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. () () Wed, 17 Sep 2014 09:09:53 GMT Synapse CMS 10 KRISTV.com http://www.kristv.com/ 144 25 Ikea Recalls Children's Swing Due to Safety Concerns http://www.kristv.com/news/ikea-recalls-children-s-swing-due-to-safety-concerns/ http://www.kristv.com/news/ikea-recalls-children-s-swing-due-to-safety-concerns/ Continuous News Wed, 17 Sep 2014 4:04:54 AM Ikea Recalls Children's Swing Due to Safety Concerns

NEW YORK - Ikea is recalling a swing after reports that four children were injured while using the product.

According to the Swedish company, the suspension fitting connecting the swing to the ceiling could break.

Ikea is taking about 2,000 of its green polyester fabric swings off the market in the US.

The Gunggung swing, as it's called, can be returned to any Ikea store for a full refund - even without a receipt.

 


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Teacher Beaten, Tied Up, Suspect Still On The Loose http://www.kristv.com/news/teacher-beaten-tied-up-suspect-still-on-the-loose/ http://www.kristv.com/news/teacher-beaten-tied-up-suspect-still-on-the-loose/ Continuous News Wed, 17 Sep 2014 3:56:19 AM Teacher Beaten, Tied Up, Suspect Still On The Loose

CALIFORNIA - Fresno police are looking for the attacker who they say tied up a Central Unified teacher on campus, assaulted her and then robbed her.

Police say the victim is in her 50s and she was at Teague Elementary School over the weekend prepping for classes this week. School leaders believe this is an isolated incident but they're beefing up patrols to make sure no one else gets hurt.

Family members of students who attend Teague Elementary were frightened after finding out a teacher was brutally beaten there.

Police say the 50-something-year-old victim was working after hours on Saturday evening when she took a short break. Lt. Joe Gomez with the Fresno police says the teacher went to the bathroom and when she is came out the suspect pushed her back in knocking her down. He then got inside and tied her up.

The teacher told police the attacker used a shirt to hide his face during the crime. "She started screaming and he said not to scream. He punched her in the face several times during this encounter. He tied her up with different things. He told her he was going to rape her at one point," said Lt. Gomez.

Detectives don't believe he sexually assaulted the woman but they say he stole her ring and cellphone.

Right now, additional patrol units are standing guard at the school. Central Unified school counselors are also helping the victim and other teachers cope after the traumatic experience.

The district is urging all staff members to operate on the buddy system especially after classes. "If they are going to be here after hours they are going to be here with at least one other person and notify the principal," said Wagner.

Police say they are reviewing surveillance video to see if they can identify the suspect.

 


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Area Leaders Work To Protect Military Installations http://www.kristv.com/news/area-leaders-work-to-protect-military-installations/ http://www.kristv.com/news/area-leaders-work-to-protect-military-installations/ Continuous News Tue, 16 Sep 2014 9:14:21 PM Bart Bedsole - bbedsole@kristv.com Area Leaders Work To Protect Military Installations

CORPUS CHRISTI - Military installations like Naval Air Station Corpus Christi, Naval Air Station Kingsville, and the Corpus Christi Army Depot are a pillar of the Coastal Bend's identity as well as its economy, according to CC Chamber of Commerce President Foster Edwards.

He and other area leaders are working hard to protect our military installations from another possible round of base closures.

Following the closure of Naval Station Ingleside in 2005, the South Texas Military Facilities Task Force went dormant, but it is now very much active again.

"Somebody's gotta go to Washington and tell our story," says Edwards.

While in the nation's capitol last week, Edwards and other members of the Task Force met with top defense leaders about the military's future.

According to Edwards, the Navy feels it needs to maintain the infrastructure it has, but a surplus in other branches could lead to another round of closures.

"We don't know if there's going to be a BRAC. There could be. The pentagon wants a BRAC," he says.

For now though, Congress does not want another round of base closures, because it's too hard on the communities impacted.

But even without a scheduled round of base closures, CCAD is already shrinking.

The Depot is replacing less of the workers who leave, because without an all out war in Iraq or Afghanistan, there's less demand to repair and rebuild helicopters.

