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Grapevine PD Blotter 2/15/19

  • THEFT OF PROPERTY (<$100 W/PREVIOUS CONVICTIONS; THEFT OF SHOES ENHANCED TO CLASS B): 3000 GRAPEVINE MILLS PKWY
  • THEFT OF PROPERTY (>=$2,500<$30K; FUNDS WITHDRAWN FROM DECEASED PERSON’S ACCOUNT): 1600 W SH 114
  • HARASSMENT (THREATS MADE VIA EMAIL)
  • DEADLY CONDUCT (ROADWAY INCIDENT TURNED INTO AN ASSAULT): 1000 INTERNATIONAL PKWY
  • CRIMINAL MISCHIEF (>=$750<$2,500; BACKBOARD ON BASKETBALL GOAL DAMAGED): 1500 HOOD LN
  • PUBLIC INTOXICATION-ALCOHOL: 200 W SH 114

McDonald’s Happy Meals Now Come With Roald Dahl Books Instead of Toys in New Zealand

BY EMILY PETSKO

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Would you like a Matilda or BFG to go with your burger and fries? If you’re a young Kiwi, you just might get your wish. McDonald’s restaurants in New Zealand are ditching the Pokemon and Hello Kitty toys and filling their Happy Meal boxes with excerpts of Roald Dahl books instead, The Independent reports.

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February’s Full Snow Moon will be the largest supermoon of 2019

Author: Suzanne Nuyen, TEGNA

25099068-smallIf you missed January’s Super Blood Wolf Moon, make sure you set a reminder to catch this month’s because it will be the largest supermoon of 2019.

On Tuesday, February 19 at approximately 4:00 a.m. ET, the full moon will be the closest to Earth that it will ever be during 2019. This point is known as the “perigee.” At approximately 11 a.m., the moon will be at its fullest. 

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Grapevine PD Blotter 2/14/19

  • THEFT OF PROPERTY (>=$100<$750; THEFT OF TIRE): 700 PORT AMERICA PL
  • AGGRAVATED ASSAULT DATE/FAMILY/HOUSE W/WEAPON (SUBJECT POINTED A GUN): 3200 N GRAPEVINE MILLS BLVD
  • FOUND PROPERTY (TWO DRIVERS’ LICENSES FOUND): 1400 W SH 114
  • HARASSMENT: RECEIVED PHONE THREATS FROM EX BOYFRIEND
  • THEFT UNDER $100.00 (THEFT OF TWO VINYL RECORDS): 3000 GRAPEVINE MILLS PKWY
  • THEFT OF PROPERTY (>=$100<$750; STOLEN BIKE): 2000 GRAYSON DR
  • THEFT OF PROPERTY (>=$750<$2,500; EMPLOYEE ARRESTED FOR STEALING): 3000 GRAPEVINE MILLS PKWY
  • LOST PROPERTY (LOST DIAMOND BRACELET): 600 S MAIN ST
  • DRIVING WHILE INTOXICATED: 1400 N SH 121
  • ASSAULT CAUSES BODILY INJURY TO FAMILY MEMBER: 1700 CHRIS CRAFT DR
  • UNAUTHORIZED USE OF VEHICLE (MISSING PERSON/RUNAWAY – STOLEN VEHICLE): 1200 W HUDGINS ST 

Classes resume at Grapevine schools after 3 campuses receive bomb threats

By Sara Coello, Breaking News Reporter

Updated at 11:10 a.m.: Revised to reflect that classes have resumed.

1519099860-NM_26GRAPEVINEPOLICESTOCKRB01_57543428Three Grapevine campuses were evacuated Monday morning after officials received bomb threats through the front office.

Grapevine police responded to Grapevine Middle School and Cross Timbers Middle School and students were removed from the buildings, Grapevine-Colleyville ISD announced around 9:30 a.m. 

Cross Timbers students were moved to the Mustang Activity Center and Grapevine Middle School students were placed on buses while police dogs swept the campuses, which were determined to be safe.

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Baylor Scott & White Health and Memorial Hermann Health System call off merger

 

GCS-2018-01-17-2Two of Texas’ major not-for-profit health systems—Baylor Scott & White Health and Memorial Hermann Health System—announced Feb. 5 they will no longer pursue a merger announced in a letter of intent on Oct. 1 that would have affected 30 counties throughout the state.

“After months of thoughtful exploration, we have decided to discontinue talks of a merger between our two systems,” a Feb. 5 news release from Baylor Scott & White stated. “Ultimately, we have concluded that as strong, successful organizations, we are capable of achieving our visions for the future without merging at this time.”

