KRISTV.com http://www.kristv.com/ KRISTV.com State News State News en-us Copyright 2014, KRISTV.com. All Rights Reserved. Feed content is not avaialble for commercial use. () () Wed, 1 Oct 2014 06:10:21 GMT Synapse CMS 10 KRISTV.com http://www.kristv.com/ 144 25 First US Ebola Case Confirmed in Dallas http://www.kristv.com/news/first-us-ebola-case-confirmed-in-dallas/ http://www.kristv.com/news/first-us-ebola-case-confirmed-in-dallas/ State News Tue, 30 Sep 2014 4:05:25 PM First US Ebola Case Confirmed in Dallas

DALLAS (AP) - A patient at a Dallas hospital has tested positive for Ebola, the first case of the disease to be diagnosed in the United States, federal health officials announced Tuesday.

The patient was in isolation at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital, which had announced a day earlier that the person's symptoms and recent travel indicated a possible case of Ebola, the virus that has killed more than 3,000 people across West Africa and infected a handful of Americans who have traveled to that region.

The person, an adult who was not publicly identified, developed symptoms days after returning to Texas from Liberia and showed no symptoms on the plane, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

CDC Director Dr. Tom Frieden said the patient came to the U.S. to visit family and has been hospitalized since the weekend.

State health officials said no other cases are suspected in Texas.

Specimens from the patient were tested by a state lab and confirmed by a separate test by the Centers for Disease Control, said Carrie Williams, spokeswoman for the Texas Department of State Health Services.

Zachary Thompson, director of Dallas County Health & Human Services, said health officials in North Texas are well equipped to care for the patient.

"This is not Africa," he told Dallas station WFAA. "We have a great infrastructure to deal with an outbreak."

Twelve other people in the U.S. have been tested for Ebola since July 27, according to the CDC. All of those tests were negative.

Four American aid workers who became infected while volunteering in West Africa have been treated in special isolation facilities in hospitals in Atlanta and Nebraska, and a U.S. doctor exposed to the virus in Sierra Leone is under observation in a similar facility at the National Institutes of Health.

The U.S. has only four such isolation units, but the CDC has insisted that any hospital can safely care for someone with Ebola.

Ebola symptoms can include fever, muscle pain, vomiting and bleeding, and can appear as long as 21 days after exposure to the virus.

Health officials use two primary guidelines when deciding whether to test a person for the virus - whether that person has traveled to West Africa and whether he or she has been near friends or relatives or other people who have been exposed to the virus, said CDC spokesman Jason McDonald.

Since the summer months, U.S. health officials have been preparing for the possibility that an individual traveler could unknowingly arrive with the infection. Health authorities have advised hospitals on how to prevent the virus from spreading within their facilities.

People boarding planes in the outbreak zone are checked for fever, but that does not guarantee that an infected person won't get through. Ebola is not contagious until symptoms begin, and it takes close contact with bodily fluids to spread.

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Neergaard reported from Washington, D.C.

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New Air Monitor to be Installed for Eagle Ford Shale Area http://www.kristv.com/news/new-air-monitor-to-be-installed-for-eagle-ford-shale-area/ http://www.kristv.com/news/new-air-monitor-to-be-installed-for-eagle-ford-shale-area/ State News Tue, 30 Sep 2014 3:57:50 PM Associated Press New Air Monitor to be Installed for Eagle Ford Shale Area

SAN ANTONIO (AP) - The state's environmental quality commission said it plans to add a new air monitor in the Eagle Ford Shale to help measure pollution from oil and gas sites in South Texas.

The move comes after Bexar County Judge Nelson Wolff criticized the agency's attempts to curb air pollution in the shale region south and east of San Antonio, the San Antonio Express-News reported (http://bit.ly/1mMnhUH ). The new monitoring site will be in Karnes County, but a specific location has not yet been identified.

In a Sept. 2 letter to commission Chairman Bryan Shaw, Wolff noted no monitoring sites were close to the busy drilling activity in the shale region. He cited the newspaper's yearlong investigation that showed natural gas flares pumped out more pollution than all six oil refineries in Corpus Christi. The flares are supposed to burn off impurities in raw gas and convert it into carbon dioxide.

Wolff also said the Alamo Area Council of Governments was studying how air pollutants from Eagle Ford could drift into Bexar County and potentially increase ozone levels, triggering stricter EPA regulations.

The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality had said it had no plans to install more monitors in Eagle Ford, but Shaw responded to Wolff in a letter last week that said more monitoring was on the way. An agency spokesman said Monday plans had been in the works for "well over a year."

