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Today in History for Wednesday, July 23
amarillo.com / Tue, 22 Jul 2014 23:26:05 +0000

■ On July 23, 1914, Austria-
Hungary presented a list of demands to Serbia following the killing of Archduke Franz Ferdinand by a Serb assassin; Serbia’s refusal to agree to the entire ultimatum led to World War I.

■ In 1885, Ulysses S. Grant, the 18th president of the United States, died in Mount McGregor, New York, at age 63.

■ In 1886, a legend was born as Steve Brodie claimed to have made a daredevil plunge from the Brooklyn Bridge into New York’s East River. (However, there are doubts about whether the dive actually took place.)

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Judge grants mistrial motion
LMTonline.com / Wed, 23 Jul 2014 02:40:50 -0500
A mistrial has been declared in the case of a man accused of sexually assaulting an 8 year old on several occasions.

Authorities seek missing teenager
news-journal.com / Wed, 23 Jul 2014 04:00:00 -0500
The Harrison County Sheriff's Office is asking for help in finding a Longview teenager last seen Sunday at her home.

City officials moving forward with West Side olympic-sized pool project
elpasotimes.com / Tue, 22 Jul 2014 22:45:58 MDT
City officials moved ahead Tuesday in building an $8 million, Olympic-sized pool on the West Side. The Westside pool will be designed by In*Situ Architecture PLLC for about $732,000. The motion passed unanimously.

Police arrest suspect in Kilgore car chase
news-journal.com / Wed, 23 Jul 2014 04:00:00 -0500
A Kilgore man who police say crashed his car into a state trooper’s vehicle during a pursuit was held Tuesday on multiple charges.

Texas ranks 43rd in nation for child welfare, El Paso kids lack access to health care coverage
elpasotimes.com / Tue, 22 Jul 2014 22:18:09 MDT
Texas ranks 43rd in the nation when it comes to indicators of child well being, according to the 25th KIDS COUNT Data Book released Tuesday.

City proposed tax rate to change if TIRZ is eliminated
Midland Reporter-Telegram / Tue, 22 Jul 2014 22:15:00 -0500
The Midland City Council learned the elimination of the Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone could lead to the decrease in Midlanders’ tax bills.

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.

Reward for burglary info could reach $4K
amarillo.com / Tue, 22 Jul 2014 22:55:13 +0000

Amarillo police are asking for information about a burglary on South Bryan Street last week, and an extra reward brings the total offered for that information on the Amarillo Crime Stoppers’ Crime of the Week to $4,000.

On July 14, an Amarillo homeowner reported a burglary where cash, electronics, personal belongings and a 5-foot safe were taken from a residence in the 1200 block of South Bryan Street.

Police are asking anyone with information on this or any other crime to contact Amarillo Crime Stoppers at 806-374-4400 or submit a tip online at amapolice.org.

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Crisis consequences spread past Texas
LMTonline.com / Wed, 23 Jul 2014 02:40:50 -0500
Ever-increasing numbers of immigrants entering the United States was creating problems for federal officials and the agencies whose personnel were directly involved in immigration matters.

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