Continuous News Continuous News en-us Copyright 2014, All Rights Reserved. Feed content is not avaialble for commercial use. () () Sat, 25 Oct 2014 12:10:52 GMT Synapse CMS 10 144 25 Meth, Cocaine, Marijuana Seized in Drug Raid Continuous News Fri, 24 Oct 2014 7:10:57 PM Meth, Cocaine, Marijuana Seized in Drug Raid

SAN DIEGO - Officers found methamphetamine, cocaine, and marijuana during a raid in San Diego.

A combined effort between the Duval County Task Force, the Duval County Sheriff's Office, and the Alice Police Department led to the seizure of a variety of drugs at a home in the 300 block of South Benavides.

Officers seized several grams of meth, cocaine, and marijuana.

Cynthia Martinez and Elsa Perez were arrested for the drugs.


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Rio Grande Valley Border Patrol Hosts Roundtable On Infectious Diseases Continuous News Fri, 24 Oct 2014 7:07:41 PM Kirsten Schaffer Rio Grande Valley Border Patrol Hosts Roundtable On Infectious Diseases

RIO GRANDE VALLEY - The Rio Grande Valley Border Patrol sector hosted a roundtable discussion Thursday with leaders of local, state, and other federal agencies to tackle the topic of infectious diseases.

The agencies discussed efforts to ensure all agencies know how to assess, mitigate, and manage the potential threat of infectious diseases, like ebola.

The RGV sector reported they're working with the Hidalgo County Health Department to make sure all employees are aware of how to use protective equipment, as well as reporting and handling someone who may have an infectious disease.

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Warrant Issued for Port Aransas Hit and Run Continuous News Fri, 24 Oct 2014 6:06:46 PM Priscilla Torres Warrant Issued for Port Aransas Hit and Run

CORPUS CHRISTI - Port Aransas Police have just issued a warrant of arrest for a suspect wanted in connection with the fatal hit and run, killing Dustin Willis back on October 12 as Willis walked along Highway 361.

Port Aransas PD are looking for 35-year-old John Pope, IV. He is said to be a resident of Corpus Christi. The department has not released a photo of Pope.

If you have any information on his whereabouts, you can call the Port Aransas Police Department at (361)749-6241.


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Local Leaders Call Ebola News Conference to Address Concerns Continuous News Fri, 24 Oct 2014 6:01:03 PM Priscilla Torres Local Leaders Call Ebola News Conference to Address Concerns

CORPUS CHRISTI - Our local leaders came together today focusing on one goal, to keep the community safe if Ebola enters into our area.

Although the State Health Official, Dr. Brian Smith says Corpus Christi is at low risk for Ebola, Nueces County leaders want you to know they'll be prepared for any situation.

Currently, they're working on refining the plans already in place by doing things like purchasing new equipment for isolation rooms and keeping up to date with CDC's latest protocols.

Those local agencies want to reassure residents in the Coastal Bend, that they've been preparing since the first case of Ebola was confirmed in the United States, three weeks ago.

And emergency services like CCPD are working on their role in this process as well. Capt. Denny Asbury with the CCPD says the police department would be part of that operation and would provide security for the transportation and for the incident at the hospital.

The representatives were all in agreement on one critical point, to keep all players including the community informed on how to deal with the disease should it enter the Coastal Bend.

Dr. Brian Smith with the State Health Department added, "It's a difficult disease but it's only spread by close contact and it's not airborne, that really is the most important message."


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Woman Blames Bugs in Housing Authority for Bites Continuous News Fri, 24 Oct 2014 5:51:21 PM Woman Blames Bugs in Housing Authority for Bites

CORPUS CHRISTI - A bad bug problem has left a disabled resident at a local housing complex in bad shape.

It's a heartbreaking story because she has a health condition that confines her to a wheelchair, and as if that doesn't present enough challenges for her, she is battling bugs at her La Armada apartment on Ayers.

A look at her arms and legs reveals bug bites all over. She went to her doctor today and he believes that roaches are responsible for this, not fleas or bed bugs.

