Posted: Sep 2, 2012 2:31 AM
Updated: Sep 2, 2012 2:31 AM
DENTON, Texas (AP) Areas north of Dallas-Fort Worth will receive aerial spraying this weekend as local governments continue to try to stop the spread of West Nile virus. Some parts of Denton County were not sprayed as scheduled yesterday due to strong winds. Spraying was scheduled to resume last night. Much of the Dallas-Fort Worth area has been sprayed after one of the nation's worst outbreaks of West Nile virus.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) Energy companies have reoccupied nearly 400 of the production platforms in the Gulf of Mexico that were abandoned in advance of Hurricane Isaac, though oil production remains almost entirely shut down. Oil workers began returning to the offshore sites Friday. Federal officials said yesterday that 377 of the 596 productions platforms now have some workers onboard.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) Austin police have used undercover police officers to infiltrate the local Occupy group to gather strategies and monitor protests. The Austin American-Statesman reports that at least three undercover officers marched with Occupy Austin, camped with participants and attended strategy meetings. The Statesman reports APD Chief Art Acevedo approved their work.
GALVESTON, Texas (AP) A Southeast Texas man is in custody after trying to elude police by swimming through a bayou. Officers tried to stop Shane Kerr at a Galveston apartment complex Thursday night. The 26-year-old Kerr allegedly got out of his car and jumped into Greens Bayou. Police say he tried climbing a nearby hill and then re-entered the bayou before surrendering.