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CCPD to use unmarked vehicles for traffic enforcement Video included

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Corpus Christi police have a new way to catch drivers breaking the law and it's drawing controversy. CCPD plans on using unmarked police vehicles for traffic enforcement. That means those vehicles will basically look like others on the road.

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City hears proposal for homeless work program Video included

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City officials proposed a new way to help Corpus Christi's homeless community this week, the creation of a homeless work program.

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Local transgender soldier wonders how military ban will impact LGBT rights Video included

An active duty member of the Army joined as he was making the transition from male to female, and wonders how President Trump's transgender military ban will impact him. An active duty member of the Army joined as he was making the transition from male to female, and wonders how President Trump's transgender military ban will impact him.
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The 21-year-old believes barring thousands of active duty transgender soldiers from serving would weaken the military.

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Cars damaged by tar from street repair project Video included

Drivers say tar flew onto their cars and clogged their wheels when they were driving through a street repair project. Drivers say tar flew onto their cars and clogged their wheels when they were driving through a street repair project.
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Drivers say excessive amounts of tar and gravel hit their cars, causing driving hazards and damages. 

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Local man victim of 'mistaken identity' and it's affecting his daily life Video included

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A case of mistaken identity is affecting one local man's life, work, and family and it's been going on for the last ten years.  Robert Velasquez is a husband, father of two with one more on the way and works as a youth pastor at a local church. But if you run a background check on him, that report will say much different. Robert's been accused of being another Robert Velasquez in Texas who's had run-ins with the law. 

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3 local men in federal custody for online solicitation of a minor

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Three South Texas men have been taken into federal custody for three separate, but very similar crimes. All are accused of online solicitation of a minor for sexual purposes, according to a news release from the Department of Justice. Federal criminal complaints were filed Wednesday against Spencer Salcedo, 41, and Jesse Hernandez, 52, both of Corpus Christi, and Darrell Freeze, 54, of Pettus. The complaints allege the men were communicating with a person they believed was the mothe... More>>

Laredo Sector Border Patrol agents rescue 12 illegal aliens from a tractor-trailer

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Laredo Sector Border Patrol agents may have prevented another scenario of illegal aliens dying int he back of a tractor-trailer by discovering them during a routine checkpoint stop.

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CCPD trying to locate missing man

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The Corpus Christi Police Department needs the community's help in finding a missing person.  Roberto Esparza was last seen on July 22 on the 900 block of Lum Avenue. Officers say he was heading to a birthday party on the 4500 block of Yolanda Drive and never arrived. Officers added he has been upset lately and is known to take walks by the water in the area of Ocean Drive and Airline Road. Mr. Esparza is 5 feet 3 inches tall, weighs about 140 pounds, has green eyes and is bal... More>>

CCPD searching for driver who hit construction worker

A hit and run driver struck a construction worker on the Crosstown Expressway Thursday morning. A hit and run driver struck a construction worker on the Crosstown Expressway Thursday morning.
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Police are looking for a driver who hit a construction worker Thursday morning and fled the scene.       Police say at 5:40am, the driver of the pickup truck hit the construction worker on southbound Crosstown near the Holly ramp.  Witnesses told police the truck was dark green or black. The worker was rushed to the hospital with a possible broken leg. Once the driver is found, they could be charged with causing an accident involving death or injury. If convicted... More>>

Burn Pits 360 & Amnesty International look at effects of open air burn pits

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Burn Pits 360 and Amnesty International are co-hosting a Congressional Briefing on the effects of open air burn pits and the effects they have on service members' exposure to them.

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Explore the city's history with Corpus Christi Tours

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Enjoy Corpus Christi Tours offering historically emphasized tours of the waterfront, downtown and back to the USS Lexington.

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DQ 'Miracle Treat Day' helps Driscoll Children's Hospital save lives Video included

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A sweet treat. A good cause. Thursday is Dairy Queen's annual Miracle Treat Day. This mean $1 of every Blizzard sold will go directly to Children's Miracle Network (CMN) Hospitals. All money raised locally will go straight to Driscoll Children's Hospital.  "The Dairy Queen Miracle Treat Day has become one of the most popular days of the year for all the participating area Dairy Queens that support Driscoll Children's Hospital," said Richard Harris, Children's Miracle ...

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Trump announces $10 billion Foxconn plant in Wisconsin

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WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump said Wednesday that electronics giant Foxconn will build a $10 billion factory in Wisconsin that's expected to initially create 3,000 jobs, the largest economic development project in state history.    The announcement comes at a critical juncture for a Trump administration that pledged to generate manufacturing jobs but has struggled to deliver results as quickly as the president promised. Trump's plans for health care and tax cuts ... More>>

US Customs & Border Patrol seize $5.6 million in Crystal Meth

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Border Patrol agents make $5.6 million crystal meth bust.