Edwards, however, believes other missions could replace the traditional ones if needed.

"As unmanned aerial vehicles become more popular, why couldn't they start repairing unmanned aerial vehicles?" he says.

And while war is always a last resort, it also creates a need for military preparedness, and members of Congress told Edwards last week they don't want to be unprepared in the event of a crisis.

It's a recent shift in thinking from just a few months ago, when lawmakers were anticipating major budget cuts in defense spending due to the withdrawal of forces from the Middle East.

"There are six places in the world where a war could break out tomorrow. I mean you don't want to be situation where you go 'Oh man, we wish we had more helicopters or we wish we had more pilots.'"

 


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Some Tropical Showers Continue For The Area http://www.kristv.com/news/some-tropical-showers-continue-for-the-area/ http://www.kristv.com/news/some-tropical-showers-continue-for-the-area/ Continuous News Tue, 16 Sep 2014 8:59:03 PM Chief Meteorologist Dale Nelson Some Tropical Showers Continue For The Area

CORPUS CHRISTI- A tropical wave has moved ashore this evening and brought with it scattered thundershowers with rainfall amounts varying widely but a general half inch was common over much of the Coastal Bend. Tropical moisture will remain in place the rest of this week and will combine with daytime heating and a weak sea breeze to produce only isolated tropical shower now thru Friday. Temperatures will stay above normal and hot with high humidity thru the weekend.

Wednesday and Thursday expect isolated tropical showers (it rains hard in spots but not for long) very humid and hot with variable sunshine and highs both days of 92.

Wednesday night expect a few coastal showers after midnight light winds warm and stuffy with a low of 77.


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Mcilroy Wins PGA Player of Year Award http://www.kristv.com/news/mcilroy-wins-pga-player-of-year-award/ http://www.kristv.com/news/mcilroy-wins-pga-player-of-year-award/ Continuous News Tue, 16 Sep 2014 6:12:01 PM Associated Press Mcilroy Wins PGA Player of Year Award

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. (AP) - Rory McIlroy is the Vardon Trophy winner and the PGA of America's player of the year for the second time.

McIlroy won the points-based player of the year award on the strength of his two majors at the British Open and PGA Championship. Winning two majors comes with a 50-point bonus. McIlroy also won the Bridgestone Invitational.

McIlroy had an adjusted scoring average of 68.62 to win the Vardon Trophy over Sergio Garcia (68.95).

The 25-year-old from Northern Ireland also won the PGA's player of the year and the Vardon Trophy in 2012.

The PGA Tour awards a separate award for player of the year based on a vote of the players. Voting for that ends Sept. 25.

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Criticism Mounting for Vikings, Peterson http://www.kristv.com/news/criticism-mounting-for-vikings-peterson/ http://www.kristv.com/news/criticism-mounting-for-vikings-peterson/ Continuous News Tue, 16 Sep 2014 6:09:46 PM Associated Press Criticism Mounting for Vikings, Peterson

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - For as long as he's been in the NFL, Adrian Peterson has been one of the most popular and most marketable stars in the league, an approachable superstar with the kind of inspirational comeback story that made him an endorser's dream.

Now that he is facing a felony charge of child abuse for spanking his 4-year-old son with a wooden switch, the Minnesota Vikings running back is in the middle of a firestorm the likes of which he's never seen before, and several high-profile sponsors are starting to distance themselves while the controversy swirls envelopes a league in crisis.

In the wake of the Vikings' decision to allow Peterson to play while the legal process plays out in Texas, the Radisson hotel chain has suspended its relationship with the Vikings, Nike stores in the Twin Cities have stopped selling merchandise with his name on it and a message on his All Day Foundation's website says the children's charity is on hiatus and "will reengage after Adrian, his family, and staff have reflected on how the current situation impacts the direction for Adrian's philanthropy."

"It is an awful situation," said Gov. Mark Dayton, who spearheaded an effort to secure $477 million in public funding for a new Vikings stadium that is being built downtown. "Yes, Mr. Peterson is entitled to due process and should be 'innocent until proven guilty.' However, he is a public figure; and his actions, as described, are a public embarrassment to the Vikings organization and the State of Minnesota. Whipping a child to the extent of visible wounds, as has been alleged, should not be tolerated in our state. Therefore, I believe the team should suspend Mr. Peterson, until the accusations of child abuse have been resolved by the criminal justice system."

