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Rep. Blake Farenthold's hometown newspaper is calling on the Congressman to resign after he admitted that he used $84,000 in taxpayer money to settle a sexual harassment lawsuit. Rep. Blake Farenthold's hometown newspaper is calling on the Congressman to resign after he admitted that he used $84,000 in taxpayer money to settle a sexual harassment lawsuit.

CNN: Ex-Farenthold aide details alleged vulgar and abusive behavior

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In an interview with CNN, a former aide to Representative Blake Farenthold has reportedly approached the House Ethics Committee with an account of the congressman's workplace environment, alleging that his behavior was verbally abusive, sexual and demeaning.

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County Commissioners take no stance on sanctuary cities

Community members urged County Commissioners to pass a resolution opposing Senate Bill 4, the law that cracks down on sanctuary cities that went into effect in September. Community members urged County Commissioners to pass a resolution opposing Senate Bill 4, the law that cracks down on sanctuary cities that went into effect in September.
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Dozens of immigrant advocates urged Commissioners to take a stand against Senate Bill 4, but the court voted to take no position on the law that cracks down on sanctuary cities. 

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ExxonMobil, SABIC plastics plant wants to train, hire local workers

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A new initiative has been announced to ensure residents in the Coastal Bend region have opportunities to to work with the upcoming proposed Gulf Coast Growth Ventures Project (GCGV). The GCGV project is the ExxonMobil, SABIC plastics manufacturing facility proposed for San Patricio County. "The GCGV Project will bring thousands of jobs to the area, and we are committed to filling as many of those jobs as we can with local residents," said John Mabry, operations ma...

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Trash still causing trouble in the Barcelona Estates subdivision

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It's been several weeks, and there is still no relief for homeowners who have been complaining about a pile of "junk" in their neighbor's front yard.

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Tip A Cop to raise funds for Special Olympics Texas

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Local police officers will exchange handcuffs for aprons today, all to support the Special Olympics Texas (SOTX). Officers with the Corpus Christi Police Department and Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR) members will serve tables at Texas Roadhouse and collect tips to be donated to SOTX. The Tip A Cop fundraising event helps fund training and programming for more than 2,000 children and adults with intellectual disabilities in the South Texas area. All tips collected today by law enfo...

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Gwendoline Christie’s fighting bridges Star Wars, Westeros

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Gwendoline Christie plays fearsome fighters in both Westeros and a galaxy far, far away. And while the statuesque British actress keeps the two worlds distinct in her mind, her combat skills are actually a bridge between them. Christie’s fight with Finn (John Boyega) as Captain Phasma in “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” and the face-off between Brienne of Tarth and Arya Stark (Maisie Williams) on “Game of Thrones” were created by the s...

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Lines cut around a third of still-powerful California blaze

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Fire lines have been established around nearly a third of one of the largest wildfires in California history, but danger remains. Coastal communities in Ventura and Santa Barbara counties were warned Wednesday that they’re still at risk if unpredictable winds whip up again and fan the flames. The National Weather Service extended warnings through Friday of extreme fire danger conditions throughout much of Southern California due to lack of moisture alo... More>>

Ky. lawmaker accused of assault dies in apparent suicide

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Dan Johnson, a Republican state lawmaker in Kentucky who defiantly denied allegations that he sexually assaulted a teenage girl in the basement of his home, died in an apparent suicide Wednesday night, the county coroner said. He was 57. Bullitt County Coroner Dave Billings said Johnson died of a single gunshot wound on Greenwell Ford Road in Mount Washington, Kentucky. Billings said Johnson stopped his car at the end of a bridge in a secluded area, then g...

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AP Explains: What is net neutrality and why does it matter?

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“Net neutrality” regulations, designed to prevent internet service providers like Verizon, AT&T, Comcast and Charter from favoring some sites and apps over others, are on the chopping block. On Thursday, the Federal Communications Commission plans to vote on a proposal that would not only undo the Obama-era rules that have been in place since 2015, but will forbid states to put anything similar in place. Here’s a look at what the developmen...

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Hayek says rebuffing Weinstein led to nightmare on ‘Frida’

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In one of the most vivid accounts yet of Harvey Weinstein’s alleged abuse and harassment, Salma Hayek says the disgraced movie mogul turned the making of her 2002 passion project, the Frida Kahlo biopic “Frida,” into a nightmare after the actress refused Weinstein’s relentless advances. “For years, he was my monster,” Hayek wrote in an op-ed published Wednesday by The New York Times.

