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Vatican monsignor arrested for money laundering
mysanantonio.com / Tue, 21 Jan 2014 16:51:08 UT
Financial police in the southern Italian city of Salerno said Monsignor Nunzio Scarano, dubbed "Monsignor 500" for his purported favored banknotes, had transferred millions of euros in fictitious donations from offshore companies through his accounts at the Vatican's Institute for Religious Works. Acting on evidence provided by the Vatican bank, police said they seized 6.5 million euros in real estate and assets in Italian bank accounts Tuesday, including Scarano's luxurious Salerno apartment, filled with gilt-framed oil paintings, ceramic vases and other fancy antiques. Scarano allegedly withdrew 555,248 euros from his Vatican account in cash in 2009 and brought it into Italy. Since he couldn't deposit it in an Italian bank without drawing suspicion, he selected 50 friends to accept 10,000 euros apiece in cash in exchange for a check or wire transfer in that same amount. The Vatican's top prosecutor said last week that the Holy See had responded to two official requests from Italy for information about Scarano's accounts, while making its own request to Italian authorities for help in its own money-laundering investigation against the prelate. In the Rome smuggling case, prosecutors say Scarano, a financier and a carabinieri officer devised an elaborate plot to transport 20 million euros in a private jet from Switzerland to Italy avoid paying customs duties.

911 recordings released in Md. exorcism deaths
mysanantonio.com / Tue, 21 Jan 2014 01:44:38 UT
GERMANTOWN, Md. (AP) — Montgomery County Police have released 911 calls related to the deaths of two children in Maryland, deaths police attributed to two women who believed they were performing an exorcism. Police had said previously that they were called Thursday to the Germantown home where the women lived after a 911 caller reported a child unattended in a vehicle. Avery, 28, told investigators that she thought an exorcism of her children was necessary to remove the presence of the devil and evil spirits, said Capt. Marcus Jones, director of the police department's major crimes division.

Bessie F. Burke
timesrecordnews.com / Tue, 22 Jul 2014 08:00:00 -0000
Bessie F. Burke Bessie F. Burke, 85, of Burkburnett, died on Saturday, July 19, 2014. Funeral services will be conducted at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, July 23, 2014, at the First Baptist Church of Burkburnett with Rev. Bill Liggett officiating. Interment will follow at the Burkburnett Cemetery under the direction of Owens & Brumley Funeral Home of Burkburnett. A daughter of the late Beulah (Townley) and Frank Schreibeis, Bessie was born on April 19, 1929, in Cincinnati, Ohio. She was a homemaker. Bessie was a member of the First Baptist Church of Burkburnett. Along with her parents, Bessie was also ...

Quaker Avenue at Loop 289 closed for repairs tomorrow
lubbockonline.com / Mon, 21 Jul 2014 18:15:41 +0000

Part of Quaker
closed for repairs

Quaker Avenue at northwest Loop 289 will be closed to traffic Tuesday morning for bridge work. It is not expected to reopen until 5 p.m.

The closure will start at 4 a.m., according to the Texas Department of Transportation.

Motorists will be rerouted onto frontage roads.

The closure is to accommodate workers and equipment while bridge deck work is being done for the new northbound Loop 289 overpass at the Quaker Avenue and Erskine Street interchange.


Police arrest 2 after incident
LMTonline.com / Tue, 22 Jul 2014 02:22:10 -0500
A man who allegedly robbed a South Laredo convenience store at knifepoint in mid-June was arrested following a chase late Friday.


Guest Editorial: Oil and gas industry faces a trust deficit that threatens to undermine the fracturi
Midland Reporter-Telegram / Mon, 21 Jul 2014 11:59:00 -0500
From the top of Houston's downtown skyscrapers on a clear day, you can see straight out to the refineries that surround the Houston Ship Channel. On a not-so-clear day, you can see the brown haze of p

Alcohol accusations get two in trouble
LMTonline.com / Tue, 22 Jul 2014 02:22:10 -0500
A man landed behind bars for allegedly buying alcohol for a minor early Monday.

Academy donates uniforms
LMTonline.com / Tue, 22 Jul 2014 02:22:10 -0500
Students from Muller Elementary School received the opportunity Monday to get new school uniforms after Academy Sports and Outdoors donated 900 uniform vouchers, or $27,000 worth.

Minivan strikes tree after colliding with other vehicle
amarillo.com / Mon, 21 Jul 2014 18:52:40 +0000

There were no injuries reported in a Monday morning traffic accident in downtown Amarillo that ended with one vehicle off the road and another against a tree.

About 10 a.m., Amarillo police responded to a collision on South 10th Avenue between South Polk Street and South Taylor Street. A Dodge Caravan traveling east on 10th was struck by a Dodge Intrepid attempting to change lanes illegally, authorities on scene said.

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1 dead, 1 injured in 3-vehicle wreck
amarillo.com / Mon, 21 Jul 2014 20:17:48 +0000

One person was killed and another was hospitalized on Sunday after a three-vehicle accident on Interstate 27 near Happy.

Randall County Justice of the Peace Tracy Byrd pronounced Scott Sebastian, 55, of Amarillo, dead at the scene.

Nicole Phelps, 27, of Amarillo, has been moved to University Medical Center in Lubbock for medical care, Senior Trooper Daniel Hawthorn with the Texas Department of Public Safety said. Matthew Gonzales, 22, of Colorado Springs, Colo., and Donovan Gonzales, 17, of San Antonio, were not seriously injured, said Hawthorn.

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Mayre Lena (Tubbs)Wiseman
timesrecordnews.com / Tue, 22 Jul 2014 08:00:00 -0000
Mayre Lena (Tubbs) Wiseman


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