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Massive House Fire Caught on Video Video included

An elderly woman manages to escape with her life following a massive house fire. It happened late Saturday night around 9 O'clock at a home on Island Drive in Lake City near Mathis. The woman has nothing left, but is safe thanks to a few alert neighbors. It was all caught on video. The fire lit the night sky near Lake Corpus Christi as it burned a two story home. Ray Krebs lives across the street and saw the flames and ran over to help a woman who was renting a back house on the property.Kre... More>>

Barber Battle Video included

It's being called one of the biggest events of its kind. The 2nd annual Texas Barber Battle and Expo was held Sunday, bringing in people from all over the country to Corpus Christi...The event brought in people from just about everywhere. One person was even a guest barber from Alaska! The event, is said to have brought in over 1000 people! The barbers battled in 4 different styles, fastest fade, traditional, freestyle, and duplicate. Duplicate means they were given a sketch and had to remak... More>>

51 Year Old Man is Dead, 2 Others Rescued After a Boat Sinks in Copano Bay Video included

According to the US Coast Guard, a 51-year-old man is dead and two others are safe, a 14-year-old girl and 52-year-old man, after their boat sank Sunday morning in Copano Bay, just north of Rockport, Texas. The Coast Guard Sector Corpus Christi Command Center received a distress call from a 24-foot center console boat taking on water at approximately 9:30 a.m. The three people donned life jackets and abandoned the boat, which sank shortly after the distress call was made. A Station Port Aran... More>>

Military Matters: Heroes on the Water Video included

Many people would consider spending time with good company, paddling and fishing, as a nice, peaceful outing on the water. In this installment of Military Matters, Jane Monreal shows us how one volunteer group uses that idea to provide a therapeutic outlet for wounded warriors. More>>

Beating the Heat While Still Having Fun Outdoors Video included

It was a hot one out there this weekend and the numbers don't lie, as we hit a heat advisory earlier Sunday afternoon! So how were people around town keeping cool? We took to the streets to find out. Check out the video to see how people responded. Remember, in order to stay safe while still having fun in this heat, stay hydrated and find some shade. More>>

Bicyclist Able to Walk Away After Being Hit by Car Video included

It's an accident that could have been much worse, but luckily, the bicyclist was able to walk away. It was just after 9 Sunday morning when police were called out to the intersection of Pharoah Drive and Nile after a bicyclist was hit by a truck. The driver of the truck was stopped at the stop sign and told police she didn't see the bicyclist when she proceeded through the intersection, hitting the man on the bike. The bicyclist tells 3News he is okay. However he says he is just sore with so... More>>

Jury Selection Delayed in Case Against Local Auto Repair Businessman Accused of Sexual Assault

Jury selection was set to begin Monday in the case against Rudy Rubio -- whose accused of sexual assault, but that's been delayed and here's why. Rubio is the local auto repair business owner accused in the sexual assault of a woman in September of last year. He was arrested last October and charged with aggravated kidnapping and sexual assault but was released after posting bond. He was re-arrested after failing to comply with the conditions of his release because he tested positive for alc... More>>

City Set to Approve Street Repairs and Sale of City Parks For November Elections Video included

City council is set to call for the November city and bond elections. The mayor's job along with all city council positions are up for grabs. The governing body will vote on ordering the general election this Tuesday at their regular meeting. Also, they are set to approve propositions one through 3. The first two cover street repairs totaling 99 million dollars, while the 3rd bond calls for the sale of city park land. More>>

Congressman Farenthold Speaks Out about Possible President Impeachment Video included

One of the big stories making the rounds in Washington D.C. this weekend is the talk of a possible attempt to vote to impeach the president of the United States. A senior aide to the president told a crowd at a breakfast gathering that house speaker John Boehner had opened the door to impeachment. That was made possible through a plan to sue the president over executive orders that bypass congress. The aide says the presidents plans to overhaul the immigration system and that in all likeliho... More>>

