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Coronavirus update San Antonio, Nov. 23: Officials report 709 new COVID-19 cases; positivity rate now 10%

Coronavirus update San Antonio, Nov. 23: Officials report 709 new COVID-19 cases; positivity rate now 10%

, Digital JournalistPublished: November 23, 2020, 6:29 pmUpdated: November 23, 2020, 6:38 pmTags: , , , , Sign up for our Newsletters, Digital JournalistPublished: November 23, 2020, 6:29 pmUpdated: November 23, 2020, 6:38 pmTags: , , , , SAN ANTONIO – Editor’s Note: Watch the entire briefing in the video player above. recipients can to access the video.San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg and Bexar County Judge Nelson Wolff updated the community about the local response to COVID-19 in their daily briefing Monday night.Nirenberg reported 74,591 total COVID-19 cases and 1,335 total deaths in...

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SAFD district chief suspended for inappropriate comments during female firefighter job recommendation

SAFD district chief suspended for inappropriate comments during female firefighter job recommendation

, Investigative ReporterPublished: November 24, 2020, 7:23 amUpdated: November 24, 2020, 11:39 amTags: , , , Sign up for our Newsletters, Investigative ReporterPublished: November 24, 2020, 7:23 amUpdated: November 24, 2020, 11:39 amTags: , , , SAN ANTONIO – Years-old comments from a district chief with the San Antonio Fire Department have led to him being handed a 15-day suspension, city records released to the KSAT 12 Defenders confirm.Chief Douglas Berry received the suspension in September and ultimately forfeited 80 hours of vacation leave in lieu of serving it, after the past comments...

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How deported veterans fight their immigration cases to return to United States

How deported veterans fight their immigration cases to return to United States

, Digital JournalistPublished: November 11, 2020, 2:03 pmUpdated: November 11, 2020, 6:27 pmTags: , , , Sign up for our Newsletters, Digital JournalistPublished: November 11, 2020, 2:03 pmUpdated: November 11, 2020, 6:27 pmTags: , , , SAN ANTONIO – is a global nonprofit organization that seeks justice for military veterans and pushes for peace, not war.The organization’s newest branch, the “,” created the in Tijuana, Mexico, to be the first line of help for military veterans that have been deported.“There is no mystery as to why we’re here, that we’re strategically located at this point so...

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Man hospitalized after carjacker steals his vehicle, runs him over at gas station, police say

Man hospitalized after carjacker steals his vehicle, runs him over at gas station, police say

, Digital JournalistPublished: November 22, 2020, 4:11 pmUpdated: November 22, 2020, 5:48 pmTags: , , Sign up for our Newsletters, Digital JournalistPublished: November 22, 2020, 4:11 pmUpdated: November 22, 2020, 5:48 pmTags: , , SAN ANTONIO – A man is hospitalized after someone stole his vehicle and ran him over at an area gas station, according to San Antonio police.The incident happened around 3 p.m., Sunday, on Culebra and Oak Hill Roads at the Hop-In Fuel Station.Police said the man, in his 50′s, left his Toyota FJ Cruiser running when he went inside of the gas station to purchase...

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Community Labs extends COVID-19 testing in preparation for Thanksgiving holiday

Community Labs extends COVID-19 testing in preparation for Thanksgiving holiday

, Digital JournalistPublished: November 21, 2020, 5:01 pmTags: , , , Sign up for our Newsletters, Digital JournalistPublished: November 21, 2020, 5:01 pmTags: , , , SAN ANTONIO – Community Labs announced Saturday that it would extend its COVID-19 testing with the City of San Antonio through Nov. 25 in preparation for the Thanksgiving holiday.All 3 of our FREE COVID-19 testing sites for asymptomatic individuals will be open daily through Nov 25th, 10am - 2pm....Posted by on The company said the free, self-administered tests return results in 24 hours and is “ideal for returning college...

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Sundays aren’t the only day you can’t buy liquor in Texas

Sundays aren’t the only day you can’t buy liquor in Texas

, Digital JournalistPublished: November 26, 2019, 2:38 pmUpdated: November 26, 2020, 9:43 amTags: , , , , , Sign up for our Newsletters, Digital JournalistPublished: November 26, 2019, 2:38 pmUpdated: November 26, 2020, 9:43 amTags: , , , , , SAN ANTONIO – Most Texans are aware that the Texas alcoholic beverage code prohibits the sale of liquor on Sundays but that’s not the only day liquor sales are prohibited in the Lone Star State.Christmas Day, Thanksgiving Day and New Year’s Day are all on the naughty list when it comes to liquor sales - meaning you can’t buy any.And an even...

