East Texas Headlines
Posted/updated on: May 27, 2015 at 2:55 am
EAST TEXAS — Rusk County officials held a press conference Tuesday morning to address the storms that pummeled the county, especially the city of Henderson, Monday night. According to KETK, David Chenault, Public Information Officer with the Rusk County Office of Emergency Management, said approximately 20,000 residents were left without electricity and around 100 homes were damaged. No injuries have been reported, but the Rusk County OEM has received reports of possible entrapments. Emergency crews were sent out to scan the areas. Chenault also said a gas leak that occurred overnight has been resolved. Read more …
Posted/updated on: May 27, 2015 at 2:54 am
PALESTINE — Due to the storms of May 25, power is out at the city water treatment plant in Palestine. With the loss of power, the city is dependent on water in existing tanks which are being depleted with use, according to a city news release. Officials say water pressure will be affected until power is restored. Until that time, the city is asking citizens to conserve water wherever possible, turn off sprinklers, and limit unnecessary water usage. This will not affect emergency service needs, according to officials. They say if you experience issues with water pressure there is no need to contact customer service because it is related to the power outage. Residents are urged to watch http://www.CityofPalestineTx.com and the Facebook feed for updates.
Posted/updated on: May 27, 2015 at 2:53 am
JACKSONVILLE — Jacksonville customers of Gum Creek Water Supply are advised to boil their water for a minimum of two minutes prior to consumption, until further notice. Officials blame weather related issues. The area affected is on the west side of Lake Jacksonville up 747 north.
Posted/updated on: May 27, 2015 at 2:52 am
SMITH COUNTY — A chase through Smith County has led to the arrest of the vehicle’s driver. He is identified as Marco Matthew Gonzales, 32. It began just before 4:30 yesterday afternoon when a Smith County sheriff’s deputy tried to pull over the vehicle on Loop 49 near the old Jacksonville Highway. The man sped away, at times reaching speeds up to 100 miles an hour. The chase ended under 30 minutes later when the suspect stopped and surrendered to authorities on Highway 155 near the Noonday Fire Department. The chase is said to have been triggered by the fact the man had an outstanding parole violation warrant. Gonzales was booked into the Smith County Jail on Charges of parole violation, evading arrest, and suspended drivers license.
Posted/updated on: May 27, 2015 at 2:51 am
TYLER — Funeral arrangements have been announced for former state representative Leo Berman. His life will be celebrated at Tyler’s Christ Episcopal Church, 118 South Bois d’ Arc at 2:00 Friday afternoon. A reception will follow in the Parish Hall. Berman died May 23rd following a long battle with lymphoma. After retiring from the military, he settled in Texas. While residing in Arlington,Texas, he was a member of the city council 1979–1985. Mr. Berman was a retired public affairs executive for Sun Exploration and Production Company. Representing District 6, Berman served in the Texas House of Representatives from 1999-2012.
Posted/updated on: May 27, 2015 at 2:53 am
ATHENS — An Athens teacher has been placed on administrative leave while the police department investigates a report of inappropriate texting between the high school teacher and a student. The investigation is just beginning and the teachers name has not been released. The school district is also conducting an investigation into the alleged texting.
Posted/updated on: May 27, 2015 at 2:47 am
GREGG COUNTY — A Pine Tree ISD bus driver is recovering from an assault that happened while dropping off students on his route Monday afternoon. According to the Longview News-Journal, the name of the driver has not been released. No students were injured during the assault. Longview police spokeswoman Kristie Brian said the assault happened just before 4 p.m. near Old Hwy 80 and Breland Street. Read more …
Posted/updated on: May 27, 2015 at 2:47 am
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Tyler Economic Development Council has once again been recognized by the International Economic Development Council (IEDC) as an accredited economic development organization (AEDO). TEDC is one of 43 groups to hold the accreditation. Originally accredited in February 1999, the organization was reaccredited by IEDC In 2002, 2005, 2008, and 2011. Following three more successful years of activity, TEDC has once again achieved reaccreditation through May 2018, which will result in 19 consecutive years of accreditation. “The Tyler Economic Development Council displays the professionalism, commitment, and technical expertise that is deserving of this honor,” said IEDC President and CEO Jeff Finkle. Read more …
Posted/updated on: May 27, 2015 at 2:46 am
TYLER — The new director of the Center for Earth & Space Science Education at Tyler Junior College will be Kim Lessner. She will oversee the science center’s growth and development, with primary responsibility for overall leadership, management, planning and fundraising activities. Most recently, Lessner served as development director for PATH in Tyler, where she was responsible for fundraising efforts, public relations, marketing, communications and special events such as PATH Week. Read more …
Posted/updated on: May 27, 2015 at 2:45 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says he has expressed his condolences over the Texas flooding situation to Gov. Greg Abbott. Obama said Tuesday that he told Abbott that he can count on the federal government for help. Obama said he anticipates significant requests for federal assistance. The National Weather Service says about 11 inches of rain fell in six hours in parts of southwest Houston. Some of the worst flooding is in Wimberley, a popular tourist town along the Blanco River in the corridor between Austin and San Antonio.
Posted/updated on: May 27, 2015 at 2:44 am
FORT WORTH (AP) — A North Texas man has drowned when water being released from a dam overtook his kayak. Chad Lorance with the Tarrant Regional Water District said Tuesday that Joshua Reed, 29, of Fort Worth was on the water with others when they disregarded signs Saturday and entered a restricted part of the Trinity River adjacent to the main dam for Eagle Mountain Lake. Lorance says water was being released from the dam to prevent the lake from overflowing from recent rains. The Tarrant County medical examiner’s office says Reed died of accidental drowning. Reed’s body was recovered Sunday. He is among the nine weather-related deaths over the weekend in Texas.