Wolff wrote to Shaw on Monday that he was pleased to learn about the plans to install the air monitor "as this is an often-expressed constituent concern."

The commission's chairman also said pollutants from Eagle Ford weren't likely to increase ozone levels in Bexar County.

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Information from: San Antonio Express-News, http://www.mysanantonio.com

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Potential Ebola Patient in Dallas http://www.kristv.com/news/potential-ebola-patient-in-dallas/ http://www.kristv.com/news/potential-ebola-patient-in-dallas/ State News Tue, 30 Sep 2014 6:36:29 AM Potential Ebola Patient in Dallas

DALLAS - A potential health scare is happening in Dallas.

A patient at a hospital there, is showing signs of Ebola.

Preliminary test results are expected today, to determine whether or not that person is infected.

Officials at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital, say they're following recommendations by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, to keep doctors, staff and other patients safe.

The affected patient is now in isolation.

The person is said to have recently traveled to West Africa.

An outbreak in the region has killed more than 3,000 people.

 


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Security Guard Killed, Suspects Sought http://www.kristv.com/news/security-guard-killed-suspects-sought/ http://www.kristv.com/news/security-guard-killed-suspects-sought/ State News Tue, 30 Sep 2014 6:31:40 AM Security Guard Killed, Suspects Sought

DALLAS (AP) - Dallas police say a security guard has been fatally shot during a convenience store robbery and the attackers then fled in two vehicles.

Police are searching for several suspects in the slaying early Tuesday.

Officer Kevin Wetherington says officers responded to the shooting call at a store in a strip mall. Authorities did not immediately say who summoned help.

Investigators say several robbers confronted the guard and two clerks before the fatal shooting. The guard was transported to a Dallas hospital where he was pronounced dead. His name wasn't immediately released.

Further details weren't immediately available.

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Davis Accuses Abbott of Incentive Fund 'Cover Up' http://www.kristv.com/news/davis-accuses-abbott-of-incentive-fund-cover-up-/ http://www.kristv.com/news/davis-accuses-abbott-of-incentive-fund-cover-up-/ State News Mon, 29 Sep 2014 12:15:23 PM Associated Press Davis Accuses Abbott of Incentive Fund 'Cover Up'

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Democrat Wendy Davis is accusing Republican Attorney General Greg Abbott of a "cover up" involving economic incentive dollars on the eve of their final debate in the Texas governor's race.

Davis said Monday that her opponent failed as a watchdog over Gov. Rick Perry's Texas Enterprise Fund. A state audit last week revealed the fund awarded roughly $172 million in taxpayer dollars to companies that never submitted applications.

Abbott's office has denied open records requests for copies of fund documents that auditors say never existed. Aides to Abbott didn't immediately return messages Monday.

A recent ruling from Abbott's office also continues to withhold documents related to Texas recruiting Tesla Motors, even though the company picked Nevada for its $5 billion battery plant.

Davis and Abbott debate Tuesday night in Dallas.

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Deputy: Couple Kidnaps 3 Boys From Foster Home http://www.kristv.com/news/deputy-couple-kidnaps-3-boys-from-foster-home/ http://www.kristv.com/news/deputy-couple-kidnaps-3-boys-from-foster-home/ State News Mon, 29 Sep 2014 4:40:29 AM Deputy: Couple Kidnaps 3 Boys From Foster Home

SEGUIN, Texas (AP) - A Texas couple has been arrested in the kidnapping of three boys from a Guadalupe County foster home.

KSAT-TV reports (http://bit.ly/1BtFk3q ) 26-year-old Christopher Jasso and 28-year-old Judith Reyes have each been charged with three counts of aggravated kidnapping.

Guadalupe County officials say Jasso was armed with a gun when he and Reyes took three boys from the home. All three are younger than eight years old.

A deputy later engaged Jasso's vehicle on Interstate 10. Officials say there was a brief chase before he was apprehended. The children weren't harmed.

Jasso and Reyes are each being held at the Guadalupe County Jail on $300,000 bond. Online jail records didn't indicate attorneys.

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Information from: KSAT-TV, http://www.ksat.com

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Deputy: Family Members Foil Robbery in Houston http://www.kristv.com/news/deputy-family-members-foil-robbery-in-houston/ http://www.kristv.com/news/deputy-family-members-foil-robbery-in-houston/ State News Mon, 29 Sep 2014 4:33:21 AM Deputy: Family Members Foil Robbery in Houston

HOUSTON (AP) - The Harris County Sheriff's Office says a robbery suspect has been apprehended after an armed relative of the victim chased down the man.