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Trump's transgender troops ban divides veterans in Congress

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WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump's decision to ban transgender service in the armed forces drove a wedge through military veterans in Congress, with one camp standing squarely behind the commander in chief and the other decrying his order as an ugly attack on dedicated troops.    Sen. Tammy Duckworth, D-Ill., a former Army helicopter pilot who lost her legs and partial use of her right arm during the Iraq war, called Trump's announcement discriminatory.   ... More>>

CTE found in 99% of studied brains from deceased NFL players Video included

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A recent study of former NFL players' brains reveals a shocking 99% showing evidence of Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) which is caused by repeated head trauma, usually associated with playing football.

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New procedure could eliminate need for reading glasses Video included

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If you're over 40, you’ve probably noticed it’s not quite as easy to read the tiny lettering on food labels and menus as it once was. The solution to this age-related farsightedness is reading glasses. But now, a new device has been approved that promises a new way to fix the problem. This new procedure is called the Raindrop Near Vision Inlay Millions of Americans use reading glasses everyday, but a new procedure could eliminate the need for some people.  ...

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Police: Bieber accidentally hits photog with pickup truck

Justin Bieber stands with a photographer after Bieber hit him with his truck. Justin Bieber stands with a photographer after Bieber hit him with his truck.
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LOS ANGELES (AP) - Justin Bieber left a photographer with minor injuries after police in California say the singer accidentally hit the man with his pickup truck.    Beverly Hills police Sgt. Matthew Stout tells The Associated Press the 57-year-old photographer was hospitalized following the Wednesday night incident.    Video posted by ABC News shows Bieber getting into a large pickup truck with a crowd of photographers around him. As he pulls away, one of them s... More>>

Court date for former teacher facing improper relationship, child sex charges

Brian Sellers is charged with six counts of improper relationships between student and educator. Brian Sellers is charged with six counts of improper relationships between student and educator.
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A former local teacher who admitted to having sex with a student will appear in court Thursday. Brian Sellers, a former Collegiate High School teacher, will appear before a judge this afternoon for a status hearing on his case.  Sellers is charged with six counts of having improper relationships between educator and student and four child sex charges.  It was back in January when Sellers admitted to the allegations. During an arraignment hearing in April, Sellers changed ... More>>

Mt. Carmel estate sale to begin Thursday Video included

Mount Carmel Home Assisted Living Facility will close its doors on July 31st. Mount Carmel Home Assisted Living Facility will close its doors on July 31st.
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After 63 years in Corpus Christi, Mt. Carmel Assisted Living Facility is closing their doors.  The Carmelite Sisters announced the closing last month, saying the home could not keep up with the competition of for-profit assisted living facilities in the area. Thursday, the Carmelite Sisters will hold an estate sale in order to settle some debts. The sale will include commercial kitchen equipment, furniture, decor, office and housekeeping supplies, washing machines, dryers and ...

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Another Hot Weekend Video included

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Any shower activity today will be a fraction from yesterday as we dry out and heat up for the weekend. The weekend heat will be something, with high temperatures hovering near 100.  Take it easy in the afternoon sun. Early next week  we should get a break as the temperatures will get back to seasonal averages. Tropical shower will be available then. Today: Mostly sunny and warmer. High 96. Friday: Sunny and hot. High 97. Saturday: Sunny and hot. High 97. Sunday: Sunny an... More>>

Businesses, cities cashing in on total solar eclipse crowds

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A Tennessee company is taking advantage of excitement about the total eclipse next month by churning out special safety glasses that allow wearers to look directly at the sun during the eclipse.

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State fair to open without rides after deadly malfunction

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - The Ohio State Fair will be open Thursday, a day after one person was killed and seven others were injured when an "aggressive thrill" ride broke apart.    But officials say the rides won't be running until they're all determined to be safe.   Dramatic video captured by a bystander Wednesday evening shows the Fire Ball ride swinging and spinning when it crashes into something and part of the ride flies off. Screams are heard as passenge... More>>

GOP eyes narrow bill to advance goal on "Obamacare" repeal

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WASHINGTON (AP) - They couldn't pass a repeal of "Obamacare," or find the votes for a White House-backed replacement. So now Senate Republicans are lowering their sights and trying to unite behind a so-called "skinny repeal" that would merely undo just a few of the most unpopular elements of Barack Obama's law.    The "skinny bill" is an admittedly lowest-common-denominator approach, and it may not even have the votes to pass, either. But as Re... More>>

Texas inmate facing execution lacked legal help

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Texas death row inmate TaiChin Preyor is set for lethal injection Thursday but some say he should be spared from being executed so his appeals can be reviewed more fairly.

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Texas case of local Zika transmission reported

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Texas health officials believe the first local case of the Zika virus transmitted within the state has been reported in Hidalgo County.

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Salty Aggies Fishing Tournament offers family-friendly fun Video included

The 6th Annual Salty Aggies Fishing Tournament happens Saturday. The 6th Annual Salty Aggies Fishing Tournament happens Saturday.
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A big fishing tournament is giving the term "gig 'em" a whole new meaning and if you'd like, you can be a part of it. Event Organizers, like Justin McComb says it's a great time for the entire family. "Our categories are Red Fish, Trout, Flounder and then a stringer of all three of them," McComb said. McComb says, despite having to hook your catch, the 6th Annual Salty Aggie Fishing Tournament benefits potential Aggie students. "All the money goes to kids g... More>>

Sizzling temperatures Video included

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Not much change in our hot mainly dry weather pattern over the next several days due to a large area of upper level high pressure and the sinking air associated with it. In the tropics there is a tropical wave in the central Atlantic that has a low chance of development over the next 5 days. 

