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Great Warrant Roundup underway

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The "Great Texas Warrant Roundup" has officially begun.

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Breezy & Warm Today

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We are going to start our weekend with some warm and breezy conditions. A few showers and thunderstorms will be possible. A couple of strong thunderstorms have already been reported in some of our inland county areas.Look for a daytime high of 81 degrees with the winds blowing out of the south at 15 to 20 miles per hour. A small craft advisory has been issued for today. A cold front will move through the area tonight. 

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Canadian athlete arrested after taking a car at Olympics

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PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) - South Korean police say they've detained a Canadian ski cross competitor, his wife and a coach for allegedly taking a car during the Pyeongchang Olympics. Police on Saturday said the three allegedly got into a car in front of a bar and drove it near the Pyeongchang athletes village before they were detained by police on patrol. All three were intoxicated when they were stopped, the police said. Canadian Olympic Committee chief executive Chris Overhol... More>>

Nasty flu season showing signs of winding down in US

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NEW YORK (AP) - Could this nasty flu season finally be winding down? U.S. health officials on Friday said fewer visits to the doctor last week - 1 out of 16 - were for fever, cough and other flu symptoms than during the previous two weeks. The number of states reporting high patient traffic for the flu also dropped, to 39 from 43. Officials at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say they're cautious about saying the flu season has peaked but called the downturn encouragin...

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Help beautify our coast with the annual Big Shell Beach Cleanup

Help keep our beaches clean. Help keep our beaches clean.
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Help clean up marine debris from the beautiful and remote Big Shell Beach during the Billy Sandifer Big Shell Cleanup.

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Border Patrol's checkpoints overlooked in debate over wall

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LAREDO, Texas (AP) - As vehicles line up at the Border Patrol's checkpoint a half-hour drive's north of the U.S.-Mexico border, its agents have around 10 seconds to check each driver and decide which few they will stop for additional inspection.

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Dense Fog This Morning

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We are waking up to some foggy conditions across the Coastal Bend this morning. The cold front stalled just to our north last night. However, it will likely trigger some scattered showers today. We can not rule out an isolated strong storm. Expect an afternoon high around 77 degrees. Winds will be light out of the east at around 5 to 10 miles per hour. Tonight the forecast calls for mostly cloudy skies with a few showers possible. 

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School shooting survivors target NRA-linked companies

A child holds a poster at a rally for gun control at the Broward County Federal Courthouse in Fort Lauderdale, Florida on Feb. 17, 2018. NBC News A child holds a poster at a rally for gun control at the Broward County Federal Courthouse in Fort Lauderdale, Florida on Feb. 17, 2018. NBC News
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Survivors of a mass shooting at a Florida high school are hoping to expand the reach of their gun control movement by seeking a boycott of companies doing business with the NRA and urging tourists to boycott the Sunshine State.

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UNICEF: Basic needs of young Syrian refugee children not met

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AMMAN, Jordan (AP) - The U.N. agency for children says 85 percent of Syrian refugee children in Jordan live in poverty, 38 percent are not in school and almost half of those under the age of five don't have access to proper health care.

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NRA, Florida face backlash after latest school shooting

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NEW YORK (AP) - The National Rifle Association, and now the State of Florida, faced a growing backlash Saturday as companies cut ties to the gun industry following the latest school massacre, and student survivors called for tourism boycotts of their home state until gun control measures are enacted. 

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Archaeologists find ancient necropolis in Egypt

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TUNA AL-GABAL, Egypt (AP) - Egypt's Antiquities Ministry announced on Saturday the discovery of an ancient necropolis near the Nile Valley city of Minya, south of Cairo, the latest discovery in an area known to house ancient catacombs from the Pharaonic Late Period and the Ptolemaic dynasty.

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Lawsuit claims Washington State was negligent with data

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SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - Washington State University faces a class-action lawsuit over allegations that its negligence led to a burglary that put the names, Social Security numbers, health records and other personal data of nearly 1.2 million people at risk. University researchers had the data on a hard drive that they kept in a safe at a downtown Olympia self-storage facility. Last April, burglars stole the safe. The Spokesman-Review reports the lawsuit filed in King County in Decembe... More>>

Bach: Russian doping scandal didn't stain Winter Olympics

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PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) - The massive, state-linked Russian doping scandal didn't stain the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics, IOC President Thomas Bach said Sunday.

