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Caliche Theft Lands Two Hidalgo County Employees In Jail

Two Hidalgo County employees are under arrest, accused of stealing county property. Jose Lupe Contreras and Derick Palomin, both Precinct 1 employees, are alleged to have used county equipment to steal caliche. The theft was first reported about two weeks ago and a sheriff’s department investigation led to Contreras and Palomin. Both have been charged […]

NATIONAL

9 Firefighters, 6 Officers Hurt In NYC Explosion

(AP) – New York City’s fire commissioner says a blast that took the life of a battalion chief also injured nine other firefighters and six police officers.  Commissioner Daniel Nigro says two civilians and three Con Ed workers also suffered minor injuries in the Bronx house explosion.  The explosion Tuesday morning killed Michael Fahy, a […]

WORLD

US Giving $364 Million In New Syria Aid

(AP) – The United States is providing another $364 million in humanitarian aid to those affected by Syria’s civil war.  Tuesday’s announcement means the U.S. has now given $5.9 billion in assistance to the Arab country since the conflict started in 2011.  The money will help the U.N. and independent charities offer food, shelter, safe […]