memories may be shared in the online guestbook at davisfuneralhome.net

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Monday, March 27, 2017

Fort Worth Mom Killed Trying To Sell Game


Witnesses say a mother trying to complete an online transaction was gunned down in front of her husband and son on Sunday.

The woman was trying to sell a gaming console.

They were to meet the ‘buyer’ at the Somerset Apartment complex off of North Normandale in West Fort Worth.

“We heard exactly ten gunshots,” said apartment complex resident Taysia Crabtree. “I was counting.”

Witnesses say a woman, her husband and her son had come to the back of the apartment complex to complete the transaction. That’s when the shooting started.

“As soon as he shot her he fell, actually,” Crabtree said. “And he stood back up and was shooting everywhere and that’s how it went into the wall.”

The masked gunman fired bullets into apartment walls and a car as he ran from the scene. People ducked for cover.

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Police Chase With Stolen 18-Wheeler In Dallas


A stolen 18-wheeler rig led police on a chase Monday afternoon before ending peacefully in Dallas.

The chase began in Seagoville around 5:45 p.m. after police say a man stole the big rig from a gas station while the driver was pumping gas.

The stolen big rig went up on 175 and headed towards Downtown Dallas before exiting in the Knox/ Henderson area. The man eventually pulled over at the Sprouts store and surrendered to police.

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Oldest Cop In The World - Texan Bill Hardin (92)


At the Johnson County Sheriff's Office in Cleburne, there is a case that has puzzled one veteran investigator for nearly a century.

That's the case for retirement.

"I’m afraid to stop. I’m afraid I couldn’t get started again," Reserve Deputy Bill Hardin said.

Because he has no desire to quit, Bill Hardin is, by all accounts, the oldest police officer in the world at the age of 94. Bill started his career with the Fort Worth Police Department after World War II, and spent most of his time chasing drug dealers.

These days, Bill says he keeps showing up because what else would he do?

“I don’t fish. I don’t hunt. Don’t drink, don’t smoke," he said.

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Elena Cristal Cavazos - Intoxication Manslaughter


Investigators have arrested a 23-year-old McAllen woman after a fatal car crash.

At about 2:45 a.m. Sunday, the McAllen Police Department dispatched officers to the 1400 block of West Business 83 to investigate an auto-pedestrian collision.

Officers determined a motorist struck a 61-year-old man and left the scene, according to a news release from the McAllen Police Department. Emergency medical workers transported him to a nearby hospital, where the man died.

Officers arrested Elena Cristal Cavazos, 23, of McAllen. She's charged with intoxication manslaughter, a second-degree felony, and accident involving injury or death, a second-degree felony.

"I think the PD just jumped to conclusions," said attorney Ricardo "Rick" Salinas, who represents Cavazos. "I think there's more to this than meets the eye."

Cavazos went downtown but doesn't drink alcohol, Salinas said, adding that he suspects someone may have slipped her something.

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Passersby Stop To Help Deputy Change Flat Tire


It’s usually police officers and sheriff’s deputies that help get stranded motorists going again, but the tables were turned in Dallas County last Saturday.

Two men ended up helping a Dallas County Sheriff’s deputy with her flat tire.

The Dallas County Sheriff’s Department posted the photos on social media, thanking the men for their compassion and help.

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Murder For Hire Dr. Valerie McDaniel Suicide


Houston police are investigating a possible suicide at a River Oaks area high-rise.

Officers were called to 2200 Willowick Road at about 10:30 a.m. Monday. Police say a woman jumped from the 7th floor. Her body was discovered in a common area adjacent to the pool.

According to investigators at the scene, all indications are that this is Valerie McDaniel, a prominent Houston veterinarian who's been accused of hiring a hitman to kill her ex. Positive identification is pending.

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Jesse Raymond Kissel Charged - Mail Theft


Jesse Raymond Kissel, 28, was in custody Monday, charged in connection with the theft of mail and checks from more than 20 PO boxes at the Copperas Cove Post Office at 802 East Avenue D.

Kissel was served with an arrest warrant last Friday at the Coryell County Jail, where he was held on an unrelated charge.

His bond was set Saturday at $20,000.

He’s charged with fraudulent use or possession of identifying information.

The break-ins were reported just after noon on March 20

“The initial investigation revealed a total of 21 post office boxes damaged and appeared to be pried open,” police Sgt. Martin Ruiz said in a press release.

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Dallas VA Is Being Evacuated - Suspicious Device


A bomb scare is forcing precautionary evacuations at the VA in Dallas.

A source inside the VA has told CBS 11’s Jason Allen that the evacuation started inside one clinic, then expanded to the floor, then to a larger area of the main building.

Jason Allen has also confirmed through sources that there is a “suspicious device involved.” No other details were available about that device at this time.