The inside of her apartment isn't dirty either, because she has a home health provider that comes in every day to take care of her daily needs, including cleaning up.

The Corpus Christi Housing Authority provides preventative pest control service every other month and special treatments when requested.

The woman, who requested we not use her name because of her vulnerable condition, says she notified the complex management of the bug problem months ago, but has yet to receive it.

CC Housing Authoritiy Senior Vice President Marisa Smithwick says they first heard from the woman in late September and immediately called the pest control company for a special treatment.

Unfortunately, the extra treatment involves harsher chemicals, and tenants are required to make special preparations to protect dishes and other property inside.

When the technician arrived for the additional treatment, those preparations had not been made, so he was unable to treat the unit.

Smithwick says the woman didn't contact the management to reschedule the treatment until several weeks later, but as of Friday evening, a pest control technician was expected to be at the complext next week.

Smithwich added that if the woman or any other tenant requires assistance to make those "spcial preparations" for the stronger chemicals, the Housing Authority would be happy to provide it.

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California Deputies Dead in Traffic Stop Shooting Continuous News Fri, 24 Oct 2014 5:35:33 PM California Deputies Dead in Traffic Stop Shooting

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Officials say a second sheriff's deputy has died after being shot by a suspect who has now been apprehended for four shootings.

Placer County Sheriff's spokeswoman Dena Erwin says one of her department's deputies was killed Friday after he was shot with an AR-15-type assault rifle.

A second Placer County Sheriff's deputy was shot in the arm and was expected to survive. A Sacramento County sheriff's deputy died earlier in the day after he was shot in the head by the same suspect.

Erwin says 34-year-old Marcelo Marquez was taken alive Friday afternoon from a home in Auburn, 30 miles northwest of Sacramento. An armed woman was also taken into custody.

Officers chased the suspect for hours in a manhunt spanning two counties after the suspect shot three deputies and a bystander.

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NYC Hatchet Attack Ruled Act of Terror Continuous News Fri, 24 Oct 2014 4:58:37 PM Associated Press NYC Hatchet Attack Ruled Act of Terror

NEW YORK (AP) - A brazen daylight hatchet attack against a group of police officers on a busy New York street was a terrorist act by a reclusive Muslim convert who ranted online against America but had no clear ties to international extremists, the police commissioner said Friday.

Police were examining Zale Thompson's computer for clues about a motive for the Thursday assault that left one of the officers seriously injured and ended with Thompson being killed by police. Police Commissioner William Bratton said Thompson's browsing history included organized terror groups, beheadings and the shooting in Canada earlier this week that officials there have called a terrorist attack.

Thompson was not on any watch lists, and officials found no indication he sought any training or affiliation to any groups.

Bratton said investigators were trying to determine whether the attack was planned or spontaneous but believe Thompson was self-radicalized. His father told officials he converted to Islam about two years ago and was described as a "recluse" who had been depressed lately.

Bratton said he was comfortable calling it a terrorist attack.

"This was a terrorist attack, certainly," Bratton said.

But he also stopped short of including the attack in the list of terror plots against the city since Sept. 11, 2001, saying the investigation was continuing.

Thompson, 32, had once served in the U.S. Navy and had a history of run-ins with the law over domestic violence in California in 2003 and 2004, police said. In recent postings on social media, he ranted about injustices in American society and oppression abroad, but the postings didn't point to any affiliation with a terror group or direct influence of radical Islam, they said.

Security video and witness accounts appeared to leave no doubt that Thompson purposely targeted four rookie New York Police Department officers who were in uniform and on foot patrol in a bustling Queens commercial district.

Moments before the attack, the bearded suspect was seen on a street corner crouching down to pull the hatchet out of backpack before he charged the officers and began swinging the hatchet with a two-handed grip, police said.

At the time, the officers were posing for a photo for a passerby. Without a word, Thompson swung at an officer who blocked the blow with his arm, police said. Another officer was hit in the back of the head and fell to the ground.

