5 killed by Texas escapee died from gunshots, stab wounds
A Texas grandfather and his four grandsons killed by a prison escapee died from gunshots, sharp force injuries and stab wounds, a medical examiner's report said. Convicted murderer Gonzalo Lopez escaped from a prison transport bus last month and is accused of killing Mark Collins, 66, and his four grandsons, who ranged in age from 11 to 18, authorities said.news.yahoo.com
Grandfather killed alongside 4 young grandsons near Centerville identified; Escaped inmate believed to be responsible
The four Houston-area children who were found dead inside a home in Centerville were identified as students who attended the Tomball Independent School District, the district revealed. Their 66-year-old grandfather was also among those slain.
Convicted murderer on the run since escaping prison bus killed in shootout with police after slaying family of five, authorities say
Texas prison officials say Gonzalo Lopez was tracked down after slaying a family of five in a rural cabin and stealing their pickup truck. He escaped from a prison bus three weeks ago.cbsnews.com
Fugitive suspected of taking truck from five found dead
A convicted murderer on the run since escaping a prison bus after stabbing its driver on May 12 may be driving the truck linked to the deaths of five people, Texas prison system officials said late Thursday. In a statement, the Texas Department of Criminal Justice says investigators were searching near Centerville, Texas, for Gonzalo Lopez when they received a call from someone concerned after not hearing from an elderly relative. Officers went to the home along Texas Route 7 west of Centerville and found the bodies of two adults and three children.news.yahoo.com
Search for Texas inmate expands as land, air operations end
The search by ground and air in the Texas county where a convicted murderer escaped from a prison transport bus and stabbed the driver last week has concluded as the hunt for him expands, authorities said Friday. Gonzalo Lopez, 46, was being transported to a medical appointment on May 12 in a caged area of the bus when he escaped in Leon County, a rural area between Dallas and Houston, the Texas Department of Criminal Justice has said.news.yahoo.com
Texas inmate who escaped bus got out of restraints, cage
CENTERVILLE, Texas (AP) — A convicted murderer who escaped from a prison transport bus in Texas last week got out of his restraints and a cage before stabbing the driver, and he is still on the run We[San Marcos, TX] [Hays County news] News San Marcos News, San Marcos Record [Texas State]sanmarcosrecord.com
Texas inmate who escaped bus got out of restraints, cage
A convicted murderer who escaped from a transport bus last week got out of his restraints and a caged area before stabbing the driver, and he is still on the run Wednesday, authorities said. Gonzalo Lopez, 46, who was serving a life sentence, was being transported to a medical appointment on May 12 in a caged area of the bus designated for high-risk inmates, the Texas Department of Criminal Justice said in statement offering new details on the escape. As Lopez was being transported, he somehow freed himself from his hand and leg restraints, cut through the expanded metal of the cage and crawled out the bottom, the department said.news.yahoo.com
‘Not to be reckoned with’: $22.5K offered in hopes of capturing escaped inmate who murdered man with pick-axe after unpaid ransom
A $22,500 reward is now being offered for info leading to the capture of an inmate who escaped after he stabbed a correctional officer and stole a Texas Department of Criminal Justice transport bus on Thursday afternoon, according to the Leon County Sheriff’s Office.
Deadly Alabama tornado 'supercell' spotted in satellite imagery
The severe storms in Alabama this week are visible even from space. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's GOES East satellite captured an animation of a "supercell" creating a large tornado in central Alabama, near Brent and Centerville. Photos: The Most Powerful Storms of the Solar SystemThis view of devastating storms over Alabama as seen by the GOES East satellite on March 26, 2021. The Huntsville branch of NWS forecast "strong to severe storms" later Friday night and also again on Saturday night. Satellites are commonly used to help forecasters map and predict severe weather and ideally, to create early warning systems to keep local populations safe amid rapidly changing weather forecasts.space.com
The power of touch: Boutique stretching thrives amid COVID
Tara Albarron, 32, works with client Ron Bryant, 55, of Beaver Creek, Ohio, during an assisted stretching session at StretchLab in Centerville, Ohio, on March 8, 2021. Assisted stretching is intended to improve range of motion, flexibility and circulation, among other benefits. (AP Photo/Julie Carr Smyth)CENTERVILLE, Ohio – Pandemic-weary Americans starved for human interaction and physical touch are taking advantage of a growing wellness option once reserved for Hollywood actors, rock stars and elite athletes: boutique stretching. Others cite some intangibles offered by assisted stretching during the coronavirus. Touch, he said, “is beneficial even when we don’t have a solid, strong emotional connection to the other person" — which can be the case with assisted stretching.
Woodland Hills Ranch offers premier land for sale (Sponsored)
Located just down the road from Centerville, and centrally located between Dallas and Houston, is the newest land buying opportunity — Woodland Hills Ranch. Lone Star Land Partners offers for sale a 10-plus acre homesite for $114,900. Buyers can start enjoying the pure country lifestyle they deserve with scenic views, pristine pastureland, private and county roads, electric, low wildlife-exempt taxes and more at Woodland Hills Ranch.chron.com
Sneak Preview Land Sale set near Centerville (Sponsored)
Photo courtesy of National Land PartnersLone Star Land Partners announces their newest land buying opportunity — Woodland Hills Ranch, being brought to market for the first time on Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 23-24, 2021 during the Sneak Preview Land Sale. Located just down the road from the town of Centerville, and centrally located between Dallas and Houston, this gorgeous, new large acreage community is being offered for sale at bargain prices. Be the first to see and own beautiful, nicely wooded acreage and get a New Barndominium Shell* and 10-plus-acre homesite, on sale, for $124,900. Plus, buyers can save thousands** during the sale, with 10- to 20-plus-acre properties also available.chron.com
State trooper pulls man from car seconds before it was hit by train
CENTERVILLE, Utah - With only seconds to go before a train barreled through, a Utah state trooper pulled an unconscious driver from his car after it got stuck on the tracks. Nick Street, the spokesman for the Utah Highway Patrol. Correa left the traffic stop and began to drive down the freeway using his spotlight to search for the vehicle, Street told CNN. It took 35 seconds from when Correa got out of his patrol car to when the train hit the stranded vehicle, said Street. The Utah Highway Patrol called Correa's actions "incredible and heroic," but Correa said none of that was on his mind.