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Arson fire could derail Sunday services at East Side church

The pastor of an East Side church that was damaged by a fire Thanksgiving Day morning said he’s unsure how it might affect Sunday services. Rev. James Shea cancelled a Thursday morning Mass that was scheduled at St. Gerard Catholic Church. “We’ll probably encourage people to go to one of the other churches rather than…

Boys get Christmas wish from Santa: Their Navy dad

Two British brothers received an early Christmas gift when Santa surprised them with the return of their military dad. Chris Gibson, 36, had been in the Falkland Islands for four months serving with the Royal Air Force and sons Declan, 11, and Connor, 7, didn’t know when they’d see him next. The boys’ mom, Abby…

10-year-old girl watching TV killed in North Side shooting

An 10-year-old girl watching television in a bedroom inside her home was shot and killed on the city’s North Side early Thursday morning, San Antonio police said. The shooting was reported just before 7 a.m. in the 120 block of Harwood Drive, found near Basse Road and West Avenue. Authorities said the 10-year-old was shot…

Reporter Debrief: Covering Sutherland Springs

KSAT 12 digital journalist Erica Hernandez was having breakfast with her family in Floresville. With her mother being a first responder, scanner traffic was the white noise to life. Hernandez’s mother’s scanner accompanying them to breakfast was no different. Related: Latest stories on Texas church shooting But Nov. 5, 2017, was different. The tones on…

Laughlin AFB ID's pilots involved in fatal crash

The names of the two pilots involved in Monday’s crash near Laughlin Air Force Base have been released. Capt. Paul J. Barbour, 32, died in the crash. He was an air crew flight equipment flight commander with the 47th Operations Support Squadron and an instructor pilot with the 87th Flying Training Squadron. Laughlin AFB suspends…

Border Patrol seizes $4.5 million in drugs

Border Patrol agents along the Rio Grande River seized more than $4 million in drugs last week. The agents found drugs in nine different bust, the agency said. Rio Grande Valley sector agents seized nearly 90 pounds of cocaine with an estimated value of over $2.7 million, over 1,700 pounds of marijuana with an estimated…

JFK birth centennial ending on assassination anniversary

A year of events marking the 100th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy’s birth is drawing to a close exactly 54 years after his assassination. Tuesday marks anniversary of President JFK’s first and only visit to San Antonio National park rangers will lay a wreath outside Kennedy’s childhood home in Brookline, Massachusetts, and a 21-gun…