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Police respond to a shooting Tuesday night. Police respond to a shooting Tuesday night.

CCPD officers respond to a shooting

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Corpus Christi police officers have responded to calls of a shooting. The incident was reported around 9:10 Tuesday evening near Devon and Maryland Drive. 

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Highly potent opioid confirmed in illegal drugs in Houston

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HOUSTON (AP) - Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo is upgrading masks and gloves and evidence bags for his officers and is urging emergency medical responders to strengthen their protections after a presumed batch of methamphetamine in the city has been confirmed as a highly potent opioid. 

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Trump administration plans border wall models in summer

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SAN DIEGO (AP) - The agency in charge of U.S. border security plans to start building prototypes for President Donald Trump's proposed wall with Mexico later this summer. Ronald Vitiello, Customs and Border Protection's acting deputy commissioner, said Tuesday that four to eight companies will get contracts for prototypes in San Diego that could be models for the roughly 2,000-mile (3,200-kilometer) border.

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Less rain and higher temperatures Video included

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Tropical moisture continues to move into South Texas from an upper level and surface low parked in the western Gulf of Mexico. The low will gradually move away resulting in decreasing rainfall and increasing winds and temperatures by the end of this week and the weekend. 

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Man who died in river identified

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The Medical Examiner's office has identified the man who died in the Nueces River Monday morning. Everardo Villarreal, 50,  was fishing with friends just before 7 a.m., Monday when they say he went into the water, was swept under and never came back up. 

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Have a blast, but don't get burned Video included

PHOTO: Person watching fireworks, Photo Date: 7/4/2015 PHOTO: Person watching fireworks, Photo Date: 7/4/2015
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(NBC News) Booming, brilliant displays of fireworks are a Fourth of July tradition, yet every year thousands of people are injured using them. The Consumer Product Safety Commission used mannequins Tuesday to demonstrate the very real dangers of fireworks. "It's the 30 days around the Fourth of July where we see the highest rate of incidents and injuries," says acting CPSC Chairperson Ann Marie Buerkle. There were more than 11,000 fireworks-related injuries in 2016. Most ... More>>

Showers to Decrease

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Another day of scattered showers around the region as an area of lower pressure spins along the coast. The feature will be slowly moving away over the next few days and will result in fewer showers into the weekend. As higher pressure rolls back in we are looking for a heating trend as we get into the long holiday weekend. Today: Partly cloudy with scattered showers. High 89. Thursday: Mostly sunny with an isolated shower. High 92. Friday: Mostly sunny and warmer. High 93. Saturda... More>>

GOP 'Obamacare' repeal teeters after Senate shelves vote

PHOTO: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell addresses the press about health care bill, Photo Date: June 27, 2017 PHOTO: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell addresses the press about health care bill, Photo Date: June 27, 2017
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WASHINGTON (AP) - The Republican Party's long-promised repeal of "Obamacare" stands in limbo after Senate GOP leaders, short of support, abruptly shelved a vote on legislation to fulfill the promise.    The surprise development leaves the legislation's fate uncertain while raising new doubts about whether President Donald Trump will ever make good on his many promises to erase his predecessor's signature legislative achievement.    Senate Republican lea... More>>

In rural Kentucky, solar eclipse preparation keeps town busy

PHOTO: The 2016 total solar eclipse seen from Indonesia PHOTO: The 2016 total solar eclipse seen from Indonesia
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HOPKINSVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Cross over the old Louisville & Nashville Railroad in this town remembered for its Civil War encampment and you'll see the first signs - there's fresh anticipation in the rural areas that will be prime viewing locations for the first coast-to-coast total solar eclipse to sweep the United States in 99 years.    "We've talked about this a lot. It's exciting to have all these people coming together," said Julie-Anna Carlisle, owner of a w... More>>

Prosecutors: 'Affluenza' teen's mother's gun violated bond

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FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - Prosecutors say the Texas mother of the so-called "affluenza teen" violated her bond by possessing a gun and consuming alcohol. In court documents, they say Tonya Couch possessed a gun on June 24 and consumed alcohol on May 20 in violation of the terms of her bond. She's been free pending trial on charges of hindering apprehension of a felon and money laundering. Her son Ethan Couch is serving two years in jail as a condition of his 10 years' proba... More>>

6 Investigates Follows-Up: Taft residents sound off on City Hall, Police Video included

Taft Police Chief Klaus Mansion is back on duty. Taft Police Chief Klaus Mansion is back on duty.
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Taft Police Chief Klaus Mansion is back on the job. Not everyone in town is happy about it. Several residents and business people tell 6 Investigates that Mansion, who recently came off paid leave following an official oppression indictment, isn't fit to hold such a position of authority over them. Mansion has been the subject of several KRIS 6 News Investigations in recent months involving allegations of abuse of office, but, appears to have unwavering support from key community m...

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Danaher reacts to gracing cover of Dave Campbell's Texas Football Magazine Video included

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This is what happens when you become the winningest coach in Texas high school football history. Calallen's Phil Danaher joins an elite company as one of the few high school coaches to ever grace the cover the legendary Dave Campbell's Texas Football Magazine. And how about that headline? The KING in big bold letters. "I was a little embarrassed about the way they described it you know, " said Danaher. "It was a good year and we did break the record but you know I thin... More>>

Senate vote on health care bill delayed Video included

A vote on the Senate bill to replace Obamacare has been delayed. A vote on the Senate bill to replace Obamacare has been delayed.
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A vote on the Senate bill to replace Obamacare has been postponed until after the July 4th holiday, amid a lack of Republican support for the legislation. At least five Republican Senators are holding out, including Texas's Ted Cruz.

