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BC-TX--Texas News Coverage Advisory 8:30 am, TX

May 16, 2019

Good morning! Here’s a look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up today in Texas. Questions about today’s coverage plans are welcome, and should be directed to 972-991-2100.

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HOUSTON _ Family members of Pamela Turner, a woman who was fatally shot Monday night by a police officer in Baytown, will hold a news conference Thursday with their attorney, Ben Crump, co-counsel Bob Hilliard and community leaders. A medical examiner has ruled the fatal shooting of a 44-year-old Houston-area woman was a homicide. Baytown police have said one of their officers shot Turner after she shocked him with his own Taser. UPCOMING: 300 words, pursuing photos. News conference scheduled 11 a.m. CDT.


DALLAS _ Authorities in Texas say a 46-year-old man posed as a health care provider or maintenance worker to gain access to the apartments of several elderly women where he killed them and robbed them of jewelry and other valuables. Billy Chemirmir was being held Thursday in the Dallas County jail on multiple counts of capital murder or attempted capital murder. Records in nearby Collin County show he’s charged with attempted capital murder there. UPCOMING: 400 words, photo.


WASHINGTON _ Ten people have been charged in connection with malicious software attacks that infected tens of thousands of computers and caused more than $100 million in financial losses, U.S. and European authorities announced Thursday. The malware enabled cyber criminals from Eastern Europe to take remote control of infected computers and siphon funds from victims’ bank accounts in the U.S. Victims included a Washington law firm, a church in Texas, a furniture business in California and a casino in Mississippi. An 11th defendant guilty last month in federal court in Pittsburgh, where Thursday’s case was brought. By Eric Tucker. SENT: 470 words, with photo.





GALVESTON, Texas _ At the end of the month, the island is scheduled to celebrate its 100th local landmark, a designation that marks Galveston’s commitment to heritage, officials say. The Galveston County Daily News reports the designation comes as the city increasingly focuses on promoting its history to attract some of the more than 7 million people who visit each year. With one of the largest concentrations of historic homes in the country, Galveston has hooked onto growing statewide popularity in heritage tourism, in which people visit a place at least in part because of its connection to the past. By Keri Heath, The Galveston County Daily News. SENT: 580 words, pursuing photos.


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