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Trash still causing trouble in the Barcelona Estates subdivision

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It's been several weeks, and there is still no relief for homeowners who have been complaining about a pile of "junk" in their neighbor's front yard.

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Tip A Cop to raise funds for Special Olympics Texas

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Local police officers will exchange handcuffs for aprons today, all to support the Special Olympics Texas (SOTX). Officers with the Corpus Christi Police Department and Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR) members will serve tables at Texas Roadhouse and collect tips to be donated to SOTX. The Tip A Cop fundraising event helps fund training and programming for more than 2,000 children and adults with intellectual disabilities in the South Texas area. All tips collected today by law enfo...

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Damp Weather Ahead

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After today, it looks like a damp weekend. A weather system moves in from the west and keeps us in the cloudy damp weather pattern. By Saturday night, a second front will trigger some heavier showers. All this system clears out by Monday. Today: Sunny and cool. High 68. Thursday: sunny early, increasing clouds late in the day. High 70. Friday: Cloudy with light rain all day. Much cooler.  High 60 Saturday: Cloudy with light rain. Chilly. High 62. 

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US officials stop vessel carrying cocaine off Panama coast

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CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) - U.S. officials intercepted a semi-submersible vessel carrying more than 3,800 pounds (1,700 kilograms) of cocaine last month after pursuing it in international waters off the coast of Panama.    Customs and Border Protection says the U.S. Coast Guard stopped the vessel Nov. 13. The three crew members were arrested.    Officials say such semi-submersible vessels are designed to navigate low in the water to avoid detection.   Offic... More>>

CCPD: Woman causes chain reaction accident, arrested for DWI

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A woman accused of driving while drunk overnight caused a chain reaction accident, according to officers. Just before 2:30 a.m., witnesses told officers they saw a white Tahoe weaving in and out of traffic on Interstate 37 near the Rand Morgan exit. The driver of that Tahoe struck an empty car that was on the side of the road, which ended up being pushed into traffic. Another truck hit the car that was pushed into the road, according to officers with the Corpus Christi Police De... More>>

Six Points RTA station shut down until further notice

A fire caused heavy damage to the 6 Points RTA Transfer Station. A fire caused heavy damage to the 6 Points RTA Transfer Station.
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The Six Points RTA Transfer Station has been shut down until further notice due to an overnight fire. The station had been out-of-service due to road construction, but now RTA officials say there are safety concerns due to damage from the fire, so the station has been completely shut down. Officials with the Corpus Christi RTA say that the fire started in a portable toilet that was on the site. The ceiling and speaker system were heavily damaged. The portable toilet was destroyed. ... More>>

Studies: Warming made Harvey's deluge 3 times more likely

PHOTO: National Guard members rescue animals from floods during the Hurricane Harvey storm, Photo Date: 9/1/2017 PHOTO: National Guard members rescue animals from floods during the Hurricane Harvey storm, Photo Date: 9/1/2017
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NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Global warming's fingerprints were all over the record rainfall from Hurricane Harvey this year, confirming what scientists suspected, according to new research.    While scientists say man-made climate change didn't trigger Harvey, new studies calculate that a warmer, wetter world made it at least three times more likely that the stalled storm over Houston would flood the fourth most populous U.S. city. Researchers also said global warming often goosed a... More>>

County Commissioners to discuss resolution opposing 'sanctuary cities' law

A full courtroom for the August 9 discussion on Senate Bill 4. A full courtroom for the August 9 discussion on Senate Bill 4.
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The Nueces County Commissioners Court will discuss and consider adopting a resolution in opposition to Senate Bill 4 at their meeting today. Senate Bill 4 is known as the sanctuary cities law, and SB4 will give law enforcement the authority to question the immigration status of anyone they detain or arrest (for any reason).  It was back in early August when a resolution to officially oppose the bill was scheduled to be voted on by the Nueces County Commissioners, but that did...

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Pet of the Week: Ladybug

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Our Pet of the Week comes to us from Corpus Christi Animal Care Services and we're told she loves to cuddle!

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Rock Hall 2018 class: Nina Simone, Bon Jovi, the Moody Blues

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By MESFIN FEKADU AP Music Writer    NEW YORK (AP) - Iconic singer Nina Simone and New Jersey rockers Bon Jovi lead the 2018 class of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees, which includes four first-time nominees.    The Cars, as well as first-time contenders Dire Straits, The Moody Blues and Sister Rosetta Tharpe, also are part of the 2018 class announced Wednesday. They will be inducted on April 14, in Cleveland, Ohio.    The six inductees were chosen f... More>>

Democrat Jones wins stunning red-state Alabama Senate upset

PHOTO: Doug Jones, American lawyer and politician; he served as a United States Attorney for the Northern District of Alabama., Photo Date: October 3, 2017 PHOTO: Doug Jones, American lawyer and politician; he served as a United States Attorney for the Northern District of Alabama., Photo Date: October 3, 2017
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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - In a stunning victory aided by scandal, Democrat Doug Jones won Alabama's special Senate election, beating back history, an embattled Republican opponent and President Donald Trump, who urgently endorsed GOP rebel Roy Moore despite a litany of sexual misconduct allegations.    It was the first Democratic Senate victory in a quarter-century in Alabama, one of the reddest of red states, and proved anew that party loyalty is anything but certain in the ... More>>

Give Christmas spirit to a child during Season of Hope

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The Christmas season is the perfect time to help those less fortunate in our community  The Season of Hope is a partnership with KRIS Communications along with the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve, and Ezekiel Diamond Co. for this year's Toys for Tots program. The U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program has been collecting toys for low-income families since 1947, and each year, Toys for Tots makes a difference in the lives of children of all ages. ...

