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Know this now: Dec. 3-9

Emergency plane landing, #DAPL, deadly fire, #BirdsUp

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SAN ANTONIO – Get in the know, San Antonio. Here are the stories that impact you and some you’ll be talking about at the water cooler this week.

MONDAY

Otis McKane, the 31-year-old man accused of killing a San Antonio police detective, said he doesn't want people to think badly of him. McKane spent about 20 minutes Monday morning telling his story from behind a glass partition. Dressed in a red jumpsuit and wearing handcuffs, he made an impassioned presentation. || Freed over the weekend from federal detention centers in Karnes City and Dilley, at least 350 Central American women and children found refuge at the Mennonite Church of San Antonio. || The identity of a woman who was found inside a car that was swallowed by a massive sinkhole was released Monday afternoon. The victim was identified by the Bexar County Sheriff's Office as Deputy Dora Linda (Solis) Nishihara. 

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Not so smooth flying

A plane made an emergency landing at San Antonio International Airport Sunday. The pilot declared an in-flight emergency after the plane began having issues with its landing gear, an official with San Antonio International Airport said. Luckily, no one was injured and the passengers boarded another plane a few hours later.

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Wanted: New place to build a pipeline

After weeks of protesting, the Army announced it will not approve an easement that would allow the proposed Dakota Access pipeline to cross under Lake Oahe in North Dakota, the Army's assistant secretary for civil works announced Sunday. Jo-Ellen Darcy said she based her decision on a need to explore alternate routes for the pipeline crossing. The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe oppose the pipeline because their federal reservation lies just a half-mile south of the proposed crossing location. #DAPL

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Deadly fire

At least 33 people have been confirmed dead in a massive blaze that gutted a converted warehouse in Oakland, California, over the weekend during an electronic dance party. The death toll is expected to rise as crews search the wreckage of the two-story building, which burst into flames late Friday night. Only some 20 percent of the building had been searched as of Sunday.

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#BirdsUp

The University of Texas at San Antonio Roadrunners will make history when they play the New Mexico Lobos in the New Mexico Bowl on Dec. 17. By appearing in the Albuquerque-based bowl game its sixth season, UTSA ties the NCAA record for the fastest program to reach a bowl game. The game will be shown Dec. 17 at 1 p.m. CT on ESPN. Tickets are now on sale.

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