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A Pennsylvania State Trooper bows his head during the funeral service for Pennsylvania State Trooper Cpl. Bryon Dickson  on Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014 at the Dunmore Cemetery in Dunmore, Pa.  Dickson was killed on Friday night in an ambush shooting at the state police barracks in Blooming Grove Township. Authorities are looking for 31-year-old Eric Frein, of Canadensis, who has been charged with killing one trooper and wounding another outside the barracks.  (AP Photo/Scranton Times & Tribune, Butch Comegys)  WILKES BARRE TIMES-LEADER OUT; MANDATORY CREDIT
Police hunt for trooper ambush suspect near homeHunt intensifies for man charged with killing trooper, search is on in area near parents' home
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San Diego judge denies request for license scansSan Diego judge denies tech entrepreneur's request for data from license plate scanner files
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Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank, left, speaks with Former President Jimmy Carter, center before the first half of an NFL football game between the Atlanta Falcons and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
Falcons take early 28-0 lead over BucsAtlanta hoping to improve to 2-1, goes up 28-0 early in 2nd quarter against Tampa Bay
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Jesus Guerrero, 24, of Mexico, hugs his girlfriend Ditte Smedegaard, of Denmark, as they wait in line to be evacuated out of Los Cabos, Mexico, Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014. Mexican authorities said 8,000 people, including tourists and locals anxious to leave, would be airlifted out on Thursday from Los Cabos following the blow from Hurricane Odile. (AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano)
Mexico boosts Los Cabos security after lootingMexican police step up vigilance in Los Cabos amid looting, security concerns after Odile
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Officials wait for ballot boxes to be opened as counting begins in the Scottish Independence Referendum at the Royal Highland Centre in Edinburgh, Scotland, Thursday Sept. 18, 2014. As the polls closed Thursday and vote-counting began, there was a quiet thrill of history in the making on the fog-shrouded streets of Scotland's capital, Edinburgh. Many Scots were staying up all night in homes and bars to watch the results roll in. (AP Photo/David Cheskin)
Huge turnout seen in Scotland's independence voteHugh turnout reported in Scotland's historic referendum on independence from UK
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Dr. Thomas Frieden, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, receives a flu shot from Sharon Bonadies at the conclusion of a news conference at the National Press Club in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014.  "Vaccination is the single most important step everyone 6 months of age and older can take to protect themselves and their families against influenza," said Frieden.  Influenza hospitalized a surprisingly high number of young and middle-aged adults last winter, and this time around the government wants more of them vaccinated. (AP Photo/J. David Ake)
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President Barack Obama gestures during a statement in the State Dining Room of the White House, on Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014, in Washington. Obama spoke after Congress voted to arm and train moderate Syrian rebels in the fight against the Islamic State group. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
Strong Senate vote for Obama on Syria rebel aidSenate votes overwhelmingly to back Obama on aid to Syrian rebels fighting Islamic State group
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Leonard Cohen attends a listening party for his new album "Popular Problems" on Thursday, Sept 18, 2014 in New York. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)
Leonard Cohen says touring has improved his moodLeonard Cohen says touring has 'improved my mood'; talks about new album, his 80th birthday
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Members of a Muslim community gather for a peaceful demonstration at Lakemba in suburban Sydney following raids involving 800 federal and state police officers that came in response to intelligence that an Islamic State group leader in the Middle East was calling on Australian supporters to kill in Sydney, Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014. Police said they thwarted a plot to carry out beheadings in Australia by supporters of the radical Islamic State group by detaining 15 people and raiding more than a dozen properties across Sydney early on Thursday. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft)
Islamic State plot in Australia raises questionsIslamic State plot to conduct beheadings in Australia raises questions about group's reach
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  • Dating affordable in San Marcos

    College romance is never easy, and when you combine the desire to impress a crush with a dwindling bank account it is nearly impossible. Take your passion for Tinder to the next level with this collection of fun and inexpensive date ideas that will melt the hearts of even the most bitter of graduating seniors. The University Star, Mon, Sep 15 2014 @ 11:32 PM
  • a Developers hot on San Marcos

    From left, Casey Kopecky of The Weitzman Group, developer R.W. McDonald IV and Kevin Burke, San Marcos economic and development projects coordinator, inside the shell of the new 'Guadalupe Station' project. Developers from Austin and San Antonio are converging on the city, which is home to the growing Texas State University. Business Journal, Fri, Sep 12 2014 @ 06:45 AM
  • SWAT, narcotics investigators make high-risk arrests

    The San Marcos Police Department and Hays County Sheriff's Office cooperated on two high-risk arrests, one of which involved the Hays County-San Marcos SWAT team, Wednesday evening in San Marcos. Elizando Ortiz Garza, Jr. was arrested at approximately 8 p.m. Sept. Austin American-Statesman, Thu, Sep 18 2014 @ 06:46 PM
  • Hays County burn ban lifted

    Hays County Judge Bert Cobb, M.D., has lifted the burn ban in the unincorporated area of Hays County until further notice. Hays County Fire Marshal Mark Chambers said that recent rains have made it safer to burn than in past weeks, although if low humidity returns to the area the burn ban could be placed back on. Austin American-Statesman, Wed, Sep 17 2014 @ 07:47 PM
  • Bat at Texas school tests positive for rabies

    Hays County and state officials say a bat found at a junior high school has tested positive for rabies. The Austin American-Statesman reports the animal was found at Danforth Junior High School in Wimberley on Friday afternoon. SFGate, Wed, Sep 17 2014 @ 04:51 AM
  • 'Meatless Mondays' met with opposition in SA school districts

    The Dripping Springs Independent School District west of Austin, for example, is part of a pilot program in Hays County that only offers meatless food in its cafeterias on Mondays. It's part of an effort by a group that says going meatless will encourage healthy and environmentally conscientious eating. KSAT-TV San Antonio, Mon, Sep 15 2014 @ 07:01 PM
  • Don't overlook Thrift Stores

    Have you ever heard the phrase "history repeats itself"? Well, ironically, fashion repeats itself as well. The same clothes that your parents wore in those back-in-the-day pictures are slowly but surely coming back in style today. The University Star, Thu, Sep 18 2014 @ 05:19 PM
  • No detectable lead found in drinking water

    Recent sampling tests show no detectable traces of lead in San Marcos drinking water after readings taken Sept. 4 and 8 showed a heightened level. The University Star, Wed, Sep 17 2014 @ 12:55 AM
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