Today`s Local News2014-11-28

Friday, November 28, 2014     


(AUSTIN) Interstate 35 was shut down after a shooter was reported shooting multiple buildings in downtown Austin this morning.

The shooting caused the evacuation of police headquarters before being shot this morning. A bomb squad robot was reported to be on the street along with I-35 being shut down in both directions while police investigate the shooting. Austin police have not released update on the suspects’ condition.


(CAMERON) A pair of juveniles have been arrested in connection to the arson of an historic Cameron home.

Cameron Police Investigator Doug Smith said Wednesday the 2 juveniles were in custody at the Rockdale Juvenile Justice Center. The pair are in custody on the heels of an investigation into the November 19th fire that destroyed the historic Yoe House in Cameron.

Cameron Fire Chief Henry Horelica said investigators were able to determine the 2 juveniles were inside the home with incendiary devices prior to the fire occurring. The names of the juveniles will not be released because of their ages.

Cameron Fire Department responded to the historic Yoe House in the 300 block of N. Travis November 19th. Crews arrived to find the 2-story home fully engulfed. Rockdale Fire Department was called in to help fight the fire. However, crews were unable to save the home.

The house had been vacant for several years and no power was going to the house. Yoe House, which belonged to CH Yoe, the namesake of Cameron Yoe High School, was believed to have been built in the early 1900s.


(BELTON) A former minister was arrested in Temple for two Ohio warrants charging for money laundering.

Jerry Francis, 46, is now in Bell County Jail after being arrested at his home on South 31st Street in Temple. Francis was arrested on Monday by Temple police and agents from the U.S. Marshal`s Services for two counts of money laundering involving more than $20,000 but less than $100,000 in Ohio.

Francis was a pastor of the Great Hope Community Church for four years and was forced to step down from ministry after an audit revealed more than $67,000 was missing from the church`s treasury. Francis admitted to moving the funds into a different account after no being able to pay his bills.


(HARKER HEIGHTS) One driver is died and another seriously injured after the two vehicles collided head-on.

Police responded to a two vehicle accident at the intersection of Maplewood and Verna Lee Blvd Thursday morning. Jack-Michael Demetri Patton, 21, was pronounced dead at the scene and Hector Sorricano, 29, was flown by helicopter to Baylor Scott and White Hospital where he was treated for his injuries. Officials say, Sorriano was driving southbound on Verna Lee and Patton was northbound. One of the drivers was traveling at a high speed before colliding head-on. During the time of the accident traffic on Verna Lee was blocked for a time while investigators collected evidence at the accident scene. The accident remains under investigation.


(ROCKDALE) Rockdale City Council will meet on Monday for an executive session.

In an executive session the council deliberate the appointment, employment, and duties of a city manager. The Council will reconvene into an open session and take action on the appointment, employment and duties of the city manager.

Monday`s meeting beings at 5:30PM in the City Council Chambers


(CAMERON) The regular City Council meeting scheduled for Monday, December 1st has been cancelled.  The next regular City Council meeting will be December 15, 2014.


(AUSTIN) If you plan on traveling across Texas during the Thanksgiving holiday, you won`t be alone.

Texas Department of Public Safety troopers will be increasing their patrols this week. Troopers will be at "high-risk locations at times when alcohol-related crashes are most frequent," according to a news release from the department.

AAA Texas predicts 3.6 million Texans will travel 50 miles or more from home over the Thanksgiving holiday.


(CAMERON) The Milam County Sheriff`s Office and the Brown Santa Program will be taking program applications next month.

The 5th annual Brown Santa Program will accept applications from residents beginning December 1st. Those interested should bring a Medicaid or WIC card with the child(s) name on it, a current utility bill, and a valid Texas ID. Applications can be picked up at the Milam County Sheriff`s Office.

If you are interested in donating new, unwrapped toys, please drop them off at the Milam County Sheriff`s Office in Cameron or call 697-7033. Monetary donations can be made to an account at Classic Bank.


(CAMERON) The Cameron Yoemen will play the East Chambers Buccaneers at 7PM today at Texan Stadium in New Caney ISD. KMIL will air that game tonight. Plus, get all you need to know about the game on the Coach Rick Rhoades Show at 9:05 this morning.

The Yoemen will be the home team. Pre-sale ticket prices are $6 for adults and $4 for students. All tickets sold at the gate will be $7. District Passes and Senior Citizen Passes from District 10 AAA will be honored as well as Texas High School Coaches Association and Texas Girls Coaches Association membership cards. The Booster Club is sponsoring a Fan bus to the game. Seats are $30 each and there is only 1 seat left. The bus will leave at 3PM today from downtown Cameron.

Elsewhere, Rockdale moves on to face Kirbyville at 7:30PM today in Shenandoah.

In other games, The Rogers Eagles advance in class 3A division 2 and will meet Crockett at 7:30PM today in College Station.

Franklin will take on Newton tonight at 7:30 at Wildcat Stadium in Paletstine and Thorndale will face Refugio in Farris Stadium in San Antonio.


(CAMERON) Cameron PD reported 1 EMS run and no other activity.

(ROCKDALE) Rockdale PD reported 3 EMS, one arrest and an accident.
--21, male, of Beaumont for possession of Marijuana

--3:45am, A vehicle hitting a deer in front of the Rockdale Walmart.

(CAMERON) The Milam County Sheriff`s Office reported 1 booked in:
--Joseph Nathan Hartley, 36, of Rockdale for duty on striking unattended vehicle and driving while intoxicated

There were no accidents reported in rural Milam County.

There are 111 prisoners in the Milam County Jail this morning, including 20 housed for Coryell County, 2 housed for Lampasas County and 1 for Cameron PD.

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