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PHOTO: P.F. Chang's restaurant sign, Photo Date: June 2012 (Cropped Photo: Flickr / Mike Kalasnik / CC BY 2.0 ) PHOTO: P.F. Chang's restaurant sign, Photo Date: June 2012 (Cropped Photo: Flickr / Mike Kalasnik / CC BY 2.0 )

Local P.F. Chang's restaurant will offer free sushi next week

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If you love the words free and sushi, then your going to love this story. The local P.F. Chang's Restaurant is going to take part in a nationwide event for the food chain and will offer free sushi for anyone that plans to eat inside the eatery.

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Port A schools open doors, hearts, minds

Port Aransas students got to go to their own school today. (October 16, 2017) Port Aransas students got to go to their own school today. (October 16, 2017)
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Port Aransas Independent School District opened its doors to students for the first time since hurricane Harvey. "It's really exciting, we have had a lot of donations and just people reaching out to help our students get back and help our s schools try to get back to some normalcy," special coordinator, Deena Mooney, told KRIS. Families are just as happy for their children who have missed their old routines. "They love it here and we knew that it was long Eli did the...

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Identity of fatal crash victim released

Investigators say 20-year-old Idalis Ramirez was pronounced dead after a T-bone crash Saturday morning. (Facebook: Idalis Ramirez) Investigators say 20-year-old Idalis Ramirez was pronounced dead after a T-bone crash Saturday morning. (Facebook: Idalis Ramirez)
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The Nueces County Medical Examiner's Office has released the name of a young woman who was killed in a T-Bone crash. Investigators say 20-year-old Idalis Ramirez died Saturday morning after she was involved in a crash.

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6 Investigates: Roof damage in new subdivision concerns homeowners

Peeled roof shingles are just some of the damage that concerns homeowners in two new Southside subdivisions. (KRIS 6 News) Peeled roof shingles are just some of the damage that concerns homeowners in two new Southside subdivisions. (KRIS 6 News)
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Several homeowners who live in two newly-built subdivisions on the city’s far Southside are puzzled by the amount of roof damage from Hurricane Harvey. 

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Kayaker who briefly went missing tells tale of survival

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A kayaker is safe this morning after he says he was caught up in strong currents while trying to set out bait late Sunday night. Just after midnight, emergency crews responded to a call where a kayak flipped over near Bob Hall Pier, leaving its occupant missing. When crews arrived, the current was so strong that they could not launch a boat to look for the missing man. The Coast Guard was called in to assist in the search. About thirty minutes later, the kayaker was found on s...

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Selena, Queen of Tejano, is recognized by Google

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Selena Quintanilla, who is considered the Queen of Tejano music, was paid a special tribute by the technology company Google. The late singer's image was given her own Google doodle around 12:00 a.m. Tuesday morning.

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911 calls on nursing home dying: 'Oh my God, this is crazy'

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FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) - At first there was no hint of distress in the 911 calls, no sense of a crisis unfolding. But newly released emergency calls from a sweltering Florida nursing home that lost its air conditioning to Hurricane Irma showed staffers becoming increasingly agitated by a disaster that would eventually claim 14 elderly lives.

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Coast Guard suspends search for missing man

PHOTO: Louisiana Oil Rig Explosion in Lake Pontchartrain, Photo Date: 10/15/2017 (Photo: Erik Hanson) PHOTO: Louisiana Oil Rig Explosion in Lake Pontchartrain, Photo Date: 10/15/2017 (Photo: Erik Hanson)
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KENNER, La. (AP) - The Coast Guard has suspended its search for the man who was unaccounted for after an explosion on an oil platform in Lake Pontchartrain near Kenner, Louisiana. Forty-four-year-old contractor Timothy Morrison of Katy, Texas, was still missing after the Sunday night explosion.

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Border gun battles leave 11 dead in northern Mexico

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CIUDAD VICTORIA, Mexico (AP) - Mexican officials say a running series of gun battles left at least 11 people dead in the northern border state of Tamauilpas.

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City taking wait and see approach to closing floodgates

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As water keeps rising along County Road 73, City of Corpus Christi officials wait to close open flood gates at Wesley Seale Dam.

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Flour Bluff's Simeon Wells wins FNF GameChanger Award

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Flour Bluff running back Simeon Wells was in beast mode last Friday against King. The senior ran for 220 yards and scored a touchdown in helping led the Hornets to victory over the Mustangs. Wells punished would be tacklers along the way, gaining many of his yards after first contact. For his efforts, he earns our Friday Night Fever GameChanger Award. "The offensive line was making giants holes for pretty much anyone to run through," said Wells. "We had just come off a...

