Body of KPMG executive, 55, is found in wooded area seven months after he went missing

Body of KPMG executive, 55, is found in wooded area seven months after he went missing after doing a workout at LA fitness in Dallas and was seen filling his Porsche with gas before disappearing

  • Alan White vanished on October 22  – his body was found on Thursday 
  • White was last seen going to an LA Fitness gym and left about 5:30am 
  • He was last seen on surveillance footage filling his black Porsche with gas 
  • Police found his car a week later in Oak Cliff but there was no sign of White
  • At the time, White’s distraught mom and his partner of 18 years said there was no reason why he would disappear 

Alan White vanished on October 22, 2020. His body was found in woods in Dallas on Thursday

The body of a 55-year-old KPMG executive has been found in woods in Texas, seven months after his disappearance. 

Alan White vanished on October 22 when he went to work out at LA Fitness in Dallas. 

He was later seen on surveillance footage filling his car with gas.   

Dallas Police found his car a week later but there was no sign of White. 

His body was found on Thursday less than a mile from where his car had been located in late October. 

Employees from Paul Quinn College spotted the remains while the Medical Examiner confirmed their identity Friday. 

This is a developing story. More to follow… 

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Moment a pet TIGER is seen roaming around a Houston neighborhood before man manages to lure it home

The owner of a pet tiger caught on camera roaming freely around a suburban Houston neighborhood bundled the big cat into his Jeep and fled as police arrived on the scene.

Police pursued the white Jeep Cherokee for a short time through West Houston before losing sight of the vehicle as it drove west on Memorial Drive.

Detectives with city’s Major Offenders Division are now hunting for the owner. 

Houston PD spokesman Victor Senties told the DailyMail.com officers were called to an address on Ivy Wall Drive, in West Houston, around 8pm on Sunday evening after terrified residents reported seeing the big cat roam freely through their quiet residential street. 

The animal appears to be a pet, and is seen wearing a collar in the 54-second clip posted to social media. While the state of Texas has very relaxed laws on ownership of dangerous animals, is illegal to keep a tiger in the city of Houston.

In the video, the tiger is seen walking towards an off duty deputy with the Waller County Sheriff’s department who has his gun trained on it. 

The deputy backs up a few paces as the tiger gets within a few feet of where he is standing.

‘There is a freaking Bengal tiger roaming in this yard and this dude needs to be careful,’ a woman is heard saying on the video. 

‘What the heck? Why is there a tiger?’ 

Senties said the owner of the tiger began escorting the animal into a house. 

As officers arrived on the scene, he bundled the big cat into his white Jeep Cherokee and fled the scene, Senties said.

Officers began pursuing the vehicle but soon lost sight of it.

A tiger was on the loose in the quiet residential neighborhood of Ivy Wall Drive in West Houston on Sunday night

The tiger, identified by a neighbor as a Bengal, approaches a man with a weapon trained upon it in menacing fashion

The tiger, identified by a neighbor as a Bengal, approaches a man with a weapon trained upon it in menacing fashion

The big cat stalks around a home in West Houston before a man who appears to be its owner appeared on the scene

The big cat stalks around a home in West Houston before a man who appears to be its owner appeared on the scene

The footage, posted online on Sunday evening, shows several pickup trucks and other vehicles appear to be trying to block the tiger in to prevent him from escaping.  

An eyewitness capturing the footage, Maria Torres, can be heard shouting: ‘It has a collar. It is somebody’s pet.’ 

The person capturing the footage, which has been viewed nearly 750,000 times by Monday morning, makes a run for it when the tiger gets too close. 

Eventually, a person who appears to be the tiger’s owner emerges from a house and can be heard saying: ‘I’ll get him, I’ll get him.’ 

The man grabs the animal by the collar and takes it back into a house. 

‘Get the f** back inside. F**k you and your f**king tiger,’ another man can be heard yelling at him.

Neighbors told police that the man who got the animal under control later drove away with it in a white vehicle, 6ABC.com reported. 

The armed man gestures to residents to stay back as the tiger gets within a few feet of his position

The armed man gestures to residents to stay back as the tiger gets within a few feet of his position

A man grabs the animal by the collar and takes it back into a house

A man grabs the animal by the collar and takes it back into a house

A man who appears to be the tiger's owner appears and takes the animal back into a house

A man who appears to be the tiger’s owner appears and takes the animal back into a house

Senties, the Houston PD spokesman, said they had a possible ID for the tiger owner, who had been seen acting suspiciously with exotic animals in the street before.

The suspect is described as a Hispanic male, 5 foot 5, and around 28 years old.

Neighbor Jose Ramos later told ABC13 he had seen a capuchin monkey at the residence before. 

