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Alleged Gangster Disciples Indicted In 2 States

(AP) – Federal indictments in Georgia and Tennessee charge members of the Gangster Disciples gang with racketeering activity.  The indictments unsealed Wednesday name 48 people, 32 charged in Atlanta and 16 charged in Memphis, Tennessee. All but three of those indicted have been arrested.  The indictments say the alleged gang members engaged in criminal activity, […]

Ex-Teacher In West Texas Gets 60 Years For Sex With Students

(AP) – A former high school teacher in West Texas must serve 60 years in prison for having sexual contact with two female students.  Jay Dee Burns was sentenced Wednesday in Odessa.  The ex-Odessa Permian High School instructor pleaded guilty last month to four counts of an improper relationship between an educator and a student, […]

Warehouse Complex Fire Sends Towering Black Smoke

(AP) – A fire at a warehouse complex in Houston has sent towering plumes of black smoke into the air.  Emergency personnel were dispatched to an industrial area in the western part of the city on Thursday morning, as the fire burned several structures.  Officials had no immediate reports of anyone hurt. The cause of […]

Officer’s Rape Conviction Set Aside After Accuser Admits Lie

(AP) – A former Fort Worth police officer who served 21 years of a life sentence for raping a 13-year-old girl has been freed after his accuser admitted that she lied during his trial.  Brian Franklin was released Thursday on $10,000 bail, but Tarrant County prosecutors say they’ll retry the 56-year-old man for assaulting the […]

Man Shot Dead In Edinburg, Suspected Gunman In Custody

A suspected gang member is jailed on bonds totaling 1 million dollars after being charged with gunning down a man in Edinburg early Wednesday morning. Police were called to the Edinburg Village apartments in central Edinburg at around 1 in the morning, officers entered one of the units, and found the victim’s body. 25-year-old Victor […]

There’s Another Blue Bell Ice Cream Recall

Blue Bell is having to recall some more ice cream. The reason isn’t quite as serious as the last time the company pulled its ice cream off store shelves, but it could pose problems for people with allergies. Seems the Cookies ‘n Cream flavor somehow got into the 1-pint containers labeled Rocky Road. The problem? […]

UPDATE: Kasich Withdraws

(AP)  Ohio Gov. John Kasich is acknowledging that his message “wasn’t a great sound byte” and he is suspending his campaign for president.  The two-year Ohio governor and former congressman was visibly emotional Wednesday as he thanked his family, campaign staff and supporters without ever saying directly what would happen to his campaign. Kasich had […]

Automotive-Servicing Manufacturing Firm To Build Operations In Brownsville

Brownsville has been selected to be the site for a first-in-the U-S raw manufacturing campus. The Italian machining giant SATA making the announcement Wednesday morning. SATA will anchor a planned 350-acre Heavy Manufacturing Campus to be built along I-169, or State Highway 550, in north Brownsville. The manufacturing firm supplies machine parts for vehicles sold […]

Another Unaccompanied Toddler Found With Group Of Immigrants

For the second time in less than two weeks, a very small child has been found among a group of undocumented immigrants, but traveling without a guardian. Border Patrol agents say video footage showed a 2-year-old boy wandering in some brush near Hidalgo Tuesday morning. Agents converged and detained 13 immigrants, along with the toddler […]

Rolling Stones Ask Trump To Stop Playing Their Songs

(AP) – The Rolling Stones have asked presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump to stop playing their songs at his campaign events.  In a statement Wednesday, the rock band said they have not given permission to the Trump campaign to use their songs and “have requested that they cease all use immediately.” A Trump campaign […]