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A.P. High School Football Poll: Calallen #4 in 5A, Refugio #6 in 2A

Calallen Wildcats (KRIS6 Sports) Calallen Wildcats (KRIS6 Sports)
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Calallen remains number four in class 5A while Refugio checks in at number six in class 2A. 

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Isles picked fourth in pre-season poll

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HOUSTON – Stephen F. Austin is tabbed to win the 2017-18 Southland Conference Men’s Basketball Regular Season Championship, according to the preseason poll voted on by the league’s head coaches and sports information directors. The conference announced the poll Monday at the start of Southland Basketball Social Media Day in Houston. The Lumberjacks garnered 14 first-place votes and 268 points, beating out Lamar by 34 points, to take the top slot in the 13-team leagu...

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Flooding continues in neighborhoods near Nueces River

Homeowners near the Nueces River are dealing with the fifth day of flooding as water is released from the Wesley Seale Dam. Homeowners near the Nueces River are dealing with the fifth day of flooding as water is released from the Wesley Seale Dam.
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Residents near the Nueces River are dealing with the fifth day of flooding as water flows downstream from the Wesley Seale Dam at Lake Corpus Christi. 

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Temporary tent city helping to rebuild town

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The Rockport Recovery Center, also known as “tent city”, has become home to many of the displaced following Hurricane Harvey. 

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Chilly tonight with a few days of dry weather sticking around

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The cold front that blew through the area yesterday brought northerly winds to much of the Coastal Bend on Sunday.  The cooler and drier air was lagging a bit behind the initial frontal boundary, but by this morning it was clearly evident that it had arrived.  Dewpoints today were 20-40 degrees drier compared to yesterday afternoon and highs struggled to reach the lower 80s under deep blue skies and plenty of sun. Tonight, excellent radiational cooling will take place under...

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Border Patrol rescues three left behind in brush

Border Patrol rescued three in RGV. (October 16, 2017) Border Patrol rescued three in RGV. (October 16, 2017)
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SAN ISIDRO, Texas - U.S. Border Patrol agents rescued three subjects left behind in the brush.      On Saturday, October 14, 2017, the Starr County Sheriff's Office alerted the Rio Grande City station of a 911 caller who was lost in the brush near San Isidro, Texas. Falfurrias agents, along with an Air and Marine helicopter, responded to the last known FPS coordinates of the phone call and rescued three subjects that had been abandoned by their smuggler. Agents provided...

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Coastal Bend College Receives $322,707 Jobs and Education for Texans (JET) Grant

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The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) has awarded Coastal Bend College a $322,707 Jobs and Education for Texans (JET) grant. The grant will help the school district purchase and install equipment to provide 135 students with training for careers in the nursing profession. The purchased equipment will continue to support the nursing program and future students enrolled with Coastal Bend College. More>>

Biker gang leader to stand trial for deadly shootout

Bandidos leader to stand trial in deadliest biker gang shoot out in U.S. History. Bandidos leader to stand trial in deadliest biker gang shoot out in U.S. History.
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WACO, Texas (AP) - A trial is underway amid heightened security in Texas for a local leader of the Bandidos biker gang in the first trial stemming from the deadliest shootout between biker groups in U.S. history. The May 2015 shooting was sparked by a confrontation between the Bandidos and the Cossacks in Waco. It left nine bikers dead and 20 wounded. More than 150 were charged. Experts say a conviction in the first trial could have a domino effect by convincing other bikers to ple... More>>

1 of 3 charged in San Antonio child abuse case enters plea

(Courtesy Bexar County Sheriff's Office & WOAI) (Courtesy Bexar County Sheriff's Office & WOAI)
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SAN ANTONIO (AP) - One of three people accused of injuring children at a San Antonio house has pleaded guilty.
    

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Former patient celebrates third birthday at 39th annual NICU Reunion

Alma Flores (from left), Ricky Garces, Miguel DeLeon, MD, Medical Director, Driscoll Children’s Hospital Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), Cory Farias, RN, Rolando Garces Jr., and Rolando Garces enjoy the 39th annual NICU Reunion at Driscoll Children’s Alma Flores (from left), Ricky Garces, Miguel DeLeon, MD, Medical Director, Driscoll Children’s Hospital Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), Cory Farias, RN, Rolando Garces Jr., and Rolando Garces enjoy the 39th annual NICU Reunion at Driscoll Children’s
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Ricky Garces of Mercedes celebrated his third birthday Saturday in Corpus Christi at Driscoll Children’s Hospital, the hospital that took such good care of him after he was born on Oct. 14, 2014. The occasion was a festive one, the 39th annual NICU Reunion held each year outdoors at Driscoll Children’s Hospital for graduates of the Level IV Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), the first in South Texas to receive the state’s highest level of designation. One hundred...