‘I figured, ‘OK, this is a small animal. It could be domesticated.’ But I never thought they would hold a tiger in their house.’ 

A person named Rob Wormald posted video of the encounter between the tiger and the deputy on his Twitter account. 

‘Apparently there’s a tiger loose on my parents’ West Houston street?’ he writes.

Texas has some of the most lenient pet ownership rules in the country, however it is illegal to own a dangerous animal in the Houston city limits.

The neighborhood where the tiger was filmed is about 18 miles west of downtown Houston and still within its city limits. 

Animal welfare activists estimate there could be between 2,000 and 5,000 privately-owned tigers in the Lone Star State – making it second only to India in tiger population. 

You CAN keep a tiger as a pet in Texas… but not in Houston 

Texas has some of the most lenient exotic pet ownership laws in the country. 

People can own ‘dangerous wild animals’ – including lions, tigers, cougars, leopards, cheetahs, jaguars, hyenas, bears, coyotes, baboons, chimpanzees, and gorillas – as long as they have the right paperwork.

Anyone wishing to own a dangerous animal in the state has to show they can properly cage and provide for it in order to be eligible for a permit from the Texas Department of Parks and Wildlife. 

Owners must submit photographs of the animal, photographs of its enclosure, and provide a statement from a licensed veterinarian verifying the animal has been inspected. 

They must also have liability insurance.

However, cities and counties have their own laws on exotic pet ownership, and in Houston ownership of dangerous animals is illegal in the city limits. 

Chris Eubank Jr mocks Billy Joe Saunders after winning £10,000 bet with Canelo knockout

Chris Eubank Jr laughs and MOCKS Billy Joe Saunders after securing £10,000 WIN following his bitter rival’s eighth round knock out by Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez

Chris Eubank Jr was captured on camera in fits of giggles after watching his bitter rival Billy Joe Saunders ruthlessly knocked out by Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez in Texas.

Eubank Jr had remained insistent that his old foe would not last the distance with the mighty Mexican and lose by a knockout or TKO on the big stage.

So confident was Eubank Jr that he staked £10,000 pounds of his own money on a bet with William Hill priced at evens, and pledged to give the potential full £10,000 winnings to charity.

A hysterical Chris Eubank Jr watched on as his old foe Billy Joe Saunders lost to Canelo Alvarez

Saunders took a huge hit in the eighth round which caused him team to call the contest

Saunders took a huge hit in the eighth round which caused him team to call the contest

Now, Eubank Jr has been proved correct and has seen a healthy injection to his bank balance as a result.

Watching on TV, Eubank Jr had his reaction filmed by friends as Saunders’ team threw the towel in and failed to allow their man come back out for the ninth round.

Moments prior Saunders had taken a huge right hand which has now led to what many people suspect is a broken orbital bone and damage to the eye.

Eubank Jr branded his rival a ‘wetbag’ and celebrated with his pals while reclining casually in a chair at home.

While smiling broadly, Eubank Jr addressed the camera directly and said: ‘Give me the ten grand baby, give me the ten grand.’ 

The 31-year-old then took the opportunity to get himself further involved in the action and tweeted: ‘Canelo if you want a Brit to give you a real fight… I’m ready and waiting.’

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Saunders unfazed by hostile reception from Canelo fans at weigh-in for huge unification clash

Billy Joe Saunders unfazed by hostile reception from Canelo Alvarez’s fans at weigh-in for huge unification clash… unbeaten WBO champion targets ‘greatest win by a Brit abroad’

Billy Joe Saunders shrugged off a hostile reception at the weigh-in with Canelo Alvarez on Friday night, and then vowed to take his world titles.

Around 5,000 Canelo supporters turned up to show their support for the Mexican star, with nearly 70,000 expected at the AT&T Stadium in Texas on Saturday night. 

Saunders will be backed by only a few members of his team and heavyweight champion Tyson Fury.

Billy Joe Saunders faces rival Canelo Alvarez during the weigh-in on Friday night

Britain’s WBO champion weighed in at 167.8lbs, with Canelo coming in lighter at 167.4lbs for their super-middleweight showdown.  

Saunders is yet to suffer a defeat in 30 fights and the two-weight world champion insisted he was confident of victory. 

Saunders said: ‘This will be the greatest win by a Brit abroad. Canelo has defeated six Brits, I’m the last body they’ve got to chuck out because there is no-one else coming through in the super-middleweight division who has a better chance than myself.

Saunders was unfazed by the hostile reception from Canelo fans at AT&T Stadium in Texas

Saunders was unfazed by the hostile reception from Canelo fans at AT&T Stadium in Texas

Canelo came in slightly lighter than Saunders for their super-middleweight showdown

Canelo came in slightly lighter than Saunders for their super-middleweight showdown

‘People may have different views, but I have my own views and my own vision. I’m the seventh Brit and if I don’t do it, then I don’t think anyone can do it.

