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Houston police investigating third accidental child shooting in four days

HOUSTON – Law enforcement officials are investigating the third reported accidental child shooting in the Houston area in the past three days, according to media reports.


This morning, Harris County deputies responded to a report of an apparent shooting of a six-year-old boy in the 16800 block of Faring Road in Northwest Harris County. The boy was transported to Memorial Hermann Hospital at the Texas Medical Center for the wound.


Sunday morning, a four-year-old boy died after he accidentally shot himself with a gun at a home in the 19000 block of Imperial Stone.


Friday, a three-year-old died in a hospital after an accidental shooting at a home in the 7400 block of Bentanna Drive. His mother found the boy and called 911. Police said at the time, the boy may have found the gun and accidentally shot himself.

NPD trying to determine who shot at Motiva supervisor's home

NEDERLAND - KFDM News has learned Nederland police are trying to find out who shot at a Motiva supervisor's home and truck this weekend.

Police tell us they don't know if the shooting is related to the Motiva strike or if it's vandalism.

Saturday morning at about 2:45 a.m. police received a phone call reporting gun shots in the 800  block of North 10th Street.

Officers responded, but but didn't find anything.

They received a second call from another resident at 4:45 in the morning.

Police say a supervisor at Motiva discovered two bullet holes in the back window of his truck, a third bullet hole in his carport and a fourth bullet hole above his garage door.

Stay with KFDM News for updates to this story.

With $79.2 billion, Bill Gates tops Forbes list of wealthiest people

NEW YORK (AP) -- The world's richest person got even richer this year.

Forbes says that Bill Gates's net worth rose to $79.2 billion in 2015 from $76 billion last year. That put him at the top of the magazine's list of the world's billionaires for the second consecutive year. The co-founder of Microsoft Corp. has topped the list for 16 of the last 21 years.

In second place is telecom mogul Carlos Slim Helu, with a net worth of $77.1 billion. He had topped the list in 2013.

Next is investor Warren Buffett, who moved up one slot this year with a net worth of $72.7 billion.

Forbes says there were 1,826 billionaires on its list this year, up from 1,645 in 2014.  It's the 29th year for Forbes billionaires' list.

(Copyright ©2015 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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PAPD closing part of Highway 365 for accident reconstruction

UPDATE -- Port Arthur Police have completed their accident reconstruction investigation and have reopened Highway 365.

PORT ARTHUR - Port Arthur Police are planning to close Highway 365 for several hours Monday for a traffic accident reconstruction investigation.

Officers will close Highway 365 between West Port Arthur Road and 67th Street in Port Acres from 8:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. for the reconstruction.

The road will be closed and impassable to all traffic in both directions.

Police advise drivers to make alternate travel arrangements and avoid the area during that time.

Iraq launches operation to retake Tikrit from Islamic State

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BAGHDAD (AP) -- Backed by allied Shiite, Sunni and Iranian fighters, Iraqi security forces launched a large-scale military operation Monday to recapture Saddam Hussein's hometown from the Islamic State extremist group, a major step in a campaign to reclaim territory in northern Iraq controlled by the militants.

 

But hours into the operation, a key test for the embattled Iraqi army, the military said it still hadn't entered the city of Tikrit, indicating a long battle lies ahead.


State-run Al-Iraqiya television said that forces were attacking Tikrit from different directions, backed by artillery and airstrikes by Iraqi fighter jets. It said the militants were dislodged from some areas outside the city. Several hours into the operation, it gave no additional details.


The military commander of Salahuddin region, Gen. Abdul-Wahab al-Saadi, told state TV the operation was "going on as planned," with fighting taking place outside Tikrit mainly on its eastern side.


"Until this moment we have not entered the city," al-Saadi said. "God willing, we will enter, but we need some time as planned. ... God willing, victory will be achieved and Salahuddin will be turned into a grave for all terrorist groups."


Tikrit, the provincial capital of Salauhddin province, 130 kilometers (80 miles) north of Baghdad, fell to the Islamic State group last summer, along with the country's second-largest city of Mosul and other areas in the country's Sunni heartland.


Tikrit is one of the largest cities held by Islamic State militants and lies on the road connecting Baghdad to Mosul. Retaking it will help Iraqi forces have a major supply link for any future operation to retake Mosul.


U.S. military officials have said a coordinated military mission to retake Mosul will likely begin in April or May and involve up to 25,000 Iraqi troops. But the Americans have cautioned that if the Iraqis aren't ready, the offensive could be delayed.

Man cited for pot in a container marked "Not Weed"

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) -- A man in Lincoln, Nebraska, has been cited for possessing pot inside a container that had been slapped with a label reading: "Not Weed."


The Lincoln Journal Star reports (http://bit.ly/1DvAdjI ) that Lancaster County deputies stopped the man's vehicle around 9 p.m. Saturday. Officers found the plastic sour cream container during a search of his car, and the driver acknowledged that the pot belonged to him.


He was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving and cited for having less than an ounce of marijuana.


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