Police and Courts
8:57 am
Tue May 29, 2012

450 year sentence fair? Appeals court to decide

GREENVILLE - A Kaufman woman’s appeal will be heard next week concerning her 450 year prison sentence in a child sexual assault case out of Hunt County.

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CASA
8:40 am
Tue May 29, 2012

Need for CASA volunteers growing in Texas, case manager says

Clint Hocutt fields questions from Lions Club members on Friday, May 18.
Cindy Roller Cooper Review

COOPER - Clint Hocutt is a licensed baccalaureate social worker (LBSW) case manager for CASA for KIDS of Paris. Hocutt, along with Tina Tina Overman, Co-Coordinator of the Hope House in Cooper and veteran Roger Moore presented to the Delta County Lions Club on Friday, May 18.

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The Two-Way
8:21 am
Tue May 29, 2012

Home Prices Haven't 'Turned,' But Some Edged Up As Quarter Ended

Originally published on Tue May 29, 2012 8:41 am

Home prices slipped further in the first quarter, according to the widely watched S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Indices. It reports that:

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Standoff
8:01 am
Tue May 29, 2012

Man confirmed dead after falling from crane, ending hours-long standoff

Screengrab taken from video of SMU crane standoff
CBS DFW

DALLAS - Dallas Police Sr. Cpl. Melinda Gutierrez tells the Associated Press that the man who climbed a 150-foot construction crane at a college campus has fallen to his death.

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The Salt
7:56 am
Tue May 29, 2012

How Do Your Dinnertime Rules Compare With The Obamas'?

The Obamas host a Passover Seder for family, staff and friends at the White House on April 6.
Pete Souza The White House

Originally published on Tue May 29, 2012 4:27 pm

If you listen to the Morning Edition interview with first lady Michelle Obama, you'll know she's come out with a new book about the White House garden.

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Police and Courts
7:52 am
Tue May 29, 2012

Davila-Rodriguez back in court for first time since mistrial

GREENVILLE - Prosecutors may decide this week what to do in the case of a Mexican national who allegedly fired upon Greenville officers in July 2010.

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The Two-Way
7:45 am
Tue May 29, 2012

How Do You Spell Precocious? 6-Year-Old Spelling Bee Contestant Would Know

The National Spelling Bee gets going Wednesday and the story that's got everyone buzzing is about the youngest competitor in the contest's history: 6-year-old Lori Anne Madison from Woodbridge, Va.

She is, as Washington's WJLA-TV says, a "precocious little girl" who "is anything but ordinary" and will be on stage with others twice her age.

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The Two-Way
7:06 am
Tue May 29, 2012

Italy Rocked By Second Deadly Quake

Two police officers in Mirandola try to comfort a woman after today's earthquake in Northern Italy.
Pierre Teyssot AFP/Getty Images

Originally published on Tue May 29, 2012 8:25 am

The news has gotten worse from Italy. Just after 9:15 a.m. ET, The Associated Press reported that authorities say at least 15 people were killed today by an earthquake that struck the northern part of the country.

Our original post, from 8:05 a.m. ET:

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The Two-Way
6:39 am
Tue May 29, 2012

Good News: Beryl Weakened. Better News: It Drenched Parched Areas

A National Weather Service radar image of Beryl early this morning. It was stretching from North Florida into Georgia.
National Weather Service

As residents in Northeast Florida give thanks that Tropical Storm Beryl did relatively little damage over the weekend and did not develop into a hurricane, they're also grateful that it brought rain to an area plagued by drought.

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