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KDF-TV will broadcast Islanders-St. Mary's game Friday night

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CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – Texas A&M-Corpus Christi and KRIS Communications have agreed to carry six additional Islanders basketball games in the Corpus Christi area this season.   The six games will be carried live on KDF in the Corpus Christi market, with longtime voice of the Islanders, Steven King, on the call along with Alan Harwell.   The first broadcast on KDF will come on December 15 as the Islanders host St. Mary's at the Dugan Wellness Center. The ...

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Barge Dock Anglers Unhappy with Council Proposal to Close Parking Lot

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On just about any night the Barge Dock across from the American Bank Center is a popular fishing spot.

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One more mostly sunny day

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Nearby surface high pressure will provide one more day of beautiful seasonal weather before upper level low pressure to our southwest pumps Pacific moisture our way. This will result in more clouds and eventually a little rain by Friday and over the weekend. 

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$191M Powerball prize claimed by unnamed Louisiana family

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BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A $191 million Powerball jackpot has been claimed in Louisiana, with the state lottery describing the award as the largest single prize ever won in its 26-year history.      The Louisiana Lottery Corp. says Lafayette attorney Jean Breaux Jr. arrived at the lottery's headquarters Tuesday to claim the Oct. 25 prize on behalf of three members of a family who didn't publicly release their names.      The winners released a statement th... More>>

Homeland Security chief lauds Texas 'sanctuary cities' ban

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(AP) - New U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen is decrying "sanctuary cities" in a state that recently approved strict laws banning them. President Donald Trump's former deputy White House chief of staff, Nielsen was confirmed by the Senate last week. She's visiting Austin, where county sheriff Sally Hernandez once promised not to comply with some "d...

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Sean Spicer book coming out next summer

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NEW YORK (AP) - Sean Spicer, the former White House press secretary, has a book deal. But don't expect him to criticize his former boss, President Donald Trump. Spicer's target will be some of the media outlets he once sparred with.      Regnery Publishing, a leading conservative press, announced Tuesday that Spicer's book will come out next summer. Its working title is "The Briefing."      Spicer quit as press secretary in July, just six months... More>>

House and Senate tax bills treat disaster victims unequally

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(AP)-If the House Republican tax bill became law, victims of hurricanes in Texas and Florida who've yet to account for all their losses could deduct them on their 2018 taxes. Not so for victims of the California wildfires.     

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Border Patrol responds to immigrant deaths due to cold weather

Border Patrol agents rescued dozens of illegal immigrants showing signs of hypothermia during the recent snow fall. Border Patrol agents rescued dozens of illegal immigrants showing signs of hypothermia during the recent snow fall.
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Four immigrants illegally crossing into the United States died from exposure to last week's cold. 

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Local man thankful to walk away from freak accident

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A Corpus Christi man is thankful after walking away from a freak accident that was all caught on surveillance video. Justin Benavides was driving on the Crosstown access during last week’s rainy weather, when his truck began to skid on the wet road. When Benavides’ truck slid into a car at the Saratoga intersection, he got out to check for damage. As he was looking at the car he had just hit, another truck slammed into it, and Benavides, tossing him into the air. &...

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Embattled Judge Guy Williams stays out of race

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An embattled judge who was indicted for road rage is staying out of politics.  148th District Court Judge Guy Williams missed yesterday's deadline to keep his judgeship.

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Local newspaper calls on Congressman Farenthold to resign

Rep. Blake Farenthold's hometown newspaper is calling on the Congressman to resign after he admitted that he used $84,000 in taxpayer money to settle a sexual harassment lawsuit. Rep. Blake Farenthold's hometown newspaper is calling on the Congressman to resign after he admitted that he used $84,000 in taxpayer money to settle a sexual harassment lawsuit.
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The Caller Times editorial board writes that resignation would be the "forthright, conservative thing" for Rep. Farenthold to do. 

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City working to repair weather-weary roads

The Infrastructure Commission would be made up of nine Corpus Christi residents. The Infrastructure Commission would be made up of nine Corpus Christi residents.
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An increased report of potholes have been keeping city crews busy all over Corpus Christi today. The recent South Texas snow was unquestionably magical, but it added to a problem for our streets, amplifying pothole and street damage problems. “With rain and snow, all of that gets accumulated in those potholes and it does tend to make the gravel loose and larger,” said  City of Corpus Christi public information officer Michelle Villarreal Leschper. Potholes are...

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Diocese of Corpus Christi announces concert cancellation

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The Diocese of Corpus Christi announced today that the upcoming “A Cathedral Christmas” concert of the Cathedral Concert Series has been canceled. The Diocese says that Lee Gwozdz, a Diocese employee and conductor for the concert series, was placed on administrative leave in early December, because of a personal matter. A joint statement from the Diocese and the Cathedral Concert Series said that the cancellation is due to an insufficient number of performers, and severa...

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Worlds youngest illusionist to come to Selena Auditorium

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Straight from “America’s Got Talent,” the world’s youngest professional illusionist is coming to the American Bank Center Selena Auditorium. After being seen on television in more than 130 countries, 12-year-old Kadan Bart Rockett and his 10-year-old sister, Brooklyn will be performing in Corpus Christi February 18 at 7:30 p.m. Ticket pre-sale begins tomorrow and all proceeds will go toward the Corpus Christi Education Foundation. Ticket can be purchased at ... More>>

Man outside Houston gun range killed when rifle discharges

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(AP) - Harris County authorities say a 36-year-old man walking toward a building that houses a suburban Houston gun range has been shot and killed after a rifle being worked on inside the building discharged. Sheriff's spokesman Thomas Gilliland says the bullet from the hunting rifle went through a wall and struck the man who had just got out of his car. A medical helicopter took the man to a Houston hospital where he died later T...