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Funeral held for slain San Marcos police officer

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(AP) - A Texas police officer who was fatally shot last week was remembered as a compassionate man who loved being a police officer and a father at his funeral Wednesday.

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Former "Apprentice" figure Omarosa leaving White House staff

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(AP) - Omarosa Manigault Newman - one of President Donald Trump's most prominent African-American supporters - plans to leave the administration next month, the White House said Wednesday.

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Cold-stunned turtles to be released back to Gulf

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Last week's arctic cold spell brought a winter wonderland to much of South Texas but for some local residents, it wasn't all fun and reindeer games. We're talking of course about sea turtles.

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Kentucky lawmaker facing assault allegations dies in apparent suicide

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - A Republican lawmaker in Kentucky facing sexual assault allegations has committed suicide.

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FEMA manufactured homes in Beeville are mission ready

Trailers like this one are waiting for victims of Hurricane Harvey. Trailers like this one are waiting for victims of Hurricane Harvey.
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Many storm victims are still without a home nearly three-and-a-half months out from Harvey. But there are some positive signs that housing will soon be on the way. What looks like hundreds of trailers and RV’s are lined up at Chase Field, a former naval air station in Beeville.

A lot of those homes are mission ready, meaning once they get the green light, they will be distributed to households in need.

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Record number of journalists jailed worldwide, report says

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(AP) - An advocacy group for journalists says 262 people are imprisoned around the world for their work gathering and reporting the news, a record high.

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Some rain and cooler temperatures in the forecast

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The combination of a southwesterly flow aloft and a moderate cold front will produce cooler and wetter conditions behind the front on Friday and Saturday. The front is expected to arrive Thursday evening just before midnight. Temperatures warm up by Sunday the best day of the weekend for outdoor plans after the rain ends in the morning. 

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FCC vote over 'net neutrality' nears

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(AP) - The federal government is preparing to unravel sweeping net-neutrality rules that guaranteed equal access to the internet. And advocates of the regulations are bracing for a long fight.

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New app aims to simplify your lawn care

Greenpal, an app that aims to simplify lawn care, is now operating in Corpus Christi. Image: Greenpal Greenpal, an app that aims to simplify lawn care, is now operating in Corpus Christi. Image: Greenpal
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If you need a ride there is Uber, if you need a bed for the night there is AirBnB, and now if you need a lawn care professional, there is GreenPal.

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Air Force Academy accused of retaliating over sex assaults

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(AP) - A former U.S. Air Force Academy official who was harshly criticized for her handling of sexual assaults said the school made her a scapegoat and that commanders are downplaying the number of attacks.

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City to hold Christmas tree fire safety demonstration

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Christmas trees are a welcome visitor to many homes in December (and sometimes into January), but an important fact sometimes overlooked is the fire hazard those trees present.

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Fed. to raise interest rate for third time in 2017

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(AP) - The Federal Reserve is raising its key interest rate for the third time this year and foresees three additional hikes in 2018, a vote of confidence that the U.S. economy remains on solid footing 8½ years after the end of the Great Recession.

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New DHS secretary says border wall would help ease "national crisis"

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(AP) - The new head of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security says she hopes construction on a border wall will begin soon.

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TM High School cancels classes for remainder of day

Multiple officers were called out to Tuloso Midway for a reported clown sighting. (KRIS) Multiple officers were called out to Tuloso Midway for a reported clown sighting. (KRIS)
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Classes at Tuloso Midway High School have been canceled for the remainder of the day due to a power outage. The outage is due to a blown transformer, a spokeperson for Tuloso-Midway ISD says. Buses will begin to transport students at this time. The school will reopen on a regular schedule for tomorrow.  Second and fourth periods will take semester exams tomorrow. Fifth and sixth periods will take exams on January 3. 

