April Molina, KABB FOX 29

April Molina

KABB FOX 29

San Antonio, TX, United States

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Recent:
  • KABB FOX 29
  • News 4 San Antonio
Past:
  • FOX Baltimore
  • WPEC CBS12 News
  • WWMT-TV

Recent articles by April:

Fired officers can get honorable separation rating by default in Texas

Protesters have been calling for an end to race based police brutality from Minneapolis to San Antonio. The death of George Floyd has sparked demands for more accountability and transparency in policing. It's not uncommon for police officers fired in one Texas city to subsequently be hired in another Texas city because the hiring agency didn't realize the officer had been fired from their… → Read More

NISD paid back state 7.6 million for reporting discrepancies

SAN ANTONIO - The Northside Independent School District over billed the state for services not rendered 5 years in a row. An Office of the Inspector General Report from September of 2019 revealed internal reporting discrepancies dating back to the 2011-2012 school year. The Northside Independent School District's billing errors spanned 2011-2016. → Read More

If Tesla comes to Austin, could bring jobs to SA

The COVID-induced quarantine put the brakes on pollution, but only temporarily as more people head back to work. In May, a couple months into the stay at home order, satellite data showed a dramatic reduction in pollution in Texas. In San Antonio, nitrogen oxide levels were down 43%. "We need to seize the moment and take care of ourselves and make sure that we're leaving the world cleaner for… → Read More

Some SA districts don't test water for lead, but AISD committed to tests all schools

A recent Trouble Shooters investigation found concerning amounts of lead in the water in some San Antonio schools. News 4 also learned there are some local school districts that don't test any of their schools for lead. "We really need to do what's best for kids," said pediatrician, Dr. Lauren Gambill. "We have lots of research that shows us that even tiny amounts of lead can have devastating… → Read More

Some nursing homes being asked to self-inspect and self-report

At a time when more oversight of nursing homes is needed, regulatory agencies are pulling back on annual inspections. Long term care facilities have been the most vulnerable to COVID-19 outbreaks. In region 8, which includes San Antonio, there are 35 long term care facilities that have had at least one COVID-19 case, 250 residents have tested positive and 28 residents have died in this area. → Read More

Funeral practitioners unsure if COVID-19 spread through human remains

Funeral directors are grappling with questions about the level of risk involved in the COVID-19 crisis, while also working to honor lives lost and families last wishes. Last responders have to answer the phone 24-7 as they keep and care for the bodies of loves ones lost. "They're the real heroes that a lot of people don't notice that are on the front lines every day and every night," said… → Read More

COVID-19 plasma is in demand by sick patients and foreign countries

Plasma from recovered COVID-19 patients is showing promising results, but there is a limited amount of the precious plasma. For years, it has been one of the fastest growing exports in the U. S. The so-called liquid gold is big business, but it's the other countries that have been cashing in. There are hundreds of foreign owned source plasma collection centers throughout the United States and… → Read More

Family of COVID-19 survivor pay it forward by donating convalescent plasma

SAN ANTONIO - The family of San Antonio's first convalescent plasma recipient is paying it forward. Jimmie Hayden was released from the hospital almost two weeks ago and is recovering at home. RELATED:First COVID-19 patient to receive convalescent plasma has been released from hospitalHis wife and son were also exposed to COVID-19 and developed the antibodies. Because of this, they are now able… → Read More

2 SA doctors infected with COVID-19 say they have more to give

SAN ANTONIO - Doctors put themselves at risk every day treating patients with COVID-19. "There's physicians that have died from this," said owner of Living Well Family Medicine in Boerne, Dr. Shannon Livingston. Doctors go to work worried they might contract coronavirus and even more concerning is leaving work, not knowing whether they're bringing the deadly virus home to their families. "We're… → Read More

Wife of first COVID-19 patient to get plasma asks for donations for all patients

SAN ANTONIO - Ashley Hayden's husband has been fighting for his life in a San Antonio hospital for 11 days. Friday, the family's hope was renewed when Jimmie Hayden became the first San Antonio COVID-19 patient to receive plasma. "He had fever," said Hayden. "He had pretty much every symptom that you could possibly have. "What began with only mild COVID-19 symptoms progressed to what Hayden… → Read More