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Amber alert issued for missing 22-month-old child

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The Galena Park Police Department is searching for Jesus Ludena. Police say Jesus is a 22 months old, 24 inches tall, 30 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes. Police are looking for Alejandro Sebastian Ludena in connection with his abduction. The suspect is driving a brown, 2008, Honda Civic with a Texas license plate number of HBF2149, missing front, and rear bumpers.The suspect was last heard from in Galena Park, Texas. Law enforcement officials believe this child to...

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Business growth along Ennis Joslin attributed to growing student population at TAMUCC Video included

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Ennis Joslin Road not only runs along the campus of A&M Corpus Christi, it is playing a big role in the school's expansion. Lots of University students call many of the apartments along Ennis Joslin 'home' and with the University expanding, so is the housing market.  Driving along Ennis Joslin this is what you'll see: brand new apartment complexes, restaurants, bars and other businesses. 

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Uber returns to Corpus Christi

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Uber is coming back to Corpus Christi, it hasn't been officially announced, but we spoke to a driver who says Uber has already been notifying them. "It's extra cash it's extra money for my wife and I," said Brent Pritchart a registered for Uber and Lyft.  Pritchart is a registered driver for both Uber and Lyft here in Corpus Christi. He got on board with both companies when the governor approved a bill that changed the requirements for rideshare companies. He showed u...

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New DWI law change aims to help first time offenders Video included

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A new state law that goes into effect on September 1st will conceal DWI arrests from the records of some first time offenders. One DWI can have a huge impact on someone's life, especially when it comes to employment. It's something Defense Attorney Kyle Hoelscher has seen numerous times.  "It shows right up on your background check. And so any employer, even if it's just for something that has nothing to do with driving, can look it up and see that DWI and reject you from ...

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Trial date has been set for suspected NSA leaker Reality Winner Video included

PHOTO: Reality Leigh Winner 25, Contractor charged with leaking classified NSA info on Russian hacking, Photo Date: 4/9/17 PHOTO: Reality Leigh Winner 25, Contractor charged with leaking classified NSA info on Russian hacking, Photo Date: 4/9/17
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(CNN) - Suspected NSA leaker Reality Winner is expected to appear in a Georgia courtroom Tuesday for a pre-trial hearing. Attorneys are scheduled to discuss how to handle classified information during her trial. The federal contractor is accused of leaking a classified n-s-a memo to "the intercept," an online news outlet.

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Welcome back meeting held for Uber Video included

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The rideshare service is expected to be back in operation on Thursday, June 27. To welcome Uber back, the City of Corpus Christi is celebrating with a "Transportation Thursday" meeting.

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TAMU-CC nursing students provide health care to Colonias residents Video included

TAMUCC nursing students are providing health care services to thousands of Colonias residents in Webb County. TAMUCC nursing students are providing health care services to thousands of Colonias residents in Webb County.
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The nursing students teamed up with the Army and the Texas A&M Colonias Program to offer health care services to thousands of people living in Colonias. 

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Grease fire blamed for blaze along San Antonio River Walk

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SAN ANTONIO (AP) - Authorities say hundreds of shoppers and hotel guests were safely evacuated after a grease fire at a mall along the San Antonio River Walk poured thick smoke into the tourist area. San Antonio Fire Department officials say nobody was hurt in the midday blaze Tuesday that was contained after several hours.

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Police look for jewelry thief suspect Video included

A unknown man takes jewelry from Amans Jewelers last month. (Courtesy: Corpus Christi Police Department) A unknown man takes jewelry from Amans Jewelers last month. (Courtesy: Corpus Christi Police Department)
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Detectives say they need your help in finding a man who stole jewelry from Amans Jewelers last month. The crime happened May 23, 2017, in the 5400 Block of South Padre Island Drive around 10:30 am Tuesday morning. Surveillance video shows a man running up to the jewelry counter, grabbing two ring displays, and running off with the jewelry.

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KRIS 6 News takes on Rib-Eating Contest

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Who will win the Rib-Eating Contest? The Texas Roadhouse located on 2029 S. Padre Island Drive at 2:30 p.m. will have a contest with Corpus Christi police officers, firefighters, local media personalities, and our very own reporter Anayeli Ruiz.  Immediately following the contest, from 3-8:30 p.m., officers, and firefighters will serve tables and collect tips. All tips will be donated to  Special Olympics Texas at the end of the night.  The public is welcomed to chee...

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Facing defections, Senate GOP leaders delay health care vote

Vice President Mike Pence says the fight against 'Obamacare' will continue. Vice President Mike Pence says the fight against 'Obamacare' will continue.
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WASHINGTON (AP) - In a bruising setback, Senate Republican leaders are delaying a vote on their prized health care bill until after the July 4 recess, forced to retreat by a GOP rebellion that left them lacking enough votes to even begin debating the legislation, two sources said Tuesday. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., delivered the message to GOP senators at a private lunch also attended by Vice President Mike Pence and White House chief of staff R...