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Houston Veterinarian Commited Suicide Monday


A prominent Montrose veterinarian accusing of plotting an intricate murder-for-hire plot to kill her ex-husband has killed herself by jumping off her seventh-story condo Monday morning, according to law enforcement sources.

Veterinarian Valerie Busick McDaniel and her boyfriend, Leon Phillip Jacob, were arrested earlier this month after doling out $20,000 in cash and two pricey Cartier watches to an officer posing as a hitman, prosecutors alleged in court.

Days later, the 48-year-old Montrose veterinarian was released on a $50,000.

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Showed Up To Work, Instead Got Arrested


A group of parolees showed up at a Texas probation office expecting to get a job but instead they were arrested by federal immigration agents for being undocumented.

A witness saw an Immigration and Customs Enforcement bus, along with two vans pull up to the Tarrant county work release site in Fort Worth.

An ICE spokesperson confirmed the operation in a statement.

The statement said "ICE routinely conducts immigration enforcement operations locally and nationwide" to help improve public safety efforts.

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Jakob Plummer Died Sunday At 6:27 AM


“Jake took his last breathe on Earth and his first breathe in Heaven at 6:27 am. We find comfort knowing he's met Jesus face-to-face and is hugging his momma again this morning. Thank you all for sharing your love of Jakob with us. The pain you've been feeling can't compare to the joy that's coming in glory - Romans 8:18,” read a post on the Facebook page “Jakob’s Journey” where family members are keeping the public informed about their loved one’s condition.

Plummer’s death brings the fatality count to three for the tragic crash between the Vernon College Rodeo Team’s Ram 3500 and a motorhome driven by a San Angelo couple. Texas DPS stated in their investigation that the Ram with four occupants pulled out in front of the motorhome headed southbound on U.S. 277, disregarding a stop sign where U.S. 277 meets Business 277 about a half mile north of Haskell.

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Gregory Diglin Charged With Injury To A Child


Montgomery County Precinct 3 deputy constables have taken a child care center worker into custody after video showed him grabbing a 4-year-old girl by the arm, slamming her to the ground and trying to clean up her blood.

Gregory Diglin is charged with injury to a child, a felony offense. A parent reported to the Montgomery County Precinct 3 Constable's Office that his or her daughter had sustained physical injuries during an incident with Diglin inside the Children's Lighthouse Learning Centers building on Waterbend Cove Drive in the Spring area.

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Coppell Man Tajesh Bhakta Killed In Crash


A Coppell man was killed early Sunday in a single vehicle wreck on Church Road, authorities said.

No other injuries were reported in the crash.

The victim was identified as Tajesh Bhakta, 38, who was pronounced dead at 2:06 a.m., according to the Tarrant County medical examiner’s website on Sunday. A ruling on his death was pending an autopsy.

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Assaulted By Men Claiming To Be Utility Workers


According to the Dawson County Sheriff's Office, a woman said two men claiming to be utility workers came into her home and sexually assaulted her last week.

On Tuesday, March 21, 2017, a woman called the sheriff's office saying two men claiming to be utility workers said they needed to do a maintenance check - that's when the sexual assault happened. It happened at a home just outside of the Lamesa city limits.

The men were driving a white van with no markings, according to deputies.

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2017 Houston Rodeo Attendance 2.6 Million


The 2017 Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo sure was record breaker!

Here is a breakdown of the numbers.

The first number is the biggest – 2.6 million. That's how many visitors turned out over the 20 days of the rodeo – the most in the event's 80-year history.

“It does set the bar very high for next year, but we're already planning next year,” Joel Crowley, HLSR president & CEO, said.

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Man Shot Trying To Run Down Police Officer


A Harris County deputy shot a man Sunday evening after he was almost hit by the man's vehicle, deputies said.

The incident was reported in the 8000 block of Airline Drive.

Officials said the deputy was responding to an auto theft complaint when the man hit a woman and almost ran over the deputy.

The woman suffered minor injuries and the deputy was not hit.

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Sunday, March 26, 2017

Bri And Chase Navarro Killed In Weekend Crash


A teenage brother and sister from Throckmorton are dead after a head-on crash.

The Texas Department of Public Safety said Brianna “Bri” Paige Navarro, 18, and her brother, Charles "Chase" Jesus Navarro, 13, were killed Friday when their 2001 Ford Escape crashed into a big rig. Neither were wearing a seat belt.

The crash happened around 5:40 p.m. on Hwy 183, one mile south of Throckmorton.

State Troopers say Bri veered into oncoming traffic and hit the tractor trailer head-on.

A second passenger in the SUV, 2-year-old Casey Grace Jones, was treated at Throckmorton Memorial Hospital and released.

According to their obituaries, Bri was a senior at Throckmorton High School where she was involved in athletics. Chase was an 8th grader at Throckmorton Junior High School. He enjoyed roping, playing the saxophone, hunting and fishing.

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Baseball Sized Hail In DFW On Sunday Night


Argyle, Frisco, Flower Mound, Denton and Highland Village had major hail damage.

