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Mayor Turner mourns loss of Laurence Payne, Houston civic leader who helped guide city mayors and reform police

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abc13.com – KTRK – 2023-12-04 15:12:03

SUMMARY: Houston civic leader Laurence “Larry” Payne, known for his work in police reform, will be remembered through services starting on Monday. Payne, who died of cancer at 73, was praised by Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner as a leader, mentor, and friend. He was appointed by Mayor Turner to lead Houston’s Taskforce on Police Reforms following George Floyd’s murder, and his work helped the city navigate challenging times. A viewing will be held on Monday at Saint Theresa Catholic Church, followed by a second viewing and Mass on Tuesday. His funeral will be held in Orange, Texas on Wednesday. Payne’s dedication to Houston and selfless contributions were emphasized by Mayor Turner.

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Detroit splash pad shooting: 2 children among injured, authorities say

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abc13.com – AP – 2024-06-15 22:36:21

SUMMARY: Eight people, including two children, were injured when a shooter opened fire at a splash pad in Rochester Hills, Michigan. The suspect, who fired up to 28 times, later died by suicide at a nearby home after being tracked by law enforcement. The incident, deemed random, occurred shortly after 5 p.m. at a city park. Oakland County Sheriff Mike Bouchard confirmed the recovery of a handgun and three empty magazines. The crime scene remained active, and victims’ conditions were not immediately known. The shooting coincided with the start of summer vacation and follows previous local tragedies, including the Oxford High School shooting in 2021.

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TEA releases 2024 STAAR results for grades 3-8

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www.kxan.com – Erica Pauda – 2024-06-15 21:01:48

SUMMARY: The Texas Education Agency (TEA) released the Spring 2024 STAAR assessment results for grades 3-8, showing a decline in mathematics and science performance. Math proficiency hasn't returned to pre-pandemic levels, and reading-language arts showed varied results: Grades 3, 5, and 8 decreased by 2%, while grades 4 and 6 saw increases of three and four percentage points. Social studies results remained steady, mirroring 2023. The high school STAAR test showed mostly “steady performance” since its 2023 redesign. Parents can view their child's results on the TEA family portal at TexasAssessment.gov.

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Crews rescue 28 people trapped upside down high up on Portland, Oregon amusement park ride

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abc13.com – AP – 2024-06-15 20:35:22

SUMMARY: Emergency crews in Portland, Oregon, rescued 28 people on Friday who were stuck upside down for about half an hour on the AtmosFEAR ride at Oaks Amusement Park. Portland Fire and Rescue collaborated with engineers to manually lower the ride while preparing for a high-angle ropes rescue if necessary. No injuries were reported. One rider with a pre-existing condition was hospitalized as a precaution. Park staff immediately called 911, and responders arrived within 25 minutes. The ride, operational since 2021 without prior incidents, will remain closed pending an investigation. Oaks Park expressed gratitude to responders and cooperative guests.

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