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Houston neighborhood cannot ban photo shoots in public areas

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HOUSTON (AP) - A Houston neighborhood known for its lush greenery and picturesque live oaks will not be allowed to ban photo shoots in public areas.    The Houston Chronicle reports city officials confirm esplanades (ES'-pluh-nods) targeted by the Broadacres Homeowners Association are in the public right of way.    Association officials last week posted signs saying: "Welcome to Broadacres. No Photo Shoots." The North, South and West boulevards - especi... More>>

Six Points RTA station shut down until further notice

A fire caused heavy damage to the 6 Points RTA Transfer Station. A fire caused heavy damage to the 6 Points RTA Transfer Station.
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The Six Points RTA Transfer Station has been shut down until further notice due to an overnight fire. The station had been out-of-service due to road construction, but now RTA officials say there are safety concerns due to damage from the fire, so the station has been completely shut down. Officials with the Corpus Christi RTA say that the fire started in a portable toilet that was on the site. The ceiling and speaker system were heavily damaged. The portable toilet was destroyed. ...

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Studies: Warming made Harvey's deluge 3 times more likely

PHOTO: National Guard members rescue animals from floods during the Hurricane Harvey storm, Photo Date: 9/1/2017 PHOTO: National Guard members rescue animals from floods during the Hurricane Harvey storm, Photo Date: 9/1/2017
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NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Global warming's fingerprints were all over the record rainfall from Hurricane Harvey this year, confirming what scientists suspected, according to new research.    While scientists say man-made climate change didn't trigger Harvey, new studies calculate that a warmer, wetter world made it at least three times more likely that the stalled storm over Houston would flood the fourth most populous U.S. city. Researchers also said global warming often goosed a... More>>

County Commissioners to discuss resolution opposing 'sanctuary cities' law

A full courtroom for the August 9 discussion on Senate Bill 4. A full courtroom for the August 9 discussion on Senate Bill 4.
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The Nueces County Commissioners Court will discuss and consider adopting a resolution in opposition to Senate Bill 4 at their meeting today. Senate Bill 4 is known as the sanctuary cities law, and SB4 will give law enforcement the authority to question the immigration status of anyone they detain or arrest (for any reason).  It was back in early August when a resolution to officially oppose the bill was scheduled to be voted on by the Nueces County Commissioners, but that did...

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Pet of the Week: Ladybug

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Our Pet of the Week comes to us from Corpus Christi Animal Care Services and we're told she loves to cuddle!

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US officials stop vessel carrying cocaine off Panama coast

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CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) - U.S. officials intercepted a semi-submersible vessel carrying more than 3,800 pounds (1,700 kilograms) of cocaine last month after pursuing it in international waters off the coast of Panama.    Customs and Border Protection says the U.S. Coast Guard stopped the vessel Nov. 13. The three crew members were arrested.    Officials say such semi-submersible vessels are designed to navigate low in the water to avoid detection.   Offic... More>>

Rock Hall 2018 class: Nina Simone, Bon Jovi, the Moody Blues

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By MESFIN FEKADU AP Music Writer    NEW YORK (AP) - Iconic singer Nina Simone and New Jersey rockers Bon Jovi lead the 2018 class of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees, which includes four first-time nominees.    The Cars, as well as first-time contenders Dire Straits, The Moody Blues and Sister Rosetta Tharpe, also are part of the 2018 class announced Wednesday. They will be inducted on April 14, in Cleveland, Ohio.    The six inductees were chosen f... More>>

Damp Weather Ahead

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After today, it looks like a damp weekend. A weather system moves in from the west and keeps us in the cloudy damp weather pattern. By Saturday night, a second front will trigger some heavier showers. All this system clears out by Monday. Today: Sunny and cool. High 68. Thursday: sunny early, increasing clouds late in the day. High 70. Friday: Cloudy with light rain all day. Much cooler.  High 60 Saturday: Cloudy with light rain. Chilly. High 62. 

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Democrat Jones wins stunning red-state Alabama Senate upset

PHOTO: Doug Jones, American lawyer and politician; he served as a United States Attorney for the Northern District of Alabama., Photo Date: October 3, 2017 PHOTO: Doug Jones, American lawyer and politician; he served as a United States Attorney for the Northern District of Alabama., Photo Date: October 3, 2017
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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - In a stunning victory aided by scandal, Democrat Doug Jones won Alabama's special Senate election, beating back history, an embattled Republican opponent and President Donald Trump, who urgently endorsed GOP rebel Roy Moore despite a litany of sexual misconduct allegations.    It was the first Democratic Senate victory in a quarter-century in Alabama, one of the reddest of red states, and proved anew that party loyalty is anything but certain in the ...