‘So hopefully everything goes well and the main thing is that it’s a fair shake of the dice because I’m up against it with the opponent. I don’t want to be up against everything else as well.’

Alvarez has made a habit of vanquishing British fighters during his various reigns as champion, including a unanimous decision win over Callum Smith, also in Texas, in December last year.

Around 5,000 Canelo supporters turned up to show their support for the Mexican star

Around 5,000 Canelo supporters turned up to show their support for the Mexican star

Saunders is convinced his slick, counter-punching style will give him the edge against the Mexican and is clearly unfazed by the prospect of battling it out in front of an estimated 70,000 crowd.

‘Canelo has been doing it for many, many years now, destroying everyone. Six of those were Brits,’ added Saunders.

‘I don’t really take anything from any of them because I do my own thing. That’s what’s going to win this fight, something I bring to the table that none of them had.’  

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Homeland Security Secretary will tour Texas migrant facility Friday

Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas will visit a Texas border facility on Friday, after a House Democratic critic of the administration’s immigration policies complained that child immigrants were being moved ‘from one tent to the other tent.’

Mayorkas will tour the Donna, Texas processing facility, KVEO-TV reported. While there, Mayorkas will get updates on unaccompanied children who continue to come across the border, posting a logistical challenge for the government.

He will also view a Customs and Border Protection facility where images released by the government show a considerable reduction in crowding. 

His trip comes after Democratic Rep. Henry Cuellar accused the Biden administration of moving unaccompanied minors from one border facility to another to create the impression it is emptying crowded holding areas.

Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas is visiting the border Friday

The White House had no response when asked about the comments Thursday during President Biden’s day trip to Louisiana. 

It is the fourth border visit by Mayorkas and his last since April. 

Vice President Kamala Harris, who has taken heat for not yet visiting the border despite her role focusing on root causes of immigration, will meet virtually Friday morning with Mexico’s president, Manuel Lopez-Obrador. 

The U.S. has long sought ways to get Mexico to cooperate in stemming the tide of immigration from its side of the border, including from Northern Triangle countries in Central America.

Mexico is seeking assistance combatting gun trafficking, and is now contending with the collapse of a subway in Mexico City. 

Cuellar, a member of the powerful House Appropriations Committee, accused the Department of Health and Human Services this week of moving immigrants out of the CBP tents to secure better images of its crowded Donna, Texas facility.  

‘All they’re doing is, they’re moving kids from one tent to the other tent and saying: “Oh, they’re not in the Border Patrol (custody). But they’re right next door,”‘ Cuellar said. 

Vice President Kamala Harris holds a zoom with Mexican President Manuel Lopez Obrador

Vice President Kamala Harris holds a zoom with Mexican President Manuel Lopez Obrador

Mexican President Manuel Lopez Obrador forged ties with former President Donald Trump

Mexican President Manuel Lopez Obrador forged ties with former President Donald Trump

Cuellar was referencing the effort to transfer minors from Customs and Border Control custody to HHS. The law requires they be transferred within a 72 hour period, although the Administration struggled to comply amid a surge at the border this spring.

He told Border Report the minors held in government custody were simply moved to nearby tent facilities operated by HHS.

‘But they’re right next door. They’re just next door in HHS,’ he said. 

He said officials ‘set up maybe five tents that are run by HHS.’

The HHS Office of Refugee Resettlement reported this week that there are currently 22,195 unaccompanied children in its custody – a new record. Additionally, 2,000 children are being held by other federal agencies, the Washington Examiner reported. 

White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki appeared Thursday on former Obama advisor David Axelrod’s podcast, and provided her most fulsome explanation for why Biden has resisted calls that he visit the border.

‘We’re often asked, “Why doesn’t he go to the border?”‘ she told Axelrod. ‘Important issue. We’re focused on it,’ she said. 

‘What percentage of the public is focused on the border? A much smaller percentage than who’s focused on the pandemic and the economy. So that may be maddening, but, you know, that’s what we try to do,’ she added.

A government handout photo shows the temporary processing facilities for migrants in Donna, Texas, U.S., April 30, 2021. U.S. officials have reduced the number of unaccompanied children held in border stations in recent weeks as children have been moved to emergency shelters. But Rep. Henry Cuellar says children are being moved from one tent to another

A government handout photo shows the temporary processing facilities for migrants in Donna, Texas, U.S., April 30, 2021. U.S. officials have reduced the number of unaccompanied children held in border stations in recent weeks as children have been moved to emergency shelters. But Rep. Henry Cuellar says children are being moved from one tent to another 

LAST MONTH: In this March 30, 2021, file photo young minors lie inside a pod at the Donna Department of Homeland Security holding facility, the main detention center for unaccompanied children in the Rio Grande Valley run by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), in Donna, Texas.

