Police open Budapest rail station, but no trains to the West
wacotrib.com / Thu, 03 Sep 2015 02:37:27 -0500
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Migrants poured into Budapest's Keleti rail station on Thursday as police stopped blocking its main entrance, piling into trains despite announcements that there was no servic
Court strips lesser prairie chicken of federal protection
wacotrib.com / Wed, 02 Sep 2015 17:30:58 -0500
MIDLAND, Texas (AP) — A federal court in Texas has stripped the lesser prairie chicken of Endangered Species Act protections, a victory for oil and gas companies that argued conservation efforts are w
Obama gets Iran deal win as Senate Dems amass enough votes
tdtnews.com / Wed, 02 Sep 2015 13:25:00 -0500
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama secured a landmark foreign policy victory Wednesday as Senate Democrats amassed enough votes to ensure the Iran nuclear deal survives in Congress, despite ferocious opposition from Republicans and the government of Israel.Democratic Sen. Barbara Mikulski of Maryland became the crucial 34th vote in favor of the agreement.
Winning numbers drawn in ‘Pick 3 Night’ game
wacotrib.com / Wed, 02 Sep 2015 22:47:01 -0500
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The winning numbers in Wednesday evening's drawing of the Texas Lottery's "Pick 3 Night" game were:
Froseth found guilty of sexually abusing child in 2013
lubbockonline.com / Wed, 02 Sep 2015 22:42:31 +0000
A 39-year-old Abilene man faces between 25 years and life in prison after a Lubbock County jury found him guilty Wednesday of sexually abusing a 10-year-old girl multiple times in 2013.
Jason Froseth sat with his head bowed, waiting for bailiffs to escort him out of the 364th District Court after Judge William Eichman read the jury’s verdict.
Jurors spent about a half hour deliberating before returning the guilty verdict.
Lubbock City Council gives initial nod to budget; taxes and stormwater divide council
lubbockonline.com / Wed, 02 Sep 2015 20:48:26 +0000
The Lubbock City Council passed the fiscal year 2015-16 budget on first reading as it was presented by city staff, meaning it still contains a 1.7-cent increase to property taxes and minor increases to other city fees.
The proposed increase to $0.5391 per $100 valuation would raise property taxes about $17 per year for a house valued at $100,0000 and is among several increased costs to taxpayers in the proposed budget.
Biden testing political waters in Florida
wacotrib.com / Wed, 02 Sep 2015 21:42:39 -0500
MIAMI (AP) — Approaching a time of decision, Vice President Joe Biden tested the political waters in Florida on Wednesday as he mulls over whether to join a 2016 presidential race that's left a lot De
Super PAC backing Scott Walker announces $9 million ad buy
wacotrib.com / Wed, 02 Sep 2015 20:07:16 -0500
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A super PAC backing Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's run for the White House announced a $9.25 million ad buy Wednesday for three early voting states, expanding on a $7 million telev
Floydada ISD among Regional Honor Boards
myplainview.com / Wed, 02 Sep 2015 17:07:00 -0500
Floydada ISD's Board of Trustees did not make the list of the five finalists for the Texas Association of School Administrators' 2015 Outstanding School Board.
Canada woman had tried to sponsor boy who drowned off Turkey
wacotrib.com / Thu, 03 Sep 2015 03:17:03 -0500
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — A lawmaker says a woman in Canada had tried to sponsor Syrian relatives who drowned off the coast of Turkey, including a 3-year-old boy whose lifeless body was shown in photograp
Judge OKs gender surgery opposed by 48-year-old’s parents
wacotrib.com / Wed, 02 Sep 2015 19:42:43 -0500
DOYLESTOWN, Pa. (AP) — A judge on Wednesday cleared the way for a 48-year-old transgender woman to undergo gender-reassignment surgery, rejecting her parents' effort to block the operation because the
Escarcega seeks lower bond
lubbockonline.com / Wed, 02 Sep 2015 23:44:57 +0000
Escarcega seeks bond reduction
A Littlefield man who has accused Lubbock police of using excessive force to arrest him is seeking a bond reduction for his aggravated assault of a peace officer charge.
Jose Carlos Escarcega will appear in court Friday morning. A hearing is set for 9:30 a.m. in Judge William Eichman’s 364th District Court.
Escarcega, 20, has been held in the Lubbock County Detention Center since his July 29 arrest. He faces a $500,000 bond and a hold for immigration and customs enforcement.
Redskins GM’s wife apologizes for tweet about reporter
wacotrib.com / Wed, 02 Sep 2015 21:45:35 -0500
ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — The wife of Washington Redskins general manager Scot McCloughan has apologized for "disparaging" and "unfounded" comments on her Twitter account about an ESPN reporter.
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