KRISTV.com http://www.kristv.com/ KRISTV.com Continuous News Continuous News en-us Copyright 2014, KRISTV.com. All Rights Reserved. Feed content is not avaialble for commercial use. () () Tue, 2 Sep 2014 09:09:11 GMT Synapse CMS 10 KRISTV.com http://www.kristv.com/ 144 25 Tropical Storm Dolly forms off Mexico's Coast http://www.kristv.com/news/tropical-storm-dolly-forms-off-mexico-s-coast/ http://www.kristv.com/news/tropical-storm-dolly-forms-off-mexico-s-coast/ Continuous News Tue, 2 Sep 2014 4:13:41 AM Tropical Storm Dolly forms off Mexico's Coast

MIAMI (AP) - Tropical Storm Dolly has formed off Mexico's coast over the Bay of Campeche.

The storm's maximum sustained winds early Tuesday are near 45 mph (75 kph) with additional strengthening forecast until it makes landfall. The U.S. National Hurricane Center says Dolly will approach Mexico's coast by Tuesday night and move inland by Wednesday morning.

A tropical storm warning for Mexico's coast has been extended and now covers an area from Tuxpan to Barra el Mezquital.

Dolly is centered about 200 miles (320 kilometers) east of Tampico, Mexico, and is moving northwest near 13 mph (20 kph).

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Daycare Van Hijacked With 5 Kids Inside http://www.kristv.com/news/daycare-van-hijacked-with-5-kids-inside/ http://www.kristv.com/news/daycare-van-hijacked-with-5-kids-inside/ Continuous News Tue, 2 Sep 2014 3:52:30 AM Daycare Van Hijacked With 5 Kids Inside

(KPRC) Five Houston, Texas children are safe with their families after their daycare transport vehicle was stolen with them inside.

Brenton Alex Simmons, 24, was charged with five counts of kidnapping after being apprehended by police.

A day care worker left the two girls and three boys alone inside the running vehicle at a Jack in the Box restaurant while she went inside to get food for one of the children.

Police say Simmons hopped into the van and drove away, with the children screaming and people chasing behind.

Hours later police were able to locate the vehicle when one of the children on board, 9-year-old Alex Veasley, noticed a cell phone in cup holder and called 911.

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

 


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Hooks Cap 2014 by Beating Missions http://www.kristv.com/news/hooks-cap-2014-by-beating-missions/ http://www.kristv.com/news/hooks-cap-2014-by-beating-missions/ Continuous News Mon, 1 Sep 2014 8:54:21 PM Corpus Christi Hooks Hooks Cap 2014 by Beating Missions

CORPUS CHRISTI - Brandon Meredith's seventh-inning grand slam was the difference in Corpus Christi's season-ending 8-4 victory over San Antonio Monday before 5,859 at Whataburger Field.

Meredith's eighth home run occurred in the wake of consecutive walks to Jonathan Meyer, Telvin Nash, Tyler Heineman and Teoscar Hernandez by reliever Adys Portillo (1-4) after the right-hander secured the first two outs. Enter former Hook Michael Dimock, who served up the game-winner on a 1-1 offering.

San Antonio made a stir in the first, but Jordan Jankowski escaped unscathed. Casey McElroy stroked an opening single to right and pilfered second; Hunter Refroe drew a walk and swiped the keystone as well. They were stranded at third and second, respectively, when Jankowski whiffed Robert Kral.

The Hooks posted a singleton their first time up, Delino DeShields, Jr., drawing a lead-off walk, stealing second and progressing home on Colin Moran's liner up the middle.
Singles from Hernandez and Carlos Perdomo (RBI) sandwiched M.P. Cokinos' double to left as the Hooks increased their lead to 2-0 against Bryce Morrow.

Renfroe's lead-off 427-foot home run to left-center on a 90-mph fastball trimmed the Corpus Christi lead to 2-1 during the fourth. Jankowski finished with three hits, a walk and five strikeouts over four complete.

The Missions drew even an inning later off Matt Heidenreich, Lee Orr (lead-off single/stolen base) scoring when McElroy bounced into a double play.

The deadlock was short-lived. Nash's two-out screamer to center plated DeShields, who topped the Hooks fifth with a single and stolen base, his Texas League-leading 54th.

Jake Lemmerman took Juan Minaya deep for a two-run bomb in the Missions seventh as San Antonio pulled ahead 4-3.

Morrow booked eight hits, two walks and six strikeouts in six innings. Mitchell Lambson's 1 1/3-inning stint put him in the winner's circle at 3-1.