Posted/updated on: May 27, 2015 at 2:41 am
HOUSTON (AP) — Houston fire crews overnight conducted hundreds of water rescues as parts of the city saw up to 11 inches of rain. Mayor Annise Parker said Tuesday that crews handled about 530 water-related calls since midnight Tuesday, primarily assisting motorists stuck in their vehicles. Officials say the deluge overwhelmed bayous and creeks, sending a rush of water onto Interstate 45, secondary streets and into neighborhoods. Authorities say three people have died in Harris County, Texas, which includes Houston, and there may be as many as 4,000 properties with significant dama
Posted/updated on: May 27, 2015 at 2:39 am
SAN MARCOS (AP) — Authorities say a third body has been pulled from the Blanco River that crested three times above flood stage during relentless storms in Central Texas. That brings to 13 the number of people killed by the holiday weekend storms in Texas. Hays County officials say 11 people remain missing in the area. That includes eight people who were in a vacation home that was swept away and slammed into a bridge downstream. Two 6-year-olds and a 4-year-old were among those inside. They have been missing since early Sunday morning. Authorities have identified those pulled from the Blanco River only as two men and one woman.
Posted/updated on: May 27, 2015 at 2:37 am
AUSTIN (AP) — The Republican-controlled Texas House is poised to hear rules allowing religious child welfare agencies to block gays and same-sex couples from adopting children. The measure protects agencies that object to such adoptions on religious grounds from being sued. Social conservatives are championing it, but Democrats want to block it via stall tactics. The prohibition should come via an amendment to a bill reorganizing the Department of Family and Protective Services, up for consideration Tuesday. It has the votes to pass, but the amendment is attached to a Senate bill. That means it must clear the House by midnight, with the legislative session ending June 1. That gives House Democrats a chance to run out the clock. Adding to the tension is a potential last-minute vote on insurance coverage for abortion.
Posted/updated on: May 27, 2015 at 2:35 am
AUSTIN (AP) — The Texas Senate has revived an anti-gay marriage bill that had appeared dead in the final week of the session. The measure bars public funds from being used in same-sex marriage licenses. Although it failed in the House, it was inserted into a Senate bill and is likely set for a vote Wednesday. If it passes the Senate, it will go back to the House to consider before session ends June 1. Democratic Senator Eddie Lucio, chair of the Intergovernmental Relations Committee, said Republican Representative Cecil Bell asked senators to keep the bill alive for a last-ditch effort to pass it through the GOP-controlled Legislature. Lucio said he voted for the bill, unlike other Democrats, to support “traditional structure of the family and family values.”
Posted/updated on: May 27, 2015 at 2:32 am
AUSTIN (AP) — Texas took a giant step closer to allowing concealed handguns in public college classrooms late Tuesday, with House lawmakers giving their preliminary approval, barely beating a midnight deadline. A final House vote today would set up negotiations with the Senate, which has passed a similar bill. A compromise would have to be sent to Republican Gov. Greg Abbott by June 1 to be signed into law. The so-called “campus carry” bill appeared destined to fail when faced with the approaching deadline with more than a 100 amendments lined up in a Democratic effort designed to kill it. But the amendments were abruptly dropped with about 25 minutes to go and the chamber’s Republican majority forced a vote that was approved 101-47. Gun rights groups call it a critical self-defense measure.
Posted/updated on: May 27, 2015 at 2:29 am
AUSTIN (AP) — The Texas Senate has passed a $300 million border security bill, one of Texas Governor Greg Abbott’s priorities and part of a sweeping, $800 million border package. Senators advanced the bill Tuesday 27-4 Tuesday, then gave it final approval later by the same vote. It now heads back to the House, which must agree upon tweaks. The plan includes hiring hundreds of new troopers to guard the Texas-Mexico border, where they’ll replace National Guard troops that then-Gov. Rick Perry deployed last summer. Also included in the proposal is allowing state troopers to work 50-hour weeks, and a provision for a committee to eventually oversee Department of Public Safety border activities. Sen. Brian Birdwell, the Senate sponsor, said the border security measure addresses the “No. 1 concern in Texans’ mind.
Posted/updated on: May 27, 2015 at 2:27 am
AUSTIN (AP) — The Texas Legislature has passed a bill to double the amount of money the state pays surviving spouses, children or parents of public employees killed in the line of duty. The measure was unanimously approved by the Senate late Tuesday, after previously clearing the House. If it becomes law, surviving spouses of a police officer, firefighter or other public employee killed on-duty would receive $500,000, up from $250,000 currently. The money would go to the employee’s children if there is no surviving spouse, or to the employee’s parents if the employee had no spouse or children. Lawmakers have budgeted $6.7 million for the increased benefit. Democratic Senator Eddie Lucio called it “the right thing to do” for survivors. On average, 19 public employees are killed on-duty each year.
Posted/updated on: May 27, 2015 at 2:24 am
AUSTIN (AP) — The Texas Senate has approved a bill establishing an 11-member commission that will examine wrongful convictions. Tuesday’s 31-0 vote came years after Houston Democratic Senator Rodney Ellis first tried to pass the measure. The House already approved a similar bill, and both versions may go to conference committee. The commission is named for Timothy Cole, who died in prison after he was wrongfully convicted of rape. Cole was cleared 10 years after he died, and in 2010 became the first Texan to receive a posthumous pardon. Ellis said the commission will examine exoneration cases since 2010 “to see what went wrong” and make recommendations to avoid similar occurrences. Texas exonerated 39 people in 2014, leading the country. Most were drug convictions dismissed after lab results were found to be faulty.
Posted/updated on: May 27, 2015 at 2:21 am
AUSTIN (AP) — The Senate has approved mandating 35 hours of training for potential foster care parents, more than double what some are now required to have. The proposal by Sunnyvale Republican Representative Cindy Burkett cleared the House last month and passed the Senate without debate Tuesday. Both chambers will have to reconcile small tweaks before it goes to Gov. Greg Abbott to be signed into law. The proposal toughens the foster-care screening process. Critics worried it could make the already-difficult recruitment of foster parents even harder, but opposition was minimal. Texas already requires 35 training hours for state foster-care recruits, but only 16 hours for potential parents retained through private contractors. The bill comes after 13 children died while in Child Protective Services custody in fiscal years 2013 and 2014.
