Thursday, December 18, 2014
SHOOTING AT AREA TV STATION
(BELL CO) A bevy of law enforcement agencies were searching in and around Bruceville-Eddy Wednesday morning after a shooting at a local TV station.
Department of Public Safety Troopers, Bruceville-Eddy Police, Falls County Sheriff`s Office, and Bell County Sheriff`s Office all responded to the KCEN studios in Bruceville-Eddy. Officials said a man opened fire on a KCEN employee about 9AM. The victim, KCEN meteorologist Patrick Crawford, was struck multiple times, yet managed to get into a vehicle and drive toward the frontage road of Interstate 35 before crashing. Crawford was later taken to the hospital, and remains in stable condition at this time.
Authorities say they are looking for a 30- to 35-year-old man wearing dark clothes. Officers with the help of K9 units and a helicopter searched much of the surrounding area to no avail. School officials with Bruceville-Eddy, Moody, and Troy issued a lockdown of their campuses during the search. Authorities have taken a person of interest into custody, though they are not saying that person is the suspected shooter.
PRESIDENT OBAMA TO SEEK NORMAL RELATIONS WITH CUBA
(WASHINGTON) President Obama says he`s normalizing diplomatic relations with Cuba because, after more than a half-century of tension, it`s time. In a nationally-televised speech from the White House on Wednesday, Obama announced the U.S. will start easing some travel and trade restrictions and re-establish embassies in Havana and Washington, DC. The President insisted that the U.S. will continue pushing Cuba to honor universal human rights and allow democratic reforms.
House Speaker John Boehner is knocking President Obama`s landmark policy change with Cuba as another in a series of "mindless concessions" to dictators. The Ohio Republican says relations with the Castro regime should not be revisited, let alone normalized. He accused the Cuban government of not allowing its citizens the same basic freedoms all Americans enjoy.
In conjunction with Obama`s announcement, American aid worker Alan Gross was released from a Cuban prison Wednesday. Gross was held for five years, accused of trying to overthrow the government. He`d been helping set up Internet access that could get around government censors.
(CAMERON) Anyone who received a white jury notice dated for today at 10AM in Judge Dave Barkemeyer`s County Court, you may disregard that notice the cases have been postponed.
(CAMERON) Cameron will meet Mineola in the state championship game this week.
The championship game will be 8PM today at AT&T Stadium in Dallas. Cameron will look to defend their back-to-back state championships against the Yellowjackets. KMIL will carry the game. We will bring you the Coach Rick Rhoades Show at 9:05 this morning. Tickets at the gate are $15. Advance tickets are $12 for adults and $8 for students. Tickets will be on sale until 10AM today. Each of the booster club buses are full at this time.
Elsewhere, in Class 5A, Temple will play #1 Aledo in the state championship game Saturday at Noon. In Class 2A, Bremond advances to tackle Albany in the state title game today at 10AM.
(CAMERON) Cameron Police reported 1 EMS runs and 3 arrests:
--Rashad Jackson, 33, for PI, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Theft, and 2 local warrants
--Marcus Starnes, 30, for PI and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
--Kadeijah Venable, 20, for PI, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and Theft
(ROCKDALE) Rockdale PD reported 3 EMS runs and 1 arrest: 32-year-old Rockdale man for DWLI
(CAMERON) The Milam County Sheriff`s Office reported 8 booked in:
--Verdell Renard Wells, 38 of Cameron for a Bench Warrant
--Dusti Ann Pratt, 39 of Cameron for Out of County Abandon/Endanger a Child-Imminent Danger
--Iam Love, 26 of Buckholts for Criminal Mischief $50-500
--5 in from Lampasas Co
There were no accidents reported in rural Milam County.
There are 120 prisoners in the Milam County Jail this morning, including 12 housed for Coryell County, 15 housed for Lampasas County, and 1 for Cameron PD.