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March 27, 2017 - 4:19 am
NATCHEZ, Miss. (AP) — An Adams County man has been indicted for allegedly shooting into the residence of his housekeeper. The Natchez Democrat reports ( http://bit.ly/2nmKeRe ) 62-year-old Donald Lynn Lane was indicted Wednesday on charges of attempt to commit offense (murder) and shooting into a...
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FILE - In this Feb. 8, 2017 file photo, the moon rises over a destroyed neighborhood in the aftermath of a tornado that tore through the New Orleans East section of New Orleans. Forecasters are warning of severe storms as a powerful system moves across the central United States, the start of what could a turbulent stretch of spring weather over the next few days. The bull's-eye for some of the most fearsome weather _ including possible tornadoes, s over parts of Louisiana, Arkansas and east Texas on Friday, March 24 forecasters said. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
March 27, 2017 - 12:57 am
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Large hail and strong winds hit parts of Texas and Oklahoma as a storm system rolled through the Southern Plains. Heavy rains also occurred during Sunday's storms, and video from KWTV showed a funnel cloud near Ada, Oklahoma, about 70 miles southeast of Oklahoma City. Denton,...
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March 27, 2017 - 12:32 am
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Authorities in Fort Worth say federal immigration agents arrested 26 parolees living in the country illegally as they performed community service. Tarrant County Sheriff Bill Waybourn tells KXAS-TV ( http://bit.ly/2o7GYcf ) his office participated in Sunday morning's...
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March 26, 2017 - 10:57 am
DALLAS (AP) — Texas Education Agency officials say revamped efforts and nearly $20 million in improvements should help avoid glitches as standardized testing begins this week. The Dallas Morning News ( http://bit.ly/2npEIit ) reports the upgrades are meant to avoid online problems with the State of...
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March 26, 2017 - 10:54 am
DALLAS (AP) — Texas Education Agency officials say revamped efforts and nearly $20 million in improvements should help avoid glitches as standardized testing begins this week. The Dallas Morning News ( http://bit.ly/2npEIit ) reports the upgrades are meant to avoid online problems with the State of...
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March 26, 2017 - 8:57 am
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Is it raining in Texas? That depends on who you ask. The rainy day fund contains $10-plus billion at a time when slumping oil prices have left the state facing a potential $6 billion shortfall just to maintain current spending levels in the 2018-2019 budget the Legislature is...
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March 26, 2017 - 8:31 am
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Several conservative lawmakers in South Carolina have thrown their support behind medical marijuana legislation. Rep. Eric Bedingfield once shunned all marijuana use, but when his eldest son's six-year struggle with opioid addiction ended with his overdose a year ago, the...
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March 25, 2017 - 12:57 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — Former U.S. Rep. Steve Stockman says he expects "to be vindicated" on allegations he conspired with staffers to bilk conservative foundations out of at least $775,000 that was meant for charitable purposes and voter education. After a court hearing Friday, Stockman told reporters he...
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March 25, 2017 - 10:59 am
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi lawmakers are trying to conclude budget talks Saturday, faced with the prospect of cutting state spending as much as 4 percent compared to what they originally budgeted for this year. House and Senate leaders are supposed to agree by Saturday night on dozens of...
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March 25, 2017 - 8:56 am
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Students from the Slovak University of Agriculture learned a bit about alligator farming and uses for 'gator hides during an eight-day visit to Louisiana State University. One visiting student, Lukás Sýkora (LOO-kahsh SEE-koh-rah), said he was surprised that an exotic...
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