Deputies say a man and his daughter had pulled into the driveway of their Houston home when they were approached by three people. They say the trio demanded cash and cellphones before knocking the man to the ground and kicking him.

Several family members heard the scuffle and one ran outside with a gun. Deputies say the suspects scattered and one family member chased down a man and held him until officers arrived. The two others got away.

Police haven't released the identities of the family members or suspects. Neither the family members nor the victims were seriously injured.

Deputies are searching for the other two suspects.

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San Antonio Man Sentenced to 60 Years for Fatal Chase http://www.kristv.com/news/san-antonio-man-sentenced-to-60-years-for-fatal-chase/ http://www.kristv.com/news/san-antonio-man-sentenced-to-60-years-for-fatal-chase/ State News Fri, 26 Sep 2014 4:01:21 PM San Antonio Man Sentenced to 60 Years for Fatal Chase

SAN ANTONIO - The man accused of leading police on a chase that killed a Corpus Christi man two years ago is going to jail for a long time.

Benito Garza was sentenced to 60 years in prison on multiple charges related to the death of Pedro Tenorio.

The Corpus Christi man and his wife were in San Antonio when the wrong way driver slammed into their motorcycle.

 


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Immigrant Families Ignore Follow-Up Meetings http://www.kristv.com/news/immigrant-families-ignore-follow-up-meetings/ http://www.kristv.com/news/immigrant-families-ignore-follow-up-meetings/ State News Thu, 25 Sep 2014 12:02:14 PM Associated Press Immigrant Families Ignore Follow-Up Meetings

WASHINGTON (AP) - Tens of thousands of young families caught crossing the border illegally earlier this year subsequently failed to meet with federal immigration agents, as they were instructed, the Homeland Security Department has acknowledged privately.

An official with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement revealed that about 70 percent of immigrant families the Obama administration had released into the U.S. never showed up weeks later for follow up appointments.

The ICE official made the disclosure in a confidential meeting at its Washington headquarters with immigration advocates participating in a federal working group on detention and enforcement policies. The Associated Press obtained an audio recording of Wednesday's meeting and separately interviewed participants.

On the recording obtained by the AP, the government did not specify the total number of families released into the U.S. since October. Since only a few hundred families have already been returned to their home countries and limited U.S. detention facilities can house only about 1,200 family members, the 70 percent figure suggests the government released roughly 41,000 members of immigrant families who subsequently failed to appear at federal immigration offices.

The official, who was not identified by name on the recording obtained by the AP, also said final deportation had been ordered for at least 860 people traveling as families caught at the border since May but only 14 people had reported as ordered.

In a statement, ICE spokeswoman Gillian Christensen did not respond to questions from the AP about the newly disclosed figures. Instead, she said the agency was committed to increasing its capacity to detain and quickly deport families who crossed the border illegally.

The AP reported in June that the administration would not say publicly how many immigrant families from Central America caught crossing into the U.S. it had released in recent months or how many of those subsequently reported back to the government after 15 days as directed. The AP noted that senior U.S. officials directly familiar with the issue, including at the Homeland Security Department and White House, had dodged the answer on at least seven occasions over two weeks, alternately saying that they did not know the figure or didn't have it immediately at hand.

The Homeland Security Department's public affairs office during the same period did not answer roughly a dozen requests for the figures.

More than 66,000 immigrants traveling as families, mostly mothers and young children, have been apprehend at the border since the start of the budget year in October. Nearly 60,000 of those immigrants are from Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala and cannot be immediately repatriated, so the government has been releasing them into the U.S. and telling them to report within 15 days to the nearest Immigrations and Customs Enforcement offices.

At the meeting, the ICE official acknowledged the no-show figures while explaining the administration's decision in June to open a temporary detention center for families in Artesia, New Mexico. A second immigration jail in Texas was later converted for families and can house about 530 people. A third such detention center will open in Texas later this year. Before the new facility in Artesia, the government had room for fewer than 100 people at its only family detention center in Pennsylvania.

Immigration advocates have complained that the new detention centers were punishing immigrants who ultimately may win lawful asylum claims to remain in the U.S. In the meeting, they also questioned whether immigration officials had clearly and properly instructed immigrants to meet with federal agents within 15 days.