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White House shelves tentative plan for Mexican leader visit

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WASHINGTON (AP) - A tentative plan for President Donald Trump to host his Mexican counterpart in Washington has been put on hold, the White House confirmed Saturday. 

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2 dead as severe weather moves eastward through central US

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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - At least two people are dead as a strong storm system that included possible tornadoes roared eastward through the central United States, leaving demolished homes, damaged vehicles and uprooted trees in its wake.

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Ex-Trump aide pleads guilty, will cooperate with Russia probe

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(AP) - Rick Gates' guilty plea to federal conspiracy and false-statements charges turns him from defendant to cooperating witness in the special counsel's probe of President Donald Trump's election campaign and Russia's interference.

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Coastal Bend students compete at Engineering Week contest

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Students from around the Coastal Bend put their minds and building skills to the test as they competed at Engineering Day.

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Cardiology Carnival raises awareness for those with congenital heart defects

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On Saturday, the folks at Driscoll Children's Hospital hosted a celebration to raise awareness for the thousands of people born each year with heart defects.

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Empowered Women group hands out meals to homeless community

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More than a hundred homeless members of the Corpus Christi community got a hot meal Saturday evening thanks to the efforts of a local non-profit.

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Casting Call out for annual Passion Play at Cole Park

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A Corpus Christi Easter tradition is right around the corner and the community is welcome to participate.

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Highlights: Flour Bluff falls to Kerrville-Tivy at regional finals

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On Saturday, the Lady Hornets from Flour Bluff faced the Lady Antlers from Kerrville-Tivy for a shot at the UIL 5A State Tournament.

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Showers on the Increase

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  We saw a very warm & breezy start to our weekend here in the Coastal Bend. We made it up to 83 degrees this afternoon. A cold front will roll through this evening. This could trigger a few showers and thunderstorms. Look for an overnight low around 63 degrees. We will see a better chance for more widespread rain on Sunday as the front stalls over our area. It will also be a bit cooler.

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Dems release memo rebutting GOP on Russia probe

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WASHINGTON (AP) - Democrats have released a memo rebutting GOP claims that the FBI abused U.S. government surveillance powers in its investigation into Russian election interference.

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Texas woman defecates in pants to hide drugs during arrest

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CORSICANA, Texas (AP) - Police say a Texas woman attempted to hide evidence during an arrest by defecating in her pants and using the feces to conceal drugs.

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Texas rapper shot, killed after San Antonio performance

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(AP) - San Antonio Police say a local rapper was shot and killed early Saturday as he left a venue where he had just performed. Police identified the man as 25-year-old Christopher Polk, who had performed at the club the Ice Lounge earlier in the evening.

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Delta, United pull back from NRA

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(AP) - Delta and United Airlines are cutting ties with the National Rifle Association, the latest in major companies to do so following the deadly shooting at a Florida high school earlier this month.

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Corps: Agency worked to inform on Harvey flood risk

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(AP) - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says that leading up to and during Hurricane Harvey it "worked diligently" with officials to inform the public on flooding risks from Houston reservoirs that ended up inundating thousands of homes.

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Trump processes Fla. students' grief as president, parent

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WASHINGTON (AP) - Once again, it was the images of children that propelled President Donald Trump to act.

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What's Up This Weekend - Feb. 24, 25

Hundreds attend the "Easter Sunrise Passion Play". Hundreds attend the "Easter Sunrise Passion Play".
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Here are a few of the events mentioned in this Sunrise Saturday's "What's Up This Weekend."

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Graham's body to make journey from mountains to Charlotte

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ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) - The Rev. Billy Graham's body will be brought to his hometown of Charlotte on Saturday as part of a procession expected to draw crowds of well-wishers.

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US weighs Sheldon Adelson offer to fund Jerusalem embassy

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WASHINGTON (AP) - The Trump administration is considering an offer from Republican mega-donor Sheldon Adelson to pay for at least part of a new U.S. embassy in Jerusalem, four U.S. officials told The Associated Press.

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Students warned against walk-outs amid national protests

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Last week's deadly shooting at a Florida high school has prompted students across the country to stage walkouts calling for gun control reform, but not every school district welcomes the idea.

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CDC seeks $400 million to replace lab for world's deadliest germs

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(AP) - Thirteen years after building a state-of-the-art lab for the world's most dangerous germs, the nation's top public health agency is asking for more than $400 million to build a new one.

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Caller told FBI Florida shooting suspect was 'going to explode'

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(AP) - A woman close to the man charged with killing 17 people at a Florida high school warned the FBI in chilling detail that he had a growing collection of guns and a temper so uncontrollable she worried about him "getting into a school and just shooting the place up."