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Trial date reset for man accused in fatal hit-and-run Video included

Alexis Derise in a Nueces County courtroom. June 27, 2017 Alexis Derise in a Nueces County courtroom. June 27, 2017
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A local man accused in a fatal hit-and-run accident appeared in court today, after he skipped his court hearing last week. Officers with the Corpus Christi Police Department arrested Alex Derise Monday for failure to appear. The trial was set to begin Tuesday but with Derise's failure to appear for court dates last week, it is unclear if the trial will still begin today. We have a crew in the courtroom and will post updates as they come in.  Derise is accused of hitting bi...

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Power outage affecting over 1,000 homes, businesses

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More than 1,000 homes and businesses are without power in the Carroll Lane and Staples area, according to AEP Texas. We are receiving reports that a transformer blew near that intersection.  Estimated restoration time is around 10:30 a.m., according to the AEP Texas website.  AEP crews are on their way to the scene to investigate.  The KRISTV.COM application is available now on the App Store™ and Android App Store. Apple, the Apple logo, iPod, and iTunes ar... More>>

Britain's May demands major investigation after deadly fire

PHOTO: Grenfell Tower fire damage in London, Photo Date: June 2017 PHOTO: Grenfell Tower fire damage in London, Photo Date: June 2017
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LONDON (AP) - British Prime Minister Theresa May said Tuesday there must be a "major national investigation" into the use of potentially flammable cladding fitted to high-rise towers across the country, as police formally identified a 5-year-old boy as one of youngest victims of London's Grenfell Tower fire tragedy.    May's comments came as tests show that all samples of building materials submitted so far - coming from 95 buildings around England - have failed f... More>>

EU fines Google a record 2.4 billion euros in antitrust case

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BRUSSELS (AP) - The European Union slapped a record 2.42 billion-euro ($2.72 billion) fine on internet giant Google on Tuesday for taking advantage of its dominance in online searches to direct customers to its own online shopping business.    European regulators gave the company based in Mountain View, California, 90 days to stop or face more fines of up to 5 percent of the average daily worldwide revenue of parent company Alphabet.    Google says it is consider... More>>

Warrant: Texas man person of interest in 1988 death of teens

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SAN ANGELO, Texas (AP) - Investigators say a man recently arrested on a drug charge is a person of interest in the 1988 shooting deaths of two West Texas teenagers.    A search warrant obtained by the San Angelo Standard-Times says hair, fingernails and other items found in the San Angelo home of 47-year-old John Cyrus Gilbreath link him to the teens.    Personal writings also were found that include the names of Sally McNelly and Shane Stewart.    The... More>>

Ex-mayor, ex-city manager of South Texas town convicted

The mayor and most top officials in Crystal City under federal indictment. (File photo) The mayor and most top officials in Crystal City under federal indictment. (File photo)
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DEL RIO, Texas (AP) - The former mayor and former city manager of the South Texas town of Crystal City have been convicted on federal conspiracy, bribery, wire fraud and theft counts arising from a federal corruption probe.    A federal court jury in Del Rio, Texas, returned its guilty verdicts Monday against former mayor Ricardo Lopez and former city manager and city attorney William James Jonas III.    Trial testimony revealed that Jonas, Lopez and other city o... More>>

Tip A Cop/Firefighter to support Special Olympics Texas Video included

Tip A Cop/Firefighter annual fundraiser. (File photo) Tip A Cop/Firefighter annual fundraiser. (File photo)
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Have dinner while helping local athletes live their dreams. Tuesday is the annual Tip A Cop/Firefighter fundraiser for Special Olympics Texas (SOTX). Corpus Christi police officers and firefighters will be at Texas Roadhouse Tuesday to wait tables and collect tips for SOTX).  The event will begin with a rib-eating contest between law enforcement at 2:30 p.m. Immediately following the contest, from 3-8:30 p.m., officers and firefighters will serve tables and collect tips. All ti...

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Tropical Showers Video included

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Tropical showers will continue to drift in from the Gulf waters as we continue with a very tropical environment. No severe weather is expected. The shower activity will slowly decrease by Thursday. As we get into the long holiday weekend, look for more sunshine, fewer showers and hotter weather. Today: Partly cloudy with scattered showers. High 90. Wednesday: Partly cloudy with scattered showers. High 90. Thursday: Partly cloudy and warmer. High 92. Friday: Mostly sunny and warmer... More>>

Court date for Kingsville woman who allegedly leaked NSA documents Video included

Reality Winner is accused of leaking highly classified documents to the media. Reality Winner is accused of leaking highly classified documents to the media.
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A local woman who is charged with leaking classified documents is scheduled to be in court today. Reality Winner, the Kingsville native and former National Security Agency contractor, is scheduled to appear in federal court in Georgia on Tuesday for what her attorney says is a status update on charges she faces.  The 25-year-old intelligence specialist is charged violating the Espionage Act by mailing highly classified documents about Russian interference during the 2016 U.S. e...