Posted/updated on: May 27, 2015 at 2:19 am
AUSTIN (AP) — The Texas House has passed a sweeping package of stricter ethics rules for state lawmakers and other elected officials — including mandating more financial disclosure for “dark money” groups. Governor Greg Abbott has championed ethics overhauls, and the measure already passed the Senate. But top House leaders called that version superficial and added its own rules, which it said were tougher. Both seek to limit lawmakers’ becoming lobbyists immediately after leaving the Legislature. Before debate even began, though, the House stripped an unexpected Senate amendment mandating drug testing for all candidates for elected office. The House version, which passed 96-48 late Tuesday, also requires more disclosure for dark money groups, or non-profits currently shielded from state financial disclosure rules. It will now have to be reconciled with the Senate-approved bill.
Posted/updated on: May 27, 2015 at 2:18 am
AUSTIN (AP) — The Texas Senate has voted to extend a deal with the University of Texas allowing the school to accept new students whose grades don’t rank in the top 10 percent of their high school graduating class. Senators voted unanimously Tuesday to keep the 2009 agreement, sending it to Governor Greg Abbott. State law requires public universities to admit students whose grades rank in the top 10 percent of their graduating class. But the compromise allows the University of Texas to admit one student not in the top of their class for every three admitted who are. Because of high enrollment, currently 51,000, only students in the top 7 percent of their class are now automatically admitted to the University of Texas. Many lawmakers want to scrap automatic admissions provision altogether.
Posted/updated on: May 27, 2015 at 2:17 am
DALLAS (AP) — Jurors have sentenced a Dallas man to 85 years in prison for the murder of his ex-wife, who was attacked as a 911 operator listened. A Dallas County jury deliberated for about two hours Tuesday before determining the sentence for Delvecchio Patrick, 38. Patrick was found guilty last week of murder in the death of Deanna Cook at her home in August 2012. He could have received up to life in prison. Patrick must serve 30 years before becoming eligible for parole. Police say Patrick was attacking Cook when she called 911 with her cellphone, but the operator didn’t get an address. It took about nine minutes to find Cook’s address, after which officers went to Cook’s home. They saw nothing and got no answer to a telephone call. Two days later, her family found her body.
Posted/updated on: May 27, 2015 at 2:16 am
GALVESTON (AP) — A sixth package of narcotics has washed ashore in Galveston the past week. Houston media outlets report 66 pounds of cocaine in 30 individually wrapped bundles were found Monday by the Galveston Police Department. According to authorities, the drugs could have a street value of more than $3.5 million. The cocaine found Monday was stamped with a dolphin, indicating they belonged to the Gulf Cartel. Police say of the six bundles of narcotics that have washed ashore in the past week, two contained cocaine. Sgt. Joshua Schirard said drug cartels sometimes sink their shipments underwater and mark them with a buoy so they can be picked up by another crew. Sometimes traffickers throw the loads overboard when being pursued by law enforcement.
Posted/updated on: May 27, 2015 at 2:15 am
AUSTIN (AP) — An Austin city official has resigned after being suspended during an investigation into a training session he organized for staff on how to deal with women in local government. Austin media outlets report Anthony Snipes, an assistant city manager, handed in his resignation Monday. Snipes had been on administrative leave amid an investigation into the March training session. The workshop was held in response to the newly elected City Council, which is made up of mostly women. The male consultant who led the session said female officials like to ask lots of questions and do not like to deal with financial issues. City Manager Marc Ott said in a memo to Mayor Steve Adler and City Council members that Snipes will remain on staff until August 10.
Posted/updated on: May 27, 2015 at 2:14 am
SANTA ANA, CALIF. (AP) — Fast-food restaurant Lee’s Sandwiches has recalled 213,000 pounds of meat because it bore unauthorized United States Department of Agriculture marks of inspection, despite having not been inspected properly. The Orange County Register reports that chicken, beef and pork products were recalled by the Garden Grove-based company from its restaurants in Arizona, California, Nevada, Oklahoma, Oregon and Texas. There have been no reports of adverse reactions to eating any of the products. USDA officials say the biggest quantities of recalled meat products were 62,000 pounds of “pork pate chaud,” 56,000 pounds of “chicken pate chaud,” 55,000 pounds of “banh bao pork and egg steamed bun,” 23,000 pounds of “sliced oil browned turkey” and 15,000 pounds of “bahn boa trung cut pork and quail egg steamed bun.”
Posted/updated on: May 27, 2015 at 2:11 am
AUSTIN (AP) — Wearing a brown plaid coat from the 1945 film “Flame of Barbary Coast,” Republican Lt. Governor Dan Patrick declared Tuesday as John Wayne Day in Texas. The coat was once worn by Wayne, the quintessential screen cowboy. An avid collector, Patrick now owns it, and presided over the Senate in it Tuesday to mark the Hollywood legend’s 108th birthday. Patrick named Wayne, who acted in 180 movies, an honorary Texan. There were proclamations from the House, Senate and Governor Greg Abbott. Senators showered Wayne’s visiting children and grandchildren with praise, citing movies like “True Grit,” ”The Searchers,” and “Rio Bravo.” Senator Judith Zaffirini, whose district is near the permanent set of Wayne’s 1960 movie “The Alamo,” quoted her favorite Wayne-ism: “Talk low, talk slow, and don’t say too much.”