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Gloomy winter can have people feeling SAD

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The weather to start 2018 has some in the Coastal Bend wondering if they'll ever see the sun again.

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Maintenance work noise prompts brief lockdown at Club Estates Elementary

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An elementary school in Corpus Christi was placed on a brief lockdown after reports of possible gunfire turned out to be sounds from maintenance work.

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Flour Bluff advances, Vets Memorial falls at state semi-finals

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The UIL 5A State Semi-Finals for Girls Basketball concluded on Friday as two local schools competed for their shot at the State Championship.

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6 Investigates Follow-Up: 'Deepest apologies' but no FEMA trailer

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You may remember Tabatha Castro, she's the Rockport widow that was approved for a temporary home by FEMA then denied at the last second. We first told you about Castro around two weeks ago, when she told 6 Investigates that FEMA had promised her a trailer to live in but just before she and her children could move in, rescinded its offer.

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White House on lock down after vehicle hits security barrier

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(AP) - The White House is on lockdown after a passenger vehicle struck a security barrier.

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Aransas Pass high school evacuated after reported bomb threat

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Aransas Pass High School has been evacuated following a bomb threat, according to police.

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Warm & windy Saturday ahead of another cold front on Sunday

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Warmer temperatures were certainly being felt across the Coastal Bend this afternoon as a warm front pushed north and allowed southeasterly winds to kick up.  We went from the 50s for highs on Thursday to nearly 80 degrees this afternoon at Corpus Christi International.  Inland areas certainly topped out in the mid to low 80s. Tonight we’ll see another round of some dense fog near the coastline, however winds will stay a bit elevated this evening out of the southeast ...

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WATCH LIVE: UIL Girls Basketball 5A State Semi-Finals

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Tonight, two local basketball teams compete for their chance at state competition and we're streaming all the action exclusively here on our website.

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Pettus ISD student fires airsoft gun on bus, security increased on campus

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Pettus ISD Superintendent Jaime Velasco confirmed: A Pettus ISD is in trouble after firing an airsoft gun inside a school bus. According to Pettus ISD Superintendent Jaime Velasco, the incident happened Thursday afternoon. Airsoft guns are replica weapons used in recreational sports that projects 6mm BBs. Luckily, no one was injured. Velasco says as soon as the child got off the bus, the boy's father confiscated the firearm. Velasco said the district is working with law enforc... More>>

Uresti facing backlash from both parties following conviction

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A full day after Texas Senator Carlos Uresti (D-San Antonio) was convicted of 11 counts of wire fraud and money laundering in a San Antonio Federal court, the nearly 20-year state Senator is continuing to receive plenty of backlash from both parties.

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All north bound lanes of Harbor Bridge temporarily closed

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UPDATE: One north bound lane has been reopened. The Corpus Christi Police Department has shut down all north bound lanes of the Harbor Bridge. We anticipate total shut down of ALL northbound lanes on the harbor bridge for a period of time to complete the clean up. It appears that this total northbound shutdown will occur within the hour. Predicting 12 noon-12:30. Spread the word. https://t.co/FuPJ8UG12n — Corpus Christi PD (@CorpusChristiPD) February 23, 2018 The lane cl...

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CCISD Police: Facebook post of armed student is from Brownsville

A Facebook post of a student holding a gun is causing confusion in Corpus Christi. A Facebook post of a student holding a gun is causing confusion in Corpus Christi.
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Corpus Christi Independent School District Police says a teenage boy shown holding a gun on Facebook is not from Veterans Memorial High School in Corpus Christi. The photo of the teenage boy was posted by a parent who claimed the boy was a student at Veterans Memorial High School. The parent said he was concerned because his two daughters attend that school. In the photo, the boy is wearing a red hoodie that has the word "Chargers".  A concerned parent saw the po... More>>

Local road closures, construction projects for week of February 26 - March 2

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NEW - Weber Road and Brewton Drive / Bray Drive Intersections (AEP) Beginning Monday, February 26 through Tuesday, February 27, AEP contractors will be working on Weber Road at the Brewton Drive and Bray Drive intersections. Northbound Weber Road will be reduced to one lane of traffic through the Brewton Drive intersection. On Tuesday, February 27 through Wednesday, February 28, southbound Weber Road will be reduced to one lane of traffic through the Bray Drive intersection. NEW - Go...