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A&M-Corpus Christi graduate meets service dog, discovers passion for teaching

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CORPUS CHRISTI – Almost four years ago, Taylor Dearman met Skittles, a medical alert service dog. A meeting, she says, that “changed her life.” “At my last university, I started experiencing anxiety, severe depression and seizures,” shared Dearman. “It was so bad that I had to quit school and take a year off. I ended up moving to Georgia, and that is where I met Skittles.” Since then, Skittles, a small black and white dog with large &...

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Sessions: terror attacks show immigration a security issue

Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced in a conference and official press release that he would recuse himself from any probe into Russian interference in the U.S. election. Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced in a conference and official press release that he would recuse himself from any probe into Russian interference in the U.S. election.
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(AP) - A botched suicide mission on the New York City subway system showed in the "starkest terms" that the failures of the U.S. immigration system are a national security issue, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions said Tuesday during a stop in Baltimore with the new Homeland Security chief.      Speaking at a news conference at the U.S. Attorney's office in Baltimore, Sessions said two terrorist in...

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Lane closures at Staples St and Morgan Ave to begin Friday

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Corpus Christi’s Traffic Engineering office is advising residents of scheduled lane closures at Staples Street and Morgan Avenue this week. According to the city, westbound Morgan Street at Santa Fe Street will be closed, and eastbound Morgan Street at Staples Street will be reduced to one lane beginning at 9 a.m. on Friday. The city says access to local driveways will be maintained throughout the duration of the project, and the closures will open immediately after the work i... More>>

US officials stop vessel carrying cocaine off Panama coast

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CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) - U.S. officials intercepted a semi-submersible vessel carrying more than 3,800 pounds of cocaine last month after pursuing it in international waters off the coast of Panama.      

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BBB: Parents targeted by scammers over season's hot toy

Fingerlings are among the hottest toys of the Christmas Season. Fingerlings are among the hottest toys of the Christmas Season.
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When stores run out of those must-have toys, it opens the door for con-artists to sell counterfeit versions, or take money for orders they never intend to fill.

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Dallas-area school district cancels classes due to flu

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SUNNYVALE, Texas (AP) - A Dallas-area school district has canceled classes to try to prevent further cases of the flu as more and more students were absent because of illness.    Sunnyvale Independent School District Sunnyvale Independent School District officials announced Monday that Tuesday and Wednesday classes were canceled. The district has about 1,820 students and includes an elementary, middle school and high school, all located on the same site.    ... More>>

Prosecutors say suspect taunted Trump before subway bombing

PHOTO: Explosion at New York Port Authority; Suspect Akayed Ullah in Custody PHOTO: Explosion at New York Port Authority; Suspect Akayed Ullah in Custody
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NEW YORK (AP) - A Bangladeshi immigrant arrested in a New York subway bombing blamed President Donald Trump for the botched suicide mission that he said he carried out for the Islamic State group, authorities said as they brought federal charges against him Tuesday.    Akayed Ullah posted a statement on his Facebook account on his way to the Monday morning attack stating: "Trump you failed to protect your nation," the criminal complaint said. He also told law enfo... More>>

Officer honored for adopting baby from opioid addicted mom

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By RUSSELL CONTRERAS Associated Press    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - A police officer who persuaded a pregnant woman he found using heroin to let him adopt her unborn child has been honored by the city of Albuquerque.    Officer Ryan Holets and his wife were praised Monday for adopting a baby girl they named Hope after the addicted mom agreed to let the couple raise her baby.    Police say Holets found the homeless woman and a man using heroin near a conve... More>>

Sean Spicer book coming out next summer

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NEW YORK (AP) - Sean Spicer, the former White House press secretary, has a book deal. But don't expect him to criticize his former boss, President Donald Trump. Spicer's target will be some of the media outlets he once sparred with.    Regnery Publishing, a leading conservative press, announced Tuesday that Spicer's book will come out next summer. Its working title is "The Briefing."    Spicer quit as press secretary in July, just six months into Trump'... More>>

West Oso ISD tours all-girls academy being considered for Corpus Christi

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On Monday, the West Oso ISD Superintendent, two school board members, and other community leaders toured the Young Women's Leadership Academy in San Antonio. It's an all-girls school that includes grade levels 6 through 12. A similar school is being considered for Corpus Christi through the West Oso ISD. KRIS 6 News Anchor Jennifer Lira was part of the tour , to find out what the all-girls academy could mean for young ladies in Corpus Christi.

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NFL Network suspends analysts over sexual misconduct suit

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NEW YORK (AP) - Hall of Fame player Marshall Faulk and two other NFL Network analysts have been suspended after a former employee alleged sexual misconduct in a lawsuit.    NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy on Tuesday identified the three as Faulk, Ike Taylor and Heath Evans. He says they have been "suspended from their duties at NFL Network pending an investigation into these allegations."    According to court documents first reported by Bloomberg, former ... More>>

Trump says accusations of sexual misconduct 'fabricated'

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WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump, pushing back against women accusing him of sexual misconduct, insisted Tuesday he's the target of "false accusations and fabricated stories of women who I don't know and/or have never met."    Trump lashed out on Twitter a day after three women who previously accused him of sexual harassment shared their stories on NBC's "Megyn Kelly Today." Trump says Democrats "have been unable to show any collusion with ... More>>

Supporters stand by bullied boy, question mother's motives

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"Just out of curiosity, why do they bully? Why do you find joy in taking innocent people and finding a way to be mean to 'em?"  Those words from a boy named Keaton Jones went viral after his mother posted the video to social media.  Within days, the video was viewed more than 20 million times and Keaton gained support from what seemed like the entire internet, including numerous celebrities. Hi @Lakyn_Jones, could you pass this message along to Keaton? ? p...