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Facebook ads "creep" into new apps

Facebook's messenger apps are slowly being included in its advertising platforms. Photo: Facebook Facebook's messenger apps are slowly being included in its advertising platforms. Photo: Facebook
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Scrolling through an ad-free Instagram is now a distant memory, much like the once ad-free Facebook itself. Soon, users of its Messenger app will begin to see advertisements, too - and WhatsApp may not be too far behind.

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Tillerson says rumors of resignation greatly exagerated

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WASHINGTON (AP) - Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is knocking down a flurry of speculation that he is unhappy in his job and may soon quit.

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Harte Institute researchers appear in Discovery Channel's Shark Week Video included

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Shark researchers with the Harte Research Institute made their fourth appearance in Shark Week. The episode called "The Lost Cage" aired Wednesday night. They watched the episode live at Brewster Street Ice House. Researchers spent a week floating in the Gulf of Mexico hundreds of miles off shore near an artificial reef and studied the migratory habits of sharks. Sharks apparently love the reefs and come back to feed. They even had a shark cage attached to their floating ... More>>

Tejano musicians pay tribute to "El Indio" Video included

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Wednesday night, Tejano musicians paid tribute to a well-known musician and band leader with a special concert.

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Young drivers are in the fast lane at South Texas Speedway Video included

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Racing heats up every other Saturday at the South Texas Speedway. Fans love the fast paced action and a couple of guys who are wooing the crowd are teenagers. Caleb Hudgeons is 17 and is a senior at Tuloso midway I started racing when I was 5 years old, in the go karts, now I'm in the Limited Modified," said Hudgeons. Then there is Ryan Carlucci, who races pure stocks, he's not even old enough to get a driver's license. "I'm 15, I'll be 16 in 4 day," said Carlucci....

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Danaher voted in as president elect of THSCA Video included

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Calallen head football coach Phil Danaher was voted in today as president elect of the Texas High School Coaches Association. The vote took place at coaching school in Houston. What this means is, he will assist current president Eddie Joseph of Katy High School and then take over as president next year. Danaher of course is the winningest coach in Texas high school football history with 432 wins and counting.  More>>

Local reaction to Trump's ban on transgender service members Video included

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That decision to ban transgender from the military is not sitting well locally. Members of the transgender community say they are very disappointed. They believe they've made a lot of progress but this is a huge step back.  The Defense Department had approved a policy that would allow transgender individuals to serve the military in June of last year. But today that all changed. We met up with the Vice President of the Corpus Christi LGBT Kitana Sanchez. Sanchez is tra...

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Local car wash hit by multiple thefts Video included

Coin vaults like these were the target of recent thefts, according to a local car wash owner. Coin vaults like these were the target of recent thefts, according to a local car wash owner.
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A local car wash owner said he has more to worry about than day-to-day business operations, he's also had recent problems with thieves who've been repeatedly targeting his business.

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Javs Brandon Jones named to College Football America first team

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KINGSVILLE - Texas A&M University-Kingsville defensive lineman Brandon Jones has been named to the College Football America 2017 Yearbook Division II Starting Lineup - CFA's version of an All-America team - as announced Wednesday. The reigning Lone Star Conference Defensive Player of the Year, Defensive Lineman of the Year and All-LSC first team selection is one of just two LSC players to appear on the preseason list. Jones, a junior from Houston, returns after setting the pace d... More>>

KRIS TV to telecast all five Cowboys preseason games

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Once again, KRIS 6 TV is your home for Dallas Cowboys preseason football. Keep it tuned here for all five games to be  broadcast live. 8-3-17 Hall of Fame Game  Cowboys vs. Cardinals 7pm 8-12-17 Cowboys at L.A. Rams 7pm pregame 8pm kickoff 8-19-17 Indianapolis at Cowboys 5pm pregame 6pm kickoff 8-26-17 Oakland at Cowboys 6pm pregame 7pm kickoff 8-31-17 Cowboys at Houston 6pm pregame 7pm kickoff   More>>

TAMUK research center working to develop universal anti-venom Video included

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Unless you are involved in venom research or happen to pass by it, most people in South Texas are probably unaware that Texas A&M University-Kingsville has a  building full of snakes on campus. Globally, snake bites affect the lives of more than 4.5 million people every year. Conservative estimates suggest that at least 100,000 people die from snake bites, and another 250,000 are permanently disabled. “There are lots of venoms in the world, but, in reality, there...

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Senate OKs texting while driving ban pre-empting local rules

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 (AP) - The Texas Senate has approved a beefed-up texting while driving ban that pre-empts existing ordinances against distracted driving in 45 cities statewide. 

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Britain to ban sale of new diesel and gasoline cars by 2040

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(AP) - Britain's government says it will ban the sale of new cars and vans using diesel and gasoline starting in 2040 as authorities move to tackle air pollution. 