Vikings owners Zygi and Mark Wilf sat Peterson for the 30-7 loss to the New England Patriots on Sunday while they tried to gather more information about the case. After reviewing files, speaking to Peterson, his attorney and authorities, the Wilfs decided to reinstate Peterson and he plans to play this weekend at New Orleans.

On a day when Anheuser-Busch said it was "disappointed and increasingly concerned" with the negative attention brought to the league by Ray Rice's assault on his wife and Peterson's treatment of his son, Nike pulled Peterson jerseys from its stores at the Mall of America in Bloomington and in outlet malls in Eagan and Albertville. Nike still sells the jerseys and features Peterson on its website.

Mylan Inc. said it was no longer working with Peterson to promote its EpiPen, used to treat allergic reactions. The running back had participated in several promotions to raise awareness for anaphylaxis, which he has dealt with in the past.

"Mylan has ended all activities with Adrian Peterson," spokeswoman Julie Knell said. "We remain committed to supporting those managing potentially life-threatening allergies and will continue our educational efforts to increase anaphylaxis awareness and preparedness."

U.S. Bank, which is rumored to be in the running for the naming rights to the team's new stadium, said it is "monitoring the situation closely."

So is Shaun Hagglund, the owner of Fan HQ in suburban Minneapolis who said he pulled Peterson apparel from the store's shelves as soon as the charge came down on Friday night.

"I'm not making a moral stand or a judgment," Hagglund said. "Just for now, let's see what comes of this and see what stories are true and which ones are not and take it from there."

Wheaties has pulled the last of the Peterson mentions from its website, but General Mills spokesman Mike Siemienas said that was because of a contractual matter and not related to the child abuse charge. Siemienas said most of the Peterson material was removed months ago as the brand shifted to a new promotion with younger and up-and-coming athletes.

Other sponsors were still standing behind the Vikings and Peterson, including Verizon Wireless.

"We are supportive of the NFL and, at this point, we are satisfied with our sponsorship of the Minnesota Vikings," Verizon said in a statement to The Associated Press. "In fact, for the past several years we have collaborated with the Vikings on several programs to raise awareness of the impact of domestic violence, an issue Verizon has had a long-standing commitment to."

Peterson has not spoken to reporters since his arrest, but he did issue a statement through his agency on Monday that in part addressed the negative attention that his situation has received.

"I never wanted to be a distraction to the Vikings organization, the Minnesota community or to my teammates," Peterson said. "I never imagined being in a position where the world is judging my parenting skills or calling me a child abuser because of the discipline I administered to my son."

Seeing Peterson, a player who has worked tirelessly in the community and been the face of the franchise practically since he arrived in Minnesota in 2007, put in the public crosshairs was just as jarring to some of his teammates.

"The Adrian I know does a lot of stuff for charity. He's raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for special needs children, brings kids up here from Texas, gives them a dream and something to shoot for," fullback Jerome Felton said. "Brings kids from the inner cities, takes them to Dick's Sporting Goods and spends thousands of dollars of his own money. So that's the guy I know and I'm glad to have him back on the team."

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AP NFL websites: www.pro32.ap.org and www.twitter.com/AP_NFL

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AP Technology Writer Mae Anderson in New York and Associated Press Writer Brian Bakst in St. Paul, Minnesota, contributed to this report.

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NASA Selects Boeing and SpaceX for Commercial Flights http://www.kristv.com/news/nasa-selects-boeing-and-spacex-for-commercial-flights/ http://www.kristv.com/news/nasa-selects-boeing-and-spacex-for-commercial-flights/ Continuous News Tue, 16 Sep 2014 6:06:44 PM NASA Selects Boeing and SpaceX for Commercial Flights

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - NASA is a giant step closer to launching Americans again from U.S. soil.

On Tuesday, the space agency announced it has picked Boeing and SpaceX to transport astronauts to the International Space Station in the next few years.

