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Jacksonville shifts into recovery mode - Jacksonville Daily Progress
Jacksonville residents joined utility repair crews and tree removal service personnel Tuesday in an effort to return the city to a more normal state after what National Weather Service officials categorized as “straight line” winds tore through many ...
The Latest on weather: 2 more bodies found near Austin - Jacksonville Daily Progress
Authorities in the Austin area say they've found the bodies of two more people after waters receded from flash flooding Saturday. A spokesman for the Williamson County Sheriff's Office says a state trooper flying over Georgetown saw a pickup truck that had ...
Hidden camera limits spark heated Texas House debate - Jacksonville Daily Progress
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Debate over an ethics bill has gotten especially heated in the Texas House, as veteran Republicans and Democrats complained about conservative activists using hidden cameras to embarrass and bully lawmakers. The Legislature has been ...
FBI agent wounded while searching for 9-year-old girl - Jacksonville Daily Progress
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Authorities say an FBI agent was wounded and a suspect was killed when gunfire broke out at a Louisiana motel where a kidnapped 9-year-old girl from Texas was found safe. The agent, whose name was not released, was hit in the leg.
The Latest on flooding: Houston-area streams back in banks - Jacksonville Daily Progress
Authorities say all streams in Harris County except one have returned to their banks. The Harris County Flood Control District says waters were receding across the county except for the West Fork of the San Jacinto River in Humble. The district said that ...
Appeals panel won't lift hold on Obama immigration action - Jacksonville Daily Progress
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — President Barack Obama's plan to shield as many as 5 million immigrants living in the U.S. from deportation remained on hold Tuesday after a federal appeals court panel refused to allow it to take effect immediately. Obama announced an ...
Senate OKs border security bill, top priority for governor - Jacksonville Daily Progress
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Texas Senate has preliminarily passed a $300 million border security bill — one of Texas Gov. Greg Abbott's priorities and part of a sweeping, $800 million border package. Senators voted 27-4 Tuesday to advance the bill.
A closer look at those killed in Texas, Oklahoma weather - Jacksonville Daily Progress
More than a dozen people have died in flooding and tornadoes in Oklahoma and Texas since the start of the Memorial Day weekend. A look at the lives of some of the victims: Alyssa Ramirez was returning home from her high school prom Saturday night when her ...
Lawyer sentenced to 18 months for stock fraud scheme - Jacksonville Daily Progress
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A New York-based lawyer has been sentenced to 18 months in prison for illegally manipulating the stocks of two companies. Adam Gottbetter pleaded guilty last September to conspiracy to commit securities and mail fraud. The 46-year-old ...
Highlights from around the state Capitol - Jacksonville Daily Progress
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Republican-controlled Texas House is poised to consider rules allowing religious child welfare agencies to prohibit gays and same-sex couples from adopting children — a potential major victory for social conservatives that ...
Burke: Michael Sam signing with CFL historic moment - Jacksonville Daily Progress
CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — Brian Burke believes the Montreal Alouettes signing of Michael Sam is a tipping point in professional sports. The Calgary Flames president of hockey operations, who co-founded You Can Play in memory of his late son, says the ...
Floodwaters rise in Houston; search goes on for the missing - Jacksonville Daily Progress
HOUSTON (AP) — Floodwaters kept rising Tuesday across much of Texas as storms dumped almost another foot of rain on the Houston area, stranding hundreds of motorists and inundating the famously congested highways that serve the nation's fourth-largest city.
The Latest on flooding: 3 missing in Houston were on boat - Jacksonville Daily Progress
Houston Mayor Annise Parker says three people who were on a boat are missing. Parker said at a news conference Tuesday that the three people were with a group of six — including two firefighters — helping with rescue efforts in Houston overnight.
SEC wants 'level playing field' regarding camps, transfers - Jacksonville Daily Progress
DESTIN, Fla. (AP) — The Southeastern Conference wants a level playing field. Yep, the league that boasts seven consecutive national championships, resides in some of the country's most fertile recruiting grounds and has loads of history and fan support ...
Gophers add Texas A&M transfer Fitzgerald to recruit class - Jacksonville Daily Progress
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Texas A&M forward Davonte Fitzgerald is transferring to Minnesota. The Golden Gophers announced the move on Tuesday. Fitzgerald is a 6-foot-7 forward who spent two years playing for the Aggies. He averaged 5.3 points and 1.9 rebounds ...