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CCPD: Woman causes chain reaction accident, arrested for DWI

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A woman accused of driving while drunk overnight caused a chain reaction accident, according to officers. Just before 2:30 a.m., witnesses told officers they saw a white Tahoe weaving in and out of traffic on Interstate 37 near the Rand Morgan exit. The driver of that Tahoe struck an empty car that was on the side of the road, which ended up being pushed into traffic. Another truck hit the car that was pushed into the road, according to officers with the Corpus Christi Police De...

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Give Christmas spirit to a child during Season of Hope

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The Christmas season is the perfect time to help those less fortunate in our community  The Season of Hope is a partnership with KRIS Communications along with the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve, and Ezekiel Diamond Co. for this year's Toys for Tots program. The U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program has been collecting toys for low-income families since 1947, and each year, Toys for Tots makes a difference in the lives of children of all ages. ...

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KDF-TV will broadcast Islanders-St. Mary's game Friday night

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CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – Texas A&M-Corpus Christi and KRIS Communications have agreed to carry six additional Islanders basketball games in the Corpus Christi area this season.   The six games will be carried live on KDF in the Corpus Christi market, with longtime voice of the Islanders, Steven King, on the call along with Alan Harwell.   The first broadcast on KDF will come on December 15 as the Islanders host St. Mary's at the Dugan Wellness Center. The ...

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Barge Dock Anglers Unhappy with Council Proposal to Close Parking Lot Video included

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On just about any night the Barge Dock across from the American Bank Center is a popular fishing spot.

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One more mostly sunny day

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Nearby surface high pressure will provide one more day of beautiful seasonal weather before upper level low pressure to our southwest pumps Pacific moisture our way. This will result in more clouds and eventually a little rain by Friday and over the weekend. 

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$191M Powerball prize claimed by unnamed Louisiana family

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BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A $191 million Powerball jackpot has been claimed in Louisiana, with the state lottery describing the award as the largest single prize ever won in its 26-year history.      The Louisiana Lottery Corp. says Lafayette attorney Jean Breaux Jr. arrived at the lottery's headquarters Tuesday to claim the Oct. 25 prize on behalf of three members of a family who didn't publicly release their names.      The winners released a statement th... More>>

Homeland Security chief lauds Texas 'sanctuary cities' ban

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(AP) - New U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen is decrying "sanctuary cities" in a state that recently approved strict laws banning them. President Donald Trump's former deputy White House chief of staff, Nielsen was confirmed by the Senate last week. She's visiting Austin, where county sheriff Sally Hernandez once promised not to comply with some "d...

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Sean Spicer book coming out next summer

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NEW YORK (AP) - Sean Spicer, the former White House press secretary, has a book deal. But don't expect him to criticize his former boss, President Donald Trump. Spicer's target will be some of the media outlets he once sparred with.      Regnery Publishing, a leading conservative press, announced Tuesday that Spicer's book will come out next summer. Its working title is "The Briefing."      Spicer quit as press secretary in July, just six months... More>>

House and Senate tax bills treat disaster victims unequally

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(AP)-If the House Republican tax bill became law, victims of hurricanes in Texas and Florida who've yet to account for all their losses could deduct them on their 2018 taxes. Not so for victims of the California wildfires.     

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Border Patrol responds to immigrant deaths due to cold weather

Border Patrol agents rescued dozens of illegal immigrants showing signs of hypothermia during the recent snow fall. Border Patrol agents rescued dozens of illegal immigrants showing signs of hypothermia during the recent snow fall.
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Four immigrants illegally crossing into the United States died from exposure to last week's cold. 

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Local man thankful to walk away from freak accident

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A Corpus Christi man is thankful after walking away from a freak accident that was all caught on surveillance video. Justin Benavides was driving on the Crosstown access during last week’s rainy weather, when his truck began to skid on the wet road. When Benavides’ truck slid into a car at the Saratoga intersection, he got out to check for damage. As he was looking at the car he had just hit, another truck slammed into it, and Benavides, tossing him into the air. &...

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Embattled Judge Guy Williams stays out of race

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An embattled judge who was indicted for road rage is staying out of politics.  148th District Court Judge Guy Williams missed yesterday's deadline to keep his judgeship.

