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Woman Found Stabbed Outside Sebastian

Willacy County sheriff’s investigators are working to identify a woman who’d been stabbed and apparently left for dead along the side of a road east of Sebastian Friday morning. Someone driving on FM 2629 spotted the woman around 7:30 this morning. She’d been stabbed several times. She is hospitalized but her condition isn’t known. The […]

Death Toll In Italy Quake Rises To 278

(AP) – Italian authorities say the death toll in central Italy’s devastating earthquake has risen to 278.  Civil protection officials gave the updated toll at a briefing Friday afternoon, adding that 238 other people caught up in the quake were rescued. The death toll in the Arquata area of the earthquake zone has stabilized with […]

Officials: Zika Spread Through Sex By Man With No Symptoms

(AP) – U.S. health officials are reporting the first case of Zika spread through sex by a man with no symptoms of the disease.  In earlier cases of sexual transmission, the virus was spread by someone who at some point had symptoms. Zika is mainly spread by mosquitoes, and causes only a mild illness in […]

A Plea Deal Is Struck In Headless Body Case

One of two brothers of a Border Patrol agent charged in a suspected drug cartel-related murder has struck a plea deal which would clear him of the murder charge in exchange for his testimony against his siblings. In a Brownsville courtroom Thursday, Fernando Luna, the older brother of agent Joel Luna, pleaded guilty to drug […]

Border Patrol Agent To Stand Trial With Other Defendants In Cartel-Related Murder

A former Border Patrol agent has been ordered to stand trial along with his younger brother and two other men on a charge of murder in the suspected drug cartel-related killing of a Honduran man. At a court hearing in Brownsville Thursday, District Judge Benjamin Euresti rejected a motion by the lawyer for Joel Luna […]

Police Seek Man Who Posed As Uber Driver, Attacked Woman

(AP) — Atlanta police investigating a woman’s report that she was sexually assaulted by an Uber driver say they now believe the suspect posed as an Uber driver to lure her into his car.  The 20-year-old woman told officers she was leaving the Park Bench Pub on Atlanta’s north side about 2:30 a.m. Aug. 13 […]

2 Nuns Found Slain In Mississippi Home; Motive Unclear

(AP) — Two nuns who were killed in Mississippi yesterday week were, by all accounts, some of the most friendly, helpful people in town, cooking and caring for anyone in their poor community — making their slayings all the more puzzling.  Their car was found abandoned a mile away from their home, and there were […]

Clinton Defends Work Of Family Foundation

(AP) — Hillary Clinton is defending the work of her family foundation, saying the organization needs more time to ensure the continuity of their programs.  If elected, Clinton says she’ll take additional steps to make sure there are no conflicts of interest between her administration and the global charitable network founded by her husband.  She […]

Co-Pilot Arrested In Michigan On Suspicion Of Being Drunk

C(AP) — A co-pilot on a charter plane in northern Michigan has been arrested after a colleague suspected that he was drunk.  Traverse City police Capt. Kevin Dunklow says a breath test Thursday showed the co-pilot, a 35-year-old Florida man, had a blood-alcohol level of 0.30, nearly four times the legal threshold for driving.  The […]

Candidates Capitalize On The Ever-Powerful ‘religious vote’

(AP) — Republican Donald Trump has told conservative evangelical pastors in Florida that his presidency would preserve “religious liberty” and reverse what he insists is a government-enforced muzzling of Christians. The same afternoon, Democratic vice presidential nominee Tim Kaine praised another, more liberal group of black church leaders in Louisiana for their “progressive values that […]