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Ingredient in popular weed killer going on list as cancerous

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FRESNO, Calif. (AP) - Regulators in California took a pivotal step on Monday toward becoming the first state to require the popular weed killer Roundup to come with a label warning that it's known to cause cancer.    Officials announced that starting July 7 the weed killer's main ingredient, glyphosate, will appear on a list California keeps of potentially cancerous chemicals. A year later, the listing could come with warning labels on the product, officials said. 

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CHRISTUS Health opposes plans to replace ACA Video included

Christus Health opposes congressional plans to replace the Affordable Care Act. Christus Health opposes congressional plans to replace the Affordable Care Act.
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The largest health care system has come out against plans to repeal and replace Obamacare.  Christus Health System says that they fear many Texans will lose coverage over the proposed Senate or House version of the new health care bill.  The Congressional Budget Office released a report Monday detailing the possible effects of the law. The report suggests that 22 million more people would be left uninsured by 2026 than President Barack Obama's law.  A recent Facebook...

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White House says Assad may be preparing chemical attack

PHOTO: President Donald Trump talks about the Veterans Affairs reform, Photo Date: June 23, 2017 (Photo: MSNBC) PHOTO: President Donald Trump talks about the Veterans Affairs reform, Photo Date: June 23, 2017 (Photo: MSNBC)
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WASHINGTON (AP) - The White House says it has found "potential" evidence that Syria is preparing for another chemical weapons attack. Press Secretary Sean Spicer issued an ominous statement Monday evening that says the U.S. "has identified potential preparations" for another chemical attack by the Assad government that it says "would likely result in the mass murder of civilians, including innocent children."

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Mexico to file affidavit expressing concern over Texas law

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MEXICO CITY (AP) - The Mexican government says it will file a form of affidavit expressing its concern over Texas' "sanctuary cities" law, also known as SB4. Mexico's affidavit is meant to help legal efforts by some police chiefs and immigrant-rights groups in Texas to stop the law from taking effect in September.

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Cleared in arrest of Miss Black Texas, police chief quits

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COMMERCE, Texas (AP) - An East Texas police chief has resigned almost two weeks after he was cleared of wrongdoing in the May 20 arrest of Miss Black Texas 2016. In a statement read to the Commerce City Council, Kerry Crews said he was resigning because of the stress and burden of the job since Carmen Ponder's arrest.

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Texas inmate set to die in October for prison officer death

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HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) - A 37-year-old prisoner on Texas death row for the slaying of a corrections officer has received an execution date for later this year. Texas Department of Criminal Justice spokesman Jason Clark says the agency has received court documents setting Robert Pruett for lethal injection Oct. 12.

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Popularity of NBA three pointers hitting hard for local HS teams Video included

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This time of year, you will find hundreds of kids taking part in basketball camps all over the area. Just like this one here at Calallen High School run by long time coach Randy Lowrance. The bottom line to these camps of course is to learn the fundamentals. But with the way the game is played now, it's changed the way it's played, even in high school.  "I think with the success that the Golden St. Warriors have had from the three point line, that comes down to the high sch... More>>

Juvenile Justice Center replaces boot camp with rehabilitation Video included

Three new rehabilitation programs are replacing boot camp at the Nueces County Juvenile Justice Center. Three new rehabilitation programs are replacing boot camp at the Nueces County Juvenile Justice Center.
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The center is launching three new rehabilitation programs for general offenders, drug users, and girls who have experienced trauma. 

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Reported abduction of young girl may have been made up Video included

Police investigating a reported abduction. Police investigating a reported abduction.
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Friday's reported abduction of a young girl may have been made up. Police later said there was no abduction, and now, are investigating the case as a possible false report.

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City under a water observation period Video included

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Choke Canyon and Lake Corpus Christi combined levels dropped below 50 percent last Thursday.  This means that the city could now enter stage 1 of the drought contingency plan but after a 15-day observation period. But with millions of gallons of water evaporating daily in the summer heat can the city afford to wait that long before deciding what to do next? Water conservation is something more of us may be asked to do by the city if we go into the first stage of the dr...

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Man involved in fatal-hit-and-run accident arrested again Monday afternoon

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Corpus Christi police confirm that accused hit-and-run driver Alexis Derise Jr. was arrested Monday afternoon after a warrant was issued when he didn't show up in court last week. Senior Officer Travis Pace, a Corpus Christi Police Officer, says Alexis Derise Jr. was arrested by the U.S. Marshals Gulf Coast Violent Offender and Fugitive Task Force and taken into custody.

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6 Investigates: Questions raised about judge's past cases Video included

Judge Young Min Burkett signed several arrest warrants involving felony cases. When her status as a judge in question, the DA's office asked how that could affect those cases. (KRIS 6 News) Judge Young Min Burkett signed several arrest warrants involving felony cases. When her status as a judge in question, the DA's office asked how that could affect those cases. (KRIS 6 News)
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A municipal court judge temporarily off the bench because she's not a U.S. citizen has some asking what that means for the people she's sent to jail.

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Mini SNES to hit stores this September

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Nintendo is bringing back the 90's with a reboot of its classic Super Nintendo console. It's much smaller, but the Super Nintendo Entertainment System classic edition will have the same look and feel as the original. Also, Nintendo plans on adding two controllers with the SNES console instead of one.