Moran completes the season with a 12-game hitting streak.
The Hooks finished 40-30 at Whataburger Field, 33-37 in the second half and 67-73 overall. San Antonio finished 32-38 and 68-72.

 


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Schlitterbahn Corpus Christi to Fully Open Spring Break 2015 http://www.kristv.com/news/schlitterbahn-corpus-christi-to-fully-open-spring-break-2015/ http://www.kristv.com/news/schlitterbahn-corpus-christi-to-fully-open-spring-break-2015/ Continuous News Mon, 1 Sep 2014 8:44:54 PM Schlitterbahn Corpus Christi to Fully Open Spring Break 2015

CORPUS CHRISTI - It's only partially opened, but Schlitterbahn Corpus Christi was a popular spot on Labor Day.

The Island resort is considered about one-third complete with construction ongoing daily. The park was open Monday with a newly operational Momentum River, but it didn't see the crowd the owner had hoped for in its first Labor Day holiday.

"Attendance has been slow, although good," said Schlitterbahn CEO Jeff Henry. "Because the park isn't finished and because it doesn't look finished and there aren't as many attractions open as we'd like to have open, we're pleased with the attendance that we've had."

Henry said the Veranda restaurant is doing well and visitors are enjoying the parts of the park that are available.

"We've got about a little over a third of the park, about 3,500 person capacity, open and operating today. Got a river system open and operating, a hot tub open and operating, two childrens pools open and operating, a river ride open an operating," said Henry.

The park was initially touted to open by summer 2014. While it did open, it wasn't to the extent that people were expecting.

The question now is, when will Schlitterbahn Corpus Christi be completely ready?

"We will open March 1, 2015, with the park completely finished," said Henry, "All 90 hotel rooms, all three restaurants, all the concessions, and all of the rides, and we'll be ready to go next year at Spring Break."

Click here for Schlitterbahn ticket information.

 


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T.D. # 5 Forms But Is No Threat http://www.kristv.com/news/t-d-5-forms-but-is-no-threat/ http://www.kristv.com/news/t-d-5-forms-but-is-no-threat/ Continuous News Mon, 1 Sep 2014 8:36:51 PM Chief Meteorologist Dale Nelson T.D. # 5 Forms But Is No Threat

CORPUS CHRISTI- Nearly our entire forecast hinges on the movement, path and strength of the tropical depression #5 in the S.W. Gulf. The depression will probably become "Dolly" on Tuesday and move inland well south of here in Mexico on Wednesday and is no threat to this area. The system organizing will rob us of some of our rain as rich tropical moisture is drawn into the central of circulation and away from the Coastal Bend. In spite of that we will continue to see an increase in tropical moisture and some rain with Wednesday7 being the wettest.

Tonight will be breezy very warm and sticky with a low of 79 and an isolated shower near the coast.

Tuesday expect variable sunshine hot and humid in and around isolated thundershowers and a high of 93.

Tuesday night expect coastal showers warm and sticky with a low of 76.

Wednesday expect lots of clouds with scattered to numerous thundershowers ( a few with locally heavy rain) not as hot but very humid with a high of only 87.

Less rain on Thursday and very humid.

 


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Kentucky Man Accused of Death by Underpants http://www.kristv.com/news/kentucky-man-accused-of-death-by-underpants/ http://www.kristv.com/news/kentucky-man-accused-of-death-by-underpants/ Continuous News Mon, 1 Sep 2014 7:15:08 PM www.lex18.com Kentucky Man Accused of Death by Underpants

KENTUCKY - A bizarre murder investigation is underway in Kentucky's Jessamine County Detention Center after an inmate reportedly died following an incident involving a pair of underwear soaked in methadone.

According to the jailer, while 55-year-old Michael Jones from Lexington was out on his furlough, he soaked a pair of his underwear in liquid methadone and wore them back to the jail where his criminal citation says he tore them up and shared the pieces with his cell mates.

One of them, 33-year-old Corey McQueary, somehow ingested some of the soaked underwear and later complained to the jail staff that he didn't feel well.

Doctors checked him out and put him in an isolation cell. They say he never mentioned what he'd taken.

McQueary was found unresponsive later that night and pronounced dead early Thursday at the hospital.

"Contraband is a constant problem at any facility across the state. you can do everything that you can do, you know strip searches, not allowed to bring anything such as books or any other paraphernalia into the facility. but something like this is almost impossible to catch," says jailer Jon Sallee.

