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Former inmate sues Harris County: Mikayla Savage files federal lawsuit, claiming jailer’s assault caused miscarriage

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abc13.com – Rosie Nguyen – 2024-02-27 21:24:56

SUMMARY: A woman filed a lawsuit against Harris County Jail, claiming physical and sexual assaults caused her to miscarry. She alleged being assaulted multiple times while incarcerated. The jail remains non-compliant with state standards, with issues still plaguing conditions. There are approximately 190 vacant positions and a high length of stay for inmates. Jail reform advocates are calling the system broken and urging a reduction in the jail population. The jail was previously cited for violations and is working on improvements. County commissioners are seeking a more specific timeline for action plans and benchmarks. Updates are expected in future meetings.

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LA mayor break-in: Intruder arrested after breaking in to Getty House, official residence of Los Angeles Mayor Karen Bass

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abc13.com – KABC – 2024-04-21 19:38:40

SUMMARY: An intruder broke into the Los Angeles mayor’s official residence early Sunday morning, the Getty House, but was arrested shortly after. The break-in occurred around 6:40 a.m. and Mayor Karen Bass and her family were unharmed. Deputy Mayor Zach Seidl released a statement confirming the incident. The intruder’s identity and how they were able to bypass security at the residence was not provided. The mayor expressed gratitude to the LAPD for their response and handling of the situation. The incident is under investigation.

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Fatal shooting: Woman found shot to death in car in Alief, Houston police say

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abc13.com – Luke Jones – 2024-04-21 17:43:08

SUMMARY: A woman was found shot to death inside a car in Alief, Texas on Sunday afternoon. The suspect, described as a Hispanic man in his 40s, shot the woman through an open car door or window. Surveillance footage shows the suspect in a white Jeep Renegade. Witnesses heard gunshots and saw the suspect speeding off. The incident could possibly be domestic, but details are limited. Homicide investigators are working to gather evidence as the investigation continues. For more updates, follow Luke Jones on social media.

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Will our rainiest month live up to it?

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www.kxan.com – Nick Bannin – 2024-04-21 17:11:07

SUMMARY: In April 2024, Austin’s weather has been wetter and warmer than normal, with May being a crucial month that could impact the summer and drought. May is typically the wettest month in Central Texas, with an average high of 86.9º and average low of 66.8º. The Climate Prediction Center forecasts near-average rainfall in May, with warmer-than-normal temperatures expected. While there have been improvements in the drought situation compared to previous weeks and months, some areas still have substantial rainfall deficits. May is also the peak of the severe weather season in Central Texas, so staying weather aware is important.

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