Auto-pedestrian killed in McAllen crash
The McAllen Police Department is investigating the death of a pedestrian who was hit and killed by a vehicle Sunday morning. In a news release issued Monday, police said officers responded to the auto-pedestrian collision in the 11800 block of N. Ware Road at about 6:39 a.m. Sunday. “Responding police officers determined the pedestrian on the roadway was struck by a vehicle and is deceased,” the news release stated. Authorities identified the pedestrian as 20-year-old Irving Samir Sanchez Mendez, whose last known address was in Mission. Police said the driver remained at the scene and that the crash remains under investigation.myrgv.com
Man dies after falling from scaffolding in Edinburg
The Edinburg Police Department is investigating the death of a 57-year-old man who fell from scaffolding Monday morning. In a news release, police said officers were dispatched to the 1000 block of South 25th Street just after 9:30 a.m. in reference to an unresponsive man. When they arrived, they found the unidentified man dead inside the building. “There is no sign of foul play as it appears this was a construction work related accident where the male appears to have fallen from some scaffolding,” the release stated. The case is still under investigation.myrgv.com
Police investigating possible homicide in Mission
Mission police are currently investigating the death of a 31-year-old man found with a gunshot wound. Police spokesman Art Flores said authorities are on scene in the 3600 block of Tulipan Street. As of now, Flores said the department is investigating it as a possible homicide. Flores said the department will release more information as its investigation develops. He provided the initial confirmation of the investigation shortly after 2 p.m.myrgv.com
Mother of innocent man killed in racing crash encourages others to be wise while driving
The mother of a man who was an innocent driver killed in a racing crash is hoping his story inspires others to make better decisions on the roads. Andrew Gomez, 22, is remembered as a hardworking and loving young man.
‘He will always be our baby,’: Family is seeking justice for 21-year-old after fatal shooting
SCHERTZ, Texas – A family is sharing the legacy of their loved one after he was shot and killed at a Schertz apartment complex on Friday. Junel Jeffrey, an Army officer and the aunt of 21-year-old Jerod Jeffrey, said everyone loved her nephew. “He was well-loved by his entire family and he loved us all equally,” Junel said. “What is interesting about him is that he had this ability to make family wherever he went,” Junel said. “He grew up in Miami, where my family first settled after we got here from Jamaica.
Hong Kong probes death of man who received COVID-19 vaccine
FILE - In this Friday, Feb. 26, 2021 file photo, people line up to receive China's Sinovac COVID-19 coronavirus vaccine at a community vaccination center in Hong Kong. Hong Kong authorities on Tuesday, March 2 reported the death of a chronically ill man, two days after he received a COVID-19 vaccine and said that it is too early to conclude whether the vaccine was related to his death. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung, file)HONG KONG – Hong Kong authorities on Tuesday reported the death of a chronically ill man, two days after he received a COVID-19 vaccine and said that it is too early to conclude whether the vaccine was related to his death. The man's death happened less than a week after Hong Kong began its vaccination program for priority and at-risk groups in the city. Over 40,000 people in Hong Kong have received the vaccine since Friday, when the vaccination drive began.
Celebrities react to the death of ‘Saved by the Bell’ actor Dustin Diamond
Dustin Diamond visits "Extra" at Universal Studios Hollywood on May 16, 2016 in Universal City, California. Many of Diamond’s co-stars from the hit series have responded with condolences on social media after the news hit, and other celebrities who admired his work as the lovable geek Screech chimed in, too. Deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Dustin Diamond, a true comedic genius. Looking back at our time working together, I will miss those raw, brilliant sparks that only he was able to produce. pic.twitter.com/YqiU3iB3VR — Wendy Williams (@WendyWilliams) February 1, 2021Dustin Diamond you really were a diamond who gave the world one of the most lovable tv characters .. thank you for making my childhood a little more funnier.. rest now.
Photos: Alex Trebek throughout the years
Alex Trebek attends the ""SNL 40th Anniversary Special" at Rockfeller Plaza in New York City in 2015. is saddened to share that Alex Trebek passed away peacefully at home early this morning, surrounded by family and friends. Television presenter Alex Trebek and actress Betty White attend the Third Annual Television Academy Hall of Fame induction ceremony in Santa Monica, California, 1986. Alex Trebek, Vanna White, Pat Sajak and Merv Griffin in 2006. (Photo by Lars Niki/Corbis via Getty Images) (Getty Images.)
Man charged with murder in 2007 Universal City fatal shooting
Nearly three months after University City police cracked a 2007 cold case, the man accused of fatally shooting 21-year-old Blase Wright Jr. has been indicted on a capital murder charge. Universal City police have been investigating Wright’s death since he was gunned down in February 2007 during an apparent robbery. Blase Wright Jr., 21, was gunned down in 2007 in his Universal City apartment. (KSAT)In 2009, police discovered evidence of a separate drive-by shooting that used the same gun linked to Wright’s death. A third suspect who was also arrested in connection with Wright’s death saw his charges dismissed for the same reason.
