Posted: Jan 2, 2013 2:30 AM
Updated: Jan 2, 2013 2:30 AM
TYLER, Texas (AP) Tyler police say an officer shot to death a man who pointed a handgun at him as police responded to a call about numerous gunshots at a home. When police responded around midnight on New Year's Eve, they confronted 22-year-old Victor Fuentes with a revolver. When Fuentes allegedly pointed the handgun at him, Officer Matt Riggle fired his rifle several times, killing Fuentes.
HOUSTON (AP) A Texas Department of Public Safety trooper was hospitalized after being struck by a sport utility vehicle while on the site of an earlier wreck in Colorado County, west of Houston. Officials say Trooper Troy Clark was injured Monday afternoon when the driver of an SUV apparently lost control on a rain-soaked road and struck the rear of Clark's patrol car. Clark was taken to a local hospital before being transferred to Memorial Hermann Hospital in Houston. He is expected to recover.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) Authorities say a man has been charged in the death of a 26-year-old woman he was apparently dating after her body was found at an Austin apartment. Twenty-seven-year-old Ryan Clarke remained in jail yesterday on $100,000 bond. Authorities believe Cassandra Clark was killed Saturday.
DALLAS (AP) Visitors have been flocking to the Perot Museum of Nature and Science since it opened a month ago. By midday Monday 116,000 visitors had passed through the museum since its December 1st opening. The museum also sold 12,000 memberships in December.