NASA Administrator Charles Bolden named the winners at a late-afternoon news conference at Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The news had been eagerly anticipated for weeks.

The deal will end NASA's expensive reliance on Russia. U.S. astronauts have been riding Russian rockets ever since NASA's shuttles retired in 2011. The latest price tag is $71 million per seat.

NASA has set a goal of 2017 for the first launch under the commercial crew program. Both companies will use crew capsules. Launches will originate from Cape Canaveral.

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NASA: http://www.nasa.gov/exploration/commercial/crew/

SpaceX: http://www.spacex.com/

Boeing: http://tinyurl.com/qjx5p9u

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Major Sponsors Fed up With NFL Off Field Issues http://www.kristv.com/news/major-sponsors-fed-up-with-nfl-off-field-issues/ http://www.kristv.com/news/major-sponsors-fed-up-with-nfl-off-field-issues/ Continuous News Tue, 16 Sep 2014 6:06:37 PM Associated Press Major Sponsors Fed up With NFL Off Field Issues

Major sponsors including Anheuser-Busch are adding to the chorus of disapproval over the National Football League's recent scandals, but the companies are stopping short of pulling advertising.

Anheuser-Busch said Tuesday that it has spoken with the NFL about concerns related to recent incidents that are sparking outcry from fans, including an investigation into how long the NFL knew about a video that shows Baltimore Raven Ray Rice beating his then-fiancee; as well as the Minnesota Vikings' decision to let Adrian Peterson play while he faces an abuse charge for spanking his 4-year-old son with a wooden switch.

McDonald's, Visa and Campbell Soup Co. say they have also voiced similar concerns to the league.

The statements come after Radisson hotels said Monday that it was pulling its sponsorship of the Minnesota Vikings. No other brands have pulled sponsorships from teams or the NFL.

But the statements from sponsors are becoming increasingly strongly worded.

Only last week, several big sponsors like GM and FedEx said they were monitoring the situation or watching it closely. Others like Anheuser-Busch and Procter & Gamble stayed silent.

This week, sponsors are making it clear they have made the NFL aware of their concerns. A-B used the harshest language, saying it was "disappointed and increasingly concerned."

The NFL responded to the sponsors' statements late Tuesday with a short statement of its own:

"We understand. We are taking action and there will be much more to come," the organization said.

As the NFL and various team executives navigate scandal, much is at stake: The money companies pay each year to be official sponsors -not including advertising and promotions- is worth about $1.07 billion for the league and all of its teams, according to sponsorship consultancy IEG. The NFL is a coveted partner for brands since an average of 17.4 million people tune in during a regular season NFL game, about 65 percent men and 35 percent women, according to Nielsen.

Experts say that brands are taking their cues by how upset consumers seem.

"It takes something pretty dramatic before those league sponsors who have invested in some cases hundreds of millions in their relationship with NFL seek to end their partnership or do something like that," said Jim Andrews, senior vice president of content strategy at IEG. "They follow the fans. They will be constantly monitoring and testing the waters to see what the fan reaction to this is."

For Anheuser-Busch, those sponsorship fees alone are worth an estimated $50 million. The beer maker said Tuesday that it is "disappointed and increasingly concerned" by the recent incident.

"We are not yet satisfied with the league's handling of behaviors that so clearly go against our own company culture and moral code," the company said in a statement. "We have shared our concerns and expectations with the league."

Also on Tuesday, McDonald's issued a similar statement, saying "we have questions surrounding these evolving situations and are closely monitoring as the appropriate parties investigate these matters," The company added it has "communicated our concerns to the league, and we expect it to take strong and necessary actions to address these issues."

On Monday, Visa said domestic violence in any form is unacceptable and has no place in the NFL and society.

"As a long-standing sponsor we have spoken with the NFL about our concerns regarding recent events, and reinforced the critical importance that they address these issues with great seriousness."

Campbell Soup said it had also spoken to the NFL about the Ray Rice video investigation.

"Upon completion of the investigation, we expect the NFL to take appropriate action," Campbell Soup Co. said in a statement. "We have shared our views with the NFL."

