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  • Round Rock Clinic Performs Rare Arthritis Procedure on Komodo Dragon

    01/14/2022 10:24:26 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    KXAN ^ | Jan 14, 2022 | Eric Henrikson
    The oldest Komodo dragon in North America recently visited a Round Rock clinic to receive treatment for arthritis. The dragon, named Bubba, is 27 years old, eight feet long, weighs 175 pounds and lives at the San Antonio Zoo. “He was very much awake,” said Dr. Jaime Sage, CEO and Chief Radiologist with SAGE Veterinary Imaging. “He was mildly sedated … so he wouldn’t move very much for the procedure.” Bubba’s knees are very arthritic, which can be very painful. New bone formed around the ends of his joints, called osteoarthritis. Sage performed a procedure using SenovetinOA, a radioactive chemical...
  • Terrorist shot dead after taking hostages at Texas synagogue is named as 44-year-old from Blackburn: Gunman Malik Akram's 'devastated' brother condemns attack and blames 'mental health issues' as Liz Truss slams 'act of anti-Semitism'

    01/16/2022 10:48:39 AM PST · by knighthawk · 73 replies
    The family of the British terrorist who was shot dead after taking four people hostage inside a Texas synagogue have tonight condemned his actions as they admitted to 'liasing' with the shooter during his 10-hour stand-off with police. Malik Faisal Akram, 44, was shot dead by the FBI after holding four hostages for more than 10 hours at Congregation Beth Israel synagogue in Colleyville, Texas on Saturday. His 'devastated' brother Gulbar Akram shared a message on social media in which he revealed he had been working with the FBI and 'liasing' with his sibling throughout the stand-off. He also apologised...
  • Top GOP lawmaker discloses 'something more' to hostage crisis at Texas synagogue; investigation goes global

    01/16/2022 4:27:36 PM PST · by dynachrome · 37 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 1-16-22 | Chris Enloe
    A top House Republican revealed Sunday the investigation into the man who took four people hostage at a Texas synagogue on Saturday has gone international. What are the details? Rep. Michael McCaul (R-Texas), the ranking member on the House Foreign Affairs Committee, told CNN host Jake Tapper on "State of the Union" there is "something more" to the case than a lone actor. In fact, McCaul disclosed that the FBI's investigation now extends to London and Tel Aviv. "I know the FBI has now fanned their investigation out to London and Tel Aviv. So this has now turned into an...
  • Texas Hostage Taker Identified as British Citizen (Malik Faisal Akram) Who Traveled to U.S. in Recent Days

    01/16/2022 10:47:57 AM PST · by karpov · 43 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | January 16, 2022 | Dan Frosch
    The man who took four hostages at a synagogue in Texas on Saturday is a 44 year-old British citizen, the FBI said Sunday. In a statement, the Federal Bureau of Investigation identified the man as Malik Faisal Akram. Mr. Akram died late Saturday after a standoff that lasted more than 10 hours in the Dallas suburb of Colleyville. Officials didn’t say how he died. An elite FBI rescue team that flew in from Quantico, Va., stormed the synagogue and freed three of the hostages, authorities said. One hostage was released earlier, and none were harmed. A law-enforcement official with knowledge...
  • Biden labels Texas synagogue hostage-taking an 'act of terror'

    01/16/2022 1:18:27 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 27 replies
    The hill ^ | 01/16/2022 | Joseph Choi
    President Biden on Sunday called the hostage situation at a Texas synagogue on Saturday an "act of terror." "This was an act of terror," Biden told reporters. "This was an act of terror [that was not only related to someone who had been arrested I might add 15 years ago and had been in jail for 10 years."
  • 'Corrupt' FBI should be 'eliminated' for statement on Texas synagogue hostage taker: Critics

    01/16/2022 1:49:20 PM PST · by Brilliant · 53 replies
    The FBI is facing backlash on social media after an official said that the Texas synagogue hostage taker’s demands were "not specifically related to the Jewish community." "The FBI is now an organization solely focused on destroying the domestic enemies of the Democratic Party," conservative talk radio show Jesse Kelly tweeted Sunday morning. "Any Republican Congress or Presidential candidate who doesn’t loudly proclaim his intention to massively reform or disband this organization should not be considered. Kelly’s tweet came in response to the Associated Press reporting that FBI officials said "the Texas synagogue hostage taker's demands were specifically focused on...
  • Mainstream US Muslim (Cair lobby) groups have called for Aafia Siddiqui's release