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(NEW YORK) -- INTERLEAGUE
San Diego 4, L.A. Angels 0
Houston 4, Baltimore 1
N.Y. Yankees 5, Kansas City 1
Toronto 10, Chi White Sox 9
Seattle 7, Tampa Bay 6, 10 Innings
Texas 4, Cleveland 3
Minnesota 2, Boston 1
Detroit 1, Oakland 0
Pittsburgh 5, Miami 1
Chi Cubs 3, Washington 2
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San Diego 3, L.A. Angels 4
N.Y. Yankees 14, Kansas City 1
Baltimore 4, Houston 3
Minnesota 7, Boston 2
Oakland 4, Detroit 0
Texas 10, Cleveland 8
Toronto 6, White Sox 0
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Posted/updated on: May 27, 2015 at 4:56 am
WEATHER REPORT AND SUMMARY:
VT [VALID TIME] THROUGH 05/27/2015@1730C
ISSUED: 05/27/2015 0456C
TYLER–CITY OFFICE OBSERVATIONS SINCE 7:00 P.M. CDT YESTERDAY:
MAXIMUM THROUGH 4:00 A.M. CDT: 81
MINIMUM THROUGH 4:00 A.M. CDT: 63
PRECIPITATION THROUGH 4:00 A.M. CDT: 0.87
LONGVIEW–AIRPORT OBSERVATIONS SINCE 7:00 P.M. CDT YESTERDAY:
MAXIMUM THROUGH 4:00 A.M. CDT: 82
MINIMUM THROUGH 4:00 A.M. CDT: 65
PRECIPITATION THROUGH 4:00 A.M. CDT: 1.00
TYLER-LONGVIEW METROPOLITAN AREA FORECAST:
TODAY: mostly cloudy, a 50 percent chance for mainly afternoon showers and thunderstorms, high middle 80s, south winds 5-10 mph, severe weather risk marginal;
TONIGHT: mostly cloudy, a 40 percent chance for mainly evening showers and thunderstorms, low lower 70s, south winds 5-10 mph, severe weather risk–marginal;
TOMORROW: mostly cloudy, a 40 percent chance for showers and thunderstorms, high middle 80s, south winds 5-10 mph, severe weather risk–marginal;
THURSDAY NIGHT: mostly cloudy, a 30 percent chance for showers and thunderstorms, low near 70, southeast winds 5-10 mph, severe weather risk–marginal;
FRIDAY: mostly cloudy, a 50 percent chance for showers and thunderstorms, high lower 80s, south winds 5-10 mph, severe weather risk–marginal.
FRIDAY NIGHT: mostly cloudy, a 30 percent chance for showers and thunderstorms, low near 70;
SATURDAY: mostly cloudy, a 50 percent chance for showers and thunderstorms, high lower 80s;
SATURDAY NIGHT: mostly cloudy, a 40 percent chance for showers and thunderstorms, low upper 60s;
SUNDAY: mostly cloudy, a 40 percent chance for showers and thunderstorms, high lower 80s;
SUNDAY NIGHT: mostly cloudy, a 20 percent chance for showers and thunderstorms, low upper 60s;
MONDAY: mostly cloudy, a 30 percent chance for showers and thunderstorms, high lower 80s;
MONDAY NIGHT: partly cloudy, a 20 percent chance for showers and thunderstorms, low upper 60s;
TUESDAY: partly cloudy, a 30 percent chance for showers and thunderstorms, high middle 80s.
TYLER CLIMATE DATA FOR May 26, 2015
(The report is for the twenty-four hours ending at midnight Greenwich
Mean Time, 7:00 p.m. Central Daylight-saving Time. The maximum
and minimum temperatures represent the observations during the preceding eighteen hours, and precipitation during the preceding twenty-four hours. The observations are made at NWS/419207, Tyler, Texas City Office, 95.3W/32.3N, 158M).
MONTH-TO-DATE PRECIPITATION 10.19
YEAR-TO-DATE PRECIPITATION 35.32
LONGVIEW CLIMATE DATA FOR May 26, 2015(The report is for the twenty-four hours ending at midnight Greenwich Mean Time, 7:00 p.m. Central Daylight-saving Time. The maximum and minimum temperatures represent the observations during the preceding eighteen hours, and precipitation during the preceding twenty-four hours. The observations are made at WMO/722470, Longview, Texas–East Texas Regional Airport, [94.7W/32.4N, 107M]).
MONTH-TO-DATE PRECIPITATION 10.43
YEAR-TO-DATE PRECIPITATION 33.11
REGIONAL TEMPERATURE AND PRECIPITATION TABLE
Station Min. Max. PCPN.
Athens Texas A&M Forest Service 65 85 0.50
Bonham Texas A&M Forest Service 62 81 0.07
Clarksville Texas A&M Forest Service 62 83 0.37
Corsicana Campbell Field 66 88 tr.
Crockett Texas A&M Forest Service 64 87 1.91
Dallas Love Field 64 85 0.01
Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport 58 81 0.01
*Edgewood Union Pacific Railway 65 87 1.24
Fort Worth Meacham Field 60 84 tr.
Gilmer Fox-Stephens Field 62 86 1.75
Greenville–Majors Field 64 81 0.06
Hallsville CWOP 63 87 1.39
Hawkins CWOP 62 88 1.23
*Henderson Texas A&M Forest Service 63 84 0.95
Houston Hobby Airport 65 83 5.99
*Jacksonville Cherokee County Airport 64 86 1.42
Linden Texas A&M Forest Service 61 82 1.88
Longview City 63 87 1.19
Longview East Texas Regional Airport 64 87 1.45
*Lufkin–Angelina County Airport 66 89 2.76
Marshall Harrison County Airport 66 89 1.20
Mineola/Quitman–Wood County Airport 64 84 0.26
Mount Pleasant–Regional Airport 62 82 0.39
*Nacogdoches A. L. Mangham Jr. Field 64 86 1.39
Palestine Municipal Airport 64 86 0.64
Paris Cox Field 63 81 0.29
Shreveport Regional Airport 63 87 1.04
Sulphur Springs–Municipal Airport 66 82 1.23
Terrell Municipal Airport 65 85 tr.
Texarkana Webb Field 62 80 1.09
Tyler City Office 62 87 0.29
Tyler–Pounds Field 64 87 0.16
(* Precipitation data may be reported from a nearby Forest Service
station, or from a cooperating station which reports through 7:00
# Indicates estimated data.
@ Indicates incomplete data.
? Indicates questionable data.
R indicates that a record was set or tied.
All other precipitation reporting periods are for the 24 hours
ending at 7:00 p.m. CDT; maximum and minimum temperatures are
within the eighteen hours ending at 7:00 p.m. CDT.)
PUBLIC FORECAST EXPLANATION
ISSUED: 05/27/2015 0442C
The squall line which went through here just after midnight has reached an El Dorado-
Center-Gatesrville line, and continues to move southeastward. We will probably see light
showers through dawn, then a break, and then re-development this afternoon as more upper air
energy interacts with a surface boundary dropping southward out of Oklahoma.
The same scenario looks to play out tomorrow, with even better thunderstorm chances
Friday night into Saturday evening as the core of an upper air low crosses with an attendant cold
front. That looks to be the best time of concentration for strong thunderstorms and flooding
Beyond that, we do look for the pattern to change around the 1st or 2nd, with a break in
the activity and slightly cooler temperatures.
