Here are things to know for Wednesday, May 26:
1. 17-year-old fighting for his life after being shocked by 33000-volt powerline while hanging business banner
A teen is fighting for his life after he was severely shocked while trying to hang a business banner in Montgomery County.
The incident happened around 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in front of Maria’s Appliances on FM 1485 near Dry Creek.
According to authorities, 17-year-old Logan Dillard was resetting a wet banner attached to a metal pole when the pole hit the overhead 33000-volt powerlines that run to a transformer on the property.
Dillard suffered a severe shock and was unconscious when paramedics arrived, according to authorities. Emergency responders performed CPR and after nearly 20 minutes, they were able to revive Dillard, officials said.
2. Baby survives after pregnant woman dies from gunshot wound, Baytown police say
A baby survived after a 23-year-old woman who had been pregnant with the child died from a gunshot wound to the head Monday in Baytown, officials said.
“When I came out here and I saw them take a gurney in there I was like, ‘Hmm, no,’ I had to go inside because I knew they were going to bring someone out and it was a woman and she was about 7 months pregnant and she was showing,” said the pregnant woman’s neighbor, Ronni Moore.
Baytown police said the woman -- identified as Dominique Million -- was taken to Memorial Hermann via Life Flight, but succumbed to her injuries and the baby girl she was carrying was successfully delivered via c-section. The baby is recovering at Texas Children’s Hospital.
3. Moderna says its COVID-19 shot works in kids as young as 12
Moderna said Tuesday its COVID-19 vaccine strongly protects kids as young as 12, a step that could put the shot on track to become the second option for that age group in the U.S.
With global vaccine supplies still tight, much of the world is struggling to vaccinate adults in the quest to end the pandemic. But earlier this month, the U.S. and Canada authorized another vaccine — the shot made by Pfizer and BioNTech — to be used starting at age 12.
Moderna aims to be next in line, saying it will submit its teen data to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and other global regulators early next month.
4. Cocaine suspected to be in packages washing up on Matagorda County beaches
The Matagorda County Sheriff’s Office issued a warning on Monday that packages suspected of containing cocaine have been washing up on beaches in the area. In the last seven days, they say 50 kilos of what they believe to be cocaine have washed ashore.
The Sheriff’s Office warned you should not touch any suspicious packages on the beach. If one is spotted, law enforcement should be notified immediately.
5. ‘He is an angel on Earth’: Travis Elementary parents organize fund to help beloved crossing guard
Parents of Travis Elementary School have come together to help a beloved school crossing guard in his time of need.
John Davis, known by many as “Mr. Davis” has stood outside Travis Elementary just about every school day for more than a decade. After suffering from a serious medical emergency last week, the community has put together to help Davis and his family in his recovery.
Mr. Davis changed lives every time he crossed the street. Even with dozens of students coming through, he made each one, even parents feel special.