 


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Yucca Ct. Fire Injures Three http://www.kristv.com/news/yucca-ct-fire-injures-three/ http://www.kristv.com/news/yucca-ct-fire-injures-three/ Continuous News Mon, 1 Sep 2014 6:50:39 PM Stephania Jimenez - sjimenez@kristv.com Yucca Ct. Fire Injures Three

CORPUS CHRISTI - Three people were sent to the hospital Monday afternoon after a fire broke out at the La Armada apartments on 1418 Yucca Ct.

KRIS 6 learned two of the victims are children and one is a woman.

Fire crews quickly put out the fire, but the fire left lots of smoke damage.

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Surf's Up for Labor Day http://www.kristv.com/news/surf-s-up-for-labor-day/ http://www.kristv.com/news/surf-s-up-for-labor-day/ Continuous News Mon, 1 Sep 2014 6:47:51 PM Surf's Up for Labor Day

CORPUS CHRISTI - Area beaches were packed with Labor Day crowds getting in some fun in the sun. Our Rachel Cole had the tough assignment of hitting the beach to check out near perfect surfing conditions.

"You really got to look that wave in the face and say 'party on bro," surfer Ross Maroney told us.

 


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6 Die as Speeding Car Hits Tree in Dallas http://www.kristv.com/news/6-die-as-speeding-car-hits-tree-in-dallas/ http://www.kristv.com/news/6-die-as-speeding-car-hits-tree-in-dallas/ Continuous News Mon, 1 Sep 2014 6:31:37 PM Associated Press 6 Die as Speeding Car Hits Tree in Dallas

DALLAS (AP) - A speeding car slammed into a tree after losing control along a Dallas roadway, killing all six people inside, police said Monday

The crash occurred Sunday night in a southeast Dallas residential area, said Dallas police officer Monica Cordova.

The victims were two teenage boys, two men and two women ranging in age from 15 to 23.

The Dallas school district said three of those killed were high school students.

The 20-year-old driver lost control after the back passenger-side tire of the Chevrolet Impala hit a curb, Cordova said. The vehicle slid across three lanes before hitting a tree in the median.

Investigators said four people died at the scene, while two others died at a hospital.

Speed was a major contributing factor in the crash, but not alcohol, Cordova said.

The names of those in the vehicle are not being immediately released as not all victims have been identified, Cordova said.

In a statement, the Dallas school district said it will provide grief counselors to students and staff at Justin F. Kimball High School, where three of the victims attended classes.

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Funeral Dispute Between Family of 6-year-old Xadrian Martinez http://www.kristv.com/news/funeral-dispute-between-family-of-6-year-old-xadrian-martinez/ http://www.kristv.com/news/funeral-dispute-between-family-of-6-year-old-xadrian-martinez/ Continuous News Mon, 1 Sep 2014 5:33:50 PM Caroline Flores - cflores@kristv.com Funeral Dispute Between Family of 6-year-old Xadrian Martinez

PORT LAVACA - It's been nearly a week since the death of 6-year-old Xadrian Martinez.

A candle light vigil was held in Port Lavaca last night. The community there turned out for that vigil as Xadrian's biological father, Ruben Saenz, and other family members held that memorial.

They wanted Xadrian to be remembered as a happy, spunky little boy. They also wanted to raise awareness about child abuse. Family says about 150 people turned out for the vigil.

His mother and her boyfriend are in jail on capital murder charges but now something new is tearing that family apart. Both sides of the boy's family want custody of his body.

"I mean... He should've been done... Being resting already in peace," said Xadrian's Cousin Jeremy Gonzales.

Instead little Xadrian Martinez's body is still at the Nueces County Medical Examiners office. That's because both sides of Xadrian's family want the little boy buried in their home town. The mother's side of the family is from Corpus Christi. The biological father, Ruben Saenz, is from Port Lavaca. To try and resolve the situation, the Saenz family has hired an attorney.

"We're really just trying to get him back to Port Lavaca because, you know, this is where his real family... that really raised him, they loved him, they cared for him," said Gonzales.

Xadrian's father's side believes he should be buried in a place, like Port Lavaca, that doesn't hold horrifying memories.

"Well we feel... You know what. His life was taken over there. How it was taken, that's the sad part," said Gonzales.

Gonzales says it's sad that it had to get to the point of getting lawyers involved. But it's for the best.

"We don't really see too much over there in Corpus, but bad memories. Especially this last one that... What happened with him," said Gonzales.

Their family is expected to hear from their attorney tomorrow, to find out if little Xadrian's final resting place will with them in Port Lavaca or Corpus Christi.