Also on Tuesday, Procter & Gamble responded to a fake Covergirl NFL ad that went viral on social media. The ad depicted a woman with a black eye. The company posted a statement on its Covergirl Facebook page saying "domestic violence is completely unacceptable". The company went further, saying that it has "encouraged the NFL to take swift action on their path forward to address the issue of domestic violence."

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Former Hook Springer Won't Play Again This Season http://www.kristv.com/news/former-hook-springer-won-t-play-again-this-season/ http://www.kristv.com/news/former-hook-springer-won-t-play-again-this-season/ Continuous News Tue, 16 Sep 2014 6:04:05 PM Associated Press Former Hook Springer Won't Play Again This Season

HOUSTON (AP) - Houston rookie George Springer, who has been out since July 20 with a left quadriceps injury, won't play again this season.

There was some hope that Springer might return for the last few games of the season, but interim manager Tom Lawless said on Tuesday that they decided to shut him down.

Lawless says that team officials and Springer came to the decision together and decided that getting a few more at-bats this season wasn't worth the risk of having a setback.

Springer, who was the 11th overall pick in the 2011 draft, hit .231 with 20 homers and 51 RBIs in 78 games.

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6 Investigates: One Man, Two Jobs http://www.kristv.com/news/6-investigates-one-man-two-jobs/ http://www.kristv.com/news/6-investigates-one-man-two-jobs/ Continuous News Tue, 16 Sep 2014 6:01:19 PM 6 Investigates: One Man, Two Jobs

6 Investigates a Duval County man with two full-time public jobs. He's pulling down 2 salaries, but he's not putting in 80-hour weeks.

As Andrew Ellison reports, it is a practice that's been going on for quite a while.

 


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National Seashore Bans Drones http://www.kristv.com/news/national-seashore-bans-drones/ http://www.kristv.com/news/national-seashore-bans-drones/ Continuous News Tue, 16 Sep 2014 4:49:22 PM Lee Sausley III National Seashore Bans Drones

CORPUS CHRISTI- The Padre Island National Seashore has banned the use of drones withing the park.

 Over the course of the last year the use of quad copters and drones has risen dramatically across the United States, And after reviewing several incidents here and at parks elsewhere across the country, Jon Jarvis the Director of the National Park Service has determined that the use of unmanned aircraft at many national park sites simply creates too many problems.

The ban at the National Seashore includes launching, landing or operating an unmanned aircraft within the boundaries of the park, except as approved in writing by the Superintendent.

The ban would not affect the drone research being conducted by Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, or other state or federal agencies.  

"Unmanned aircraft" include,  but not limited to the following devices: remote controlled model airplanes, quad copters, and drones that are used for any purpose, including for recreation or commerce.

 


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US Airstrikes Target Islamic Militants in Iraq http://www.kristv.com/news/us-airstrikes-target-islamic-militants-in-iraq/ http://www.kristv.com/news/us-airstrikes-target-islamic-militants-in-iraq/ Continuous News Tue, 16 Sep 2014 4:44:48 PM US Airstrikes Target Islamic Militants in Iraq

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Defense Department says the U.S. military on Tuesday pressed its expanded campaign against Islamic State militants with five airstrikes across Iraq.

U.S. Central Command says military forces using fighter aircraft launched two airstrikes northwest of Irbil and hit an armed truck and fighters. Three other airstrikes southwest of Baghdad hit anti-aircraft artillery, a truck and two boats on the Euphrates River that were resupplying the militants.

The strikes are part of the new broader military mission in Iraq authorized by President Barack Obama that began Monday. Under the new mission, U.S. forces are going after Islamic State militants wherever they are. Previously, the strikes were limited to protecting U.S. interests and personnel, assisting Iraqi refugees and securing critical infrastructure in Iraq.

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City Votes to Annex Chapman Ranch http://www.kristv.com/news/city-votes-to-annex-chapman-ranch/ http://www.kristv.com/news/city-votes-to-annex-chapman-ranch/ Continuous News Tue, 16 Sep 2014 3:51:45 PM Janine Reyes City Votes to Annex Chapman Ranch

CORPUS CHRISTI -- The Corpus Christi City Council took a major step forward towards blocking construction of a wind farm in the Chapman Ranch area.