LAST MONTH: In this March 30, 2021, file photo young minors lie inside a pod at the Donna Department of Homeland Security holding facility, the main detention center for unaccompanied children in the Rio Grande Valley run by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), in Donna, Texas.

In this March 30, 2021, file photo, young unaccompanied migrants, from ages 3 to 9, watch television inside a playpen at the U.S. Customs and Border Protection facility, the main detention center for unaccompanied children in the Rio Grande Valley, in Donna, Texas.

In this March 30, 2021, file photo, young unaccompanied migrants, from ages 3 to 9, watch television inside a playpen at the U.S. Customs and Border Protection facility, the main detention center for unaccompanied children in the Rio Grande Valley, in Donna, Texas.

'All they¿re doing is, they¿re moving kids from one tent to the other tent and saying: "Oh, they¿re not in the Border Patrol (custody). But they're right next door,"' said Rep. Henry Cuellar (D-Tex.). The administration released images showing a sharp decrease in crowding at the Donna, Texas facility pictured above

‘All they’re doing is, they’re moving kids from one tent to the other tent and saying: “Oh, they’re not in the Border Patrol (custody). But they’re right next door,”‘ said Rep. Henry Cuellar (D-Tex.). The administration released images showing a sharp decrease in crowding at the Donna, Texas facility pictured above

Rep. Henry Cuellar (D-Tex.)

Rep. Henry Cuellar (D-Tex.)

Homeland Security officials this week released photos showing its previously crowded Donna facilities had been emptied out considerably compared to a few weeks ago. 

Harris said Wednesday she is likely to visit Mexico and Guatemala in early June as she seeks to address the root causes of immigration. 

The Biden administration on Wednesday cited a 90 per cent drop in people held in Border Patrol custody – 600 at the end of April compared to 5,000 in March. 

‘The amount of time children spend in CBP custody is down 75 percent, from 131 hours at the end of March to under 30 hours now,’ White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said.

‘After four years of an immigration system rooted in destructive and chaotic policies, President Biden is taking the challenge head on and building a fair, orderly and humane immigration system, that is our objective,’ she added. 

HHS has opened 14 new emergency shelters to deal with the problem. 

DailyMail.com has reached out to HHS for additional comment. 

Texas Democrat says Biden is making migrant facilities look empty by moving children into tents

Democratic Rep. Henry Cuellar is accusing the Biden administration of moving unaccompanied minors from one border facility to another to create the impression it is emptying crowded holding areas.

Cuellar, a member of the powerful House Appropriations Committee, accused the Department of Health and Human Services of using the tactic to secure better images of its crowded Donna, Texas facility.  

‘All they’re doing is, they’re moving kids from one tent to the other tent and saying: “Oh, they’re not in the Border Patrol (custody). But they’re right next door,”‘ Cuellar said.

Meanwhile, the  HHS Office of Refugee Resettlement reported this week that there are currently 22,195 unaccompanied children in its custody – a new record. Additionally, 2,000 children are being held by other federal agencies, the Washington Examiner reported. 

White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki appeared Thursday on former Obama advisor David Axelrod’s podcast, and provided her most fulsome explanation for why Biden has resisted calls that he visit the border.

‘We’re often asked, “Why doesn’t he go to the border?”‘ she told Axelrod. ‘Important issue. We’re focused on it,’ she said. 

‘What percentage of the public is focused on the border? A much smaller percentage than who’s focused on the pandemic and the economy. So that may be maddening, but, you know, that’s what we try to do,’ she added.

A government handout photo shows the temporary processing facilities for migrants in Donna, Texas, U.S., April 30, 2021. U.S. officials have reduced the number of unaccompanied children held in border stations in recent weeks as children have been moved to emergency shelters. But Rep. Henry Cuellar says children are being moved from one tent to another 

Cuellar was referencing the effort to transfer minors from Customs and Border Control custody to HHS. The law requires they be transferred within a 72 hour period, although the Administration struggled to comply amid a surge at the border this spring.

He told Border Report the minors held in government custody were simply moved to nearby tent facilities operated by HHS.

‘But they’re right next door. They’re just next door in HHS,’ he said. 

He said officials ‘set up maybe five tents that are run by HHS.’

LAST MONTH: In this March 30, 2021, file photo young minors lie inside a pod at the Donna Department of Homeland Security holding facility, the main detention center for unaccompanied children in the Rio Grande Valley run by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), in Donna, Texas.

LAST MONTH: In this March 30, 2021, file photo young minors lie inside a pod at the Donna Department of Homeland Security holding facility, the main detention center for unaccompanied children in the Rio Grande Valley run by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), in Donna, Texas.