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Abundant moisture keeps scattered rain chances in the forecast

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Upper-level high pressure that normally promotes lots of heat, humidity & low rainfall opportunity continues to sit to our east and west and is allowing abundant tropical moisture flow in to South Texas and keep scattered to isolated showers and thunderstorms in the forecast. The rainfall the last few days has been very scattered in nature with no real organized complex of storms.  Meaning there could be a downpour right over you and dry just a short distance away.  Sti... More>>

U.S. Supreme Court rules in favor of 15-year-old Mexican National killed by Border Patrol Agent Video included

PHOTO: US Supreme Court Building in Washington DC, Photo Date: 4/9/2017 PHOTO: US Supreme Court Building in Washington DC, Photo Date: 4/9/2017
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U.S. Supreme Court rules in favor of 15-year-old Mexican National killed by Border Patrol Agent The United States Supreme Court rejected the opinion of the Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit and said that a fifteen-year-old Mexican national, standing on Mexican soil and killed by a border patrol agent standing in the United States, may indeed have Fourth Amendment legal protections.  Sergio Adrian Hernandez Guereca was shot and killed on June 7, 2010, while he was playing w...

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Federal judge considers fate of Texas 'sanctuary cities' law

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Garcia asked whether an officer could ask all passengers in a car about their immigration status and if local police could make their own immigration sweeps. Opponents of the law, including the cities of Houston and Dallas, argued that the law's vagueness is one of their biggest concerns...

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Couple celebrates 80th wedding anniversary Video included

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(WOOD) - Two 99-year-old Grand Rapid, Michigan residents celebrated their 80th wedding anniversary Sunday.  Donald Hart and his wife, Vivian, reminisced about the eight decades they've spent together while looking through old photo albums ahead of the celebration. 

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Dive team recovers body from Nueces River Video included

Emergency crews are responding to a possible drowning in the Nueces River. Emergency crews are responding to a possible drowning in the Nueces River.
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Dive teams are searching the Nueces River for a man that witnesses say went underwater and never came back up early this morning. It was just before 7 a.m. when emergency crews responded to the possible drowning call on County Road 73 off of FM 624. This is a developing story and full details are not yet known. Check back to kristv.com for updates as they come in.  The KRISTV.COM application is available now on the App Store™ and Android App Store. Apple, th...

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DPS investigating plane on fire at airport in Aransas Pass

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Many photos and videos have been sent in to our KRIS 6 News Facebook page showing a plane that is on fire at the McCampbell-Porter Airport in Aransas Pass. In the photos, a plane and possibly another object can be seen shooting flames and black smoke into the air. The Department of Public Safety tells us they are on scene and investigating. There are not many details at this time. We have a crew on the way to the scene and will update this story as soon as the information comes in.&

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Texas inmate set to die in October for prison officer death Video included

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HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) - A 37-year-old prisoner on Texas death row for the slaying of a corrections officer has received an execution date for later this year. Texas Department of Criminal Justice spokesman Jason Clark says the agency has received court documents setting Robert Pruett for lethal injection Oct. 12. Pruett was set to die last August, but the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals halted the punishment after Pruett's lawyers appealed a trial court ruling on new DNA testing in... More>>

Funnel clouds spotted in the area

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According to the National Weather Service, the atmosphere is favorable for funnel clouds in the following counties: Kleberg, Nueces, San Patricio, Refugio, Aransas and Calhoun, including the cities of Corpus Christi, Ingleside, Aransas Pass, Kingsville, Sinton, Mathis Rockport, Woodsboro and Port Lavaca.

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Abduction case now being investigated as a possible false report Video included

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KRIS 6 News has learned that the investigation into a possible abduction that happened last Friday is now being investigated as a possible false police report. Officers with the Corpus Christi Police Department say that there was no abduction attempt and there is no search for a suspect.  Several people are now being questioned that may have been involved in the incident.  It began near the Corpus Christi Trade Center around 8:30 p.m. Friday when officers received a call ...

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Inaugural CCPD Appreciation Night

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Bj's Brewhouse & Restaurant is hosting the inaugural CCPD Appreciation Night tonight from 5:00 to 10:30. 

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Virus affecting marine life has made its way to the Texas Coast Video included

These are cancerous tumors caused by a herpes virus in sea turtles. These are cancerous tumors caused by a herpes virus in sea turtles.
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This virus is relatively new to the Texas coast, and scientists at the Texas Sealife Center are now performing multiple surgeries a week.

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Harry Potter fans celebrate 20 years of magic

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Today marks 20 years since the world was introduced to Harry Potter, engaging imaginations and creating worlds where magic exists for children and adults alike. It was June 26, 1997 when Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone hit shelves in the United Kingdom. It was released as Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone in the United States on September 1, 1998. The book reached the top of the New York Times Bestsellers List in 1999 and stayed near the top for most of 1999 and 2000. T...

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Six dead, 15 missing in Colombian ferry sinking

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A tourist boat packed with about 160 passengers for the holiday weekend capsized Sunday on a reservoir near the Colombian city of Medellin, leaving at least six people dead and 15 missing, officials said.

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One city's healthcare is divided by the two states it shares

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The quality of Texarkana's healthcare comes down to what side of the state line residents live on because of the decisions of two states that share this small Southern town.

