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  1. 20 passengers hurt when charter bus runs off West Texas roadRead the original story

    Thursday Sep 13 | KRGV

    Twenty people have been taken to El Paso hospitals for treatment after a charter bus ran off a road southeast of the city. Texas Department of Public Safety Lt.

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  2. Government to expand, extend Texas tent shelter for childrenRead the original story

    Tuesday Sep 11 | KRGV

    The U.S. government says a West Texas tent shelter for immigrant children who have recently crossed the southwest border will remain open through the end of the year. A spokesman for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services said Tuesday that the facility at Tornillo, Texas, will be expanded to 3,800 beds from its initial capacity of 360 beds.

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  3. Police: Motorcycle collision caused by dropped cellphoneRead the original story

    Wednesday Sep 5 | KRGV

    West Texas police say four people were injured in a traffic accident after a passenger riding a motorcycle tried to pick up her cellphone after dropping it on the road. The El Paso Times reports that a passenger on a motorcycle dropped her cellphone as the vehicle was traveling on an El Paso street Sunday morning.

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  4. Police: 2 arrested in Texas slaying blamed on trash disputeRead the original story

    Saturday Sep 1 | KRGV

    A West Texas man has been fatally shot and a father and son were arrested on murder charges over what a police chief calls a neighborhood dispute about trash. Abilene police Chief Stan Standridge says police responded to calls about shots fired around 10:15 a.m. Saturday and located the victim, 37-year-old Aaron Howard, who died at a hospital.

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  5. Tampering charge dropped in 2012 death of West Texas toddlerRead the original story

    Saturday Sep 1 | KRGV

    Prosecutors have dropped an evidence tampering charge against an ex-Child Protective Services supervisor in the 2012 starvation death of a Texas toddler while her airman father was deployed overseas. A judge dismissed the 2014 felony count against Martha Kiel Whitaker.

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  6. West Texas airport salutes Columbia astronaut Rick HusbandRead the original story

    Saturday Sep 1 | KRGV

    A West Texas airport that carries the name of a 2003 shuttle Columbia victim has unveiled an exhibit saluting NASA astronaut Rick Husband. The display at Rick Husband Amarillo International Airport includes photos and a model of Columbia as part of "From Amarillo to Outer Space."

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  7. Waste Management to pay $5.5 million over immigrant laborRead the original story

    Thursday Aug 30 | KRGV

    Waste Management has agreed to pay the federal government $5.5 million to settle allegations that it made a practice of using labor in the U.S. illegally. The U.S. Attorney's Office in Houston said Wednesday that a Waste Management subsidiary employed at least three managers at a West Texas waste site who actively encouraged the hiring of workers in the country illegally between 2003 and April 2012.

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  8. West Texas police fatally shoot man who was homicide suspectRead the original story

    Aug 17, 2018 | KRGV

    A New Mexico man who was a suspect in the shooting death of his ex-girlfriend has been killed in a confrontation with police in West Texas. Midland police say officers encountered 41-year-old Oscar Gurrola on Thursday just outside the city.

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  9. Abilene house fire that killed 2 blamed on lit cigaretteRead the original story

    Aug 14, 2018 | KRGV

    Investigators blame a lit cigarette for starting a West Texas house fire that killed an 82-year-old woman and her son. Officials say Barbara Cocke was transported to an Abilene hospital, where she was pronounced dead.

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  10. US Army ring discovered at West Texas landfill, owner soughtRead the original story

    Aug 13, 2018 | KRGV

    A U.S. Army ring has been found at a West Texas landfill and a veteran is trying to track down the owner. Allen, who also served in the Army, posted photos of the ring on his Facebook page and says a name is engraved inside.

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  11. At least 27 rescued after flash flood hits West Texas parkRead the original story

    Aug 12, 2018 | KRGV

    At least 27 people have been rescued after 8 to 9 inches of rain caused flash flooding in the Nueces River at a park west of San Antonio. The Uvalde County Sheriff's Office says on its social media that the 27 were rescued from high water Sunday at Chalk Bluff Park, about 15 miles northwest of Uvalde, Texas.

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  12. Lawmakers: Migrant teen tent city to stay open another monthRead the original story

    Aug 11, 2018 | KRGV

    Texas lawmakers say they have been told the temporary tent shelter in far West Texas for immigrant minors will stay open another month. State Reps.

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  13. West Texas commissioner pleads guilty in bribery schemeRead the original story

    Aug 4, 2018 | KRGV

    Authorities say Presidio County Precinct 3 Commissioner Lorenzo Padilla Hernandez took bribes to favor a document management system contractor. During a court hearing Friday in Midland, Hernandez pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit mail fraud, wire fraud and deprivation of honest services.

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  14. Xcel dedicates transmission line linking New Mexico, TexasRead the original story

    Jul 26, 2018 | KRGV

    Xcel Energy has finished the first segment of a $400 million transmission project that will deliver power from a hub in West Texas to southeastern New Mexico's booming oil and gas region. The company says the rapid growth of energy development in New Mexico happened in an area with few major transmission lines.

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  15. Mexican journalist seeking asylum released from US detentionRead the original story

    Jul 26, 2018 | KRGV

    A Mexican journalist detained in a remote West Texas immigration facility while asking the U.S. government for asylum has been released from detention. The attorney for Emilio Gutierrez Soto and his adult son, Oscar, said the two were released from the El Paso, Texas, facility without bond Thursday night.

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  16. 'We don't Tip Terrorist' message a hoax, restaurant now saysRead the original story

    Jul 24, 2018 | KRGV

    A waiter at a Texas steakhouse who said a customer wrote a racist message on a receipt now says he made up the story. Last week, Saltgrass Steak House in the West Texas city of Odessa said it banned a customer who reportedly wrote "We don't Tip Terrorist" on a receipt left for server Khalil Cavil.

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  17. Fire passes through Texas plant, fails to ignite explosivesRead the original story

    Jul 24, 2018 | KRGV

    Fire officials say a grass fire "burned through" a dynamite storage plant, prompting the evacuation of a tiny West Texas community, but that the explosives were untouched. Clay Bales, a forester with the Texas A&M Forest Service, says the plant was deemed safe after the fire passed through without damaging the explosives.

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  18. West Texas house fire leaves 2 dead, cause of blaze soughtRead the original story

    Jul 20, 2018 | KRGV

    The Abilene Fire Department responded to a structure fire shortly before 2 a.m. Friday. A city statement says fire crews arrived to find smoke coming from the residence.

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  19. Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin launches spacecraft higher than everRead the original story

    Jul 18, 2018 | KRGV

    The company's New Shepard rocket blasted off Wednesday on a test flight from West Texas. Once the booster separated, the capsule's escape motor fired, lifting the spacecraft to an altitude of 389,846 feet.

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  20. West Texas woman charged with capital murder for baby deathRead the original story

    Jul 15, 2018 | KRGV

    A 19-year-old West Texas woman has been jailed and held on $250,000 bond on a capital murder charge for the death of her 3-month-old daughter. Deputies were summoned to an Odessa hospital on April 16 after the unresponsive baby was brought for treatment.

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