Texas Coverage 1.8 - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

1/8/03

Texas Coverage 1.8

An Irving teenager faces murder charges Wednesday night, after allegedly running down a waitress in a restaurant parking lot. Eighteen year-old Sarah Foust faces murder charges, while two others that were in the car, are facing lesser charges for the death of Jennifer Sanchez. Police say Tuesday the three teens skipped out on their bill at Bennigans, but when Sanchez tried to get their license plate, the driver, backed into her causing Sanchez to wind up on the roof. Then police reports say, the driver repeatedly accelerated and stopped until Sanchez fell off the car. Police arrested the three teens late Tuesday afternoon.

In Tyler, dozens of people are coming forward Tuesday night in the case of a man already facing nine counts of harassment. Police have arrested 52 year-old former coach and teacher in Tyler Tommy Woodard for leaving sexually explicit notes on women's cars. Tyler Police say 18 people between the ages of 16 and 50 claim to have received the letters, some dating back to the year 2000. Investigators say Woodard knew some of the women while others were random. Tyler Police are still asking anyone who received letters to come forward.

In a follow up to a story NewsChannel 11 brought you last week, a Fort Worth Police Officer remains hospitalized Wednesday paralyzed from the waist down. Officer Lisa Ramsey was shot last Friday during a drug bust. Fort Worth Police Chief, Ralph Mendoza, talked to the city council Wednesday. Mendoza fought back tears as he told the council about the investigation surrounding the shooting. The alleged shooter has not been charged.

A veteran member of the White House Press Corps and Texas native Sarah McClendon passed away Wednesday morning. McClendon has been firing off questions at presidents going all the way back to Franklin Roosevelt. It was McClendon who launched the tradition of shouting questions at presidents. According to a hospital spokesman, McClendon had been hospitalized since before Christmas. No word on her cause of death. Sarah McClendon was 92 years-old.

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