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More precipitation expected for rain-weary North Texas

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DALLAS (AP) - A storm system bringing heavy rain and flooding to much of the Midwest continues to lash North Texas as waterways overflow their banks and force people from their homes.    National Weather Service meteorologist Matt Stalley said Friday that up to 8 inches (20 centimeters) of rain has fallen over the last three days in parts of North Texas.    He says the rain will continue into Saturday, when areas of East Texas could see hail and the possibility o...

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Professional Bull Riders return to Kingsville tonight

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The Coors Light National Professional Bull Riders event will feature 35 of the nation's top cowboys competing February 23rd and 24th at the J.K. Northway Coliseum in Kingsville.

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Parents fear worst for missing girls after Nigeria attack

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DAPCHI, Nigeria (AP) - The sound of gunfire rang out as residents gathered for evening prayers at the mosque. Soon the armed fighters showed up in their trucks and made their target clear: Where was the girls' school, they asked.    Usman Katarko, a farmer, said he knew the men were not soldiers even though they wore military uniforms because there were Arabic inscriptions on their vehicles.    "I heard them shouting: 'Show us where the school is! Show us wh... More>>

Cirque Italia stops in Robstown to wow audiences this weekend

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A different kind of circus is coming to town this weekend! Cirque Italia, also known as The Water Circus, is a non-animal aquatic spectacular featuring entertainment from around the world. Performers that are featured are from Argentina, Brazil, Cuba, Hungary, Italy, Mexico and even some from right here in Texas!  Cirque Italia-Water Circus 60 sec promo Featuring acts such as jet ski pirates, a venetian aerial duo and contortionists, there is sure to be an act for every fa...

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US bank halts NRA credit card, car rental firm ends discount

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By GRANT SCHULTE Associated Press    LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - The nation's largest privately-owned bank holding company and a major car rental chain said Thursday they will stop promotions aimed at National Rifle Association members.    The Nebraska-based First National Bank of Omaha will not renew its contract to issue the group's NRA Visa Card, spokesman Kevin Langin said in a statement.    "Customer feedback has caused us to review our relationship ... More>>

TAMUCC Career Services gets students ready for post-graduation life

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Once your child is in college, does he or she have an exit strategy for getting a job? Many don't.  Texas A&M University Corpus Christi is taking every step to make sure its students will be equipped with the tools to take the next step in their life and career. TAMU-CC Career Services is there to assist students in all phases of the career planning and job search process.  "We do help students from start to finish with their career job search, and we help them wr...

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Texas governor accepts recommendation, spares inmate

Booking photo for Thomas Whitaker. Sugar Land Police Department. Booking photo for Thomas Whitaker. Sugar Land Police Department.
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By MICHAEL GRACZYK Associated Press    HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) - Texas Gov. Greg Abbott on Thursday spared the life of a convicted killer shortly before the man's scheduled execution for masterminding the fatal shootings of his mother and brother.    In sparing the life of Thomas "Bart" Whitaker about an hour before he was scheduled for lethal injection, Abbott accepted the state parole board's rare clemency recommendation. Whitaker's father, Kent, also w... More>>

Sheriff: School officer never went inside to confront gunman

PHOTO: Waiting for word from students at Coral Springs Drive and the Sawgrass Expressway just south of the campus of Marjorie Stonemason Douglas High School in Coral Springs where a school shooting occurred, Photo Date: 2/14/18 PHOTO: Waiting for word from students at Coral Springs Drive and the Sawgrass Expressway just south of the campus of Marjorie Stonemason Douglas High School in Coral Springs where a school shooting occurred, Photo Date: 2/14/18
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By BRENDAN FARRINGTON, GARY FINEOUT and TERRY SPENCER Associated Press    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) - The armed officer on duty at the Florida school where a shooter killed 17 people never went inside to engage the gunman and has been placed under investigation, officials announced Thursday.    The Valentine's Day shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School by a gunman armed with an AR-15 style assault rifle has reignited national debate over gun laws and sc... More>>

Last day in amnesty period for Great Texas Warrant Roundup

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Today is the last day to take care of old tickets and Municipal Court warrants before the "Great Texas Warrant Roundup" begins.  Anyone who has an unpaid ticket or misdemeanor warrant out for their arrest has until 7 p.m. to voluntarily make arrangements at the Municipal Courthouse without concern of being arrested.  To find out if you have a Municipal Court warrant, call (361) 826-2500 or by e-mailing Mcmail@cctexas.com. Payment options for outstanding warrants...

