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Montgomery County deputy failed to control speed in crash that killed fellow partner, DPS report states

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abc13.com – Luke Jones – 2024-06-27 22:43:12

SUMMARY: A Montgomery County sheriff’s deputy, James Francis, crashed into an 18-wheeler in February on I-45 near Centerville, causing his SUV to roll and killing fellow deputy Charles Rivette. Rivette, ejected from the vehicle, was run over by another car, leading to a chain reaction involving five vehicles. They were transporting a prisoner. The crash report cited Francis for failing to control his speed. No criminal charges or speeding citations have been issued. The DPS is still investigating, and the Sheriff’s Office was not initially aware of the report. Francis remains off-duty on workers’ compensation during the internal investigation.

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Police investigate death of Autumn Oxley, Virginia woman featured on MTV reality show ’16 and Pregnant’

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abc13.com – AP – 2024-07-24 03:40:23

SUMMARY: Authorities in Sandston, Virginia, are investigating the death of Autumn Oxley, who was on MTV's “16 and Pregnant” in 2014. Police responded to a medical emergency on Saturday at around 3:00 p.m., where 27-year-old Oxley was found unresponsive and pronounced dead at the scene. The cause of death is still under investigation. Oxley appeared on the show's fifth season, documenting her pregnancy and the birth of her son, Drake. Officials are urging anyone with information to contact Henrico County police. The report was published by Olivia Diaz on July 24, 2024.

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Woman arrested for arson, connected to fire at central Austin hospital

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www.kxan.com – Erica Pauda – 2024-07-24 03:18:51

SUMMARY: A woman, identified as 44-year-old Carmel Esther Norris, was arrested for arson related to a fire at Ascension Seton Shoal Creek Medical Center in central Austin, the Austin Fire Department (AFD) reported. The incident, which occurred around 5:44 a.m., involved a fire in a patient room that was extinguished before crews arrived. An employee suffered from smoke inhalation. Norris allegedly set the fire using a smuggled lighter, causing an estimated $50,000 in damages to the hospital and $1,000 to the room. She confessed during an interview with arson investigators and was booked into Travis County Jail.

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Abraham Choukair’s brothers angered over 14-year-old brother’s murder on Hammerly Boulevard in Spring Branch

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abc13.com – Alex Bozarjian – 2024-07-23 22:28:08

SUMMARY: The Houston Police Department is searching for a suspect in the murder of 14-year-old Abraham Choukair at an apartment complex in Spring Branch. Surveillance photos of the suspect have been released. Abraham’s brothers expressed their frustration and grief, noting that while they had chosen careers that kept them out of trouble, Abraham fell victim to violence. The family is also angered by the rising trend of juvenile homicides in Harris County, which have increased by 76% from 2021 to 2023. They commented on the heartbreaking irony that another 14-year-old was shot there last year but survived.

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