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Authorities Make Pot Bust in Brewster County After Pursuit

Authorities in Brewster County say they seized 1,264 lbs. of marijuana from a truck that fled from a traffic stop, leading police on a high-speed chase through rugged pastures. According to the Brewster County Sheriff’s Office, on Wednesday around 8:35 AM deputies … Continue reading

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Alpine Man Charged With Intentionally Setting Post Office On Fire

A 59-year-old man has been arrested and charged in federal court with intentionally setting the U.S. post office in Alpine on fire last week. The Justice Department said Tuesday a criminal complaint was filed against Karl Henry Peterson for one … Continue reading

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Details Released From Investigation Into Alpine School Shooting

The Alpine Police Department released new details on Tuesday about the recent shooting at Alpine high school that left one student dead and one injured. In a statement yesterday, the department said the 14-year-old freshman girl who shot and injured a … Continue reading

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Shooting at Alpine High School Leaves One Dead, One Injured

Updated to include a comment from the Marathon Motel indicating a reported bomb threat there was the result of a misunderstanding. A seemingly average Thursday morning in small-town Alpine, TX turned traumatic after a 14-year-old female freshman student shot and injured … Continue reading

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High Speed Chase Ends With Drug Bust South of Marfa

A high speed police chase Tuesday evening on Ranch Road 2810 in Presidio County ended with a Texas man under arrest for trying to smuggle 1,101 pounds of marijuana. The Presidio County Sheriff’s Office said the chase happened around 7:15 PM a few miles … Continue reading

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Feds to End Private Prison Contracts After Study Found Facilities Unsafe, Inefficient

The U.S. Justice Department announced Thursday that they will end the use of private prisons. The department will review the contracts of 13 prisons and allow them to expire. Five of those prisons are in Texas. Private prison corporate stocks dropped … Continue reading

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Justice Department Will Phase Out Its Use Of Private Prisons

Federal officials said the contract facilities don’t offer substantial cost savings or provide the same level of security as those run by the Federal Bureau of Prisons.

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John Hinckley, Who Tried To Kill A President, Wins His Freedom

A federal judge in Washington will allow John Hinckley to leave a mental institution and to live full-time with his mother. Hinckley shot President Ronald Reagan and three others in 1981.

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‘We’re Hurting,’ Dallas Police Chief David Brown Says

Police used a bomb robot to detonate a device that killed a suspect who was in a standoff with police in downtown Dallas on Thursday, when 12 officers were shot.

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“Physical Altercation” in Marfa Leads to Man Being Stabbed 17 Times

A late-night confrontation in Marfa over the weekend resulted in one man being stabbed 17 times, and the 20-year-old Marfa resident who allegedly committed the act charged with a second degree felony. According to the Presidio County Sheriff’s Office, deputies … Continue reading

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