Suspect dead after child among 2 shot at Texas’ Lakewood Church, officials say: LIVE

HOUSTON — A suspect is dead after a child was among two people shot at a Texas megachurch on Sunday, officials said during an afternoon press conference. A heavy police presence could be seen surrounding Joel Osteen’s Lakewood Church in southwest Houston on Sunday afternoon. A suspect is dead after a child was among two people injured in a Lakewood Church shooting in Houston, Texas, officials said. The Harris County Sheriff’s Office said deputies responded to an active shooting at the megachurch near the Southwest Freeway shortly after 2 p.m. The 2 p.m. Spanish-speaking service was about to begin when chaos erupted. A witness told our sister station, ABC13 Eyewitness News in Houston, that she heard several shots being fired while in the choir room. “The whole church started praying and declaring Jesus’ name,” she said. “I was like, ‘This might be the last time I get to pray, that I get to glorify the name of Jesus, so I’m going to do this.'” Police said the suspect, a woman in her 30s who was armed with a rifle, walked into the church with a

Super Bowl: Taylor Swift arrives in Las Vegas to watch Travis Kelce and the Chiefs play the 49ers

LAS VEGAS — Pop star Taylor Swift completed her epic trip from the Tokyo Dome to Allegiant Stadium for the Super Bowl on Sunday, walking through security along with friends Blake Lively and Ice Spice to watch the Kansas City Chiefs play the San Francisco 49ers. The 14-time Grammy-winner, who has been dating Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce since the first few weeks of the NFL season, flew across nine time zones and the international dateline from her Eras Tour to arrive about two hours before kickoff. Swift walked in wearing a black outfit with a red jacket slung over her shoulder, apparently getting the memo from Kelce and many of the Chiefs. He wore a shimmering black suit, quarterback Patrick Mahomes wore a sharp black suit of his own, and even Chiefs coach Andy Reid wore a black blazer as the Chiefs leaned into the villain role in which they have been cast. PREVIOUS COVERAGE: Taylor Swift reaches LAX in journey from Tokyo to Super Bowl, online sleuths say “Anti-Hero” also happens to be the lead single from Swift’s Grammy-winning album, “Midnights.” MORE: Kristin

Fire breaks out inside historic building in Dinuba

Sunday, February 11, 2024 7:49PM A former theatre and landmark in Dinuba caught fire on Sunday morning. DINUBA, Calif. — The Dinuba Fire Department is investigating what started a fire inside an abandoned but historic building in Dinuba. Fire crews responded to the building on L and Fresno Streets just before 1:30 a.m. on Sunday and say flames were seen coming out of the roof. Neighboring fire departments helped put out the fire. Authorities say one person had minor injuries but could not confirm if it was fire-related. The now-damaged building was known as the State Theatre back in 1941. It was purchased by the Calvary Apostolic Church in 1999 but never occupied.

Bicyclist hospitalized after hit-and-run, police searching for driver

Sunday, February 11, 2024 7:18PM A bicyclist is in critical condition after being hit by a car Saturday night. FRESNO, Calif. — The Fresno Police Department is searching for the driver who hit a man on his bicycle on Saturday. It happened around 10:00 p.m. on Clinton Avenue near Ness Boulevard in Central Fresno. Police say a witness saw a dark-colored car hit a bicyclist in his 30s before driving off. The man was taken to Community Regional Medical Center with critical injuries. Officers are investigating what caused the crash.

Super Bowl pregame: Chiefs activate ex-49ers RB McKinnon; Purdy’s prowess still debated

LAS VEGAS — Running back Jerick McKinnon, signed by the 49ers in 2018 to serve as an offensive catalyst, will be suiting up to play against them in Super Bowl LVIII for the Kansas City Chiefs. McKinnon came off Injured Reserve on Saturday to become eligible for today’s game, having recovered from core-muscle surgery. The 49ers, in their second year under coach Kyle Shanahan and general manager John Lynch, signed McKinnon as a 2018 free agent to a four-year, $30 million. A week before that 2018 season opener, he sustained a torn anterior cruciate ligament, and a follow-up procedure the following year delayed his 49ers’ debut until the 2020 season. McKinnon joined the Chiefs in 2021, and, today, will serve as a backfield option with Isiah Pacheco and Clyde Edwards-Helaire. Running back La’Mical Perine was among the Chiefs players deactivated 90 minutes before kickoff. McKinnon rejoined the active roster once the Chiefs put All-Pro guard Joe Thuney on Injured Reserve on Saturday. The 49ers had no surprises among the seven players they deactivated before kickoff: Linebacker Jalen Graham, offensive tackle Matt Pryor, wide receiver Ronnie