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Police investigating robbery trend

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Police are investigating a series of aggravated robberies in the uptown and downtown areas.

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CCPD has new "stealth" vehicle looking for drivers speeding or distracted

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Looking for distracted drivers and people speeding, the Corpus Christi Police Department now has a new "stealth" vehicle on their force.  The new CCPD stealth car was approved by City Council, who passed a city ordinance, to allow the department to put it on the road. But for police officers, it's much more than that.  

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Corpus Christi assistant band director arrested on child pornography charges

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By MATTHEW TAMEZ US Attorney Ryan K. Patrick has announced that 28-year old Corpus Christi resident Parker J. Pendergraph has been charged with distribution of child pornography. Pendergraph, an assistant band director for a local high school and middle school, was arrested earlier Wednesday after the formal filing of a criminal complaint. He is expected to make his initial appearance before B. Janice Ellington on Thursday at 2:00 pm. According to the charges filed, an electron...

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Thursday H.S. Basketball Playoff Scoreboard, Playoff Schedule

Local volunteers and athletes gathered to raise money for Special Olympics. Local volunteers and athletes gathered to raise money for Special Olympics.
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High school basketball playoff scores from Thursday night. Boys Class 4A West Oso 99 Crystal City 55 Playoff Schedule Friday Boys Area Round Class 5A Ray vs. Laredo Nixon 7pm at S.A. South San King vs. Brownsville Pace 6pm at Kingsville Veterans Memorial vs. Laredo Martin 7:30pm at SW Legacy HS Class 4A Aransas Pass vs. Somerset 6:30pm at George West Beeville vs. Rockport-Fulton 7pm at Sinton Class 3A Odem vs. Brownsville Frontier 7pm at Lyford London vs. Bloomington 7pm... More>>

'All Hands and Hearts' volunteers continue Harvey recovery effort

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It’s been almost half a year since hurricane Harvey hit the Coastal Bend. Many volunteers have come and gone, but one group has been here since September.

All Hands and Hearts is a volunteer organization that helps disaster victims around the world. After the storm, thousands of volunteers came to South Texas to lend a hand. Now, there are about 40 All Hands and Hearts volunteers helping with recovery efforts in Aransas Pass and Rockport.

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Flour Bluff's Hayle Campbell successful on and off the basketball court

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Flour Bluff's Hayle Campbell is coming off a career high 28 point performance against Tuloso-Midway. Just a junior, she is already being heavily recruited by TAMUCC and Texas State. She and her teammates are getting  ready to play Marble Falls in the regional tournament Friday night in San Antonio.  Lady Hornets head coach James McMinn has been coaching over 30 years and calls Campbell one of the five greatest players he has ever coached. But it's not all basketball f...

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6 Investigates: Meet the charter school whose enrollment is catching CCISD's attention

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It takes about $330 million to educated CCISD's 38,000 students, based on the latest figures from the district's Comprehensive Annual Financial Report. And, every dollar - and pupil - counts. 

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Astros World Series trophy will be on display at Whataburger Field

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A piece of Texas sports history is on its way to Corpus Christi and you can experience it for yourself. Last season, the Houston Astros' made history with their first World Series win and even got a shiny trophy to commemorate the occasion. Now, that trophy is on its way to Whataburger Field for an upcoming Hooks game.

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Goose Island reopening for overnight visitors

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By MATTHEW TAMEZ  Goose Island State Park is reopening its gates to overnight guest starting March 1 after months of recovery efforts following Hurricane Harvey. Robbie Merritt, the Interim Superintendent of Goose Island State Park has said "We are excited to welcome campers back to Goose Island State Park just in time for spring break.  We hope visitors will come back to the island and enjoy the coastal breeze during their stay at the park." Camping areas open ...

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Coast Guard and TAMUCC cooperating in education and recruiting efforts

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By MATTHEW TAMEZ Coast Guard and Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi officials signed a Memorandum of Agreement which will optimize outreach and engagement for Coast Guard recruiting efforts while providing additional tuition saving choices for students and assisting academic options for faculty and professors of TAMUCC.  Rear Admiral Paul Thomas, Eighth Coast Guard District commander signed the MOA with the president and CEO of TAMUCC, Dr. Kelly M. Quintanilla earlier... More>>

AFT against arming teachers as defense against mass shootings

Local AFT members say they would feel uncomfortable having a gun in a classroom and fear there could be accidents and children could be injured. Local AFT members say they would feel uncomfortable having a gun in a classroom and fear there could be accidents and children could be injured.
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Retired teachers in the local chapter say they would never feel comfortable having a gun in the classroom and worry children could get hurt.

