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New ambulances hit Central Texas
tdtnews.com / Wed, 04 May 2016 23:51:00 -0500
Scott & White EMS unveiled its newest ambulances that will be serving the Central Texas area.

Mexico sees sign of hope for Monarch butterflies
mysanantonio.com / Tue, 23 Sep 2014 19:41:56 UT
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Experts in Mexico said Tuesday there is a tentative sign of hope for the mass migration of monarch butterflies, whose numbers dropped to their lowest level ever last year. Last year, the black-and-orange butterflies covered only 1.65 acres (0.67 hectares) in the pine and fir forests west of Mexico City, down from more than 44.5 acres (18 hectares) at their recorded peak in 1996. Because the butterflies clump together by the thousands in trees, counting individuals in near impossible; instead they are counted by the area they cover. Mexican writer and environmentalist Homero Aridjis, said the butterflies face a number of challenges, including climate change and illegal logging in Mexico, in addition to the loss of habitat in the United States.

Escapee from federal prison in Texas recaptured
mysanantonio.com / Tue, 16 Dec 2014 14:24:34 UT
BURNET, Texas (AP) — An ex-CEO of some Oklahoma energy companies has been caught after escaping from a minimum security federal prison in Central Texas. Morrisett is the former chief executive officer of Red Earth Resources Inc. and Alpine Petroleum LLC in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Killeen-Temple market sees rising demand for homes at higher prices
tdtnews.com / Tue, 03 May 2016 23:09:00 -0500
Potential home buyers in Killeen and Temple may find themselves facing challenges as they shop for a new residence in coming months. The 2016 first quarter report from the Texas Association of Realtors has been released, and it appears housing sales — and prices — have gone up while inventory has bottomed out.

Police: Texas officer kills man holding spoon
mysanantonio.com / Tue, 16 Dec 2014 09:09:31 UT
TEXARKANA, Texas (AP) — The Texas Rangers are investigating a police shooting after an officer killed a burglary suspect who was holding a spoon. A Texarkana police spokesman says the officer fatally shot 35-year-old Dennis Grigsby on Monday after a homeowner called 911 to report a break-in.

Driver eludes arrest during pursuit
tdtnews.com / Wed, 04 May 2016 23:47:00 -0500
The driver of a vehicle may have eluded capture Tuesday by the Temple Police Department, but a birth certificate left behind in the abandoned vehicle reportedly provided a clue in the case.

Agencies investigate ‘amateur’ explosive found near Rosebud
tdtnews.com / Thu, 05 May 2016 00:30:00 -0500
ROSEBUD — Federal authorities were investigating Wednesday to determine who put a crude explosive device under the FM 1963 bridge a few miles south of this small Central Texas town.Investigators with the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives were examining the improvised explosive, described by a local firefighter as an “amateur” device.

US defense secretary says Russia is ‘nuclear saber-rattling’
tdtnews.com / Tue, 03 May 2016 22:39:00 -0500
U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter blasted what the U.S. and its allies see as Russian aggression in Europe, saying Tuesday that Moscow is “going backward in time” with warlike actions that compel an American military buildup on NATO’s eastern flank.

Storms keep Bell County electricians busy
tdtnews.com / Thu, 05 May 2016 00:04:00 -0500
When lightning storms rolled through the area Friday, Harker Heights home owner Richard Kitterman didn’t realize the storms were about to turn his world upside down.Kitterman and his neighbors saw, and heard, the flash of lightning striking near their homes, he said. One of those neighbors was on his porch at the time and the concussion of the strike knocked him backward.

Who is God?
tdtnews.com / Thu, 05 May 2016 04:00:00 -0500
Who is God … He is the Beginning and the End, the God of all creation and of the universe. He created the Heavens and the earth out of nothing by His spoken word for His own glory. He is a sovereign G

Goodwill workers find cremated remains in donation
mysanantonio.com / Mon, 15 Dec 2014 21:41:30 UT
(AP) — Two boxes of cremated human remains mistakenly included among household items donated to an Indiana Goodwill have been reunited with the deceased's next of kin, police said. Goodwill employees sorting through donated items Friday found two small, white boxes filled with cremains, Lafayette police Sgt. Grant Snyder told the Journal & Courier (http://on.jconline.com/12WHcXY ).

Official: 6 bodies recovered from AirAsia crash
mysanantonio.com / Wed, 31 Dec 2014 04:49:50 UT
PANGKALAN BUN, Indonesia (AP) — A massive hunt for the 162 victims of AirAsia Flight 8501 resumed in the Java Sea on Wednesday, with the recovery of six bodies, including a flight attendant identified by her trademark red uniform. Searchers found the bodies and debris that included a life jacket, an emergency exit door and a suitcase about 10 miles from the plane's last known coordinates. The airliner's disappearance halfway through a two-hour flight between Surabaya, Indonesia, and Singapore triggered an international search for the aircraft involving dozens of planes, ships and helicopters. The plane needs to be located and its cockpit voice and flight data recorders, or black boxes, recovered before officials can start determining what caused the crash. Images of the debris and a bloated body shown on Indonesian television sent a spasm of anguish through the room at the Surabaya airport where relatives awaited news. Some have given blood for DNA tests and submitted photos of their loved ones along with identifying information, such as tattoos or birth marks that could help make the process easier. About 125 family members had planned to travel to Pangkalan Bun to start identifying their loved ones, but Surabaya airport general manager Trikora Hardjo later said the trip was canceled after authorities suggested they stay to avoid slowing down the operation. AirAsia group CEO Tony Fernandes, the airline's founder and public face and a constant presence in Indonesia since the tragedy started unfolding, said he planned to travel to the recovery site on Wednesday.

Rifle reported to be used in Charles Whitman killing spree up for sale
mysanantonio.com / Wed, 24 Sep 2014 15:59:00 UT

A rifle reportedly used to carry out one of the worst killing sprees in Texas history is up for sale in Dallas by a gun collector.

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