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Local newspaper calls on Congressman Farenthold to resign

Rep. Blake Farenthold's hometown newspaper is calling on the Congressman to resign after he admitted that he used $84,000 in taxpayer money to settle a sexual harassment lawsuit. Rep. Blake Farenthold's hometown newspaper is calling on the Congressman to resign after he admitted that he used $84,000 in taxpayer money to settle a sexual harassment lawsuit.
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The Caller Times editorial board writes that resignation would be the "forthright, conservative thing" for Rep. Farenthold to do. 

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City working to repair weather-weary roads

The Infrastructure Commission would be made up of nine Corpus Christi residents. The Infrastructure Commission would be made up of nine Corpus Christi residents.
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An increased report of potholes have been keeping city crews busy all over Corpus Christi today. The recent South Texas snow was unquestionably magical, but it added to a problem for our streets, amplifying pothole and street damage problems. “With rain and snow, all of that gets accumulated in those potholes and it does tend to make the gravel loose and larger,” said  City of Corpus Christi public information officer Michelle Villarreal Leschper. Potholes are...

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Diocese of Corpus Christi announces concert cancellation

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The Diocese of Corpus Christi announced today that the upcoming “A Cathedral Christmas” concert of the Cathedral Concert Series has been canceled. The Diocese says that Lee Gwozdz, a Diocese employee and conductor for the concert series, was placed on administrative leave in early December, because of a personal matter. A joint statement from the Diocese and the Cathedral Concert Series said that the cancellation is due to an insufficient number of performers, and severa...

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Worlds youngest illusionist to come to Selena Auditorium

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Straight from “America’s Got Talent,” the world’s youngest professional illusionist is coming to the American Bank Center Selena Auditorium. After being seen on television in more than 130 countries, 12-year-old Kadan Bart Rockett and his 10-year-old sister, Brooklyn will be performing in Corpus Christi February 18 at 7:30 p.m. Ticket pre-sale begins tomorrow and all proceeds will go toward the Corpus Christi Education Foundation. Ticket can be purchased at ... More>>

Man outside Houston gun range killed when rifle discharges

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(AP) - Harris County authorities say a 36-year-old man walking toward a building that houses a suburban Houston gun range has been shot and killed after a rifle being worked on inside the building discharged. Sheriff's spokesman Thomas Gilliland says the bullet from the hunting rifle went through a wall and struck the man who had just got out of his car. A medical helicopter took the man to a Houston hospital where he died later T...

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A&M-Corpus Christi graduate meets service dog, discovers passion for teaching

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CORPUS CHRISTI – Almost four years ago, Taylor Dearman met Skittles, a medical alert service dog. A meeting, she says, that “changed her life.” “At my last university, I started experiencing anxiety, severe depression and seizures,” shared Dearman. “It was so bad that I had to quit school and take a year off. I ended up moving to Georgia, and that is where I met Skittles.” Since then, Skittles, a small black and white dog with large &...

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Sessions: terror attacks show immigration a security issue

Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced in a conference and official press release that he would recuse himself from any probe into Russian interference in the U.S. election. Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced in a conference and official press release that he would recuse himself from any probe into Russian interference in the U.S. election.
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(AP) - A botched suicide mission on the New York City subway system showed in the "starkest terms" that the failures of the U.S. immigration system are a national security issue, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions said Tuesday during a stop in Baltimore with the new Homeland Security chief.      Speaking at a news conference at the U.S. Attorney's office in Baltimore, Sessions said two terrorist in...

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Lane closures at Staples St and Morgan Ave to begin Friday

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Corpus Christi’s Traffic Engineering office is advising residents of scheduled lane closures at Staples Street and Morgan Avenue this week. According to the city, westbound Morgan Street at Santa Fe Street will be closed, and eastbound Morgan Street at Staples Street will be reduced to one lane beginning at 9 a.m. on Friday. The city says access to local driveways will be maintained throughout the duration of the project, and the closures will open immediately after the work i... More>>

US officials stop vessel carrying cocaine off Panama coast

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CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) - U.S. officials intercepted a semi-submersible vessel carrying more than 3,800 pounds of cocaine last month after pursuing it in international waters off the coast of Panama.      

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BBB: Parents targeted by scammers over season's hot toy

Fingerlings are among the hottest toys of the Christmas Season. Fingerlings are among the hottest toys of the Christmas Season.
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When stores run out of those must-have toys, it opens the door for con-artists to sell counterfeit versions, or take money for orders they never intend to fill.