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A charter school to open on city's westside

An Austin-based group is looking to open a charter school on the 21-hundred block of Baldwin. An Austin-based group is looking to open a charter school on the 21-hundred block of Baldwin.
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Another charter school is preparing to open on the city's westside. An Austin group plans to build the "Promesa College Prep West Corpus Christi" School on the 31-hundred block of Baldwin near Morgan Avenue. That's where the old Club Cielo used to be. It will be for Pre-k to 5th grade students and will open its doors in August 2018. Promesa is Spanish for promise. The school's Vice President Dr. Salvador Cavazos tells KRIS 6 News there's a reason. He said,"Our mission...

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On the Ballot: 2018 Joint Primary Election

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Early voting  for the 2018 Joint Primary Election begins Tuesday, Feb. 20 and will run until March 2. Below is a list of candidates with links to their websites and propositions that will be on the ballot in Nueces County.  Governor Gobernador: (Republican) Barbara Krueger SECEDE Kilgore Greg Abbott (Democrat) Lupe Valdez Adrian Ocegueda Cedric Davis, Sr. Tom Wakely Grady Yarbrough Joe Mumbach Andrew White James Jolly Clark Jeffrey Payne Lieutenant Governor Gobernador Ten...

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Perdue to food box critics: Give the idea a chance

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WASHINGTON (AP) - Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue on Thursday defended a proposal that would replace a portion of food stamp benefits with pre-assembled boxes of shelf-stable goods delivered to recipients' doorsteps - an idea one lawmaker called "a cruel joke."   

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Records: Harvey flood prediction not released to public

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HOUSTON (AP) - Government records show the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers predicted ahead of Hurricane Harvey's arrival that reservoirs in Houston would fill to record levels, flooding adjacent neighborhoods, but never shared the concern with the public.      

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Trump wants to ban bump stocks; ATF doesn't know if it can

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WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump has ordered his Justice Department to ban rapid-fire bump stocks like the ones used in last year's Las Vegas massacre- but officials aren't sure they can.      Trump's surprise order this week comes as officials from the department's Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives are well into a review of whether they can regulate the devices without action from Congress.      The path to a ban is neither simp...

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FBI says it's trying to rebuild trust after botched tip

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WASHINGTON (AP) - A senior FBI official acknowledged Thursday that the nation's top law enforcement agency has lost public trust after the revelation that it failed to investigate a potentially life-saving tip before the Florida school shooting, a mistake he suggested was the result of bad judgment.   

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Emergency crews battle house fire on Victory Drive

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Emergency crews are currently on the scene of a house fire. The fire began just before 8:00 a.m. on the 3600 block of Victory Drive, near Agnes and Old Robstown Road.  Initial reports indicate one person was possibly taken to the hospital with smoke inhalation, but not much other information is known.  We have a crew on scene and will update this story as soon as more information is received.

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Suspect in local bank robbery identified

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The man arrested for allegedly robbing a Corpus Christi bank yesterday has been identified. According to Corpus Christi Police, 25-year-old Gary Reed Massey went in to the Wells Fargo on SPID and Airline Road yesterday around 4:30, approached a teller and indicated he had a weapon. Police say the teller complied with Massey’s demands for money, and Massey made off with an undisclosed amount of money. Massey drove off from the scene, but police say his vehicle broke down near ...

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YWCA to honor local women in leadership

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Each year, the local YWCA seeks to recognize local women who are making a significant impact in their career field with the Y Women in Careers Award.

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Islanders on KDF-TV Saturday, KRIS 6 Day means get in for $6

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KDF-TV will televise an Islander basketball doubleheader Saturday. The women will play UIW starting at  11:30 a.m. and the men will play UIW at 2 p.m. It is also KRIS 6 day for the women's game. Mention KRIS 6 at The American Bank Center box office and get in for just $6

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Corpus Christi man arrested on child pornography charges

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A Corpus Christi man has been taken into custody on allegations that he distributed child pornography. According to U.S. Attorney Ryan K. Patrick, authorities arrested 36-year-old David Medina after a criminal complaint was filed against him. 

