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Man found shot to death in doorway in northwest Harris County

HARRIS COUNTY, Texas (KTRK) — A man has died after he was found shot in the doorway of a home early Monday morning in northwest Harris County.

The sheriff’s office said it responded to a disturbance involving weapons at about 3:15 a.m. in the 3500 block of Braewin Court.

When deputies arrived, they found a man with gunshot wounds outside of the house.

His injuries were so severe, they tried to take him via LifeFlight to the hospital. The helicopter was unable to arrive because of the weather, so he was transported via ambulance.

He died at the hospital.

It’s still unclear what led up to this shooting.

“We don’t have a motive as to what occurred before the shooting, so we have several people here that may have been witnesses. We’re going to wait until our investigators get here so they can talk to them,” said Lt. Cedric Cook.

Authorities don’t have any information on the shooter. They believe a dark sedan was seen leaving the area.

If you have any information, you’re asked to call the Harris County Sheriff’s Office.

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Tents catch fire near US 183 in northwest Austin, firefighters say it may have been intentionally set

AUSTIN (KXAN) — Police are searching for a possible suspect after tents and “makeshift living structures” caught fire off U.S. 183 and Pecan Park Boulevard in northwest Austin Friday evening.

The call came in around 6:30 p.m. The Austin Fire Department reported the fire took place in a wooded area, and no injuries were reported.

First responders are clearing the scene now. They were able to extinguish the fire quickly, AFD said.

While AFD said witnesses told firefighters the fire was deliberately set, an official cause hasn’t been determined yet.

The fire is still being investigated, according to AFD.

AFD said the Austin Police Department is searching for a possible suspect. KXAN has reached out to APD for more details.

This is a developing story and will be updated as more details become available.

Author: Jaclyn Ramkissoon
This post originally appeared on KXAN Austin

Terrifying sandstorm causes mayhem in northwest China as huge clouds engulf province

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Aerial photos showed a massive yellow wall engulfing factories and apartment blocks throughout Gansu’s Linze county. The low visibility led to a series of car accidents as people struggled to negotiate the storm, according to reports by state media CCTV. Spring is often the season for sandstorms in China with many cities across the country afflicted by the natural phenomenon.

The sand comes from the Gobi desert in the north of the country and from Mongolia.

It then makes its way to cities as far away as Shandong on the eastern coast and elsewhere across Asia.

Beijing was subjected to several sandstorms in March, which covered the capital in an orange haze.

Experts believe the severe storms were caused by a combination of lower than average snow cover and precipitation, along with above average temperatures and winds across Mongolia and northern China.

Liu Youbin, a spokesman for the environment ministry, told a press conference in Beijing at the time: “Although the sandstorms were mainly caused by natural factors, they remind us there is only one Earth for mankind.

“We must give great importance to ecological protection and construction and strengthen international cooperation.”

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The intensity of the storms are compounded not just by climate change but also by a number of specific human factors.

Liu Junyan, a Beijing-based climate and energy campaigner for Greenpeace East Asia, told The Guardian: “In the places where the sand is originating from, both recent overgrazing and desertification have contributed to the desertification of the grasslands of Mongolia.

“I think one of the most important things is to stop overgrazing, and this is something the Chinese government has done in the past two decades in parts of northern China.”

SHELTER IN PLACE: Northwest Austin apartment complex residents asked to stay inside, lock doors

Author: Russell Falcon
This post originally appeared on KXAN Austin

AUSTIN (KXAN) — Residents of the Hendrix Apartments on 9815 Copper Creek Drive are being asked to stay inside their homes and lock the doors on Tuesday afternoon after reports of a barricaded person in the area.

Williamson County reports local law enforcement has enacted a shelter in place notice at 10:18 a.m. for the vicinity. The reason for the notice hasn’t yet been reported.

Residents should stay inside until given further notice. Community members should also avoid the area as Williamson County Sheriff’s Office and Austin Police Department respond.

KXAN will update this with more information as it becomes available.

2 people with potentially serious injuries in hospital after multi-car crash in northwest Austin

AUSTIN (KXAN) — Two people were taken to the hospital with potentially serious injuries after a multi-vehicle crash Wednesday in far northwest Austin, medics say.

Austin-Travis County EMS tweeted updates on the crash starting at 7:01 a.m. saying multiple vehicles were involved in a crash and one person was trapped inside a vehicle at the intersection of Farm-to-Market Road 2222 and Farm-to-Market Road 620. That’s in the Four Points area.

They later revised it to two people trapped and both were cut out of the vehicle and an additional ambulance responded to the scene.

Both people were declared trauma alerts and were taken to St. David’s Round Rock hospital. Along with ATCEMS, the Austin Fire Department, Austin Police Department and Lake Travis Fire and Rescue all responded to the scene.

FM 2222 is closed near River Place Boulevard as crews clear the crash. Avoid the area and try to find an alternate route if possible.

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VIDEO: Streak of lights over Pacific Northwest was burning space debris from SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket

SEATTLE — Burning debris from a rocket lit up Pacific Northwest skies Thursday night, the National Weather Service in Seattle said.”The widely reported bright objects in the sky were debris from a Falcon 9 rocket 2nd stage that did not successfully have a deorbit burn,” the service said in a tweet about the astral occurrence that the Seattle Times reported was seen shortly after 9 p.m.

There were no reports of damage or other impacts on the ground.The rocket delivered Starlink satellites, built in Redmond, Washington, into orbit earlier this week, the Times reported.

SpaceX said Wednesday that the Falcon 9’s first stage returned to Earth and landed as planned on its ocean-going barge off the coast of Florida.RELATED: SpaceX Mars prototype rocket nails landing, but then explodes[1]

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