Good Friday afternoon, everyone! We hope you're all set for a great weekend.
Here are some stories for you to check out as you count down the hours until "quittin' time:"
1. Piracy and pilot suicide are among the scenarios under study as
investigators grow increasingly certain the missing Malaysian Airlines
jet changed course and headed west after its last radio contact.
The latest evidence suggests the plane didn't
experience a catastrophic incident over the South China Sea as was
initially suspected. Some experts believe it was hijacked.
2. A Smith Co. man accused of fatally shooting his wife will now be asked to relinquish the rights to his three children. Adrian
Mata's three children have been staying with a family member since
February 25, the day he allegedly shot the children's mother,
30-year-old Jennifer Mata. At a hearing Friday, that family member began
the process of getting official custody of the kids.
4. More crazy Texas weather on the way: Chief Meteorologist Mark Scirto says that damaging winds and large hail are possible for portions of East Texas on Saturday. Read the details here.
5. Colleges are paying students to take a year off after high school to
travel, volunteer or do internships so that students of all income
brackets can benefit from "gap years." A new program at Tufts University and existing ones at a handful of
other schools aim to remove the financial barriers that can keep
cash-strapped students from exploring different communities and
challenge their comfort zones before jumping right into college.
6. A 19-year-old has been shot this afternoon in an apartment in north Tyler. Gregory Rolling was shot by a suspect that no one has been able to identify. The victim, Rolling, told police as he was barely conscious that the shooter was a Hispanic male, while witnesses say they saw three black males with guns in the area. Rolling is expected to recover.
Friday, August 22 2014 3:11 PM EDT2014-08-22 19:11:37 GMT
A 22-year-old woman and a 4-month-old baby are recovering in the hospital after being struck on the sidewalk in a hit-skip accident. The driver is in custody, but the passenger remains on the run. More >>
A 22-year-old woman and a 4-month-old baby are recovering in the hospital after being struck on the sidewalk by a driver who didn't stop at the scene of the accident. The driver is in custody, but the passenger remains on the run. More >>
Tuesday, August 19 2014 4:10 PM EDT2014-08-19 20:10:07 GMT
The police chief for Gulf Shores along Alabama's coast is weighing-in on the actions of the law enforcement commander in charge of Ferguson, Missouri's in the wake of an escalating crisis brought on byMore >>
Gulf Shores Police Chief Ed Delmore wrote a blistering open letter to Captain Ronald S. Johnson, who was given command of law enforcement operations following days of looting and rioting in the city.More >>