At 4 a.m. today, skies are cloudy with showers over the southeast. Temperatures are in
the 60s, and winds are light southerly outside the thunderstorms. RKP
CODED CITIES FORECAST–TYR
ISSUED: 05/27/2015 0454C
DAY WX TEMP POP
Wednesday THUNDERSTORMS 85/72 50%/40%
Thursday SHOWERS 86/71 40%/30%
Friday THUNDERSTORMS 83/70 50%/30%
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(HOUSTON) -- Three people died in the flash flooding that left many parts of Houston flooded on Tuesday, according to officials.
Houston Mayor Annalise Parker did not identify the fatalities, but said that two were found inside vehicles and another was found in a bayou and police suspect that the individual suffered from a heart attack while...
(NEW ORLEANS) -- A manhunt continues in New Orleans after a police officer was found shot dead in his marked patrol car Sunday.
The Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office identified the victim Monday as James Bennett, Jr., 45.
Bennett, a Housing Authority of New Orleans Police Officer since 2013, had previously worked in the sheriff’s office Reserve Division -- a...
(CLEVELAND) -- The city of Cleveland has reached a settlement with the Justice Department over charges of police brutality, according to The New York Times.
The news comes as hundreds took to the streets to protest a judge's decision not to convict a white police officer in the 2012 fatal shootings of an unarmed black couple....
(KABUL, Afghanistan) -- Four gunmen attacked an upscale neighborhood in Kabul, Afghanistan overnight, engaging in a fierce firefight with security forces, according to officials.
There were no casualties other than the four gunmen, all of whom were killed.
Police say the attackers were targeting a guesthouse in the area.
The Taliban has claimed responsibility for the attack. Earlier this...
(ROME) -- UberPOP has been blocked throughout Italy.
The ride-sharing app, similar to the American UberX , allows users to order a ride from a driver without a commercial licence. Italian taxi drivers, on the other hand, are tightly regulated with severe limits on the number of licenses.
A judge ruled Tuesday that UberPOP "was subject to only minor...
(WASHINGTON) -- The city of Ramadi is controlled by “hundreds” of ISIS fighters who were able to seize the city after Iraqi military commanders ordered the withdrawal of several thousand Iraqi troops from the city.
That’s according to a U.S. official who also confirmed that the withdrawal of Iraqi troops from Ramadi may have been prompted by the unexplained...
(JERUSALEM) -- After weeks of quiet, sirens blared across parts of southern Israel on Tuesday.
Militants in Gaza launched the first long-range rockets since the 50 day war last summer between Israel and the terrorist group Hamas.
Residents in the south reported hearing several explosions, but Army officials have confirmed just one rocket fired from Gaza hit near...Read more...
(ROME) -- Artwork stolen from the ancient city of Pompeii has been found in the United States.
Sixty years ago, thieves stripped three exquisite frescoes from the walls of Pompeii, an ancient city famously destroyed by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD.
The first century artworks depict a young woman with a cupid on her shoulder, a...Read more...
(SYDNEY) -- An Australian mother is reported to have left her young children with a babysitter to fly and join the Islamic State in Syria.
Counter-terrorism police have started an investigation into the disappearance of 26-year-old Jasmina Milovanov, who calls herself Assma Abdullah.
Milovanov, the mother of a five and seven year old left in the care of a...Read more...
(DUBLIN) -- One day after an overwhelming majority voted yes to gay marriage in a historic referendum in Ireland, a new campaign from Tourism Ireland is already targeting the LGBT community by endorsing the country as a prime place to tie the knot.
The video, titled "Ireland Says I Do," promotes the most beautiful destinations for Irish weddings...
(NEW YORK) -- NASA flight controllers are preparing to relocate a storage module at the International Space Station on Wednesday, marking the biggest change to the space outpost's structure since the module was installed in 2011.
The Permanent Multipurpose Module, which is used for storage, will be detached from the Unity module and carefully moved via a robotic arm...
(VICTORIA, Australia) -- They're cute and cuddly, but the state of Victoria may have to euthanize a whole colony of koalas because too many of them are living in a popular tourist destination.
Despite a recent recovery in eucalypt or gum trees, the Victorian government said the overpopulation of koalas at Cape Otway are leaving many of them hungry....
(BAGHDAD) -- An operation to drive ISIS out of the Iraqi province of Anbar is underway, according to officials.
In an announcement on state-run television Tuesday, the Iraqi government said the army would be supported by both Sunni and Shiite militias.
Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has expressed confidence that Iraqi forces will retake the province from the extremist...
(QUITO, Ecuador) -- A volcano atop one of the Galapagos Islands has erupted for the first time in 33 years, spewing fire, smoke and lava into the night sky -- and threatening a fragile ecosystem that inspired Charles Darwin's theory of evolution.
On its Facebook page, Ecuador's Galapagos National Park administration said the Wolf volcano, located on the...
(CIUDAD ACUNA, Mexico) -- At least 13 people were killed on Monday when a tornado struck the town of Ciudad Acuna, Mexico, near the Texas border.
The town is just two miles from Texas' Laughlin Air Force base, the largest pilot training base in the United States.
No injuries or damage were reported at the Air Force...
(TOKYO) -- A magnitude 5.3 earthquake rattled the Japanese capital of Tokyo and its suburbs on Monday.
The strong quake was felt in and around the capital, shaking buildings, and rattling nerves. The quake was centered north of Tokyo in neighboring Saitama Prefecture, and was located 31 miles below ground.
Despite the shaking, there were no extensive damage or...
(KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia) -- Malaysian authorities have discovered numerous graves in a series of abandoned camps used by human traffickers on the border with Thailand.
The camps are where Muslims fleeing Myanmar were believed to have been held.
Malaysian police chief Khalid Abu Bakar said on Monday an initial sweep of the hilly, jungle area found at least 28...
(TUNIS, Tunisia) -- At least seven people are dead in the wake of a shooting spree by a soldier in Tunisia’s capital.
The gunman opened fire at a military barracks in the capital of Tunis just a half mile away from the National Bardo Museum, where 22 people were killed in a terror attack in March.