Police in Ukraine investigate death of US Embassy employee
In this photo released by Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine on Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020, investigators work at the scene of an accident in Kyiv, Ukraine. Police in Ukraine are investigating the death of an American woman who worked for the United States Embassy in Kyiv. The woman was found unconscious with a head injury near the railway tracks in a park not far from the embassy on Wednesday, according to a police statement. (Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine via AP)KYIV – Police in Ukraine are investigating the death of an American woman who worked for the United States Embassy in Kyiv. The Embassy confirmed the woman was a U.S. citizen in a statement and said they were “heartbroken" to report her death.
Officers suspended in suffocation death; protesters unswayed
Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren announced the suspensions at a news conference Thursday amid outrage that city officials had previously kept quiet about Prude's death. Journalists were among those hit by pellets during the confrontation, which came on the second day of peaceful demonstrations over Prude's death. The mayor said she only became aware that Prude's death involved the use of force on Aug. 4. Warren said the seven officers would still be paid because of contract rules and that she was taking the action against the advice of attorneys. Prude's death happened just as the coronavirus was raging out of control in New York and received no public attention at the time.
Family demands justice after soon-to-be father was gunned down in drive-by shooting
San Antonio A San Antonio family is devastated after learning their loved one was the first to die during an East Side drive-by shooting on Sunday night. That loved one was Xavier Esquivel, who was only 17. San Antonio police said Xavier Esquivel was gunned down after someone shot at least 20 rounds into the car he was driving at the intersection of South Olive and Aransas. So no, I dont forgive them.Three other people were in the car with Xavier Esquivel at the time of the shooting and they were also hit. They said they want nothing more than justice for Xavier Esquivel and what would have been his family.
Widow of man killed in South Side plane crash mourns loss of her late husband
San Antonio The widow of a veteran who died in a South Side plane crash is remembering the love of her life as a kind and gentle man. He was a loving person.RELATED: Victim of fatal South Side plane crash identifiedSimon Willett was a goofy character. He was Star Wars freak and a Sci-Fi buff and a big Dr. Who fan, Emelie Willett said. I would just encourage everyone to enjoy your life, love who you love and dont hold any grudges. Love with all of your heart because you never know.RELATED: SAPD: One killed, two hospitalized after plane crash on South Side
U.S. Army soldier found dead at Fort Sam Houston, officials say
SAN ANTONIO – The military is investigating the death of a soldier at Fort Sam Houston, according to Joint Base San Antonio public affairs division. “A U.S. Army Soldier was found dead on Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston July 12,” a statement from JBSA said. “The service member’s name is being withheld pending next-of-kin notification.”The incident is under investigation by U.S. Airforce Security Forces and U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command. No other details were provided about the circumstances of the soldier’s death. KSAT will continue to update this story as details become available.
GALLERY: Dozens gather for protest in Fredericksburg in wake of George Floyd’s death
Dozens gathered for a rally in Fredericksburg at the Gillespie County Courthouse in wake of the death of George Floyd. FREDERICKSBURG, Texas – Dozens gathered for a protest in Fredericksburg Sunday at the Gillespie County Courthouse in wake of George Floyd’s death. Those at the protest held signs that read, “VOTE,” “I can’t breathe” and #GeorgeFloyd. The death of George Floyd has gripped the nation and various cities throughout the state of Texas as protesters gather daily to chant and spread awareness of racism, police brutality, and inequality. Fredericksburg, Texas is a smaller community with a population of around 10,000 residents.
Neighbors reported hearing screaming hours before baby found dead
SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS – A disturbing discovery involving the death of a baby at a Stone Oak apartment complex Tuesday morning followed a night of disturbances there, according to neighbors. Police investigating suspicious baby death in Stone OakSan Antonio police found a three month old boy, not breathing, inside a second floor unit at the Sonterra Heights apartment, located in the 18700 block of Stone Oak Parkway. Police are investigating the death of a baby at a Stone Oak apartment complex. A sergeant who responded to the home said one of the people who called 911 was the woman inside the apartment, the mother of the baby. He said she told dispatchers her baby was on the floor of the apartment and not breathing.
Dad gets 72 years in death of boy found encased in concrete
DENVER, Colo. – The father of a 7-year-old boy whose body was found encased in concrete in a storage unit in 2018 was sentenced to 72 years in prison on Friday in his death. Prosecutors dropped a murder charge under the deal, partly because authorities could not specify how the boy died. Pankey's wife, Elisha Pankey, previously pleaded guilty to child abuse resulting in death under a plea deal that required her cooperation with prosecutors. Authorities found Caden's body in December 2018 while investigating allegations of domestic violence that Elisha Pankey made against her husband. An autopsy found signs that the boy was severely emaciated and evidence of injuries to his head, chest and limbs.