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Crime of the Week: Man robs Auto Zone store in the Lower Valley
elpasotimes.com / Sun, 24 May 2015 19:44:47 MDT
El Paso police detectives are looking for a man who robbed a Lower Valley store at gunpoint earlier this month.

Soldier killed after shooting on fellow troops in Tunis
wacotrib.com / Mon, 25 May 2015 03:53:03 -0500
TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Tunisia's Defense Ministry says a Tunisian soldier has been killed after opening fire on fellow troops at military barracks in the capital Tunis.

Juan’s World! Montoya beats Power for second Indy 500 win
wacotrib.com / Sun, 24 May 2015 17:34:19 -0500
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — His career at a crossroads, his confidence shot, Juan Pablo Montoya received a lifeline from The Captain.

Friends call Homer’s victim ‘a teddy bear’
amarillo.com / Mon, 25 May 2015 03:14:20 +0000

Mike Wilcox went to Homer’s Backyard Ball last weekend to listen to some music and have a good time with his friends. Hours later, he would die under suspicious circumstances that have yet to be explained.

Wilcox, 43, was pronounced dead Sunday morning at Northwest Texas Hospital after being transported by ambulance from Homer’s Backyard Ball, 800 S. Whitaker Road, Amarillo police said.

“He was just a big, oversized teddy bear, and trust me, I know the bad ones,” said Connie Melton, who had lived next door to Wilcox in a south Amarillo neighborhood for three or four years.

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Highlights from around the state Capitol
wacotrib.com / Sun, 24 May 2015 21:21:10 -0500
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas lawmakers on Sunday opted to water down a major attempt to reduce the rising costs of a program offering free college tuition to veterans' children, relenting amid criticism

Baylor fires longtime baseball coach Steve Smith
wacotrib.com / Sun, 24 May 2015 19:33:10 -0500
WACO, Texas (AP) — Baylor has fired longtime baseball coach Steve Smith after the Bears had their fewest wins since 1981.

Malaysia: Human traffickers’ camps had 139 suspected graves
wacotrib.com / Mon, 25 May 2015 03:45:50 -0500
WANG KELIAN, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysian authorities said Monday that abandoned jungle camps used by human traffickers contained over 100 suspected graves as well as pens likely used as cages for migran

Nolanville vet recounts WWII experiences
tdtnews.com / Sun, 24 May 2015 21:25:00 -0500
When James E. Wilkins Jr. thinks about World War II, his memories include his fellow soldiers who died in France and Germany on the bloody path to Berlin.They had names like Pfc. Samuel Aguirre, who “captured 41 prisoners with a carbine in one hand and a bottle of champagne in the other,” according to a memoir of Wilkins’ old unit, Charlie Company, 603rd Tank Destroyer Battalion. “But unfortunately (Aguirre) didn’t dispose of all the Germans for the next day an artillery shell came into his foxhole and snuffed out his life.”

Nepali villagers return to homes after river gets unblocked
wacotrib.com / Sun, 24 May 2015 23:28:48 -0500
KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Thousands of villagers in northwestern Nepal were able to return to their homes Monday after a mountain river swept away debris from a landslide that had blocked it, allowing w

Stamkos has goal and assist, Lightning beat Rangers 2-0
wacotrib.com / Sun, 24 May 2015 21:43:17 -0500
NEW YORK (AP) — Steven Stamkos set up Valtteri Filppula's go-ahead goal and scored another and the Tampa Bay Lightning pushed the New York Rangers to the brink of playoff elimination with 2-0 victory

Low gas prices expected to stay for summer
amarillo.com / Mon, 25 May 2015 00:46:56 +0000

Gasoline prices heading into the heavy summer driving season are mirroring oil prices nationally and are down 92 cents from last year at the same time.

“On May 18, the U.S. average retail price for gasoline was $2.74 per gallon, or 92 cents per gallon lower than at the same time last year,” according to the Energy Information Administration website. “This is the lowest average price heading into the Memorial Day weekend — the traditional start of the summer driving season — since 2009.”

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Redford to college graduates: World needs you; be fearless
wacotrib.com / Sun, 24 May 2015 20:18:07 -0500
WATERVILLE, Maine (AP) — Two-time Academy Award winner Robert Redford is encouraging college graduates to be fearless in a world of challenges and to become collaborators with others and the environme

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