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Weekly road closures for June 26 to June 30

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New road closures will begin to affect traffic beginning Monday. A few major streets are being worked on, so take your time and have patience on your commute. Here is a full list of lane reductions and closures from the city: New - Greenwood Drive and Gollihar Road Beginning Monday, June 26 through Wednesday, June 28, weather permitting, AT&T contractors will be working inside a utility manhole at the intersection of Greenwood Drive and Gollihar Road.  As this work is ongoin... More>>

Surf Camp for the Disabled needs volunteers Video included

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It is said that water activities can be therapeutic for those with disabilities and today, 15 campers with disabilities will get the chance to let loose in our local waters. For 18 years, the Coastal Bend chapter of the Surfrider Foundation has hosted a camp that teaches kids with disabilities how to surf on the beaches of Port Aransas.  Each June, the campers come down from Oklahoma City where they take part in a program called Make Promises Happen. They meet up with volunteer... More>>

Travel ban, church-state case await action by Supreme Court

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WASHINGTON (AP) - Before taking their long summer break, the Supreme Court justices are poised to act on the Trump administration's travel ban and a separation of church and state dispute involving a Missouri church playground.    But something could overshadow rulings in those high-profile cases: If Justice Anthony Kennedy were to use the court's last public session on Monday to announce his retirement.    Kennedy has given no public sign that he would step down...

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Hooks beat the Frisco Roughriders on Star Wars Night at Whataburger Field Video included

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Hooks beat Frisco 4-2. JD Davis hits a two run homer to propel the Hooks. More>>

King High's 1967 state championship baseball team honored by Hooks Video included

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The 1967 King Mustang baseball team was honored at the Hooks game. The Mustangs won the state baseball title 50 years ago.

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Flight makes an emergency landing at Corpus Christi Airport Video included

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A Southwest flight was diverted to Corpus Christi after an emergency situation arose on the aircraft. According to Southwest Airlines, Flight 4519 was scheduled to go from Los Angeles International Airport to William P. Hobby Airport in Houston when a potential threat in the cabin diverted the flight to Corpus Christi International Airport (CCIA) after 1:30 p.m. 

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Kidnapped Border Patrol agent says he feared for family

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EL PASO, Texas (AP) - An off-duty U.S. Border Patrol agent in Texas tells investigators he got into a vehicle with two men who then allegedly kidnapped and attacked him to get them away from his family. The El Paso Times reports (http://bit.ly/2t9ZKp7) Border Patrol Agent Lorenzo Hernandez told authorities he was helping his mother at her food truck June 9 when the men asked for a ride, saying their car broke down. According to federal court records, Hernandez said he agreed to give... More>>

Heat Stroke vs Heat Exhaustion Video included

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The temperatures will only continue to rise in South Texas, do you know how to prevent yourself from heat illnesses? Do you also know the differences between heat exhaustion and heat stroke? Heat Exhaustion symptoms will include, faint or dizziness, excessive sweating, cool or clammy skin, nausea or vomiting, rapid heart rate, and muscle cramps. The best way to combat this is to move yourself to a cooler conditioned place, drink plenty of water, and take a cool shower, if possible. ... More>>

Texas wife sentenced to prison for killing officer husband

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The 27-year-old Lopez had pleaded guilty in April to failure to stop and render aid resulting in death. Prosecutors say she intentionally drove her SUV into Ernesto Vasquez in December 2015. Vasquez died several months later after being hospitalized.

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Texting and driving incident lands car in water Video included

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A woman was driving southbound on 181 by Indian Point Park when her car went into the water around 9:20 a.m.  The woman was able to crawl out of the car with minor injuries. She told police that she was texting and driving and was not paying attention.  The woman went back into the water to retrieve some of her belongings. 

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Local Archery Competition Video included

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With archery being one of the oldest sports in the world, Corpus Christi has one of the hardest ranges in the country to practice and compete on.  Tejas Bowmen Archery Club is a non-profit organization that brings shooters from all ages together for, “The enjoyment, mastery and furtherance of archery as a sport through cooperation and good fellowship.” The club has been around since 1938 and holds tournaments frequently throughout the year.  KRIS 6 had a c... More>>

Air bag maker Takata bankruptcy expected Monday in Japan

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DETROIT (AP) - Japanese air bag maker Takata Corp. is expected to file for bankruptcy protection in the U.S. and Tokyo on Monday.

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Report: Florida leads nation in deaths caused by lightning

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NAPLES, Fla. (AP) - Florida is leading the nation in the number of people killed by lightning strikes. The Naples Daily News reported Saturday that 52 people have been killed by lightning since January 2007, which is the most in the nation according to an analysis of National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration weather data.

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2017 World's Ugliest Dog Contest

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Martha the Neapolitan Mastiff is this year's 29th annual World's Ugliest Dog.

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King High's 1967 State Champion baseball team is honored at the Hooks game Video included

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Hooks beat Frisco tonight 11-4. Before the game, the 1967 King High state champion baseball team is honored.

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Girl killed, father hurt when struck by boat on Texas lake

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TEMPLE, Texas (AP) - A Central Texas man had his legs amputated and his young daughter suffered severe lacerations when they were struck by a boat. Temple police said in a statement that the 37-year-old man was attempting to rescue his 4-year-old daughter Friday evening after she was struck by the propeller of a craft described by authorities as a recreational house boat.