In this March 30, 2021, file photo, young unaccompanied migrants, from ages 3 to 9, watch television inside a playpen at the U.S. Customs and Border Protection facility, the main detention center for unaccompanied children in the Rio Grande Valley, in Donna, Texas.

In this March 30, 2021, file photo, young unaccompanied migrants, from ages 3 to 9, watch television inside a playpen at the U.S. Customs and Border Protection facility, the main detention center for unaccompanied children in the Rio Grande Valley, in Donna, Texas.

'All they’re doing is, they’re moving kids from one tent to the other tent and saying: "Oh, they’re not in the Border Patrol (custody). But they're right next door,"' said Rep. Henry Cuellar (D-Tex.). The administration released images showing a sharp decrease in crowding at the Donna, Texas facility pictured above

‘All they’re doing is, they’re moving kids from one tent to the other tent and saying: “Oh, they’re not in the Border Patrol (custody). But they’re right next door,”‘ said Rep. Henry Cuellar (D-Tex.). The administration released images showing a sharp decrease in crowding at the Donna, Texas facility pictured above

An asylum-seeking migrant father carries his child while waiting to be escorted by the U.S. Border Patrol after crossing the Rio Grande river into the United States from Mexico, in Roma, Texas, U.S., May 6, 2021

An asylum-seeking migrant father carries his child while waiting to be escorted by the U.S. Border Patrol after crossing the Rio Grande river into the United States from Mexico, in Roma, Texas, U.S., May 6, 2021

Asylum-seeking migrant families walk from shore to hand themselves in to the U.S. Border Patrol after crossing the Rio Grande river into the United States from Mexico, in Roma, Texas, May 6, 2021

Asylum-seeking migrant families walk from shore to hand themselves in to the U.S. Border Patrol after crossing the Rio Grande river into the United States from Mexico, in Roma, Texas, May 6, 2021

The HHS Office of Refugee Resettlement reported this week that there are currently 22,195 unaccompanied children in its custody

The HHS Office of Refugee Resettlement reported this week that there are currently 22,195 unaccompanied children in its custody

Homeland Security officials this week released photos showing its previously crowded Donna facilities had been emptied out considerably compared to a few weeks ago. 

Vice President Kamala Harris said Wednesday she is likely to visit Mexico and Guatemala in early June as she seeks to address the root causes of immigration. 

The Biden administration on Wednesday cited a 90 per cent drop in people held in Border Patrol custody – 600 at the end of April compared to 5,000 in March. 

‘The amount of time children spend in CBP custody is down 75 percent, from 131 hours at the end of March to under 30 hours now,’ White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said.

Rep. Henry Cuellar (D-Tex.)

Rep. Henry Cuellar (D-Tex.)

‘After four years of an immigration system rooted in destructive and chaotic policies, President Biden is taking the challenge head on and building a fair, orderly and humane immigration system, that is our objective,’ she added. 

HHS has opened 14 new emergency shelters to deal with the problem. 

DailyMail.com has reached out to HHS for additional comment. 

Woman gives birth to one in 200 MILLION identical triplets

A woman who started menopause in her 30s has become a mother of identical triplets.

After eight months of inconsistent periods and trying to conceive naturally, Hollie Gambrel, then 32, was told she was premenopausal.

Hollie and her salesman husband David, 34, from Texas, were determined to become parents – even if it meant using an anonymous egg donor.

The couple were delighted when friends and family for came together to help them fund the $30,000 treatment.

In September 2019, the couple found out the fertilised egg had split into three – the odds of this happening was one in every 200 million.

Rory, Ryder, Rhett are now one-year-old and Hollie, who was a teacher, couldn’t be happier. 

Hollie and her salesman husband David, 34, from Texas, are parents to identical triplet boys Rory, Ryder, Rhett after friends and family raised $15,000 towards fertility treatment with a donor egg

Hollie Gambrel showing her baby bump with husband David. The couple were shocked to learn that their fertilised donor egg had resulted in three idential babies, at odds of one in 200 million

Hollie Gambrel showing her baby bump with husband David. The couple were shocked to learn that their fertilised donor egg had resulted in three idential babies, at odds of one in 200 million 

The stay-at-home mother said: ‘I’m speechless sometimes because I can’t believe I have three babies.

‘I want others to know there is a way – it may not be the way you planned but it will always work out.

‘I was heartbroken about not having my own but happy that my husband was able to have his own biological baby.’

The couple began saving every penny they earned to fund the costly IVF treatment.

Rory, Ryder, Rhett, one, with their parents. The boys were delivered by Cesarean section at 34 weeks

Rory, Ryder, Rhett, one, with their parents. The boys were delivered by Cesarean section at 34 weeks 

Their generous friends and family donated more than $15,000.

