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3 storm chasers die in crash during Southern Plains storms

3 storm chasers die in crash during Southern Plains storms

SPUR, Texas (AP) -- Storms that bore down on Southern Plains states brought powerful winds that upended a tractor-trailer on an Oklahoma interstate, killing the driver, while three storm chasers died in a collision as they raced toward a tornado-warned storm in West Texas, authorities said.

IS holds terrified civilians as human shields in Syrian city

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BEIRUT (AP) -- Residents of the northern Syrian city of Raqqa live in terror, trapped as a massive human shield in the Islamic State's de facto capital ahead of the final battle with U.S.-backed opposition forces for the militant group's last major urban stronghold.

Blotter: Stolen dirt bike, meth found in truck

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Officers later searched her vehicle and found a substance that tested positive for methamphetamine, the report said. 100 block of West Hickory Street — A 32-year-old man was arrested Tuesday afternoon on a criminal trespassing charge at the Courthouse on the Square after police asked him to leave the property the previous night, according to a police report.

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DRC reporter named winner of media award

DRC reporter named winner of media award

The Barbara Jordan Media Awards are a part of the Texas Governor's Committee on People with Disabilities.  Each year the committee, in conjunction with local committees throughout the state, accepts nominations for media professionals and students who have produced material for the public which accurately and positively reports on individuals with disabilities, using People First language and respectful depictions, according to the state's Office of the Governor's website.