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4 killed in Houston severe storms; power could be out for weeks

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www.youtube.com – FOX 4 Dallas-Fort Worth – 2024-05-17 17:45:31

SUMMARY: At least four people are dead after an EF1 tornado touched down in Northwest Houston, with the potential for a fifth death to be confirmed. The storm caused extensive damage throughout Harris County, leading to power outages that could last for weeks. The city is facing challenges in restoring electricity and assessing the full extent of the damage. First responders and organizations like Texans on Mission are providing aid and support to the affected communities. The storm comes just two weeks after severe flooding, highlighting the resilience of the residents as they work to recover from multiple natural disasters.

Power outages could last weeks in parts of Houston, an official warned Friday, after thunderstorms with hurricane-force winds tore through the city, knocking out electricity to nearly 1 million homes and businesses in the region, blowing out windows on downtown high rises and flipping vehicles.

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Woman charged with stealing van with corpse inside from Fort Worth hospital

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www.youtube.com – FOX 4 Dallas-Fort Worth – 2024-06-12 21:58:31

SUMMARY: Fort Worth Police report that Valerie Ellis, 35, stole a mortuary van with a corpse inside from John Peter Smith Hospital. The van was taken when the driver left it running to retrieve another body. Ellis ditched the van outside the Fort Worth Zoo, two miles away, and was found nearby on foot. Witnesses saw her acting suspiciously and jumping into the van. The corpse and vehicle were unharmed. Ellis was arrested for theft and abuse of a corpse. Her motives remain unclear. She has prior misdemeanor cases in Tarrant and Wise Counties and is being held in Tarrant County Jail.

Around 7 p.m., Fort Worth police received a 911 call from a mortuary transport employee stating he left the transport van running near the ambulance bay while he went inside the hospital. When he came back out, the van was gone.

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Some UT Dallas, Austin students unable to get their degrees after participating in college protests

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www.youtube.com – FOX 4 Dallas-Fort Worth – 2024-06-12 21:55:17

SUMMARY: The University of Texas system is disciplining students arrested during Pro-Palestinian protests, including temporarily withholding degrees. Nearly a month after UT Dallas's graduation, criminal proceedings and disciplinary actions remain unresolved for some students. Despite a return to normalcy on campuses, UT Dallas and UT Austin are enforcing measures against students arrested for criminal trespassing after refusing to dismantle their protest encampments. The universities emphasize that these actions are for policy violations, not the act of protesting. Disciplinary measures range from warnings to withholding degrees, with sanctions lifted once the conduct process is completed. UT Dallas declined to comment on ongoing measures.

The University of Texas system is taking disciplinary action against students arrested at pro-Palestinian protests last month. Part of the punishment includes temporarily withholding degrees.

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Sex offender in Mesquite kidnapping case found living near parks, schools

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www.youtube.com – FOX 4 Dallas-Fort Worth – 2024-06-12 21:52:55

SUMMARY: Doyle Tipton, a registered low-risk sex offender in Hunt County, is accused of attempting to kidnap and sexually assault a 10-year-old girl near his secondary address in Dallas County. The girl, who had been reported as a runaway, managed to escape and sought help at a nearby fire station. Tipton, who has a history of multiple sex crime convictions, reportedly tried to drive the girl away in a red van after picking her up. Tipton's neighbors, unaware of his offender status, expressed shock. Authorities are investigating Tipton's involvement in other cases. Tipton remains registered with Texas DPS and checks in annually.

It appears Doyle Tipton was not living at the home he reported to state registry officials. Instead, he was living in an apartment complex near parks and schools and just blocks away from where he allegedly kidnapped a 10-year-old girl.

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