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Another immigration detention center planned for South Texas

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(AP) - U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement is planning to open another detention center in South Texas for people apprehended entering the country illegally.

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Youth organizer convicted of production of child pornography

Police say McMillan was arrested while allegedly on his way to engage in sexual activity with a minor. Police say McMillan was arrested while allegedly on his way to engage in sexual activity with a minor.
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CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – A teen mentor and founder of a nonprofit youth organization has been convicted of sexual exploitation of a child, otherwise known as production of child pornography, announced Acting U.S. Attorney Abe Martinez.

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Harbor Bridge project impacts downtown traffic

Artist's rendition of new Harbor Bridge. Artist's rendition of new Harbor Bridge.
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Construction of the new Harbor Bridge has led to some closures that will impact travel in the Comanche/Crosstown area. The Comanche Street bridge and the Comanche/Lipan exit have been shut down. The bridge will remain closed until further notice. The Comanche/Lipan exit will be shut down until May 2018. Work crews will begin drilling next to the Comanche street bridge next week as part of the construction project. More>>

Port Aransas students return to school for first day following Harvey

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Today is a big day in Port Aransas. Kids will put on their backpacks and head to school for the first time this year! Students in Port Aransas will once again be back in their classrooms for a year of learning nearly two months after Hurricane Harvey left significant damage to the schools. A big welcome sign is waiting to greet students on their first day of the year. Help for the district continues to come in from around the country. Just this weekend, the "Kowboy Krewe Found...

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Dress for Success giving clothes to hurricane victims today

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Dress for Success will be distributing new and gently used women's, men's and children's clothing, shoes, accessories, bedding, housewares, toiletries and supplies today from 3 - 8 p.m. at Sunrise Mall near Sears. This date will be open to all Coastal Bend Counties affected by Hurricane Harvey. For security purposes we ask that no small children be left unaccompanied during donation hours.  Proof of address is required.  For more info call 361-232-5226.

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4-year-old girl among 2 killed in Houston attack; 2 survive

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HOUSTON (AP) - Authorities say a man opened fire opened fire outside of a Houston apartment complex, killing a man and a 4-year-old girl and wounding the girl's mother and another man.    Police say the gunman got away after the Sunday night shooting. They haven't disclosed a possible motive for the attack.    Investigators say the four were in a breezeway at the complex when the attacker opened fire.   The girl, Ashley Perdomo, was pronounced dead at a hos... More>>

Battle in the Bronx: Astros set to take on Yankees for ALCS Game 3

PHOTO: Jose Altuve - Houston Astros Second baseman celebrates after scoring the game-winning run against the New York Yankees during the ninth inning in Game 2 of the American League Championship Series, Photo Date: 10/14/17 PHOTO: Jose Altuve - Houston Astros Second baseman celebrates after scoring the game-winning run against the New York Yankees during the ninth inning in Game 2 of the American League Championship Series, Photo Date: 10/14/17
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(AP) - The two highest-scoring teams in the majors this season have combined for all of six runs in the first two games of the AL Championship Series.    Houston, which totaled 896 runs to 858 for the Yankees this year, won a pair of nail-biters back home by identical 2-1 scores behind ace pitchers Dallas Keuchel and Justin Verlander.    Two wins from the franchise's second trip to the World Series, the Astros send 14-game winner Charlie Morton to the mound in Ga... More>>

Hurricane Ophelia's remnants batter UK, Ireland; at least 2 killed

The roof of Cork City's soccer stadium has partially collapsed as Ophelia's winds batter Ireland. (Twitter) The roof of Cork City's soccer stadium has partially collapsed as Ophelia's winds batter Ireland. (Twitter)
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LONDON (AP) - The remnants of Hurricane Ophelia battered Ireland on Monday, killing at least two people and causing widespread power outages as the storm headed for Britain.    The first known victim was a woman who was driving near the Irish village of Aglish when a tree fell on her car, authorities said.    Gusts of up to 80 mph were reported 30 years to the day after a weather event dubbed the "Great Storm of 1987" battered southern England and kille... More>>

Scientists witness huge cosmic crash, find origins of gold

The collision happened in the galaxy NGC 4993, about 130 million light-years from Earth. Although this is far from Earth, the galaxy is a neighbor "just around the corner" from our own, the Milky Way, according to astronomers. Hide Caption 5 of 8 The merg The collision happened in the galaxy NGC 4993, about 130 million light-years from Earth. Although this is far from Earth, the galaxy is a neighbor "just around the corner" from our own, the Milky Way, according to astronomers. Hide Caption 5 of 8 The merg
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WASHINGTON (AP) - A violent collision of two super-dense neutron stars in a distant galaxy has helped astronomers uncover cosmic secrets, including where gold comes from.    Scientists revealed Monday that detectors in space and on earth picked up the crash's faint signals in mid-August. Telescopes on every continent were able to see and measure light and energy emerging from the crash.    The collision generated a fierce burst of gamma rays and a gravitational w...

