Know this now: June 29

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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.

THURSDAY

San Antonio Police Chief William McManus is asking for the public’s prayers after two veteran police officers were shot while on duty Thursday afternoon. One of those officers is not expected to survive, and one of the two suspects involved is dead. || A vehicle carrying about 30 snakes and a baby alligator crashed Thursday in South Bexar County, scattering the reptiles on an access road. The vehicle has a tire blowout causing it to rollover on the access road of Interstate 35 and Kinney Road, the Bexar County Sheriff's Office said. || Jack Dylan Young was indicted on 13, two-count indictments on charges of intoxication manslaughter, manslaughter and one two-count indictment of intoxication assault and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon causing serious bodily injury, Uvalde County District Attorney Daniel Kindred 

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A West Side home that burned down Tuesday night had been designated in 2014 as a historic landmark by the city of San Antonio. At the same time, neighbors say it also had become a nuisance. City records show about two dozen complaints about the property had been filed with the code enforcement office since 2014. San Antonio police also have made frequent visits to that address. Their records show officers responded to 49 calls since January 2016 for everything from drug-related activity to suspicious persons to burglary. || Everything is bigger in Texas, including San Antonio’s Pride “Bigger Than” Texas Parade and Festival. The first event was held in 2004, and since then, has grown to over 80 vendors and over 100 parade entries. || Tim Duncan’s ex-financial adviser, Charles Banks IV, was sentenced to four years in federal prison Wednesday in a multimillion-dollar federal wire fraud case. Banks, Duncan’s longtime financial adviser, faced up to 20 years in prison.

TUESDAY

 A stubborn three-alarm fire at the Shops of Rivercenter downtown Tuesday was blamed on grease igniting in some ducts. Most of the mall and nearby Marriott Rivercenter were evacuated. Hotel guests were allowed back into their rooms Tuesday afternoon. But this isn’t the first fire at the mall, in fact, since February of 2016, various parts of the mall have caught fire on three occasions -- two of which occurred in the same area. Each fire appears to be independent of each other and there is no single cause for each. || What ended in tragedy for one family gave the gift of life to another. Casey Ross, a San Antonio doctor, was shot and killed last year by her husband last March in a murder-suicide. Ross was an organ donor, and Tuesday, the Texas Organ Sharing Alliance arranged a reunion between Ross' mother and the recipient of Ross’ lungs. || Former San Antonio Spurs superstar Tim Duncan gave a statement Tuesday in the sentencing hearing of his former financial adviser, Charles A. Banks IV. Banks was expected to be sentenced in federal court in San Antonio in a multimillion-dollar federal wire fraud case. 

 

MONDAY

A federal judge in San Antonio is considering whether a new Texas "sanctuary cities" crackdown backed by the Trump administration can take effect. U.S. District Judge Orlando Garcia on Monday appeared interested in how the law signed by Republican Texas Gov. Greg Abbott and scheduled to take effect in September would be enforced. As the hearing was happening, demonstrators of varying ages, colors and abilities gathered outside of the John H. Wood Federal Courthouse. Groups from across Texas began setting up for the demonstration well before the protest's 8:30 a.m. start time. Once the rally began, the crowd heard from group leaders, civil liberties activists and city leaders. || The Senate Republican health care bill would leave 22 million fewer Americans with health insurance by 2026 than under Obamacare, the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office said. The highly anticipated score answers key questions about the impact of the Senate's controversial legislation made public last week. || Thanks to a friend’s Facebook post, a wanted fugitive out of Austin was arrested at a San Antonio metal concert over the weekend, Bexar County sheriff’s officials said. Derrick Roseland was arrested at Saturday night’s Iron Maiden concert at the AT&T Center after a friend of Roseland’s posted a picture of their tickets on Facebook.

You can run but you can’t hide

Queue the "COPS" theme music. Authorities arrested Julian Maldonado Sr. on the West side of San Antonio around 11 p.m. Saturday. The Texas Department of Pardon and Parole issued a warrant for his arrest after he cut off his ankle monitor and fled his home in Poteet.

Hay there, nelly

They might whip their tails back and forth but don’t let that fool you. The newest deputies in the Pitt County Sheriff’s Office in North Carolina, Deputy Sammy and Deputy Gunner, are two therapy miniature horses from the Rocking Horse Ranch.

The Klaw

Everyone seems to be asking the question: Is it his offense or is it his defense? But no one has the answer in the new Jordan Brand commercial that is now airing about Spurs star forward Kawhi Leonard just one day before the NBA’s new awards show Monday. Leonard, who’s been a member of Jordan Brand since 2014, is featured in a new commercial titled “The Kawhi Question.”

A face only a mother could love

A tough to look at but easy to love gentle giant took this year's title of "World's Ugliest Dog." Meet Martha, the 3-year-old Neopolitan mastiff that won over the judges and the crowd for her drooling, excess skin and endless wrinkles.

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