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Houston Police Sergeant Shot and Killed; Suspect in Custody

Posted/updated on: December 8, 2019 at 8:57 am

HOUSTON — A Houston police officer has been shot and killed. Police officials say that Sgt. Christopher Brewster was shot just before 6 p.m. Saturday and died about a half-hour later. Police Chief Art Acevedo says a woman had initially reported the suspect for assault. The suspect is in custody and has been identified as a 25-year-old man. Charges had not been filed as of late Saturday. Acevedo said the shooting was captured on body camera. Police say the suspect was armed with two firearms, which have been recovered.


Texas Mom Sent to Prison for Helping Son Escape from Jail

Posted/updated on: December 8, 2019 at 4:22 pm

SAN ANTONIO — A San Antonio mother has been sentenced to 10 years prison for helping her son and two other inmates escape from a county jail last year. The San Antonio Express-News reported that 61-year-old Gabrielle De Arroyo was sentenced Friday after being convicted in October on a charge of hindering apprehension or obstructing an investigation. According to testimony from her trial, De Arroyo worked with two others to smuggle a saw blade and other contraband into the Bexar County Jail to help her son, Luis Antonio Arroyo, and inmates Jacob Brownson and Eric Treviño escape on March 2, 2018. The three were captured within an hour of their escape.


Police: Slain Arkansas Officer ‘Ambushed’ in Patrol Vehicle

Posted/updated on: December 8, 2019 at 4:31 pm

FAYATEVILLE, AR — Police say a man who was looking for an officer to kill ambushed and fatally shot an officer who was sitting in his patrol vehicle outside a police station in northwestern Arkansas. Fayetteville police say Officer Stephen Carr was shot and killed late Saturday by a suspect identified as 35-year-old London Phillips, of Fayetteville. Police say police responding to the sound of gunfire found an armed suspect behind the police department. The suspect confronted the officers, who shot and killed him. Officers then found Carr shot inside his vehicle. Hours earlier a Police Seargant in Houston was shot and killed. Investigators do not believe the events are connected.


Climate Scientists Try to Cut their own Carbon Footprints

Posted/updated on: December 8, 2019 at 4:23 pm

LUBBOCK — Some climate scientists are limiting their airline flights so they don’t worsen the global warming they study. The issue divides scientists and activists and often plays out on social media. Katharine Hayhoe is an atmospheric scientist at Texas Tech who flies once a month, often to talk to climate doubters in the evangelical Christian movement. She was blasted on Twitter because she keeps flying. Hayhoe and other still-flying scientists note that aviation is only 3% of global carbon emissions.


West Texas Councilman Indicted in Domestic Violence Case

Posted/updated on: December 8, 2019 at 4:21 pm

EL PASO — An attorney for a West Texas city councilman says the official plans to finish his term following his indictment on a charge related to a domestic violence incident. The El Paso Times reports city representative Sam Morgan was indicted last month on a felony charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon that authorities say stems from allegations he hit his wife on Oct. 4. According to the indictment, Morgan, 54, is also accused[AP Style 1] of threatening his wife with a firearm. Morgan’s attorney, Leonard Morales, said his client plans to plead not guilty.


Bexar County Deputy Charged with Unlawful Strip Searches

Posted/updated on: December 8, 2019 at 4:32 pm

SAN ANTONIO — A 49-year-old Bexar County deputy has been charged with allegedly illegally strip searching six females. The sheriff’s office says in a news released that Floyd Berry faces three misdemeanor counts of official oppression for searches conducted from Nov. 24 through Dec. 4. Jail records show Berry is in custody. Court records do not list an attorney who could speak on his behalf.



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Houston Police Sergeant Shot and Killed; Suspect in Custody

Posted/updated on: December 8, 2019 at 8:57 am

HOUSTON — A Houston police officer has been shot and killed. Police officials say that Sgt. Christopher Brewster was shot just before 6 p.m. Saturday and died about a half-hour later. Police Chief Art Acevedo says a woman had initially reported the suspect for assault. The suspect is in custody and has been identified as a 25-year-old man. Charges had not been filed as of late Saturday. Acevedo said the shooting was captured on body camera. Police say the suspect was armed with two firearms, which have been recovered.


Texas Mom Sent to Prison for Helping Son Escape from Jail

Posted/updated on: December 8, 2019 at 4:22 pm

SAN ANTONIO — A San Antonio mother has been sentenced to 10 years prison for helping her son and two other inmates escape from a county jail last year. The San Antonio Express-News reported that 61-year-old Gabrielle De Arroyo was sentenced Friday after being convicted in October on a charge of hindering apprehension or obstructing an investigation. According to testimony from her trial, De Arroyo worked with two others to smuggle a saw blade and other contraband into the Bexar County Jail to help her son, Luis Antonio Arroyo, and inmates Jacob Brownson and Eric Treviño escape on March 2, 2018. The three were captured within an hour of their escape.


Police: Slain Arkansas Officer ‘Ambushed’ in Patrol Vehicle

Posted/updated on: December 8, 2019 at 4:31 pm

FAYATEVILLE, AR — Police say a man who was looking for an officer to kill ambushed and fatally shot an officer who was sitting in his patrol vehicle outside a police station in northwestern Arkansas. Fayetteville police say Officer Stephen Carr was shot and killed late Saturday by a suspect identified as 35-year-old London Phillips, of Fayetteville. Police say police responding to the sound of gunfire found an armed suspect behind the police department. The suspect confronted the officers, who shot and killed him. Officers then found Carr shot inside his vehicle. Hours earlier a Police Seargant in Houston was shot and killed. Investigators do not believe the events are connected.


Climate Scientists Try to Cut their own Carbon Footprints

Posted/updated on: December 8, 2019 at 4:23 pm

LUBBOCK — Some climate scientists are limiting their airline flights so they don’t worsen the global warming they study. The issue divides scientists and activists and often plays out on social media. Katharine Hayhoe is an atmospheric scientist at Texas Tech who flies once a month, often to talk to climate doubters in the evangelical Christian movement. She was blasted on Twitter because she keeps flying. Hayhoe and other still-flying scientists note that aviation is only 3% of global carbon emissions.


West Texas Councilman Indicted in Domestic Violence Case

Posted/updated on: December 8, 2019 at 4:21 pm

EL PASO — An attorney for a West Texas city councilman says the official plans to finish his term following his indictment on a charge related to a domestic violence incident. The El Paso Times reports city representative Sam Morgan was indicted last month on a felony charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon that authorities say stems from allegations he hit his wife on Oct. 4. According to the indictment, Morgan, 54, is also accused[AP Style 1] of threatening his wife with a firearm. Morgan’s attorney, Leonard Morales, said his client plans to plead not guilty.


Bexar County Deputy Charged with Unlawful Strip Searches

Posted/updated on: December 8, 2019 at 4:32 pm

SAN ANTONIO — A 49-year-old Bexar County deputy has been charged with allegedly illegally strip searching six females. The sheriff’s office says in a news released that Floyd Berry faces three misdemeanor counts of official oppression for searches conducted from Nov. 24 through Dec. 4. Jail records show Berry is in custody. Court records do not list an attorney who could speak on his behalf.



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