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Nueces River flooding projected to continue for the rest of the week

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On Thursday, three gates were opened at the Wesley Seale Dam to relieve pressure from Lake Corpus Christi, which is at full capacity since water has been quickly flowing downstream from the northeast.

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Backyard chicken coop tour returns to Corpus Christi

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Bawktoberfest is GROW Local South Texas' 4th Annual tour of urban, backyard chicken coops.

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Man builds 2-story 'Star Wars' vehicle replica for Halloween

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PARMA, Ohio (AP) - A two-story, "Star Wars"-inspired Halloween yard display in Ohio should be enough to make any trick-or-treating Darth Vader proud.    Nick Meyer has built a replica four-legged All Terrain Armored Transport, or AT-AT walker, nearly as tall as his Parma home.    Meyer tells Cleveland.com he used wood, hard foam and plastic barrels. He says he enjoys the "Star Wars" movies but isn't a fanatic and simply thought the display wou... More>>

Bergdahl expected to plead guilty in desertion case

Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl shown in captivity by the Taliban in Afghanistan and in US Army uniform. Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl shown in captivity by the Taliban in Afghanistan and in US Army uniform.
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FORT BRAGG, N.C. (AP) - Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl is expected to plead guilty Monday to charges that he endangered comrades by walking away from a remote post in Afghanistan in 2009.    The U.S. Army said Bergdahl asked to enter his plea before the military judge at Fort Bragg. The Associated Press previously reported that he's expected to plead guilty to charges of desertion and misbehavior before the enemy.    It's not clear if Bergdahl, 31, has a deal with prose... More>>

1 missing after oil rig explodes on Louisiana lake

PHOTO: Louisiana Oil Rig Explosion in Lake Pontchartrain, Photo Date: 10/15/2017 PHOTO: Louisiana Oil Rig Explosion in Lake Pontchartrain, Photo Date: 10/15/2017
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KENNER, La. (AP) - Rescuers were searching for one person after an oil rig exploded on Lake Pontchartrain in Louisiana, injuring seven others.    According to The Times-Picayune, Kenner Police spokesman Sgt. Brian McGregor said Sunday evening that rescue boats were being sent and officials with the Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office were assisting.    Jefferson Parish spokesman Antwan Harris said in a news release that reports came into the Emergency Operations ce... More>>

White House: $4,000 more for families with business tax cuts

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WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump's chief economist says the administration's plan to cut corporate tax rates will cause average household incomes to jump $4,000 a year - a stunning 5 percent increase that could be met with skepticism among tax experts and Democratic lawmakers.    The analysis by Kevin Hassett, chairman of the White House Council of Economic Advisers, says the estimated income growth is "conservative" and based on academic studies. The anal... More>>

Enjoy the Coolness

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Dry, north winds will bring in some very nice weather for the first half of the week. By Thursday the gulf air rolls back in with clouds and humidity. A few showers as possible for the last half of the weekend. Next cold front is expected by Sunday. Today: Sunny and pleasant. High 79. Tuesday: Sunny and pleasant. High 80. Wednesday: Sunny and pleasant. high 82. Thursday: Partly cloudy with isolated showers. High 86. Friday: Partly cloudy with isolated showers.

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Genetic testing for breast cancer patients is becoming more common

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If you have multiple people on the same side of the family with breast cancer, other types of cancer such as ovarian or pancreatic, with rare cancers such as cancer in both breasts or breast cancer in men, or cancer diagnosed at an early age, you may have an increased risk for breast or other cancers.  The question many are asking… should they get genetic testing?  Genetic testing for breast cancer patients is becoming more common. Until the last few years, it ...

