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Day Care Fires Teacher Over Anti-Semitic Tweets

(AP) – A North Texas day care says it has fired a teacher who posted a number of anti-Semitic tweets including one that encourages Jewish people to be killed.  The Children’s Courtyard in Arlington said in a statement this week that the comments by Nancy Salem are offensive and don’t reflect the center’s views.  One […]

Son Killed Protecting Mom At Subway Shop Where Both Worked

(AP) – Houston police say an 18-year-old sandwich shop employee has been fatally shot during an attempted robbery as he tried to protect his mother who also worked at the store. Police say the Javier Flores and his mother were the only people in the southeast Houston Subway restaurant near closing time Wednesday night when […]

Ex-Edcouch City Official Charged In Cocaine Deal

A former alderman and municipal judge in Edcouch is in jail in Alabama – accused of trying to sell cocaine. Daniel Guzman and a second man had been the targets of federal D-E-A agents in Texas and Alabama. According to Fox 2 News, Guzman and his partner were about to sell 30 kilos of cocaine […]

4 Arrested In Death Of 9-Year-Old Boy With Cerebral Palsy

(AP) – Four people have been arrested in the death of 9-year-old Indiana boy with cerebral palsy who authorities say was malnourished and neglected.  The Vigo County Sheriff’s Office says officers responded Tuesday to a 911 call about a child in cardiac arrest at a home near Fontanet, 60 miles west of Indianapolis.  Cameron R. […]

Arkansas Supreme Court Strikes City’s LGBT Protections

(AP) – The Arkansas Supreme Court has struck down a city’s ordinance banning discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity, but it stopped short of saying whether a state law aimed at prohibiting local LGBT protections is constitutional.  Justices on Thursday reversed a judge’s decision that Fayetteville’s anti-discrimination ordinance didn’t violate a state law […]

At Least 18 Injured In Series Of Explosions In Czech Plant

(AP) – Officials say explosions in a Czech machinery plant have injured at least 18 people.  Police spokeswoman Hana Kaizarova says the first explosion occurred around 11 a.m. (1000 GMT) in a production hall and a number of others followed, making it difficult for rescuers to access the site in the Policske Strojirny A.S. near […]

Aid Group: 13 Migrants Suffocate In Libya Shipping Container

(AP) – The head of the Red Crescent in Libya says 13 African migrants died of suffocation inside a shipping container while being transported over four days between two Libyan towns. Osama al-Fadly, the head of the Red Crescent in Libya, told The Associated Press on Thursday that the deceased were among 69 migrants, many […]

Claims For US Jobless Benefits Tick Up, Level Still Healthy

(AP) – More Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week, but claims remained at a low level consistent with a healthy job market.  The Labor Department says 244,000 Americans applied for jobless aid last week, up by 6,000 from the previous week. The four-week average, a less volatile measure, fell by 4,000 to 241,000, lowest […]

Sheriff: Texas Officer’s Gunshot Wound Was Self-Inflicted

(AP) – A South Texas sheriff says a police officer whose body was found at a law enforcement shooting range had suffered a self-inflicted gunshot wound.  Webb County Sheriff Martin Cuellar said Wednesday the gunshot wound to the chest of Lt. David Medina was “not consistent with foul play.”   The Laredo Morning Times reports the […]

Teenage Suspect Indicted In Starr County Double-Murder

A Rio Grande City teenager has been indicted for the murders of a Rio Grande City man and his young son back in November. 17-year-old Jesus Angel Rebollar is charged with two counts of capital murder. Rebollar is accused in the shooting deaths of 41-year-old Hector Garcia and his 3-year-old son Julian. They were found […]