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Sheriff's deputy suspended after police dog dies in hot car

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AUBURN, Ind. (AP) - An Indiana sheriff's deputy has been suspended following the death of a police dog that he left for hours inside a hot patrol car.    The DeKalb County Sheriff's Department says Deputy Courtney Fuller is suspended without pay for 30 days. The department says an investigation determined Fuller didn't commit a crime but that he violated employee standards of conduct.    Sheriff Don Lauer says Fuller left Mojo in his patrol car outside his home a... More>>

CCISD Police Chief opposes bathroom bill in Austin

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The highly controversial "bathroom bill" targeting transgender people, passed the state Senate on Tuesday over opposition from police and major corporations. Corpus Christi Independent School District Police Chief, Kirby Warnke, was among other law enforcement officials who opposed the bill. 

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Scalise discharged from hospital, beginning rehabilitation Video included

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WASHINGTON (AP) - House Majority Whip Steve Scalise - who was critically wounded in a shooting at a baseball practice last month - has been discharged from a Washington hospital.    MedStar Washington Hospital Center says the six-term Louisiana Republican was released from the hospital on Tuesday and is beginning "intensive inpatient rehabilitation."    It isn't identifying the facility.    The hospital says in a statement that Scalise was in... More>>

DNA Lab Keeps City's Water Safe

The Coastal Bend Bays Foundation will discuss water treatment and bacteria issues at Monday's event. The Coastal Bend Bays Foundation will discuss water treatment and bacteria issues at Monday's event.
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The City of Corpus Christi is inviting residents out to see how the city's utility department uses DNA testing to keep our water safe.  Friday, July 28, at 10 a.m., at the O.N. Stevens Water Treatment Plant at 13101 Leopard Street, the public is invited to see the steps taken by the city to test water DNA and to understand the results.   Testing is part of the the department's water treatment process and corpus Christi is home to the nation's first municipal government DNA...

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NCAA rule ending two-a-days forcing teams to adjust

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The two-a-day football practices that coaches once used to toughen up their teams and cram for the start of the season are going the way of tear-away jerseys and the wishbone formation. 

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Late night crash leaves one dead near George West Video included

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Texas Department of Public Safety is investigating a crash that left one man dead near George West just before midnight on Tuesday.  Joaquin Orellana Rivera, 46, from El Salvador, was standing on the side of the road between two disabled vehicles that he was attempting to tow, when a pick-up truck, headed south on I-37 struck one of the towed vehicles, killing Rivera. He was pronounced dead at the scene.  Investigators say that Rivera's vehicle was disabled from a prior ac... More>>

San Antonio officer hurt, suspect killed in early-morning gunfight

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SAN ANTONIO (AP) - Authorities say a police officer is in serious condition after a fatal gunfight outside an apartment complex in San Antonio.    San Antonio Police Chief William McManus says officers responded early Wednesday to a disturbance call at the complex where investigators believed a home invasion may have occurred.    McManus says one officer confronted three suspects in a car and began struggling with the driver. He says a back-seat passenger got out... More>>

Pet of the Week: Felix Video included

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Lots of Coastal Bend residents can picture themselves enjoying a morning run along the beach with their dog by their side. It's a picture that our Pet of the Week could easily inhabit!

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Trump to bar transgender individuals from armed forces Video included

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WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump says he will bar transgender individuals from serving "in any capacity" in the U.S. armed forces.   After consultation with my Generals and military experts, please be advised that the United States Government will not accept or allow...... — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 26, 2017   Trump said on Twitter Wednesday that after consulting with "Generals and military experts," that the government...

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Interactive movie party to celebrate 27 anniversary of ADA Video included

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In 2010, around 1 in 5 people in the United States were living with some sort of disability, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. This counts for around 19% of the population.  The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), which became law in 1990, prohibits the discrimination against those living with a disability in all areas of public life including jobs, schools and transportation.  Wednesday, a local non-profit that helps those living with disabilities locally will hold ... More>>

Attention Runners: Summer block Party tonight Video included

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Fleet Feet Sports Corpus Christi is holding their 4th Annual Summer Block Party tonight at 6:30 for all runners and active people alike. The fun run is open to everyone and will be on a 3-4 mile course. Any pace is welcome as well as strollers and dogs on a leash! This Summer Block Party will also have giveaways such as a Fleet Feet Sports t-shirt, discounts and free entries to a few of the runs coming up in the fall.  Hoka Shoes will also be at the Block Party early to let an...

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Texas officers save little girl's birthday Video included

Officers came together to give a little girl back money that was stolen from her. Officers came together to give a little girl back money that was stolen from her.
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(KFDX/NBC News) Several police officers in Wichita Falls, Texas rushed to help a little girl after her savings was stolen just one day before her eighth birthday. Cynthia Caldwell and her youngest daughter, Mia, were out of town when their house was burglarized and the thief made off with the $61 Mia recently saved. Mia's older sister was home at the time. "So about 2:30 in the morning, she heard rustling in my drawers and she walks out of her room and catches somebody in my r... More>>

Mission 911 gets a makeover Video included

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"The goal is to beautify this space and beautify this home for the residents here, and in doing that, it restores their own dignity and the beauty that's inside each and every one of them," Baetz said.

