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Finland Steps Up Security After Fatal Stabbings

(AP) – Finland’s interior minister says security is being stepped up across the Nordic country after stabbings that killed at least two people in a western city.  Paula Risikko made the announcement during a news conference in Turku, where the stabbings happened.  Police say that a suspect is in custody and being treated in a […]

Police Check If Barcelona Van Driver Among Dead

(AP) – A regional police official in Spain says that authorities are investigating whether the Barcelona van attack driver is among the suspects killed by officers after the attack in the nearby resort of Cambrils. The official, however, said that officers couldn’t yet confirm that the Barcelona van attacker was among the five suspects killed […]

Ex-Deputy Gets 15 Months For Game Rooms Extortion

(AP) – A former sheriff’s deputy in West Texas must serve 15 months in prison for extorting money from illegal gambling operations and tipping the businesses off to investigations.  Prosecutors say former Ector County Sheriff’s Deputy David Oscar Limon was sentenced Thursday in Midland. He was also fined $13,200. Texas law bans casino-style gambling. Some […]

North Korea Warns US On Nuclear Weapons Talks

(AP) – North Korea is warning the United States that it will never put its nuclear weapons program on the negotiating table as long as the U.S. keeps up its “hostile policy and nuclear threat.” The warning came from North Korea’s deputy U.N. ambassador Kim In Ryong in the transcript of his conversation with U.N. […]

Execution Set For Mexican National On Texas Death Row

(AP) – A Mexican national on Texas death row for the rape-slaying of his 16-year-old cousin in the Rio Grande Valley more than 20 years ago has received an execution date. Texas Department of Criminal Justice spokesman Jason Clark says the agency has received court documents setting the lethal injection of 47-year-old Ruben Ramirez Cardenas […]

Weslaco Approves Anti-Wall Resolution

Weslaco has become the first city in Hidalgo County to officially voice its opposition to President Trump’s proposed border wall. Weslaco city commissioners have passed a resolution that calls for a border security strategy that is minimally intrusive on natural habitat. The resolution points to more efficient technology solutions that are much less costly which […]

Video Threatens Mexico Columnist Who Covers Organized Crime

(AP) – Mexico’s National Human Rights Commission is condemning a chilling video threat targeting a journalist for a national outlet and demanding an investigation. The short video that circulated online Wednesday shows a hand holding a revolver firing at a target with an image of El Universal columnist Hector De Mauleon’s face.   It warns that […]

Panama Unit Convict Walks Out Of Prison

He’s out. A convicted drug trafficker who worked with the corrupt law enforcement officers of the infamous Panama Unit law enforcement officers has been freed from prison – early. Fernando Guerra Junior, who was sentenced to an 8-year federal prison term, has been released after a little more than three years. McAllen federal judge Randy […]

Tech Companies Banishing Extremists After Charlottesville

(AP) – It has taken bloodshed in Charlottesville to get tech companies to take a firmer stand against accounts used to promote hate and violence.  Major companies such as Google, Facebook and PayPal are banishing a growing cadre of extremist groups and individuals in the wake of the deadly clash at a white-nationalist rally last […]

Man Killed In 1 Vehicle Crash In Brownsville

One man was killed when he crashed his SUV into a drainage ditch in Brownsville last night. Authorities say 22-year-old Romario Samaniego lost control and the SUV plunged into the water-filled ditch near Boca Chica Boulevard and Medford Avenue. First responders found Samaniego dead in his vehicle. Authorities are looking into the factors that led […]