Saturday, March 18, 2017

Help Find Pharmacy Thief Darrel Glen Kees

Police are searching for a man they say has been robbing Texas pharmacies.

According to the office of Constable Ted Heap from Harris County, the man approached a pharmacy technician for a bottle of Hydrocodone at a CVS pharmacy at 3080 S. Fry Road in Katy. When asked if he had a prescription, the man responded by stating that he didn't need one and lifted up his shirt to display the gun in his waistband. He took the bottle and left.

The suspect, Darrel Glen Kees, has been charged with aggravated robbery. Authorities believe that Kees has been involved in the robbery of other pharmacies as well, including one in Bryan.

Bryan Police say the incident happened at the Walgreens located at 3312 E. 29th Street Saturday morning.

A man entered the pharmacy area of Walgreens. According to the office of Constable Ted Heap, the suspect asked for hydrocodone pills and sprayed the technician with Raid when she took too long.

The man fled in a vehicle that was located close to the scene.

The office of Constable Ted Heap stated that Kees was spotted by Bellmead Police on Friday and when the police tried to imitate a traffic stop, Kees got away after a short pursuit.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Sgt. Darbe at 281-492-3610. Source: KXXV

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Threat Against High School Painted On Wall

The Copperas Cove Independent School District informed parents Friday evening of a threat in reference to Copperas Cove High school.

The shooting threat which says, "I'm going to shoot up Copperas Cove high school on 3/20/17" is spray-painted on a wall at an abandoned car wash on Casa Drive.

"You never know if somebody's going to be serious or if they are just messing around," father Eric Barker said.

The district posted to their Facebook page there will be an enhanced police presence at the high school campus on Monday.

Copperas Cove Police are investigating. Source: KWTX

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Complete List Of J.C. Penney's Stores Closing

J.C. Penny's will soon close 138 stores in the United States. Here is the complete list of the stores that will be shutdown.

