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Police: Family Targeted in Restaurant Shooting

Posted/updated on: February 19, 2018 at 11:50 am

SAN ANTONIO (AP) – Police say a family waiting to be seated at a San Antonio steakhouse was targeted by a masked gunman who opened fire outside the restaurant. Police released a preliminary report Monday that says a child and four adults were struck by gunfire Sunday night while sitting on a bench outside a Texas Roadhouse. The report says the suspect fired multiple rounds from a handgun before fleeing. San Antonio Police Chief William McManus says the 6-year-old boy was shot in the leg and is expected to survive, but that two of his adult relatives are hospitalized with life-threatening injuries. Police say the suspect hasn’t been identified. Police say he remains at large and that the shooting doesn’t appear to be random. Police say the adult victims range in age from 22 to 50.


Postal Worker Found Fatally Shot in Mail Truck in Dallas

Posted/updated on: February 19, 2018 at 11:49 am

DALLAS (AP) – Dallas police say a U.S. Postal Service worker has been found shot to death inside a mail truck along a busy highway. Police released a statement Monday saying the case is being investigated as a homicide. Police say officers found the worker’s body inside the government vehicle early Monday morning after responding to a reported shooting along Interstate 30 near downtown Dallas. The U.S. Postal Service operates two large complexes nearby. Investigators say no arrests have been made and that they’re still trying to determine a motive in the shooting. The victim’s name hasn’t been released. Dallas police and the U.S. Postal Inspection Service are investigating. Inspector Amanda McMurrey had no immediate information Monday about the victim or where the federal employee was traveling.


Trooper Shot and Wounded in Texas While Pursuing Suspect

Posted/updated on: February 19, 2018 at 11:15 am

SAN ANTONIO (AP) – Authorities say a Texas trooper has been shot and wounded while pursuing a suspect. The San Antonio Express-News reports the trooper pulled a man over Sunday afternoon in Guadalupe County. The Department of Public Safety says the man gave false information and a scuffle began as the trooper tried to arrest him. The suspect got back in his vehicle and fled west into San Antonio. DPS spokesman Trooper Deon Cockrell says a department helicopter spotted the suspect, and the trooper was able to track him back down and pursue him. At one point, the suspect drove onto a highway and started traveling in the wrong direction. The suspect eventually stopped his vehicle and got out. Cockrell says the man and the trooper exchanged gunfire and were both hit. Details about their conditions weren’t immediately released.


Oklahoma Lawmaker Delays Resolution Seeking Judge’s Removal

Posted/updated on: February 19, 2018 at 11:51 am

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) – An Oklahoma lawmaker says he’s decided to not push for a vote on a resolution to oust a judge who approved probation for a man who admitted raping a 13-year-old Texas girl at a church camp in southern Oklahoma. Republican Rep. Mike Ritze told The Oklahoman that he’s putting the resolution on hold so lawmakers can focus on the state budget and other issues. The resolution, which is not legally binding, would ask the Oklahoma Court on the Judiciary to begin proceedings to remove District Judge Wallace Coppedge. It says Coppedge neglected his duty in accepting a plea agreement with Benjamin Petty, who was sentenced to 15 years’ probation after pleading guilty to the 2016 attack at the camp in Davis. Coppedge has not commented on the case.


Dallas: State Fair Theme Is “Celebrating Texas Innovation”

Posted/updated on: February 19, 2018 at 11:55 am

DALLAS (AP) – Officials with the State Fair of Texas on Monday announced the theme for the event scheduled Sept. 28 through Oct. 21 at Fair Park in Dallas. Authorities say the annual state fair and exposition has been a breeding ground for Texas education and innovation over the past 132 years. Education remains a main focus of the State Fair’s nonprofit mission that also includes promoting agriculture and community involvement. Organizers will be launching a social media campaign to highlight significant Texans and Texas organizations involved in the state’s history and hopes for future accomplishments.



