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Leading Off (7/20/16)

Take a look at El Centro, get the biggest news in baby names, and find out how Zeke Elliot is already winning.

El Centro Police Chief Gives Tour of Blast-Damaged Campus. On Tuesday, media got a walk-through of the final scene in the standoff with sniper Micah Johnson, giving a much clearer depiction of the how the July 7 ambush unfolded. One significant revelation: Chief Joe Hannigan said Johnson approached and spoke with two of the officers before opening fire on them. The tour also shows what one pound of C4 will do indoors. It’s messy. The college will reopen for classes on Thursday.

SMU Officer’s Final Moments Caught on Video. Home surveillance video captured the moment in which Mark McCuller’s car was swept away by flood waters around 1:30 a.m. on July 5th. The clip is heartbreaking to watch considering his body has yet to be found. My thoughts are with his wife and six kids.

Dallas Zoo’s Baby Elephant Gets Flashy Name Reveal Tonight. Around 9 p.m. this evening, the name of the city’s youngest pachyderm will be revealed on Reunion Tower. The 2-month-old male calf was born to one of the five elephants recently shipped over from Swaziland. And if you’re thinking about tracking down a light operator to produce your own baby-related reveal on the city skyline, our own Christiana Nielson found out that’s unlikely to happen.

The NFL’s Best-Selling Jersey Belongs to Ezekiel Elliot. Good for him. But will Zeke make America’s team great again? Our August issue just might offer some insight.

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