Back to School Costs

Fall is fast approaching and the kids are going to be hitting the books soon. So, how much will parents have to pay during the back to school season? A new survey done by Retail-Me-Not and the Omnibus Company says that families spend an average of 659-dollars throughout the year on academic related costs. As if stocking up on notebooks, pencils and clothes was not enough, parents should also be thinking about after school activities when budgeting their school year spending. 88 percent of ... More>>

Water Restriction Grace Period Ends, Fines Begin on Monday Video included

Just a reminder, we are still under stage two water restrictions in Corpus Christi. As of Monday July 28th, there will no longer be a "grace period" for compliance in regards to stage two water restrictions. What that means, is if you are found watering your lawn with a sprinkler system when you're not supposed to, you will be given a ticket. Lawn watering with a sprinkler system is only permitted on your trash pickup day and not between the hours of 10 AM and 6PM. Same rules apply when it c... More>>

Superhero turned Villain Robs Local Convenience Store Video included

A superhero turned villain? We'll not really. A man wearing a Spider-man mask, and armed with a hatchet robs a local convenience store Saturday morning. He's the iconic web slinging Superhero who is idolized by millions of kids around the world.Spider-man is usually the one fighting crime, but Saturday morning, it seems the superhero is accused of committing one. It was at Staples and Annapolis, where a man donning the superhero's mask and armed with a hatchet swung by the Stripes store and ... More>>

55 Years and Going Strong Video included

LULAC Council #1 hosted the Feria de las Flores Leadership Pageant Saturday night. The pageant is a tradition that dates back to 1959. each contestant is put through a six month training program which focuses on leadership, communication skills, and cultural awareness.Dr. Nick Adame told 3 News, "we are looking at a year long leadership program in which we have several young ladies that go thru different clinics and many conferences concerning leadership and latina and Texas history." All p... More>>

Contestants Flex their Muscles for a Battle on the Bay Video included

There were a lot of people flexing their muscles inside the American Bank Center this weekend. It was the second annual Battle on the Bay body building and fitness show. Contestants competed in best physique, nicest figure and the always popular bikini showdown. Of course to get up on a stage in front of everyone at a body building contest you had to have watched what you ate and definitely had to stay on a strict workout plan. Those judged the best at this event qualified for a national show. More>>

Check With Your Doctor Before Leaving The Country Video included

Before you take that trip out of the Country you should check with your doctor to see what if any vaccinations or medicines you might need to take to keep from getting sick on your foreign visit. Sunday morning Dr. Vijay discussed the issue with 3 News Anchor Michael Gibson. More>>

Chicken With Bacon And Mushrooms From Oksana's Island Kitchen Video included

Oksana's Island Kitchen has another super easy and great tasting recipe for you this weekend which features chicken, bacon and mushrooms. More>>

Back to School Means Lighter Wallets Video included

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Fall is fast approaching, anda new survey published by Retail Me Not estimates the cost of sending children back to school this year. Not only does this include school supplies, but extracurricular activities like sports and also field trips and fundraisers. More>>

More Than a Backpack Video included

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Many families in to Coastal Bend have a hard time affording the necessities to send their kids back to school. Anson Nash from Second Baptist Church stopped by the studios this morning and talked with Michael Gibson about their 'More Than a Backpack' program. More>>

Brooklyn Bridge Bleached Flag Mystery Video included

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The mystery continues this morning as to whoswitched the American flags on top of the Brooklyn Bridge to bleached white American flags. Police have collected DNA evidence from the scene, and are following all leads. It is unknown why the suspects changed the flags. More>>

Character Takeover at Comic Con Video included

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Thursday marked the beginning of the ever so popular Comic Con in San Diego. Hundreds of thousands of people show up each year to see all that is comic, sci-fi, and beyond. More>>

US Doctor Loses 30 Family Members At Once in Gaza Conflict Video included

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A California doctorloses 30 family members, three generations, in one Israeli air strike in Gaza. He has more family in the region, and he continues to worry about their welfare. More>>

Crisis in Gaza Video included

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Hamas, which rules Gaza, says it fired rockets aimed at Israel just moments after the 12-hour humanitarian cease-fire ended. Hamas first refused to extend the cease-fire, but according to new information released this morning, they in fact did agree on a 24 hour U.N. mediated cease-fire. More>>