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Police: Family Targeted in Restaurant Shooting

Posted/updated on: February 19, 2018 at 11:50 am

SAN ANTONIO (AP) – Police say a family waiting to be seated at a San Antonio steakhouse was targeted by a masked gunman who opened fire outside the restaurant. Police released a preliminary report Monday that says a child and four adults were struck by gunfire Sunday night while sitting on a bench outside a Texas Roadhouse. The report says the suspect fired multiple rounds from a handgun before fleeing. San Antonio Police Chief William McManus says the 6-year-old boy was shot in the leg and is expected to survive, but that two of his adult relatives are hospitalized with life-threatening injuries. Police say the suspect hasn’t been identified. Police say he remains at large and that the shooting doesn’t appear to be random. Police say the adult victims range in age from 22 to 50.


Postal Worker Found Fatally Shot in Mail Truck in Dallas

Posted/updated on: February 19, 2018 at 11:49 am

DALLAS (AP) – Dallas police say a U.S. Postal Service worker has been found shot to death inside a mail truck along a busy highway. Police released a statement Monday saying the case is being investigated as a homicide. Police say officers found the worker’s body inside the government vehicle early Monday morning after responding to a reported shooting along Interstate 30 near downtown Dallas. The U.S. Postal Service operates two large complexes nearby. Investigators say no arrests have been made and that they’re still trying to determine a motive in the shooting. The victim’s name hasn’t been released. Dallas police and the U.S. Postal Inspection Service are investigating. Inspector Amanda McMurrey had no immediate information Monday about the victim or where the federal employee was traveling.


Trooper Shot and Wounded in Texas While Pursuing Suspect

Posted/updated on: February 19, 2018 at 11:15 am

SAN ANTONIO (AP) – Authorities say a Texas trooper has been shot and wounded while pursuing a suspect. The San Antonio Express-News reports the trooper pulled a man over Sunday afternoon in Guadalupe County. The Department of Public Safety says the man gave false information and a scuffle began as the trooper tried to arrest him. The suspect got back in his vehicle and fled west into San Antonio. DPS spokesman Trooper Deon Cockrell says a department helicopter spotted the suspect, and the trooper was able to track him back down and pursue him. At one point, the suspect drove onto a highway and started traveling in the wrong direction. The suspect eventually stopped his vehicle and got out. Cockrell says the man and the trooper exchanged gunfire and were both hit. Details about their conditions weren’t immediately released.


Oklahoma Lawmaker Delays Resolution Seeking Judge’s Removal

Posted/updated on: February 19, 2018 at 11:51 am

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) – An Oklahoma lawmaker says he’s decided to not push for a vote on a resolution to oust a judge who approved probation for a man who admitted raping a 13-year-old Texas girl at a church camp in southern Oklahoma. Republican Rep. Mike Ritze told The Oklahoman that he’s putting the resolution on hold so lawmakers can focus on the state budget and other issues. The resolution, which is not legally binding, would ask the Oklahoma Court on the Judiciary to begin proceedings to remove District Judge Wallace Coppedge. It says Coppedge neglected his duty in accepting a plea agreement with Benjamin Petty, who was sentenced to 15 years’ probation after pleading guilty to the 2016 attack at the camp in Davis. Coppedge has not commented on the case.


Dallas: State Fair Theme Is “Celebrating Texas Innovation”

Posted/updated on: February 19, 2018 at 11:55 am

DALLAS (AP) – Officials with the State Fair of Texas on Monday announced the theme for the event scheduled Sept. 28 through Oct. 21 at Fair Park in Dallas. Authorities say the annual state fair and exposition has been a breeding ground for Texas education and innovation over the past 132 years. Education remains a main focus of the State Fair’s nonprofit mission that also includes promoting agriculture and community involvement. Organizers will be launching a social media campaign to highlight significant Texans and Texas organizations involved in the state’s history and hopes for future accomplishments.



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