Robbery Suspect Killed by Longview Police Identified
LONGVIEW The Texas Rangers are continuing the investigation of a Longview shooting in which a robbery suspect was shot and killed by police. The suspect has been identified as Justin Aguilar, 15, of Longview, seen here in his Facebook picture. It started around 6:00 Sunday night at the New Way convenience store in the 1300 block of South Green Street. Police say the station was robbed by a suspect who fled the scene. Based upon a description provided by the store employee, officers were able to locate the juvenile a short distance away. When they tried to arrest him, there was an exchange of gunfire. Aguilar, A student at Forest Park Middle School, was killed. Read more …
Armed Robbery Suspect Sought by Tyler Police
TYLER – Tyler Police are searching for the suspect involved in an armed robbery. It happened around 2:00 this morning at the Food Fast, 4201 University Boulevard. Authorities were told a black male displaying a handgun entered the business and demanded money from the clerk. The suspect then left the scene possibly driving a white Mercury Marquis. No word on the amount of money taken and no injuries were reported. Contact Tyler Police with any information, 903-531-1000 or Tyler/Smith County Crimestoppers, 903-597-CUFF.
Young East Texas Boy Shot and Killed
CORSICANA (AP/STAFF) Investigators are calling the deadly shooting of 3-year-old Nacogdoches boy in Central Texas an accident, perhaps involving an 8-year-old cousin. Navarro County Sheriff officials say the shooting happened just before noon Monday outside a house in the town of Eureka. Killed was Braison Howard. Authorities say the toddler was shot in the head at close range with a 20-gauge shotgun that had been in a shed next to the house. Family members told authorities they thought the gun was not accessible to the children.
Woman Hit by SUV Dies
PALESTINE — A woman has been struck and killed in an Anderson County accident. It happened shortly after 12:30 Monday afternoon about a half a mile from Palestine. Killed was Cheri Lynn Hope, 46, of Palestine. The Department of Public safety says she was crouching over a dog that had been hit when she was hit by a southbound SUV. It was driven by Geraldine Demar, 61, of Palestine. The accident remains under investigation.
Man Charged with Injuring a Longview Police Officer
LONGVIEW — A Longview man is in the Gregg County Jail after being accused of injuring a police officer. Taken into custody just after 3:30 Sunday morning was Darel Eugene Bean, 43. He had been accused of stealing items from a convenience store in the 100 block of South Access Road. KETK reports as officers started to search Bean, he is said to have started a fight and broke an officer’s thumb. When they got in under control, they are said to have found drugs and items taken from the store. Bean has been charged with possession of a controlled substance, assaulting a public servant and theft under $50.00.
Some Gregg County Prisoners Sickened by Synthetic Marijuana
LONGVIEW — Gregg County authorities are trying to determine how synthetic marijuana was smuggled in the Gregg County Jail. Five inmates had to be briefly hospitalized because of the substance. Gregg County Sheriff’s Office Lt. Kirk Haddix said four inmates were treated and released from a local hospital, while one had to stay overnight. Investigators believe the substance was handed out by an inmate and not by a jail employee. The suspect has not been identified and the investigation continues.
Kilgore Police Seek Hit and Run Suspect
KILGORE — Kilgore police are asking for the public’s help in a recent fatal hit and run accident. It happened around 6:00am on Saturday, March 1st, at the intersection of Highway 31 and Highway 135. Investigators say a motorcyclist suffered fatal injures when hit from behind. The motorist fled the scene without trying to render aid. The suspects vehicle is believed to be a white four door pick-up, an oil field type truck, with possible minor damage to the front end. Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call Detective Trae Portwood at 903-218-6905. You may also contact Gregg County Crimestoppers at 903-236-STOP, or text an anonymous tip to 847411 + KILGORE + your tip. You asked to refer to KPD Incident #1403-0022.
Edward Snowden Speaks at SXSW Conference
AUSTIN (AP) NSA leaker Edward Snowden spoke via live video conference Monday to a packed audience at the South By Southwest Interactive Festival. The former NSA contractor remains in Moscow living in temporary asylum as he faces felony charges in the United States. The hour-long conversation was extensive and Snowden touched on a number of issues. He dispensed advice on how U.S. citizens can keep their web-surfing activities more private by using a free service called Tor, which encrypts web traffic. He also called on the technology industry to create more software and services that help guard individual privacy. Snowden appeared to have no regrets about exposing the U.S. government’s surveillance methods.