Another Weekend, Another Drunk Driving Accident Video included

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A woman wasarrested this morning after crashing her car into another vehicle. The accident happened on Highway 181 at the Nueces Bay Causeway. No major injuries were reported in this accident, and the driver was taken to jail on suspicion of DWI. More>>

Striking Out Literacy Bowling Tournament Video included

The Corpus Christi Literacy Council hosted a bowling tournament Saturday to raise awareness about those who struggle to read in Nueces County. Teams were also raise money for programs which help children and adults learn to read, if english isn't their first language. Bowler Gino Vargas said, "get ready for a strike, because we're knocking out and striking out literacy!" Trophies were given out to the top teams. If you'd like to donate to the council or become a volunteer, check out www.ccli... More>>

Voting Continues to Help the Texas State Aquarium Claim Top Spot

A local attraction is competing for a top spot in the US and they need your help. The Texas State Aquarium has been nominated as a finalist to be named one of the top ten aquariums in the US and in Canada. This is a reader's choice contest hosted by USA Today which is owned by our parent company Gannett. The aquarium is one of 20 nominees.If you would like to vote for the aquarium, click here, www.10best.com/awards/travel/best-aquariums/ You can vote once per day, per category up until Augus... More>>

Coast Guard Rescues Fisherman Near Port O'Connor

A Coast Guard rescue helicopter and boat crew medevaced a 50-year-old fisherman suffering from severe abdominal pains Saturday morning, 25 miles offshore of Port O'Connor.The captain of the commercial fishing boat Ursula made a distress call to Sector Corpus Christi Command Center at approximately 8 a.m., saying one of his crewmembers had been experiencing unbearable stomach pain for several hours. The Command Center dispatched a 45-foot rescue boat crew from Coast Guard Station Port O'Connor... More>>

Pope first visit to the U.S. next year for conference

(CNN) -- Pope Francis has accepted the invitation of Philadelphia Archbishop Charles J. Chaput to attend the World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia next year, Catholic News Service reported Friday.It would be the popular pontiff's first visit to the United States as Pope.The news service, the official publication of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, said Chaput made the announcement Thursday before giving his homily during the opening Mass of the Tekakwitha Conference in Fargo, Nort... More>>

That was a close one! Study: Massive solar storm barely missed us in 2012

(CNN) -- "Here comes the sun" indeed, and it was just barely all right.Two years ago, modern infrastructure came very close to a serious disruption. The culprit? One of the largest solar storms in recorded history.Plasma exploding from the surface of the sun in a coronal mass ejection barreled through space and crossed through Earth's orbital path on July 23, 2012.If the flare had erupted about one week earlier, Earth would have been squarely in the line of fire, Daniel N. Baker wrote in a st... More>>

Police Explorers From Across the State Gather in Corpus Christi for Competition Video included

Dozens of Police Explorers from all over Texas got together today for some friendly competition over at Sunrise Mall. These 14-20 year olds learned how officers deal with different scenarios and also put their own skills to the test. Today more than 40 teams tested their skills and pushed themselves to the limit, anything from confronting an active shooter, hostage negotiation to even domestic disturbance calls. Today they put everything they learned to the test by running different drills. ... More>>

Vehicle Flips, Crashes at Local Car Dealership Video included

A car loses control, flips, and crashes into other vehicles at a car dealership along SPID near Ayers. Two young men were checked out by first responders and are expected to be okay. Working the details for 3 News at 6. More>>

Chemical mix and human error lead to controversial executions

(CNN) -- Arizona spent two hours killing death row inmate Joseph Wood this week, an unusually long time for an execution. Wood's death has reopened the debate about capital punishment and lethal injection. Lethal injection is used in all 32 states that have the death penalty.Some witnesses said Wood was gasping for breath and seemed to be in pain. Others said he was simply snoring. The state of Arizona said Wood didn't suffer. Either way, there are renewed concerns that executions, which are ... More>>

