$4.1 Verdict Against R&L Carriers in Texas Crash
May05

$4.1 Verdict Against R&L Carriers in Texas Crash

http://www.truckinginfo.com/ A 41-year-old Mississippi woman, seriously injured when her pick-up truck rolled over, after it was rear-ended by an 18-wheel tractor-trailer driver on a Texas interstate highway in 2011, was awarded $4.1 million by a Dallas, Texas jury. The jury ruled late last Thursday that the truck driver, who had two previous rear-end collisions, was grossly negligent, according to a release from the plaintiff’s...

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Laredo CBP Officers Seize $1.1 Million in Meth and Marijuana, Driver Arrested
Apr30

Laredo CBP Officers Seize $1.1 Million in Meth and Marijuana, Driver Arrested

Laredo, Texas –U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Laredo Port of Entry this week seized a combination load of methamphetamine and marijuana valued at $1.1 million during a routine vehicle examination. “Our officers employed an effective combination of inspections experience and technology to seize a combination load of narcotics,” said Jose Uribe, Acting CBP Port Director, Laredo. “Seizures like these reinforce the...

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Nobel laureate Gabriel García Márquez dies in Mexico City
Apr17

Nobel laureate Gabriel García Márquez dies in Mexico City

By NPR Nobel Prize-winning Colombian novelist Gabriel Garcia Marquez, author of One Hundred Years of Solitude, has died in Mexico City. He was 87. The Associated Press says: “Garcia Marquez’s magical realist novels and short stories exposed tens of millions of readers to Latin America’s passion, superstition, violence and inequality. “Widely considered the most popular Spanish-language writer since Miguel de...

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CBP Arrest Fugitive Wanted  on Sexual Abuse of a Child Warrant
Mar31

CBP Arrest Fugitive Wanted on Sexual Abuse of a Child Warrant

LAREDO, TEXAS – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers at the Laredo Port of Entry this weekend apprehended a man wanted in connection with an outstanding warrant regarding alleged child sexual abuse. “Any time CBP officers stop a fugitive wanted on outstanding warrants for alleged crimes of a sexual nature, especially those involving children, it underscores the border security aspect of our mission,” said Jose R....

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Three Ways to End Child Sex Trafficking Solutions are Within Our Grasp, Attorney Says
Mar11

Three Ways to End Child Sex Trafficking Solutions are Within Our Grasp, Attorney Says

Human trafficking is the world’s fastest growing criminal enterprise and is an estimated $32 billion-a-year global industry. Up to 27 million people around the world are held in some form of slavery, but last year only 46,500 of them were identified, according to the 2013 Trafficking in Persons Report issued by the U.S. State Department. “Identifying and rescuing child victims of sex trafficking is particularly difficult,” says...

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