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#ICYMI: Southwest Begins Stranded Passenger Reimbursement Process, Teen Accused of Kidnapping Must Stand Trial, Legendary Texas Baseball Coach Dies

HOUSTON (KIAH) – Here’s what you missed on the eyewitness news at 9 o’clock here on CW39 Houston.

Passengers doubt Southwest will refund canceled flights

Now that Southwest Airlines is catching up after last week’s crash, passengers affected by flight cancellations are starting the process of getting their money back.

The airline says those in the mess will be compensated, but passengers say they doubt they’ll get their money back.

Southwest was asked if ticket type affects eligibility for a refund, especially if you had one of their “Wanna Get Away” tickets.

The airline responded: “Customers whose flights have been canceled are eligible for a refund.”

Teen accused of kidnapping appears in court

A woman accused of stealing another woman’s two-day-old baby is due to appear in court again on Tuesday.

Christy Julian, 19, was arrested on December 30. The neighbor said the mother was dropped off with the baby over the weekend when the car left with the newborn inside.

The baby returned to her mother.

Two-time Texas champion coach Gustafson dies at 91

Tributes are pouring in after Texas lost a baseball icon.

Longtime University of Texas baseball coach Cliff Gustafson died Monday. He was 91 years old.

Gustafson coached UT, winning 2 national titles and 17 trips to the College World Series with over 1,400 Hall of Fame wins in his career.

Gustafson played on the Longhorns that made it to the 1952 College World Series. He returned to the program as head coach from 1968 to 1996 and had 1,466 career wins.

Gustafson coached the Longhorns to national championships in 1975 and 1983 and to 22 Southwestern Conference championships.

Gang leader freed during Mexican prison attack that killed 17

Mexican authorities have raised the death toll in the attack on the state prison in Ciudad Juarez, on the border with El Paso, Texas, to 17 people.

Security Minister Rosa Isela Rodriguez said 10 of the dead were prison guards who were attacked by gunmen who arrived early Sunday in armored personnel carriers.

Defense Minister Salvador Cienfuegos said state soldiers and police, who have reclaimed control of the prison, found 10 “VIP cells” equipped with TVs and other amenities. One even had a safe with cash.

In August, riots in the same state prison spilled over into the streets of Juarez, killing 11 people.

Tesla said it sold a record 1.3 million vehicles last year.

Tesla says it sold a record 1.3 million electric vehicles last year. But that number fell short of CEO Elon Musk’s promise to increase the company’s sales by 50% nearly every year.

This figure surpassed the previous record of 936,000 vehicles delivered in 2021. But that’s less than the 1.4 million needed to meet the company’s 50% growth goal.

Sales were up 40% year-over-year and production increased 47% to 1.37 million.

For more news and weather from ABC13, join us on the eyewitness news at 9 o’clock here on CW39.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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