Harbor Playhouse Flash Mob Video included

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The Harbor Playhouse had a special performance today atLa Palmera Mall. A flash mob came together at the Food Court at La Palmera Mall. All to promote their new musical Legally Blonde. More>>

DA to decide whether to charge killer of intruder who yelled 'I'm pregnant'

(CNN) -- Tom Greer says he fought back when he was attacked by intruders at his Southern California home. Then he got his gun and fired at them and they ran.The 80-year-old homeowner says one of the fleeing burglars, a woman, shouted, "I'm pregnant!" He shot her twice, killing her.The woman was not pregnant, Ed Winter of the Los Angeles County Coroner's Office told CNN Friday.The district attorney will decide whether Greer will face criminal charges.Long Beach Police Chief Jim McDonnell said ... More>>

Traffic Accident On SPID and Weber

Police responded to a minor traffic accident on Weber and SPID Saturday. The accident happened just before 1 p.m. No major injuries were reported. More>>

Central American leaders to Obama: We're working on it

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Central American leaders signaled to President Barack Obama they're working on a "comprehensive plan" to address the underlying reasons for the surge of immigrant youth from their countries who are entering the United States illegally.The presidents of El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala met with Obama at the White House on Friday as Washington struggles to find a solution to what many consider a humanitarian crisis.The influx this year of tens of thousands of child immigr... More>>

Remembering The 60's And 70's Video included

The Moody Class of 1970 reunion committee will be holding their third annual social clubs of the sixties and seventies reunion dance. Saturday morning Diana Quintanilla and others from the group spoke with 3 News Anchor Michael Gibson about the August 2nd event. More>>

Crested Caracara Visits Our News Studios Video included

The Texas State Aquarium is known for it's sea life on display but not every animal there thrives in and around the water. The Crested Caracara is a bird you can see at the Aquarium and we got and up close look at the animal on Saturday morning during First Edition. More>>

San Antonio Spurs Cheerleaders At Whataburger Field Video included

The Spurs caravan was in town and Dan McReynolds caught up with two of the cheerleaders who are a part of that group. More>>

Opponents of Houston's Equal Rights Ordinance Gather Signatures Video included

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More controversy over Houston's Equal Rights Ordinance. The proposal offers protections to gay and transgender Houston residents- who are not covered by federal anti-discrimination laws.Residents opposed to the resolution arrived at city council with a petition that could put the issue on the ballot. More>>

Hatchet Wielding Spider-Man Robs Convenience Store Video included

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A man wearing a Spider-Man mask and armed with a hatchet walked into Stripes on Staples and Annapolis overnight, threatening the clerk. He got away with and unknown amount of merchandise. Police are still searching for the suspect. More>>

Officer Struck in Pursuit Video included

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Two suspects hit an officer with their car and then almost hit another as they led police on a chase through the hillcrest neighborhood. Just after 3-thirty this morning, officers say they heard someone firing off shots on Lexington Avenue.When police got there they say two young black men took off running and jumped into a gray Cadillac. That's when they say they hit an officer with their car. More>>

Family Of Convenience Store Owner Killed In Robbery Speaks Video included

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Nueces County District Attorney Mark Skurka said Friday that he will seek the death penalty for three suspects accused of fatally shooting a well-known convenience store owner back in April.The suspects -- 26-year old Arturo Navarro, 27-year old Victoria Cavazos and 26-year old Daniel Garcia -- were all in court Friday. They face capital murder charges for the death of 59-year old Benjamin Mustafa, who was killed during an armed robbery at his store.In documents released by police, Garcia adm... More>>

Beloved Educator Remembered At Benefit Video included

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Family and friends of Elke Smith, a beloved educator from Portland, gathered at Brewster Street Ice House to remember the impact she had in so many lives. She recently lost her battle with cancer. More>>

Guardado Goes Missing from Court During Punishment Phase in Her Trial Video included

A 28-year old woman found guilty on charges of injury to a child had a short-lived moment of freedom Friday when she did not return to court after lunch. More>>