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  • Police: Texas daughters find parents dead in home

    Published On: Oct 20 2014 08:39:28 AM CDT
    Updated On: Oct 20 2014 08:45:07 AM CDT
    Death investigation
    HOUSTON (AP) -

     Houston police say the death of a couple found shot at home with their two daughters inside is likely a murder-suicide.

    Police believe Raul Cruz shot his wife, 43-year-old Maribel Cruz, Sunday morning. They say Raul Cruz's fatal gunshot wound was likely self-inflicted. An autopsy will determine the cause of death.

    One of their daughters contacted police when she noticed her stepfather's truck in the driveway that morning. Police say the daughters checked on the parents after hearing gunshots but went back to sleep because they thought they were asleep.

    Neither the adult daughter nor the 15-year-old daughter was injured.

    Police haven't released a motive in the killing.

  • Woman, dog injured in Eastlake Road accident

    Published On: Oct 19 2014 07:01:56 PM CDT
    ABILENE, Texas -

    An accident on Eastlake Road in Abilene sends one person to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.  

    The accident happened around 3 p.m. Sunday on the 5900 block of Eastlake Road.

    According to Abilene police, the car lost control then ending up in the middle of a field.

    Police say a female driver was taken to Hendrick Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries.

    The driver’s identity is not known at this time.

    Police also say the driver had her dog with her in the car. According to police, the dog suffered minor injuries and Animal Services was on scene to treat the dog.

  • No arrests made in Mesquite Street homicide, probe continues

    Published On: Oct 17 2014 03:19:15 PM CDT
    Updated On: Oct 20 2014 07:59:23 AM CDT
    Shooting - crime
    ABILENE, Texas -

    No arrests have been made in Friday’s homicide investigation on the 800 block of Mesquite Street in Abilene. Abilene police were still investigating the case as of Sunday night.

    ORIGINAL STORY: A man was found dead in a home in North Abilene on Friday, according to a press release sent by the Abilene Police Department.

    Police say they responded to multiple calls shortly after 1 a.m. Friday, saying that shots had been fired and that someone was injured around the  800 block of Mesquite.

    The release stated APD and other agencies responded and, upon arrival, officers found 58-year-old Allen Lane Hickman dead at the scene. Hickman had been shot at least once.

    Detectives with Crimes Against Persons Unit, Special Victims Unit, and Forensic Specialists responded to the scene and began an investigation. According to the press release, multiple leads are being followed at this time.

    Hickman was transported to the Tarrant County Medical Examiner's Office for an autopsy. The investigation is ongoing.

    KTXS will continue to update you on this story as it becomes available.

  • Police: 9-year-old Texas girl killed in crash involving drunken driver

    Published On: Oct 20 2014 08:43:54 AM CDT
    Updated On: Oct 20 2014 08:44:02 AM CDT
    Fatal crash
    VICTORIA, Texas (AP) -

    Victoria police say a 9-year-old girl has been killed after the SUV she was in was hit by a suspected drunken driver.

    Sgt. Herschel Buck said Sophia Calhoun died Sunday. The 41-year-old male driver has been arrested and faces charges of DUI, murder and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

    The driver of the SUV, 38-year-old Yvonne Calhoun, was hospitalized with a collapsed lung and a broken shoulder. A hospital spokeswoman described her condition as stable. Her relationship to the girl is unclear.

    The man tells authorities he consumed three beers before driving and said he wasn't aware of the wreck.

    He is being held without bond at the Victoria County Jail.

  • Abilene man, 31, arrested for possessing drugs near children

    Published On: Oct 18 2014 06:50:29 PM CDT
    Updated On: Oct 20 2014 07:51:28 AM CDT
    ABILENE, Texas -

    An Abilene man was arrested Friday after he was found with methamphetamine, marijuana, and prescription pills while in the car with his two children.

    According to an arrest report, 31-year-old Jeffrey Corley of Abilene was arrested after his car was parked on the wrong side of the road and the license plates had spray paint on them, blocking the plates.

    The report says Abilene police then searched the vehicle after an open air sniff test came back positive.

    A bag of methamphetamine was found inside a Pepsi can, as well as a grinder with marijuana in it. Police say a bottle with 12 prescription pills were also found inside the car.

    Corley was charged with a state jail felony for endangerment to a child, possession of methamphetamine and possession of hydrocodone.

    Corley was taken to the Taylor County Jail. His bond was set at $16,250.


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