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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.

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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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Naked Short Selling and High Frequency Trading to be Featured on Tim Connolly's Winning Strategies Friday, October 12 at noon CT

Wall Street

HOUSTON, Oct. 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Tim Connolly's Winning Strategies will feature naked short selling litigator Wes Christian, Overstock.com CEO Patrick M. Byrne and Robert J. Shapiro, the Chairman and Co-Founder of Sonecon, LLC.

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West Houston Businessman a Russian Agent and 10 Other Members of Procurement Network for Russian Military and Intelligence Operating in the U.S. and Russia Indicted in New York

 

BROOKLYN, NY—An indictment was unsealed today in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York charging 11 members of a Russian military procurement network operating in the United States and Russia, as well as a Texas-based export company and a Russia-based procurement firm, with illegally exporting high-tech microelectronics from the United States to Russian military and intelligence agencies.

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Space X Completes Historical ISS Docking

Space X

 

Dragon, the first commercial unmanned space vessel has successfully docked with the International Space Station, loaded with half a ton of provisions. The historic operation puts Dragon owner SpaceX in line with world's four mighty space agencies.

NASA astronaut Sunita Williams, along with JAXA colleague Akihiko Hoshide, captured the capsule using a robotic arm at 6:56AM ET. The duo are currently guiding the capsule into a dock. Dragon is delivering 822 pounds of supplies to the laboratory onboard the ISS, including crew supplementaries, scientific research, and hardware. Then, 18 days later, the capsule will be returned to Earth with 1,673 pounds worth of supplies.

 

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Irish Betting on Obama

With less than a month to go before America goes to the polls Paddy Power, Europe’s largest betting company, can report that close to 3 times more money has been staked on President Barack Obama than his election rival Mitt Romney.

The Irish betting house has seen only 25.5% of money staked on their next President betting line placed on Romney since he was formally named as the Republican candidate on August 30th while 74.5% of the dough has been placed on Obama in the same period.

Meanwhile, the former Governor of Massachusetts, Mitt Romney, has seen his odds of winning the presidential race improve significantly from 9/2 to 2/1 since his powerful display in the first debate but still trails Barack Obama who remains the favourite to win the election at 4/11.

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4 Killed in Lakeview, NY in Early Morning Accident

SSP

 

Four people were killed in a single car crash early Monday Morning in Lakeview, NY according to New York State Police. 

The accident occurred on the Southern State Parkway about 4 a.m., closing the roadway for more than five hours on Monday.    A local resident who lives nearby the accident said the crash sounded like and explosion and was so loud it woke him from a deep sleep. 

Investigators combed through what appeared to be study aids for standardized tests.  At the crash scene the lone car was cut completely in half.  Remnants of debris included backpacks and a PS3 NBA basketball game cartridge.

 

The Lakeview Fire Department responded to the scene with an ambulance and engine and later provided thermal imaging and lighting for other first responders, officials said.

State Police said there was a second crash in the area that occurred just east of the fatal crash and said the two incidents were unrelated.

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Chavez Wins Presidential Election: 6 More Years

By: N. Tru Bass►

The voters have spoken in the Venezuelan Presidential election Sunday night.  President Hugo Chavez was declared the winner in this year’s election promising six more years of Chavez leadership.   He was declared the winner by receiving 54 percent of the vote to serve an unprecedented third term precipitated by the elimination term limit restrictions in 2009.

Earlier this week, Chavez said he would accept the results of the peoples vote whether he wins or loses.  “We’ll respect the results, whatever they are,” he told reporters after casting his vote in Caracas Sunday morning.  He also said citizen were turning out in massive numbers in the latest presidential election.

Excited Chavez supporters celebrated with fireworks as the results were read.  Election officials said challenger Henrique Capriles won 45 percent of the vote. 

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"Steel Magnolias":Producer Threatens Injunction Against Sunday Night Movie

 
Steel Magnolias original producer is suing over the airing of Sunday nights “Steel Magnolias”.  Claiming she’s not getting the credit or cash she deserves for the cover. 
Executive producer of the 1989 hit film starring Julia Roberts, Dolly Parton and Shirley MacLaine filed suit against Sony Pictures and Lifetime television stating producer of the new TV movie starring Queen Latifah and Houston Native Phylicia Rashad.
White says she has a “Television agreement” that entitles her to a co-producer or co-executive producer credit on any TV project based on her hit film.  That TV agreement says any covers of her top-notch tear jerker obligates the new producers to pay a $15,000 fee, plus up to 3.75% of net profits. 

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Gas $5.69 in Los Angeles

 

Here in West Houston we saw gasoline prices rise a bit this week.  The national average holds for now at $3.81 per gallon, up slightly from previous weeks.  Californians are taking a beating at the pumps paying a record high average of $4.61 a full $.90 cents more than the rest of the country. 

While across the state the average is mid four dollars; in Los Angeles citizens are paying prices upwards of $5.69 and according to buyers, they have to get it. 

The rising prices are said to be due to a number of disruptions in supply, although according to a recent poll American’s are questioning the fragility of the fuel supply. 

Experts are saying the steep rise could be over by early next week and prices could finally start falling, the country is feeling your pain L.A.

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