Auburn Mall, Auburn, AL
Tannehill Promenade, Bessemer, AL
Gadsden Mall, Gadsden, AL
Jasper Mall, Jasper, AL
Military Plaza, Benton, AR
Chickasaw Plaza, Blytheville, AR
Riverview Mall, Bullhead City, AZ
Downtown Bishop, Bishop, CA
Sunwest Plaza, Lodi, CA
The Village at Orange, Orange, CA
Hilltop Mall, Richmond, CA
Fort Morgan Main St., Fort Morgan, CO
Glenwood Springs Mall, Glenwood Springs, CO
St. Vrain Centre, Longmont, CO
Broadway Plaza, Sterling, CO
Connecticut Post Mall, Milford, CT
Jacksonville Regional Shopping Center, Jacksonville, FL
Palatka Mall, Palatka, FL
Dublin Mall, Dublin, GA
Macon Mall, Macon, GA
Milledgeville Mall, Milledgeville, GA
Gateway Plaza, Thomasville, GA
Tifton Mall, Tifton, GA
Downtown Decorah, Decorah, IA
Crossroads Mall, Fort Dodge, IA
Penn Central Mall, Oskaloosa, IA
Quincy Place, Ottumwa, IA
Snake River Plaza, Burley, ID
Eastland Mall, Bloomington, IL
Fulton Square, Canton, IL
Village Square Mall, Effingham, IL
Freestanding, Macomb, IL
Peru Mall, Peru, IL
Northland Mall, Sterling, IL
Centerpointe of Woodridge, Woodridge, IL
FairOaks Mall, Columbus, IN
Connersville Plaza, Connersville, IN
Huntington Plaza, Huntington, IN
Jasper Manor Center, Jasper, IN
Logansport Mall, Logansport, IN
Chanute Square, Chanute, KS
Downtown Great Bend, Great Bend, KS
Hutchinson Mall, Hutchinson, KS
Freestanding, Lawrence, KS
Winfield Plaza, Winfield, KS
Cortana Mall, Baton Rouge, LA
Park Terrace, DeRidder, LA
North Shore Square, Slidell, LA
Berkshire Mall, Lanesborough, MA
Easton Marketplace, Easton, MD
Rockland Plaza, Rockland, ME
Lakeview Square Mall, Battle Creek, MI
Delta Plaza, Escanaba, MI
Westshore Mall, Holland, MI
Copper Country Mall, Houghton, MI
Birchwood Mall, Kingsford, MI
Midland Mall, Midland, MI
Cascade Crossings, Sault Ste. Marie, MI
Central Lakes Crossing, Baxter, MN
Five Lakes Centre, Fairmont, MN
Faribo West Mall, Faribault, MN
Irongate Plaza, Hibbing, MN
Hutchinson Mall, Hutchinson, MN
Red Wing Mall, Red Wing, MN
Downtown Thief River Falls, Thief River Falls, MN
Freestanding, Winona, MN
Maryville Center, Maryville, MO
Leigh Mall, Columbus, MS
Southgate Plaza, Corinth, MS
Greenville Mall, Greenville, MS
Bonita Lakes Mall, Meridian, MS
Oxford Mall, Oxford, MS
Capital Hill Mall, Helena, MT
Sidney Main Street, Sidney, MT
Albemarle Crossing, Albemarle, NC
Boone Mall, Boone, NC
Eastridge Mall, Gastonia, NC
Blue Ridge Mall, Hendersonville, NC
Monroe Crossing, Monroe, NC
Becker Village Mall, Roanoke Rapids, NC
Prairie Hills Mall, Dickinson, ND
Buffalo Mall, Jamestown, ND
Downtown Wahpeton, Wahpeton, ND
Fremont Mall, Fremont, NE
Downtown McCook, McCook, NE
Platte River Mall, North Platte, NE
Rio Grande Plaza, Rio Grande, NJ
The Boulevard, Las Vegas, NV
Dunkirk-Fredonia Plaza, Dunkirk, NY
Westfield Sunrise, Massapequa, NY
Palisades Center, West Nyack, NY
Findlay Village Mall, Findlay, OH
New Towne Mall, New Philadelphia, OH
Richmond Town Square, Richmond Heights, OH
St. Mary’s Square, St. Marys, OH
Altus Plaza, Altus, OK
Ne-Mar Shopping Center, Claremore, OK
Ponca Plaza, Ponca City, OK
Pioneer Square Shopping Center, Stillwater, OK
Astoria Downtown, Astoria, OR
Grants Pass Shopping Center, Grants Pass, OR
La Grande Downtown, La Grande, OR
Downtown Pendleton, Pendleton, OR
The Dalles Main Street, The Dalles, OR
Columbia Mall, Bloomsburg, PA
Clearfield Mall, Clearfield, PA
King of Prussia Mall, King of Prussia, PA
Philadelphia Mills, Philadelphia, PA
Bradford Towne Centre, Towanda, PA
Lycoming Mall, Pennsdale, PA
Willow Grove Park, Willow Grove, PA
Citadel Mall, Charleston, SC
Town ‘N Country, Easley, SC
Palace Mall, Mitchell, SD
Northridge Plaza, Pierre, SD
Watertown Mall, Watertown, SD
Yankton Mall, Yankton, SD
Greeneville Commons, Greeneville, TN
Knoxville Center, Knoxville, TN
County Market Place, Union City, TN
Athens Village Shopping Center, Athens, TX
Borger Shopping Plaza, Borger, TX
Heartland Mall, Early, TX
El Paso Downtown, El Paso, TX
Marshall Mall, Marshall, TX
McAllen Downtown, McAllen, TX
University Mall, Nacogdoches, TX
King Plaza Shopping Center, Seguin, TX
Bosque River Center, Stephenville, TX
New River Valley Mall, Christiansburg, VA
Tanglewood Mall, Roanoke, VA
Pilchuck Landing, Snohomish, WA
Pine Tree Mall, Marinette, WI
Marshfield Mall, Marshfield, WI
Richland Square Shopping Center, Richland Center, WI
Rapids Mall, Wisconsin Rapids, WI
Foxcroft Towne Center, Martinsburg, WV
Downtown Sheridan, Sheridan, WY

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Grapevine Missing Person Tori Golka (Age 24)

UPDATE: Grapevine Police said Sunday a woman missing for six days was located "alive and well" in Portland, Texas, just north of Corpus Christi.

We are searching for 24-year-old Tori Golka, last seen in Grapevine. Call our non-emergency line if you know her whereabouts: 817.410.8127 Source: GRAPEVINEPOLICE

Texan Tori Golka, age 24, was last seen leaving her boyfriend's home in City of Grapevine Texas on March 13, 2017. She was traveling to pick her 3-year-old son from a family member’s home near Irving, Texas but never arrived. She was driving a grayish-blue metallic 2014 Toyota Corolla (shown). Tori’s phone last pinged nearly 400 miles away in AransasPass, Texas, near Corpus Christi, on March 13.