In May 2019, Hollie selected a donor who had similar characteristics to herself such as blonde hair and a keen runner.

She said: ‘ I felt so grateful picking a donor.

‘It was amazing to know there was someone who would give their eggs so I can try and have my own family.

‘We were able to see the profiles and photos of different women who were approved by the doctor’s office.

Hollie sais she's thankful for the donor and not fazed that the babies weren't created with her eggs, and says that she will explain to her sons when they're old enough to understand

Hollie sais she’s thankful for the donor and not fazed that the babies weren’t created with her eggs, and says that she will explain to her sons when they’re old enough to understand 

From 29 eggs, just one embryo was transferred on August 7 2019, but luckily a blood test revealed Hollie was pregnant just over a week later

From 29 eggs, just one embryo was transferred on August 7 2019, but luckily a blood test revealed Hollie was pregnant just over a week later 

‘I chose a woman who looked like me with blonde hair, but she had blue eyes and I have brown.

‘She was a similar height, athletic and a runner – like me.’

There were 29 eggs available but just one embryo was transferred on August 7 2019.

She adds: ‘On August 16, a blood test revealed I was pregnant.

‘We were ecstatic as we had been waiting for this result for two years.

Hollie gained 50lbs while pregnant and said that she had no other issues other than a huge bump, despite carrying three babies

Hollie gained 50lbs while pregnant and said that she had no other issues other than a huge bump, despite carrying three babies 

‘But nothing could have prepared us for the news we received at the four-week scan.

‘We turned bright red when they said ‘three babies’.

‘I was in disbelief and I couldn’t stop laughing. I thought it was a joke.

‘David was speechless.

‘It took us a while to get our heads around but I was over the moon..’

She added: ‘Pregnancy was the best thing ever. I had no issues apart from a huge stomach. I gained 50lbs but it was fine.’

Hollie was fortunate enough to work until 33 weeks before having a planned C-section one week later.

‘The babies were taken into NICU but they were thriving.’

The couple coul dnot be happier with their three sons, even though life has become 'crazy' with lots of 'running up and down the stairs, bottles, nappies, kisses and cuddles'

The couple coul dnot be happier with their three sons, even though life has become ‘crazy’ with lots of ‘running up and down the stairs, bottles, nappies, kisses and cuddles’

Hollie describes life with triplets as ‘crazy’.

The couple upsized their two-door jeep to a minivan ahead of their arrival.

She said: ‘There’s a lot of running up and down the stairs, bottles, nappies, kisses and cuddles.

‘Rory and Rhett play with each other the most whereas Ryder is focused on playing with a toy alone.

‘We are so thankful for everyone who helped us on this journey.

‘It’s worth it. it just took three of us rather than one

‘I am thankful for the donor and not fazed that the babies weren’t created with my eggs.

‘All I have to do is look into their eyes and then I can see how much they love me – so it doesn’t bother me.

‘As soon as they’re old enough to understand, they will know a stranger helped get them here.’

SpaceX launches and LANDS its Starship SN15

Nailed it! SpaceX launches and LANDS its Starship SN15 that is the first rocket to survive the its high altitude test

  • SpaceX launched its Starship Serial Number 15 Wednesday 
  • The massive rocket took off from SpaceX’s testing facility in Boca Chica, Texas 
  • This is the fifth prototype to launch, but none have survived the landing 

SpaceX has successfully launched and landed its Starship Serial Number 15 rocket.

This is the first Starship to land safely on the launch pad at the firm’s Boca Chica, Texas facility.

The Elon Musk-owned company launched SN15around 6:15pm ET, following a day of delays and anticipation.

SN15 ignited its three massive Raptor Engines that shot out streams of white smoke from the base before fire blew out to shoot the rocket into the air.

The prototype climbed through the sky until it reach six miles, where it hovered for a moment and then it perform the infamous sideways flip, dubbed a ‘belly flop’ maneuver by CEO Elon Musk.

‘Starship landing nominal,’ Musk tweet moments after his pride and joy made a safe and successful landing on the pad.

SpaceX has successfully launched and landed its Starship Serial Number 15 rocket.

SN15 is the first Starship prototype that was not blown to pieces after a high-altitude test- although a fire sparked at the base after it touched down, but it was quickly contained.

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‘Gargantuan’ hailstone measuring more than six inches across sets Texas record

A gigantic six and a half inch hailstone fell amid a blitz of destructive storms that laid waste to parts of Texas and Oklahoma this week.

The hailstone had meteorologists scrambling for the record books,  and is believed to be the largest ever to fall in the Lone Star State.

The stone was captured and photographed beside a US quarter for scale by Lino Ramirez, a resident of Hondo, about 40 miles west of San Antonio.

