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Thu
18
Oct
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West End Lady Killer Captured

Noe Arnada

 

A 6 month-old manhunt ended today without bloodshed.  Noe Aranada was captured by a syndicate of law enforcement officials’ including the Houston Police Department’s SWAT team and the Gulf Coast Violent Offenders Task Force.

You remember this guy from a story covered last week when a woman was shot and thrown out of a moving car with an estimated speed of 100 mph on I-10.    Authorities found him holed up in a house in NW Harris County Thursday. 

He was accompanied by more than a dozen suspected illegals.

Arnanda shot two women last week inside a car on I-10 One of the women jumped from the car and survived. The other victim was thrown onto the Katy Freeway and hit by several passing cars. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

Thu
18
Oct
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Harris County Deputy Kills Man In Closet

 

A Harris County Sherriff’s Deputy has shot a north Houston man to death.  Deputies were called out around 9pm to a home on Analisa circle to serve a warrant to Gerrit Perkins for assaulting a famiy member.

Three deputies arrived at the home and gained access through Perkins girlfriend and began conducting a search.  According to authorities, “One of the deputies found the suspect hiding in a closet on the first floor. The deputy instructed the suspect on numerous times to show his hands," said Christina Garza with the Harris County Sheriff's Office. "The suspect suddenly makes a movement toward our deputy. The deputy, in fear of his life, shoots his weapon once, striking the suspect."

Perkin was taken to North Cypress Medical Center, where he later died.

Wed
17
Oct
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Bass Op: Second President Debate

BY: N. Tru Bass♦

President Barack Obama brought the fight Tuesday Night for the second presidential debate of this election cycle versus Mitt Romney.  At times during the debate it felt a little like a couple of salesmen had invaded my living room through my Television.

The two presidential candidates with chests up challenged each other like school boys trying to impress a pretty girl. 

The debate moderated by CNN’s Candy Crawley, featured questions from the audience of undecided likely voters at Hofstra University in Hempstead, NY.   Questions ranged from Women’s issues to gun control. 

The tone was established early in the debate, when a woman in the audience asked Romney to specify the tax deductions he would eliminate to pay for the tax rate reductions he has promised. As he has in the past, Romney raised the possibility of an overall cap: “I’ll pick a number — $25,000 of deductions and credits, and you can decide which ones to use.”

Wed
17
Oct
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Mexican Drug Lords Daughter Seeks American Medical Attention

 

While being expensive, American healthcare obviously has something on the best Mexico has to offer.  The pregnant daughter of Mexico’s most famous and elusive drug lord has been caught trying to use false papers to sneak into the U.S. and give birth, according to authorities. 

She was arrested recently at the San Ysidro crossing south of San Diago, the nation’s busiest. Daughter of Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, the Sinaloa cartel chieftain wanted by both Mexican and U.S. authorities has requested entry. 

Alejandrina Guzman Salazar, 31, attempted to enter the U.S. on foot and reportedly told officials she was seven months pregnant.  The official complaint against her stated, “Defendant stated that her intent was to enter into the United States and travel to Los Angeles, California in order to give birth to her child.”  She is scheduled to appear in court Wednesday before a federal judge on charges of fraud. 

Mon
15
Oct
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MLV & Co. Establishes Houston Office

 
NEW YORK, Oct. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- MLV & Co ("MLV"), a New York-based boutique investment bank, announced today that it established a new office in Houston focused on, among other things, expanding the firm's product offerings in oil, gas, and related industries.  MLV has hired three seasoned energy industry professionals -- one research analyst and two institutional sales people -- to form the core of what the firm expects will be an eight to 12 person office in the near term.
"The establishment of an office in Houston underscores our commitment to service our clients with local expertise and knowledge of the regions in which they operate," said Patrice McNicoll, CEO of MLV. "It further underscores the strategic importance of the energy, power and broader natural resources industries to MLV & Co."

Sun
14
Oct
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Noble Energy says Falklands’ oil production in six years if exploration well proves successful

 
Susan Cunningham, senior vice president for exploration, said during a conference call that drilling began on an exploration well in the region late last month, the first that Noble has participated in there under the farm-in agreement it entered with Falkland Oil & Gas Ltd. (FOGL.LN) in August.
If that well results in an oil discovery, Ms. Cunningham said the first production could come by 2018 or early 2019.
Under its agreement, Noble has a 35% operating interest in most of FOGL licenses and agreed to spend 180 million to 230 million dollars on exploration over the next three years. Executives said on the conference call that the Falklands’ venture has the potential to be a “game-changer” for Noble, and that initial results from the well are expected by the end of the year.

Sat
13
Oct
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NASA Signs Agreement To Develop Nasal Spray For Motion Sickness

 

HOUSTON, Oct. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston and Epiomed Therapeutics Inc. of Irvine, Calif., have signed an agreement to develop and commercialize a NASA-crafted, fast-acting nasal spray to fight motion sickness.

 

Under the Space Act Agreement, Epiomed will formulate the drug, called intranasal scopolamine, or INSCOP. Astronauts often experience motion sickness in space. As a result, NASA has conducted extensive research into the causes and treatments for the condition. Scopolamine is effective and can be administered as a tablet or injected. With a precise dosage, the NASA spray formulation has been shown to work faster and more reliably than the oral form.

 

Fri
12
Oct
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Mother Sentenced to 99 Years In Prison

 

Dallas mother Elizabeth Escalona has been sentenced to 99 years in prison for beating her two-year-old daughter and gluing the toddler’s hands to a wall with superglue. 

Police say Escalona attacked two-year-old Jocelyn Cedillo because of potty training problems. The 23-year-old pleaded guilty in July to felony injury to a child.

Police records show Escalona's other children told authorities she kicked Jocelyn in the stomach and hit her with a jug in September 2011. They said Escalona glued Jocelyn's hands to the wall with a type of strong adhesive known as super glue.

Jocelyn suffered bleeding in her brain, multiple bruises and was in a coma for a couple of days.

Escalona faced from probation to life in prison, with prosecutors seeking 45 years behind bars. A state district judge decided her sentence Friday.

Fri
12
Oct
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Women Pushed Out At 100 MPH On Katy Fwy

 
HOUSTON—A suspect was at-large after he opened fire on two women inside his moving car and then pushed one of them to their death on the Katy Freeway, according to the Houston Police Department.
The subsequent investigation and cleanup closed the westbound lanes of the freeway from late Thursday night until 5:30 a.m. Friday, according to Houston TranStar.
Police said it was around 9 p.m. when some kind of altercation occurred in a blue Dodge Magnum with three people inside. A male driving the vehicle shot at the two women inside his car.
One of the women jumped from the car at slow speeds around Westgreen Boulevard and suffered injuries. It was unclear if she was shot, but Life Flight was called to transport her to the hospital in unknown condition.
The second woman was shot and then pushed from the car near Katy Fort Bend Road. Police said she was struck several times by other fast-moving vehicles traveling, killing her instantly.

Fri
12
Oct
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The debate between Vice President Joe Biden and Republican challenger Paul Ryan

VP Debate

As vice presidential elections go, they are usually overlooked and almost never have any determining power for upcoming elections.  However, Thursday night’s debate between incumbent VP Jo Biden and Rep. Paul Ryan at times became a firecrackerish. 

At absolute odds, parliamentary debate procedure didn’t play into this; what was slated to be a formal televised debate.   

In my opinion this is more entertainment than news, however I have to cover it to stay competitive.  Hey, you check it yourself. 

Thursday Nights Vice President Debate

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