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FILE - This undated file photo provided by the Pennsylvania State Police shows Eric Frein, who has eluded police, but is charged with killing one Pennsylvania State Trooper and seriously wounding another in a late night ambush. Authorities said Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014, that they have captured Frein. (AP Photo/Pennsylvania State Police)
Police: Man wanted in trooper ambush is capturedPolice: Man wanted in Pennsylvania barracks ambush that killed 1 trooper, injured 1 is held
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Greg Orman, the Independent candidate for U.S. Senate, speaks during a campaign stop at the National Center for Aviation Training, Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014, in Wichita, Kan. Orman is running against incumbent Republican Sen. Pat Roberts. (AP Photo/The Wichita Eagle, Bo Rader)
Roberts raises fears about terrorists in KansasSen. Roberts seeks campaign boost by raising fears about feds placing terrorists in Kansas
The Associated Press29 minutes ago
FILE - In this Oct. 21, 2014 file photo, U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, right, and her Republican challenger, Scott Brown talk during a live televised debate hosted by New England Cable News, the Concord Monitor, and the University of New Hampshire at the Capitol Center for the Arts in Concord, N.H.  New Hampshire’s Senate race, which includes media markets in Maine and Massachusetts _ is seeing, on average, a three-fold increase in spending on political advertising, but prime ad time is far more saturated. (AP Photo/Concord Monitor, Geoff Forester, Pool)
Want to buy a New Hampshire election ad? Good luckNo room on the tube: Last-minute ads so in demand, campaigns being told shows are overbooked
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In this Oct. 28, 2014 photo provided by Pete Stachowicz of Paradise Helicopters, lava flow has partially buried a cemetery, top center with green-roof building, near the town of Pahoa on the Big Island of Hawaii. The National Guard is deploying troops to the rural Hawaii town as lava makes a slow crawl toward a major road and threatens to further isolate the community that got its start during the lumber- and sugar-plantation heyday. Hawaii County Civil Defense Director Darryl Oliveira said Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014, the National Guard is deploying 83 troops to Pahoa to help provide security. The troops will help with a roadblock and with other safety issues. (AP Photo/Pete Stachowicz, Paradise Helicopters)
Guard troops sent to site of Hawaii lava flowGuard troops sent to site of slow but relentless lava flow headed toward Hawaii road, homes
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Roberts' primary foe urges Kansans to vote for himDefeated GOP primary opponent urges Kansas voters to support Sen. Roberts' re-election
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In this image from his television ad provided by the Roberts campaign, Republican Kansas Sen. Pat Roberts, right, talks with Kansas State University football coach Bill Snyder. Roberts' campaign launched a statewide spot Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014 with Snyder endorsing the three-term incumbent just five days before the election, which has Roberts locked in a tough contest with independent candidate Greg Orman. (AP Photo/Pat Roberts Campaign)
Kansas State football coach endorses Sen. RobertsNew TV ad for GOP Sen. Roberts features endorsement from Kansas State football coach Snyder
The Associated Press41 minutes ago
Raquel Alvarado, 46, poses outside her home in Progreso, Texas on Oct. 28, 2014. Alvarado has been awaiting word on the whereabouts of her three adult children who disappeared while visiting their father in El Control, a small Mexican town near the Texas-Mexico border. (AP Photo/Christopher Sherman)
Mexican governor confirms 3 US siblings found deadMexican officials confirm 3 missing Americans found dead, say police being questioned
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Graffiti found in 3 more national parks in WestRangers find graffiti in 3 more national parks across West, identify suspect as New York woman
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Nurse Kaci Hickox, right, and her boyfriend, Ted Wilbur, take delivery of a pizza at their home in Fort Kent, Maine, Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014. State officials are going to court to keep Hickox in quarantine for the remainder of the 21-day incubation period for Ebola that ends on Nov. 10. Police are monitoring her, but can't detain her without a court order signed by a judge. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)
Maine in standoff with nurse over Ebola safeguardsMaine locked in standoff with defiant nurse over Ebola precautions; she goes on a bike ride
The Associated Press48 minutes ago
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  • 'Bystander effect' pure laziness, makes dangerous situations worse

    Recently, I fainted while driving, which does not bode well for driving a moving vehicle. I woke up very disoriented and confused. The University Star, Thu, Oct 30 2014 @ 12:10 AM
  • 'Irreparable Harm' Seen

    Pilots may presume that we now have access to accurate terrain maps nationwide, but in some remote areas, maps may be based on incomplete... We're seeing more capable navigation apps for Android tablets, including the new AvNav EFB app. It has some of the same features that... At its Migration training conference in San Marcos, Texas, Redbird is showing off some interesting proto-technology. AVweb, Tue, Oct 28 2014 @ 11:23 PM
  • to Palm Springs

    As I sat in on Tuesday's Redbird Migration at SkyPort in San Marcos, Texas, I heard speaker after speaker talk about the future of aviation being closely related to the future of aviation technology. High on everyone's list of priorities was finding new ways to reach pilots-to-be, and Redbird Chairman Craig Fuller and EAA Chairman and CEO Jack Pelton both praised the Flying Challenge Cup , the event that Flying and Redbird Flight Simulations partnered on at AirVenture last year. Flying, Tue, Oct 28 2014 @ 05:11 PM
  • Council, mayoral candidates debate future of San Marcos

    Candidates for City Council Place 3 and 4 and those running for mayor discussed the future of San Marcos Monday night at a debate hosted by the University Star and KTSW 89.9. Jane Hughson, City Council Place 4 candidate, spoke without an opponent. Her rival, Councilman Wayne Becak, Place 4, was unable to attend the debate. The University Star, Tue, Oct 28 2014 @ 03:39 AM
  • San Marcos PD: teens arrested at home they were burglarizing

    Two teenagers were arrested early Monday by SWAT officers after they refused to come out of a mobile home they were burglarizing, San Marcos police said. Police arrived at the home in the Siesta Mobile Home Park about 10 p.m. on Sunday after neighbors heard glass breaking and called police. KXAN-TV Austin, Mon, Oct 27 2014 @ 08:22 PM
  • SWAT arrests burglary suspects holed up in residence

    The San Marcos-Hays County SWAT team arrested two suspects in a burglary attempt on a mobile home Sunday night. The suspects, Isaiah Alexander Rubio and a 16-year-old male, are residents of San Marcos. Austin American-Statesman, Mon, Oct 27 2014 @ 04:27 PM
  • No charges after BB gun fired on Texas school bus

    Authorities have declined to charge two boys after a BB gun fired aboard a Central Texas school bus left two other students and the driver slightly hurt. The Hays County Sheriff's Office says a 10-year-old boy who had the gun did not aim at anyone. Tyler Morning Telegraph, Thu, Oct 23 2014 @ 12:31 PM
  • 'Lump sum' funding for police vehicles does not cover new equipment

    The Hays County Commissioners Court allocated $175,000 from the 2015 fiscal year budget to be divided among the Hays County Constables for new vehicles and equipment but denied a request for additional funding. The allocation was divided among the five precincts with each receiving $35,000, said Constable Ron Hood, Precinct 4. The money will be used to purchase new vehicles for the aging vehicle fleets. The University Star, Wed, Oct 29 2014 @ 02:08 AM
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