The ICE official said it was necessary to detain families to ensure they didn't vanish into the U.S. He encouraged advocacy groups to help find ways to ensure that immigrants reported to federal agents as ordered so the government could begin processing their cases, including any requests to remain in the U.S. legally.

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Man Charged with Virginia Student Abduction Caught in Texas http://www.kristv.com/news/man-charged-with-virginia-student-abduction-caught-in-texas/ http://www.kristv.com/news/man-charged-with-virginia-student-abduction-caught-in-texas/ State News Wed, 24 Sep 2014 6:44:45 PM Man Charged with Virginia Student Abduction Caught in Texas

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) - Police say they have captured the man charged in the disappearance of a University of Virginia student.

Charlottesville Police Chief Timothy Longo said Wednesday that 32-year-old Jesse Leroy Matthew Jr. is in custody in Galveston, Texas. Matthew is charged with abduction with intent to defile in the case of 18-year-old Hannah Graham, who has been missing since Sept. 13.

Police had been looking for Matthew since Sept. 20, when he sped away from officers who had him under surveillance after he left the Charlottesville police station. He had gone there with his mother and uncle to ask for a lawyer after police searched his car and apartment and said they wanted to question him about Graham's disappearance.

Graham vanished after leaving an off-campus party alone.

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Texas Political Ad Spending 2nd Most in US http://www.kristv.com/news/texas-political-ad-spending-2nd-most-in-us/ http://www.kristv.com/news/texas-political-ad-spending-2nd-most-in-us/ State News Wed, 24 Sep 2014 3:08:51 PM Associated Press Texas Political Ad Spending 2nd Most in US

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Texas voters already tired of Greg Abbott and Wendy Davis dueling in television ads with Election Day still six weeks out should brace for plenty more.

Figures released Wednesday show Texas trailing only Pennsylvania in political TV ad spending this election year, flooding airwaves with an estimated $38.6 million spent so far on promoting and attacking candidates in state-level races, according to data compiled by the non-partisan Center for Public Integrity.

The governor's race between Abbott and Davis accounts for only a third of that spending - but that will surely change as Nov. 4 draws closer. For now, here's a closer look at who's spent what in Texas:

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Q: Who's buying the most TV time?

A: Davis has spent slightly more on TV at $4.8 million in trying to catch her Republican rival in the polls. Abbott has spent $4.2 million, but having started July with a 3-to-1 advantage in cash on hand, he's positioned to dominate airwaves down the stretch.

They still haven't surpassed the $10.8 million combined that Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst and Sen. Dan Patrick spent on TV during a nasty Republican primary battle for lieutenant governor - which ranks as the sixth-most expensive race in the U.S so far this year. Leaning on his personal wealth, Dewhurst bought $5.8 million in ads during his failed bid for a fourth term, but Patrick had enough money from conservative groups to keep pace and win a runoff.

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Q: Who's not spending?

A: Outside influences - which makes Texas an anomaly compared to other big states.

Independent groups - such as the Republican Governors Association, or issue-driven political action committees - have bought roughly 30,000 more ads nationally targeting state-level races than in 2010. But not in Texas, where 99 percent of all ad buys have been by the candidates' campaigns.

One reason: the Davis-Abbott race has been less competitive than gubernatorial battles both in primaries and general elections states such as Pennsylvania and Florida. Texas is also among the handful of states with no caps on campaign contributions - giving candidates all the TV time that limitless fundraising can buy.

"If there's one argument to be made for having no limits on how much you can give to a candidate, it really keeps the outside spending down," said John Dunbar, deputy executive editor at the Center for Public Integrity.

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Q: Is it my imagination, or are most of the ads I'm seeing negative?

A: Nearly 9 of every 10 ads from Davis have attacked Abbott, who didn't start going negative against Davis on TV until last week. The most talked-about ad was Davis' shadowy dramatization of a door-to-door vacuum cleaner salesman who raped a Texas mother, who Abbott later sided against in a lawsuit while serving on the Texas Supreme Court.

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Q: How does this compare to 2010?

A: Spending in Texas is actually down 13 percent so far from the last time Texas picked a governor, but for good reason. Roughly $41 million had already been spent on gubernatorial ads at this point in 2010 - when Gov. Rick Perry and then-U.S. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison waged a fierce Republican primary battle.

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Q: How were these figures compiled?

A: The non-partisan Center for Public Integrity reviewed data about political advertising on national cable and broadcast television in all of the country's 210 media markets. The organization used research from Kantar Media/CMAG, which tracks political advertising and offers a widely accepted estimate of the money spent to air each spot.

