Family suspects retaliation in East Side fires

San Antonio – The flames that destroyed an East Side home burned bright and hot Tuesday morning, and family members believe they were fueled by revenge. The blaze was called in a little before 4:15 a.m. Tuesday and destroyed the house at the end of Cardiff Avenue, just a treeline away from the westbound lanes … Read more

Trial for ex-border patrol agent accused of killing four close to wrapping up

The trial of Juan David Ortiz, who confessed to killing four women four years ago, was moved from Laredo to San Antonio. SAN ANTONIO — The murder trial of ex-Border Patrol agent Juan David Ortiz is coming to an end as closing arguments are slated for Wednesday morning. Ortiz faces an automatic life-in-prison sentence if convicted … Read more

Tripledemic threatens kids’ health, doctors say

BOSTON, Mass. (Ivanhoe Newswire) – Last year, health experts warned parents about the potential for a twindemic – cases of COVID and the flu rising during the winter. Now, as families prepare for more holiday time togetherness, the threat of a tripledemic remains, which is three viruses circulating, that can make kids seriously sick. From … Read more

Donating blood may soon become easier for gay and bisexual men

The Food and Drug Administration is considering easing restrictions on blood donations amid a national blood shortage. SAN ANTONIO — Donating blood may soon become easier for gay and bisexual men. The Food and Drug Administration is considering easing restrictions on blood donations amid a national blood shortage. Current federal rules prohibit blood banks from … Read more

SAPD transitions Clayton Perry case to Bexar County DA

District Attorney Joe Gonzales’ team will decide whether or not to file additional charges related to Perry’s involvement in a November hit-and-run. SAN ANTONIO — The San Antonio Police Department, which previously signaled that DWI charges are possible in the case of a November hit-and-run involving City Councilman Clayton Perry, “filed an at-large case of driving … Read more