Home / 2018 / January / 11

Daily Archives: January 11, 2018

Armed Man Fatally Shot in Drug Raid: Police

Neighbors React To School Possibly Housing Immigrants The Fort Worth police SWAT team confronted an armed man inside a home while serving a narcotic search warrant early Thursday morning, police said. Officers shot the man about 1:15 a.m. at the home in the 1900 block of St. Louis Ave. As officers entered the location, officers saw a closed door and …

Read More »

1 Dead, 1 Injured in Arlington Crash: Police

One person died and one was injured in a crash involving a disabled vehicle in Arlington Wednesday night, police say. Two vehicles crashed about 8 p.m. on southbound U.S. Highway 287 and westbound Interstate 20. Police said Richard Spencer, 58, of Arlington, died in the crash. One person was hospitalized in an unknown condition. Police said they were investigating whether …

Read More »

Parker County Resident Claims $5.5 Million Lotto Jackpot

A Parker County resident has claimed a $5.5 million jackpot prize for a December Lottery drawing, officials say. The winner, a resident of Poolville, selected the cash value option and will receive $3,877,581.51. The ticket had all six winning numbers: 5-10-16-22-26-46. Peaster Grocery and Grill, on Farm-to-Market Road 920, in Weatherford, is eligible for a $55,000 retailer bonus for selling …

Read More »

GroupMe Users Reporting Suspicious Messages, Hacked Accounts

Tech experts say cyber thieves are always looking for ways to come after your money and personal information, and group messaging apps have become a popular way to do it. Ally Edmonson has a lot of apps on her phone, but GroupMe is by far one of her favorites. “All of my friends are on GroupMe,” she explained. GroupMe is …

Read More »

Harris County Commissioners Court to consider more buyouts in Houston

The properties would be clustered in north, northwest and southwest Houston in Independence Heights, Braeburn Glen and Langwood neighborhoods. Houston City Council voted in October to fund the buyouts with $10.7 million in federal grant money. The 39 buyouts will be funded by money the city received after two floods in 2015, including the Memorial Day floods. The buyouts are …

Read More »

City Council confirms Houston’s first female public works director

City Council confirmed Carol Haddock, interim director of Houston’s Department of Public Works and Engineering, as the department’s permanent chief on Wednesday. Haddock, who has led the department since July, became the first woman to hold the post. “It doesn’t need to be noted, but at the same time it is of note: capable, competent, qualified, and also happens I …

Read More »

Smaller social network tied to bigger diabetes risk

Socially isolated people may be more likely to develop diabetes than adults with closer ties to family and friends, a recent study suggests. Loneliness has long been linked to a wide variety of physical and mental health problems, particularly among chronically ill and elderly people. With diabetes in particular, close friends and family can influence how patients eat, how much …

Read More »

UK plans to eliminate avoidable plastic waste by 2042

LONDON: Britain plans to eliminate all avoidable plastic waste within 25 years, Prime Minister Theresa May will announce Thursday as part of long-term plans for the environment. The government wants supermarkets to introduce plastic-free aisles and intends to inject new funding into plastics innovation, she will say in a speech outlining proposals. Meanwhile, changes to the tax system and charges …

Read More »

Zameen Expo 2018 Karachi aims at strengthening the real estate industry

Karachi (Press Release) – Syed Nasir Hussain Shah, Minister for Transport and Mass Transit, Labour, Human Resources, Information Sindh inaugurated the 12th instalment of Zameen Expo along with CEO Zameen.com Zeeshan Ali Khan on January 6 at the Karachi Expo Center. Mr. Muffasar Atta Malik, President Karachi Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI) was the Special Guest on January 7th …

Read More »

Forget the self-driving car, meet the self-driving suitcase

LAS VEGAS (AFP) – Self-driving cars may take a while to arrive, but the self-driving suitcase is here now. Some of the technologies used in autonomous cars have been adapted in products unveiled at the 2018 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, to help travelers with the weighty problem of dealing with baggage. The “robot suitcase” from California-based startup Travelmate …

Read More »