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Vietnam Veteran Memorial Pavilion now open in Patriot Park

The memorial pavilion is dedicated to Vietnam Veterans, with the project taking two and half years to complete and funding from local donors.

VICTORIA, Texas - With years in the making and community support the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Pavilion is now open in Patriot Park. The pavilion is dedicated…

Tiffany Haddish arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence, police say

Officers responded to a call regarding a driver asleep at the wheel on the roadway

Originally Published: 15 JAN 22 15:46 ET By Emma Tucker and Amy Simonson, CNN (CNN) -- Actor and comedian Tiffany Haddish was arrested in Georgia early Friday on suspicion of driving under the influence, according to local police. Officers responded…

Corpus Christi Police Department detectives search for vehicle of interest

Officers responded to a shooting that left a 38-year-old dead on the scene

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas - The Corpus Christi Police Department is asking for your help with locating a vehicle of interest. On Saturday, Jan. 15, at approximately 12:41 a.m., officers responded to a shooting at the intersection of Gollihar and…

The CDC updated its mask guidelines

What to know about 'the highest level of protection'

Originally Published: 15 JAN 22 06:40 ET Updated: 15 JAN 22 07:19 ET By Kristen Rogers, Parija Kavilanz and Amanda Sealy, CNN (CNN) -- The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has changed its mask guidelines to recommend that…

'Texas is fully prepared to address any potential wildfires in the coming days'

Governor Greg Abbott prepares state resources in response to elevated fire weather throughout Texas

AUSTIN, Texas – On Friday, Jan. 14, Governor Greg Abbott directed the TDEM to prepare resources in response to increased fire weather conditions across Texas this weekend. The Texas A&M Forest Service warns residents of elevated to critical fire weather…

Edna woman saves bald eagle

Jessica Coleman, founder of Lumpy Lizard Reptile, Poultry, and Exotics Rescue saved an injured bald eagle in Edna.

EDNA, Texas - Jessica Coleman is the founder of Lumpy Lizard Reptile, Poultry, and Exotics Rescue and when she got the call from an Edna resident that there was a…

Victoria County Judge issues burn ban

Burn ban becomes effective on Friday, Jan. 14

VICTORIA, Texas - A burn ban is now in effect for Victoria County. County Judge Ben Zeller issued a burn ban for Victoria County effective on Friday, Jan. 14, with high winds and dry conditions persisting throughout the county. The…

111 new cases of COVID-19 reported in Victoria County Friday

Local hospital occupancy rate sits at 12.64% as of Friday

VICTORIA, Texas- The Victoria County Public Health Department (VCPHD) reports 111 new cases of COIVD-19 on Friday afternoon. View the VCPHD dashboard here. As of Friday evening, there are: 111 new, confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Victoria County 790 currently…

41-year-old woman sentenced for exploiting elderly man for money

Joanie Martinez Cosper will serve

VICTORIA, Texas - Today Joanie Martinez Cosper, 41, was sentenced to 40 and 20 years in prison after a Victoria County jury found her guilty of Misapplication of Fiduciary Property of an Elderly Individual and Exploitation of an Elderly Individual…

Uvalde resident charged with Felony Money Laundering

Drug Interdiction Investigator David Smith conducted the traffic stop leading to the arrest

FAYETTE COUNTY, Texas - On Wednesday, Jan. 13, afternoon, around 2:36 p.m., Drug Interdiction Investigator David Smith conducted a traffic stop on a 2001 Isuzu Rodeo vehicle. According to Sheriff Keith Korenek's report, the traffic stop took place on…

A medical first: Man receives transplant of genetically modified pig heart

A 57-year-old man with terminal heart disease is doing well after receiving transplant

Originally Published: 10 JAN 22 18:46 ET Updated: 14 JAN 22 14:05 ET By Katherine Dillinger, CNN (CNN) -- A 57-year-old Maryland man is doing well three days after receiving a genetically modified pig heart in a first-of-its-kind transplant…

DPS: Wrong way driver killed in head on collision

Two children, a teen and one adult woman sent to hospital in head on collision

VICTORIA COUNTY, Texas - Just before 8 p.m. Thursday night the DPS worked a two vehicle crash on southbound U.S. Hwy 87 near Guadalupe Rd. It was a head on collision with a wrong way driver. Authorities said a 2000…

FEMA administrator to announce expanded flexibility for National Guard's help

This is in response to the staffing shortages at hospitals

Originally Published: 14 JAN 22 10:24 ET By Betsy Klein, CNN (CNN) -- Federal Emergency Management Agency administrator Deanne Criswell is set to announce at Friday's White House press briefing new steps from the Biden administration to help alleviate staffing…

Governor Abbott announces $10 million in Spaceport Trust Fund grants

Here are the details

AUSTIN, Texas – On Thursday, Jan. 13, Governor Greg Abbott announced Spaceport Trust Fund grant awards of $5,000,000 to the Cameron County Spaceport Development Corporation. He also announced $5,000,000 to the Houston Spaceport Development Corporation. The Governor's Office of Economic…

Science Mill presents foundation with plaque for donations to VISD

Mill thanked the foundation for assisting VISD's STEM summer camps

VICTORIA, Texas - Last week, Science Mill presented Gerardo Castillo and the Ashbritt Foundation with a plaque. He thanked them for donating over $150,000 to provide Victoria ISD with Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) summer camps since 2019. Bonnie…

'Massive' cyberattack hits Ukraine government websites

Most of the affected state resources have already been restored

Originally Published: 14 JAN 22 05:42 ET Updated: 14 JAN 22 08:29 ET By Katharina Krebs and Jake Kwon, CNN (CNN) -- A number of Ukrainian government websites were targeted in "a massive cyberattack" with threatening text warning Ukrainians to…

Many hospitals halt non-urgent procedures

They rely on the National Guard as Covid-19 hospitalizations rise

Originally Published: 14 JAN 22 03:43 ET Updated: 14 JAN 22 06:10 ET By Travis Caldwell, CNN (CNN) -- As Covid-19 hospitalizations reach new highs, more states and health care systems are cutting back services that aren't urgent and relying…