(NEW YORK) -- Microsoft's sassy virtual personal assistant Cortana will soon be staking out a spot on competing platforms.
Joe Belfiore, head of Microsoft's operating systems group, announced in a blog post on Tuesday that Cortana will be available as an option on Android and iOS devices later this year as a companion to Windows 10.
A phone companion...
(NEW YORK) -- The Dow suffered its worst day in a month on Tuesday as all of the sectors of the S&P 500 continued to drop after the holiday weekend.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed at 18,041.54 on Tuesday, down 190.48 from its open.
The Nasdaq was down by 56.61 to close at 5,032.75. The S&P 500 was...
(KING OF PRUSSIA, Pa.) -- Lilly Pulitzer is again stirring up controversy along with its colorful cocktail-and-dress culture, but it has nothing to do with its Black-Friday-style team-up with Target last month.
The brand's King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, headquarters was the subject of an online story and slideshow Tuesday on New York Magazine's The Cut. Among...
(NEW YORK) -- Jony Ive was already the most prominent design visionary at Apple and now the London-born designer, who has the honor of having a sir before his name, is stepping into the newly created position of chief design officer.
The move will allow Ive to focus his energy on current design projects and future initiatives, according to...
(NEW YORK) -- Homes sales were up in April nearly 7 percent from March with 517,000 single-family homes sold, according to the latest figures released by the Commerce Department.
March sales were also revised up a few thousand units signaling a good sign in the housing market's recovery. But David Crowe, chief economist for the National Association of Home...
(GENEVA) -- A new report from the International Telecommunication Union, a United Nations agency, has found that 3.2 billion people -- about 44 percent of the world's population -- will have used the Internet by the end of this year.
The number is incredibly staggering considering in 2000 there were just 400 million estimated Internet users in the entire...
(NEW YORK) -- Another cable mega-merger is in the works. This time, it's Charter Communications buying its much larger rival Time Warner Cable for $55.33 billion.
Ahead of the deal, Time Warner -- the second biggest company in the country -- was valued at $78.7 billion.
Charter also wants to buy a smaller company, Bright House Networks,...Read more...
(NEW YORK) -- The average American spends about $1,000 a year on their cellphone bill, but some industry insiders estimate about $50 billion is wasted annually on parts of the plan they don't even need or use. So how do you know if you are getting the most bang for your buck?
Todd Dunphy used to work for Verizon...
(LAKE GEORGE, N.Y.) -- What's old is new again in the tourist town of Lake George, New York, where a newly reopened Howard Johnson's restaurant is seeing a resurgence in popularity among baby boomers.
Following the closure of a Lake Placid HoJo's outpost this spring and rumors that the Bangor, Maine, franchise's demise looms on the horizon, the...
(MELBOURNE, Australia) -- In the ongoing fare war between Australia's budget airlines, it would seem that travelers are the current victors.
Tigerair, a short-haul carrier owner by Virgin Australia, dropped roughly 500 fares to the rock-bottom price of $9 per flight on select routes this weekend in a bid to lure passengers away from competitors like Jetstar.
(NEW YORK) -- Actress Nikki Reed played a vampire on the hit franchise Twilight, but off-screen, she's promoting healthy eating options for families in need.
One of them, she said, is Thrive Market, an online marketplace that sells all-natural foods at 25 to 50 percent below retail price. She is a spokeswoman for...
(NEW YORK) -- Close to 162,000 trailer hitches are being recalled over fears that weak steel can cause the hitch to break.
The recall affects the “U-Haul Power Tow” TS1 and TS2 models, which were sold exclusively at U-Haul outlets, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
The company behind the hitches, Curtis Manufacturing, said that manufacturing changes...
(NEW YORK) -- Billionaire Warren Buffett objected to the idea of raising the minimum wage to $15 in an op-ed for the Wall Street Journal on Friday, saying that such a move would "reduce employment in a major way."
"The American Dream promises that a combination of education, hard work and good behavior can move...
(NEW YORK) -- Close to 37 million Americans will mark the unofficial start of summer this Memorial Day weekend by hitting the road, a new forecast from AAA shows.
The automobile group projects 33 million people will travel 50 miles or more from home between Thursday and Monday by car-- a 5.3 percent increase over last year.
(NEW ORLEANS) -- When you need it, the always-open Waffle House is there. And now, the 24-hour chain is coming to New Orleans in a seriously upgraded way.
Waffle House is adding a feature to its restaurants that will upgrade the experience a bit: The New Orleans location will have an outdoor area -- the first of its...
(WASHINGTON) -- In a federal court filing submitted late Tuesday night, the State Department proposed a new plan to rollout heavily scrubbed versions of 55,000 emails belonging to former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
The State Department said it will begin posting the emails on its website starting on June 30 and then continue posting them every...
(BURLINGTON, Vt.) -- The longest-serving Independent senator in U.S. history, Bernie Sanders of Vermont, kicked-off his presidential campaign for the Democratic nomination Tuesday with a colorful and lively event in Burlington.
With blue-grass music, tie-dye and free ice cream, the afternoon event felt half like a summer festival and half like a political rally.
A self-identified "Democratic Socialist,"...
(WASHINGTON) -– More than 100,000 taxpayers may of had some of their private information stolen from IRS computers during this tax season.
The agency said on Tuesday that sophisticated thieves managed to steal some of that information outside the IRS to get in and get illegal refunds.
According to IRS Commissioner John Koskinen, the thieves got into their system...Read more...
(WASHINGTON) -- The White House is not disputing Defense Secretary Ash Carter's contention that the Iraqi Army lacks the will to fight.
“Well, that certainly has been a problem we’ve seen in the past; that's what allowed ISIL to make such significant gains last summer,” Press Secretary Josh Earnest told ABC News in Tuesday’s press briefing when pressed...
(WASHINGTON) -- The U.S. Capitol building, including the Capitol Visitor Center, was temporarily evacuated Tuesday afternoon due to an audible alarm, the Capitol Police said.
Staff and visitors were evacuated from the Capitol. Lawmakers are currently in recess and were not in session for the rare evacuation.
Staff was allowed back into the Capitol building one hour after the...