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'Man Flu' may actually be a real thing, researcher says

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A recent study shows that the so-called "Man Flu" may be real. The Oxford dictionary defines it as "a cold or similar minor ailment as experienced by a man who is regarded as exaggerating the severity of the symptoms." One Canadian scientist, who was "tired of being accused of overreacting," wanted to see if men were just wimpy or if they actually do get sicker than women. The study revealed evidence that suggests men do have weaker immune systems ...

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Turbulent Senate race now in hands of Alabama voters

STILL UNTITLED: Alabama Election - Roy Moore (R) Doug Jones (D) STILL UNTITLED: Alabama Election - Roy Moore (R) Doug Jones (D)
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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - Depending on who is making the case, Alabama's special Senate election Tuesday is about either continuing the "Trump miracle" in Washington or allowing "decency" to prevail back home.    At the center is Roy Moore - "Judge Moore," to his supporters. The 70-year-old Republican was twice ousted as state Supreme Court chief justice after flouting federal law, and now he's attempting a political resurrection amid accusations... More>>

Staying on the Cool Side

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A series a cool fronts will keep things on the chilly side of the weather with only slight  chances of any precipitation. Today's front will give us a cool, north wind.A second front on Thursday will set us up for drizzle. and a third front on Sunday will give us some light rain. Today: Sunny, breezy and cool. High 68. Wednesday: Sunny, breezy and cool/ high 66. Thursday: Partly cloudy, Cool front late int he day. Slight chance of drizzle. High 72. 

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Ultrafast fiber connection service launches in Corpus Christi

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Fiber internet connection gives customers internet speeds fast enough to download a 90-minute HD video in about 30 seconds.  Today, Corpus Christi residents will gain access to the ultrafast connection. AT&T gigabit fiber will launch today in Corpus Christi. With a 1 gigabit connection, users will be able to download 25 songs in one second, according to the company.  State Representative Todd Hunter will help launch the product at 10 a.m. At his office on 555 N. Caran... More>>

Pricey Houston neighborhood prohibits elaborate photo shoots

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HOUSTON (AP) - Avynn Ramos stood by her mother's car on Parkway Drive in Broadacres, the disappointment written all over her face. She'd been up since 6:15 a.m. Saturday getting false eyelashes applied and her hair and makeup done for the quinceañera photos she hoped would be taken on a sun-dappled esplanade.    But when her mother, Carliss Ramos, and photographer, Oscar Herrera, saw signs the Broadacres Homeowners Association recently posted prohibiting photos, they... More>>

TRAFFIC: Staples Street exit ramp on SPID to close

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The Staples Street exit ramp on west bound South Padre Island Drive will be closed from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Today.  The Texas Department of Transportation says the temporary closure is necessary to allow crews to repair pavement that was damaged by last week's rain and snow on the road in front of La Palmera Mall. TxDOT is asking that motorists use alternate routes. Delays should be expected if traveling in this area between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m.  More>>

FBI says Houston teen tried to join ISIS, plan terror attack

Houston home where Kaan Sercan Damlarkaya was arrested on terrorism charges. Houston home where Kaan Sercan Damlarkaya was arrested on terrorism charges.
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A Houston teenager has been arrested after he allegedly made attempts to join ISIS, according to the FBI. 18-year-old was arrested Kaan Sercan Damlarkaya was arrested Friday at his home in Houston. FBI agents returned to his home Monday to gather evidence. The FBI released the criminal complaint Monday that states Damlarkaya was attempting to provide material support to the terrorist group. The FBI said the Houston native tried twice, and failed, to travel to Syria. His first attemp... More>>

RSV symptoms you can watch out for

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People of all ages can contract Respiratory Syncytial Virus, or RSV, a common virus that infects the lungs and is very contagious.  It can lead to serious health problems and can be deadly for babies born prematurely. Respiratory Syncytial (sin-SISH-uhl) Virus, is a common respiratory virus that usually causes mild, cold-like symptoms. Most people recover in a week or two, but RSV can be serious, especially for infants and older adults.  In fact, RSV is the most ...

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Don't mess with these Bobcats

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The Refugio Bobcats find themselves just one victory away from returning to AT&T Stadium in Arlington. They turned in their best effort of the year last Friday knocking off previously unbeaten Mason 38 to 14. Up next is a date with another unbeaten team, San Augustine Thursday night in Cypress. The Bobcats have overcome a lot of adversity this season and that makes them one of the toughest teams in the state. Check out what the players and head coach have to say about their tough ...

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Man suspected of killing 3 in Houston captured in Dallas

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DALLAS (AP) - Authorities say police in Dallas have captured a 35-year-old suspect in the fatal shooting of three people in a Houston home.      Jeffery Noble was booked late Sunday into the Dallas County jail and is being held on a charge of capital murder. Online jail records don't indicate whether he has an attorney.      The Harris County sheriff's office on Monday confirmed Noble's arrest but didn't offer details.      Investigators sa... More>>

Trump wants to send man back to moon, on to Mars

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WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump wants to send man back to the moon - and on to Mars.      Trump signed a policy directive Monday instructing the National Aeronautics and Space Administration to "refocus America's space program on human exploration and discovery."      The move, Trump said, "marks an important step in returning American astronauts to the moon for the first time since 1972 for long-time exploration." 