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San Antonio leaders send emergency alert to residents, warning against Thanksgiving gatherings

San Antonio leaders send emergency alert to residents, warning against Thanksgiving gatherings

, Digital JournalistPublished: November 20, 2020, 6:29 pmUpdated: November 20, 2020, 7:33 pmTags: , Sign up for our Newsletters, Digital JournalistPublished: November 20, 2020, 6:29 pmUpdated: November 20, 2020, 7:33 pmTags: , SAN ANTONIO – San Antonio and Bexar County officials deployed an emergency alert to cell phones of residents after the city reported its highest number of coronavirus cases since July on Friday.City leaders sent the alert at 7 p.m., in an effort to remind residents to not hold Thanksgiving gatherings and to continue following public health guidelines to limit the...

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Bexar County judge, San Antonio mayor issue nightly curfew for Thanksgiving weekend

Bexar County judge, San Antonio mayor issue nightly curfew for Thanksgiving weekend

, Digital JournalistPublished: November 25, 2020, 6:15 pmTags: , , Sign up for our Newsletters, Digital JournalistPublished: November 25, 2020, 6:15 pmTags: , , SAN ANTONIO – Fearing that the Thanksgiving weekend will end in a huge spike of COVID-19 cases, Bexar County Judge Nelson Wolff and San Antonio Mayor Nirenberg have imposed a curfew, beginning from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. starting Thursday, Nov. 26, and extending through Monday, Nov. 30.People will not be allowed to gather outside of their household during the imposed curfew, except for when seeking services from a business.Restaurants,...

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San Antonio man pleads guilty in plot to provide support to ISIS

San Antonio man pleads guilty in plot to provide support to ISIS

, Digital JournalistPublished: November 24, 2020, 9:58 pmTags: , , , Sign up for our Newsletters, Digital JournalistPublished: November 24, 2020, 9:58 pmTags: , , , SAN ANTONIO – A San Antonio man pleaded guilty to a plot to provide material support to the terrorist organization the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham/Syria, a.k.a. ISIS.Kristopher Sean Matthews, 34, admitted to conspiring to provide material support to ISIS on Tuesday, John C. Demers, the assistant attorney general for Nation Security, said.Related:Officials said that Matthews’ plea admitted that he conspired with 22-year-old...

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San Antonio state lawmakers looking to expand marijuana use in the state

San Antonio state lawmakers looking to expand marijuana use in the state

, Digital JournalistPublished: November 24, 2020, 9:58 amTags: , , , , , , Sign up for our Newsletters, Digital JournalistPublished: November 24, 2020, 9:58 amTags: , , , , , , SAN ANTONIO – Texas lawmakers have begun filing bills for the upcoming legislative session and there are already more than a dozen bills regarding marijuana use and decriminalization.The new bill proposals come off the heels of five more states legalizing marijuana for full medical use or recreational use.Currently, 11 states have fully legalized marijuana and 34 states have made it legal for medical use.According to...

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FDA approves COVID-19 drug combination tested by UT Health SA, University Health

FDA approves COVID-19 drug combination tested by UT Health SA, University Health

, Digital JournalistPublished: November 20, 2020, 3:00 pmTags: , , , , Sign up for our Newsletters, Digital JournalistPublished: November 20, 2020, 3:00 pmTags: , , , , SAN ANTONIO – The FDA has given emergency use approval of a new drug combination for hospitalized COVID-19 patients that was tested in clinical trials in San Antonio.The promising new COVID-19 treatment includes combining the FDA-approved drug, Remdesivir, with inflammatory oral drug baricitinib for patients that need supplemental oxygen, mechanical ventilation or ECMO, according to health officials.The drug combination was...

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Coronavirus update San Antonio, Nov. 19: Officials report 483 new COVID-19 cases, 2 new virus-related deaths

Coronavirus update San Antonio, Nov. 19: Officials report 483 new COVID-19 cases, 2 new virus-related deaths

, Digital JournalistPublished: November 19, 2020, 6:39 pmUpdated: November 20, 2020, 7:44 amTags: , , , , Sign up for our Newsletters, Digital JournalistPublished: November 19, 2020, 6:39 pmUpdated: November 20, 2020, 7:44 amTags: , , , , SAN ANTONIO – Editor’s Note: Watch the entire briefing in the video player above. recipients can to access the video.San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg and Bexar County Judge Nelson Wolff updated the community about the local response to COVID-19 in their daily briefing Thursday night.Nirenberg reported 71,377 total COVID-19 cases and 1,309 total deaths in...