Texas Man On Most-Wanted List Apprehended
AUSTIN (AP) One of the 10 most wanted sex offenders in Texas has been caught. The Department of Public Safety says Sammy Lee Nickerson, 52, was arrested last week at an apartment complex in Bryan. Nickerson has a lengthy criminal record.
Man Shot by Opelika Police was Airman
OPELIKA, Ala. (AP) The father of an airman shot by an Opelika police officer says his son suffered serious injuries to his stomach and colon and may never fully recover from his injuries. Billy Davidson said his son, 20-year-old Michael Darrett Davidson of Beckville, Texas, was driving on Interstate 85 on his way to Seymour Johnson Air Force Base near Goldsboro, N.C., when the shooting happened shortly after 7 p.m. Thursday. The Alabama Bureau of Investigation is probing the shooting that involved Opelika Officer Phillip Hancock, a seven-year veteran with the department. Hancock, who wasn’t injured, has been placed on administrative leave with pay. Billy Davison tells The Opelika-Auburn News that his son was moved from the ICU at East Alabama Medical Center Monday afternoon.
Two Teen Boys Accused of Death of Texas Classmate
WYLIE (AP) Two 16-year-olds are accused of targeting and killing a classmate in what may have been a dispute over a girl. The two North Texas youths were charged after police said they were caught trying to dump the other boy’s body. The teens are charged as juveniles in the death of 17-year-old Wylie East High School senior Ivan Mejia northeast of Dallas. Mejia’s death comes two years after another Wylie East student was killed, and a fellow teenager was sentenced in that case. Authorities said in court in McKinney on Monday that the boys choked Mejia to death, and that the victim and one of the boys appeared to be involved with the same girl. A judge in suburban Collin County ordered that the teens be kept in juvenile detention.
Talks Resume of Wife’s Penalty for Burning Husband
AUSTIN (AP) A Central Texas jury deliberates for a second day punishment of a woman convicted of arson in the bathtub burning death of her husband. The Travis County jury deliberated five hours Monday evening before recessing in the punishment trial of Shriya Patel. Deliberations continue Tuesday. She faces a sentence of five years to life in prison for the April 2012 incident that killed Bimal Patel, 29. Jurors deliberated two days before acquitting the 27-year-old woman of capital murder Monday but finding her guilty of first-degree arson. Prosecutors say she lured her husband to the tub, poured gasoline on him and set him on fire. Her attorney says the man wanted to kill himself and made her help.
Mother Drops Request for Group Outings
HOUSTON (AP) A Texas mother who drowned her five children in 2001 had dropped her request for permission to participate in group outings with other patients in the psychiatric hospital where she’s under treatment. The Houston Chronicle reports Andrea Yates dropped her request Monday because of the public scrutiny it has drawn. Last month, the 49-year-old woman and her doctors at Kerrville State Hospital had asked for a day pass to participate in supervised outside activities, such as picnics. Her attorney George Parnham says she’s the only Kerrville patient who has never received a group-outing pass. Yates was convicted in 2002 of drowning her five young children, but an appeals court overturned the conviction. In a 2006 retrial, Yates was found not guilty by reason of insanity.
Texas Man Pleads Guilty in Synthetic Drug Deaths
FARGO, N.D. (AP) A Texas man accused of distributing chemicals that ultimately resulted in the synthetic drug deaths of two teens in the Grand Forks, N.D., area has pleaded guilty. Charles Carlton, of Katy, Texas, pleaded guilty Monday to three counts, including conspiracy to distribute controlled substances resulting in serious bodily injury and death. He faces life in prison. The plea agreement calls for Carlton to forfeit $385,000 in drug proceeds.
Drunken Texas Man Demanded Bed to Sleep
BRYAN (AP) Police in Central Texas say an intoxicated 22-year-old man has been arrested after knocking on the doors of strangers and demanding he be let in to sleep. Zakry Ernest Zapata remained in the Brazos County jail Monday on charges that include public intoxication and making a terroristic threat causing fear of serious bodily injury. The Corpus Christi man was arrested in a Bryan neighborhood Saturday. The Eagle newspaper reports he threatened to get a gun and harm the residents of a home when they declined to give him a bed. Authorities say Zapata was fighting with another neighbor when police arrived.
