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Water line break
LMTonline.com / Wed, 23 Jul 2014 02:40:50 -0500
A gaping hole opened beneath a pickup late Monday afternoon in the Heights neighborhood.

GI Joe, the world’s first action figure, turns 50
mysanantonio.com / Thu, 6 Feb 2014 12:20:00 UT
The birthday of what's called the world's first action figure is being celebrated this month by collectors and the toy maker that introduced it just before the nation plunged into the quagmire that would become the Vietnam War — a storm it seems to have weathered pretty well. Since Hasbro brought it to the world's attention at the annual toy fair in New York City in early 1964, G.I. Joe has undergone many changes, some the result of shifts in public sentiment for military-themed toys, others dictated by the marketplace. Levine and his team came up with an 11½-inch articulated figure with 21 moving parts, and since the company's employees included many military veterans, it was decided to outfit the toy in the uniforms of the Army, Navy, Marines and Air Force, with such accessories as guns, helmets and vehicles. Into the '70s, G.I. Joes featured "lifelike hair" and "kung-fu grip" and were outfitted with scuba gear to save the oceans and explorer's clothing for discovering mummies. Over the decades, G.I. Joe has spawned comic books, cartoons, two movies starring Channing Tatum, and a G.I. Joe Collector's Club and its annual convention — GIJoeCon — held in Dallas in April.

Man busted in waiting room theft
LMTonline.com / Thu, 17 Jul 2014 01:29:06 -0500
A man who stole a woman’s vehicle after swiping her car keys from a Webb County Jail waiting room was arrested Tuesday, Laredo police said.

Laredo voted second worst
LMTonline.com / Sun, 27 Jul 2014 23:57:42 -0500
While many locals complain that there is nothing to do in Laredo, a national study found evidence to support that idea.

Bogus 911 calls lead to arrest
LMTonline.com / Fri, 18 Jul 2014 02:31:57 -0500
A woman accused of making 14 bogus emergency calls to 911 turned herself in Wednesday at Laredo Police Department headquarters.

Pope’s Harley goes for $327,000 at charity auction
mysanantonio.com / Fri, 7 Feb 2014 01:42:23 UT
Pope Francis' Harley-Davidson is hitting the road after an unspecified European buyer agreed to pay $327,000, including taxes and fees, for the motorcycle at a Paris auction to benefit charity. Money from the sale will be donated to charity Caritas Roma, which runs a soup kitchen and hostel for the homeless in Rome.

4th Mexican cartel associate charged in Chicago
mysanantonio.com / Wed, 16 Apr 2014 17:26:14 UT

CHICAGO (AP) — Federal court documents show that an associate of Sinaloa cartel leader Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman was arrested in Las Vegas in January and brought to Chicago. Prosecutors accused him of coordinating the delivery of large shipments of cocaine from Mexico to the U.S. He's also accused of collecting and laundering drug money.

Allen defends self against Farrow’s abuse claims
mysanantonio.com / Sat, 8 Feb 2014 07:47:50 UT
LOS ANGELES (AP) — In a nearly 2,000-word open letter punctuated with rhetorical questions and decades-old anecdotes, notoriously media-shy Woody Allen again defended himself against renewed claims that he molested adoptive daughter Dylan Farrow 21 years ago. Allen's response was published online Friday night by The New York Times, nearly a week after the same publication released an open letter from Dylan Farrow in which she claimed that in 1992 at the family's Connecticut home, Allen led her to a "dim, closet-like attic" and "then he sexually assaulted me." A team of child abuse specialists from the Yale-New Haven Hospital, brought in to the case by prosecutors and police, concluded that Dylan Farrow had not been molested. The 78-year-old director of such films as Annie Hall, ''Bullets Over Broadway and Midnight in Paris spent the majority of his letter lashing out against ex-partner Mia Farrow, calling her vindictive, spiteful and malevolent. There is even a lame attempt to do professional damage by trying to involve movie stars, which smells a lot more like Mia than Dylan. In a statement made to The Hollywood Reporter late Friday, Dylan Farrow called Allen's op-ed "the latest rehash of the same legalese, distortions, and outright lies he has leveled at me for the past 20 years." Allen received a lifetime achievement award at last month's Golden Globes ceremony, and he's up for the best original screenplay trophy at next month's Academy Awards for "Blue Jasmine," which also received acting nominations for Cate Blanchett and Sally Hawkins.

One Direction cleans up at Kids’ Choice Awards
mysanantonio.com / Sun, 30 Mar 2014 02:20:00 UT
Robert Downey Jr. turned inspirational speaker at the Kids' Choice Awards, Pharrell set another fashion trend, David Blaine lost his head during a slime-induced illusion, One Direction and Jennifer Lawrence cleaned up, and the green goo bath finally caught up with Mark Wahlberg — thanks to some unlikely slimers. [...] life has kicked my proverbial butt countless times in many ways for many years, until I decided one day to start kicking back. More than a dozen former and current teen stars joined on stage to salute Schneider, the creator of several of the network's most popular shows, including iCarly, ''Kenan & Kel and Sam & Cat, a current Nickelodeon hit that won favorite TV show and favorite TV actress for star Ariana Grande. The awards show isn't much more than an excuse to slime some of today's top stars, and first-time host Wahlberg executed several slimings as he successfully escaped the green goo for the show's first 80 minutes.

3 arrested in smuggling case
LMTonline.com / Sat, 19 Jul 2014 02:11:32 -0500
Three suspected human smugglers were arrested following a chase in the Freer area, a spokesperson for Homeland Security Investigations said Friday.

Center chief fired
LMTonline.com / Tue, 29 Jul 2014 02:26:38 -0500
A Webb County community center director was effectively fired during Monday’s Webb County Commissioners Court meeting.

Man arrested after hit and run incident
LMTonline.com / Fri, 25 Jul 2014 02:31:26 -0500
A man endangered his 8 month old child when he collided into a parked pickup in South Laredo on Wednesday night, police said.

Bus station robbery nets $700
LMTonline.com / Tue, 29 Jul 2014 02:26:38 -0500
Laredo police said a man robbed a downtown Laredo bus station at knifepoint.

Traffic stop nets marijuana load
LMTonline.com / Wed, 23 Jul 2014 02:40:50 -0500
A traffic stop in South Laredo led police to seize nearly $500,000 worth of marijuana, police said.

Dad accused of killing teen found in daughter’s room
mysanantonio.com / Thu, 13 Mar 2014 14:56:14 UT

A Harris County grand jury will decide what, if any, charges will be filed against a Spring father accused of fatally shooting a 17-year-old boy he found in his teenage daughter's bedroom Thursday morning.

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