FOX 26 Digital News Brief for March 27

The body of a missing fisherman from Spring has been found in Lake Conroe. Montgomery County Precinct 1 deputy constables say his boat was found afloat on Tuesday morning after he went fishing on Monday night.

Conroe police are searching for a man who shot at an officer during a traffic stop. Investigators believe that man is 27-year-old Raymond Lynch. Early on Tuesday morning, the officer's body camera captured a pretty clear shot of the man's face before he sped away in the vehicle on Interstate 45 near Gladstell Street. The officer was not hurt and police later found the driver's black Lexus abandoned and on fire.               

The City of Houston is reducing the water level of Lake Houston ahead of projected storms for Wednesday. Spillway gates have been adjusted to lower the water level from 42.5 feet to 40 feet. This is actually a permanent plan designed to address flooding concerns in communities northeast of Houston.

The man accused of trying to bomb a Confederate monument in Hermann Park has pleaded guilty. Andrew Schneck, 25, was found by a park ranger near the General Dowling monument in August 2017. Investigators say he had two boxes with a timer and wires on them as well as a bottle containing several highly explosive chemicals. He faces sentencing in June.

The states of California and New York are each filing lawsuits against the federal government over a question that is set to appear on the 2020 census form. The U.S. Commerce Department has decided to include a question about citizenship on the census. It says the question will be added to help enforce the Voting Rights Act, but critics say that the question will undercount immigrants and minorities who may fear filling out the form.

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