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Two assaulted, one shot after allegedly stealing vehicle

Two people were assaulted and one was shot after they allegedly stole a car. Two people were assaulted and one was shot after they allegedly stole a car.
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Two people are in the hospital this morning after both were badly beaten and another shot, according to officers from the Corpus Christi Police Department. Officers say they found the two, a man and a woman, under an overpass at South Padre Island Drive near the Crosstown Expressway just before 11 p.m.  The man and woman had allegedly stolen a vehicle, according to the CCPD, and the owner of that vehicle was able to track the two down. The owner then reportedly assaulted the tw... More>>

Somalia truck bombing toll over 300 as funerals begin

Photo: SAID YUSUF WARSAME / EPA Photo: SAID YUSUF WARSAME / EPA
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MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) - The death toll from Saturday's truck bombing in Somalia's capital is now over 300, the director of an ambulance service said Monday, as the country reeled from the deadliest single attack it's ever experienced.    Dr. Abdulkadir Adam of Aamin Ambulance service said more people had died of their wounds in the past few hours.    Funerals began, and the death toll was expected to rise again.    Saturday's truck bombing targeted a... More>>

Cooler & drier start to the week

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Today was a bit of a transitional day across the South Texas area as outflow from a cold front in Central Texas brought northerly winds for a good portion of the day.  It managed to get into the lower 90s across many locations with dewpoints still holding on to the mid to lower 70s.  There are some big showers and storms associated with the frontal boundary, but most of the activity has resided in the Gulf of Mexico and out to our east.  We’ve remained dry with on...

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Police Chief of officers denied service: 'Whataburger made things right'

KXII reports Denison Police Chief Jay Burch says Whataburger has "made things right" after an incident where his officers were denied service. (Photo courtesy: KXII) KXII reports Denison Police Chief Jay Burch says Whataburger has "made things right" after an incident where his officers were denied service. (Photo courtesy: KXII)
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A Texas Police Chief who said that his officers were denied service from a local Whataburger location in Denison Texas is now saying the popular Texas restaurant has "made things right." According to KXII, a CBS affiliate in North Texas says the Whataburger executives handled the situation amazingly.

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The elite catch and release sports fishing tournament on the Coastal Bend

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For many fishermen and fisher-women alike, catch and release tournaments are almost hard to come by. Sharkathon, a catch and release tournament with divisions like redfish, tarpon, sharks and even a kids division, are focused on spreading the education of conservation efforts. Sharkathon utilizes the program through A&M Corpus Christi's Harte Research Institute, to help do the data for their tournament.  "Tournaments like Sharkathon and Texas Shark Rodeo promote conserv... More>>

Small businesses in Port Aransas affected after Harvey

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Hurricane Harvey was one of the most devastating storms the Coastal Bend has seen in years. Almost two months later, many businesses in devastation areas are still trying to fix what was left behind.

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Calallen and Bluntzer residents deal with river water flooding

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As the water in the Nueces River continues to rise, so does concern from residents.

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Kaepernick files grievance against NFL, alleging collusion

PHOTO: San Francisco 49ers Eric Reid and Colin Kaepernick take a knee during the National Anthem prior to their game against the Carolina Panthers in Charlotte North Carolina, Photo Date: 9/18/16 (Photo: Ed Clemente / MGN) PHOTO: San Francisco 49ers Eric Reid and Colin Kaepernick take a knee during the National Anthem prior to their game against the Carolina Panthers in Charlotte North Carolina, Photo Date: 9/18/16 (Photo: Ed Clemente / MGN)
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(AP) - Lawyers for former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick say he has filed a grievance against the NFL, alleging that he remains unsigned as a result of collusion by owners.

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SA woman arrested after police find boy abused, 'all skin and bone'

Bexar County Deputies say Marissa Monica Cano is facing charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. (Courtesy: WOAI-TV) Bexar County Deputies say Marissa Monica Cano is facing charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. (Courtesy: WOAI-TV)
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Deputies in Bexar County have announced they have arrested a woman in her late 30's after they discovered evidence of continuous child abuse. According to WOAI-TV, Deputies were dispatched to a local fast food restaurant Saturday night to find a 15-year-old boy who needed medical attention.

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AP analysis: FEMA rejects appeals worth $1.2B over a decade

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By DAVID A. LIEB and RYAN J. FOLEY Associated Press As U.S. communities ravaged by this year's series of intense hurricanes and wildfires clear debris and begin to rebuild, many are counting on the federal government to help cover their costs. They could be in for a frustrating surprise.      If history is any guide, some local governments and nonprofit organizations could get less than they were told to expect from the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Others could... More>>

Astros trying to give Houston a boost in wake of Harvey

George Springer #4 of the Houston Astros points to the "Houston Strong" patch on his jersey after hitting a home run in the second inning against the New York Mets. George Springer #4 of the Houston Astros points to the "Houston Strong" patch on his jersey after hitting a home run in the second inning against the New York Mets.
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By KRISTIE RIEKEN AP Sports Writer      HOUSTON (AP) - Every time the Astros suit up, they wear a simple patch as a reminder of what Houston lost to Hurricane Harvey and its catastrophic flooding.      The city is determined to rebuild, and the Astros are careful to honor Houston with every game as they chase a second trip to the World Series in the franchise's history.      "I hope we're representing the city well and for our fan base... More>>

Fright Night Haunted House now open

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If you want to get in on some Halloween fun, Corpus Christi's Fright Night Haunted House is now open. 

