Crime Report 10-20-14
myplainview.com / Mon, 20 Oct 2014 15:11:00 -0500
Plainview police responded to a simple assault call between 9:45-950 p.m. Oct. 17 in the 2200 block of West 19th Street.
Police: Woman makes false kidnapping report
amarillo.com / Mon, 20 Oct 2014 17:54:41 +0000
Amarillo police said a woman reported being kidnapped at gunpoint Monday morning before admitting that she fabricated the story.
About 8:15 a.m., police responded to a reported abduction at a south Amarillo apartment complex.
A 24-year-old woman texted her boyfriend to tell him she had been kidnapped at gunpoint from the complex. Her boyfriend told police of the kidnapping.
About 9 a.m., Potter County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a report that a woman with her hands tied came to the front door of a home in the 7000 block of Navajo Road to ask for help.
Gregg commissioners revise policy on road work
news-journal.com / Tue, 21 Oct 2014 04:00:00 -0500
Gregg County commissioners Gary Boyd and Ronnie McKinney exchanged a glance Monday as years of discussions about a new road and bridge policy concluded on a unanimous vote.
Jail inmate allegedly found with improvised weapon
Midland Reporter-Telegram / Mon, 20 Oct 2014 22:42:00 -0500
A 20-year-old Midland County jail inmate faces an additional felony charge after jailers found him in possession of a toothbrush retrofitted as a sharp weapon on Sunday, according to court documents.
Felony arrests for Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2014
Midland Reporter-Telegram / Mon, 20 Oct 2014 22:18:00 -0500
Pete Ballez Jr., 20, of Midland was charged Sunday with possession of a deadly weapon in a penal institution.
Judge names JP interim
With Ricardo Rangel, longstanding Webb County Precinct 2, Place 2 Justice of the Peace, pleading guilty to extortion, an interim judge has been appointed, the county announced late Monday.
Discounted smuggling fee
A grand jury has indicted a man who claimed that a Gulf Cartel member told him to smuggle pot in exchange of a discounted smuggling fee, according to court documents obtained Monday.
El Paso man arrested at the border in marijuana case
elpasotimes.com / Mon, 20 Oct 2014 23:08:42 MDT
A 25-year-old El Paso man was arrested Saturday night after 148 pounds of marijuana were found hidden in a car at a border crossing, U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials said Monday
After string of personal struggles, Robinson thrown curve ball with breast cancer diagnosis
lubbockonline.com / Tue, 21 Oct 2014 03:31:48 +0000
After her husband’s bout with cancer, the loss of his leg, the tragic loss of her father and the murder trial that ensued, Shirley Robinson felt her life was finally beginning to settle down.
Her life was beginning to settle back into a normal rhythm until she was hit with a curve ball once more — lack of energy.
“After the trial, I was exhausted,” she said during an interview at her home.
The unusual exhaustion began to take its toll until Robinson decided it was time to visit a doctor.
“My blood counts were strange, she said. “I had to go through some tests.”
Haunted sites exhibit slated
The Webb County Heritage Foundation invites the public to visit “Haunted Heritage – Myths and Legends of Laredo” exhibit in downtown Laredo.
Trinity ordered to pay $175 million
marshallnewsmessenger.com / Mon, 20 Oct 2014 14:58:00 -0500
A federal jury in the retrial of the False Claims Act suit filed against Trinity Industries and Trinity Highway Products by Joshua Harman, on behalf of the United States, has ruled that Trinity did fa
Area bands march at UIL contest 10-21-14
myplainview.com / Mon, 20 Oct 2014 12:49:00 -0500
Six area bands were among 41 marching units from high schools throughout the region to compete Saturday at the UIL Region 16 North Zone Marching Contest at Lubbock’s Lowrey Field, Plains Capital Park.
Skateboard competition to honor crash victim
LMTonline.com / Mon, 20 Oct 2014 11:58:26 -0500
Local non-profit group Laredoans Against Drunk Driving will be hosting a skateboarding competition in memoriam of Derek R. Treviño, a local teen who was killed by a drunk driver in 2011.
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