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Military fails to disclose criminal convictions to FBI

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DALLAS (AP) - A recent lapse by the U.S. Army to disclose a Texas veteran's criminal record to the FBI is the latest example of the military failing to document criminal convictions, according to a newspaper's review.      Former Army 1st Sgt. Gregory McQueen pleaded guilty two years ago to more than a dozen military charges for attempting to run a prostitution ring in Fort Hood. But the conviction didn't show up in a state background check when a foster-care agency hir... More>>

Local man calling for superintendent's resignation over school mascot

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A local man is calling for the resignation of Corpus Christi Independent School District superintendent, Dr. Roland Hernandez. Eddie Gassman is a former Hamlin Rebel and says he does not like the process used to change the school's Rebel mascot. CCISD made the decision to pull the Hamlin Rebel mascot in September. They decided to do this after only one written complaint was filed with the district, and that does not sit well with Gassman. “I think the majority...

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Texas State Aquarium treating 101 cold-stunned sea turtles

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Friday’s cold front brought both snow and sea turtles to the Texas State Aquarium. According to the aquarium, 101 green sea turtles were admitted to the Texas State Aquarium’s Wildlife Rescue and Recovery Center between Friday and Sunday after being found stranded due to cold-stunning, a hypothermic reaction that sea turtles can develop when exposed to cold water for a prolonged amount of time. 

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Coast Guard examines response to barge explosion

The Coast Guard and their Port partners discussed the response to October's barge explosion, including what went well and what could be improved. The Coast Guard and their Port partners discussed the response to October's barge explosion, including what went well and what could be improved.
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Members of the Coast Guard and their Port partners met to discuss what was done well and what could be improved in the response to October's barge explosion.

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Nine people running in Congressional District 27 race

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Nine people want to represent the constituents in Congressional District 27, but only one person will get the job.  The district makes up Aransas, Calhoun, Jackson, Lavaca, Matagorda, Nueces, Refugio, Victoria, and Wharton counties and some parts of Bastrop, Caldwell, Gonzales, and San Patricio counties. 

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Residents now living in The Cosmopolitan downtown

Twenty five residents have moved into The Cosmopolitan downtown and more are expected before the end of the year. Twenty five residents have moved into The Cosmopolitan downtown and more are expected before the end of the year.
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Twenty-five people have moved into the luxury apartment complex and all the units will be open to renters by early next year. 

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6 Investigates Follows-Up: Still waiting on FEMA

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FEMA told Dwyane Porter the check was in the mail, more than a month ago. The money is to help him bounce back from repairs to his Corpus Christi home and property. He's still waiting.  Here's the follow-up:

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CCPD asking for help to locate missing girl

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UPDATE 5:50 p.m.: Naomi Henderson has been located and returned to her family. 

Corpus Christi Police are asking for help in locating a local girl who was reported as a runaway on December 9. According to police, 12-year-old Naomi Henderson may be in danger. Police say she is new to the area and does not have any know acquaintances in the area. Naomi is described as 5-feet 7-inches tall, weighing approximately 170 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes. 

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Engine troubles lead to close call for ultralight pilot, passenger

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Two men flying in an ultralight had a close call this afternoon. The men were flying just off of Padre Island, near the Gulf Stream Condos when the aircraft's engine died shortly after takeoff.  The pilot and passenger were able to land safely in the gulf, but had to wait about 30 minutes for rescue crews to get to them.  Neither of the men were hurt, and lifeguards were there to help them pull their ultralight back to shore.

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Cold front arrives tomorrow

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Cirrus clouds in the upper levels of the atmosphere continue to feed in over South Texas from a disturbance out to the west.  There is no rain in those clouds and they are thin enough to still start with chilly morning temperatures and lots of afternoon sunshine in the afternoon. A weak cold front will move in early Tuesday morning.  Besides winds picking up to brisk levels, that’s about the only way you’ll notice the front is here.  No rain is expected and...

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Robstown Fire Chief arrested, charged with DWI

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The City of Robstown has confirmed that Robstown Fire Chief Ricardo Gonzalez was arrested for allegedly driving while intoxicated early Sunday morning.  City official say that Gonzalez was arrested near Upshaw Boulevard and Avenue D in Robstown at 1:59 a.m.on December 10. 

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Staples Street exit ramp to close

The Texas Department of Transportation says it will equip trucks with a sand-gravel mix that will be spread on several roadways. The Texas Department of Transportation says it will equip trucks with a sand-gravel mix that will be spread on several roadways.
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The Texas Department of Transportation plans to close the Staples Street exit ramp on South Padre Island Drive westbound from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 12. According to TxDOT, the temporary closure is necessary to allow crews to repair pavement that was damaged by last week’s rain and snow on the frontage road in front of La Palmera mall.  TxDOT is urging motorists to use alternate routes, expect delays, and follow all traffic control instructions More>>

'Fill the Trunk' event to benefit Meals on Wheels

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The City of Corpus Christi is inviting the public to attend ‘Fill the Trunk’, a fundraiser for the city’s Meals on Wheels program. The event is taking place Saturday, December 16, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Corpus Christi Subaru Dealership at 3615 S. Padre Island Drive.  The city is asking attendees to drop off lap blankets which will be handed out to seniors taking part in the program.  There will also be arts and crafts for kids... More>>

Local church gives needy family's home 'Extreme Christmas Makeover'

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A teenager from Corpus Christi may convince you that miracles exist. Ezequiel Cuestas, 16, from Corpus Christi, is battling leukemia. For years, he has prayed for a new family home. And thanks to volunteers and a local church community, Cuestas got his wish. 