The Haunted House premiered two new attractions on Friday the 13th. One of them is even 4D. Those attractions will be running every weekend until the end of the month. In the week leading up to Halloween, the Haunted House will be open for six days straight.

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District erases 'To Kill a Mockingbird' from lesson plan

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BILOXI, Miss. (AP) - "To Kill a Mockingbird" is being removed from a junior-high reading list in a Mississippi school district. The Sun Herald reports that Biloxi administrators pulled the novel from the 8th-grade curriculum this week. School board vice president Kenny Holloway says the district received complaints that some of the book's language "makes people uncomfortable." Published in 1960, the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Harper Lee deals with racial ine... More>>

Alamo plaza renovation plan draws protesters

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SAN ANTONIO (AP) - Plans to move a 60-foot monument that's been in the plaza outside the Alamo for 80 years have run into opposition.      Protesters gathered at the Texas shrine Saturday showing their displeasure with an Alamo master plan to redo the plaza and move the granite Cenotaph.  The president of the Alamo Defenders Descendants Association, Lee Spencer White, who organized the rally, says the monument installed in 1936 to mark the centennial of the battle ... More>>

Man finds missing dog after wildfire

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(NBC) - In Santa Rosa, California Jack Weaver and his brother-in-law hiked to the street where his parents' home was until this past week. Amid the destruction and devastation, they found a tractor that had survived the blaze, but they were looking for something much more precious, his parents' dog Izzy.

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Police: Man kills girlfriend's son, then robs her

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HOLMES BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Police say a man killed his girlfriend's 17-month-old son and stole her car stereo and laptop while she was in the hospital with her dying child.

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Flirtey launches first drone defibrillator service in US

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RENO, Nev. (AP) - A drone delivery service has announced a new partnership with a Reno-based ambulance company to send out defibrillators and other emergency equipment by air during responses to cardiac arrest.     

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Van crashes into Alameda St antique store

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CORPUS CHRISTI - Officers from Corpus Christi Police Department were called out last night when a van ran into an antique store on Alameda Street. According to police, a drunk driver ran his vehicle into the Red Crow Antique Mall around 10:30 last night. 

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SA waiter drops pancakes, serves up justice

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(WOAI)  An IHOP waiter and third-degree black belt went from serving pancakes to serving up justice on a would-be robber Thursday. Waiter and martial arts enthusiasts Elijah Arnold said when the group of three walked into the San Antonio, Texas restaurant, something just didn't seem right. 

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Texas county worker arrested for $1.2 million fajitas theft

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BROWNSVILLE, Texas (AP) - A former South Texas juvenile justice department employee has been arrested for felony theft after authorities say he acknowledged stealing $1.2 million worth of fajitas over nine years.      

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Public memorial service Tuesday for officer killed in Texas Tech shooting

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EL PASO, Texas (AP) - A public memorial service is planned this week in El Paso for Texas Tech University police Officer Floyd East Jr., who was shot and killed last week in Lubbock.      The 48-year-old East was an El Paso native and the memorial service is set for noon Tuesday at the Abraham Chavez Theatre in downtown El Paso.   

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SUV catches fire outside 19th St restaurant

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A man who was inside a restaurant on 19th Street came out to find his SUV on fire at around 8:30 this morning. Corpus Christi Fire Department responded and had to cut the vehicle’s hood open to extinguish the flames. 

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A Weather Change Approaching

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  It's going to be a transitional day here in the Coastal Bend as a cold front will move through the area. This will bring us some breezy conditions and the possibility of a few isolated showers or thunderstorms. Look for a daytime high around 89 degrees with the winds shifting to the north at 15 to 20 miles per hour. Expect mostly cloudy and breezy condition this evening with an overnight low around 64 degrees.  We are going to start the workweek with some fantastic fall l...

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Death toll from blast in Somalia’s capital rises to 189

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The death toll from the most powerful bomb blast witnessed in Somalia’s capital rose to 189 with more than 200 injured, making it the deadliest single attack ever in the Horn of Africa nation, police and hospital sources said Sunday. Doctors struggled to assist horrifically wounded victims, many burnt beyond recognition.