Southwest Announces Potential Flights from Dallas
DALLAS (AP) Southwest Airlines says it will begin flying next year from Dallas Love Field to Boston; Oakland and San Jose, California; Portland, Oregon; and Panama City Beach, Florida. A law banning those flights with large planes like Southwest’s Boeing 737s expires in October. It could announce flights to more cities if it gets two more gates that American Airlines must sell.
American Airlines, JetBlue Ending Agreement
NEW YORK (AP) American Airlines and JetBlue Airways Corp. are ending an agreement that allowed travelers to add connections to their itinerary on each other’s aircraft. The termination of the interline sales agreement is effective Monday. The companies also said that they are ending a reciprocal frequent flyer program accrual agreement. Travelers won’t earn miles or points when traveling on eligible routes run by the other airline beginning April 1. All American AAdvantage miles or JetBlue TrueBlue points already accrued through the partnership will be credited to customers’ accounts and are not affected.
UT Orders Feasibility Study for Stadium Expansion
AUSTIN (AP) The athletics department at the University of Texas at Austin has ordered a feasibility study on expansion of Darrell K. Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium. The expansion would enclose the southern end of the stadium with a multilevel stand. Now, only a relatively small, bleacher-style stand and the Moncrief-Neuhaus Athletic Center sit in the stadium’s southern end. The stadium now seats just over 100,000. Any decision on whether to proceed with stadium improvements lies with the university administration and UT System regents.
Kimbell Acquires Dutch Landscape Masterpiece
DALLAS (AP) The Kimbell Art Museum in Fort Worth has acquired a 17th century work by a Dutch artist considered one of the greatest landscape painters. The museum has announced the purchase of Jacob van Ruisdael’s “Edge of a Forest with a Grainfield” from Oxford University’s Worcester College, which has had the painting since it was donated by an alumnus in 1811. Ruisdael expert Seymour Slive says that the painting is “a world-class masterpiece,” noting it’s unusually large, signed and “almost miraculously well-preserved.” It will go on display at the Kimbell in April.
Stars’ Peverley collapses off ice
Once Rich Peverley collapsed on the Dallas bench, neither the Stars nor the visiting Columbus Blue Jackets felt up to finishing the game.
With the Blue Jackets leading 1-0 early in the first period on Monday night, play was quickly halted when Peverley had a heart problem while on the bench.
Play was halted 6:23 in as Peverley was quickly carried down the tunnel. A public address announcement was made several minutes later that the 31-year-old Peverley was conscious and taken to a hospital.
“We treated (Peverley) for a cardiac event successfully,” said Dr. Gil Salazar of UT Southwestern Hospitals. “We provide oxygen for him. We started an IV. We did chest compressions on him and defibrillated him, provided some electricity to bring a rhythm back to his heart, and that was successful with one attempt, which is very reassuring.
“As soon as we treated him, he regained consciousness. He was able to tell me where he was.”
A hush fell over the crowd during the lengthy delay between the time play was stopped and when the game was called off.
There was no immediate announcement of when the game would be made up.
“Dallas player Rich Peverley is doing well and is in stable condition,” the NHL said in a statement. “As a result of the emotional state of the players on both teams caused by the medical emergency, the game is being postponed. We apologize for any inconvenience and we thank the fans.” Read more …
Darvish goes 5 IP, Profar homers as Rangers beat Reds
Yu Darvish pitched five positive innings and Jurickson Profar homered as the Texas Rangers beat the Cincinnati Reds 8-2 Monday.
Darvish allowed two runs and five hits, striking out one without a walk. Darvish retired the first nine batters he faced before yielding RBI doubles to Jay Bruce in the fourth and Ramon Santiago in the fifth.
“My game plan was to throw a lot of fastballs, two seamers, and let them hit the first pitch,” Darvish said through an interpreter.
Profar homered off Reds starter Homer Bailey in the third and ranks second in the Cactus League with 11 RBIs.
Bailey, , who signed to a six-year, $105 million contract this winter, gave up two runs on three hits, while striking out five and walking none.
“Probably a B-plus,” Bailey said of his performance. “The one pitch to Profar he hit out, it was a 3-2 slider and I had to come with a lot of the plate. It’s probably not something we would do a lot in the season, but it’s a good time to do those kinds of things.
The Rangers seized the lead in the fifth on Elvis Andrus’ two-out, two-run single.
Adam Rosales contributed a two-run single in the Rangers’ four-run fourth off Curtis Patch. A throwing error by Zack Cozart started the inning. Both runs off Jeff Francis unearned.
