|Police seek gunman who intervened in New Braunfels road rage incident
The shooting occurred at about 3:25 p.m. at a parking lot in the 300 block of Landa Street.
POSTED APRIL 24, 2019 12:32 AM
|San Antonio officials warn gun owners not to leave weapons in vehicles
Leaving guns in vehicles tempts thieves, and there were 3,881 gun thefts in San Antonio between 2016 and 2018, Police Chief William McManus said Tuesday.
POSTED APRIL 23, 2019 10:22 PM
|Even light rain increases your risk of a deadly car crash
WASHINGTON (AP) — Even light rain significantly increases your risk of a fatal car crash, a new study finds.
The wetter the roads, the deadlier they become, with rain, snow and ice increasing the risk of deadly car crashes by 34%, according to a study this week in the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society .
Light rain — "We're talking a drizzle, just at the point where you might consider taking an umbrella out," said study lead author Scott Stevens — increased the fatal crash risk by 27%.
Stevens, a data analyst and meteorologist at the North Carolina Institute for Climate Studies, and colleagues looked at 125,012 fatal car crashes in the Lower 48 states from 2006 to 2011, factoring in how many cars are on the road, to calculate the risk of a fatal accident.
While other studies have used police reports and the nearest weather station to calculate rain and snow conditions, Stevens said his is the first study to use more precise weather radar data. It was able to distinguish how hard the rain or snow was falling to come up with results showing an increase in fatal crashes even in rain of less than one-tenth of an inch per hour.
"People slow down when it starts to rain heavily, but I think they under-appreciate the risk of light rain," Stevens said Tuesday.
With moderate rain the risk of fatal car crashes is 75% more than in nice weather, Stevens said, and with heavy rain it's nearly two-and-a-half times more risky.
The Northern Rockies and Upper Midwest had the highest risk of fatal crashes with rainy and snowy weather, while the risks were lowest in the Northeast and Southeast. Stevens thinks that's because the east is more urban and people aren't driving fast enough for fatal accidents.
Charles Farmer, vice president of research at the Insurance...
POSTED APRIL 23, 2019 8:37 PM
|NTSB investigators looking into why plane was flying so slowly and so low before fatal Kerrville crash
Jeffrey Carl Weiss, 65, was a “very experienced pilot” who logged more than 5,000 flight hours, NTSB investigator Mike Folkerts said.
POSTED APRIL 23, 2019 6:26 PM
|'It will be hours': Westbound Highway 90 will remain closed through rush hour for sinkhole
A sewer line break caused a sinkhole on Highway 90, prompting authorities to shut down the westbound lanes through rush hour Tuesday.
POSTED APRIL 23, 2019 3:54 PM
|NWS: Severe storms could bring flooding, chance of hail to Hill Country
National Weather Service meteorologists are more confident that severe storms will bring rain and a chance of hail Wednesday in San Antonio, according to the agency's most recent forecast.
POSTED APRIL 23, 2019 3:35 PM
|Float Fest moves the party to new Central Texas town
After a year of uncertainty and courtroom battles, the party is floating elsewhere, according to Float Fest organizers.
POSTED APRIL 23, 2019 3:19 PM
|Police seek tips on suspects who robbed woman, then shot at her
Police are asking for the public's help in locating and identifying two men accused of robbing a woman and then shooting at her on the South Side last week.
POSTED APRIL 23, 2019 1:57 PM
|Woman shot 65 year-old husband to death after finding porn
PINE BLUFF, Ark. (AP) — Prosecutors told jurors that an Arkansas woman "flew into a rage" and fatally shot her 65-year-old husband after seeing a satellite television bill that showed a pornography channel had been added.
Testimony continues Tuesday in the capital murder trial for 69-year-old Patricia Hill. She's accused of killing her husband, Frank Hill, last July at their Pine Bluff home, about 40 miles (65 kilometers) southeast of Little Rock.
According to the Pine Bluff Commercial , deputy prosecutor Holden Raines told jurors Monday that Patricia Hill had previously canceled the pornography channel but that she shot her husband twice after seeing a bill that showed the channel had been added again.
Defense attorney Bill James says doctors will testify to Patricia Hill's mental state and that she viewed pornography as a "personal affront."
POSTED APRIL 23, 2019 12:44 PM
|SAPD: Multiple suspects arrested after crime spree involving gunfire, robbery and drugs
Multiple suspects were arrested early Tuesday following a crime spree across San Antonio that involved gunfire, a robbery and drugs, police said.
POSTED APRIL 23, 2019 11:27 AM
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