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SAFD firefighter suspended 90 days after writing ‘F--- the police’ on Facebook

SAFD firefighter suspended 90 days after writing ‘F--- the police’ on Facebook

, Investigative ReporterPublished: November 23, 2020, 11:32 amTags: , , , Sign up for our Newsletters, Investigative ReporterPublished: November 23, 2020, 11:32 amTags: , , , SAN ANTONIO – Editor’s note: Johnson’s Facebook post included the expletive. We have replaced three of the letters with dashes.A San Antonio firefighter who wrote ‘F--- the police’ multiple times in a lengthy Facebook post in late August has been suspended 90 days without pay, SAFD suspension records show.Engineer Christopher Johnson was originally handed an indefinite suspension in early October, but it was later...

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Coronavirus cases in Texas are soaring again. But this time Gov. Greg Abbott says no lockdown is coming.

Coronavirus cases in Texas are soaring again. But this time Gov. Greg Abbott says no lockdown is coming.

Texas TribunePatrick Svitek And Dan Rosenzweig-ZiffPublished: November 18, 2020, 5:21 amTags: Sign up for our NewslettersTexas TribunePatrick Svitek And Dan Rosenzweig-ZiffPublished: November 18, 2020, 5:21 amTags: On June 26, Texas was reporting 5,102 people had been hospitalized due to the coronavirus, breaking a new record for the state. The positivity rate — the portion of tests that come back positive — had hovered above Gov. ’s “warning flag” level of 10% for more than a week.Abbott swept into action. For a second time in months, the Republican governor shut down bars and rolled back...

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Texas woman arrested for punching officer who was trying to impound her pot belly pig, police say

Texas woman arrested for punching officer who was trying to impound her pot belly pig, police say

, Digital JournalistPublished: November 20, 2020, 11:49 amTags: , , Sign up for our Newsletters, Digital JournalistPublished: November 20, 2020, 11:49 amTags: , , A Texas woman was arrested Monday after she allegedly punched a police officer in the face for trying to impound her escaped pig.Officer Cole Ogden with the Hooks Police Department said in a probable cause affidavit that Arianne Swenson, the owner of the pig, punched him in the face as he and two public works department employees tried to capture the stray pig.The affidavit states that the pig was found in a yard in the 400 block...

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San Antonio doctor uses his love of art to help uninsured patients

San Antonio doctor uses his love of art to help uninsured patients

, Digital JournalistPublished: November 20, 2020, 10:42 amTags: , , , Sign up for our Newsletters, Digital JournalistPublished: November 20, 2020, 10:42 amTags: , , , SAN ANTONIO – A medical clinic on San Antonio’s South Side may look like an art gallery on the inside but the paintings serve a big purpose.Casa Salud Family Medicine Clinic is a clinic for those that are uninsured or undocumented, and the person behind it all is Dr. Ray Altamirano.“Our doors are open to everybody,” Altamirano said.One way the clinic can provide to those who are uninsured is by proceeds Altamirano gets from...

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San Antonio-area student donates bone marrow to save Arizona boy’s life

San Antonio-area student donates bone marrow to save Arizona boy’s life

, Anchor, Video EditorPublished: November 20, 2020, 3:53 pmTags: , , , Sign up for our Newsletters, Anchor, Video EditorPublished: November 20, 2020, 3:53 pmTags: , , , SAN ANTONIO – These days we are isolating, trying not to share air with others for fear of coronavirus infections. That makes a San Antonio-area student’s quest to share her bone marrow certainly inspiring.Bree Randle had no idea her bone marrow might be needed until a chance encounter after band practice.“I only found out because they had a station set up at Texas State (University) in our quad,” said Randle of her chance...

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Homeless man tells story of forced eviction from downtown tent city

Homeless man tells story of forced eviction from downtown tent city

, Crime Fighters Reporter, PhotojournalistPublished: November 17, 2020, 4:40 amUpdated: November 17, 2020, 1:15 pmTags: , , , Sign up for our Newsletters, Crime Fighters Reporter, PhotojournalistPublished: November 17, 2020, 4:40 amUpdated: November 17, 2020, 1:15 pmTags: , , , SAN ANTONIO – Being evicted may not seem like a possibility for someone who has no home at all.However, that is what Tomanique Grant says happened to him and several other people in a makeshift tent city near downtown.Grant first spoke to KSAT12 News in early October when he and the others were living in tents in a...

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San Antonio lawmaker, 68 bipartisan Texas House members seek cancellation of STAAR exam

San Antonio lawmaker, 68 bipartisan Texas House members seek cancellation of STAAR exam

, Web - Managing EditorPublished: November 18, 2020, 1:57 pmTags: , Sign up for our Newsletters, Web - Managing EditorPublished: November 18, 2020, 1:57 pmTags: , SAN ANTONIO – A member of the Texas House of Representatives from San Antonio is urging the Texas Education Agency to cancel the administering of the STAAR exam for the 2020- 2021 school year, citing COVID-19 concerns.Rep. Diego Bernal, a Democrat who represents District 123, sent a letter to TEA requesting that the agency seek the waivers necessary from the United States Department of Education for the cancellation. The letter...