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Coastal Bend community activist Abel Alonzo passes away

Abel Alonzo was a frequent visitor to Corpus Christi City Council meetings, advocating for issues he believed deserved a voice. Abel Alonzo was a frequent visitor to Corpus Christi City Council meetings, advocating for issues he believed deserved a voice.
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A well-known activist who devoted a lifetime to the Coastal Bend has passed away.

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Residents shrug off Nueces River flooding, as water slowly rises

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As Lake Corpus Christi reached full capacity, operators began opening the reservoir's floodgates, sending water downstream along the Nueces River.

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Residents deal with rising water along Nueces River

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Water is slowly rising along County Road 73.

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Texas State Aquarium open for Dollar Day this Sunday

Crowds pack the Aquarium for a previous Dollar Day. Crowds pack the Aquarium for a previous Dollar Day.
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The Texas State Aquarium will be open on Sunday for a special Dollar Day thanks to sponsorship from ExxonMobil.

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Local 7-year-old becomes a first-time Triathlete

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"I don't always get to do this stuff because I do have a disability that I was born with," Sara Flores said.

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CCFD responds to a house fire

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Firefighters with the Corpus Christi Fire Department were called out to a house fire earlier Saturday evening. The fire broke out around 6:30 p.m. Saturday night at a home in the 4800 block of Monitor Street near McArdle Road.

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Rebuilding Refugio one step at a time

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Refugio is a small South Texas town with a population right under 3,000. Football is a way of life for many families, and when one man goes down, the rest of the town responds. On September 22, 2017, Refugio football player, Casey Henderson went down after a tackle in the game versus Edna. Casey had to be sent to San Antonio, because he broke two vertebrae in his neck that night. Luckily, Casey has been recovering well. But, for the Henderson's now they had a son to worry about and a...

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Aransas Pass beginning cleanup after Harvey

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Driving through devastation areas after Hurricane Harvey, it's easy to see just how much damage the storm caused. More than a month later, towns like Port Aransas, Rockport, and Aransas Pass still have debris piling up on their roadsides. 

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Texas fast-food worker fired for refusing to serve officers

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DENISON, Texas (AP) - A worker at a popular Texas-based fast-food chain has been fired after refusing to serve two police officers. Denison Police Chief Jay Burch says in a Facebook post that his officers were trying to get something to eat at the Whataburger early Saturday when an unidentified female employee declined to serve them.

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Porn publisher offers $10 million for dirt on Trump

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(AP) - Pornography publisher Larry Flynt is offering "up to $10 million" to anyone who produces information that leads to President Donald Trump's impeachment and removal from office.

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Motion Picture Academy expels movie mogul Harvey Weinstein

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LOS ANGELES (AP) - Disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein's membership in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has been revoked by its board.

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Emergency officials concerned about Nueces River flooding

The Nueces County Sheriff's Office advises that phone scammers are attempting to collect false debts in their name. The Nueces County Sheriff's Office advises that phone scammers are attempting to collect false debts in their name.
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Emergency management officials are keeping an eye of the water from the Nueces River. Officials report the Nueces River flooding is occurring in the Bluntzer area, and Calallen area, and especially along County Road 73.

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Police in SE Texas say child inside stolen car found safe

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BEAUMONT, Texas (AP) - Authorities in Southeast Texas say a 3-year-old boy who was inside an SUV when it was stolen has been found safe. Police in Beaumont say the car was stolen Friday afternoon with the boy in the back seat.

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Police asking for footage in search of missing Texas girl

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RICHARDSON, Texas (AP) - Authorities are asking the public for any surveillance video that might show a vehicle which could be connected to a missing 3-year-old suburban Dallas girl who disappeared after she was made to stand outside her home in the middle of the night as punishment. 

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Final weekend for 46th Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta

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Colorful hot-air balloons filled the big blue sky over Albuquerque this morning at the international balloon fiesta. They call this the "mass ascension" when more than 500 hot-air balloons lift off in waves.

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CCPD: Young woman killed following T-bone crash

Police say a woman was killed following a T-Bone crash Saturday morning. Police say a woman was killed following a T-Bone crash Saturday morning.
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Police say a T-bone crash has claimed the life of a young woman Saturday morning. The crash happened just before 8:50 a.m. this morning in the 8200 block of Leopard Street near Tuloso Road. 

