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Alton Ill. Police officers and U.S. Marshals confer at the rear of a Nissan Altima that crashed ending a high-speed chase. William Michael Bryars, 17, allegedly attacked his mother with a hammer and screwdriver in Dripping Springs, stole this car and drove to Illinois before being arrested by police there. PHOTO BY JOHN BADMAN/THE TELEGRAPH

D.S. assault suspect nabbed after police chase in Illinois

Russell Wilde - Staff Reporter
The Dripping Springs teen that allegedly used a hammer and screwdriver to attack his mother before stealing her car has been arrested in Illinois. William Michael Bryars, 17, was arrested early Friday after a chase involving local police and U.S. Marshals.
“Bryars attempted to evade the officers and subsequently wrecked the vehicle he was driving,” Hays County Lt. Dennis Gutierrez said in a press release. “He sustained minor injuries during the collision and was transported at a local hospital for treatment.”

San Marcos suicide rate exceeds that of state and nation

Rachel Willis - Staff Reporter
Nationwide, the suicide rate has been on the rise, increasing 24 percent to 13 out of 100,000 people between 1999 and 2014.
San Marcos has not been unaffected. According to data from the San Marcos Police Department, the 2016 suicide rate sits at approximately 14.8 out of 100,000 people. This is slightly higher than the Texas suicide rate of 12.6 and the US rate of 13.4, which is based off 2014 data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Motorcycle rider killed in crash on old RR 12

Staff Reports
 A crash on Old Ranch Road 12 Thursday night claimed the life of a 20-year-old Texas State University student.
Quirino Ramirez of San Marcos was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash that occurred around 6:30 p.m. in the 1500 block of Old Ranch Road 12.
Ramirez, a junior majoring in Business, was riding a 2013 Kawasaki motorcycle westbound when he was struck by a 2006 Toyota Corolla exiting the Highcrest Apartments.

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