Forecast:

SUNDAY NIGHT: Isolated storms possible mainly in northeastern areas (20%). Partly cloudy and mild. Winds: S becoming N 5-10. Low: 59.

MONDAY: Mostly sunny, dry, and warm. Winds: N 5-15. High: 80.

MONDAY NIGHT: Mainly clear and mild. Winds: S 5-15. Low: 57.

TUESDAY: Partly cloudy, breezy, and warm. Scattered showers or storms possible by late afternoon into evening (20%). Higher chances west. Winds: SE 10-20. High: 81.

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79-Year-Old Larry Mobbs Missing - Odessa


The Ector County Sheriff's office is searching for a missing elderly man with dementia.

Authorities say Larry Mobbs,79, was last seen in the area of Moss and 42nd St. in Odessa.

Mobbs is a white male, 5'11" and weighs 230 pounds. He wears a pacemaker.

If you have any information on where Mobbs may be, call the sheriff's office at (432)-335-3050.

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$27 Million Winning Ticket Sold In San Antonio


A San Antonian just became a multimillionaire overnight.

The Texas Lottery announced Sunday in a tweet and on its website that the winning ticket for Saturday night’s Lotto Texas drawing, with a jackpot worth $27.25 million, was sold at the H-E-B at 2130 Culebra Road on the West Side.

The object of Lotto Texas is to pick six numbers between 1-54, with prizes ranging from $3 to the amount of the jackpot, in this case $27.25 million, depending on the number of correct picks. Saturday night’s winning numbers were 21, 25, 27, 30, 36 and 48. The player chose the cash value option, according to the website.

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2 Boats Collide Near Port Aransas TX


Coast Guard personnel have helped rescue eight people after one boat hit another near some jetties in South Texas.

A Coast Guard helicopter transported one man for treatment of a hip injury following Saturday's accident near the Port Aransas jetties. Coast Guard officials believe a rogue wave capsized one boat, which was struck by a second boat.

Lt. Karl Alejandre on Sunday had no further details on the victim or what type of boats were involved.

Police in Port Aransas, about 200 miles southwest of Houston, received reports of people in the water after a two boats collided. Alejandre says four people from the second boat were able to right their vessel and help three people who were in the water.

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Joanna Gains New Show - Behind The Design


Waco's most famous couple is launching a new show on HGTV.

The couple announced on Instagram Thursday, they're launching a new series called "Behind the Design."

"Behind the Design" will focus more on each "Fixer Upper" project, giving fans an inside scoop on how Joanna came up with many of the design decisions and elements seen on the show.

HGTV's website described the show as, "Joanna will share detailed insider insights on the design strategies, decorating and staging of the individual home-makeovers featured in the main series. Each half-hour episode will focus on Joanna's design process from one Fixer Upper renovation."

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Clayton Winkles - Arlington TX - Died In Wreck


A popular Arlington High School baseball player died early Sunday from he injuries he suffered in a single vehicle wreck on a city street, a school official and police said.

The name of the 18-year-old male had not been released by authorities, but an Arlington school official identified the teen as Clayton Winkles.

“Any time you lose a kid, it’s tragic,” Athletic Director Kevin Ozee said Sunday in a telephone interview. “He’s(Winkles) a great kid. He has a great family and the impact will be felt throughout Arlington High School.”

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Craig Tippit / Keri Guillory Killed In Hit-And-Run


A man accused of fleeing after hitting and killing two bicyclists in Waller County Saturday afternoon has been arrested.

Victor Kevin Tome, 25, was driving north on Buller in Waller County near hundreds of riders participating in a MS150 training ride when police said he hit and killed 48-year-old Keri Blanchard Guillory, who was riding with her husband, 53-year-old Michael Guillory.

About 80 yards later, Tome hit and killed 37-year-old Craig Randall Tippit, police said. A third bicyclist, who was riding near Tippit, dove into a ditch on the side of the road. That rider was taken to Memorial-Hermann Katy Hospital, authorities said.

Tome fled in the blue Dodge Stratus, which had been badly damaged in the crash, Texas Department of Public Safety Trooper Erik Burse said.

"It's a pretty long crime scene," Burse said. "He tore the car up."

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Elderly Odessa TX Couple Gets Married


"It's been a long time since I was a bride," said 85-year-old Ruby Stone just before her wedding.

"I'm so excited because I'm getting to have a wonderful, wonderful wedding day," 90-year-old Lloyd Lawayne VanCleave said.

"I'm real nervous!" exclaimed Ruby.

Lloyd describes his wife-to-be as "my sweetheart, angel sweetheart Ruby."

"He's a precious man he really is and I hope we'll have a good life," said Ruby, describing her future husband.

Back in August of last year, Lloyd moved in to Lincoln Tower, a senior living center. That's where he met Ruby.

"I found out that she was my next door neighbor!" exclaimed Lloyd.

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