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99 busted in Houston prostitution sting
mysanantonio.com / Wed, 6 Aug 2014 18:50:00 UT

Twenty-three alleged prostitutes and 76 of their alleged customers have been arrested in a three-week sex trafficking sweep by the Harris County Sheriff's Office.


Funding approved for Randall airport improvement
amarillo.com / Fri, 31 Oct 2014 04:33:05 +0000

At its October meeting, Texas Transportation Commission approved about $44,590 for improvements at the Randall County Airport, Texas Department of Transportation spokesman Paul Braun said in a news release.

The funds will go to fund projects including a feasibility study, and a consultant will be chosen this fall. Project costs will be funded through Randall County and TxDOT’s Aviation Facilities Grant Program, which funds improvements in the state’s aviation system, the release said.

This year, TxDOT expects to provide about $60 million in funding for community airpots.

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Doctor’s lawyers question police
news-journal.com / Fri, 31 Oct 2014 04:00:00 -0500
Attorneys for a plastic surgeon charged with the death of a hospital pathologist who was dating the surgeon’s former girlfriend say authorities missed another potential suspect.

Man arrested for possessing meth, pot
Midland Reporter-Telegram / Thu, 30 Oct 2014 21:23:00 -0500
A man was arrested in Midland County for allegedly possessing more than 72 grams of illegal drugs.

Felony arrests for Friday, Oct. 31, 2014
Midland Reporter-Telegram / Thu, 30 Oct 2014 19:58:00 -0500
Colter G. Pitts, 23, of Midland was charged Wednesday with assault of a family or household member with a previous conviction.

DPS offers tips for safe Halloween
amarillo.com / Fri, 31 Oct 2014 03:01:47 +0000

As the streets begin to fill with tiny goblins, ghosts and ghouls, the Texas Department of Public Safety has a few tips to keep kids safe on Halloween.

Drivers should eliminate distractions, slow down and not drink and drive. Those in costume should avoid toy guns and knives, as they can be mistaken for the real thing; wear light colors or reflective material and consider face paint instead of a mask that could hinder vision.

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Fall Festival a real treat for community
marshallnewsmessenger.com / Fri, 31 Oct 2014 04:00:00 -0500
Downtown Marshall was filled with costumed trick-or-treaters, both sweet and scary, at the annual Fall Festival on Thursday.


Mexico nabs No. 2 in Beltran-Leyva gang
mysanantonio.com / Wed, 16 Apr 2014 19:23:14 UT
The head of Mexico's federal police, Monte Alejandro Rubido, said suspect Arnoldo Villa Sanchez was arrested Tuesday, in an upscale Mexico City neighborhood along with another man, two guns and several packages of synthetic drugs. There have long been complaints that private security firms that provide guard and bodyguard services in Mexico, are often poorly regulated and infiltrated by criminal elements.

Today last chance to cast early ballot
news-journal.com / Fri, 31 Oct 2014 04:00:00 -0500
Today is the last day of early voting before Tuesday’s general election.

City of Amarillo euthanizing fewer animals
amarillo.com / Fri, 31 Oct 2014 01:09:27 +0000

The city of Amarillo reported Thursday it has been euthanizing fewer animals since May.

Compared to the same time period a year earlier, the number has dropped by 15 percent, according to a news release.

One factor could be the alliance between the city’s Animal Management and Welfare Department and the Panhandle Humane Society. They are now working on operating as one unit with animals coming in to Animal Management and going out through the Humane Society.

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Day 4: Evidence of blood, bullets, knives presented in Dixon murder-for-hire trial
lubbockonline.com / Thu, 30 Oct 2014 17:16:58 +0000

Lubbock police Cpl. Dustin Gay said Thursday he saw a medical examiner remove four bullets and two bullet fragments from Dr. Joseph Sonnier during an autopsy.

Gay was among the Lubbock Police Department officers who testified in the capital murder trial of Dr. Thomas Dixon as it entered its fourth day.

Prosecutors spent most of the day presenting evidence establishing David Shepard as Sonnier’s killer.

Jurors were shown photos and evidence investigators took of Shepard’s and Dixon’s residences and offices.

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