Tag: Houston

United flight delayed after scorpion reported aboard in Houston

HOUSTON (AP) — A United flight from Houston to Ecuador was delayed after a scorpion was spotted aboard. United says Flight 1035 returned to the gate Thursday night after a scorpion “reportedly emerged from a customer’s clothing.” Paramedics examined the man and determined that he hadn’t been stung. It’s unclear whether a scorpion was found. United says it found a new aircraft for the flight and all passengers were given a meal voucher for the inconvenience. The flight eventually got underway 3½ hours late. Another man was stung by a scorpion on a United flight from Houston to Calgary,...

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Houston Girl Missing Since December; May Travel to Mexico

Houston (KFXV) — The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children is asking for the public’s assistance in locating a missing child. According to authorities, the family last saw 14-year-old, Yoselin Martinez Estrada on December 2nd of last year in Houston. Officials believe Yoselin may attempt to cross into Mexico. Yoselin is described as a Hispanic female, five feet one inch tall, and approximately 120 pounds. She has black hair and black eyes. If you have any information regarding Yoselin’s whereabouts, call Houston police at (713) 884-3131. You can also report any information to the National Center for Missing...

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US enrolls volunteers in large test of possible Zika vaccine

BY LAURAN NEERGAARD WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. health officials have begun enrolling volunteers for critical next-stage testing of an experimental vaccine to protect against Zika, the mosquito-borne virus that can cause devastating birth defects in pregnant women. The first volunteer was vaccinated Wednesday at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, as the National Institutes of Health gears up for a two-part study that aims to enroll at least 2,400 people in Texas, Florida, Puerto Rico and five at-risk countries: Brazil, Mexico, Panama, Costa Rica and Peru. Zika has caused an epidemic of birth defects – including babies with abnormally...

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15% Female UT Undergrads Report Rape

Austin (KFXV) – 15% of University of Texas female undergrads say they’ve been raped this according to a Statewide study that the UT system will soon release. Senator Joan Huffman, a republican out of Houston, broke the news of the forthcoming survey Thursday morning when she mention the 15% figure during debate on a bill she has written to penalize College staff and some students who fail to report incidents of sexual assault on campus. The bill along with a four other campus rape bills debated this week was filed after years of scandals at...

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Driver arrested after seizing a ton of marijuana

Weslaco DPS arrest a driver after seizing roughly a ton of marijuana from the tractor-trailer he was driving. The semi truck was spotted by Troopers heading north on Highway 281 and FM 2812 and stopped for a traffic violation when the officer discovered 80 bundles and marijuana concealed inside boxes. The find was almost 2,000 pounds and are worth more than 11 million dollars. The driver Juan Carlos Sandoval Martinez of Houston is arrested and booked into the Hidalgo County Jail on drug...

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