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Texas A&M University System bans vaping on all campuses



TEXAS Vapes and the use of e-cigarettes will soon be banned on all Texas A&M campuses as directed by Texas A&M’s University System Chancellor John Sharp.

Chancellor Sharp sent out a memo to each of the presidents of the 11 universities and the directors of the eight state agencies within the University System, according to Kiii TV.

The memo cites a report from the Center for Disease Control which states that as of September 24, 2019 a total of 46 states and the U.S. Virgin Islands had reported 805 confirmed and probable patient cases involving lung injury or diseases caused by vaping.

The same report also says there have been 12 deaths in 10 states as a result of vaping and e-cigarette use.

“I do not want to take any unnecessary chances with the health of our students, faculty, and staff,” he said.

Vaping on campus is banned in most places within the system, however Chancellor Sharp is calling for a complete, mandatory ban to be enforced “throughout every inch of the Texas A&M System.”

This includes, according to Chancellor Sharp, every building, parking lot, garage, outside space and laboratory in the System.

He also stated that e-cigarette products and vaping paraphernalia were not to be sold at any store within the University System.

Though Chancellor Sharp said he preferred the ban be enforced as soon as today, October 1, he understands that would be impractical.

Instead he asked that the ban be instated as soon as possible.

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15-year-old girl kidnapped and held captive for months now safe, alleged kidnapper in custody



Harris County

HOUSTON, Texas A man accused of kidnapping and holding a 15-year-old girl captive for months has been arrested by Houston law enforcement.

Sources from the Chronicle say 20-year-old Trevion Shields kidnapped the teenage girl from a restaurant located in the 8300 block of Westheimer Road on January 28 of this year.

Deputies with Harris County Constable Precinct 1 say the girl was held captive in Shields’ apartment for nearly 12 weeks.

Reports say Shields threatened to kill the girl’s family if she ever tried to escape, sometimes physically blocking the door to the apartment so she could not leave.

The girl alleged that Shields had sex with her multiple times, and that sometimes he would give her drugs and alcohol to “numb” her.

She did not have a phone of her own, according to the Chronicle, and had to use Shields’ phone without his knowledge so that she could call her help.

Court documents say she was removed from the apartment located in the 7900 block of Westheimer sometime in June.

The Constable’s Office released video of Shields being escorted into a booking facility and court documents say he was Charged with first-degree felony Aggravated Kidnapping in late October.

The Chronicle reports the girl is currently in recovery and the constable’s office helping to provide counseling for her.

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UPDATE: Montgomery County aggravated robbery suspect apprehended



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UPDATE: The aggravated robbery suspect wanted in this case has been identified and arrested.

A media advisory from the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office says a joint investigation helped investigators from multiple law enforcement agencies link multiple Walmart robberies to a single suspect.

23-year-old Davantae London of Tomball was reportedly identified as the suspect of eight robberies.

An arrest warrant was filed for London’s arrest in Harris County and he was arrested on October 28.

The media advisory says London confessed to the robberies, including the robbery that took place in the Walmart located in College Park.

No information on his bond was included in the media advisory.

The agencies involved in this investigation include the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office, the Harris County Sheriff’s Office, Katy police Department, Pearland Police Department, Tomball Police Department , the Texas Department of Public Safety, and the Federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and explosives.

MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Texas — The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office is requesting the public’s assistance in identifying a suspect who robbed a Wal-Mart Supercenter early Wednesday morning.

The aggravated robbery was reported at approximately 2:41 a.m. on October 16 at the Wal-Mart Supercenter located at 3040 College Park Dr. in The Woodlands.

Employees told Deputies a white male suspect entered the business and approached a female employee, pointing a handgun at her and forcing her to an area of the store containing a safe.

The suspect demanded the employee open the safe and give him the money inside.

Sources with Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office say while complying with these demands, the employee activated her two way radio and alerted the other Wal-Mart employees.

Her co-workers approached the room to check on her.

The suspect then ran out of the room and fired a single shot into the ceiling as he fled the scene on foot.

He reportedly obtained no money from the store.

The suspect is still wanted by Montgomery County law enforcement.

He was captured by surveillance cameras wearing a dark-colored hoodie, green shorts, black socks and black & white tennis shoes.

Officials believe he stands somewhere between 5’7″ and 5’11” tall.

If you have any information on the identity of the suspect contact the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office at 936-760-5800 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-392-STOP (7867) and refer to case #19A335178.

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Armed suspect wanted for multiple felonies arrested after shoplifting, says Constable



Harris County

HARRIS COUNTY, Texas Harris County law enforcement successfully apprehended an armed suspect who was wanted for multiple felonies.

Sources with Constable Mark Herman’s Office say 21-year-old Romeo Cruz was located on November 9 after shoplifting at a Kroger Grocery Store located in the 13100 block of Louetta Road.

Constable deputies located his vehicle near the 15000 block of Spring Cypress Road and attempted to initiate a traffic stop.

Cruz reportedly exited the vehicle and attempted to flee on foot.

Deputies subdued Cruz using their department issued tasers, quickly detaining him.

He was identified and found to be in possession of a black semi-automatic handgun.

Upon further investigation, deputies discovered he had open warrants in Harris County for Burglary of Habitation, Aggravated Robbery, and two for Theft.

He also reportedly had open warrants in Memphis, Tennessee for Aggravated Kidnapping and Aggravated Rape.

Cruz was arrested and booked into the Harris County Jail.

Constable Herman’s Office says Cruz was Charged with Unlawful Carry of a Weapon and Theft, which was enhanced t a felony due to his two prior theft convictions.

All six warrants were also confirmed against him.

Constable Herman did not give any information on whether or not Cruz received a bond.

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