The family has set up a Facebook Page called "Justice for Xadrian". If you like to "like" it, or just take a look at it - CLICK HERE.

 


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FBI Investigating Nude Celebrity Photo Leaks http://www.kristv.com/news/fbi-investigating-nude-celebrity-photo-leaks/ http://www.kristv.com/news/fbi-investigating-nude-celebrity-photo-leaks/ Continuous News Mon, 1 Sep 2014 5:31:48 PM FBI Investigating Nude Celebrity Photo Leaks

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The FBI said Monday it was addressing allegations that online accounts of several celebrities, including Oscar-winner Jennifer Lawrence, had been hacked, leading to the posting of their nude photographs online.

The agency did not say what actions it was taking to investigate who was responsible for posting naked photos of Lawrence and other stars. Apple said Monday it was looking into whether its online photo-sharing service had been hacked to obtain the intimate images.

Lawrence, a three-time Oscar nominee who won for her role in "Silver Linings Playbook," contacted authorities after the images began appearing Sunday.

Naked images purporting to be of other female stars were also posted, although the authenticity of many couldn't be confirmed. The source of the leak was unclear.

"This is a flagrant violation of privacy," Lawrence's publicist Liz Mahoney wrote in a statement. "The authorities have been contacted and will prosecute anyone who posts the stolen photos of Jennifer Lawrence."

The FBI said it was "aware of the allegations concerning computer intrusions and the unlawful release of material involving high profile individuals, and is addressing the matter."

"Any further comment would be inappropriate at this time," spokeswoman Laura Eimiller wrote in a statement.

Apple Inc. spokeswoman Natalie Kerris said the company was investigating whether any iCloud accounts had been tampered with, but she did not give any further details.

"We take user privacy very seriously and are actively investigating this report," she said.

Actress Mary Elizabeth Winstead also confirmed that nude photos of her were posted online.

"To those of you looking at photos I took with my husband years ago in the privacy of our home, hope you feel great about yourselves," Winstead posted on Twitter. Winstead, who starred in "Final Destination 3" and "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter," wrote that she thought the images had been destroyed.

"Knowing those photos were deleted long ago, I can only imagine the creepy effort that went into this," Winstead wrote.

The FBI has investigated previous leaks of nude celebrity images, including leaks involving Scarlett Johansson, Mila Kunis, Christina Aguilera and footage of television sports reporter Erin Andrews in a Tennessee hotel room. Those cases resulted in convictions.

How widespread the hacking of celebrities photos was is not immediately clear. Some of the images were quickly denounced as fakes.

Some cybersecurity experts speculated that hackers may have obtained a cache of private celebrity images by exploiting weaknesses in an online image-storing platform.

"It is important for celebrities and the general public to remember that images and data no longer just reside on the device that captured it," security researcher Ken Westin wrote in a blog post Monday. "Once images and other data are uploaded to the cloud, it becomes much more difficult to control who has access to it, even if we think it is private."

Private information and images of celebrities are frequent targets for hackers. Last year, a site posted credit reports, Social Security numbers and other financial info on celebrities, including Jay Z and his wife Beyonce, Mel Gibson, Ashton Kutcher and many others.

Johansson, Kunis and Aguilera were hacked by a Florida man, Christopher Chaney, who used publicly available information to hack into the email accounts of more than 50 people in the entertainment industry.

"I have been truly humiliated and embarrassed," Johansson said in a tearful videotaped statement played in court at Chaney's sentencing in December 2012.

"That feeling of security can never be given back and there is no compensation that can restore the feeling one has from such a large invasion of privacy," Aguilera wrote in a statement before Chaney's sentencing.

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Associated Press writers Raphael Satter in London and Mae Anderson in New York contributed to this report.

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Momentum River Opens at Schlitterbahn Corpus Christi http://www.kristv.com/news/momentum-river-opens-at-schlitterbahn-corpus-christi/ http://www.kristv.com/news/momentum-river-opens-at-schlitterbahn-corpus-christi/ Continuous News Mon, 1 Sep 2014 5:26:38 PM Momentum River Opens at Schlitterbahn Corpus Christi

CORPUS CHRISTI - Schlitterbahn's Jeff Henry walks KRIS6 through the Momentum River that's now open at the Corpus Christi location.

He also discusses progress on other features at the park still under construction.

Our Jennifer Lira will have a more in-depth look at the progress tonight at 9pm on KDF.