As the suspect raised the hatchet again, the two uninjured officers drew their weapons and fired several rounds, police said. The bullets killed the assailant and wounded a bystander, police said. A bloody hatchet, about 18 inches long, was recovered.

Officer Kenneth Healey remained hospitalized on Friday with a head wound. The bystander, a 29-year-old woman, also was being treated for a gunshot wound to the back. Both were critical.

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Teenager Run Over by Mother at County Fair Event Continuous News Fri, 24 Oct 2014 4:45:38 PM Teenager Run Over by Mother at County Fair Event

ALICE - A 15-year-old Alice girl is recovering in a Corpus Christi hospital after she was accidentally run over by her mother.

The girl was at the Jim Wells County Fairgrounds Thursday evening when the mom came to get her.
Somehow the girl got out of the car at the time the mother put the car in reverse, running over the girl.

She was taken by Halo-Flight with serious injuries.

No one was cited and the incident remains under investigation.


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Coffee Can Full of Cash Found During Traffic Stop Continuous News Fri, 24 Oct 2014 4:42:14 PM Coffee Can Full of Cash Found During Traffic Stop

JIM WELLS COUNTY- Jim Wells Sheriff's deputies find an expensive can of coffee during a traffic stop.

Deputies pulled over a car Thursday north of Alice for a routine violation.

As they were talking to the driver, the driver allows officers to look in the car.
That's where they find over $35,000 dollars in a Folgers coffee can, mixed into the coffee.

A K-9 dog sniffed the money and determined that drugs were found on the bills.

30 year old Roberto Aurioles, a Mexican national, was arrested on drug charges.


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Remains Positively Identified as Missing Virginia Student Continuous News Fri, 24 Oct 2014 4:41:03 PM Remains Positively Identified as Missing Virginia Student

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Remains found nearly a week ago in a rural area of Virginia are those of a university student who disappeared last month, authorities said Friday, ending a search that left the campus and community on edge.

University of Virginia sophomore Hannah Graham, 18, disappeared Sept. 13 after a night out with friends. Her remains were found Oct. 18 about 12 miles from campus, in a heavily wooded area of Albemarle County that is home to rolling hills and horse farms.

The man Graham was last seen with, 32-year-old Jesse Leroy Matthew Jr., has been charged with abduction with intent to defile Graham. His attorney, Jim Camblos, said in a voicemail greeting that he is not answering questions about the case.

The remains were discovered roughly 6 miles from where the body of 20-year-old Virginia Tech student Morgan Harrington was found after she vanished in 2009. Police have said forensic evidence connects Matthew to Harrington's killing, which in turn is linked by DNA to a 2005 sexual assault in northern Virginia. Matthew has been charged in the 2005 case.

"When we started this journey together we all hoped for a happier ending. Sadly that was not to be," Graham's parents, John and Sue Graham, said in a statement provided by the Albemarle County Police Department. "We are devastated by the loss of our beautiful daughter. ... Although we have lost our precious Hannah, the light she radiated can never be extinguished."

Graham's parents also thanked those involved with the investigation and search efforts, as well as those who have sent messages of support. They said they don't intend to make further statements or comment on the ongoing criminal investigation.

Albemarle County Commonwealth's Attorney Denise Lunsford said in a statement that the focus of the investigation now is to determine "what charges will be brought and the appropriate time to make those charges."

"We are working diligently with local law enforcement on the investigation to ensure that we make the best determination for our community and the Grahams in the pursuit of justice," Lunsford said.

Graham met friends at a restaurant for dinner Sept. 12 before stopping by two off-campus parties. She left the second party alone and eventually texted a friend saying she was lost, authorities said.

In surveillance video, she can be seen walking unsteadily and even running at times, past a pub and a service station and then onto a seven-block strip of bars, restaurants and shops.

Matthew was an operating room technician at the university's hospital. He was also a former college football lineman and sometimes cab driver.

Friends have said they were shocked the "gentle giant" - he's 6-foot-2 and weighs 270 pounds - could be suspected of such violence.