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  • Exact cause of fatal Honolulu high-rise fire remains mystery

    Exact cause of fatal Honolulu high-rise fire remains mystery

    Tuesday, October 17 2017 3:20 AM EDT2017-10-17 07:20:55 GMT
    Tuesday, October 17 2017 3:25 AM EDT2017-10-17 07:25:50 GMT
    Honolulu fire officials say the cause of a deadly high-rise apartment fire can't be determined.
    Honolulu fire officials say the cause of a deadly high-rise apartment fire can't be determined.
  • Californians brace for emotional toll from wildfires

    Californians brace for emotional toll from wildfires

    Tuesday, October 17 2017 3:10 AM EDT2017-10-17 07:10:41 GMT
    Tuesday, October 17 2017 3:25 AM EDT2017-10-17 07:25:46 GMT
    A week after fleeing in fear of wildfire, tens of thousands of Californians are drifting back into their neighborhoods, facing damage both physical and emotional.
    A week after fleeing in fear of wildfire, tens of thousands of Californians are drifting back into their neighborhoods, facing damage both physical and emotional.
  • Trump returns favor by campaigning for an early supporter

    Trump returns favor by campaigning for an early supporter

    Monday, October 16 2017 6:37 AM EDT2017-10-16 10:37:54 GMT
    Tuesday, October 17 2017 3:25 AM EDT2017-10-17 07:25:31 GMT
    President Donald Trump is in South Carolina Monday, hoping his stumping for Gov. Henry McMaster's re-election fares better than it did in Alabama, where Trump's chosen candidate lost the GOP primary.
    President Donald Trump is in South Carolina Monday, hoping his stumping for Gov. Henry McMaster's re-election fares better than it did in Alabama, where Trump's chosen candidate lost the GOP primary.
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  • 6 Investigates: Roof damage in new subdivision concerns homeowners

    6 Investigates: Roof damage in new subdivision concerns homeowners

    Monday, October 16 2017 3:27 PM EDT2017-10-16 19:27:26 GMT
    Peeled roof shingles are just some of the damage that concerns homeowners in two new Southside subdivisions. (KRIS 6 News)Peeled roof shingles are just some of the damage that concerns homeowners in two new Southside subdivisions. (KRIS 6 News)

    Several homeowners who live in two newly-built subdivisions on the city’s far Southside are puzzled by the amount of roof damage from Hurricane Harvey. 

    Several homeowners who live in two newly-built subdivisions on the city’s far Southside are puzzled by the amount of roof damage from Hurricane Harvey. 

  • 6 Investigates: Transparency concerns with mascot change

    6 Investigates: Transparency concerns with mascot change

    Friday, October 13 2017 6:41 PM EDT2017-10-13 22:41:36 GMT
    6I: Transparency concerns in mascot change6I: Transparency concerns in mascot change

    Two emailed complaints. That's what CCISD School Board member Catherine Susser tells 6 Investigates prompted district officials to begin the process of changing the Hamlin Middle School logo - and mascot - to something other than the "Rebel." 

    Two emailed complaints. That's what CCISD School Board member Catherine Susser tells 6 Investigates prompted district officials to begin the process of changing the Hamlin Middle School logo - and mascot - to something other than the "Rebel." 

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  • Flour Bluff's Simeon Wells wins FNF GameChanger Award

    Flour Bluff's Simeon Wells wins FNF GameChanger Award

    Monday, October 16 2017 9:51 PM EDT2017-10-17 01:51:35 GMT

    Flour Bluff running back Simeon Wells was in beast mode last Friday against King. The senior ran for 220 yards and scored a touchdown in helping led the Hornets to victory over the Mustangs. Wells punished would be tacklers along the way, gaining many of his yards after first contact. For his efforts, he earns our Friday Night Fever GameChanger Award. "The offensive line was making giants holes for pretty much anyone to run through," said Wells. "We had just come off a...

    Flour Bluff running back Simeon Wells was in beast mode last Friday against King. The senior ran for 220 yards and scored a touchdown in helping led the Hornets to victory over the Mustangs. Wells punished would be tacklers along the way, gaining many of his yards after first contact. For his efforts, he earns our Friday Night Fever GameChanger Award. "The offensive line was making giants holes for pretty much anyone to run through," said Wells. "We had just come off a...

  • A.P. High School Football Poll: Calallen #4 in 5A, Refugio #6 in 2A

    A.P. High School Football Poll: Calallen #4 in 5A, Refugio #6 in 2A

    Monday, October 16 2017 9:15 PM EDT2017-10-17 01:15:10 GMT
    Calallen Wildcats (KRIS6 Sports)Calallen Wildcats (KRIS6 Sports)

    Calallen remains number four in class 5A while Refugio checks in at number six in class 2A. 

    Calallen remains number four in class 5A while Refugio checks in at number six in class 2A. 

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