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USPS unveils Bioluminescent Life Forever Stamps

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The U.S. Postal Service searched the darkness of the deep ocean realm in its quest to deliver the luminous beauty of bioluminescent life on highly-reflective Forever stamps. Available nationwide today, the Bioluminescent Life Forever stamps celebrate life-forms that create their own light and perform a variety of functions, including support for medical research. The stamps include glowing marine species, a firefly and a cluster of mushrooms captured on the surface. USPS says ... More>>

State Sen. Carlos Uresti found guilty on federal fraud charges

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A jury has reached a verdict in the Texas State Senator Carlos Uresti trial. Uresti was accused of fraud for his role at a now-defunct oil field services company that federal prosecutors say was a Ponzi scheme.   Uresti and his co-defendant, Gary Cain, have been found guilty on several counts of wire fraud and money laundering. Sentencing has been set for June 25. The judge said on Thursday morning that Uresti and Cain will remain free on bond pending the outcome of the se... More>>

Concert series line-up for Rodeo Corpus Christi announced

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Corpus Christi, Texas - The concert series lineup for Rodeo Corpus Christi has been announced!  Josh Abbott Band, Turnpike Troubadours, Robert Earl Keen and Intocable will perform on different nights after the ProRodeo. After the ProRodeo, a stage will be lowered  from the American Bank Center Arena rafters onto the dirt to allow for an hour long concert.   2018 lineup is as follows: Thursday, April 26, 2018 7 p.m. ProRodeo & Josh Abbott Band Friday, April 27... More>>

Trump endorses raising minimum age to 21 for more weapons

PHOTO: President Trump hosts a listening session with high school students and teachers who survived the shooting in Florida, Photo Date: February 21, 2018 PHOTO: President Trump hosts a listening session with high school students and teachers who survived the shooting in Florida, Photo Date: February 21, 2018
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WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump endorsed stricter gun-control measures Thursday, including raising the minimum age to 21 for possessing a broader range of weapons than at present. He tweeted his strongest stance as president one day after an emotional White House session where students and parents poured out wrenching tales of lost lives and pleaded for action.    Trump said on Twitter, "I will be strongly pushing Comprehensive Background Checks with an emphas...

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Get to know candidates at local forum

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Still trying to decide who to vote for in the 2018 Joint Primary Elections? A forum will be held Thursday night to help voters decide. Candidates invited to attend the forum include: Congress- District 27 State Representative Districts 32, 34, and 43 Thirteenth Court of Appeals State Board of Education, District 2 County Judge County Commissioner Precinct 1 District Clerk County Clerk 148th District Judge 105th District Judge County Court at Law #1 Justice of the Peace ... More>>

Over $1 million in drugs seized at Falfurrias Checkpoint

Photo: Meth seized at Falfurrias Checkpoint/U.S. Customs and Border Protection. Photo: Meth seized at Falfurrias Checkpoint/U.S. Customs and Border Protection.
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FALFURRIAS, Texas - Agents assigned to the Falfurrias Checkpoint discovered a large quantity of illegal drugs over the weekend. On Saturday, Feb. 17, agents referred a vehicle to the secondary inspection area after a Border Patrol canine alerted to possible illegal substances. Upon investigation, agents discovered 10 packages of methamphetamine concealed inside.  The methamphetamine weighed over 30 pounds and has an estimated street value over $1.1M. The driver and narcotics w... More>>

Extra security at Calallen ISD due to threat

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Calallen ISD will have extra security in place today due to a threat made against the middle school. Calallen ISD posted a message to their social media saying they take all threats seriously and the proper authorities have been notified.  Calallen Independent School District The additional police presence is to ensure the safety of students, faculty and staff at Calallen ISD campuses.  More>>

Mexico judge rules arrest of alleged cartel boss was illegal

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MEXICO CITY (AP) - A judge in Mexico ruled Wednesday that this week's arrest of an alleged top drug cartel boss in a city bordering Texas was illegal.    The Federal Judiciary Council said in a statement that prosecutors had sought to have the Feb. 19 arrest upheld, saying he was detained while speeding in an SUV in the northern city of Matamoros, across from Brownsville. Gulf cartel boss captured in Mexican state bordering Texas?   However his defense presented... More>>

Texas district to suspend students protesting gun laws

PHOTO: Students protesting for gun reform in Tallahassee, Florida, Photo Date: February 21, 2018 PHOTO: Students protesting for gun reform in Tallahassee, Florida, Photo Date: February 21, 2018
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NEEDVILLE, Texas (AP) - A Houston-area school district is threatening to suspend students who disrupt classes or walk out to protest current gun laws.  The Houston Chronicle reports that Needville ISD Superintendent Curtis Rhodes sent a letter to families and published on schools' social media Tuesday saying students would face a three-day, out-of-school suspension if they joined in growing protests nationwide over last week's school shooting in Florida.    Rhodes say... More>>