Matthew was co-captain of his high school football team and enrolled in psychology at evangelist Jerry Falwell's Liberty University, where he played on the defensive line for the Flames.

His college career took a sharp wrong turn in his junior year, when a fellow student accused Matthew of raping her. Matthew withdrew from Liberty on Oct. 17, 2002 - hours after a reported sexual assault behind the university's sports arena. Prosecutors said the case was dropped when the woman declined to press charges.

Matthew returned to school in January 2003, enrolling at Christopher Newport University in southeast Virginia. He joined their football team that August, but on Sept. 7, 2003, a fellow student accused him of sexual assault on the Newport News campus. Five days after the attack, Matthew dropped off the team roster; a month later, he was gone.

University spokesman Bruce Bronstein said the matter "was thoroughly investigated by University Police."

"No physical injuries were reported. The victim chose not to proceed with a criminal prosecution."

The victim in the 2005 rape in the Washington, D.C., suburbs is cooperating with authorities, Fairfax County Commonwealth's Attorney Ray Morrogh has said. According to police, a 26-year-old woman was walking home from the grocery store about 10 p.m. on a Saturday night when she was grabbed from behind, dragged into a wooded area behind some townhomes, and sexually assaulted. The man fled the area when he was startled by a passerby.


Associated Press Writer Michael Felberbaum contributed to this report.

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Hospital District Explains Ebola Preparedness Continuous News Fri, 24 Oct 2014 4:20:03 PM Caroline Flores Hospital District Explains Ebola Preparedness

CORPUS CHRISTI - There's a reason local hospitals haven't revealed what they'll do if there's a local Ebola case. Simply put, they're not ready yet.

A news conference was held Friday to discuss the preparedness of our local agencies and the Health District.

The City-County Health department said the hospitals don't have enough equipment to have a full-scale training exercise. The equipment they do have, they need to hold in-case an actual Ebola patient were to arrive.

Sometime next week, people from the Regional Advisory Council are supposed to make a trip to our local hospitals.

The RAC is part of the Department of State Health Services. They're the ones that will develop and help monitor emergency medical plans.

During the visit, they will help train doctors and nurses on the best practices when it comes to caring for an Ebola patient. They will also be looking at our hospital's equipment and bringing in some of their own.

Because this hasn't happened yet, the Hospital District said it didn't want to jump the gun and show the public how it prepared before it was ready.

"What we didn't want to do was we didn't want to take any short cuts when we show this to the community," said Health District director Annette Rodriguez. "Because we didn't want anybody to think, that oh we skipped steps. So it is kind of a lengthy process."

Rodriguez said she hopes to share some of the upcoming training exercises with the public.

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Dallas Nurse Receives Thanks, Hug from Obama Continuous News Fri, 24 Oct 2014 4:15:22 PM Associated Press Dallas Nurse Receives Thanks, Hug from Obama

BETHESDA, Md. (AP) - A nurse who caught Ebola while caring for a Dallas patient who died of the disease walked out of a Washington-area hospital virus-free Friday and into open arms.

Nina Pham got a hug from President Barack Obama in the Oval Office at the White House. Outside the hospital where she has been since last week, she got hugs from one of the doctors who oversaw her care.

White House spokesman Josh Earnest called the meeting with Obama "an opportunity for the president to thank her for her service." But the close contact between the president and the former patient also came as officials in New York tried to calm fears after a doctor was diagnosed with Ebola in that city.

Pham said she felt "fortunate and blessed to be standing here today," as she left the National Institutes of Health's Clinical Center in Bethesda, Maryland, where she had been since she arrived Oct. 16 from Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas.

Pham thanked her health care teams in Dallas and at the NIH and singled out fellow Ebola survivor Dr. Kent Brantly, who recovered after becoming infected in Liberia, for donating plasma containing Ebola-fighting antibodies as part of her care.

"Although I no longer have Ebola, I know it may be a while before I have my strength back," Pham said at a news conference.

Dr. Anthony Fauci, infectious disease chief at the NIH and the doctor who hugged her, told reporters that five consecutive tests showed no virus left in her blood. Five tests is way beyond the norm, he stressed, but his team did extra testing because the NIH is a research hospital.

