Tag: Houston

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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Brady gives credit to his mom, White for Super Bowl MVP win

HOUSTON (AP) — Tom Brady doesn’t want to talk about “Deflategate.” He’d rather reflect on a night he will never forget and how much it meant to his mother. The New England quarterback spoke Monday hours after he won his fifth Super Bowl ring and fourth MVP trophy. He called the 34-28 overtime victory over the Atlanta Falcons a “hell of a game” for his mother, who has been dealing with an undisclosed health issue and was not able to attend any other games this season. “It was great. She’s been through a lot,” Brady said. “Way harder than...

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