San Jose Sharks’ top two centers unable to practice

SAN JOSE – San Jose Sharks centers Logan Couture and Tomas Hertl both sat out Sunday’s practice and are considered day-to-day with their respective injuries, as it remains unclear whether either player will be ready once the team resumes its schedule later this week. Sharks coach David Quinn said Couture’s ailment is related to the lower body injury he had earlier this season, causing him to miss the first three-plus months. Hertl was battling a lower-body ailment that caused him to miss the Sharks’ last two games at the end of last month. Couture missed extensive time with an injury described by the veteran centerman in January as osteitis pubis, a condition that can result in debilitating groin or lower abdominal pain. After a physically and mentally challenging rehabilitation, Couture returned to the Sharks on Jan. 20 for a game against the Anaheim Ducks. He has one assist in six games since his return, although the Sharks are 4-1-1 in that time. “He’s had a long year in a lot of ways, and you just want to be cautious,” Quinn said of Couture, adding that

Kurtenbach: The Super Bowl is the perfect venue for a trick play, and Deebo Samuel, the 49ers are ready

LAS VEGAS — Don’t be surprised if quarterback Brock Purdy doesn’t throw the 49ers’ first touchdown pass of Super Bowl LVIII. The history of the Super Bowl is flush with trick plays — in the season’s final game, with everything on the line, why hold anything back? It’s time to get funky. “I think you have to be strategic,” Shanahan said. “Not just be aggressive.” “You’re not just gambling on roulette.” But whether it was strategy, aggression, or luck, trick plays have brought big excitement and big swings to the big game, starting with running back Robert Newhouse’s 29-yard touchdown pass in Super Bowl XII. Since then, we’ve seen William “The Fridge” Perry’s goal-line touchdown run in Super Bowl XX, Antwaan Randle El’s touchdown pass to Hines Ward in Super Bowl XL, onside kicks in Super Bowl XXX and XLIV, and the Philly Special, a play so cool and iconic it’s named. The 49ers nearly had a play for the Super Bowl Pantheon four years ago. On a third-and-2 inside the first five minutes of that game, the Niners ran an end-around run for Deebo

2/11: Face The Nation

This week on “Face the Nation,” Margaret Brennan speaks with Nikki Haley, the last Republican candidate standing against former President Donald Trump. Plus, Sen. Chris Murphy, one of the key negotiators of the short-lived bipartisan border bill, joins ahead of Sunday’s planned vote.

49ers’ Shanahan lost last two matchups with Chiefs’ Spagnuolo, but he has a new wrinkle — two, actually

LAS VEGAS — Kansas City assistant Steve Spagnuolo is among the best NFL defensive minds and can become the first two coordinate four different championship teams with a win over the 49ers in Super Bowl LVIII. Besides orchestrating the defense for the New York Giants that shut down the 18-0 New England Patriots for the New York Giants following the 2007 season, Spagnuolo has two more with the Chiefs, although Kansas City gave up plenty of points and 417 yards in last year’s 38-35 loss to Philadelphia in Super Bowl LVII. Many Kansas City defenders were wearing “In Spags We Trust” T-shirts in the aftermath of their AFC title win against Baltimore and they’ve become a hot item with Chiefs fans. Spagnuolo has faced 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan before, including Chiefs wins in Super Bowl LIV and in Week 7 of the 2022 regular season. They also have coached against each other as assistants with other teams, with Shanahan holding a 5-3 advantage that has no relevance Sunday at Allegiant Stadium. But Shanahan has something going for him he didn’t have the other two times

Nine numbers that define 49ers-Chiefs Super Bowl LVIII

LAS VEGAS — It all comes down to this: America’s biggest annual sporting event that is bound to change lives and legacies forever. The 49ers earned a trip to Super Bowl LVIII by cruising through the regular season and completing stunning comebacks against the Green Bay Packers and Detroit Lions. Kansas City, meanwhile, is on the verge of becoming the first team since the New England Patriots 20 years ago to win back-to-back Super Bowls. After the Super Bowl, the only numbers that will truly matter will be the score. But here are nine statistics, trends, and data points that could tell the story of Super Bowl LVIII between the 49ers and Chiefs. 19.9  The 49ers use the tight formation more than anyone since at least 2017, since Next Gen Stats started tracking. Their offense lines up 19.9 yards wide, on average. By aligning their receivers on the numbers instead of outside toward the sideline, they open up passing lanes over the middle and force defenses to respect both the pass and run. At this point, condensed formations could be the most defining trait of

The 49ers brought them together. A Super Bowl win could bring them ‘full circle’

LAS VEGAS — Had Larry Sherman’s friend’s son been available on Sept. 28, 2014, Sherman might never have met his future wife. But that day in Levi’s Stadium, Crescencia Vincent arrived in the seat next to him in Section 326. As Frank Gore led the 49ers to a win over the Eagles, they hit it off right away. As two lifelong, diehard Niners fans, a connection came naturally to them. That was Crescencia’s first game at Levi’s Stadium. Four years and dozens of 49ers-centric memories later, they got married. And now, a decade after they first met, the Northern California couple is going to their first Super Bowl together. “I think what it does is it brings the Larry and Crescencia story full circle,” Larry said two days before Super Bowl LVIII. They’ve been to hundreds of 49ers games together, sitting in the same seats where they met. They got engaged during a private stadium tour of Levi’s Stadium in 2017. They’ve taken trips to away games and visited Canton, Ohio, for Eddie DeBartolo’s Hall of Fame induction ceremony. On the couple’s nine-hour drive from