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Infant left in Houston car as father went to work found dead

A 7-month-old boy died after he was left inside a car for more than 10 hours.(Courtesy: KPRC Click2Houston) A 7-month-old boy died after he was left inside a car for more than 10 hours.(Courtesy: KPRC Click2Houston)
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HOUSTON (AP) - Police say a 7-month-old boy has died after he was left in a car outside a Houston business while his father was inside working. Authorities say the infant's 36-year-old father had dropped off two of his three children at a daycare Friday and then went to work.

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Authorities: Texas mom left 2 kids in hot car as punishment

Cynthia Marie Randolph is accused of intentionally leaving her kids inside a vehicle. (Courtesy: Parker County Sheriff's Office) Cynthia Marie Randolph is accused of intentionally leaving her kids inside a vehicle. (Courtesy: Parker County Sheriff's Office)
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WEATHERFORD, Texas (AP) - A Texas woman told investigators that she left her 2-year-old daughter and 16-month-old son in a hot car where they died last month to teach the girl a lesson and that they didn't lock themselves in, as she initially reported, according to sheriff's officials.   Cynthia Marie Randolph, 24, was being held Saturday on two counts of causing serious bodily injury to a child. It wasn't clear if she had an attorney - online jail records didn't list one for her.

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CCPD did submit request for Amber Alert

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Following the alleged abduction of 11-year-old Sophia Casso on June 23, many Corpus Christi residents have asked why no Amber Alert was issued. So KRIS 6 News followed up to determine why...

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Accident at SPID and Hwy 361

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Emergency crews responded an accident at SPID and Highway 361 at the Packery Channel Bridge, northbound. Police said a white Toyota Tundra was parked on an incline while the occupants were fishing. The truck flipped onto its side and had...

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Flood Advisory across Coastal Bend

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Doppler radar indicated heavy rain due to thunderstorms. This will cause minor flooding in the advisory area. Radar estimates up to two inches of rain have already fall around Orange Grove.  Some locations that may experience flooding include Mathis, ...

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Stop mosquitoes before they bite Video included

(Cropped Photo: James Gathany / CDC / MGN) The Zika virus  is a mosquito-borne virus. (Cropped Photo: James Gathany / CDC / MGN) The Zika virus is a mosquito-borne virus.
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Living in South Texas, we see and feel mosquitoes everyday. It is so common, yet are we as safe in preventing these bites as much as we could be? Pest Control Experts from Mosquito Joe's told us, "The females, they bite to lay the eggs. Once they get enough blood in them they'll go look for a teaspoon of water and lay their eggs." On the Coastal Bend there is always still water around town, so what are some of the best ways to keep these biting mosquitoes away? ...

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Jeep rolls over on SPID

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CCPD is responding to an accident involving a jeep on SPID between Everhart and Staples.

Police say one of four vehicles involved rolled. No word yet on possible injuries.

Please avoid the area. This is a developing story.

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Choke Canyon Reservoir, Lake Corpus Christi levels drop

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Lake Corpus Christi and Choke Canyon are in need of water after the two reservoirs water levels have fallen below the 50% line according to city water management officials. Now the city water department has to decide on what to do. Managers with the water's utility department say for the next 15 days, and the city will evaluate the combined storage levels before the possibility of initiating stage-1 of the revised drought contingency plan.

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"Rock and Roll Up Your Sleeve" event held Saturday

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Organizers with the Coastal Bend Blood Center are gearing up for today's Rock-N-Roll up your sleeve summer blood drive. The event is aimed to help stock up blood at the Coastal Bend Blood Center. Organizers say it's hard to get donors to donate during the summer time and they see a decline in their blood storage levels.

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Suspected intoxicated driver kills six cows, injures law enforcement officer

DPS Troopers say a woman driving a silver car, slammed into six cows and a law enforcement officer who was leading the cows off of the road. DPS Troopers say a woman driving a silver car, slammed into six cows and a law enforcement officer who was leading the cows off of the road.
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Texas Department of Public and Safety Troopers say a suspected intoxicated driver drove her car into several cows and injured a Deputy with the Nueces County Sheriff's Office. The crash happened at Farm Market 70 and County Road 14, in Bishop around 1:00 am Saturday morning. 

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Local Body Paint Festival Video included

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The Texas Body Paint Festival is here in Corpus Christi to show off different creations from local artists, as they compete for the best body paint artwork. Doors open at 6 p.m. at House of Rock, and anyone and everyone is welcome to get their faces, arms, or body painted by a few body paint artists! There will also be a fashion show to showcase the different artists work on their models, this will help give the artist time to talk about what each of their masterpieces are about and ...

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Teen thought to be abducted is safe at home

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A teen thought to have been abducted last night is safe with her family this morning.

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Local boxer hopes for a Junior Olympic National Title Video included

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Corpus Christi may have a national boxing champion soon.

Angelina Zaragoza is leaving on Saturday to fight for the Junior Olympic National title .