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Hazardous Waste Fire Started in Filters http://www.kristv.com/news/hazardous-waste-fire-started-in-filters/ http://www.kristv.com/news/hazardous-waste-fire-started-in-filters/ Continuous News Mon, 1 Sep 2014 5:22:38 PM Hazardous Waste Fire Started in Filters

ROBSTOWN - A large fire at a hazardous waste facility near Robstown started in the concrete pit where materials are stored before disposal.

The manager of US Ecology tells us last Thursday's fire was so intense it caused the sprinkler system to malfunction.

The fire started in filters used to remove fumes from the pit, but there's no word yet on what type of chemicals were released into the air.

Air sample results won't be released until later this week.

 


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Tropical Depression 5 Heading Towards Eastern Mexico http://www.kristv.com/news/tropical-depression-5-heading-towards-eastern-mexico/ http://www.kristv.com/news/tropical-depression-5-heading-towards-eastern-mexico/ Continuous News Mon, 1 Sep 2014 3:53:28 PM Tropical Depression 5 Heading Towards Eastern Mexico

MIAMI (AP) - Forecasters say a tropical depression has formed off the Gulf coast of Mexico with tropical storm warnings issued from Tuxpan in the state of Veracruz north to La Pesca.

The National Hurricane Center in Miami says maximum sustained winds are at 30 mph (45 kph) Monday afternoon. The storm is about 255 miles (410 kilometers) east-southeast of Tuxpan. It is moving west-northwest at 13 mph (20 kph).

The center of the storm is expected to approach the coast by Tuesday night with some strengthening forecast.

The storm is expected to dump 3 to 6 inches of rain with 10 inches possible across southern Tampaulipas, northern Veracruz and eastern San Luis Potosi through Wednesday. The rain could cause flash floods and mud slides.

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Committee Recommends Closing 6 State Homes http://www.kristv.com/news/committee-recommends-closing-6-state-homes/ http://www.kristv.com/news/committee-recommends-closing-6-state-homes/ Continuous News Mon, 1 Sep 2014 2:55:16 PM Associated Press Committee Recommends Closing 6 State Homes

EL PASO, Texas (AP) - A state advisory committee has recommended that Texas shut down six of its 13 residential facilities for individuals with mental and developmental disabilities.

The recommendation comes from a Department of Aging and Disability Services report released last month, the El Paso Times reported Monday. The agency runs the centers.

A committee of the Sunset Commission, a state panel that suggests ways to improve Texas agencies, made the recommendation. The panel gave several reasons, including costs and ongoing controversies over the quality of care at the centers.

"(State centers) have been a hotbed of controversy over the last 40 years, including the current U.S. Department of Justice oversight due to safety and quality of care issues," the report said. "Meanwhile, the state spends a tremendous amount of money and effort trying to improve the quality of care at the centers ... Staff concluded that the state could no longer afford to support all 13 centers."

Texas and the Justice Department entered into a settlement agreement in 2009 after various civil rights violations, including abuse and deaths, at the state centers.

"Under the agreement, monitoring teams checked the centers for compliance every six months, but after five years of such monitoring, several (state centers) have made close to no progress and even the most compliant centers still have far to go," the report said.

The goal was to reach compliance by June 2014. Since this goal has not been met, the Department of Aging and Disability Services is hoping to negotiate adjustments to the Justice Department agreement, the report said. State officials had estimated that it will cost $175.7 million to fix the most critical deficiencies at the centers.

The committee recommended closing the state center in Austin first - by August 2017. Five other centers would close by August 2022 under the recommendation. Those centers were not named.

About 3,650 individuals are cared for at the state centers across Texas. At their peak, the 13 centers housed a combined 13,700 residents. The 2013 fiscal year budget for all 13 centers was $661.9 million.

The state center in Abilene, which houses 398 residents and has 1,472 employees, has the biggest budget: $55.4 million.

Department of Aging and Disability Services spokeswoman Melissa Gale said all the state centers remain open at this time.

"The Sunset Commission recommendations are in no way final," Gale said. "They must still be drafted into a bill this fall for lawmakers to consider during the next legislative session which begins Jan. 15."

Gale said the next public hearing on the state centers is scheduled for November in Austin, and concerned people can also offer their views on the Sunset Commission's website.

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Information from: El Paso Times, http://www.elpasotimes.com

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Islamist Militia Now Controls US Embassy in Libya http://www.kristv.com/news/islamist-militia-now-controls-us-embassy-in-libya/ http://www.kristv.com/news/islamist-militia-now-controls-us-embassy-in-libya/ Continuous News Mon, 1 Sep 2014 2:52:05 PM Associated Press Islamist Militia Now Controls US Embassy in Libya

TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) - An Islamist-allied militia group in control of Libya's capital now guards the U.S. Embassy and its residential compound, a commander said Sunday, as onlookers toured the abandoned homes of diplomats who fled the country more than a month ago.