(WASHINGTON) -- As popular Arizona Republican Sen. John McCain seeks a sixth term in the U.S. Senate, a potential Democratic opponent emerged on Tuesday after Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick, a three-term lawmaker from Flagstaff, entered the race.
"In Arizona we tell it straight, so let’s get right to it,” Kirkpatrick said in a campaign video announcement. “I’m announcing my...
(WASHINGTON) -- The State Department on Tuesday is expected to file its schedule for releasing former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's emails as requested by a judge last week.
The judge requested the department release them in batches every 60 days, and on Tuesday, we should find out when that will start.
Campaign reporters and Clinton have...
(BURLINGTON, Vt.) -- Vermont Sen. and Democratic presidential contender Bernie Sanders will hold a campaign kick-off event in Vermont Tuesday evening.
“My hometown of Burlington and the people of Vermont have a special place in my heart,” Sanders said in a statement. “There is nowhere else in the world where I would hold an event this important.”...
(WASHINGTON) -- “H” swag is now officially for sale.
Hillary for America launched its online store Tuesday morning for supporters to buy “everyday gear” -- sweatshirts, tee-shirts, mugs, pillows, signs, etc. -- to show support for Hillary Clinton’s presidential bid.
Many of the products they’re selling have the “H” logo on them. Among the offerings: “The Everyday...
(CHAPPAQUA, N.Y.) -- Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton took a short break from the campaign trail on Monday to participate in her favorite Memorial Day tradition: the annual New Castle Memorial Day Parade in Chappaqua, New York.
Clinton, who loves the parade (like “really, really, really” loves it), was joined this year by her husband, Bill...
(WASHINGTON) -- President Obama honored the sacrifice of U.S. servicemen and women Monday at Arlington National Cemetery, the first Memorial Day observance where the country "is not engaged in a major ground war" and the 70th since the end of World War II, the president said.
Here are the five most powerful moments from the president's speech:
(WASHINGTON) -- Vice President Joe Biden spent his Memorial Day morning taking selfies with veterans before sending them off on their annual “Ride 2 Recovery” bike ride.
Over 200 wounded war vets gathered at the VP’s house Monday morning, along with Secretary of Defense, Ash Carter, for a meet-n-greet and to take pictures before the...
(WASHINGTON) -- As tourists packed the National Mall during a busy Memorial Day weekend, a parked vehicle with several suspicious items inside alarmed a Capitol Police patrol unit enough to dispatch a bomb squad and shutdown part of downtown Washington for several hours, authorities said.
Officers on routine patrol late Sunday afternoon observed a parked and unoccupied vehicle...
(WASHINGTON) -- Five-year-old Yasmeen Faruqui didn't feel like doing her homework. She insisted she wanted to write to President Obama instead. And he wrote back.
"Please stop war for our world, instead have a meeting," reads Yasmeen's handwritten note, posted to Twitter by her aunt. "Please give a speech to tell everyone they can marry...
(WASHINGTON) -- Ohio's Republican Gov. John Kasich said he's "getting closer" to jumping into the 2016 race for the White House, but dismissed the idea of being a vice presidential candidate should he fail to secure the GOP nomination for president.
"Forget it, Jon. I don't play for second," Kasich told ABC News' Jonathan Karl Sunday on This...
(HOUSTON) -- Despite receding floodwaters in Texas and Oklahoma, dangers can persist as residents begin the process of cleaning up the mess left behind.
At least three people were killed in Texas and many more injured as floodwaters hit the state Monday night.
Bristel Minsker, spokeswoman for American Red Cross, said a big risk for residents is that remaining...
(NEW YORK) -- Jessica Alba rocks a sexy bikini on the latest cover of Shape magazine but admits her fit physique doesn't come easy.
"I’m not going to lie. Working out sucks," she told the June issue. "Which is why I love taking classes, because I’m surrounded by other people and that keeps me...
(HACIENDA HEIGHTS, Calif.) -- A 15-year-old California softball player is reportedly fighting for her life days after a brain aneurysm led her to collapse on the field.
Dana Housley told her coach she “felt dizzy” before collapsing on the field, according to ABC News’ Los Angeles station KABC-TV.
She was taken to Kaiser Permanente in...
(NEW YORK) -- A snapshot of a young cancer patient has gone viral after the girl's mother posted the picture on Facebook.
Maliyah Jones is just 5 years old but has already been battling neuroblastoma for nearly three years, according to a Facebook page run by her mother, Tazz Jones.
Earlier this year, Jones snapped a picture of...
(NEW YORK) -- Forget the bar. If you're looking for love, stop at the local coffee shop because apparently caffeine puts the mojo in a cup of joe.
A small field study found men who chatted up women at cafes surrounded by the pleasant aromas of coffee and pastries were more likely to walk away with a phone number....
(NEW YORK) -- Since 2002, doctors have used Botox to paralyze the facial muscles underneath wrinkles, but it may be doing more than simply stopping these muscle movements – it may make the skin more youthfully elastic.
Researchers backed by Allergan, the company that makes Botox, studied the effects of Botox injections on 43 women in a study published...
(NEW YORK) -- Sandra Lee is home from the hospital.
The lifestyle guru, who underwent a double mastectomy last week, shared photos of herself with her partner, New York governor Andrew Cuomo, and their bird, Phoenix.
"Home after a long week in the hospital," she wrote. "So happy to be in my own backyard. There is no place...
(CLEVELAND) -- If you’re allergic to tree and grass pollen, Memorial Day is probably not your favorite holiday.
It’s the time of year when the spring tree pollen end up overlapping with the summer grass pollen, according to the Cleveland Clinic.
Dr. David Lang, an allergist at the Cleveland Clinic, said many people experience this allergy “double whammy.”
(PALM BEACH, Fla.) -- A Florida mother is out of jail after spending more than a week behind bars during an ongoing dispute over circumcising her son.
Heather Hironimus posted bond and was released Saturday night, according to authorities in Palm Beach County.
Hironimus, 31, had been taken into custody May 14 after she went missing for...
(NEW YORK) -- Researchers presented a study at a conference on Heart Failure Saturday, indicating that depression was linked to a five-fold increase in risk of death in heart failure patients.
