Man attacks reporters, knocks over cameras during Trump rally in El Paso

EL PASO, Texas — A male attendee accosted reporters standing behind cameras at President Trump’s rally Monday night.

The unidentified man ran down a set of stairs in the press section in the El Paso County Coliseum and jumped onto a platform where cameras were recording Trump’s speech.

The man shoved a handful of cameras, causing them to topple, and pushed reporters, knocking some of them over the roughly two-foot-high ledge.

Source: Man attacks reporters, knocks over cameras during Trump rally in El Paso

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5 police officers wounded in shooting in southeast Houston and 1 suspect killed: Police | abc13.com

HPD Chief Art Acevedo asks for the public to pray for the officers.

Five Houston police officers have been wounded in a shooting in southeast Houston while serving a narcotics warrant.

Life Flight was called to the scene. All the officers have been taken to Memorial Hermann Hospital.

Two of the officers, ages 54 and 40, are in surgery in critical condition. The other three officers are listed as stable. One of those officers is expected to be discharged from the hospital. None of the officers’ names have been released.

Houston police confirmed one suspect is dead at the scene. SWAT officers are working to determine if anyone else is in the home.

Source: 5 police officers wounded in shooting in southeast Houston and 1 suspect killed: Police | abc13.com

Jazmine Barnes: Texas police release sketch of drive-by gunman – BBC News

Police in Texas have released a composite sketch of the suspect wanted in connection with the murder of a seven-year-old girl.

Jazmine Barnes was killed in a drive-by shooting on her family’s car near a Houston-area Walmart store on Sunday.

Her mother, LaPorsha Washington, was also shot during the attack. Three other children were also in the car.

The FBI have joined local police in hunting for the suspect, who police say is a white male in his 30s or 40s.

They say he was driving a red pick-up truck and wearing a black hoodie when he pulled up alongside the family and opened fire.

Source: Jazmine Barnes: Texas police release sketch of drive-by gunman – BBC News

Egg prank leads to Texas boy in custody for murder

Teens hurled eggs from a moving vehicle in a New Year’s Day prank that led to a fatal collision that claimed the life of a 45-year-old mom, according to officials.

Police said a 14-year-old boy faces murder charges after a head-on crash Tuesday afternoon that killed another driver in Aldine, Texas, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported.

The teen — whose identity wasn’t released because of his age — took his father’s SUV out for a spin along with two other friends, all of whom were not old enough to drive, police said.

The suspects told police that another driver flashed a firearm at them near an intersection after his Lincoln sedan was hit in the egging spree.

The 14-year-old ran a red light to escape the Lincoln sedan but slammed into a Ford F-150 and killed its driver, authorities said.

The victim was later identified as Silvia Zavala, a mom who had been shopping before the incident, according to NBC News.

Police said the teen driver suffered a broken ankle and was booked into a juvenile detention center.

Source: Egg prank leads to Texas boy in custody for murder

Houston boy, 14, arrested after egg-throwing prank ends in fatal crash

A 14-year-old boy was arrested on a murder charge in Houston after his egg-throwing prank ended in the death of a female motorist, authorities said Wednesday.

The suspect and another boy were inside a GMC Acadia throwing eggs at passing cars on Tuesday afternoon, Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez said.

A driver in one of the egged cars allegedly flashed a gun at the boys and chased them, before the fleeing teens blew a red light and slammed into a Ford F-150 truck, killing its female driver, officials said. The victim was identified Wednesday as Silvia Zavala, 45.

Source: Houston boy, 14, arrested after egg-throwing prank ends in fatal crash

The Latest: Man who targeted church found with stolen gun | Fox News

A Southeast Texas police chief says the handgun a man was carrying while on his way to a church to fulfill a “prophecy” was stolen days earlier from a home.

Vidor (VY’-dohr) police Chief Rod Carroll said Monday that it’s not clear if 33-year-old Tony Dwayne Albert II was involved in the theft of the gun or obtained it later.

Carroll says Albert, who was found with the gun, extra ammunition and a face shield, had apparently threatened a Baptist church in Vidor, which is near the border with Louisiana.

Albert was stopped Sunday by an off-duty policeman in the San Antonio suburb of Seguin, which is 250 miles (402 kilometers) from Vidor. It’s not clear what brought Albert to the San Antonio area.

Carroll says family members have told investigators that Albert has a history of mental illness.

Source: The Latest: Man who targeted church found with stolen gun | Fox News

Gunman in red pickup truck fatally shoots 7-year-old girl in Walmart parking lot

HOUSTON — A man in a pickup truck pulled up next to a car that was leaving a Houston-area Walmart parking lot and started shooting, killing a 7-year-old girl inside the car and wounding the girl’s mother, authorities said Sunday.

Three other girls were in the car, but it wasn’t immediately clear if they also are related to the woman, who authorities say was shot in the arm.

Source: Gunman in red pickup truck fatally shoots 7-year-old girl in Walmart parking lot

Miracle? Texas girl’s inoperable brain cancer disappears

Roxli Doss was diagnosed with a deadly brain cancer in June. Now, doctors can’t find any trace of it on her MRI scans. Her family calls it a miracle.

HAYS COUNTY, Texas — A girl’s inoperable brain tumor is gone and doctors have no explanation.

Today, Roxli Doss is doing what she loves, and that’s horseback riding.

“She is just as active as she ever was,” said Scott Doss, Roxli’s father.