Ramirez shared the picture on social media, and it was examined by Matt Kumjian, a professor of atmospheric sciences at Pennsylvania State University who specializes in the study of giant hail. 

Kumjian was able to estimate the stone’s as between 6.27 and 6.57 inches across.

‘This means [Wednesday’s] hailstone counts as gargantuan and is one of only several well-documented cases of such large hail,’  Kumjian told the Washington Post.

As massive as it was, it doesn’t come close to threatening the US record eight-inch stone that was recorded during a hailstorm in Vivian, South Dakota, on July 23, 2010.

Lino Ramirez, of Hondo, Texas, posted a photo of the gargantuan hailstone beside a US quarter for scale

The hailstone was estimated to be between 6.27 and 6.57 inches in circumference

The hailstone was estimated to be between 6.27 and 6.57 inches in circumference

It was the largest ever recorded in Texas - but didn't beating the US record of 8 inches

It was the largest ever recorded in Texas – but didn’t beating the US record of 8 inches

Hail as big as softballs caused widespread destruction across Texas and Oklahoma, punching through roofs and shattering car windows, as rainfall flooded businesses and caused an estimated billion-plus dollars worth of damage.

Doppler radar – which detects particle type, intensity and motion – estimated the storm’s supercell was more than 64,000 feet tall, which is virtually unheard of for even the most powerful storms.

The Washington Post reported that radar picked up a drop in ‘differential reflectivity,’ – which compares the width of objects to their height. 

Raindrops are flatter, so values are usually positive. When values drop to near zero, it’s indicative of round or tumbling objects — and usually means big hail.

A National Weather Service damage survey found a 34-mile long and up to 9-mile wide swath of damaging winds in Medina County, including Hondo, from the supercell.

In Fort Worth car windows were shatter as the hailstorm swept through Texas

In Fort Worth car windows were shatter as the hailstorm swept through Texas

Hail as large as softballs punched through roofs in Sabinal Texas during the storm last week

Hail as large as softballs punched through roofs in Sabinal Texas during the storm last week

Hail punctured the walls of this home in D'Hanis, Texas

Hail punctured the walls of this home in D’Hanis, Texas

The storm's supercell was 64,000 feet tall at its peak - perfect conditions for large hail

The storm’s supercell was 64,000 feet tall at its peak – perfect conditions for large hail 

Hail during the storm was well into the gargantuan category, which describes hailstorms 6 inches across or larger

Hail during the storm was well into the gargantuan category, which describes hailstorms 6 inches across or larger

Winds estimated from 80 to 110 mph whipped the huge hailstones leading to severe damage in a trailer park, to vehicles and trees, and roofs. A brief EF1 tornado was spawned southeast of Hondo, according to the NWS survey.

This South Texas storm was one of three separate hailstorms over Texas and Oklahoma on April 28, which likely inflicted at least $1 billion damage combined.

Kumjian analyzed the hailstone using photogrammetry — a trigonometry-based approach of estimating the size of objects from photographs.

He told the Washington Post that he took into account the size of the quarter and the angle the photo was taken at to work out the stone’s size.

The largest ever recorded hailstone is believed to be found near Cordoba, Argentina, in February 2018, when a stone filmed during the storm was estimated as measuring 9.3 inches across, and was thought to exceed the world record.

According to the National Weather Service (NWS) in Norman, Oklahoma, the storm brought 70 miles per hour winds accompanied by baseball-sized hail with sizes that range from 1 to 3.5 inches in diameter. 

Northern Illinois University meteorologist Victor Gensini told USA Today the storm was a ‘a billion-dollar hail loss day across the US’.

‘San Antonio and Fort Worth, Texas – along with Norman – were all impacted with large to significant hail.’ 

Hailstones larger than six inches in diameter are considered to be gargantuan.  

Giant hailstones ‘like bullets’ destroy cars, injure people and smash windows

Baseball-sized hailstones, tornadoes and flooding wreaked havoc across several southern states Wednesday night. 

In Texas, a powerful storm system produced hail as large as 3 inches to San Antonio and Fort Worth. Video shared on social media showed a fury of hail raining down in Haslet, Texas, as a storm passed through.

Tornado warnings were also issued in several parts of the state through Thursday morning. More than 16,000 people in Texas are still without power. 

Forecasters reported extreme cases of hailstones destroying cars and smashing the windows of businesses, including a Taco Bell, in Oklahoma. 

Several residents took to Twitter to share shocking images of the damage caused by the hailstones during the storm. 

One image shows massive holes in a window shade after hailstones smashed threw the glass in Norman, Oklahoma. 