Chuy's offers deals for National Margarita Day

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Today, Feb. 22, is National Margarita Day! One local restaurant wants to help residents celebrate with special deals on the popular drink. Chuy's is offering $1.00 off all Frozen Blood Orange and Frozen Blackberry margaritas along with $1.00 floaters all day.  Chuy's world-famous margaritas are made from scratch with fresh-squeezed lime juice. The restaurant will also bring out the Fully-Loaded Nacho Car -- a build-your-own nacho bar with free chips, salsa fresca, queso, refri...

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Beeville man sleeps on street to raise awareness on homeless population

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An area man has been living on the streets for the past few days to raise awareness about the growing homeless population.  The numbers continue to grow, not only here in South Texas, but also the United States. One Beeville man is doing what he can to help.  On any given night, nearly half a million people experience homelessness in the United States. To raise awareness, Richard Perry has taken "The Cardboard Challenge" and has been sleeping in the parking lot a...

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Local youth football coach battling cancer to be honored for his community service

Pablo Benavides, Jr. Pablo Benavides, Jr.
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If you grew up playing football in the Corpus Christi Youth Football League, then you most likely knew who Pablo Benavides was. Also known as Coach Benavides, he taught the game of football and the lessons of life through the game of football.   One of those lessons that was instilled in a youth athlete, was discipline. One of those athletes was Aaron Castro Lopez. Aaron loved learning from Coach Benavides, and although they haven't seen each other in 20 years, they still talk o...

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  • NRA spokeswoman becomes new face of gun rights movement

    NRA spokeswoman becomes new face of gun rights movement

    Sunday, February 25 2018 8:55 AM EST2018-02-25 13:55:58 GMT
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    (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin). In this Feb. 22, 2018, photo, Dana Loesch, spokeswoman for the National Rifle Association, speaks at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), at National Harbor, Md. She is poised, photogenic and articulate _ th...(AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin). In this Feb. 22, 2018, photo, Dana Loesch, spokeswoman for the National Rifle Association, speaks at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), at National Harbor, Md. She is poised, photogenic and articulate _ th...
    In the aftermath of the Florida school shooting, the National Rifle Association has turned to Dana Loesch as its main messenger.
    In the aftermath of the Florida school shooting, the National Rifle Association has turned to Dana Loesch as its main messenger.
  • Sweeping Georgia cybercrime bill would target 'snoopers'

    Sweeping Georgia cybercrime bill would target 'snoopers'

    Sunday, February 25 2018 10:26 AM EST2018-02-25 15:26:46 GMT
    Sunday, February 25 2018 10:26 AM EST2018-02-25 15:26:48 GMT
    (Bob Andres/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP, File). FILE - In this Feb. 12, 2018 file photo, Sen. Bruce Thompson, R - White, speaks about the the computer crime bill in Atlanta. Republican Attorney General Christopher Carr has backed a proposal tha...(Bob Andres/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP, File). FILE - In this Feb. 12, 2018 file photo, Sen. Bruce Thompson, R - White, speaks about the the computer crime bill in Atlanta. Republican Attorney General Christopher Carr has backed a proposal tha...
    Civil liberty advocates say a Georgia bill aimed at online "snoopers" would also criminalize those who check sports scores on their work computer _ or lie about their weight on online dating sites.
    Civil liberty advocates say a Georgia bill aimed at online "snoopers" would also criminalize those who check sports scores on their work computer _ or lie about their weight on online dating sites.
  • The Latest: Indiana governor declares disaster emergency

    The Latest: Indiana governor declares disaster emergency

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    (Liz Dufour/The Cincinnati Enquirer via AP). A view from the Central Bridge shows the flooding from the Ohio River  Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018 in Cincinnati.  Forecasters expected the Ohio River could reach levels not seen since the region's deadly 1997 f...(Liz Dufour/The Cincinnati Enquirer via AP). A view from the Central Bridge shows the flooding from the Ohio River Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018 in Cincinnati. Forecasters expected the Ohio River could reach levels not seen since the region's deadly 1997 f...
    2 dead as severe weather featuring possible tornadoes moves eastward through central US.
    2 dead as severe weather featuring possible tornadoes moves eastward through central US.
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