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Dallas-area school district cancels classes due to flu

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SUNNYVALE, Texas (AP) - A Dallas-area school district has canceled classes to try to prevent further cases of the flu as more and more students were absent because of illness.    Sunnyvale Independent School District Sunnyvale Independent School District officials announced Monday that Tuesday and Wednesday classes were canceled. The district has about 1,820 students and includes an elementary, middle school and high school, all located on the same site.    ... More>>

Prosecutors say suspect taunted Trump before subway bombing

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NEW YORK (AP) - A Bangladeshi immigrant arrested in a New York subway bombing blamed President Donald Trump for the botched suicide mission that he said he carried out for the Islamic State group, authorities said as they brought federal charges against him Tuesday.    Akayed Ullah posted a statement on his Facebook account on his way to the Monday morning attack stating: "Trump you failed to protect your nation," the criminal complaint said. He also told law enfo... More>>

Officer honored for adopting baby from opioid addicted mom

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By RUSSELL CONTRERAS Associated Press    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - A police officer who persuaded a pregnant woman he found using heroin to let him adopt her unborn child has been honored by the city of Albuquerque.    Officer Ryan Holets and his wife were praised Monday for adopting a baby girl they named Hope after the addicted mom agreed to let the couple raise her baby.    Police say Holets found the homeless woman and a man using heroin near a conve... More>>

Sean Spicer book coming out next summer

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NEW YORK (AP) - Sean Spicer, the former White House press secretary, has a book deal. But don't expect him to criticize his former boss, President Donald Trump. Spicer's target will be some of the media outlets he once sparred with.    Regnery Publishing, a leading conservative press, announced Tuesday that Spicer's book will come out next summer. Its working title is "The Briefing."    Spicer quit as press secretary in July, just six months into Trump'... More>>

West Oso ISD tours all-girls academy being considered for Corpus Christi

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On Monday, the West Oso ISD Superintendent, two school board members, and other community leaders toured the Young Women's Leadership Academy in San Antonio. It's an all-girls school that includes grade levels 6 through 12. A similar school is being considered for Corpus Christi through the West Oso ISD. KRIS 6 News Anchor Jennifer Lira was part of the tour , to find out what the all-girls academy could mean for young ladies in Corpus Christi.

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NFL Network suspends analysts over sexual misconduct suit

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NEW YORK (AP) - Hall of Fame player Marshall Faulk and two other NFL Network analysts have been suspended after a former employee alleged sexual misconduct in a lawsuit.    NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy on Tuesday identified the three as Faulk, Ike Taylor and Heath Evans. He says they have been "suspended from their duties at NFL Network pending an investigation into these allegations."    According to court documents first reported by Bloomberg, former ... More>>

Trump says accusations of sexual misconduct 'fabricated'

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WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump, pushing back against women accusing him of sexual misconduct, insisted Tuesday he's the target of "false accusations and fabricated stories of women who I don't know and/or have never met."    Trump lashed out on Twitter a day after three women who previously accused him of sexual harassment shared their stories on NBC's "Megyn Kelly Today." Trump says Democrats "have been unable to show any collusion with ... More>>

Supporters stand by bullied boy, question mother's motives

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"Just out of curiosity, why do they bully? Why do you find joy in taking innocent people and finding a way to be mean to 'em?"  Those words from a boy named Keaton Jones went viral after his mother posted the video to social media.  Within days, the video was viewed more than 20 million times and Keaton gained support from what seemed like the entire internet, including numerous celebrities. Hi @Lakyn_Jones, could you pass this message along to Keaton? ? p...

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'Man Flu' may actually be a real thing, researcher says

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A recent study shows that the so-called "Man Flu" may be real. The Oxford dictionary defines it as "a cold or similar minor ailment as experienced by a man who is regarded as exaggerating the severity of the symptoms." One Canadian scientist, who was "tired of being accused of overreacting," wanted to see if men were just wimpy or if they actually do get sicker than women. The study revealed evidence that suggests men do have weaker immune systems ...

