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Hive area monitored after 23 Texas students stung - Jacksonville Daily Progress
SAGINAW, Texas (AP) — A hive area will be monitored after nearly two dozen sixth-graders at a North Texas school were stung during an outdoor physical education class. Officials with the Eagle Mountain-Saginaw Independent School District say the bees ...
State on track to surpass FY2014 oil, gas audits - Jacksonville Daily Progress
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The State Land Office has collected more than $3 million in additional revenue from a Texas oil company following an audit of its operations in southeastern New Mexico. Land Commissioner Ray Powell says the assessment of Apache ...
New Mexico rule changing fracking water reuse eyed - Jacksonville Daily Progress
HOBBS, N.M. (AP) — State environmental regulators are considering a proposed rule that would allow the reuse of produced water in oilfield drilling operations. New Mexico Environment Department Secretary David Martin told Hobbs News-Sun (http://goo.gl ...
Police: Texas pair left marijuana at day care - Jacksonville Daily Progress
LUFKIN, Texas (AP) — East Texas police have arrested a man and woman who they say dumped a gallon-sized bag of marijuana into a day care trash can. Fifty-year-old Frederick Ruth and 40-year-old Youlanda Whitaker have been charged with possessing ...
Customs agents seize marijuana at Texas border - Jacksonville Daily Progress
EL PASO, Texas (AP) — Federal authorities have arrested a West Texas man who they say tried to cross the U.S. border with nearly 150 pounds of marijuana hidden in his car bumper. U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials say the 25-year-old from El ...
No trick: Across US, Halloween bumped for football - Jacksonville Daily Progress
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — When Halloween falls on a Friday in communities where high school football is king, it's time to reschedule the holiday. Many U.S. cities and counties are moving their door-to-door rituals this year to avoid conflicts with the ...
Former West Texas school official pleads guilty - Jacksonville Daily Progress
EL PASO, Texas (AP) — A former El Paso school administrator has pleaded guilty for her role in a testing scandal. The El Paso Times reports (http://bit.ly/1x7an3F) Myrna Gamboa pleaded guilty in federal court this week to conspiracy to defraud the U.S ...
San Antonio man arrested in shooting death of teen - Jacksonville Daily Progress
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — San Antonio police have charged a man with murder in the October shooting death of a teenager. Twenty-three-year-old Alexander Martin was arrested Tuesday at a movie theater. He is charged in the death of 19-year-old Nikolas Polzine.
Texas man sentenced for stabbing girlfriend - Jacksonville Daily Progress
ABILENE, Texas (AP) — A West Texas man who stabbed his girlfriend last year has been sentenced to seven years in prison. KTXS-TV reported (http://bit.ly/1osrRbF) 52-year-old Raul Galvan took a plea deal with prosecutors. He stabbed his 33-year-old ...
Ebola victim's sister says hospital denied request - Jacksonville Daily Progress
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — The family of the first Ebola victim to die in the United States says the hospital that cared for him has refused for weeks to release lab results showing the effects of an experimental drug treatment, fanning their suspicions ...
Indiana man was violent long before 7 killings - Jacksonville Daily Progress
GARY, Ind. (AP) — With hindsight, there were signs years ago of increasing violence against women by Darren Vann, who police say has confessed to killing seven women in northwestern Indiana and is scheduled to appear in court Wednesday. Indiana court ...
Family, friends remember women slain in Indiana - Jacksonville Daily Progress
Seven women have been found dead this week in northwestern Indiana, one in a motel and six in abandoned houses in Gary. Darren Vann, 43, was charged Monday in the death of the woman whose body was found Friday at a Motel 6 in Hammond, 20 miles southeast of ...
'Breaking Bad' figures bring Toys 'R' Us under fire - Jacksonville Daily Progress
That's a Florida mother's response to a new line of "Breaking Bad" action figures selling at Toys "R" Us. She's gathered more than 7,500 signatures for a petition to remove the toys, which come with gun and drug accessories. The product line, made by Mezco ...
NFL News: McCown returns to practice for Tampa Bay - Jacksonville Daily Progress
TAMPA — Josh McCown took snaps under center during Monday's Tampa Bay Buccaneer for the first time since suffering a sprained thumb on his throwing hand in a loss to Atlanta on Set. 18. Buccaneer head coach Lovie Smith has stopped short of naming McCown ...
Cowboys release Michael Sam from practice squad - Jacksonville Daily Progress
IRVING, Texas (AP) — Michael Sam will have to wait for a third team to give the NFL's first openly gay player a chance to appear in a regular-season game. The Dallas Cowboys released Sam from the practice squad Tuesday, dropping the rush end as they ...