Texas News Minute

Texas News Minute

LENEXA, Kan. (AP) - Kansas authorities have issued an Amber Alert for a missing Texas teenager who might be in suburban Kansas City. Law enforcement is searching for 15-year-old Nomei "Mimi" Velazquez, who went missing from Nacogdoches, Texas, on Monday. The teenager is 4-feet-11-inches, 120 lbs., with black hair and brown eyes. She was last seen wearing a white shirt, blue jeans, black tennis shoes, carrying a brown purse and wearing glasses. Authorities say she might be with Juan Fabian Arenas Delacruz, who is 5-foot-11 and 170 lbs. They are possibly in a silver 2004 Volkswagen Passat with Texas plate DF7T507.

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - A worker at a North Texas shoe store has been fatally shot during a robbery and police are looking for the attacker. Arlington police say the 22-year-old victim was gunned down Tuesday afternoon at the store in a strip mall. Investigators are seeking a light-color pickup truck seen leaving the crime scene.

DALLAS (AP) - Dallas police say two people have been fatally shot while at a nightclub. Police on Wednesday did not immediately say whether any suspects are being sought or a possible motive for the gunfire that happened Tuesday night. Names of the two people who died weren't immediately released.

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - It's now defense attorneys' turn to counter prosecutors' efforts to obtain a death sentence for a man convicted of capital murder in the slaying of an Austin police officer. Brandon Daniel's attorneys will begin presenting evidence Wednesday to the Travis County jury, a day after prosecutors rested their case. Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty. Officer Jaime Padron (HEYE'-may pah-DRONE') was shot to death April 6, 2012, while answering a disturbance and shoplifting call at a Wal-Mart.

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