Texas prosecutor Gocha Ramirez given 1-year probated suspension for allowing murder charges against woman who managed own abortion

A Texas prosecutor has been disciplined for allowing murder charges to be filed against a woman who self-managed an abortion in a case that sparked national outrage. The video above is from a previous report. Starr County District Attorney Gocha Ramirez agreed to pay a $1,250 fine and have his license held in a probated suspension for 12 months in a settlement with the State Bar of Texas. Ramirez will be able to continue practicing law as long as he complies with the terms of the January settlement, which news…

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Grandmother shares hearty helping of ‘Lasagna Love’ with neighborhood

NEW CASTLE COUNTY, Delaware — “The Lord has blessed me with the gift to cook to give somebody else,” said Gwen Baker. “To give back, to make a meal for someone who says they’re in need.” It’s in her name… Gwen Baker is no stranger to making food for her husband, kids, and grandkids. But in the last couple years, she’s been reaching out to strangers, many of whom she never meets, through a nonprofit called, ‘Lasagna Love‘. ‘Lasagna Love’ is an international nonprofit which was founded in 2020. It…

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Willy Wonka immersive experience in Glasgow ends in chaos, police called to address false advertising

GLASGOW, Scotland — An immersive “Wonka” experience ended with crying children and police being called in Scotland. “The Willy Wonka Chocolate Experience” advertised AI-generated images of a candy wonderland, which was the image that parents were expecting when they purchased $45 tickets to the event. Instead of chocolate fountains and candy gardens, they got an almost empty warehouse. Images of the event have circulated online showing a few tables, scattered candy props, a half-inflated bouncy castle and sad looking oompa-loompas. The event organizer, House of Illuminati, is under fire for…

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Odysseus, first US moon lander in half a century, sends last photo before losing power a week after tipping over at touchdown

CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida — The first U.S. spacecraft to land on the moon since the Apollo astronauts fell silent Thursday, a week after breaking a leg at touchdown and tipping over near the lunar south pole. Intuitive Machines’ lander, Odysseus, lasted longer than the company anticipated after it ended up on its side with hobbled solar power and communication. The end came as flight controllers received one last photo from Odysseus and commanded its computer and power systems to standby. That way, the lander can wake up in another two…

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Houston firefighters new deal: Mayor John Whitmire announces agreement with fire union in 8-year-long saga

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — The City of Houston says it took eight years of start-stop negotiations, but firefighters are getting a new contract. On Thursday evening, the city announced a tentative agreement with the Houston Professional Fire Fighters Association to resolve all outstanding pay issues for the city’s firefighters dating back to 2017. While the city and fire union didn’t immediately disclose terms, the city said the agreement on the amount owed to firefighters for the eight years they have worked without a contract “clears the path for the implementation…

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Texas wildfires: Panhandle fire now 5% contained, leaving behind landscape of scorched prairie, dead cattle, and burned-out homes

STINNETT, Texas — As the largest wildfire in Texas history engulfed his town, Danny Phillips was left helpless. “We had to watch from a few miles away as our neighborhood burned,” he said, his voice trembling with emotion. In his hard-hit town of Stinnett, population roughly 1,600, families like his who evacuated from the Smokehouse Creek fire returned Thursday to devastating scenes: melted street signs and charred frames of cars and trucks. Homes reduced to piles of ash and rubble. An American flag propped up outside a destroyed house. Phillips’…

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Airplane window seat debate: ‘It’s my window’ video shows passenger battling toddler over shade

A video is sparking debate over who gets to control the plane window seat shade. The now-viral video shows a woman battling with a child in the row in front of her over the airplane shade. At least 16 million people have watched as the woman shooting the video opens her shade and a child in front of her closes it. The woman captioned the video “It’s my window.” “I really enjoy looking at scenery from a plane. I also get a bit of claustrophobia when I’m not – when…

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Rebekah Byler death investigation: Pregnant Amish woman murdered had cuts to her head and neck, Pennsylvania police say

SPARTANSBURG, Pa. — Search warrant filings for the Pennsylvania home where a pregnant Amish woman was killed this week said she appeared to have suffered cutting wounds to her neck and head. Two search warrants were issued at the request of state police regarding Monday’s slaying of Rebekah A. Byler, 23. Her body was found in the living room of her home a few miles from Spartansburg. The slaying shocked the rural community in northwestern Pennsylvania, where people say the Amish, who restrict the use of technology and are known…

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Karol G’s private jet makes emergency landing in Van Nuys Airport in Los Angeles after pilot distress call

VAN NUYS, LOS ANGELES — International superstar Karol G’s private jet made an emergency landing in Van Nuys Airport Thursday night after the pilot reported smoke in the cockpit. Our sister station’s helicopter was overhead as the Grammy-winning Colombian reggaeton artist exited the plane and hugged friends and associates on the tarmac. The aircraft took off from Burbank airport Thursday evening with 16 people on board, flying east, but by the time the craft reached the Cajon Pass, it turned around as the pilot reported the midair problem. Greeted by…

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South Union Missionary Baptist Church heavily damaged in fire on Lydia Street on Houston’s southside, fire officials say

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — Parishioners on Houston’s southside are figuring out how to move forward after their church burned in an overnight fire. Firefighters said they found heavy fire and smoke coming from the sanctuary of South Union Missionary Baptist Church, which is on Lydia Street near Tierwester Street, just before midnight. Houston Fire Department officials don’t yet know what sparked the flames. The building was closed and locked up at the time. No injuries were reported. The pastor told ABC13 that they had a food pantry scheduled for Saturday,…

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