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Turbulent Senate race now in hands of Alabama voters

STILL UNTITLED: Alabama Election - Roy Moore (R) Doug Jones (D) STILL UNTITLED: Alabama Election - Roy Moore (R) Doug Jones (D)
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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - Depending on who is making the case, Alabama's special Senate election Tuesday is about either continuing the "Trump miracle" in Washington or allowing "decency" to prevail back home.    At the center is Roy Moore - "Judge Moore," to his supporters. The 70-year-old Republican was twice ousted as state Supreme Court chief justice after flouting federal law, and now he's attempting a political resurrection amid accusations... More>>

Staying on the Cool Side

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A series a cool fronts will keep things on the chilly side of the weather with only slight  chances of any precipitation. Today's front will give us a cool, north wind.A second front on Thursday will set us up for drizzle. and a third front on Sunday will give us some light rain. Today: Sunny, breezy and cool. High 68. Wednesday: Sunny, breezy and cool/ high 66. Thursday: Partly cloudy, Cool front late int he day. Slight chance of drizzle. High 72. 

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Ultrafast fiber connection service launches in Corpus Christi

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Fiber internet connection gives customers internet speeds fast enough to download a 90-minute HD video in about 30 seconds.  Today, Corpus Christi residents will gain access to the ultrafast connection. AT&T gigabit fiber will launch today in Corpus Christi. With a 1 gigabit connection, users will be able to download 25 songs in one second, according to the company.  State Representative Todd Hunter will help launch the product at 10 a.m. At his office on 555 N. Caran... More>>

Pricey Houston neighborhood prohibits elaborate photo shoots

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HOUSTON (AP) - Avynn Ramos stood by her mother's car on Parkway Drive in Broadacres, the disappointment written all over her face. She'd been up since 6:15 a.m. Saturday getting false eyelashes applied and her hair and makeup done for the quinceañera photos she hoped would be taken on a sun-dappled esplanade.    But when her mother, Carliss Ramos, and photographer, Oscar Herrera, saw signs the Broadacres Homeowners Association recently posted prohibiting photos, they... More>>

TRAFFIC: Staples Street exit ramp on SPID to close

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The Staples Street exit ramp on west bound South Padre Island Drive will be closed from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Today.  The Texas Department of Transportation says the temporary closure is necessary to allow crews to repair pavement that was damaged by last week's rain and snow on the road in front of La Palmera Mall. TxDOT is asking that motorists use alternate routes. Delays should be expected if traveling in this area between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m.  More>>

FBI says Houston teen tried to join ISIS, plan terror attack

Houston home where Kaan Sercan Damlarkaya was arrested on terrorism charges. Houston home where Kaan Sercan Damlarkaya was arrested on terrorism charges.
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A Houston teenager has been arrested after he allegedly made attempts to join ISIS, according to the FBI. 18-year-old was arrested Kaan Sercan Damlarkaya was arrested Friday at his home in Houston. FBI agents returned to his home Monday to gather evidence. The FBI released the criminal complaint Monday that states Damlarkaya was attempting to provide material support to the terrorist group. The FBI said the Houston native tried twice, and failed, to travel to Syria. His first attemp... More>>

RSV symptoms you can watch out for

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People of all ages can contract Respiratory Syncytial Virus, or RSV, a common virus that infects the lungs and is very contagious.  It can lead to serious health problems and can be deadly for babies born prematurely. Respiratory Syncytial (sin-SISH-uhl) Virus, is a common respiratory virus that usually causes mild, cold-like symptoms. Most people recover in a week or two, but RSV can be serious, especially for infants and older adults.  In fact, RSV is the most ...

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Don't mess with these Bobcats

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The Refugio Bobcats find themselves just one victory away from returning to AT&T Stadium in Arlington. They turned in their best effort of the year last Friday knocking off previously unbeaten Mason 38 to 14. Up next is a date with another unbeaten team, San Augustine Thursday night in Cypress. The Bobcats have overcome a lot of adversity this season and that makes them one of the toughest teams in the state. Check out what the players and head coach have to say about their tough ...

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Man suspected of killing 3 in Houston captured in Dallas

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DALLAS (AP) - Authorities say police in Dallas have captured a 35-year-old suspect in the fatal shooting of three people in a Houston home.      Jeffery Noble was booked late Sunday into the Dallas County jail and is being held on a charge of capital murder. Online jail records don't indicate whether he has an attorney.      The Harris County sheriff's office on Monday confirmed Noble's arrest but didn't offer details.      Investigators sa... More>>

Trump wants to send man back to moon, on to Mars

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WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump wants to send man back to the moon - and on to Mars.      Trump signed a policy directive Monday instructing the National Aeronautics and Space Administration to "refocus America's space program on human exploration and discovery."      The move, Trump said, "marks an important step in returning American astronauts to the moon for the first time since 1972 for long-time exploration." 

