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Five Dead, 4 Children Injured in Tire Blow Out Crash

15 August 2015No Comments

A deadly crash in Caldwell County, Texas has killed five people and left four children injured. The crash happened along State Highway 130 near Mustang Ridge. According to the Austin-Travis County EMS, nine patients were involved in the single-vehicle rollover. Deputies on the scene stated the driver was on State Highway 130, driving an SUV, …

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Family of Texas Biker Killed in Waco Shootout Sues Restaurant

13 August 2015No Comments

The family of a Texas biker slain in a shootout outside of a Waco restaurant is suing the restaurant’s parent company for negligence. According to the lawsuit filed by the widow of Jesus Delgado, on May 17, Twin Peaks recklessly hosted a meeting of motorcycle clubs after warnings from police of tensions between the two …

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Texas Neurosurgeon Charged with Assault for Botched Surgeries

12 August 2015No Comments

Texas Neurosurgeon Christopher Duntsch has been charged with assault for botched surgeries.Christopher Duntsch worked as a neurosurgeon at Baylor Regional Medical Center in Plano, Texas from 2012 to 2013. In one surgery, the doctor allegedly operated on the wrong part of a patient’s spine. During another procedure he is accused of leaving a sponge inside …

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Woman Falls to Her Death in Parasailing Accident

5 August 2015No Comments

What could have been an amazing parasail ride over South Padre Island turned tragic when a woman fell to her death into the Gulf of Mexico. Dawn Strickland, 47, and her boyfriend Jonas Hackebeil were parasailing some 300 feet above the choppy Gulf Coast water when Dawn said she was in trouble.“She said she felt …

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Corpus Christi Still at Risk for Water Contamination

4 August 2015No Comments

In late July, the entire city of Corpus Christi was under a mandatory water boil notice. The order came after testing of water samples from Flour Bluff came back positive for E coli contamination. Residents and businesses were told to boil water for at least two minutes before being used for drinking, cooking, or ice. …

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Trench Collapse Seriously Injures Worker, Employer Fined

31 July 2015No Comments

A Texas man was working in an 8-foot trench below ground, when suddenly, he was buried in it. His co-workers hurriedly dug the man out with their bare hands. Moments after they pulled the injured man to safety, the unprotected trench collapsed again. The workers’ injuries were serious and he was transported to the hospital. …

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Mental Health Jail Check Failed in Bland Case

30 July 2015No Comments

According to the State Jail Commission, The Waller County Jail failed to complete a two-part mental health screening process required by state law during Sandra Bland’s booking process. At least one public policy group has confirmed this as well. Sandra Bland was the 28-year old who was found hanged in one of the jail’s cells …

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Man Charged with Intoxication Manslaughter Charge in Deadly Crash

30 July 2015No Comments

Austin Authorities have charged Zachary Torres, age 25, with intoxication manslaughter for a deadly accident that killed his passenger. Police stated that Torres was behind the wheel of a black Kia Sedan and was speeding northbound on Interstate 35 around 7 p.m. That’s when Torres lost control of his car and the Kia slid across …

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Texas Worker Injured After Being Denied Safety Equipment by Employer

29 July 2015No Comments

Despite his requests for a safety harness, a temporary worker was seriously injured after falling 12 feet through a roof, without fall protection. As a result, he was hospitalized with fractured arms and severe contusions. In an investigation by the U.S Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration, the employer, Cotton Commercial USA Inc. …

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Three Killed in Wrong-Way Driver Crash

28 July 2015No Comments

A head-on crash caused by a wrong-way driver on Interstate 45 has left three people dead and several others seriously injured, including children. Department of Public Safety Trooper D.L. Wilson said, the most seriously injured survivors were flown by helicopter to Dallas hospitals.  According to dispatchers, the other victims were taken by ambulance to local hospitals. …

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