An Associated Press journalist saw holes left by small-arms and rocket fire dotting the residential compound, reminders of weeks of violence between rival militias over control of Tripoli that sparked the evacuation.

The breach of a deserted U.S. diplomatic post - including images of men earlier swimming in the compound's algae-filled pools - likely will reinvigorate debate in the U.S. over its role in Libya, more than three years after supporting rebels who toppled dictator Moammar Gadhafi. It also comes just before the two-year anniversary of the slaying of U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans in Libya.

A commander for the Dawn of Libya group, Moussa Abu-Zaqia, told the AP that his forces had been guarding the residential compound since last week, a day after it seized control of the capital and its international airport after weeks of fighting with a rival militia. Abu-Zaqia said the rival militia from Zintan was in the compound before his troops took it over.

A senior State Department official, speaking on condition of anonymity because the official was not authorized to discuss the issue publicly, said the department is seeking additional information but believed the embassy compound "remains secure."

The official said the U.S. had moved embassy staff from Tripoli to Valletta, Malta, because of "ongoing fighting between militias occurring very close to our compound." Those personnel "remain engaged," the official said, while the State Department continues to work with the Libyan government.

Some windows at the compound had been broken, but it appeared most of the equipment there remained untouched. The AP journalist saw treadmills, weight benches and protein bars in the compound's abandoned gym. Forks, knives and napkins set for a banquet sat on one table, while a cantina still had cornflakes, vinegar, salt and pepper sitting out.

Some papers lay strewn on the floor, but it didn't appear that the villas in the compound had been ransacked.

Hassan Ali, a Dawn of Libya commander, said his fighters saw "small fires and a little damage" before they chased the rival Zintan militia out of the residential compound.

"We entered and put some of our fighters to secure this place and we preserved this place as much as we could," he said.

Abu-Zaqia said his militia had asked cleaners to come to spruce up the grounds.

He added that the U.S. Embassy staff "are most welcome in God's blessing, and any area that is controlled by Dawn of Libya is totally secure and there are no troubles at all."

Another Dawn of Libya commander, who spoke on condition of anonymity as he wasn't authorized to speak by his leaders, told the AP that the U.S. Embassy, about a kilometer (half a mile) away, also was under guard by his militiamen.

"We've secured the location and the assets of the embassy," he said. "We've informed our command ... immediately after entering the place following the exit of the rival militia. The place is secure and under protection."

The commander did not elaborate and the AP journalist could not reach the embassy. The Dawn of Libya militia is not associated with the extremist militia Ansar al-Shariah, which Washington blames for the deadly assault on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi on Sept. 11, 2012, that killed Stevens and the three other Americans.

A video posted online Sunday showed unarmed men playing in a pool at the compound and jumping into it from a second-story balcony. In a message on Twitter, U.S. Ambassador to Libya Deborah Jones said the video appeared to have been shot in at the embassy's residential annex, though she said she couldn't "say definitively" since she wasn't there.

"To my knowledge & per recent photos the US Embassy Tripoli chancery & compound is now being safeguarded and has not been ransacked," she wrote on Twitter. She did not immediately respond to a request to elaborate.

Typically, local forces provide security for diplomatic posts, but Libya's government has largely relied on militias for law enforcement since Gadhafi's ouster, as its military and police forces remain weak. In the past several weeks, the security vacuum in Tripoli deepened as militia violence worsened and the diplomatic security provided by Libya's Interior Ministry in the area apparently fled as well.

It remains unclear who the U.S. left in control of guarding its facilities after its personnel evacuated under military escort on July 26. The State Department has said embassy operations would be suspended until the security situation in Libya improved.

Libya's militias, many of which originate from rebel forces that fought Gadhafi, have become powerful players in post-war Libya. Successive governments have put militias on their payroll in return for maintaining order, but rivalries over control and resources have led to fierce fighting among them and posed a constant challenge to the central government and a hoped-for transition to democracy.

The militia violence began after Islamist candidates lost parliament in June elections and a renegade general began a military campaign against Islamist-allied militias in Benghazi, Libya's second-largest city. Now, Libya has two competing governments and two parliaments, deepening divisions and escalating the political struggle that's torn the country apart.

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Associated Press writers Sarah El Deeb and Jon Gambrell in Cairo and Lou Kesten in Washington contributed to this report.