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Seven dead as COVID-19 ravages Kerrville nursing home

Seven dead as COVID-19 ravages Kerrville nursing home

, Investigative Reporter, Executive Producer, Investigative, PhotojournalistPublished: November 18, 2020, 4:04 pmUpdated: November 18, 2020, 5:21 pmTags: , , , Sign up for our Newsletters, Investigative Reporter, Executive Producer, Investigative, PhotojournalistPublished: November 18, 2020, 4:04 pmUpdated: November 18, 2020, 5:21 pmTags: , , , KERRVILLE, Texas – Seven residents have died, and more than 100 residents and staff members in all have tested positive for COVID-19 following an outbreak of the virus at a Kerrville Nursing Home, state and federal records show.Staff at Waterside...

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Kitten found with ears, tail cut off now living his ‘best’ life after being adopted, San Antonio shelter says

Kitten found with ears, tail cut off now living his ‘best’ life after being adopted, San Antonio shelter says

, Digital JournalistPublished: November 11, 2020, 1:15 pmUpdated: November 11, 2020, 3:20 pmTags: , , Sign up for our Newsletters, Digital JournalistPublished: November 11, 2020, 1:15 pmUpdated: November 11, 2020, 3:20 pmTags: , , SAN ANTONIO – The kitten whose story captured hearts around San Antonio has found a forever home.Gunner, now named Thor by his new family, is living “his best kitten life” after he was adopted on Nov. 1, according to the San Antonio Humane Society.More than a month ago, he was found abandoned with his tail and ears cut off behind a car dealership. The humane...

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Thousands of dollars in camping equipment stolen from local Boy Scout groups

Thousands of dollars in camping equipment stolen from local Boy Scout groups

, ReporterPublished: November 15, 2020, 10:15 pmUpdated: November 15, 2020, 10:23 pmTags: , , Sign up for our Newsletters, ReporterPublished: November 15, 2020, 10:15 pmUpdated: November 15, 2020, 10:23 pmTags: , , SAN ANTONIO – Tony Luetkenhaus is trying to grasp why anyone would want to steal from a group of young boys. Luetkenhaus is the Cub Master of Cub Scout Pack 345.He said the trailer is shared with the Boy Scouts of Troop 345, and both groups are charted at Northwood Presbyterian Church.Luetkenhaus was preparing to take the pack to a camp out in Hondo when he noticed the trailer...

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18-year-old dies after 2-vehicle crash on Northwest Side, authorities say

18-year-old dies after 2-vehicle crash on Northwest Side, authorities say

, Digital Journalist, Digital JournalistPublished: November 16, 2020, 8:17 amUpdated: November 16, 2020, 9:19 amTags: , , Sign up for our Newsletters, Digital Journalist, Digital JournalistPublished: November 16, 2020, 8:17 amUpdated: November 16, 2020, 9:19 amTags: , , SAN ANTONIO – An 18-year-old woman has died following a two-vehicle car crash on the Northwest Side over the weekend.The Bexar County Medical Examiner’s Office said Dominique Orta was pronounced dead following the crash, which happened around 1 a.m. Sunday, in the 7900 block of Prue Road.Police said the two vehicles involved...

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Bexar County to push for expanded cite-and-release program in Texas Legislature

Bexar County to push for expanded cite-and-release program in Texas Legislature

, Reporter, PhotojournalistPublished: November 10, 2020, 8:26 pmTags: , , , Sign up for our Newsletters, Reporter, PhotojournalistPublished: November 10, 2020, 8:26 pmTags: , , , SAN ANTONIO – Bexar County will push the state legislature to allow a broader range of offenses to be eligible for cite-and-release programs, including prostitution, possession of a wider array of drugs, and higher-level criminal mischief charges.Working with the Bexar County District Attorney’s Office, both San Antonio police officers and Bexar County Sheriff’s deputies can issue citations for certain...

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Coronavirus update San Antonio, Nov. 14: Officials report 389 new COVID-19 cases, 1 new virus-related death

Coronavirus update San Antonio, Nov. 14: Officials report 389 new COVID-19 cases, 1 new virus-related death

, Digital JournalistPublished: November 14, 2020, 7:04 pmTags: , Sign up for our Newsletters, Digital JournalistPublished: November 14, 2020, 7:04 pmTags: , SAN ANTONIO – The San Antonio Metropolitan Health District reported 69,793 total COVID-19 cases and 1,294 total deaths in Bexar County, as of Saturday, an increase of 389 new cases. One new death was reported today.City officials also reported that 371 , 129 are in the intensive care unit and 60 are on ventilators. There are 12% of staffed beds available and 65% of ventilators available.MORE FROM KSAT:Copyright 2020 by KSAT - All rights...

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