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Grapevine to seek input on updated master thoroughfare plan

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GCS-master-thoroughfareGrapevine City Council unanimously agreed to table an update to the city’s master thoroughfare plan Feb. 5. Public Works Director Bryan Beck said at a Jan. 15 presentation to the council that the plan helps preserve the necessary right of way for future projects. The plan also identifies a network of roadways and dictates appropriate spacing, connectivity and cross sections throughout the city.

The city’s original master thoroughfare plan was adopted in 1968, according to meeting documents.

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Texas Man Charged by Criminal Complaint with Conspiring to Provide Material Support to a Foreign Terrorist Organization

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US DOJ – Fort Worth – A Texas man was charged today with conspiring to provide material support to a foreign terrorist organization. Assistant Attorney General John C. Demers of the National Security Division, U.S. Attorney Erin Nealy Cox for the Northern District of Texas, and Special Agent in Charge Eric Jackson of the FBI’s Dallas Division made the announcement.

Michael Kyle Sewell, 18, of Arlington, Texas, was charged today by criminal complaint in Fort Worth, Texas, with conspiring to provide material support and resources to Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT), a Pakistani-based foreign terrorist organization. Sewell has been detained pending further court proceedings.

“Sewell allegedly used social media to recruit and encourage an individual to travel overseas to join a foreign terrorist organization and conspired with that person to provide material support to that organization,” said Assistant Attorney General Demers.  “The National Security Division is committed to hold accountable those who engage in this behavior.”

“We stay on constant alert for radicals plotting attacks targeting citizens of the United States, here or abroad,” said U.S. Attorney Nealy Cox. “Countering terrorist threats is our highest priority, and we will continue to work to stem the flow of foreign fighters abroad and bring justice to those who attempt to provide material support to foreign terror organizations. I would like to thank the FBI and our Joint Terrorism Task Force partners for all that they do to keep our communities safe.”

“The men and women of FBI Dallas along with our local, state, and federal partners will continue to work diligently against homegrown violent extremists who provide support to any foreign terrorist organization,” said FBI Special Agent in Charge Jackson. “As threats are uncovered to the community we serve, the FBI and its partners must continue to ensure we are vigilant and determined to prevent any harm to this great nation.”

As set forth in the complaint, Sewell recruited an individual, identified in the complaint as co-conspirator 1, to join LeT, a designated foreign terrorist organization. Sewell met the coconspirator online and encouraged him to join LeT. 

Sewell provided the coconspirator with contact information for an individual who he believed could facilitate the coconspirator’s travel to join the organization. Unbeknownst to Sewell and the coconspirator, the facilitator was an undercover FBI agent.

Sewell coached the coconspirator about what to say to convince the facilitator that he was sincere in his desire to fight for LeT. Sewell also contacted the facilitator to vouch for the coconspirator’s authenticity. Sewell told both the coconspirator and the facilitator that he would kill the coconspirator if he turned out to be a spy. 

The coconspirator made contact with the facilitator and made arrangements with the facilitator to travel to Pakistan to join LeT.           

The FBI and its Joint Terrorism Task Force members; including the Arlington Police Department, the Fort Worth Police Department, the Tarrant County Sheriff’s Office, the Naval Criminal Investigation Service, the Department of Homeland Security, and the Texas Department of Public Safety investigated the case.

Police: Bingo Brawl Breaks Out At Nursing Home

Screen Shot 2019-02-08 at 4.03.27 PMRIDEAU LAKES, Ontario (CBS Local) — A game of bingo at a nursing home turned ugly Tuesday when two elderly women got into a “physical altercation” over a seat, authorities in Canada said.

Police responded to the altercation at a long-term care facility in Rideau Lakes, Ontario, a Canadian community of lakes near the New York border.

Tempers had flared when the two women — aged 79 and 86 — wanted to sit in the same seat and neither would stand down. Other residents soon got involved, turning the situation into somewhat of a brawl, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation reported.

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Rich Post, Post Malone’s Father, Talks Son’s Rise To Stardom From North Texas Roots

His career has skyrocketed into super stardom in just a few short years, and now Post Malone, the 23-year old recording artist from Grapevine, is walking into the 2019 Grammys with four nominations including album and record of the year.

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Post Malone as a young boy (Left, Family Photo) and Post Malone on Feb. 1, 2019 (Right, Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

CBS 11 sat down with his father, Rich Post, at the family’s home in Grapevine to talk about his son’s major success.

When speaking about his Grammy nominations and looking back at the past few years Rich Post said, “Five years ago when this really started nobody would say you are going to win one or be nominated for one. Or you’d be the most streamed artist on Spotify in the world. It’s just crazy how things happen… I still see that kid that would dress up in his Ninja costume for Halloween. Or the goofy kid that was performing at the family talent shows.”

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