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CONWAY, Ark. (AP) - A Texas man is awaiting extradition to Arkansas where he faces a capital murder charge for a slaying at a Central Arkansas hotel earlier this month. Arkansas authorities say 22-year-old Andrew Morstain is the third person charged in the May 8 shooting death of a Whitewater, Wisconsin, man, Leonel Panduro, at a Days Inn motel in Conway.

HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) - A death row inmate who was part of the notorious "Texas 7" gang of escaped prisoners has received an execution date for late this summer. Texas Department of Criminal Justice officials say they've received documents setting 45-year-old Joseph Garcia for lethal injection Aug. 30.

GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas (AP) - Police say a North Texas woman falsely reported that her car had been stolen with her 10-month-old baby inside so that officers would quickly hunt down her missing vehicle. Grand Prairie police determined the car had been stolen but that no child inside was inside it. Police say the woman doesn't have a 10-month-old child. She was jailed and charged with making a false police. The Amber Alert on Saturday was cancelled.

BOSTON (AP) - The solemn display of tens of thousands of U.S. flags that first appeared on Boston Common for Memorial Day a decade ago to honor service members who have died defending the nation is slowly becoming a national movement. The flag gardens, as they are known, can be seen this weekend in Texas, Louisiana, Ohio and New York. All were started by local residents inspired by the Massachusetts Military Heroes Fund display established in 2010.

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