"She is cured of Ebola, let's get that clear," Fauci said.

Pham stood throughout the approximately 20-minute press conference and was joined by her mother and sister. She read from a prepared statement and took no questions, but she called her experience "very stressful and challenging for me and for my family."

"I ask for my privacy and for my family's privacy to be respected as I return to Texas and try to get back to a normal life and reunite with my dog Bentley," she said, drawing laughter with the mention of her 1-year-old King Charles spaniel. Bentley has been in quarantine since Pham's diagnosis but has tested negative for the virus.

Pham is one of two nurses in Dallas who became infected with Ebola while treating Thomas Eric Duncan, who traveled to the United States from Liberia and died of the virus Oct. 8. The second nurse, Amber Vinson, is being treated at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, which on Friday issued a statement saying she "is making good progress" and that tests no longer detect virus in her blood.


Associated Press writers Lauran Neergaard and Jim Kuhnhenn in Washington contributed to this report.

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Beautiful Sunny Weekend Continuous News Fri, 24 Oct 2014 3:57:06 PM Meteorologist Matt Terhune, Beautiful Sunny Weekend

Corpus Christi- Overnight clear and mild. Low: 61. Wind: Calm-N 4mph.

Saturday beautiful sunshine all day with dry high pressure in control. High: 86. Wind: NE 5-10mph.

Sunday looks dry and sunny still. Temperatures lows in the lower 60s and highs in the upper 80s.

A bit windy on Monday and breezy on Tuesday. Still sunny Monday and a few clouds Tuesday. We'll warm up to lows near 70 and highs near 90.

Wednesday light wind and partly cloudy skies.

A weak front moves through the Coastal Bend on Thursday night, cooling us off back to normal Friday.


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Shooter, 1 Other Student Killed in School Gunfire Continuous News Fri, 24 Oct 2014 3:50:59 PM Associated Press Shooter, 1 Other Student Killed in School Gunfire

MARYSVILLE, Wash. (AP) - Authorities north of Seattle say a student opened fire in a high school cafeteria today, killing at least one person and wounding four other students. The gunman also died in the attack.

Police in Marysville say the shooter was a student at Marysville Pilchuck High School. There are no additional details on the gunman and the victims, or on what might have prompted the shooting.

A spokeswoman at Providence Everett medical center says four students were brought there -- three in "very critical" condition and one who was considered stable enough to be taken to another medical center in Seattle. It's not clear if the people who died were among those brought to the medical center.

Police have been going room-by-room, searching the school about 30 miles north of Seattle, to make sure it was safe.

One student told a TV station (KING) that he was eating his lunch at a nearby table when he heard the gunshots. He says the shooter "had a little gun in his hand" -- and that he could see "the flash from the muzzle."

Another student said the shooter "was just staring down every one of his victims as he shot them."

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Finals: Friday Night Fever Scoreboard Week 9 Continuous News Fri, 24 Oct 2014 3:49:20 PM Finals: Friday Night Fever Scoreboard Week 9

Keep up to date with high school football every week with the Friday Night Fever. LIVE updates on your Facebook, Twitter, and of course



District 28-6A
SA East Central SA East Central Hornets (4-4)40
Ray Ray Texans (6-2)18
 Listen LIVE: 1150 AM (KCCT) & TSRN


District 28-6A
Carroll Carroll Tigers (7-1)26
King King Mustangs (6-2)21
 Listen LIVE: 1150 AM (KCCT) & TSRN


District 30-5A
Miller Miller Buccaneers (0-8)10
Alice Alice Coyotes (6-2)28
 Listen LIVE: 92.1 FM (

Flour Bluff Flour Bluff Hornets (8-0)34
Calallen Calallen Wildcats (5-4)13
 Listen LIVE: 104.1 FM & 1590 AM; 1360 AM (KKTX)


Victoria West Victoria West Warriors (7-2)51
Moody Moody Trojans (1-7)13
 Listen LIVE: 1150 AM (KCCT) & TSRN