Tori is 5’2” tall, weighs 125 lbs., has brown hair, brown eyes and a tattoo of a dragon on the back of her neck (shown).

If seen, please call 911 or the Grapevine Police Department at the number on the poster if you have any information that could help locate her.

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Two Killed In Fort Worth Motorcycle Crash

Police say a motorcycle rider and passenger have died after they were thrown from a freeway overpass in Fort Worth on Saturday.

The two people, whose identities haven't been released, were thrown from the overpass at westbound Interstate 20 and southbound Interstate 35 in a crash, according to a Fort Worth Police Department news release.

The details surrounding the crash, including whether any other vehicles were involved, weren't immediately available. The crash occurred around 5:50 p.m., police said.

Police are investigating the crash.

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2017 Bluebonnet Forecast Looking Good

Current signs are pointing to an above average bluebonnet season for the Texas Hill Country. As we transitioned from El Nino to La Nina, winter temperatures returned to a more seasonably cooler normal, with a few weeks of very cold temperatures. We have also seen some precipitation over the last few weeks with many areas receiving three to four inches.

Last season was an average one, mainly due to the bluebonnets blooming at different rates. Many areas had mature flowers along with ones that were just beginning to bloom, and once those late bloomers got going, the early ones were gone. This was caused by unseasonably warm temperatures. In January 2016/December 2015 the coldest temperature reached was 31°F. This Winter we have seen temperatures dip down into the teens. A good cold snap is crucial for an above average bluebonnet season, and this year we got it. Barring any late extended hard freezes, I think this season will be better than last. Source: JASONRWEINGART

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Goodson's Tomball Best Chicken Fried Steak?

Our Chicken Fried Steak is still prepared the same way it has been for years. Alot of folks believe our cream gravy is kinda special too! Whether you come for our Chicken Fried Steak and cream gravy or one of our other carefully prepared dishes, we hope you enjoy your meal.

We pledge ourselves to making your dining experience with us a pleasure so that you will return time and time again; and that you will tell your friends where they too can enjoy the "BEST CHICKEN FRIED STEAK IN TEXAS"

Over the years we have added wonderful health conscious meals, such as grilled chicken and seafood items, along with some delicious specialty salads.

All of our dishes are made fresh to order, per order. Want the Salmon cooked medium rare, or Catfish well done, either grilled or fried - just ask.

If you would like your Burger Chargrilled, no bun and extra seasoning on the fries or Our California Burger with, Guacamole, Swiss cheese, lettuce & tomato on a wheat bun without the meat - just ask. Source: GOODSONSCAFETOMBALL

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Top 3 Tubing Rivers In Texas

The Comal River

If you’ve never been floating in Texas, the Comal is a great place to start. The float is extremely popular one and is only 3 miles long. The Comal is heavily shaded and part of the waters of the Comal feed the famous Schlitterbahn in New Braunfels. There are ample businesses that will provide you with a tube and a ride back to your car. The Rockin’ R and Texas Tubes are just two of the many great options for tubing trips down the Comal.

The Frio River

A little further West you’ll find the famed Frio River which is one of the most famous and undeniable favorites for floating in Texas. The river is very long, scenic, and as the name implies, muy frio (“frio” is Spanish for “cold”). Popular lodging and tubing near the Frio can be found in Garner State Park and Concan, Texas.

The Guadalupe River

The portion of the Guadalupe River that runs through the Texas Hill Country is quite possibly the most popular Texas tubing spot. Tubes, cabins and campsites can be found all through central Texas, from San Marcos, to New Braunfels, to Gruene and San Antonio. You can take a two hour float, a three hour float, or a six hour float. These are average times of course, because time seems to stand still when you’re floating the cool waters of the Guadalupe through the lush shade of the bald cypress trees that line its shores. Source: WIDEOPENCOUNTRY

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Firemen Rescue Teen From Washing Machine

Plano firefighters rescued a 13-year-old who was stuck in a washing machine Saturday afternoon.

The 13-year-old climbed into a washing machine to see if he could fit and got stuck according to officials.

The parents who were home at the time called 911 to help get the teenager out of the machine.

Firefighters were able to remove the top of the washing machine and rescue the 13-year-old.

Officials said the teenager was in no distress during the rescue. Source: CBSDFW

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Chuck Berry (Age 90) Has Passed Away

Legendary musician Chuck Berry has died, police confirm. He was 90.

The St. Charles County Police Department in Missouri confirmed on Facebook that they responded to a medical emergency on Saturday afternoon where they found an unresponsive man.

