Tag: Georgia

Brownsville Police Arrest Two for Possession of Narcotics

BROWNSVILLE (KFXV) — Police made an arrest over the weekend of two individuals for possession of controlled substances. According to the department, on Sunday, an officer observed a vehicle traveling around the 500 block of East Alton Gloor. The vehicle — with Georgia plates — had previously been signaled as possibly carrying narcotics. After stopping the vehicle, the female driver attempted to give police a fake name. Law enforcement identified her, and her male passenger, as 33-year-old Vanessa Chavira, and 27-year-old, Benjamin Clark Plymale, both with outstanding warrants in Hall County, Georgia. Both were placed under arrest, and during...

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Brownsville Man on Texas Most Wanted List

TEXAS (KFXV) — Authorities needs your help locating a Brownsville man, and confirmed member of the Texas Syndicate Gang, who is now on the Texas Top 10 Most Wanted List. Agapito Salinas, is wanted for parole violation since April of 2015. He has ties to his last known address in Brownsville, and in the state of Georgia. Salinas also goes by the name “Pito,” and served multiple sentences for aggravated robbery, and for drug and burglary convictions. He is described as five feet, nine inches, approximately 185 pounds, with teardrop tattoos on both his cheeks, a tattoo of a...

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Falcons hire Steve Sarkisian as new offensive coordinator

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — The Atlanta Falcons have hired Steve Sarkisian as their new offensive coordinator. The move was announced Tuesday, less than 24 hours after Kyle Shanahan left to become head coach of the San Francisco 49ers. Sarkisian took over as Alabama’s offensive coordinator in the national championship game, but his tenure with the Crimson Tide stunningly lasted only one contest. He is a former head coach at Washington and Southern Cal. Sarkisian was named Alabama’s offensive coordinator after Lane Kiffin left to become the head coach at Florida Atlantic University. The 42-year-old Sarkisian takes over the...

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South Carolina passes bill banning abortion after 19 weeks

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The South Carolina Legislature passed a bill Tuesday prohibiting abortion after 19 weeks, becoming the 17th state to pass the restrictive ban. The legislation will now head to Gov. Nikki Haley’s desk. The Republican said in March she will almost certainly sign it, but wants to look at the details once it reaches her. Similar laws are in effect in 12 states. They’ve been blocked by court challenges in three others, and the U.S. Supreme Court has yet to rule on the ban’s constitutionality. A South Dakota law signed in March takes effect this summer....

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Food companies warned by the Justice Dept. that they risk criminal and civil prosecution for outbreaks

WASHINGTON (AP) — Following a deadly listeria outbreak in ice cream, the Justice Department is warning food companies that they could face criminal and civil penalties if they poison their customers. “We have made a priority holding individuals and companies responsible when they fail to live up to their obligations that they have to protect the safety of the food that all of us eat,” Associate Attorney General Stuart Delery said in an interview with The Associated Press. After years of relative inactivity, the administration has stepped up criminal enforcement on safety cases. In the most high-profile case, a...

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