Reds: Bailey threw 39 strikes in 58 pitches. Read more …
Gonzalez starts strong, but Astros top Nationals
Gio Gonzalez struck out the first five batters he faced then struggled to get out of the second inning as the Washington Nationals lost to the Houston Astros 7-3 Monday night.
Carlos Corporan followed George Springer’s two-out infield hit, which tipped off of Gonzalez’ glove, with a two-run homer. Gonzalez then gave up a walk, a double and hit a batter to load the bases before escaping on a flyball out.
“That hit over the head stirred the pot,” Gonzalez said.
Up until Springer’s hit, the Nationals’ left-hander looked dominant.
“I feel like I went out there and attacked the strike zone,” he said after his second start. “(I am) right where I want to be. My arm felt great. Take away that one hit, I think the game would have been a little bit different.”
Of perhaps more concern to the Nationals is that closer Rafael Soriano had his second rough outing, giving up five runs on five hits in just 2/3 of an inning.
In his previous outing, Soriano gave up two runs on three hits in an inning. His spring ERA is now 37.80.
“Right now, I’m concerned about how he feels, not necessarily the results,” Nationals manager Matt Williams said. “He’s going to get a few outings this spring and I want him to progress arm strength-wise every time.”
From that standpoint, the outing was positive. Read more …
Sources: Ware decision could come quickly
By Todd Archer | ESPNDallas.com
IRVING, Texas — The working relationship between the Dallas Cowboys and DeMarcus Ware could be decided by the time free agency begins Tuesday, according to sources.
According to a source, the Cowboys have been negotiating with Ware on a reworked contract after the team let the seven-time Pro Bowler know last week they want him back in 2014, but not at the $12.25 million base salary.
The free-agent market opens at 3 p.m. CT Tuesday. Teams and agents have been able to talk about interest and parameters since Saturday, but players have not been able to talk directly to clubs or set up visits.
Whether the Cowboys release Ware or reach an agreement on a new contract, they will gain salary-cap space. By cutting Ware, the Cowboys would gain $7.4 million in cap space.
But the Cowboys do not need to cut Ware to get under the cap. After restructuring three deals (Tony Romo, Sean Lee, Orlando Scandrick), reducing one (Mackenzy Bernadeau) and releasing Phil Costa last week, the Cowboys are roughly $2 million under the cap.
While that is enough to sign a player to a reasonable deal, it is not enough to help fill multiple holes on a defense that finished last in the NFL in 2013. It would not be enough to keep last year’s sack leader, Jason Hatcher, who is expected to receive heavy interest from teams in free agency. Read more …
Tony Romo: Rehab is ‘going good’
By Calvin Watkins | ESPNDallas.com
Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo spoke for the first time on Saturday night about his back surgery.
After watching the Duke-North Carolina game with coach Jason Garrett, Romo told ESPN’s Rece Davis that his recovery from back surgery is going well and he’s on target to participate in next month’s organized team activities.
“It’s going good,” said Romo, who was wearing a black Duke polo shirt. “We’re getting close now to [returning]. Usually takes three months, it’s just normal kinda roundabout date that they give ya and we’re right on schedule. Really ahead in a lot of ways. Just going to be ready to go here in about a month and rehab is going good, no setbacks of any kind. Mine [surgery] was just a normal small version of it, so I should be good to go here shortly.”
Romo dealt with minor back issues during the 2013 season and a few days before a Week 16 game at Washington was limping during the early stages of a practice. Romo said it was just normal soreness, but late in the game against the Redskins, he came up limping again after avoiding a sack.
Romo finished the game but suffered a herniated disk and underwent season-ending surgery two days before the regular-season finale against Philadelphia.
Cowboys officials said Romo received instant relief after the surgery and he should be ready to start the 2014 offseason program on time.
Romo has been seen around the Dallas area looking slimmer than he did last year and on Friday he was shooting baskets on the Duke campus.
“I mean you do little things,” he said. “You progress, everything is a progression. You kinda, whatever it is, whether it’s running or lifting, everything just starts small and you progress up. So we’ve already started a lot of that stuff [rehab] going. Now it’s just going to the next step every week or two and just attacking. For me, it’s like anything else, just another thing to attack and improve and I’m always up for that.”
Romo finished the 2013 season with 3,828 yards with 31 touchdowns and 10 interceptions.
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