They voted today to annex the 16 square mile piece of land.

All voted in favor of annexation, with the exception of Chad Magill, who abstained from voting.

Today's vote, paves the way for the city to block plans for a wind farm proposed by Apex.

But, the move is not final yet, the annexation plan still has to pass a second vote.

Annexing the land would give the city control and a say over what can be built in the Chapman Ranch area.

The city says a wind farm could come right up to our city limits and hurt growth on the southside.

But since that annexation would make the city responsible for taking care of the 16 square mile piece of land, those opposed to annexation say the city already has a hard time taking care of it's streets and citizens now and they argue that the city can't possibly add and maintain more.

Apex wind farm has been negotiating with the city hoping to stop the annexation. They've even offered to shrink the project. They did not return calls we made today for comment, though.

The city has not set their next date for the second reading, but that would make the city's deal final.

 


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Man Seriously Injured as He Falls Off Car http://www.kristv.com/news/man-seriously-injured-as-he-falls-off-car/ http://www.kristv.com/news/man-seriously-injured-as-he-falls-off-car/ Continuous News Tue, 16 Sep 2014 1:45:10 PM Man Seriously Injured as He Falls Off Car

CORPUS CHRISTI - Police are looking into a strange disturbance that left a man with serious head injuries. They believe he jumped on the hood of his girlfriend's car during a fight. 

The girlfriend kept driving down the street until he fell off near the corner of Lobo and N. Alameda just after 1 p.m.

Medics rushed him to Spohn Memorial. His condition right now is not known.

Initial reports from officers are that the man may have been in top of the car when he fell off.

The intersection is closed while officers and crime scene personnel work to determine what happened.

 


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Sunken Ship off Coast of Padre Island to Become Artificial Reef http://www.kristv.com/news/sunken-ship-off-coast-of-padre-island-to-become-artificial-reef/ http://www.kristv.com/news/sunken-ship-off-coast-of-padre-island-to-become-artificial-reef/ Continuous News Tue, 16 Sep 2014 12:55:28 PM Sara Donchey Sunken Ship off Coast of Padre Island to Become Artificial Reef

ARANSAS PASS - About 10 years ago, the Kinta S used to carry cargo from Miami to Haiti.

But in a matter of hours it will sink to the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico, never to be seen above water again--it's no accident.

"This is going to be the first structure of its kind here in the Coastal Bend," said Saltwater Fisheries Enhancement Association President Steven Schmidt

The ship will be used as an artificial reef; a man-made underwater ecosystem for sea life and a big attraction for divers.

David Walter specializes in building artificial reefs and helped work on the project; it's the 15th ship he's sunk to create a reef.

"Here in the Gulf Coast we have just a flat, sandy desert bottom. If you went down there, all you would see is sand; you probably wouldn't see a single fish," Walter said. "If you put something there--it could be as small as a beer can or as big as a ship--within a year it grows barnacles and and soft corals."

The $500 thousand dollar project has taken a few months to complete.

Coordinators say that most of the work comes in the preparation phase, when the ship is stripped, and hazardous chemicals are removed.

The structure is then tested by experts to make sure it won't be harmful to any underwater life.

Then, strategically-placed holes are cut into the ship where water will gradually be let in.

The ship is expected to sink to its resting depth of 75 feet in about 15 minutes.

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Corpus Christi Food Bank Competes for $60,000 Grant http://www.kristv.com/news/corpus-christi-food-bank-competes-for-60-000-grant/ http://www.kristv.com/news/corpus-christi-food-bank-competes-for-60-000-grant/ Continuous News Tue, 16 Sep 2014 12:39:21 PM Mike Gillaspia Corpus Christi Food Bank Competes for $60,000 Grant

CORPUS CHRISTI - The Food Bank of Corpus Christi needs your vote!

From now through October 5th, everyone is encouraged to participate in Walmart's "Fight Hunger, Spark Change" Campaign and vote for our local food bank. The 50 food banks with the most votes will each receive $60,000 in support of local hunger relief efforts.