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Hardknocks to host Educators Appreciation Party

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Hardknocks Sports Lounge and Grill will be hosting an Educators Appreciation Party this weekend to show their gratitude for Coastal Bend educators. The event, in coordination with No Child Goes Hungry, South Texas Catering and Bad Boyz Tailgaterz, will be held at Hardknocks at 5862 Everhart Road on Saturday, December16 from 2 to 6 p.m. and will offer free food and a cash bar. Hardknocks says they want to take time to celebrate Coastal Bend Educators and thank them for everything the... More>>

Gov. Abbott posthumously awards Texas Legislative Medal Of Honor

Gov. Abbot presents the Texas Legislative Medal of Honor to the great grandson of Master Sgt. Travis Watkins Gov. Abbot presents the Texas Legislative Medal of Honor to the great grandson of Master Sgt. Travis Watkins
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AUSTIN - Governor Greg Abbott today posthumously awarded the Texas Legislative Medal of Honor to Master Sergeant Travis Earl Watkins of the United States Army. "May we always remember Travis Watkins’ courage and heroism in the face of true evil," said Governor Abbott. "By posthumously presenting him with this honor, we will ensure that his legacy continues to endure and that future generations of Americans can find inspiration from his st...

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Corpus Christi Convention and Visitors Bureau gets new offices

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The Corpus Christi Convention and Visitors Bureau and the Visitor Information Center have changed their office locations. The CC CVB announced today they have moved to three houses in Heritage Park to accommodate administrative offices and the Visitor Information Center. 

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Solid Rock Church holds annual Christmas parade

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Solid Rock Church held it's annual Christmas parade and festival Sunday night. Church members and Santa Claus paraded through in the neighborhoods surrounding the church on Ayers Street.

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Louisiana man admits misusing Trump's Social Security number

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(AP) - A Louisiana private investigator pleaded guilty on Monday to misusing Donald Trump's Social Security number in repeated attempts to access the president's federal tax information before his election last year.      Jordan Hamlett, 32, faces a maximum sentence of five years in prison and a $250,000 fine following his guilty plea in federal court.      Authorities have said Ha...

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Eagles' Pederson confirms Wentz is out with torn left ACL

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(AP) - Eagles coach Doug Pederson has confirmed that star quarterback Carson Wentz has a torn left ACL and will miss rest of the season and playoffs.      Wentz, a favorite in the NFL MVP race, had an MRI on Monday that confirmed the severity of the injury. Wentz was hurt late in the third quarter at Los Angeles. Backup Nick Foles rallied the Eagles (11-2) to a win that secured the NFC East title and put them ...

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Official: Device explodes on NYC subway platform

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(NBC) New York officials confirm there has been an explosion at 42nd and 8th in Manhattan. The NYPD is responding to reports of an explosion of unknown origin at 42nd Street and 8th Ave, #Manhattan. The A, C and E line are being evacuated at this time. Info is preliminary, more when available. pic.twitter.com/7vpNT97iLC — NYPD NEWS (@NYPDnews) December 11, 2017 This is a breaking news story, updates will be posted to this story as they are received. SPECIAL RE...

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Wanted: CCPD issues warrant for Turtle Cove burglary suspect

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The Corpus Christi Police Departments asks residents to be on the lookout for a burglary suspect. An arrest warrant has been issued for Darron Mizes, 19. The CCPD believes Mizes is responsible for at least one burglary in the Turtle Cove neighborhood in Flour Bluff. Mizes is about 5'11", 165 pounds and has black hair and brown eyes.  The CCPD says Mizes may be living on the streets at this time.  If you have any information on the whereabouts of this wanted person, ... More>>

Soon you can watch the NFL free on your phone on Yahoo

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NEW YORK (AP) - Watching NFL football games on your phone used to be mainly limited to Verizon customers. Soon anyone will be able to watch football games on the go for free on Yahoo's app, now that Verizon owns Yahoo.    But people who want to watch football through online-TV services like Sling will have more problems. An NFL game on ESPN will still be blocked on the Sling app on a phone - and starting next season, on tablets, too. Verizon apps will have the exclusive rig... More>>

USS Lexington celebrates Christmas with kids from Driscoll Children's Hospital

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The USS Lexington is doing its part to make sure children enjoy some Christmas fun. Today, the Lexington hosted the 16th annual ‘Pilot for a Day’ Christmas party for children from Driscoll Children’s Hospital.

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New evacuations ordered as California wildfires whip across region

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(NBC News) A string of deadly wildfires continue to burn in Southern California.  The largest of the fires, the Thomas fire, has burned 230,000 acres and is only 10 percent contained.  Firefighters say the the dry, windy conditions are perfect for the fires.  "We're in December, the vegetation is as dry as it's ever been. We haven't had rain since what, last February, it's just so ready to go," says Santa Barbara County Fire Department Captain Dave Zani... More>>

Flour Bluff ISD Natatorium opens for community lap swimming

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The Flour Bluff ISD Natatorium is opening its doors for residents interested in daily lap swimming. The new state-of-the-art facility will be open, during the school year, Monday through Thursday from 6:15 p.m. until 7:45 p.m. During the summer and holiday months, the facility will be open Monday through Thursday, 11:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. "We are very excited to offer lap swimming to our community," James McMinn, Flour Bluff ISD Assistant Athletic Director, said. "... More>>

List of nominees for 75th Golden Globe Awards

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BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) - Nominees for the 75th annual Golden Globe Awards, announced Thursday in Beverly Hills, California, by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association:    MOTION PICTURES    -Picture, Drama: "Call Me By Your Name," ''Dunkirk," ''The Post," The Shape of Water" and "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri."    -Picture, Musical or Comedy: "The Disaster Artist," ''Get Out," ''The Great... More>>

Harvey damaged storage units catch fire

Storage units on the 2400 block of Highway 35 N. were heavily damaged by a fire overnight. Storage units on the 2400 block of Highway 35 N. were heavily damaged by a fire overnight.
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A storage unit that was heavily damaged by Hurricane Harvey caught fire overnight. Fire crews were called out to a storage unit on the 2400 block of Highway 35 N. in Rockport just after 3 a.m., according to fire officials. When crews arrived, about 15 units were consumed by flames. It took crews from Rockport, Ingleside, Lamar, and Fulton around 45 minutes to get the flames under control, according to officials. Officials say there was very little roofing on the building due to Hur...

