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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.

World stocks rise as Japan data mends, yuan status welcomed
wacotrib.com / Tue, 01 Dec 2015 04:06:50 -0600
TOKYO (AP) — World stock markets were mostly higher after improved Japanese data and as IMF inclusion of the yuan in its basket of major currencies raised confidence in China's progress toward financi

A look at HIV/AIDS in the Big Country
ReporterNews.com / Mon, 30 Nov 2015 17:27:00 PST
Big Country AIDS Resources serves 215 clients in a 19-county area, its current population drawn from 16 of those counties.

2 dead in Central Texas house fire
wacotrib.com / Mon, 30 Nov 2015 19:01:56 -0600
BASTROP, Texas (AP) — Two people have died in a fire in a double-wide mobile home in the Central Texas town of Bastrop.

The Latest: Another day of protests over Chicago shooting
wacotrib.com / Mon, 30 Nov 2015 20:27:55 -0600
CHICAGO (AP) — The latest on the aftermath of the shooting of a black teenager by a white Chicago police officer and the online threat that led the University of Chicago to cancel classes on Monday (a

Official: California water savings take a dip in October
oaoa.com / Tue, 01 Dec 2015 02:29:10 -0600
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — California's latest water conservation may not appear as impressive as in past months, but a state official said that residents are exceeding a long-term order to save water duri

Winning numbers drawn in ‘Two Step’ game
wacotrib.com / Mon, 30 Nov 2015 22:28:20 -0600
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) _ The winning numbers in Monday evening's drawing of the Texas Lottery's "Two Step" game were:

Abilene, Big Country events 12/01 to 12/04
ReporterNews.com / Mon, 30 Nov 2015 19:00:00 PST
Abilene and Big Country meetings and events

Warriors win 19th straight, 106-103 over the Jazz
wacotrib.com / Mon, 30 Nov 2015 23:28:13 -0600
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Stephen Curry was held in relative check for most of Monday night. The reigning MVP and NBA's leading scorer had 16 points through three quarters as Draymond Green and other team

Ravens win as time expires on blocked field goal return
wacotrib.com / Mon, 30 Nov 2015 23:06:36 -0600
CLEVELAND (AP) — Will Hill returned a blocked field goal 64 yards for a touchdown as time expired, giving the Baltimore Ravens a 33-27 win Monday night over the luckless Cleveland Browns, who lost the

Japan probes mystery boats carrying dead bodies off coast
oaoa.com / Tue, 01 Dec 2015 03:28:38 -0600
TOKYO (AP) — Japanese authorities are investigating nearly a dozen wooden boats carrying decomposing bodies found drifting off the northwestern coast over the past month.

Conviction of ex-speaker sends NY politics into turmoil
wacotrib.com / Tue, 01 Dec 2015 00:41:50 -0600
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The conviction of former Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver has shaken New York politics down to the granite foundations of the state Capitol, provoking fresh calls to overhaul a syst

Diesel spill backs up I-35 traffic
tdtnews.com / Mon, 30 Nov 2015 23:33:00 -0600
An 18-wheeler traveling south on Interstate 35 Monday morning near mile marker 284 hit a barrier wall and pushed the barrier into the northbound inside lane, causing a major fuel spill that backed up traffic for almost five hours.

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