The campaign comes at a critical time, as food insecurity remain at a historic high. According to the most recent reports, 1 in 7 Americans is currently in need of food assistance. That number includes 12 million children.

To help meet this need, Walmart is teaming up with six of the nation's largest food companies - including General Mills, Unilever, Hormel, ConAgra Foods, PepsiCo/Quaker and Kellogg Company - to distribute the grants and encourage customers to donate or volunteer to take a direct action in the fight against hunger in their local communities.

To cast your vote, visit either www.walmart.com/fightinghunger or go to the website of The Food Bank of Corpus Christi at www.foodbankcc.com.

You may vote once every 24 hours.

 


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Kentucky Man Accused of Killing, Eating Girlfriend http://www.kristv.com/news/kentucky-man-accused-of-killing-eating-girlfriend/ http://www.kristv.com/news/kentucky-man-accused-of-killing-eating-girlfriend/ Continuous News Tue, 16 Sep 2014 11:33:21 AM Kentucky Man Accused of Killing, Eating Girlfriend

KENTUCKY (WAVE) - Horrific details of a southern Indiana homicide were released Monday, including allegations that Joseph Oberhansley ate portions of Tammy Jo Blanton's brain, heart and lungs after stabbing her to death.

Detectives were called to Blanton's home in Jeffersonville on Thursday.

The Clark County Prosecutor's Office said Blanton called police at about 3 a.m. to complain that Oberhansley was outside the home trying to get in.

Officers arrived and defused the situation, sending Oberhansley home.

But officers were again called to the home at about 10 a.m., and what they found was far worse.

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Scrap Seller Shows Up at Fire Station with Mortar Round http://www.kristv.com/news/scrap-seller-shows-up-at-fire-station-with-mortar-round/ http://www.kristv.com/news/scrap-seller-shows-up-at-fire-station-with-mortar-round/ Continuous News Tue, 16 Sep 2014 11:12:37 AM Scrap Seller Shows Up at Fire Station with Mortar Round

CORPUS CHRISTI - The bomb squad was called out to the fire station on Navigation Boulevard after a guy showed up with a mortar round in his pickup.

The man told firefighters he was doing some work on a ranch in Alice when he found the round.

He tried to sell it as scrap metal here in town but nobody wanted to buy it. He finally figured the best thing to do would be to take the round to a fire station.

Everyone was cleared out of the building and the road was closed until the bomb squad showed up.

They picked up the device and will dispose of it safely.

 


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City Council to Vote on Annexation Plan to Block Proposed Wind Farm http://www.kristv.com/news/city-council-to-vote-on-annexation-plan-to-block-proposed-wind-farm/ http://www.kristv.com/news/city-council-to-vote-on-annexation-plan-to-block-proposed-wind-farm/ Continuous News Tue, 16 Sep 2014 11:10:10 AM City Council to Vote on Annexation Plan to Block Proposed Wind Farm

CORPUS CHRISTI - City council could take a big step today toward blocking construction of a wind farm in the Chapman Ranch area.

Council members are expected to vote today on a plan to annex part of that land. If the annexation is approved the city would then be able to control what is built on that land.

Apex, the company that wants to build that wind farm, says they've tried to work out an agreement with the city so annexation wouldn't be necessary.

During a council meeting last month, some Chapman Ranch residents also spoke out against the annexation plan.

The city opposes the wind farm because of fears it could stifle growth on the city's southside.

 


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Zavala Elementary Dismisses Students After Power Outage http://www.kristv.com/news/zavala-elementary-dismisses-students-after-power-outage/ http://www.kristv.com/news/zavala-elementary-dismisses-students-after-power-outage/ Continuous News Tue, 16 Sep 2014 10:25:05 AM Kirsten Schaffer Zavala Elementary Dismisses Students After Power Outage

Officials with Corpus Christi ISD said students at Zavala Elementary have been dismissed following a power outage Tuesday.

CCISD told KRIS 6 News the students were dismissed at 10 a.m.

It's the second time in a month the school has been closed after a power outage. An outage on Sept. 3 caused students to be dismissed early in the day.

It's not yet clear what caused the power outage.

 


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