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Texas Senate again OKs 'bathroom bill' over police criticism Video included

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AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - A Texas version of a North Carolina-style "bathroom bill" targeting transgender people again passed the state Senate on Tuesday over opposition from police and major corporations, but still faces an uncertain path to becoming law.    It is the second time this year Texas has lurched toward putting restrictions on which bathrooms transgender people can use, but the same deep GOP divisions that sank the first try remain.    If anythin...

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A Couple of Showers Video included

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Not everybody will see showers today but there will be some out there. Maybe you're the lucky one. Tropical moisture and weak winds will allow for a few sea breeze showers during afternoon heating.The heat index will zoom up to 110 today. Take it easy in the afternoon heat. The weekend is looking POSH, plain old sunny and hot.  Today: Mostly sunny and a few afternoons shower. High 95. Thursday: Sunny and hot. High 06. Friday: Sunny and very hot. High 97. Saturday: Sunny and v... More>>

At least 3 drown trying to cross Rio Grande; 7 rescued

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EL PASO, Texas (AP) - The bodies of at least three people were recovered Tuesday after they drowned while trying to cross the Rio Grande from Mexico, federal and El Paso officials said.    The El Paso Fire Department water rescue team recovered the bodies of a teenage boy and girl and an adult woman on Tuesday, department spokesman Carlos Briano said.    All three were Guatemalan nationals, the Guatemalan Foreign Ministry said. Ministry spokesman Tekandi Paniagua... More>>

Watch local experts on Discovery Channel's 'Shark Week' Video included

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Shark week kicked off with a simulated swim between an Olympian and a great white but here locally the Island University is doing something a little more traditional, like going out and researching real sharks. You can watch it all on the Discovery Channel where local experts like Marine Biology Professor, Doctor Greg Stunz and students like Kesley Gibson go out into the Gulf to collect data. "The episode was about us floating on an artificial reef, so we lived immersed in the ... More>>

'Wonder Woman 2' sets December 2019 release date

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LOS ANGELES (AP) - "Wonder Woman 2" is set to storm theaters on Dec. 13, 2019.  Warner Bros. announced the date late Tuesday. "Wonder Woman" star Gal Gadot is set to reprise her role as Diana of Themyscira. But a director has yet to be set. Patty Jenkins is still in negotiations for the job.

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The Latest: Deported 19-year-old Guatemalan among the dead

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SAN ANTONIO (AP) - Guatemalan diplomat Cristy Andrino says that among the 10 people who died after being found in the back of a tractor-trailer outside a Texas Walmart was a 19-year-old Guatemalan who had been deported and was on his way back to Maryland to rejoin his family.

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Kendrick Lamar is leader of MTV VMAs with 8 nominations

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NEW YORK (AP) - Kendrick Lamar's "Humble" is giving the rapper reason to brag: He is the leader of the MTV Video Music Awards with eight nominations. Lamar and his No.1 hit song are nominated for video of the year, artist of the year, best hip-hop video and other prizes. Katy Perry and The Weeknd are behind Lamar with five nominations, while Bruno Mars is up for four Moonmen.

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Authorities warn virtual kidnapping scams are on the rise

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LOS ANGELES (AP) - Authorities are warning about a rise in virtual kidnappings - where con artists falsely claim to be holding victims' relatives for ransom. Los Angeles police and federal officials warned Tuesday that dozens of people have fallen prey to the scam in recent years and have paid out more than $100,000.

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Justice Dept. rules intensify crackdown on sanctuary cities

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WASHINGTON (AP) - The Justice Department escalated its promised crackdown on so-called sanctuary cities Tuesday, saying it will no longer award coveted grant money to cities unless they give federal immigration authorities access to jails and provide advance notice when someone in the country illegally is about to be released. Under old rules, cities seeking grant money needed only to show they were not preventing local law enforcement from communicating with federal authorities abou... More>>

Austin police officer sues Ford Motor Company for carbon monoxide poisoning Video included

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(NBC) - A Texas police officer who realized something was wrong with him, later finds out carbon monoxide was seeping into his patrol car. The dashcam video of the moment he asks for help. Sergeant Zachary LaHood of the Austin police department can be heard on dash cam audio asking another officer to check his vehicle. Lahood says he doesn't have the sense of smell, so he wasn't aware that fumes were slowly poisoning him.

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Alaska man says boat attacked by orca whale

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SITKA, Alaska (AP) - An Alaska man says his boat was attacked by an orca during a fishing excursion with his 14-year-old son and two other people. Victor Littlefield of Sitka says the killer whale repeatedly rammed the boat, yanked the anchor line and slapped the bow with its tail.

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City council votes to demolish home, despite woman's plea Video included

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A West Side house is set to be demolished, despite one woman's efforts to keep it standing. The city says it's a health and safety issue, but that woman says the house is a family possession she doesn't want to lose.