“St. Charles County police responded to a medical emergency on Buckner Road at approximately 12:40 p.m. today (Saturday, March 18),” the police department said in a statement. “Inside the home, first responders observed an unresponsive man and immediately administered lifesaving techniques. Unfortunately, the 90-year-old man could not be revived and was pronounced deceased at 1:26 p.m.

“The St. Charles County Police Department sadly confirms the death of Charles Edward Anderson Berry Sr., better known as legendary musician Chuck Berry.”

“The family requests privacy during this time of bereavement.” Source: MSN

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Ibuprofen Increases Cardiac Arrest Risk?

There are calls for tighter restrictions on the sale of all over-the-counter painkillers in Australia after an international study found a significant link between ibuprofen use and cardiac arrest.

A 10-year Danish study of nearly 30,000 patients found the use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), including ibuprofen - commonly sold as Nurofen or Advil - was associated with a 31 per cent increased risk of a cardiac arrest.

"Allowing these drugs to be purchased without a prescription, and without any advice or restrictions, sends a message to the public that they must be safe," said the study's author Gunnar Gislason, professor of cardiology at Copenhagen University Hospital Gentofte in Denmark.

Researchers examined all out-of-hospital cardiac arrest patients in Denmark between 2001 and 2010 using the nationwide Danish Cardiac Arrest Registry.

Data was collected on all redeemed prescriptions for NSAIDs from Danish pharmacies since 1995.

These included diclofenac, naproxen, ibuprofen, rofecoxib and celecoxib.

Out of the 28,947 patients, more than 3300 were treated with an NSAID up to 30 days before the event. Ibuprofen and diclofenac were the most commonly used NSAIDs.

The risk of cardiac arrest was greatest among those who used diclofenac (51 per cent), while ibuprofen was associated with a 31 per cent increased risk.

It's thought NSAIDs can cause constriction of arteries that control blood flow to the heart, blood clotting and a rise in blood pressure.

Chief medical officer at the Australian Heart Foundation, Garry Jennings, said the findings of this study support accumulating evidence that these drugs carry a real risk for the heart.

"In absolute terms this is a relatively small risk but it seems to be fairly real," Professor Jennings told AAP.

Despite this there is no need to panic, he added, as these drugs won't cause the ordinary person to just drop dead of a cardiac arrest because they only tend to aggravate the symptoms of those with heart disease.

"There is really no information which suggests that they can cause either a cardiac arrest or heart attack out of the blue. I think that is very unlikely," Professor Jennings said.

The concern is that not everyone knows they have a heart problem, he said. Source: SMH

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Woman Killed After Rear-Ending 18-Wheeler

A woman was killed after crashing into an 18-wheeler early Saturday morning in south Houston.

According to the Houston Police Department, they received a call around 1:30 a.m. about a crash on Almeda Genoa between Scott and Land.

Upon arrival, they found a Buick SUV had hit the back of an 18-wheeler. Police said the 18-wheeler was stopped and waiting on a gate to open before turning onto a property off of Almeda Genoa.

Police said the woman who was driving the SUV was traveling east on the road at a high rate of speed before striking the back of the trailer.

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Source: KHOU

Police Sergeant Arrested - Domestic Violence

A Midland ISD Police Sergeant was arrested on domestic violence charges, that's according to Midland Police Spokesperson Rachel Walker.

The investigation has been handed over to Midland ISD police, we've reached out to Midland ISD for further information but have yet to hear back.

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Source: CBS7

Wildfire Critical Warning For March 19, 2017

Wildfire weather forecast for tomorrow, Sunday Mar. 19 shows elevated and critical fire weather for Texas Panhandle.

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Kids Find Bodies After Parents OD

According to police, a pilot and his wife died of an apparent fentanyl overdose in their Centerville home. Their children found them when they were getting ready for school.

Thursday morning, two of their children, ages 13 and 11, called 911 saying their father and mother were cold to the touch in their bedroom.

The Dayton Daily news reported the couple, 36-year-old Brian and 34-year-old Courtney Halye, died of an apparent drug overdose. It's been reported the couple died from a, "heroin-fentanyl related death."

Police said things like this generally don't happen in this quiet community.

Brian Halye was a pilot for Spirit Airlines, which operates out of the Cleveland-Akron Area, but does not operate at CVG.

FOX19 NOW has requested drug screening information from the airline. It's unclear if he had any type of drug history.

Airline Expert Jay Ratliff said drug tests are pretty standard and pilots can be tested at any time.