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Area 6 Hurricane Harvey debris collection begins

Hurricane Harvey debris collection schedule. Hurricane Harvey debris collection schedule.
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Crews will begin picking up Hurricane Harvey debris in Area 6 today, Monday, Dec. 11.  Area 6 includes the space bounded by South Staples Street to South Padre Island Drive (S.P.I.D.) between Ayers Street and Kostoryz Road, and from South Padre Island Drive (S.P.I.D) to south of the Oso Creek to the City Limits, between Ayers Street and Weber Road. Area 6 residents must have debris set out by 7:00 a.m. Monday, Dec. 11 for pickup. For an interactive map of debris collection a...

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Mike Shaw Toyota, Wal-Mart donate turkeys to Harvey affected residents

Mike Shaw Toyota and Walmart teamed up over the Thanksgiving holiday for Turkeys For Troops giveaway. Mike Shaw Toyota and Walmart teamed up over the Thanksgiving holiday for Turkeys For Troops giveaway.
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During the week of Thanksgiving, Mike Shaw Toyota and Wal-Mart teamed up for the first ever Turkey for Troops giveaway. It was for all veterans and active military members. They gave away more than 2,100 turkeys.  Both are joining forces once again, this time to help residents affected by Hurricane Harvey.  Mike Shaw Toyota and Wal-Mart will be handing out free turkeys to residents at their Holiday Turkey for Harvey Recovery event today. Fourteen hundred turkeys will be...

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Final push for Moore and Jones in Alabama Senate race

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HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) - Alabama Democrats see Tuesday's special Senate election as a chance to renounce a history littered with politicians whose race-baiting, bombast and other baggage have long soiled the state's reputation beyond its borders.    Many Republicans see the vote as chance to ratify their conservative values and protect President Donald Trump's agenda ahead of the 2018 midterm elections.    At the center are Republican Roy Moore, a former jurist tw...

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Officials urge Santa Barbara residents to flee

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LOS ANGELES (AP) - Fire officials say the most destructive of the Southern California wildfires has burned more than 270 square miles and is only 15 percent contained.

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Dimension XLV

Painting by Tony Armadillo about the issues facing women Painting by Tony Armadillo about the issues facing women
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December is a busy month at the Art Center of Corpus Christi. Two new exhibits have just opened and some great family events are coming up between now and Christmas.

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Cowboys move to 7-6, still in playoff chase

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By TOM CANAVAN AP Sports Writer      EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) - The Dallas Cowboys needed a big win to stay in the playoff hunt and they got it with the big play in spoiling Steve Spagnuolo's debut as New York interim coach and the return of quarterback Eli Manning to the Giants' starting lineup.      Dak Prescott threw two of his three touchdown passes, including a go-ahead 20-yarder to Giants' nemesis Jason Witten, and linebacker Sean Lee set up a tou...

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Robstown Fire Chief released from Nueces County Jail

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Nueces County Jail staff report Ricardo Gonzalez, who is currently employed as the Fire Chief for the Robstown Fire Department, has been released from jail. Jail records state Gonzalez was booked into the jail Sunday morning and was charged with driving while intoxicated.

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Operation Save the Snow: One local woman working to save special snowman

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Our South Texas snow day may have come to an end, but one woman on the city's southside isn’t quite ready to let it go. Like many Coastal Bend residents, Linzy Adams was excited to see the first snow fall here in more than a decade, and took to social media to share photos and video of her snow day fun. However, now that temperatures have risen, Adams is on a quest to make sure her little corner of the winter wonderland doesn't melt away. Linzy Adams Adams says she...

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Lawmakers urge more funding, awareness to suicide prevention

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HONOLULU (AP) - Hawaii legislators are grappling with how to prevent suicides, the leading cause of fatal injuries in the state. The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reports one person dies every two days by suicide in Hawaii. 

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Trump talks tax cuts and budget on golf course with Graham

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WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) - President Donald Trump sought Sunday to gloss over the difficult work ahead for lawmakers laboring to finalize tax cut legislation he can sign by his self-imposed Christmas deadline.

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Pope urges nuclear disarmament, climate-change solutions

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VATICAN CITY (AP) - Pope Francis is calling for a world without nuclear arms and for effective measures to combat climate change. Addressing the faithful Sunday in St. Peter's Square, he stressed what he called "the strong link between human rights and nuclear disarmament."

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Texas man sentenced for illegally making guns sent to Mexico

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DALLAS (AP) - A North Texas man has been sentenced to 6½ years in federal prison for illegally making hundreds of firearms - some of which ended up in Mexico. Gary Busby was sentenced Friday during a federal court hearing in Dallas. 

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Bono tells paper he takes tax probe 'incredibly seriously'

PHOTO: Bono is an Irish singer-songwriter, musician, venture capitalist, businessman, and philanthropist. He is best known as the lead vocalist of rock band U2. Birthday 5/10 1960, Photo Date: 11/6/14 PHOTO: Bono is an Irish singer-songwriter, musician, venture capitalist, businessman, and philanthropist. He is best known as the lead vocalist of rock band U2. Birthday 5/10 1960, Photo Date: 11/6/14
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BERLIN (AP) - U2 frontman Bono says he takes the investigation into his business arrangements "incredibly seriously" and wants them to be transparent. Bono was named in the "Paradise Papers " leaks that detailed the offshore tax arrangements of numerous high-profile individuals.