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Cyber staff: Wisconsin company offers to microchip employees

Three Square Market will become the first U.S. company to provide implanted microchip technology to their employees. (Photo: Three Square Market) Three Square Market will become the first U.S. company to provide implanted microchip technology to their employees. (Photo: Three Square Market)
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A Wisconsin company is offering to microchip its employees, enabling them to open doors, log onto their computers and purchase break room snacks with a simple swipe of the hand. Three Square Market, also known as 32M, said more than 50 employees are voluntarily getting implants Aug. 1 at what the company is calling a "chip party" at its River Falls headquarters.

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CC Council votes to reinstate judge Young Min Burkett

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The Corpus Christi City Council has voted in favor of municipal court judge Young Min Burkett's to return to the bench. That vote happened just after 6:00 pm Tuesday evening, but it was not unanimous.

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Blazing hot summer temperatures continue through the weekend

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We had some inland showers and thunderstorms across the Coastal Bend today, mainly along the afternoon seabreeze with daytime heating helping fuel the storms.  Though, many along the coastline stayed dry with the exception of a few sprinkles as the airport officially picked up a trace of rainfall.  Upper level high pressure will continue to back off to the west and this will result in less wind across the area as we head to the end of the week.  Consequently, high ... More>>

Local veterans group to bring concerns about burn pits before Congress Video included

Local veterans and their families are traveling to Washington D.C. this week to brief Congress on the health impacts of open air burn pits. Local veterans and their families are traveling to Washington D.C. this week to brief Congress on the health impacts of open air burn pits.
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The organization Burn Pits 360 will brief Congress on the issues veterans exposed to burn pits are facing and the need for specialized health care.  

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House votes overwhelmingly to slap additional sanctions on Russia

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WASHINGTON (AP) - House votes overwhelmingly to slap additional sanctions on Russia, curb Trump's authority to waive the penalties. (Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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Business and residents dealing with graffiti problems Video included

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Residents near the Santa Fe and Texan Trail area woke up to graffiti in their neighborhood "It's not just us that was targeted, it's the entire street that was targeted," said Terry Dodson building manager. All of the utility boxes on Texan Trail between Santa Fe and Alameda have graffiti on them. "Seems to be relatively the same type of writing the same color. I don't know why they would do that," said Dodson.  Residents say just last week contractors had... More>>

DPS releases Texas gang threat assessment report

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement arrest a gang member. (Photo: ICE) U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement arrest a gang member. (Photo: ICE)
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AUSTIN – The Texas Department of Public Safety released the Texas Gang Threat Assessment Tuesday afternoon, which was developed to provide a broad overview and update of gang activity in Texas. “This report provides an overview of gangs operating in Texas, which gives law enforcement important information to help protect our communities from these violent organizations,” said DPS Director Steven McCraw,

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Portland PD expects to pay $30,000 a year to cover new DPS crime lab fees Video included

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From low level drug arrests to high profile murders, crime scene technicians investigate them all and here in Texas, all the evidence they gather is sent to the Department of Public Safety crime lab for analysis. Beginning September 1st, 2017 police departments across the state will have to pay to get that evidence analyzed. 

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Police: Ex-Cowboys wr Whitehead misidentified in heist

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OXNARD, Calif. (AP) - Former Dallas Cowboys receiver Lucky Whitehead's identity was falsely used in a shoplifting arrest, police in his home state of Virginia said Tuesday.      Prince William County police said they were confident the man charged in a case involving $40 worth of stolen food and drink from a convenience store in June wasn't Whitehead. The Cowboys released him Monday after reports that he was arrested and subsequently cited for missing a court hearing. &... More>>

A/C technicians warn homeowners about the dangers of ants Video included

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Air condition technicians are warning homeowners about the danger ants can pose to air condition units this summer. A/C experts with ABC Home & Commercial Services say they see this problem more and more in the Coastal Bend.

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City Council concerned our homeless problem hasn't improved Video included

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Homelessness is an issue that communities across the nation deal with. According to the United States Interagency Council on Homelessness, as much as 4.2% of the entire population of Texas was considered homeless in 2016. 

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AEP Texas breaks ground on new Service Center Video included

A rendering of a new AEP Texas building that is expected to be completed in September 2018. (Courtesy: AEP TEXAS) A rendering of a new AEP Texas building that is expected to be completed in September 2018. (Courtesy: AEP TEXAS)
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AEP Texas has broken ground on a new state-of-the-art service center according to company officials. The new building will be built just past Saratoga and the Crosstown Expressway, near the Guardian Funeral Home.

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With Pence breaking tie, Senate votes to begin debating healthcare bill Video included

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(AP) - With Pence breaking tie, Senate votes to begin debating Republican bill scuttling Obama health law in win for Trump, GOP.  

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Local weight loss company pulls supplements nationwide Video included

La Bri's Body Health Atomic and Xplode capsules are being recalled nationwide. (Courtesy FDA) La Bri's Body Health Atomic and Xplode capsules are being recalled nationwide. (Courtesy FDA)
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A local weight loss supplement company is voluntarily recalling drug supplements on a nationwide consumer level. EZ Weight Loss TX which is located in the 3300 block of South Padre Island Drive, is asking its customers to immediately stop using it's La Bri's Body Health Atomic and Xplode capsules. The United States Food & Drug Administration says consumers should stop using these products immediately.