These figures do not include federal elections such as Sen. John Cornyn's bid for re-election and House of Representatives races. They only represent part of the money spend on political advertising. They do not include the money spent on ads on radio, online and direct mail, as well television ads on local cable systems or the cost of producing the messages. That means the total cost of spending on political ads can be significantly higher.

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Follow Paul J. Weber on Twitter: www.twitter.com/pauljweber

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Center for Public Integrity: http://www.publicintegrity.org/who-calls-shots

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Man Arrested For Trafficking Pregnant Girlfriend http://www.kristv.com/news/man-arrested-for-trafficking-pregnant-girlfriend/ http://www.kristv.com/news/man-arrested-for-trafficking-pregnant-girlfriend/ State News Wed, 24 Sep 2014 5:58:32 AM Man Arrested For Trafficking Pregnant Girlfriend

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) - Lubbock police have arrested a man who they say forced his girlfriend into prostitution at their apartment when she was eight months pregnant.

The Lubbock Avalance-Journal reports (http://bit.ly/1przSat ) police charged 44-year-old Smitty Lyons last week with a first-degree felony charge of continuous human trafficking and a misdemeanor charge of promoting prostitution.

Police say an undercover officer negotiated a price for sex with the girlfriend. They say leg restraints made from electrical cords were attached to the bed.

The girlfriend tells police Lyons paid someone to post sex ads online. She says he kept all the money and threatened her when she wanted to stop prostituting.

Lyons is being held at the Lubbock jail on $255,000 bond. Online jail records didn't indicate an attorney.

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Information from: Lubbock Avalanche-Journal, http://www.lubbockonline.com

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Man Dies in Police Custody http://www.kristv.com/news/man-dies-in-police-custody/ http://www.kristv.com/news/man-dies-in-police-custody/ State News Wed, 24 Sep 2014 5:54:58 AM Man Dies in Police Custody

DALLAS (AP) - A 23-year-old man has died in the custody of suburban Dallas police officers who investigated reports of a suspicious person near a home.

Officials say Thomas E. Klessig of Dallas died Tuesday after struggling with University Park police officers, who used pepper spray to subdue him.

A police statement says officers responded to a report of a suspicious man in a neighborhood. An alarm company surveillance camera showed a man outside a residence.

Police say Klessig pushed one officer to the ground and fled on foot. Other officers tried to restrain him. Officers discharged pepper spray and medical personnel were summoned, as part of police department policy. Authorities say Klessig became unresponsive, was transported to a hospital and declared dead.

Texas Rangers will help investigate.

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Texas Backs Off Plan to Sell Alcohol at Gun Shows http://www.kristv.com/news/texas-backs-off-plan-to-sell-alcohol-at-gun-shows/ http://www.kristv.com/news/texas-backs-off-plan-to-sell-alcohol-at-gun-shows/ State News Tue, 23 Sep 2014 12:08:06 PM Associated Press Texas Backs Off Plan to Sell Alcohol at Gun Shows

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Texas officials have withdrawn a plan to allow sales of alcohol at some gun shows, which would have come with strict conditions such as a ban on sales of live ammunition.

The Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission had received hundreds of negative responses to the idea and agreed Tuesday to back off the proposal.

The change was meant to aid the Dallas Safari Club's annual convention, a massive event that draws up to 50,000 people. Alcohol sales would have come with a series of conditions, including that a firearm be disabled and not immediately turned over to the buyer.

But traditional gun show operators opposed the idea, saying they worried about mixing guns and alcohol. Opponents said any policy change should be left to the Legislature.

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Former Teacher Gets 17 Years for Child Porn http://www.kristv.com/news/former-teacher-gets-17-years-for-child-porn/ http://www.kristv.com/news/former-teacher-gets-17-years-for-child-porn/ State News Tue, 23 Sep 2014 7:13:48 AM Former Teacher Gets 17 Years for Child Porn

SAN ANTONIO (AP) - A former San Antonio high school science teacher has been sentenced to 17 years in federal prison for using a cellphone to record himself having sex with a 15-year-old student.

A judge handed down the sentence to 45-year-old Marcus Revilla on Monday without the possibility for parole. He pleaded guilty in June to producing child pornography.

The former Memorial High School teacher says the improper relationship began in 2013. He resigned in March.

Revilla says his actions were stupid and that he "fell in love" with the victim.

