Texas & Region
Oliver, a chimpanzee known for his upright stature and humanlike traits, has died at a Texas wildlife refuge after spending much of his life in circus shows and research labs.
Oliver died Saturday, said Stephen Rene Tello, executive director of Primarily Primates, the San Antonio animal sanctuary where the chimp had lived since 1998. Oliver was mostly blind, had no teeth and suffered from arthritis.
Tello told The Associated Press the sanctuary plans a private memorial later in the week. He said Oliver will be cremated and his ashes will be spread near where the chimps live on the sanctuary.
● CORSICANA — An undercover operation has led to recovery of about $10,000 worth of mattresses stolen from a North Texas company and allegedly offered on Craigslist.
● DALLAS — Dallas police say a 21-year-old man fatally shot in the back during a weekend traffic stop was armed and was shot by the officer during a struggle for the suspect’s gun.
● HOUSTON — A trucking company worker has died at the Port of Houston after a steel pipe fell on him as it was being loaded on a truck.
● HOUSTON — Houston police say the 7-year-old son of a woman found dead in a bathtub has been located unharmed. Police say the woman’s boyfriend was incoherent when he was removed Monday from the home and taken to a hospital.
Compiled from wire reports