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Agent: All charges against Lucky Whitehead dropped Video included

Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Lucky Whitehead (13) stands with fellow receivers during practice at the NFL football team's training camp in Oxnard, Calif., Monday, July 24, 2017. Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Lucky Whitehead (13) stands with fellow receivers during practice at the NFL football team's training camp in Oxnard, Calif., Monday, July 24, 2017.
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Charges against former Cowboys wide receiver Lucky Whitehead have been dropped after police say they had the wrong man. Agent Dave Rich told NBC Sports that officers have rescinded the warrant for Whitehead and suspect someone in his hometown gave authorities Whitehead's information when arrested for shoplifting.  Details are still unclear, but Whitehead has suffered the consequences after being released from the team Monday. "They cost this guy his job," Rich told N...

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Bill introduced to rename Border Patrol checkpoint after fallen agent Video included

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Lawmakers representing Texas in the U.S. Congress have introduced a bill to rename the Sarita Border Patrol checkpoint in remembrance of a fallen U.S. Border Patrol Agent who was killed in the line of duty in 2014.  

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Steak 'n Shake, Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory coming to La Palmera

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La Palmera Mall will soon be home to two popular establishments. Steak 'n Shake and Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory will soon be serving delicious offerings to shoppers.  Steak 'n Shake, famous for their made-to-order Steakburgers, will join the La Palmera Cafe's food court serving hand-dipped shakes and other fan favorites. Construction is set to begin soon. No opening date has been set at this time. Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory will offer an extensive menu of premium ch... More>>

'Bidi Bidi Baby' photo shows tiny Selena impersonator

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Corpus Christi residents are no strangers to Selena impersonators, but one in particular capturing the hearts of fans worldwide.  Suzette Quintanilla, Selena's sister, shared a photo of a newborn dressed as Selena to her Facebook page recently. The post has over 12,000 likes and almost a thousand shares. Suzette Quintanilla Official page Sofi Guerra Photography originally shared the photo of the baby with the bedazzled Selena-esque hat, microphone and white rose.  S... More>>

BBB: Plan now for the unexpected later Video included

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No one wants to think about their family being impacted by a natural disaster. For residents of the Coastal Bend, however, it is wise to at least consider it.

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CCPD: Community, police must work together to decrease homelessness Video included

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Homelessness is an issue that communities across the nation deal with. According to the United States Interagency Council on Homelessness, as much as 4.2% of the entire population of Texas was considered homeless in 2016. The Corpus Christi Police Department calls this a community problem, not just a policing issue, in a presentation that will be given to council members Tuesday.  CCPD Chief Mike Markle will give the presentation to update city leaders on the issue of homelessn...

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Trump tweets, McCain return set stage for health bill vote

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WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump urged Republicans to "step up to the plate" for Tuesday's crucial Senate vote on their bill eviscerating much of the Obama health care law. The stage was set for high drama, with Sen. John McCain returning to the Capitol to cast his first vote since being diagnosed with brain cancer.    No stranger to heroic episodes, the Navy pilot who persevered through five years of captivity during the Vietnam War announced through his ... More>>

Multiple agencies respond to large brush fire Video included

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Five agencies are on the scene of a large brush fire near Bishop. The fire is burning off of CR 85 and FM 70. Annaville, Bishop, Agua Dulce, Kingsville and Navy crews are all out battling the flames. Limited information is known at this time but we have been told that the fire began in a structure and spread to a nearby field. We will post updates here to kristv.com as soon as they come in. 

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New Texas law will allow open carry of knives, swords Video included

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A new law on knives in Texas means long knives like swords, daggers and even machetes soon will be legal to carry in public. Double-edged knives and blades longer than 5 ½ inches also will be allowed starting Sept. 1st. “For business, I think it will expand on what I am able to sell. There are knives that have been made that are over 5 inches for a long time, they just don’t sell a whole lot because you have to use them either like camping, hunting or something li... More>>

Trump asks about firing Sessions, calls his position 'weak'

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WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump has spoken with advisers about firing Attorney General Jeff Sessions, officials say, and launched a fresh Twitter tirade Tuesday against the man who was the first U.S. senator to endorse his candidacy.    Attorney General Jeff Sessions has taken a VERY weak position on Hillary Clinton crimes (where are E-mails & DNC server) & Intel leakers! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 25, 2017 "Attorney General J... More>>

Burkett faces final vote for reinstatement Video included

Municipal Court Judge Young Min Burkett. Municipal Court Judge Young Min Burkett.
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Municipal Court Judge Young Min Burkett hopes to know more about returning to the bench after she was put on unpaid leave when it was discovered she was not an American citizen. A final vote on whether to reinstate Burkett will be held at Tuesday's city council meeting.  In May, Burkett was given 90-days to become a citizen, which she recently did. A first vote was held last week on whether or not to give Burkett her position back. Council members Lucy Rubio and Carolyn Vaughn...

