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Man dies trying to steal copper wire from transformer, police say


June 24, 2019

DALLAS — A man is dead after possibly trying to steal copper from around a transformer near Oliver Street and North Central Expressway Sunday morning around 3:12 a.m., Dallas police said. Gabriel Monjaraz, 25, was found dead by police about 30 feet away from a transformer after responding to a 911 call where someone said they heard gunshots. When police …

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Trial for Richardson father accused of killing Sherin Mathews to start Monday


June 24, 2019

The capital murder trial for Wesley Mathews is scheduled to begin Monday and may finally explain what happened the night Sherin Mathews died. Wesley Mathews initially told police his 3-year-old adopted daughter was missing after he put her outside Oct. 7, 2017, because she wouldn’t drink her milk. His story changed after Sherin’s body was found weeks later in a …

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Officials investigate suspicious semi parked near Dallas federal building; police closed nearby streets


June 24, 2019

DALLAS — An investigation into a suspicious semi parked near the Earle Cabell Federal Building prompted officials to close off streets in downtown Dallas Monday morning. Police are diverting traffic away from the federal building near Commerce Street and South Griffin Street. Police vehicles have blocked off intersections, including Griffin Street at Wood Street. Employees were seen waiting outside in …

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3-year-old boy dies two days after accidentally shooting himself in Katy


June 24, 2019

  A 3-year-old boy who accidentally shot himself in Katy on Friday has died. Investigators said the bullet struck the child in the head, near one eye. The boy’s father was downstairs with another child when he heard a gunshot. According to authorities, the boy was thought to have been asleep. He apparently woke up and walked into another room, …

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Video shows kids chase mom’s SUV when 3-year-old hit and killed


June 24, 2019

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — A mom behind the wheel of an SUV that hit and killed her 3-year-old child is now being charged with criminally negligent homicide, according to the Harris County District Attorney’s Office. The charge was brought against Lexus Stagg in connection with the June 11 incident at the Grand at Westchase Apartments on Richmond Avenue near Wilcrest …

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17-year-old shot while walking in hotel parking lot in west Houston


June 24, 2019

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — A 17-year-old is in serious condition after being shot in a hotel parking lot in west Houston. It happened near the Beltway and Richmond Avenue around 8:15 p.m. Sunday. Detectives say the teenager was walking through the hotel parking lot when he was hit. The two shots came from someone in a car in the parking …

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WATCH LIVE: Man holding onto railing in rushing water off Highway 288


June 24, 2019

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — A man can be seen holding onto a railing in rushing water on MacGregor Way. The road runs under Highway 288 and along the Brays Bayou. Emergency crews are there to rescue him. They have thrown him a rope, but he hasn’t yet been pulled to safety. This is a developing story. Stay with Eyewitness News.A …

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Two people killed, more critically injured in Chambers County boat collision


June 24, 2019

Two people were killed and two more critically injured when a pair of pleasure crafts collided Sunday night in Chambers County, according to authorities. A ski boat and a bass fishing vessel collided around 7:30 p.m. in the Old and Lost River near Interstate 10, Chambers County Sheriff Brian Hawthorne said There were believed to be at least eight to …

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Strong storms hit morning commuters in Houston


June 24, 2019

Drivers should be cautious on the roads this morning as a line of strong storms moves through the Houston area. The National Weather Service issued a flood advisory for the area from now until 8 a.m. Dozens of flood prone areas have been reported on the Houston TranStar map, including a concentrated amount in southwest Houston from the Texas Medical …

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