Unprecedented times bring change of heart and new ideas

SAN ANTONIO - The number of hospitalizations has gone down in New York City, but the death rate is at a record high. Loss of lives, living in fear and a historic rate of unemployment are impacting Americans and those around the world. The month of April would normally be a month of celebration for San Antonians, who plan for and look forward to the city's signature event months in advance. The… → Read More

Some could lose their home despite moratorium on foreclosures

The pandemic has created a financial crisis that has trickled down to millions of American. In mid-March the Department of Housing and Urban Development announced that all single family homeowners with Federal Housing Administration-backed mortgages would be shielded from foreclosures for 60 days. There were offers from some lenders to suspend mortgage payments for up to 12 months. → Read More

Stimulus check questions answered for those who need it most

Do I qualify? Is the check in the mail? News 4 has been fielding many emails and calls about the stimulus checks. If you've filed a tax return for 2018 or 2019, the Internal Revenue Service should be able to facilitate getting your money to you via direct deposit. The Trouble Shooters responded to some folks at an assisted living facility who are retired and living off social security checks. → Read More

San Antonio doctor frustrated after his patient is refused COVID-19 test

SAN ANTONIO - A South Side internal medicine doctor reached out to the Trouble Shooters after being denied coronavirus testing for his sick young patient twice. "My symptoms were cough, dry cough, fever, body aches, chills, really bad headaches," said 22 year old Jasmine Rodriguez. She felt so sick, she went directly to the hospital on March 14th. She was tested for flu and strep and both tests… → Read More

Taxpayers fund $7 million down payment for Coronavirus vaccine

While there are no guarantees as to when a COVID-19 vaccine will be available, the U. S. has gotten a jump on it due to years of research taken on by the National Institutes of Health following the SARS outbreak in 2002. The COVID-19 is the third Coronavirus in the United States to go from animals to humans and around the world. "My goal is to ensure once we get a vaccine, that it's affordable… → Read More

Lead found in drinking water of San Antonio public schools

SAN ANTONIO - In a citywide search for lead in the water at public schools, the Trouble Shooters found concerning amounts in the drinking water of locker rooms, restrooms and kitchen serving lines at schools in San Antonio. "At very high levels, lead is a very potent neurotoxin," said Dell Medical Center Pediatric Dr. Lauren Gambill. "It can even cause death. "Medical experts estimate 24 million… → Read More

Precinct 4 Constable has not taken peace officer licensing exam

SAN ANTONIO - Bexar County Constable Stan Ramos has been heading up Precinct 4 since the beginning of 2017 and he's running for re-election. In the last couple weeks, the Trouble Shooters have received several inquiries about his peace officer license. The Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) documents show Ramos' peace officer license is not active, because he's yet to take the state… → Read More

Environmental report details airport exposure to 'Forever Chemicals'

SAN ANTONIO - The Federal Aviation Administration has required airports around the country to use a fire fighting foam that contains PFAS ( per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances) to put out aircraft fires for decades. "These are forever chemicals and we need to be sure they're not causing forever damage," said U. S. Representative, Lloyd Doggett (D) San Antonio. → Read More

Breast cancer patient fighting for her life said tumor was mistaken for scar

In May of 2017, a suspicious mass was detected on Angela Lee's breast imaging. Within the next couple days, she was scheduled for a breast biopsy. "She called me Wednesday afternoon and she said, you have breast cancer," Lee said. At 48 years old, she was diagnosed with one of the most aggressive types of breast cancer, HER2-positive. The first round of chemotherapy brought her to death's door.… → Read More

Scammers are looking for new ways to steal your money in the New Year

Ringing in the New Year is a great time for Texans to score some big tickets, but it's also a good time for scammers looking to steal your money. Here are some things the Better Business Bureau recommends you do to help you shop smarter and avoid scammers for the New Year. Scammers can create fake accounts and offer great last minute deals or tickets which are hard to find creating a sense of… → Read More