"Pilots are subjected to random drug tests, alcohol tests from the FAA. They do maybe 15,000 tests and maybe ten that fail those," he said.

Ratliff also said despite hearing this tragic story, you shouldn't feel unsafe the next time you fly.

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Source: KXXV

Houston PD SUV Upside Down After Crash

A Houston Police officer was involved in a crash early Saturday morning in Southeast Houston.

The patrol car flipped upside down and crashed into a utility pole.

The air bags in the car were deployed, but despite the damage the officer was not hurt.

There is no word at this time as to what caused the accident.

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Source: ABC13

Young Girl Has Died After Being Hit By Car

An 8-year-old girl died in the hospital after being hit by a car Friday afternoon in Fort Worth.

When police arrived they found that Aja Hill had been struck by a black Dodge Charger while riding her scooter about 2:15 p.m. in the 1500 block of Barron Lane, said Officer Daniel Segura, Fort Worth police spokesman.

Hill was taken to Cook Children’s Hospital in Fort Worth where she died from her injuries in pediatric intensive care about two hours later, according to the Tarrant County medical examiner’s office.

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Source: WFAA

Sentenced To 50-Years For Husband's Kidnapping

An East Texas woman has been sentenced to 50 years in prison for kidnapping her husband who was later found murdered.

This week, a Titus County grand jury sentenced Samantha Wohlford, 27, on an aggravated kidnapping charge. According to the Titus County Sheriff's Office, Wohlford was convicted for her participating in an abduction that led to the murder of her husband, Earnest Lee Ibarra.

Wohlford is the fourth person to be sentenced in the case. She remains under indictment and is facing murder charges in Camp County.

On Feb. 20, 2015, Titus County deputies responded to a reported home invasion and abduction on County Road 2630, in the southwest part of Titus County.

"Titus County Sheriff Tim Ingram and his investigators, found Wohlford’s account of the alleged offense, to be suspicious as the intense investigation was underway that February morning," TCSO said in a statement posted to social media.

Investigators later determined the location of Ibarra's body, the weapon believed to be used in the crime and that the murder occurred in Camp County.

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Source: KLTV

Adolescent's Body Identified As Runaway

Hidalgo County Sheriff’s Office identified the body of an adolescent found in rural McAllen as a runaway Friday, according to a news release.

At approximately 8:20 a.m. Friday, Sheriff’s Deputies arrived at the area near Schunior and Rooth Road in rural McAllen, regarding a report of an unidentified body.

After investigators arrived at the scene to gather evidence, a Justice of the Peace was notified, then ordered an autopsy for the deceased female adolescent, according to the news release.

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Texas Murder Suspect Commits Suicide

The suspect from the double-homicide in west Travis County Wednesday night is dead after a police chase in Mississippi that ended when he took his own life.

The Travis County Sheriff's Office says Randall Lee Burrows shot himself in the head Friday at approximately 4:45 p.m. after his vehicle went off the road during the police pursuit.

He had been on the run after shooting three people at a home south of Lake Travis, killing two and critically injuring another.

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Source: KEYETV

Man Shot Twice While Changing Car Battery

A 25-year-old man was taken to SAMMC in critical condition Friday night after police said he was shot twice while changing a car battery.

Police were dispatched to the 1200 block of Wyoming Street in San Antonio just before 7 p.m. for the shooting.

Authorities on scene said two men in a blue Toyota sedan came up to the man and fired several rounds, hitting the victim twice in the leg and torso.

The victim's girlfriend attempted to drive him to the hospital on her own, but while on the phone with 9-1-1 she was instructed to pull over so that emergency crews could take him to the hospital.

Police do not have any suspects in custody.

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Source: WOAI

2-Kids Shot Outside Chuck E. Cheese

Two children were accidentally shot outside of a Chuck E. Cheese, Fort Worth police say.

The shooting happened Friday afternoon just before 6 p.m. in the parking lot of the Chuck E. Cheese on Southwest Loop 820.

Police say two 3-year-old boys came out of the Chuck E. Cheese and went to their SUV ahead of their parents. When the boys opened the door, they picked up a .380-caliber pistol that either fell out or was found in the side compartment.

The child who found the handgun accidentally shot himself in the hand, and the same bullet hit the other child in the back, a police spokesperson said.

Both of the kids were rushed to the hospital. One child had serious but non-life threatening injuries. The other child only had minor injuries.

Police say this is the second day in a row they've dealt with a case involving young children finding a gun and shooting it.

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Source: FOX4NEWS