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Acquitted Ex-Jailer On Trial On Secondary Charges

Acquitted of capital murder earlier this year, a former Cameron County jailer is on trial this week on charges related to the day more than two years ago that he shot and killed a fellow jailer. It was in June of 2014 when Marco Antonio Gonzalez found Ivan Reyes in the Brownsville home of his […]


UPDATE: Barriers Protect Cedar Rapids As River Crests

(AP) – Officials in Cedar Rapids say an elaborate system of temporary floodwalls is successfully protecting thousands of homes and businesses from floodwaters.  Iowa’s second-largest city said its hastily-erected 9.8-mile system of Hesco barriers and earthen berms was largely holding back the Cedar River, which was  cresting Tuesday at its second-highest level in history. As […]


Official: Panama Asks US To Extradite Ex-Prez Martinelli

(AP) – An official in Panama says the country is formally asking the United States to extradite former President Ricardo Martinelli in connection with a phone-tapping controversy.  The case involves allegations that the phones of dozens of business, opposition and labor leaders were tapped by Martinelli’s 2009-2014 government.  A high-ranking official in current President Juan […]