One image shows massive holes in a window shade after hailstones smashed threw the glass in Norman, Oklahoma

Baseball-sized hailstones, tornadoes and flooding wreaked havoc across several southern states Wednesday night. One image shows massive holes in a window shade after hailstones smashed threw the glass in Norman, Oklahoma

Vehicles parked at local car dealerships in Norman were also damaged by the hail

Vehicles parked at local car dealerships in Norman were also damaged by the hail

The hailstones shattered windshields (pictured in Oklahoma) and dented exteriors

The hailstones shattered windshields (pictured in Oklahoma) and dented exteriors

The Taco Bell at 1024 24th St in Norman also suffered damage when the hailstones busted out the store’s windows. 

Vehicles parked at local car dealerships in Norman were also damaged by the hail. The hailstones shattered windshields and dented exteriors.  

At least one person reported an injury during the hailstorm in Norman and surrounding areas. 

According to the Storm Prediction Center, there were 38 reports of severe hail across Texas and Oklahoma.

Forecasters also said two tornadoes hit Pauls Valley and Stilwell, Oklahoma, Tuesday and into Wednesday. 

Experts estimated that the hail could cost Texas and Oklahoma up to $1billion once officials assess the full extent of the damage. 

The Taco Bell at 1024 24th St in Norman also suffered damage when the hailstones busted out the store's windows

The Taco Bell at 1024 24th St in Norman also suffered damage when the hailstones busted out the store’s windows

Broken windows are seen at the Taco Bell in Norman, Oklahoma, after the storm

Broken windows are seen at the Taco Bell in Norman, Oklahoma, after the storm 

One person shared that the hailstones caused a large hole in their roof (pictured in Texas)

One person shared that the hailstones caused a large hole in their roof (pictured in Texas) 

‘Yesterday was certainly a billion-dollar hail loss day across the US,’ meteorologist Victor Gensini told USA Today. 

‘San Antonio and Fort Worth, Texas – along with Norman – were all impacted with large to significant hail. In addition, there was one gargantuan (4 inch) hail report near Hondo, Texas.’ 

Meanwhile, a slow moving storm system swept across parts of Missouri and northwest Arkansas, causing severe flooding in both states. 

The National Weather Service (NWS) said parts of Arkansas should expect downpours into Friday. 

About six inches of rain is estimated to have already fallen in some areas while others parts of Arkansas reported three inches of rain. 

Forecasters said the state could see additional three inches of rain, which can cause flash flooding. 

The rain has so far caused severe flooding in parts of Arkansas and a tornado was spotted in Benton County Wednesday morning.

Forecasters reported extreme cases of hailstones in parts of Oklahoma (depicted)

Forecasters reported extreme cases of hailstones in parts of Oklahoma (depicted)

Meanwhile, a slow moving storm system swept across parts of Missouri and northwest Arkansas (pictured), causing severe flooding in both states

Meanwhile, a slow moving storm system swept across parts of Missouri and northwest Arkansas (pictured), causing severe flooding in both states

First responders are seen preparing to assist a driver after a bus was overcome with flood waters in Arkansas

First responders are seen preparing to assist a driver after a bus was overcome with flood waters in Arkansas 

Police assist an Arkansas resident whose vehicle became flooded during a storm on Wednesday

Police assist an Arkansas resident whose vehicle became flooded during a storm on Wednesday 

About six inches of rain is estimated to have already fallen in some areas while others parts of Arkansas (pictured on Wednesday) reported three inches of rain

About six inches of rain is estimated to have already fallen in some areas while others parts of Arkansas (pictured on Wednesday) reported three inches of rain

A police officer is seen helping a woman from her car during flooding in northwest Arkansas on Wednesday

A police officer is seen helping a woman from her car during flooding in northwest Arkansas on Wednesday 

Forecasters said Arkansas could see additional three inches of rain, which can cause flash flooding

Forecasters said Arkansas could see additional three inches of rain, which can cause flash flooding

In Missouri, storms caused wind damage and flooding at a popular state park.

Live camera footage showed raging waters at Roaring River, a popular fishing destination 8 miles south of Cassville in Barry County, the Springfield News-Leader reports.

‘This is a major, major flood today,’ said Paul Spurgeon, Roaring River Hatchery manager. ‘We got about 3 inches in 40 minutes.’

The main concern is the hatchery building, which rests on the lowest area and is full of fingerlings, or baby trout.

‘We’re trying to keep those guys going right now,’ Spurgeon said.

Other flooded spots included Reeds Spring and a highway just south of the Busiek State Forest and Wildlife Area in Christian County.

Meanwhile, reports of wind damage have come in from several places, including Branson, areas near Silver Dollar City, Highlandville and Sparta.

‘We did have tornado warnings extended farther eastward, so we may be getting additional reports of wind damage from there,’ said Megan Terry, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service, adding that no tornadoes had been verified as of Wednesday afternoon.