    01/16/2022 12:50:11 PM PST · by Conservat1 · 15 replies
    Fox News ^ | Jan 16, 2022 | Jessica Chasmar 
    Just last month, CAIR’s Dallas-Fort-Worth chapter held an event called "In Pursuit of Freedom" at the East Plano Islamic Center in Plano, Texas, calling for Siddiqui’s release, claiming she had been "kidnapped, ripped apart from her children, shot at, renditioned to the U.S., and is currently serving an 86-year prison sentence for a crime she did not commit." On Nov. 18, the CAIR chapter held an online fundraiser for Siddiqui’s defense team. Days earlier, multiple Muslim advocacy groups, including CAIR, American Muslims for Palestine (AMP), the Islamic Circle of North America Council for Social Justice (ICNA-CSJ), and the Muslim American...
  • Hostage-taker at Texas synagogue calls for the release of Pakistani national from US prison, authorities say

    01/15/2022 6:15:20 PM PST · by Conservat1 · 28 replies
    CNN ^ | Jan 15, 2022 | Alaa Elassar and Michelle Watson
    Hostage-taker at Texas synagogue calls for the release of Pakistani national from US prison, authorities say By Alaa Elassar and Michelle Watson, CNN Updated 8:40 PM EST, Sat January 15, 2022 article video (CNN)The FBI and Texas Department of Public Safety are assisting a hostage situation at a synagogue in Texas, where authorities say the suspect may be motivated by the desire to free a Pakistani scientist who was convicted of attempting to kill US officers in Afghanistan. A law enforcement official familiar with the investigation told CNN there were believed to be four hostages, including a rabbi, at Congregation...
  • 'Lady Al Qaeda,' the woman Texas synagogue hostage-taker wants freed

    01/15/2022 7:02:52 PM PST · by Conservat1 · 36 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | Jan 16, 2022 (UK time) | Daniel Bates and Alyssa Guzman and Stephen M. Lepore
    'Lady Al Qaeda' the woman Texas synagogue hostage-taker wants freed: She planned chemical attacks on Empire State Building and Brooklyn Bridge and demanded juror at her trial be DNA tested to see if they were Jewish
  • What we know: Colleyville’s Beth Israel hostages freed, hostage-taker dead

    01/15/2022 7:50:35 PM PST · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 94 replies
    Fort Worth Star Telegram ^ | 15 January 2022 | Matt Leclercq
    A man entered the Beth Israel synagogue in Colleyville, a suburb of 26,000 people about 17 miles northeast of Fort Worth, on Saturday morning during services. He took four people inside the synagogue hostage and claimed to have bombs in unknown locations; one, a man, was released around 5 p.m. Around 9:15 p.m., Star-Telegram reporters at the scene heard a bang and what sounded like gunfire at the scene. Witnesses reported seeing increased police activity around the synagogue. At 9:30 p.m., Gov. Greg Abbott tweeted, “All hostages are out alive and safe.” The hostage-taker is dead, Rep. Beth Van Duyne...
  • Call the hostage-taking at Colleyville synagogue what it is: evil terrorism

    01/15/2022 9:50:46 PM PST · by Conservat1 · 34 replies
    But in one sense, it doesn’t matter. Any complaint he has about the U.S. government, the case in question or even Israel doesn’t involve the individuals whose lives he has violated. Throughout the tense hours, the priority was the safe rescue of the hostages. Officers heroically stormed in and rescued them late Saturday, for which we should all be grateful. Now, it’s important to reflect with righteous anger, to acknowledge the evil done, name it and identify where it comes from. The innocent Colleyville congregants have nothing to do with the case of Aafia Siddiqui, whom the hostage-taker reportedly mentioned....
  • Governor Abbott: ‘All Hostages Are Out Alive And Safe’ At Congregation Beth Israel In Colleyville

    01/15/2022 7:50:34 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 14 replies
    COLLEYVILLE, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – A hostage situation at a synagogue in Colleyville on Saturday, January 15 ended after nearly 11 hours when law enforcement safely rescued all four hostages. Authorities said a man apparently took hostages Saturday during services at a Texas synagogue where the suspect could be heard ranting angrily in a livestream before the feed cut out.
  • Texas county rejects half of mail-in ballot applications amid new voter restrictions

    01/15/2022 4:42:44 PM PST · by where's_the_Outrage? · 39 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Jan 15, 2022 | Oliver Milman
    Election officials in the Texas county that includes the state capital, Austin, have rejected about half of applications for mail-in ballots, following new voting restrictions brought in by Republicans. The voter identification rules have led to the rejection of about half of the 700 mail-in ballots requested in Travis county for primary elections in March, according to the county’s clerk. The denied ballots in Travis county follow a similar trend across Texas, with officials in Harris county, which includes the city of Houston, and Bexar county, which includes San Antonio, also turning down a substantial number of mail-in ballot applications....
  • Texas SWAT team responds to hostage situation at synagogue: 'I'm going to die' [hostages SAFE]