Gregory-Portland Gregory-Portland Wildcats (4-4)53
Tuloso-Midway Tuloso-Midway Warriors (2-6)42
 Listen LIVE: 1440 AM (KEYS)


District 16-4A II
Orange Grove Orange Grove Bulldogs (7-1)21
Rio Hondo Rio Hondo Bobcats (6-2)18

Port Isabel Port Isabel Tarpons (7-1)42
West Oso West Oso Bears (1-7)24

District 15-4A II
Sinton Sinton Pirates (6-3)41
Generic Cuero Gobblers (6-2)26

Ingleside Ingleside Mustangs (5-3)45
Yoakum Yoakum Bulldogs (6-3)56

District 16-4A I
Kingsville Kingsville Brahmas (4-4)19
La Feria La Feria Lions (6-2)14


District 15-4A I
Beeville Beeville Trojans (3-5)13
Pleasanton Pleasanton Eagles (6-2)36

Robstown Robstown Cotton Pickers (3-5)14
Rockport-Fulton Rockport-Fulton Pirates (5-3)58

District 16-3A II
Freer Freer Buckaroos (1-8)32
Monte Alto Monte Alto Blue Devils (2-5)23

Hebronville Hebbronville Longhorns (6-2)34
Dilley Dilley Wolves (2-7)26

District 16-3A I
San Diego San Diego Vaqueros (6-2)23
Aransas Pass Aransas Pass Panthers (4-4)21

Bishop Bishop Badgers (0-8)12
Santa Rosa Santa Rosa Warriors (6-3)13

Falfurrias Falfurrias Jerseys (2-6)21
Lyford Lyford Bulldogs (3-5)35

District 15-3A II
Bloomington Bloomington Bobcats (2-6)14
Banquete Banquete Bulldogs (2-6)41

Taft Taft Greyhounds (6-2)27
Odem Odem Owls (7-1)35

Skidmore Tynan Skidmore-Tynan Bobcats (4-4)0
SGA Santa Gertrudis Academy Lions (7-1)27

District 15-3A I
Hallettsville Hallettsville Brahmas (6-3)41
George West George West Longhorns (2-6)0

Mathis Mathis Pirates (6-2)64
Brooks Academy Brooks Academy Bengals (1-6)6

District 16-2A II
Pettus Pettus War Eagles (1-7)34
Benavides Benavides Eagles (1-8)24

Woodsboro Woodsboro Eagles (3-6)13
Bruni Bruni Badgers (6-2)15

District 16-2A I
Ben Bolt Ben Bolt Badgers (6-2)62
Santa Maria Santa Maria Cougars (3-5)2

Riviera Riviera Seahawks (6-2)32
La Villa La Villa Cardinals (2-6)29

London London Pirates (6-2)14
Three Rivers Three Rivers Bulldogs (8-0)42

District 15-2A I
Ganado Ganado Indians (2-6)7
Refugio Refugio Bobcats (8-0)67



John Paul II John Paul II Centurions (0-8)0
SA Holy Cross SA Holy Cross (5-1)0



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Hispanic Chamber to Host Annual Gala Continuous News Fri, 24 Oct 2014 11:26:38 AM Mike Gillaspia Hispanic Chamber to Host Annual Gala

CORPUS CHRISTI - The Corpus Christi Hispanic Chamber of Commerce is once again making plans for its yearly gala.

The 76th annual event will take place Thursday, November 6th from 6:30 - 9:30 PM at the Solomon P. Ortiz International Center (402 Harbor Drive).

Since 1938, the CCHCC has worked to serve the business community by developing positive changes through active participation in education, leadership and public affairs, as well as creating business opportunities for chamber members -- particularly small and minority owned businesses -- while increasing awareness of the Hispanic heritage.

For gala ticket information, call (361) 887-7408 or visit

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Report: Texas Caseworkers Didn't Follow Protocols in CPS Case Continuous News Fri, 24 Oct 2014 11:16:26 AM Report: Texas Caseworkers Didn't Follow Protocols in CPS Case

SAN ANTONIO (AP) - The Texas inspector general has found that four Child Protective Services workers failed to follow protocols in the case of an 8-year-old girl who died under their watch.