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Week 1 AP High School Football Poll http://www.kristv.com/news/week-1-ap-high-school-football-poll/ http://www.kristv.com/news/week-1-ap-high-school-football-poll/ Continuous News Mon, 1 Sep 2014 2:36:10 PM Associated Press Week 1 AP High School Football Poll

Here is The Associated Press high school poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records, points based on 10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1, and the team's ranking in last week's poll:

Class 6A
SchoolTotalPointsPrv
1. Allen (19)(1-0)2431
2. Katy (3)(1-0)2202
3. Cedar Hill (2)(1-0)1943
4. DeSoto (1)(1-0)1864
5. Euless Trinity(1-0)1295
6. Southlake Carroll(1-0)846
7. Cibolo Steele(1-0)778
8. Pearland(1-0)7210
9. Denton Guyer(0-1)407
10. Manvel(1-0)34NR
Others receiving votes: 11, Galena Park North Shore 31. 12, Dallas Skyline 22. 13, SA Northside Brennan 16. 14, Hewitt Midway 8. 15, SA Northside Brandeis 4. 16, 16, Austin Westlake 3. 16, Belton 3. 16, Coppell 3. 20, EP Franklin 2. 20, Port Arthur Memorial 2. 22, Round Rock Stony Point 1. 22, Wolfforth Frenship 1.

Class 5A
SchoolTotalPointsPrv
1. Aledo (24)(1-0)2491
2. Tyler(1-0)1738
3. Temple(1-0)1717
4. Mansfield Timberview(1-0)16810
5. Lufkin (1)(1-0)140NR
6. Richmond George Ranch(1-0)1269
7. Cedar Park(0-1)1005
8. Ennis(0-1)432
9. Lancaster(1-0)31NR
10. WF Rider(1-0)26NR
Others receiving votes: 11, Rockwall-Heath 18. 11, Longview 18. 13, CC Calallen 16. 13, Georgetown 16. 15, West Mesquite 11. 15, A&M Consolidated 11. 17, Fort Bend Elkins 10. 18, Austin Vandegrift 9. 19, Port Neches-Groves 8. 20, Brenham 7. 21, Dallas South Oak Cliff 4. 21, Whitehouse 4. 21, Fort Bend Ridge Point 4. 24, Abilene Cooper 3. 25, Bastrop 2. 25, CC Flour Bluff 2. 25, Wichita Falls 2. 28, Richmond Foster 1. 28, Burleson 1. 28, Mansfield Legacy 1.

Class 4A
SchoolTotalPointsPrv
1. Stephenville (19)(1-0)2431
2. Navasota (3)(1-0)2112
3. Graham(1-0)1583
4. Argyle (1)(1-0)1546
5. La Marque (1)(1-0)1335
6. West Orange-Stark(1-0)1277
7. Gilmer (1)(1-0)200T8
8. Celina(1-0)8410
9. Carthage(0-1)294
(tie) La Vernia(1-0)29NR
Others receiving votes: 11, Kennedale 21. 12, La Grange 15. 13, Kilgore 13. 14, Gladewater 11. 15, Fairfield 7. 15, Tatum 7. 17, Giddings 3. 17, Big Spring 3. 19, Port Isabel 2. 20, Sinton 1. 20, Abilene Wylie 1. 20, El Campo 1. 20, Waco Connally 1.

Class 3A
SchoolTotalPointsPrv
1. Cisco (22)(1-0)2471
2. Wall (1)(1-0)2046
3. Franklin (2)(1-0)200T8
4. Rockdale(1-0)17110
5. Corrigan-Camden(1-0)72NR
6. Cameron Yoe(0-1)683
7. Waskom(0-1)634
8. Hallettsville(0-1)602
9. Sonora(1-0)43NR
10. Kirbyville(1-0)42NR
Others receiving votes: 11, Teague 38. 12, Daingerfield 34. 13, White Oak 18. 14, Arp 16. 15, Rogers 15. 16, Malakoff 13. 17, New Boston 11. 17, Lago Vista 11. 19, Eastland 9. 20, Gunter 7. 20, Newton 7. 22, Jarrell 6. 23, Red Oak Life 5. 24, Grandview 4. 24, Blanco 4. 26, Tulia 3. 27, Shallowater 2. 28, Glen Rose 1. 28, Hughes Springs 1.