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Over 700 Texas Babies and Workers Exposed To Deadly Disease http://www.kristv.com/news/over-700-texas-babies-and-workers-exposed-to-deadly-disease/ http://www.kristv.com/news/over-700-texas-babies-and-workers-exposed-to-deadly-disease/ State News Tue, 23 Sep 2014 7:00:40 AM Miranda Leah - @MirandaLeahTV Over 700 Texas Babies and Workers Exposed To Deadly Disease

EL PASO - A lot of terrified parents are panicking in El Paso this morning, where there's a potentially deadly situation.

They've just found out that more than seven-hundred infants and forty health care workers have been exposed to tuberculosis at hospital there in El Paso.

Hospital workers discovered that an employee had been coming in to work with an active case of TB.

The Texas Department of State Health Services said "This is one of the largest TB exposure investigations they've ever been involved in."

Health officials are not yet saying if any of the people exposed have tested positive for the disease.

 


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Hundreds Feel Cheated By Texas Lottery http://www.kristv.com/news/hundreds-feel-cheated-by-texas-lottery/ http://www.kristv.com/news/hundreds-feel-cheated-by-texas-lottery/ State News Tue, 23 Sep 2014 6:57:18 AM Miranda Leah - @MirandaLeahTV Hundreds Feel Cheated By Texas Lottery

TEXAS - Hundreds of Texans are feeling cheated this morning, after thinking that they won the lottery and then being told they actually didn't.

The Texas Lottery Commission is taking heat right now from the scratch off game players who claim they're being cheated by confusing rules on the tickets.

The game in question is the fun 5's scratch off, which promises 50-million-dollars in prizes.

More than two-hundred people sent in what they thought should have been winning tickets, but the lottery machines said differently.

Right now The Lottery Commission claims there is no mistake, saying the rules just need to be read more carefully.

 


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A&M Cadet Being Honored For Life-Saving Actions http://www.kristv.com/news/aandm-cadet-being-honored-for-life-saving-actions/ http://www.kristv.com/news/aandm-cadet-being-honored-for-life-saving-actions/ State News Tue, 23 Sep 2014 6:51:39 AM Miranda Leah - @MirandaLeahTV A&M Cadet Being Honored For Life-Saving Actions

TEXAS - A Texas A&M cadet will be rewarded this morning for saving the life of the famous Aggies mascot, Reveille.

Reveille was lying on her pillow during the Aggies' game at SMU over the weekend, when a football player suddenly charged her, going after an out-of-bounds ball.

Cadet Ryan Kreider jumped into action and blocked the football player, away from the beloved A&M mascot.

The act did not go unnoticed.

Kreider will be receiving a special gift, a pair of senior boots that cost over $1,000.00 dollars.

As for Reveille, this is her final season as A&M's mascot and she is retiring in the spring.

 


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"Frozen" Princess Comes To Life http://www.kristv.com/news/frozen-princess-comes-to-life/ http://www.kristv.com/news/frozen-princess-comes-to-life/ State News Mon, 22 Sep 2014 3:59:51 AM

(KCBD) In the middle of a cotton field in Ackerly, Texas, is Haley Clark and her "castle."

"I guess you can call me the queen of the cotton fields," she said.

Haley is a dental assistant by day, but has her own sewing business on the side. Haley was in her sewing room when she made an important discovery.

"One day a lady was buying merchandise that had 'Frozen' on it," Haley said, "and she was like 'Oh, you kind of resemble her.'"

All Haley had to do was put her hair in a side-braid and make a few Facebook posts for her fairy tale to begin.

Now, she's bringing "Queen Elsa" to visit, sing and read books to children who in the hospital.

Read more: http://bit.ly/1Dns4Ry

 


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Police: Texas Solider Beat Daughter to Death http://www.kristv.com/news/police-texas-solider-beat-daughter-to-death/ http://www.kristv.com/news/police-texas-solider-beat-daughter-to-death/ State News Mon, 22 Sep 2014 3:42:10 AM Police: Texas Solider Beat Daughter to Death

EL PASO, Texas (AP) - El Paso police have charged a Fort Bliss soldier with capital murder after they say he beat his 2-year-old daughter to death because she soiled her diaper.

Police Det. Mike Baranyay says 20-year-old Dartarious Graham was arrested on Sunday. He says the U.S. Army specialist beat his daughter Peyton Graham with a belt. Firefighters were called to the home on Saturday and found her unresponsive.

She was taken to an area hospital where she later died.

The child's mother and the father's cousin were arrested and charged with injury to a child by omission.

Graham is being held at the El Paso jail on $250,000 bond. Online jail records didn't indicate an attorney.

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