The Office of the Inspector General released the findings Thursday and didn't recommend any disciplinary action, the San Antonio Express-News reported. The office hasn't released the names of the workers involved with Sarah Brasse, who died of untreated appendicitis in 2009.

The report says the employees neglected to perform even basic requirements of their jobs, such as making timely visits or following up on reports of abuse.

"There was no evidence to indicate that any policy violations were to blame for the appendicitis, which is listed as the cause of death," the report states.

But it said the workers' managers complied with policies in their handling of the case. It found no evidence to support claims they might have illegally changed state documents. The agency investigated Sarah's father and stepmother multiple times in the two years before she died. They were ultimately cleared of criminal charges.

The report, the result of a six-month investigation, follows a 2013 story by the newspaper that found in the 48 hours before Sarah's death, two school workers and a Schertz police officer notified Child Protective Services about concerns she was being neglected.

A Child Protective Services manager declined to open up a new investigation or send a caseworker to check on Sarah, who lived with her father when she died. The report stated that the manager followed policy.

Sarah's mother, JoAnne Guerrero, who did not have primary custody, said she read the Texas inspector general report "with a heavy heart."

Texas Department of Family and Protective Services spokesman Patrick Crimmins said the case is closed and no disciplinary action is expected.

"The report was very thorough and we appreciate the input of OIG," Crimmins said in an email. "This case has been extensively reviewed, and DFPS considers the matter closed."

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Police: Man Stabs Neighbor With Machete Continuous News Fri, 24 Oct 2014 10:44:52 AM Kirsten Schaffer Police: Man Stabs Neighbor With Machete

CORPUS CHRISTI - Corpus Christi Police said a man stabbed his neighbor with a machete early Friday morning.

It happened a little after midnight in the 5800 block of Bonner Drive.

Police said a 46-year-old male victim told officers he was drinking with his neighbor, Trevor Hicks, when he threw a beer bottle and it broke in Hicks' driveway.

Hicks asked the man to clean up the mess, and when the man refused, the two began to fight.

Once the fight ended, that's when the victim says Hicks went back into his home and retrieved a machete. The victim claims Hicks threatened him by placing the tip of the machete against his chest. Police said that's when Hicks hit the victim in the back of his legs with the blade.

Officers arrested Hicks and charged him with aggravated assault. 

The victim was treated at the scene.


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Hoover Fest 2014 Continuous News Fri, 24 Oct 2014 8:08:37 AM Candace Torrez Hoover Fest 2014

CORPUS CHRISTI - Adventurers and outdoor enthusiasts are invited to attend Hoover Fest Boat and RV show.

Hoover Fest will be taking place October 23rd through 25th at Ron Hoover RV & Marine in Rockport.

Hoover Fest is free and open to the public. This event will feature free educational seminars hosted by experts in the industry and will be geared towards the first time RV or boat owner.

Seminar topics will include RV 101, how to maintain an RV, and boat safety.

Hoover Fest will also have family friendly activities for the kids. Halloween games, face painting, trick or treating, and costume contests will all take place at the boat and RV sale.

Halloween festivities will begin Saturday, October 25th at 10 AM.

Ron Hoover RV & Marine is located at 1510 W Market St.

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Mexico Governor Steps Down During Investigation Continuous News Fri, 24 Oct 2014 6:50:29 AM Miranda Leah - @MirandaLeahTV Mexico Governor Steps Down During Investigation

MEXICO - The governor of the Mexican state where 43 students disappeared last month is now resigning.

Angel Aguirre had been under growing pressure to step down as the investigation of the student's disappearance, has not been successful.

He said that he's stepping down in order to take the focus off of himself, and put it back on the search.

In the past, Aguirre denied accusations that he knew about the corruption with drug traffickers taking hold of his state.

Over fifty people have been arrested in connection with those missing students.


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