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Police: Man held after choking neighbor’s loud dog
mysanantonio.com / Fri, 28 Nov 2014 23:27:49 UT
PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire police say a man who broke into his neighbor's apartment to silence a barking dog ended up getting bitten and arrested. Police say Pelletier tried to strangle Oreo, leading to a confrontation with the dog's owner.

Boy Scouts of America board approves end to ban on gay adults
tdtnews.com / Tue, 28 Jul 2015 00:00:00 -0500
The Boy Scouts of America on Monday ended its blanket ban on gay adult leaders while allowing church-sponsored Scout units to maintain the exclusion for religious reasons.The new policy, aimed at easing a controversy that has embroiled the Boy Scouts for years, takes effect immediately. It was approved by the BSA’s National Executive Board on a 45-12 vote during a closed-to-the-media teleconference.

Corps cost $25,000 for lake water issue
tdtnews.com / Tue, 28 Jul 2015 04:00:00 -0500
I wasted $25,000 by following a Corps of Engineers directive that others have ignored with no consequences. Five years ago the Corps ordered people pumping water directly from Lake Belton to remove th

Pier 36/Lake Belton Marina available to lease
tdtnews.com / Tue, 28 Jul 2015 00:00:00 -0500
On Monday the Pier 36/Lake Belton Marina became available to be leased, according to a notification from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

Police: Videos show 1-year-old putting handgun in mouth
mysanantonio.com / Sat, 10 Jan 2015 18:52:56 UT
Evansville police discovered the videos after a 19-year-old man was arrested for trying to sell a handgun to an undercover officer. Police say the mother told officers the girl was holding a pellet gun; investigators say it was a .40-caliber handgun.

Temple considers impact of new open carry law
tdtnews.com / Tue, 28 Jul 2015 00:00:00 -0500
Legislation related to carrying a handgun was a topic of discussion during a Temple City Council workshop meeting earlier this month.

Flyers at marina draw attention to lake’s zebra mussel problem
tdtnews.com / Tue, 28 Jul 2015 00:00:00 -0500
Flyers recently posted at the Pier 36/Lake Belton Marina pinpoint the concerns that Texas Parks & Wildlife has about zebra mussels spreading to other bodies of water if or when marina tenants have to remove their vessels because the owner’s lease was revoked.

Temple College trustees OK proposed tax rate
tdtnews.com / Mon, 27 Jul 2015 21:22:00 -0500
Temple College trustees approved a proposed tax rate of $0.21 per $100 valuation for fiscal year 2015-16 during a budget workshop held Monday on campus.With a tax base of $4.5 billion for 2016, Temple property values increased 7.7 percent, or $326 million over the past year.

Extra $86M in border security up for approval
mysanantonio.com / Mon, 1 Dec 2014 06:04:06 UT
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Another $86 million on border security spending in Texas is up for approval by the state's top budget office. Republican Gov. Rick Perry on Monday will formally present to the Legislative Budget Board plans to finance an extended deployment of state troopers and the Texas National Guard.

Girl Scouts byting into digital for cookie sales
mysanantonio.com / Mon, 1 Dec 2014 13:34:26 UT
For the first time in nearly 100 years, Girl Scouts of the USA will allow its young go-getters to push their wares using a mobile app or personalized websites. There are important e-lessons here, scout officials said, such as better articulating and tracking goals, learning to handle customers and money in a new way, and more efficiently processing credit card information. "A lot of people have asked, 'What took you so long to get online?' We spend a lot of time thinking how do we make this safe, scalable and smart," Kelly M. Parisi, chief communications executive for Girl Scouts of the USA, said at a recent demonstration for select media. For web-based sales, scouts customize their pages, using their first names only, and email prospective customers with links to click on for orders. The mobile platform offers tabs for tracking sales and allows for the sale of bundles of different kinds of cookies. Girl Scouts use their cookie money to pay for community service work or troop activities such as camping and other trips. [...] personal information is as protected as any digits out there, for both the scouts and customers, using encryption in some cases.

Lawyer: ‘Nothing unreasonable’ about stun gun on 76-year-old
mysanantonio.com / Sun, 11 Jan 2015 21:15:14 UT
VICTORIA, Texas (AP) — The lawyer for a Texas police officer fired for using a stun gun on a 76-year-old man says there was "nothing unreasonable" about using that level of force during a traffic stop that was captured on dashboard camera video. Robinson stopped Pete Vasquez for an expired vehicle inspection sticker, and video captured Robinson grabbing Vasquez's arm and pushing him onto the police cruiser. A criminal investigation into the traffic stop was completed by the Texas Rangers, who turned their findings over to local prosecutors for review.

‘Saved by the Bell’ actor due in a Wis. courtroom
mysanantonio.com / Mon, 29 Dec 2014 12:31:27 UT
A criminal complaint filed in Ozaukee (oh-ZAH'-kee) County charges Diamond with second-degree recklessly endangering safety, disorderly conduct and carrying a concealed weapon. A criminal complaint says Diamond and his fiancee got into a tussle with two men and a woman at the Grand Avenue Saloon Thursday night.

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