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'Coco' tops box office again before 'Star Wars' hits

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LOS ANGELES (AP) - The animated family film "Coco" has topped the box office for a third time on a quiet, pre "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" weekend in theaters. Disney estimated Sunday that "Coco" added $18.3 million, which would brin...

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National Seashore: More than 200 cold-stunned sea turtles found in Texas

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The Padre Island National Seashore is continuing to ask beach goers to be on the lookout for cold-stunned sea turtles. Dr. Donna Shaver, the head of sea turtle science and recovery at PINS, says after asking for the public's help in reporting turtle sightings, 214 green sea turtles have been found in Texas, most of them on local beaches. Shaver says all but eight of the turtles were found alive, and the rescued turtles are reviving quickly and should be ready for release in a few da...

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Trump draws protests while honoring civil rights heroes

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JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - President Donald Trump has honored figures of civil rights movement, some famous, some not. But his tour of the new Mississippi Civil Rights Museum and adjacent Museum of Mississippi in Jackson drew protests Saturday.

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Officials: Patients at risk in Dallas psychiatric hospital

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(AP) - Federal officials have warned that patients at a psychiatric hospital in Dallas are in "immediate jeopardy" two years after Texas regulators first threatened to close the facility for severe safety problems.

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New evacuations as huge Southern California fire flares up

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LOS ANGELES (AP) - A flare-up on the western edge of Southern California's largest and most destructive wildfire sent residents fleeing Sunday, as wind-fanned flames churned through canyons and down hillsides toward coastal towns.

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Accusations of misconduct followed top gossip editor

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Dylan Howard, the top editor at National Enquirer publisher American Media Inc., who previously faced allegations of sexual misconduct at the gossip news giant, was also accused of harassing behavior at another employer, according to interviews and documents obtained by The Associated Press. 

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  • 6 Investigates Follows-Up: Still waiting on FEMA

    6 Investigates Follows-Up: Still waiting on FEMA

    Monday, December 11 2017 7:43 PM EST2017-12-12 00:43:27 GMT

    FEMA told Dwyane Porter the check was in the mail, more than a month ago. The money is to help him bounce back from repairs to his Corpus Christi home and property. He's still waiting.  Here's the follow-up:

    FEMA told Dwyane Porter the check was in the mail, more than a month ago. The money is to help him bounce back from repairs to his Corpus Christi home and property. He's still waiting.  Here's the follow-up:

  • 6 Investigates Follows-Up: CITGO arrests

    6 Investigates Follows-Up: CITGO arrests

    Thursday, December 7 2017 11:36 AM EST2017-12-07 16:36:53 GMT
    Alirio Zambrano and five other Citgo executives were arrested for suspected embezzlement.Alirio Zambrano and five other Citgo executives were arrested for suspected embezzlement.

    The arrest of six CITGO executives, including one from Corpus Christi, raises questions on the company's future. That's because the refinery is part of the U.S. arm of Venezuela's state-owned oil company. Now, as a new regime in Caracas struggles asserts its control over the Venezuelan economy, we asked an oil and gas expert whether the arrests cast uncertainty on CITGO's future. Here's what she said:

    The arrest of six CITGO executives, including one from Corpus Christi, raises questions on the company's future. That's because the refinery is part of the U.S. arm of Venezuela's state-owned oil company. Now, as a new regime in Caracas struggles asserts its control over the Venezuelan economy, we asked an oil and gas expert whether the arrests cast uncertainty on CITGO's future. Here's what she said:

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  • KDF-TV will broadcast Islanders-St. Mary's game Friday night

    KDF-TV will broadcast Islanders-St. Mary's game Friday night

    Tuesday, December 12 2017 10:56 PM EST2017-12-13 03:56:17 GMT

    CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – Texas A&M-Corpus Christi and KRIS Communications have agreed to carry six additional Islanders basketball games in the Corpus Christi area this season.   The six games will be carried live on KDF in the Corpus Christi market, with longtime voice of the Islanders, Steven King, on the call along with Alan Harwell.   The first broadcast on KDF will come on December 15 as the Islanders host St. Mary's at the Dugan Wellness Center. The ...

    CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – Texas A&M-Corpus Christi and KRIS Communications have agreed to carry six additional Islanders basketball games in the Corpus Christi area this season.   The six games will be carried live on KDF in the Corpus Christi market, with longtime voice of the Islanders, Steven King, on the call along with Alan Harwell.   The first broadcast on KDF will come on December 15 as the Islanders host St. Mary's at the Dugan Wellness Center. The ...

  • Don't mess with these Bobcats

    Don't mess with these Bobcats

    Monday, December 11 2017 9:24 PM EST2017-12-12 02:24:52 GMT

    The Refugio Bobcats find themselves just one victory away from returning to AT&T Stadium in Arlington. They turned in their best effort of the year last Friday knocking off previously unbeaten Mason 38 to 14. Up next is a date with another unbeaten team, San Augustine Thursday night in Cypress. The Bobcats have overcome a lot of adversity this season and that makes them one of the toughest teams in the state. Check out what the players and head coach have to say about their tough ...

    The Refugio Bobcats find themselves just one victory away from returning to AT&T Stadium in Arlington. They turned in their best effort of the year last Friday knocking off previously unbeaten Mason 38 to 14. Up next is a date with another unbeaten team, San Augustine Thursday night in Cypress. The Bobcats have overcome a lot of adversity this season and that makes them one of the toughest teams in the state. Check out what the players and head coach have to say about their tough ...

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