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House rejects effort to move money around to fund VA program

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WASHINGTON (AP) - The House has rejected a plan to allow the Department of Veterans Affairs to shift $2 billion from other programs to cover a sudden budget shortfall in its Choice program of private-sector care following opposition from veterans' groups.    The vote was 219-186 Monday on a bill to provide a six-month funding fix, falling short of the two-thirds majority needed to pass. House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi joined other members of her party in voicing object... More>>

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  • 6 Investigates Follow-Up: VA to allow more nursing home options for veterans

    6 Investigates Follow-Up: VA to allow more nursing home options for veterans

    Wednesday, July 19 2017 6:24 PM EDT2017-07-19 22:24:55 GMT
    The VA has reopened its contract process to allow for more nursing home options in Corpus Christi. That comes after a KRIS 6 Investigation exposed the neglectful conditions at some local nursing homes under contract with the VA. (KRIS 6 News)The VA has reopened its contract process to allow for more nursing home options in Corpus Christi. That comes after a KRIS 6 Investigation exposed the neglectful conditions at some local nursing homes under contract with the VA. (KRIS 6 News)

    Veterans could soon have more local nursing home options following a KRIS 6 investigation that exposed neglectful conditions at some facilities under contract with the U.S Department of Veterans Affairs. The investigation also uncovered the fact that veterans in the Corpus Christi area only have two choices for nursing homes, and both are poorly rated by a federal agency. On Friday, the VA officially re-opened its nursing home contract process in Nueces County. That process now inc...

    Veterans could soon have more local nursing home options following a KRIS 6 investigation that exposed neglectful conditions at some facilities under contract with the U.S Department of Veterans Affairs. The investigation also uncovered the fact that veterans in the Corpus Christi area only have two choices for nursing homes, and both are poorly rated by a federal agency. On Friday, the VA officially re-opened its nursing home contract process in Nueces County. That process now inc...

  • 6 Investigates: Port A developer says city 'turning blind eye' to fire code

    6 Investigates: Port A developer says city 'turning blind eye' to fire code

    Monday, July 3 2017 5:25 PM EDT2017-07-03 21:25:11 GMT
    Several new subdivisions don't have adequate fire access, per code (KRIS 6 News)Several new subdivisions don't have adequate fire access, per code (KRIS 6 News)

    The city limits line for Port Aransas used to be evident by the welcome sign along State Highway 361. Now – all one has to look for is an army of earth movers making room for another high-end beachfront community. It’s one of several dozen new subdivisions recently built or under construction. But that rapid development has led to inconsistencies with enforcement of fire code regulations, said developer Julie Shodrok. 6 Investigates found several new subdivisions that d...

    The city limits line for Port Aransas used to be evident by the welcome sign along State Highway 361. Now – all one has to look for is an army of earth movers making room for another high-end beachfront community. It’s one of several dozen new subdivisions recently built or under construction. But that rapid development has led to inconsistencies with enforcement of fire code regulations, said developer Julie Shodrok. 6 Investigates found several new subdivisions that d...

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  • Young drivers are in the fast lane at South Texas Speedway

    Young drivers are in the fast lane at South Texas Speedway

    Wednesday, July 26 2017 10:12 PM EDT2017-07-27 02:12:47 GMT

    Racing heats up every other Saturday at the South Texas Speedway. Fans love the fast paced action and a couple of guys who are wooing the crowd are teenagers. Caleb Hudgeons is 17 and is a senior at Tuloso midway I started racing when I was 5 years old, in the go karts, now I'm in the Limited Modified," said Hudgeons. Then there is Ryan Carlucci, who races pure stocks, he's not even old enough to get a driver's license. "I'm 15, I'll be 16 in 4 day," said Carlucci....

    Racing heats up every other Saturday at the South Texas Speedway. Fans love the fast paced action and a couple of guys who are wooing the crowd are teenagers. Caleb Hudgeons is 17 and is a senior at Tuloso midway I started racing when I was 5 years old, in the go karts, now I'm in the Limited Modified," said Hudgeons. Then there is Ryan Carlucci, who races pure stocks, he's not even old enough to get a driver's license. "I'm 15, I'll be 16 in 4 day," said Carlucci....

  • Danaher voted in as president elect of THSCA

    Danaher voted in as president elect of THSCA

    Wednesday, July 26 2017 9:55 PM EDT2017-07-27 01:55:25 GMT
    Calallen head football coach Phil Danaher was voted in today as president elect of the Texas High School Coaches Association. The vote took place at coaching school in Houston. What this means is, he will assist current president Eddie Joseph of Katy High School and then take over as president next year. Danaher of course is the winningest coach in Texas high school football history with 432 wins and counting. 
    Calallen head football coach Phil Danaher was voted in today as president elect of the Texas High School Coaches Association. The vote took place at coaching school in Houston. What this means is, he will assist current president Eddie Joseph of Katy High School and then take over as president next year. Danaher of course is the winningest coach in Texas high school football history with 432 wins and counting. 
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