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Joan Rivers’ cause of death revealed
beaumontenterprise.com / Thu, 16 Oct 2014 20:00:38 UT
The comedian, who was 81, died Sept. 4 after she'd been hospitalized for about a week when she went into cardiac arrest during the procedure at a doctor's office. Rivers died from "anoxic encephalopathy due to hypoxic arrest" — brain damage due to lack of oxygen — during a procedure to scope her upper gastrointestinal tract and vocal folds, said Julie Bolcer, spokeswoman for the city's medical examiner. The classification means the complication was a known risk of the procedure — a risk that patients say they understand when they sign waivers before surgery, a malpractice attorney said. With her raspy voice and brash New York accent, she turned the red carpet of the Oscars, Emmys and Golden Globes into a stalking ground for E!

4-car crash in Panola sends one to hospital
news-journal.com / Mon, 27 Oct 2014 04:00:00 -0500
A woman was taken by air ambulance to an area hospital Sunday evening after a four-vehicle wreck on Texas 149 just outside of Carthage.

Willis ISD schools go on ‘lockdown’ for police chase on Interstate 45
YourHoustonNews.com / Mon, 20 Oct 2014 16:45:00 -0500
WILLIS - Law enforcement officials called off the pursuit Monday afternoon of a man in north Montgomery County wanted for possible drug trafficking, which resulted in Willis ISD and Covenant Christian

Perry calls for travel restrictions to prevent spread of Ebola
beaumontenterprise.com / Fri, 17 Oct 2014 19:06:01 UT
Gov. Rick Perry sought Friday to show the state was acting to combat the spread of Ebola, unveiling the first recommendations of his infectious disease task force and joining a chorus of Republicans calling for the federal government to ban travel from nations dealing with the virus. The fledgling task force has already determined that Texas should provide more training to health care workers, designate two hospitals as specialized Ebola treatment centers and give state health officials power to restrict the movement of those suspected of being infected, Perry said in a morning news conference at the Capitol. The governor's call for a travel ban marked a shift from his position two weeks ago, when he said enhanced airport screening would be the best approach. President Barack Obama has ordered more screening but has resisted a travel ban, saying it would hinder the ability of aid workers to get to places where they are desperately needed and would be ineffective because of non-direct flights. An eight-page report released after the event provided more detail on the initial recommendations of the Texas Task Force on Infectious Disease Preparedness and Response, including that UTMB should be the state's first Ebola treatment center. The waste is to be placed in a special incinerator built to dispose of biological waste from the Galveston National Laboratory, which already does research on Ebola and the most dangerous biological agents on the planet.

USDA decides to implement farm bill provision
YourHoustonNews.com / Tue, 21 Oct 2014 23:10:00 -0500
LUBBOCK — Texas cotton producers say they are pleased to learn the U.S. Department of Agriculture has reconsidered its decision about implementing a provision of the farm bill.

Mother of man killed by Longview police: Shooting didn’t have to happen
news-journal.com / Mon, 27 Oct 2014 04:00:00 -0500
The mother of a man killed by police during a traffic stop said her son was shot three times without getting out of his car or pointing his unloaded gun at the officer.

LETU aviation program named to AOPA honor roll
news-journal.com / Thu, 16 Oct 2014 14:40:00 -0500
LeTourneau University’s School of Aviation and Aeronautical Science has been named to the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association 2014 Flight Training Excellence Honor Roll.

Jefferson theater casts for ‘A Southern Bell Primer’
marshallnewsmessenger.com / Sun, 26 Oct 2014 04:00:00 -0500
JEFFERSON — Casting was announced Friday for the Opera House Theatre Players opening production of their 26th season, “A Southern Belle Primer.”

MISD board to discuss online lunch payments
marshallnewsmessenger.com / Fri, 17 Oct 2014 04:00:00 -0500
Marshall Independent School District parents may be able to start paying for students’ lunches through the school’s website and an online program.

Judge in Adrian Peterson child abuse case will remain
beaumontenterprise.com / Wed, 22 Oct 2014 21:44:36 UT
Peterson's defense attorney, Rusty Hardin, raised multiple objections to prosecutors' efforts to introduce testimony about past actions by Case. Grant also questioned Brian Wice, a member of Peterson's legal team, about appearing on a television show with Case during which the second-year judge explained his decision to jail a teacher for not showing up for jury duty. The ruling clears the way for the rest of Peterson's case, including a motion to re-arrest Peterson because of an alleged admission by the Minnesota Vikings running back that he smoked marijuana while out on bail, to go forward. "The State's motion to recuse is a tale of sound and fury, one that is, by turns, long on vitriol and ad hominem attacks, but tellingly short on legal analysis, and utterly silent on legal authority," Hardin wrote in a response to the prosecution's motion this month.

Federal persecutors
YourHoustonNews.com / Wed, 22 Oct 2014 22:29:00 -0500
A group of Washington overlords — federal prosecutors — sometimes break rules and wreck people’s lives.

I-45 Southbound at Texas 242 to close all weekend
YourHoustonNews.com / Tue, 21 Oct 2014 23:13:00 -0500
Interstate 45 southbound main lanes from Windsor Lakes Boulevard to Wellman Road will be closed from 10 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday for construction on the Texas 242 flyover.

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