Class 2A
SchoolTotalPointsPrv
1. Refugio (16)(1-0)2381
2. Mart (7)(1-0)2272
3. Tenaha (2)(1-0)1963
4. Canadian(1-0)1416
5. Albany(1-0)1264
6. Bremond(1-0)1177
7. Shiner(1-0)929
8. Falls City(1-0)7510
9. Mason(1-0)41NR
10. Hico(0-1)255
Others receiving votes: 11, Centerville 20. 12, Crawford 18. 13, Iraan 14. 14, Stratford 12. 15, Chilton 11. 16, Seagraves 8. 17, Alto 3. 18, Brackettville 2. 18, Menard 2. 18, Muenster 2. 18, Pineland West Sabine 2. 22, Snook 1. 22, Stamford 1. 22, Hamlin 1.

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Mother Teresa Shelter Hosts Labor Day Luncheon http://www.kristv.com/news/mother-teresa-shelter-hosts-labor-day-luncheon/ http://www.kristv.com/news/mother-teresa-shelter-hosts-labor-day-luncheon/ Continuous News Mon, 1 Sep 2014 12:58:42 PM Sara Donchey Mother Teresa Shelter Hosts Labor Day Luncheon

CORPUS CHRISTI - When you don't know if you'll have a safe place to sleep at night, and someone lends a helping hand it can be an emotional experience.

Robert Dabbs was brought to tears today at the Mother Teresa Shelter's Labor Day luncheon as he listened to the sermon with his wife, Kimberly.

"Things may get real tough but you just gotta fight through it," Dabbs said.

The couple has been homeless in Corpus Christi for the past six months.

They were two of dozens of people who stopped by to get a hot meal and hear a positive message at today's ceremony.

"You'd be surprised at the kind of people that are out here," said Fela Gamboa, who helped organize the event. "There's people that have at one time had jobs but because of the way things are with the economy they have lost (them)."

Gamboa and her husband Javier have seen people's struggles first hand.

"They're going from city to city trying to find something for their families," Gamboa said. "We have come across families that are living out of cars, you know, with children."

The Gamboas say a little positivity can go a long way for someone going through a tough time.

 


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Stand Up 2 Finish The Fight Viewing Party at Brewster Street http://www.kristv.com/news/stand-up-2-finish-the-fight-viewing-party-at-brewster-street/ http://www.kristv.com/news/stand-up-2-finish-the-fight-viewing-party-at-brewster-street/ Continuous News Mon, 1 Sep 2014 12:46:05 PM Mike Gillaspia Stand Up 2 Finish The Fight Viewing Party at Brewster Street

CORPUS CHRISTI - The American Cancer Society, in partnership with Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C), is kicking off the next Relay For Life season by bringing people together at hundreds of viewing parties across the country. These parties will raise awareness and funds for life-saving cancer research, and Corpus Christi has been chosen to host a Stand Up 2 Finish The Fight VIP Viewing Party.

The viewing party will revolve around the star-studded SU2C fundraising special which will air simultaneously on ABC, CBS, FOX and NBC on Friday, September 5th.

Here locally, Brewster Street Icehouse (1724 N. Tancahua St.) will host the event from 6:00 - 8:00 PM. Registration is $15 and includes appetizers and drinks, as well as an auction and the chance to win raffle items. To register, simply go to www.standup2finishthefight.org.

Following the party, everyone is invited to stay at Brewster Street and enjoy a concert by the Spazmatics. Concert tickets are $10 and may be purchased at www.brewsterstreet.net.

 


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City of Corpus Christi presents the annual Doggy Dips http://www.kristv.com/news/city-of-corpus-christi-presents-the-annual-doggy-dips-377872/ http://www.kristv.com/news/city-of-corpus-christi-presents-the-annual-doggy-dips-377872/ Continuous News Mon, 1 Sep 2014 8:16:37 AM Candace Torrez City of Corpus Christi presents the annual Doggy Dips

CORPUS CHRISTI - The Corpus Christi Parks and Recreation Aquatics is bringing back Doggy Dips over the entire month of September.

The City of Corpus Christi welcomes animal lovers and their pooch to this off-leash experience where your dog can have a splashin time while socializing with other dogs.

The weekly Doggy Dips take place every Saturday in September from 10 AM to 12 PM at the H-E-B Pool.

The H-E-B Pool is located at 1201 Shely St. across the street from Del Mar College.

Costs per dog with one swimming owner is $4. Additional swimmers will be charged $3 per adult, and $1 per child.

Dogs swim at their own risk and owners must provide proof of Distemper, Parva, and Rabies shots before entering the pool facility.

For more information visit ccparkandrec.com or facebook.com/corpuschristiaquatics 


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