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  • 3 Chicago officers accused of lying about teen's shooting

    3 Chicago officers accused of lying about teen's shooting

    Wednesday, June 28 2017 1:23 AM EDT2017-06-28 05:23:48 GMT
    Wednesday, June 28 2017 6:34 AM EDT2017-06-28 10:34:44 GMT
    Three Chicago police officers have been indicted on felony charges alleging they conspired to cover up the fatal shooting of black teen Laquan McDonald by a white officer.
    Three Chicago police officers have been indicted on felony charges alleging they conspired to cover up the fatal shooting of black teen Laquan McDonald by a white officer.
  • The Latest: Maersk says it has 'contained' cyberattack

    The Latest: Maersk says it has 'contained' cyberattack

    Wednesday, June 28 2017 4:04 AM EDT2017-06-28 08:04:20 GMT
    Wednesday, June 28 2017 6:34 AM EDT2017-06-28 10:34:35 GMT
    Work at an Indian container port has been stalled by malicious software that is crippling computers globally.
    Work at an Indian container port has been stalled by malicious software that is crippling computers globally.
  • Utah officials blame lack of logging for major wildfire

    Utah officials blame lack of logging for major wildfire

    Tuesday, June 27 2017 2:13 AM EDT2017-06-27 06:13:09 GMT
    Wednesday, June 28 2017 6:25 AM EDT2017-06-28 10:25:17 GMT
    The nation's largest wildfire has forced more than 1,500 people from their homes and cabins in a southern Utah mountain area home to a ski town and popular fishing lake. Crews in California, meanwhile, are dealing...
    The nation's largest wildfire has forced more than 1,500 people from their homes and cabins in a southern Utah mountain area home to a ski town and popular fishing lake. Crews in California, meanwhile, are dealing with two new powerful fires.
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  • 6 Investigates Follows-Up: Taft residents sound off on City Hall, Police

    6 Investigates Follows-Up: Taft residents sound off on City Hall, Police

    Tuesday, June 27 2017 9:52 PM EDT2017-06-28 01:52:55 GMT
    Taft Police Chief Klaus Mansion is back on duty.Taft Police Chief Klaus Mansion is back on duty.

    Taft Police Chief Klaus Mansion is back on the job. Not everyone in town is happy about it. Several residents and business people tell 6 Investigates that Mansion, who recently came off paid leave following an official oppression indictment, isn't fit to hold such a position of authority over them. Mansion has been the subject of several KRIS 6 News Investigations in recent months involving allegations of abuse of office, but, appears to have unwavering support from key community m...

    Taft Police Chief Klaus Mansion is back on the job. Not everyone in town is happy about it. Several residents and business people tell 6 Investigates that Mansion, who recently came off paid leave following an official oppression indictment, isn't fit to hold such a position of authority over them. Mansion has been the subject of several KRIS 6 News Investigations in recent months involving allegations of abuse of office, but, appears to have unwavering support from key community m...

  • 6 Investigates: Questions raised about judge's past cases

    6 Investigates: Questions raised about judge's past cases

    Monday, June 26 2017 6:24 PM EDT2017-06-26 22:24:35 GMT
    Judge Young Min Burkett signed several arrest warrants involving felony cases. When her status as a judge in question, the DA's office asked how that could affect those cases. (KRIS 6 News)Judge Young Min Burkett signed several arrest warrants involving felony cases. When her status as a judge in question, the DA's office asked how that could affect those cases. (KRIS 6 News)

    A municipal court judge temporarily off the bench because she's not a U.S. citizen has some asking what that means for the people she's sent to jail.

    A municipal court judge temporarily off the bench because she's not a U.S. citizen has some asking what that means for the people she's sent to jail.

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  • Danaher reacts to gracing cover of Dave Campbell's Texas Football Magazine

    Danaher reacts to gracing cover of Dave Campbell's Texas Football Magazine

    Tuesday, June 27 2017 9:43 PM EDT2017-06-28 01:43:53 GMT
    This is what happens when you become the winningest coach in Texas high school football history. Calallen's Phil Danaher joins an elite company as one of the few high school coaches to ever grace the cover the legendary Dave Campbell's Texas Football Magazine. And how about that headline? The KING in big bold letters. "I was a little embarrassed about the way they described it you know, " said Danaher. "It was a good year and we did break the record but you know I thin...
    This is what happens when you become the winningest coach in Texas high school football history. Calallen's Phil Danaher joins an elite company as one of the few high school coaches to ever grace the cover the legendary Dave Campbell's Texas Football Magazine. And how about that headline? The KING in big bold letters. "I was a little embarrassed about the way they described it you know, " said Danaher. "It was a good year and we did break the record but you know I thin...
  • Popularity of NBA three pointers hitting hard for local HS teams

    Popularity of NBA three pointers hitting hard for local HS teams

    Monday, June 26 2017 9:57 PM EDT2017-06-27 01:57:50 GMT
    This time of year, you will find hundreds of kids taking part in basketball camps all over the area. Just like this one here at Calallen High School run by long time coach Randy Lowrance. The bottom line to these camps of course is to learn the fundamentals. But with the way the game is played now, it's changed the way it's played, even in high school.  "I think with the success that the Golden St. Warriors have had from the three point line, that comes down to the high sch...
    This time of year, you will find hundreds of kids taking part in basketball camps all over the area. Just like this one here at Calallen High School run by long time coach Randy Lowrance. The bottom line to these camps of course is to learn the fundamentals. But with the way the game is played now, it's changed the way it's played, even in high school.  "I think with the success that the Golden St. Warriors have had from the three point line, that comes down to the high sch...
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