According to a press release for the event, researchers followed patients for a year following hospitalization for heart failure. Those patients who suffered from moderate or severe depression...
(DETROIT) -- The world's oldest person, Jeralean Talley, turned 116 Saturday in Inkster, Michigan.
Talley -- who was born in 1899 -- was named the oldest living person in the world last month, according to ABC affiliate WXYZ-TV in Detroit.
Talley's birthday celebrations began earlier this week when she was honored at the Michigan Department of...
(ATLANTA) -- A paralyzed high school student in Georgia did something described by some as a miraculous step forward: he walked at his graduation.
Thanks to a special medical device, Will Hutchins of Heard County was able to walk across the stage to receive his diploma at his graduation ceremony Friday night, ABC affiliate WSB-TV reports. It led...
(CLEVELAND) -- Mosquitoes are a common summer nuisance, but according to the Cleveland Clinic, the bothersome buzzers may not be after your food -- it may be the scent you put off.
"Mosquitoes are not only attracted to our body odor," said Jennifer Lucas, MD, a dermatologist at the Cleveland Clinic, "but [also] the things we use to mask...
(NEW YORK) -- This weekend, millions of Americans will hit the road to spend time with family and friends during Memorial Day and celebrate the unofficial kick-off of the summer season.
Unfortunately, the season also means higher rates of injuries, according to experts.
To make sure you can enjoy your long weekend and stay safe, here are a few...
(WASHINGTON) -- The ongoing outbreak of avian flu has prompted four states to declare a state of emergency and 40 million birds being either infected or culled as a result. And now, Minnesota has canceled its poultry shows at the state fair to protect its prize fowl.
But this outbreak is different from previous outbreaks, some of which have...
(LOS ANGELES) -- Although they are divorced, Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin are still dedicated to raising their two children together.
The pair, along with their kids, attended a party in honor of Memorial Day on Monday at producer Joel Silver's house in Malibu, reports People magazine.
"Gwyneth and Chris arrived separately," a source told the magazine. "At the party, they were...Read more...
(NEW YORK) -- Matthew McConaughey has his own clothing line, dubbed Just Keep Livin'. But don't worry, the Oscar-winner isn't trading in time in front of the camera for time behind a sewing machine.
"I don't think I'm becoming [a designer.] I'm just putting a lot of cool stuff that I have heard along the way on a t-shirt," he...Read more...
(NEW YORK) -- Kevin Dillon is back as the unlucky older brother, Johnny "Drama" Chase, in the film adaptation of the former HBO series Entourage. So what is Drama up to this time around?
"I just finished up a movie that my brother directed. Vincent Chase directs me in a movie. And you know, I think I did maybe...Read more...
(NEW YORK) -- The 10th anniversary season of NBC's America's Got Talent gets under way Tuesday night, and host Nick Cannon says this time around, you'll definitely see things you haven't seen before.
"I definitely say this each and every season, that this is the biggest and best season, but I’m so telling the truth about season 10 because this...Read more...
(NEW YORK) -- Several men fought for the "Bachelorette's" love -- literally -- on Monday night's episode of the ABC series.
For her first group date of the season, Kaitlyn Bristowe invited eight bachelors to a boxing gym, where they were trained by a team led by retired boxer Laila Ali, the daughter of Muhammad Ali. Kupah appeared to be so focused on his...Read more...
(NEW YORK) -- After six years in and out of court, one actress’ personal drama might be coming to an end.
A California judge sided with Gossip Girl star Kelly Rutherford in a custody dispute on May 22, awarding her "sole and legal" temporary custody of her children, Hermes, 8, and Helena, 5, allowing her to retain their U.S. passports so they...Read more...
(NEW YORK) -- Actor Omar Sharif, best known for his roles in iconic films like Doctor Zhivago and Lawrence of Arabia, has Alzheimer’s disease, his agent confirmed to the Los Angeles Times Monday.
Sharif’s London-based agent, Steve Kenis, said the 83-year-old was resting at his home in Egypt. No further details about his condition were given....
(NEW YORK) -- SPOILERS AHEAD: Game of Thrones may have noticed that Sunday night's episode featured a scene that hasn't yet happened in the books.
Tyrion Lannister and Daenerys Targaryen finally came face-to-face.
“Creatively it made sense to us, because we wanted it to happen. They’re two of the best characters of the show....Read more...
(NEW YORK) -- Veteran actress and comedian Anne Meara died Saturday at the age of 85.
Just two days later, her son, Ben Stiller, thanked fans for their support.
"Thank you so much for all the kind words about Anne," he tweeted Monday. "All of us in our family feel so lucky to have had her in our lives."...Read more...
(NEW YORK) -- Disney's latest film landed in first place during the four-day Memorial Day weekend.
Tomorrowland, starring George Clooney, earned an estimated 41.7 million dollars from Friday through Monday to debut in the top spot.
The previous box office champ, Pitch Perfect 2, slipped to second place, collecting 38.5 million during the same time frame.
(NEW YORK) -- Netflix has released a trailer for A Very Murray Christmas, its upcoming Christmas special starring Bill Murray set to debut in December.
The 24-second trailer, which is clearly a nod to his role in Lost in Translation, features a signature shrug from the actor while he dons a pair of headband antlers and gazes glumly out...Read more...
(NEW YORK) -- Blythe Danner doesn't go online. One reason? It would be tough for her to read criticisms of her daughter, Gwyneth Paltrow.
"I don't like to read stuff. I don't even know what they write," she told Vulture. "I'm told, but it's hurtful to see things written about your baby."
Danner added that she struggles...Read more...
(NEW YORK) -- In the wake of Josh Duggar admitting that he inappropriately touched minors several years ago as a teenager, TLC has pulled the show in which he's featured with his large family, 19 Kids and Counting.
In a statement to ABC News, the cable network said: "Effective immediately, TLC has pulled all episodes of 19 Kids and Counting currently...Read more...
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1937 - Carl Hubbell wins his 24th consecutive game (since July 17, 1936)
1963 - Jomo Kenyatta elected 1st Prime Minister of Kenya
1979 - Pope John Paul II ordains John J O'Connor as a bishop
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