    01/15/2022 1:14:16 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 105 replies
    Fox News ^ | 15 January 2022 | Adam Sabes
    A Texas SWAT team responded Saturday afternoon to a hostage situation at a synagogue near Dallas. The Colleyville Police Department said on Twitter that they are conducting SWAT operations "around the 6100 block of Pleasant Run Rd." All residents in the immediate area of the incident are being evacuated, according to the tweet.
  • Colleyville synagogue apparently held hostage during livestream service (Texas)

    01/15/2022 11:56:36 AM PST · by PghBaldy · 33 replies
    Fort Worth Star-Telegram ^ | January 15 | Jessika Harkay
    Colleyville police are conducting SWAT operations in the 6100 block of Pleasant Run Road this afternoon around a synagogue, police said on social media. All residents in the immediate area are being evacuated, and people are asked to avoid the area.
  • Lewisville Firefighter Dies Suddenly

    01/14/2022 6:37:52 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 41 replies
    The Cross Timbers Gazette ^ | January 3, 2022 | Mark Smith
    A Lewisville firefighter collapsed and died on New Year’s Eve, leaving behind his pregnant wife. Just before dawn on Friday, Lewisville Firefighter/Paramedic Landun Charles and his wife, Lauren (a nurse), were getting ready for work when Landun called to her from another room in distress. When she got to him, he had collapsed on the floor, according to a news release from the Lewisville Fire Fighters Association. Lauren called 911 and began administering CPR. Landun was transported to the hospital and pronounced dead about 8:30 a.m. Landun had been a firefighter in Lewisville for the past two years, and on...
  • Donald Trump To Hold Rally In Conroe Jan. 29 (Texas)

    01/14/2022 2:36:58 PM PST · by conservative98 · 28 replies
    Patch ^ | Fri, Jan 14, 2022 | Jeffrey Perkins
    CONROE, TX — Former President Donald Trump has scheduled a "Save America Rally" at the Montgomery County Fairgrounds at 7 p.m. Jan. 29, according to his website. Trump is hosting a rally in Florence, Arizona, on Saturday, and the Conroe rally is next on his schedule. The fairgrounds, located at 9333 Airport Road, open at 2 p.m., according to the website. Trump is planning on holding two rallies per month leading up to the 2022 midterm elections, an advisor for the former president told Politico reporter Meridith McGraw. Trump's team has secured the fairgrounds for use on the published date,...
  • Greg Abbott in Danger of Losing Losing GOP Governor Primary in Texas: Poll

    01/13/2022 8:35:37 PM PST · by SaxxonWoods · 108 replies
    MSN/Newsweek ^ | 1/13/2022 | Darragh Roche
    "Texas Governor Greg Abbott is facing a potential defeat in the Republican gubernatorial primary, according to a new poll carried out for one his GOP opponents. A Paradigm Partners poll published on Tuesday shows Abbott with just 32.52 percent support among likely Republican primary voters in the state, behind former Texas GOP chair Allen West on 38.36 percent. The poll was conducted for West's campaign and differs starkly from other polls published late last year that appeared to show the Republican primary race was uncompetitive."
  • Iran: ‘Hard Revenge’ for Soleimani Killing Will Come From ‘Within’ the U.S.-The Islamic Republic finds its perfect moment

    01/13/2022 7:36:29 AM PST · by SJackson · 59 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | Jan 13, 2022 | Robert Spencer
    Last Thursday was the second anniversary of the killing of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) Quds Force commander Qassem Soleimani; while the date passed virtually unnoticed in the United States, it was a major event in the Islamic Republic of Iran, featuring numerous threats of revenge from enraged Iranian leaders. One of these stood out from the others: Soleimani’s successor as Quds Force commander declared that the revenge would come from inside the United States. Iran’s state-controlled Tasnim News Agency reported that Brigadier General Esmaeil Qaani was “delivering a speech to a ceremony in Mashhad” for the anniversary...
  • Adalia Rose ...Youtube star who suffered from real-life Benjamin Button disease dies at the age of 15 after inspiring millions with her videos...

    01/13/2022 3:45:43 PM PST · by caww · 21 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 1/13/2021 | Daily Mail
    A teenage girl who suffered from real-life Benjamin Button disease and amassed a millions-strong YouTube following has died at the age of 15. Adalia Rose, from Texas, was diagnosed with Hutchinson-Gilford progeria, a genetic condition also known as Benjamin Button disease, when she was three months old. The condition, which affects fewer than 500 children worldwide, is categorized by extreme accelerated aging and has an average life expectancy of 13 years old.