The Two-Way
7:42 am
Fri March 30, 2012

Consumer Spending Jumped Up In February, Incomes Rose Just A Little

There was a 0.8 percent rise in personal spending in February from January, the Bureau of Economic Analysis just reported. It was the strongest gain in seven months, according to The Associated Press.

But personal income rose just 0.2 percent, the bureau adds. And "disposable personal income," what's left after personal taxes, also rose only 0.2 percent.

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The Two-Way
7:15 am
Fri March 30, 2012

Rep. Ryan Endorses Romney

Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., at NPR headquarters in May 2011.
Erin Schwartz NPR

Originally published on Mon April 2, 2012 2:10 pm

One day after fellow Republicans in the House ensured passage of his version of a 2013 federal budget, there are reports that Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan is about to endorse Mitt Romney's bid for the GOP presidential nomination.

The Associated Press says it has been told by two Republican officials that "Ryan's endorsement could come as soon as Friday, when Romney is scheduled to give an economic speech in Appleton, Wis."

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Police and Courts
6:47 am
Fri March 30, 2012

Hunt County man ordered to prison for 2010 shooting

GREENVILLE - Daniel Lee Greensage III pleaded guilty Wednesday to one count of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

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Police and Courts
6:45 am
Fri March 30, 2012

Cumby man admits to sexting, will serve time

GREENVILLE - A former Rains County school district employee has been sentenced to prison after pleading guilty to sexting. 

Ronny Thomas Trevillion, of Cumby, admitted to solicitation of a minor during a court appearance Wednesday. As part of a plea deal, he was given four years behind bars.

The indictment against Trevillion alleges he sent a sexually explicit text message to a minor female in February 2011. He was arrested last summer.

The Two-Way
6:45 am
Fri March 30, 2012

Mega Millions Mania: What If You Win? Then What Do You Do?

Kevork Djansezian Getty Images

Originally published on Fri March 30, 2012 11:27 am

Everybody, it seems, is talking about tonight's Mega Millions lottery drawing because the jackpot's up to a record $640 million. (Update at 12:15 p.m. ET: Officials just increased the estimated jackpot, which began today at an already record $540 million.)

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Animals
6:29 am
Fri March 30, 2012

Elephant Escapes From Traveling Circus In Ireland

Originally published on Fri March 30, 2012 6:30 am

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DAVID GREENE, HOST:

Europe
6:22 am
Fri March 30, 2012

Rome Drives Away Photogenic Gladiators

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RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

Good morning. I'm Renee Montagne with bad news for gladiators. Nowadays performers in Rome who dress like those ancient combatants earn money by posing in photos with tourists. As of today, they've been driven away from the Coliseum. Roman officials say gladiators will no longer be able to peddle pictures outside their classic arena. The no-pay rule only applies around the Coliseum. Still, it's not hard to tell how gladiators will react - thumbs down. It's MORNING EDITION. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright National Public Radio.

Cooper ISD
5:36 am
Fri March 30, 2012

Community welcomes new principal to town

New principal Dr. Cathy Severns (left) poses with Cooper ISD Superintendent Denicia Hohenberger
Courtesy Photo

COOPER - The first day on the job for Cooper Elementary School’s new principal is scheduled for Monday.

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Community Event
4:40 am
Fri March 30, 2012

A&M-Commerce hosts Special Guest Dan Rather

COMMERCE - Texas A&M University-Commerce welcomes noted journalist and renowned speaker Dan Rather as the first guest in the Prestigious Speaker Series April 17 at 7:30 p.m. in the Ferguson Social Sciences Auditorium.

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Business
3:00 am
Fri March 30, 2012

Stopgap Bill Keeps Transportation Projects Going

President Obama is expected to sign another stopgap funding bill that avoids a weekend shutdown of thousands of transportation construction projects. The measure gives a 90-day funding extension for road, bridge and rail construction projects.

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