It’s hard to imagine that in June doctors diagnosed Roxli with an inoperable cancerous brain tumor called diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma, or DIPG.

“It is very rare, but when we see it, it is a devastating disease,” said Dr. Virginia Harrod with Dell Children’s Medical Center in Austin, Texas. “You have decreased ability to swallow, sometimes vision loss, decreased ability to talk, eventually difficulty with breathing.”

Source: Miracle? Texas girl’s inoperable brain cancer disappears

Woman who partied while her children died in hot car jailed for 40 years for ‘horrific case’ of neglect | The Independent

Texas mother whose two young children died in a hot car while she partied inside a shed was sentenced to 40 years in prison on Wednesday.

Police say on 7 June 2017, Amanda Hawkins, then 19, drove her one and two-year-old daughters to the hospital. The girls were in dire condition and their mother claimed they had collapsed after smelling flowers at a nearby lake, Kerr County Sheriff Rusty Hierholzer told The Washington Post last year.

Hawkins pleaded guilty in September to two felony counts of abandoning or endangering a child causing imminent danger or death, bodily injury or physical or mental impairment, and two counts of injury to a child, according to People. In a statement, police said Hawkins was initially reluctant to drive the children to the hospital because “she did not want to get in trouble.”

Source: Woman who partied while her children died in hot car jailed for 40 years for ‘horrific case’ of neglect | The Independent

Texas Judge Strikes Down Obama’s Affordable Care Act as Unconstitutional – The New York Times

The ruling was over a lawsuit filed this year by a group of Republican governors and state attorneys general. A group of intervening states led by Democrats promised to appeal the decision, which will most likely not have any immediate effect. But it will almost certainly make its way to the Supreme Court, threatening the survival of the landmark health law and, with it, health coverage for millions of Americans, protections for people with pre-existing conditions and much more.

In his ruling, Judge Reed O’Connor of the Federal District Court in Fort Worth said that the individual mandate requiring people to have health insurance “can no longer be sustained as an exercise of Congress’s tax power.”

Source: Texas Judge Strikes Down Obama’s Affordable Care Act as Unconstitutional – The New York Times

Glenn Beck pays off $27,000 worth of strangers’ layaway items at North Richland Hills Walmart | North Richland Hills | Dallas News

Beck and his wife broadcast live from the store Saturday evening. They said they stopped at the Walmart on their way to a Christmas party, but ended up staying for several hours as employees helped Beck pay off each account, one-by-one.

A Walmart spokeswoman said Beck paid about $27,000 in total at the location on North Tarrant Parkway in North Richland Hills. Beck said on his radio program Monday that the individual accounts had balances that ranged from $24 to $500.

Source: Glenn Beck pays off $27,000 worth of strangers’ layaway items at North Richland Hills Walmart | North Richland Hills | Dallas News

Schedule for George H.W. Bush’s funeral includes trip to Capitol, burial in Texas – ABC News

The ceremonies will begin on Monday with a departure ceremony at Ellington Field Joint Reserve Base in Houston at 10:30 a.m. Central time. Bush’s remains will be flown from Houston to Joint Base Andrews in Prince George’s County, Maryland.

There will also be a ceremony on arrival of the former president’s remains at Joint Base Andrews at 3:30 p.m. Eastern time on Monday.

From there, the president’s casket will be taken to the U.S. Capitol in Washington.

Source: Schedule for George H.W. Bush’s funeral includes trip to Capitol, burial in Texas – ABC News

George H.W. Bush dead at 94 – CNNPolitics

(CNN)Former US President George H.W. Bush has died at age 94 in Houston, according to his spokesperson Jim McGrath.

Born into privilege and a tradition of service, Bush was a son of a senator, celebrated World War II combat pilot, student athlete, Texas oilman, Republican congressman, national party chairman, pioneering diplomat and spy chief. After his own 1980 presidential campaign came up short, he served two terms as Ronald Reagan’s vice president before reaching the pinnacle of political power by winning the 1988 presidential election, soundly defeating Democrat Michael Dukakis.
After losing the White House in 1992, Bush became a widely admired political elder who leapt out of airplanes to mark birthday milestones. Emphasizing the generosity of his soul, he forged a close — and unlikely — friendship with Democrat Bill Clinton, the man who ended his presidency. When Parkinson’s disease mostly silenced him in public, Bush flashed his sense of humor by sporting colorful striped socks.
Bush’s death comes after his wife of 73 years, Barbara Bush, passed away on April 17 aged 92. Before her funeral, Bush was pictured in a wheelchair gazing at his wife’s flower-covered casket, in a moment that encapsulated their life-long love affair

Source: George H.W. Bush dead at 94 – CNNPolitics

Texas newlyweds die in helicopter crash while leaving their wedding – BBC News

A young couple from Texas were killed when a helicopter carrying them away from their own wedding crashed late on Saturday night, according to officials.

Will Byler and Bailee Ackerman Byler were both students at Sam Houston State University. Their deaths were first reported by the student newspaper.

The crash occurred near Uvalde, about 85 miles (135km) west of San Antonio.

On social media, wedding attendees have been posting their condolences in the captions of wedding photos.

“I’m absolutely devastated!” wrote one friend on Facebook, adding that the pilot of the aircraft was also killed.

Source: Texas newlyweds die in helicopter crash while leaving their wedding – BBC News