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AAA: Texas Retail Gasoline Prices Fall 2 Cents This Week

(AP) – The average retail gasoline price in Texas fell by 2 cents this week to settle at $2.61 for a gallon of unleaded. AAA Texas on Thursday reported that the average price at the pump statewide fell slightly from $2.63 a gallon last week. The average price drivers across the U.S. are paying is […]

Man Pleads Not Guilty In Deadly Brownsville Bar Incident

A Brownsville man is maintaining his innocence after being indicted on a charge of murder stemming from a punch to the face of another man. 37-year-old Jesus Genaro Salas pleaded not guilty to the charge this week – a month after a Cameron County grand jury handed up the murder indictment. Salas is accused of […]

Bridge Collapse Death Toll Lowered By 1 To 38

(AP) – Italian authorities have lowered the confirmed death toll in Genoa’s bridge collapse to 38 from 39.  Genoa Prefect Office official Raffaella Corsaro told The AP on Thursday that the change was due to a “misunderstanding” about information supplied by ambulance dispatchers.  Corsaro also says that there are 15 injured persons, including five in […]

Body Of Missing Colorado Woman Found

(AP) – Authorities say they have found the body of a pregnant Colorado woman reported missing this week and believe they know where the bodies of her two children are. The announcement Thursday came a few hours after police said they had arrested 33-year-old Christopher Watts in the disappearance of his 34-year-old wife, Shanann, and […]

Overdose Total Hits 76 In Connecticut Park Near Yale

(AP) – Officials say the number of victims from a rash of overdoses on a suspected bad batch of synthetic marijuana has risen to 76 in New Haven, Connecticut. The overdoses were reported over a 24-hour period and investigators are trying to determine what exactly sickened the victims.  People started falling ill Wednesday morning, mostly […]

‘Queen of Soul’ Aretha Franklin Dies At 76

(AP) – Aretha Franklin’s music quickly climbed the iTunes’ charts following her death on Thursday.  Her “30 Greatest Hits” album hit the No. 1 spot, replacing Nicki Minaj’s new album, while “Respect” reached No. 2 on the songs’ charts. More songs from Franklin, including “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman,” “Think,” “Chain of […]

FCC Shuts Down Alex Jones’ Pirate Flagship Radio Station

(AP) – The Federal Communications Commission has shut down a pirate radio station that served as the flagship outlet for conservative conspiracy theorist Alex Jones. The Austin American-Statesman reports the FCC also has fined the station’s operators $15,000 – a fine the FCC says in a lawsuit the operators are refusing to pay.  The lawsuit […]

2 Gangsters Get Life Terms For 2014 Texas Officer’s Death

(AP) – Two gangsters drew life sentences in federal prison for the fatal 2014 shooting of an off-duty San Antonio-area police officer outside a tattoo parlor he co-owned. A federal judge sentenced Texas Mexican Mafia members Jesse Santibanez and Alfredo Cardona in San Antonio on Wednesday.  A jury had convicted the pair last November on […]

Murder Trial To Start For Officer Who Shot Teen In Car

(AP) – A murder trial for a former Texas police officer who killed a black teenager highlights the heightened role that video evidence plays in high-profile police shootings. Former Balch Springs officer Roy Oliver, who is white, opened fire last year into a moving car filled with five black teens and killed 15-year-old Jordan Edwards. […]

Woman Sentenced For Biting CBP Officer

A Weslaco woman accused of biting a U.S. Customs and Border Protection officer will spend 18 months in prison.  Gabrella Lee Sanchez was sentenced this week. Officials say in January, Sanchez was heading back from Mexico into the United States when she became upset during a port of entry inspection and bit the officer on […]