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Military fails to disclose criminal convictions to FBI

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DALLAS (AP) - A recent lapse by the U.S. Army to disclose a Texas veteran's criminal record to the FBI is the latest example of the military failing to document criminal convictions, according to a newspaper's review.      Former Army 1st Sgt. Gregory McQueen pleaded guilty two years ago to more than a dozen military charges for attempting to run a prostitution ring in Fort Hood. But the conviction didn't show up in a state background check when a foster-care agency hir... More>>

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  • 6 Investigates Follows-Up: Still waiting on FEMA

    6 Investigates Follows-Up: Still waiting on FEMA

    Monday, December 11 2017 7:43 PM EST2017-12-12 00:43:27 GMT

    FEMA told Dwyane Porter the check was in the mail, more than a month ago. The money is to help him bounce back from repairs to his Corpus Christi home and property. He's still waiting.  Here's the follow-up:

    FEMA told Dwyane Porter the check was in the mail, more than a month ago. The money is to help him bounce back from repairs to his Corpus Christi home and property. He's still waiting.  Here's the follow-up:

  • 6 Investigates Follows-Up: CITGO arrests

    6 Investigates Follows-Up: CITGO arrests

    Thursday, December 7 2017 11:36 AM EST2017-12-07 16:36:53 GMT
    Alirio Zambrano and five other Citgo executives were arrested for suspected embezzlement.Alirio Zambrano and five other Citgo executives were arrested for suspected embezzlement.

    The arrest of six CITGO executives, including one from Corpus Christi, raises questions on the company's future. That's because the refinery is part of the U.S. arm of Venezuela's state-owned oil company. Now, as a new regime in Caracas struggles asserts its control over the Venezuelan economy, we asked an oil and gas expert whether the arrests cast uncertainty on CITGO's future. Here's what she said:

    The arrest of six CITGO executives, including one from Corpus Christi, raises questions on the company's future. That's because the refinery is part of the U.S. arm of Venezuela's state-owned oil company. Now, as a new regime in Caracas struggles asserts its control over the Venezuelan economy, we asked an oil and gas expert whether the arrests cast uncertainty on CITGO's future. Here's what she said:

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  • KDF-TV will broadcast Islanders-St. Mary's game Friday night

    KDF-TV will broadcast Islanders-St. Mary's game Friday night

    Tuesday, December 12 2017 10:56 PM EST2017-12-13 03:56:17 GMT

    CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – Texas A&M-Corpus Christi and KRIS Communications have agreed to carry six additional Islanders basketball games in the Corpus Christi area this season.   The six games will be carried live on KDF in the Corpus Christi market, with longtime voice of the Islanders, Steven King, on the call along with Alan Harwell.   The first broadcast on KDF will come on December 15 as the Islanders host St. Mary's at the Dugan Wellness Center. The ...

    CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – Texas A&M-Corpus Christi and KRIS Communications have agreed to carry six additional Islanders basketball games in the Corpus Christi area this season.   The six games will be carried live on KDF in the Corpus Christi market, with longtime voice of the Islanders, Steven King, on the call along with Alan Harwell.   The first broadcast on KDF will come on December 15 as the Islanders host St. Mary's at the Dugan Wellness Center. The ...

  • Don't mess with these Bobcats

    Don't mess with these Bobcats

    Monday, December 11 2017 9:24 PM EST2017-12-12 02:24:52 GMT

    The Refugio Bobcats find themselves just one victory away from returning to AT&T Stadium in Arlington. They turned in their best effort of the year last Friday knocking off previously unbeaten Mason 38 to 14. Up next is a date with another unbeaten team, San Augustine Thursday night in Cypress. The Bobcats have overcome a lot of adversity this season and that makes them one of the toughest teams in the state. Check out what the players and head coach have to say about their tough ...

    The Refugio Bobcats find themselves just one victory away from returning to AT&T Stadium in Arlington. They turned in their best effort of the year last Friday knocking off previously unbeaten Mason 38 to 14. Up next is a date with another unbeaten team, San Augustine Thursday night in Cypress. The Bobcats have overcome a lot of adversity this season and that makes them one of the toughest teams in the state. Check out what the players and head coach have to say about their tough ...

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